Whitelodge Retreat Sassafras, Mount Dandenong


Entire residential home hosted by Nic

  1. 8 guests
  2. 4 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 3 baths
Entire home
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Whitelodge is a contemporary, luxury lodge in a prime location and provides its guests with an outstanding base for a Ranges getaway.

Set in the peaceful forest with its own beautiful gardens, Whitelodge is walking distance to Sassafras & Kallista Villages, the Sassafras Tavern, Proserpina bakery, Gardens, Miss Marples tearooms, the Piggery cafe and more.

Perfect for families, or couples wanting a stylish comfortable space that is nothing short of paradise.

Private chef option...amazing!

The space
COVIDSafe cleaning practices.
please note, easter 3 night min.
STRICT NOISE RULES please read our house rules before you decide to book!
8 guests max, no extra visitors without prior permission by owner.
CCTV to external entrances comply with all privacy regulations.

(PLEASE NOTE we will honour a full refund for cancellations that are a direct result of Government imposed Covid 19 travel restrictions)

The house has 4 bedrooms, 2 with king beds and 2 with queen beds. Both the king beds can be split into singles. (You will need to let us know if you need the beds made into singles) The upstairs bedroom room also has an oversized king single bunk bed which will sleep 2-3 children. Kids LOVE this bunk. The sofa in the lounge also converts to a very comfortable queen bed.

All beds are dressed with pure flax linens, towels supplied, all good quality and professionally laundered.

There are 3 luxurious bathrooms, all with top quality fittings, monsoon rain shower heads, heated towel rails, master bedroom with ensuite and smart TV

There are 2 living zones, both with smart TV/DVD, access to Netflix, unlimited wifi, wood fires, as well as a state of the art hydronic heating system throughout. The heating is thermostatically programmed to provide the ultimate in warmth and comfort at all times. The main living area is air conditioned and 3 bedrooms have ceiling fans.

Unlimited WiFi.

Whitelodge offers many sociable spaces. The front deck is beautiful for breakfast in the sun watching the birds. The outdoor BBQ area for alfresco dining and kitchen grotto for serious entertaining. The roof top viewing deck puts you high amongst the treetops and is a spectacular place for evening drinks and to experience the amazing ‘ forest shutdown’ at dusk.

The grassy terrace enjoys dappled shade, views of the waterfall which features 4 ponds and is a lovely place to set up an outdoor table or a deckchair and a book. Pathways meander throughout the terraced garden and there are many beautiful places for reflection, rest, inspiration and creativity. The gardens light up at night and provide an awesome backdrop from every room within.

The large kitchen and separate butlers pantry are fully equipped for small groups with everything you will need to prepare and cook the finest of meals. The pantry is well stocked with staples including olive oil, vinegars, condiments, dry spices and nonperishables such as flour and sugar, tea and coffee as well as tin foil, glad wrap, baking paper etc. Tea towels provided. All kitchen cleaning products provided.

2 ovens, 2 side by side dishwasher drawers, electric cooking, bar fridge, coffee/tea station, and essential appliances. The butlers pantry is a complete preparation zone leaving the expansive kitchen for interactive dining and entertaining. The only thing it doesn’t have is the “Butler” but this can be arranged!! And why not have our private chef do the cooking for you?

Whitelodge is designed to bring the outdoors in, every room in the house has views to celebrate its surrounding beauty

We work with a private chef Mark, who will come to the house, prepare, cook, serve and clean up for you so you don’t need to leave the house. He will work with you to design menu options perfect for your group. Just ask and we will put you in touch with chef Mark to give you a quote.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with Standard cable
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace
Security cameras on property


Guest entrance and parking

Step-free access
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to the guest entrance

Full bathroom

Step-free shower

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Where you’ll be

Sassafras, Victoria, Australia

Whitelodge is in the heart of the forest on one of the most beautiful, quiet scenic roads in the hills. It’s location is key to providing an outstanding base for a Ranges getaway. Within very close proximity to the 3 major wedding reception venues in the hills, it is ideal for wedding party preparations, bride and groom or family accommodation.

Whether it’s walking, road trips or bicycle riding, it’s all on the doorstep.

Forest walking tracks at your front door, all local attractions within a short drive or walk to local cafes, restaurants, great shops, Puffing Billy, magnificent gardens, galleries, picnic grounds, wedding venues......or just peace and quiet...all one hour from Melbourne CBD

Hosted by Nic

  1. Joined in November 2014
  • 64 Reviews
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  • Superhost
In 2003, my partner and I had to face a very serious illness. As many people do, we changed our priorities and decided to work hard and live our dream, to live in the vibrant city of Melbourne and create other beautiful places to enjoy, a house in the forest (Whitelodge Mountain Retreat Sassafras) and a house on the beach (Whitelodge On Long Island, Frankston) City - Mountains - Beach Originally from the UK, my other dream was to become a true blue Aussie citizen. I have now realised these dreams and have spent 10 years passionately renovating, building, shopping for antiques and trolling through junk shops. I own and run a successful hydronic heating company so all my other work has been in my own time and I’m proud that I’ve achieved some amazing lifestyle options. Offering these lifestyle options to likeminded guests to enjoy as well, enables me to keep this dream alive. When you stay in one (or both) of my houses I hope you can see the love that has gone into their creation and sincerely hope you have as much fun and enjoyment as we always do. Eat, drink and be merry!
In 2003, my partner and I had to face a very serious illness. As many people do, we changed our priorities and decided to work hard and live our dream, to live in the vibrant city…

During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection

Cancellation policy