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MadHouse -Great for 6 to 11 . Add Option…
Secluded river bank behind the house. Very
december 08 and the grass is lovely
Kitchen with the lot walk in pantry and…
master bedroom with trundler that goes…
Large lounge and dining area
Mad on the River House
AUTUMN is here...
Enjoy the sparkling river & beautiful walks just a hop & skip out the back gate. Enjoy the last of the great weather and catch up with the friends & family as the kids play in the huge backyard. Got to love Autumn in Bright!
WHAT ARE YOU GETTING??
A double storey house, a studio, a river block, Space, Privacy.
Total Beds - 5 couples beds , 6 single beds over 5 (or could be 6) bedrooms.
All bedding & linen is provided for you. Easy.
We have had from one couple using the ground floor of the house only, up to a festival of friends , but usually we are a couple of families or few or more couples.
Work the property to best suit you. Take just the Madhouse, or take the lot.
The full DESCRIPTION - (make a cuppa first) see further down the page
NOTE Our deposit terms are LESS than the 50% STAYZ T&C. MOTR policy $200 required to confirm, balance payments prior to arrival.
DESCRIPTION WHERE WE ARE, & WHAT YOU WILL FIND @ MAD ON THE RIVER.
The gallery has 28 PICTURES apparently worth 28,000 words.
Includes COLOURED FURNISHED FLOOR PLANS
so you can choose your sleeping arrangements, or even your spot at the table - note main dining shows seats for 8 , but can easily seat 10 or 12 squeezy, and there is another round table for 4 - with plenty of chairs here and there. AND 3 tables on the veranda.
Eat on your lap only if you want to.
WHERE WE ARE:
7103 Great Alpine Rd - at exactly the "5 k's from Bright" road marker and exactly 1.3 k heading toward Bright from the big roundabout at Porpunkah/road to Mt Buffalo.
The MadHouse is 50 metres from the river at the back. (Fenced@30 metres for safety), and the block has trees along the side boundaries giving excellent privacy.
To the front of the property, the view is of a pine forest 80 metres away and over the road.It looks a lot closer in the photo.
We are :-
> ~ 0 zero klms to the Ovens River - its behind the house.
> 1 Klm from the Rail Trail, with a track behind the house & along the river to get to it.
> 1 klm to Porepunkah along the track to shops, pub, petrol & parkonriver.
> 5 Klm from the Bright township. -- A bit further if you ride your bike on the Trail -an easy 20 to 30 minutes as a leisurely sightsee ride, and from go to woe in 11 minutes by our teenage son.
> Not far from the golf, could walk , probably would drive.
> Can walk to couple of wineries, drive or ride a bike to many more.
> 5 klm from the secret fishing spot - great for picnics, swims, even a small boat thingy..
> ~ 60 klm from Mt Hotham, ~ 80 klm from Falls Creek, and
> ~ 35 klm from Mt Buffalo and Lake Catani.
Beechworth, Mt Beauty, Buffaloe River and Lake Buffalo
WHAT WE HAVE:
HOUSE plus STUDIO - Double Storey House accommodates up to 11 plus 2 cots.
The real beds in the house are 3 queens, 1 double and 2 singles, and a trundle bed.
You can add the separate self contained studio unit with 1 x queen & 1 set of single beds and 1 x trundle(innerspring).
The Studio is exclusive to each booking only.
Its yours, or its nobodies!
Large double garage with 2 doors can fit in up to 4 cars.or lots of bikes. Without the cars its the Table Tennis Tournament Arena, complete with drinks fridge.
Drying room doubles up as a secure lockup for bikes, golf clubs, naughty children, & the rambunctious at other times.
Just joking about the children.
THE DESCRIPTION IN WORDS:
THE MADHOUSE SLEEPS 11
The ROOMS DOWNSTAIRS.
Master Bedroom downstairs:
1 x queen ( latex overlay)
1 x trundle ( foam )
2 Lounge areas. Big dining area. Master bedroom .Walk in robe. Luxury bathroom/ensuite . Full Kitchen Walk-in pantry. Full Laundry. Formal front entry with stairs landing.
WHATS IN the ROOMS DOWNSTAIRS.
Formal dining suite. Large extension table & smaller round table. Plenty of dining chairs around the big table, and other strategic locations. Music/TV/DVD/VCR.
2nd Lounge area (the Green Room) music, ipod aux cable,TV/DVD, books, games, assorted movies etc.
Wood combustion heater plus electric convection wall heat.
(reverse cycle air-conditioning unit upstairs).
