Torie - September 2018 - Gorgeous view

Leah and Paul were very hospitable hosts. The place was very clean, beautiful and had a gorgeous view. It was such a treat to get away from the city. Every morning we would wake up to the sound of the birds and see them frolicking in the trees. The kids were able to run around freely in a most spacious backyard. The place was very well decorated and had all the amenities you could ask for! I would absolutely recommend this place for a peaceful getaway - it is definitely a home away from home.

Thank you again Leah and Paul and we hope to visit again soon.

Dimitry - March 2016 - Awesome place to relax

We had a fantastic stay at Kookaburra Retreat.  An awesome place to relax and unwind which wasn't not too far away from the city.  The only noise (?) we heard were those of birds chirping and the wind rustling the leaves.  The house was exceptionally clean and almost every facility you can think of was provided for by Leah and Paul - even milk and cornflakes were provided for breakfast.  Loved the whole house.

Taline - April 2016 - Perfectly suitable for kids

As other reviewers have mentioned, Kookaburra retreat is exceptionally quiet, clean, tidy and beautiful.  We stayed with 2 children and it was perfectly suitable for kids (5 and 7 year olds). Thank you Leah.  Did I mention, there is a resident kookaburra who comes to greet twice a day?

Clare - August 2016 - Exceeded Expectations

The best Airbnb I have stayed at so far.  Exceeded expectations from the description.  Spacious, nicely decorated with personal touches. Set right at the edge of Berowra overlooking the bush with walks on the doorstep.  Very helpful hosts.

Byron - October 2017 - Spotless

Leah & Paul's place is absolutely amazing!  Leah rang me prior to arrival to make sure I had everything I needed!  Upon arrival we noticed the house was spotless and the beds were crazy comfortable!  Would recommend the hospitality of Leah & Paul to anyone!

Heidi - September 1, 2016 - Excellent property

Clean and very tidy, excellent accommodation.  Facility was fantastic, modern and would definitely stay here again to explore the area a little longer.  The Owners and instructions on the property were extremely helpful and informative.  Would highly recommend this property.

Anthony and Jenny - December 15, 2015 - Great stay!

Our stay here was so enjoyable.  The house itself is immaculately decorated and presented with the most breathtaking lush green outlook.  We really enjoyed listening to the birdsong in the morning and the smell of eucalyptus as we drank our coffee on the balcony.  Our hostess, Leah, was so kind and had thought of every last detail, even providing fresh milk, tea, coffee and cereals for breakfast.  Berowra itself is surrounded on all sides by beautiful bush and valleys, perfect for hiking.  Highly recommend this home if you're hoping for a peaceful getaway only 45 minutes from the city!

Louisa - July 2016 - Absolutely loved Kookaburra Retreat

We absolutely loved Kookaburra Retreat.  It was everything we had hoped for as a comfortable place to come back to after many hours of walking the Great North Walk.  I didn't actually meet Leah and Paul during our stay but everything was smooth from booking to check out.  The house was very clean, the beds comfortable and the kitchen was also well equipped.  I would definitely recommend staying at Kookaburra Retreat, especially if you're looking for a place where you can simply relax.

Nic - December 2016 - So peaceful with a great view

Kookaburra Retreat is a great place to relax.  It's very quiet, tidy and spacious.  We really enjoyed our stay.  Great place, lots of room, so peaceful with a great view :) Thanks

Yu Fan - February 2017 - Quiet place for a family

It's a quiet place for a family. Very comfortable and clean.  We'd like to recommend to anyone who will stay in Australia in the future.


Rodney - September 2016 - Fantastic place to stay

Leah & Paul have setup a fantastic place to stay, very spacious and comfortable.  Great communication and easy arrival.  Highly recommended!  Love to stay again.

Janneke - October 2018 - Fantastic hosts

Leah and Paul are fantastic hosts and have a wonderful home with a beautiful garden. This makes it so easy to relax, enjoy the view and the birds and everything else! Everything was really clean and we didn't miss anything!  We had a great time!

Annette - March 2018 - Spacious & Sparkling

Spacious and sparkling! A great place to stay.

Sonya & Graeme - April 2017 - A heavenly sanctuary

Leah & Paul's place is a heavenly sanctuary on the outskirts of Sydney. We went to a trail running event at Bobbin Head & had a great night sleep before & after on our two night stay.  It was a perfect home away from home for us.  Leah (perhaps & Paul) have decorated the space to make it feel homely but not overdone.  Lots of extra touches such as a picnic rug, cushions & picnic basket available for guests to use.  Plans of eating out faded due to sheer exhaustion so we opted for takeaway pizza from Joe's on the highway which really hit the spot.  Would have been really nice to stay longer.  Maybe there will be a next time.

