Pine Hill is a charming private and secluded 2 bedroom house on 2.5 acres in Olinda surrounded by an amazing English garden with a northerly aspect so the house enjoys the sun all year round. With ample room the house provides the perfect environment to relax and either entertain your friends and guests or just spend a quiet few days away from the stress's of life. With a spacious lounge it provides distinct areas to either curl up and watch TV or a movie in full HD or just sit and take in the view. A dual driveway leads up to the house providing ample parking space.
A retro style kitchen with modern gas range, oven and microwave provide ample opportunity to cook your delicious meals. A spacious indoor dining area provides for romantic and party functions with an out door terrace for more relaxed occasions. A large nicely renovated bathroom with shower and bath and a separate toilet and laundry.
The house has 2 fresh and bright spacious bedrooms one queen size and the other with a double bed and so the house can cater for 2 couples. Both rooms have windows opening into the garden that allow the naturally cool air and scents to permeate rooms. With a northerly aspect the rooms look out into the garden with the tree's providing shade to prevent the sun from overwhelming the rooms in the summer months. The solid wood floor bedrooms provide an allergy free sleeping area with minimal dust.
The lounge is equipped with 2 collapse able double beds allowing to house to cater to a further 2 couples or singles needing to stay overnight if guests are too tired to drive. They can be used for longer periods but they lack the privacy of the main bedrooms.
2 standard bedrooms
1 Bedroom with a queen sized bed.
1 Bedroom with a double bed.
2 Double recliner beds in the lounge.
Sony BD/DVD player
Situated between Olinda and Monbulk you have access to the restaurants and bars of Olinda village and the staples provided by Monbulk township. Within a short 10 min drive the township of Kallista also supports a number of casual dining opportunities. For off the beaten track dining the area is scattered with small restaurants and bars eager to please and with excellent food and aromatic coffee.
Slightly further afield is Sassafras which is a major tourist centre hosting a depth of activities and dining with dining from pancakes and scones to gourmet food though please check the times of opening as most of Sassafras closes early in the afternoon.
For longer stays the more mundane shopping is available in Monbulk with a full service supermarket so you will never be short of the necessities.
Parks and Gardens
With a short drive you you can feed the birds at Grants picnic ground in Kallista, this is a massively popular treat for foreign tourists and a must see for anyone travelling into the hills. The national park adjacent to Grants is a temperate rainforest with an amazing diversity of wildlife and birds from wallabies to lyre birds, a quiet walk down the paths surrounded by towering gums will always surprise.
Situated in Olinda the "National Rhododendron Gardens" are host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around. When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds.
Just past Olinda you will find William Ricketts Sanctuary the perfect setting for the blending of the natural and spiritual realms. It is a place of beauty and tranquillity displaying sculptures of Aboriginal figures set in the natural environment of the Dandenong ranges.