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Anderson's Eco Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,130 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Andersons Eco Retreat is a 125 acre property nestled in the heart of the Bunyip State Park, 15mins from the historic town of Gembrook. The property has much history dating back to the late 18th century being the site of Sloans Mill. The Cabin has been reconstructed to its former state with a modern meets rustic flavour.

The property has no mains power, running entirely by solar. The cabin is 1/2 a kilometre from the main residence, sleeping 4, with 1 queen size bed and 1 set of bunks, fully self contained Kitchen with 900mm gas oven and 5 burner cook top, wood fire heating with fully stocked wood box, ceiling fans, TV, DVD, stereo, barbecue, outdoor fire pit, 3 natural springs, small lake, walking trails, oodles of wildlife, complete privacy and most importantly, peace and quiet.

Whether your ideal getaway is curling up with a good book in front of the fire place, or something more adventurous this place has got you covered.

Anderson's Eco Retreat is an Off Grid Solar Powered facility. All of our electrical appliances have been carefully selected to use minimal power and promote sustainability.

NOTE: NO LINEN PROVIDED (Byo linen, doonas/sleeping bags, pillows and towels).



Mobile phone service unavailable. Emergency phone in main residence.

Things to see and do.

The Bunyip State Park has much to offer, being at the front door you can go exploring by foot, mountain bike, horse, 4wheel driving or even by trail bike. Whatever your preference.

The surrounding areas to see and do include; Kurth Kiln, Puffing Billy,

Award winning 'Forest Edge' restaurant, the 'Independent' Argentinian restaurant Local markets, Ship rock falls, Emerald lake and much more.

More Details

Kim Champion
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018


Dandenongs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1130 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Bunk bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis


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Anderson's Eco Retreat
average rating of 4.977778 based on 45 reviews

Breathtaking getaway

  • 5 of 5

Loved every bit of our stay. The cottage/cabin was perfect and Kim was such a great host. This is a perfect location to relax and unwind, with lots provided to keep entertained. Will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Peaceful retreat surrounded by forest

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed a repeat visit here. Peaceful surrounds, well-equiped kitchen, friendly hosts and no mobile/internet connectivity is a plus. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Wonderful, out of the way, retreat that was perfect to recharge and reconnect

  • 4 of 5

Anderson's Eco retreat was a gorgeous little retreat nestled in gum bushland valley. The first thing we noticed was the silence. Even the birds seemed to be respectfully quiet as we settled in! There is a lovely little fire that heats the cabin and another outside we used to relax around with a drink and cheese platter. The cabin has a well appointed kitchen, comfortable lounge, spacious bathroom (with an awesome shower) and a surprisingly comfortable bed. For dinner we enjoyed an amazing meal at the 'Independent' (an Argentinian Restaurant - go for the chef's choice option!) and then the local pub (wonderful ambience and lovely hearty meals).

On the down side, finding the place was a challenge particularly with no Internet or Phone coverage. There is not mention of the name of the venue either on the signage only the address, so be careful to lookout for 555 rather than Anderson's Creek as you trek along the pot holed dirt track. Heating was a challenge during the night even with vigilant monitoring of the fire and tracking down wood for the outside fire was a challenge.

The distance from town is also both a blessing and a hindrance. Blessing because it means privacy, seclusion, peace and relaxation but hindrance because it is a good 20 minutes drive (down dark dirt roads with little to no signage) to get to the closest restaurants or shops. Being prepared and stocking up on alcohol and food is a must!

Back to the positives now, we loved the walks on the property especially the little stroll through the fern forest and fairy bridge at the back. The tennis court and 'clubhouse' by the pond was lovely too. We ended up a hotly contested game of darts here and enjoyed an unorthodox game of table tennis as well. The sheer beauty of the place can also not be understated. You are surrounded by tree ferns, towering gums and native grasses. We saw Willy wagtails , wombats, wallabies, rosellas and lyrebirds in our brief stay too.

Overall, we had a sensational time and would recommend this little hidden gem to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, my husband and I do love to share our little piece of paradise, and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. The retreat is designed around sustainability and showcases off grid living. Guests come and stay for many different reasons, some to learn about sustainable living, some for a digital detox, and others just to experience something different, that they don't have in their normal day to day lives. Some things can be more challenging like a combustion heater, once you get the hang of it, its quite easy. For the benefit of future guests however we do feel the need to clarify, Anderson's Eco Retreat is not accessed via a dirt track, but rather the main road through the Bunyip State Park. This is a 2 wheel drive all weather gravel access road. The road is signed and well maintained however pot holes are to be expected. We are not permitted to erect signage other than the street number in the State Park, this is why we provide guests with detailed written directions. We do encourage guests to read thoroughly and follow the directions, however we understand some guests can still find this challenging without a mobile phone. We thank you again and glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Kim
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Amazing location, beautiful accommodation

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Anderson’s. Morning walks complete with lyrebirds and so much other bird life.

Accomodation was super cosy, our family loved it!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Hospitality, nature, and perfect weather

  • 5 of 5

We’ve just arrived home from a 2-night stay @ Anderson’s. We were made to feel welcome by Greg and Kim from the get go, for which we are extremely grateful. Lovely part of the world, impeccable accommodation and a great way to relax. Even the Anderson’s dog, Rusty, made us feel at home. Thank you and we plan on coming back.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing place with amazing owners!!!

  • 5 of 5

Ive stayed at Andersons eco retreat many times & will continue to return. Not only is the land beautiful, mesmerising & relaxing, but Kim & Greg are so lovely, friendly & welcoming, i have no intention of looking elsewhere.

A perfect place to get away & rejuvinate in nature.

I thank them for sharing their land with us.

Penny :)

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Puffing Billy


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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