$258 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Chalambar's Hidden Oasis – Home 9662204 Villa

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 9 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


‘Chalambar's Hidden Oasis’, propped upon elevated, landscaped gardens overlooking its rustic 5-acre estate, is a transcendent country-style retreat of sublime serenity. Accompanied only by the sweet song of birds, the chirping of frogs, and the whistling of a light breeze through trees. The stay was one of ultimate seclusion, yet with the assurance of modern-day conveniences at the fingertips, as we were only a 5-minute drive from Berwick.

It’s challenging to find a retreat that offers such blissful relaxation while keeping the kids occupied, but ‘Chalambar's Hidden Oasis’ does it with ease and style. A full-sized, mod-grass tennis court and a lagoon-style swimming pool provided hours of recreation, while the miniature railway was a hit with both the kids and the kids at heart – meandering across the leafy estate, visiting tunnels and its own miniature station along the way.

The home echoes its surrounding environment with natural elements of timber and brick, characteristic of an Alistair Knox design. A scattering of soaring highlight windows and skylights set in towering raked ceilings imbue the home with sunlight, in a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom layout that sleeps up to nine. Its zoned layout provides essential privacy for multiple families, offering 2 master bedrooms each with ensuite amenity, a 3rd double bedroom with a motorized bed for the elderly or disabled, plus 3 single beds.

A casual open plan domain offers a relaxing ambiance with its lush views, warmed by the romantic glow of a slow-combustion wood heater while seating up to eight at a long dining table. Its stylish timber kitchen delivers easy practicality with a wide Ilve cooker and Miele dishwasher, providing loads of storage and cooking accessories.

A formal lounge and dining room deliver elegance and style aside an open fireplace, stretching onto an alfresco deck with 360-degree outlooks of its divine environment, while a bright sunroom takes in the northern sunshine, facing a picturesque view of pristine, landscaped gardens.

‘Chalambar's Hidden Oasis’ pulls on the heart-strings, a property where it's easy to get lost in thought while traversing its verdant bushland – the perfect place for long or short-term stays with the convenience of suburbia just minutes away.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 Twin beds
    Bedroom 5: Twin bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • Climbing frame
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Solarium or roof terrace
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

Getting around – Harkaway Road – turn left into Harkaway Road and it’s just a five-minute drive into Berwick where supermarkets, cafés, and boutique shops line the main road, High Street. High Street - or the Princes Highway as it’s known as a little further down – head west down the Princes Highway and follow the signs to Fountain Gate Shopping Centre – a huge complex with all the major outlets. Princes Highway will also take you to the entry to the M1 - Monash freeway – for trips to Melbourne’s CBD.

Interaction with guest

I will answer any queries you may have about the home via message, phone call, and email. I am on hand to help you with any special requests during your stay if you need.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($340.46) $500.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

I hope you could have the wonderful days in my place.
That would be the best if you could do as the following information,
Dishes and BBQ facilities should be cleaned properly including grease build up and burns on pans and rubbish removed to avoid additional cleaning charges.
Excess food & rubbish should be disposed into the appropriate bins at the front.
No smoking is allowed in the house. If any smoking is made on the premises including the balcony and deck, an up to $500 fee will be charged


About the owner

Eric L.
Calendar last updated:
21 Nov 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

1 review

Very Good

“A very lovely place being very poorly maintained.”

Reviewed 11 Jan 2019

This lovely big house is set in a wonderland of Australian bush and very beautiful garden. However, the facilities are not as advertised - eg there is no jacuzzi and the miniature train is locked away… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Eric (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Eric (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Eric (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Eric the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Eric (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Eric (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Eric (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Eric (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Eric (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Eric (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Eric (the owner) a message.

If Eric (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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