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Valley Ranges Getaways

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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lovely cottage nestled amongst huge trees and ferns. Two bedrooms are large and very well decorated in modern muted tones. The downstairs bedroom has a modern ensuite with subway tiles and black fittings. Very clean and modern but there is no door between the ensuite (which has a shower and toilet), and the bedroom. Breakfast basket left for us at...

Thank mishandcait
Peta R, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Thank you for your enthusiastic review of this very special Artist on Everest cottage. We love it, and you've captured all the things we think are lovely too. Please come back in winter - there is nothing like to cold outside and the warmth of lounging in front of the wood fire looking out into the treetops! Thank you for...

Reviewed 12 February 2017

Such a beautiful location, lovely restaurants nearby and gorgeous gardens to visit. The cottage had a magnificent view and such a peaceful location with everything you could need at hand. The continental Breakky was a bonus and well appreciated. We would not hesitate to visit again maybe this time in Autumn to see the amazing colours that the Trees and...

Thank Matt H
Peta R, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

thank you Matt, for taking time to give us this review. We love to share your thoughts about this special property. Today we saw a deer (Doe) in the evening light - such a special environment which we love to share with our guests. We hope you will return to stay before too long - Autumn is our favourite time...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Boyando is a beautifully presented property in tranquil surrounds. The view across Melbourne suburbs at night is special. Loved the gardens where there is plenty of space to enjoy. The house is well fitted out and clean inside. Just a great place to stay to relax which is just what we wanted. Definitely recommended.

Thank CharlesMac195
Peta R, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Thank you Charles - we are happy you enjoyed the gardens and spacious house - we think the night views at Boyanda are spectacular too! We hope we will have you stay with us again! Thank you for taking time to review Boyanda for Valley Ranges Getaways! Peta

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The white gates cottage was exactly as promised. What made the stay more comfortable were all the little extras that had been paid attention. We loved the continental hamper and fresh bread... and brownies!! The bath was amazing and large with a view, and we were given body scrubs too. Candles and essential oils, lovely balcony, and guides on the...

Thank Kirsty A
Peta R, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Hello Kirsty - thank you for taking time to review your stay at our beautiful petite White Gates Cottage. The bath is amazing isn't it! We have taken on board your suggestion for more DVDs and will be gathering up new ones to add to the small selection. We hope to see you back before too long! yummy brownies wait!!...

Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I finally managed to suceed in finding a unique and personal accomodation to suit us both. The Blackwood @ Sassafras is perfect for that cosy intimate stay. All facilities were top notch and we both left feeling relaxed and de-stressed. I would recommend this to anyone wanting some quiet time and a little intimacy The bed was to die for...

Thank Scott I
Peta R, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Hello Scott and thank you for taking time to review our gorgeous Blackwood in Sassafras! Justin Bishop is the owner and designer of this property, so we are pleased you enjoyed the look and feel - and the hi-tech facilities, surround sound music, deep spa bath make this a special place - and we hope you enjoyed strolling into Sassafras...

Reviewed 19 January 2017

I went away with my family for my 40th birthday and wanted to stay somewhere special, we definitely found it. What a gorgeous house in a fabulous location. Set in forest surrounds and walking distance to shops. Also loved the hamper of food, it saved us from rushing to the supermarket.

Thank Chelsea C
Peta R, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Hello Chelsea, We are delighted Misty Woods, on the edge of the National Park in Olinda, was a perfect spot for your birthday celebration. This is a special spot - did you see any deer? they may hide in summer, but always the birds come! We hope you will return to stay again at one of our 23 properties across...

Marysville, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2016

My sister and I wanted a relaxing holiday not far away and we found it. Beautiful cottage warmed for us, lovely wood fire to use, art pencil for us to use, great movies, beautiful beds and bathrooms. All that we wanted, we got a more. Highly recommend to stay. Thank you Sharen & Glenys Nov. 2016

Thank Sharen D
candlelight4, General Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Thank you Glenys and Sharen for providing a review for this lovely property. We get such a thrill out of hearing the things each guest has particularly enjoyed and we think Artist on Everest is a truly special place, created by special owners for your pleasure. Do come back again and again - Warmest wishes, Peta

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed in Candlelight Cottage for 2 nights last week & it was perfect in every way! Right from the moment we arrived to find music wafting through the cottage, warm lamplight in every room & cosy heating, all turned on before we arrived, we were enchanted with this place. This delightful cottage has the most beautiful interiors & so...

Thank Amanda S
peta1946, Owner at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Amanda, thank you for your wonderful review - we loved having you stay with us and we hope you will gather together and return to us some day. You definitely picked the best time of year to visit with the Rhododendron Gardens in full bloom! Warmest wishes from Emelia and me, Peta

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Artist on Everest in Olinda for three nights. We were so impressed - the property was immaculate and had many features to ensure we were comfortable and entertained. The owner has filled the home with amazing art (and materials to make our own works of art!), books and records which really made for...

Thank Hayley S
peta1946, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this great review on Trip Advisor Hayley! We are happy your honeymoon little getaway was taken at this lovely retreat in the Dandenong Ranges and we hope this may become a special place for you to enjoy anniversaries in the future. However, as you know, we have 20 properties -...

Reviewed 21 August 2016

Quiet, cozy and exactly what we wanted. Lots of little touches make it a really special stay. Fresh brownies and banana bread for breakfast. Little handwritten notes. A fire ready to go when we walked in and his-and-her chocolates on the bedside tables. I'd go back any time. Feels a world away from Melbourne.

Thank James S

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Candlelight Mountain Retreats and their sister business, Valley Ranges Getaways are a collection of 15 boutique luxury accommodation properties scattered throughout the Dandenong Ranges. Private cottages, villa, holiday houses. All include breakfast, wifi, indulgent baths, kitchens. Close to the villages of Mt Dandenong and Yarra Valley wineries ... more   less 

Additional Information about Valley Ranges Getaways

Address: 7-9 Monash Ave | Reception 7 Monash Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia (Formerly Candlelight Cottages Retreat)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Olinda
Price Range: €205 - €234 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Valley Ranges Getaways 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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