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Zahalka House -Boutique Holiday Home

4.83(127 reviews)SuperhostDaylesford, Victoria, Australia
Entire house hosted by Rachael And Steven
8 guests3 bedrooms4 beds2.5 baths
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Unique, cosy, stylish country retreat on Smith's Creek with 3 gorgeous bedrooms, wood fire, 2 bathrooms, main st/shops&bars only 2mins drive.
Lush king beds, Wi-Fi, central heating, spa bath, Aurora Day Spa products, fully appointed cook's kitchen, original artwork, antique rugs, 2 living rooms, piano, TV, DVD's, CD's, vintage record player, board games and sun drenched deck. Short walk to Cliffy's cafe, Farmer's Arms Hotel, Market & train rides! Discount avail for 1-couple stays and 3rd+ night

The space
A deeply enjoyable place to let go, relax and reflect... ideally located in town but with a distinctly rural setting, warmly and stylishly decorated, Zahalka House is the perfect place to unwind for couples, girls’ weekends, families, friends, international guests and your favourite pet. Discount rates for couples(one bedroom) as well third or more nights, please enquire directly

All beautifully appointed bedrooms have luxurious king beds that can be split into singles to create an ideal space for families and friends, with an additional sofa bed available in the second lounge room for flexibility with group stays to comfortably accomodate up to 8 guests. Sofa bed set up is an additional charge. Please enquire and confirm before your stay.

Curl up with a book in front of the wood fire, soak in the deep mini-spa or your choice of two old fashioned claw foot baths, inside or out on the deck watching the sun set, with dreamy linen on delightfully comfortable king beds, antique rugs and plush leather lounges mixed with comfortable vintage furniture, original artwork, an exciting and eclectic mix of discs and records for the film buff or music lover, cool games on the shelves, exquisite books, Zahalka House is a foody, arty, sensory extravaganza!
With interiors and design by Rachael Leslie

A stand out cooks' kitchen/dining space for those who love to entertain- a mix of old world french and spanish cookware and modern utensils, grand Ilve stove, coffee machine, stove top espresso, french press and rare antique crockery. A country feast sized dining table that seats 10 in a bright, naturally light filled space with floor to wall length north facing double glazing that overlooks the lush fruit and blossomed treed garden.
For that special evening wind down watching the sunset or refreshing summer dip there's also a gorgeous second outdoor claw foot bath on the private rear deck.
Teas and real coffee supplied as well as cooking essentials like salt and pepper, olive oil, sauce and fresh herbs in the garden.

Two beautiful lounge rooms, one with tv and cd’s and with gorgeous french doors that overlook the garden and super comfy sofa bed, the other more Lo-fi with a vintage record player and lush leather lounge to laze away the days playing board games and listening to nostalgic songs of a bygone era.

Sparkling bathrooms, the main with a big walk-in shower and claw foot bath and the en-suite wi mini spa and both stocked with indulgent Aurora Day Spa products.

There's a lovely antique german piano and a fascinating and coveted array of colorful curios and collectables from all around the world in a welcoming and centrally heated environment....just sit...and soak it in.

Unwind outside on the north facing articulated deck on eames and turkish cushions with gas bbq overlooking the creek and beautiful views to Cornish Hill.
Zahalka House is a way to experience Daylesford like no other.
You are merely a short stroll to the Sunday Market....or an extravagant food platter at nearby "CLIFFY'S" deli. Perhaps wander down for a yummy meal experience at Frangos and Frangos or the Farmers Arms Hotel and swim in the lake, or relax in a rejuvenating spa, indulge your inner aesthete with a walk to the convent gallery or maybe make a picnic in the the wombat gardens.

If you are travelling solo or you are a couple you can choose the white room with ensuite or the green or blue room with the main bathroom.
Please let us know your preferred bed configuration before your stay ie. if you are two couples and only need two beds made up or if you need the sofa bed. To book the sofa bed you must update your reservation to include at least 7 guests in order to get the correct tariff for your stay. Otherwise we charge $60 for the additional room set up.

Zahalka House is yours and yours alone for your stay so you’ll have the property to enjoy peacefully and undisturbed.

