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Places to stay in Olinda

Places to stay in Olinda
**AS FEATURED ON CHANNEL NINES "POSTCARDS", THE HERALD SUN, FRENCH CONNECTION WEBSITE, YARRA MAGAZINE, LITTLE MAG MAGAZINE, PSYCHOLOGIES MAGAZINE, THE DESIGN FILES, REALESTATELIFESTYLE.COM** Alkira is located on a stunning 40-acre property in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges at Emerald. As you look out of your straw-bale Yurt, you can see both the distant Warburton Ranges. This secluded piece of paradise is only an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD. PHOTO SHOOT ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT THE HOST.
FEATURED ON CHANNEL NINES "POSTCARDS", The 12 small wonders of Australia in the HERALD SUN, YARRA RANGES MAGAZINE - SUMMER ADDITION" and also featured on the "FRENCH CONNECTION" Instagram/Website page from a recent photo shoot at Alkira and lots lots more. The unique design of the straw-bale Yurt has a wonderful ambience, which is both warm in Winter and cool in Summer. Close attention has also been paid to the design of the outdoor kitchen, and toilet/shower facilities; plus attractive outdoor seating areas. Alkira is only 10 mins drive from Emerald, (home of the Puffing Billy steam train). There are plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, wineries and tourist attractions in the area. Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat – experience a totally different world, picturesque and serene, but less than an hour from Melbourne. PLEASE NOTE: We have spent a lot of time sourcing bedding, cushions, homewares from all around Australia. We hope you can understand how much all these items mean to us. So could you please refrain from eating or drinking on the bed to avoid damaging the cushions and throws etc and be careful and delicate with all our homewares. Any damages will incur a charge or a replacement fee. PUFFING BILLY The journey aboard Puffing Billy takes you through the magnificent Dandenong Ranges, located only one hour east of Melbourne. With lush fern gullies brushing past and Mountain Ash trees towering overhead, Puffing Billy makes for a wonderful opportunity to relax and breathe in the fresh air whilst the train makes its way through the temperate rainforest. Visitors from around the world enjoy travelling aboard Puffing Billy as a stand-alone experience or as part of a Melbourne day tour. If you are a Melbourne local, you can bring friends, kids, other family members or interstate visitors, pack a picnic and travel aboard this historic Melbourne attraction. ( Emerald Station - 10 min drive from Alkira) EMERALD LAKE Emerald Lake park is our premier park and tourist attraction the Dandenong Ranges. As one of the destination points for the iconic Puffing Billy, the park offers a range of activities including picnics, walking trails, paddleboats and fishing – something for everyone. (10 minute drive from Alkira) TREES ADVENTURE - BELGRAVE Zip-trek high above the ground and take on the thrilling tree-top obstacles. Nature based adventure for all ages and abilities. (15 min drive from Alkira) CUCKOO RESTAURANT Since 1958 the world renowned Cuckoo Restaurant has been providing delicious smorgasbord meals and brilliant entertainment with its unique Bavarian atmosphere to families, social groups and tourists from all around the world. A family friendly venue. Always fun, and always welcoming. (15-20 min drive from Alkira) BUSHWALKING John's Hill Reserve Lookout The Johns Hill Reserve Lookout, to the south-east of Kallista on Ridge Rd offers excellent panoramic views including Yarra Ranges National Park, the Kinglake National Park, Mt St. Leonard and the Dandenong Ranges National Park. (15 min walk from behind Alkira) Eastern Sherbrooke Forest Walk This forest walk allows you to see the changing vegetation of the area. Admire towering Mountain Ash and Stringybark trees and lush ferns. Keep an eye out for wildlife including lyrebird living together with wombats, wallaby, echidna, possums and powerful owls. (6.6km return) Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (1000 steps) The 1000 Steps Walk is a tradition for fitness enthusiasts across Melbourne. Finishing the 3km trek one of the most popular walks in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. Do not underestimate its steep terrain. Plaques along the trail portray the lives of the soldiers who fought and died on the real Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, during World War II. Note weekends on this Track can be extremely busy, particularly in the mornings. GRANTS PICNIC GROUND Situated in the Sherbrooke Forest, Grants Picnic Ground has to be one of the top attractions of the Dandenong Ranges and is famous for its bird feeding and walking tracks. (10 min drive from Alkira) SKY HIGH Less than one hour from the Melbourne CBD you can be SkyHigh – on the uppermost reach of the Dandenong Ranges, amid cool fern glades and lush towering native forest. Views of the city, mazes etc (25 min drive from Alkira) TESSELAAR TULIP FARM The Tesselaar Tulip Festival began in 1954 and has since grown to become one of Victoria’s most iconic tourist attractions, showcasing the breathtaking beauty of over one million spring flowers in bloom. (15 min drive from Alkira) U-PICK TRAIL Did you know the Dandenong Ranges is home to the U-Pick and it's only an hour away from Melbourne? We were the first place in Australia to do it! Find yourself in an orchard this season. We all love the sweet juiciness of a perfectly ripe peach, the explosion in our mouths as that delicious cherry or strawberry bursts with the first bite. It's a fact: fruit always tastes better in the sunshine, under the very tree it grew on. Join us and fill up your buckets and baskets with the freshest most delicious produce of the season. Indulge in locally made ice-cream, cakes and other sources of family favourites after you've wandered the orchard rows. Pack the sunhat and sunscreen and enjoy a fabulous day in the country!
Alkira is located in Emerald, Victoria, Australia. Alkira is less than an hour from Melbourne CBD and can be accessed via the Monash and Eastern freeways. The 40-acre (16Ha) property is centrally located on a sealed road, midway between the townships of Emerald, Monbulk and Kallista. Excellent supermarkets and shops are located in Emerald and Monbulk (10 mins by car). Alkira is located in the heart of the area known as the Dandenongs, renowned for its beautiful scenery and pretty townships. There are many things to do in the area including wineries, cafes, restaurants and beautiful gardens. In Belgrave, there is the Cameo Cinema complex, much loved by locals, (15 minutes away), containing in part an original "art deco" cinema. An excellent train service to Melbourne also operates from Belgrave (less than an hour to city). Puffing Billy historic steam train line operates from Emerald, be sure to book ahead. There are also National Parks to visit and numerous walks/bike trails to go on. In fact, one walking trail is located literally 20 metres from your cottage (adjoins estate boundary). Dandenong Ranges National Park is only 15 mins away by car.
  • Emily has created such a beautiful space to relax and unwind in. Every detail is carefully thought of and perfectly executed. Cannot recommend this cozy little escape enough!

    Troy2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Staying at Alkira was exactly what we needed to reconnect. Emily thought of every little detail to the smartly matched decor to breakfast in the morning. I would also highly recommend ordering a food hamper as well since it just added to the charm of the yurt. Will definitely stay here again if we’re ever in Australia again, and have already told all my friends and family about it! Thanks Emily!

    Stefani2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • A gem of a place— it’s like arriving to your dream hut. Consider just staying in for the whole day; Emily has prepared everything for you to cozy in this homey, fuzzy-warm of a nest. Can’t ever recommend this enough. ✨✨

    Aldo2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • We had the best stay in Emily’s Yurt, the design was gorgeous and the surroundings are so serene! It was so lovely strolling around the farm and meeting all of the friendly animals 😊 would highly recommend booking this accommodation! Thanks for having us, Tam & Steve

    Tamara2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • My partner and I had a fantastic experience at Alkira. Far beyond anything I had imagined. The location is superb and the Yurt has been constructed with some much consideration

    Rajesh2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • What can I say? Emily’s yurt was wonderful! The property is picturesque and the yurt itself was a dream. Every aspect of it was beautiful - the little bits and pieces inside made it feel cozy and comfortable. The bathroom was lovely and we didn’t mind having to walk down a few stairs to get to it! We cooked dinner at night with the little bbq provided and had a lovely fire in the fire pit! We were greeted by a little horsey, a beautiful dog and a few geese when we arrived and they were all friendly and adorable! We loved staying here and would love to again, thank you Emily for creating such a special experience :)

    Hannah2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and stylish accommodation only 1 hour away from Melbourne CBD. Perfect place of you want to have a short escape and relaxing time! You would not regret it staying here!

    Nadya2020-02-04T00:00:00Z
  • I booked Emily's place for my parents after having a wonderful stay there myself last year. Here is their review: Our children surprised us with a night at Alkira to relax after our son’s wedding. We could not have been in a better location. The yurt is unique, cute and very comfortable. The outside kitchen facilities enabled us to prepare a delicious bbq dinner and breakfast. The views are beautiful and facilities excellent. Well done Emily on providing such a perfect escape!

    Christine2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Hut


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Emerald, VIC, Australia

    Large, bright, cozy, self contained wing of owners stunning modern home includes outdoor seating area on 40 acres of farm and bushland in the Yarra Valley. Spectacular views, exclusive use of 15m lap pool with spa, walking tracks, chickens, orchard, kangaroos, and more.
    The modern, self contained private guest wing attached to the owners house has 2 separate light filled bedrooms, each with a large, well appointed bathroom, and a large living room. Views from each room. The accommodation can sleep 6 but we feel it best suits up to 4 adults or a couple with children. One bedroom has a king bed, the other has either a king bed or can be made up as two long single beds according to your requirements. 2 additional guests can be accommodated on a double fold out sofa bed in living room. We can also accommodate a baby as, in addition, a portable cot and high chair is available. Assorted toys, books and DVDs are provided. Let us know details of your group. We offer free stay to an infant under 2 years of age, and a 25% discount for children under 12 years of age (as a refund after your booking is confirmed). The large sitting area opens out onto its own patio. The sitting room contains 2 large couches (one of which is a double sofa bed), a dining table, coffee table, TV and book case and has stunning views out onto the lap pool, rolling hills and valleys beyond. There is a separate kitchenette suitable for preparing light meals with a sink, small benchtop oven and hotplates, microwave/grill, tea and coffee making facilities and bar fridge. There is a baby Weber BBQ in the outdoor area. Fresh bread, milk, tea, coffee, eggs, juice, fruit and breakfast cereals are provided.
    The scenic Yarra Valley is well known for its wineries, fruit, vegetables, cheese and chocolate producers. There are numerous and interesting walks, bike trails and gardens. The Healesville Sanctuary shows a wide range of Australian animals and birds and is a must to visit while in the Yarra Valley.
  • Lovely hosts that made us feel very welcome which is important to us. Gorgeous views and lovely little home. Would have loved to stay longer

    Jarrod2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Christine and Noel’s place was perfect -Just what we were looking! The property was beautiful, private and peaceful with amazing views. Clearly care has been put into the detail and the fruit, jam and eggs from the property was a lovely touch for breakfast :)

    Brandon2020-02-27T00:00:00Z
  • This was such a luxury experience for my friends and I! The 360 degree views were breathtaking. The property was clean and beautifully decorated. Christine was there to greet us and to provide us with all the information we needed to have a fabulous weekend! The rooms and beds were comfortably. The kitchen and bathrooms were fully stocked with everything we needed and Noel even went out of his way to jump on the tractor and pick us lemons for our salad on our first night! We lived every minute of our experience and hope to stay there again one day. Oh and did I mention the spectacular pool and spa! 😊

    Laura2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This place is unbelievable , breath taking 360 degree views. A perfect place to kick back and relax with or without children. It has everything you could need and more . Love the little extra touches. The pool and spa were amazing. Comfy beds and lovely breakfast provided Highly recommended

    Lisa2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay ! The pool was so clean and the property in an amazing location

    Rachel2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, comfy and quiet. Brilliant pool/spa. The space is much more private than it seems in photos. Incredibly dreamy views of Yarra valley and mountains. Very pretty area for drives through the countryside. Farm fresh happy chook eggs and delicious home made jams and spreads a delight. Christine and Noel are lovely.

    Jenny2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Expect a stunning view and a relaxing break. Thanks for your hospitality, Chris.

    Az & Mike2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay. The location and house are beautiful. Christine and Noel were very helpful with recommendations and requests.

    Kate2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Gruyere, VIC, Australia

    Only 300 metres from the renowned mountain village of Sassafras, yet the moment you enter our gates you will be transported to serenity. This six acre property was once a beautiful nursery it's bordered by 100 year old American redwoods. Canadian cedar lodges are on the edge of the vast cool Victorian state forest.Tall ferns thriving in the damp environment Private balcony's are just meters away from the famous Oxfam walking tracks that take you to the many hamlets of the Yarra Ranges.
    The bedroom and living space has expansive windows and doors opening to a deck high onto the forest. Draw back the curtains, get back into bed and look out to the trees. Its a joyful thing to see when you wake in the mornings. Giant forest ferns set the stage for uninterrupted forest views. Our cheeky kookaburras , rainbow lorikeets and colourful parrots will perform for you. Don't be surprised if you come across a young deer or fawn that has wandered in from the forest to graze . Snuggle up on the comfy sofa....50 inch Smart TV with a good selection of current and popular dvds. The cottage space is comfortable and relaxing.Quality bedlinen, electric blankets...Washing machine and dryer available with 24 hours notice. Double spa next to the bed with spacious bathroom & separate large double shower. The good size separate kitchen has medium size bar fridge, gas stove in built in gas stove top ,microwave. Most of what you will need including essential cooking equipment ,bowls, plates, variety of cutlery; including basic condiments for cooking . Cosy gas log fire and air conditioner for the odd hot day. OUR LODGES WERE BUILT IN 1998, MUCH OF THE INTERIOR FIXTURES HAVE NOT CHANGED !! We are planning major renovations for accommodations and forest complex ; Including exciting healthy dining and wellness centre Dec.2020 Pending council approvals.
    Chudleigh Park Lodges are located on two sides of the National forest of Victoria Australia. The road to our lodges is the end of a neighborhood street in the town of Sassafras. We are very private. Our lodges about 200 meters off the street through a windy track, overlooking ferns and forests, further adding to your privacy. There is only one neighbour about 800 meters from our lodges . Our home and Groundsman quarters are 100 approx.meters from accommodations. Sassafras is about 35 kil. from Melbourne. We're also 25 kil from the famous Yarra Valley .. wine regine of Victoria .We have many good restaurants for lunches or evening dining here in Sassafras ; groceries, and more dining in Olinda and Mount Dandenong, just five kil. up the road. Numerous opportunities for sightseeing and adventures are within a 30 minute drive of our forest paradise . This is the ultimate spot for couples seeking romantic seclusion less than one hour from Melbourne CBD.
  • Delightful place in the middle of a beautiful and very green area. The birds came to visit at the bird feeder every morning. Shellie was a lovely host, and provided a basket of fresh and tasty breakfast materials on the first day. With a comfortable bed, fun spa, warm heater, double-shower, handy little kitchen, it had everything we needed for a marvellous holiday.

