3 BED | 1 BATH | 4 CAR | SLEEPS 6
$400 for 2 Night for 2 guests plus $60 for each additional guest for 2 nights.
Sorry: No Pets
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2:00 PM
Check out by 10:30 AM
Local places to eat
Daylesford is in the Hepburn Shire located in the Goldfields area between the regional cities of Ballarat and Bendigo. Other nearby towns are Castlemaine, Creswick, Trentham and Clunes. Daylesford is easily accessible from Melbourne, being a 90 minute drive, mostly on the Freeway.
Gold was first discovered in the early 1850s where Lake Daylesford is now. Thousands of locals and immigrants heard about Daylesford and flocked to the goldfields in the hope of getting rich and of course some did but many more did not.
About a thousand of the immigrants came from the Ticono region in Switzerland to find gold. These immigrants could speak Italian hence the Swiss-Italian influence still seen today in some of Daylesford's and Hepburn Springs beautiful buildings and multi cultural lifestyle. Many descendants still live and work in the area.
The Daylesford area has an abundance of mineral springs which were formed millions of years ago. In Daylesford there are many mineral springs that are easily accessible like the Central Springs and the Wombat Flat Springs. Both of these are very close to Lake Daylesford and you can find them when you go for a leisurely stroll around the lake.
What is so Special about Daylesford
Driving into Daylesford you will be greeted with beautiful forests and streetscapes worthy of many photos. When you start exploring there are two beautiful lakes, stunning gardens and historic buildings and this is just the beginning.
The main street of Daylesford is Vincent Street, there is an amazing array of boutique shops and many other unique shops, cafes, restaurants for everyone to explore. Also there are many historic buildings to admire along the way like the Town Hall and the Post Office which were both built in the late 1800's.
Natural therapy is a huge part of the area, there are over one hundred businesses based around natural wellness including spas, massages, acupuncture and much more. You will be pampered and treated in the most amazing locations, quite often only a few steps from luxury and nature.
Many of the shops are in original buildings from the 1800's or early 1900's. As you walk the main street of Daylesford it is interesting to imagine what they could have been when the main street was dirt and 'horse and carts' and the first cars were being used.
About Daylesford Things To Do
Driving into the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens is exciting and breathtakingly beautiful. From high on the hill the views over Daylesford are amazing and the manicured trees and plants are a gardeners dream come true. The trees that were first planted in the 1860s are huge and some are very rare. Follow the paths, climb the lookout tower, have a picnic, sit in the rotunda and visit the conservatory and the Wombat Hill House Cafe.
Daylesford has two lakes that are quite different, Lake Daylesford and Jubilee Lake. Lake Daylesford is about one kilometre from the main street and has great views from every angle. It is surrounded by manicured lawns, bridges and a walking path called the 'Peace Mile'. Try your luck at catching a fish, have fun on a paddle boat, view an abundance of birdlife and see historical buildings and places of interest.
Jubilee Lake is about 2.5 kilometres out of Daylesford towards Ballan. Jubilee Lake is in a beautiful natural bush setting which is very quiet and peaceful. Next to the lake is the Jubilee Lake Holiday Park where you can stay for a holiday or you can visit for the day. Picnic facilities are available, a playground, canoes and paddleboats are for hire, go fishing, bird watching, bush walking and exploring.
Daylesford and Hepburn Springs have many other things to do, if you are visiting with your family you maybe looking for some ideas for family fun things to do.
There are so many 'unique, natural, beautiful, historical and exciting' things that are blended together to make Daylesford and Hepburn Springs so 'Awesome!'
Terms & Conditions
Standard Terms and Conditions of Temporary Holiday Accommodation
By booking the property you consent to the following terms and conditions.
Note: Variances can be agreed on but only by arrangement with the owner in writing.
Deposit of 50% non-refundable is required to secure the booking. Payment of the rental deposit constitutes the clients acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
The balance of the rental amount must be received in full 7 days prior to occupancy. If not the owner has the right to cancel the booking and attempt to re-let it.
Cancellation if caused by the client, money paid is not refundable unless the house is re-let for the entire period. If it a refund is made due to the property being relet then a $50 cancellation fee will apply.
The owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However, the owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.
To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions.
Number of Guests should not exceed the number stated on the Confirmation Notice or subsequently agreed in writing or email. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed with the owners in advance.
Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited unless otherwise agreed in writing first and paid for. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly, this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments.
Damage, Breakages, Theft, and Loss are the tenant's responsibility during their stay. The guests providing the credit card details approve the owner to charge $500.00 for any damage caused by the tenant to the provided credit card. Any further cost over and above $500 will also be permitted to be charged to the card by the holder of the credit card provided. In the event, the cost to repair the damage is less than $500.00 the owner will refund the difference.
Departure - the property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. Check-out time is 10:30 am, to allow time to prepare the property for next guests.
Disturbance to our neighbors, including excessive noise, is prohibited and may result in termination of rental and loss of bond.
Linen is supplied by the Retreat
Pets are not allowed. Please note that Stanhope retreat has a "no shoe in-house policy" so would kindly appreciate if you did not wear shoes inside.
Loss - the owners take no responsibility for the tenant’s personal property.
Injury - the owners take no responsibility for any personal injury how so ever cause by the tenant. The owner will not be liable for any costs incurred resulting from any form of personal injury.
Any damage caused by the client will be charged to the client.
If heating and or cooling is found to be left on the following departure you will be charged a $100.00 fee without dispute or refund.
If property left in an untidy state guests will be charged a fee according to the time spent to clean at $40.00 per hour ata minimumm of $80.
Variations to these conditions may only be made by prior arrangements with the owner in writing.