Andana Executive Country Retreat

Entire home hosted by Andrew

  1. 16 guests
  2. 8 bedrooms
  3. 16 beds
  4. 5.5 baths
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Andana Executive Country Retreat offers accommodation with numerous possibilities for escaping to the gateway of Victoria's high country.

The space
The accommodation has 3 separate components for different size groups and budgets. Each has own access with Kitchen, living area and bathrooms.

The property's 3 component;s total a massive 70 plus squares. The wrap around verandah will take this to a huge 120 plus squares. That is well over 1200 square metres. The property will impress with it's size and fit-out.

In order to describe the property and the various living areas that can be rented we refer to 3 components being:

1. House
2. Apartment
3. Unit

Details are as follows. Link here to see floor-plan.

1. House is a very large 45 plus squares of internal living
- Sleeps 10-14 people and ideal for 2-3 families.
- Comprising 5-6 bedrooms plus entertainment room that can also be used to sleep additional people
- Bedroom 1 - King Size bed, 50 inch TV, luxurious ensuite and the monster of all walk in robes. and 2 direct access doors to outside verandahs.
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single beds or they can joined to form a king bed and has extensive built-in robes
- Bedroom 3 - Queen size Bed with extensive built-in robes
- Bedroom 4 - Queen size Bed with smaller built-in robes
- Bedroom 5 - 2 Single beds with extensive built-in robes
- Bedroom 6 - the apartment queen bedroom with ensuite can be configured to be part of the house
- Kitchen - the ultimate in entertainers kitchen and butlers galley which has to be seen to be believed with the extensive fit out including a luxury Miele coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, and steam oven. There is also a large ilive double oven and gas cooktop, and 2 double fridges which one has a water and ice unit.
- Family/Dining room with open plan to Kitchen - with seating for 10-14 along the 3.6m Mahogany dining table (50 inch LED TV and sound bar system in this area). This room opens up on to the 5M wide verandah and separate 6 squares of covered Alfresco outdoor living area with BBQ, bar fridge and wood heater, and very large 10-12 seat outdoor table setting and 12 seat lounge setting.
​- Entertainment Room
- Main Bathroom

2. Apartment - highly sophisticated 14 squares of internal living
- sleeps 4-8 people. It is linked directly to the house via a security door and has a private entrance.
- 2 bedrooms
- Bedroom 1 - King size bed with ensuite and large walk-in robe
- Bedroom 2 - Queen size Bed with ensuite and extensive built-in robes (this bedroom can be configured to the house and locked of from rest of apartment)
- Kitchen - extremely well appointed with oven and gas top cooker, large fridge, dishwasher. and microwave.
- Family/Dining/TV Room opening up onto the 5m wide verandah

3. Unit - open plan living of 12 squares
- sleeps 4-8 people and is located downstairs from the house with private entrance. It comprises of:
- 1 King Size Bed
- 2 King Single beds
- Bathroom
- Kitchen/Dining (with small bar fridge, convection microwave , and electric hot plate cooker)
- Lounge/TV
- Opens up to private verandah

Other features of the homestead include:

1. There is a very large laundry (including powder room) with full facilities (2 washing machines, 2 dryers, and 2 sinks)
2. Plenty of fresh rainwater so you never run out (360,000 Litres)
3. Extensive anti-bushfire protection sprinklers around and within the compound fed by bore through 2 holdings tanks with total capacity of 100,00 litres
4. Double undercover drive-through carport
5. Four well appointed dog bays - so yes you can bring pets. Note: rules apply and animals must remain outdoors
6. Extensive orchard that you can pick from when fruit are in season
7. Horse paddock - so you can bring your horse. Note: must be booked in advance and fees apply
8. Traditional fire-pit to give that camp feeling (not in use during fire restriction season)

Being a large farm the main compound offers extensive parking for cars, trucks, boats, and horse floats all with easy access.

If you have any specific requests such as catering, holding a major function, corporate/conference event then please specify request and we will contact you. No request is too big or small.

Apologies: No internet or WiFi access due to location. Though wireless broadband available via most phone networks.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Yarck, Victoria, Australia

Located perfectly to everything and an easy 1 hour 45 minutes drive from Melbourne (approx 130km), Andana Executive Country Retreat can be found on a beautiful 200 acre farm property at the intersection of the Goulburn Valley and Maroondah Highways at Yarck.

So many of you may have heard about or seen the Yarck Hotel's sticker of "Where the Farck is Yarck". Well this retreat is located a minute from Yarck on the way to Mansfield (35mins) and Mt Buller, and ideally located to the water-haven of Lake Eildon (Eildon and Bonnie Doon 20mins plus), Lake Mountain (45mins), Yarra Valley (45mins), and Healesville ( 1hr). The two larger towns close by are Yea (15mins) and Alexandra (10mins). All of which provide endless opportunities to explore the great Australian countryside and doing half day to full day trips to the various attractions, markets, and gourmet food and wine locations.

The property borders the Great Victoria Rail Trail, so bring your Horse or Bicycle and directly access the rail trail. Being located approximately half way along the 134km Rail Trail, for the adventurous and fit you can ride to Mansfield or Tallarook. Or take an easier ride to Yea, Alexandra, or Bonnie Doon. If that is too far, take an easy ride or walk into Yarck and stop at the General Store for a gourmet pie, the Giddy Goat Cafe for a snack and coffee, or a cold drink at the Yarck Hotel.

From November through January, the Cherry factory in Yarck Is open to the public and is approximately 10min walk.

The farm property is a picturesque gently undulating hills filled with trees, wildlife, farm animals, and 5 dams which makes a pleasant walk to explore. Take a walk to back of the property at sunrise/sunset and take in the majestical view of black mountain.

Overall a unique property which will provide a fantastic experience for that country getaway.

Hosted by Andrew

  1. Joined in November 2014
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 12:00 pm
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy