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.
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.
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
Complimentary tea and coffee
Comprehensive DVD collection
Open fireplace for the colder months
Heating and cooling split systems in all rooms
Electric Blankets in rooms
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
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.
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