We had a lovely time overall, great kitchen set up too. Really lovely owners! They had a great breakfast hamper plus wine and chocolates. Nice touch. Blinds on the bathroom window would have been good.
We stayed for 2 nights at Bella Vista in the El Camino cottage and had the most amazing time. Romantic, secluded, stunning property and views. We can't wait to return for another!
Couldn't recommend this gem more - Elvira and Gareth were wonderful to deal with, and the property was absolutely perfect for a relaxing getaway. Wish we could've stayed for longer. Thanks a million!
The stay of a few days was comfortable and was fine for us. The property is a bit of a distance from Hepburn Springs, on a dirt road, which we were unaware of. The trade off was that we were among mobs of kangaroos and the beautiful sounds of the bush. A car is a must. The couch was a bit uncomfortable. The TV only picked up a few channels. The outside light didn't come on with a sensor, but this can be fixed.
Fantastic bed was great,
outdoor spa a great feature
A simply beautiful cottage perfect for a romantic getaway. Spa bath is wonderful, and the cottage has been renovated and presented very well. Wonderful fire and location, we definitely look forward to staying again!
We really enjoyed our time here. Gareth and Elvira are gracious and attentive hosts. The cottage is cozy, comfortable and beautifully presented with thoughtful little touches throughout that made our stay relaxing and enjoyable. Highly recommend using the outdoor hot tub especially at sunset, it was a lovely experience. We’d definitely stay here again!
If you're after a quiet and cosy weekend away this is the place to book. An outstanding place to stay with great little touches. Bacon, Eggs and Juice in the fridge waiting for us! Kangaroo's saying Good Morning at your window and an amazing spa to relax after a hard day of doing eating and drinking.
Perfect for a weekend away!
Bella Vista is the ideal location for a relaxed weekend in Hepburn Springs! The hot tub is spectacular and the detached bungalow itself is exactly what we were after. Highly recommended!
It was an excellent time of relaxation, laugh and being away from noise. The villa was immaculate. The views, the jacuzzi and the peacefulness.
Great stay, very comfortable, clean and quiet. Loved all of the kangaroos too! Thanks Elvira 🙂
It seems that they thought about everything to make our stay perfect. From the beautiful and immaculate cabin to the breakfast hamper the suggestion of dining and travelling in the area and to even setting up the wood in the fire place so all we had to do is just lite it. We would definitely come back. Highly recommended.
Had a wonderful time in this beautiful and cosy bnb, lovely area and even got to wake up to kangaroos on the hill. Perfect place to relax and unwind, not to mention the two spas to choose from!
Thanks again to the hosts for the slice of paradise.
Amazing!!! Stunning location so peaceful and quiet, animals came right up to the house.
The house was well equiped, very clean and cosy. Loved the fire.
Highlight of the trip was the outdoor spa. Just wonderful to sit in there and look out at the surroundings.
Our hosts were incredibly helpful, polite and accommodating. I would stay here again!
The most amazing romantic getaway! Walk in and there's chocolates and merlot on the table with bacon and eggs in the fridge. Great communication and hosts. The spa is incredible!! Will definitely be back.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very nice, well kept private place to enjoy a romantic getaway. With just a short drive to Daylesford. Very clean with all the facilities you need including a beautifully serene atmosphere. Hosts were very accomodating with great communication. Highly recommended.
Thank you Elvira and Gareth
Elvira and Gareth are excellent host and have the perfect getaway to recharge the batteries All was just perfect N/A
Definitely will go back. Beautiful place, romantic, cosy, clean, everything that you need for romantic getaway.
Awesome place to go great views!!!
Gareth and Elvira were the best airbnb hosts I’ve ever had, they provided us with so many helpful tips and recommendations of things to do in the area, their responses were quick and they went to extra lengths to make sure our stay was as perfect as possible such as providing breakfast and juice, as well as even letting us check out a bit later. The home itself was beautiful and the indoor and outdoor spas were the highlight of the trip. It had amazing views and wildlife. Would recommend to anyone.