Master Queen Bedroom- Lift up trundle. Walkin robe, another wall heater.
En suite walk through bathroom with heat lamps, big massage shower, (no, we do not know why the massage heads were put in that particular spot. The plumber was not tall ?) Heated towel rail.
Full kitchen with electric oven, gas hotplates, microwave, dishwasher, coffee espresso machine, large electric frypan, slow cooker(for Amy)cake mixer, more than you need glasses, crockery, cutlery, woks, steamers, plastic ware, consumer products etc and etc.
Laundry with Maytag washer. Tumble dryer in the garage, just a step away, & steam iron,ironing board, vacuum, extra long Coax cable just in case we did not put the TV's in the right place, a hairdryer, make me stop now - could go on and on....
Opens to north facing undercover BBQ / veranda area overlooking the fully fenced garden.
MADHOUSE. The ROOMS UPSTAIRS.
3 Bedrooms are:
1 x queen ( innerspring with overlay)
1 x queen & single ( innerspring with overlay)
1 x double and single ( innerspring and overlay )
THATS 4 BEDROOMS IN THE HOUSE.
Smaller lounge area. Storage area.Complete big bathroom. 3 bedrooms.
Upstairs Lounge has TV/DVD/music Nintendo Wii with games. Storage with cot, high chair,2 stair/door guards, extra bedding, special pillows. clothes racks, Additional heaters.
Reverse cycle Aircon. 3 ceiling fans.
The bathroom has a full bath with shower over etc.
THE MAD STUDIO SLEEPS 5.
1 x queen ( innerspring with overlay )
1 x single bunk set (i/spring & overlay @ bottom & foam @ top)
1 x trundle ( innerspring with overlay )
A multi function room plus a bathroom
Separate but close-by 6 m x 6 m self contained motel style unit - one large room with an en suite bathroom.
TV/DVD/ music with 1 x Queen & 1 x single with 1 x trundle under. (Also has a futon we do not count as a bed) kitchenette with fridge ,microwave. kettle, toaster. electric convection wall heater , split system aircon. Wardrobe and storage.
The Studio is available ONLY for the use of each booking, if required, ensuring your group privacy.
Big covered veranda. 4 burner grill plate BBQ (great for bulk lot bacon and eggs, or flapjacks). Tables and chairs for 16, plus extra chairs, Party lights, Ornamental grape vines.
GARDEN - Autumn leaf type trees and more trees, Plenty of room to play.
FULLY fenced, with a rear gate to the river.
Wood shed. clothes line.
DOUBLE GARAGE - 8 m x 8 m, garage doors 2.4 x 2.7 separated from the house by a covered walkway.
Table tennis. Storage and other sports/ play equipment inc boogies boards, assorted balls , raquets, croquet.
A very handy out of the weather play space - with extra fridge for food and refreshments. Maybe even warm the area with the patio heater.
Can fit in up to 4 cars - perhaps will need doors up, using the eave for that bit extra length - , and doors good for most 4WD's - maybe not a troopy with a pod on roof , or similar.
Good protection if hot, frosty, wet, or hail.
For pet and non pet owners.
Not everyone holidays with pets, but we are a pet friendly property. To ensure beloved 4 legged ones are always welcome we have a PET POLICY.
This keeps everyone happy, including those who visit who DO NOT have pets. We need to be advised if you wish to bring your pet, so we can send you the pet policy.
Arrive anytime day or night - its Keyless Entry - unique guest door code which will be issued via text just prior to check-in.
AFFORDABLE & SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION FOR GROUPS
Accommodation Rates listed at the end, but these are website generated and you may have to ask for a quote to be certain of the rates for the dates you are after.
We are good for all adults, 2 to 5 couples, and families - loads of options to suit loads of people combinations.
Only you will know what you want, but we will do our best to make it suit your needs to help you have a good holiday.
Comfort/privacy/facilities/space, and a good nights sleep - all important on the "what makes a good stay away" list.
$$ THE MAD DOLLAR$ THEORY $$
"NO SKIN OFF MY NOSE" policy
IF WE CAN offer early arrival or late check out - it will be yours! No charge.
We will not be able to guarantee it until a few days prior to arrival but we are happy to offer it if we can.
Tariffs listed are for the MADHOUSE.
Stay 2 nights for $850 for up to 11 guests.
Add any extra nights for $350 per night.
Stay for a week for $2300 for up to 11 guests! Just over $200 per person for a whole week in a fully equipped, spacious, pet friendly home.
2 night minimum stay as standard. Peak periods will require a longer minimum stay.
THE STUDIO OPTION. Take it or leave it.
