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La Riva - Luxury Retreat & Experiences

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
10 guests
2 nights minimum 
Rental Home
La Riva offers 7 acres of manicured gardens, grand Mediterranean style Homestead, 25 metre infinity edge swimming pool overlooking majestic century old gum trees, the Mitchell River, Jones Bay Gippsland Lakes Reserve and the Eagle Point Bluff. Accommodation booking includes the entire Homestead providing exclusive use of the property with a minimum of 2 nights stay. The maximum number of guests is 10 with master suite featuring a four-poster king bed, three rooms with king beds / 2 long single and three quality double bed sofas. Supporting these rooms are 4 bathrooms, including one spa bath and one standard bath. Boasting a light filled atrium entrance, formal lounge and formal dining together with living room lounge & dining area. Kitchen with a large butler’s pantry and 6 car garage wi...La Riva offers 7 acres of manicured gardens, grand Mediterranean style Homestead, 25 metre infinity edge swimming pool overlooking majestic century old gum trees, the Mitchell River, Jones Bay Gippsland Lakes Reserve and the Eagle Point Bluff. Accommodation booking includes the entire Homestead providing exclusive use of the property with a minimum of 2 nights stay. The maximum number of guests is 10 with master suite featuring a four-poster king bed, three rooms with king beds / 2 long single and three quality double bed sofas. Supporting these rooms are 4 bathrooms, including one spa bath and one standard bath. Boasting a light filled atrium entrance, formal lounge and formal dining together with living room lounge & dining area. Kitchen with a large butler’s pantry and 6 car garage with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging (Tesla). Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 41515815968
House Rules
Pets not allowedNot suitable for kidsNo smoking
Children: Due to the accessibility of the 25 metre infinity edge swimming pool from the house and proximity access to the Mitchell River we note that the site may not be suitable for children (under 13 years of age). We are happy to discuss the arrangements with you at the time of booking to ensure that you are aware of the potential risks. Refer to the full set of Terms and Conditions on our website.
Bedrooms
3 Queens3 Sofas2 Twins
Bathrooms
1 Full bath3 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Andrea B
Hosting since November 2020
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsEast Gippsland provides an extensive variety of services and experiences including tantalising local foods, spectacular scenery and enthralling activities. La Riva Concierge service can tailor a collection of possibilities suitable for your group, taking into consideration the needs of each person in the group. We are passionate about bringing these collections to you which showcase this region. We welcome the opportunity to tailor something special for you and your group.

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Reviews (7)
Allan B
Allan B
3 contributions
Stunning and relaxing at the same time
We celebrated a significant birthday for my wife with family and friends and could not have been happier with the experience. During the booking process Andrea was brilliant in making invaluable suggestions to make our weekend even better. We went with massages, a cruise up the Mitchell River and the private chef. It could not have run smoother thanks to David and Andrea. Thank you so much it was brilliant.
Visited January 2023
Written January 17, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Connector42086889407
It was certainly a celebration weekend with family and friends. Small intimate groups spending quality time together certainly create lasting memories and we are so pleased that we could help to make it a wonderful weekend for you all.
Written March 4, 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Erika M
Erika M
1 contribution
Absolute perfection
I've just returned from 3 amazing days at La Riva on a business retreat. This home and the gardens and the pool and everything is so beautifully set out but actually it's the little things that I found the most special. Andrea has thought of everything and from the minute you arrive, you feel so welcome. I found Andrea to be the most warm and friendly host and we were fortunate that she could spend time with our group. I felt like a welcome guest in her home and I could not recommend this property highly enough. Thank you Andrea, our stay was perfect.
Visited March 2022
Written March 29, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector42086889407
Connector42086889407
Thank you Erika. It was an absolute joy to meet you all and help to make the business retreat an incredible weekend with everyone taking home some great memories and insights. Delighted that La Riva provided the ultimate space for everyone to be able to relax, be pampered and be inspired.
Written April 10, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacqueline A
Jacqueline A
1 contribution
Home away from plus luxury
Love going back to our home away from home and then some! Beautiful gardens, spacious and clean rooms, pivate pool ,gorgeous views....... Planning our next holiday already
Visited January 2022
Written January 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Connector42086889407
Thank you Jacqueline. You and your family are very welcome to come back here again anytime. Always wonderful respect for the property and what it provides to you.
Written March 7, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brooke Pryse
Brooke Pryse
1 contribution
Incredible New Years Stay
We stayed over New Years and it was the most beautiful stay, the location, the owners, the scenery, the amenities everything was perfect. Couldn’t recommend this stay any more, perfect quiet location with ultimate privacy.
Visited December 2021
Written January 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Connector42086889407
Thank you Brooke for your review. So pleased your group was able to enjoy the gorgeous hot weather and made the most of the swimming pool and extensive facilities here.
Written March 7, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Christopher M
Christopher M
2 contributions
Do yourself a favour… stop reading, bite the bullet and book!
The most enjoyable weekend staying at the fabulous Homestead. La Riva is so much more than a fabulous property and infinity pool! After such a challenging year, this was our chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the Melbourne and reunite with our family and friends. I’m not sure where to even start as we couldn’t get past the stunning entrance, gardens and house, it’s huge (!) From the moment we contacted owners Andrea and David they went above and beyond to make everything perfect. The tailored experiences are just fabulous and they both took our stay from amazing to something purely magical. The house itself is nestled on a perfectly manicured landscape with view of the Mitchell River that’s unforgettable! The infinity pool was very clean, warm and welcoming. All our guests had their own space with multiple dining rooms, seating areas and bedrooms set up to our required sleeping arrangements. The library is a winner baby… it has two comfortable sofa beds and an adjoining ensuite, if you are wondering if the sofa beds are appropriate or comfortable, they absolutely are! In fact, I will be asking Andrea where she got them from as my father in law is 73 with a bad hip and he was so comfortable. Finally a regional stay with the right Technology (!) we had reception, fast WIFI and sexy Bose speakers and smart TV’s throughout. Don’t bring anything! That was our big mistake…They seriously have everything you need… just bring food and drinks as everything is fitted out perfectly, we had a fabulous roast dinner one night and realised we forgot flour for the gravy, after a few wines we weren’t able to get to the shops and cheeky us messaged Andrea - without hesitation Andrea dropped some around for us (!) I could go on for hours but all you need to know is it’s time for you to stop reading, bite the bullet and book! If we all have learnt anything in the last two years it’s that life is too short to procrastinate so when Andrea suggests booking the private dinner and helicopter ride (their other business) don’t hesitate, you will regret it as both are unforgettable and worth every cent and more! We will return again soon. Thanks again LaRiva
Visited November 2021
Written October 31, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Connector42086889407
Thank you Chris for taking the time to do this review. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your group and we loved your incredible posts on social media. Some excellent photos showing you all having such a great time and exploring La Riva & East Gippsland. We look forward to welcoming you back here at La Riva for another escape from life's hustle & bustle.
Written November 11, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Bernadette C
Bernadette C
Melbourne, Australia3 contributions
La Riva House
This breathtaking homestead on 7 acres, with magnificent views from every room. From the moment you enter the driveway you are drawn in by the gorgeous canopy of English and natives trees, manicured lawns and glorious garden. Then you arrive up the sweeping driveway to the opulent sandstone house. Inside is an array of stunning bedrooms and lovely sitting areas, where you can read a book or play chess or just admire the views to the Mitchell River. Hosts Andrea and Dave are exceptional people who welcome you with open arms and are truly the most hospitable people you could ever meet. So much to do, long walks, helicopter ride in Dave’s own helicopter taking in the breathtaking view above swim in the gorgeous infinity pool eat out or in with your own personal chief or just relax. Thoroughly recommend a stay at this incredible property
Visited March 2021
Written March 30, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector42086889407
Connector42086889407
Thank you for your review Bernadette. Pleased to see that you truly embraced so many of the offerings at La Riva. I am sure that private massage will be on the to do list next time.
Written August 22, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

