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Bedrooms 4
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

WINNER - Stayz Peoples Choice Best Property in Australia (out of 47,000 properties)

WINNER - Best Pet Friendly Property in Australia - 8 years in a row

This property is both owned and managed by Holidaybright Official Site - the most highly awarded property owner in Bright. Our business is a unique property agency specialising in premium quality holiday properties in Bright.

Tessies is In the perfect location in a quiet private court 5 minutes flat easy walk to town.

Tessies House was completely upgraded this year

It is ideally suited to families or groups of friends and is unique in Bright. Set in its own fully fenced garden it offers total privacy for the larger group.

A large property of up to 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms and everything of the highest standard.

The location is perfect - at the end of a quiet, private court and only 5 minutes easy walk to town

Park the car and walk to the Water Park, the Bright Brewery and all the restaurants. Once you arrive leave the car at home and just walk everywhere.

The Ovens River and its miles of riverside walks are at the end of the street.

The 92 klms of bike trail starts 2 blocks from your front door

The whole property is brilliantly conceived and a perfect retreat for the discerning traveller

The property offers the following comforts to ensure your holiday is one you will remember fondly for years to come:




Main Bedroom - King Size bed with ensuite bathroom

Second Bedroom - Queen Size bed

Third Bedroom - Two Long King single beds

There is also the option of taking adjoining Tessies Studio - giving another King Size bedroom suite with private retreat & ensuite

All beds are fitted with quality, Laura Ashley linen & crisp white sheets. New 5 blanket doonas & cotton blankets are provided. Both soft (down) & firm pillows


Ensuite to the main King Size bedroom.

Full main bathroom with large soaking bath & separate shower

Second ensuite if taking The Studio (this gives you 3 bathrooms)

All bathrooms come with complementary Molton Brown toiletries & fluffy towels


Huge Open Plan living area furnished with comfortable, quality Italian leather lounge suite, wide screen TV, DVD player & a selection of DVD's, reverse cycle air conditioning

Free WiFi

Fire with logs provided


Two Dining Tables for 8 - one inside and one outside in your own private garden. Quality matched cutlery, crockery & glassware


ALL NEW Miele/Blanco kitchen with stone benchtops, full size family fridge, gas cooktop & electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, crockery and utensils, toaster, kettle,

Complementary Gourmet teas and coffee


Al fresco dining for 8 in a private fenced garden, BBQ, fully fenced private garden, vine covered patio, off street, parking

Off street parking for up to 4 cars right outside the front door


There are 2 ways to take Tessies - as a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom option sleeping up to 6 guests or as a 4 bedroom/3 bathroom option (utilising Tessies Studio) sleeping up to 8 guests

For the 3 bedroom option allowing up to 6 guests -

Sunday to Thursday $335 per night for 2 guests going to $455 for 6 guests

Friday, Saturday, School Holidays & April $355 for 2 guests going to $475 for 6 guests

Peak periods – see dates below – $425 per night for 2 guests going to $545 for 6 guests

Rates are calculated with the first 2 guests in the main bedroom of the House and extra guests $30 per person per night

If only 2 guests stay but use two bedrooms the charge is $50 per stay – not per night. This is to cover extra linen, cleaning etc of the second bedroom.

For more than 6 guests Tessies Studio will also need to be booked

Pets $40 per stay (not per night)

Please Note - all bookings incur an additional Stayz booking fee of $20 per night

Minimum stay:

Usually two nights except for Long Weekends (3 nights); Melbourne Cup (4 nights); Easter (5 nights). Christmas fortnight is by negotiation depending on what’s left – could be 2 nights could be 5 nights – ring to enquire


This site has a No Refund policy. We recommend Travel Insurance if you are in doubt - there are many on line companies

Suitable for:

Groups of up to 6 to 8 - depending whether Tessie Studio is being utilised


12 Halinka Court Bright





We provide top quality, premium accommodation for owners with your comfort uppermost in our minds. Our locations are unsurpassed close to the river and town and then, finally, we genuinely warmly welcome your pets.

They are your family and we delight in having them stay with us.

The House & The Studio have separate, fenced, private gardens.

Pets are welcome inside as we have polished floors and leather furniture.

There are miles of car free, riverside walks metres from your back gate…and then there is the river to swim in.

