1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. The Goldfields
  4. Elphinstone
  5. #9215186

The ideal couples' retreat with panoramic views overlooking Mt Macedon

House, Elphinstone

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 bathroom



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Set on 10 acres and perched atop a hill with sweeping, panoramic views of Mt Macedon, this architecturally designed, modern 1 bedroom home boasts wall to wall windows with picturesque views reminiscent of a Frederick McCubbin painting

Relax by day basking in the warmth of the wood fire heater watching kangaroos grazing near the waterhole and lay in bed at night star gazing from your bedroom window.

Whilst new to Stayz this home features many 5 star reviews on Airbnb. Search for 'Airbnb Quiet Red' on Google then scroll down to the review section.

The spacious open plan living area complete with meditation corner overlooking rolling hills and Australian bush encourages quiet contemplation, whilst the fully equipped kitchen and dining area allow for the preparation and enjoyment of hearty, home cooked meals.

Boasting a queen sized bedroom, also with spectacular views plus a king single bed/day bed tucked in the corner of the main living area, Quiet Red is perfectly suited to couples or small groups of up to 3 guests. The bathroom features a toilet, bath with shower above and an adjoining European style laundry. The house is warmed by a wood heater coupled with split system heating and cooling which ensures a comfortable stay; Summer or Winter.

Quiet Red ticks all the boxes for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy life but for those not looking to disconnect entirely, also offers reliable WiFi and a TV with DVD player.

An eco-friendly design for the home was imperative to the property’s owner who is passionate about living a balanced life; eating healthy, meditating, walking, relaxing and enjoying the land and local community. To this end the property has a natural wood heater, uses tank water and has a worm farm septic sewage & compost system.

Whilst making the transition away from a busy corporate lifestyle, to fund her passion for overseas travel and writing, the property’s owner is opening her home to guests. At times when not travelling or working in Melbourne the owner may stay in the property’s fully self-contained converted shipping container set up to ensure guests are able to enjoy a private stay with full access to her home and grounds.

Located between the towns of Kyneton & Casltlemaine, just over an hour from Melborune’s CBD Quiet Red is the perfect place to unwind from the stresses of day to day life or as a base to explore Victoria’s Goldfield region. For couples searching for a peaceful and relaxing getaway, look no further than Quiet Red.

Quiet Red is proudly managed by ellecor Holiday Home Management. The calendar is live, reflecting the true availability of the property. I'm happy to answer your questions to ensure the property is a good fit for your needs. Follow ellecor on social media for discounts and last minute offers on our properties.

I look forward to hearing from you. Lauren, ellecor Holiday Home Management


Upon confirmation of booking guests will receive a confirmation email + the property's manual which outlines all of the information required in the lead up to and during your stay.

Guests have full access to Quiet Red and its 10 acres during their stay.

Check in is from 2pm and check out is before 10am

Our cleaners are booked for 10am on the day of your departure. If you require an earlier check in or later check out please let us know, we may be able to accommodate your needs.

Quiet Red is set up for you to arrive, relax and enjoy. All linen including bedding, pillows and towels are provided.

House Rules:

• Smoking is not permitted inside the house. Due to the risk of bush fire, smoking is permitted outdoors in the entrance area only. Cigarette butts must be extinguished and disposed of in bins, not in the grass, garden beds or paths

• Strictly no parties, events or additional guests permitted

• As the property is on tank water please use water wisely during your stay

• The house has a septic sewage system – please place only toilet paper in toilets and use only the eco-friendly dishwashing and laundry liquid provided

• Pets are not allowed

• Due to the dark floors and white pebbled driveway/entrance we strongly encourage guests remove their shoes when entering the property

In the event something is damaged, broken or not as you would expect please contact us immediately via phone or email. We would rather know about it straight away so that we can attempt to rectify the problem, than read about it in a review after your departure


Located between nearby towns of Kyneton, Malmsbury & Casltlemaine, just over an hour from Melborune’s CBD, Elphinstone’s Quiet Red is the perfect place to unwind from the stresses of day to day life or as a base to explore Victoria’s central Goldfields region.

Originally named Sawpit Gully, Elphinstone is well known for its apple and pear industry. Along with its Post Office, its pub ‘The Elphinstone Hotel’ on Wright Street are the town's hub – be sure to book to avoid disappointment.