This is the PERFECT location for a couple's weekend away to rest and recharge. The bed is so comfortable and having a soak while watching the sun go down was a dream. Every need is met, the property is beautiful and just a quick drive to restaurants etc. Would absolutely return and highly recommend!
10/10 stay if you love nature. The Location was beautiful and the supplied breakfast was wonderful. Coming back for sure. The only negative would be the fairy lights around the hot tub not working.
I love staying at Gareth and Elvira's place. It's a really great escape from the bustling city life. It's very serene but not too secluded, having only 10 minute drive to town.
Exceptional The nature and spas, it felt like we were at home nice and cosy
We stayed in Avalon - Beautifully located amongst the gum trees, it’s peaceful and quiet, kangaroos everywhere at dusk. Great place to switch off and enjoy the beautiful area. Highly recommend.
My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at Avalon and had a wonderful time, both at the villa and exploring the surrounding area. We had a power outage on the second night due to a storm and as it lasted the night, Gareth and Elvira gave us the third night on the house. Thanks for the great communication and excellent accommodation. We had a truly unique stay.
Perfect romantic getaway with breathtaking views. It was so cosy and the moment we walked in, we felt at ease immediately. We enjoyed relaxing in the spa outside while looking out to the sunset, the warmth of the fireplace on a cold night and the lovely breakfast hamper that was given upon arrival to make our mornings even better. Everything about this place was beautiful!
Best place for a cosy and relaxing getaway
Amazing, was so easy to contact and made my gift for Christmas to my parents amazing.
Nice and clean. Relaxing spot to lounge and do nothing. Nice big hot tub indoors. Weather didnt really permit using the outdoor one but im sure its a treat. Great views down the valley over the bush/farm land. Felt quite private even though it’s relatively close to the hosts house.
Absolutely fantastic place! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would consider staying again in the future.
Thank you for lovely relaxing time, the house was cosy with the open fire & spa bath. We really appreciated the little extra touch ith the breakfast hamper. we will reccomend to friends xx
What a place! Beautiful views and incredible atmosphere close to everything tucked away. We loved our stay, it was clean and well set up. Make sure you bring anything for cooking or using the kitchen though as there aren’t any condiments but heaps of places around to eat out!
Great location for a secluded weekend away. Would highly recommend for a romantic get away.
A beautiful and cozy spot, the bath and hot tub were a perfect way to relax with amazing views from both. We saw lots of animals with their bubs which was a very cute treat. Would recommend.
Beautiful place. So many kangaroos hanging around the property and beautiful views. We loved making a fire each night and relaxing on the couch. For those who are keen on watching movies, I'd recommend you bring a USB with some movies on it, since there is no internet or DVDs available. I would definitely recommend Elvira's place for a lovely quite trip away from the city!
Superb Perfect location, quiet and isolated. Nice to see so many kangaroos close by in the morning. Great fireplace. Good breakfast supplies. Great spa bath. Easy check in/out. Wouldn't mind some jam or other spreads to go with the bread provided. Couch could be more comfortable. These things are minor improvements though.
Exceptional Tea candles didn't work
Recommend for a nice escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Absolutely amazing, everything about this place is great, can’t wait to come back soon!
An awesome place in a fabulous setting. We loved it! Everything was perfect
For a retreat, self-indulgenct or relaxing long weekend, this is a perfect getaway at El Camino
We absolutely loved our stay at Elvira and Gareth's place, it was so peaceful it felt like you were completely isolated but were only a 10mins drive from dayelsford, we also were able to organize a couples massage to our villa which was amazing and the spa and view were to die for. Elvira and Gareth were great with communication and really helpful. They even provided us with eggs and bacon for breakfast. Even saw some kangaroos and goats on the property! Would definitely recommend.
Photos and descriptions were accurate, place was spotless and close to the city centre.
Wildlife in the backyard, hopping around and sun baking 🙂
Exceptional Great place for a private getaway, had everything you would need for a comfortable stay.
Exceptional Great location with a cozy setting
We had the best time away for our weekend! The space is perfect for a cosy romantic trip with lots to see and do. Strongly recommend!
