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National No.1 from 40,000 holiday homes - CLIFFTOP AT HEPBURN (SERENITY)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

5 STAR - 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom luxury spa villa with awesome clifftop views


**If this villa is booked, see our other 2 villas on HomeAway below**

Australia’s No.1 Romantic Accommodation 2017

Australia’s No.1 People’s Choice 2017

Australia’s No.1 Romantic Getaway 2017

Australia’s No.1 Interior & Design 2016



Travel Insider’s Most Romantic Getaways in Victoria

Domain Australia’s best Holiday Homes of 2016

Master Builder’s Award

Seen on Postcards TV Show

Showcased by Home Beautiful

Featured by the Interiors Addict

Herald Sun Great Escapes





Its like you're in another world, living a life less ordinary. The jewel in Daylesford and Hepburn's crown. You must come and see for pictures simply don't do it justice. Welcome to luxury, to wellbeing, to exclusivity. Welcome to Clifftop at Hepburn…truly an effortless and serene place to unwind.

Fireplace, Infinity Daybed, Heating & Cooling, 65" hi def TV, Bose Sound, Movies & Music, Armchairs, Lounge, Spa for Two, Stone bath, Washplane Sink, Washer, Dryer, Full Kitchen, Free Parking, Private Study, Internet Access, Mood Lighting, Boutique Soaps, Breakfast, Toiletries, Coffee & Tea.



From the moment you step into Clifftop at Hepburn, you're in another world…where towering windows frame breathtaking panoramic views that plunge from the site of an old pine forest down a sheer cliff face, unrolling onto native bushland below. Lounge in the lap of luxury…a moment in time dedicated to wellness and healthy living. A moment in time dedicated to you.

This is Clifftop at Hepburn, the newest and most spacious luxury property in Victoria's famed spa country. Three lavish, two-bedroom, two-bath retreats draw inspiration from their effects on the soul: Evoke, Serenity and Tranquillity. Clifftop delights from the moment you enter and its immaculate design invites further discovery. Reward yourself with a unique sensory experience.



Leave your cares at the door and step into Clifftop at Hepburn, a retreat to fine living, unparalleled architecture and opulent indulgence. An escape where flames flicker in a hand-hewn fireplace and daybeds hang suspended in thin air. A luxurious getaway boasting spectacular landscapes…where nature has dug a deep ravine that climbs up sheer cliffside and unfolds onto scenic bushland with abundant birdlife and natural fauna to help you unwind, relax and rejuvenate.

Clifftop at Hepburn, designed by local Daylesford architect Robin Larsen, is a spectacular getaway of uncommon design and unparalleled luxury. A place where you feel both at home and in awe of your spa villa surroundings, which include luxuries like an imported French fireplace, romantic couples spa, Italian Washplane sinks, Apaiser stone baths, decadent wooden floors, high beamed ceilings and wraparound windows that showcase nature from every room.



A stunning tribute to design, scattered with vibrance and texture. You'll wile away the days on the infinity daybed, perched upon a layer of pillows, or lounging by the picture windows. And while unforgettable views and the beautiful outdoors always take centre stage, you can also retreat to the entertainment suite, where a 65 inch HDTV, DVD player, Bose sound system and movie plus music library await.


Bespoke architecture and opulent amenities are common to our three retreats, but each also offers something special…a one-of-a-kind treat. In Serenity, pamper your body in the Japanese-engineered Inada Sogno, a heavenly seat that melds to your body and delivers the world’s best shiatsu massage. Tranquility trades sensual indulgence for platinum entertainment with a nostalgic retro arcade console boasting 1,400 games. Evoke rewards your inner geek with the STERN Lord of the Rings pinball machine, where you’re challenged to create, then destroy The One Ring. These quirky amenities are completely unique to Clifftop at Hepburn…you won’t find them at any other retreat in the world.



Perfectly tailored to romantic getaways and exclusive group escapes, Clifftop at Hepburn was created for sophisticated travellers who value high design, natural beauty and wellness with an indulgent twist. We specialise in honeymoons, romantic weekends, girlfriends' getaways and luxury family travel in our lavish two-bedroom, self-contained retreats. Book a private retreat, or share the space (and the cost) with friends. No other luxury Hepburn retreat is as spacious or as flexible as Clifftop.


Ideally located just minutes from downtown Hepburn and neighbouring Daylesford, our retreats offer easy access to Hepburn's renowned mineral waters, day spas, antiques shopping, hiking and mouth-watering dining at the Lake House Restaurant, Blue Bean Café and other local restaurants.



> Infinity overhanging daybed…just glass between you, the drop, the view and nature.

