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Merlin's Garden Cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Merlin's Garden offers luxury cottage accommodation and a self-contained retreat and can accommodate group bookings up to 8 guests. Central to the Dandenong Ranges and close to Olinda as well as the Yarra Valley this private setting is only 45 minutes from Melbourne's CBD. A luxury bed and breakfast Merlin's Garden features beautiful mountain views and tranquil gardens. It is ideal for a honeymoon, short romantic getaway or family holiday.

Free WIFI is available.

For further details see Merlin's Garden website.

Inside Merlin's Garden Cottage you'll discover eight squares of carefully planned living space. The Cottage is decorated in soft colours and has an instantly welcoming feel. In the lounge you'll find deep, comfortable sofas to relax in. When days are chilly, you can enjoy the blissful warmth of a wood fire while watching the mist envelope the mountains.

During the warmer times of the year one can savour sweeping views of the mountain ranges from a sunlit private terrace featuring a comfortable outdoor setting for six. Shaded by an umbrella, one might opt for having breakfast on the terrace in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening while winding down after a glorious summer's day.

The fully equipped kitchen is a delight for the travelling gourmet cook and leaves nothing to be desired. It comes complete with oven, grill, cook-top, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator and freezer and has all the glass and tableware a romantic evening requires.

A very spacious and comfortable king size bed awaits the weary traveller. Waking up is a real delight thanks to the cheerful sounds of the local kookaburras and parrots and the culinary treats prepared by your hosts. And for extra guests there is a fully sprung and comfortable European fold-out bed.

The cottage is air-conditioned and equipped with flat screen TV, DVD player, DVDs, stereo, books and games. A complimentary continental breakfast with homemade jam, freshly baked bread and fresh fruit juice awaits you in the morning. There is also a breakfast menu available.Your host Harald and Irene will make sure that the experience at "Merlin's Garden" is as magic as its name.

The cottage is suitable for wheelchair access, however, Grab rails have been installed in the bathroom. Please contact us for further information.

As well as the cottage 'Merlin's Garden Terrace' is available which sleeps an additional 2 or 4 people. Please see our second listing under 'Merlin's Garden Terrace'.

What to do?

A short walk from Merlin's Garden and you are in the National Park to enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna. Visit the National Rhododendron Gardens, Kalorama Park with its stunning views or see William Ricketts Sanctuary. At Healsville Sanctuary Australian Wildlife awaits you and should you take a ride on Puffing Billy on its way to Emerald Lake Park, enjoy towering Mountain Ash in the forest on the way. A drive through the Yarra Valley with its world famous wineries and restaurants is a must. You can go ballooning and see the world from above with breathtaking view across the whole region. There are Galleries to be visited, Antique shops to be explored and many more attractions to see.

Within walking distance the local cafes and restaurants are proud to serve specialties, which will delight. And for the children there is the new playground in Montrose - a must to visit!

Culinary delights at Merlin's Garden

The complimentary continental breakfast provisions for the first two days include homemade bread, berry jam, butter, eggs from happy hens and fruit juice. Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements. Please asks us for breakfast arrangements for longer stays (7 day stays plus).

Hampers can be provided - price on application. Please note that 24 hours notification is required.

Prices for 'Merlin's Garden Terrace' and the Studio bedroom: Please see separate listing

Terms and Conditions for Merlin’s Garden Cottage, Merlin’s Garden Terrace and Studio

All bookings require the provision of a valid credit card as security at the time of booking. Only the registered number of guests is permitted to stay in booked accommodation. A fee will be charges for extra guests who stay overnight.


Check-in is from 3pm to 6pm and check-out is by 11am. At arrival at the gates of Merlin’s Garden please ring the intercom or call us on . For further details here please see below 'PARKING'.


For bookings made four weeks or more prior to arrival, a 50% deposit is to be paid. The balance is due four weeks before arrival. Changes to the booking will be subject to availability. Surcharges and minimum night bookings may apply during peak periods, long weekends or during special events. This will be advised at the time of booking. Preferred payment method is direct bank deposit.


Should cancellation be necessary the deposit might be transferable or eligible for partial refund if notification is given four weeks or more before the arrival date. A $150.00 transfer fee applies. Bookings four weeks or less prior to the arrival date need to be paid in full and are not refundable. We ask our guests to pay a bond. The level of the Bond depends on the configuration of the party booking the accommodation.

All bookings made through an agency are not refundable and need to be paid in full.


For stays up to 7 days complimentary continental breakfast provisions for the first two days are included in the price. For longer stays no breakfast provisions are included.

