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Kaivalya - Mt Dandenong

  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
  • Kaivalya Mt Dandenong
Amazing, spacious and light filled house Perfect for Groups and Families Striking Architecture

Striking in Architectural intelligence this absolutely stunning contemporary 3 bedroom house is unique in design and is sure to captivate you. Newly built in 2015, this amazing, spacious and light filled house has been created for you to escape from the everyday world.

The main bedroom has a luxurious king bed with walk in robe and spacious en-suite with double shower. Upstairs are a further 2 queen bedrooms and a beautiful main bathroom with an oval soaking bath and separate shower. The kitchen is superbly set up - live out your Chef's dreams here as everything you will want is in the kitchen. The open plan lounge, dining and kitchen area overlooks the deck with a BBQ and outdoor furniture and views across the ranges. Bringing the oudoors in, the glass windows surround you, as if you were sitting in the beautiful garden. There is a further living room upstairs with comfortable couches and a media room for TV watchers and gamers. The complete laundry is perfect for longer stays and even eveyone's car has a place in the 3 car garage. An amazing space to experience.

Complimentary Wifi and a welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar & biscuits await your arrival. Breakfast can be had at "Brunch", a 3 minute stroll away. Enjoy as a couple, or friends & family. A sofa bed is available for extra guests at a small fee.

Kaivalya is available for small celebrations of up to 10 people. Fees apply so please enquire for details.

Kaivalya is perfect for wedding preparation, wedding guests or family of the bride or groom, being close to both Tatra and SkyHigh Wedding Venues.

Pricing for Kaivalya

A Two Night minimum applies at all times
Main Bedroom 2nd Bedroom 3rd Bedroom Sofa Bed
Sunday - Thursday Per Night $360 $100 $75 $50
Friday - Saturday Per Night $560 $100 $75 $50
10% discount applies to 5 night stays or more.
Check-in from 3pm   Check-out by 11am    Guaranteed Early Check-in $30 per hour or Late Check-out $30 per hour

A welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar & biscuits is included in your stay.

Also included is a Voucher for a delicious cooked breakfast and tea or coffee with our compliments, for each guest, for one day at Brunch, Mt Dandenong. This café is a moments stroll from Kaivalya and you don't have to do the dishes!

  • Brunch Cafe Mount Dandenong

Your Breakfast at Brunch

Brunch offers top notch coffee and scrumptious brunches all day, every day, so, if you’re lucky enough to enjoy a lie-in and need bacon and eggs at 4pm......feel free! All Brunch's bacon, ham, chicken and eggs are free range and our menu celebrates local produce. We have gluten free options and are happy to discuss changes to accommodate dietary needs. Check out the Snuggery while you are there for second hand books.

1365 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd : 9751 1100

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Add some Special Extras to your booking

We have a range of extras to make your stay even more special. Maybe you want to surprise your partner or just have the convenience of having a platter waiting for you when you arrive.

All extras are placed in your accommodation on the first day of your stay and can be added during the booking process.
You can also call 03 9751 2464 to add them to an existing booking.

  • Full range of Massage Options in your Accommodation. See here >
  • The Sassafras Providore Picnic Hamper : $75 for two people
  • The Antipasto Platter by the Sassafras Providore : $85 for two people
  • Sparkling Wine and Strawberries : $45
  • Sparkline Wine : $30
  • Flowers for your loved one : from $55 (call 03 9751 2464 to discuss)

If you would like to arrive a little earlier or leave a little later you can also book a guaranteed early check in or late check out for $30 per hour

Sorry, but this accommodation does not allow pets but we do have other properties that welcome your pet.

Olinda Village

The heart of the Mountain Villages, Olinda has a wide range of restaurants, shops and attractions many of which are in walking distance. Mt Dandenong Village is a quick drive down the Tourist Rd as is Sassafras Village. The surrounding National Parks also have some great walking trails to suit all levels of fitness.

  • Cloudehill Gardens
  • Cloudehill Gardens
  • Cloudehill Gardens
  • Cloudehill Gardens
  • Cloudehill Gardens
  • Cloudehill Gardens

Olinda : Cloudehill Gardens

89 Olinda-Monbulk Road Entry $10 Open 10am - 5pm Daily

A must see garden made at the top of The Dandenongs where a maze of stone walls and jewel like garden rooms are set within woodlands of magnificent and historic, cool climate trees. Some 20 garden compartments are threaded through glorious 80 year old European beech, magnolias, maples and a collection of Himalayan tree rhododendrons, all beautifully grown and a testament to the lush, moist soils of the Dandenongs. The garden is highlighted by glorious herbaceous borders which focus on two of the finest Japanese weeping maples to be seen anywhere in the world.

