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Karoonda Olive Grove Retreat at Mt Buffalo Olives

Bedrooms 1
Space 24 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Karoonda Olive Grove Retreat at Mt Buffalo Olives is a fully air-conditioned rural retreat. Perfect for a romantic escape, an anniversary, special occasion or a weekend (or week) away.

As the only guests on the property at any time, your resident hosts, Elisa and Colin, look forward to providing you a very special holiday experience.

We are nestled into the foot of Mount Buffalo and central to the most popular tourist attractions in the North East of Victoria including Bright, the ski fields, Myrtleford, Mt Beauty and historic Beechworth and in the heart of the Great Alpine Valleys famous for its regional produce, gourmet food and exquisite wine.

The cottage is smartly appointed with leather furniture, a fully equipped kitchen including stainless steel appliances and quality linen in the bedroom and bathroom. An 11 metre swimming pool with glorious views of the Ovens Valley and the Victorian Alps is just outside your door. In winter enjoy the warmth of the pot belly stove with all firewood provided or the instant heat of the split system heater.

Our unique cottage offers many natural attractions. It sits at the top of our 50 acre farm, overlooking the olive grove. We bound the Mount Buffalo National Park and have the privilege of sharing our property with kangaroos, wombats, possums and an amazing mix of native bird life including rosellas, wrens, robins, parrots and Wedge Tail Eagles. A 10 minute drive takes you to the Lady's Bath and Eurobin waterfalls at the foot of Mount Buffalo, a further 20 minutes drive will take you to the top of the Mount Buffalo Plateau and one of the most stunning National Parks in Australia.

Along with relaxing on the deck or sitting by the pool you can wander through the olive grove or walk around the property border taking in the views of the Mount Buffalo Gorge. For the more energetic, bring your bicycle and ride the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail and ride into Bright or Myrtleford and beyond. The serious cyclist can ride the Mount Buffalo Ascent to the historic Chalet.

The cottage is ideal for a couple but will accommodate four people. It has one bedroom on a mezzanine floor with a queen size bed and an easy chair that converts to a full size single bed. The leather lounge in the living room (downstairs) converts to a queen size bed. We can also provide a porta cot.

This relaxing setting is less than a 10 minute drive to Bright.

More Details

Elisa & Colin Bertuch
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Porepunkah, Australia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 24 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 3 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • ski


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Karoonda Olive Grove Retreat at Mt Buffalo Olives
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Karoonda Olive Grove Retreat

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here only bad thing was having to come back home the view is amazing the cottage was lovely and the hosts were more then accommodating.

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing Escape

  • 5 of 5

Had a great winter holiday. Place is amazing, hosts lovely.

Dog loved it. We will be back

  • Review Submitted: 22/08/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Victoria, Australia

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was amazing and the views breathtaking. The cottage was clean and well maintained and felt like home away from home. My family and my pet thoroughly enjoyed the stay and are looking forward to coming back. The cottage is easy access to Bright, only 10 minutes drive. Thank you Elisa.

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Collaroy, New South Wales, Australia

Serenity plus gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

Great base to explore the region. Spacious kitchen and loved the verandah with views over to Feathertop winery

  • Review Submitted: 01/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Northern Suburbs Melbourne

Serene and relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a most enjoyable 3 nights stay at the serene Karoonda olive grove retreat. 5 star rating for all things you would expect from holiday/weekend accommodation: The cottage and grounds were well kept, and the location gives you the feeling of being away from it all. We merrily stayed on the property most of our time, taking in the beautiful views from the pool, strolling around the olive grove, reading a book outside in the garden, watching the kids play in the pool for hours on end! We love visiting the Mt Buffalo NP with its many lovely walks, waterfalls and Lake Catani and were thrilled that the entrance gates were just a few minutes away from the property.

Elisa and Colin were very responsive in all communication before and during our stay, very easy to deal with. We will definitely be back to relax and enjoy this great spot!

  • Review Submitted: 27/12/2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Loved our relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

Great fully equipped cottage with gorgeous views. The hosts were lovely and it was wonderful to wake up to the birds every morning. We even managed a swim in the pool. Secluded and very private getaway which I would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 01/11/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amy, thank you for reviewing our cottage. We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. The birds here are fantastic - one of the bonuses of backing onto the Mount Buffalo National Park! See you next time you are up this way.
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Other Activities:

Mount Buffalo National Park


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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