Loungeroom with super comfy lounge and TV with FoxtelLounge looking through to the Dining area and Balcony.
Charming Rainforest View Cottage

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/flat

6 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Meersbrook is a cosy, charming character home, set in the stunning Sherbrooke forest, conveniently located in the midst of all the hills has to offer. Enjoy a romantic evening for two with an open fire & forest view, or a relaxed family getaway.

The space
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £24
Weekly Discount: 14%


The space

Meersbrook is a welcoming, fully equipped home with beautiful rainforest views, that will leave you feeling immediately at home and ready to relax.
The Dandenong Ranges are located only 50 minutes drive from Melbourne, and boast incredible cafés, bars, restaurants and natural attractions at your doorstep. The home is conveniently located across the creek from Micawbers Tavern. Simply step into the wood fired warmth of the tavern, with hearty pub meals, live music on weekends and delicious Guinness on tap. The famous 'Piggery' cafe is only 6 minutes drive away whilst the supermarket, organic store, gourmet butcher and bakeries are walking distance or 1 minutes drive away. The house itself is located next to the Sherbrooke Forest and looks out onto the towering Mountain Ash, Treeferns and Clematis Creek. You won't want to leave!

Our home consists of:
Upper Floor with fully equipped Kitchen, Dining, Lounge, Bathroom, Balcony and three Bedrooms.
- a main bedroom with a King size bed,
- a second bedroom with another King size bed
- and another smaller bedroom with bunks.
Lower Floor with Rumpus Room, Euro Laundry, Decking and 2nd toilet.

Meersbrook also has:
- Free Wifi.
- Foxtel
- A rumpus room on the lower floor with toys for children and another television (no normal channels) with DVD player & HDMI cord for movies from your laptop. The rumpus room also contains a large box of outdoor/sporting equipment.
- Trampoline.
- Multiple walking tracks into the rainforest that start metres from the home.

There is a portacot and highchair provided.

Linen, towels, bodywash, shampoo & conditioner, dish and laundry detergent, toilet paper, tea & coffee are provided. Please see the Meersbrook Manual for delicious, local breakfast options or use the fully equipped kitchen to do your own cooking.

Meersbrook is clean and beautifully presented but please expect the usual scuffs of a much loved family home. Like most family homes, it is a permanent work in progress!

Guest access

Guests have access to the entire property with the exception of the store room downstairs and the garage.

Interaction with guests

You will have complete privacy from the start to finish of your stay. We will be available to contact with any questions via email, through Airbnb or mobile phone.

A comprehensive manual of the home and surrounding area is provided through the Airbnb listing and a paper copy in the home.

The neighbourhood

We love that our home is within walking distance to
- the Cameo Cinema, which also has an outdoor screen over Summer
- Oscars alehouse with its carefully curated selection of beers from around the world
- Sooki lounge (formerly Ruby's Lounge) with its delicious tapas, cocktails, incredible ambience and fine selection of live music.
- and any Grocery store you may need as well as a Post Office and Bank.

We are also a short 6min drive from 'The Piggery' in Sherbrooke, where culinary powerhouse Shannon Bennet, has spared no expense in opening up a world class bakery and eatery, perfect for breakfast, and lunch.

Other attractions include:
- Puffing Billy
- Exploring the villages; Belgrave, , Kallista, Sassafras, Olinda etc
- The Tree Adventure Course at historic Glen Harrow Park (a zip-line course with different levels of difficulty)
- William Ricketts Sanctuary with its incredible wooden carvings
- The multiple beautifully curated gardens around the hills; some have entry fees, others do not.
- The extensive forest walks. You may get a glimpse of the rare Lyrebird.
- The view of the entire Yarra Valley from up at the Olinda Arboretum,
- amongst so much more!

Getting around

Meersbrook is located within 1km walking distance to the Belgrave train station, which is the end of the line from Melbourne. Otherwise, there are bus stops at the base of our street. Having your own car is recommended.

Other things to note

It must be noted, that the tavern across the creek has live music playing on weekend nights and can sometimes be heard faintly from the home. Whilst this has never bothered us or any of our neighbours, please take this into consideration before booking. The tavern does not run very late, music is generally finished by 11pm. You may hear guests as they depart, but you may also be one of them!

