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House on the Hill, sensational views

Bedrooms 2
Space 39 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Self contained 2 bedroom unit, beautiful views of the Yarra Valley and the garden. The unit is situated under the main house (some call it a resort) and is nestled into the side of a hill well above the local housing estate and only minutes from Lilydale, shops & public transport.

The kitchen has an electric fan forced oven, gas hotplate, microwave, dishwasher and large fridge as well as a laundry complete with a washing machine. You also have your own private courtyard.

This is a self contained unit on the ground level of this large home and you have your own privacy and easy access to the unit. Large open plan kitchen lounge room including computer desk for business travelers. Breakfast, including Toast, Cereal, Yogurt, Fruit, Coffee, Tea & Juice supplied each morning.

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Graeme & Jody Hauser
Member since: 2016
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018

About Graeme & Jody Hauser

Happily married for 32yrs, with a grown family who no longer live at home. We live in the heart of the Yarra Valley which is one of Melbourne's major Tourist Meccas including Wineries, Coffee shops, Australian wildlife, bush walking through hills, hot Air Ballooning and only 40klm's from the heart of Melbourne. Extremely close to Rochford Winery and a day on the green. Our life motto is to make an inspiring difference in the lives of others and our hospitality matches that. We don't travel much because we have so much at our doorstep to enjoy. We love to share those experiences and knowledge with the many visitors we've had locally and from many countries all over the World.

About us: Great sense of humour, we love people but also love and respect space (our own and others).

Favourite food: we just love food, especially BBQ's. Favourite place to visit: Jody; nature walks and the chocolate shop, Graeme; the footy and riding his Harley through the Yarra Valley.

Most important things in our lives: God and family.

Graeme & Jody Hauser purchased this apartment in 1999


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation apartment rental in Lilydale, Australia

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 39 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Separate shower, Bath with full vanity leading off the main bedroom with separate 2 x way Toilet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • swimming


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House on the Hill, sensational views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Scenic, homely with awesome facilities

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the family home which was beautifully comfy. The host was away at the time but could not of been more accomadating with the spa left on for us and breakfast out on the table. View from the house is amazing.

  • Submitted: 22-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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An idyllic retreat home

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there. Our hosts Jody and Graeme ensured we had all our needs seen too and kindly provided us a sumptuous breakfast spread too! They have been the warmest and loveliest hosts we have met. The home has a million dollar view, is very spacious and suitable for families with young children. Anyone visiting Yarra valley, Lilydale or Mount Danenong shouldn't miss out on an opportunity of staying in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Red Hill South, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful Property & Wonderful Hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We have a lovely stay with Jody & Graeme. The accommodation is very comfortable & clean, ideal for 4 people. Surrounded by beautiful gardens. The place was warm and inviting when we arrived, with the heater on. On the last morning of our stay, we had a death in the family and Jody was kind enough to allow a late check out for us and came down with coffee, biscuits and hugs. Their hospitality was most appreciated.

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lovely stay- host very hospitable

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay at the House on the Hill. It was warm, cosy and well-provisioned. Jody was very attentive to our needs, including by lending us a high chair, travel cot and change mat for our 8 month old.

If you are looking for seclusion and no contact with your host, this place may not be for you. But if you like to feel like you are staying at a friend's houset, I would recommend a stay at the House on the Hill?.

  • Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Spacious & comfortable 1BR overlooking Lillydale

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 2 nights - wish we could have stayed longer. Our hosts Graeme & Jody were very helpful & friendly. The apartment is the ground floor of their home and is very generously sized (there is a second BR, but not included in price). Bed was comfortable. Great views. We didn't use the spa, but did make good use of the washing machine - Jody even brought in our washing for us when it threatened to rain while we were out. Having milk, juice & bread etc provided was an unexpected bonus.

  • Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark and Elise, you are the perfect guests and we loved meeting you both. Loved the way you embraced our region taking in as many of Yarra Valleys attractions, as you could comfortably fit in your stay. And thank you both for the respectful and considerate manner in which you treated our apartment, leaving it immaculately clean. Also appreciated your excellent communication skills letting us know what you did and didn't need when asked, and expressing your gratitude for what we were able to help you with, such as the array of brochures so you didn't need to go to the tourist info centre. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and arrived home safely. Please know that you will always be welcome In our home or in the apartment anytime.
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Brunswick, Victoria, Australia

Great hosts, spacious, comfortable accommodation

  • 5 of 5

What wonderful hosts we had! These wonderful people could not have done enough for us. From a friendly greeting and a kitchen full of goodies, to a very spacious property with spa & pool if if want it.

  • Submitted: 14-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and Pauline for your booking and we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and the unit lived up to your expectation and thank you for your kind words. You were respectful and clean, leaving your room and the bathroom immaculate and clean and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you both to any other host considering you as a guest and we hope you visit us again one day and we can share a meal, drink and a chat. Graeme and Jody
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Nearest Airport
59 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Maroondah Hwy
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Close to over 30 x Wineries


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation apartment rental in Lilydale, 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 30 - Jan 30
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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