Orchard Park Retreat

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Orchard Park Retreat
Merricks North

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Boutique country retreat on acreage, pool, open fireplace, stylish interior, secluded.

Discover the perfect secret hideaway for exploring the Peninsula's beautiful wine district. Families and couples alike will treasure the total country comfort, peace and tranquility Orchard Park Retreat has to offer.

Set on 2.5 acres in mature gardens with an agapanthus lined driveway and a Graeme Gunn designed home full of contemporary character, this secluded gorgeous one level holiday house offers plenty of space for families with an inground fenced pool and children's playground.

The pavilion-style residence features three bedrooms and two living areas with a children's wing sleeping up to 8 guests in total (strictly suitable for up to a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children, under 12 years of age). Large windows frame views of the colourful gardens and an open fireplace in the main living area casts a warming glow as you enjoy dinner with family and guests.

An updated kitchen features granite bench tops and a stainless steel oven, a dishwasher and classic white cabinetry, while a family room opens to a pergola draped in jasmine. The master bedroom has an en suite with a separate toilet and a wall of built-in robes and there is a second newly renovated family bathroom.

Luxury inclusions: Solar heated pool, open fireplace, split-system air conditioning large expansive lawn and private retreat, extensive outdoor children's playground, ample parking, Foxtel (Pay TV) and complimentery wireless internet, a clever two-way laundry connected with the kitchen pantry and a double carport.

Complimentary Concierge Service: Our concierge service can assist you with In-house Catering, Relaxation Massages, Baby-sitting Service, Pantry Stocking, Mid-Stay Clean, Airport Transfers, Chauffeur/Driver Service, Winery Tour.  Prepare to be pampered!  Prices on application prior to arrival.

Local Attractions: 
Merricks North has the renown Merricks Store nearby and a superb host of local wineries in the vicinity such as Willow Creek. Enjoy nearby Balnarring Village and Somers Beach (10 minutes drive). Arthurs Seat with panoramic views, Arthur's Seat Chairlift and restaurant is 10 km away. Enjoy Red Hill Saturday morning food market (held in Red Hill once a month on the first Saturday) hosting a selection of chocolates, fruit and vegetables, patisseries and vintage collections for sale.

Local wineries:
Explore the best of the Peninsula with superb wineries such as Ten Minutes by Tractor, Red Hill Estate, Montalto and T’Gallant 10 minutes drive away as are Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm (great for children) and Ashcombe Maze and Lavendar Gardens and the Enchanted Maze in Red Hill.

Local beaches:
9 minutes by car (7km) Point Leo ocean beach
10 minutes by car (8km) Shoreham ocean beach
18 minutes by car ( 15km) Dromana foreshore and safe swimming beach, with a supermarket and bayside village atmosphere and shops.

"Please note: Due to our high standard of holiday accommodation we do not accept schoolies, bucks/hens bookings, groups under 28 years of age, nor do we accept parties or events due to strict council regulations. This excludes family bookings travelling with children under 18 years of age."


Outdoor Living
Private, tranquil coastal setting
8 x 4m solar heated pool with glass fence and
pool cover
Poolside lounges and pool umbrella
Covered cabana al fresco dining
BBQ and entertaining area
Children's playground with swings
and climbing frame
Acreage and landscaped gardens
with large lawn space

Living Room x 2
Main Living
Deluxe lounge with pool and tranquil garden views
Open plan adjoining kitchen and dining
Comfortable Jimmy Possum Furniture
Plasma TV with Foxtel (basic package) + DVD
(wall mounted)
Open Fire Place (complimentary firewood first night only -
additional fire wood can be purchased from service station)  
3 seater lounge suite and 2 singles
Reading books and board games available
Bose system (TBC)

Second Living Room
Sitting Room with rural views
Plasma TV with Digital TV (free to air)/built in DVD
(wall mounted)
Bose Stereo system
Reverse cycle heating/cooling unit

Seated internal dining for 6 guests
(Table can extend to seat 12 guests, extensions
housed in the bedroom robes)
Reverse cycle heating/cooling unit
Gourmet kitchen
Electrolux coffee barista
Fisher and Paykel Oven/Grill
Fisher and Paykel Induction cooktop
Miele Dishwasher
Walk in Pantry

3 x Reverse cycle heating/cooling wall units
in dining room, second living room and master bedroom
Open Fire Place with complimentary firewood

Asko washing machine - front loader
Asko clothes dryer - front loader
Clothes line
Iron/ironing board
Vacuum cleaner

Cars (3) in parking bays
Further parking for a boat

Non-smoking property
Complimentary wireless internet
No pets


Bedroom 1: Master with Ensuite: 1 x Queen Bed + window with rural views + blinds + robe + carpet + TV with built in DVD player (ensuite - shower/vanity/toilet)

Bedroom 2:  1 x Queen Bed + window with rural views+ blinds + robe + carpet 

Bedroom 3:  1 x Queen Bed + window with rural views + blinds + robe + carpet + TV with built in DVD player

2 x King Single Mattresses supplied for children (stored in Bedrooms 2 & 3). These can be set up in the second living room.


