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Healesville Selfie - fully self-contained house with onsite parking and garden

Bedrooms 3
Space 120 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

4 beds, 3 bedrooms, 4 cars, light b'fast, WiFi, all linen, close to town

Homely, clean and comfortable, fully self-contained 3 bedroom house close to the town centre. Free Wi-Fi, Internet TV with YouTube, kids stations and sports stations. All linen and towels supplied. Free cereal, fruit and beverages for breakfast. Free parking on-site for 4 vehicles.

Check in and check out times flexible depending on adjacent bookings. Can sometimes offer an extra hour or two at no extra cost. Free 2 hour tour of Healesville Sanctuary for guests who stay 3 nights.

Sleeps up to 6 guests in a choice of 1 Queen, 1 Double and 2 Single beds. An infant in its own portacot is free of charge.

Friday, Saturday - 2 guests $190 per night. Additional guests $60 each per night.

Sunday, Monday - 2 guests $180 per night. Additional guests $60 each per night.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 2 guests $170 per night. Additional guests $60 each per night.

Long weekends and peak holiday periods - 2 guests $200 per night. Additional guests $60 each per night.

Guests have sole occupancy of the whole house.

A low bed can be made up for a child or frail guest.

Air-conditioning in all bedrooms. Ceiling fans in the dining and living rooms.

Luxury bed linen, bath towels, hand towels and face washers supplied.

Free cereal (9 varieties), bananas, juice, milk, ground and instant coffees, Twinings teas (8 varieties), drinking chocolate, Milo, condiments, sauce, olive oil, flour and Balsamic vinegar. The fully equipped kitchen includes a 3 metre breakfast/food preparation bar, gas cooktop and oven, family size fridge, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, jug, saucepans, fry pan, sandwich grill, cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, glassware and dining accessories.

Features are quality, retro look furniture, hardwood polished floors, a high ceiling with clerestory windows giving a feel of space and light. Split system airconditioning in all bedrooms and kitchen/dining room. Ceiling fan and heating in the lounge. Heating in the bathroom.

When in season, vases of roses from the host's own garden are displayed in the living areas to add fragrance and colour.

Located in a quiet no through road 3 minutes walk to the main street, the property is set high in a landscaped rock garden featuring established tree ferns. Seed is provided to feed the wild birds from the outdoor decks.

The main bedroom has a Queen size bed, spit system air conditioning, walk-in robe/dressing room, direct access to the toilet and a balcony overlooking the garden.

The living room has a ceiling fan, a large screen Internet TV, a DVD Player and a selection of DVDs.

The dining room has seating for 6, split system air conditioning, a ceiling fan, a 2nd TV, a piano, a digital radio and a selection of books and table games.

The bathroom has a standard bath, shower recess and vanity.

The toilet is separate. A sturdy frame is available.

The laundry is equipped with a washing machine, hand washing facilities, iron and ironing board, umbrellas, torches.

The house is located in a quiet residential area 10 minutes walk from town. It's near Healesville’s vibrant East End which is the town's most popular visitor precinct and includes Giant Steps and Innocent Bystander - great places to eat and quaff and free Wi-Fi, Beechworth Bakery - family foodie, The Bodhi Tree pizzeria, the RSL and pretty Queens Park. Then there’s Coles for food and liquor, the historic Grand Hotel - live music, Healesville Hotel - fine dining, Harvest Café and beer garden, the Four Pillars Gin Distillery, the historic Railway Station and the RACV Country Club.

Browse unique and quirky shops and purchase all the food and drink you need for your stay. Other places within walking distance of Selfie are the Black Spur Nursery & Breakfast Café and Glass Blowing Studio.

It's a short drive to Healesville Sanctuary, Hedgend Maze, the many Yarra Valley wineries, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, free chocolate at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery, RACV Country Club, Yarra Valley Dairy, Big Bouquet Gerbera and Alpaca Farm and the famous Black Spur tourist road.

A free 2 hour tour of Healesville Sanctuary is offered to guests who stay 3 or more nights. Your host is a qualified Tour Guide at the Sanctuary. (Tour subject to payment of entry fee and availability of Tour Guide).

More Details

Alison Froud
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2018

About Alison Froud

My career spanned 45 years Executive Administration in airline and tourism marketing, public relations, hospital medical, executive recruitment and retail and wholesale goods industries. Now retired, kept busy running Healesville Selfie, volunteering in animal welfare and volunteering as a Team Leader and Tour Guide at Healesville Sanctuary.

My life motto: Make a life with what you get - Get a life with what you give!

Alison Froud purchased this house in 2015

Why Alison Froud chose Healesville

My heart is in offering a homely place to stay - somewhere that I would like to stay myself. From the happy retro feel, the light, bright and spacious living areas, the fresh roses, the breakfast provisions, the quality linen, the free Wi-Fi and Telstra TV, the clean and comfortable amenities and the quiet, private space. Add to this the pretty established garden and seed for the wild birds. All within walking distance to town.

