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Candlelight Mountain Retreats

03 9751 2464

Candlelight Mountain Retreats offer you sophisticated accommodation in the Dandenong Ranges; less than an hour from Melbourne city centre, but a world apart.

Whether you want little and boutique; comfortable for family, friends and pets, stylish and luxury, we have accommodation for you as a couple or a group.

Beautiful rainforest gardens, ferns, waterfalls and tinkling streams, their cottages offer you complete privacy, romantic and peaceful getaways within walking distance of Olinda and Mt Dandenong Villages.

Candlelight Cottage built in 1880 is a rare historic cottage with full kitchen/dining, bathroom with spa, a leadlight-filled lounge room with an open fire and private garden. A third bedroom is perfect for a family stay or for friends. One queen, one king and one single bedroom. Pets welcome here. Wifi, Foxtel too.

Twilight Cottage is a boutique open-plan cottage with a living room and open fire, full kitchen, separate bathroom with double shower. The bedroom has a romantic muslin draped queen bed, a spa bath (with glass ceiling over). There is a private courtyard, perfect for two.

Cottage in the Forest is hidden away between Sassafras and Olinda villages. Lie in your king-size bed and view the tree ferns through the huge window, snuggle up by the open fire with a glass of wine or luxuriate in a deep spa bath.

The Blackwood Sassafras is all pure luxury and indulgence. On the edge of Sassafras village, this property has a king bed, deep spa, gas log fire, huge television, Foxtel, iPad compendium.

Explore the delights of Olinda and Sassafras Villages, dine at local restaurants, cafes, galleries, craft shops, the 100 acres of National Rhododendron Gardens and the magnificent gardens of Cloudehill.

Yarra Valley wineries, Puffing Billy Steam Train, William Rickett's Sanctuary are close by. Visit their website to check availability and book online.

Content: Candlelight Cottages Retreat

Price & booking

Candlelight Cottage

A beautiful historic hills cottage built circa 1880, Candlelight offers a little house, with a veranda, French doors into the garden from the dining and kitchen, leadlight windows. The garden has a waterfall and tranquil outdoor sitting area with a barbecue. This cottage offers you three bedrooms; one king bed, one queen, one single, so comfortable for two, four or five guests. Full kitchen, laundry, Foxtel / television, wireless internet access, air-conditioning, pets welcome by arrangement in this cottage. Candlelight Cottage is within a few minutes stroll of Olinda and Mount Dandenong villages. A perfect base to explore the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. Curling up with a book, a bottle of wine and your loved one; taking time to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect.

Twilight Cottage

Turn your back on the city lights, wander down the path and enter your own world where time is just for the two of you. Perhaps light the wood fire and open a bottle of Yarra Valley wine - or luxuriate in the deep spa bath with the glass ceiling showing you the night stars before sinking into your feather topped bed. This is a very special little cottage where the everyday world melts away with the setting sun. Your courtyard looks out into the pretty garden with a tinkling stream and there is a barbecue here too. Wi-fi internet complimentary, Foxtel / television. Coffee machine of course!

Cottage in the Forest

Near the top of Mount Dandenong and snuggled away in a secret location, this delightful self-contained cottage built in the 1920s is set in a tree fern filled one acre property between Olinda and Sassafras villages. You might lie in bed and gaze out the big window at the forest and tree ferns. Or perhaps laze in the spa bath then curl up by the open wood fire. There is, of course, airconditioning for summer and wireless internet! A full kitchen completes this charming cottage. This is a wonderful, private cottage with a very special feel and encapsulates the best of the Dandenong Ranges.

The Blackwood Sassafras

Brand new, owned by Justin Bishop Interior Designer, this stylish Villa studio is right on the edge of Sassafras village, but looking out into the treetops. Luxurious appointments include a king size bed, deep two person spa, huge walk in shower, exquisite toiletries & linen, kitchenette, mini bar, gas fire, ipad compendium, comfortable couch and a large television with Foxtel. It is all pure style! A generous continental breakfast hamper is included in your tariff, however if full breakfast delivered to your door by a local cafe appeals, this can be arranged at an additional cost of $56.

Payment methods accepted
American Express Diners Club EFTPOS MasterCard Visa Card
Cancellation and booking policy

Please note, there is a 4 per cent surcharge for Amex or Diners. A 2 per cent surcharge MasterCard or Visa.A 50 per cent deposit required to confirm your booking. Deposit fees are refundable if cancellation is more than 14 days prior to check in date although a cancellation fee of $100 is payable to cover merchant fees and any commissions. Prior to 14 days, deposit only refunded, less a cancellation fee, if the cottage is re-booked by another party.

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Local directions:

One hour east of Melbourne along Burwood Highway or Canterbury Road. Melways Reference: 66 H6 Olinda Village is 12 kilometres from the Burwood Highway. Come along the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road through Sassafras to Olinda. Turn left and left again at the first corner, this is Monash Avenue. Candlelight Cottages are 200 metres down from the village on your right. Ask them for a map or to view the map on their website.

  • BBQ facilities
  • Cots available
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Masseur/Masseuse
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Open fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Spa
  • Birdwatching
  • Animal Viewing
  • Bushwalking
  • Bed & Breakfast Farmstay and Accommodation Australia
  • Visitor Information Centre
We have one cottage which is accessible to mobile guests. Walk in shower, drive to cottage door.