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Beautiful Ballarat Retreats 3

SuperhostBallarat, Victoria, Australia
Entire apartment hosted by Lawrie
9 guests4 bedrooms8 beds1 bath
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If you love the Australian bush but want to be close to Ballarat and Buninyong, you'll find our place truly magic! The huge picture windows looks straight out onto the bush where you can watch the birdlife from the dining table.

A continental breakfast can be included for a small extra charge.

The space
You need to see this place to believe it! The space is very large and cool in the summer, but toasty and warm in the winter, opening out onto a large deck and overlooking our fire pit and garden-in-the-making. The unit doesn't need air-conditioning in the summer as it is so cool inside. (Great for the environment.) The large gas heater keeps it toasty and warm in the winter.
The rooms are large and very comfortably furnished. There's two queen beds, three singles and two more king singles. There's even a foldout couch which sleeps two if you need it.
There is a kitchenette with a microwave but no stove as there are lots of restaurants close-by. There is, however, a coffee machine, a sandwich press, an electric frypan and a rice cooker. The upstairs bathroom is big enough for a party and has a one-of-a-kind floor treatment.
Of course, the place is full of original paintings by the artist-owner, Grace Bailey.

Guest access
Drive down to the carpark at the rear where there's parking for several vehicles. You'll have the whole unit to yourselves as it is separated from our living areas by my 15-metre studio. There is another adjacent but separate unit near the entrance which we also use for bnb'ers.
There's plenty of parking in the carpark at the rear.

Other things to note
We may be able to offer an early check-in at 1pm for an extra charge of $20.
As we live in the bush, we have a strict policy of no animals, with no exceptions.
The charming village of Buninyong is 3 kilometres away with good coffee and restaurants or Ballarat city is 15 minutes into town. (We're not out of town, just a suburb but because of the acreage and bush, we feel as if we are quite remote)!
If you love the Australian bush but want to be close to Ballarat and Buninyong, you'll find our place truly magic! The huge picture windows looks straight out onto the bush where you can watch the birdlife from the dining table.

A continental breakfast can be included for a small extra charge.

The space
You need to see this place to believe it! The space is very large and cool in the…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed, 2 double beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
2 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Iron
Dedicated workspace
TV
Hangers
Hair dryer
Heating
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

If you like watching birds in their natural environment, our place is like living in a giant aviary without the netting! We have many varieties of birds nesting in the trees near the house and around the 2.5 acres. We've also had a couple of koala sitings and wallabies as well.

Hosted by Lawrie

Joined in January 2014
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We made the tree change to a bush retreat in early 2015 and we've been renovating the house and gardens ever since. It's an evolving journey, filled with delight at the beauty around us which often astounds us. I've planted a small orchard and we're gradually restoring the property to an amazing place. When we're not renovating my wife, Grace Bailey, is an artist and I have a business teaching safe and fun firearms handling.
We made the tree change to a bush retreat in early 2015 and we've been renovating the house and gardens ever since. It's an evolving journey, filled with delight at the beauty arou…
During your stay
We're often out and about so we may not get to meet you unless you'd especially like to visit the studio, in which case we'd be happy to make a time. If we're available we like to welcome our guests and we're especially keen to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
We're often out and about so we may not get to meet you unless you'd especially like to visit the studio, in which case we'd be happy to make a time. If we're available we like to…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
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