Our Guests Comments

Our guests experience with us is paramount. We do everything we can to ensure the best stay possible, and receiving feedback on how well we are achieving this is something we take very seriously. Below is a selection of recent feedback we have received from our guests.

A very memorable stay for our family at candlelight cottage. A cosy cottage that was like our own home for a beautiful birthday dinner for my 40th birthday. Having three boys i was a little unsure about taking them to a cottage, but they loved it and relaxed as much as we did. Also Thanks peta, for making us welcome, as it was never an issue for you, for us to bring our children along.

May 2013 - Candlelight Cottage

beautiful setting, beautiful house and comfortable and stylish furniture! Great amenities!

May 2013 - Clare Cottage

Everything was perfect..

May 2013 - Twilight Cottage

You have thought of everything! Very impressive.

May 2013 - Candlelight Cottage

We truly loved our stay at Twilight Cottage and could not fault it.

Apr 2013 - Twilight Cottage

We had the most relaxing time..just what we needed! Thankyou for all the lovely goodies provided, we both ate way too much. We look forward to another getaway in the hills again one day.

Apr 2013 - Candlelight Cottage

we had an amazing time, it was peaceful romantic and a great 6 days for us. we will be back in the near future. thanks again

Apr 2013 - Clare Cottage

Clare Cottage was as lovely as usual. Thank you

Apr 2013 - Clare Cottage

This was my second stay with Peta and Laurie and the first time in the Candlelight Cottage. Janos & I had a wonderful time and would like to return again soon. I have recommended Candlelight Cottages to my brother for a surprise romantic weekend getaway. Thank you Peta and Laurie. Kind Regards Layla

Mar 2013 - Candlelight Cottage

To peta and laurie Thank you for making our wedding weekend amazing it was lovely and relaxing and couldn't imagine a more romantic place for us to spend our first night as husband and wife and will definitely be back. Leigh and Tanya Sutterby

Mar 2013 - Candlelight Cottage

Our stay at Candlelight Cottages was very enjoyable and comfortable .I dont really think there would be anything else that you could provide to make the stay more memorable . The provisions were absolutely delicious and fresh , the room was very clean ,all the linen was of an excellent quality.Thank you very much our stay was much more than enjoyable and I would not hesitate to recommend Candlelight cottages to anyone and we will be back. Only one thing I noticed and that was that the showers could not be ran together due to low water pressure.Also would love to know where the orange juicer was bought as I would love to purchase one myself and Kevin would like to know the brand of ground coffe as he loved the flavour and strengh of it .Thank you very much . kind regards Milusa

Jan 2013 - Twilight Cottage

FANTASTIC. WE BOTH HAD A GREAT TIME. WILL BE BACK FOR SURE.

Jan 2013 - Twilight Cottage

Thank you for all the provisions and attentiveness to make our stay so enjoyable. Even with a little baby who is learning to walk, the cottage was very safe and comfortable for our family of 5. The generous food provisions were most heartening, particularly since we are tucked away in the woods, it made for cozy mornings for our family to spend quality time together. It's a wonderful and beautiful cottage so lovingly furnished and cared for, thank you!

Jan 2013 - Clare Cottage

Had a fantastic stay, nothing but praise for the premises and location.

Dec 2012 - Twilight Cottage

We had a simply delightful time. Thank you so much Laurie and Peta! We'll definitely come again.

Nov 2012 - Twilight Cottage

Was amazing cottage. Photos on the Internet just don't do it justice

Nov 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

Beautiful. we loved every minute. Thanks so much x

Nov 2012 - Twilight Cottage

It was just a lovely cottage from the moment we saw it and when we opened the front door we were in awe of the attention and preparation that had gone into making our stay so comfortable and relaxing. some things were big but we noted all the little things to. it was all very much appreciated thanks again very much as i said it was just what the love doctor would have ordered , best wishes to you both julie and bill

Nov 2012 - Clare Cottage

We stayed in the candlelight cottage and absolutely loved it! The website pictures did not do it justice. It was so lovely and warm and welcoming. We especially appreciated all the little complementary extras (like the chocolates and port) which were so thoughtful. The breakfast provisions and BBQ pack were also extremely generous and yum! We cannot speak more highly of our experience at the candlelight cottages!