    Chris2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Chudleigh Park is a beautiful haven that really allows your brain to reset. Shellie is a thoughtful and friendly host but will give you your privacy. The views are lovely and location is very close to a popular hiking trail and village.

    Allison2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Shellie was an amazing host! The room is lovely with plenty of space for a romantic couples getaway. The breakfast basket was a lovely touch with some really amazing goodies! Definitely worth staying here!

    Katriana2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • It was lovely to stay is such a beautiful cottage with a fabulous host to look out for us! The birds were stunning and we will definitely be back if we are ever in the area again 💕 Sheridan and Andrew

    Sheridan2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • The location is beautiful and we were provided with so much great food for our stay. The local birds kept us company which was very cool.

    Cody2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Such a lovely location and gorgeous cottages! Overlooking secluded woods you share the beautiful grounds with kookaburras, cockatoos and birds of many colours. Just 2 mins walk to the gorgeous village of Sassafras, yet you feel a million miles from civilisation. This was our second stay and we will be back!

    Rob2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I had an amazing time away here. The breakfast hamper was full of delicious food and fresh juice and milk. Everything in the hamper had been locally sourced. We enjoyed feeding the rosella’s and parrots by our back door. The property is super simple to find and is just off the main drag. If we were back in the area we would come back before looking elsewhere.

    Rowan2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and clean cottage. Great amenitites and thoughtful touches, especially with the amazing breakfast!

    Stacey2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Sassafras, VIC, Australia

    Billabong Falls once home to International award winning landscape designer Phillip Johnson is now open as a luxurious bed and breakfast in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. Stay amongst the majestic Mountain Ash and lush natural bushland in the stunning Yarra Valley. Escape to peace, quiet and reconnect with nature, listen to tumbling waterfalls, swim in the natural swimming pool or just sit and drink in the surrounds and expansive views. The property is fully heated and air-conditioned.
    Find a beautifully appointed kitchen with breakfast basket including fresh free range eggs from Phillips nearby farm. The living areas are spacious and open with magnificent views toward the Yarra Valley and down to the garden and the forest beyond. This is a truly unique property which has won numerous awards for its beauty and sustainable practice. Only 7 minutes drive from the Olinda township, and 20 minutes from the beautiful Yarra Valley this is a home that will delight on every level, you will not find a property like this anywhere else. The property is fully heated and air-conditioned with decking on both sides of the house allowing for indoor/outdoor living and magnificent views down to the natural swimming pool and waterfalls. Enjoy exploring the amazing native garden, take your towel outside for an energising swim in the pool or a private outdoor heated shower. We guarantee you will not want to leave... Min stay 2 nights Mid week stays - We run a small landscape design studio from another building on the same property with the office sitting behind the house the garden and pool still remain private. You might see a couple of cars come an go from the driveway but the carport is reserved for guests. The house looks out to the forest garden/pool and views to the Yarra Valley. Check out on a week day is 10am (negotiable), weekend check out time is midday (also negotiable)
    The forest surrounding Billabong Falls is made up of towering Mountain Ash trees—some of the largest trees in world. An array of wildlife and birdlife can be spotted in this truly energising landscape. With a natural (chemical free) swimming pool, waterfalls, billabong and 7 acres of land this is a perfect patch of paradise!
  • Billabong Falls is a truly magical hideaway, and with floor to ceiling windows, WOW what a view! You won’t find a better host than Sarah....everything was taken care off and her extra little touches really make it a memorable getaway. Definitely add Billabong Falls to your list of must-do’s!

    Lauren & Susan2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing place! Great location, beautiful landscaping and a great host. Thank you

    Nat2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Billabong falls was the perfect, peaceful enviroment to spend my wedding morning and start my new life with my Husband. Sarah went above and beyond... bread baking on arrival, asking us what milk we drink, chocolates, wine, fruit... and lets not forget that waterfall! Billabong falls will forever hold such beautiful memories to us and we're already making excuses to come again.

    Jazmine2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • This amazing home is located in the centre of a forest, with spectacular views, unique amenities and immaculate styling. Sarah really is a super host, who went above and beyond to make our stay incredible. This has been the best Airbnb I’ve ever stayed in (both in Aus and even internationally). Sarah is incredibly thoughtful, hospitable and quick to reply. You won’t find another home like it.

    Erin2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Even though the photos for this place are incredible, they still don’t do any justice to just how magical, majestic and serene this property truly was. From the moment we arrived, we were captured by the beautiful calm it provided and had the best time relaxing and switching off from the world for a while. We had the best sleep in ages in the incredibly comfortable beds and we can’t wait to return in the winter to make use of the fireplace. Unexpected touches of fresh fruit and local tips on our personal interests were fantastic and even the unseasonal rain couldn’t stop us from swimming in the pool!

    Nella2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at billabong falls, as so many have said before me from the moment you walk in you feel at home with music playing and the smell of freshly baked bread in the air it was a gorgeous welcome and my friend couldn't wait to have a beautiful hot piece of bread with melted butter! I loved the fact that on a warm night you can just leave the fly wire doors in the bedrooms open and let the cool air in while hearing the sound of the waterfall just outside! The host was always quick to reply and did everything she could to solve any issues. I highly recommend a stay here, you will enjoy every part of staying in this beautiful house!

    Rebecca2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Billabong Falls is an enchanting space, with the most hospitable of hosts. Thank you for the charming breakfast food, the music, the thoughtfulness. I loved the opportunity to be surrounded by nature without having to leave the property, and to feel like every space provided a new and different experience. From the large glass windows opening up onto the mountain ash, to the balconies giving audience to birdsong, the soothing natural pool and my favourite of all the grounding outdoor shower... Finally the sustainable design spoke of a respect for nature that made my heart happy. We loved out stay here.

    Tina2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • A little gem in nature. For family with kids, bring a binocular for bird watching :)

    Han2020-01-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    3

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    Coorabell Retreat is a stunning barn conversion. Situated on a private corner of the property, Coorabell is a contemporary cottage features ceiling to floor windows that take full advantage of the surrounding stunning forest views, huge double spa, high definition LCD TV (that you can watch from the spa) and surround sound music system piped throughout the cottage, an upstairs bedroom with king size bed and separate sitting area, galley kitchen, real log fire, and air conditioning.
    * Lookup "Arnica Views" on the Internet for our exceptional rating and reviews in years of business. * Coorabell Retreat is a stunning barn conversion. Situated on a private corner of the property, Coorabell is a contemporary cottage features ceiling to floor windows that take full advantage of the surrounding stunning forest views, huge double spa, high definition 42” LCD TV (that you can watch from the spa) and surround sound music system piped throughout the cottage, an upstairs bedroom with king size bed and separate sitting area, galley kitchen, real log fire, air conditioning and private courtyard. Weekly discount or longer stay(7+ days) does not include breakfast. This room provide breakfast and full kitchen facilities *: Wine Short Cut Bacon Egg Bread Fresh Milk Yoghurt Juice Tea bags Tomato Lindt Chocolate Butter Cereal Weet-Bix Honey Jams Vegemite Coffee Sugar * Subject to local supermarket availability
    We are on the top of Mt Dandenong, with the perfect view of Melbourne CBD and Eastern suburbs.
  • This is such a relaxing romantic hideaway. We will be back.

    Sarah2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely relaxing space in the heart of the Dandenong's. Very enjoyable.

    Ash2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Had an amazing time here! We loved the view from the spa bath and all the small touches added throughout the place. Would definitely recommend staying here if you are looking for a private get away.

    Justyna2020-02-06T00:00:00Z
  • Coorabell Retreat is a fantastic forest getaway and the perfect place to unplug and refresh. This converted barn looks rustic from the outside but provides all modern creature comforts on the inside. William and Penny thoughtfully provided wine and chocolates and had music playing on our arrival which was a lovely touch. The breakfast food provided was also welcomed and bed supremely comfortable. The extra touch came from us seeing three inquisitive Rosellas hanging around the front of the building and then realising there was bird food in the kitchen, giving us an opportunity to feed and enjoy their company even more! Comfortable in summer with airconditioning in the property, it would also be nice in winter with the fireplace roaring in the living area. The property is so secluded and well hidden (but still easy to find) that we didn't even need to blinds at night to have the real "night in the forest" feel. Hopefully will be back again!

    Mark2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to stay. We didn’t have one bad thing to say it was just so nice and relaxing plus romantic. We will be back for sure

    Karlee2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay would recommend

    Chad2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • We had an excellent one night stay at Coorabell Retreat. The place was even better than the photos and the staff very helpful. I recommend this accommodation without hesitation.

    Josh2020-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great place

    Ross2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mount Dandenong, VIC, Australia

    Poppy is a 1966 Vintage Caravan, which has been lovingly restored whilst maintaining her beautiful and original character. We are situated close to the National Rhododendron Gardens and walking distance to all the shops and restaurants of Olinda & Mt Dandenong. More photos on out instagram page - Poppys Vintage Caravan.
    The caravan can host 2 Adults. Inside you will find a small kitchenette, cosy king bed (with electric blanket) coffee machine, internet tv, fridge and dinning area. The outside deck has a bbq and spa for guest use only. The caravan is not equiped with a toilet but meters away you will have your own private bathroom and shower. Check out our instagram page - Poppys Vintage Caravan
  • Amazing place for a getaway. Beautiful spot and very cosy place to stay!

    Joe2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful, peaceful and quiet...highly recommended.

    Michael2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • I only spent 1 night at Poppy's but I wished it had been longer. Audrey has set up such a wonderful space for her guests - a cosy, well equipped caravan, a massive deck, a gorgeous hot tub area and a bathroom that ticks all of the boxes. Lots of different seating options, a generous supply of towels and blankets, and a very thoughtful touch of sparkling wine and chocolates on arrival. Communication with Audrey was easy and prompt, and the location is great. I was blessed with amazing weather whilst I was there and was able to utilize all spaces. Thanks for a perfect little getaway Audrey!

    Christine2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Audrey's place is a MUST DO when heading to Mt Dandenong. It was the perfect location and only a short walk into the Olinda township and cuckoo restaurant too. Audrey made personal little touches that made this stay the most memorable stay I have ever had. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone.

    Chris2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • I’d say my best air bnb stay! Everything was perfect. Would definitely be back. Such an unique stay! You wouldn’t wanna miss this.

    Lelanga2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • My girlfriend and I had a great stay at Poppy’s Caravan. There were some lovely touches on arrival for my girlfriend’s birthday. The weather was really good so we were able to make use of the day bed in the sun and relax. The spa was perfect later on. Would definitely recommend to anyone who’s looking for a relaxing weekend away. Thanks!

    Shaun2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Audrey was very accomodating and made a very unique experience for an anniversary

    Isaak2020-02-25T00:00:00Z
  • Such a cute place to stay. Really welcoming as you arrive and set up perfectly for a nice a relaxing night. Walking distance to some shops and a blueberry farm down the rd if you want to hand pick yourself some during the summer months. Overall a great experience.

    Miranda2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Campervan/Motorhome


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    Unique, rustic 2 bedroom hideaway, situated near the tall gum trees which surround the creek, adjoining stables and yards for the equine neigh-bours!
    Aquila Acres is centrally located in the Yarra Valley , with easy access to the Warburton trail , wineries, galleries and the natural environment.
  • Wonderfully rustic! A fantastic place for the family to get away from it all. It was wonderful waking up to the country sounds and seeing the friendly horses. Deb was amazing and our daughter loved every moment of her stay, specially the 'Horse Experience'.

    Lalor2020-03-08T00:00:00Z
  • Unique accommodation amongst the ponies close to the Yarra Valley wineries. Great location and great communication with the hosts. Spacious living area and comfortable beds. Would definitely stay again.

    Carolyn2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Rustic, unique, and lots of fun, especially for the kids. Deb was lovely and the place was memorable! Worth a visit!

    Rashika2020-01-23T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fabulous weekend in the barn. It's a super comfortable space and the kids had a lovely time. Pony play was great and Deb is a fantastic instructor.

    Ben2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • We very much enjoyed our stay in this beautiful part of the country. The space is rustic as described, very clean and neat with super comfy beds. There is easy access to many local tourist attractions. Thanks for a great stay! Gladys

    Gladys2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend if you have small children who want a very good horse experience. Deb was great with children teaching them all about the pony's. The accommodation was great, and the location was wonderful. Very tranquil.

    Richard2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great holiday base. We made the most of it with pony rides every day. Was everything I'd hoped for and the kids loved it.

