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The Little White House

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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Fireplace, DVD player, video library, stereo
Microwave, cookware/dishes/utensils
Fireplace, DVD player, video library, stereo
Microwave, cookware/dishes/utensils

Overview of The Little White House

The Little White House

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Hot tub
  • Fireplace
Melbourne, VIC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEmerald Lake Park13 min walk
  • Popular LocationEmerald Bushland Reserve17 min walk
  • Popular LocationClematis Park Bushland Reserve3 min drive
  • AirportMoorabbin, VIC (MBW)47 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed

About this property

Entire place

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

The Little White House

Romantic Melbourne holiday home in Emerald with free breakfast

The Little White House is a presidential piece of perfection and the only one of its kind in the quaint town of Emerald, a peaceable jewel in Victoria's renowned Dandenong Ranges.

Take the treasured elements of a traditional bed and breakfast and combine it with contemporary luxury that leaves you to enjoy a carefully thought out comfort zone for couples that still retains character and elegance.

Designed with your enjoyment and relaxation in mind, the superfluity of the set up allows guests to make a weekend away feel like a private retreat personally planned to provide a space to recharge, romance and revitalise the busy urban mind and body.

*Price Includes Breakfast for two

Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.
Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a spa tub.

Property amenities


  • Hot tub


  • Microwave
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Free breakfast available


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • DVD player
  • Stereo
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Safety features

  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 2

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 11:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

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 smoke detector and a deadlock

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Little White House EMERALD
Little White EMERALD
The Little White House Melbourne
The Little White House Private vacation home
The Little White House Private vacation home Melbourne

About this area


Located in Melbourne, this holiday home is in a walkable area with great shopping. Fountain Gate Shopping Centre and Caribbean Markets are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Sherbrooke Forest and Emerald Bushland Reserve. Puffing Billy Steam Train and Cloudehill Nursery and Gardens are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Emerald Lake Park - 13 min walk
  • Emerald Bushland Reserve - 17 min walk
  • Clematis Park Bushland Reserve - 3 min drive
  • Cardinia Reservoir - 6 min drive
  • Monbulk Winery - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Tecoma Station - 15 min drive
  • Melbourne Emerald Station - 20 min walk


  • The General Food Store - 7 min walk
  • Zest - 7 min walk
  • Emerald Thai - 15 min walk
  • The Laughing Fox - 17 min walk
  • Paradise Valley Hotel - 4 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 39 out of 46 reviews
5 - Excellent 85%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 46 reviews
4 - Good 9%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 46 reviews
3 - Okay 2%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 46 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 46 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%





5/5 Excellent

Excellent location with beautiful views over some rolling hills. Everything you need for a comfortable stay. A few mosquitoes thats expected for the countryside. Take some mosquito spray with you. Bath overlooking the view was amazing. Would definitely recommend this place. Very cosy.

1/5 Terrible

Do not reccommend
We had a terrible experience with this property. Would not recommend at all. We’ve been in the process of trying to get a refund for over a month now and have had to resort to contacting the ACCC. This property is not maintained. The photos are from a long time ago and do not represent the property as it currently stands. The property was filthy. There were crumbs and dirt all over the floors table and couch (which was also sticky and smelt funny). The mattress smelt and also had stains on it. The bedside lamps were caked in a layer of dust. The photos on the listing show that you can open the windows next to the bath tub that overlook the valley however the windows have stickers saying “DO NOT OPEN” and the frames are rotting out. We also had wasps come in through the rotted holes in the balcony doors (which also have “DO NOT OPEN” stickers). For almost $300 a night, this is not good enough. To make it worse, the owner was not contactable and when Piotr Karon finally replied (more than 6 hours after I told him we were not staying at the property) he claimed that all we needed to do was to get in touch so he could fix it. We spent more time driving to the property than what we did staying there. One star because we can't put zero

5/5 Excellent

A beautiful cottage
This little cottage is so lovely! The views are amazing, and the house is beautiful. The owners contribute many thoughtful touches such as breakfast materials and timtams. Highly recommend this cottage for a romantic stay!

3/5 Okay

Detailed honest review, looks better in photos than in real life!
After trying to contact the property manager without any luck, I had to call Stayz website the day before the stay as it looked like the manager was not going to reply, hence we wouldn't be able to get into the house. On the drive to the property after checking other reviews the issue still remains with no signage or street number, hence you have to spot the gap between the hedge to find the entry (again a simple sign would help.) The driveway is not for the faint hearted and would be a challenge for 2wd cars as it is very steep and gravel. From the outlook the home and the view look beautiful, the manager has included some bread, butter, milk and some extras in the fridge which is a nice touch and unexpected, but this is the start of where things go wrong. There simply has been little to no maintenance on this property since the photos were done many years ago when the home was built. The photos do give an impression of a slick, clean stay but that is not the case. The home is reasonably dirty, even for a "farm" type stay. The floor, walls, and appliances are dirty and don't even look in the oven. This is possibly allowable, but the disturbing thing is the smell coming from the bed, the linen looks dirty and has a strong odour, looking at it this linen may have been on for many other couples stays and judging by the scratches in the floor under the bed, this bed has seen some action. The bathroom is well design, other than missing a door and if you are sitting on the toilet you would want to be very close with your partner as they will be able to chat directly with you from the bed. The grout in the tiles has not been thoroughly cleaned in a long time and I simply would not suggest using the spa bath as the fittings are full of grime and hair which leads you to wonder what the water in the lines may be harbouring. The towels or better said "rags" are near unusable and not what you would expect from a reasonably expensive stay. There is no dish cloth or tea towels so you are best to take your own if you are planning on washing and drying up any kitchen wear. This being said though, the bones of the home are wonderful and the view from the back peaceful and open. The home simply needs maintenance, professional cleaning and a little love. PS. A warning the electrical power went out on day two, leaving the house unusable and the owner uncontactable, power was on to other homes around and all circuits were on but the house was without power.

5/5 Excellent

It was a fantastic experience
I enjoyed every part of it