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Candlelight Cottages – Dandenong Ranges

Style: Mountain Retreat

With four luxury cottages to choose from across the Ranges, you’ll find your perfect romantic hideaway.  Stylishly furnished, these cosy cottages have all the essentials for your romantic Victorian getaway including real wood fireplaces & spa bath.

What we love:

  • Twilight Cottage is luxurious, perfect for two and a stroll to Olinda Village
  • Privacy and discreet service are the hallmarks of this mountain top retreat
  • Waterfall & tranquil gardens

In the Know:

  • Rates include breakfast provisions
  • Pet friendly accommodation
  • 1 night stays available midweek, 2 night minimum weekends
  • 1 hour from Melbourne CBD making it the perfect weekend getaway


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Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges

Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges

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Location: 7-9 Monash Avenue OLINDA

Arrival Time: 14:00 | Departure Time: 11:00

Candlelight Cottages Collection specialises in self-contained accommodation with four private and luxurious cottages - perfect for discerning guests.

Candlelight Cottage (c.1880): 500m from boutique shops, restaurants & cafes of Olinda & Mt Dandenong villages. This beautiful cottage offers 2 bedrooms, bathroom with a walk in shower and deep 2 person spa bath with a glass ceiling above. The lounge room has comfortable lounges in front of an open wood fire, flat screen LCD TV & selection of DVDs, books, magazines and CDs for your enjoyment. The antique iron queen bed is feather topped, the second bedroom has a double bed. The kitchen is fully equipped. Families, children and pets are welcome by arrangement to enjoy this historic cottage in a garden setting. WiFi and air-conditioning/central heating and coffee maker provided.

Cottage in the Village is perfect for two, feather topped antique half-tester bed, deep luxurious spa bath with a glass ceiling above, open wood fire, comfortable lounges, flat screen TV with a selection of DVDs, CD player (and CDs) with an iPod dock, full kitchen, double walk in shower. A little private courtyard with a BBQ in a garden only 500m from Olinda & Mt Dandenong villages. WiFi, air-conditioner & coffee maker of course.

Cottage in the Forest, you might choose to lie on your king size bed and gaze out the big window at the tree ferns, or luxuriate in the large spa bath, or perhaps snuggle up by the fire with a book from the dozens available, or watch a DVD, play music... the choice is yours. Of course there is a full kitchen and breakfast provisions are included in the tariff. Cottage in the Forest is half way between Olinda & Sassafras villages, so close to all shops, restaurants and forest walks.

Clare Cottage... A Cottage in Sassafras Snuggled away under some big trees, this delightful 2 queen size bedrooms cottage is perfect for two or four. Wood burning fire, central heating, full kitchen, large dining table, flat screen TV, music system (with iPod dock), beautiful spa looking out to the trees, sunny outdoor spots to sit, reflect and spend special time together. Full generous breakfast provisions are included in the tariff. Just around 1km from Sassafras village and 1.4kms from Olinda Village.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathroom
  • CD Library
  • Complimentary Chocolates
  • DVD Player
  • Inhouse Movies
  • Microwave
  • Off Street Parking
  • Professional Coffee Machine
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Wood Fire
  • Barbeque
  • Bushwalking Trails
  • CD Player
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Gourmet Breakfast Provisions
  • Iron/ Ironing Board
  • Minibar
  • Open Fire
  • Self Contained
  • TV/DVD
  • Bathrobes Supplied
  • Carpark
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Library
  • Internet Access Available
  • Linen Provided
  • Non Smoking Indoors
  • Pet Friendly- by Arrangement
  • Spa Bath
  • Verandah


Coming from Melbourne on Eastlink, follow the signs to turn off on the Burwood Highway and head for the hills, you will notice the 3 towers on the mountain top. Come up Burwood Highway to Upper Ferntree Gully, go under the railway bridge and turn left on the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road for 12 kms to Olinda Village. Once you reach the village, follow the road which veers to the left and at the end of the shops turn immediately right into Monash Avenue. Continue down this road 500 mtrs (over 3 speed humps) until you come to Candlelight Cottages on your right, this is reception. Please park at 9 Monash Avenue, Olindaand we will direct you to your cottage. The Melways reference is 66 H6.

If using a Satellite navigation system, PLEASE CHECKagainst the above directions as they tend to take you on a merry chase around the hills! We are easy to find, so recommend you call us if you are lost.


Cancellation Policy

If a booking is cancelled 14 or more days before your stay your tariff will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations received 7 days prior to your stay will be refunded IF we are able to rebook the cottage. Failure to arrive results in a loss of the whole tariff. PLEASE NOTE: any refund attracts a $50 handling fee.

