When I saw the Billabong Moon property I knew I had to stay there. It was a beautiful oasis in the heat of the Hunter Valley summer. We went as two couples and really enjoyed swimming in pool, lounging on the deck of the Billabong Cottage and loved that there was so much wildlife on the property including southern grey kangaroos.
We decided quite late on a post Christmas trip to the Hunter Valley so the choices were limited as this is a busy time of the year.
One of the few remaining cottages available for short term rent was at Billabong Moon. A property with six cottages around a Billabong and forest.
We booked Forest View, with two bedrooms and one bathroom, which they fail to tell you is part of a larger house divided off with a set of doors and you can hear the occupants in the other part of the property.
The house is basically furnished with average quality furniture but beds were firm and comfortable.
They advertise a newly refurbished kitchen but have only provided the bare minimum of kitchen and dining ware. There were only three side plates but four of everything else but nothing extra. We had to ask the couple who were joining us later to bring a decent sized saucepan and oven dish so we could prepare a decent dinner. The kitchen waste bin was one of those tiny pedal bins designed for a bathroom!
The TV provided sound but no picture.
The location is very peaceful and the swimming pool a welcome relief in the very hot weather.
Having rented many different properties throughout Australia this one was disappointing.
The other cottages on the property were all detached and may have been better fitted out than Forest View.
Well located mini homes spread over a rural setting provide the perfect stay for couples, families and wedding parties!!
Our beautiful daughter had a memorable elopement package including an elegant service on the deck adjacent to the pool area.
The well treed and picturesque property provided the perfect setting for the after wedding photos.
Management had prepared the property expertly the day before and was available to satisfy any requirement!
The two bedroom home, on the lake, was the perfect accomodation for the married couple and the deck over the lake's edge provided a great setting for the after wedding BBQ.
If you are thinking of sampling the local, Hunter Valley, wines and touring the region, this is the place to stay!!
We stayed at Billabong Moon on Saturday night with good friends and can't wait to do it again.
It's a stunning property and feels more like a retreat than a night in the Hunter.
The cottage is divine, impeccably clean, has all the utilities you need (complete with private ensuite off both bedrooms), and is situated aside a picturesque 'billabong'.
They've thought of everything, right down to the netted outhouse so that you can enjoy a glass of wine by the water of an evening without being eaten alive.
We slept like babies (too much wine, or really comfy bed?? Both?!), it was the perfect weekend getaway and we can't wait to return.
Oh, and there's a divine pool with lounge chairs on the property if you're that way inclined.
Visited on recommendation from family in UK who had stayed many years ago. Visited with our daughter s as part of a our one month trip to Oz. Excellent accomodation, spacious, well stocked fridge. Gas BBQ . Outstanding hosts Andy & Jenny. One night was to short. Highly recommended. Additional facilities of rowing boat, fishing, swimming pool enhanced the pleasure of our stay.