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Isola nel Cielo Luxury Rural Escape, ocean views, total privacy and dog friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Total seclusion and privacy with stunning ocean, rural and mountain views

Imagine sitting on our magnificent deck with a glass of wine and a platter of local cheeses, taking in the endless views. This you can do at our stylish, unique, dog friendly accommodation, which is located 315 metres high on the Pointer Mountain Estate with magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean and the Milton hinterland. It is totally private and secluded however no more than 15 mins from Milton, Mollymook and the beautiful South Coast beaches. Sealed access road from the Princes Highway. We welcome people from all walks of life.

Isola nel Cielo translates to “Island in the Sky” and has uninterrupted views north to Jervis Bay, Lake Conjola then down the eastern coast to the Milton Hinterland as far as Burrill Lake and Termeil. The dwelling is on 10 acres of cleared land (the entire property is 100 acres), the rest of the property falls away to untouched bushland and rainforest.

This totally private mountaintop getaway is less than 3 hrs from Sydney & 2.5 hrs from Canberra. It is surrounded by the famous Budawang Mountain Ranges, the Morton National Park and State Forest. It is 12 mins from Lake Conjola, 18 mins to Green Island and 15 mins to the resort towns of Milton & Mollymook.

We cater for up to 6 adults in three large bedrooms. Two bedrooms are upstairs and share the bathroom/separate toilet and the third bedroom is downstairs with its own bathroom/toilet. The property has the space and flexibility to suit one to three couples or a group of friends. Children are most welcome.

The main room is the place to sit back and take in the endless ocean and rural views. A stunning outdoor deck faces north, east and west with panoramic views as far north as Point Perpendicular and Mollymook to the east. Looking west you can see the beautiful Budawang Range escarpment. The amazing sunrises and sunsets will take your breath away. Can you imagine sitting on the deck, sipping a glass of wine and watching the full moon rise over the Pacific Ocean. You can see all of the above here.

The star filled night skies are to be seen to be believed.

Wildlife watching from the house includes sea eagles, hawks, wallabies, lyrebirds, wombats and colourful native birds. The local duck family like to visit some mornings and in the next paddock is a friendly family of belted Galloway cows. Our property is super DOG friendly! Dogs love coming here and they are most welcome.

Amenities include a large screen TV, DVDs, stereos, books, CDs, & board games. NBN wi-fi access, Netflix are available. We provide all bed linen, bath towels, beach towels etc. We also provide an emergency kit (just in case!) containing shavers, tampons, shampoo, conditioner, sunblock, toothbrush & toothpaste, soap. There are additional pillows and blankets stored if required. Each bed is equipped with an electric blanket. There are three mountain bikes for you to use. Yoga classes can be arranged. Please advise Ristin.

A slow combustion wood fire is in the main room for warmth during the winter months. Timber is supplied & kindling is available. In winter we will light the fire ahead of your arrival. For the warmer months there is an air-conditioner in main room that cools the entire top floor.

Fully equipped modern kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, large fridge/freezer and the cupboards are well stocked with everyday items such as sugar, salt, tea, sauces, chutneys, flour etc. Fresh milk and butter will be in the fridge upon your arrival. A secondary fridge is downstairs. A Weber BBQ is positioned on the deck. A box of organic local vegetables may be ordered upon request

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p/n = per night, p/s = per stay, p/p = per person, p/np = per night and person. Ask the owner to arrange optional extras

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the HomeAway/Stayz online booking system incur a 2% Service Fee.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

More Details

Ristin Vanderhoek Nichols
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 September, 2018

About Ristin Vanderhoek Nichols

We have lived in the area since 2008 after moving from Sydney. We love all facets of life - travel, eating good food and drinking excellent wines. We both enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and absolutely love living on the South Coast.

Ristin Vanderhoek Nichols purchased this house in 2002

Why Ristin Vanderhoek Nichols chose Pointer Mountain

We had been visiting the South Coast of NSW for many years prior to our decision to buy down here and make this area our permanent home. After viewing several properties we came across "Island in the Sky" and it took about 20 seconds to figure out that this was IT! We have had so many adventures on this land, we were married here, ALL of our friends have been here, our lives have changed here. Not one day is the same, the light is constantly changing, the sunsets and sunrises leave us speechless, the varied seasons are beautiful. Our hearts, souls and minds have been truly enriched by choosing to make this place our home. We now wish to share this with the world which is why we have chosen to open up our home for guests to stay.

