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A country paradise - Kangaroo Manor

SuperhostYarra Junction, Victoria, Australia
Entire house hosted by Louise
7 guests4 bedrooms4 beds2 baths
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Kangaroo Manor is the jewel in the crown! From the moment you drive up the magnificent drive, this hexagonal glass house takes in the breathtaking views. High ceiling, glass walls, no close neighbours, river walks, huge pool, close to wineries. A paradise.

The space
This is a unique property built by a well-known meditation teacher as a healing retreat. Completely isolated, it is a hexagon with glass walls and a cellar. The property is 40 acres and set in the Little Yarra Valley offshoot of the Upper Yarra Valley. Our house is located on a high island of the valley with views that stunn. We have approx 700 metres of Little Yarra River frontage with several acres of rain-forest (wet sclerophyll). There is also a pine forest and walks everywhere. We even have an old gold mine!

Style
The house is made from wood, much of which was origianlly cut from the property. I like to think it is a bit 'African Safari', it is the perfect excuse to escape the city and enjoy a more peaceful way of life.

Why is our house unique?
Everyone who comes to the house adores it. They gasp at the views, revel in the serenity and marvel at the connection to nature. We have 200 kangaroos on the lawn and wombats by the pool at night as well as two resident kangaroos
In addition to staying at our lovely house, we also provide the following so you can really enjoy your stay:
- A pet kangaroo (always a winner)
- A magnificnet horizon pool setting with barbecue
- There is 4G accessible from the property for those who need it

The Kitchen
- A walk-in pantry with all of the basic cooking condiments including locally produced olive oil, salt/pepper, spices, herbs, flour, sugar, tea, coffee etc.
- Dishwasher
- Bread-maker, slow-cooker, juicer.
- Microwave
- Double Liebherr fridge

The Bathroom
- Completely renovated
- Our water is all natural from the tank. The pressure and supply is excellent

The Bedrooms
Our house has three large bedrooms with 3 queen beds. We do have an extra mattress if required and can comfortably sleep 7, but state 6.
The master bedroom looks out over the valley and is truely a beauty to behold. The other bedrooms look over the garden. The kangaroos come onto the lawn in the morning and you can watch the clouds pass up the valley and even see snow on Donna Buang on the colder days.

Heating
The house is fully centrally heated.

The pool
Our pool is huge. It is nearly 25 metres long and 10 feet deep (to mix my measures) at the deep end.
The deck around the pool is massive and enough to hold a ballroom dancing competition (please don't!)

The Laundry
Modern laundry with all the amenities.

Outside the House
Apart from very large decks all around the house and pool, there is a terrace with large modern barbecue. We have large outdoor tables on the front and rear decks as well as the pool deck.

- The garden is planted rare and exotic plants and large established trees as well as a substantial orchard.

Activities
Wineries, micro-breweries, restaurants, shops and country living are all at your door step. There are approximately 16 wineries within a 30 minute drive of Warburton.
The start of the popular Warburton Trail is also nearby. This is 29 km of gravel path for bikes, walking or horse-riding. There is also the aqueduct trail, close access to national forest and drives and trails on the property.
Other sporting activities include:
- Golf at the Warburton Golf Club (10 min drive)
- Cycling (local bike hire)
- Hot air ballooning at Healesville
- Nancy's of the Valley cafe at Yarra Junction
- Oscars restaurant at Warburton

Guest access
Guests have access to whole house (bar one room), the pool, the river walk, the paddocks, spa, wineries near by, an excellent restaurant very close by and gorgeous scenery.
Horse adjistment also available, so bring your own horse!

Other things to note
Kangaroos: We have many kangaroos on the property and one pet kangaroo who lives around the house.
Horses: I have 2 horses and a huge fully-equipped stable area with wash area and locked tack room. There are spare paddocks and horses are welcome. There is nothing more gorgeous than riding the nearby forest or the Warburton trail.
Wildlife experience: We offer a wildlife experience with a world expert on endangered species.
Kangaroo Manor is the jewel in the crown! From the moment you drive up the magnificent drive, this hexagonal glass house takes in the breathtaking views. High ceiling, glass walls, no close neighbours, river walks, huge pool, close to wineries. A paradise.

The space
This is a unique property built by a well-known meditation teacher as a healing retreat. Completely isolated, it is a hexagon with glass walls and a cellar. The property is 40 acres and set in the Little Yarra Valley offshoot of the Upper Yarra Valley. Our house is located on a high island of the valley with views that stunn. We have approx 700 metres of Little Yarra River frontage with several acres of rain-forest (wet sclerophyll). There is also a pine forest and walks everywhere. We even have an old gold mine!

Style
The house is made from wood, much of which was origianlly cut from the property. I like to think it is a bit 'African Safari', it is the perfect excuse to escape the city and enjoy a more peaceful way of life.

Why is our house unique?
Everyone who comes to the house adores it. They gasp at the views, revel in the serenity and marvel at the connection to nature. We have 200 kangaroos on the lawn and wombat…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 single bed

Amenities

Hangers
Laptop-friendly workspace
Pool
Kitchen
Heating
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Iron
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia

Our view is unhindered by anything but trees, paddocks and mountains. We look out over the fabulous upper Yarra Valley and the experience all starts on the beautiful 3/4km tree-lined drive. There are plenty of paths through our own paddocks, dry forest and rain forest as well as a pine forest with plentiful pine mushrooms. The bush along our river is said to hold the original aboriginal track and the water is always abundant, fresh and clear.
In the area there are regular markets, wineries, pubs, restaurants, cafes, many long tendered walking tracks, bike hire, horse events, ballooning and . .. anything else you heart desires.
Our view is unhindered by anything but trees, paddocks and mountains. We look out over the fabulous upper Yarra Valley and the experience all starts on the beautiful 3/4km tree-lined drive. There are plenty of…

Top places nearby

Mount Donna Buang
11.2 km
Yarra River
12.2 km
Healesville Sanctuary
16.9 km
Domaine Chandon
23.5 km

Yarra Valley
24.0 km
Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
25.0 km
William Ricketts Sanctuary
25.8 km
Dandenong Ranges National Park
27.0 km

Hosted by Louise

Joined in January 2013
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Professional speaker living in Yarra Valley and travel extensively with work interstate and internationally.
During your stay
We are happy to welcome guests and be around for your assistance. We need to check that our pet kangaroo is safe and happy. She lives around the house and is unlikely to move.
Louise is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 am
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200

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