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Olinda/Sassafras Cottages Monreale

Extended by popular demand :: Multi-award-winning escape to the Dandenong Ranges! Two nights in a private cottage for two people, surrounded by lush rainforest. Includes breakfast hamper!


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Deal Highlights

  • Cottages Monreale is recognised as one of Victoria's premier romantic escape destinations.
  • Located just one hour's drive from Melbourne, explore the Dandenong Ranges and the Yarra Valley!
  • Listed by “The Age” Good Weekend 29 October 2011 in their annual “52 Weekends Away - Romantic."
  • Winner of 25 national and Victorian tourism awards from 2000.
  • Stay in a luxury private cottage of your choice, featuring spacious open plan living, king or queen bed, exquisite décor, stunning garden views, fully equipped kitchen, spa, comfortable living areas and wood fireplace.
  • Enjoy Liqueur Muscat and chocolates on arrival.
  • Wake up breakfast provisions of bacon, eggs, bread, cereal, juice and more.
  • Explore three acres of gardens with lawns, walks, bridges, secreted nooks and tree fern grottos that provide solitude for quiet contemplation.
  • Enjoy the many galleries, craft shops and restaurants in popular tourist destinations Olinda, Sassafras and Mt Dandenong Village, such as the Colonial Heritage, Coonara Gallery and Craiglea Antiques.
  • Visit Sky High, a stunning lookout that showcases the Melbourne skyline at night, recently upgraded to a café and restaurant.
  • Click to purchase and get back in touch with nature!

    Purchase an extra voucher and extend your stay to four nights.


Terms of this Deal

  • OurDeal Travel Escape Refund Guarantee applies.
  • Bookings essential and subject to availability. Please refer to your OurDeal voucher for details.
  • Valid for bookings from 19 February to 6 August 2013. Must book before 6 May 2013.
  • Blackout dates: 8 – 12 March 2013, 28 March – 2 April 2013, 24 – 28 April 2013 and 7 – 11 June 2013.
  • Not valid for Saturday nights in June and July.
  • Unlimited vouchers may be purchased as gifts. Limit of two vouchers per person.
  • One voucher is valid for two people.
  • Tranquility Cottage can accommodate up to four people and Magnolia Retreat can accommodate up to five people.
  • Additional adults can stay for an extra $50 per person, per night and children (six months up to 14 years old) can stay for an extra $25 per person, per night. 
  • Not valid for Watergarden Cottage or Oakbrook Cottage. Upgrade for an additional $120 per voucher. Upgrade only valid Sunday to Thursday (subject to the manager's discretion) and payable direct to Cottages Monreale.
  • No refund can be made if booking has been confirmed and accepted by Cottages Monreale.
  • Flights are not included. Not valid in conjunction with any other offer. No partial redemption or refunds.


Cottages Monreale


  • Cottages Monreale
    81 The Crescent,
    Olinda/Sassafras VIC 3787
    Ph: (03) 9755 1773
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Cottages Monreale is recognised as one of Victoria's premier romantic escape destinations. In addition to beautiful accommodation Cottages Monreale has three acres of stunning garden with many water features, Cottages Monreale is the perfect accommodation when exploring the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. The villages are broken into general areas in a vast range of mountainous hills.

Olinda, Sassafras and Mt Dandenong villages are grouped together as a tourist precinct because of their close geographic location to each other in the hills, and are seen by many as the foremost tourist villages when compared to the other towns in adjacent areas.

Belgrave, Gembrook, Emerald, Cockatoo and Monbulk are on the other side of the mountain to Mt Dandenong and each have their individual attractions and shops. They are probably more urbanised than the tourism group mentioned above. Whilst Olinda and Sassafras townships are small, they have great individual character and are located within one hours drive of Melbourne. Each has individual art, antique and handicraft galleries, with Olinda having its own unique golf course that offers a unique experience.

The Holden family is recognized as the First European settlers to live in Olinda. From about 1855 they cut down Mountain Ash for the Melbourne market until the turn of the century when the timber began to runout. Olinda was the first settlement, which occurred around 1870, with the first Olinda shop opening sometime around 1893.

In 1920, Australian artist Arthur Streeton purchased a house in Olinda. In 1938 Arthur Upfield a noted novelist used his experiences in Mount Dandenong as the setting his novels, The Devil's Step (1946) and An Author Bites the Dust (1948). Olinda has a market on the second Sunday of each month. The now very famous Cuckoo restaurant is another icon, and is situated between Olinda and Sassafras. Apart from their sensational smorgasbord fare they have lively and entertaining music and side acts.

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