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Cara Cottage - Cara Cottage - Stones throw from Lake with Huge Deck

Daylesford vacation home with fireplace

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Daylesford, VIC, Australia
  • 4 guests
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 2 beds
  • 1 bathroom
  • Parking available
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • WiFi
  • Onsite parking
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • TV

What’s around

  • Lake Daylesford - 2 min walk
  • Daylesford Museum and Cultural Centre - 11 min walk
  • Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre - 11 min walk
  • Three Lost Children Walk Trailhead - 19 min walk
  • Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens - 21 min walk
  • Hepburn Regional Park - 36 min walk

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 2

2 Queen Beds

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About this home

Cara, a gorgeous little cottage in the countryside of Daylesford is perfect for those looking to experience the lake and explore the best of what Daylesford has to offer.  This cozy house is one of Daylesford’s oldest little properties and has been renovated to offer 2 Bedrooms each with an Ensuite and enough space for up to 4 guests each night!
The Daylesford cottage is a historical gem and can be seen in photographs from the 1800s.  Cara has always been a place to come home and feel at peace; With the recent makeover, Cara now offers modern-day appliances and comforts while still maintaining links back to her roots. Newspapers found under the cottage are pinned upon its walls like a tapestry of memories and old posts for tying horses can be seen out front waiting patiently for their duty once again.

Cara's 2 queen bedrooms can each be split into single beds, and is popular with families, couples on holiday together or four friends seeking an adventure in Daylesford. Each Ensuite features a shower, vanity and toilet, and the step-down to the bathroom has handrails to assist guests who may need mobility support.

The dining/living flows to the full kitchen, with picture windows and French doors onto a deck that offers gorgeous views of the lake.  Imagine the smell of freshly brewed coffee while listening to your favourite tunes as you cook up a delicious breakfast! You can even grill up some ribs while watching the game on a large, flat-screen TV and stream movies with the complimentary WIFI.

Heating and cooling are comfortably covered by the split system, panel heaters and wood fire. We provide guests with a firewood starter kit for thier needs upon arrival.

The lake is one reason why this town has become a tourist destination. The tranquil waters and scenic views of nature are just what anyone needs to escape from the hustle-and-bustle that comes with city life. Those who come to Cara quickly find themselves escaping into their own little world,  at the bottom of the garden, beckoning for a morning stroll around her shores – I spend about 30 minutes and it's very pleasant!

This charming cottage is a relic of Lake Daylesford's early history. Originally built in the 1800s, this tiny house still stands strong today as it has for hundreds of years despite its age and size.  It is thought that the home was originally used to store supplies and became an overnight refuge for weary travellers who could not make their way over the historic bridge that would have taken them back across the lake at nightfall.

The small white cottage sat overlooking picturesque Lake Daylesford from afar with nothing around except grassy hillsides leading right up to where they stand; there were no other dwellings or buildings nearby seeming all too serene and peaceful away from civilization.  Today Cara is set amongst a number of historic and popular accommodation villas and holiday homes, the proximity of The Boathouse Restaurant, is a “must visit” where you are sure to enjoy a gorgeous lunch or dinner overlooking the lake

Key features:

2Q split bedrooms

2 en-suites (shower, vanity, toilet)

Living/dining/full kitchen open plan

Split system, wall heaters and wood fire

Large screen wall-mounted TV

Netflix/Stan/Apple tv with large library


Lake Daylesford at the bottom of the garden

On-street parking for 2 cars

Children welcome

Sorry – no pets allowed

Not wheelchair

10 minutes walk to township

What’s around


  • Lake Daylesford - 2 min walk
  • Daylesford Museum and Cultural Centre - 11 min walk
  • Daylesford Regional Visitor Information Centre - 11 min walk
  • Three Lost Children Walk Trailhead - 19 min walk
  • Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens - 21 min walk
  • Hepburn Regional Park - 36 min walk
  • Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa - 3.4 mi / 5.4 km
  • Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Eganstown Streamside Reserve - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Hepburn Springs Golf Course - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Wombat Bushland Reserve - 4.1 mi / 6.6 km

Getting around

  • Bendigo, VIC (BXG) - 65 min drive
  • Daylesford Station - 29 min walk
  • Musk Station - 9 min drive
  • Bullarto Station - 15 min drive
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Daylesford, VIC, Australia

The manager


Speaks: English

The home

Key facts

  • Vacation home (1 sq ft)
  • Onsite parking
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bedroom - 2 queen beds


  • 1 bathroom
  • Hair dryer


  • Cookware/dishes/utensils

Entertainment and recreation

  • TV

Other amenities

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Fireplace

Things to know

House rules

  • Pets not allowed
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Max. guests: 4

Check-in and check-out

  • Check-in after 2:00 PM
  • Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions. You will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking.

Fees & policies

Required at check-in

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others

  • Pets not allowed


  • Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Also known as

  • Cara
  • 406251


  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include The Lake House Restaurant (8-min walk), Jackie's On Vincent (10-min walk), and Galley Diner (11-min walk).