Sea and beach


Eileen Mc Donnell
1462 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Mt Dandenong

Accommodation type2 one bedroom Apartments (2)
Maximum guests2-4
Bathrooms1 ensuite (Majestic), 1 bathroom (Fern)
Check in / Check out2:30 PM / 12:00 NOON

The half-acre property is located on the main tourist road, near Olinda village shops and the Mt Dandenong summit lookout.

The name 'Adeline' means gracious lady, and Adeline the property lives up to her name with the authentic, romantic ambience of a 1920s hills cottage. Your self-contained cottage suite provides the reclusive delights of your own private hideaway when you're not out exploring the many beautiful attractions of the Dandenong Ranges. Such attractions as the summit of Mt Dandenong, William Ricketts Sanctuary, the National Rhododendron Gardens and the local village of Olinda are all nearby.

From the luxury bathrobes and slippers to the spa and the cosy fireside, your stay at Adeline will provide the rejuvenating break you deserve.

Suitable for children
Disabled access
Fern Suite
Smoking restrictions
No smoking inside
Guest pets allowed
Resident pets

Property Description

Standing on a gently sloping half-acre site, the 1920s cottage is surrounded by a lovely, mature, old style garden with Golden Elm trees and majestic, indigenous Mountain Ash. Pockets of the garden offer tranquil corners to sit and enjoy a book or spy on the local bird life.

The cottage is divided into two separate apartments with private entrances to each from the side and rear balconies. Painted timber and fibro construction with sash windows, and some feature leadlight windows, is typical of the architecture of the era and the area. Many of the original features have been preserved and new appointments have been added in a style that complements the existing character.

High ceilings and doors, picture rails and deep skirting boards are found in most rooms. Traditional rugs are arranged over the polished timber floors. Elegant antiques and rustic timber cabinetry mix with period and country style furnishings, with a few unobtrusive pieces of modern, functional furniture. Drapes and lounge suites are classic in style and fabric.Traditional framed prints, collectables and decorative lamps add further dimension to the decor.

Each apartment has a sitting room with wood fire, large eat-in country kitchen, queen size bedroom and spa bathroom.

The Majestic Suite is the larger of the two apartments. The sitting room and adjacent kitchen/dining room overlook the front garden, beyond which is a backdrop of towering Mountain Ash. An open fire provides another focal point. A servery window connects the kitchen with the sitting room.

The Fern Suite is similarly appointed but with a slightly cosier quality. The sitting room has a quaint cast iron wood burner and the window outlook is of the rear garden full of shrubs and ferns. The large eat-in kitchen has an unusual octagonal light well set into the ceiling over the table. Musical instruments and an antique valve radio are among the distinctive decorations around the apartment.

Description of rooms/units

Both apartments have bedrooms with queen size beds, made up with luxury bed linen. The (Majestic) ensuite and the (Fern) bathroom have double spa baths with overhead showers. Bathrobes and slippers are provided as well as towels and toiletries.

The sitting rooms have wood fires, television, DVD and CD players, with a selection of magazines, movies and CDs for evening entertainment. Both apartments also have ducted central heating and reverse cycle air-conditioners

The kitchens are well equipped with fridge, microwave, a gas stove (Majestic) and electric cooktop and oven (Fern). The room is laid out like a country kitchen with cabinets along one wall, a large dining table in the centre of the room and a freestanding kitchen dresser on another wall.

Each apartment has a private entrance from the balcony and off street parking is provided.


(per couple, includes full breakfast provisions)
Majestic Cottage Apartment
Weekend: $580 for two nights.
Midweek (Mon - Thu): $260 per night

Fern Cottage Apartment
Weekend: $570 for two nights.
Midweek (Mon - Thu): $240 per night
Book three or more nights midweek and receive a 10% discount. Not public holidays and long weekends.

Minimum stay

Two nights on weekends. Three nights for public holidays and long weekends.


50% non refundable deposit on booking. Balance payable on arrival.

Cancellation terms

No refunds given. Where 14 days' notice or more is given, the deposit is transferable to an alternate date (subject to availability). Cancellations within 72 hours of arrival date - full tariff will be charged.

Credit cards accepted

Visa, MasterCard, Eftpos



Full gourmet breakfast provisions are supplied, including organic cereal, free range organic bacon and eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, locally baked bread, juice, teas and coffee.

Dining options

Several local restaurants and pubs are within walking distance, including a lunchtime Deli or cafe. The Wild Oak Restaurant, the Pig and Whistle Tavern, and the Sky High Restaurant are all popular and close by. You can also self cater in your kitchen.

Guest BBQ facilities



Contact details

Eileen Mc Donnell
1462 Mt Dandenong Tourist Road
Mt Dandenong