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White House on the Hill. Kids stay free!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Just an hour from Melbourne’s CBD and nestled in the hills above the famous Yarra Valley is this stunning, designer renovated, eco-friendly home. With crisp white walls, lime-washed floors, retro features, a massive chef’s kitchen, and breathtaking views, it's certainly a gorgeous place to relax and unwind.

The house features three enormous, light-filled bedrooms all with BIRs.The master suite includes a king bed, a walk-in robe with laundry chute, and an ensuite with stunning views. The second light-filled bedroom features a queen bed and leander cot. The third large bedroom features a separate single bed plus a bunk bed with a single on top and double underneath. There is also a vintage fold-out couch in the sleeping zone of the house that comfortably accommodates one child. And a single day bed (with inner-spring mattress) in the toy/games space. A re-conditioned, 100 year old claw foot bath takes pride of place in the enormous vintage-style bathroom.

A 3.7 metre long gleaming white state-of-the-art bench-top, a top of the line European 6 burner stove, and a walk-in larder are highlights of the chef’s kitchen. The spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area feature high ceilings, a wood burning heater, double glazing, and roof, wall and floor insulation ensuring you’re warm and cozy even when it snows.

The established garden features plenty of herbs, mature fruit trees and bursts into colour every spring. And the many chestnut trees make autumn spectacular!

Sitting at the end of a quiet country lane, the house capitalises on the breathtaking views across neighbouring farmland to Mt St Leonards. June/July is lambing season in Kinglake, and the neighbouring property usually welcomes over 200 newborn lambs. Sit by the fire and enjoy spectacular moon rises. Watch the hot air balloons appear through the dawn mist framed perfectly by the enormous double-glazed windows. In summer, open the huge screened, bi-fold doors to capture the cooling southerly breezes. Or hang out on the vast, wrap-around decks (there's a BBQ and outdoor settings).

IMPORTANT: This website doesn't allow us to include a kids stay free option. So the base price of the house includes 2 adults and all kids under 18. ie. so even if you are a family of 8 - mama, papa and 6 kids - you only pay the base rate. If you are a group of adults please note that there is an additional nightly charge of $45 per person after the first 2 adults. :)

LINEN: To try and keep accomodation costs down we don't normally supply linen. However, if you're coming from out of town, or if it's inconvenient for you to bring your own, we can supply all linen for a reasonable extra charge (from $45 per stay depending on the number in your party).

Environmentally Friendly

Our home reflects our passion for both the natural environment and for intelligent, beautiful design. It features solar power, rainwater tanks, a septic system, green design features (including a mudroom airlock and living, green wall), and zero VOC finishes. Our environmental care also extends to the cleaning products we use. And our home is filled with ‘retro’ and pre-loved fixtures and furnishings to further minimise our impact on the planet.

Family/kid Friendly

We are a family with young children so we understand kid-friendly accommodation. Our space includes: a gorgeous leander cot and all bedding; change table; high chair; block-out blinds in all bedrooms, double-glazing, screens and heaters in all bedrooms; kiddy toilet seats available; huge bath; plenty of toys; enclosed deck space; amazing 'magic farawy tree' cubby house; trampoline; heaps of lambs, goats, alpacas and horses all within walking distance. Kids stay for free.

More Details

Bron Starbright
Member since: 2017
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Kinglake around the Murrindindi Shire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Enormous, re-conditioned vintage claw foot bath.
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ensuite with stunning view of the mountain
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super comfortable King Bed, large walk-in wardrobe, ensuite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Comfy bunk double on bottom/single on top, extra single, BIR
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Very comfortable Queen Bed, Built-in robe, designer cot
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • autumn foliage
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking


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White House on the Hill. Kids stay free!
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Winter Wonderland

  • 5 of 5

Myself,my husband and our 6 children had the most amazing, relaxing,adventurous,comfortable,stay we have ever had!..The house was roomy and equipped with everything we needed, Beautiful fire inside and bonfire outside, where we drank red wine and ate roasted marshmallows whilst we all painted the scenery on paper with water colours....not to mention our night time bushwalking through the forrest....Bron was a lovely and easy to correspond with.We can't wait to go back...thank you for sharing your beautiful home and magical surroundings with us!

sophie and tom

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, Sophie! Thank you for your beautiful words. I’m so happy you guys enjoyed our special home. You’re welcome back any time!!
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This place was magical. We loved every minute.

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful setting, sweeping landscape, warm crackling fire so easy to relax here. Kids loved the cubby and exploring the property. We could sit on the deck and watch them while we relaxed.

Extensively stocked pantry, and extremely comfy beds!

We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Amanda. Thanks so much for taking the time to review our special home in the hills. I'm so glad you had such a great stay and that your kids had fun playing inside and out. You're welcome back any time!!! :)
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Lovely property

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 adults and two children had a wonderful stay in this house. It is so well set up for families, with the playroom filled with toys and books, and the cubby on the verandah was a delight for the little ones. The kitchen had every sort of cooking equipment we could have wanted but we took advantage of the local caterer, Bowl Full of Soul, for one of our dinners.

The location on the edge of the town means that the place is so peaceful and seeing the morning sun rise over the hills was a delight, as was watching the local farm animals. We saw a wombat on the property on both evenings we were there.

The school oval was at the end of the driveway and we were able to play on the play equipment there, and the large town playground was a winner.

Bron kept us up to date with everything that we needed and we had a wonderful time in this huge, light and airy house.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Idyllic vistas and family fun

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful few days staying here, and were joined by another family for part of that time. The house easily accommodated us all. The children loved exploring the garden, the bush, picking herbs, finding the outside cubby house on the verandah, and my son said ‘wow, that’s bath’s posh’ when he saw the gorgeous freestanding tub in the bathroom. The selection of toys and books was also a real bonus! We loved the log fire and the house had plenty of heating for those ‘fresh’ evenings. The location was incredibly picturesque, surrounded by open fields on one side and bush views on the other. There is an amazing children’s playground just near the pub, and beautiful walks, wineries and restaurants are easily accessible by car. It’s a great region to go exploring! Our hosts were incredibly helpful, responsive and thoughtful. It was a real pleasure to stay in their beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Tranquil, restorative and beautifully designed.

  • 5 of 5

We had a truly wonderful time in this beautiful home. It has the most wonderful views, is well laid out and perfect for a family to have solace and communal time. The wildlife is wonderful too as is the proximity to Melbourne. Bron was so warm and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great peaceful weekend getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying at White House, there was plenty for the kids to do, perfect facilities to cook up a storm, and the owners were very friendly.

We'll definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Kinglake Pub
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Yarra Valley Wineries

Stunning views of Mt St Leonards from the entire property - inside and out. Enjoy walking in the local National Park, visiting Mason's Falls and the wineries, cheese makers and chocolatier of the Yarra Valley.


Prices & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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