About this listing
Enjoy a cozy retreat, unwind, chill-out, smell fresh air!
Rustic, & basic workers cottage set in historic 125 yr. old Raiwena property.
The original Nobelius property 50 minutes from Melbourne located in the hills of Emerald.
Fresh air, peace and tranquil 2 acre rustic gardens with a stream await you. Cafes, restaurants, supermarket close by in the village...
Re-energize, recommend take-aways, enjoy a plate of antipasto & glass of wine or cup of tea/coffee with your favourite biscuits!
Raiwena is a historical rustic house & property, a true oasis located in the hills of Emerald originally built in 1891, surrounded by trees dating over 125 years old. It was architecturally modernized in 1930's & 1950's.
The WORKERS/SERVANTS cottage, separate from the house, is a cosy, rustic & basic artist or bird-watching retreat next to a forest setting. Cabin is bright, clean, tidy, romantic, step outside to smell nature at its best, fresh air! Enjoy no static', detox, chill-out, meditate or get that creative spirit happening on a budget!!!
There is plenty of inspiration from the garden, nearby lake, forest, ducks & geese for painting or photography, writing…
The Country Club is walking distance if you are keen for a round of golf. Take a train ride on Puffing Billy or cycle along the lake. Close to the Dandenong/Yarra Ranges: Olinda, Sassafras, Monbulk, Kallista, Belgrave, Gembrook, Mount Dandenong.
WiFi limited to certain areas of the property, for a real chill out time, with no intrusions from emails or internet.
(Cottage has crockery, cutlery, microwave, & kettle, fridge next to laundry room. Take-away places/cafes/restaurants nearby in Emerald village & the bathroom next to the cottage is shared with owners)
This is not a hotel, or B & B, but part of a home property, please tidy-up as you saw it when you leave. We do not charge cleaning fee.
The whole 2 acre rustic property terraced garden surrounds, forest area, steam/creek leading to the lake. Walk to the lake, see the geese, mallard ducks, kookaburra, bush turkey, wallaby & perhaps a wombat & assorted birds. Walk and play a round of golf for a fee at the country club.
Interaction with guests
Minimal, meet & greet and any questions...We have basic interaction on & off during your stay, as we want you to have your privacy & total relaxation to unwind, re-energize, meditate, get inspired...
Peaceful, scenic, at one with nature. Normal animal & bird noises from the woods...
There are buses, a car is very useful or cycle, walk into town and the surrounding areas. Cafes, restaurants, tearooms, shops, nurseries & gardens, picnic reserves are around these hills area.
Other things to note
Look & read our listing guide well for how to get here, places to visit etc...please don't expect 5 star accommodation for this price! Cabin is clean, tidy, cosy, bright, romantic, and step outside to smell nature at its best, fresh clean air! We do not charge cleaning fee, please leave the place tidy as you saw it.
Respect the rustic natural environment & romantic surrounds. We are not a hotel nor a B&B but a home/property. Keep cabin tidy as you saw it, we do not charge cleaning fee. No unruly behaviour, drunkenness, violence. No wild parties, loud music. Smoking allowed outdoors.
I live with my wife Marvi in Emerald, in the main part of house-upper level, and are a peaceful & friendly couple. We are generally around doing some gardening during our spare time or doing small projects around the property. We made up the lower level as a private apartment below us for total relaxation, and chilling out and enjoyment of nature & music. We also refurbished the workers cabin in the property as studio for artists inspiration & those on a budget!