The Villa Botanica

Minimum stay 2 nights, receive one night free.
A$340/night for 2 nights.
Third night free. Please add your third night and the discount will apply at the cart.

A$325/night for 2 nights. Minimum stay 2 nights, receive a 50% discount on the second night. 2nd night discount will apply at the cart.

*$50 extra charge per dog with a maximum of 2 dogs allowed.

Price includes the cleaning fee.

Please note: Weekend rates apply for Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Weekday rates can be booked Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

About the property

Escape to a slice of paradise nestled within the renowned 7 acres of lush, ornate gardens at enchanting Merribee.  Our charming studio Villa Botanica offers the perfect retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway or a peaceful weekend retreat.  Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of this idyllic setting, where you’ll find serenity and comfort at every turn.

The Space
As you step into Villa Botanica, you’ll be instantly captivated by its cosy charm.  The studio features a comfortable queen-sized bed, making it ideal for couples looking for a romantic escape.  Relax in the welcoming ambience and wake up to the gentle sounds of birdsong in the gardens. The self-contained kitchenette provides you with all the amenities you need to prepare your own meals.  Whether you’re sipping a cup of freshly brewed coffee in the morning, or enjoying a candlelit dinner in the evening, you’ll find everything you need at your fingertips.

We understand that pets are a part of the family, which is why we’ve included a dog-bath for your four-legged companion.  Feel free to. Bring your furry friend along for the adventure.  An extra charge of $50.00 will be added if you would like you bring your dog/s along.  *Max x 2 dogs only.

Outdoor Space
Step outside and bask in the breathtaking beauty of Merribee’s gardens.  Wander through fragrant blooms, relax by the serene ponds and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere that makes Merribee truly special.  You’re welcome to enjoy the private outdoor seating area right outside your villa, as you soak in the beauty of the surroundings.

History Villa Botanica used to be a multi-purpose studio at Merribee.  It served as the Still Room, where the lavender was distilled during harvest time and various botanical potions were created.  Additionally it was used for sorting, stripping thorns and arranging all the roses/flowers for the customers visiting Merribee.

Guest Access
Villa Botanica is self-contained and for the exclusive use of guests staying. You will have access to the 7 acres of gardens at Merribee, including use of the tennis court.

Please note the owners live on the property and other guests may be staying concurrently in Villa Parterre and The Silo. (listed separately).

The Gardens
The Merribee gardens have distinct seasons, always with something happening or flowering. We have approximately 600 rose bushes which flower continuously from late October to late June before being pruned in July. This includes a Heritage Rose Garden with 100 roses from ancient times through to the modern David Austin Roses. We have kilometres of hedging, numerous botanical “rooms”, pleached Chinese Elms and Oaks on a main avenue, and a Lavender Paddock which flowers late November through January.

Merribee is surrounded by 3 100-acre dairy farms at Numbaa, located in the middle of the Shoalhaven district, within a 15-30 minute drive to Culburra Beach, Callala Beach, Huskisson, Cambewarra, Kangaroo Valley, Berry, Gerroa and Gerringong.

Merribee is 2.5 hours from Sydney and Canberra and 1 hour from Bowral.

Check in and out times
Check in 15:00
Check out 10:00