What makes this house unique

Unique benefits are:

* free Wi-Fi, Internet TV, YouTube, kids stations and sports stations.

* fresh roses (in season) from my own garden displayed in all the main living areas to add fragrance and colour.

* seed to feed the wild birds that visit the deck at dusk.

* a piano and sheet music for guests who love to play.

* a free 2 hour tour at Healesville Sanctuary for guests who stay 3 or more nights.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This has been one of our best B&B experiences. Thank you so much for the hospitality. Not only is this lovely home so well stocked from Tim Tams to orange juice and all the cooking utensils we needed for our 2 night stay, we love the little touches like the fresh-cut flowers and the beautiful soaps that tell us so much about the generous person that Alison must be. Thank you. We'll be back!
Mar 2018
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Healesville, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
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  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • A free Continental breakfast is offered. Selfie is not advertised as a Bed & Breakfast establishment therefore a cooked breakfast is not provided.
  • Wi-Fi is for phone calls, internet TV, messages, emails, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 (main and semi-ensuite to Queen bedroom) - toilet , tub , shower , Also vanity basin and makeup bench. The toilet is separate.
  • The Bathroom has a standard bath, a separate shower enclosure and a vanity bowl and bench. Body wash, soap, shampoo, hair conditioner, tissues and a hair dryer are supplied. The toilet is a separate room. A sturdy frame is supplied if required.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1 has a Queen Size bed, all linen and towels, an air-conditioner, a dressing room with robe and storage, access to the toilet and an outdoor deck with views to the garden. Bedroom 2 has a Double bed, all linen and towels and an air-conditioner. Bedroom 3 has two Single beds, all linen and towels and an air-conditioner.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Healesville Selfie - fully self-contained house with onsite parking and garden
average rating of 4.92 based on 27 reviews

Simply The Best!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous stay at Selfie whilst attending a wedding in the Yarra Valley. Alison was very clear with instructions and upon arrival we were treated to freshly cut roses in every room, a fridge full of complimentary goodies and a pantry of breakfast options. Alison presents this very comfortable property over and above anything I have ever seen before. The location is fantastic to explore Healesville and the surrounding area. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: 3-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey Anthony, Thank you for your wonderful review. I do hope it will inspire others to book Selfie and also enjoy my beautiful house and its comforts.
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Excellent condition - enjoyable, comfortable stay.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent condition - enjoyable, comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: 14-Jul-2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great night away

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at this property. It was very clean, organised and warm despite it being below 10 during the day outside. Was a great size for the 4 of us to kick back and enjoy the weekend. It was only 8 minute walk to Giant Steps for wine tasting, so great location close to the shops and restaurants. I will be recommending this place for sure. Alison was a great host and had some special little touches for us including fresh flowers.

  • Submitted: 17-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review Anna. I am so pleased that I met your group's expectations. I am confident your kind remarks will inspire others to book Selfie and enjoy its homely comforts and extra touches that make it such great value..
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A delightful, charming place

  • 5 of 5

Alison has put enormous thought and effort in to this property with charming and thoughtful details to make our stay comfortable. We loved it!

  • Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As I prepare my property for each booking, I carefully consider the individual needs of my guests. I try to go above and beyond every expectation and add one or two "wow" factors to make my guests feel very special. Thank you Madeline for your appreciation.
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  • 5 of 5

great house in quiet street, enjoyable stay, could not get better

  • Submitted: 13-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the use of your beautiful property. It was perfectly located for our daughters wedding at Stones. The house was perfect for us and our guests and Alison was so flexible in letting us have early access on the day. The little touches of fresh flowers, brides gift and abundant pantry items and also fabulous heating for the cooler Autumn night made it a lovely place to return to after a busy day and night. The house was clean, homely and well loved we would definitely recommend this property.

Thanks so much Alison we loved our stay.

Kind and warm regards Leanne

  • Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was my pleasure to host your group. I do my best to provide all the essentials, and more, for a comfortable and quiet stay at Selfie.
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Nearest Airport
73 Kilometres
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Restaurants, bars, shops

Healesville Selfie is located at the east end of the town near all near the major restaurants. It's about an 8 minute walk to Giant Steps, Innocent Bystander, Beechworth Bakery, The Bodhi Tree, Thai and Japanese Restaurant, the RSL and an Indian Restaurant. It's about a 15 minute walk to the town centre's shops, cafes and hotels. It's about a 20 minute walk to Four Pillars Distillery and the historic railway station. It's only a few minutes drive to Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary, RACV Country Club, Hedgend Maze and the famous Yarra Valley Wineries.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Healesville, Australia

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
GX-1093 - do not use!
Jan 26 - Jan 26
1 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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