Exclusive relaxation Retreat
Open fire in lounge area and fire pit outside
3 Bedrooms, queen with ensuite, master bedroom with queen and third bedroom with twin king singles.
Downstairs bathroom with rain and normal shower
Gourmet kitchen with walk in pantry dishwasher and large fridge
Separate dining room with large table (made from a fallen tree in our forest) with 8 chairs
Comfy 3-4 seater couch
Outdoor table and chairs
Laundry with washing machine and dryer
Wildlife including lyrebirds, possums, parrots, wallabies, wombats and deer.
Offering accommodation just outside of Healesville, Olivias is a luxury romantic getaway nestled amongst the forest, Olivia's is off the grid. Our power comes from a generator that charges a bank of batteries that power the house. Water is from a local stream of mountain water - the water is the most beautiful you will ever drink.
Downstairs has a bedroom with two king single beds, the main bathroom, kitchen, dining room lounge and laundry.
Upstairs contains a beautiful main bedroom with wallpapered vaulted ceiling a beautiful view and a queen size bed.
Bedroom 2 has a queen bed and ensuite with rain and normal shower.
If stairs are difficult you can spend you whole stay in the lower floor.
Olivias comes fully equipped, a full size fridge, all the kitchen appliances you need for a comfortable stay including a 55 inch TV with DVD player and a range of videos.
There is a Sonos (music) system with two zones, one in the lounge and one on the front verandah. The quality of the internet does not support streaming so it is connected to a hard drive with over 20,000 songs.
Olivias will be prepared for your arrival and is all yours from then until departure. We will be available over the phone if you have any issues and have locals that can help you if required.
Sorry, but there is an abundance of wildlife, so Olivias is not suitable for pets.
For a whole bunch of reasons Olivias' is not safe for toddlers, there are stairs and a drop from the outside deck and the house is not child proof.
And if you missed it elsewhere Olivia's is a completely non smoking property.
Olivias' is 1 a hour 15 minute drive from Melbourne.
One hour and 20 minutes from Melbourne Airport.
10 minutes drive to Healesville.
10 minutes drive to Healesville Sanctuary.
5 minutes drive to Piaf Day Spa. (lovely)
And if you forget to buy some local wine on the drive up help is at hand with just an 8 minutes to our closest winery.
Other things to note
Unique accommodation, you are totally surrounded by trees and a canopy of tree ferns.
INTERNET. Because Olivia's is in such a beautiful location and completely surrounded by trees the internet access is limited. True, it is only 10 k's from Healesville and has a land line but ADSL is not available. Internet is available through a supplied 4 modem, if you want the internet during your stay you will need to bring a pre paid sim card.
Please remember you will be in the middle of a forest, That means you will not get perfect mobile coverage but you will get by, even if it does mean going outside and moving around a bit.
There is a landline for local calls, we will supply the number to you in case you need to leave it with someone.
A recent review from Lucy.
Michael and Laurel were exceptional hosts; they coordinated our stay so beautifully, and provided us with so many suggestions, recommendations, and goodies (e.g. bacon, eggs, coffee pods, chocolates, muesli, etc.).
The property itself is absolutely stunning! Nestled among the trees, half way up the mountain, it is idyllic. It's quiet and relaxing, and there is nothing better than taking up residence in the swinging chair, staring out at the trees, and listening to the bird calls. Inside, the house is warm, welcoming, and beautifully designed.
Everything is provided for you and, if you enjoy to cook, the kitchen is well-stocked and spacious. The open fireplace is wonderful on a cold winter night, and the windows give clear views of the forest from every aspect.
The property is only ten minutes from Healesville, and a stones throw from numerous wineries and distilleries. It was everything we could have hoped for, and so much more! We can't wait to go back.