Breathtaking 5 star luxury shipping container villa cantilevered over a ravine
About David Penman
David is an ex-Army Commando and Intelligence Officer who¿s worked around the world in manufacturing, media, finance and human resource roles. My contribution to Clifftop encompasses business planning, marketing, information technology, sales, bookings, maintenance and anything else the boss tells me to do.
Why David Penman chose Hepburn
By the time we found the perfect land to build Clifftop and open the doors in 2016 it was too late¿it had already been sold! But that didn¿t stop my wife Mani. We¿d made an offer but never heard back, so she called the vendor and asked why they wouldn¿t be interested in a better offer. It turns out our offer had been lost in the woodwork and we were stunned when the vendor put 209 Main Road back on the market to canvas new offers and sold it to us. Yippee! It truly was an amazing ending to 12 months of searching for the perfect real estate.
What makes this Cottage unique
The only regional luxury accommodation that welcomes children. Offering pinball machines, massage chairs, waterfalls, arcade games, PS4 gaming consoles, worlds best TV's, bison rugs, Spotify, free WiFi, Netflix and so much more.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
Minimum age of primary renter:18
Perfection personified - total romance in pure luxury at the Clifftop
We have travelled to many places, and stayed in many amazing luxury motels and boutique accommodation, but all pale in comparison to the amazing villa we stayed in at Clifftop at Hepburn!! You can sense the absolute passion the owners, Dave and Mani, have for their villas. Nothing is forgotten, and everything is considered. We stayed in the Paris villa this weekend, and the experience, from when I first spoke to David on the phone when booking, through to when we sadly had to leave, was just perfect. For our stay I added in the Lovebirds package and platter package. Each were amazing value and totally enhanced the experience. The floor to ceiling glass walls offering unparalleled panoramic views and was accompanied by a glass floor section (which Dave went to the effort of making a lovely heart shape out of red rose petals). The mood lighting was gorgeous and also adjustable whenever we desired. There was a beautiful log fire burning when we entered and a bottle of Moet on ice as well! To top it off lovely chocolates, strawberries and cherries were sitting there surrounded by rose petals as well. Talk about setting the scene for a beautiful romantic weekend!! The bath is the most extraordinary timber bath I have ever seen, and large enough for even me to fit in (I am 6'2)!! There is sparkling water, biscuits, noodles, chips, cereal and milk and nespresso coffee, so the only thing you need to leave your villa for is lunch and dinner! Having said that, the cheese platter was the most beautiful way to spend an evening in our luxury villa with a glass of wine!! There is even an instant camera to take some shots of your stay and a state of the art massage chair to unwind in!! I don't want to miss talking about the bed either, with such a soft pillow top, it was a dream sleep every night!! By far, this is the longest review I have ever done, and I still don't feel like I have done it justice. It was truly the most inspiring, romantic, luxurious stay we could have dreamed of, and we cant thank both Dave and Mani enough for their attention to detail, for truly caring about our experience in the villas, for their advice on dining locations, for their passion in presenting such a beautiful setting for our romantic getaway and for providing us with such an unforgettable weekend. There really is no other place that will measure up to Clifftop at Hepburn!!
Bradley, I am utterly speechless (for the first time in my life my wife would say). I nearly cried when I read this review...its just so good and I'm not really sure we could ever thank you enough for your generous spirit. THANK YOU. I really did enjoy putting the package together for you and I was actually worried you wouldn't like it, so I'm over the moon to get such great feedback. You have made my day and my year. Dave
Amazing experience yet again
We stayed at Evoke in the past, Paris is a smaller version with as much class. Very happy with our stay.
Absolutely brilliant stay - great views and great attention to detail. We will definitely be back.
Great location. Amazing Views. beautiful luxury room!
Best accommodation we've ever stayed in.
My partner and I stayed at Clifftop Hepburn (Paris room) for our anniversary and hands down, it was the best decision. It is obvious to see that the owners have placed a lot of attention to detail from the colour changing lights, to the massage chair and the floor-to-ceiling window/floor. Not to mention the PS4, speakers & the biggest TV i've seen in my life.
David offered to take us through the container and showed us how to work all the gadgets etc, told us where to eat and answered all our questions.
Definitely worth the money! Will absolutely stay here again
THANK YOU so much for this incredible review Chris. OMG...I'm so excited that someone used the PS4!!!! Yay! It was our pleasure to host you and we thank you for choosing to stay with Clifftop. Dave & Mani
An amazing accommodation that everyone should experience, very accommodating and though through. Loved every bit of it & the bed was super comfortable with cosy linen!
GETTING THERE - To get to 209 Main Road, Hepburn Springs from Melbourne, take the Calder or Western Freeway and follow all signs to either 'Daylesford' or brown point of interest signs to 'Mineral Springs Area'. Once in Daylesford, follow the only main road straight through; this leads to Hepburn Springs, 2km down the track. Turn left onto Main Road and keep going until you see our lovely retreats on the right, just past Seventeenth Street on the right. Just look for the amazing view: that's us!