Nov 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Excellent stay you have thought of everything

Nov 2012 - Twilight Cottage

Perfect and beautifull as always Thank you and can't wait for the next stay:) Jeff Osman xo

Nov 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Hi Peta, we thought candlelight cottages were lovely and we really enjoyed our stay, we felt very pampered by the luxurious surroundings, we are already recommending it to others, cant speak highly enough of the attention to detail and the decor of the cottage made us want to live there permanently! We also would like to thank you for recommending the Mangan arts and crafts shop in Olinda. We spent about an hour and a half there and Helen and myself spent over $200 each there. Weloved the lamps & all the little nick nacks on diplay. Once again, many thanks for providing such a lovely stay. Kind Regards, Jenny Hose

Nov 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Great as always =)

Nov 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

We enjoyed our stay tremendously. The welc

Oct 2012 - Clare Cottage

Cottage in the Forest: very functional lay-out, very pleasant atmosphere during day and in the evening, great big windows inviting a wonderful forest into the bedroom and to the beautiful,spacious bathroom. Nice outdoor area - in the morning we had a very close encounter with birds. If not for the sound of traffic interfering sometimes with our tuning in to sounds of nature, a bit uncomfortable pillows and lack of a bread knife - this place would be perfect.

Oct 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

The time spent was most enjoyable. You have thought of everything so i can't think of anything to add Best wishes, John McConachy.

Oct 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Awesome cottage, really relaxing,welcoming and above all cosy.

Oct 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Such a beautiful,romantic cottage.Every little detail was greatly appreciated.Thank you so much. Cant wait to come back

Oct 2012 - Twilight Cottage

Thanks for a wonderful experience

Oct 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Everything was perfect, one night felt like ten!

Oct 2012 - Clare Cottage

Everything fantastic. Looking forward to coming back

Sep 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Peta went out of her way to provide Gluten free alternatives for our brekky and snacks-- The frig (and kitchen) was absolutely packed with the most delicious goodies! Lovely cosy place with great amenities. Wished we could have stayed longer.

Sep 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Everything was perfect, The cottage was cosy, well designed and beautifully furnished. The bed was very comfortable. Food provided was delicious and the choice was ample. Karen was lovely.

Sep 2012 - Twilight Cottage

The Clare Cottage was lovely and exceeded my expectations. The house was warm, music was playing and a fire was prepared on our arrival. The spa bath was lovely for my fiancee and I. The breakfast provided was amazing and there was a lot to choose from. We will definitely be back.

Sep 2012 - Clare Cottage

2nd time we've stayed and once again had a wonderful time...we'll be back again. Thankyou.

Sep 2012 - Clare Cottage

Beautiful, peaceful place to spend a little time away from everyday life. Everything you need (and more) has been thoughtfully placed within the cottage. Thankyou hope to return soon.

Sep 2012 - Twilight Cottage

We should have stayed longer _ great night will return soon

Sep 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

One word says it all dear Pata & Laurie "AMAZING!! we thank you from our hearts. Warm Regards Mindi & Jeff xo

Sep 2012 - Twilight Cottage

We had such a lovely time staying in the twilight cottage, we couldn't fault the service and the abundance of provisions supplied made our stay so much more comfortable. The cottage was gorgeous, very clean and a real romantic getaway. Thank you so much for having us, we will definately be staying again!!

Sep 2012 - Twilight Cottage

Setting was brilliant

Sep 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

Very thoughtful furnishing and amenities. beautiful cottage and friendly staff. hope to be back

Aug 2012 - Clare Cottage

A magical place is Olinda... A beautiful cottage is Clare... Thank u so much for your hospitality..

