1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
  4. Dandenongs
  5. #110678

Emerald - Old World Mudbrick Cottage

House, Dandenongs

Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

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Min 2 - 4 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom


Emerald Cottage is the largest of the Steindorf Cottages. This 3 bedroom mudbrick home has the main bedroom on an open mezzanine level at the top of a lovely carved wood staircase. The corner spa is located in its own separate sun room. The Emerald Cottage also features a full sized kitchen, wood fire coonara and wonderful old world charm. The Emerald Cottage is cosy for a romantic getaway for two, but it is large enough that you can bring along the whole family if you like.

The master bedroom features a queen sized four poster bed. Each of the two additional bedrooms has an antique double bed.

Emerald Cottage is located close to all the great local tourist attractions in the Dandenong ranges. A short few minutes drive and you arrive at Puffing Billy and Emerald Lake Park where can take in the gorgeous surrounds of the area or take a lovely scenic trip on Puffing Billy through the Dandenong Ranges National Forest.

Food hampers and Additional Services

You may decide to indulge in a beautiful gourmet hamper to enjoy during your stay. Hampers include cooked and non-cooked breakfast, savoury platter or local sparkling & chocolates. You can even indulge in some French Champaign and chocolates. We can also organise picnic baskets, home cooked meals and beautiful forest experiences breakfast or lunch. Hampers will be delivered to your cottage before you arrive or fresh the morning you wish to use them, you decide. Gluten free and vegetarian hampers are catered for. Your choice of hamper will allow you to make a yummy breakfast in the privacy of your own spectacular retreat or sit back and indulge with the one you love.

Take time out for yourself and indulge with a massage or spa treatment in the privacy and comfort of your own cottage. Imagine surprising that special someone by leading them to a beautifully set table with white linen tablecloth in the middle of the forest for a totally private romantic brunch with your own private waiter to look after your every need. Let someone else cook dinner for you and do all the cleaning up afterwards, you won't have to lift a finger. We can help you plan the perfect escape. Please e-mail us for more details.

Additional Guests

Prices are based on two guests, twin share in same bed. Guests have use of 1 bedroom when 2 guests are booked to stay at the property. Use of 2 bedrooms is provided when 3-4 guests are booked to stay at the property. Use of 3 bedrooms is provided when 5-6 guests are booked to stay at the property. If guests would like to request use of the additional bedrooms e.g. when 2-4 guests staying at the property and do not want to sleep in the same bed, please contact us via email with your request. Please note that additional charges will apply.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance


DVD player Heating Hot tub Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Parking Towels provided Video library
Emerald - Old World Mudbrick Cottage is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 5.
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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't Stay Here! We arrived on a cold wet evening, walked up the slippery wet track with no lighting, only to be locked out as the key box was broken. As there was no phone reception (Optus and Telstra) here managed contact to managers by text (they will not answer phone) we final were told where hidden keys to all the cottages are. We got inside to a very dingy (dark) room, with cob webs and dust. We attempted to have a spa, in an adjoining out house. However there was insufficient hot water, so used kettle and stove top to heat more water. Only to find the spa did not work any way. Tried cooking with the gas cooker unfortunately with no markers to identify which knob applied to each ring etc. We couldn't get the griller going. 3:30am in the morning woken by the spa, which decided to work. The toilet backs up the following evening, RACV plumber arrives at 10:30pm about an hour later inform us he cannot fix. 7 am in bathroom washing face, there is a bloke 2 feet away from me walking outside the clear window. I assume was another plumber. 7:30am the power goes out. We go out for the day back at 4pm still no power, sewer on bathroom floor and house smelly. Cannot use gas heater (needs electricity for fan and to light), no batteries for torch and wood to big fit in wood heater. We left and found alternative accommodation. Since then Stayz online or the owners have offer a refund for unused days. Very little communication and only then by text or email. This place may have been nice once but has had very little maintenance, gutters over flowing, dirty, over grown gardens, rubbish and cigarette butts etc etc. I have never rate a property a 1 before and never had such poor service before.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely weekend away My boyfriend and I stayed here over the weekend and absolutely loved the emerald cottage. We arrived at night and the cottage was easy to find, the heater was also on so when we got inside it was nice and warm. Check in system is VERY easy and convenient. The cottage itself is beautiful especially the loft bedroom and the gardens which have fruit trees you're welcome to pick from. The other cottages were unoccupied during our stay so we had complete privacy. The spa room was definitely a highlight. I was worried after reading some of the negative reviews but found everything I did read was completely false the cottage was clean and accommodated to our every need. We had no issues and no need to contact the owners during our stay. The photos do not do this property justice it's stunning in real life. We will be back in the future and would recommended this property to everyone.
Date published: 2016-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely cottage. My two kids and i really loved Emerald cottage, the owners gave us loads of info to make it all very easy. The heating was on when we arrived (thankfully), the bedding lovely, loads of towels and milk in the fridge. The cottage itself is not super modern (as we wanted) and had the most beautiful wooden beams, loft bedroom and the spa bath in the back overlooking the trees was fantastic. The only thing I'd suggest is that perhaps they provide firewood in the price. Overall we really loved it.. a beautiful place.
Date published: 2016-07-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Charming Cottage We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Emerald Cottage. It was quaint and old fashioned but comfortable and romantic. Enjoyed the spa and loved the 4 poster bed. Facilities were good and the location is also good. Close to Emerald and the shops at Monbulk. Lots to see and do in the area.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting We enjoyed our stay in Emerald. The accommodation was very clean and the contact number, when there was an issue - our fault - were very helpful. I would only say that the leaves weren't swept (as in the photo), the stove too old, television too old (top box type), curtains awful and outside the spa could have been 'spruced' a tad. We chose the cottage for it's old-type appeal although the doors with lead glassing were depressing. If, however, you are looking for these things, then we would recommend the cottage.
Date published: 2015-01-26
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