Peter - May 2017 - Exceeded our expectations

Great location. Very tastefully furnished and very clean and well presented. Beds were extremely comfortable. Beautiful and quiet location. Hosts very accommodating. The property exceeded our expectations. Would certainly stay there again.

Jan - June 2018 - Comfortable & welcoming

A very clean, comfortable and welcoming house in a beautiful setting. I enjoyed my stay & would definitely recommend. Unfortunately I didn’t get to meet Leah and Paul as they were away but I did not have any problems at all.

Marta - January 2017 - We had a great stay

We had a last minute request and thank you for accommodating us so late.  The home was big and very comfortable with everything we needed and the view of the national park from the upstairs balcony was beautiful, nothing but valleys and trees.  We felt very secluded. Thank you for your hospitality.  The place was very comfortable with all amenities.  We had a great stay.

Mia - October 2016 - Would highly recommend

Thank you for a wonderful weekend!  The property was spotlessly clean and very modern and spacious.  It was perfect for our family with 2 young kids.  Leah was a great host and very helpful. Linen and towels were beautiful quality and the kitchen had everything!  Would highly recommend.

Pauline - April 2018 - Awesome locality

Great place to stay & the Berowra Club is worth a visit.  The views, the accommodation and the Kookaburras, of which we saw up to 4 at any one time, were wonderful.  There was nearly always wildlife to see and sitting on the balcony, drinking wine in the evening as the sun went down, was unforgettable!

Ian - April 2016 - Exceeded our expectations

Residence was wonderfully kept and exceeded our expectations.  Hosts made us welcome and gave us space to enjoy our weekend away.

Jan - September 2017 - So peaceful

Thank you Leah and Paul for making our wedding anniversary special.  We really appreciated how well you looked after us. Kookaburra Retreat is a great place to stay & I can't think of anything more we could have wanted.  Bush walks, great places to eat and drink, all within easy reach.

78 Lonsdale Ave,

Berowra  NSW  2082  Australia

0405 225 200

Loretta - July 2017 - Great little place

This was a great little place. Very clean & superior quality linens. The location is ideal & there was even a courtesy bus from the local tavern for dinner!  Would thoroughly recommend a stay if you don't want to be in the heart of Sydney.

Graeme - February 2016 - Beautiful presentation

Beautiful presentation - clean and modern, and laid out in a way which allowed us all to co-exist as though we were in our own home. The two bathrooms was a real bonus.  Leah was the perfect host - there when we needed anything but left us to our privacy.  We felt very welcome and nothing we required was any trouble.

Kylie - March 2017 - Sooooooo Beautiful

My friends and I came to hike the beautiful surrounding national park trails and were so pleasantly surprised by the property.  It was the cleanest accommodation we have every stayed and the owner, Leah was most helpful.  We'll be back.  Thank you for everything.



Matt - April 2017 - Beauty

Beautiful location. Very peaceful and enjoyable.  Nothing more we could have needed.  Thanks for having us Leah

Sandra - December 2016 - Comfortable and quiet

Beautifully appointed accommodation, very comfortable for two couples.  Quiet with lovely bush views, nice to wake up to the kookaburras each morning.  Good location, whether visiting family or heading to bobbin head or berowra waters.  Local shops nearby (Coles) so you have access to everything you need.  We had a great stay here!  Thanks Leah and Paul, your place is great, well appointed and comfortable and quiet. 

We will be back!

Les - March 2017 - One of the best places we have stayed

We have stayed at many Stayz places over the years and this would be one of the best places we have stayed.  Beautiful, tranquil and very clean and modern.

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Elizabeth - September 2017 - Beautiful & restful

A beautiful and restful setting.  We loved the decor and the overall accurate accommodations.    Thank you, Leah and Paul.

Desley - September 10, 2016 - Very Peaceful

We really enjoyed our stay.  The location is excellent, and the views of the bush from the windows were lovely.  It was very clean and comfortable.

Oscar - March 2017 - Perfect

It was very nice and we have enjoyed it as the rooms were clean and perfect, plus the owners were helpful.

Chantal - September 2017 - 5 stars

We couldn’t find a hotel for that period in September.  We decided for the first time to try a retreat.  It was perfect & Leah was the perfect host, trusting the grandkids and giving us the maximum privacy.  The house was perfectly immaculate & clean.  Two floors, two bedrooms, all with view on the bush. Mornings, wake up with the kookaburras.  This place is a 5 stars.