Charming Eco Friendly Holiday House

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Eco Friendly Holiday House

Grey Gums Holiday Accommodation

 Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Unique Accomodation, Hand Crafted, Eco Friendly, Spacious, 4 Bedroom House on 12 acres, 5 minutes to Kangaroo Valley and adjacent to Kangaroo River Nature Reserve 

Grey Gums is the product of intense love and care in the design, construction and furnishing of this unique house to complement its bush surroundings. There are many activities to keep kids of all ages busy so the adults can enjoy themselves also.

As many people have told us, the pictures don't do the house justice - but have a look anyway to get a feel for the place. We have summed up some of the important aspects below: 

- sleeps 9 in 4 queen bedrooms and 1 king single

- 2 bathrooms to help people get ready to go at the same time     

- well equipped kitchen

- Air conditioning in main rooms and ceiling fans in all bedrooms

- coffee making machine

- cosy indoor wood heater

- covered patio with large table and barbeque

- outdoor fire pit under the stars

- lots of games/activities for children including a pool table, ping pong table and a foosball table

- set on spacious 12 wooded acres

- quality linen supplied

- HOT outdoor shower and bath tub

-We are now on the KV broadband for a much faster internet connection.

 - bush walk on the propety with many plants named and an assortment of figurines to keep the kids interested

 - wildlife such as kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and many different birds and hence we are not able to accept pets

- large lawn to play games on

- close to Kangaroo Valley but feels very isolated

- Owners live on the property and are available to help you but will respect your privacy

Email the owners at: 

or phone  0402647020 or 0412874977

View our calendar at the bottom of our HomeAway page at:

to check for availability and rates and see what others have said about us in the over 100 positive comments posted.

 Our normal weekend rate for 6 people for the whole house is $1300 with nothing else to pay except a refundable security deposit. We can easily accommodate up to 9 people.

7 Days, 7 Ways to Enjoy your Stay!

  •  Enjoy Relaxing Bush Scenery and Wildlife
  •  5 minute drive or 20 minute walk to Kangaroo Valley cafes, galleries, shops
  •  Pool Table, Ping Pong Table and Foosball Table
  •  Road and Mountain biking nearby
  •  Outdoor fire pit
  •  Golf, Canoeing, Fishing, Tennis and Horse Riding nearby
  •  Explore the nearby National Parks many bushwalks

Relaxing accomodation

Dennis Nickell 05.11.2020 21:44

We are following AirBnB Covid safety protocols and are endeavouring to put in a one day buffer space between guests.

Indrani 05.11.2020 21:34

I'm little concern about COVID safety
Is there any safety measures in place when handing over to new visitors from previous

Jessa 11.10.2020 23:48

Hi there! We are looking to book for a group of 8 for my birthday weekend on the 12-13th of December, Do you have availability? - Jessa

Dennis Nickell 11.10.2020 10:46

I am sorry Laura, those dates are already booked. We do have an extra mattress for extra guests if needed.

Laura 11.10.2020 10:33

Do you have availability for Dec 30th 2020 to Jan 2nd 2021? Would we also be allowed to bring our own air mattress to accommodate an extra person (10 ppl total)

Dennis 06.09.2020 07:27

Hello Romy, I am sorry but we don't have any weekends available until December. Thanks for your enquiry.

Romy Scheffer 06.09.2020 05:48

Hello, do you have any availability over the October long weekend 1-4 October 6 adults 1 child?

dennis 28.08.2020 03:16

Dear Jessica, sorry for the late reply, we have been out of range. Tuesday and Wednesday are available for a total of $900 for the 8 guests. We are 2kms away.

Jessica Thomas 24.08.2020 10:14

We are looking at having our wedding at Wildwood on 29th sept 2021
So would need accommodation tues and wed night.
How much would it be for 8ppl

Dennis Nickell 09.06.2020 10:48

Dear Sabeena, Thanks for your enquiry but that weekend is booked. The first available weekend is August 7 and 8.
Kind regards,

Sabeena manalis 09.06.2020 02:24


Do you have availability for the first weekend in July?

Thank you

Dennis Nickell 01.06.2020 08:58

Hi Annaliese, I am sorry but this weekend has been more popular than ever! So we don't have any vacancy for you. Could we interest you in a weekend in August??

