#0391: Australia, Victoria

Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391
Property #0391


    If you want peace and quiet this is the place for you with three private cottages to choose from. 

    The Fern Cottage is a quaint small 1 bedroom with real wood fireplace, indoor corner spa bath. Providing absolute seclusion this is a perfect hideaway for couples however a cot and sofabed are available too. No kitchen, only tea/coffee facilities and crockery provided.

    The Spa Lodge is a luxury fully self contained lodge with fantastic bush views. Private driveway. Shared bathroom off main when used as 1-2 bedroom. This is a very romantic setting with a luxury 8 seater outdoor signature spa set amongst the ferns. It has full kitchen and a real log fireplace

    The Windmill Lodge has two queen bedrooms  and open plan living area with a huge open fire kitchen and modern bathroom. This lodge is great for families but also for couples too .

    Large groups can be accommodated by combining the two lodges and then giving you four bedrooms, two kitchens and two bathrooms and sharing the luxurious outdoor Spa.


    Car needed yes
    Car available no

    For over 100 years the Dandenong Ranges have been an idyllic retreat for people wanting to take the mountain air and escape the bustle of city life. Today visitors flock to the romantic hilltop villages for luxury hideaways, beautiful gardens, and magnificent tall forests and views. Visit Olinda and the National Rhododendron Gardens, home of 15,000 rhododendrons, 12,000 azaleas, 250,000 daffodils, native birds, and spectacular panoramic views of the Yarra Valley and distant ranges. Spend a relaxing afternoon browsing through the many art, antique and handicraft galleries and sampling a famous Dandenong Ranges Devonshire cream tea.Take a ride on Puffing Billy, Australia's oldest steam railway, through thick forests, fern-filled gullies and past gorgeous villages with poetic names like Belgrave, Gembrook and Emerald. Home of spectacular tall forests, the Dandenong Ranges National Park is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Over 300 kilometres of walking tracks meander through lush gullies and misty mountain ash forests to magical places such as Sherbrooke Forest, Dongalla Homestead and the Thousand Steps.


    studio | sleeps 2 | 1 bath

    studio 1: 1 x queen double, 1 x double

    Pull out sofa also available.

    bathroom 1: bath, jacuzzi, toilet

    1 bed | sleeps 4 | 1 bath

    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, toilet

    2 bed | sleeps 4 | 1 bath

    bedroom 1: 1 x queen double

    bedroom 2: 1 x queen double

    bathroom 1: bath with overhead shower, jacuzzi


    central heating air conditioning fireplace telephone
    fax machine internet access linen towels
    sofa bed baby high chair baby crib hair dryer
    disable friendly computer available wifi sauna / steam room
    gym indoor pool ceiling fans high speed internet
    home security gated community water view lift /elevator
    oven hob / stove dishwasher washing machine
    clothes dryer fridge freezer microwave
    coffee maker toaster iron & ironing board condiments/essentials
    tv vcr cd player/hi-fi dvd player
    cd library video library dvd library cable / satelite tv
    ipod dock      
    parking garden / yard shared pool balcony/terrace
    outdoor grill private hot tub outdoor furniture private pool
    shared hot tub garage beach / water front canoe/cayak
    nanny /babysitting caretaker housekeeper cook
    gardener doorman resort privileges  

    House rules

    studio | sleeps 2 | 1 bath (10 credits)
    1 bed | sleeps 4 | 1 bath (12 credits)
    2 bed | sleeps 4 | 1 bath (14 credits)
    Cleaning included yes

    No wheelchair access


    Bed linen is changed on a weekly or per stay basis.



    Swimming (15 minutes drive)

    Horse riding (30 minutes drive)

    Fishing (50 minutes drive)

    Golf (10 minutes drive)

    Hiking / Walking (10 minutes walk)

    Bicycling (10 minutes walk)


    Shops (2 minutes drive)

    Restaurants (2 minutes drive)

    Culture (10 minutes walk)

    Wildlife Viewing (on site)

    Getting there

    The Dandenong Ranges are under an hour from Melbourne. Take the Eastern Freeway to the Springvale Road exit, turn right on to Springvale Road and then left at Canterbury Road and follow to Montrose. Turn right at the Montrose roundabout and follow the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road to Olinda.

    3 private cottages in a forest setting, in Melbour...

    Secluded limestone cottages in seven acres of towering Mountain Ash forest.

    At a glance

    Property Cottage (vacation home & rental property)
    Exchanges Credits Exchange, Direct Swaps
    studio | sleeps 2 | 1 bath (10 credits) per week
    1 bed | sleeps 4 | 1 bath (12 credits) per week
    2 bed | sleeps 4 | 1 bath (14 credits) per week
    Guests 10
    Min stay none
    property verified
    photo id verified
    phone verified
    experienced exchanger

    About this member


    Member since: Aug 2007

    About me

    I have owned Fernglen Forest Retreat for 7 years, I live on the 7 acre property with my 8 year old son and 2 Burmese cats, We enjoy sharing the land with the local wildlife including wombats, deer, native parrots, wallabies.

    Working here and raising my son takes up a lot of my time, but I ensure I travel at least 2 times per year and Ivhe helps with the cost of this ;).

    There are many cafes and restaurants in the area which allow me to indulge the foodie is me.

    If you are heading to Australia please drop in and stay for a while. You, like us, will love the peace and quiet this property offers.


    Regards Alix