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Bushland Paradise in the Gully

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi
2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, travel cot, free WiFi

Overview of Bushland Paradise in the Gully

Entire home

Bushland Paradise in the Gully

4.9/5 Exceptional

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationYering Station Winery16 min drive
  • Popular LocationDomaine Chandon Green Point Winery24 min drive
  • Popular LocationLillydale Lake28 min drive
  • AirportMelbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine)41 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    2 single beds
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.

Bushland Paradise in the Gully

Riverside Holiday home with kitchenette and patio
Situated on 23 acres with horses, mobs of kangaroos, echidnas and beautiful birdlife. Stunning views north to Kinglake, and only minutes from Yarra Glen. The closest winery with gourmet pizzas within walking distance. Cycling trails just outside the gate leading in all directions. We offer an Uber service in a Mercedes Benz convertible. Bookings essential.
All this and only 45 minutes from the city. Distance from Melbourne Airport is only 41 mins by car without traffic.
Separate from the rest of the house and with contactless access. Deep clean after each guests departure.
Set on 23 acres with beautiful views to Kinglake, and easy access to boutique wineries, wedding venues and restaurants, on the edge of the Yarra Valley. We offer bushwalking tracks, mountain bike trails and great places to eat and drink.
Rob Roy Hill Climb - the oldest hill climb in Australia, and the State Park with wildflowers, wildlife, walking, riding and mountain bike trails.
Large light, room with queen size bed, couch, table, chairs, tv, outside deck with table and chairs. Mezzanine bedroom with 2 single beds, one a king single, accessed via a unique spiral staircase. Cot and highchair available.
Kitchenette with microwave, fridge etc. Key safe for easy access.
Feel free to wander around and pat horses over the fence. My sausage dogs will bark at you to let me know someone is there, but then lick you! They are only letting me know I have visitors.
We are in the country so there are noises throughout the night from possums, kangaroos, wombats, our own chickens, dogs and horses as well as other animals. There are no rats or mice on the property, just lots of wildlife!
Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to patios. Kitchenettes offer fridges, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

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


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Limo/town car service
  • Car required

Family friendly

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


  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Paper towels
  • Electric kettle
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • Free breakfast available
  • Dining table


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Books
  • Music library

Outdoor areas

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


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In a rural location
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Cycling nearby

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM


Check-out before 9:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


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

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 smoke detector
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

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Bushland Paradise in the Gully Smiths Gully
Bushland Paradise in the Gully Private vacation home

About this area

Smiths Gully

Located in Smiths Gully, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a river. Rochford Wines Yarra Valley and Yileena Park are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Alowyn Gardens. Travelling with kids? Consider Tindals Wildflower Reserve and Funfields. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Smiths Gully G147 Bushland Reserve - 16 min walk
  • Smiths Gully and Peter Franke Nature Conservation Reserve - 2 min drive
  • Yering Station Winery - 16 min drive
  • Domaine Chandon Green Point Winery - 24 min drive
  • Lillydale Lake - 28 min drive


  • Nillumbik Estate - 10 min walk
  • Smiths Gully General Store - 16 min walk
  • A Boy Named Sue - 3 min drive
  • Panton Hill Hotel - 5 min drive
  • Panton Hill General Store - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Hurstbridge Station - 11 min drive
  • Donnybrook Station - 34 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 41 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 19 out of 21 reviews
5 - Excellent 90%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 21 reviews
4 - Good 5%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 21 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 21 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 21 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

So beautiful
Incredible location, welcoming host and the room was gorgeous!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beautiful little cottage!
Great to get away for some peace and quiet.

3/5 Okay

Lovely Property
A lovely clean, warm and comfortable home. We were disappointed to find we were not allowed to use all three beds despite booking for three guests (none of us are a couple, just three friends wanting a relaxing weekend away). Two of the beds were still not ready after we arrived for check-in. Kitchenette was a bit cramped and we were shocked to find there was no sink. We feel this should have been made clearer before we booked. While this may have been out of Karen’s control, there was no internet on the second night and so we were unable to watch Netflix or listen to Spotify which were both items listed under entertainment on the posting. We were then messaged by the host that night to be quieter when we were playing a board game but we did not see the message until the next morning since we had no internet that night. The beds were very comfortable and the property itself was lovely. Loved walking around and seeing the horses and chickens.

5/5 Excellent

Wonderful stay
This is an absolutely beautiful property and the room is delightfully cozy. We had a wonderful stay and couldn’t recommend it enough!

5/5 Excellent

Smith gully stay
My friends and I had the most wonderful time in Smith Gully and the Yarra Valley! Karen was a lovely host and we felt so welcome. She checked in to make sure we were settling in ok, but also gave us our privacy which we greatly appreciated. We will definitely be looking to stay again :))