    Belinda2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and cosy place. Sure recommended place to stay, especially when visiting the Yaara Valley area. :)

    Yee Hong2019-12-11T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Wandin North, VIC, Australia

    Escape to a charming, wood-paneled cottage surrounded by greenery and flowers. Listen to birds singing outside, or sit at the piano and make music of your own. Cook breakfast in the country kitchen with fresh eggs from the resident chickens.
    The space is part of a large Cape Cod style two story home. It is connected at the rear of our house but has a separate entrance and is private. The interior of the cottage is fully self contained and is eclectic in style. We are on 3/4 acre and have an English style garden with Rhododendrons, Camellias as well as ferns, fruit trees and a vegetable garden.
    The house is in Olinda—a short, windy drive from the base of Mt Dandenong through lush green rainforest and huge mountain ash trees. It's a popular tourist destination, widely known for its amazing gardens, walking tracks, and quaint shopping strip.
  • This is such a lovely place to stay for a few nights. It is right next to the Botanic Gardens, and an easy walking distance from the shops. Victoria and Robbie had the perfect mixture of being attentive hosts, whilst also providing plenty of privacy. We arrived to some bread, fresh eggs and milk in the fridge, and a beautiful greyhound greeting us. Cannot wait to come back in six months - it was such a wonderful weekend away.

    Laura2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic cottage, friendly and helpful host. Close to township.

    Meghan2020-02-07T00:00:00Z
  • I loved my few days here so much I wanted to move in. It’s a perfect base for exploring the area or, like me, for switching off and relaxing after a busy year. It’s warm and inviting, spacious, and the lovely little touches and outlook to the garden make it feel like a home away from home.

    Kylie2019-12-20T00:00:00Z
  • Victoria was a caring & thoughtful host. We had a wonderful stay in this gorgeous air bnb. It was comfy, clean & relaxing with beautiful surrounds. I hope to return.

    Cath2019-12-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had a fantastic stay at the cottage. Although we sadly didn’t get to meet Victoria in person, as she was away, she was easily contactable and kindly checked in with us a number of times to make sure all was ok. Her husband (and the animals!) made us feel most welcome. The cottage was beautiful and had everything we needed. Perfect location - a short stroll from shops, pubs and restaurants, we came by public transport from Melbourne and didn’t think about needing a car once. Would love to stay again sometime. Thanks Victoria!

    Laura2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay at Victoria’s place in Olinda. We felt at home immediately. We absolutely loved the welcome chocolate, bread and fresh eggs. The board games were also great - we had some competitive games of scrabble. Check in and check out was very easy and Victoria was a great host. I hope to be back again soon.

    Kara2019-11-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great experience had all we needed and more :) highly recommend

    Cal2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • What a lovely stay! The place was cozy and warm with beautiful garden view. We really enjoyed cooking, playing piano and bathtub with candles. So relaxing!! The owner, Victoria was very kind and nice! I’ll definitely come back to stay there. Thank you very much!

    Nanae2019-11-18T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    1

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

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    Managed by Valley Ranges Getaways, The Sass, Studio 1 is a contemporary multi level apartment with a mezzanine loft bedroom looking down to the spa bathroom. This spa bathroom has an outlook to the bush if you wish, but also looks romantically down to the living room with big open fireplace TV and Wifi of course. The living room also provides a kitchenette with microwave, coffee plunger, but you don't need to cook too much as you will enjoy the eateries scattered in the local area
    We are offering discounts for stays of 7 days or longer. Please enquire when booking A message regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Valley Ranges Getaways would like to assure guests present and future that we have been formulating and implementing plans, procedures and protocols in order to minimise both the risk and the disruption that may be caused by the current pandemic. Preventative measures are now in place in regards to thorough touchpoint and property sanitisation for every stay and minimal contact checkins to keep our properties safe for your stay. With an abundance of fresh air and many outdoor activities in the Dandenongs Ranges, it has never been a better time to holiday at home. If you have any concerns at all about staying with us, please don't hesitate to call and speak to one of the team Still reading? Thank you! These Studio apartments are a pair, with separate entrances for privacy. The parking area is shared. A generous continental breakfast hamper is included for the first morning of your stay, and you might like to go out for brunch and just enjoy the local scene. Kitchenette does not have oven or hotplates. Adjoining, but separate is Studio 2 which also accommodates just two, so if you have friends you want to enjoy being with, then this is a great option for you all. Or, you can just snuggle up and hibernate from the 'real world' - I would!
    Come and enjoy our beautiful fresh mountain air - listen to the birdsong - take time out to reconnect and just be. Sassafras Village is a 4 minute walk from your door. Some of the highlights... When you're checking in, have a look at the lovely Proserpina cafe and bakery. It's in the same complex as our reception Then there's: •Tea Leaves: every loose tea or coffee bean you can imagine. Take some home •Ripe, or Fortnums for great coffee and light meals. •Miss Marples for Devonshire Teas •Geppettos toy shop, modern and vintage toys, also in Olinda. •Sassafras Sweet Co, also in Olinda. Go nuts, it’s the best lolly shop ever •Soak : beautiful candles, soaps and toiletries Do visit the other Parks and Gardens. Lovely Cloudhill Gardens are just 4 KM from Santosa Cottage Those managed by Parks Victoria have free entry. •National Rhododendren Gardens, This serene setting houses a variety of colourful blooms; including azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons and daffodils. The Georgian Road, Olinda. •William Ricketts Sanctuary: Named after the explorer , this beautiful sanctuary is a worthy place to visit. All are welcome to this peaceful place of reflection and quiet contemplation. Explore the sanctuary to understand Ricketts vision about the Aboriginal culture from intellectual, historical and social point of view. Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Mt Dandenong. •George Tindale Memorial Gardens: Sherbrooke Rd (about halfway between Kallista and Sherbrooke). Covering a range of exotic flowering plants and shrubs under a canopy of mountain ash. •The 1000 Steps Kokoda Walk located within the Dandenong Ranges National Park is a unique and renowned tourist spot. Burwood Hwy & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Upper Ferntree Gully. •Dandenong Ranges National Park: Covering 3540 hectares around the scenic Dandenong Ranges, this park features ancient trees, lush fern gullies, bushwalking tracks, waterfalls, picnic areas and a large number of native bird species. There are hundreds of acres of National Forest for you to walk if that is your joy. Getting married or attending a wedding here? Lyrebird Falls, Marybrooke Manor, Poets Lane and Nathania Springs are all just a short drive from Santosa Cottage
  • Gorgeous little place in the rainforest! Was the perfect getaway for our wedding anniversary and we feel very relaxed and rejuvenated. The road is quite close but out of sight and the accommodation was sound-proof and peaceful. We were a bit worried about sharing the building but we never heard or saw our neighbours next door and they had a completely separate entrance so it was pleasantly very private. The spa and fireplace were super luxurious and the complimentary breakfast basket was a beautiful touch. If you drive a large vehicle, it may be a little tight getting in and out of the driveway but the whole region is cute and pokey like this. Check-in was easy but make sure to arrange beforehand if you want to check-out early in the morning. Highly recommend to anyone who's looking for a forest retreat!

    Petula2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • VRG were easy to deal with, great communication and assistance with dinner recommendations. Sass unit was peaceful, quiet, spacious and an amazing bath/spa!

    Shelley2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Nice place, would go again

    Drew2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay for some peaceful & relaxing time. Spa is amazing. Great touches with candles and some local treats to enjoy.

    Viral2020-01-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful little place, perfect for a couples retreat with everything you need and more.

    Matthew2019-11-25T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely relaxing place

    Marc2019-11-13T00:00:00Z
  • Petty nice property. Love the fire place.

    Jing2019-11-06T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place nestled in the hills. Can join with the unit next door for a larger stay.

    Perry2019-10-30T00:00:00Z
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    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Sassafras, VIC, Australia

    Holly Cottage, is central and walking distance to restaurants and dining, great gardens and bush walks, along with great views along the way. Quirky and antique decor and furnishing, not a hotel but a home. Organically kept house, no harsh chemicals here.;] Easy stroll into both villages of Olinda, yet so secluded, peaceful, and quiet. Netflix, Stan, Foxtel and Telstra TV for your enjoyment. Spacious part of the house, and very private. Off street parking. Suitable for couples and families.
    Spacious part of the house, cathedral ceilings and radiating beams on ceilings, unique residence with lots of heating options and so very close to everything in Olinda. Quality new beds, quality bed linen and towels, locally made toiletries and ample breakfast and day time snacks supplied. Netflix, Stan, Foxtel, USB full of movies and Telstra TV available. Fresh flowers in season from the garden.
    Quiet and relaxing. Surrounded by pristine gardens, bush land and still close to everything. IGA is 500mt from here, as is Pellegrino's Fresh Grocer, and Organic Fanatic Food Store. Cafes, Restaurants Galore, Sassafras Lolly Shop and Geppeto's Toy Shop all easy walking distance from Holly Cottage.
  • We were travelling with two little toddlers and everyone loved the place. The rooms are clean, beds super comfortable. A lot of toys and space for the little ones. Jasna left us a lot of food and fruit, tea and coffee. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again some time soon!

    Amy2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Jasna’s place is in the heart of Olinda, just a few minutes walk from cafes and shops. You won’t need to go out for breakfast though, the spread Jasna provides is amazing. The gate. Is stunning and the house clean and full of character. We played lots of pool and enjoyed sitting in the garden.

    Nicole2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Thoroughly recommended. Very comfortable and close to everything. Great hospitality.

    Felicity2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Jasna’s cottage was a fantastic place to stay for a relaxing weekend away. Her garden is just fantastic - full of flowers, greenery, and even bee hives & a chicken coop! It was so lovely. Jasna goes that extra mile and provides breakfast and snacks for guests which is just lovely, you really don’t need to step out as the house has everything! And the beds & pillows were so comfy - I haven’t NOT had a sore neck in so long! Thank you Jasna for your hospitality.

    Amanda2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Holly Cottage is a sensational home with everything you need. Each bedroom is as well appointed as the others so a group can comfortably stay. The place was sparkling clean, fitted with everything you need and Jasna provided us a generous provision of local produce for breakfast. Although it says no cooking facilities there were alternatives galore - two electric frypans, microwave, coffee machine. We didn’t lack for a thing. Historical Olinda starts right next door with beautiful churches, buildings and gardens. Jasna is a thoughtful host - You will be impressed.!

    Diana2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • I've left my comments in the visitors book which is filled with loving and happy experiences.

    Elizabeth2020-01-10T00:00:00Z
  • We loved are stay and waking up to the sound of Kookaburras in the garden. A very cosy and thoughtful space with lots of extra special touches. Thanks so much Jasna for an amazing stay.

    Natalie2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Beauty in every corner. The place is sparking clean and the beds are amazingly comfortable.

    Leanne2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    Wytheburn is a 100 year old historic home set on 1 acre of mature European style gardens. We are situated in the heart of Olinda, close to the Rhododendron gardens and a 5 minute walk to historic Olinda village. The bungalow occupies the downstairs or underneath of the home and is bright and airy. It has its own private entrance and comprises of a sun filled lounge/dining, 2 double bedrooms, a modern bathroom plus a small fridge, microwave, pod coffee, toaster, kettle, crockery & cutlery etc.
    The bungalow has a country charm with large picture windows overlooking the garden. Guests have their own garden seating area with seats for 5 plus there is a quaint glass Summer house equipped with comfortable chairs, power, a heater and loads of books. Also BBQ facilities are available. Wytheburn's gardens were planted in the 1920's comprising mainly of European plants and trees. We are surrounded by beautiful Mountain Ash and at night there is a twinkling of city lights.
    Olinda is the jewel in the Dandenong's crown. It has fantastic cafes, restaurants, pubs and quirky gift and antique shops. It is also the home of the famous Cuckoo restaurant, which is a 10 minute walk from us. Olinda is surrounded by the Dandenong Ranges national park, which offers many fantastic and scenic walks. Your hosts Mark and Peter are very familiar with these trails and are happy to advise on the best walks. The area also contains many beautiful private and public gardens, including Cloude Hill, Alfred Nicholas Gardens, Ricketts Sanctuary, Pirianda Gardens and the National Rhododendron Gardens (2 minute walk from here). The Olinda falls are only a 2 km drive from here.
  • Fantastic little place at a perfect location to explore Olinda and surrounds. Went up for a night and it was a huge bonus to be able to take our dog. Will be back!

    Nick2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Terrific place to stay in a gorgeous garden setting. The space was very clean and comfortable, breakfast provisions were delicious and ample, and our host was flexible on request in relation to arrival and departure times. Highly recommended.

    Michelle2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • What a wee haven.

    Penny2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, in a 'little wilderness'.

    Clare/Justin2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • An amazing stay at a humble cottage-like home in the forest of Olinda. You can sit in the summer room with books or walk down to the main town area with plenty of shops. Highly recommend. Hosts are lovely too!

    Samantha2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • Mark and Pete’s place is an excellent base for exploring the Yarra valley. The bungalow had everything we needed to feel at home. The garden was beautiful and peaceful. We had breakfast sitting outside in the morning sun listening to all the birds. Will come back if ever I am in the region

    Didi2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay with charming country touches which makes the stay all the more cosy. Fantastic location; walking to distance to shops in either direction. Would stay longer next time!

    Christina2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home in such a magical area. Lovely stay.

