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Olinda Country Cottages

1558 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd, Olinda, Victoria 3788 Australia
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Pl ignore review by Shelly my name is kathy have been here 20 years ? That review is a mistake Stand alone spa cottages and x 1 budget 2 bedroomed self contained family suite. 1.25 hours by car or accessible via public transport also. Close (walking) proximity to many restaurants/ small supermarket. Wineries and u pick farms lavender farms wholesale nurseries are within 30 mins drive. l Puffing Billy, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Rhododendron Gardens and Sky High lookout are all within 5-15 minutes drive. Cuckoo and Miss Marples are minutes away. If you like to experience fresh air, mountain vistas on a lovely walk, enjoy our 120 year old garden and its amazing trees with our super long swing maybe we will suit you. Self served breakfast with mostly organic produce as possible. Cottages sleep 2 people while the family suite accommodates 5 easily. Best suited to small families rather than party groups. Massage avail. Now also features a stand alone tiny cottage for 4 people in a nearby location. Olinda Peaceful Retreat Cottage is 3 mins from here at 20 Fordyce rd Olinda. See web
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Free parking
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Go17362844907 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Simply everything you need … Warm, friendly hosts; lovely clean cottage (with spa!!), pretty and peaceful situation with beautiful view to the Bay from our porch; so close to little village shops with everything you need and a well-supplied stock of food for breakfast. Wonderful, central spot for visiting the fabulous sights in the Dandenongs. We LOVED it and would highly recommend Olinda Cottages.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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r0ni37 wrote a review Nov 2021
Greater Melbourne, Australia49 contributions11 helpful votes
I stayed several times at Olinda country Cottages and loved it each and every time. It's nice and warm at the winter thank to the amazing log look like heather and cool at the summer thanks to the aircondition. The views of the gardens are to die for and are changing with every season . Those little cabin in the woods are not cold and fancy but give you the feeling and comfort as if it is your own private hideaway. A perfect place to read, reflect, go to explore the Dandanongs and recharge. Highly recommended to those who like and appreciate the simple things in life.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Dayne B wrote a review May 2021
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I booked in a room for my wife’s 30th , Shelley first cancelled the booking because I was asking to many questions about the venue and said she didn’t have time for time wasters. I was extremely upset as I was trying to plan something nice for my wife and I , she said to find somewhere else to stay because she was running such a big business that she didn’t have time to be dealing with me . I was actually shocked that this just happened . I could not recommend not dealing with Shelley high enough
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kathy Lukacs, Owner at Olinda Country Cottages
Responded 5 Feb 2023
Hi 21dayned not sure how this happened my name is not Shelly its Kathy and Wally here we run a very small accommodation business not a big business as review states. You clearly didn't call us it would have been another enterprise . We never cancel bookings even when longer stays enquire for booked dates have been here 20 years. Hope you found somewhere suitable, thanks Kathy
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michaelpJ3223UP wrote a review Jan 2021
Ringwood, Australia59 contributions29 helpful votes
a good place run by a nice lady, not enough room for parking, too much clutter outside and the tv needs to be better positioned ,but the spa was good and it is in a good area with things in walking distance
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Kathy Lukacs, Owner at Olinda Country Cottages
Responded 5 Feb 2023
Thanks for feedback michael. Re parking we have ample for 3 cars at front we have 3 rooms. If additional spots needed there are at least 4 more available to rear of property. Re TV thats tricky we positioned do it can be viewed from both longe or with bath door open from spa ….,
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KathyAmy2017 wrote a review July 2020
Anglesea, Australia9 contributions
We had three nights in the Family Cottage 7-10 July. Cottage was clean, very comfortable and warm. The wood burning heater was very cosy and really added to the atmosphere. The breakfast was amazing, very generous, probably the best I have ever had at a BNB. Kathy and Wally are lovely hosts and went out of their way to make our stay very comfortable. We enjoyed the walks in the fresh air and were lucky enough to go to cafes, before the current lockdown. Can highly recommend Olinda and in particular Olinda Country Cottages.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Mel L wrote a review July 2020
