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Pure relaxation!
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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 9
Shellharbour, New South Wales
Escape778 is a multi-award winning and picturesque self-contained holiday accommodation.

The property is a tastefully decorated privately built home that is spacious, set on 50 acres and nestled in the foothills of the Illawarra Escarpment with a private entrance. It is surrounded by rain forest with majestic views overlooking the Calderwood Valley through to the Pacific Ocean. A generous basket of breakfast provisions is provided for your enjoyment.

Escape 778 is multi award winning and picturesque self contained holiday accommodation offering guests accomodation that is private and secluded, an environment where our guests immediately feel comfortable and relaxed.
Our three room choices are:
Room 1: twin room with ensuite (can be made into a King upon request)

Room 2: two king singles with ensuite. (can be made into a Tr...
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Listing #FKN9287450
About the Owner
Jackie & Greg S
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Escape778 is set on 50 acres. The guests have the sole use of the guest house, we only take one booking at a time so you will have privacy and seclusion. We reside on site, you will only see us if you require assistance (eg Where are the pool table balls kept?), contact us via mobile phone or sms message. We usually meet and greet our guests (depending upon their arrival time or we leave the key in a key box for you to access.) we give you a 5 minute tour then we leave you to relax and enjoy the property.
Reviews from our community
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the weekend away with 6 other female friends at this amazing oasis. It is a 3 bedroom, beautifully set out homestead and it was HUGE! All the amenities to make any meal. We made breakfast, morning tea and dinner everyday. The grounds are stunning...More

Thank Wadea1
Greg S, VR Owner at Escape778, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It makes our day when we hear from our guests..we are so happy to have shared our unique property with you all. Leonie sent some pictures..we just loved your floral workshop and day spa pics!🌺🌻🌼 Warm regards...More

Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

It’s been quite a few weeks since we stayed at Escape 778 and we are all still reeling about what an amazing weekend we had. From the moment we stepped out of the car we were stunned by the incredible views this location had to...More

Thank Daniella S
Greg S, VR Owner at Escape778, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

Wow, thank you so much Daniela and friends for your awesome review. We get so much joy out of sharing our beauitful piece of paradise with our guests! Thank you also for leaving the property in immaculate condition, you all went to great lengths to...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Amazing views, beautiful location. Perfect hosts, what else can you ask for? Highly recommend. Great place to escape too. Very clean and tidy. Have stayed at Escape778 many times. I have always left feeling spoilt.

Thank Maria Z
Greg S, VR Owner at Escape778, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2018

Thank you Maria! We always love seeing you and your special friends, we love hearing you all laugh and enjoy each other's company, plus you all sure know how to get the most out of the kitchen, vegie garden and especially the grape vines.!

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Game Room
  • Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(2)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Pool Table
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Sauna
  • Shower Rooms (2)
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Designated smoking areas outside of the house under BBQ/enetrtaining area Please use coasters and placemeats under all serving and drink ware Please dont use pool table as a...
    1 Full bath
    2 Showers
    1 Sofa
    3 Twins
    2 Kings
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  • Damage Deposit: $365 / stay - Deposit
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About the neighborhood
Escape778 is set on 50 acres in the Illawarra Escarpment.
The local area is renowned for its lush green pastures and its close proximity to Wollongong and Shellharbour which are 20 minutes away and 10 minutes from The Illawarra Regional Airport and Albion Park Railway station.(we offer complimentary transfers).
10 minutes away you will find a large Woolworths supermarket, a butcher, cake shop, variety store, Drs surgery, pharmacy, bread shop, optometrist, barbers, day spa, florist, petrol station, newsagency plus a RSL and Bowling club, a Hotel and over 8 takeaways for your convenience.
5 minutes away is Mahbrook Organics Farm plus Kareela Berry farm.
The accommodation has a range of local tourism brochures and maps for your convenience.
Getting around
A car woud be preferable but it depends on the nature of your stay.
We have guets who stay for a week and never leave the property.
If you wish to sightsee the local area we would suggest you have a car.
However if you are arriving via air, rail or bus you can stay as many days as you like without a car.
We can fully stock the pantry with supplies (extra cost) for your stay or you can order home delivery.
Included in the price is a generous supply of breakfast provisions
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Illawarra Regional Airport: 6.8 mi
Railway: Albion Park Rail railway station: 6.8 mi
You will be driving on roads through rural pastures on your way to Escape778.
From the corner of Marshall Mount & Calderwood roads it is approx 3.4 km's to our mailbox hut. Travel from this point along Calderwood road, it veers right and down over a concrete causeway and up a short tarmac road over a cattle grate to our mailbox hut. Stay to the right of the hut, Travel for 900 metres to the top of the hill,(Grey gates on your right at the top of the hill is our neighbour), continue 100 metres up the gravel road to your destination. (The road to the accommodation is a steep private farm road and is made up of tarmac, concrete and gravel. If you are unsure of driving on rural farm roads, we are only to happy to meet you at the Mailbox hut and assist you.)
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 9.3 mi.
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