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Browse our Top Rated Properties of 2019 as rated by YOU our guests! From modern masterpieces to cosy cottages, houses to accommodate the largest of families to intimate retreats for couples, our list of Top Rated Properties represents the best of the best in Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges. Enjoy!

Every year, we welcome over 30,000 guests to Dayget and every guest has the opportunity to rate and review their stay. Guest reviews are overwhelmingly positive and we are honoured to represent some of the best accommodation our wonderful region has to offer.

This month, we sifted through our reviews to find the Top Rated properties as rated by you, our guests. This collection of properties each have at least 15 guest reviews and have consistently achieved above average ratings with an overall star rating of 4.8/5 or above.

As we celebrate the Top Rated properties of 2019 we want to take a moment to thank you, our guests, for creating these reviews and to the property owners who open their properties (and their hearts) to create the most exquisite and unique places for you to stay. Gotta love Daylesford and this amazing region!

Here are our 20 Top Rated Properties for 2019.

20. Green Retreat Passive House – Hepburn Springs

4.8/5  | 20 reviews
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Tucked away in Hepburn Springs, Green Retreat Passive House has been thoughtfully designed with some serious green cred. Guests loved the central, but peaceful, location and the modern and comfortable interiors. Guest rated this idyllic retreat a solid 4.8/5 stars.

Our favourite guest review:

My friend and I loved Green Retreat so much! The layout was excellent, beautifully styled, delicious treats, clean, comfy and great location. We would definitely recommend/come again. Thank you!

Madeleine – October 2018

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19. Lakes Edge – Daylesford

4.8/5  | 21 reviews
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Purpose built luxury group accommodation with absolute lake frontage, it’s not hard to see why Lakes Edge features in your Top 20 properties of 2019 with a 4.8/5 star rating. People who stayed at Lakes Edge were impressed with the amount of space it has to offer (6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms!) and the second to none views across Lake Daylesford. Elegantly styled, Lakes Edge will fulfill your mansion by the lake fantasies.

Our favourite guest review:

The pictures don’t do this beautiful house justice. It’s a lovely place, perfect for getting together in groups but allowing people to have their own private spaces. It’s roomy and comfortable, with homey touches and thoughtful inclusions that made everyone thoroughly enjoy themselves.

Veronica – February 2019

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18. Persimmon – Clunes

4.8/5  | 28 reviews
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While it may be petite, it’s definitely big on comfort and charm. Persimmon is a late 1860s ironmongers shop residence converted into a warm and welcoming one-bedroom abode in the heart of Clunes. Persimmon made guests smile with its gorgeous furnishings, perfect presentation, central location and peaceful atmosphere earning a rating of 4.8 / 5 stars.

Our favourite guest review:

We absolutely loved this little cottage. It felt like home as soon as we stepped through the gate and we found it very hard to leave. The cottage had everything you could need – from a comfy bed, an amazing couch, great shower, NETFLIX (brilliant touch!) and a coffee machine which was a bonus as being there over New Years – everything in town was shut. It was also so very quiet in both the cottage (extra thick walls) and the town, which was wonderful as that was the whole point of getting away for the holidays. This cottage is a little gem and we can’t wait to come back!

Leigh – January 2019

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14. Lakeleigh – Daylesford

4.8/5  | 34 reviews
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Enchanting and magical are the words guests use to describe this elegant and immaculately presented lake side house. Surrounded by spectacular gardens with a terrace, deck and conservatory, you will feel like you are living in a fairy tale at Lakeleigh. Guests loved it so much they rated Lakeleigh an outstanding 4.8 / 5 stars.

Our favourite guest review:

Upon seeing Lakeleigh for the first time It was like a picture out of a fairytale book so beautiful in its setting of mature gardens. The interior was immaculate, every window had an amazing view. A peaceful and relaxing place to stay.

Gavin – October 2018

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13. Boatshed House – Daylesford

4.8/5  | 34 reviews
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As a thoughtfully designed and generously appointed home Boatshed House is a hit with groups and families. With the lake just out the window and town moments away by foot, guests wished for nothing more than to simply return again to enjoy all its comforts.Boatshed House was rated 4.8 / 5 stars.