    Aled2020-01-25T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    The Hush Cottage is perfect for a romantic weekend or a secluded getaway. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds of Sassafras, Olinda and Mount Dandenong in complete privacy while enjoying a soak in the corner spa bath and relaxing in front of the traditional wood fireplace. This self-contained cottage has private facilities and everything you need for a special getaway!
    The Hush Cottage is fully self-contained, which means that we provide you with all of the facilities needed to nestle in and prepare your own beautiful meal, without the need to dine out during your stay. Don’t feel like cooking? Many local cafes and restaurants are now providing take-away and delivery services straight to your cottage. Our guests can stay in and relax in total privacy while enjoying wonderful amenities such as a large corner spa bath and fireplace. Hush Cottage is totally private with no shared facilities. With our self check-in and check-out process, you can be further assured of complete privacy and no need for physical interaction with staff, whilst enjoying the security of knowing that our on-call team are always available via text message or email if you have any questions during your stay. Our professional cleaning contractors ensure that each cottage is cleaned and sanitised pursuant to the Department of Health Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles for COVID-19. To ensure that all guest linen is washed and sanitized to a high standard we outsource high quality, freshly laundered sheet and toweling products from an off-site commercial linen company for each stay. The Hush Cottage is an early 1900s refurbished self-contained cottage with all the traditional finishings and a revitalised attention for comfort, including corner spa bath, full kitchen and traditional wood fireplace. Perfect as a couples retreat, however there is also a sofa bed if you wish to bring along the kids. Take a short stroll to the famous Sassafras cafés and shops, including Miss Marple’s, The Fat Badger, Fortnums, Geppetto’s Toy Store, Proserpina, Ripe and many more. The Hush Cottage is only a five to ten minute drive to all wedding reception venues located in the Mount Dandenong ranges, including Marybrooke Manor, Poet’s Lane, Tatra Receptions, Lyerbird Falls and more. The famous Cuckoo buffet restaurant and many other award-winning restaurants, located in the Mount Dandenong and Yarra Ranges, are in close proximity to the Hush Cottage. Come and experience what this classic, cosy cottage has to offer.
    The Hush Cottage is located in a very quiet street just off the main tourist road. A 10-15 minute easy walk will get you to the village of Sassafras. There is a bus stop within a 5 minute walk on the main tourist road. Olinda, Ferny Creek and Sherbrooke are only a few minutes by car and Mt Dandenong is only 5 minutes by car. The Puffing Billy Railway in Belgrave is a 10-15 minute drive.
  • Cosy, private, and quite cute. Sweet touches like wine and chocolates. Very clean.

    Alycia2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely area, quiet and charming. Nice bath and a cozy place to read and relax. Near by to lots of stores and places to go but still secluded.

    Fred2020-02-28T00:00:00Z
  • As advertised, this quaint little cottage was just what I needed after a gruelling start to the year. The place was clean with port waiting for us. Hosts were super accommodating for our needs and really easy to communicate with. A great stay.

    Patrick2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Great place.

    Tim2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • Nickett’s place was absolutely lovely with many thoughtful touches. We will definitely be back!

    Varshi2020-01-08T00:00:00Z
  • It is a beautiful cottage to go to. Lovely and cosy.

    Andrea2019-11-16T00:00:00Z
  • Nickett's place at Sassafras was cosey and clean. The bed is super comfy! Communication great and check in easy. Thanks for a great trip!

    Em2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • A very cozy and full of character little cottage. The place is very well kept and clean. We stayed for 5 nights and were fully recharged and relaxed afterwards. The host was very accommodating when we overslept and checked out a bit later. He was really easy about it. We brought our dog and she enjoyed the stay as much as we did. Would recommend to anyone who's wants to kick back and do nothing for a few days to recharge.

    Luis2019-08-22T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Sassafras, VIC, Australia

    Fern Cottage set on 7 acres of private forest Extremely cool in summer and cosy with fire in winter. Quaint limestone 1 bedroom cottage open plan lounge dining with full kitchen, fireplace,corner spa. 1 queen bed there is also a sofabed in lounge. Breakfast provisions included in this price We do accept pets however small breeds only please discuss this before you book
    Amazing views of mountain ash and ferns Set off main road so no road noise here Private carport Close to mount Dandenong /Olinda shops and restaurants. 2 blocks from TATRA wedding reception.
    •Forests and national parks •Alfred Nicholas Gardens •Sky High (Mount Dandenong summit with spectacular views over Melbourne & surrounds) •William Ricketts Sanctuary •Rhododendron gardens •Puffing Billy Steam Railway •Cameo cinemas •35 minutes to the wineries & restaurants of the Yarra Valley •60 minutes from Melbourne
  • The property was located in a beautiful little section of the rainforest, from the moment you wake up you see luscious rainforest surrounds. The property was very close to all the nearby towns and was sparkling clean, the wood fire was a perfect way to really cozy the place up of an evening. The host was very responsive and even stocked the fridge with butter, bacon and eggs as well as bread, cereals, fruit, teas and coffee - a fabulous touch!

    Stacey2020-03-15T00:00:00Z
  • I absolutely fell in love with this cottage! It's surrounded by stunning forestry as soon as you step onto the veranda, greenery and birdlife which was very peaceful and relaxing. It had everything we needed and neat features such as a wood fireplace and a spa bath in the bathroom. Alix, the host, also provided breakfast goods for us which was a lovely touch. Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

    Anna2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location and great retreat from the city.

    Peter2020-01-14T00:00:00Z
  • Great cozy cabin completely decked out with everything we needed for 3 nights. Felt very secluded in the beautiful rainforest yet were very close to the little towns for a quick day trip. Would love to go back again in the winter and test out the fire place.

    Angus2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful forest right at the doorstep. Heavenly

    Eliza2019-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • Alix's little bungalow is outstanding! Nestled in the forrest around Mt Dandenong, it felt like pure magic! I highly recommend this for romantic getaways or personal retreats!

    Nicolas2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • I spend last weekend away at this beautiful cottage. It didn't have any internet or great Tv signal which is exactly one of the reasons why we went up because the beautiful surroundings, the fresh air, the fire place ( alix has it all prepared and ready to go) was just amazing. Alix was kind enough to also purchase fresh foods and milk which we didn't expect to happen so it was very nice of her. The cottage was amazing the little town of Olinda is just amazing so i would def recommend anyone that is looking for a quiet yet peaceful weekend away this is a great place to achieve that. Thank you Alix and im sure we will def be staying again sooner than later.

    Cristian2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • Adorable Cottage in a Fern Forest. Beautiful 2 rooms with lovely food to cook for breakfast and great ideas of what to see. Very quiet and secluded in the forest but only 8 blocks to town for dinner. Best of both worlds. We'll be back.

    Lisa2019-11-21T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mount Dandenong, VIC, Australia

    We are set on a bushland property of 1600 square metres. A basic cabin offering a haven from the hustle and bustle of city life but with easy access to an amazing array of world renowned tourist attractions. Native birds visit daily, an abundance of wildlife can be enjoyed. Pirianda public garden is at the end of the street where you can spend hours delighting in the original owners love of exotic flora, or enjoy a secluded walk along the creek in the gully.
    The peace and tranquility of the setting is amazing. The cabin is a typical holiday home from the 1950's with updates in a rudimentary style, a little rough around the edges. There is a fire bowl outdoors but no open fire inside ( gas space heater in living room and convection heaters in bedrooms) Ping Pong table in garage. Board games and a small selection of books in living room cabinet. Information folders for appliances and Tourist info in cabinet below TV.
    Glorious surroundings and world renowned attractions in a beautiful bush environment.
  • Such an incredibly beautiful place to stay. Far beyond any expectations and Jennifer has done an amazing job making sure of that. Will be back for sure

    Isaac2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • A comfortable and secluded spot that’s perfect for escaping the rest of the world. Well appointed with a smattering of personal touches.

    Ian2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place to stay. Stunning area surrounded by nature

    Alisha2020-02-20T00:00:00Z
  • A great place to stay, definitely recommend to anyone wanting to check out lovely Olinda.

    Josh2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home, even better than we expected! Very cozy, relaxing and felt very welcomed.

    Cassie2020-02-05T00:00:00Z
  • Delightful space

    Phillipa2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Cute space, super close to a beautiful garden that’s like a fairyland to walk through. Peaceful and cozy. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Laura2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • This cozy little place is perfect for a getaway from the City!

    Josh2020-01-03T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    The Charmed Cabin is perfect for a romantic weekend or a secluded getaway. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds of Sassafras, Olinda and Mount Dandenong in complete privacy while enjoying a soak in the spa bath and relaxing on the private rear verandah. This self-contained cottage has private facilities and everything you need for a special getaway!
    The Charmed Cabin is fully self-contained, which means that we provide you with all of the facilities needed to nestle in and prepare your own beautiful meal, without the need to dine out during your stay. Don’t feel like cooking? Many local cafes and restaurants are now providing take-away and delivery services straight to your cottage. Our guests can stay in and relax in total privacy while enjoying wonderful amenities such as spa bath and private outdoor verandah. Charmed Cabin is totally private with no shared facilities. With our self check-in and check-out process, you can be further assured of complete privacy and no need for physical interaction with staff, whilst enjoying the security of knowing that our on-call team are always available via text message or email if you have any questions during your stay. Our professional cleaning contractors ensure that each cottage is cleaned and sanitised pursuant to the Department of Health Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles for COVID-19. To ensure that all guest linen is washed and sanitized to a high standard we outsource high quality, freshly laundered sheet and toweling products from an off-site commercial linen company for each stay. The Charmed Cabin is an open plan fully self-contained cabin. Enjoy a relaxing spa in the two person spa bath. The large flat screen TV is on a moveable arm so it can be viewed from any position within the cabin, you can even watch it from the spa. Make a yummy meal in the kitchen. You may choose to have a romantic dinner inside the cosy cabin or on your own private deck set amongst the trees and established gardens.
    Take a short stroll to the famous Sassafras cafés and shops, including Miss Marple’s, The Fat Badger, Fortnums, Geppetto’s Toy Store, Sassafras Tavern, Dine Divine, Ripe and many more. The Charmed Cabin is only a five to ten minute drive to all wedding reception venues located in the Mount Dandenong ranges, including Marybrooke, Sherbrooke Lodge, Poet’s Lane, Tatra, Lyerbird Falls and more. The famous Cuckoo buffet restaurant and many other award winning restaurants, located in the Mount Dandenong and Yarra Ranges, are in close proximity to the Charmed Cabin.
  • Nickett’s cabin is perfectly situated amongst the trees and has all the essentials for two! We will be back to visit in the future!

    Lauren2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • It was the perfect little getaway for a Valentine's with my girlfriend! It was perfectly clean and located to escape our busy Melbourne lifestyle!

    Brad2020-02-14T00:00:00Z
  • Really nice cottage. Will definitely visit again.

    Nafisa2020-02-12T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect romantic getaway with your loved one. The bed was so comfy to sleep in and just a lovely atmosphere overall.

    Joanne2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • lovely cottage for 1-2, quiet, very clean and comfy bed. Lovely spot in the Dandenong's and close to the other villages

    Diana2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very cozy spot in a lovely area. Loved the backyard area and the welcoming atmosphere when we arrived. We came on a really hot day to a nice cool cottage with lovely relaxing music in the background. I would love to visit again.

    Pia2019-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place

    Shyloe2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cosy cottage tucked away in beautiful Sassafras. Super clean and comfortable and perfect for a secluded night away.

    Lisa2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

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    Sassafras, VIC, Australia

    Managed by Valley Ranges Getaways Close to the famous Cuckoo Restaurant, Forest Lounge Restaurant, Olinda Village cafes and gift shops. You’ll love 'Artist' because of the cosines, the views, the location, the high ceilings, and the kitchen Great for couples, business travelers and families This is a 2 storey house, king beds (or one upstairs can become 2 king singles). There are 2 modern bathrooms, spacious lounge, dining, kitchen and a beautiful deck to sit out and listen to the birdsong
    We are offering discounts for stays of 7 days or longer. Please enquire when booking A message regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Valley Ranges Getaways would like to assure guests present and future that we have been formulating and implementing plans, procedures and protocols in order to minimise both the risk and the disruption that may be caused by the current pandemic. Preventative measures are now in place in regards to thorough touchpoint and property sanitisation for every stay and minimal contact checkins to keep our properties safe for your stay. With an abundance of fresh air and many outdoor activities in the Dandenongs Ranges, it has never been a better time to holiday at home. If you have any concerns at all about staying with us, please don't hesitate to call and speak to one of the team Still reading? Thank you! This accommodation has been thoughtfully created for you to be able to relax, take time out, read, work if you must, or just indulge and enjoy your getaway. The living areas are spacious - in colder weather a real wood fire will be set and ready for your arrival, the house will be warm and lit for you too. An acoustic guitar, a turntable and some great vinyl records await. Your creative side will surface in this light filled house where you have windows to look out at the trees and birds from every room.
    Stroll to Olinda Village for coffee, indulgent cakes, independent shops, wine tasting at Olinda Cellars, or a revitalizing treatment at Nourish Day Spa. Local walks, parks, gardens, and Dandenong Ranges National Park boast waterfalls and wildlife.
  • This place is outstanding. A beautiful haven to escape to and re-charge. Lots of little touches made this place even more special. Well furnished, beautifully designed and with ample room. We had a magical experience and will definitely be back! Thank-you.

    Colette2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • It was such a beautiful place, upon our arrival we were so taken back by how gorgeous the place was. We had enjoyed our time here and definitely will be coming back often. Already missing the place.

    Le2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • An absolutely perfect getaway. Incredibly private, spacious and fantastic amenities. Highly recommend!

    Nicola2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little treehouse feel in amongst the rainforest. New and clean, beautiful artwork and character in the decor and design. Colder than we expected in the middle of summer so thankfully the heating worked well.

    Jo2019-12-15T00:00:00Z
  • A beautiful location and house, sparkling clean, beautifully decorated, warm and cozy, close to everything but feels wonderfully secluded and private. We especially loved all the thoughtful extras, ethical and eco friendly soaps, shampoo etc, lovely local bread waiting and a great record collection.

    Isobel2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely lovely place. You’ll be amazed by all the little personal touches the owner has provided. The only danger perhaps is being tempted to lounge in all day and not explore the wonderful area surrounding it.

    Sherwin2019-11-27T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing property with amazing views

    George2019-11-12T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful home and comfortable stay! Loved the art collection. Much larger than expected. Very close and walkable to food and shops—a great mountain getaway even if just wanting to do nothing but stay in the house surrounded by the trees and sounds of the wind and the kookaburras. Loved it!