Aug 2012 - Clare Cottage

Great friendly service, extremely well catered for, would definitely stay there again. thankyou. :)

Aug 2012 - Twilight Cottage

Graeme and I enjoyed ourselves immensely and would love to come back again! You provided all the comforts of home, more than we were expecting. I've already told a few friends about the cottage so don't be surprised if a few people start calling.

Aug 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Absolutely perfect

Aug 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

Loved it. Felt like a second honeymoon. Port was delicious, cottage was warm, I want to experience Candlelight cottage next !!

Aug 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

We had a beautiful time away. Thank you!

Aug 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

Very close to perfect.. thanks again for a first class break.

Aug 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Love love love will be back again and again

Aug 2012 - Twilight Cottage

a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Cottage was lovely and beautifully stocked and serviced

Aug 2012 - Twilight Cottage

Thank you so much, the cottage was so cozy and comfortable and all the little extras made the difference :)

Aug 2012 - Clare Cottage

We had the most relaxing time, the cottage was beautiful and so were the fresh breakfast supplies, we will be returning again.

Jul 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

A delightful stay, the cottage was very comfortable, quiet and we were well catered for.

Jul 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

We absolutely loved our stay in Candlelight Cottage; the attention to detail and all the special extras was unsurpassed. Only two things could have made our stay more pleasant - longer stay and no kids (only joking very child friendly). Would love to come back and stay....soon!

Jul 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

It was the second time we had stayed at Candlelight Cottages, and it was as lovley as ever. We will be returning and we can honestly say, we will never stay anywhere else when visiting the Dandenongs. The BBQ pack was lovely we loved the potato salad, (would love to know the recipe). Thank you again, it was a true pleasure to stay with you.

Jul 2012 - Twilight Cottage

We had a very relaxing stay at Clare Cottage. Everything we needed was there, and the pea and ham soup was a real treat.

Jun 2012 - Clare Cottage

Beautiful Cottage, Very homely, everything you need, gorgeous atmosphere. we loved every minute of our stay and will definatly be back. Will have to try out the 3 other cottages now. Thankyou for a beautiful weekend away.

Jun 2012 - Clare Cottage

Everything was wonderful! Thank you both

Jun 2012 - Twilight Cottage

A beautiful home away from home to relax and enjoy the surrounding area. The provisions provided were both delicious and abundant and the cottage had everything you needed to may your stay memorable, thank you for a wonderful weekend.

Jun 2012 - Twilight Cottage

one of the best cottage i have ever stayed in for :) 1 night is really not enough!!!

Jun 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

It was truly more than what we expected. Excellant location. Wonderful and romanrtic ambience. Comfortable bed. ample breakfast. Overall a wonderful weekend away. Thank you so much.

Jun 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

We absolutely loved this cottage for our long weekend getaway! It was beautifully warm and cosy with very generous breakfast provisions and more. I would highly reccommend this cottage! Thankyou so much for the wonderful experience, Belinda and Michael

Jun 2012 - Twilight Cottage

We loved everything about our stay . Everything was perfect and relaxing and we look forward to staying there again.

Jun 2012 - Twilight Cottage

We had a great time staying in the Twilight Cottage and look forward to when we can return. Suck a great part of Victoria to visit. Highly recommended.

Jun 2012 - Twilight Cottage

We had the most magical time, we immediately felt at home with every little detail thought of and covered...it was just perfect. Cara & Dan

Jun 2012 - Twilight Cottage

For a cottage stay it is a great experience. The whole cottage theme was brilliantly covered and it ticked all the boxes. The food , the wine were great and because of the weather we were confined to the cosy fire and quiet ambience. Something different. Thank you d and it cked all of the boxes it is a great experience

Jun 2012 - Twilight Cottage

Dear Peta and Laurie, Two weeks have flown by since we were at Candlelight Cottage!Two short days they may have been but they were the stuff dreams are made of and I have gone over them many times since returning home in an attempt to relish the peace and happiness that was ours in that beautiful little cottage. Many happy memories are ours now. We hope many others will enjoy your hospitality and the delights of your accommodation.

