Merlin's Garden offers luxury cottage accommodation and a self-contained suite and can accommodate group bookings up to 8 guests.Central to the Dandenong Ranges and close to Olinda as well as the Yarra Valley this private setting is only 45 minutes from Melbourne's CBD. A luxury bed and breakfast Merlin's Garden features beautiful mountain views and tranquil gardens. It is ideal for a honeymoon, short romantic getaway or family holiday. Merlin's Garden B&B can accommodate group bookings up to 8 guests.
For further details see Merlin's Garden website.
Merlin's Garden 'self-contained' Terrace retreat features a log fire, full bathroom and private terrace with a stunning view of the gardens and ranges. A large sofa invites guest to enjoy the warmth in front of a cackling wood fire during cold winter evenings. During the warmer season guests might enjoy a private terrace featuring a comfortable outdoor setting for four. From here one can watch the sun setting across the valley while listening to the gently bubbling of the water in the ponds - a perfect finish to a glorious summer's day. Nightfall invites the guest to a rejuvenating sleep in a very comfortable queen-size bed.
The chatter of the many birds visiting Merlin's Garden each morning calls guests to start the day While having a complimentary breakfast with homemade jam, freshly baked bread and fresh fruit juice, reading the paper or just contemplating the day, guests can enjoy the views of the ponds, the garden and the valley. All bed linen is provided. Merlin's Garden Terrace has a large modern bathroom with a full bath and shower. And should your party require an extra bed or two, the studio bedroom is available.
Merlin's Garden Terrace has a flat screen TV, DVD player, DVDs, books, games, coffee and tea making facilities, toaster, crockery, cutlery, glassware as well as a fridge and microwave. Due to cathedral ceilings and special insulation fans have been installed to keep the traveller cool during the summer. Further there is evaporative cooling available.
Please see our second listing under also 'Merlin's Garden Cottage' which sleeps an additional 4 people.
What to do?
A short walk from Merlin's Garden and you are in the National Park to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna. Visit the National Rhododendron Gardens, Kalorama Park with its stunning views or see William Ricketts Sanctuary. At Healsville Sanctuary Australian Wildlife awaits you and should you take a ride on Puffing Billy on its way to Emerald Lake Park, enjoy towering Mountain Ash in the forest on the way. A drive through the Yarra Valley with its world famous wineries and restaurants is a must. You can go ballooning and see the world from above with breathtaking view across the whole region. There are Galleries to be visited, Antique shops to be explored and many more attractions to see.
Within walking distance the local cafes and restaurants are proud to serve specialties, which will delight. And for the children there is the new playground in Montrose - a 'must' to visit
And a short scenic drive from Merlin's Garden the guest finds popular tourist spots such as SkyHigh Restaurant and Cuckoo Restaurants, Puffing Billy, open gardens and national parks, as well as to shops and galleries in Olinda, Mt Dandenong and Sassafras. Further, Merlin's Garden provides a gateway to the scenic delights of the Yarra Valley with its wineries and culinary delights.
Culinary delights at Merlin's Garden
The complimentary continental breakfast provisions for the first two days include homemade bread, berry jam, butter, eggs from happy hens and fruit juice. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements. Please asks us for breakfast arrangements for longer stays 7 day stays plus.
Hampers can be provided - price on application. Please note that 24 hours notification is required.
Prices for 'Merlin's Garden Cottage' and the Studio bedroom: Please see separate listing
Terms and Conditions for Merlin’s Garden Cottage, Merlin’s Garden Terrace and Studio
All bookings require the provision of a valid credit card as security at the time of booking. Only the registered number of guests is permitted to stay in booked accommodation. A fee will be charges for extra guests who stay overnight.
When you arrive you will receive an inventory recording the contents and state of the accommodation, and we asked you to let us let us know of any changes to the inventory.
CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT
Check-in is from 3pm to 6pm and check-out is by 11am. At arrival at the gates of Merlin’s Garden please ring the intercom or call us on . For further details here please see below 'PARKING'.
BOOKINGS AND PAYMENTS
For bookings made four weeks or more prior to arrival, a 50 deposit is to be paid. The balance is due four weeks before arrival. Changes to the booking will be subject to availability. Surcharges and minimum night bookings may apply during peak periods, long weekends or during special events. This will be advised at the time of booking. Preferred payment method is direct bank deposit.
Should cancellation be necessary the deposit might be transferable or eligible for partial refund if notification is given four weeks or more before the arrival date. A $150.00 transfer fee applies. Bookings four weeks or less prior to the arrival date need to be paid in full and are not refundable. We ask our guests to pay a bond. The level of the Bond depends on the configuration of the party booking the accommodation.
All bookings made through an agency are not refundable and need to be paid in full.
For stays up to 7 days complimentary continental breakfast provisions for the first two days are included in the price. For longer stays no breakfast provisions are included.
Accommodation at Merlin’s Garden is self-contained and serviced once a week. Bed linen is changed weekly. A full service may be available. Fees apply.
BREAKAGE AND OTHER DAMAGE
The rooms and contents of the accommodation are to be left in the same state they were received clean and undamaged.
It is the guest's responsibility to pay for any damage caused by them or their party including visitors friends/family/others during their stay at Merlin's Garden accommodation.
Repair and/or replacement costs will be charged to the customer and deducted from the Bond where applicable. If costs exceed the Bond the customer will be charged directly or via Credit Card.
Walking through the garden is at the guests and their party own risk. Although the owners and staff take every care Merlin’s Garden is a ‘working’ property.
Children are to be supervised at all times on the property. It is the parent’s responsibility to look after their children and keep them safe while at Merlin’s Garden.
We reserve the right to decide whether we allow the guest to bring a dog or not. In the case that we do allow a dog to stay with the guest conditions apply.
SMOKING IN THE ACCOMMODATION
Guests are asked to smoke outside. Accommodation inside is strictly ‘No smoking’.
The rooms and contents in the accommodations are to be left in the same state they were received clean and undamaged. It is the guest's responsibility to pay for any damage caused by them or their party including visitors friends/family/others during their stay at Merlin's Garden B&B.
Repair and/or replacement costs will be charged to the customer either via Credit Card or taken out of the Bond.
Should you find damage to the accommodation at your arrival please let us know so we can note it and/or rectify it and not hold you responsible for the damage.
FEES FOR DAMAGES AND CLEANING
In the event that rooms are left in an unacceptable condition, an excess fee will apply. A cleaning fee may be charged if spillages occur on the carpet or bedding. In the event this spillage cannot be removed, the cost of replacement of the damaged item will be charged to the guest credit card or taken off the Bond.
Merlin's Garden has electronic gates for secure parking. At check-in the guests will be given a remote control to operate the gates and keys to the accommodation. At departure the remote control and the keys needs to be returned to the staff at Merlin's Garden. Failure to do so will result in a $180.00 charged for the remote control and $30.00 for the keys to the customer.
For further details please see our website which forms part of the Terms and Conditions.
With booking and paying either in part or in full for accommodation for Merlin's Garden accommodation the customer accepts all of the above conditions including those on Merlin’s Garden website.
When sending an enquiry or booking request for Merlin's Garden Cottage or Merlin's Garden Terrace/Studio via the Stayz website please ask us for our website address and the complete Terms and Conditions.