Our favourite guest review:

The Boatshed House was beautifully appointed with generous sized rooms, king beds that could be split to accommodate 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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9. Aysgarth – Daylesford

4.8/5  | 53 reviews
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Beautifully presented and a truly pet friendly property that creates a a cosy and comfortable atmosphere for both humans and pets.  Something highly appreciated by our guests. Situated between town and the lake,  Aysgarth has been enjoyed by many families and groups of friends and has been highly rated at 4.8/5 stars.

Our favourite guest review:

If you are looking for the perfect getaway with family or friends and your beloved pooch I would highly recommend Aysgarth! Very clean, warm, and close to the main township and what is has to offer with all the comforts of home. The goods on arrival and the puppy box were another lovely touch to a fantastic week away!

– Caroline

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6. Montacute Pavilion and Garden – Daylesford

4.9/5  | 22 reviews
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Be amazed at this inspirational architectural gem and have your every expectation exceeded. Meticulously crafted and beautifully realised by the owner, Montacute is a delight the moment you enter the gates. Guests love the attention to detail here and the stunning garden that has been a labour of love for the property owner. Simple luxury with a baroque twist is a winning combination at Montacute Pavilion rated 4.9/5 stars.

Our favourite guest review:

The home was an absolute delight from the moment we entered the property. The high end finishing, heated ensuite flooring, beautifully maintained gardens, I could go on about everything at this property because it was one of the best homes we stayed at. Our children loved running around the garden mazes. We’ll definitely stay here again.

Melissa – May 2019

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5. Dollywood – Daylesford

4.9/5  | 40 reviews
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Those who sought something a little different were rewarded with Dollywood’s cool and funky vibe. Guests swooned over the decor but also commented that it has all the facilities and comforts you could possibly need for your stay. Being close to the centre of town isn’t bad either! Rated 4.9 / 5 stars.

Our favourite guest review:

This is a gorgeous property with fantastic amenities that make your trip feel super luxe. It has all the facilities for a larger family so you feel like you are at home. 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms is what you need with 3 teenagers. And even though it has a different vibe to a lot of local properties, it is so cosy and inviting that you will just want to stay indoors, and play games by the fire. Which we do. Hooray for Dollywood!

Gabrielle – June 2018

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4. Kings Cottage

4.9/5  | 47 reviews
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Described as a luxurious cottage with a charming exterior which belies the expansive accommodation beyond the facade, Kings Cottage is a guest favourite for couples or small families. Close to the lake and beautifully appointed with everything you need, King’s Cottage has been rated 4.9/5 stars and deservingly so!

Our favourite guest review:

We loved our stay in this beautiful cottage. The house is spacious with generous sized rooms and two ensuite bathrooms. Perfect for a small family or two couples. The house is light filled and clean with plenty of room to relax. Excellent location on the edge of town right near the lake. Perfect for walks in the wilderness but close enough to saunter into town. Definitely recommend staying at Kings Cottage.

Marco – December 2018

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3. Illoura – Hepburn Springs

4.9/5  | 49 reviews
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A quintessential cottage that has delighted countless guests, Illoura is in a class of it’s own when it comes to comfortable luxury. Guests rave about the faultless presentation, cosy beds and personal touches that make this home away from home truly unforgettable. Boasting easy access to the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa but in a quiet and peaceful location, Illoura is simply ahhhh-mazing at 4.9/5 stars!

Our favourite guest review:

Can’t speak highly enough of Illoura and the surroundings, impeccably clean, attention to detail is amazing. The gift box of assorted local produce is a wonderful surprise when you arrive. Can’t speak highly enough, thank-you.

Beverley – November 2018

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1. Breakneck Gorge Oikos – Hepburn Springs

5/5  | 44 reviews
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Loved by our guests for its extraordinary architecture, cutting edge design, attention to detail and its thrilling location high on the Hepburn escarpment, Breakneck Gorge Oikos was conceived by the owners as a luxury couples nest designed and built as a place for love, laughter and peace. Featured on Channel Nine’s Postcards and winner of multiple architecture and design awards, Breakneck Gorge Oikos has achieved an incredible 5 out of 5 star rating.

Our favourite guest review:

Our stay at Oikos was absolutely perfect. Not only was the accommodation beautiful, but all the lovely thoughtful touches throughout the home made the stay perfect. Delicious breakfast supplies, fantastic heating that kept the place toasty, bubble bath for the tub, and a stunning sunset were just some of the things that makes this place incredibly special. If you stay at Oikos, make sure you dedicate some solid time to relax in the house, because you won’t want to leave.

Jhilik – May 2019

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