May 2012 - Twilight Cottage

Dear Peta I really wanted to compliment you on every aspect of our stay with you. Your welcome, the cottage and its facilities made our stay very special and so incredibly easy. I dont think there is anything I would like to see changed because the ambience of the place is so special. We thank you for making it such a lovely experience. Best wishes Ron Sinclair

May 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

We were very pleased with our stay, everything we could want was at our fingertips. Thanks again for a lovely stay.

May 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

A wonderful experience from beginning to end. Our initial contact with Peta was exceptional, she made the whole transaction effortless for a family with 2 small kids coming from out of state. The cottage itself was breathtaking and all the little details made the experience one to remember! Our only complaint is that we didnt get to stay longer!! We will definately return to melbourne if only to come and stay at your beautiful cottage.

May 2012 - Clare Cottage

We had a delightful stay in this beautifully appointed, cosy cottage. The breakfast provisions were impressive! We loved it, and hope to be back again soon.

May 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Beautiful we want to come back again. Everything was perfect, definately the most beautiful place we've ever stayed. Thank-you.

May 2012 - Twilight Cottage

Loved the cottage, will come back again

May 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

Another excellent stay at a Cottage in the Forest. We'll certainly be back!

Apr 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

Thankyou so much for a memorable and relaxing night away. The cottage was fantastic, hearty breakfast provisions were greatly appreciated (along with all the little touches). We will definitely return.

Apr 2012 - Clare Cottage

The Cottage was absolutely gorgeous- perfect mix of old world charm and new modern amenities in all the right places to make the stay so comfortable and easy. They thought of everything you could need for your time away- from complimentary make-up remover to beautiful handcream. The food provisions were amazing- we didn't even get through everything from our three week stay. We loved the fireplace, bathrobes, and giant romantic spa bath, reading the newspaper in bed with a coffee. We didn't want to leave! Just the perfect place for a private, quiet, indulgent, romantic trip away for relaxing and good conversation. Thank you!

Apr 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

We felt welcomed, spoiled and we loved every minute. Didn't want to leave and certainly will come back! A very big Thank You to Peta!!!

Apr 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Absolutely loved the welcoming and nurturing service, walking into a warm cottage with lamp on and music playing, not just an empty dark room like at a hotel! I loved the little chocolates and ate far too many cookies! I read all the magazines, I love country style magazines but I never give myself the pleasure of relaxing on the couch with one! I managed to catch up on a lot of relaxing whilst at Candlelight Cottages. The breakfast provisions in the fridge were placed with love, not to mention the homemade loaf of bread. Everything was superb, we cannot wait to return again very soon. Thank you so much.

Apr 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Thank you Peta & Laurie for making our stay so memorable & comfy. We had a delightful time in the secluded 'Cottage In The Forest' and look forward to a return visit soon. Melissa & Daniel xo

Apr 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

Absoulutely I would recommend this to all my friends. I have already started handing out pamphlets. I was taken when I first spoke with Peta to make reservations, Her soft, and calm voice was enough to know that this place was going to be magical. As soon as i walked into the cottage it all made sense that only someone so calm with a passion of loving what you do, can create such a place. Once you turn into the driveway, it's almost like your in another world. No traffic, peaceful and tranquility. We celebrated a work promotion and after studying for 13 months, it was just what we both needed. The "Cottage in the Forrest" was the most beautiful place i have been to, the full breakfast was amazing, (I'm sure a "House Keeping Angel" served me breakfast, I didn't have to do a thing) the spa was huge with lots of room to move, the view from the bedroom was to die for. (I actually woke at 0500 just so i could be awake to watch day break through nature the way it did)... As I wrote in the guest book, "I wonder if this is what heaven looks like" and it was simply a piece of paradise on earth. We felt isolated from the world and felt as though we were the only 2 people on the earth. Also went to the Ivy for dinner which was lovely, and the little shops along the way were just wonderful. (Bought back home a few little bits and pieces) Great experience. Will come back again, and again. Next time will be for a little longer. Thankyou so much for a wonderful experience. Josie and Rob.

