Japanese Zen Retreat

House in Crossover, VIC
100% Recommended
4 people
No pets
When you think of Japanese architecture you think of simple and stylish accommodation in a relaxing surrounding and our Japanese Zen Retreat will not disappoint you.

Influenced by the styles of the Kyoto Palace and nestled at the base of a gully, the Zen Retreat has been built on a tranquil pond with only the sound of frogs and kookaburra's to disturb you.

As the sun goes down in the afternoon what better place to be than sitting on the veranda overlooking the pond and drinking a glass of local wine or curling up on the couch in the lounge while the delicate patterns of sunlight on water reflect on the walls and ceiling around you.

Surrounded by a secluded "Bush Style" interpretation of a Japanese Garden the Japanese Zen Retreat is an idyllic setting for a relaxing getaway. The retreat is located in Gippsland on 22 acres of natural bushland at at the foothills of Mount Baw Baw. Explore the region bushwalking through rainforests to visit one of Victoria's tallest trees or discover one of the oldest wooden trestle bridges.
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Features and Amenities

2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bathroom
Air conditioning
BBQ
Heating

Details

  • Check in after 3pm
    Check out before 11am
  • Minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

IMPORTANT: please note the retreat is not suitable for children under 12 due to the proximity to water and no handrail. Infants up to 3 months are fine.

RETREAT DETAILS
- Two queen beds
- Large living area with TV, DVD/CD player and universal iPod docking station
- Kitchen with Double Hob Oven, Microwave, Fridge, Tea and coffee provided
- Spa bath and separate shower
- Sliding shoji screens
- Timber flooring
- Country Basket Breakfast Hamper (Vegetarian and diet specific options available, please advise at time of booking)
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Prices

  • Base Price $250 / night
  • Weekend Price $300 / night
  • Extra People $50 (adult) and $50 (child) / night after 2 people

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Adventures Nearby

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Noojee Trestle Bridge Walk

Surrounded by towering forest, follow the old railway line from Noojee to one of the only remaining historic timber trestle bridges in Victoria. The walk is 6km return....

Ada Tree Rainforest Walk

This walk leads you through myrtle beech rainforest to the beautiful Ada Tree. Admire this giant mountain ash that is one of Victoria's largest trees. The Ada Tree is at least 300 years old, 76 metres tall with a circumference of 15 metres. The walk is 3.2km return....

Tooronga Falls - Noojee

A return track through the Toorongo Falls Reserve leads you to the impressive viewing platforms for Toorongo and Amphitheatre Falls. Watch the water cascade down and experience the beauty of these natural falls. The walk is an easy 2.2km return....

Host

Carl
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The creators of Mira Mira, Nobby and Sheila Ward have been renovating and creating homes in Melbourne's South Eastern Suburbs for 20 years. 10 years ago they decided to retire and purchased 22 acres of blackberry infested land in Crossover, Victoria.
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Reviews (3)

100% Recommended

Trent

6 Feb 2019
With high expectations, we headed out to the Japanese Zen Retreat and boy
oh boy it lived up to the hype!
From the private lake to the Kyoto Palace-inspired architecture, it was the
perfect escape from the hustle.
Carl & Renee were the most friendly and accommodating hosts and spared no
detail - if we were any more relaxed we’d be horizontal!
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Sara

30 Dec 2018
Photos don’t do the zen retreat justice!
It was pour bliss! The architecture was amazing with every detail considered.
I would definitely recommend if your looking for a peaceful get away. We stayed 2 nights but I would have loved to stay longer!
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Jeanette

29 Mar 2018
The Japanese Retreat was absolutely beautiful and the hosts were so wonderful and welcoming. We had a lovely stay and the house had everything we needed. Waking up to the beautiful landscape and stunning lake was an unforgettable experience. Worth noting that that while the advertised price on Riparide is $265 for 4 people but it was actually $400 (we were notified of this before payment, but was still a bit misleading). Nevertheless it was worth the extra spend, the perfect place to get away....

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