    Susanna2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
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    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    2

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    WE ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED Bessie is a sweet 1959 vintage caravan, plenty of room for two and enough for three. The cosy caravan is heated, lovely and snug no matter the weather. Offering a minimum of one night stay for a quick getaway or stay longer & enjoy the peace. Set on 5 acres with beautiful gardens and our own private rainforest walk plus miles of bushwalks from our front gate. There's an undercover area with a chiminea so guests can have a campfire. This is a 'no smoking' property.
    Our garden is part of the 'Secret Gardens of the Dandenongs' tour and is one of the nicest gardens in the hills. The short cool temperate rainforest walk on our property is just beautiful with a meandering path beside a little creek that runs through the property. We are also very close to the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (previously known as the National Rhododendron Gardens). Along with the beautiful forest of Mountain Ash trees and amazing tall tree ferns, we are fortunate to have plenty of open areas with lots of sunshine too. There is a shelter by the caravan with a chiminea and seating so guests can enjoy a fire. The shelter catches the mid-morning and afternoon sun, making it a lovely spot to read and relax by the fire. The Olinda Falls are a short walk away (about 30 minutes) and our 'local' is the Pig and Whistle Tavern (Mt Dandenong) - 15 minutes walk away, via an unsealed road with a few hills to increase your appetite... or a quick 2-minute drive. The caravan (Bessie) has a narrow doorway - it is rather quirky and can be seen in the photos. It is 16"/41cm wide, with a built-in timber flyscreen. BEDS: Bessie has two beds. The 'double' is a touch under the standard width size, though it is long - 203cm in length, so very cosy. The mattress is super comfy. The table can be made into a single bed for a third guest. KITCHEN: A microwave, toaster, and kettle are available to use in the caravan along with crockery, etc. Coffee, tea, and milk will also be provided for guests. There is also an AeroPress coffee maker and ground coffee, for a perfect cuppa. A water filter jug is provided too. We use rainwater tanks up here so generally filter our drinking water. We also have a basic outdoor camp kitchen with a gas camp stove for cooking if required. It is under the awning of the caravan with outdoor seating. A small frypan and saucepan can be found in the caravan. FRIDGE: A portable car fridge is in the ensuite room for food, drinks etc. ENSUITE ROOM: The toilet and hot shower are located beside the caravan in an ensuite, just a few steps from the caravan. We have a Bluetooth speaker in the caravan, b.y.o music or podcasts! CHILDREN: The property is not set up for children as we have some steep areas with no fencing. If you want to bring a child though, please enquire and let us know as we do not mind. The listing is for up to 3 guests (including children). This is a non-smoking property.
    Mt Dandenong is a beautiful little village and a short walk (20 minutes) from our home. The area is well known for parks and gardens, forest trails, viewpoints, and wildlife. It is a delightful escape from city life or to add to your tour itinerary. We are very close to the Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens (formerly the National Rhododendron Gardens). We are also very close to great Mountain bike riding tracks. Mathias Track, opposite our home, is a well-known bike track as well as hiking trails.
  • We enjoyed a few days at Jane & Geoff's property and it was one of the best AirBnB experiences we've ever had. The caravan is very stylish - it's certainly cozy, and would be great in all seasons. All amenities you need are outside of the caravan, with a caravan-style toilet and shower, but in a very spacious room with room for storing. The areas for relaxing have forest views with a very tranquil atmosphere. The real highlights are the garden and the creek - you have them to yourself. We spent hours slowly wandering around and pausing to look at all the wonders. Highly recommended!

    Callum2020-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had the loveliest getaway here! Jane and Geoff are so sweet, and the space is perfect. We’re already planning when we can come back again. Be sure to walk down to their creek when you stay, it’s so peaceful and beautiful.

    Courtney2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Had an amazing stay at Bessie - the caravan, and even better was meeting Jane and Goff's amazing family (including their bunnies and guinea pigs) which was highlight of the trip for us. We were planning to step out, but there was so much to do on the property - the walk to the creek, meeting the bunnies , sitting by the fire at night, enjoying the hanging chairs, the lovely garden; we are surely going back again soon

    Mandeep2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great accomodation, super friendly host. Highly recommended!

    David2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • There's a reason why this little caravan has gotten so many great reviews. Fantastic location. Lots of personal touches. The hammock and fire In the outdoor lounge were my favourite. Highly recommend.

    Emily2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • This is the perfect place for a quiet, romantic getaway. Jane and Geoff have thought of everything! Easy to find, close by to all that the Ranges has to offer and on such beautiful grounds where you can wander and really enjoy nature. We're already looking at dates for our next stay!

    Veronica2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place & hosts

    Leila2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • This was by far the best air bnb we've ever been too. Bessie is full of character and feels instantly welcoming and warm. The garden is quirky and adventurous, so beautiful. Jane was so welcoming and accommodating. The kitchen/bathroom area has everything you need. Hot water, toilet, fridge. The fairy lights are beautiful and the fire area is so relaxing. The views and serenity are next level. We had the best weekend! Thank you so much. We willbe back!

    Georgia2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Campervan/Motorhome


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

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    Mount Dandenong, VIC, Australia

    Magnolias on Mernda - A Modern home in stunning garden surrounds, it oozes 'hills' serenity. Upon arrival to Magnolias on Mernda, you will feel absolute peace as you shut off the outside world and leave all else behind. It's time to unwind and enjoy the tranquility and solitude that this property offers.
    We are offering discounts for stays of 7 days or longer. Please enquire when booking A message regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) Valley Ranges Getaways would like to assure guests present and future that we have been formulating and implementing plans, procedures and protocols in order to minimise both the risk and the disruption that may be caused by the current pandemic. Preventative measures are now in place in regards to thorough touchpoint and property sanitisation for every stay and minimal contact checkins to keep our properties safe for your stay. With an abundance of fresh air and many outdoor activities in the Dandenongs Ranges, it has never been a better time to holiday at home. If you have any concerns at all about staying with us, please don't hesitate to call and speak to one of the team Still reading? Thank you! Sleeps up to four guests. Wood Fire and Aircon Pet Friendly Glorious gardens and even a cubby house for the kids. A desk with wifi for those who need to work! A generous, serene home located in the beautiful Mount Dandenong Ranges Two spacious Queen bedrooms with indulgent bed linen Tastefully furnished and styled to embrace the peace of your surrounds. A delightfully quaint country kitchen, where all you need for a perfect stay, awaits you. The house overlooks spectacular garden scenes comprising ancient magnolias, maples and rhododendron trees. All carpeted by lush garden beds, spreading to the edges of the property where you will find reading nooks. The spacious living area has beautiful natural light shining through expansive garden windows and French doors that open to a huge sunbathed deck. Everything is provided for you to enjoy the magnificent garden - lie in a hammock, stretch out on the rug, or just find the perfect spot to sit and listen to the sounds of nature while bathing in the lovely morning sunshine. An indulgent, luxurious outdoor bath space has been added to this amazing property. In the cooler months enjoy your beautiful fire pit to toast marshmallows, roast spuds in their jackets, or listen to the crackle of the flames and feel inner peace. Magnolias on Mernda caters for family stays, girls getaways and couples seeking that perfect private hideaway. Of course, your furry family member is also welcome and can be safely housed in its own accommodation adjoining the house, or tucked away on its preferred bedding. Close to Olinda & the villages of Mt Dandenong, good dining abounds nearby. Don't miss a visit to Butlers in Mt Dandenong (our favourite) - or Cloudehill Gardens. PLEASE NOTE: The lighting of wood burning fires in properties will be prohibited from the beginning of the declared fire danger season (normally mid December) to the end of February. It is also prohibited on all days of Total Fire Ban at any time of the year. If there's no wood or kindling provided at your property, it will be because of this policy. Collecting and burning leaves/branches from outside the property is strictly forbidden.
    The property is not far from Monbulk township and Olinda Village. It is also close to Lyrebird Falls, Nathania Springs, and Coonara Springs. The lovely Cloudhill Gardens are just a few minutes away.
  • Great & beautiful space, have recommended to many of our friends x

    Ollie2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place to stay

    Jock2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The house and grounds are absolutely stunning! We adored our stay at this property especially the outdoor bathhouse which was a real treat. The hosts were wonderfully helpful and very sweet. All in all would recommend to anyone to stay here!

    Meaghan2020-02-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place! Fully loaded, with an exceptional eye for detail and style. The outdoor tub is a lovely touch to this property.

    Raj2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • What an amazing stay! Beautiful home with amazing new outdoor bathroom feature! Real attention to detail in a stunning tranquil location. Would love to have moved in for good! Definitely recommend. Thanks for having us!

    Anna2020-02-21T00:00:00Z
  • Stunning property surrounded my nature Thank you for all the little thoughtful touches to make it so homely We will definitely be back

    Jessica2020-02-10T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you for allowing us to stay at Magnolias on Mernda - it is the most relaxing and beautiful accommodation we have ever been too. The detail to decor and comfort is just wow! Our little dog Lyka absolutely loved the vast gardens she can run around in too. Can’t wait to return and hopefully use the outdoor bath feature.

    Joan2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing stay at this incredible space and property. Will definitely be coming back

    Tom2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
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    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    Start the indoor fireplace and get in the king size bed for a cozy night in. This guest suite brings Paris to Melbourne, with plush and ornate French style furnishings and petit dejeuner for two. This is a very special place for a romantic getaway. Villa d'Amour at Maison Belle Retreat is close to SkyHigh at Mt Dandenong and the enticing villages of the Dandenong Ranges. We are offering discounts for stays of 7 days or longer. Please enquire when booking
    New, stylish and luxurious, this is a very special place for a romantic getaway in the beauty of The Dandenongs. Close to wedding reception venues, the villages and boutique shops and beautiful fresh air walks and gardens throughout the Dandenong Ranges.
    Re COVID-19 We assure guests that we have implemented cleaning protocols to minimize the risk. Also, Guests will self check in. Valley Ranges Getaways will contact you just prior to your stay with instructions The villages of Mt Dandenong abound with beautiful and unique shops, cafes, and restaurants. Public gardens and Cloudehill Gardens showcase cool climate plants. Trails and forest walks are found in the thousands of acres of nearby National Parks.
  • We had a lovely stay, it was clean, beautifully styled, and we loved the breakfast provisions, very thoughtfully put together. We had everything we needed and it was really cosy. Check in was easy enough, they house is compact but has everything you need. Just a note there are fairly steep stairs up to the main need room from the kitchen / bathroom area ( for any preggy ladies or those with mobility issues). The bed was comfy and the whole place super clean. Thanks, we would definitely recommend the villa to others.

    Holly2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation is beautiful - stylish decor, well kept with all amenities for a comfortable stay. We particularly loved the details - fresh flowers, room air freshener, fruit & chocolates!

    Ramona2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you we loved staying at your beautiful location. Best part was the decor and garden.

    Debbie2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing little getaway, the place was really well maintained with great amenities to make our stay even more pleasant. Would definitely return in future.

    David2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Such a beautiful and cosy home with everything I needed. I came down to Mount Dandenong to unwind, and this was perfect for my solo getaway. I would definitely stay here again!

    Alyssa2019-07-24T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, would definitely recommend

    Arav2019-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Thank you for a wonderful weekend in our French villa. Definitely hit the Airbnb jackpot here... would highly recommend to couples looking for a relaxing weekend in the country.

    Kelly2018-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Just beautiful! I loved how comfortable the place is and in such a lovely area too.

    Aimee2018-05-13T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mount Dandenong, VIC, Australia

    Wild Orchid Olinda is a private, luxurious, stand alone, completely self-contained cottage just for 2 in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Nestled into Doongalla Forest, surrounded by Mountain Ash and tree ferns, yet minutes walk to the villages, you are close to everything, yet away from it all. The perfect place to take time out, retreat into nature ~ recharge and relax. Just to BE The moment you step onto the property you will be drawn into the magic of the garden and surrounding forest 🏡🌿
    🏡 at Wild Orchid Olinda we are absolutely passionate and diligent when in comes to hygiene and sanitation. The cottage is completely cleaned and sanitised after our guests check out and before you check in. 🌿 All the linen is washed at +70c 🌿 We clean and use hospital grade sanitiser on all surfaces 🌿 All the crockery, cutlery, pots and pans are run through a +70c dishwasher. 🏡 Check in is contactless and by keypad entry. Enter your private cottage with enchanting story book style exterior and modern, elegant interior. The living area has a large sofa to sink into by the cosy log fire, where you can curl up to watch a movie, listen to music, read a book or just to BE. Adjoining is the cosy country kitchen which is fully equipped, everything you need including a washing machine and dryer so you can stay for a few days, a week or a month. Upstairs the romantic bedroom has a queen size bed, electric blanket, beautiful bamboo and cotton sheets and private balcony from which you can enjoy tree top views with glimpses of Melbourne city, glorious sunsets and star gaze at night through the telescope. The adjoining bathroom has a spa bath, fluffy robes and towels.
    Situated in the Heart of the Dandenong Ranges the cottage is ideally located between the beautiful villages of Olinda and Mt Dandenong so you are close to everything, but away from it all. We are just a few minutes walk up to Olinda village which has fabulous boutique shops, cafes, restaurants, antiques, a Saturday produce market and much more. 10 minutes walk down the road to Mt Dandenong village where you will find the local supermarket, bottle shop, more restaurants and fabulous cafes, wander just a little further for great beers on tap and food at Kelly's Bar or The Pig & Whistle Tavern. The cottage is just on 2 kilometres from Sky High lookout and restaurant for fabulous views over Melbourne. Or you can simply enjoy the natural surroundings of the state forest. Take walks; feed the Rosellas, King Parrots and cockatoos. There are several superb gardens and walks that we can share with you. Or you can use the walking maps provided to explore on your own. You may be fortunate enough to see wallabies, kangaroos , deer and lyre birds all in their natural habitat.
  • This was the most beautifully stocked, beautifully comfortable and aromatically wonderful place I have stayed in. The perfect place to ask my partner to marry me. Highly recommended.