The studio option, which is versatile for an extra 5 guests is as follows :-
$650 for a week, $300 for a weekend or $150 per midweek night.
We have lots of lovely guest reviews in the visitors book, Stayz guests can comment online. We thank you for the excellent feedback.
Karen and Matt
IMPORTANT BOOKING NOTICE
We appreciate that someone, probably you, often has to do the organizing of everybody else in your holiday group, So we are here for assistance at any time.
Please note that your booking is not confirmed until you reply to our quote. Sending a request through Stayz does not confirm your booking.
*Madontheriver has amended the Stayz terms of payment. The deposit to secure your booking is $200 or 25%, instead of 50% as per Stayz standard T&C.
Terms of balance of payment adjust with the reservation lead time.
Happy to do any quotes any time.
All quotes hold for 60 days regardless of possible rate change.
Any question is good!
What a wonderfully welcoming property, the open fire was on when we arrived, lamps had been left on along with the radio to make the house seem more like a home, cold beer on arrival aswell as soft drink for the kids, and snacks. There were 8 of us all together and three young children, but the house was plenty big enough for all of us and then some! Table tennis table was a big hit. Bright was so beautiful during autumn with the leaves all the colours of the rainbow, don't think it's just a summer or winter destination!0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
We are a group of 13 friends all 60 plus. We stayed at the Mad House for 6 nights & had an absolute ball. The best house in the best place. Highly recommend it, & nothing is too much trouble for the owners. Wheel chair friendly, pet friendly, we will definitely book again.0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
Best in Bright....What a beautiful home,we stayed at this lovely house for 3 nights with 2 other families, we had an absolutely ball. Upon entering the home we were immediately impressed at how immaculate the house was,the home has everything you need and much more. The studio adjoining the home is fantastic our teenagers absolutely loved it. The grounds are beautifully maintained with lots of room for the kids to run around and play. Cheryl is an angel she was an absolute delight to speak to, she was extremely helpful in so many ways. I cannot put into words how wonderful this home is the internet pictures do not do the house and landscape justice at all. Will definately return. Thankyou so much cheryl for a wonderful stay0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
A fantastic holiday home in a beautiful setting by the river. Not often do you find a holiday home spacious enough to easily accomodate 3 families in comfort and yet at the same time making you feel like you are in your own home. Inside and out, Mad on the River is a brilliant place to get away and relax with friends.0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
took children and grandchildren and found plenty of room for all. separate living areas were great and dogs had a good time too. plenty to do and see in area, very beautiful and relaxing. dogs and grandkids loved the river at the back of property, only 2 min walk.0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
Absolutely fabulous time. Beautiful property and beautiful scenery. Cheryl went beyond her duties to make us feel welcome and to make sure we had everything we need. We have already booked for our next stay!0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
What a fantastic retreat with family and friends. We had a wonderful time.0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
Fantastic holiday house - even better in the flesh. The house is clean, warm and comfortable with everything you could possibly need for a lovely break. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. Our thanks to Cheryl and her family for providing a beautiful environment for a lovely break.0 people found this review to be helpful. 0 people found this review to not be helpful.
Airconditioning, Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher
- A Drying Room (snow season snow gear thing) that doubles as a secure lock up for special bikes etc year round. Patio heater. Coffee machine for real coffee. Table tennis. FoozeBall. Baby things. Pet Policy. Partridge-in-a-pear-tree.
- Clothes dryer
- Cooking Facilities
- DVD player
- Down to details such as a garlic press, cake mixer, salad spinner,salt&pepper grinders, a sharpening stone, & yes, a hairdryer. And an orange ribbon 'round the old gum tree. You will see why when you explore the riverbank.
- High chair
- In-house Movies/Videos
- Ironing Facilities
- Linen Supplied
- Mmm - a "features list" - the photos & descriptions say quite a lot - you will probably get deja vu on your first visit.
- No skin off my nose policy & no per person tariff.
- Non smoking indoors please
- Open Fireplace
- Pets allowed
- Rumpus room
- Take just MADhouse, or take the LOT, & add Studio-more people or beds options.
- Towels Supplied
- UP TO 3 "floors" 5 beds for couples 6 singles, & a cot. 4 lounges. 3 bathrooms. Geared up for the numbers - no one misses out.No one needs to sit on the floor. No one gets the vegimite glass.
- Video Games
- WE have LOTS, - if you have a specific requirement, please ask.
- Washing Machine
- We do not have a pool, but there is a pool in the river. Some deep bits for big kids & shallow bits for ankle dippers.
- Wheelchair Access
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