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Spacious living area with generously proportioned leather sofas, fluffy rugs, TV, DVD player, and french doors leading to a large entertaining deck with views over our gardens
Central Modern Olinda Apartment-Garden Views
Central Modern Olinda Apartment-Garden Views
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Centrally located in the heart of Olinda within easy walking distance of restaurants, cafes, shop and galleries, walking paths/trails, this light-filled two queen-sized bed/bedroom apartment has large indoor and outdoor living spaces, comfortable beds and sofas, and is centrally heated. Conveniently located to wedding venues. Lovely gardens in a secluded setting, you can enjoy a drink on the back deck and listen to the birds and feel the serenity.

The space

Cambridge Apartment can cater for up to four people in two queen-sized beds in two separate bedrooms. The Sealy beds are brand new and have electric blankets, duvets and extra Sherpa blankets for the chilly nights. Bed and bathroom linen all provided. No daily housekeeping, but for stays longer than three days we will supply fresh towels, remove rubbish and replace continental breakfast items.
The space has its own entry and porch/mudroom, huge living area with comfortable leather sofas to comfortably seat more than four people, flat screen TV, DVD player, breakfast bar and stools, kitchen workbench with single stove-top, coffee machine, kettle, toaster, utensils and crockery, iPod dock in bedroom, hanging and drawer space, private bathroom and toilet.
The large entertainment deck outside the French windows facing north will be lovely for a morning or evening meal, and we will have outdoor lounge area for the summertime shaded by trees and a large cantilever umbrella. BBQ and chiminea are available by prior arrangement.
The apartment is located at one end of our house, separated by a locked door, has its own entry and two parking spaces. No smoking indoors at any time. We have a dog and two cats, who stay in our house or in the back garden – guests have no access to the back garden, but to the decking area only.

Guest access

Guests have use of own indoor and outdoor living spaces, two bedrooms (price is for 2 people/one bedroom only - extra charge for extra guests/bedroom), kitchen workbench area, private bathroom and toilet, two parking spaces.
The back deck has a chiminea fireplace for cool evenings and a bar table and stools for a coffee or wine in the afternoons.
No access to our back garden due to the dog and a pond, however, guests are free to enjoy the front garden and brick "summer house".

Interaction with guests

We love to meet our guests but respect your privacy. We are available for recommendations and information about the Dandenong Ranges, Olinda in particular and the Yarra Valley beyond. We are also happy to chat over a glass of wine or cup of coffee if that's your thing - we often have a lovely open fire in our living room on winter evenings.
Your apartment is at one end of our 1940s house, extended about 5 years ago to include more bedrooms and living space, separated by two doors in the hallway, an area we call
"The Airlock".
We live full time in the house with our son and three pets.

Other things to note

Light breakfast provisions included (tea, coffee, juice, pastries, cereal, bread).
Price is for two guests sharing one room. Extra guests are $30/pp/night.
If two guests are using two bedrooms, an extra $30 will be charged for laundering of extra linen - thanks for your understanding.
No access especially for children to the back garden - we have a large pond and dog. Note that the dog and two cats live in the house with us and have access to the back garden.
No smoking inside the building at any time.
No unregistered guests overnight and day-visitors by prior arrangement only.
No parties at all, and no unreasonable noise after 10pm.

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet
Breakfast
Prices
Extra people $30 AUD / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit $250 AUD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $150 AUD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 single bed
House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- No unreasonable noise after 10.30pm, no parties, no unregistered overnight guests, day-visitors by prior arrangement, smoking allowed outside on entertainment deck only

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property
Cancellations
Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher
Availability
The minimum night stay for this listing varies.

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Danielle User Profile
November 2017
Highly recommend this beautiful home for a relaxing weekend away. Amazing setting & super close to town too. Will definitely be back x
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Thanks for taking time to review the apartment - it's great we can meet expectations! Hope to see you again soon.
November 2017

Mark User Profile
October 2017
The cottage is a great place to connect with the local environment and the amenities of the Mt Dandenong region.
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Thanks for taking time to review our cottage Mark, we appreciate feedback and like to take helpful suggestions on board. We do hope to see you again - best wishes.
October 2017

Catherine User Profile
October 2017
Every bit as lovely as it looks in the write up. Beautiful setting, quiet and peaceful. Clean and super comfortable.
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Thanks for taking time to leave such a lovely review Catherine! We love giving guests the best possible experience when staying in the Dandenongs - we hope to see you again.
October 2017

Morgan User Profile
September 2017
Karen's place is amazing. The back deck has a beautiful view and the whole cottage is extremely peaceful. Karen and Tony were so accommodating and provided so much lovely food for our stay! Thank you very much, we highly recommend this cottage to everyone!
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Thanks Morgan, we love to make our guests feel welcome and try our best to provide everything they might need :)
September 2017

Casey User Profile
September 2017
Lovely apartment, right in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges.

Nic User Profile
September 2017
What a wonderful place to stay. Would recommend to anyone... just wish I had more time there. Thanks Karen!

Pip User Profile
August 2017
My sister and I spent a lovely weekend at Cambridge Cottages. A perfect setting for a girls weekend and would be great for one or two couples too. Karen has thought of everything you would need. And such a short walk to the beautiful Rhododendron Gardens and Olinda shops makes for a very enjoyable and relaxed weekend in the Dandenongs. Thanks Karen.
Karen User Profile
Response from Karen:
Wonderful - it's a pleasure to make a nice space for our guests. We'd love to see you both back here again in the future!
August 2017

Olinda, AustraliaJoined in November 2012
Karen User Profile

We love being hospitable, traveling, eating out, working our garden and exploring new places. We choose to stay in Airbnb properties as often as possible when we travel, and we love to give our own guests the best possible experience in our beautiful part of the world.

I can't live without: hubby and kids, traveling, good food/wine, good friends and fresh air.

We love meeting new people, learning about new places and sharing stories.

Life motto: Don't die wondering.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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