Unfortunately there were some items that were not working as advertised. The out door gas heater was difficult to get going and would then shut itself down after 5 minutes. We gave up on that.
The BBQ, even with 4 of the 5 burners (knob missing) on high, for some reason would not heat sufficiently to cook. It struggled to melt butter.
The oven (our back up, to keep food warm after having to cooking inside) did not work.
All items reported to agent and owner, I do hope the realestate agent had these issues fixed before the next bookings.
I would expect anyone who pays good money to stay in quality accomodation would also expect that it all worked as advertised.
Hunter Valley Getaway is the perfect house for every occasion. We have stayed in this house 3 times in the past few months. This weekend we celebrated my husband's 60th birthday with our family. The kitchen, living room, and outdoor living make it an ideal home for entertaining easily. The kitchen is a dream. The house is absolutely pristine, the swimming pool sparkles. It's easy to see that the owner takes such great care of this property. Love the Nespresso machine, such a luxe inclusion. The fridge has chilled water and ice machine, there is a wine fridge which is so handy as the fridge space isn't used up for drinks. The Zip tap is a wonderful extra. There are 4 huge bedrooms, 3 with large ensuites. Also a couple of extra smaller rooms, handy for quiet time for adults or children. The location is close to the clubhouse making it an easy stroll for breakfast, dinner, or a drink. But far enough away that you can't hear any noise. Full laundry facilities. I can highly recommend this property and we would definitely stay again. Guests we have hosted in the house also want to rent it.
The location was great, the Golf course was at the door step, wineries all close by.
The house was lovely and large, great for a relaxing family stay.
Outside entertainment area and pool was fantastic.
Booking this accommodation was stress free, thanks Michael.C.
We will be back.
Maybe Winter next time.
This was our 3rd visit to this property (April 2015 ,December 2015 & December 2016). Unfortunately, although the location and size and layout of the house were obviously just as fantastic, this time the standard was definitely lower. When we arrived there were bottles and bottle tops all around the pool area, light bulbs were not working, lamp shades in one bedroom were tattered and there was a layer of dust on surfaces together with an army of dead flies around the place. The BBQ caught fire when we lit it as there was such a build up of old fat and grease, and the automatic hot water tap didn't work this time. We still love the house and where it is but feel that this time the place was unloved and uncared for. Will we come back? Probably give it one more try...