Front of PropertyLounge-open plan
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Delight in a unique rustic private property, unwind, defrost from technology, smell fresh air, enjoy the fireplace within. A getaway 50 mins from Melbourne. Historical 125+ yrs old RAIWENA, oldest Nobelius homestead located in the hills of Emerald! Relaxation, peaceful, romantic, tranquil 2 acre terraced gardens with a stream awaits you. Panoramic view of nature from your own very private floor. Highly suggest 2-night stay to really experience re-energizing! WEEKDAY SPECIAL AVAIL, check calendar

The space

Raiwena is a historical rustic estate. A true oasis located in the hills of Emerald originally built in 1891, surrounded by trees dating over 125+ years & very rustic terraced gardens. Of architectural & local significance, modernized in 1930's & 1950's. A panoramic view of nature at its best from open plan bedroom/living area. Relax next to the open fireplace! You have your own private entry/exit, & bathroom. Fridge, crockery, cutlery, kettle & microwave only are provided in apartment! We recommend takeaway places in the area, bakery, cafes & restaurants. This is a place to really just chill-less cooking, put your feet up, enjoy your snacks & glass of wine, or cup of tea/coffee and favorite biscuits! Take a train ride on Puffing Billy or cycle along the lake. Emerald Museum & Park is free to the public. Close to the Mt. Dandenong/Yarra Ranges: Olinda, Sassafras, Monbulk, Kallista, Belgrave, Gembrook. Also an ideal place for your wedding night or having small parties for any occasion; day or night-ask us for costing! Wifi limited to certain areas of the property, for a real chill out time, with no intrusions from emails or internet or texting!

Guest access

Guests have access to the whole two acre rustic terraced gardens, an oasis with a stream, walk to the lake, see the resident geese, ducks, bush turkey, kookaburra, wallaby, rabbits, assorted birds/parrots. Resident echidna, wombat & owl at night! The property is a unique home not a hotel or B&B, please don't expect 5 star hotel service or amenities

Interaction with guests

We have very basic/minimal interaction during your stay, as we want you to have your privacy & total relaxation to unwind, chill out & detox from a fast paced schedule in a rustic setting or for a romantic evening after your engagement or wedding, birthday celebrations or anniversary etc...We are not a 5 star hotel nor a B&B but a unique home-property, you'll see us around sometimes doing gardening or small projects...

Other things to note

Read our listing well...specially on how to get here! WEEKDAY SPECIAL RATES AVAILABLE listed on calendar...A 2-night stay is highly suggested to get the full use of chilling out! Fabulous TV-widescreen-foxtel & music-record player, fireplace in lounge area for your use; Fridge, microwave/kettle only crockery/cutlery available. We suggest Take-aways, cafe & bakery nearby at Emerald Village, the General (Emerald) makes good breakfast so does the Spencer Store (Gembrook), the Independent (Gembrook) or Coonara Springs (Olinda) do good lunches & dinners, there is also the Piggery (Shannon Bennett's). Belgrave also have some good places to eat. The apartment & property is quite large, if you want to hold a small party for any occasion for the day/nite (extra costing on parties) or just have that romantic wedding night before your trip on a honeymoon! Wifi limited in property due to the nature of reception in these hills/town, which allows for minimal intrusion on your chill out time. Please tidy up on your departure as you saw the apartment, we do not charge cleaning fee with our rate...

Free parking on premises

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

Respect the very rustic environment, & romantic surrounds . Smoking permitted outdoors. We are not a hotel nor a B&B but a home/property. Please keep the place tidy as you saw it! We do not charge cleaning fee. No unruly behavior, drunkenness or violence! No extreme parties. Respectable small parties is acceptable for the day/nite (extra costing-ask us)!


191 Reviews

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Mark User Profile
November 2016
Nice room in the plush bush. Great to wake up in the morning and view out the window. Also spent sometime in the sun up the bank having a wine. Emerald is a short drive away. Nice cafes and restaurants.

Dane User Profile
October 2017
Panoramic valley greenery perfect at all times of the day. Also a tree in the single open plan living area. Rustic atmosphere with terrific vinyl record collection.

Adam User Profile
October 2017
Beautiful place. That tree and that view... amazing!

Joy User Profile
October 2017
We really enjoyed our stay in this cosy little hideaway. Vinyl collection was a perfect treat and waking up to that view was amazing! The little gas fire warmed the space perfectly with the wood fire adding that extra little touch. Great for a romantic getaway. We will go back again as It will take many visits to listen to all those records! Bed was very warm and comfy too!

Michael User Profile
September 2017
The other reviews have said it all, it's a good spot to stay. A note when using the open fire, set the fire at the back to reduce the smoke

Jason User Profile
September 2017
Gorgeous space, full of character and charm. Enjoyed the views and the record collection and the cosy wood fire. A truly magical place.

Jessica User Profile
September 2017
A great way to relax, unwind and re-boot. Very enjoyable weekend!!!

Emerald, AustraliaJoined in January 2015
Raoul User ProfileRaoul is a superhost.
My wife Marvi and I both city people, made a tree change to Emerald, we reside in the main part of house-upper level, are a peaceful & friendly, relaxed couple. We are generally around doing some gardening during our spare time or doing small projects around the property. We made…
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