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Vera's Apartment - Creative. Quirky. SUPER Clean!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Clean, Comfortable, Creative Accommodation with a Difference!

Civilised pets welcome in this cool & bright apartment. A creative funky interior, relaxed airy vibe, comfy handmade Queen bed & quality manchester makes Vera's Apartment stand out guest accomodation. With a cool shady verandah, lovely eclectic garden & native wildlife, Vera's is minutes from Daylesford, a stone's throw from Old Hepburn Hotel, & a short drive to the lavender Farm, Bathhouse & Mineral Springs.

Vera's Apartment is a fully self contained, private accommodation space, occupying the front half of an original miner's cottage. Located in the historic gold mining village of Old Hepburn, this property was once home to a joss house in the Chinese Quarter. Today it has been transformed into a funky & fully self contained living space for those who appreciate diversity & the arts.

Vera's Apartment has a separate bathroom, bedroom (with handcrafted Queen bed) and combined kitchen/living area, which includes a TV and bluetooth music speaker. The kitchen has a full size oven & gas stovetop, with all the pots, pans & utensils you need to stock up with fresh veg from the Farmer's Market and cook yourselves a feast.

Situated next to Breakneck Gorge, Vera's has lovely views across the North East, abundant birdlife & kangaroos, who visit in the evening and with the rain.

In close proximity to bush walking tracks, the Hepburn football oval and bushland, Vera's is the perfect escape for a couple or friends. A single mattress can be supplied if needed.

Vera's Apartment is thoroughly vacuumed, mopped and cleaned after each stay. All surfaces are wiped down and fresh bedding is provided, along with fresh manchester, kitchen sponges, bin liners & soap.

If you're looking to treat yourself & your loved one to a restful break or celebration, why not do so in a unique space which is comfortable, eclectic & provided by an Airbnb Superhost. Come & experience Vera's! :)

More Details

Property Manager
Kiera Poelsma
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2018

About Kiera Poelsma

Hi there :) I'm a freelance artist, gardener and student. I enjoy cinema, making art, reading, drawing, building, dreaming, thinking outside the square, the winter fire, a pot of tea, spending time outside. I have a kitty cat who thinks he's the Fonz. We live a simple happy life in Hepburn.

Kiera Poelsma purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Kiera Poelsma chose Hepburn

When I came to this property, it was derelict, full of rubbish with a resident family of birds. A little old miner's cottage, with a checkered history. Rumours it was once home to a Joss House are supported by Chinese coins and broken crockery found whenever I dig up the garden. Breakneck Gorge, which is to the back of the property, was named back when the football oval was a race track. One of the horses bolted & plunged its jockey over the edge & into history. A dozen years & a lot of work has seen this property, still known locally as 'Chum's place' transform into Vera's Apartment, creative & stand out guest accommodation. If you appreciate history, diversity & the arts, see you at Vera's :)

What makes this cottage unique

Both the feel & style of Vera's is Unique. No frilly doilies or salmon pink walls here! Just a relaxed, creative & comfortable vibe with a funky & quirky fit out.

On check in, a couple from Melbourne once remarked 'We were in a shop & mentioned to the retail assistant we were visiting Hepburn & she said "Are you staying at Vera's?" and we laughed & answered "Yes, we are!". She said "There's only 2 places to stay in Hepburn. Vera's is one of them"'.'

On check out, another couple mentioned they were both architects from Sydney & that they LOVED the style & fit out. "This is by far the best BnB we've stayed in"

Why not book accommodation with a difference... experience something unique. Experience Vera's!!


Hepburn Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Clean bathroom with exotic tile flooring, new standard sized glass shower, toilet & basin. Hand crafted wooden basin pedestal & detailing above door
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Hand crafted Queen sized bed
  • Bright, comfy bedroom with hand crafted Queen sized bed with an electric blanket, wool doonah and wool blankets,. Beautiful old openable window. Hand crafted clothes hanger. Pedestal fan. Lovely old French doors leading out to super adobe sitting area in garden. Amazing Devil's Ivy plant trained across the wall. A collection of classic novels to read
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
  • winery tours
Staying at Vera's is like staying in a piece of art! An accommodation Experience! If you appreciate diversity & creativity... See you at Vera's :)


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Vera's Apartment - Creative. Quirky. SUPER Clean!
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Quirky and cosy!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed the creative quirky style of your cottage and how well set up it was.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Quirky, Quaint and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

A well tended garden and sandstone cobbled path greets you as you enter through the gate and leads you to the front door. Essentially, the front half of a miner's cottage has been converted into a small self contained apartment. Quirky details everywhere, polished wood, leadlight, unusual mix of furniture, all combine to make this a delight. Very comfortable with everything you need and very quiet. An enjoyable stay

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
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Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

We (a couple) stayed for 2 nights and loved our stay. The house allows for comfort and relaxation and is a great setup for a quite getaway. The host was lovely and very helpful. Kitchen is very well equipped. Would love to stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Gordon, Victoria, Australia

What a wonderful place!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic night in this quirky little cottage. It ticked all our boxes, loved it and we will be back. Most memorable moment was sitting on the beautiful veranda in the early evening with a glass of wine.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Other Activities:

Day spas, mineral springs


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager'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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