  • National Rhododendron Gardens
  • National Rhododendron Gardenss
  • National Rhododendron Gardens
  • National Rhododendron Gardens
  • National Rhododendron Gardens

Olinda : National Rhododendron Gardens

The Georgian Road Free Entry Open 10am - 5pm Daily

Enjoy a self-guided tour, strolling through 40 hectares of scenic botanic gardens or a picnic by the lake and take in stunning views of the Australian Alps. Photograph the native birdlife and brilliant floral scenery. During the Spring Floral Festival held annually from August to November visitors can enjoy a series of undercover floral displays, including the largest undercover display of daffodils in the Southern Hemisphere. The garden has a gatehouse, gazebos, grassed picnic areas and toilet facilities for people with limited mobility.

  • Mangana Emporium
  • Mangana Emporium

Olinda : Mangana Emporium

29-41 Olinda-Monbulk Rd 9.30am - 6pm Daily

Walking amongst the objects shelved and arranged in Mangana feels like a journey through the old-world. Sourced from India, France, The Americas, and other remote pockets, each piece has been carefully selected for its beauty, charm and timelessness. The range features scientific and maritime instruments, leadlight lamps, sheepskin footwear, Pre-Raphaelite prints, high-quality furniture reproductions, jewellery, and other quality-crafted objects—an exclusive collection that has evolved over Mangana’s thirty-year heritage. It’s a wonderful place to bring international visitors, to discover useful objects you never knew existed, to speak to our knowledgeable staff, and to discover a fascinating object to add style and interest to your home.

  • Pirianda Gardens
  • Pirianda Gardens

Olinda : Pirianda Gardens

Hacketts Road Free Entry 10am - 5pm Daily

Designed to take advantage of the steep slopes, the terraced gardens of Pirianda are distinctive for their combination of botanically important trees, shrubs and perennials with an over storey of large blackwoods and mountain ash towering over the natural fern gullies. The garden is particularly beautiful in autumn when the trees change colour to the many hues of orange, red and yellow. Enjoy magnificent views and tranquil walks, bird watching, photography and picnicking on the lawns at Pirianda Gardens.

  • Wild Oak Cooking School
  • Wild Oak Cooking School
  • Wild Oak Cooking School

Olinda : Wild Oak Cooking School

232 Ridge Rd : 9751 2033 See the website for class times

The Wild Oak Cooking School is purpose designed to maximize the use of a central workspace that allows a ‘hands on’ experience rather than a ‘demonstration’ kitchen. Having a small capacity of 8-10, students can enjoy a much higher level of contact with professional chef instructors. With different class types and subjects to suit all levels and interests you’ll easily be able to find one that is perfect for you. Come by yourself, with your partner or with friends, it’s a great fun night or day out. Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as you learn and take home handy class notes so you can recreate these great dishes at home.

  • The Cuckoo
  • The Cuckoo

Olinda : The Cuckoo

508 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd Weds - Sun 11.30am - 3pm Fri - Sun Dinner 6.30pm - 11pm Sat - Sun Afternoon Tea 3.30pm - 5.30pm

One of the hills most famous attractions, step into another world at The Cuckoo. Decorated with the charm of a Bavarian chalet, The Cuckoo is a 400 seat licensed restaurant serving an abundance of food in a traditional smorgasbord with an amazing range of cakes and pastries made fresh daily. Enjoy live entertainment daily and our famous Floor Show including the slap dance and yodeling equal to any in Switzerland or Bavaria. Always fun, always welcoming, with first class friendly service!

  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong
  • SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

Mt Dandenong : SkyHigh Mt Dandenong

26 Observatory Road $5 Gate Fee Open Daily from 9am (8am weekends)

Get some Perspective & Escape the noise and pressures of the concrete jungle. Head out on a romantic drive and enjoy the stunning views over Melbourne. Get lost in the SkyHigh Maze, visit Percy The Possum’s House, the Australiana Tree and Giant’s Chair. Enjoy the unparalleled vista from the SkyHigh Bistro or fire up a public barbecue, spread a rug and picnic on the elevated viewing terrace. Take a leisurely walk through the gardens and visit our special Secret Garden.

  • William Ricketts Sanctuary
  • William Ricketts Sanctuary
  • William Ricketts Sanctuary
  • William Ricketts Sanctuary
  • William Ricketts Sanctuary

Mt Dandenong : William Ricketts Sanctuary

1402 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd Free Entry 10am - 4.30pm Daily

Situated in a ferny glade in the Dandenongs, William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquillity, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways. It is a place for quiet reflection and for contemplation of the essence of the vision of William Ricketts. The winding paths and rock sculptures reflect a spirit of place expressed through one man’s dream. Deeply felt connections to the earthly mother and the spirit of the land are explored in 92 ceramic sculptures of people and animals which merge with the natural surroundings.

