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Casina Marcella - country house

Bedrooms 2
Property type house


About the property

Ten minutes from Daylesford, Casina Marcella is a fully equipped two bedroom home reflecting the Swiss/Italian heritage of the region, and set on five acres.

Set in the peaceful countryside of Basalt; rolling hills, wildlife, bush walks and country quiet. Read a book or for that matter write a book, meditate to the sounds of chirping birds or lowing cattle, chill out and rejuvenate. With modern conveniences and a historic flavour, Casina Marcella is the place for you to relax and wind down.

Minutes from Daylesford, Lavendula lavender farm, the Frangos Swiss Mountain Hotel or the cheap and cheery Newlyn pub, you need not travel out of the area for your entertainment and eating requirements. Or, if you choose to venture out, it is in the middle of Central Victoria's 'Golden Triangle' with all of it's historic and boutique towns, tourist attractions and festivals an easy commute. Daylesford is only one and a half hours drive from Melbourne, but also the train is 30 minutes away at either Ballan or Ballarat.

The region is renowned for it's mineral springs and health and wellness traditions as well as it's gastronomic delights, markets and wineries. In fact the region boasts some of victoria's best food and wine.

A welcoming gift is provided to celebrate your visit to the Casina. Also a light breakfast for your first morning to get you off to a good start.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Basalt, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill


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(27 traveller reviews)

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Casina Marcella - country house
average rating of 4.962963 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful place to stay! Couldn't speak more highly of the property and the house itself, you can't beat a wood log fire. Jan was a very thoughtful host leaving us a bottle of bubbly to celebrate a birthday! Would highly recommend anyone to stay here if you are looking to get away out of the city somewhere quiet to relax and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Molly, thank you for taking the time to review the Casina and for such a glowing report. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Do come back again.
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Very clean and comfy with sunny patio

  • 5 of 5

Had only one night, which was a shame. Lovely house as described - and nice wood burner for the evening. Supplied light brekky was only muesli, which didn't suit one of us, so we ate in Daylesford.

  • Review Submitted: 17/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Margie Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed your stay. You are making me rethink breakfast as most people don't bother. Will put the thinking cap on!
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perfect break

  • 5 of 5

This was just what we needed - a break in a delightful bit of countryside in a comfortable and pretty home. Jan was so helpful in her recommendations about restaurants and activities and made us feel like special guests. We will return!

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gail and Clare you don't know how happy it makes me feel to hear you had a wonderful experience at the Casina. Of course you are welcome back anytime you are in need of a little R & R and thank you for being such great guests.
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Albury, New South Wales, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Just a beautiful place to stay. There was nothing we could fault. I think we may come back when it's warmer and enjoy the outdoor area as the vines will have leaves then. Just lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Casina Allan - you and your family are welcome anytime. And yes, the vines certainly do their job on a warm afternoon!!
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  • 5 of 5

Casina Marcella was delightful! and very central to town and other attractions.

Stunning, peaceful, breathtaking place for some long waited R&R (Shhhh little taste of paradise). Great for girls weekend (although you will want to stay longer!) or families too.

Had never stayed in Daylesford before but would most definitely go back to Casina Marcella tomorrow! Comfy beds, loved the wood fire, best hot shower and very spoilt with bottle of red & chocolate (thanks Jan) and of course the supply of DVDs. No need to go anywhere!!

Our host Jan was lovely to meet, made sure we had everything and just made us feel very welcome!

The resident wallaby made a visit and we were graced with 13 kangaroos (last count) on our last morning before leaving.

Looking forward to another visit!

  • Review Submitted: 12/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh Kelly, I am so pleased that the Casina ticked all the boxes for yourself and Liz and that the furry residents finally introduced themselves, be it the last morning! I always feel thrilled when I hear that people enjoyed their stay and I have to thank you for being such considerate guests. Rest and relaxation is very important and I would be very happy to see you both again for that requirement. Take care.
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Cosy house

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Casina for my birthday surprise. Jan kindly had a bottle of champ and chocs in fridge. Its secluded and peaceful and we had a lovely sleep and woke to fog and kangaroos and quiet. It was clean and cozy and warm and the fire was so good. Light breakfast was only a jar of muesli and milk so that was disappointing being 9km out of town.

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that Austin's choice of the Casina for your birthday surprise was a success and that the kangaroos joined you. Bit hard to judge as most people don't bother with breakfast at all but sorry that was a disappointment. Thanks for the feed back though. Will reassess.
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Minutes from Daylesford


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