Olinda Woods Wellness Retreat is a self-contained cottage with extensive views of a private 3 acre forest. Designed by health & wellness professionals with decades of experience; hosts John, Sue and Autumn oversee this newly renovated hideaway amongst the magnificent Mountain Ash forest.
The focus of this space is on offering you a luxurious resting place, complete with organic towels and linens, a double spa and complimentary chocolates from local organic chocolatiers Hunted & Gathered. Best suited to 2 guests, we can accomodate up to 4 with the provision of a fold out bed - also with organic linens and biodynamic woollen doona.
You will share your stay with native kookaburras, the resident wombat and exquisite indigenous flora and exoctic plants.
It’s a 3 minute walk to the Dandenong Ranges Botanic Gardens (formerly the National Rhododendron Gardens), a 10 minute walk to the Olinda township and a 20 minute drive to the stunning Yarra Valley. With soft organic cotton gowns and polished floorboards underfoot, bird song in the morning calling from the tree-top views, and organic goodies in the pantry, a retreat at Olinda Woods will leave you feeling rejuvenated and deeply nourished - on every level.
Upon arrival you will find a delicious organic breakfast box to tantalise and nourish. We have created two different boxes to choose between, and will organise your dietary preferences after booking.
The living room has been renovated to highlight the panoramic views of the forest, a tranquille moving art installation. In the corner of the living room is a cosy wood burning stove and pre-cut firewood for you to use. In the summer months the cottage is fully air conditioned for your comfort.
The hand carved deck (by owner and carpenter John Tansey) hosts a BBQ that you are welcome to use. The cottage utilises non-toxic cleaning methods, with sustainable features including double glazed windows, earth-insulation, septic system, LED lighting, and UV filtered rainwater. Organic amenities are also offered for your use, along with a cold-press juicer, blender, yoga mats and meditation stool.
This truly wonderful space is a haven from the busy city life… we can guarantee you will want to extend your stay!
Interaction with guests
You will have complete privacy during your stay. Hosts John and Sue have a residence on the acreage, so you may see them busy away in the garden from time to time.
Other things to note
We offer additional quality wellness services ON-SITE including yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic massage, tai chi, and qi gong. Ask us about adding these services to your booking.
Minimum stay is two nights.
Accessed by a private car park and entrance, the self-contained accommodation includes a king sized bedroom, bathroom, lounge and spa room.