The Beeches - Olinda

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Walking distance to Mt Dandenong Village Perfect for Couples or Groups Up to 6 People

The Beeches offers you a chance to get away together, or with friends or family for a stay in the Dandenong Ranges.

Newly renovated - there is a fabulous kitchen, a loungeroom with a gas log fire (and ducted heating of course!), three bedrooms (two with TV) and a laundry if you'd like to stay a little longer. There is a shower room with a toilet beautifully renovated and a separate toilet as well. The delight will be the bath room which is just gorgeous and romantic!

This property was originally the site of a nursery, so there are big Beech trees and other maples right through the garden - so lovely spots for you to sit in the glady sun and enjoy a glass of wine! You are walking distance to Mount Dandenong village, therefore the Bakery, Deli Platter, Organic Fanatic, 3 cafes, IGA grocery shop are close at hand. The Mount Dandenong Hotel is open 7 days and Kelly's Tavern and Pig and Whistle are also right nearby and open daily - you'll hardly need your car. However you will want, we're sure, to visit the villages of Olinda and Sassafras and even meander out to the Yarra Valley.

Wifi? Of course. Coffee machine? Of course as well as generous breakfast provisions, including eggs are provided for your first 2 nights. There is a minibar too - just need a little cash for that (but there is an ATM at the IGA bottle shop).

Pricing for The Beeches

A Two Night minimum applies on weekends.
Bedroomn 1 + Bedroom 2 + Bedroom 3
Two Nights Midweek $560 $100 extra $50 extra
Two Nights Weekend $670 $200 extra $100 extra
PLEASE NOTE: A single night supplement applies to one night bookings. A 10% discount applies to 5 night stays or more.
Check-in from 2pm   Check-out by 11am
ADD a One Hour Early Check-in or Late Check-out for $30 per hour when you book.

Country Breakfast

Enjoy a hamper of fresh produce for a delicious cooked breakfast for up to two mornings of your stay. Staying more than two nights? You can explore the local cafés or choose to add one of the breakfast options below.

ADD one of these breakfast options to your stay when you book, or call 1300 48 84 48 to add to an existing booking.


  • The Bakers Box from The Sassafras Providore

Bakers Box

The Bakers Box is a delicious selection of baked goods including French croissants with Sassafras Providore mixed berry jam, raspberry and coconut muffins, a loaf of locally baked multi-grain bread, butter and Yarra Valley box honey, milk and juice.

$35 per couple, per morning.


  • The Country Breakfast Basket from the The Sassafras Providore

Country Breakfast Basket

The Country Breakfast Basket is created for you using locally sourced produce by The Sassafras Providore. It includes free range eggs, bacon, locally baked multi-grain bread, mushrooms, tomatoes and The Sassafras Providore's own tomato relish. Fresh juice, milk and hot chocolate and pancake mix with fresh mixed berries.

$50 per couple, per morning.


  • The High Tea Breakfast

High Tea Breakfast

Looking for a truly unique experience for a special occasion? Try The Sassafras Providore High Tea breakfast. Your breakfast will be delivered and set up on your dining room table by our chef. You will be treated to a selection of pastries, eggs, pancakes and many more delights served on a traditional three tier stand and accompanied by all the glamour of a High Tea occasion.

$65 per person.

Add a Package, Massage or some Special Extras to your booking

We have a range of packages and 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 1300 48 84 48 to add them to an existing booking.

  • PAMPER yourselves with a Spa Treatment or Massage in the comfort of your accommodation See here >
  • ADD something special to your booking like a picnic hampers, antipasto platter, wine or flowers See here >
  • SAVE with a specially priced package of extras to add to your stay See here >
  • SAVE with a special offer on your accommodation See here >

Want to arrive a little earlier or leave a little later? 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.


  • Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens
  • Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens
  • Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens
  • Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens
  • Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens

Olinda : Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens

Formerly the 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.


  • 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 $7 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

Throughout the Dandenong Ranges

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.

Bond Payments Required at Check-in

When you arrive to check-in you will be asked to supply photo ID and also a $150 Pre-authorisation Bond for your stay. For our larger properties, Beechmont, Moulton Park Homestead and Boyanda the bond required is $500. This Bond is for a fund reserved on your credit card for up to 5 working days. If you choose to use a debit card for your Bond, the funds will be taken from the card, held in reserve by the bank, and then refunded in 5 working days. Once our housekeepers have been to the property, found the house looking beautiful and no damage or minibar used (only some properties), your bond can be released before 5 days.

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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