A light-filled, handmade cottage overlooking 100s of acres of pasture-land in the Yarra Valley hills. Only 1 hour from the CBD, but a million miles from the hectic daily grind. 15 mins to the famous Yarra Valley wineries. Cool and breezy in summer due to it’s stone and mudbrick construction. And the log fire ensures it’s cozy and warm all winter long. Super comfy Queen-sized bed with fresh, white 1000 thread count linen. Kids stay free
Deceptively large, this handcrafted studio space features high ceilings, a sparkling white floor [bring your slippers], a wood burning fireplace wood supplied with a very large, down-filled couch. It also features a seperate vintage bathroom with bath, spacious kitchen with fridge, gas stove with oven, on-tap filtered water, pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, teapot, coffee plunger, toaster, kettle, and a variety of glassware [including some vintage crystal pieces]. There is also a vintage/upcycled dining table for 4. And very good mobile reception.
LONG SLEEP-INS: It's super peaceful at the Stone House making it perfect for sleep-ins and siestas. Please note: there is no seperate bedroom...this is a very large, spacious STUDIO HOUSE. The addition of 2 single beds presented as daybeds featuring comfortable, inner spring mattresses makes the space ideal for couples, a girls' weekend, or a small family. There is plenty of clean bedding, doonas and blankets available for long winter nights by the fire.
PLEASE NOTE: We don't charge for kids [18 and under] so if you're a family with 2 adults then the basic nightly rate is all you need to pay. Only include the number of adults in the booking request.
The house has a key safe located on the front porch. Once you've booked, we will provide the code to the key safe.
The Stone House has it's own entrance into the property, private backyard, off-street parking, and plenty of private space to enjoy the views.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We're always only a phone call or text message away. But you will have complete privacy
Although only an hour from the city, the natural environment and clean mountain air helps you feel a million miles away. Enjoy all that the Kinglake National Park, Yarra Valley and surrounding areas have to offer. And don't miss St Andrews Market [just 18 mins away] held every Saturday - organic fruit and veg, great food and coffee, live music, massages, clothing, pony rides, bric a brac and heaps more.
You need a car. Or organise a cab/designated driver from the wineries
Please note that we only charge for adults so if you're a family of 4 for example, then you just need to pay the basic nightly rate ... kids stay free.
LINEN: To try and keep cleaning costs down we only supply linen for the Queen bed plus towels for 2 etc. If you plan to use more than the Queen bed and it's inconvenient for you to bring your own, we can supply all linen for a small extra charge [from $30 per stay depending on the number in your party/number of beds used].
- No smoking
- Not suitable for pets
- No parties or events
- Please remove your shoes before entering the house [bring slippers or indoor, soft-soled footwear due to the white floors].
NEED MORE ROOM?
We also have an another house on the property which can be booked through a seperate listing. The 'White House on the Hill' has it's own backyard, seperate driveway and parking. There is a fence/screening separating the 2 houses to ensure privacy. They are not located close together ensuing peace and quiet for all guests. If you have a large group, contact us for a price for the entire property.
Make sure that you bring your food with you if you want to make the most of retreating from the world There is no supermarket etc on the mountain, only a smallish IGA. Or if you don't feel like cooking , the Yarra Valley - with it's large number of wineries and restaurants - is only a 15-20 min drive away. We also have an amazing local chef on the mountain who can fully/partly cater your weekend including hampers/picnics. Her food is all organic, super fresh and tasty, and she's a whiz with different dietary requirements e.g. vegetarian, vegan, gluten free etc. She also does takeaway curries every Friday night - pick-up is just a short drive from the Stone House.