Fantastic was a great little place Everything was perfect
Was a lovely weekend away
This property has the best of both worlds. In such a scenic peaceful location you could not leave for your whole stay and you would have all you need for a relaxing stay. Alternatively you can pop to Hepburn, Daylesford etc if you want to explore there is lots to see and do right nearby.
On arrival the property was spotless and nice touches made it feel like a luxury stay.
Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.
Exceptional It’s relaxing, I loved the spa The lavender bush out the front, attracted to many bees so we couldn’t use the bbq out the front.
Loved it and would highly recommend for a beautiful weekend away, we will be back Location was great, loved the views. Loved the cottage and the fireplace and all the little touches like chocolates and candles etc. Will definitely be back, highly recommend This is only a minor thing and would not stop me from coming back, breakfast stated continental plus eggs and bacon, however no bacon and couldn't work out what cups to use for coffee machine as none seemed to fit (as i said minor issue just giving feedback)
This place was so great to stay at, so cozy and the spa was amazing! would highly recommend!
Lovely little place to get away. The view is beautiful. The intense quiet and starry views were such a nice relief from everything. Wallabies came to say hi everyday! We loved the breakfast hamper and massive deck chair to relax on all day long. An adorable place to stay!
Exceptional My husband and I had a wonderful stay at El Camino. The property is new and very clean. We had all the amenities we needed for a rejuvenating and relaxing weekend away. Hosts were great and communication was also great!
Can’t wait to stay again. Thanks for a lovely stay!
Exceptional Clean, tidy and the owners so very helpful. I would book back here in a heart beat. Fantastic spot to just runaway to. Secluded and quiet With kitchen utensils the fry pan wasn't nonstick which made cleaning harder.
A sponge to clean dishes and scrub the pan would have just been handy. Otherwise it was perfect, very minor
Loved staying at Bella Vista this weekend for a weekend away with my fiancé. Oscar’s Villa is beautiful, clean and cosy. The spa is brilliant. Queen bed was super comfy. The breakfast hamper was lovely - it was great on Saturday morning to cook bacon, eggs, toast and have fresh orange juice and sit and enjoy the beautiful view. Highly recommend.
We had a wonderful weekend away here. The house has everything you need, with luxuries such as a beautiful spa and idyllic views. The house is perfect for a relaxing and quiet stay, yet is close to the local shops cafes and walking tracks.
Thank you to Elvira and Gareth- such amazing hosts. We hope to be back one day!
Jen & Calum
The outdoor spa was the highlight for this stay. We stayed on very cold, rainy and foggy days but once you’re in the hot tub, you’ll forget it’s winter. Kangaroos can be seen during early mornings and so close you feel you’re one with nature. Abundance wood supply for the fireplace too keeping us warm all night.
Me and my partner stayed here for a 2 night get away. The cottage is located in beautiful area, lovely scenery , quiet and peaceful . The home itself was gorgeous just like the photos . The spa bath was great and the fire made it feel real homely. The breakfast was a great added touch and the recommendations for local attractions was very helpful. I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here and I would definitely stay here again.
Beautiful spot, would stay again.
Thanks for a great little get away and the bottle of wine on arrival. Communication was great with the Maps and suggestions helping a lot. Really beautiful spot with the Spa and outdoor spa both being awesome to relax and forget the about the worries especially on sunset with brilliant views! For most part everything was spot on and fault less.
Lovely, very quiet. Endless nice food options just 10 minutes away.
Perfect solo getaway! Location was excellent and I enjoyed being tucked away. Breakfast items were perfect. I was so surprised that the outdoor spa was mine to use to myself! Hosts were so lovely and accomodating. Sounds of the appliances and water system, as it's all in one room.
Fabulous Great relaxing view from the bath tub. The place is quiet and well kept. Breakfast hamper was great. Coffee machine wasn’t clean on arrival. Found about 5 empty pods inside the machine.
Incredibly beautiful villa. Does not disappoint. Will be back next season.
