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Manna Gum Escape - Studio

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Retreat to your romantic haven surrounded by tall gums, an abundance of wildlife and the comforts of home.

Truly escape to heaven at the luxurious and spacious Manna Gum Escape.

The Manna Gum Escape property offers a romantic studio cottage for a couple OR luxurious 3 bedroom home with in-ground pool. Your retreats are set on the sprawling 20 acre Manna Gum property, around 200 metres apart.

Equipped for easy living and that sense of serenity and relaxation you want to wake to every morning, you will instantly feel refreshed, renewed and replenished after time in this idyllic bush setting.


Retreat to your romantic haven surrounded by tall gums, an abundance of wildlife and the comforts of home.

Manna Gum Studio sits on the sprawling Manna Gum property featuring a large luxury house 200m up the way and your cosy open plan studio, in a spectacular bush setting.

Unwind on your sunny verandah to the sounds of Kookaburras and watch the Kangaroos graze before you.

The comfortable lounge with large windows to let you soak up the surrounds in all directions features a wood fire & air conditioning for year round comfort. Curl up with a good book or enjoy a movie on your TV/DVD.

A well equipped kitchen & dining means you can whip up the perfect breakfast with coffee from your pod style machine or drive a few minutes to Bright or Porepunkah to an amazing cafe.

Your kitchen area also features a laundry with washer & dryer for your ultimate convenience.

The gorgeous bedroom overlooking the lounge, features a queen bed with quality bedding leading to your private ensuite. You will never want to leave your cosy bed once you see the views you will wake up to!


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This magnificent straw bale home is designed to stay cool in Summer and warm in Winter. The barn style vaulted ceilings give a sense of space and calm while the gorgeous floor to ceiling windows help you feel part of the natural bush setting.

Explore the 20 acres of hidden gully nestled at the base of Mt Porepunkah. The property is surrounded by beautiful state forest affording an abundance of Australian native flora and fauna.

Spend long summer days (and nights!) relaxing by the in-ground pool with the sounds of nature to serenade you.

BBQ under the stars in serene peace & quiet or take the short drive into Bright to experience chef's hats dining.

Relax in the spacious open plan living and dining area with picture windows to bring the stunning outside, indoors.

In Winter, the toasty wood fire sets the mood or take a quick dip or relaxing spa to cool off in Summer.

A large flat screen 3D TV/DVD will keep everyone entertained or take a technology detox and get back to nature.

Whip up a feast of local produce in the beautiful, fully equipped kitchen with everything you could need.

Enjoy breakfast at the bar with a coffee from your own pod machine or enjoy an afternoon tea by the pool.

After a long day on the Rail Trail, exploring the mountain surrounds or swimming laps, you will love the gorgeous spa bath with views to the stunning greenery surrounding you.

No time to spa, then enjoy a luxurious rain shower with views that will keep you there!

The luxurious master bedroom features a gorgeous window seat to curl up with a great book or relax by your own lovely wood fire. The master features a king bed and ensuite just for you.

The 2nd bedroom also features a king bed with all bedding & linen supplied.

The 3rd bedroom, ideal for the little people features 3 single beds and a slide out trundle. This room also comes complete with TV/DVD and board games.

Cap your stay off with a fully equipped laundry & office with Free WIFI, spacious lawns to play and enjoy true tranquility in a luxurious setting, Manna Gum is what dreams are made of.

Wake up to the symphony of our native birds.

Watch out for the wallabies and kangaroos.

Walk though the bush enjoying the native orchids & flowers.

Spot Bindi our resident wombat on her nightly ramble.

+ This quality holiday home is hosted by ALPINE VALLEY GETAWAYS :

WINNER : 2016 Excellence in tourism - Alpine Shire business awards



We can also help you with any little extras you would like to complete your Bright getaway.

Let us arrange an in-house massage, book you a tour, help with local activities, have a yummy local hamper waiting for your arrival, whatever your heart desires!

Celebrating a special occasion? We can have flowers, balloons, decorations or even gifts waiting for that special someone. Won't you win brownie points!

Lazy late check-out may be available on request.

Just let us know what we can do to complete your holiday.



