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The Gallery B&B Olinda luxury cottage

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Once a well known Olinda art gallery, The Gallery has recently been transformed into a spacious, boutique, self-contained cottage for two; stylishly fitted and furnished with warm interiors and contemporary design.

Immerse yourself in the centre of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. Escape, recharge and be inspired by the intimate setting of your private luxury accommodation on 1 1/2 acres, bordered by old beech, chestnut and birch trees.

Unwind in the double spa, gaze out at woodland gardens and secluded farmland and then snuggle up in front of the no-fuss Coonara gas log fire. Maybe read for a while on one of the inviting window seats.

Upon rising, you'll have all the space you need to cook a relaxed breakfast at your own pace. We provide you with local, organic, free-range eggs and the best free-range bacon available. Savour the gorgeous aroma of home-baked bread, straight from the oven, left outside your door each morning. Choose from the gourmet range of cereals, organic muesli, organic yoghurt, pure juice, freshly ground coffee and array of specialist teas, all included as part of your stay. We can also cater for your special dietary requirements.

Convenient to wedding venues and the cafes and restaurants of Olinda and Sassafras, The Gallery is the ideal place to relax and refresh yourself.

Finally, if you're feeling active, there are magnificent rainforest walks, Cloudehill Gardens and the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden are nearby. The iconic Puffing Billy Railway is just a 10 minute drive away for a romantic steam train ride. If you're more inclined to sit with a glass of wine, the world class vineyards of the Yarra Valley are only 15-20 minutes away.

Features at a glance:

The Gallery is of completely separate and self-contained in a old garden setting.

Generous, stylish and spacious, it's the perfect get-away retreat for two. Restore yourself, knowing you will be the only guests on the property. Unfortunately we do not accommodate extra guests or children.

The Gallery is a spacious 80 sq metres, spotless and fully equipped with:

- Double spa bath

- Warm gas log fire

- Spacious bedroom with Queen-sized bed

- 100% woollen quilt and choice of pillows and Sheridan pure cotton sheets

- Electric blanket

- Air conditioning

- Separate bathroom with shower and quality toiletries

- Premium fluffy towels and bathrobes

- Slippers

- Salon hairdryer

- Iron and ironing board

- Free WiFi

- High definition LCD TV

- DVD player and DVDs

- Bedside alarm with iPhone/iPod dock

- Sound system with iPhone/iPod dock, selection of CDs

- Garden views from every window

- Private veranda with table and chairs

- Off street parking

Let us know if you'd like us to organise a range of other extra options for you; including gourmet antipasto platters, picnic hampers, in-suite massage treatments, chocolate boxes or flowers.

The Gallery story

We want our guests to be refreshed and inspired by the best stay we can offer. Our architect worked with us in transforming what was once an art and studio space into a stylish and warm retreat. The brief was to provide the most comfortable, intimate and contemporary accommodation possible in a generous space.

Sure, The Gallery looks good... but you might like to know there's a philosophy of sustainability behind it:

- 100% green power offset

- Locally made, double-glazed windows

- Plantation grown FSC and recycled timbers

- Reclaimed local floorboards and bench tops (the kitchen worktop is from a fallen tree)

- Walls and ceilings finished with low VOC paints

- 100% natural wool carpet

- 100% wool doona and pure cotton linen & towels

- Low energy lighting

- Locally designed and built 5 1/2 star gas fire heating

- Double insulated with petrochemical-free, fibre ecobatts (made from recycled bottles)

Even the doormat is made from recycled plastic bottles and rubber!

Our locally made range of toiletries is designed for pampering and to be gentle on the planet. Virtually all the ingredients are plant-sourced and exclude petro-chemicals, parabens, dyes, sls, sles and als.

No tiny disposable bottles either; we refill our convenient and generous pump packs with wild lavender body wash and salon quality shampoo and conditioner, saving more than two hundred small, plastic bottles going to landfill each year.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
5 December, 2017


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • forests
  • winery tours


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The Gallery B&B Olinda luxury cottage
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Exceptional property

  • 5 of 5

Great position just out of Olinda. Beautiful setting. Private and superbly equipped and designed. Hosts pay attention to every detail and enable the perfect stay...

  • Review Submitted: 16/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Daniel, we really appreciate you taking the time to review our accommodation. So glad you enjoyed your stay for your special occasion :)
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Relaxing Stay

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed and cosy b&b with relaxing view over property.

Great location to access Olinda , local cafes , restaurants and various gardens to explore.

  • Review Submitted: 09/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your weekend, Vicky!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Best!!!

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Gallery. The property is beautiful and we had everything we needed and more to ensure we had a relaxing weekend. The fresh baked bread was AMAZING!

Thanks again Rhonda and Mark!!

  • Review Submitted: 15/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Stacey! So glad you enjoyed a relaxing break and we hope you can stay again sometime.
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Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Quiet and picturesque

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful stay we had so relaxing and quiet. The cottage was tastefully done, immaculately clean and it is set in beautiful gardens. The moment we walked through the door it was warm and welcoming with relaxing music playing. There was an amazing scent from the organic products.

We ordered the platter it's a winner, it was in the fridge made up waiting for us when we got there. The breakfast was fresh and good quality. Oh yeah and the bread freshly made in the morning "delicious"

It was a shame the gas fire was very noisy n the couch could have been more comfy but everything else was amazing.

I would highly recommend The gallery it's gorgeous

  • Review Submitted: 01/05/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback, Janine and Rod While glad to hear you had a wonderful and relaxing stay, it must have been irritating to hear that noise from the log fire. We heard it ourselves this morning and have organised for it to be serviced today. We appreciate you letting us know!
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Lara, Victoria, Australia

Awesome B&B

  • 5 of 5

An excellently set up open space with delicious fresh bread each day. We were very well looked after by conscientious and proactive hosts (Rhonda and Mark) before our stay, but had space and privacy during our stay. An excellent stay away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 03/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Robin So pleased you enjoyed your stay in Olinda.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

elegant, relaxing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The most exclusive b & b we have stayed in which had so many little extras that made it all the more special. Rhonda was extremely accommodating via email correspondence & was able to add a last minute massage booking which was soooo worth it in the comfort of the lounge overlooking the garden! Highly recommend adding that to your stay. On arrival we were treated to jazzy music and the room smelt divine. The artwork and attention to detail in décor made it homey and extravagant all at the same time. The breakfast with freshly baked bread was also very lovely - and looked amazing too! Rhonda was lovely to meet when we were leaving and we enjoyed a nice chat about the history of the property and surrounding area. A very chilled out mini getaway and a place to come back to again in the near future for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 24/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Wow Beck, what a great review! A big thank you for sharing your experience, hope to have you back soon.
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Other Activities:

Forests and Gardens


Rates & Availability


  • 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 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Optional Costs
    Antipasto platter: $50 per stay
    In-suite massage: $120 per person

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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