Bathroom 1: Ensuite - shower/vanity/toilet

Bathroom 2: Main bathroom - shower/vanity/separate toilet

2019 - 2020 Orchard Park Retreat Accommodation Rates

High Season Shoulder Season
16 December - 1 February (7 night min)
Australia Day Weekend (3 night min)
Easter (4 night min)
1 February - 16 December
(2 night min stays for weekends)
Public Holiday Weekends (3 night min)
Melbourne Cup Weekend (4 night min)
$665.00 / Night $1,550.00 / 2 Nights
$4,560.00 / 7 Nights $1,950.00 / 3 Nights
$2,400.00 / 3 nights Australia Day weekend $2,325.00 / 3 Nights Public Holiday weekend
$3,200.00 / 4 nights Easter $2,350.00 / 4 Nights

$2,550.00 / 4 Nights Melbourne Cup weekend
  $2,750.00 / 5 Nights
  $3,150.00 / 6 Nights

$3,550.00 / 7 Nights

*7 night minimum stay during high season, 3 nights during Public Holidays (with the exception of Easter and Melbourne Cup Weekend) and 2 nights at all other times.  Linen included for 7 night minimum stays, Australia Day weekend, Easter, Labour Day and Melbourne Cup weekend bookings only.

Stay Notes

  • Check in after 4pm during high season (16 December - 1 February)
    or 2pm other times (1 February - 16 December)
  • Check out before 10am during high season (16 December - 1 February)
    or 11am other times (1 February - 16 December)
  • Minimum stay 7 nights during high season (16 December - 1 February)
  • Minimum stay 2 nights other times (1 February - 16 December)
  • Linen is complimentary for 7 nights stay or more, Easter, Australia Day and Melbourne Cup bookings only. BYO beach towels. Optional linen supplied for $30 per person for all other stays.
  • Terms and conditions apply
  • Bond applies to all stays

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Guest Feedback

Orchard Park Retreat


Mia Stankovski

Orchard Park Retreat


Jacqui James

Dear Jacqui. Thank you for your feedback and property review. It's wonderful to read you had such a special time away with the girls. Orchard Park is the perfect girls weekend retreat. Re amenities: we usually provide 2-3 full rolls per toilet so will be checking this as a matter of precaution to ensure all is in place for all our future guests. We always provide linen in the High Season for stays of 7 nights or more. Outside of this linen is an optional extra at some properties. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back in the near future. Warm regards, Holiday Shacks.

The Team at Holiday Shacks.

Orchard Park Retreat


Karine Fernandez

Dear Karine Thank you for your feedback and we are pleased you enjoyed the property. We are aware the ants have returned and done some treatment. A full pest control has been booked pre-high season. Our cleaners look for cobwebs regularly,as it is a rural property they can be back literally overnight! The windows in the main areas had just been cleaned on the Thursday. We look forward to hosting you again.

The Team at Holiday Shacks.

Orchard Park Retreat


Julie Parker

Dear Julie thank you for your email and for your lovely feedback. We hope to welcome your return very soon.

The Team at Holiday Shacks.

Orchard Park Retreat


Mark Goodwin

Dear Mark We are so pleased you enjoyed Orchard Park Retreat!  We hope to see you again soon.

The Team at Holiday Shacks.

Orchard Park Retreat


Peter and Paola Main

Orchard Park Retreat


Peter and Paola Main

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your staying with Holiday Shacks again!

The Team at Holiday Shacks.

Orchard Park Retreat


A Mason

Dear A Mason Thank you kindly for your email and wonderful feedback which we value.  Thank you again for booking with Holiday Shacks and we hope we can assist you with your next stay on the Peninsula.

The Team at Holiday Shacks.

Orchard Park Retreat



Thank you Brad for your positive review. We agree the privacy, rural location and house amenities are fantastic. We look forward to welcoming your return.

The Team at Holiday Shacks.

Orchard Park Retreat


James Villella

Thanks James, we look forward to welcoming you back again.

The Team at Holiday Shacks.

Orchard Park Retreat



Thank you Lisa, we look forward to welcoming you back again!

The Team at Holiday Shacks.

Orchard Park Retreat


Carly O'Sullivan

Orchard Park Retreat



Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback Katrusha.  Great to hear you had a wonderful stay at Orchard Park Retreat!

The Team at Holiday Shacks.


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