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4.9 out of 5

"Fantastic property . Have been back several times now for a ‘getaway ‘ Kaye takes a lot of care ensuring that guests have everything they need and man ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 03 May 2019

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Melbourne awaits you at this cottage. You'll be steps from Dandenong Ranges and 3 km (1.8 mi) from Dandenong Ranges National Park. Highlights at this property include free buffet breakfast, free self parking, and a spa tub.

The cottage is soundproofed and features free WiFi, a sofa bed, and a living room. Nice touches to enhance your stay include premium bedding, a jetted tub, and slippers. A kitchenette, a dining area, and a microwave are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages and hot stone massages along with body wraps, body scrubs, and aromatherapy. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning free breakfast is served.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Kilsyth South property, you'll be 17.4 km (10.8 mi) from Sherbrooke Forest and 23.6 km (14.7 mi) from Monash University.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Lakeside Cottage)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$320* Per night/room 13 May - 14 May

Lakeside Cottage ratings based on 14 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.9 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lakeside Cottage

Everyone (9) Couples (5)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5
Fantastic property . Have been back several times now for a ‘getaway ‘ Kaye takes a lot of care ensuring that guests have everything they need and many extra touches. The setting is not only idillic but also well situated for exploring the Dandenong ranges . Highly recommend .

Posted by on 3 May 2019

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16 May 2019 by Kaye

It was great to see you both again George. You got to see the beautiful Dandenongs in full Autumn colours this time. I'll have our new Mongolian Yurt finished for your next visit I promise. With the flame heater it will be as warm and cosy as the cottage and more than a little bit different. Til next time, stay warm. Regards Kaye

5 out of 5
Absolutely loved this wonderful little cottage. It had all the amenities we needed and beautifully well-kept grounds where we enjoyed peaceful walks during the day. Kaye was an amazing host and stocked our fridge with yummy breakfast food + baked the most delicious fresh bread on arrival! Could not have asked for better service. We felt so relaxed and zen after our little getaway, will definitely be back.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 26 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice countryside cottage

Excellent customer care and great stay. Clean and caring. I went with kids and they took special care and consideration. Kids enjoyed kids area.

Posted by , from Shepparton on 15 Mar. 2018

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20 Mar. 2018 by Kaye

So pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay. We are working on some other features which I hope to have finished within the next couple of months which I think you will all love. And thank you for taking such good care of our cottage. You are the type of guests we love to have again.

4 out of 5
Very quiet location. Generous breakfast ingredients. Clean and comfortable.

Posted by , from victoria on 11 Sep. 2017

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17 Sep. 2017 by Kaye

I love it that the only sounds we hear are of the birds singing and we certainly do our best to ensure that. So pleased you loved your stay. We are always improving something in the gardens so we have new surprises for our returning guests. Hope you can make it back again.

5 out of 5

Hidden gem in Kilsyth

Couldn't believe our eyes as we drove into the driveway. The garden was absolutely mind blowing and the cottage was perfection. We had planned to go out for dinner but decided to get some groceries and eat in. Spa bath with rose petals was a highlight. It was our dream home and we're considering getting married there

Posted by , from melbourne on 21 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5


Pros: very quite
Cons: nothing
Location: Location was so nice and very homey , we just wanted to relax and feel at home
It was just so relaxing , and that's what we wanted

Posted by on 12 Dec. 2016

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5 out of 5

Perfect getaway , peaceful and beautiful !

Pros: Beautifully furnished, roomy but cosy. Everything you could want or need for a relaxing , romantic hideaway . Kaye lovely to deal with , happy to meet any special requests .Breakfast supplies so yummy ! Seems time stands still , most beautiful place I've ever stayed .. gardens and setting spectacular . Highly recommend .
Cons: The only thing I could suggest , is that a hedge , rattan fence , or ivy wall be placed around front of cottage . Owners house isn't far , though there is no noise or contact .. something blocking view would complete sense of being totally isolated from everywhere else .. just you, your cottage , and nothing else .
Location: Located close to Kilsyth but as down a long " country road" , you don't feel close to any busyness . Idyllic setting for peace, privacy and relaxing.

Posted by , from Melbourne on 21 Oct. 2016

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25 Oct. 2016 by Kaye

Thanks for your kind words and we are pleased we were able to provide a little serenity for you and your husband. The gardens are about to burst into flower. The 21 roses planted to screen the buildings are in their 3rd year this summer adding to the overall colour in the gardens without blocking views of the gardens or Mt Dandenong with the Magnolia about to open its big beautiful flowers.

5 out of 5

An oasis in suburbia

what a fantastic setting, and what a fantastic cottage with all amenities for complete relaxation or romantic get away. Whilst it will be a great venue in summer we liked it snug inside the lounge near the fire watching a DVD on the reclining sofa , or in the spa (with its own external room heating and lighting effects) when the weather was inclement outside The breakfast provisions were extensive and the owner rightly takes great pride in her property in top condition. The owner was also available for any assistance at any time, not that we needed any as she had thought of everything. My partner said it was the best venue we had been too where all you want to do is be together in comfort and relax

Posted by on 28 May 2016

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25 Oct. 2016 by Kaye

Ahh, love that you both made time to re-connect and that you chose Lakeside Cottage. I do think there are fairies in the gardens who sprinkle all who enter with a little magic romance dust.

5 out of 5

It was very peaceful and revitalising

Pros: the tranquility and beautiful surrounds
Cons: More towels,there were only two and I have long hair...I need one or two clean for shower room also extra for in the spa
Location: Not far from Eastlink. You shoild enjoy some peace and quiet, enjoy the surroundings, have a walk through the gardens. Unwind from the city stresses
Absolutely stunning property with all mod cons. Delightful sunroom, we had morning tea and breakfast in there. Plenty of space to spread out, very private, with many wonderful features, too many to list! I loved the separate bathroom from spa/bedroom(it's just outside bedroom), there was Loads to eat.

Posted by , from Melbourne Australia on 17 May 2015

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25 Oct. 2016 by Kaye

Thanks for your glowing review. We now stock spare bath towels in the cupboard for those who need extra, so you don't need to contact reception for extras. It is constructive suggestions like this that has allowed us to grow to meet and exceed our guests expectations.

Property Features

Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A spa tub, spa services, and a terrace are also featured at the luxury cottage. Free self parking is available. This 4.5-star Melbourne cottage is smoke free.

  • 1 guestroom or unit
  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • Built in 1995
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne Airport (MEL) (57.7 km / 35.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Air-conditioned accommodations at this cottage offer slippers and complimentary toiletries. Accommodations have separate living rooms and include sofa beds and desks. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4.5-star cottage have kitchenettes with microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include jetted bathtubs. This Melbourne cottage provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Living room
  • Jetted tub
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Premium channels
  • Microwave
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the cottage include a spa tub.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Number of treatment rooms 1
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 30 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve high chair. This property accepts credit cards.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Staffed front desk


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 30 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Lakeside Cottage Kilsyth South
  • Lakeside Kilsyth South
  • Lakeside Cottage Cottage
  • Lakeside Cottage Kilsyth South
  • Lakeside Cottage Cottage Kilsyth South

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the cottage before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.