18Cas18
18Cas18
Melbourne, Australia8 contributions
Incredible stay at a magnificent property
We had the most wonderful 10 days staying at La Riva to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with the whole family.Where do I start!The house is stunning with lots of room for everybody to have their own space.The beds and even the pull out couches are so comfortable.The kitchen has every appliance you can think of.The gardens and the setting with the beautiful views are magnificent and we did a lot of wandering around exploring without even leaving the grounds.!The back of the property has a great walk along the river.The pool is to die for and even on cooler days, the water temp was great.Really close to Paynesville,Bairnsdale and lake entrance but you feel you are worlds away from civilisation.Last but not least,Andrea was the most incredible host and could not do enough for us.Nothing was too much to ask and she went above and beyond to make us feel so comfortable and meet our every need.Her husband even took us on an amazing helicopter ride(their other business).This property is perfect for a special family holiday/celebration,corporate getaway or retreat or just getting a large group of friends together.Definately would return for another special occasion!
Visited February 2021
Written March 14, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Connector42086889407
Connector42086889407
Thank you so much for your review. Seeing your family enjoy the property and relish the area is exactly what we hope all our guests can do. We loved hosted you and your family and hope that you get the chance to bring all your family together again soon.
Written August 23, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Entertainment
  • Ping Pong table
  • Pool table
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Garage
  • Patio
  • Private outdoor pool (heated)
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Property features
  • Staff on property
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)

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About the neighborhood
La Riva is approximately 8 minutes drive from Bairnsdale along the Paynesville Road. If you continue past Mathiesons Road, continuing along the Paynesville Road it is approx 8 minutes drive to Paynesville.
Getting around
A car is recommended, however there are bus pickups along the Paynesville Road to take you to either Paynesville of Bairnsdale.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
La Riva is located in East Gippsland, Victoria. The Homestead is nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac street overlooking the Mitchell River, the Bluff and Jones Bay, which all form part of the Gippsland Lakes. From Melbourne La Riva is approximately 3-3.5 hours drive from Melbourne. We can be found in Google Maps. Upon approach, turn left off Mathiesons Road into a short gravel driveway and through the gates towards The Homestead. Other transport options to Bairnsdale: VLine train service Public Transport Victoria coach service Charter flights into Bairnsdale airfield can be arranged. Please Contact Us if you require a pickup from Bairnsdale. Parking The Homestead contains garage space for several vehicles and there is plenty of open space for casual parking. Electric Vehicle (EV) charging (Tesla) is available in the garage. Caravan, boat or trailer parking can be arranged with prior notice.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 2 PM Check out by 10 AM
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

*Booking fee is excluded from refund amount


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Frequently Asked Questions about La Riva - Luxury Retreat & Experiences

La Riva - Luxury Retreat & Experiences is able to accommodate up to 10 guests. See all property details.

La Riva - Luxury Retreat & Experiences has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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