This cottage is the perfect getaway location - especially for those who love the bush. The bed was comfy, warm and cozy and the cabin itself is a good size with everything you need. Bright and Porepunkah close yby for restaurants and supplies. The icing on the cake was the fox that crept across the lawn, the kangaroos that bounded up the road and the wombat that waddled across the dirt track coming home one night! - Jim - 01/05/2017

A very pleasant stay. - Jim - 12/03/2017

Thanks for the weekend at Manna Gums - Jason - 07/03/2017

Fantastic little studio in beautiful bush setting. Has everything you need and is very comfortable. Spent a lot of time sitting on the deck and all I could hear was birds. Oh the serenity! - Jenny - 02/01/2017

We really enjoyed our stay at the Manna Gum studio, it was the perfect place for our wedding anniversary getaway. It is in a great location, nestled among the bush with gorgeous views - whilst also close to both Porepunkah and Bright. If you are looking for a unique and comfortable getaway I highly recommend the Manna Gum studio! - Justin - 14/10/2016

Secluded and peaceful. Cosy. Quiet. - Theo - January '16


Manna Gum Escape situated just a 5 minute drive from Bright, Victoria

There are so many reasons why you will keep coming back to beautiful Bright. Every season is a new experience and there is something on offer for every holiday maker.

Take a dip in the sparkling Ovens River, make the most of the swimming hole with water slide!

Take in the fresh Alpine air with a leisurely walk along one of many tracks or take a more challenging mountain hike.

Catch your own dinner of fresh trout (or cheat at the trout farm).

Hit the slopes in winter with easy access to Mt Hotham, Falls Creek AND Mt Buffalo.

Take a tour of the award winning local wineries & breweries or enjoy a leisurely lunch in the sunshine.

Take to the skies in a micro-light or try paragliding for the more adventurous!

Get involved in the many festivals & special events held throughout the year.

Lose the kids in the 'Wandi Maze', living hedge maze & cafe.

Enjoy local produce & quality dining at chef's hat restaurants & award winning cafes.

Get on two wheels on the 'Rail Trail' or challenge yourself with mountainous road ascents & exhilarating downhill tracks.

Explore the region along the Great Alpine Road - Beechworth, Yackandandah, King Valley, Milawa and the rest!

You get the idea, we could go on & on but best you come and find out for yourself!



Your furry friend, who is also welcome under strict yet standard conditions, will love the walks along the trails and exploring the surrounds.

Dogs are welcome inside the house while you are with them but must stay outside on a chain or go with you if you are to leave.

The property itself is unfenced so your dog will need to be on a lead when outside.


Please keep in mind that Manna Gum Escape is set in natural bush surrounds with an abundance of wildlife. Kangaroos, wombats, possums, native birds etc. If your dog has a tendency to chase or get excited by wildlife we would suggest that you may want to consider a different style of property, for your dogs own safety and the preservation of the natural environment.


Base rates provided are for 2 guests.

Some restrictions will apply to bookings.....

2 nights standard off-peak bookings

3 nights Australia Day weekend

3 nights Labour Day weekend

3 nights Queens Birthday weekend

3 nights Melbourne Cup weekend

3 nights Anzac Day weekend

3 nights January school holidays

4 nights Easter

7 nights Christmas period

*Please check with us though if a booking gap applies or if the dates are approaching!

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 7, 2017


Other Activities:

Natural bush surrounds


Porepunkah House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing


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Manna Gum Escape - Studio
average rating of 4.5 based on 6 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Absolutely beautiful location, large property to explore, warm, cosy cabin with a romantic feel. The cabin had everything we needed, and close to all the local attractions. Very welcoming and friendly owner. Very dog friendly. Will definitely be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here in December 2016 for 7 nights. It is very comfortable and has everything you need. It's a bit out of town but that means it's very peaceful and sitting on the verandah is lovely with the only sound you can hear is the birds. It's really clean, has a comfy bed and a great bathroom. Would stay again.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Romantic Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic little studio with all that is needed for your stay. The location is far enough from the main house to be private if others have booked the property. Beautiful views from the big windows and your own deck with BBQ. Very relaxing and peaceful

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

Perfect escape from reality!! So peaceful, and such generous hospitality.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lovely property

  • 4 of 5

We had such a nice weekend away, the place was perfect and Emma was always reachable if we needed anything. We absolutely loved will visit again.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Could of been a gem!

  • 3 of 5

This place has huge potential, however we found a few dead (spider/cockroaches) and live insects. I meant it was good they provided bug spray though. Good range of kitchenware and utensils. I would have rated everything as good if prior to a customer arriving they did an extensive clean/vacuum.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 1 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Booking fee: $16 per stay

    Optional Costs
    In-house massage: $75 per person
    Local tours: $50 per person
    Local hampers: $85 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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