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Ballarat Lake Gardens Family Retreat

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,722 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Situated in a peaceful and extremely convenient location (opposite walking track parkland) within short distance to Lake Wendouree, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, the Ballarat Aquatic Lifestyle Centre, Ballarat Golf Club and Stockland Shopping Centre.

The home is light filled, clean and comfortable all year round with gas ducted heating and evaporative cooling in the living areas and bedrooms, fully fenced backyard, quality linens, plenty of entertainment for the kids inc free WiFi, Netflix and Xbox.

Each of the four bedrooms has a quality queen bed with fresh linens, plush towels and plenty of space for your belongings. The master bedroom has an ensuite and the remainder three bedrooms have easy access to the main bathroom.

The kitchen is well equipped (including a Caffitaly automatic coffee pod machine) and is centrally located within the home.

The dining and family room are light filled and spacious, with a large lounge suite, TV (with Blu Ray and Netflix) and sound system/radio. The dining table seats six.

The lounge room is comfortable with a leather modular chaise, TV with Netflix and Xbox, an extensive collection of board games for the kids (and Adults) and a variety of books to keep guests entertained.

An office/study (equipped with monitor and mouse) offers space for work.

The backyard is a secure outdoor space for the kids. From the backyard, access to the front can only be made either through the garage if both the door and roller door are open, or back through the house. Outdoor furniture is located under the attached pergola which is partially covered for rainy weather or Summer sun.

The garage has a remote control roller door and entry to the house can be made through the garage. A set of keys with remote is provided. The garage can comfortably fit 1 large car. 2 small cars can fit but this can be awkward. The street is wide with plenty of parking with houses on 1 side only.

The house is a short walk along reserves to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, Lake Wendouree and the Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyles centre.

Sturt Street (Ballarat's shopping and dining precinct) is a short drive away or if you prefer to catch the bus there is a bus stop on Gillies Street (roughly 7 minute walk) that goes to Stockland Wendouree and Sturt Street regularly.

Contact us for Special rates for long stays or any other queries.

We have a two night minimum stay.

Please note

We have had some issues with people being disappointed because they missed out on dates they wanted. If you want to secure our house for specific dates that are still available please make a booking request and once it is accepted and deposit paid, the dates are yours. For long stay special rates please contact us to negotiate a rate before or after making a booking.

If you have not paid a deposit, you do not have a booking.

More Details

Property Manager
Stephen & Keah Otto
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018


Lake Gardens House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1722 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Ballarat Lake Gardens Family Retreat
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Great Family Property

  • 5 of 5

Two families four boys under 10. This was an excellent and beautifully maintained property. Two living area's one for the adults and one for the kids. Games and the Xbox kept the children entertained. Well equipped kitchen and supplies left for us to start our stay which was great. Location was excellent very quite street close to Lake Wendouree and only a short drive to Sovereign Hill where we spent most of the weekend. Thank you so much for a great stay. Thank god for the air conditioning as one of the days was 41 degrees. We stayed Jan 2018

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, this one of the best properties we have stayed at. We go away as a group every year at this time.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, clean and tidy house, so spacious and just a gorgeous home away from home. Would have loved to have stayed longer, highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

You won't be disappointed!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this wonderful house! It was clean, comfortable, spacious and plenty large enough for our group of two families (2 adults 3 children 1 baby and 2 adults 1 child). The beds were super comfy and warm for the cold Ballarat nights. The heating worked fast and well which meant we were nice and warm when it was freezing cold outside at night. The kitchen and contents were well stocked to cater for larger groups with plenty of cookware and salad bowls etc. The house is in a great location and quiet street. I would definitely recommend this property, it won't disappoint! Thanks for having us Keah!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Excellent house

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for our family. Owners were great, will definitely be back next time we are in Ballarat!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

great stay

  • 5 of 5

We just had a 5 night stay at the property and it was perfect for our needs. Three couples easily had enough space and the property was close to shops, parks and an easy drive to the city centre.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Lake Wendouree




Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.