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Gather the girls and escape to the country for the weekend……or a week! Just over an hour from Melbourne, our range of large properties with flexible bedding configurations and the all-important second (or even third!) bathroom are ideal for groups of friends to gather and escape the chaos of everyday life.

2. Beecroft House – Daylesford

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Surrounded by a classic garden, this stunning Edwardian house with picturesque country views is the ideal base from which to explore the region and enjoy quality time with friends. An eclectic mix of carefully curated antiques combined with contemporary sophistication results in a vogue-style country house that is distinctively atmospheric and stylish.

What guests are saying about Beecroft House:
Overall Rating 4.5/5

A beautiful , comfortable , well appointed and peaceful space to spend time with friends. A short walk from town , but far enough to be quiet , with plenty of parking space. The warmth of heating as well as the pleasure of an open fire. Lovely fluffy towels and scrupulously clean bathrooms. Cosy sitting rooms and all you need in the way of cutlery and kitchen implements. We had the most lovely weekend and can’t wait to come back next year.

Trish – July 2018

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3. Harlequin – Daylesford

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Perfectly located in the heart of Daylesford, Harlequin is just a short stroll from the vibrant shopping precinct and beautiful Lake Daylesford. The light-filled open plan kitchen/living area and a generous covered deck are perfect for entertaining and relaxing with friends. Comfortably furnished throughout, four bedrooms and three contemporary bathrooms make it an ideal option for a girl’s weekend getaway.

What guests are saying about Harlequin:
Overall Rating 4.5/5

Perfect setting for a relaxing time. Kingsize beds were so comfortable and the extra bathrooms were so good for our girls weekend. Home was walking distance to the main strip.

Altina – November 2018

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5. Boatshed House – Daylesford

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Located on the idyllic shores of Lake Daylesford, Boatshed House is an ideal retreat for families or group of friends enjoying a special time away together. The stylish but relaxed interiors provide the perfect space from which to view the gorgeous scenes of Lake Daylesford from the picture windows and the flexible bedding accommodates up to eight guests in comfort.

What guests are saying about Boatshed House:
Overall Rating 4.8/5

The Boatshed House was beautifully appointed with generous sized rooms, king beds that could be split to accomadate the 8 of us on a girls weekend, 3 fantastic bathrooms, again great for our group, and situated right on the Lake for morning walks and an easy walk into town. We visited in winter but I can imagine enjoying a glass of wine while sitting out on the decks in summer .

Sue – July 2018

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6. Dollywood – Daylesford

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A spectacular pink neon sign above the front door greets you and invites you into this very creative and stylish home featuring modern furnishings from Pop and Scott, Dowel Jones, Jardan and Barnaby Lane. Four bedrooms sleep six, making it perfect for families and friends to get together and make the most of the incredible location just a short stroll from the town centre and beautiful Lake Daylesford.

What guests are saying about Dollywood:
Overall Rating 4.9/5

Wow!!!! Highly recommended!!!!! Went with a group of girls, didn’t want to leave the house, was so inviting and comfortable and beautifully decorated!!!!!

Katen – October 2018

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7. St Remy – Daylesford

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St Remy is an eclectic hideaway for up to six guests, artfully curated with vintage and industrial pieces. A light-filled country escape with an entertainers kitchen, the multitude of spaces both indoor and outdoor invite deep relaxation all year round.  The huge entertainer’s deck with views over the fire pit and across to Doctors Gully is a perfect spot for Aperol Spritz, long lunches or endless cups of tea.

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8. Lake Daylesford Lodge 5 – Daylesford

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Striking architecture, lakeside location and beautiful interiors combine at Lake Daylesford Lodge 5. Newly refurbished in fresh autumnal colours to calm your senses, the flexible bedding creates an ideal space for couples, friends or family escapes. Two ensuited bedrooms feature views across the southern end of Lake Daylesford reserve with ducks and geese grazing, the lake in the distance.

What guests are saying about Lake Daylesford Lodge 5:

Overall Rating 4.4/5

Lake Daylesford Lodge 5 is fabulously situated and has been really well equipped to provide everything you need on your stay. Facilities are terrific and the outlook from both floors is beautiful.

Lyn – September 2018

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9. Hambleden – Daylesford

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Hambleden boasts a great location a mere 5-minute walk to the heart of town. Recently refurbished with a relaxed modern / Scandinavian feel, the property immediately feels like a home away from home. Loaded with stylish touches, the four king split bedrooms make it a great place to base a group of friends or family to enjoy all the region has to offer in absolute comfort.

What guests are saying about Hambleden:

Overall Rating 4.7/5

This house was an absolute gem for our weekend away with friends. Had everything we needed and more, such a great vibe that we sat around relaxing instead of getting out and about. Spotlessly clean, super comfy beds, great CD collection, would highly recommend.

Danielle – November 2018

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12. Aroona – Daylesford

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Ideally located and beautifully appointed Aroona invites relaxation with stunning panoramic views of Lake Daylesford and the spires of town. Slide open the large glass doors and take in the pavilion style deck and settle into a long lazy breakfast or relax with a simple afternoon BBQ as you watch the sun go down. Offering ample space inside and out, the property is perfect for girls groups, couples or friends.

What guests are saying about Aroona:
Overall Rating 4.5/5

The house is within easy walking distance of the lakes and has a lovely view from the balcony of the water. Its was most relaxing sitting on the balcony watching the glimmering waters and watching the setting sun. The house is tastefully decorated and the bedrooms are a good size.

Jasna – October 2018

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Update: Post originally published Oct 17 2017, updated 28 Feb 2019.