    Clare-Rose2019-12-09T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely wonderful place to escape for a romantic weekend. Thoroughly enjoyed the location. Pia is excellent and offered thoughtful and quick responses to our enquiries. Highly recommended.

    Travis2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our getaway at Pia,s place. The cottage is absolutely stunning, everything I needed was at our fingertips. The breakfast provisions bread eggs bacon, coffee tea chocolates and other things was really nice. The bed was very comfortable, the spa was divine and we really enjoyed the fire place. It was very clean and there were a lot of thoughtful touches. This is a place u can really relax. I also enjoyed seeing the birds on the balcony rosella,s. This is a cottage I would definitely return too. The surrounding s are beautiful and u can enjoy some awesome days out. 😊😊👍

    Karina2019-09-27T00:00:00Z
  • This place was a magical home away from home. Can't recommend it highly enough. Beautiful location among the trees yet a short walk to shops should you need it. Wonderful place to stay.

    James2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic, beautiful cottage. You wouldn’t know it was on the main road; we felt very secluded. Close to nearby attractions where we took walks on the sunny days and a lovely place to be rugged up by the fire to watch a DVD on the rainy days. Would definitely stay again.

    Johanna2019-09-07T00:00:00Z
  • Chose Pia's cottage for a cosy weekend getaway. Great location if you're visiting Olinda and Sassafras. Loved using the spa bath and greatly enjoyed the complementary breakfast and tea selection. Have already recommended a stay here to a friend for a romantic getaway!

    Zhen2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Can’t rate Pia’s cottage highly enough! It made the perfect weekend getaway. Very peaceful and had everything we needed. So many thoughtful touches that really make this place stand out. Thanks Pia!

    Annabel2019-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely home that was great to stay in. Within walking distance to shops while still maintaining that foresty feel. Thanks Pia!

    Aurora2019-06-21T00:00:00Z
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    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

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    Bedrooms

    1

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    Exchange the skyscrapers of Melbourne for a canopy of mature trees in a peaceful garden. Share a bottle of wine at sundown on a private deck off the master bedroom and snuggle by a gas fireplace. There's room for two to relax in the double spa.
    Your cottage is completely private and well separated from other cottages. With a large picture window in the living room and separate dining area you'll enjoy serenity and peace!
    The cottage is just outside the village of Sassafras in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. The area is known for its forest walks and gardens, abundant bird life, and quaint village shopping. There are numerous cafes and restaurants in the area .
  • We had an amazing stay here. Can't wait to come back soon!

    Cassie2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • It was a lovely stay at Chris’s cottage, not only was he able to accommodate my needs during our stay he was easily contactable, made our overnight stay enjoyable. The interior of the of the cottage was superb. I would recommend anyone who would love to stay at tranquil place, Chris’s cottage is the place for you!

    My Tra Thi2020-02-29T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place and owner is so friendly thank you

    Hamed2020-02-19T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place for me and my groomsmen to have a relaxing night before the biggest day of my life. It was absolutely perfect, and the gardens were impeccable! Will definitely bring my wife here in the future!

    Jake2020-02-08T00:00:00Z
  • The place was immaculate and very beautiful! Chris made us feel very welcome and gave us some good recommendations in the area. The breakfast was a lovely touch too. Cockatoos were also very entertaining! We would definitely recommend it - hands down, one of the nicest places we’ve stayed.

    Sophie2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • 5/5 Pro - Beautiful, peaceful, and quiet property. Great place to chill from busyness - All amenities considered, including bath salts! - Beautiful breakfast items with variety - Netflix Con - somewhat slow wifi, but acceptable

    Eton2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • It has been an amazing experience staying at Chris and Gayle's beautiful airbnb. The place is spotless and quaint, filled with incredible extra amenities and favors (such as breakfast ingredients and plenty of games). The hosts were so friendly and easy to communicate with, very welcoming and warm. All in all one of the bests we have experienced! Definitely would stay again and recommend to anyone looking for a cute getaway in Dandenong.

    Jessica2019-12-12T00:00:00Z
  • The cottage was absolutely beautiful! my husband and I really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning for our wedding anniversary.

    Elizabeth2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Sassafras, VIC, Australia

    The beautiful Tudor style Evora Cottage in Mount Dandenong is the perfect place for a romantic weekend or secluded getaway. Enjoy a wood fireplace and large corner spa bath. Ideally located in the heart of the Dandenongs, this private self-contained cottage is cozy, comfy & quaint.
    The Evora Cottage is fully self-contained, which means that we provide you with all of the facilities needed to nestle in and prepare your own beautiful meal, without the need to dine out during your stay. Don’t feel like cooking? Many local cafes and restaurants are now providing take-away and delivery services straight to your cottage. Our guests can stay in and relax in total privacy while enjoying wonderful amenities such as a large corner spa bath and fireplace. Evora Cottage is totally private with no shared facilities. With our self check-in and check-out process, you can be further assured of complete privacy and no need for physical interaction with staff, whilst enjoying the security of knowing that our on-call team are always available via text message or email if you have any questions during your stay. Our professional cleaning contractors ensure that each cottage is cleaned and sanitised pursuant to the Department of Health Environmental cleaning and disinfection principles for COVID-19. To ensure that all guest linen is washed and sanitized to a high standard we outsource high quality, freshly laundered sheet and toweling products from an off-site commercial linen company for each stay. Evora Cottage is a lovely traditional Tudor Style cottage in the heart of Mt Dandenong. This cosy self-contained cottage features many original features including polished floorboards and beautiful stone fireplace that has been fitted with a wood fire heater to provide greater heat and less smoke than a traditional open fireplace. This makes enjoying a wood fire easier for even the most novice of fire-lighters. Other features that make this cottage the perfect getaway are a full kitchen, oversized corner spa bath, split system heating and cooling, Queen bed with pillowtop mattress and large flat screen TV. Located right next to Tatra Receptions and within walking distance to many cafés and restaurants, the Evora Cottage is the right place for your next adventure.
  • Lovely place and location. Host was polite with quick communication

    Jade2020-02-13T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay and close proximity to tatra the venue. Bed is super comfortable and the cottage has all that you need

    Emily2019-12-24T00:00:00Z
  • Nickett’s place was super cute and in a perfect location to enjoy the surroundings! Check in was easy and communication was always prompt! We loved our stay and will be visiting again soon.

    Kristen2019-11-23T00:00:00Z
  • Great Place! Fantastic on all fronts.

    Nick2019-11-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage in a beautiful part of the world. The highlight is by far the huge spa bath. Highly recommended.

    Joshua2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Super clean and warm!!!!

    Nathan2019-09-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing! So good!!! Loved the spa. Firewood not provided though.

    Laura2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely space in a good location. The spa and the fireplace made for a cosy, relaxing experience. Easy communication.

    Anna2019-09-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mount Dandenong, VIC, Australia

    Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the lush property and relish in the privacy of this romantic cottage at the edge of a forest. The spacious bedroom features a high ceiling and a black four-poster bed with a relaxing spa bath right next to it. We are offering discounts for stays of 7 days or longer. Please inquire when booking
    This is a petite cottage just specially built for 2. The lounge/dining/spa is open plan. There is a big new TV for you, Wifi of course. The bathroom is spacious, the kitchenette is well equipped with a cooktop, microwave, dishdrawer, toaster, kettle etc. A generous continental breakfast hamper is included in the tariff for your enjoyment. Only natural cleaning products are used to care for this little cottage, so we hope you will enjoy this aspect of your stay too.
    Re COVID-19 We assure guests that we have implemented cleaning protocols to minimize the risk. Also, Guests will self check in. VRG will contact you prior to your stay. Forest Edge Cottage is on an 11-acre property, close to Mount Dandenong, Skyhigh, Tatra, Pig Whistle Tavern, and the villages of the Dandenongs. The Yarra Valley Wineries are a 45-minute drive away. Pick some berries at Puffing Billy Rayners orchard.
  • Perfectly located to enjoy what the Dandenongs have to offer, and a lovely retreat to relax and recuperate. Amazing stay!

    Tom2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • The accommodation is beautiful and our hosts were very easy to communicate with. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying with them again.

    Mark2019-12-21T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful and cosy place, we really enjoyed our stay here. Would definitely recommend. Walking distance to local pubs and shops.

    Natasha2019-11-30T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay!

    Paige2019-10-13T00:00:00Z
  • We had the most perfect and relaxed getaway. The cottage was beautiful and the spa a treat! Highly recommend seeing the sunset at Burke’s lookout. Thanks to Christine and team for a wonderful stay!

    Dyn2019-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay!

    Nick2019-07-15T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful cottage surrounded by amazing plantation and views. Very clean and inviting with a beautiful tray of breakfast goodies and tea and also the little touches which make a big difference.

    Selina2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Gorgeous cabin in the woods. We loved the fireplace! Short walk to local pubs and about 49 minutes to the cute town of Olinda. Will be coming back!

    Lloyd Asha2019-04-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

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    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mount Dandenong, VIC, Australia

    Escape for the perfect getaway. Recharge & wake up to the sound of nature. Pause for timeout in a totally private & beautifully decorated Barn with TV/DVDs, lounge, desk, WiFi, kitchenette, en-suite with under-floor heating, separate entrance & driveway. Stroll to a wedding at Poets Lane or Marybrooke Manor. Enjoy a basic breakfast provided, or walk to Burnham Beeches' Piggery Cafe nearby. Walk thru Gardens & Forest 300m away, or sit under the towering trees & gorgeous lights in our garden
    Our place is set on half an acre of garden beauty. But you can also take the 5 minute walk to Sherbrooke Forest, Alfred Nicholas Gardens or The George Tindale Gardens. We are tucked right in the middle of Wedding venues and Cafes - so you can leave the car in your private driveway and walk, or take the bus at the end of our street and go visit local townships such as Sassafras and Olinda. Any day of the week you can stroll down to the ever popular Piggery Cafe of Burnham Beeches and Shannon Bennett fame, in a beauty-filled 10 minute walk. Hike down, or take a 3 minute drive in the opposite direction, for the yummy cafe food at Kallista Deli. Also close to the Tulip festival, Puffing Billy Railway and Olinda & Sassafras villages. A short 5 minute drive will get you to one of our other favs - Ripe Cafe in Sassafras....magnificently cosy with an open fire and yummy food! Public transport [bus] is at the end of our street, a short 150 metres away.
  • Dianne’s space was amazing and even better than we expected. She also gave us some great local tips which really made our stay! Would definitely recommend to friends!

    Tate2020-02-15T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I had an awesome stay at The barn. The decor was fantastic, the access was great and the extra touches like fluffy robes and some sherry made available was a great touch. I’d highly recommend booking a stay at the barn.

    Sean2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • A beautifully kept barn! A perfect get away! With perfect little touches such as jazz music playing on your arrival with a decanter of sherry waiting and a humble breakfast available

    Alyce2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Very thoughtful host. Effortless communication. Lovely spot. Highly recommended.

    Nicholas2020-01-16T00:00:00Z
  • Comfiest bed I’ve ever slept in! Absolutely perfect little cosy spot, with beautiful and thoughtful stylistic touches.

    Talia2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • Just beautiful. Excellent location. Great place. Lovely hosts.

    Nadia2020-01-04T00:00:00Z
  • Dianne and her partner were fantastic hosts! The place was very clean and has a great home vibe. The cottage / barn is a beautiful mix of modern and vintage style. Had an amazing time! Highly recommend

    Emma2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Dianne has created an elegant, inviting, romantic and welcoming experience in her renovated barn. The space is so beautiful and cosy with wonderful attention to every detail. The amenities are quality and well considered. The location allows for local walks and a chance to enjoy the stunning trees and bird life of the region. We are so rested and thankful for our wonderful stay and will happily return as soon as we are able.

    Sarah2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Flat


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Sherbrooke, VIC, Australia

    Entire flat1 bed
    Sherbrooke Barn
    Price:₹7,116/night
    129 reviews
    Superhost
    Owls Croft is a cozy self-contained cottage situated at the front of the grounds. Private secluded and out on its own. Owls Croft is a honeymooner’s paradise. Set in stone with timber paneling and polished floorboards it sets the mood for that very special occasion.
    * Lookup "Observatory Cottages" on the Internet for our exceptional rating and reviews in years of business. * Owls Croft is a cozy self-contained cottage situated at the front of the grounds. Private secluded and out on its own. Owls Croft is a honeymooner’s paradise. Set in stone with timber paneling and polished floorboards it sets the mood for that very special occasion. Laze around in robes & enjoy the four poster canopy bed watching the morning dew come in. Have a soak in the double spa bath overlooking the views & the gardens with your loved one. Sit on the porch and enjoy a hearty breakfast with the sounds of birds serenading or just simply stay indoors relax on the leather Chesterfield lounge with the warmth from the gas log fireplace having a glass of your favourite wine, reading a great book or watching a good movie. This independent cottage is very private, fully air conditioned, and comes with it's private garden.
    We are on the top of Mt Dandenong, with the perfect view of Melbourne CBD and Eastern suburbs.
  • We had a great weekend at Owl's Croft. It is such a serene atmosphere and it's just perfect to relax in the whirlpool while being in nature with parrots feeding on the porch and city views at night. The team at Observatory Cottages was lovely too. They even provided lactose free milk products for us. We can highly recommend this place! Thanks guys!

    Stephan2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • A weekend to remember

    Mario2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic stay beautiful romantic atmosphere very relaxing will definitely be back

    Tanya2020-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • My stay at Observatory Cottages was heavenly! Most perfect birthday getaway I had so far!

    Jonathan Rei2019-11-29T00:00:00Z
  • Beautifully appointed cottage which is private however has a commanding view of Melbourne. Spa an added treat!

