Holiday rental houses in Castlemaine

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The Nissen
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Entire residential home · 4 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath
The NissenThe Nissen is a spacious, light filled two bedroom holiday house overlooking the historic town of Castlemaine, aptly named for its resemblance to a World War II Nissen Hut. Enjoy the comfort of a wood fire and split system, fully equiped kitchen, and expansive views from the open plan living area. Wonderfully private and secluded considering its convenient central location, and featuring all modern appliances. Perfect for all occasions, a quirky yet comfortable gem in the heart of Castlemaine.
STONE EDGE - South Cottage
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Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath
STONE EDGE - South CottageSTONE EDGE is a beautiful & tranquil property set in a lovely garden located in a prime position close to the Botanical Gardens, "The Mill" & Castlemaine Town. The property consists of a main cottage & two beautiful sandstone cottages "North" & "South". These two can be let out separately or together. Both cottages have a king size bed & each is unique in character.
The Pink House
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Entire residential home · 5 guests · 3 beds · 1 bath
The Pink HouseA cute little holiday cottage. Next door to The Bridge Hotel-(See note below) Opposite the botanical gardens, 5mins walk to "The Mill" the home of Castlemaine's Vintage Bazaar, The Taproom, Das Kaffehaus, Boom Town Wine and much more!

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Cottages in Castlemaine

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Union House c.1861
$200 AUD per night
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The Cottage
$145 AUD per night
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Goldrush Cottage, in a private shady garden
$225 AUD per night
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The Miner's Pride, in the centre of Castlemaine
$206 AUD per night
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Historic Country Lofted Stable
$165 AUD per night
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The Love Shack
$175 AUD per night
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Herrmann's Cottage Maldon - 1860s miner's cottage
$220 AUD per night
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Bluey's Hideout
$202 AUD per night
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The Shopkeeper's Quarters, heritage country cabin
$275 AUD per night
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  2. Golden Point
Leanganook Cottage - Forest retreat
$136 AUD per night
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Campbells Creek Cottage - perfect weekend escape
$149 AUD per night
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Goldfields cottage in historic village
$258 AUD per night

Pet-friendly houses

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Henrietta's: Elegant, Private Country House
$215 AUD per night
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Treetops Tiny
$225 AUD per night
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Historic Bowes Cottage
$180 AUD per night
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Quiet Country Retreat
$120 AUD per night
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Sinnamon's Cottage, Maldon, VIC
$284 AUD per night
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  2. Barkers Creek, Castlemaine
Alice Barker House
$235 AUD per night
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The Mia Mia, Newstead
$250 AUD per night
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Gingell St Retreat
$154 AUD per night
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The Greenery - a whole house surrounded by garden
$245 AUD per night
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MountView Retreat
$800 AUD per night
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Homely stay in central Castlemaine
$250 AUD per night
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Fairbank House for a couple, group, or celebration
$361 AUD per night

Houses with heating

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Whistlestop - Tranquility in the heart of town
$330 AUD per night
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Stylish 3 bedroom oasis in central Castlemaine.
$233 AUD per night
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SHACK 14
$308 AUD per night
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Castlemaine Blue - a house in town
$185 AUD per night
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1860s restored miners cottage in the country
$140 AUD per night
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Riversdale Retreat
$325 AUD per night
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The Station Master's House
$483 AUD per night
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Whare o te Marama ~ House of Light
$393 AUD per night
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Sunset on Wheeler
$305 AUD per night
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  2. Castlemaine
A clean, comfortable home near Castlemaine's best
$275 AUD per night
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Walking distance from town
$53 AUD per night
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Corvah House Free WiFi.
$818 AUD per night

Your guide to Castlemaine

All About Castlemaine

Little of the historic glory of this bustling town in the Goldfields region has faded with time, even as its population shrinks. Built in the heat of a gold rush in the 1850s, the boomtown grew to be a major regional center, and the broad streets lined with majestic public buildings and shops dating back more than a century still show that off today. The area’s past fuels its continuing reputation as a hub for arts of all types, as seen by the Theatre Royal, the oldest continuously operating theater on the Australian mainland. While the town’s history and beauty bring visitors to admire the local architecture and gardens, its trendy food culture and creative class keep people coming back.


How do I get around Castlemaine?

Castlemaine sits an hour and a half drive north of Melbourne, where the Melbourne Airport (MEL, and otherwise known as Tullamarine Airport) serves international and domestic flights and offers plenty of car rental options. However, the train also connects the town to the big city, with frequent daily departures making the two-hour trip. An airport in nearby Bendigo (BXG) receives flights from only Sydney, but offers another transportation option and also connects to Castlemaine by train. Once you’re in town, the local bus system along with taxis and rideshare services mean that you can explore the city and surrounds without needing to rent your own vehicle.


When is the best time to stay in a holiday rental in Castlemaine?

Warm summers, mild winters, and a moderately dry atmosphere make Castlemaine a year-round destination for vacationers looking to spend time outdoors. While the high temperatures in the hottest months can average well into the 80s Fahrenheit, the lows in the evening still cool off to the mid-50s. In winter, the lows can get down to the high 30s, while daytime highs only warm up to about the mid 50s. Rain, when it happens, mostly falls in the winter, and tends to come in storms, rather than a steady drizzle. Those heavy downpours are best avoided with a foray indoors, rather than by bringing heaps of waterproof layers.


What are the top things to do in Castlemaine?

Castlemaine Diggings Heritage Park

Australia’s first national heritage park invites visitors to view the town’s history through what it left behind. Among the hiking and biking paths, rare and threatened wildlife, and blooming wildflowers, visitors can check out the remains of the region’s gold mining past in the form of cemeteries, old mines and home sites, and machinery.

Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Founded only shortly after the town was, in 1860, this garden (one of the region’s oldest) displays the wealth of the Gold Rush era with an impressive collection of trees from near and far, an artificial lake, and a stunning rotunda among the flower beds. Highlights of the garden include an English oak planted in the 1860s, a heavenly wisteria display, and a restored fountain.

The Mill

Just across from the Castlemaine Botanical Gardens, this former woollen mill also dating back to the 19th century brings in visitors with a much more modern draw — as a hub for local shops, artists, and food and drinks. In three segments — food, artisan, and vintage — plus studios and offices, the large complex gives visitors a taste of the city’s major assets.