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Escape from the world and let us spoil you
By Jenny Chandler

Here at Glenview Retreat it is our aim to have thought of everything to allow you to leave the world behind and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet of our little pocket of paradise. Your luxurious cottage suite is heaven for two. Lay back among the bubbles in your candle-lit double spa, sipping on a glass of whatever takes your fancy. Relax on the lounge or in the private courtyard garden and be entertained by the passing parade of rosellas, king parrots and other birds feeding at the door and windows. Each morning there will be a newspaper at your door if you wish, and breakfast will be prepared for you from a menu and served in the comfort of your cottage at a time of your choice. It is the perfect way to start your morning while you decide how much or how little you will do for the re... Read more

Let us pamper you and your pet
By Jenny Chandler

At Glenview Retreat we welcome you and your pet into our luxurious cottage suites. For you we have wine and chocolates on arrival and for your four-legged friend there is a treat waiting in their bowl. While pets are welcome indoors, there is also a secure garden at the rear for them to stretch their legs and explore. Alternatively you can all stay indoors and simply enjoy the passing parade of birds as they feed at your windows. Our two fully self-contained cottage suites are furnished to capture country-style appeal, but with modern luxuries like air-conditioning, gas log fire, kitchenette, candle-lit double spa bath, queen-size bed, fluffy bath robes, TV/DVD and courtyard garden. During your stay there will be a newspaper at your door each morning if you wish and a cooked breakfast se... Read more

A room with a view...
By Lise Grutzner

Seahaven B&B is self-contained, with a private entrance, and located at Fairhaven, with fantastic views of the Split Point Lighthouse, the ocean and the Painkalac estuary. Kangaroos can be seen grazing from your own private deck. We are close to a variety of beaches, backed by tall volcanic cliffs with tidal rocks pools along the foreshore. The patrolled Fairhaven surf beach is only a 5 minute walk. Our B&B has a large king-size bed and the bedroom has views of the lighthouse. The living area has a TV/DVD, air-conditioning, heating and a range of books and board games.The kitchenette has a microwave and hotplate where bacon, eggs, tomatos and fresh baked bread is left for you too cook and enjoy. The bathroom has a small spa for your relaxation. You may choose to cook dinner on ... Read more

Luxurious, private hideaway
By Urick Ivchenko

Cedars Indulgence Retreat  tailors packages to suit every need. Offering the perfect romantic packages designed for just two, we provide the perfect breakaway from urban life; "What an oasis of serenity and wellbeing in an otherwise hectic world"  is a comment from one of our clients. The facilities, service and genuine hospitality always exceed our customers’ expectations. Our one and only luxury suite and open fireplace provide the perfect backdrop for romance and relaxation. It also means that we cater for just one couple. Time and time again our customers comment that the intimate accommodation, superb food and unsurpassed levels of personalised service will definitely have them coming back for more... and they do! Cedars is perfect for all types of roman... Read more

Fantastic, quirky and fun holiday experience
By Jenny Green

Old Dadswell Town is a quirky, interesting and fun place to holiday... a destination in itself. Great for families, groups and couples wanting a holiday with a difference. At Old Dadswell Town you will be treated as one of the family, taken on guided walks around the property, or just spend time around the open fire and enjoying the humour and memorabilia that we abounds. We have 280 acres of beautiful bush and our native flowers and orchids are spectacular here in the spring. We also have some friendly farm animals and are often visited by kangaroos, emus and wallabies. We are always striving to introduce new ideas and themes into the Town and regular guests are always wondering what they will find next visit. We are currently working on cabin number 7. The Truck-inn-Motel has been bui... Read more

Pied-a`-terre - a wonderful self-contained B&B
By Vicki Collett

Pied-a`-terre is a French phrase for second home and that is exactly what the owner has achieved. This lovingly re-furbished and renovated 1940s cottage is a self-contained B&B and is situated in a quiet street just a short stroll from Mildura’s CBD and the Murray River. From the moment you walk through the front door you are transported to an idyllic, luxury escape. You will be greeted by wine and chocolates and as you walk further through the cottage you will find everything you need to make your stay enjoyable and homely. It is obvious the owner of Pied-a`-terre is passionate about the house, with a flair for decorating and still making you feel at home. Your visual senses will come alive at the striking red walls of the entry while each of the five queen bedrooms have their... Read more

Sink back into a time when life was gentler.
By Ian + Helen Edwards

Some things are unique... like Claremont Coach House Just a coach ride away from the bustle of the goldfields Claremont remembers a gentler time two centuries ago. Breakfast on the upstairs deck while you wonder if you really heard the soft neighing of ghostly horses who kept you company while you were dreaming. Wander through the spacious grounds of the stately home, the frogs are going crazy since the lake filled in the last rains. Enjoy historic, fully self-contained accommodation in the spacious and comfortable two-bedroom Coach House. The Coach House is picturesquely sited in the tranquillity and privacy of the 12 acre 'Claremont' property, surrounded by trees, bird life, and browsing kangaroos. The hand-made brick building was constructed in c.1857, but with modern amenities provid... Read more

The ultimate seaside experience
By Jeanette Renton

Surf Serenade is a well-appointed, self-catering luxury apartment, with a very romantic ambience. It is a private and intimate place to indulge and enjoy and is located on a primary sand dune, with the Ocean Grove water's edge is just 100 metres from the rear of the property. Surf Serenade is near one of the safest surf beaches in Victoria and is patrolled by surf life savers from early December until the Easter weekend each year, for your added safety. Surf Serenade is also a part of the Great Ocean Road Tourist Route on the west coast, just 104 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. Come, relax, enjoy and experience approximately 10 squares of private  and luxurious indulgence. Experience the heated outdoor five person spa and enjoy our unpolluted starry, starry, skies w... Read more

The heart of the country, just minutes from town
By Liesa Tighe

Barkly Cottage is the perfect country escape for couples and families. Our fully self-contained cottage is set on half an acre, over looking gum trees with sweeping views across the Pennyweight Goldfields. Enjoy a glass of wine on the front verandah in this secluded setting, watching the ducks swimming in the fully fenced dam, or stroll into town to enjoy Beechworth's antique stores, cafes and restaurants. Barkly Cottage is conveniently situated just a 10 minute walk into town through the park. If visitors wish to take the longer scenic route we are just 100 metres from the rugged landscape of the Beechworth Historic Park with the beautiful Cascades Waterfall right at the entrance. If guests enjoy cycling, the picturesque Rail Trail cycle path can be seen from the cottage. There is also ... Read more

Relax in secluded gardens at McCrae Beach
By Kath Mark

Welcome to Doolkoora - a 3-acre garden residence situated at McCrae Beach on the Mornington Peninsula, about one hour's drive from Melbourne. Hidden from public view within a diverse native garden, Doolkoora is only five minutes' walk to the beach, and little more to nearby cafes and restaurants. From the house, enjoy sweeping bay views, including the historic McCrae Lighthouse and passing ships. Explore the gardens and marvel at the array of catalogued plants. The garden ambience of Doolkoora is unique. Planted over 50 years ago, the property contains over 300 species of trees, grasses and ferns. Such a large variety of plants is made possible by the large variation in elevation, which creates a number of different microclimates, such as ti-trees up on high ridges, local she-oaks in ... Read more

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