What makes this house unique

We fell in love with this property the minute we saw it and could immediately see its potential. However it was just scrub when we bought it so after 6 years of hard toiling and sticking with our vision, we have now reached the point of its current setup. The journey has been extraordinary, at times physically and mentally demanding but there is no place we would rather be. Every day is exciting for us and we both constantly are reminded of how wonderful life really is!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Pointer Mountain around the Shoalhaven City Council

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We are on septic tanks so only flush down the loo what comes naturally out of your body
  • As we are on rainwater tanks please be mindful of water usage
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • rural
  • village
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs bathroom, toilet and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Books ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Isola nel Cielo Luxury Rural Escape, ocean views, total privacy and dog friendly
average rating of 4.923077 based on 13 reviews
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A Hidden Treasure!

  • 5 of 5

This place is a hidden treasure! We took our bird and our dog and had the best time. The owners are absolutely lovely and very welcoming. The house is clean and the property is well looked after. The house is located 10 minutes from Milton...but be warned you will not want to waste your time in the town. The views are breathtaking and just simply amazing! We are coming back asap. Thank you Rizzi and Tom.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Come back as soon as soon as you can please, you are perfect guests. I just loved meeting you both and in particular having a conversation with Charlie the Cockatoo! See you as soon as you can return, our warmest regards, Ristin
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

This property is the perfect weekender to relax the house is gorgeous, views to die for I couldn't get enough of that. No sleeping in as you would miss the sunrise. Ristin and Ted are so lovely and we will be

definitely back to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review Rochelle and family. Both Ted and I really enjoyed having you as our guests. So happy that you had the perfect winter weather during your stay, and yes the sunrises are truly amazing. Look forward to seeing you all again very soon, kind regards Ristin & Ted
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NSW, Australia

A Fantastic Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Cannot speak highly enough of our hosts Ristin and Ted.

Aside from their most pleasant and courteous manner, their property is astounding , the views are to die for and their home most comfortable.

The winter chills were around but the large combustion fire situated in the living area kept the whole house at a comfortable temperature.

Our little Kelpie loved the large property to exercise, over the four day great experience.

Shops and dog friendly beaches only a stones throw away.

If a peaceful and secluded break is what you need, I strongly recommend Isola nel Cielo.I know we will be back soon

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review, you were lovely guests to accommodate and you left the house in an immaculate condition. Apologies from Mother Nature for the wild, wintry weather but no doubt our fire would have kept you beautifully warm and cosy. Hope to see you both again, and your lovely Kelpie doggie. Warm regards, Ristin & Ted
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Granville, New South Wales, Australia

Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

What a totally exquisite home. Everything you need and more for a wonderful relaxing stay. The beds are sheer heaven and the fireplace is magnificent. The hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful. Staying is a must as the views, peace and quiet is unparalleled. Cant wait to come back!!!

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent weekend at Mount Pointer

  • 5 of 5

Isola nel Cielo is superb in every respect.

Firstly, its location in the heights of Mt Pointer provides a panoramic view of the Pacific coast from Ulladulla to Huskisson with green farmland and forest underneath. Nearby is Milton with restaurants (particularly St Isidores) and cafes. Also, Cupitts is a pleasant drive away.

Secondly, the house is handsome to look at and very comfortable to live in. It has large, but cosy bedrooms, modern and stylish bathrooms, well equipped open plan kitchen/living room and a stupendous covered deck. This is an extraordinary place to relax in and feel at home.

Thirdly, the owners, Ristin and Ted, are wonderfully receptive and helpful. They have built, and continue to improve, an absolute gem of a property which would be ideal for both short breaks or longer holidays. We are looking forward to our return.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to both of you for your lovely review, we are so happy that you had a wonderful break at our beautiful property. We loved meeting you and Bonnie (the friendliest dog on earth!). Please come and stay again soon as it gives us great joy to have such lovely guests as yourselves. And also a huge thank you for leaving the house impeccably clean, we could hardly see you had been there. All the very best to you both, warm regards Ristin & Ted.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Simply Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four and our border collie had a wonderful stay at Isola nel Cielo. Ristin and Ted were very welcoming and really went out of their way to make us feel at home. We loved the thoughtful extras such as the delicious handmade chocolates, eggs and the fresh flowers. The owners have a keen eye for design making the house both a beautiful and comfortable place to stay. We loved the spectacular views, the space and the privacy and felt thoroughly relaxed after our stay. We would love to return.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review Vanessa and family AND your lovely border collie "Rosie". It was our pleasure to have you as guests and I must say, are you sure you were there? The house was spotless! You are welcome back at any time soon, it would be so nice to see you again. Our warmest regards, Ristin & Ted
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Nearest Barpub
9 Kilometres
Harvest Bar
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Milton HIlltop
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
9 Kilometres
St Isidore
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Milton township


Prices & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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