The Restful Retreat


Entire guesthouse hosted by Tony

  1. 3 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Light, fresh, spacious, in Ararat, Gateway to the stunning Grampians and wine region. Set in attractive private garden. Quiet air-con/heater. Basic breakfast completes your comfort. Free from traffic noise, but shops, dining, banks, cinema, transport, parks within 1 km. No full kitchen but access to BBQ. Microwave in room. Laundry facilities for guests of 3 + nights. Undercover parking for one car. WiFi is available .

The space
Accommodation is completely separate from main house - about 10 metres away - so you will be assured of quietness and privacy. No stairs. Microwave, toaster, iron & ironing board, electric jug, frig and 39" TV provided. At 5m x 5 1/2 m, this is much larger than the average bedroom and has an extra couch and table/chairs. We have also supplied some novels and board games for your entertainment.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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4.83 out of 5 stars from 236 reviews


Where you’ll be

Ararat, Victoria, Australia

Although Ararat is a great launching point to visit the fabulous Grampians and the local wineries, there are also things worth exploring in the town itself. As the only town in Australia which was first settled by the Chinese, Gum San museum, which celebrates this heritage is well worth a visit. With an art gallery, museums, the relaxing Alexandra gardens, historic J Ward and Aradale ghost tours, you can pass time very pleasantly.

Hosted by Tony

  1. Joined in July 2017
  • 471 Reviews
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I am a singer. song writer, born in Wales, but came to Aus as a child. With my wife, Alli, who is a psychologist/counsellor, I moved from sunny Queensland to rural Victoria 6 years ago to pursue work opportunities. I've published a number of albums and books, teach music, am currently exploring the wonderful world of vlogging and learning about building websites. I love travel (especially to Asia), and good coffee.
I am a singer. song writer, born in Wales, but came to Aus as a child. With my wife, Alli, who is a psychologist/counsellor, I moved from sunny Queensland to rural Victoria 6 years…


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During your stay

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 2:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Smoke alarm

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