Idyllic private weekend away Private villas, wood fire heater, beautiful bush land and surrounding scenery. It was all fantastic.
See my other review- we stayed an extra night because we didn't want to leave! 🙂
Great little place tucked away on the edge of Daylesford. Very scenic. Great communication before and during stay.
Exceptional Loved the extra touches, the comfy bed, fireplace and the amazing spas! The surrounding scenery was made even better as it snowed one morning 🙂 Gareth was extremely welcoming and easy to contact if we needed anything It was a little dark in the outside spa area at night as we couldn’t find out how to turn the fairy lights on
Lovely cottage, very nicely appointed. Great bath and nice outdoor areas with fabulous views. Elvira is a great host and puts a lot of effort into ensuring her guests comfort.
Beautiful spot Our second stay here, such a beautiful property and the room was cosy and perfect for a romantic getaway. Owners made sure we had everything we needed. Breakfast was a nice touch.
Beautiful setting for a relaxing stay in Daylesford /Hepburn Springs. The house is great for a relaxing break. The tub inside and jacuzzi outside are fabulous! Really clean and bright little place. Cosy and quiet too! We loved watching the kangaroos on the evening from the balcony.
A few extra utensils and touches would have made it better value for money. We had to buy dish scrubs and kitchen paper in order to clean things properly as only one dish cloth was provided. Also, a few utensils for the bbq would have been helpful too!
Excellent place to stay and get away we will definitely be back!!
Clean , well equipped, beautiful views with a lovely place for outdoor meals.
Worth it! Two amazing spas with amazing views of Australian bushland. Kangaroos jumping by around dusk, nicest sunsets from the outdoor spa, plenty of towels, could not ask for anything more.
Coming from the city, this is the perfect get away! Saw lots of kangaroos ! Lots of pretty birds. Fireplace and spa are perfect for relaxing! Bed is super comfortable
We really enjoyed a sunset spa surveying the beautiful landscape! The villa feels remote and quiet, but you’re only 10mins from the town centre
As above My parents were absolutely thrilled with their surprise holiday at your destination. They mentioned that the hamper was perfect, the bed was extra comfortable, the whole house was clean and welcoming and the surrounding scenery was calm and very relaxing! It was perfect the way it was
Elvira and Gareth's place is great! We had such a lovely, relaxing weekend away at their lovely place and would definitely be back again. The wood fire, hot tub and wildlife made it that extra bit special. Thanks so much for having us.
Overall very good stay, the spas are relaxing and a good way to spend a lazy night. The fireplace (+ the abundant supplied firewood) is good to warm up next to in winter. Thank you for the stay!
Accomodation was lovely! So peaceful and secluded with a beautiful view from both spas 🙂 very relaxing
Host provided great information before arrival.
Amazing Amazing Amazing!!! We had a great weekend away thanks to Elvira & Gareth. Check in process was seamless, there were some wonderful touches around the house ..like the fireplace all prepped and ready to go, breakfast provisions in the fridge was thoughtful and overall the house was extremely cosy and comfortable. Thanks again!
Avalon at Bella Vista was a stunning property that was even more gorgeous in person. The spas were beautiful and the view of the bush was utterly stunning Elvira and Gareth made the place incredibly comfortable and welcoming and were incredibly accommodating. Worth every cent!
Cosy place with great privacy. There were orange juice, bottle of waters and eggs in the fridge 🙂 local tips were amazing to plan our weekend dinner and spa.
Thank you for your hospitality.
An amazing weekend away spot!
The place is private and secluded with absolutely beautiful and tranquil scenery while being just a stone’s throw from town. Lovely facilities and supreme conform.
10/10 would happily have stayed here forever.
El Camino is a wonderful place to retreat, relax and recharge. There are no words to describe how stunning the setting is, with panoramic views and wildlife and bird life at the door. The accommodation has all the comforts of home, including an exceptionally comfortable bed, in addition to the luxury of a deep spa bath. Elvira and Gareth were exceptional, generous hosts. We stayed for a week and didn’t want to leave! No doubt we’ll be back one day.
