Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

Private room

2 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The original double garden room.
An isolated wildlife paradise only 1 hour 15 mins from the centre of Melbourne. Use of pool and kitchen and gorgeous outdoor areas. Everyone loves it. Just read the reviews!

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s)
Room type: Private room


Cleaning Fee: $20 AUD
Weekly Discount: 35%
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The space

We live on 40 magnificently private acres on the Little Yarra River outside Yarra Junction in the Upper Yarra Valley with views to die for and tame kangaroos called Brynn and her baby, Rockin' Robyn.
There are wonderful restaurants and wineries close by and gorgeous walks on the Yarra Trail (also on our property down to the river)
Watch the horses grazing, pick from the fruit trees, play with the 2 golden retrievers (Gilbert and Sullivan) and cuddle with Felix the cat.
I could imagine this as ideal for someone wishing to spend some time writing at their very own country retreat or visiting what is virtually a wildlife retreat.
Ride bikes, go for breakfast, walk or spend time by the pool. Many people come intending to go off for the day and decide to stay here all day instead.
During the day it is 100% quiet.
In this area you need a car as there is no public transport.
PS if you would like your own ensuite and the mountain view, instead of the garden, try the Wombat Room on Airbnb

Guest access

Guests have access to all amenities as required. Just ask.
PS I have spare isolated paddocks for anyone wanting to bring their own horse. I know what it is like to go away and leave the 'boys' behind!

Interaction with guests

We are flexible. Please tell us if you would like to be left alone, otherwise we are likely to offer cheese and wine.

The neighbourhood

We love our neighbourhood, because we have no close neighbours! It feels totally isolated with a vast view across the forest and mountains.
Safeways is 5 minutes away if you need anything and Warburton is 10 min away. The Warburton trail is a gem and brings bikes!

Getting around

There is little public transport in the Yarra Valley. However, Hermann loves driving, so if you need a drive we are happy to arrange something for you.

Other things to note

We know lots of people in the valley and can put you in touch with people to go rafting or biking or therapeutic massage o
PS On this property we always carry a mobile phone wherever we go for safety. Please do likewise.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Mature guests only.
Drive very slowly on the drive because of wildlife, especially at night.
This is a 'no smoking' property
Please no extra people unannounced.
(No extra guests in camper vans without permission or babies as we have to consider other guests)
Please eat at the tables and not on the sofas.
Blinds in the lounge room go down to protect the piano in the morning.
No dogs (to protect the kangaroos)
Please do not feed the kangaroos or animals without supervision and best not to touch the horses if you do not know horses.
This is our home and castle and we love those who appreciate it as much as we do.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

192 Reviews

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Mallory User Profile
May 2017
What an experience! Beautiful home, beautiful natural landscape, beautiful wildlife. We loved the kangaroos, dogs and cat, and very much enjoyed the space and decor of the house. The property manager was very helpful and checked in with us daily to give tips and answer questions. Top notch!

Bee User Profile
April 2017
Great stay, will be back

Brianna User Profile
April 2017
This is honestly heaven in the Yarra valley. Amazing home, views, location etc. So peaceful and tranquil. Took everything in my body not to take home their gorgeous doggies and kangaroo's. house was kept in wonderful condition. The beds were extremely comfy, the kitchen was spacious and accomodating. No photos could ever capture the views seen from their porch. Herman was extremely helpful and a wonderful host. We will definitely be back again.

Lilly User Profile
April 2017
Great views, friendly kangaroos, very comfortable bed and great kitchen, verandah, lounge for reading or watching TV and a well equipped kitchen. Relaxing and a great way to escape the city for a weekend to recharge the batteries. Thanks for a great stay, Louise.

Giles User Profile
March 2017
Such a beautiful, secluded, and peaceful spot. Hermann was an excellent host, and the dogs took great care of us too!

Tanya User Profile
March 2017
This is the perfect place if you want a peaceful getaway from the city. It can be hard to access if you don't drive (I don't) but Hermann is a lovely host and is more than willing to help take you to and fro for food and a bit of shopping.

Ralph User Profile
March 2017
I was traveling many times in my life, but this was the best location I have ever been to. The house and the views are just breathtaking. Everything is beyond expectation and pictures can't describe the beauty of the landscape. It is a Paradiese for people who want to enjoy nature. We loved this animal farm with the 2 dogs Gilbert and Sullivan, Felix the cat, the horses and of course the Kangaroos. Not to forget all the birds singing their songs all das long. We very much appreciated the hospitality of Hermann and Louise, please keep on sharing your Paradise with the community. So sad to leave but definitely will come back Ralph and Stella

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Victoria, Australia · Joined in January 2013
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.

Professional speaker living in Yarra Valley and travel extensively with work interstate and internationally.
My husband Hermann is the one usually at home looking after everything, which he does beautifully.

Response rate: 100%
(past 30 days)
Response time: within a few hours