> Over 15 metres of towering, wrap-around glass windows revealing nature’s vista

> Massive 65 inch Hi Def Smart TV with vivid colours and crystal clear picture

> Handcrafted Oblica Over imported French fireplace that doubles as a work of art

> Split system heating and cooling

> Imported leather lounge in a stadium living room with dedicated entertainment precinct

> Vibrant rug so deep you can dig your toes into

> Incredible industrial finishes…wood paneling, wooden floor, steel cladding

> Unbelievably comfortable armchairs and artfully decorated rustic furniture

> Books, music, movies, games, Bose sounds system and more

> Massage chair, pinball machine or arcade game console (depending on retreat)


> Beautiful King size beds with extravagantly comfortable Posturepedic mattress

> Non-allergenic chiropractic pillows

> Opulent mattress topper for the ultimate in 5-star hotel luxury

> Sumptuous hypo-allergenic quilts

> Elegant rug and beautifully crafted leather chair


> Stunning charcoal and white patterned feature tiling that will leave you speechless

> Apaiser Oman stone bath that captures the senses…with floor mounted hob and shower arm

> Amazing 2-person spa with elegant mood lighting

> Omvivo Linea washplane sink…the ultimate in Italian style and bespoke tap fitting

> Palatial shower for two and heated towel rack

> Rusted corten mirror complemented by copper dome and pencil cylinder washplane lighting

> Gorgeous soaps, shampoo, condition and lotion


> Architecturally designed kitchen with galvanized feature beaming and wooden roof beams

> Custom designed integrated stainless bench and sink with quality tapware

> Full service kitchen with induction cooktop and Haefele pullout shelves

> Silent dishwasher and quality dishwasher, fridge, oven and microwave

> More Nespresso that you could possibly hope to drink

> Industrial feature lighting and mood lighting…yes, mood lighting in the kitchen

> lovely woodgrain dining table with suspended replica Emmanuel Magini industrial lighting

> Industrial art…corten triangle with internal feature lighting


More Details

Property Manager
David Penman
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About David Penman

48 yo father with two lovely daughters. I love riding dirt bikes, movies and pizza. I'm a great host and will always let you be to do your own thing. Our retreats are your's exclusively when you stay. I promise that the only problem we'll have is getting you to leave. They really are breathtakingly beautiful. The most common words we hear when anyone enters are "OMG".

David Penman purchased this villa in 2016

Why David Penman chose Hepburn Springs

We absolutely love the Daylesford and Hepburn area. Its so scenic, the people are wonderful and the food is to die for. There's so much to do and see. We enjoyed visiting the region so much that we wanted to share the experience with other folks. Come on over and see what we mean. Its like a quaint country town that time forgot.

What makes this villa unique

We aim to wow our guests and Clifftop's villas include stunning extras like indoor and outdoor daybeds, hand-hewn French fireplaces, floating washplane sinks, Italian stone baths, couple's spas, monsoon shower heads, massage chairs, pinball machines, awesome architecture, amazing styling and panoramic clifftop views. You will LOVE staying at Clifftop.


Hepburn Springs Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • FREE champagne, WiFi, Spotify, chocolates, nespresso, gourmet teas, muesli, mineral water, organic toiletries, use of cuddly robes, slippers and more
  • Indoor & outdoor daybeds, French fireplace, huge HDTV, books, Bose sound, palatial lounge, washplane basins, spa, Italian stone bath, mood lighting
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking


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National No.1 from 40,000 holiday homes - CLIFFTOP AT HEPBURN (SERENITY)
average rating of 4.818182 based on 33 reviews

Stunning & Spectacular!!

  • 5 of 5

David and Mani, thank you so much for such an amazing stay at Clifftop At Hepburn!! The architectural design of "Serenity" was simply stunning!! And oh my gosh, as we walked in, the view quite simply took our breath away! The ambience within, captured the gorgeous surroundings beautifully!! Stylish, serene and spectacular! You have definitely achieved the "Wow" factor! It is unlike anything we ever experienced and we are so grateful for such a memorable stay! We shall always cherish the experience and we were so warmed by your wonderful hospitality and that of the whole community at Daylesford. Thank you so much David & Mani!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are very welcome Mridula. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and we're really happy you had such a wonderful time. Thank you also for your lovely and thoughtful comments in our guest book. Dave & Mani
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A dream home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time to serenity at clifftop....and again it was perfect!

We had another couple join us for the weekend and they fell in love with the property from the moment they walked through the door.

From the industrial design to the finishing touches this place is incredible and I know we will be back for our third stay in the future!!

The new added outdoor area made this stay even more enjoyable. Being able to spend time looking at the incredible views while enjoying the fresh air.

This property is 10/10 and we will struggle to find somewhere that beats it when we are looking for our next weekend getaway!

Thank you so much for having us!

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful views from the accommodation

  • 4 of 5

Lovely views and furnishings

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Simply outstanding!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

I was brought here as a surprise by my boyfriend.. and now fiancé he couldn’t have chosen anywhere more special & romantic to propose!!

The serenity was perfect we couldn’t fault it if we tried! Views are breath taking... as is the decor! We Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this beautiful place to anyone!!! A weekend to remember forever!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: CONGRATULATIONS on your engagement folks...and thank you so much for staying at Clifftop. It was a real pleasure to meet you in person. Mani
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Truly Breathtaking !

  • 5 of 5

Hello Mani & David, Thank-you so much for creating such an amazing experience....we had the most amazing time taking in all you have both created which is truly breathtaking. The Villa was just stunning and everything was so beautiful and welcoming. We are definitely coming back in early 2018 and have shared our experience with many of our family & friends...all the best to you both !

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at clifftop was the perfect retreat. Beautifully set with music playing when we arrived, lovely food provided, an amazing platter and a divine massage chair. Everything was clean and cosy, from candles to blankets, it felt like we were in our own world! Absolutely love the design of the villa, everything you could need has been thought of and catered for. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Other Activities:

Hepburn Bathhouse




Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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