El Camino is an absolutely stunning place to stay, perfect for a getaway! Very relaxing, amazing views, highly recommend!
Everything you hope your romantic and secluded weekend away will be. Find a nice bottle of local wine and have it with an afternoon cheese platter on the terrace looking out at the Macedon hills
Relaxing Romantic getaway for two. Everything you need to cook with plus an included breakfast hamper was lovely. Fresh flowers and a huge spa with a view to die for. This place was the perfect getaway for the weekend. Close to town the local taxi service was very helpful and made going out at night easy. Highly recommended was a beautiful stay.
The place was amazing... loved the person touches with breakfast and fresh flowers
Perfect place to getaway, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings for our wedding anniversary. Hosts were extremely helpful and friendly and communication from them was excellent. Beautiful accommodation and very comfortable bed. So many nice little touches throughout. The fire and spa bath were lovely and the view was spectacular. We will definitely be returning and highly recommend this property for a getaway. We loved it! Thank you Gareth and Elvira 😁 There wasn’t anything we didn’t like.
The house was beautiful sparkling clean and nice touches which made our stay perfect!
Private location with a great view, a little away from shops and cafes and need to drive down a dirt track to get there but very much worth it for a relaxed weekend away. Perfect for couples! Great stay.
Loved this place!! Especially loved the added extras like the breakfast and the treats available! Fantastic spot.. just make sure you have a decent car to tackle the Hepburn hills!!
Lovely place, disappointed about the outdoor spa Lovely room, lovely indoor spa, very clean room We didn’t use the outdoor spa as it was too dirty which was disappointing. Also one of the two wine glasses was broken.
Quiet, relaxing and private space this is a perfect getaway from the city. Oscars is beautifully presented with great amenities and only a short drive from Hepburn and Daylesford. Look forward to another visit!
A relaxing getaway with fantastic views! The villa was clean and comfortable with great views. Would definitely recommend!
Very good location, tranquil, serene, beautiful location and even better villa. Had a fantastic time 🙂 definitely recommend.
Such a cosy & welcoming place to unwind. Could not recommend enough.
Amazing space! , sparkling clean nice and quiet. Great communication highly recommended. Cannot wait to come back. Thank you so much for having us
Incredibly comfortable and romantic villa set in a gorgeous, natural location. Communicative and helpful hosts, great facilities. Amazing views. A perfect break from the city- thankyou Gareth and Elvira
The perfect romantic getaway, away from the hustle of Daylesford but close enough to easily visit it. We had such an amazing time exploring the property, watching sunsets and kangaroos, eating and treating ourselves like royalty. Brownie pnts for bathrobes, breakfast hamper, pre-made fireplace and local tips.
Beautiful place, woke up to kangaroos in the backyard! Lovely lake and the spa is an absolute treat!
Beautiful place. Incredible country surrounds. Lovely hosts. Would go back.
Wonderful, very relaxing. Beautiful location, gorgeous view from the spa out the back.
Our stay at El Camino was beyond wonderful! The photos do not do it justice! You are close enough to town and all the action, but far enough to truly enjoy some relax time. The cottage is so cosy & we really enjoyed tucking up in front of the fire. We cannot wait to return!
This place is a little gem, cosy and romantic located in a beautiful part of the world.
We loved our stay and will definitely return next year or maybe sooner if we are lucky.
Exceptional Great spa perfect spot
Had the most wonderful time. Location and the house itself were beautiful. Having a spa out on the deck at sunset with the cheeky kangaroos munching on the grass around us was incredibly relaxing.
Amazing scenic views from the spa!
Excellent stay It was cold while we were up there but the fireplace made the villa warm and welcoming, the spa was great too!
Fantastic getaway, Will be back. Highly recommend
Amazing The spa in the bathroom was amazing and the view was beautiful.
Absolutely breath taking views and the house was stylish and clean. The bed was unbelievably comfortable and that is something hard to find when traveling. Only one thing to note is the house is ran on solar hot water so keep that in mind when filling up that hot tub!
