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Candlelight Mountain Retreats

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   7-9 Monash Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia (Formerly Candlelight Cottages Retreat)
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Ranked #3 of 13 Olinda B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have gone to the Candlelight Cottages B & B numerous times over the years, and decided to take up a winter special, being 3 nights for the price of 2. The cottages are set in the Dandenongs , which is a delightful mix of Australian bush and rainforest. And specialty shops and cafes. Each time we have tried to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stay at the Candlelight Cottage 3-4 times a year. This is a magical holiday resort that transports us to a place of rest and dreaming. Peta is as a wonderful, warm and thoughtful host who places personal touches around the cottage that is reminiscent of an ideal holiday rather than what is often encountered in the hospitality industry. Many... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderfully beautiful place for a few days out of the city. Loved Twilight cottage - lovely furnishings and nice and cosy. So relaxing in front of the fire place and the spa!! Thank you Peta for going above and beyond for us and making our stay fabulous!! Will definitely be back to stay with you again! Natalie &... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stayed in the Blacksmiths cottage and it was simply delightful, so cosy and warm. Hidden away in the bush but within minutes of local amenities in Belgrave it was such a lovely weekend escape from busy city living.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spent 2 nights with our two children in the Candlelight Cottage and could not be more happy. The cottage was picture perfect, even better than we had expected. The spa in the bathroom with the glass roof was amazing and the port and chocolates were a special treat The lovely gardens at the front and rear of the cottage... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Where to start .. the warm welcome, the very generous breakfast supplies, the bottle of port and crackling open fire. Spotlessly clean throughout, quaint, indulgent, cozy, luxurious linen, towels and bedding. All this plus excellent hosts, parking outside the door and walking distance to all the gorgeous little shops. Can't wait to go back! Oh, there was a little hiccup... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I cannot recommend enough and would like to share the wonderful experience my family had when we stayed 2 nights at this wonderful cottage, Candlelight Mountain Retreats from 8 to 10 June. We were greeted by Peta C, a lovely and extremely helpful host. I had so many problems with my GPS and she so patiently entertained my constant requests... More

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candlelight4, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

It is guests like you and your family that make our 24 years in the accommodation industry a pleasure Leslie, We so look forward to your next getaway to the fresh air of the Dandenongs, Warm wishes, Peta More

New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

The peaceful haven of Candlelight Cottage scores very highly on our list of places to stay in Australia. Set in amongst streams & ponds, gum trees, ferns, rhododendrons and camellias, it's the perfect spot to relax. Listening to the rain fall on the tin roof or at sunrise one morning hearing the special Australian sound of kookaburras 'laughing' were bonuses.... More

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candlelight4, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

We so look forward to your next visit after your retirement Nova & Richard! It will be an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us again - and the Kookaburras await! Thank you for the lovely review, Warm wishes, Peta More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Both my Girlfriend and I loved staying at a Candlelight Cottage (Cottage in the Forest). We went there for our anniversary and it was just as we had hoped. The cottage was amazingly equipped, especially when it came to basic things like heating and the bathroom. The location was perfect! Right between the two main towns, Olinda and Sassafras. But... More

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candlelight4, Manager at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

We love that you loved Cottage in the Forest - aren't the views from the bed and spa amazing! We look forward with pleasure to your next visit, perhaps you might try one of our other cottages then, or maybe just come back to what you enjoyed so much! Warm wishes and thank you for the lovely write up, Peta More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

My 3-year-old and I enjoyed 3 nights at Candlelight Cottage around Anzac Day. The cottage is historic, beautifully lit and decorated, warm and private. The surrounding gardens are spectacular. Rosellas bathed in the pond in the backyard. The open fire and ducted heating kept the house warm, breakfast provisions were generous, and the bathroom/spa has a particularly lovely outlook. Dappled... More

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candlelight4, Owner at Candlelight Mountain Retreats, responded to this review

Thank you CJ, I am so pleased you picked up on all the special things - sunlight through trees, warm fire, rosellas flittering through the gardens - we love it too. Next time you might also like to visit the Organic Fanatic in Mt Dandenong who have fabulous fruit and veges, but also beautiful flowers and wonderful organic products. That... More

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Address: 7-9 Monash Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia (Formerly Candlelight Cottages Retreat)
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Olinda
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Candlelight Mountain Retreats 4*
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A collection of boutique luxury accommodation in 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 
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