Magnolias on Mernda

A deep bathtub is a given at most luxury getaways. But the one at this peaceful country escape looks out over ancient magnolias, maple trees and rhododendrons through a large curtained threshold you can open up with total total confidence. Because this place – courtesy of Valley Ranges Getaways – is as private as it gets.

Inside are two generous queen bedrooms suitable for two couples or a family of four, both tastefully furnished with classic country style. The living room is washed with light through expansive French doors, which lead out to a deck for warm-weather entertaining. There’s also a fire-pit to gather around in the cooler months.

In the kitchen you’ll find everything you need to cook up a country breakfast, plus you can order breakfast hampers, antipasti platters and more if you don’t feel like venturing out for supplies. But if you do hit the neighbourhood, Olinda and surrounds is replete with quality dining options.

Back in the garden, you’ll find a trove of quiet nooks for reading, and a hammock to kick back in and listen to the local birdsong. When your lush little oasis looks and sounds like this, you’ll want to soak up as much of the serenity as you possibly can.

Updated: April 12th, 2022

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