Omaroo High Country Retreat

Prowd Ln, Bonnie Doon VIC Australia
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Entire Place / Accessible Accommodation, Couples Retreats, Eco & Nature Lovers, Family Friendly, Farm Stays, Pet Friendly
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Accommodation
6 Guests
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2 Bedroom / 4 Beds
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1 Full

About this listing

FOR ALL SEASONS | IDYLLIC LOCATION | SPECTACULAR SCENERY

Omaroo High Country Retreat is a place for all seasons and lives up to its indigenous name used by local Taungurung peoples meaning, beautiful view. Omaroo High Country Retreat is set on 5 acres with spectacular views of rolling hills, the Brankeet Arm of Lake Eildon and Strathbogie Ranges in the distance – which makes for amazing sunset vistas. It’s only 3km from the township of Bonnie Doon & 45 mins from Mt Buller ski fields in Victoria’s High Country

Originally built as a traditional corrugated-iron farm shed, Omaroo is now a stunning two bedroom guesthouse for up to 6 guests. Located adjacent to the main farm house, the Cottage features two queen bedrooms and a well-appointed bathroom. A King-Single daybed (with extra roll-away King-Single tucked underneath) provides additional sleeping for two guests in the main living room. All beds are supplied with luxurious linens and towels, and a choice of pillows.

But it’s the generous hospitality by very proud owners, Keren and Jon your consummate hosts, which is the beating heart of Omaroo. They have a passion for hosting and an expert awareness of how to make your stay truly memorable.

For starters, they openly welcome pets and horses. Feel free to bring your horse and ride at no charge on the property with prior arrangement. They can organise a farm animal visit for the kids to meet the friendly menagerie of animals next door and happily pet sit for guests (if home and available) or pickup and drop off guests for dinner at the Bonnie Doon Hotel with prior arrangement for up to 4 guests.

You’ll also have the chance to pick some fruit from the orchard or herbs in season. In summer after a day’s adventure take a refreshing dip in the large solar heated pool. Guests are allowed a small number of visitors by prior arrangement and there’s ample space for cars, motorbikes or recreational vehicles. boats and horse floats. 

At Omaroo High Country Retreat you’ll admire the morning light over undulating green hills and wildflowers hit their floral peak across the high country from mid to late summer along an endless number of captivating walking & 4WD trails, from beginners to advanced. One special trail on the bucket list must include Mansfield to Craig’s Hut. In winter, the Mount Buller ski and snowboard season begins with blue skies and plenty of snow 45 mins away. Park your car, avoid putting on chains and catch the bus at Mansfield to the ski fields!

Omaroo High Country Retreat is the perfect location too for hot air ballooning, cycling the Great Victorian Rail Trail or attending festivals. The ever-popular Mansfield Picnic Races, Marks IGA Melbourne Cup with Fashions on the Field for all ages as well as country horse riding and gourmet trail of Victoria’s Regional Food and Wine Festival. Plus, there’s plenty of activities to be enjoyed on Lake Eildon.

How’s the serenity? You’ll definitely unwind here with stunning scenery, excellent regional food and wine, and high country hospitality. Channel your inner Darryl Kerrigan (from the famous film, ‘The Castle’) and discover the meaning of gratitude.

WOW INCLUSIONS:

  • Complimentary cheese platter for Travellarks guests
  • Complimentary bottle of local wine
  • Complimentary homemade cookies and milk
  • Complimentary pet sitting
  • Complimentary drop-off and pick-up guests from a Bonnie Doon Hotel dinner (up to 4 x guests) 
  • Complimentary Dindi Naturals luxurious skincare and body products – small batch production locally by hand.
  • Complimentary use of sporting equipment – 4 x MBK bikes, balls, cricket set, petanque, kite
  • Complimentary use of kids games, DVDs, books, 1000 piece jigsaws, TV, games console PS4
  • Complimentary riding of guest’s horses on the property with prior arrangement 
  • Complimentary herbs and fruit from the garden to pick and use (in season)
  • Extraordinary hosts Keren and Jon often offer guests fresh seasonal vegetables from the garden  

YOU’LL LOVE: 

  • Great location in country Victoria with spectacular views
  • Guests are free to roam the property and can climb the hill at the rear of the property for stunning views
  • Kids love visiting the neighbour’s animals to feed Jeff the Goat, Frank the Pig, and Flash the horse and explore a dam filled with frogs
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens including a kitchen herb garden, veggie gardens
    and a fruit orchard
  • Meeting the super friendly wild deer, Sam when he sometimes comes to visit
  • Pet friendly so bring your pooch or tether your horses
  • Fast speed Satellite Wi-Fi (Starlink Service)
  • Access to a large solar heated in-ground pool
  • Access to laundry to use on request
  • Very spacious, open plan design
  • Super comfy beds with luxe linens
  • Ample parking for anything with wheels!