Accommodation at Merlin’s Garden is self-contained and serviced once a week. Bed linen is changed weekly. A full service may be available. Fees apply.


The room(s) and contents of the accommodation are to be left in the same state they were received (clean and undamaged).

It is the guest's responsibility to pay for any damage caused by them or their party including visitors (friends/family/others) during their stay at Merlin's Garden accommodation.

Repair and/or replacement costs will be charged to the customer and deducted from the Bond where applicable. If costs exceed the Bond the customer will be charged directly or via Credit Card.


Walking through the garden is at the guests (and their party) own risk. Although the owners and staff take every care Merlin’s Garden is a ‘working’ property.


Children are to be supervised at all times on the property. It is the parent’s responsibility to look after their children and keep them safe while at Merlin’s Garden.


We reserve the right to decide whether we allow the guest to bring a dog or not. In the case that we do allow a dog to stay with the guest conditions apply.


Guests are asked to smoke outside. Accommodation inside is strictly ‘No smoking’.


The room(s) and contents in the accommodations are to be left in the same state they were received (clean and undamaged). It is the guest's responsibility to pay for any damage caused by them or their party including visitors (friends/family/others) during their stay at Merlin's Garden B&B.

Repair and/or replacement costs will be charged to the customer either via Credit Card or taken out of the Bond.

Should you find damage to the accommodation at your arrival please let us know so we can note it and/or rectify it and not hold you responsible for the damage.


In the event that rooms are left in an unacceptable condition, an excess fee will apply. A cleaning fee may be charged if spillages occur on the carpet or bedding. In the event this spillage cannot be removed, the cost of replacement of the damaged item will be charged to the guest credit card or taken off the Bond.


Merlin's Garden has electronic gates for secure parking. At check-in the guests will be given a remote control to operate the gates and keys to the accommodation. At departure the remote control and the keys needs to be returned to the staff at Merlin's Garden. Failure to do so will result in a $180.00 charged for the remote control and $30.00 for the keys to the customer.

For further details please see our website which forms part of the Terms and Conditions.

With booking and paying either in part or in full for accommodation for Merlin's Garden accommodation the customer accepts all of the above conditions including those on Merlin’s Garden website.

When sending an enquiry or booking request for Merlin's Garden Cottage or Merlin's Garden Terrace/Studio via the Stayz website please ask us for our website address and the complete Terms and Conditions.

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Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Montrose

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please advise in your booking/ enquiry if want to bring a dog and this will be considered on a per booking basis
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • forests
  • winery tours


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Merlin's Garden Cottage
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews

Great for a relaxing night or week away

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful gardens, would be amazing in Spring. Irene was lovely, super comfy bed, breakfast sensational!

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy, secluded and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Simple, well appointed apartment in beautiful garden with views north across Yarra Ranges. Clean, warm. Could easily stay for a couple of days and not leave the property. Irene is a wonderful host

  • Review Submitted: 29/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

It's a gem

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a gem set in a beautiful garden with wonderful mountain views. Our host Irene welcomed us warmly on our arrival and spoiled us with a most delicious breakfast with homemade goodies. Comfortable, relaxing and spotless, nothing more we could ask for.

Lou & Ang

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wow! The best cottage i have ever stayed in!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was by far the largest we have ever stayed in, they had the fire blazing on arrival and greeted us at the gate! big King bed, comfy sofa's and have a cooker which most cottages dont! They were both so welcoming and delivered what i can only describe as the freshest most yummiest breakfast both mornings. The Gardens - well they are just glorious! We walked them about 5 times in two days as we could get enough of all the different flowers, fruits and ponds along the way! My partner and i get away once every 3 months and have stayed in A LOT of cottages and this is by far the best! It was truly amazing! Thanks guys! Viv, Jas & Teddy :-)

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oakleigh South, Victoria, Australia

great view, perfect for relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

We spent most of our weekend away on our private terrace overlooking beautiful gardens and the hills. We loved sounds of birds and frogs. We were spoilt with well presented breakfast. We found the cottage very cosy and comfortable, and enjoyed the walk to the National Park.

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful hosts in beautiful surrounds

  • 5 of 5

Irene was an amazing host. I had to fiddle around a few times with my booking due to my wedding guests I was booking for. Nothing was too much trouble for Irene & her husband. Despite having to go through a personal heartbreak, she still made my guests a wonderful breakfast & even allowed my well-behaved Westie to stay the night before my wedding with my husband to be. With beautiful surrounds & a well stocked kitchen, you couldn't ask for more

  • Review Submitted: 04/01/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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