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Life Is Better At The Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Lovely 3 bedroom house, includes two bedrooms upstairs and a large 8 sleeper bunk room downstairs, will sleep 11 in total. All rooms include reverse cycle air conditioning/heating for comfort all year round. Family bathroom, separate toilet, kitchen and lounge room that leads on to a large undercover entertaining area. A second entertaining area is located below the upper deck with a fully fenced back yard. We welcome pets, however we ask you to respect our home by keeping them outside, water bowls are provided.


* Bedroom 1 – Queen bed with electric blanket, ceiling fan and reverse cycle air conditioning/heating.

* Bedroom 2 – Double bed with electric blanket, pedestal fan and reverse cycle air conditioning/heating.

* Bedroom 3 – Bunk Room - Queen bed and 2 x Tri Bunk (double on bottom, single on top) sleeps 8 in total. Reverse cycle air conditioning/heating. You can also access the back yard from this room.

* Kitchen – Full size kitchen with electric oven and stove top, dishwasher, microwave and fridge/freezer. Access to the covered entertaining area.

* Lounge (upstairs)- TV/DVD combo, dining table and chairs, 2 seater couch and 2 chairs, reverse cycle air conditioning/heating & fan. Access to the verandah

* Lounge (downstairs)- TV/DVD combo, reverse cycle air conditioning/heating & WII game

* Entertaining Area’s – Upstairs has a large covered entertaining area with table & chairs, bbq, bar fridge, fans and a beautiful view. Downstairs has 2 sun lounges, a fire pit area, grassed area, all within a fully fenced back yard.

* Bathroom (upstairs)– Shower, full size bath & vanity.

* Bathroom/Laundry (downstairs)- Shower, toilet (both NOT to be used when there's no power!), vanity, 6kg washing machine, ironing facilities & plenty of cupboards

* Toilets – Separate toilet upstairs next to bathroom, one in downstairs bathroom and a third toilet located outside behind the shed.

* General – Pillows and Doonas on all beds. Porta cot located in Bunk room if required.




* * New kitchen with a dishwasher and a new large hot water service installed 19-21/8/16

Things to do at Bonnie Doon

With Lake Eildon only a 400m (approx., when the lake is full) walk you will find plenty to do here in Bonnie Doon and surrounds.


Bring your boats, jet skies, kayaks, SUP boards, fishing rods and swimming gear for summer fun right at your fingertips.

Or if you prefer the cold then bring your snow gear for a lovely drive, under an hour to Mt Buller for winter fun of skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and snow play.

4 wheel driving tracks are a plenty amongst the mountain ranges for those who like getting muddy and dirty with nature.

Not to forget the energetic ones, why not bring your bike and ride The Mansfield Rail Trail. 134km of bike track from Seymour to Mansfield which is suitable for all ages and abilities. Or even just somewhere to take your dog for a well earned walk.

Bonnie Doon town is a 10 minute pleasant walk for a lovely coffee or meal at The Bonnie Bar or roadhouse which has all your needs available from general store products, hot take away meals, breakfast menus to alcohol. Choose between the 2 service stations for petrol and equipment. On weekdays the local op shop is open run by volunteers, always a bargain to be found here. Across the bridge is The Bonnie Doon Pub with a range of meals that are delicious and reasonably priced, entertainment is also possibly provided.

Bonnie Doon Football/Netball club is easily accessed with a play ground, tennis courts to hire and not to mention the footy ground and netball courts for some ball games. Or just sit on the balcony relaxing while watching a game of local footy on home days

Mansfield is an easy and scenic 15 minute drive to wonder the shops, supermarkets, cafes and all local attractions including a golf course and a ZOO!

So there's plenty to see and do here in Bonnie Doon or just sit back relax and unwind

More Details

Property Manager
Allison McCarthy
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018


Bonnie Doon House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 5 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing


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average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Great place to stay......very close to service station & the market. 100% recommended

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at Life Is Better At The Lake in Bonney Doon. A small cozy place gives a perfect home feeling. Have all sorts of things that one would expect. Parking within for 3-4 cars, plenty of room for a big it

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Amazing place to relax!

  • 5 of 5

We found "Life is Better At the Lake" as an extra ordinary place to relax. The place was really clean and very spacious. Entertainment deck is one of the best. Very cozy and enjoyed every minute. Huge thanks for Allison who has provided such a nice place.

Highly recommend for any one who needs to relax!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feed back Niranda, you were great guests to have and are welcome to come back. We certainly love the deck to. Pleased to hear you enjoyed yourselves.
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Beautiful house & plenty of room

  • 5 of 5

The house was very impressive & lots of room.

The entertaining deck was perfect even though the weather was raining & cold. The outdoor heaters worked beautifully combined with the blinds to keep it comfortable to sit outside...along with the outdoor fire pit.

With reverse cycle units in every room everyone was happy!

I will be, & already have, recommending Life's Better At The Lake to my family & friends.

Thank you Allison for sharing your lovely house.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback and thank you for recommending us. You and your guests are more than welcome to come back.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here a night for a trip to the Mt Buller snow. Lovely place and a friendly owner. Would definitely stay here again in the future!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Excellent location and most helpful host.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed overnight at this great place. Its conviently located from our snow trip to Mt Buller to chill ans relax afterwards. The place was very clean and tidy and the host was most helpful. Would love to sray longer for the next one. Thanks again

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Owner's Response: More than welcome back to stay longer, thank you for the review.
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Awesome Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

Its a nice Family Friendly holiday home.. Perfect location.. Very clean n tidy.. Awesome outdoor area.. Beautiful kitchen with all the utensils & n other usefull things..

I must say its one of the best places we've stay.. Everyone enjoyed this simply family home..

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thats lovely to hear, thank you.
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Other Activities:

Lake Eildon


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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