What Our Guests Say

"We loved our stay at Mike's place. It was plenty big enough for 8 people and had everything we needed. The view over the trees was beautiful and the swimming pool was a definite bonus. I hope we can stay again."

Thalia P., October, 2019

"Englewood Ridge 5/5. Fantastic accommodation for a group of friends or a large family. Everything you need is there, don’t need to bring a thing, (except your food). Very comfortable for a group to stay. Plenty of bathrooms, very comfy beds and plenty of room to entertain inside or outside. Very peaceful, quiet and relaxing, with beautiful views and kangaroos in the back paddock. Would be perfect for winter, with a cosy fireplace in the relaxing lounge / dinning area or in summer with air conditioning and pool. Our group of 10 had a extremely enjoyable and very comfortable three days at Englewood Ridge and we would definitely stay there again."

Ruth A., October, 2019

"Had a lovely time celebrating my 30th Birthday with some friends at Englewood Ridge. House was perfect with lots of space, and the location was fabulous - close to so many vineyards! We also enjoyed the serenity in the morning looking out the back deck with some kangaroos visiting too! Would definitely recommend staying here :)"

Melissa C., October, 2019

'Mike is a fantastic host. Took the time to send through some details on local events that were on, explained things about the house before we arrived & was available if we needed any assistance. The house is a good size for groups with plenty of room for socialising. Best of all the property is within meters of one of the local wedding venues which was very convenient. Recommended!’

Aron T., October, 2019

"We are a group of ten school teachers who chose Englewood Ridge for our annual getaway.  It was a great choice! The home is large and spacious but still cosy and comfortable. It is in a fantastic position, close to many wonderful  cafes and restaurants. We particularly liked the Deck Cafe. Mike was a very attentive and kind host- giving us many wonderful suggestions and advice. The home was well equipped, clean and beautifully decorated. We would highly recommend Englewood Ridge for a peaceful and enjoyable weekend away from Sydney."

Raelene N., August, 2019

Good place for big groups. Perfect location to explore the Hunter region. Andres


We absolutely loved Mike’s place. It was perfect for our weekend away in the Hunter Valley, situated a short drive from some amazing vineyards. Mike was also a great host, providing plenty of information prior to our trip. Thomas


Mike was excellent and prepared! We had the best stay and the property is STUNNING!  Definitely recommend!   Sam


Great location. Mike was extremely helpful and made our stay carefree. Definitely will go again! Lauren


Exceptional! We will be back Niamh


Fantastic place, I would definitely recommend it to others. · The house was very comfortable and really well equipped. We had a great time here as a family of 6 plus dog! Robert L

Robert L

We had a great stay at Englewood Ridge, it was quiet, very well equipped and large enough to cater for our extended family. The location provides easy access to supermarkets, restaurants and the Hunter Valley Gardens which we enjoyed. Thanks James M

James M

We booked as a family group ranging in age from 2 years to over 70 - house worked brilliantly with children able to have naps in bedroom wing while other guests still able to socialise without worrying about waking them. Fabulous views over Hunter Valley. Regular visits from kangaroos. House is very well equipped and you will not find a more hospitable or thoughtful host. Well done Mike & Louise. We will definitely be back. Had the most wonderful time. Thank you again Jill B

Jill B

The house offered great comfort during both cooler and hot days. The pool was great to cool down and the deck was great for the adults who thoroughly enjoyed the view with kangaroos at our doorstep. And even our pets had a great time with plenty of room to run and a fenced area to keep them close by. The kitchen is great with every utensil you can think of. The two seating/TV rooms came handy for when adults and kids needed their own space and the air conditioning in these was an absolute must in the high 30s temperature days! Mike is a thoughtful host that certainly made sure we were looked after. Carolina


We were impressed with everything about Englewood Ridge. The house and surrounds were immaculate resulting in a very relaxing and enjoyable getaway. A big thank you to both Mike and Louise for opening their home to us. Mike went above and beyond to ensure our stay would be a great one. I would highly recommend Englewood Ridge to everyone I know and I hope that one day we can have the opportunity to do it again. Sandra


Everything was neat and well prepared by the owner. Overall it was a very enjoyable stay.