  • Miss Marples Tea Room
  • Miss Marples Tea Room

Sassafras : Miss Marples Tea Room

382 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd 11am - 4.30pm Daily

Inspired by Agatha Christie’s delightful character, Miss Marples Tea Room is a gallery of Miss Marple memorabilia. Styled on the local tea room in the quaint old English village of St. Mary Mead which was the gathering place for all the local Miss Marple identities. It was a hotbed of gossip, and to anyone of an enquiring mind, like Miss Marple, it was a constant source of useful information. Enjoy a traditional menu and of course scones with jam and one of the range of teas.

  • Walking Trails
  • Walking Trails
  • Walking Trails
  • Walking Trails
  • Walking Trails

Walking Trails and Waterfalls

10 minutes from Olinda See Villages Map for locations

If you enjoy bushwalking or just want to go for a gentle stroll, there are many walking tracks throughout the Dandenongs. Along the tracks are scenic views, native flora and fauna and waterfalls. There are designated tracks for all fitness levels and the cool mountain elevation affords spectacular panoramic views. There is abundant native birdlife, including crimson rosellas, kookaburras and the superb lyrebird. Discover the Olinda or Sherbrooke Falls or enjoy a picnic at the various picnic grounds. For the brave there is also the 1000 steps from Fern Tree Gully to One Tree Hill.

Payment Options

We accept Visa (2% surcharge), Mastercard (2% surcharge), American Express 3.5% surcharge) or the fee free option of a Bank Transfer.

Bookings

A 50% deposit is required to confirm a booking. All bookings are to be paid in full 2 weeks prior to your stay.

Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your booking you must let us know in writing at [email protected] Please include booking name, Booking ID, property name & reason for cancelling. Please note that we have a no refund policy however, if the cancelled property is able to be re-booked for the same dates, a credit voucher (coupon) for the total deposit paid less a minimum $75 administration fee will be issued. If the cancelled property is not able to be re-booked for the same dates, the following cancellation fees apply:
1. Cancellation notified 30 days or more prior to arrival - 25% of the total rate
2. Cancellation notified 15-29 days prior to your arrival - 50% of the total rate
3. Cancellation notified 14 days or less prior to arrival - 100% of the total rate
In all instances the booking fees and processing fees are non-refundable.
Any funds remaining after the deduction of cancellation, administration and booking fees will be distributed in the form of a credit voucher with 6 months validity.
Variations to an existing booking will be accommodated where possible, however, if the variation request is not available and the booking does not proceed as a result of the requested variation, the booking will be cancelled and the deposit forfeited (subject to the conditions above).

Amendments to Bookings

Amendments made to booking dates will incur a minimum administration fee of $75.

Additional Guests

Some of our Accommodation options offer additional bedrooms. In every case there is a charge for use of that bedroom. Rates are set out in the pricing tables for each Accommodation.

Children

We welcome children and family stays, but need to discuss your requirements before allocating the cottage. We have children's DVDs and toys available to make their stay enjoyable and a portable cot is available for a charge of $10.

Damage & Property left in bad condition

Any unusual damage to the properties by guest (or their friends visiting), children and pets will be charged. Additional cleaning costs will be charged at $60 ph if we need to hire an extra housekeeper. Damages - especially those not reported - to linen, crockery, floors, furniture, building, burns from fire or candles will be charged at the rate it costs Candlelight Mountain Retreats management to have the damage repaired. We apologise for needing to add this clause, but 2 bad experiences have ruined our 21 years of generous goodwill.

Fire Season

FOR US YOUR SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT!

Fortunately our beautiful villages of Mount Dandenong were not severely affected by the devastating fires of last summer AND this has been a year of extraordinary rain. Historically the villages of Olinda, Sassafras and Mount Dandenong have seldom been severely affected by bushfires. However, we need to remain vigilant to the possibility that, given extreme weather conditions, we could be exposed to danger.

To secure your safety we have adopted certain measures to ensure you can feel free to plan your stay with us at Candlelight Mountain Retreats.

COMMUNICATION: When you make your booking we have your telephone and mobile numbers and your email address. We shall be constantly monitoring the warning codes issued by the CFA during summer and in the event a threat is predicted that indicates extreme conditions occurring during the days you have chosen to stay, we shall advise you immediately.

PRE PAID BOOKINGS: At the time of booking you will have paid a deposit, or perhaps the entire fee for your stay. In the event you are prevented from staying with us on the days chosen, due to extreme weather conditions, we shall hold your pre-payment as a credit against your visit with us on a future occasion within the next 6 months. You will be supplied with a Coupon for this service.

Should your circumstances be such that you are unable to use your accommodation within the 6 month period, the amount of your pre-payment will be fully refunded (less a $75 cancellation fee to cover expenses).

In the event we are able to offer accommodation within the 6 month period, but you elect not to proceed with the booking, the amount of your deposit only will be retained.

Our full terms and conditions can be viewed at: Valley Ranges Getaways


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