Spacious living/dining area with plenty of room to stretch out on the leather lounges.Comfortable bed in a room with a view.
Little Whiskers Rural Retreat
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
6 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Our place is a relaxing semi-rural property with plenty of space to relax and unwind. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens, watch the birds, enjoy the wildlife, swim in the pool. Experience local bushwalks, go cycling, explore the sights of Canberra, walk around Lake Burley Griffin, visit the local wineries. Close to Canberra, Queanbeyan and Bungendore. Please note: this space is in the lower part of our house but you have exclusive access to the bathroom/toilet/shower upstairs (see photos).

The space

We live in beautiful Carwoola, on the Molonglo river, just before the Hoskinstown plain. The property includes large garden areas, an orchard, and river frontage. The grounds are visited/inhabited by kangaroos, possums, echidnas, water dragons, a large number of small birds and the occasional wombat. We have also seen turtles and water rats in the river.

Guest access

You will have access to a large living area downstairs for your private use.
Please note: this space is in the lower section of our house (see photos)
This space includes:

3 bedrooms:
1 - queen size bed, drawers, bedside tables and built-in robe
2 - two single beds
3 - two singles, drawers

Kitchenette *
microwave, portable convection cooktop (single pot size), toaster, electric jug, a small bar fridge (and access to a large 'all' refrigerator in the garage), large sink, cutlery, glasses, crockery etc.

*Please note: there is no oven, dishwasher or washing machine in your private space; however, you may use our private facilities upon request.

BBQ available for your use in the courtyard.

Separate room off living room where the microwave and fridge are kept.

Upstairs - bathroom with full bath, separate shower room and separate toilet for your private use during your stay (you do not need to walk through 'our' space to access these facilities).

Living area - table for 4, 2 leather lounges, a TV and internet access.

Large swimming pool with childproof fencing.

Parking area near guest's entrance.

See photos for more detail.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to interact or leave you to yourself during your visit (please feel free to let us know which you would prefer).
We have lots of pamphlets for you to look at to help plan your Canberra adventure!
By arrangement, Russell may be able to take you on a guided tour of Canberra if he is free.

Other things to note

You are free to use the pool up until 9pm or later by arrangement.
We have two young cats and a puppy who you may see in the courtyard garden.

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people $34 NZD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $78 NZD
Security Deposit $280 NZD
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price $134 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years) - No handrail on the staircase. Swimming pool. Unenclosed yard.
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Please treat our home with care and respect. No extra visitors except by consultation with hosts. No food in the bedrooms please as it attracts ants. On weekdays we ask that noise is kept to a minimum after 10pm.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

7 Reviews

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Natalie User Profile
July 2017
The host canceled this reservation 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Michele User Profile
June 2017
Lovely people, lovely place great experience. Very homely and a lot of space. Generous for providing some food, entertainment and the fireplace was awesome!
Russell & Jean User ProfileRussell & Jean is a superhost.
Response from Russell & Jean:
Really enjoyed your visit. Feel free to come again!
June 2017

Anthony User Profile
April 2017
Nice to stay at

Jeremy User Profile
March 2017
Russel and jeans place was a comfortable stay during our work in canberra

Julie User Profile
February 2017
Russel was very friendly and helpful. The place was very clean and comfortable. The pool was just outside our rooms so very accessible, so great for kids.
Russell & Jean User ProfileRussell & Jean is a superhost.
Response from Russell & Jean:
Thank you for visiting, we hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday together!
February 2017

Kirsty User Profile
February 2017
Amazing hosts! The place was as advertised and the kindness of the hosts made it feel like a home away from home :) Would definitely recommend to any families or friends.
Russell & Jean User ProfileRussell & Jean is a superhost.
Response from Russell & Jean:
Thank you guys, we really enjoyed your happy, friendly and cheerful attitude to life and your understanding during our bush fire disaster night! A pleasure to host you! All the best for your studies and future careers!
February 2017

Grigory User Profile
December 2016
Lovely place, everything is clean and tidy, pretty view and crystal pool. Recommended

Carwoola, AustraliaJoined in May 2013
Russell & Jean User ProfileRussell & Jean is a superhost.

Russell and I are empty nesters. We have a big house on 5 acres in the peaceful rural haven of Carwoola. We believe it's too good not to share so we'd love you to visit! We love spending time with family, working in the garden, drinking tea and coffee, and relaxing. We are friendly, easygoing and happy to chat or leave you in peace - your choice! While our house is 'out of town', we are very close to Queanbeyan (18km), Bungendore (20km), Canberra Airport (24km), and Canberra City centre (31km).

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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