I would go back again Loved the privacy
Beautiful place with lovely scenery. Really peaceful and quiet. The spa was great really loved the view from the spa.
Unforgettable. Will be coming back! Amazing place and special location where we were able to watch the sunset from the outdoor spa.
If only we could've stayed longer!
Thank you Elvira and Gareth for allowing us to experience a peaceful getaway trip.
Received great communication and check in/out process was very easy.
The indoor fireplace made the cottage extra cosy with enough wood supplied.
We were very lucky to see kangaroos right outside the door step and throughout the late evening/early morning.
We stayed at Bella Vista Villas for two nights over a weekend and it was more than perfect. There is everything you need, the stars here are just amazing so highly recommend laying out on the back deck at night. There is also a really cute pub which had live music on the weekend which is close by. Heaps of activities to do around the area and most of all just super relaxing. A really great spot to getaway. Could not recommend highly enough! We'll be telling all our friends! Cheers, Ben
This place was fantastic. Off the grid and the privacy was just perfect. The Tuscan feel to the house added to beautiful sweeping views where you can relax on the grass area all afternoon until the sunset. The home was extremely nice and clean. Elvira’s instructions and communication was great. Highly recommend this place.
Peaceful and relaxing stay A beautiful location indeed, with Australian wildlife right outside your door. We were very pleased with the warm and welcoming look of the villa. Lots of privacy and spacious bathtub.
Exactly the kind of getaway we were looking for. The DVD player is very loud so watching a movie can be a bit distracting. TV channels were often out of range too, so we couldn't watch much TV.
Beautiful spa villa in an excellent location, feels very private and secluded. The villa is spacious and tastefully decorated. We loved the fireplace and the 2 person spa! The villa had everything we needed and the breakfast hamper was wonderful.
Great accommodation for visiting Daylesford and surrounds. Elvira was an excellent communicator and made our visit to the area very easy. We would definitely stay here again.
The stay was absolutely lovely and ideal for a couple getaway! It was fantastic using the humble and very comfortable amenities/facilities and the spa is wonderful with great relaxing views. My partner and I had a phenomenal birthday and we made the most of what Daylesford and the accommodation had to offer.
Everything was superb and it's great value, compared with other similar accommodation in the region.
Elvira and Gareth's place was beautiful and serene. It is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend away. Will definitely be back again!
I highly recommend this air BnB. Everything was wonderful, a beautiful location and great value for what you receive.
Absolutely would recommend this place- 100% The setting was perfect- away from town. Very comfortable and you could tell the owners have pride in their property. To top it off it snowed whilst we were there. Nil
Beautiful and private location. Hosts were very accomodating, great with communication and also respected our space and privacy. We had a relaxing couple of days away which was just what we needed. Great place! Highly recommended.
A beautiful cottage with a lovely vista. Very cosy, comfortable and private. Lovey comfortable bed and the cottage had a well equipped kitchen. Easy communication with the host. We had a lovely stay.
beautiful and secluded , we had such a lovely time here for a quiet midweek getaway. the view is stunning, such a perfect place for some relaxing time away!
We loved our stay at belle vista Avalon, especially having a spa and enjoying the view. The hosts were very helpful, accommodating and offered assistance straight away when we had a little trouble with the spa. Thank you Gareth and Elvira.
Elvira and Gareth's place was beautiful and serene. It is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend away. Will definitely be back again!
Exceptional This was an amazing property and one of the most romantic and cosy places we’ve ever stayed in. A lot of personal touches the wood fireplace and indoor and outdoor spas were just sensational. The drive to the property can be a bit rugged so be sure to not have a low riding vehicle. Fine for sedans, hatches and normal vehicles.
Elvira and Gareth were such gracious hosts. They were easy to deal with and communication is top notch. The place is amazing and has everything you would want from personal touches such as lollies to an amazing breakfast hamper prepared for you.
The place is clean and has amazing views. We will definitely be back if we have the chance to do so. Thank you again for welcoming us. Cheers.
Bella Vista Villas
127 Charlies Road