Annaliese 01.06.2020 08:53

Evening, just wondering if there is availability this long weekend?

Dennis Nickell 02.12.2019 05:50

Yes, Kathy, it is available that weekend. Email me at

Kathy Byrne 02.12.2019 01:05

Hi Helen & Dennis, Brendan was wondering if Grey Gums is available for the 14th December?

Dennis Nickell 25.11.2019 03:35

We will give you a 25% discount on your booking at Grey Gums for this weekend of Nov 29 & 30 and include a third night for free.

Leslie Kemmet 25.09.2019 10:00

Kangaroo Valley is a charming city in Australia. I was there before my to see its calling places and had fun.

Dennis Nickell 25.09.2019 10:54

Kangaroo Valley is Australia's most beautiful valley, that is one of the reasons we live here. We have a nice location in the Valley too!

Sarah 20.08.2019 23:24

Thanks for getting back to me. It was just that weekend as we have an event. We have a property near you just up Cedar springs road. Be good to meet you some da

Dennis Nickell 21.08.2019 02:50

We walk up that road often for exercise, it would be good to meet you someday. I am here most of the time working on my house, stop in and say hello sometime.

Dennis Nickell 20.08.2019 11:31

Hi Sarah, I am sorry but we are booked out with some choir singers that weekend. Thanks for asking. Could I interest you in another weekend?

Sarah kelly 20.08.2019 11:13

Hi is grey gums available the weekend of the 19th October ??

Dennis Nickell 20.08.2019 11:51

Hi Sarah, I am sorry but we are booked out with some choir singers that weekend. Thanks for asking. Could I interest you in another weekend?

kate 01.06.2019 08:12

Just booked our second trip - bringing more UK friends to enjoy the wildlife. Can't wait.

Dennis Nickell 01.06.2019 11:07

Great Kate! I will tell the kangaroos and wallabies to make themselves available during your stay. It will be colder in August, but there is lots of firewood.

Rebecca Mursic 19.05.2019 23:40

Best place to stay in Kangaroo Valley! We'll be back :)

Sharon 26.04.2019 13:22

A wonderful place to stay for a short break away from home! Kids loved the spacious house especially the kitchen area.

Emma 26.04.2019 06:06

Love the place. So relaxing, comfortable and clean. The kids love the spacious places in and out. Spent 3 wonderful nights here with family and friends.

Mary-Anne 28.03.2019 22:05

Amazing wonderful home and so comfortable. Awesome outdoor areas into the stunning garden full of birdlife and the outdoor bath is divine!! Five star rating.

Dennis Nickell 07.04.2019 11:02

We are so glad you had a good time and hope you can return someday.

Linden Craig 19.03.2019 21:45

I stayed here for 3 days with 5 other family members. The house is wonderful with plenty of room for everyone. We saw so many kangaroos in the yard every day.

Dennis Nickell 07.04.2019 11:03

We enjoy meeting people who like the wildlife as we do and are glad you had a great time here.

Annmaree 04.02.2019 06:07

Fantastic house in a fantastic location. Very well set up and we will definitely come to stay again. Highly recommend this place!

Chantel 13.08.2018 23:15

My third but definitely not my last visit to grey gums...consistently clean and comfortable and cosy. Thanks again :)

Andrea Grieve 04.08.2018 10:03

Are you available for 4-6 Oct 2019

Dennis Nickell 04.08.2018 10:56

That is a long time in the future, but yes we are available. How many people will be staying?

️Andrea Vergara 21.07.2018 12:32

Dear Dennis, I enquired about staying at your lovely place from Friday the 24th until Sunday the 26th of August. Is the place still available. Thanks! ️Andrea

Dennis Nickell 21.07.2018 22:46

Thanks for your enquiry Andrea but I am sorry that Grey Gums has been booked for that weekend. You can check our availability on our page on Trip Advisor.

Michelle 23.06.2018 17:23

We stayed at Grey Gums for a family wedding which was at Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat. It was great it was only a 15min drive.
When we arrived at Grey Gums Dennis had the fire burning which was so welcoming and warm as it was a bleak afternoon. This was

Dennis Nickell 23.06.2018 21:40

Thanks Michelle, we were happy to be able to provide you with such a good experience in Kangaroo Valley. We hope you can make it back sometime.