Apr 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

We have stayed in a lot of holiday accommodation facilities - and the 1 feature that stood out for us, was the fact that every little detail had been thought of. And it's nice to have an abundance of breakfast provisions rather than not quite enough. We will certainly be back and will recommend you to all our friends and family.

Apr 2012 - Clare Cottage

Bought my parents for a 1nt getaway, glad I chose Candlelight Cottages, they were impressed. Food pack, port, robes, slippers and toiletries were a lovely touch. Lovely homely house. Impressed with the facilities - coffee machine, orange juicer, spa bath and log fire all ready to go. My parents said if they lived in VIC they would go back time and again. Thank you. Mrs Easter, Inverloch VIC

Mar 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

The warmth of the cottage and it's owners made for a relaxing and unbelievably refreshing holiday.

Mar 2012 - Twilight Cottage

we found the stay very comfortable,warm and cosy.It was a perfect end to our daughters perfect wedding! Thank you. Rob and Hazel Kilfoyle

Mar 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

excellent breakfast provided.

Mar 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

We had a great stay and will recommend the cottage to others. Thank You =)

Mar 2012 - Twilight Cottage

A great night away in the Dandenongs close to some top restaurants. The cottage was very well appointed with everything you would want.

Mar 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

We stay at the Candlelight cottage for our 30 Th. anniversary and it was perfect everything was thought of to the very smallest detail .dvd's,i-pod doc,cd player,air conditioner,a bottle of port and glasses .Even toothpaste. we even book a restaurant at the wild oaks and the chef it self took us to the restaurant and back ,what a wonderful night we had they even add a band playing jazz.And the management at the cottage were very helpful and very friendly and we wanna thank them very much for making our stay very pleasant .we strongly recommend the Candlelight cottage .Very clean and also close to the antique shops,coffee shops and restaurants.Wont be disappointed

Feb 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Your lovely b and b had a spirit of warmth and generosity. We had a lovely time and will treat ourselves again in the near future. Thanks, Karen and Brandt

Feb 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Your lovely b and b had a spirit of warmth and generosity. We had a lovely time and will treat ourselves again in the near future. Thanks, Karen and Brandt

Feb 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

hi Peta, It was a truly lovely stay! Impeccable surroundings and such a relaxing atmosphere. Will be coming again as soon as able. Regards, Bernie

Feb 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

Absolutely lovely, very luxurious. Every need catered for and very thoughtful. Will definitely be back.

Feb 2012 - Twilight Cottage

Thank you for looking after Michelle and I so well. The Cottage was beautiful. The driveway a challenge : ) We would recommend your cottages to one and all. Ron & Michelle.

Feb 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

Thankyou, we were thrilled with your care of our guests. My son drove them to and fro and was very impressed with all that he saw. Our guests were very complimentary, and I think they were being more than polite. Thankyou again.

Feb 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

A truly beautiful experience. Will be back again...

Feb 2012 - Clare Cottage

A truly beautiful experience. Will be back again...

Feb 2012 - Clare Cottage

The cottage was very "homely", and we instantly felt relaxed! Wish we could have stayed longer!

Jan 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

Such an amazing place to stay. Enjoyed everything about the stay we had. It felt like a home away from home. We are lookin forward to coming back to stay. We loved it so much. Thankyou very much for your hospitality.

Jan 2012 - Cottage in the Forest

As always our stay was fantastic and we can't wait to come back. Thanks Peta and Laurie.

Jan 2012 - Candlelight Cottage

We really feel so happy that we were able to give the children such lovely memories of a truly gorgeous cottage. They were in heaven up in the hills. Many thanks.

Jan 2012 - Clare Cottage




7-9 Monash Avenue, Olinda 3788, Victoria, Australia Ph: 03 9751 2464 Fax: 03 9751 0552
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