Cowley House is a beautiful country residence located at the foothills of the Illawarra escarpment. It is a fantastic getaway offering spacious accommodation, mesmerising views, a stunning saltwater swimming pool and entertaining facilities. Cowley House is a beautifully styled 6-bedroom home with ample space comfortably sleeping 12 guests and decorated in gorgeous Hamptons style and only 90 minutes from Sydney and 19 minutes to Wollongong.

Ideal for extended family groups, the property has informal and formal dining areas, two spacious lounge rooms (one with slow combustion fireplace), gourmet kitchen ideal for entertaining, an outdoor terrace with dining set, large BBQ and second outdoor dining area, fantastic enclosed swimming pool and views of the rolling green countryside and the escarpment. Come and enjoy Cowley's house with your friends and family in this idyllic location with space, charm and modern conveniences at your fingertips you'll never want to leave!

This property will consider hosting small gatherings /events upon request, please contact our team.

The Property Features:
• Small gatherings /events of up to 30 people considered upon request
• Stunning Hamptons inspired residence with pool and views of the escarpment
• Fully equipped gourmet kitchen with butler's pantry, Ilve range cooker, wine fridge, microwave, dishwasher and Breville espresso machine
• Smart screen TV, DVD, WiFi, Netflix
• Slow combustion fireplace and ducted air conditioning for year-round comfort
• Stunning saltwater swimming pool, two outdoor dining settings and BBQ
• Pretty gazebo near the pool, perfect for afternoon relaxing and drinks
• 2.5 bathrooms, main bathroom with luxury soaking bathtub
• Master bedroom with huge ensuite overlooking the dam and garden
• Quality soaps, shampoo and conditioner provided
• Laundry with washing machine and dryer

Ideally located between Wollongong and Shellharbour 90 Minutes from Sydney and only 35 minutes down the road to Kiama, Wongawilli is the perfect spot to experience some of the best the South Coast has to offer. Enjoy snorkelling and diving at some of NSW's best dive sites, visit famous beaches or enjoy paddle boarding and kayaking onthe gorgeous lakes. Kiama has the famous blowhole, an eclectic mix of homeware and fashion boutiques, cafes, markets, galleries and music in the park.

Whether you want to completely relax on holiday or get out and explore the local attractions, you won't want to leave the comfort and serenity of this fabulous home away from home!

Bedroom Configuration:
• Bedroom 1: king or x2 king single when split
• Bedroom 2: King or x2 king single when split with powder room and 1 sofa bed (available upon request)
• Bedroom 3: queen
• Bedroom 4: double
• Bedroom 5: king or x2 king single when split
• Bedroom 6: king single x 2
• Note: The bed configuration (splitting of the king beds into singles) must be advised at time of booking. There will be a $100 fee for any bedding configuration change request.

Distances to:
• 6 km to Kembla Grange Racetrack
• 10 km to Lake Illawarra
• 15 km to Wollongong
• 19 km to North Wollongong Beach
• 20 km to Windang Beach
• 20 km to Jamberoo Action Park
• 22 km to Shellharbour
• 23 km to Mystics Beach & Minnamurra River
• 24 km to Minnamurra Rainforest
• 26 km to Shellharbour South Beach
• 32 km to Kiama
• 40 km to Illawarra Fly Treetop Walk

All linen (sheets and bath towels) is supplied for your stay. BYO Beach Towels.

Property Specific Notes:

This property has a $2000 cash bond. The bond is refundable within 14 days providing there are no damages to the property or evidence of pets. Any events must be approved first and there is a $1500 event fee.

Please note this property has a dam, children must be supervised at all times

Pets are NOT welcome at this property.

Wi-fi is offered as a complimentary extra. As there is no charge issues will be dealt with ASAP but cannot be guaranteed.

Cowley house will accept small functions or weddings on application. There are specific terms for these events and a $1500 event fee. Please contact us to discuss a suitable package for you.

Guest Reviews

September, 2020
The home wass beautiful, comfortable and great for our family group and 50th birthday. Thank you. Barbie.

September, 2020
I had a fabulous two nights stay with my family to celebrate my 50th birthday. The house is absolutely stunning and the views and gardens are so good for the soul. I wish we were staying longer and we’ll definitely be back. The Mullins Family

September, 2020
A special weekend celebrating our beautiful friends 50th birthday. 11 fabulous women came together from all walks of life, cooked in the kitchen, drank, spent time around the fire and enjoyed your beautiful home. We will be back next year - for the 51st!!

September, 2020
Thank you for sharing your amazing space. The attention to detail is exceptional. Would love to return and will recommend to family and friends.

September, 2020
We had such a fun time! We’d love to come back in summer! Thank you for sharing your beautiful space with us. The Elevate Hub Team

August, 2020
Stunning home, green pastures and comfort. Thank you.

August, 2020
This was the perfect stay with lots of things to do. The kids had their space and the adults could leave them be. The horses were friendly and allowed us to give them a pat. We literally had everything we needed in the cold weather but can’t wait to come back in the summer!!! This place was perfect for all Instagram moments and overall memories. The Prats Family.

June, 2020
Had a lovely time. Beautiful house. J-Red

July, 2020
An epic entertainment home, we enjoyed it!

July, 2020
Wonderful stay, will definitely be back. Alysse

July, 2020
Beautiful place with great presentation, happy to stay. 5 stars. Very well done. The Le Thanh, Tam, Tan family.

July, 2020
Stayed 4 nights. Had a lovely time. Very comfy. Saw 4 deer, great view. The young and oldies had fun. Lovely house. Celebri fam.