TRAVELLARKS BOOKINGS:

  • NO BOOKING FEES, NO SERVICE FEES, NO COMMISSIONS if booked direct via Travellarks (i.e. no 3rd party platforms)
  • 100% AUSTRALIAN
  • HANDPICKED PROPERTIES
  • EXCEPTIONAL HOSTS & OWNERS

Things to do? 

For everything from must visit wineries, great local restaurants and bespoke experiences please see our Things to do around Victoria’s High Country.

Note: Price per stay may vary. Please confirm tariffs directly at time of booking. Minimum night stay may also apply.

Availability

  • The minimum stay is 2 Nights

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Details

  • Guests: 2
  • Bedroom: 2
  • Beds: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Check-in After: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out Before: 10:00 AM
  • Type: Entire Place / Accessible Accommodation, Couples Retreats, Eco & Nature Lovers, Family Friendly, Farm Stays, Pet Friendly

Prices

  • night: $255
  • Additional guests: $30
  • Allow additional guests: Yes
  • Cleaning fee: $150 Per Stay
  • Minimum days of a booking: 2

Accommodation

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Bedroom 1
1 Queen
2 Guests
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Bedroom 2
1 Queen
2 Guests
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Living Room
2 King Singles
2 Guests

Features

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Baking tins
  • Barbecue area
  • Bath towels
  • BATHROOM
  • BBQ
  • Beach chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Bikes
  • Board games - adults
  • Ceiling fans
  • Chrome cast unit
  • Clothes dryer
  • Coffee - Nespresso machine
  • Composting
  • Cooktop
  • Cot - fee (no)
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Dedicated workspace
  • Dishwasher
  • Eco friendly toiletries and cleaning products
  • ECO-FRIENDLY FEATURES
  • Electric heaters
  • Electric kettle
  • Electric mixer
  • ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
  • Entertainment console
  • Farm animals
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Game Console (Wii)
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • KITCHEN
  • LAUNDRY
  • Library / books
  • Linen included
  • Microwave
  • Netflix
  • Organic gardens/chooks
  • Outdoor deck
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Oven
  • Rainwater in use
  • Repurposed building materials & / or furniture
  • Rice cooker
  • Sandwich maker
  • Saucepans
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Solar power
  • Sporting equipment
  • Swimming pool
  • Tea and coffee making
  • Toaster
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi
  • Worm farm composting

Facilities

  • Accessibility
  • Accessible for people with disabilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Gardens
  • Patio/Balcony
  • Pet Friendly
  • Playground nearby

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Terms & rules

  • Smoking allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Parties allowed: No
  • Children allowed: Yes
Additional rules information
1. There is a designated smoking area only. Guests can smoke anywhere outside on the property but not inside the cottage 2. Pet friendly for dogs and even horses 3. Pets are to use pet bowls only. 4. Please supervise children near dams at all times. 5. If you cause damage to the property during your stay, you could be asked to pay up to AUD 500 after check-out 6. Parties are not allowed- no hens, stags or others 7. Minimum age for check in is 24 years 8. There are no horses, canoes or vehicles to rent on the property. Guests can bring their horse but can only ride on our property with our permission (due to insurance / risk etc.) - no charge for this. 9. Guests can also bring their motorbikes / ATV’s but can't drive or ride them on the property without prior consent (due to insurance/risk etc.) 10. There is an extra charge for additional guests and pets 11. Guests are also welcome to have a small number of friends visit (by prior arrangement) but their friends cannot stay overnight 12. All guests must sign a Renter Agreement prior to arrival. 13. Preference is for pets to be kept outside however if they do come indoors they must not be allowed on beds on furniture. Additional cleaning fees may apply if pets are brought inside. 14. Motorbikes and ATV’s can be brought with you but cannot be ridden/driven on the property without prior consent from the Owners. Boats & Horse Floats can be brought onto the property. Boats/horse floats must be parked where they will not obstruct other vehicles. If you need to wash/rinse your boat/horse float/vehicle only dam water is to be used. (refer to house map for dam water tap/hose location). Horses cannot be ridden on the property without prior consent from the owners. 13. Bikes to be used at own risk 14. A key replacement fee of $50 per key applies for lost or non-returned keys. 15. Please refer to other House Rules & Check Out Responsibilities at Omaroo.

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