There is a huge dog park 9 houses away at the end of the Court.


IF THIS PROPERTY DOES NOT SUIT WE HAVE OTHER PROPERTIES OF ALL SIZES & PRICES. All our properties are owned and managed by Holidaybright Official Site

1. La Flotte - up to 5 bedrooms/5 bathrooms & A POOL - sleeps 10 - everyone gets a bathroom

La Flotte can also be taken as 3 bedroom/3 bathroom (sleeps 6) or 4 bedroom/4 bathroom (sleeps 8)

2. Tessies Studio - sleeps 2 in a king size bed - from $195 per night

3. Brantome - NEW THIS YEAR - sleeps 2 in all new comfort-from $195 per night

4. Tyntynder Lodge House - sleeps 4 in 2 king bedrooms - glorious gardens - from $295 per night

5. Tessies House - sleeps up to 6 - 3 bedrooms/2 bathrooms - from $335 per night

6. Tessies House & Studio combined - sleeps up to 8 - 4 bedrooms/3 bathrooms -from $530 per night

All of our properties are brilliantly conceived and a perfect retreat for the discerning traveller..

All properties are located in quiet tree lined streets close to town and the river.

All have magnificent fully fenced private gardens. All except La Flotte are pet friendly

More Details

Catherine Falcke
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 10, 2018

About Catherine Falcke

We are Catherine & John Falcke and the owners of Holidaybright Official Site. Our business is a unique property agency specialising in premium quality holiday properties in Bright.

We both own and manage all 5 of our properties so you can be assured our attention to detail is second to none. Over the 22 years we have been in this business we have won more Awards than any other property owner in Bright.

We have an extensive knowledge and love for everything Bright has to offer.

Our aim is to provide high end accommodation to ensure you both have a great holiday this time but also come back and recommend us to your friends.

It works. more than 70% of our guests are Return visitors or Referrals


Bright House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets are very welcome but they must never be left unattended. If you go out they must go with you. Doggy sitting is available.
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The property can be taken as a 3 bedroom/2 bathroom option or a 4 bedroom/3 bathroom option (when Tessies Studio is also booked). All beds are fitted with quality Laura Ashley linen and fluffy white towels
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Bright, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful accommodation!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay. House is so lovely and very comfortable. Very clean. Everything you need at your fingertips. Quick walk to town centre. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic property

  • 5 of 5

A house that gives you a warm hug the moment you walk in the door. The dogs loved the secure backyard AND the park/river at the end of the street. Delicious deep bath for soaking and a cracking wood fire. None of us wanted to leave, definately will be returning and recommending.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

So relaxing and spacious

  • 5 of 5

We LOVEDTessies house! It was clean, comfortable and well stocked. The owner was VERY welcoming. The fire was lovely and the back yard secure. We were so close to the town centre and great dog park/walking trails. An amazing stay and getaway from the big smoke! Bright us such a Quaint and beautiful place. Can't wait to go back and stag again one day.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wow - Amazing Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Two couples, one mother in law, one baby and one Golden Labrador stayed here for the first time. Spotless, very comfortable, spacious, conveniently located and overall, most inviting. Property had all the luxuries, warm doonas, electric blankets, heated towel racks, wood fire etc etc. The owners were a pleasure to deal with. Our clan will certainly be revisiting.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Comfortable and well-located

  • 5 of 5

While located within walking distance to Bright's village and the Ovens River, Tessies House is tucked at the end of a cul-de-sac so is very private and quiet. The accommodation is excellent -- clean, spacious and comfortable. The house has a well-appointed kitchen and BBQ, with a lovely garden. Our hosts provided coffee for the plunger, licorice and dog treats, so the house is obviously pet friendly. Our two families had a wonderful weekend there; highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The place is super spacious and comfortable for group getaways.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Other Activities:

both River & Bike Trail

The property is located at the end of a quiet court with off street parking right at your front door. It is 6 minutes easy flat walk into town. You can walk in along the Ovens River looking for the family of platypus, or you can walk along the well lit streets. Perfect for walking home from restaurants at night.

Visit the wineries either for a free tasting or a meal. Walk on Mt Buffalo. Swim in the Ovens River at the end of the street. So many things to do. We give you two pages of local knowledge and insider tips when you book.




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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