    Nanette2019-10-09T00:00:00Z
  • An absolutely beautiful place in a perfectly secluded location! We were so well looked after and would not hesitate to recommend!

    Rachel2019-09-20T00:00:00Z
  • Had a lovely time

    Naya2019-08-07T00:00:00Z
  • Cannot recommend this beautiful quaint little love cottage enough. Very cozy with such thoughtful touches, including Lidnt chocolates, a bottle of red and a fresh loaf of sourdough. The view of the city is incredible, and we definitely recommend catching the sunset while you're there, with beautiful dusk colours painting the sky. Mt Dandenong is such a gorgeous location, and a must-see if you are travelling from oversees. The cottage itself was all warm with jazz music playing waiting for our arrival. The spa bath, four poster bed, gorgeous dual shower and dressing gowns make this perfect for a romantic getaway with a partner, or even a beautiful cozy night in with a friend. Will definitely be back! 10/10.

    Demi Lee2019-08-01T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mt Dandenong, VIC, Australia

    MuralHouseOlinda This unique house with touches of mid-century style. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a stunning view of the lush wildlife outside. It's the perfect place to try something new, drawing a sketch or leaving the kids in the playroom. As our country and our world continue to change amongst the implications of the coronavirus please be assured that our cleaning regime continues. We disinfect surfaces and our linen before the arrival of new guests. We’d love to host you and we feel our home is your ideal location to practice social distances whilst enjoying the local beauty.
    With a fully stocked kitchen and lots of appliances in the bench seating there’s plenty for a cook of all skill levels to get up to. Cold press juicers, sandwich press, dehydrator, waffle maker, so many fun things! We love sharing our coffee table book selection that includes photography, cooking, gardens and interior design. The latest book is a delightful and stunningly prepared book about Tolkien and his years before and after writing the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The birds...hours spent watching them feed outside the living room window is memorable or perhaps a pinball competition is for you? Lovely garden views outside every window. Plenty of heating and cooling to keep you comfortable with air-conditioners in the living room, kitchen/dining and 3rd bedroom. Panel heaters in the first 2 bedrooms and heat lamps in the bathroom. A lovely gas log fire in the living room is a great place to sit back at night for a relaxed night in. ::Kids:: We’ve just added a new room specifically for kids to play. There’s a TinTin mural painted onto a blackboard, tonnes of games, puzzles, drawing materials, science activities, books, soft toys, crazy hats and a projector where you can run a selected group of kids movies.
    There are lots of beautiful parks nearby, like the world-renowned William Ricketts Sanctuary and the Cloudehill Gardens. In addition, charming gift shops, restaurants, and cafes abound—the Deli Platter in Olinda in particular is well worth a visit.
  • Couldn’t have asked for a better air bnb stay! The decor, the comfort, the communication was all excellent and Suzanne and Ron are genuinely kind and warm people. So many thoughtful little touches that made the air bnb experience so amazing such as readily available charging cords near the couch/beds, electric blankets for all beds, homemade goodies on arrival. Probably one of my favourite air bnbs I have stayed in.

    Pavanee2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • What a wonderful house! Suzanne and Ron went above and beyond and so impressed with their service, the house itself was spotless, comfy and interesting! The parrots were a special treat and the garden was so lovely. We loved Olinda and thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful home.

    Rachel2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • I stayed here with my bridesmaids the night before my wedding and got ready at the property and it was perfect. The house is so incredibly zen, surrounded by stunning greenery and wildlife. It’s also nice and cozy at night and light filled during the day, perfect for hair and make up. It was a perfect stay.

    Simone2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Suzanne and Ron’s was perfect! We were a group of 3 couple staying for a wedding in the region. We each had our own space and the communal areas were comfortable. They took the time to make us feel welcome and little touches were appreciated. I would highly recommend if you are looking for a getaway in the area and want warm and friendly hosts!

    Damian2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • We had a wonderful stay here! Suzanne and Ron were amazing, they had fresh bread baking for us when we arrived, some vegetarian treats in the fridge, and happily greeted us and gave us a walkthrough of the property. The kitchen and living area are huge with great big windows looking out in to the forest. The only downside would be the skylight in the main bedroom, didn't seem to be a way to close it so it was very bright in the morning. Suzanne and Ron were very accommodating with our needs as my nan had trouble climbing stairs, suz and ron communicated well with us before the trip with all the details we'd need to make nan comfortable. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if I was in the area!

    Michael2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Suzanne and Ron's place was one of the best air bnb experiences I've ever had! Suzanne and Ron were warm and welcoming, and went out of their way to make our stay really special. They are clearly very passionate about good hospitality, and that comes through in every aspect of the stay, from the homely decor to the homemade bread baking on our arrival. We loved our stay and will definitely be back!

    Natasha2020-02-11T00:00:00Z
  • I booked the place for visiting family from overseas. I didn’t get to see it but they sung it’s praises and loved it!

    Chenai And Mark2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • Easily the best Air Bnb Experience I've ever had. These two went above and beyond for my every need! I would return in a heartbeat!

    Taylor2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    Wander through the beautiful garden of Wildflower Cottage, a house on 1/2 an acre, dating back 100 years. This tranquil, weatherboard home has many period features, including a vaulted ceiling, gas log fire, and Rayburn oven, but with the modern lifestyle in mind, such air conditioning and heating plus Bosch cooking appliances and dishwasher. An electric BBQ and fire pit available for a small fee.
    Situated on a quiet street off the main road is our lovely tranquil cottage with open plan living featuring cathedral ceiling, whitewashed lining boards and antique pendant lights and furnished with vintage and new furniture. 100 year old cottage is filled with character but with modern lifestyle in mind. A fully appointed kitchen with microwave and fridge and Bosch dishwasher,oven and stove. Smart TV and WIFI to keep everyone happy and connected while you're away. You can watch Netflix movies using our account. We also have a DVD player and DVDs available. Ipod dock which also has an auxiliary input for smart phones. Coffee pod machine for the coffee lovers. Central ducted heating and gas log fire to keep you warm. Air conditioner in main bedroom (To cool only main bedroom) Relax reading a book on the front porch while the children frolic in the stunning 1/2 acre fully fenced garden. Have a picnic in the backyard using the outdoor setting. Park the car in the driveway (up to 4 cars) and just walk to the National Rhododendron gardens or the local shops and restaurants in Olinda. 2 Queen size beds (the main room is semi ensuite with sliding door to bathroom ) 1 king single with king single trundle bed in the third bedroom and another single bed in a small 4th room off the side of third bedroom. ( No bunk beds) Porta cot and high chair also available on request. Ironing board and iron available for use. Washing machine also available. Perfect location for a family holiday or wedding party accommodation or accommodation for wedding guests. Please note : This is a pet free and smoke free house to accommodate everyone including those who have pet allergies and asthma. Please no smoking on the front porch or anywhere on the premises.
    Wildflower Cottage is in the heart of Olinda, which is a lovely town in the Dandenong Ranges. Cafes, restaurants, gift shops, and the world-renowned National Rhododendron Gardens are all within walking distance. There's so much to do and see for the whole family.
  • Super cosy and idyllic property, very clean and has everything you need and more. Late check-out was arranged and we very much appreciated it. Communication was excellent. Very close to town and Dandenong Botanical Garden.

    Cathy2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Great spot, within walking distance of the Olinda gardens and some restaurants etc. We walked over to Cuckoo, only about 10 min or less walk. The house itself is great, very homely. Has been renovated where needed.

    Marc2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Very beautiful place

    Anna2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Sue's Wildflower Cottage in Olinda was perfect for our stay in the Dandenongs - from the warm welcome on arrival, the homely touches, and the forest setting. Highly recommended.

    Michael2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Cosy place with a lovely garden. Thoughtful host

    Jess2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • Great family home. Our family really enjoyed it and everything was provided for the baby too which was really nice. The garden is beautiful

    Tash2020-01-26T00:00:00Z
  • This house was a lovely stay. We stayed for a wedding party and the location, size and price of this accommodation was spot on for what we were after.

    Adam2020-01-13T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay at Wildflower cottage. The place was well stocked and had a welcoming feel. The gardens were lovely and there were even games and toys for the kids. It was walking distance to the shops, pool and gardens, very clean and Sue was very helpful. We will be back!

    Tamie2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    7


    Bedrooms

    4

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    Features of the Linden Cottage Private entrance & patio with outdoor furniture King size bed with luxury linen Two person spa bath with garden views Gas log fire and air conditioning Huge NEW 55″ HiSense LCD LED TV / BluRay DVD in lounge Foxtel with 9 Movie Channels & In-Suite library of DVD’s CD/Radio/iPod Dock in Lounge Lavazza Capsule Espresso Coffee Machine Kitchenette with sink & fridge (no oven or stove top) Microwave, toaster, kettle, plates, cutlery & glassware Luxury soft plush Linden Gardens bathrobes Hairdryer and hair straightener Iron and ironing board 24 Hour Free Phone available at reception Complimentary Items Room service cooked breakfast In suite wireless broadband internet Homemade choc chip muffins Linden Gardens slippers Luxury Natural Earth products Twinnings Teas, fresh coffee & hot chocolate Servicing by request (restock, made bed and clean towels)
    Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat is set in the heart of the Mount Dandenong old growth rainforest, rich in colourful flora and native fauna which does occasionally include lyrebirds. Our suites feature private entrances, couples spas, gas log fires and a vast array of little creature comforts, and our guests regularly reflect on the luxury, comfort, serenity and beauty they experience.
  • Wonderful place and location. Would definitely recommend for a getaway trip!

    Abdulaziz2020-03-04T00:00:00Z
  • Jodie’s gorgeous cottage was the perfect place for a short, romantic getaway. The views out into the trees were amazing and there were lots of little thoughtful touches that made our stay really special. Thank you Jodie! :)

    Caitlin2020-02-03T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing stay cannot wait to come back

    Keira2019-12-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay - beautiful location.

    Sid2019-12-22T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely exceptional. My partner and I couldn't have been happier with the experience. Very romantic!

    Nathan2019-12-05T00:00:00Z
  • Was such a cute and cosy little place! I definitely highly recommended for a weekend away to relax and zone out. My partner and I love every bit, super clean, had everything we needed and the breaky was delicious!

    Ashleigh2019-11-11T00:00:00Z
  • Absolutely beautiful ❤️

    Lia2019-11-01T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect stay in awesome location!

    Chelsey2019-10-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Bed and breakfast


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mt Dandenong, VIC, Australia

    Huge private bungalow behind the main residence. It's one large room that serves as the bedroom and lounge space with a separate bathroom. Carpeted and fitted out with modern furniture, you can relax in the hills, enjoy coffee on you own mini deck or check out the local wildlife. The space has its own modern bathroom with shower. Please be aware that phone reception is limited. Our street is an unsealed road (gravel).
    The Sun Room Bungalow is situated behind the main house to give you privacy. The room is set up with a comfortable queen bed. There is a futon style sofa bed made up upon request. We now also offer a single trundle bed which can be set up upon request in addition to the queen and sofa bed. This will incur the additional guest fee when you book your nights. We only set up the futon when needed so if your booking for 2 people requires both beds made up, please let me know. There is an additional charge of $10 for the extra linens. Please DO NOT pull out and use the futon bed if you haven’t requested it and we have not set it up as a bed. If you do so, you will be charged a $50 laundry fee to clean the futon cover, cushions and blankets as these items require special laundering and are not mean to be slept on. Please be aware that the set up of the futon and/or trundle bed limits the space in the room and also means the room will be set up differently than in the photos to accommodate the additional beds. The room is carpeted, the bathroom is new and we have decorated it in a modern functional style. You'll have your own coffee and tea making facilities, bar fridge and microwave with provisions for breakfast provided - bakery items, cereal and fruit. There is a tv and dvd player (we have provided a few selected dvds for you) Please read the house rules to make sure our place is a good fit for your needs. Phone reception isn't great up here however we do provide WiFi. The signal is as good as we can get it, it is boosted from the main modem and may drop out. We have 2 dogs, they are both medium sized but as with any dog, they like to bark and are always interested in new people. They are fine once they meet you so please allow us to introduce you to them before you approach them. If you are uncomfortable with dogs please let me know and I will keep them in the main house as much as I can. We keep a chicken, ducks, budgies and we also have a cat and our latest additions - 2 bunnies! There is back yard access, we have a beautiful garden with flowers, wild birds who like to be hand fed and a paved area perfect for sitting out, enjoying a glass of wine from the Yarra Valley which is a 30 min drive away. A short walk to Tatra Receptions, we are in a great location for those attending a wedding and want to spend the night in the Dandenongs after the event. We are also a short drive to Sky High, Poets Lane Receptions, Lyre Bird Falls, Grants and many other Mount Dandenong wedding venues. "A night away in the Dandenongs, catching up with friends was just what we needed...a place away from home, such a peaceful little spot, Loved it, xx" Jodes
    The Dandenongs are a unique area in Melbourne. Up in the mountains we have an almost rainforest like climate. The property is about 1km walk (15mins) to the village of Mt Dandenong or 2km walk to Olinda. There are plenty of cafes, bakeries and 3 pubs serving craft beers within walking distance. There are also lots of hiking trails and nature walks. We have local artist William Ricketts' Reserve about 10mins walk away where you can stroll through an open air art gallery featuring his beautiful sculptures and carvings. You can feed the local Cockatoos at Grants Feeding grounds or walk through the Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda. There has recently been a brand new children’s playground built on the site of the old Olinda golf course - highly recommended!! The views are epic and the facilities are amazing. 30 mins away by car is the Yarra Valley, perfect for wine tasting, sampling local grown strawberries, craft beers and artisan cheeses. There are lots of markets at the weekends selling local produce, crafts and food. We are very close to many wedding reception venues and Tatra Receptions is literally a 5 min walk away.
  • Second time we’ve stayed here and won’t be the last! Beautiful place. The bed is sooo comfy. Walking distance to a few places to eat and there’s a nice bush track at the end of the road too. Lauren is a really lovely host.

