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Sweet Dreams Retreat @ Lara

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Property type hotel


About the property

Great location on the fringe of Lara overlooking a delightful dry creek bed and walking track.

The rooms are accessed via the deck and DO NOT INCLUDE access to the rest of the house. Each room has its own full ensuite.

I have 2 rooms available, both offer boutique, motel style accommodation. You therefore have your own ensuite, HD Digital TV, DVD, fridge, toaster, kettle, cereal & milk, tea/coffee provisions.

Room rate is $125 per room for up to 2 guests, one of these rooms has the ability to sleep an additional 2 -3 guests, additional guests are an extra $15 per person

Green Room - Queen size bed & King Single are in the room with full ensuite - an additional portable bed can provided in this room.


Blue Room - Queen size bed only - an additional portable bed can be provided if not already in use.

Maximum number of guests if both rooms are booked is therefore 6

10-15 walk to train station

10 minute drive to Avalon Airport & You Yangs Regional Park.

20 minute drive to Geelong Waterfront, walking distance to Serendip Sanctuary, shops, cafes, station.

Delightful outlook - semi rural.

"Sweet Dreams Retreat is exactly as the name suggests. If ever you are looking for a fresh, clean, homely and cosy place to stay, this is it - Topped with friendly and accommodating service and natural care products used throughout the room. My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights and left feeling refreshed and rejuvenated - There is something peaceful and soothing about Sweet Dreams Retreat. Perfect location for any MTB riding, Walking or Horse-riding in the You Yangs Reserve or as a one-night stop over. Will definitely be back."

- Nikki Gunn

Longer term accommodation available upon enquiry.

We use Tri Nature eco friendly products for the cleaning of our accommodation and the personal care products provided in your room. These products will cause no problems for people with sensitive skin and are suitable for our delicate environment.



Bar fridge, toaster, kettle, cutlery and dining set for 2 are provided (no cooking facilities) ... but there are breakfast and dining spots just a short stroll away or use the BBQ on the deck.

Cereal, tea, coffee facilities & milk are provided.

If you wish me to provide a continental style breakfast please let me know this is an additional $10 per person per night & needs to be booked in advance.

I do not offer cooked breakfast.

HD digital TV, DVD & CD for your enjoyment, make this a great spot for two for a relaxed weekend away or perhaps accommodation for family and friends visiting Lara residents.

Access is via the verandah deck. Relax on the deck with a drink of your choosing and enjoy the peaceful surrounds and rural outlook.

There is no access to the remainder of the home.

10 minute drive to Avalon Airport & You Yangs Regional Park. 20 minute drive to Geelong Waterfront, walking distance to Serendip Sanctuary, shops, cafes, station.

Great location on the fringe of Lara overlooking a delightful dry creek bed and walking track.

Off street parking is available for 2 cars - maybe more upon enquiry

We can also provide:

Welcome Baskets - wine, chocolates and flowers

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2017


Other Activities:

You Yangs National Park


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel rental in Lara, Australia

Property Type:
  • hotel
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • winery tours


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Sweet Dreams Retreat @ Lara
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 6 reviews
Greenwich, New South Wales, Australia

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

This place is lovely. The rooms are well appointed, cosy and have everything you need. Bathrooms were clean, bed was super comfy. Janita is lovely and the property is beautiful. Would definitely stay here again and recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Sally, I was lovely to meet you. I hope that the runs in the You Yangs went well and that you have all recovered. Thank you for your review and I look forward to seeing you again one day.
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Sale, Victoria, Australia

Relaxing and quite

  • 5 of 5

Loved my stay. W ill be going again later this year

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Maria, Thank you for your review, I look forward to seeing you again. Key arrived safely, thank you for returning it. Cheers Janita
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Lara, Victoria, Australia

Amazing property

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here, definitely returning! Perfect location, lovely host.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Doncaster East, Victoria, Australia

Lovely property with peaceful outlook.

  • 4 of 5

The land lady is friendly and warm. Made great recommendation for breakfast. The room comfortable with warm ambience. The wrap around verandah invites you to curl up in a chair and allow the peaceful surrounds to refresh the inner man.

Would love to return and spend more quiet time.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: It was lovely to meet you both, such a gorgeous couple. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and would love you to come & spend some further time unwinding in the peaceful surrounds which I call home. I love my daily quiet time on my verandah shaded by the walnut & fig trees. Look forward to seeing you both again one day. xx
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Victoria, Australia

Comfortable & Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5

We, a family of four enjoyed staying at Sweet Dreams. Janita was a very obliging host. The Green Room was spacious enough for the four of us. We loved the huge verandah, hammock and fruit left for us to try. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Tanja. It was lovely to meet you and your family and I am so pleased that you had a lovely stay. I am with you on loving my huge verandah & hammock, the perfect place to lose quite a few hours.
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Hoppers Crossing, Victoria, Australia

Sublime, serene, and superb

  • 5 of 5

Peaceful surrounds and quality facilities. Our host made the stay even more relaxed and

  • Review Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday hotel in Lara, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
Standard Rate
1 Jun 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 3 guests

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