Stonehill Retreat - Private, Secluded, Luxury!
Hosted by Jacqui
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4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bath
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Ages 2 - 12
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4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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Stonehill Retreat is a private two bedroom luxury retreat located at the gateway to the Yarra Valley. Situated only 5 minutes from St Andrews and Hurstbridge townships, and a 50 minute drive to Melbourne CBD and Airport, perfect for a country escape.

The space

Stonehill Retreat is a new and unique luxury two bedroom studio, set on 20 acres of private bushland, just a five minute drive from St Andrews.
The recently built premises boasts floor to ceiling windows in each bedroom and lounge area, with stained customised glass throughout, allowing immersion in the beautiful surrounding garden and bush land. Magnificent stained glass window panels designed by local St Andrews artist Rob Haley are an amazing welcoming feature as you first drive into the private garage to the building.
A warm and inviting open plan lounge, kitchen and dining area overlooks the natural bushland and property dams. An abundance of wildlife grace the property daily including Kangaroo's, Kookaburra's, Echidna's, Wombat's, Wild Deer and many native birds. If you are lucky there is opportunity to hand feed the King Parrot's! There is a large smart TV for your viewing of the comprehensive DVD collection and Free Wifi. The lounge has a large Jetmaster fire place that is wonderful to relax in front of with a glass of wine. All rooms are equiped with split system heating and cooling.
A central bathroom with all linen, towels, bathrobes and toiletries provided.
Main bedroom is equipped with a kings size bed and large wall to wall bookcase filled with reading material and comprehensive DVD collection. The second bedroom is spacious and fitted with a Queen size bed.
The kitchen is fully equipped for you to cook from the complimentary breakfast hamper provided at your leisure, or if the mood takes you, a visit to the colourful St Andrews Market on a Saturday (open from 6am to 2pm) can provide you with an abundance of flavours including Free Range and Organic produce. A cooked or continental breakfast can also be arranged from your health conscious host Jacqui, by request at additional cost. There is outdoor seating overlooking the dams and bushland in which to enjoy the warmer months and also a bbq on site.
A ping pong table is onsite in the retreats private garage for your enjoyment!
The owners Blaise and Jacqui have a separate house on the property, where there is a fenced in ground solar heated saltwater swimming pool and a sauna that can be arranged for use. They are also available if you want any help or advise on your holiday.
We provide a late checkout of 12 PM on days were there are no following booking on the day of your checkout. Please advise if you would like a late checkout.

Guest access

Guests can have access to a shared saltwater swimming pool and Sauna, by arrangement and are welcome to wonder through the gardens and bushland around the property.

Interaction with guests

Your host is on site to offer recommendations on local attractions, however understands the importance of getting away from the busy lives we all have to relax.

Other things to note

We offer a complimentary seasonal breakfast hamper
Fully equipped kitchen
Coffee machine
Complimentary tea and coffee
DVD player
Comprehensive DVD collection
Cable internet
Open fireplace for the colder months
Heating and cooling split systems in all rooms
Electric Blankets in rooms
Outdoor seating
Table tennis table
Saltwater heated in ground swimming pool on request
Sauna on request
Private secure automatic 4 car garage
Automatic security gates to property
Security cameras

Business travel
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Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Common spaces
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with doorman

Guests are welcome to wonder around the property freely, but are asked to treat our home environment with respect, disposing of all rubbish in the bins provided. Guests are also asked not to approach any wildlife.
The Retreat is situated in a quiet country environment and guests are asked to respect near by neighbours by keeping noise to a minimum. We are not set up for events, so if you are looking for a party venue this is not the place for you.The premises are ONLY to be used for holiday/short stay term residential purposes, NO parties, or large gatherings are allowed. We have a strict NO PARTY Policy without exception. You are not permitted to hold any type of party or loud gathering in the property at any time. Such behaviour may result in immediate termination of your booking with no refund and you may be asked to vacate the premises immediately.
The house accommodates four people and any additional guests need to be arranged with management prior to the booking. All additional guests will incur a fee of $50.00 per night for children under 12 years old and $100.00 per night for adults. An additional two single beds can be added to the house by arrangement.
Any damage costs will be forwarded to guests.
Smoking is not permitted on the property.


