Before making a enquiry on Stayz please note that Rudawe is designed for large group bookings meaning that groups of less than 3 families(6 adults) will find the minimum nightly rate,in our experience, too expensive. More information about this is detailed below
To help you with this name. No,it is not Aboriginal or South African, it was coined by the original owners from "rude-are we" We are not rude but we do seem to be stuck with the name. Rudawe specialises in group bookings. Our favourite group is the multiple Mums, Dads and Kids. The sleeping arrangements, facilities and equipment best suit this application. However, we have many satisfied customers who have stayed here from groups including sporting clubs, small business team seminars, hens nights, birthday buddies and of course, the extended family reunion. The 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom(unlimited hot water), as well as 2 refridgerators and a deep freeze will cope with your crew. Two 18 person dining tables, one inside and the other outside on the balcony under the canopy, together with the fully equipped kitchen ensures that you will not be cramped even at full capacity. Equipment includes a 10ft.x5ft. Billiards table and a matching timber indoor soccer table. The wide screen TV has all free to air channels, as well as CD and DVD. These items along with the enclosed wood fire and the Bar are in the 85sq. mtr. rumpus room downstairs. The Lodge does have many surrounding houses so the normal EPA noise restrictions will apply. These will be explained to you when you send an email. Bond will vary according to group type.
As the Lodge has a capacity for 18 people enquiries for less than 6 adults( we don't charge for children under 16) does not seem to be economically viable ie the per person per night cost on a weekend would be over $120.

Facilities and costing

Outside under the gazebo is the 8 person hot spa that is the favourite of all who stay here. You will see from the selection of photos in and around the Rudawe that our main goal has been to make your stay fun, interesting and very enjoyable. Being a waterfront property the Lodge has its own private pontoon for your personal use. This floating jetty is acessed by a clear level walking track.

Great for safe swimming or boat mooring. The house is set on one acre that is on the edge of the Lake. Because the property is situated right at the end of the Taylor Bay "arm" your aspect is across a grassed flat area, which is ideal for sports and games, to the houses of other Bay residents nestled in the dense bush.

Costs depend on a number of factors. Number of adults(we dont chage for children under 16) length of stay, days of the week, month of the year and number of days before arrival. Then there is the old supply/demand factor, meaning that we are far more negotiable on price if we really need your booking(Bums on seats!) Actual costs per person per night vary from about $100 to about $50


The Taylor Bay area of Lake Eildon is unique in that access to the Lake is only possible through private land. Large signs on the no-through road entrance to the Bay declare that there are no facilities available to the general public. Taylor Bay is located just 7 mins. from Eildon and 15 mins. from the dam wall. Remember that when lake levels are low all the water is in front of the wall. Eildon is approximately 2 hours drive from Melbourne along the Maroondah Highway.Should you find that the Lodge is booked for the dates you want, ask us about other accommodation in the area.


Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never Again! The photos shown on Stayz are not a true reflection of the condition and location of this house. It's not near the water, however the photos suggest it is. The property is not well maintained and I'd suggest the photos were taken many many years ago. The owner was extremely rude, as he took money from our bond due to us borrowing some extra linen. We were not told that we would be charged, the money was simply taken from our bond. After I complained the owner decided that he would not provide the discounted rate which was previously agreed. He simply took this from our bond also without any notice. I strongly recommend against staying at this property.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Friendly and comfortable. Amazing bird life The lodge is comfortable and the owner who lives across at Fawlty Farm, John Gilbert and his wife are terrific hosts. He has a lovely boat that he will take you out on and was very friendly and coldn't have been more helpful.
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect location and superb hosts! My family (8 adults and 3 children) stayed here for 2 nights to say a final farewell to my grandparents. The house suited our purpose and was large enough for all of us, plenty for kids to do (they loved the fooseball!!) and a perfect location. The birds and wildlife around the property were incredible kangaroos so close by! But what made this stay perfect was the hosts John and Sally who took us out onto Lake Eildon on their boat at absolutely no cost and really helped to make the whole occasion absolutely what we envisaged. They went above and beyond to make it so special. A perfect send-off at a beloved family holiday location. Thanks so much John and Sally.
Date published: 2014-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great family retreat Our family group of eleven stayed at Rudawe and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The close proximity to the lake and use of floating jetty was great. The house is roomy and comfortable with loads of entertainment available onsite. The owners were extremely helpful and considerate of all requests. We would certainly stay again and would recommend Rudawe to our friends.
Date published: 2014-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tranqil, scenic, comfortable,warm, safe.. sensational accomodation for a large family... who love spending time together... the fishing was amzing. ! There is space for everyone to find , space for themselves ! or space for everyone to be together! RUEDEWE ROCKS!!Hosts are close by and hospitable full of good helpful information!
Date published: 2011-04-26
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Washing machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Pets allowed, Non-Smoking, Events allowed
Pool and Spa Facilities
Heated pool
Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
DVD player, Games, Games room, Stereo, Parking, Cot
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen and Cleaning
Clothes dryer, Iron and board, Washing machine
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning, Fireplace, Heating
Trampoline, Private Pontoon on Lake, Boat mooring at property, Indoor Soccer Table, Netball Court, Playhouse/Swing Set, 10x5 Billiards Table, Amazing Wildbirdlife, Secluded Bush Setting


Tariff will depend on the number of adults staying. We do not charge for children under 12. Rates start at $1160w'end for 6 adults. Extra adults will cost more up to $1920/18ads./w'end. In between is a sliding scale meaning the more ads. staying, the less cost pp. Midweek rates are 30% less.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
This property has a standard rate of: $60
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $500 $1200 $3700 2 $0 $0

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 6 adults. Property has 15 beds and can sleep a maximum 18 people.