Also, although they are not too close, we have neighbours on both sides of the house. Closing the appropriate blinds at night time gives you your deserved privacy.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM

We don't mind if you have extra friends join you, but we would appreciate being told if you have anyone extra staying. Please respect the community and neighbourhood by keeping noise to a minimum. Unfortunately our property is not pet-friendly and smoking is strictly limited to outside. An ashtray is provided.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Carbon monoxide detector
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

45 Reviews

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Bronwen User Profile
January 2017
Great place central to all that the Dandenongs have to offer. Local supermarket, cafes and Puffing Billy station just down the road. Really relaxing vibe, homely touches everywhere, toy boxes for the kids, tree views from the sitting areas, comfy beds, all you need to relax. Totally recommend it for a break away.

Sarah User Profile
December 2016
Elizabeth made us feel so welcome. There was a beautiful bottle of wine on the bench and a personal welcome note on the black board in the kitchen. The house was immaculate, exactly as described. The bedrooms were huge and the king size beds were amazingly comfortable. The house was super child friendly, with a large rumpus room full of toys, as well as a swing and trampoline outside which our little one loved. The house is only 1 minute drive to the cute town of Belgrave, which has so many great cafes and restaurants to choose from. And if driving is not your thing, the property backs onto the local Tavern! Great for a quiet drink or a meal. Elizabeth's communication was amazing throughout the whole process, even checking in with us upon arrival to make sure everything was okay. I would highly recommend this property and host for anyone wanting a Dandenong Ranges escape. Thank you Elizabeth

Diana User Profile
December 2016
As can be seen from pictures this is a very cozy place situated in a quiet environment, surrounded by trees with a lot of privacy. We visited when the weather was very unpredictable and cold, but that wasn't a problem because the centralized heating system does a very decent job in keeping us all warm. There is a highly ranked restaurant that is just walking distance away, which makes all the difference especially when we were too tired to drive out just for a meal. Elizabeth was also very thoughtful to prepare us a day prior to our arrival, assisted us in all ways she could. We would love to stay longer if we could, definitely exceeded our expectations!

Tai User Profile
November 2016
Meersbrook is a great spot for a private getaway. The house itself is cosy, with enough room for 6 people comfortably. Kitchen is spacious and has all utensils/crockery required for a holiday house. FOXTEL and free WiFi is a big plus. I'll definitely be back.

Belinda And Sam User Profile
November 2016
Elizabeth was a great host, very prompt, polite and informative in communications. We planned our weekend around the local tips she gave us! The family friendly home is perfectly located for a puffing billy and tree top adventure weekend away - so many great things walking distance to the house too including a funky pub, organic bakery, gourmet pizza and yummy gelato! The personal touches and added facilities suited our entire family from a bottle of wine, Foxtel and detailed information booklet for the adults to a full toy room, second tv and newly renovated bathroom with a deep bath for the kids. Nothing to improve here perfect as is, thank you and highly recommend Elizabeth and her quant hone to anybody considering coming to the area you won't need to look any further!!

Joe User Profile
November 2016
Beautiful cottage in a lovely location - walking distance to public transport if you want to get into the city, already in the forest if you are heading the other way. You can walk to two of the best cafes in the hills, or visit the tallest living tree on the Australian mainland... If you can find it!

Zhang User Profile
November 2016
Elizabeth's cottage is very cozy to us. Especially the large flat screen tv in the house. Here is full equipment & quiet. close to puffing billy. I strongly recommend others to stay & enjoy.

Victoria, Australia · Joined in September 2013
Elizabeth User ProfileElizabeth is a superhost.

I'm a Designer with two school aged children, married to a Director of Photography. Together we both love our creative pursuits, our forest home, spending time with our (not so) little ones and travelling.

We have been AirBnB guests a number of times in incredible properties around the world. We hope to provide those that book our property with experiences equal to those we've had ourselves.

We're clean and responsible guests, respectful of others property and personal space. We own our own home in the forest an hour from Melbourne and take great pride in it - we treat other people home's as we would like our own to be treated.

Our travel style tends to be a little impromptu and spontaneous, a bit off the beaten track. We work out a skeleton of our trip then generally allow the place itself to guide us.

We look forward to the chance of meeting other AirBnB guests and hosts.

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