Last weekend we as a family of 12 living in different states gathered together at Sahali for a family celebration and Sahali did not disappoint us. We cannot recommend it highly enough for people who want time out and spend quality time together.
The accommodation is extremely comfortable with plenty of space for 12 people. Most bedrooms are separated in different wings with two bedrooms and a sitting room in one area that could be closed for the family with children.
Most of our time was spent either lounging around the water edge pool, which is beautiful and clean, overlooking the amazing Kangaroo Valley or in the kitchen preparing wonderful food which was shared at the large dining table that had plenty of room for all of us.
We all took the opportunity to walk around the beautiful manicured gardens and play 'cricket' with the 3 year old boys. We heard lots of bird life but unfortunately no wombats.
The owner Bee is lovely and very helpful.
A week later we're still all saying 'I wish we were still at Sahali' and we will definitely be returning.
I cant recommend Sahali strongly enough for the discerning traveler looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of our fast paced world. An easy 2 hour drive from the centre of Sydney, Sahali is positioned with breathtaking views up to the north of the Kangaroo Valley. The house itself is very well appointed, comfortable and the waters edge pool is something to behold.
Additionally Bee was fabulous to deal with and nothing was a problem, thanks for the fabulous stay.
Our Christmas was made extra special this year with a wonderful stay at Sahali, Kangaroo Valley. With ample space for 10-12 adults, Sahali is equipped with all of the amenities for a fun but relaxing stay.
Our first day (a sweltering 35 degrees) was spent in the infinity pool which has the most spectacular views over the valley. Christmas Eve was spent exploring the gardens, again lounging by the pool and topped off with a BBQ on the deck with some singing and dancing included! For Christmas Day, the temperatures dropped significantly (15 degrees) so we got to experience a completely different side to Sahali. With the fire wood supplied, we lit a blazing fire, drank mulled wine, while the chefs of the group prepared the Christmas Dinner.
Boxing Day was spent kayaking on the river followed by a beautiful dinner in Bistro One46 (both kayaking and restaurant are only 5-10 Minutes drive from Sahali and would highly recommend both)
Communication with the owner was excellent - we were given lots of advice, information and recommendations for activities prior to our arrival and security deposit was refunded within a few days of our departure.
I cannot fault Sahali, it was everything we hoped for and more.
Beautiful views, spacious living areas, nice pool in private location.
However somewhat dissapointing:
Expensive, not value for money.
Not enough bathroom space for the number of guests that this house accommodates - Only 2 toilets (and one of those toilets is attached to a bedroom).
Noisy for a tranquil setting. The highway is just below and plenty of traffic passing. Sakata’s make noise all day long also.
Needs tlc - carpet and lounge stained. Deck ageing with nails poking up. Temperature of Water in showers very difficult to balance.
Under equipped - 2 slice toaster for 12 guests and a small Weber bbq.
Sahali was great for our family weekend away. The house is spacious with bedrooms in different wings so although there was a large group of us we didn’t feel like we were crowding each other. Our grandchildren loved exploring the grounds and we could safely let them do so. Spotting a wombat outside their bedroom window was a source of great excitement for our young grandsons!
The house is well appointed and had everything we could possibly have needed. There was also a large well mown area in the grounds that was perfect for our Finska tournaments!
My communications with the owner were excellent. Nothing was a problem (not even a lost wedding ring) which was promptly found and returned to its grateful owner.