The countryside around Elphinstone is well known for its diverse flora and fauna which attract local and visiting bush walkers. The local terrain of undulating hills and gently winding roads also brings a number of cyclists and motorcyclists.


Castlemaine’s historic streetscapes are a reminder of its immensely rich gold mining days but today the town boasts a burgeoning food and eclectic arts scene. When exploring Castlemaine make sure you check out:

• The many cafes, bars, wineries incl Henry of Harcourt, Hickster, Harcourt Valley Winery, Togs Café, Run Rabbit Run, Public Inn & re-Public

• The Castlemaine Art Gallery

• For shopaholics the Corner Store Merchants, Rike, Tribe’s crafty gifts, Mount of Alex, Restorer’s Barn, Tonks, Mo’s Antiques and Tate Decorative Iron

• ‘The Mill’ - originally a woollen mill, transformed into a creative hub for foodies and artisans

• The Royal originally the Theatre Royal - the oldest continually operating theatre on the Australian mainland, built in 1852

• 19th century Castlemaine Botanical Gardens set on 25 acres

• Victorian Goldfields Railway which links Castlemaine and Maldon through the forest

• Castlemaine Historic Market Building C1862 home of the visitor information centre

• Old Castlemaine Gaol

• Burke and Wills Memorial - Victoria`s first memorial to Burke and Wills

• The Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park 7,500 ha & includes relics of the gold mining era

• No trip to Castlemaine is complete without purchasing a tin of ‘Castlemaine Rock’ – a nostalgia-inducing, teeth-shattering, golden lolly


With its collection of some of the finest bluestone buildings outside of Bendigo and Ballarat & a unique character forged on the wealth of the goldrush and today is a rural hub with a creative and gastronomic focus on the diverse and evolving Piper Street precinct.


Neighbouring Taradale is an historic scenic town surrounded by rolling hills and native bushland. Established as a gold mining town in 1855, Taradale contains many buildings of historical interest now linked by a series of walking trails. Taradale's visual icon is its magnificent 19th century railway viaduct. Still used today it dominates the easterly skyline of the valley. Be sure to check out Taradale Wine and Produce - a unique cellar door, cafe & art gallery in the historic Taradale post office.


9km north east of Castlemaine the town of Harcourt blends a proud heritage with a contemporary & cultured character. Its early history as Australia's apple centre is still evident & is the basis of a community celebration called Applefest. Each March, when new season apples are ready for picking, thousands of visitors from near and far gather here for apple pie, quality cider and a family fun.

In recent years, Harcourt has found new fame for its wines with multiple acclaimed and award winning vineyards in and around the valley. An inviting cellar door and a brilliant tasty drop is always nearby.

Cycling, too, has found a home in Harcourt’s valley. All year round, road and mountain bikers take the tracks and trails around the bush and up Mount Alexander.


First found by the alluvial miners who discovered gold in the area in 1853, the town’s park is a great picnic spot as well as a central starting point for several scenic walks. The Chinese cemetery within the Springs Reserve is a lasting legacy to the Chinese involvement in the area's gold mining history and the huge slide is a highlight for the kids.


Famous for its historic streetscapes perfectly preserved since its gold mining days of 1854 – 1926, Maldon was classified as Australia's First Notable Town in 1966 and awarded the ‘Most intact heritage streetscape’ in 2006 by the National Trust. Its list of historic buildings is impressive and visitors can browse through fashion boutiques, sample local produce, take a nostalgic journey on board the Victorian Goldfields Steam Railway, drive up Mt Tarrangower to get a 360 degree view of the area from the lookout tower or follow the Maldon Taste of Gold food and wine trail.

DAYLESFORD and HEPBURN Spa region. The two spa towns represent the ultimate in indulgence and relaxation, an ideal setting for romantic getaways. If you're looking for a place to unwind, pamper yourself, indulge your senses, or simply enjoy an enticing menu of natural attractions this is a perfect day trip for you Simply choose from one of the 72 health-giving mineral springs or over 30 spas, wellness retreats and healing centres in the area.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Clothes dryer Coffee maker Dishes and utensils DVD player Fireplace Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Washing machine


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