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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

My family and I stayed here for a night and it was wonderful! Peta, the owner, was so warm and hospitable and we felt so welcomed. The cottage we got was a 2 bedroom one with a large living area, a huge bathroom and a spacious kitchen and dining area. Every thing about the cottage was well thought of and... More 

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

We hope you may be able to stay a little longer next time, and thank you for your lovely Review. Candlelight Cottage is such a favourite with our guests and much loved by us as owners. Very best wishes and thanks, Peta More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed one night in Twilight cottage. The cottage was absolutely charming, very comfortable and well equipped. Absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway, the sound of gently flowing water and native birds being a perfect backdrop to relaxation. Charming welcoming hosts, we had a perfect stay and will return to this picture perfect location.

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

Hello Jen, we hope you will return for a little longer next time, but I'm pleased you've found Twilight Cottage comfortable. We are happy with our new look and feel and the bigger king bed. I'm sure the airconditioning will be much used over the next few days of heatwave. We look forward to welcoming you back, Best wishes, Peta More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We stayed at Candlelight Cottage for our anniversary. The cottage was delightful. The bed was very comfortable. We enjoyed the spa bath and the breakfast provisions, particularly the fresh bread and eggs as well as the lovely selection of teas. Our dog loved roaming around the securely fenced backyard and we appreciated the suggestions for dog friendly walks and cafes... 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 Ave | Reception 7 Monash Avenue, Olinda, Victoria 3788, Australia (Formerly Candlelight Cottages Retreat)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Olinda
Price Range: $218 - $259 (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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