Melbourne, Australia164 contributions68 helpful votes
Just a one Nighter. Friendly hosts... Beautiful environment. Love the SPA in the bathroom. Great for a wintery get away. Breakfast was nice as they gave us eggs, milk, bread and condiments. Located in a beautiful location of Olinda.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rob f wrote a review Sept 2019
MT ELIZA100 contributions68 helpful votes
Had the pleasure of spending a very tranquil weekend in the family cottage. We loved the old world charm of the 1897 building. It was clean ,comfortable and the fire made it very cosy in the cool evenings. Kathy was a delight, nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast goodies were great to make breaky at our leisure. Amazing tasty eggs, local smoked bacon, fresh sourdough and crossants each morning. Add all this to the stunning Dandenongs, what is not to love.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Jared R wrote a review May 2019
Kendenup, Australia18 contributions14 helpful votes
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My family and I recently spent four amazing nights at Olinda Peaceful Retreat Cottage. We loved the peaceful, tranquil location, on a quiet country road, among the towering mountain ash trees. It is a nature-lover's paradise. Our daughter loved looking for the resident wombat's diggings each morning. The bird-life was prolific ! Make sure you have some mince/meat to feed the friendly kookaburras. The kitchen was well-equipped and had everything we needed for cooking/preparing meals. There are two double/queen size beds and a fold out single bed. The cottage also has a laundry with a washing machine. A BBQ is on the back patio if needed. Although we didn't use it, the cottage has a fire place and wood is provided. We used the gas heater instead. It was easy to use and heated the house in minutes. If needed, there is a large TV and DVD player in the lounge area. We loved sitting out on the balcony with a coffee, looking out at the incredible view of the mountain ash and fern trees. We also loved walking around the area and enjoying the tranquility. If you are looking for a clean, well-equipped cottage in the beautiful Dandenongs, we would thoroughly recommend Olinda Peaceful Retreat Cottage. Looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Responded 17 May 2019
Many thanks Jared, it was a pleaure having you there. THis is a new venture for us an additional space and so glad you enjoyed the stay. It is well located and yet only 1 hour from the city. Many thanks too for leaving things in such tidy order as you left. You will be very welcome to return. Regards Kathy and Wally
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166ericae wrote a review May 2019
Perth, Australia131 contributions59 helpful votes
If you are Taking a drive to the Yarra Valley DO NOT miss Olinda, Sassafras and Monbulk! The shopping in the villages is wonderful , food amazing and FRESH AIR so healthy ! Wonderful day out! In particular Miss Marples Cafe and Olinda Cafe!!
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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view_range wrote a review May 2019
Kendenup, Australia21 contributions10 helpful votes
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This is our second stay at Olinda Country Cottages and I'm sure it won't be the last. The cottages have a large corner spa, ultra soft bath robes and a large bed - very romantic for couples. We love the location, right in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. They are so convenient to everything we wanted to see and only a two minute walk to the IGA, Bottleshop and other unique shops. It was so relaxing sitting out on the balcony eating breakfast, overlooking the extensive garden. Our daughter just loved the garden, which has a great trampoline, rope swing and really interesting garden furniture. It was so much fun to explore ! Wally and Kathy were fantastic hosts and made us feel so welcome. We can't wait to stay there again !
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olinda Country Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Olinda Country Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (0.7 km), Mangana (0.8 km), and Tree Fern Gully Track (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Olinda Country Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Olinda Country Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Olinda Country Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Olinda Country Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Olinda Country Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pig & Whistle Tavern, Olinda Cafe, and Dudley’s.
Is Olinda Country Cottages located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Olinda.
Are there any historical sites close to Olinda Country Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting William Ricketts Sanctuary (1.8 km).