About this listing
Experience the Victorian countryside's lush natural habitat - winding country roads, rolling hills, wineries, cycling and walking trails, just a short 65km drive north of Melbourne. A beautifully appointed quiet sun-lit rustic guesthouse. Featuring a private bedroom with two queen sized beds a single fold-out on request, bathroom, kitchenette, heating and air-conditioning, in addition to an outdoor cooking area within a private deck, miniature herb garden & sumptuous paddock and bushland views.
Escape the hustle and bustle.
Our Guesthouse was created as a private serene space where guests can experience the colourful greenery, rolling hills and natural light that floods into the neutral interior. The private deck too was designed to mesh with the surrounding environment and to maximise the view across the forty acres of lush bushland, complete with an outdoor wood fired chiminea for the colder months.
The large beautifully appointed bedroom - with two queen sized beds, a fold-out bed (on request), european panel heating & air-conditioning - is a serene space featuring the simplicity of plywood walls, bamboo timber flooring but still with a country feel. (Please note, the bedroom and the kitchenette both open out to the deck and are joined only by the covered area. Going from the bedroom to the bathroom for example, means you will be stepping out to the deck, walk 2 metres to the kitchenette and through to the bathroom, as there are no connecting doors).
The bathroom, with European panelled heating, and the kitchenette, both situated off the private deck, have a contemporary sleek design with handcrafted cedar and blackwood finishes.
The Guesthouse features an outdoor wood fired Chiminea, outdoor gas heater, coffee pod machine, microwave, a modern gas BBQ, an electric plug in hotplate, toaster, kettle, crockery and cutlery, in addition to a washing machine and refrigerator.
Winding country roads, magnificent walking trails within the National Park and a local winery at our door are but some of the features of the area. Our Guesthouse is the ideal bush retreat for people seeking a quiet country getaway or digital detox, not too far from the city but close enough to Yarra Valley's finest wineries, restaurants and numerous other activities.
The Guesthouse does adjoin our family home, however you will experience absolute privacy as it is on the opposing side of a very large American Barn style building. It features an exclusive very private entrance, bedroom, deck, kitchenette, bathroom and car space. Please feel free to take a walk across our paddocks or along the twisting creek that borders the entire property, it is rambling but lovely.
Interaction with guests
I can be available for any assistance you require throughout your stay only if you so desire, otherwise you can expect absolute privacy.
Other things to note
We are on Instagram (binahguesthouseglenburn) and (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) (Binah Guesthouse in Glenburn) too so take a look for more information and photos.
Apologies, there is no WIFI as we are in a rural area and have limited access. To access the bathroom or kitchenette at night from the bedroom, you will be stepping out onto the deck, it is covered but this may be disconcerting for some people at night.
The closest supermarket is a 10 minute drive from the Guesthouse, as is the local country pub. A little further, 15-30 minute drive you will find an abundance of restaurants and wineries to choose from.
We are a rain water property, therefore being water wise would be appreciated.
Glenburn and it's surroundings are magnificent for cyclists and bush walkers.
Our cats Leelou or Margot or our very young Jack Russell x named Frida could be out for a stroll so please drive into the property slowly. Leelou and Margot are very shy but Frida is certainly not.
We have a coffee pod machine, TV, DVD player, microwave, a modern gas BBQ, toaster, plug in hotplate, kettle, crockery and cutlery, porta cot (on request), in addition to a washing machine and refrigerator. The bathroom and the bedroom is heated and the bedroom has an air conditioner for warmer weather.
A breakfast hamper with locally baked sour dough bread, a selection of teas, coffee pods, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and local Nomadic Free- Range Tom's Paddock eggs (when available) shall be provided.
Telstra Mobile customers can expect full coverage in the area, other providers such as Optus, Vodaphone and Virgin will find coverage very limited.
You will find flashing white lights on the gate at night to indicate you have found the right drive way.
Please inform me of your time of arrival.
The gas bottles for the BBQ and the outdoor heater must be turned off after use.
The wood fired chiminea needs to be extinguished prior to retiring for the evening or departing the property and all indoor heaters switched off when departing also.
NO shoes on inside - it would be really appreciated as it can get really grubby underfoot. I would suggest bringing slippers or warm socks with you during the colder months.
Please be water wise as we are a rain water property only.
No smoking inside the building or in covered areas.
Please do not place any foreign objects down the toilet.
Please drive into the property slowly, as we have little ones and pets.
Thanks ever so much!
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I am an Auslan/English Interpreter & Translator. My husband John is an award winning builder with over 25 years experience creating extraordinary homes and spaces all over Melbourne and Victoria.
Despite being a city dweller (Melbourne, London) for most of my life, my move to Glenburn only a few years back was a wonderful life change. We lead hectic lives travelling back and forth from Melbourne for school (for our 3 children), work and Uni etc so to come home to 40 acres of beautiful lush bush land is an absolute joy. We are a well travelled family also with many stories from our trips abroad to share and just as many stories to share of our country life here in Glenburn. The gardens, infrastructure and some aspects of the building were destroyed in the Black Saturday fires so we spend as much time as we possibly can re-building what was lost and re-establishing the surrounding gardens (despite both of us lacking green thumbs).
The sunsets and sunrises are gorgeous as are the walks within the National Park. Our neighbours are the local wine maker Philip Lobley Wines and sourdough bread maker Wild Crust Bakery - what else could we possibly need.
It is my aim that each of our guests experience a quiet stay to breathe and recalibrate from their busy lives. We love it here and we hope you do too.