7 Reviews

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Anushka User Profile
October 2016
A great stay near the Yarra valley. It's a beautiful house, really well kept with comfy beds, a nice bathroom and kitchen and beautiful open fireplace. We had lots of visits from nearby animals too - kangaroos, birds... Jacqui was a fantastic host, and the breakfast hamper was a nice touch. Would come stay again!
Jacqui User ProfileJacqui is a superhost.
Response from Jacqui:
Glad to hear that you all enjoyed the comfy beds, fireplace, bathroom and kitchen! It is wonderful to see all the wildlife from the retreat windows, maybe next time you stay you will see our resident Wombat and Echidna!
October 2016

Lisa User Profile
October 2016
Beautiful property and great for a short weekend out of town to the Yarra Valley. Impeccably furnished with modern facilities, spacious rooms and great fireplace, which was going upon arrival. Would definitely stay here again.

Damian User Profile
September 2016
It was lovely to arrive to a fire that was already going on a Friday night. Every detail has been thought of. A generous stack of firewood was neatly stacked ready to go, and heat proof gloves to safely load the wood into the fireplace. The hosts are lovely, showed us through where everything is and how to operate the essentials. The hamper provided has enough for 2 breakfasts for 4 people, and coffee pods for the machine provided. Our children gave the table tennis table a real workout. I rate this property safe for children aged from about 8 yrs and up. The kangaroos visited in the morning, our kids loved watching them hop around for about and hour and no doubt international guests would enjoy this very much.

Liana User Profile
July 2016
Amazing, amazing, amazing!!! Couldn't ask for a better weekend away. Probably the most relaxing place I've stayed at in Victoria. The place looks great on photos but even more amazing in person. The hosts were so welcoming and lovely. Will definitely be back soon! Thank you so much. :)

Liam User Profile
July 2016
Great property & host, will be back again for sure. Beautiful place to stay with fantastic fireplace, modern facilities, comfortable rooms and homely feel. Jacqui was fantastic, easy to communicate with and even got the fireplace roaring for our arrival on Friday, and return from wineries on Saturday! Location is excellent, right near St Andrews and a number of top-notch wineries. Don't have a bad word to say about it, and will return again as soon as we can!
Jacqui User ProfileJacqui is a superhost.
Response from Jacqui:
Thank you Liam for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it is much appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed the experience of staying at the retreat with the warm fireplace and comfortable rooms. We look forward to seeing you again!
July 2016

Nadja User Profile
June 2016
From the moment we arrived at the retreat we were able relax and unwind. Amazing hospitality set in a fantastic location. Will definitely be back as soon as possible. Highly recommend to compliment your weekend in the Yarra Valley.
Jacqui User ProfileJacqui is a superhost.
Response from Jacqui:
Thank you Nadja and Jason for taking the time to review our property. Its great that you were able to relax and unwind, and enjoy the Yarra Valley. I look forward to seeing you both again soon.
June 2016

Janine User Profile
May 2016
Jacqui and Blaze were wonderful hosts, warm and friendly and very accommodating. The apartment was divine, comfortable, spacious and wonderfully equipped to ensure we would have a very enjoyable and relaxing weekend. The hamper provided was generous and delicious. We enjoyed walks in surrounding bushland and outings to local markets and wineries. We highly recommend this very close but secluded weekend retreat
Jacqui User ProfileJacqui is a superhost.
Response from Jacqui:
Thank you for visiting us Janine, it was great to meet you all. We hope you enjoy your upcoming trip to Italy, and that you come back and see us again sometime!
May 2016

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Jacqui User ProfileJacqui is a superhost.
I am passionate about health and fitness! I love to provide my guests with yummy sugar free treats in their breakfast hampers that taste fantastic, and are really good for you!
Languages: English
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