Gail Hayden 05.03.2018 05:33

Wonderful home, extremely well appointed kitchen. Beautiful serene setting. We stayed with my children and my parents - plenty of privacy for all couples.

Dennis Nickell 05.03.2018 10:29

Thanks for your lovely comment Gail, we are glad everything went well with the wedding.

Fiona Madden 20.10.2017 05:55

A lovely, home in a beautiful bush setting. We were so busy with a family wedding that we didn't have enough time to make the most of it. We will be back!

Kim 10.08.2017 22:38

Good morning, is the house available for the 5 May 2018 for 1 night for 6 people.

Thank you


Dennis 10.08.2017 22:47

Thanks for your enquiry Kim. The house is available for that weekend, but we have a 2 night minimum stay due to cleaning costs.

Dennis Nickell 14.02.2017 00:27

Hi Mandy, Our base rate is for 6 people - $320/night during the school holidays. We also have a minimum of a 4 nights stay in the school holidays.

Mandy Germishuys 13.02.2017 22:01

Hi, We are looking to rent the house for July 10th and 11th for 6 people. Please let me know what the cost would be.
Thanks Mandy

Dennis Nickell 26.01.2017 10:32

I am sorry Ellie, the house if booked for this weekend. Sorry for the late reply, we have been camping.

Ellie 25.01.2017 03:34

Hello- I was just wondering whether this was still available this weekend and price? Just for a couple with a baby.

Dennis Nickell 18.12.2016 03:44

Hi Greg, The house has WiFi but I am sorry, it is booked out until Jan 23rd.

Greg Lin 18.12.2016 00:33

Hi there. Is the house free from 27-30 December? Also is there wifi? Thanks.

Morton 06.12.2016 05:35

Fantastic place to stay. We rented Grey Gums for two families while we were in town for a wedding. Large comfortable bedrooms, well stocked kitchen with everything you could possibly need appliance-wise, coffee machine, spacious bathrooms, lots of living

Danielle Jones 03.10.2016 08:02

Hello, we are 2 families looking for dates for Friday the 14th and sat 15th of October ?? Are these dates available please ?

Dennis Nickell 03.10.2016 08:37

Hi Danielle,
Sorry, Grey Gums is already booked for those dates.
Cheers, Helen

Ali Coleman 04.09.2016 12:42

Hi there, there are 6 of us (3 couples) looking for accommodation from 24-26th September - do you have availability? If so, how much?

Dennis Nickell 04.09.2016 12:59

Hi Ali, Sorry, already booked for that weekend. Tariff is normally $780/weekend/6 people. See

Dale Howard 03.09.2016 13:25

Hi we are looking for accomodation for the 6 th to the 9 th November for 3 adults. Also another couple want to join us but will be in their RV .
How much pleas

Dennis Nickell 03.09.2016 13:44

Hi Dale, We normally charge $225/night for the house or $180/night for one couple. We can offer you a discount of $450 for 2 nights with the 3rd night free.

Katie 19.06.2016 00:56

This was our second visit and we can't wait to come back again. The house is amazing, so relaxing and cosy. we didn't want to leave!!

Andrew Newton 30.05.2016 06:29

What a fantastic place. The family stayed last weekend and no complaints. Everything is there for a great stay. Beds are wonderful and plenty of firewood.

Kathleen Wellard 31.03.2016 02:59

Hi Dennis, I stayed at your beautiful home in July 2013 - 3 mums + 5 kids.if a vacancy come up from 18/4 - 22/4/16 please let me know. Thanks Kathleen.

Shirley Cornish 07.03.2016 23:40

Looking for three sisters and two husbands to stay 24th April to 27th.
My sisters are from South Australia and the setting will blow their mind.

Dennis Nickell 08.03.2016 21:32

Hi Shirley, I am sorry but we don't have a vacancy for that period. We can accommodate you arriving Monday April 25 and leaving Friday April 29. $300/night

mirando 03.03.2016 09:02

4 to 6 march price please

Dennis Nickell 03.03.2016 11:07

I am sorry but that weekend is already booked. Our regular weekend price is $780 for up to 6 people though. You can view our calendar on Stayz at:

Merran cooper 02.03.2016 23:45

Beautiful home. Generous host. Comfy beds. Well thought out design. Gorgeous surrounds and easy access to town. Nice BBQ area. Perfect for family gatherings.