Payment for the booking warrants you and all guests staying will abide by the Code of Conduct for Short Term Rental Accommodation which can be viewed under the Guest Information tab on our website or a link which will be sent to you in your booking confirmation email.

This property is a holiday rental, it is not a principal place of residence and there are no shared rooms. Enjoy your time in comfort and privacy.

Terms and conditions apply for this property and payment warrants your agreement and that of all other guests staying at the property with you.

The guest limits apply at all times during the booking. Any extra guests (this includes day visitors) above those that have been booked and paid for must be approved in writing prior to the stay. Only the guests staying at the property are permitted to be present. If you wish to have visitors in addition to booked guests, you must advise us in writing prior to your stay and ensure you receive written permission. This is not possible at all properties.

If you or any other guest receives a warning regarding excess noise or excess guests, you may be asked to leave the property IMMEDIATELY with no refund of monies. Noise audible outside the property is prohibited between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

This property is approved for accommodation only. No mattresses, tents, caravans or more cars than the property accommodates are allowed. Under no circumstances are the following activities permitted at any of our properties: motorbikes, dirt bikes, quad bikes, use of firearms or air rifles, fireworks.

Out of peak season stays of a week or more may qualify for a discount, please send us a message.

Information during your stay can be found in the Guest Information Folder or by calling our office 24/7.

For your added security, this property is managed by a Licensed Real Estate Agent. We will never request payments be made to an overseas bank account and your money is held safely in our Trust Account until after your departure.

If we had more properties in our management portfolio we could easily get them booked. Demand is high and supply just can’t keep up. Please send us a message or call us if you would like to know more about the packages we offer for bookings and property management.

STRA Permit ID: PID-STRA-23486


Air Conditioning
Bath Tub
Ceiling Fans
Child Friendly
Clothes Dryer
Coffee Machine
Covered Outdoor Area
DVD Player
Ground Floor
iPod Dock
Iron and Board
Linen Included - BYO beach towels
Microwave Oven
Private Entrance
Smart TV
Smoke Detector
Swimming Pool
Views - mountain
Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access


Justine Repeti
Fantastic Stay
April 2022

Great facilities, equip for big groups, good quality linen, kitchen products/servery. We had a fantastic stay and would recommend for big groups + families. Clean, well maintained property. Will come again.

Jess Panetta
May 2021

Amazing house. We had a great weekend. Thanks for having us

Katie Lindsay
May 2021

Amazing holiday house. Beautifully styled. Lounge room equip with so many books and games. The large kitchen was wonderful to cook and socialise with our group. Large beautiful pool!

February 2021

Beautiful house with amazing pool and views.

October 2020

The house was beautiful and the location was amazing! Everything was just as pictured in the photos. Very clean and so much room. The pool and outdoor area was perfect for lunch and a swim during the day. Would definitely like to book again!

Julia Shaw Mullins
September 2020

This house was simply stunning. It is designed and decorated perfectly for a luxurious getaway. I had my family all come for my 50th birthday and we had a fabulous time. Plenty of room for our group and so much space that we didn’t feel on top of each other. The kitchen was huge and very well supplied. The views from the lounge area to the garden and mountain was spectacular. Would love to stay again. A few issues with the property management giving us incorrect info but nothing too drastic.

Bridget Woolnough
September 2020

It was such an amazing house. The place was exactly as it appeared in the photos, if not better. Communication was easy and the house was in perfect condition. Would definitely stay there again and will recommend to friends and family.

August 2020

Great communication and a lovely stay in a very clean and well equip house. Very comfortable for a large group.

Sayed Rebehy
August 2020

Great place! Clean and very well decorated with amazing views. The house has everything you need with a very well stocked kitchen. 6 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

August 2020

This place has everything you need for a nice and relaxing weekend away with the family. The house is huge, with plenty of room for everyone. We have 5 kids in our family and this place was perfect to accommodate us all. The place was sparkling clean when we arrived and they thought of every single detail such as finding a drawer full of tea and even dairy-free got chocolate. The kids loved feeding the horses and the surroundings are just beautiful. We’ll definitely be back again!

August 2020

Great place

July 2020

We recently had a fantastic stay here with a group of 12 friends. The Airbnb was very large and clean with amazing facilities both inside and out - with a fully equipped kitchen and living area perfect for entertaining and awesome garden with pool, pond and paddocks! The Airbnb is professionally managed so was great communication with swift responses and no issues. Would highly recommend

July 2020

Great single level country house perfect for multiple families or large family gathering.

July 2020

This property was clean on our arrival. The house is spacious and well furnished. Highly recommend this listing

We had such a wonderful time at this property. Bot...
January 2020

We had such a wonderful time at this property. Both the interior of the home and the surrounding land are so spacious! Ideal for big groups, we never at any time felt like we were on top of each other. We had lovely group lunches most days on the long tables and as for the kids they loved to roam wild and free. They rode their bikes, played football and swam in the pool all day. We will definitely be looking to hire this place out again. We loved every minute of our stay

Very good managing agent and great property! ...
January 2020

Very good managing agent and great property! 



91 Smiths Lane

Cowley House

6 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, 12 Guests




Air Conditioning
Swimming Pool

Bedding Configuration

Room 1 (king splittable)
  • King Bed x 1
Room 2 (king splittable)
  • King Bed x 1
Room 3
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 4
  • Double Bed x 1
Room 5 (king splittable)
  • King Bed x 1
Room 6
  • King Single x 2


Linen Included - BYO beach towels