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Play Shack 2® river front 4-6 bedroom Winner Best Family Accommodation in AUS.

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Direct river access from the back door, great for 3-4 families special occasions

PLAY SHACK® 2 OFFERS 4 OR 6 BEDROOM OPTION ON THE SAME SITE. 12- 19+ guests over 2 accommodation.


BASE PRICES: Play Shack 2: (12 guests)

$800 per night Sunday - Thursday

$1200 per night Friday - Saturday

BASE PRICES: Play Shack 4: (5 guests)

1 Night $475, 2 Night Stay $650 add $200 for any additional nights. Longer stay by negotiation.

Add $175 per book admin charge.

$35 per person additional guests if requested.

All prices Includes full linen service.

Winners of Stayz Best Family Accommodation in Australia, we know that Play Shack® is the perfect Family Accommodation & will not disappoint & surpass all expectations. Please call us now & we will ensure that the right Play Shack will fit your requirements at the best possible price. Please call us now.

Play Shack® is an award winning supplier of fully self-contained holiday homes, all located within a few minutes of each other in the Victorian High Country. Each property is independent of each other & are booked separately, located in either Merrijig or Sawmill Settlement. We know that Play Shack® is the perfect Family Accommodation & will not disappoint & surpass all expectations.

Play Shack 2 will provide the ultimate luxury outdoor getaway for your family and friends. If you are looking for that perfect family location, then look no further, you have just found it. Whether your family consists of young children, grown up children or no kids at all, this stunning rustic log cabin which collides with modern architecture, has it all. Enjoy skiing in winter, only 25 minutes drive from the property, and the rest of the year, enjoy endless activities that the region and Play Shack has to offer.

We cannot help but boast that the back door step leads directly to the Delatite River and wonderful outdoor scenery of the Victorian High Country. Trout jump out of the water to tease you, daily visits from kangaroos, birds and the occasional deer make the stay even more exciting. A wonderful location for professional and amateur photographers, nature lovers and anyone who just desires something very special.

The main accommodation comfortably caters for 3 families with 3 master king bedrooms, a bunk room for all the kids, and plenty of living and dining areas - all with beautifully designed interiors. Plus, there's an abundance of play equipment, both inside and outside.

Inside Play Shack, families are extremely spoilt. Two distinct wings of the house provide peace and quiet: on the ground floor there are beautiful vistas of the river and hills, while upstairs caters for fun and games for kids and adults in a spectacular games room with floor to ceiling windows and a rumpus area full of play equipment. Who can resist such classics as pool, ping pong, air hockey, foosball table and the classic Pacman arcade games console table. Our cupboards are full of games, books, toys, DVDs, and drawing items.

Outside there is so much space and privacy for the entire family. Adults can enjoy a quiet rest or drink by the river while the kids use the play equipment such as the trampoline, swing set and bikes, followed by a play in the river.

For families with toddlers, we make life a little easier when packing the car; no need to pack porta cot, high chair, booster seats, a step to reach the sink, child's loo seat and even a potty.

Please enjoy scrolling through our photos, all taken from the grounds of the property or received from our appreciative guests (except snow scenes). We are often asked "is it really as good as the pictures?" We are sorry to say it's not - it is even BETTER! Our guests tell us "it was beyond our expectations."

As family orientated accommodation, Play Shack will provide the ideal setting for many small and intimate special memories and occasions, which can made even more special by using our highly recommended chef to come to the property to either deliver or prepare and serve gourmet meal for all tastes. A special treat and very affordable. Why not go all the way & let David our local Helicopter pilot collect you from Play Shack's door step for an amazing adventure over Mt Buller and even a mountain top landing for memorable, life long family photos.

There is so much for all to do that, by choice, we have no TV reception. We would love our guests to take full advantage of the unique qualities of the property and outdoor pleasures at your door step. With this decision, we hope to encourage friends and family to enjoy each others company at this special setting. With the feedback we get from guests on their departure, we know we have achieved this. However, we do have two DVD players and a large library of DVDs for all ages for those who require a TV fix.

Play Shack 4 our rustic baby cabin, located on the same one acre of land - it too can be booked for flexibility and comfort. Consisting of a semi-self-contained two bedroom cabin newly constructed in 2014 from recycled materials, it is perfect for another family, the in laws, or a private Love Shack for a couple.

Due to our wonderful reputation with local businesses, all our guests receive the following specials when booking any of our accommodation: 10% discount on snow board, ski & equipment hire, first round of drinks free at the local pub & restaurant, 5 percent discount on treatment at a fabulous Beauty Day Spa and some exclusive deals at a gorgeous winery on the way to Play Shack, where to can meet the wine maker personally and collect your supplies for your perfect holiday. We also have bike for all kids ages to use and inflatable tubes for river play.

Play Shack®... Play or just kick back & relax!

More Details

Property Manager
Suzanne Theodor
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, greek, Croation
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018


Merrijig House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 (King Rm 1st Floor) - toilet , tub , shower , Play Shack 2
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Play Shack 2 Ground floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Play Shack 2 Ground Floor
    Bathroom 4 (Optional) - toilet , tub , shower , Play Shack 4 (Optional additional house with 2 bedrooms)
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • Bedroom 1 KING (Play Shack 2) - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Play Shack 2 Main house with ensuite
    Bedroom 2 KING (Play Shack 2) - 1 king , Main house
    Bedroom 3 King (Play Shack 2) - 1 king , Main House
    Bedroom 4 (Play Shack 2) - 6 twin/ single , Main House
    Bedroom 5 King (Optional Extra) - 1 king , Play Shack 4 (2 bedroom house)
    Bedroom 6 (Optional Extra) - 1 queen , 3 twin/ single , Play Shack 4 (2 bedroom house)
  • Full linen supply for all beds up to 19 guests. Additional beds on request at additional charge. Please ask
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Play Shack 2® river front 4-6 bedroom Winner Best Family Accommodation in AUS.
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Play Shack 2

  • 5 of 5

Play Shack 2 is an amazing property situated along the river at Merrijig. We enjoyed this sensational accommodation with close friends from Geelong and they too were impressed with the property and beautiful surrounds & cannot wait to come back to this luxurious accommodation. The owner has thought of absolutely everything to ensure your stay is the best it can possibly be. We dined at the Mill Inn Merrijig and experienced the best home made pasta. On another evening we were fortunate to have the Mill Inn provide in-house catering of Paella. We would highly recommend this property for your next vacation.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Peaceful experience

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house and surroundings.

We had really wonderful and memorable visit.

Plenty of space and well Managed.

Thanks Suzanne.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Victoria, Australia

absolutely spectacular

  • 5 of 5

absolutely beautiful property, private and serene - immaculately presented. Suzanne couldn't be more helpful - we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Choose this one !

  • 5 of 5

Playshack offered us everything we could ask for on our weekend at Mt. Buller. The house is warm and well-stocked. The hot water does not run out (which was much appreciated by 10 adults post-skiing). I thoroughly recommend booking this property for a trip away with family or friends. Suzanne was delightful to deal with.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Stunning Property

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful stay at Play Shack 2 (and 4) - magnificent views, warm and cozy accomodation, plenty of toys, games and space for the kids to run around. Just stunning. Thanks for having us!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Beautiful property, highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

Came in to a nice and cosy house with billiard table for the family to have a good time and trampoline for the kids to enjoy. Rooms were well organized for our big family of 16 pax. Very happy with our 2 night stay and wishing it had been longer. Loved the fire place area.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Other Activities:

Mount Buller





Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.