Nestled in the heart of the spa capital of Australia, The Hive offers guests a superb country getaway. Currently at lockup stage, there is presently the unique opportunity of not only being the first guests at this custom-designed retreat, but you also have the opportunity to follow the progress of the construction and provide feedback that may find its way into the final product. Advance bookings are now being taken ahead of an expected completion at the end of 2016, with the guarantee that should construction be delayed that prevents your booking, the deposit will be refunded in full. The following description is therefore written detailing the completed dwelling.
Set on an acre of natural bushland just two minutes drive from the centre of Hepburn Springs, and surrounded by a beautiful rural landscape, there is no doubt you will forget the hustle and bustle of life here. Only 70 minutes easy drive from downtown Melbourne, everything you need is provided, so you just need to turn up and relax. The Hive has 8 bedrooms, separated into 4 ‘suites’ with a queen bedroom and singles bedrooms separated by a conjoined ensuite, with plenty of room for 24 of you to spread out. In fact, we believe The Hive is the biggest shared living accomodation in the entire region. Ideal for multiple families wanting to holiday together, the entire house is kid friendly. The 2 light courts provide excellent alternate rumpus areas, each with a TV and one with a Wii console and the other an extensive collection of boardgames.
We know from our other property (Quintana) that some things make a stay so much better when holidaying with a crowd. At The Hive, we're pleased to offer two dishwashers, two fridges, three ovens and metres of benchspace in the semi-commercial kitchen. There's heaps of cutlery and crockery (including a kid-friendly selection), sharp knives that actually cut (!) and plenty of quality appliances to make catering a breeze. The layout is also spacious and perfect for sharing meal preparation.
To keep the little people happy, there is a big in-deck trampoline and plenty of room to run, as well as the rumpus areas already mentioned.
The wood heater in the living area is the heart of a hydronic heating system that distributes silent warmth throughout all the living areas, making even the coolest winter retreat an absolute delight. Each bedroom also has an electric panel heater to quickly and easily heat your bedroom. Firewood is provided.
Smoking is strictly prohibited.
Sorry, no pets - alergy friendly accomodation.
Not suitable for bachelor/hens parties or schoolies.
We're not a fan of the way many properties advertise "from" a certain rate, but by the time you've added extra charges for additional guests/linen/bond, the price nearly doubles. Especially for large families, like our own.
For this reason, we've tried to keep the pricing inclusive and simple, and the pricing calculated by the Stayz website is always correct, but to summarise.....
Weekends & public holidays: $1400/night
There is a two night minimum stay, and public holiday weekends have either a 3 or 4 night minimum stay.
These prices include the full capacity of the house (up to 24 guests), as well as linen.
HIgh speed internet is available, subject to a fair use policy.
There is car parking for at least 6 cars, with easy level access and no scarey driveways to tackle.
We hope all of these features will add to the enjoyment of your stay.