    Jessica2020-03-16T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay at Lauren’s . I was able to walk to tatra receptions . It was in a great location

    Tonilee2020-03-14T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely little self contained guest room. Very comfortable and cute!

    Romilly2020-03-10T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing! Super close to everything as well as some guides in what to do in the area. Easy check in and directions. Everything you could need is already in the space, will definitely be coming back!

    Charmaine2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • Lauren was very accommodating, she greeted us and gave us a run through about the accommodation. It was larger than expected. Very clean and comfy!! The croissants were great too!! It was a lovely stay.

    Derrick2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • My partner and I had a fantastic, relaxing weekend away at mt Dandenong and the accommodation was great, clean, spacious, and modern. Lauren was very friendly and was very helpful in communication leading up to our stay. The accommodation has a good location, close to restaurants and cafes. Would happily stay here again.

    Ian2020-02-23T00:00:00Z
  • Lauren's place is within walking distance from Tatra's Reception, which makes it a perfect place for those attending an event there. The sunroom is modern, spacious and very clean. Communication with Lauren was great, check in and out process was smooth and easy. Highly recommended.

    Sandra2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • The Garden Room is charming. Lauren is a superb hostess and really does provide the extra touches not normally found at other places. The facilities are all you need, the room is tastefully decorated, the bed is super comfy, the bathroom modern and very clean(as was the rest of the place) Lots of information on surrounding areas in a folder thoughtfully provided by Lauren. A great place to stay.

    Frances2020-02-16T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Mount Dandenong, VIC, Australia

    With comfortable and inviting surrounds along with exceptional attention to detail, this superb property provides a relaxing and memorable experience for couples looking for an intimate getaway. The stylishly appointed bedroom features a luxurious king size bed, a spa bath with ceiling skylights for stargazing and French doors opening out on to a private courtyard. Complete with a fully equipped kitchen, a wood fire and all the creature comforts you could ever want or need. We are offering discounts for stays of 7 days or longer. Please enquire when booking
    This is a romantic and pretty cottage for two on Mt Dandenong between the villages of Olinda and Mt Dandenong, so central to boutique shops, restaurants, gardens, forest walks and all the joys of the Dandenong Ranges and only an hour from Melbourne, 45 minutes from Yarra Valley Wineries. Complimentary tea, coffee, sugar, fresh milk and biscuits are included in your Welcome pack.
    Re COVID-19 We assure guests that we have implemented cleaning protocols to minimize the risk. Also, Guests will self check in. Valley Ranges Getaways will contact you just prior to your stay with instructions Nestled between the villages of Olinda and Mount Dandenong, it is easy to explore the boutique shops, restaurants, gardens, forest walks, and all the joys of the Dandenong Ranges. For city life, a trip to Melbourne is only an hour.
  • What beautiful attention to detail and love has been put in to this little cottage! The moment we entered, the warm welcoming ambience put smiles on our faces - music, lights and mood were all set and it felt like we were walking in to a home away from home - we were at ease right away. The little surprises here and there were super thoughtful and we thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast basket - perfect for our supper since we arrived late in the day. Thank you for the obvious love you have given into creating an inviting and comfortable experience for your guests!

    Shimona2020-03-01T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful spot and a short walk to restaurants in Olinda. Cottage is very sweet and perfect for a romantic getaway.

    Catherine2019-04-20T00:00:00Z
  • Terrific cozy cottage walking distance to shops and restaurants in town. Fantastic breakfast basket provided, fresh baked bread, amazing espresso machine, and a bottle of Prosecco. Would stay again!

    Rodger2019-03-11T00:00:00Z
  • Even more luxurious and thoughtful than expected. A truly lovely place to relax. We canceled all our plans to spend more time there. Would definitely recommend!

    David2019-03-03T00:00:00Z
  • Beautifully appointed, cozy cottage with lots of little extras. Great, quiet location with shops and restaurants within walking distance. Beautiful garden and outdoor area was a feature of the property.

    Brigid2018-12-30T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing cottage. Excellent bed and nice double rain shower for 2. Provisions galore and 5*. Bring your slippers or use the disposable ones provided (better for environment if u bring your own). Colder than expected but has heating and fireplace. Just gorgeous. Can walk to restaurants from cottage, up or down the hill or buy some stuff at the deli platter and prepare charcuterie platter to eat in.Very peaceful and comfortable. Enjoyed time in the afternoon reading. Comfy recliner. Olinda cellars has an an amazing range. Check out proserpina bakery in sassafras, it is spectacular.

    Kirsty2018-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • The place was absolutely beautiful! So many lovely touches and was the perfect place for a weekend getaway. I would love to stay again

    Stacey2018-01-22T00:00:00Z
  • This is a beautiful little cottage. Warm, cosy, welcoming, exactly what you want if you're looking to get away and really relax and take it slow. Would recommend to anyone. The surrounding area is also beautiful with many great nature walks and gardens. My partner and I had a great, relaxing few days.

    David2017-10-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    Grab a book and sprawl out on a chaise sofa beside a wood-burning stove in a living room filled with daylight from ceiling-height glass doors and windows. Spend mornings on the deck patio sipping coffee as birdsongs emerge from placid, lush environs. The cottage utilises non-toxic cleaning methods, with sustainable features including double glazed windows, earth-insulation, septic system, LED lighting, and UV filtered rainwater. Certified organic amenities are also offered for your use, along with a cold-press juicer, blender, yoga mats and meditation stool.
    You will share your stay with native kookaburras, the resident wombat and exquisite indigenous flora and exoctic plants. It’s a 3 minute walk to the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens (formerly the National Rhododendron Gardens), a 10 minute walk to the Olinda township and a 20 minute drive to the stunning Yarra Valley. With soft organic cotton gowns and polished floorboards underfoot, bird song in the morning calling from the tree-top views, and organic goodies in the pantry, a retreat at Olinda Woods will leave you feeling rejuvenated and deeply inspired - on every level. Upon arrival you will find a delicious organic breakfast box to tantalise and nourish, and we are more than happy to adapt to your dietary preferences. The living room has been renovated to highlight the panoramic views of the forest, a tranquille moving art installation. In the corner of the living room is a cosy wood burning stove and pre-cut firewood for you to use. In the summer months the cottage is fully air conditioned for your comfort. The hand carved deck (by owner and carpenter John Tansey) hosts a BBQ that you are welcome to use. The cottage utilises non-toxic cleaning methods, with sustainable features including double glazed windows, earth-insulation, septic system, LED lighting, and UV filtered rainwater. Organic amenities are also offered for your use, along with a cold-press juicer, blender, yoga mats and meditation stool. This truly wonderful space is a haven from the busy city life… we can guarantee you will want to extend your stay!
    Olinda Woods Wellness Retreat is a self-contained cottage situated within a private 3-acre forest. You may see the gardeners or owners Sue & John working on the property, and you will also be sharing the garden with the local wildlife including the resident wombat, echidna, possums and vibrant birdlife. The cottage is a 5-minute walk from the entrance of the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens and a 3-minute drive from Olinda's town centre.
  • Great place to recharge from busy life.

    Jacqueline2020-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful accommodation in a stunning setting. All amenities we needed were provided and very high quality, including everything needed to cook a delicious big breakfast. Excellent communication from our host who was attentive to all of our needs. Cannot recommend highly enough

    Mitch2020-01-12T00:00:00Z
  • My wife and I had a great stay in Olinda at Autumn’s place. The house is very beautiful and thoughtfully designed, with extra special welcome inclusions like wine and breakfast groceries that make the stay more comfortable. Our stay was very comfortable and we couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing place to stay. Unfortunately, due to the extreme bushfire alert the next day we were unable to stay the following night in the accommodation. However, Autumn took great care in contacting us early and letting us know what was going on so that we could decide what to do. She was very happy to organise whatever we needed and we really appreciated her care and ease of organising a refund for the stay. We would happily stay here again in the future and would recommend Autumn’s place for anyone looking for a relaxing and secluded getaway.

    Jason2020-01-01T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing place - we loved it!

    Kathleen2019-12-23T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing! This place was the perfect getaway for our little family. Autumn was quick to respond and communicate with us before and during our stay. The house is gorgeous and very clean. We are looking forward to returning in a few weeks. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

    Kathleen2019-12-01T00:00:00Z
  • The most breathtaking location, the bed was Super comfy, the spa was so good and the entertainment set up was put into good use!! Breakfast food was stocked and the wine, fruit basket and personalised note was such a thoughtful touch. Would definitely love to come back with my partner 💖

    Syaza2019-11-24T00:00:00Z
  • We loved our stay there. Autumn and John went out of their way to make it a great stay and always answered our queries promptly. The house was perfect. The surroundings outstandingly beautiful and very restful and peaceful. We were very tired and stressed when we arrived and felt so much better when we left. The price was a little above our usual budget, but having stayed there it was very well worth it and we will be back! Thank you !

    Shelley2019-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay was beautiful. Upon arrival we received a welcome basket, a note from the owner and organic products for a gourmet breakfast. The home was fully equipped with the essentials including plenty of wood for the fire. Beautiful views from all windows in the home and access to the gardens was fantastic. The location was wonderful, easy access to the cafes and local stores and hidden away from the busy road. Such a great stay and so tranquil.

    Jessica2019-11-04T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest house


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

    Stylish self contained suite/cottage in downstairs of beautiful forest landscape house awaits. Guests have the enclosed floor of the house with complete privacy & own separate entrance. The suite is fully furnished with high quality furniture, bed linen, fluffy towels & slippers. Soak in a luxury spa in spa room with forest surroundings. Enjoy quality coffee with coffee machine, home made Belgian waffles with strawberries, blueberries, maple syrup, cream & extras as provided in kitchen
    I'm a well traveled host that loves having privacy when I travel so I have created a downstairs stylish and romantic retreat with complete privacy and separate private entry which includes an outdoor spa room in the garden with slippers and plush microfibre robes for my guests exclusive use. I live on the other side of the property so you won’t see or hear me during your stay however, I am always happy to provide you with any information you'd like and am only ever just a phone call away. I have put together a very comprehensive guidebook for my guests which also includes tips, discount offers at neighbouring restaurants, places of interest worth visiting during your stay. I will either be here to meet you or will provide you with a code to let yourselves in. This property is unique as it is at the end of a dirt road and the property is situated on a hill with breathtaking landscape views among the beautiful Dandenong Ranges blue gum trees. You will hear and see amazing bird life during your stay and if you're lucky, you may spot a deer or wombat in the garden forest at night. Relax in luxurious bed linen whilst looking out at the green forest in front of you or watch LCD TV/DVD with 4th generation Apple TV on the sofa or whilst in bed. There are a selection of books for you to choose from. The Olinda township is only just over a 7 minute walk away yet far away from noisy roads which is what makes this property stand out from many in this area. Guests can take a leisurely stroll to the beautiful Rhododendron gardens which are only a 12 minute walk. William Rickets sanctuary is also within walking distance should you wish to leave the car at home and explore. Restaurants, bars and pubs which I have included in this listing are all within walking distance so you can leave the car at home and wonder 500 metres into the Olinda township.
    The neighbourhood is in a forest setting location however guests can walk for 5 minutes to access Olinda main town which makes it very convenient to get the best of both worlds. There is a famous pub called the Pig and Whistle that is only a 10 - 15 minute walk away for those who want to drink and not drive. Kelly's bar is 2 kms down the road and they sometimes have live bands on weekends. If you’re looking for accommodation for a wedding, the cottage is only about a 20 minute walk from Tatra on Mount Dandenong Tourist Road.
  • Cosy room, well equipped with facilities. Spa was clean and easy to use. Great stay overall.

    Kevin2020-03-09T00:00:00Z
  • We came to celebrate our anniversary and have a relaxing weekend away, and this place delivered. A lovely cosy cottage with an absolutely amazing view, in a lovely location where we felt like we’d escaped from all the hustle and bustle. Everything is gorgeous, clean and comfortable. Definitely recommend this place if you need to escape and unwind.

    Caroline2020-02-09T00:00:00Z
  • This place is amazing! The view from the stay are stunning and an absolute treat to wake up to. Vanessa had excellent communication skills, constantly keeping my partner and myself updated. The space was very clean nicely decorated. The bed here is amazing and feels like you are sleeping on a cloud! Definitely would stay here again and recommend it to others, amazing stay and great host. Thank you Vanessa

    Arnauld2020-01-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay, enjoyed the spa! Beautiful location. Very easy to book, thanks for being such a great host Vanessa!

    Celina2020-01-20T00:00:00Z
  • The stay was absolutely amazing from start to finish - just the break from the city we needed. Loved the thoughts that went into providing ingredients for breakfast waffles! Amazing view to wake up to also. We will be back :)

    Deborah2020-01-05T00:00:00Z
  • Vanessa’s place was perfect! The view was even better than we expected and it felt like a really private forest retreat, which is exactly what we were wanting. As a host, Vanessa went the extra mile with little touches that made us feel really comfortable. Her communication was outstanding and she was happy to help with suggestions that we found very useful. We couldn’t recommend Vanessa’s place highly enough and will definitely be looking to return. Thanks Vanessa!

    Mitch2019-09-01T00:00:00Z
  • Vanessa is a great host who goes the extra mile to provide a great stay. Everything was so clean and well presented, and it had everything you need to enjoy a nice get away. I will be back and I will recommend it to friends.

    Joshua2019-08-04T00:00:00Z
  • Amazing apartment with so many unexpected little touches and thoughts which made our stay that little more special. All amenities that you could need are close by as well. Highly recommended. Thanks Vanessa!

    Grace2019-06-10T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Guest suite


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Olinda, VIC, Australia

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