Japanese Zen Retreat

95% Recommended
4 people
No pets
*WINTER SPECIAL - 1 night FREE with every booking - expires 31/08/24 excluding public & school holidays*

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 20 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.

Please note: the cottage does not have wifi and phone reception is limited. There is some phone reception on the front verandah and if you need wifi please come up to reception and use it there.
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Features and Amenities

2 bedrooms
2 beds
1 bathroom
Air conditioning


  • Check in after 03:00pm
    Check out before 10:30am
  • Weekday minimum booking: 2 nights
    Weekend minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: 

Receive a 50% refund of the total booking amount (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.

- Two queen beds
- Large living area with TV, DVD/CD player and universal iPod docking station
- Kitchen with Double Hob, Microwave, Air Fryer, Fridge, kettle & toaster
- Tea and coffee provided
- Bath and separate shower
- Sliding shoji screens
- Timber flooring


  • Base Price $300 / night
  • Weekend Price $350 / night
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Security Deposit $500
  • Extra People $75 (adult) and $75 (child) / night after 2 people

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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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    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. The two bedr...

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      After a few hectic days working in the city, a weekend getaway is what we needed. This Japanese retreat, tucked away in Gippsland at the base of a gully and surrounded by bushland, ticked all the boxes. On arrival, we were welcom...

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