Claire Mawdsley 29.07.2015 08:27

I stayed with 3 friends for a weekend in July. This place is perfect. Great attention to detail, helpful hosts, idyllic location, comfy home highly recommended.

Cherie 01.05.2015 03:42

We recently, had a wedding ,in Kangaroo Valley, and stayed at Grey Gums, for the weekend. It was fantistic! I would recomended it highly, Great clean place.

Claudia 16.02.2015 21:38

A very cosy home, very clean and a well equipped kitchen. We loved the outdoor bathtub and shower. Great instructions to go on a bush walk by compass. Loved it.

Margarete Jennings 13.01.2015 09:29

Unique,sensitively built house set in the bush not too far from the village.Very well equipped,super clean and spacious.Faultless.Homesick already!Lovely hosts.

Ainslie 06.01.2015 14:03

Hello, could you please advise me if this accomodation is suitable for wheelchair access and if one of the bathrooms is open plan with weigh baring grab rails

Dennis Nickell 06.01.2015 20:28

Hello Ainslie, I am sorry but Grey Gums has 1 or 2 steps to get into the house and there are no weight bearing grab rails in the toilet.

John Sparrow 06.09.2014 11:32

It was a great weekend away for our 40th wedding anniversary with our children and grandkids. House and surroundings were fabulous. Would go there again

Amy Phillips 13.07.2014 13:54

A lovely, well located holiday home, outfitted with all the necessities as if one was at home! The surroundings were perfect! Looking forward to our return,

Jen P 25.02.2014 06:06

Fabulous location and house. My daughter was thrilled we had some extra visitors in the form of wallabies. We plan to return and track down a wombat next time!

Darrell & Beth 08.01.2014 14:00

What a perfect location from which to explore Kangaroo Valley, encounter the area's rich wildlife, and relax every evening. We loved it and will come again!

Omar 28.12.2013 01:24

The Grey Gums is a wonderful self contained holiday home for families surrounded by quiet bushy land in Kangaroo Valley. We loved the place very much!

Natalie 20.12.2013 05:04

We could not fault this fantastic place. The house was well equipped with everything we needed. Perfect!

Ken & Cath 30.10.2013 11:13

We are the UK friends of Marilyn and Michael. We would have loved to stay longer and explore more. The house has everything you could want and much more.

Marilyn and Michael 20.10.2013 08:22

5 day stays with friends from the UK .It was perfect, - marvelous, relaxing, peaceful, beautiful house, so comfortable. Tks Hele/ Dennis. Wish we were there now

Catherine and Andrew 24.05.2013 05:29

We had a lovely stay at Grey Gums with our daughter - who loved the outdoor shower! The house is nestled beautifully into the bush and is lovingly furnished.

Allan 13.05.2013 00:04

We had a great stay at Grey Gums, the out door shower and bath are a fantastic idea (a great place to have a wine and watch the stars at night)). The house is f

Paul 31.03.2013 12:23

Do u need to bring the coffee to grind

Helen and Dennis Nickell 31.03.2013 13:02

We supply good quality coffee beans to use in our grinder and coffee maker.

Alvin Sim 25.03.2013 01:20

Thank you Dennis and Helen for allowing us to enjoy your home! We had a beautiful weekend and will be back!

Helen and Dennis Nickell 31.03.2013 13:05

We are so pleased you enjoyed Grey Gums, it is special to us too.

Janice whitney 13.03.2013 12:00

Are dogs allowed

Helen Nickell 13.03.2013 12:06

As we like to encourage wombats, kangaroos, echidnas, native birds ... we do not allow dogs as they scare wildlife away with their barking.

Paula and Jonathan Parnham 21.02.2013 23:18

We had a lovely weekend in Grey Gums! The house is beautiful and the surrounds are amazing.We loved the comfy beds, coffee, bbq, games, bushwalks and kangaroos!

Helen and Dennis Nickell 31.03.2013 13:06

Thanks for your very positive comment.

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