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Clarendon's Stables Cottage - A quiet garden retreat for couples or a family!

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2 bedrooms, desk, iron/ironing board, travel cot
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Smart TV, fireplace, Netflix, DVD player
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob

Overview of Clarendon's Stables Cottage - A quiet garden retreat for couples or a family!

Entire home

Clarendon's Stables Cottage - A quiet garden retreat for couples or a family!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
  • Contactless check-out
Melbourne, VIC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDandenong Ranges National Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationAlfred Nicolas Gardens4 min drive
  • Popular LocationGrants Picnic Area6 min drive
  • AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)54 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
90 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Clarendon's Stables Cottage - A quiet garden retreat for couples or a family!

Family-friendly Melbourne cottage in Sassafras, near Dandenong Ranges
The enchanted grounds of Clarendon are just outside Sassafras Village - a truly delightful setting, tucked quietly away off the main Mount Dandenong Tourist Road.

Clarendon's luxury self contained cottage accommodation is private, peaceful and romantic.

Two acres of English country gardens and meadow nestle among a huge variety of beautiful century old trees. The Cottages are within easy walking distance of Sassafras Village and Sherbrooke Forest where you can see the lyrebirds foraging happily.

A gas log fire, double spa, fully equipped kitchen and private deck with BBQ are just some of the many features of our Stables Cottage.

Generous breakfast provisions such as cereals, milk, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, juices, fresh country bread, jams and butters are provided for the first 2 mornings of your stay as well as complimentary fruit, biscuits, port and chocolates and other treats.

THE STABLES COTTAGE - The Quiet Garden Retreat!

Featured here is our two bedroom Stables Cottage. It is ideal for one or two couples or a family of four and is available exclusively for your use.

Each of the bedrooms have luxurious queen size iron beds with electric blankets. The main bedroom has double French doors opening onto your own private deck. Just a heavenly place to wake up to the sounds of the kookaburras.

This luxury self contained cottage has reverse cycle air conditioning, a gas log fire, fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, cosy lounge/dining area and beautifully appointed bathroom with double corner spa, separate shower and vanity.

The lounge area has twin 2-seater couches, a cosy gas log fire and reverse cycle air conditioner and a beautiful large picture window overlooking the garden down to a huge golden elm tree. A large LCD TV, DVD, CD/Radio and NETFLIX provides for your entertainment. There is free WiFi also.

The main deck with outdoor furniture and BBQ allows you to wind down while overlooking the gorgeous garden, watching the rosellas, parrots and cockatoos feed.


Clarendon Cottages is located just off the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road within easy walking distance of the popular Sassafras Village - the home of Miss Marples Teahouse & Sherbrooke Forest - the home of the Lyrebirds and close to the excellent shopping, cafes and restaurants of Sassafras, Olinda & Mt Dandenong Villages.

The Dandenong Ranges are centrally located to the Yarra Valley Wineries, Phillip Island and the Melbourne CBD and just 65-75 minutes drive from the Melbourne International Airport or 45-50 minutes from Melbourne CBD.

Melways reference: Page 66 D12.
Google Map link:
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. LCD televisions come with Netflix. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and desk chairs. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the cottage include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Christopher Rhodes
Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of SG Clean (Singapore)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Hot tub


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended

Family friendly

  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Children's toys
  • Children's games
  • Children's books


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster


  • Free breakfast available
  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Jetted bath
  • Toilet paper
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • Smart TV
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Games
  • Books
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Fenced garden
  • Barbecue
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near a laundromat

Work spaces

  • Desk
  • Desk chair


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Cycling on site
  • Hiking nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 4
  • Unit size: 969 sq ft (90 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property registration number 686HLTHD

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Clarendon's Stables Quiet Garden Retreat Couples or Family
Clarendon's Stables Quiet Garden Retreat Couples or Family

About this area


In a rural area and in the mountains, this cottage is in an area with good shopping. Ferny Creek Bushland Reserve and Sassafras G163 Bushland Reserve reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens and Mast Gully Road Playground. Travelling with kids? Consider Cloudehill Nursery and Gardens and Puffing Billy Steam Train. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Dandenong Ranges National Park - 13 min walk
  • Alfred Nicolas Gardens - 4 min drive
  • Grants Picnic Area - 6 min drive
  • Cloudehill Nursery and Gardens - 7 min drive
  • Sherbrooke Forest - 7 min drive


  • Dine Divine - 17 min walk
  • Woods Sherbrooke - 4 min drive
  • Cuckoo - 4 min drive
  • Olinda Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Mad Raven Pizza - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Melbourne Belgrave Station - 7 min drive
  • Belgrave Station - 7 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 54 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

Nice and cosy cottage
My friends and I spent one night in this lovely cottage, and had a really good time there, nice garden, comfortable beds, and welcoming by the owner, the breakfast they supplied was perfect, highly recommended.

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful retreat
What an impressive property, situated in the most beautiful and peaceful area. The property was very welcoming as were the hosts, everything was catered for you with special little touches, very comfortable and clean and beautifully decorated throughout.

5/5 Excellent

5 Star *****
Great communication with owners. The cottage was in immaculate condition. Very cosy, clean and comfortable. Great attention to detail with quality products. Will definitely be back.

5/5 Excellent

A lovely and cosy winter stay
We were so impressed with the thoughtfulness and generosity of our hosts. The cottage was spotlessly clean and beautifully furnished. All the little things from the games, magazines and dvd's to the incredible breakfast supplies and the cosy fire awaiting us on arrival left us wanting for nothing and able to just relax and enjoy our stay. You can tell that Chris and Gayle take real pride and joy in providing a wonderful experience for their guests. Thank you so much for a great weekend away. We can't wait to visit this lovely area again.

5/5 Excellent

Gorgeous property
We had a lovely weekend in the Stables Cottage. On arrival our host Chris was extremely helpful on what to do in the area and where to eat. The Cottage itself was very cosy, quaint and comfortable. The beds were very comfy as were the lounges and especially the gas log fire. The Breakfast Hamper and other goodies left by Chris our host was just fantastic and catered for all our needs. The property is in a perfect spot and enabled us to explore the area all within close proximity whether it was bushwalking, checking out the many cafes or shopping. We will definitely be back and stay any time we are over this area again.