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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights at the lovely Cottage in the Forest in Olinda and wish we could have stayed longer , excellent amenities spa and shower to die for , breakfast hamper was more than enough and cottage was nice and warm with the heater already in use and the open fire ready to light on arrival , no one around...

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peta1946, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for being such fabulous guests and generously sharing your experience with the Triip Advisor community of travellers. We just love people to find a haven at our cottages and reconnect and wind down! We hope we will see you again before too long. Best wishes, Peta

Reviewed 15 July 2016

Gorgeous villa, decor is beautiful and very unique. Lots of little surprises, like the home made lemon slice, little hand written notes on breakfast teams and beautiful soaps and scrubs in the bathrooms! Perfect for a winters escape, fire, heater and electric blankets to top it off :) Mini kitchen great and bath very indulgent, we will be back! Heather...

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at White Gates Cottage and it was so peaceful and relaxing. Walking into the cottage and seeing the beautiful furnishings was one thing but to then see all the final touches to make our stay that little bit more special was incredible. There was a beautiful breakfast hamper with more then enough left for us as...

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peta1946, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, thank you for taking the time to review White Gates for us. I wish you had let me know about the teapot during your stay. We certainly had one there, but perhaps it was broken and we weren't told. We will remedy that right away, so thank you for bringing this to our attention as we only provide...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stayed at 'A Cottage in the Forest' for our anniversary. My partner and I have been to the Dandenongs a number of times but never fell in love with a place like we did here. Being winter, it was freezing outside, but we were welcomed by a warm, cosy cottage with a fire set and ready to light. The...

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peta1946, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Michael, thank you for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review- we are pleased you loved all the special things about this cottage. The view from the bed is lovely - so tranquil and amazing to look out at the forest! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we so look forward to welcoming you back...

Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in the cottage in the Forrest, wow it is simply beautiful! The views' the privacy and the serenity all make for a weekend of perfection! The music we arrived too was so inviting' what a lovely touch! The wood box had been topped the fire' pre built awaiting a match! The warm lighting and heater...

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peta1946, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Thank you Dee for taking time to provide us with this lovely review, and some great pictures too. We are delighted you ran away from the city to enjoy a few days by the warm fire and in the trees! We hope the surprise went as well as you planned and we look forward to welcoming you back another time...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 December 2015

My family and I stayed here for a night and it was wonderful! Peta, the owner, was so warm and hospitable and we felt so welcomed. The cottage we got was a 2 bedroom one with a large living area, a huge bathroom and a spacious kitchen and dining area. Every thing about the cottage was well thought of and...

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peta1946, Owner at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

We hope you may be able to stay a little longer next time, and thank you for your lovely Review. Candlelight Cottage is such a favourite with our guests and much loved by us as owners. Very best wishes and thanks, Peta

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We stayed one night in Twilight cottage. The cottage was absolutely charming, very comfortable and well equipped. Absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway, the sound of gently flowing water and native birds being a perfect backdrop to relaxation. Charming welcoming hosts, we had a perfect stay and will return to this picture perfect location.

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peta1946, Owner at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Hello Jen, we hope you will return for a little longer next time, but I'm pleased you've found Twilight Cottage comfortable. We are happy with our new look and feel and the bigger king bed. I'm sure the airconditioning will be much used over the next few days of heatwave. We look forward to welcoming you back, Best wishes, Peta

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2015

We stayed at Candlelight Cottage for our anniversary. The cottage was delightful. The bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed the spa bath and the breakfast provisions, particularly the fresh bread and eggs as well as the lovely selection of teas. Our dog loved roaming around the securely fenced backyard and we appreciated the suggestions for dog friendly walks and cafes...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2015

The elegant and supremely comfortable Blackwood B&B managed by Candlelight Mountain Retreats (also known as Valley Ranges Getaways) ticked ALL the boxes. We were looking for a relaxing luxurious escape in a quiet yet convenient location and the Blackwood provided all this in abundance. We loved walking around the pleasant village of Sassafras (on its doorstep) and the convenience of...

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MELBOURNE
Reviewed 18 October 2015

You dream of your daughter's wedding being one of the special days in your life; Beechmont Retreat made our dreams come true for a exquisite intimate garden wedding. The house is appointed with tasteful furnishings throughout, wonderful fresh flowers were placed in all the rooms, food provided was not only locally sourced but was some of the best we have...

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peta1946, Manager at Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Celia, thank you for your generous review of our beautiful Beechmont Garden Retreat. We are very happy that your family so enjoyed this special wedding day picnic at Beechmont. That pesky Kookaburra won more hearts for the next bride and groom who had chosen to be married under the big gum tree as he sat there and watched the whole...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Candlelight Mountain Retreats and their sister business, Valley Ranges Getaways are a collection of 15 boutique luxury accommodation properties scattered throughout the Dandenong Ranges. Private cottages, villa, holiday houses. All include breakfast, wifi, indulgent baths, kitchens. Close to the villages of Mt Dandenong and Yarra Valley wineries ... more   less 

Additional Information about Valley Ranges Getaways

Address: 7-9 Monash Avenue | Reception 7 Monash Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia (Formerly Candlelight Cottages Retreat)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Olinda
Price Range: RM995 - RM1,173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Valley Ranges Getaways 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“This is obviously no a hotel so some responses not really relevant”
 of 5 bubbles CharlesMac195, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Cosy, friendly”
 of 5 bubbles O5773EKjamess, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Book for longer than you need as you will not want to leave this treasure”
 of 5 bubbles CeliaBMelbourne, 17 Oct 2015 | Read review
“The Blackwood is literally around the corner from Miss Marples' Tearoom and the Beaumarchais cafe. Excellent location.”
 of 5 bubbles OtterAbroad, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All the cottages were a far distance from each other. Enough to give privacy, I might be biest as i have not experience the all the cottages however the Cottage in the Forest from my experience and reviews is by far a great choice.”
 of 5 bubbles Tona_17, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
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