Pets welcome by appointment and $50 tariff plus bond applies. Please respect our pet house rules.
All linen and toiletries included in tariff.

Travelling to the Yarra Ranges? check out our other listings in Warburton- Millwaters Retreat I and II
2 beautiful self-contained cottages on 3 acres w spa and fireplace. Right on the Yarra's edge and just a couple of minutes drive to Warburton's best. The perfect Yarra Ranges romantic retreat!!

Guest access
If you are just booking for one couple you can choose the white room with ensuite or the green or blue room with access to the main bathroom. Please let us know your preferred bed configuration for groups before your stay.
Zahalka House, indulge, relax, and enjoy!

Other things to note
Please let us know your bed configuration, ie if you are two couples and only need two beds made up or if you need the sofa bed. To book the sofa bed you must update your reservation to include at least 7 guests in order to get the correct tariff for your stay. Otherwise we charge $60 for the additional room set up.
House must be left clean and tidy.
Rubbish removed and placed in bins outside.
No parties. Pets by appointment only, tariff applies.

For Christmas Day and New Year's Day bookings you must book for the evening before as we cannot accept arrivals on these public holidays. Minimum 3-4 night stay applies over Easter and Christmas, New Year period.

The main bathroom features a claw foot bath and walk in shower... all bedrooms have their own special features... the green room is spacious and vibrant and is graced by morning light, the white room soaks in the afternoon sun and has the spa. The blue room is serene and peaceful and the darkest in the morning for those who like to sleep in..

You can walk through Cornish Hill at the rear of the property to get into town or access the rail walk to Jubilee Lake.

Our neighbours have goats and chickens so dogs must be kept on a leash at all times when outside the house.

We are creek side so please be mindful if staying with young children.
Unique, cosy, stylish country retreat on Smith's Creek with 3 gorgeous bedrooms, wood fire, 2 bathrooms, main st/shops&bars only 2mins drive.
Lush king beds, Wi-Fi, central heating, spa bath, Aurora Day Spa products, fully appointed cook's kitchen, original artwork, antique rugs, 2 living rooms, piano, TV, DVD's, CD's, vintage record player, board games and sun drenched deck. Short walk to Cliffy's cafe, Farmer…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 king bed
Bedroom 3
1 king bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Hot tub
Indoor fireplace
Kitchen
Washing machine
Wi-Fi
Dryer
TV
Free street parking
Heating
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Daylesford, Victoria, Australia

A short walk to the Convent Gallery, Wombat Hill and the Botanical Gardens, the dayleford sunday market and train ride and the Farmer's Arms Hotel... We are unfenced, creekside on a natural spring in a country setting.... goats and chickens abound and you will feel the serenity of the rural setting.
Daylesford is laid back and pretty, with an enticing combination of boutique retail, dining, day spas and art galleries.
The spa capital of Australia, Daylesford is just 90 mins from Melbourne CBD and just an hour from Tullamarine airport.
Browse beautiful collections of David Bromley and Co, Arte Deco, Harry and me and Manteau Noir, or take a trip on the local Daylesford Spa Country Railway train from the Sunday market through local towns to Passing Clouds Vinyard.
Home to Lake Daylesford, the Wombat Hill Historic Botanical Garden and energy State forests, this enchanting destination is a must see for outdoor enthusiasts, food lovers and art aficionados alike!
A short walk to the Convent Gallery, Wombat Hill and the Botanical Gardens, the dayleford sunday market and train ride and the Farmer's Arms Hotel... We are unfenced, creekside on a natural spring in a country…

Hosted by Rachael And Steven

Joined in June 2014
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photographic stylist and musician, rach and steven like to walk the dogs and cats, ride motorbikes and hang out with family and friends eating good food and listening to good music. aviation and train enthusiasts, they keeps chickens, collect all sorts of curios and travel the world when they can... love lives here.....
photographic stylist and musician, rach and steven like to walk the dogs and cats, ride motorbikes and hang out with family and friends eating good food and listening to good music…
During your stay
We don’t live on the property so you are all set to enjoy the private space for your very own. Should you need any local tips before or during your stay or be sure to get in touch with us.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 2:00 am
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $400
Cancellation policy