The place was fantastic with many wild kangaroo. I do recommend this house for 7-8 people.


The location was amazing, as were you the hosts!


Great location! Mike was extremely helpful and made our stay carefree. Definitely will go again!


We absolutely loved Mike’s place. It was perfect for our weekend away in the Hunter Valley, situated a short drive from some amazing vineyards. Mike was also a great host, providing plenty of information prior to our trip.

Thomas W.

Mike was excellent and prepared! We had the best stay and the property is STUNNING! Definitely recommend!

Sam R.

Englewood Ridge has become a wonderful ‘home away from home’ for our family. We have stayed annually for almost 10 years and hope to continue to do so for the next 10 years! Mike and Louise have considered every comfort for their guests – the fitout is generous, spacious and wonderfully comfortable.  We’ve enjoyed family time around the fire, wonderful breakfast ‘cookups’,  long walks on their 25 acres, swims in the pool and  of course fabulous wine tasting visiting the surrounding wineries. Englewood Ridge is the perfect place for a weekend in the Hunter!  We know -  because we’ve enjoyed a ‘perfect weekend in the Hunter’ at Englewood Ridge on many, many occasions.

Marilyn and Paul Rickard

Hi Michael, just to let you know we’ve left Englewood Ridge. The place is fantastic - we’ll be back! We’ll see you in summer as the pool looked very tempting!


Your house was just perfect for our stay, so cosy and amazingly well stocked. The fire was an added bonus and the two little daschunds were very happy running around outside. We had the best time and will definitely return 🙂


Thanks very much for renting us your lovely home, Mike. Everything went well with the house and the Wedding at Wandin. It’s a great house and was perfect for our family group. Quite a luxurious and comfortable homestead.

Steve B.

Thank you so much for letting us stay @ englewood ridge. We had a fantastic wedding @ wandin. Your place was just perfect for the family.

Maryanne S.

For our regular visits to the Hunter Valley, Englewood Ridge is our first choice of accommodation. The house sits along the ridge commanding magnificent views over the valley and the Brokenback Mountains. The house is beautifully appointed with every conceivable convenience for year round comfort. The pool is a welcome retreat in the summer and the log fire and reverse cycle air conditioning keep you cosy in the winter. The house is situated close to Lovedale and Pokolbin wineries and is surrounded by 20 acres of undulating paddocks that are home to a plethora of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies and wombats. I can highly recommend Englewood Ridge for your next Hunter Valley holiday.

Priscilla Ward

Just left the property now, just wanted to say a big thankyou for the awesome stay at your house was amazing beyond expectations! Would definitely recommend this house for future for myself aswell as friends and family! Once again thank you ?

Melissa Costantino

Your place is fantastic! Our guests were so excited to see the kangaroos at dawn and dusk… Will definitely be back!


We have stayed at Englewood Ridge several times for weekends with a group of friends. It’s a perfect setting for this as the house accommodates up to 4 couples in separate bedrooms which are very comfortable – and 3 bathrooms. There is loads of living space with a well-appointed kitchen which all look over the magnificent countryside of the Hunter Valley. The swimming pool is a bonus in the warmer months and in cooler times, there are many places to go for interesting walks. It’s only a short drive to vineyards, restaurants, golf courses or whatever you want so we would recommend this house gladly to others.

Colin and Jackie Morris

Sadly we are back at home tonight… but would much prefer to be staying at Englewood. Our family absolutely love your property. It suits all of our family needs to a “t”!

Jeanette Simpson

The weather was fabulous and we made good use of the pool. We enjoyed the kangaroos down below the house in the backyard.

Elizabeth Irwin