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Marysville, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I wanted a relaxing holiday not far away and we found it. Beautiful cottage warmed for us, lovely wood fire to use, art pencil for us to use, great movies, beautiful beds and bathrooms. All that we wanted, we got a more. Highly recommend to stay. Thank you Sharen & Glenys Nov. 2016

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candlelight4, General Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Thank you Glenys and Sharen for providing a review for this lovely property. We get such a thrill out of hearing the things each guest has particularly enjoyed and we think Artist on Everest is a truly special place, created by special owners for your pleasure. Do come back again and again - Warmest wishes, Peta More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed in Candlelight Cottage for 2 nights last week & it was perfect in every way! Right from the moment we arrived to find music wafting through the cottage, warm lamplight in every room & cosy heating, all turned on before we arrived, we were enchanted with this place. This delightful cottage has the most beautiful interiors & so... More 

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peta1946, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Amanda, thank you for your wonderful review - we loved having you stay with us and we hope you will gather together and return to us some day. You definitely picked the best time of year to visit with the Rhododendron Gardens in full bloom! Warmest wishes from Emelia and me, Peta More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at the Artist on Everest in Olinda for three nights. We were so impressed - the property was immaculate and had many features to ensure we were comfortable and entertained. The owner has filled the home with amazing art (and materials to make our own works of art!), books and records which really made for... More 

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this great review on Trip Advisor Hayley! We are happy your honeymoon little getaway was taken at this lovely retreat in the Dandenong Ranges and we hope this may become a special place for you to enjoy anniversaries in the future. However, as you know, we have 20 properties -... More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Quiet, cozy and exactly what we wanted. Lots of little touches make it a really special stay. Fresh brownies and banana bread for breakfast. Little handwritten notes. A fire ready to go when we walked in and his-and-her chocolates on the bedside tables. I'd go back any time. Feels a world away from Melbourne.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Stayed at the gorgeous Cottage in the Forest in Olinda. Arrived late Saturday afternoon with heating, lights, music playing and the log fire ready for us to light! Would have loved to have spent another day there to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Plenty of breakfast provisions and a very well appointed kitchen. We will definitely return! Thankyou

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Karen. Hold that thought of warmth and peace for this lovely little cottage and come back soon - winter seems to be endless! Followed, of course, by the joy of Spring with lots of colour and still cosy nights by the fire. We look forward to having you back to stay, Warm wishes, Peta More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights at the lovely Cottage in the Forest in Olinda and wish we could have stayed longer , excellent amenities spa and shower to die for , breakfast hamper was more than enough and cottage was nice and warm with the heater already in use and the open fire ready to light on arrival , no one around... More 

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for being such fabulous guests and generously sharing your experience with the Triip Advisor community of travellers. We just love people to find a haven at our cottages and reconnect and wind down! We hope we will see you again before too long. Best wishes, Peta More 

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Reviewed 15 July 2016

Gorgeous villa, decor is beautiful and very unique. Lots of little surprises, like the home made lemon slice, little hand written notes on breakfast teams and beautiful soaps and scrubs in the bathrooms! Perfect for a winters escape, fire, heater and electric blankets to top it off :) Mini kitchen great and bath very indulgent, we will be back! Heather... More 

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Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at White Gates Cottage and it was so peaceful and relaxing. Walking into the cottage and seeing the beautiful furnishings was one thing but to then see all the final touches to make our stay that little bit more special was incredible. There was a beautiful breakfast hamper with more then enough left for us as... More 

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, thank you for taking the time to review White Gates for us. I wish you had let me know about the teapot during your stay. We certainly had one there, but perhaps it was broken and we weren't told. We will remedy that right away, so thank you for bringing this to our attention as we only provide... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We stayed at 'A Cottage in the Forest' for our anniversary. My partner and I have been to the Dandenongs a number of times but never fell in love with a place like we did here. Being winter, it was freezing outside, but we were welcomed by a warm, cosy cottage with a fire set and ready to light. The... More 

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Michael, thank you for taking the time to give us such a wonderful review- we are pleased you loved all the special things about this cottage. The view from the bed is lovely - so tranquil and amazing to look out at the forest! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we so look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My partner and I stayed in the cottage in the Forrest, wow it is simply beautiful! The views' the privacy and the serenity all make for a weekend of perfection! The music we arrived too was so inviting' what a lovely touch! The wood box had been topped the fire' pre built awaiting a match! The warm lighting and heater... More 

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peta1946, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways, responded to this review

Thank you Dee for taking time to provide us with this lovely review, and some great pictures too. We are delighted you ran away from the city to enjoy a few days by the warm fire and in the trees! We hope the surprise went as well as you planned and we look forward to welcoming you back another time... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Candlelight Mountain Retreats and their sister business, Valley Ranges Getaways are a collection of 15 boutique luxury accommodation properties scattered throughout the Dandenong Ranges. Private cottages, villa, holiday houses. All include breakfast, wifi, indulgent baths, kitchens. Close to the villages of Mt Dandenong and Yarra Valley wineries ... more   less 

Additional Information about Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways

Address: 7-9 Monash Avenue | Reception 7 Monash Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia (Formerly Candlelight Cottages Retreat)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Olinda
Price Range: $278 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Candlelight Mountain Retreats & Valley Ranges Getaways 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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 of 5 bubbles OtterAbroad, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All the cottages were a far distance from each other. Enough to give privacy, I might be biest as i have not experience the all the cottages however the Cottage in the Forest from my experience and reviews is by far a great choice.”
 of 5 bubbles Tona_17, 8 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Relax and enjoy...this place is perfect.”
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