Beechmont Garden Retreat

A stylish home accommodating up to 8 guests set in 10 acres of magnificent garden.
Beechmont Garden Retreat offers 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms and a wonderful kitchen and dining area as well as undercover outdoor area and 10 acres of beautiful gardens.
This property is open for small garden tours, corporate functions and small weddings and celebrations (at an additional charge).
4 guests using 2 bedrooms are included in the tariff, with additional guests up to 4 more. A generous continental breakfast hamper is included in the tariff.

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Room Configuration: 3 bedroom
Max # of Persons: 5

Candlelight Cottage - 1 night M-T

Built c.1890 this historic little cottage is central to all the shops, galleries, restaurants and gardens of Olinda, Mt Dandenong & Sassafras.
A king bed, queen bed, single bed with optional fold down, we welcome friends, families and even a pet or two!
BBQ in garden, lounge with open fire, full kitchen which opens through French doors to garden. There is Wifi, Foxtel and the essential coffee machine.

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Room Configuration: 3 b/rm
Max # of Persons: 5

Candlelight Cottage - Frid/Sat or Sat/Sun

King bed, queen bed, single bed. Beautiful historic cottage, lounge with open fire, central heating, airconditioning, full kitchen, BBQ in garden. Laundry.

Full breakfast incl in tariff. Children welcome, pets by arrangement. Wifi, Foxtel and the essential coffee machine is in your cottage.

Coonara Cottage

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Room Configuration: 1 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 2
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

Cottage in the Forest - 1 night M-T

King size bed, huge spa bath, full kitchen, open wood fire, aconditioning and gas heating. Lounge, books, music, TV in bedroom and lounge room, cds/dvds. Wifi, telephone.

Generous full breakfast provisions included in tariff.

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Room Configuration: 1 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 2
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

Cottage in the Forest - Frid/Sat or Sat/Sun

King size bed, lounge with open wood fire, gas heating, airconditioning. Huge spa bath, books, music, TV in Bedroom & Loungeroom, full kitchen. Wifi.

Full breakfast provisions included in tariff.

Misty Woods Retreat

Set on the edge of a National Park forest, Misty Woods Retreat is a beautiful property for 2 or up to 6 guests.
Main bedroom with a queen bed and ensuite bath room. There is a separate shower room, a laundry, beautiful new kitchen and dining/living room on the upstairs level.
Downstairs is a further bedroom with queen bed and another bedroom with twin beds.

Children are welcome.

Santosa Cottage Sassafras

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Room Configuration: 1 Bedroom with separate guest lounge/dining
Max # of Persons: 2
No children permitted.

The Blackwood Sassafras

New and stylish, this self-contained Studio Apartment is right in Sassafras Village in The Dandenongs. A king size bed to luxuriate in, a deep spa for two to relax in while listening to surround sound music or watch the gas log fire or a movie from Foxtel on the huge TV. Professionally curated interior, kitchenette, minibar, continental breakfast hamper included in tariff, BBQ. Cooked breakfast can be ordered when booking for an additional fee and delivered to your door from a local cafe. Luxury!

Tuckers Cottage

A delightful little cottage in a 3 acre garden.
Tuckers Cottage is perfect for two, has a comfortable lounge with 2 couches, dining table, well set up kitchen and the bathroom is downstairs with a walk in shower, handbasin and toilet.
Upstairs a spacious bedroom in the treetops with a queen bed.
Continental breakfast hamper is provided for short stays.

Longer stays are welcome.

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Room Configuration: 1 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 2
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

Twilight Cottage - 1 night M-T

A perfect retreat for two very special people. Laze in the spa bath, gazing up at the stars or watch the fire burning, feather topped antique bed, lounge with fire. TV in bedroom and lounge. Full kitchen, bathroom with double shower. Courtyard with a BBQ....and walk to Olinda and Mt Dandenong villages. Free range eggs and continental breakfast provisions are included in your tariff. Wifi, Foxtel and the must have coffee machine await!

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Room Configuration: 1 bedroom with lounge
Max # of Persons: 2
No infants permitted.
No children permitted.

Twilight Cottage - Frid/Sat or Sat/Sun

Perfect for 2. Antique feather topped bed, spa bath, double shower in bathroom, full kitchen. Open fire, airconditioning, TV/DVD in bedroom and loungeroom. Books, Music, DVDs. 500 mtrs to Olinda & Mt Dandenong villages

Full breakfast included in tariff.

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Guest Comments

We had originally booked in for the Twilight cottage, but the online booking system let us double book. Thankfully the lovely Peta upgraded our booking to the 2 bedroom Candlelight Cottage. How wonderful this place was. It was a home away from home and beautifully decorated with fresh bread waiting for us. We had such a lovely weekend by the fire place. Many thanks Peta for your hospitality we will definitely be back. ANDREA ADAMS JUNE 2015

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