15 Sweet Summer Escapes

Summer conjures up visions of beautiful empty beaches but the reality can be a lot less idyllic! More and more people are looking for quieter alternatives and are turning inland to find cool and refreshing lakes and waterholes to chillout over summer. This selection of properties in Daylesford could be your ideal sweet summer escape.
Lake Daylesford Apartments - Daylesford Accommodation

1. Lake Daylesford Apartments – DayLesford

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Lake Daylesford Apartments are set on ‘the beach’ of the iconic Lake Daylesford, a short 5 minute walk to The Lake House, a short stroll to the Boathouse and the Daylesford town. Each apartment accesses a veranda overlooking the garden and lake, ideal for afternoon drinks or morning meditations. Simply walk out your front door and you are on the walking track that wraps around the lake.

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Sky High Pool

2. Sky High – Mt Franklin

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Take a dip in the saltwater plunge pool that is literally Sky High. Located on 50 acres on top of a ridge on Mount Franklin, you will enjoy 360 Deg panoramic views from this luxurious architectural holiday house. Made for Aperol Spritz and fun afternoons, Sky High and the plunge pool will ensure your Instagram feed is the envy of all who see it!

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3. Allegro – Daylesford

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Brimming with natural light thanks to clever use of the North aspect, this unique, energy efficient home is in a class of its own. Surrounded by fully landscaped gardens, Allegro is a getaway designed for quiet times and entertaining. Accommodating up to four guests in two bedrooms, the living area opens out onto to a huge outdoor deck ideal for indoor/outdoor entertaining in summer.

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Lakes Edge

4. Lakes Edge – Daylesford

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Located on the shores of Lake Daylesford, Lakes Edge is one of the regions finest group accommodation options. Sleeping up to twelve guests the expansive indoor/ outdoor living areas allow you to enjoy all the seasons and take in the serene views of Daylesford’s most famous location, whilst thoughtfully planned bedrooms have you waking to the sound of birdsong and lake views.

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Lake Daylesford Lodge Accommodation

5. Lake Daylesford Lodge 6 – Daylesford

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Recently refurbished this stylish multi-level villa has been given a bespoke make over with commissioned pieces creating a sense of relaxed indulgence, all located within the Lake Daylesford Reserve and a stone’s throw from the shore. Whether you are travelling for a special occasion, wedding, girls weekend, rejuvenating getaway or a family holiday, Lake Daylesford Lodge 6 is perfect for all.

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Annecy House - Daylesford Accommodation

6. Annecy House – Daylesford

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Inspired by the lakeside French town of Annecy, this little gem in Daylesford pays homage to a classic provincial look and feel through its styling and interiors. Set in a private and quiet location with easy access to the lake via a back gate and forested track, this is a great hideaway for those wanting serenity and all the best Daylesford has to offer.

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7. Boatshed Villa Green Door – Daylesford

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Recently refurbished the Boatshed Villa Green Door is perfect for couples wanting to unwind and enjoy life. Beautiful French inspired furnishings sit in harmony with the surrounds. A separate mezzanine lounge allow for afternoons curling up with a good book. Sit back on the deck and enjoy the magnificent views of the lake.

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Courthouse Villa Pool

8. Courthouse Villas – Daylesford

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An easy stroll from the Convent Gallery, Daylesford’s shopping and dining precinct and the Sunday market, the Courthouse Villas have the added bonus of a shared indoor heated pool for guests use. With beds that split, these villas are ideal for couples, families or friends wanting to getaway these summer holidays.

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9. Daylesford Lake Villas – Daylesford

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Daylesford Lake Villas 1 & 2 are perfectly positioned on the shores of lovely Lake Daylesford, offering unforgettable views combined with peace and tranquillity to heal the mind, body and soul! Lake Villa 1 accommodates two guests and is ideal for couples whilst Lake Villa 2 has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to four. Direct private access to the lake, from your back gate, allows you to experience beautiful, scenic walks with the very best mother nature has to offer!

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Ducks Bay Lake Daylesford Accommodation

10. Ducks Bay – Daylesford

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Ducks Bay is a beautifully decorated home with every comfort in mind. Ideally located on the lake’s edge and adjacent to The Lake House restaurant Ducks Bay  is only a short walk to Daylesford’s shops and cafes. Featuring quality bathrooms, kitchen and luxurious bedding, this classical open-plan villa with expansive views and a double spa, epitomizes the essence of Daylesford.

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French Doors Daylesford Accommodation

11. French Doors – Daylesford

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Nestled on a hillside and within walking distance to Lake Daylesford, this three bedroom property is ideal for couples, families and small groups. French Doors boasts a spacious outer deck on three sides, wood fire, double spa and polished floorboards, creating a wonderful ‘home away from home’ for your next visit to Daylesford.

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Gables Bend Daylesford Accommodation

12. Gables Bend on High & Gables Bend Spa Villa – Daylesford

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One contemporary Suite and a Villa with views across Doctor’s Gully, both a mere 10-minute walk to the centre of Daylesford. All guests have use of a solar heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi and are ideal either for individual couples or two couples who wish to stay together with each property retaining privacy and independent facilities.

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Lake Daylesford Lodge accommodation

13. Lake Daylesford Lodge 2 – Daylesford

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Modern, chic and ideally situated at the southern end of Lake Daylesford, Lake Daylesford Lodge 2 is perfect for guests wanting a stylish base from which to explore the delights of the region. This stylish, multi-level villa is complete with sleek furnishings, an inviting gas log fire, and a fully equipped kitchen. Each bedroom includes its own private ensuite complete with either spa or stone bath.

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Summer Escapes

14. Lakevista – Daylesford

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An architectural retreat offering elevated views over Lake Daylesford to a stunning backdrop of Wombat Forest on the horizon.  Set over three levels Lakevista boasts a captivating outlook, including the outdoor decked entertaining area. Four bedrooms will comfortably accommodate 8 guests with a generous and light filled living and dining area located on the upper level.

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Millar Daylesford Accommodation

15. Millar – Daylesford

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Contemporary and spacious, this architecturally designed property is located only a short stroll from the beautiful Lake Daylesford. For your romantic getaway, unwind in comfort on the large leather lounge with chaise or entertain your friends in style from the fully appointed kitchen.

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