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Austracantha Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,291 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Stunning Rural Location close to Mansfield

Austracantha Cottage is set on 8.5 acres of natural bushland, with stunning views overlooking the township of Mansfield, the Paps, Lake Eildon and a sneak peak of Mt Buller. Only a short 10-minute drive from Mansfield township, 20-minute drive to lake Eildon Bonnie Doon or Howes Creek boat ramp, 20-minutes from Powers Lookout and 30-minute drive to Mount Buller gate entry.

The cedar cottage is tucked away towards the rear of property providing a very private and secluded place to unwind and relax. Wake up to find yourself immersed in wildlife including Kangaroos, Wallabies and a huge variety of bird life. This is a perfect property for water and snow skiers, fishing, bush walkers or families wanting some time away to relax or enjoy the snow and water activities in the surrounding areas. You will have the entire property to yourself during your stay.

The cottage has been fully renovated inside and out, including a new kitchen, bathroom, hide away laundry (no washing machine), freshly painted throughout and furnished with all the comforts of home. Outside a new hardwood decking and railing wraps around the property, and there is a large under cover BBQ entertaining area.

The recent renovation has been completed to accommodate up to 6 people There are 3 bedrooms, indoor and outdoor dining area that can seat up to 6 people and the lounge has 2 comfortable couches positioned in front of an enormous Coonara wood fire for those cold winter nights.

The interior of the property is very clean and extremely well presented throughout. You will not be disappointed.

Note - Mobile phone reception can be received while on the property.


~ Modern fully equipped kitchen including: Electric cook top, electric fan-forced oven, a full-sized fridge-freezer, modern microwave oven, cutlery and crockery. ~ Clean and very comfortable bathroom including: Heated towel rail, slim line wall mounted heater, large modern shower with rainfall/handheld dual shower head. ~ Open plan dinning, lounge and kitchen area. ~ 3 bedrooms consisting of: 2 queen beds, 1 single bed and a sofa bed. ~ All linen including towels provided. ~ Electric blankets. ~ Coonara wood heater with wood supplied. ~ Reverse cycle air conditioner. ~ Games, puzzles, DVDs and kids’ books available for use. ~ Digital TV with built in DVD player with a large selection of DVD movies provided ~


~100 square meters of decking. Including: Hammocks that can be hooked onto the front deck poles. ~Two awnings at the front of the cottage can be wound out to provide additional shade during the summer period. ~ Under cover entertainment area with 4 burner gas BBQ and outdoor dining table. ~ Dedicated brick fire pit with rustic seating and table. ~ 8.5 acres of bushland and cleared areas to explore. ~ Cleared areas for kids to play cricket, soccer, football and totem tennis. ~ There is plenty of parking on the property. ~

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~No smoking permitted inside the cottage. ~ No fires permitted on fire ban days, no firearms, no hunting or camping. ~ No cutting own firewood, firewood will be provided for the duration of your stay. ~ No motor bike riding permitted on the property. ~ Due to the size of the cottage, no groups larger than 6 (including children) can be accepted. ~


~ Payment is required to confirm booking. Refunds subject to Stayz cancellation policy. ~ A $500 bond is also required prior to arrival. It will be fully reimbursed pending final inspection the cottage must be left in the same condition as received upon check-in. Typically, this will take 4 - 5 days from day of departure. ~

More Details

Paul and Leanne
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2018


Mansfield House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1291 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All premises are to be left in a satisfactory clean and tidy state on departure
  • No firearms, camping or trail bike riding permitted on the property.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , (Queen size )
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , (Queen size )
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing


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Austracantha Cottage
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews

Beautiful & relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

An enjoyable experience in the country. Toasting marshmallows around the Fire pit & sitting on the wide deck to enjoy the scenery were highlights.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

What a gem !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful decor, warm and welcoming - the owners have provided everything you could wish for in this lovely cottage. There is nothing like the warmth from a Coonara to come back to after a day at the snow . We loved our stay and will definitely return !

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Narre Warren South, Victoria, Australia

Amazing little cottage!!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend this place! Well equipped with great facilities and extremely clean :)

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ticks all the boxes

  • 5 of 5

We have been going up to Mansfield and it's surrounding areas for years and keep going back for more. Since we discovered 'Austracantha' we don't bother looking at other properties, it suits all our needs. It's clean, cosy and well kitted out. The outside fire-pit is great for sitting around at night, toasting marshmallows and the mornings are such a treat with an abundance of kangaroos grazing out the front of the property. It's good value for money and close to town and Mt Buller.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfectly Divine

  • 5 of 5

I can't believe we were lucky enough to find this amazing place with a last minute booking. As soon as we arrived we knew this cottage was going to be just perfect. Situated in an elevated position which is secluded and private, just perfect for that weekend getaway to recharge the batteries. It has brilliant views from the front deck which has two hammocks that you can set up there also. Inside has a very cozy wood heater, renovated kitchen and bathroom plus three great bedrooms. We loved playing tennis and badminton in the rear yard with our daughter. Our daughter loved exploring the acreage with all of the wildlife around (especially the kangaroos). As much as we enjoyed all of the games that are provided, we just loved toasting the marshmallows in the outside fire pit.

The cottage is only 10 mins from the town centre also. All in all I cannot rate this special cottage any higher, you will just love it!!!

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

So relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The house is really cosy and comfortable, great kitchen for cooking, and wood heater was great to relax in front of. Beds are super comfy. The property has lots of space, Kangaroos visited each morning, and outdoor fire pit was great to sit by at the end of the day. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
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Other Activities:

30 min Mt Buller, 20min lake

20 Minute drive to base of Mt Buller, 20 Minute drive to Lake Eildon


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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