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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...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 October 2015

My partner and I stayed here for a couple of nights during this week. The hosts were very welcoming and recommended some local sights to see whilst in Dandenong. I am over from England on holiday and it was really wonderful to stay in such a beautiful part of Australia. The rhodededron gardens are an absolute must see a well...

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review of the Cottage in the Forest. We have looked after this cottage for some years and it is very much loved by the guests who stay there! So, it is wonderful you enjoyed that as well as some of our local highlights - our cold winter has gifted us a beautiful Spring...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2015

I live in the city and I just have this crazy idea that want to get out of it to somewhere totally isolate. Then I got another crazy idea that want to stay in the mountain without a car haha! So I just booked in kind of last minute and went into this nice and warm cottage called Twilight Cottage...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our cottage. You were the first guests after a complete redesign and painting of this cottage, so I hope you liked that. It is surprising there was a dirty cup and we apologise for that. We have instant gas hot water heating, so there would have been more hot water in 15...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Just returned home from a long weekend at Twilight Cottage with my hubby for our 11th anniversary. It's such a cosy cottage and there are lots of things to love about it. Let me start... Loved walking into the warmth after Friday night Melbourne traffic with the heater on and music playing and soft mood lighting. Loved the stone floor...

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

Hello Minda, thank you for taking the time to write a review for our cottages. We are delighted you loved lots of the things about the cottage and hope you enjoyed your Flitterby dinner too. This cottage had just been finished from being closed for a complete refurbishment just before your arrival (literally 1/2 hour before), so I know the...

Reviewed 17 August 2015

We had the pleasure of staying at Coonara Cottage over the weekend of the 15th and 16 August it was beautiful, everything about the property was amazing. Was so warm and inviting it felt just like home. The breakfast hamper and fresh bread was also a nice little treat. Will definitely be back here. Thank you for a truly wonderful...

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

Maria and Peter, thank you for your lovely review of what we think is a really special property. Our guests for Coonara Cottage seem to love it for all the reasons you did and the space and lovely gardens which are looking so pretty in early Spring. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to stay with us...

Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

110%! Our stay was faultless and beautiful. Every little detail was thought of and our cottage was stunning! Bath salts by the spa, carafe of water by the bed, fresh cookies in the cookie jar, heater, music and candles going upon arrival, beautifully decorated. Many facilities could all do with a few lessons from these guys on how to turn...

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

Thank you, thank you for this wonderful review. We love to have everything welcoming and warm in winter ready for our lovely guests. You have picked up on all the little things, so thank you for acknowledging them and your enthusiasm. We want you to come back and back - and we have new properties coming on board, so maybe...

Bonbeach, Australia
Reviewed 7 July 2015

Arrived early and from communications with Peta, as they would be in melbourne on that afternoon, we could park up and then go and have lunch before our check in, as the keys would be in the door. All cool until we arrived around 1.30pm and all the car spaces were taken, so we had to park up near the...

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

Hello Kate - thank you for taking the time to provide us with a Review. We are sorry you did not ask us to refill your wood basket as we would happily have done that for you while you were here. The basket is, as you know, enormous and we provide enough wood for 2 days, but some people are...

Shepparton, Australia
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Coonara Cottage and as soon as we walked in felt at home. It was warm, cosy and absolutely charming. The bed was comfortable, the fire was warm and the kids loved the trampoline. The Aga was nice to cook on. The breakfast hamper was generous and included variety which was appreciated by always hungry children. We...

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

We are thrilled your found the lovely Coonara Cottage so comfortable - it seems to offer something soothing for everyone as guests come as couples, with friends and families. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a write up on Trip Advisor and we very much look forward to having you return again. Warm wishes and thanks...

Morwell, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2015

The Blackwood at Sassafras ranks as just about the most beautiful accommodation my husband and I have ever stayed in... Classy, elegant, old world charm and romantic, our jaws dropped when we walked in... The breakfast hamper supplied was delicious; being able to see the fire and watch movies from the spa, indulgence; bed and electric blanket plus a wine...

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

We manage this beautiful and elegant property on behalf of the owners who were absolutely thrilled with your write up. Thank you for taking time to do this and to share with the great wide world! Please come back soon - the gas fire beckons in this wintery weather! Our thanks and we look forward to your return. Warmest wishes...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 24 May 2015

The owners of Candlelight are fantastic. When an unexpected medical event came up, they were amazing to deal with. I can highly recommend them. We stayed in Cottage in the Forest. Simply stunning. Everything was perfect.

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

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our lovely little Cottage in the Forest. We are thrilled to share with you that the new owners of A Cottage in the Forest are just now putting the finishing touches on this lovely little cottage which they took ownership of 10 days ago. We are welcoming our first guests...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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 Ave | Reception 7 Monash Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia (Formerly Candlelight Cottages Retreat)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Olinda
Price Range: RM979 - RM1,121 (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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