My Partner and I stayed here for 5 nights but had booked 7. We wished we could have stayed longer but work commitments got in the way. We loved how close it was to everything but not being in the middle of it. We loved the spa and enjoyed how quiet and peaceful it was. Vicki and John were excellent hosts and we will definitely be coming back again.
The kabana is a fully self contained converted beach house, with a separate bathroom. The space is an open plan living with kitchen at the back.
The condition of the kitchen cupboards was old and we were told they were being updated soon, which is good. The bathroom shower is delightful, and it was nice overlooking bushland.
The kabana itself is situated on one side of the house, and the parking is around the other side, which is a good 30m. Having to walk by the front or the rear of the home when arriving and departing made us feel like it wasn't very private, for ourselves or the owners. A clear view is possible from the kabana to the house, so blinds need to be closed for privacy at all times, which means the pool view is obscured. The pool and spa are not private from the house.
The water in the spa was dirty, as was the filter, and when we mentioned this to the owners the day after we arrived, we thought it would be rectified, but it was not.
Pools and spas are a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, and guests need to be aware before booking to use a spa in holiday acommodation that it may look clean in the pictures when indeed, it is filthy.
The kabana is situated 500m from the highway as stated, and only 200m from Short Cut Rd, and there is another road which runs along the back, which means that there is a fair amount of traffic noise all the time. We slept with the air conditioner on for that reason, so as to block out traffic noise. During our stay it rained 3 times in a week, so we could not use the bbq or side seating area, again in full view of the house. This holiday for us was for a well earned break away from orange, and we did enjoy the acommodation, but we were very unhappy about the spa and traffic noise.
Perfect place for a quiet stay. Very well appointed - only sorry we booked one night instead of more.
Our stay at Vicki and Johns Kabana was terrific! Loved the location and the Kabana was very modern and equipped with all necessities. The kids loved the pool and spa and the huge grass area that they could play and explore. Vicki and John were great hosts and provided a yummy breakfast platter of fruits, breads, croissants and spreads. Wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely be back soon!
What a little piece of Heaven we found for our 9th Anniversary. John & Vicki were the perfect hosts and spoilt us with little extras and a swing. The bed was so comfy and the day bed was really nice to chill on and when taking a break from sight seeing. Open land all around and out your front door a beautiful pool & spa. Urunga has always been a special place to visit and surrounding drives very scenic. Will be visiting again very soon and then maybe a few times a year :) A lovely place to meditate.
Thankyou Vicki & John
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