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393 Hermitage Rd, Pokolbin, Cessnock, New South Wales 2320 Australia
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#14 of 46 Specialty lodging in Pokolbin
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A waterfront cottage at Pokolbin along with four other individually designed and decorated cottages located over 10 hectares, makes Billabong Moon a unique place to escape. With couples and small groups in mind, Billabong Moon has an eclectic mix of comfortable contemporary and pre-loved timber furniture, intimate outdoor living, large, comfortable beds, deep baths and spas to help establish the relaxed and indulgent atmosphere. Fish from the deck of Billabong cottage, swim in the salt water pool, gaze at clear night skies or snuggle up fireside. With privacy the priority this is a great place to relax after a day indulging in Pokolbin’s fine wine and food.
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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
Spa
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Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Sofa
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Microwave
Flatscreen TV
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sbp9461 wrote a review June 2021
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our expectation for what we paid to stay, didn’t match up. Locality was great, and the cottage sitting on the edge of a dam, was beautiful. Inside there were too many things that were disappointing. Mouldy grout in the shower, mattress dipped to the centre, hot water to the kitchen sink only came when the bathroom hot tap was running, heat lamp in bathroom was blown. As were half of the exterior light globes. Just not what you would expect for the tariff. Even emailing the group host, Hunter Valley Stays, five days later I’m still waiting for their response. Not recommended.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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elizabethmackison wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia5 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thank you for your fabulous review Elizabeth - it was our pleasure to host you and your guests at the Billabong Cottage and Billabong Moon recently. We're just thrilled that you enjoyed the estates facilities and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. With thanks from the Team at Hunter Valley Stays.
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Mei-Lyn P wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
The Artists Cottage at Billabong Moon is a fantastic place to stay. Great for a couple. Private and comfortable. The cottage has everything you need and more. We were even visited by a group of kangaroos, oblivious to us watching from the cottage.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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alanaleeburton wrote a review July 2019
Newcastle, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
Our stay was absolutely magical! Treetops was so cosy and private being right at the end of the road, we didn’t see another soul while we were there (only birds and kangaroos). It was so wonderful to spend time surrounded by nature in the fresh air. The outdoor bath was amazing, the spa bath, fireplace and cosy lounge were all lovely and the bed was so comfortable! My partner and I could just totally relax, unwind and enjoy each other’s company. We cannot wait to come back!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Amie H wrote a review May 2019
Brisbane, Australia11 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a fantastic stay at Billabong Moon. The Treetops cottage was lovely and secluded, making for a relaxing getaway.We had everything we needed - most importantly, a log fire! The weather was just mild enough to use the outdoor bath, as well.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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martynsawyer wrote a review Dec 2018
Hong Kong, China65 contributions22 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Wendy N wrote a review Oct 2018
Stamford, United Kingdom36 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here for the weekend while visiting the Hunter valley. Excellent location in front of a lake and even had a boat to row about in on the lake. Excellent place two double bedrooms both en-suite. Perfect location to spot some wildlife we saw kangaroos,iguanas, ducks kingfisher to name a few
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Amanda H wrote a review Aug 2018
Sydney, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
We loved the place so relaxing and close to nature. Our 3 year old and 10 year old played outside and didn't complain not having their IPads. Loved the birds and noises of nature. So close to all the wineries as well. Kids had great fun looking for fish and watching the ducks. Loved the fire place and had all comforts.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kathleen C wrote a review Feb 2018
Sydney, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
Came to the hunter for a concert! Came with freinds who had little kids so they brought their parents to babysit the 3 yr old while we went to the concert! WOW is all I can say! Parents loved it! 3yr old was totally entertained by fishing, watching kangaroos and running around all over the place! We all were totally relaxed as all age groups are totally catered for! I would reccomend the beautiful place to absolutely anybody of all ages! The owner KERRY was so lovely and makes you feel so relaxed, we booked 3 of the properties and our age group was 3, mid thirties and forties to late 60’s. A good time was had by all as the properties are well separated so you don’t disturb each other. WILL DEFINATELY BE BACK
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Kerrie F, Manager at Billabong Moon
Responded 14 Feb 2018
Thanks Kathy. Great to hear everyone enjoyed their weekend away. We look forward to welcoming you all back again soon.
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thinaranjinib wrote a review Jan 2018
South Hurstville, Australia18 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed in Billabong Cottage and it was a lovely setup. The balcony opens to a small lake, the birds are chirping and it was nice to take strolls around the area. The reason for the average rating was the smoke detector acting up on our last night there. It started at 11pm and went on until 3am. It's a pity that calls and messages to the Manager went unanswered. It was an easy thing to resolve but the inability to get in contact meant the problem persisted. The manager called in the morning to apologize but perhaps by then it's too late - we had a horrible sleep. Will I go back again? Maybe. But not if there are other places available.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kerrie F, Manager at Billabong Moon
Responded 21 Jan 2018
Thank you for your review. While an apology will regrettably not alter the outcome of your experience we do extend it to you with all sincerity and empathise regarding the points you mention in your review. We hope you will return again in the future.
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USD 227 - USD 278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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billabong moon hotel pokolbin
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesGreater NewcastleCessnockPokolbin
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Billabong Moon
Which popular attractions are close to Billabong Moon?
Nearby attractions include Wine Escape Room (6.9 km), Mistletoe Winery (3.7 km), and Hermitage Road Cellar Door - Hunter Farm Wines (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Billabong Moon?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Billabong Moon?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Billabong Moon?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Billabong Moon?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Billabong Moon?
Conveniently located restaurants include Yellow Billy Restaurant, Restaurant Botanica, and RidgeView.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Billabong Moon?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Billabong Moon?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sacred Spaces (15.7 km).