Play Shack 1 & 2 - Great Places to Stay - Sawmill Settlement (between Mansfield & Mt Buller)
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Play Shack 1 & 2
$350 to $600 per night


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Owner: Suzanne Theodor
Address: 1 Robin Street, Sawmill Settlement
Mobile: 0413 991 166

Property Setting: Situated in the tiny picturesque village of Sawmill Settlement, 2km from the Mt. Buller toll gates (at Mirimbah) and 5 minutes' walk from the Delatite River.
Hours/KMs from Melbourne: 2 hours 50 mins / 210km (Melway map X922 D11, VicRoads 63 G3)
Nearest main town: Mansfield (30km)

Rarely do you find low cost accommodation that offers the quality and style found at the Play Shack houses.

Your Victorian High Country experience, whether it's about hitting the ski slopes, or hiking, fishing, horse riding and 4WD adventures, from spring through summer, deserves to be complemented with well presented, comfortable accommodation. Play Shack 1 & 2 are both more than comfortable and ideally located to access the mountain, earning glowing praise from those who stay.

Property Description:
At the foot of Mt Buller, off the main road, nestles a cluster of houses amongst woodlands at a place known as Sawmill Settlement. Many of the houses here are the High Country weekenders and private retreats of skiers. So too are the two Play Shacks and you can be sure they offer warm and cosy accommodation in the depths of winter, with the kinds of facilities that skiers look for - drying rooms and storage for ski gear, lots of hot water and plenty of beds for family and friends. Each house has three bedrooms. Play Shack 2 is a couple of minutes drive from Play Shack 1.

The two houses have differing styles. Play Shack 1 "Mountain Vista" has undergone a dramatic renovation that has transformed it into a very attractive, contemporary house. Owned and operated by leading Melbourne interior designer, Inside Out, the finishes and furnishings display top to bottom professional attention. The open plan living area offers a spacious lounge with sleek leather sofas, and glass doors onto the deck at the front which has outdoor dining furniture. The house faces beautiful mountain views framed by trees, including deciduous exotics that turn brilliant colours in autumn.

The kitchen is a gleaming modern design with an island bench and a set of stools. At the far end of the open plan space is the dining area with glass doors to the back yard and woodland outlook. This section of the room sits under a new roof line, with high windows bathing the area in natural light. The use of feature colours in different rooms, matching roman blinds, and complementary artwork, ensure that each room is distinctive. The luxury appointments extend to beautiful bedroom furniture and elegant bedside lights.

Play Shack 2 "by the River" is blessed with a one acre river front block with vast gardens and massive trees providing abundant summer shade. The iconic log cabin construction is very appropriate for the setting. A comprehensive renovation has introduced contemporary styling throughout. Lots of windows, white internal plaster walls and white ceilings counterpoint the dressed log finish of the perimeter walls. Stylish furniture and modern kitchen and bathroom fit outs add the finishing touches. The long verandah has a novel built in bar-style table overlooking the park like garden.

Special Features:

Being just 2km to the Mt Buller toll gate, Play Shack 1 & 2, represent outstanding convenience for off-mountain accommodation.

Guests can benefit from Play Shack's great relations with local businesses. Benefits include: 10% discount on ski hire; first round of drink free at the local pub & local restaurant; 5% discount on treatment & a free gift at a fabulous Beauty Day Spa; priority DVD/video hire; and, access to a local resort for swimming, spa, sauna, mini golf, fishing, tennis, archery, and bikes.

Recreational Facilities:
Both properties have large grounds where children can play as well as children's swing sets.

Accommodation Details

Number of Rooms: 3 bedrooms in each house
Number of Units: 2
Maximum number of Guests: PS 1 sleeps maximum 10. PS 2 sleeps maximum 13.
Bathroom Facilities: PS 1 has one bathroom & a separate powder room. PS 2 has two bathrooms.
Suitable for Children: Yes. (Porta cot, high chair and baby bath available on request)
Disabled access: No
Smoking restrictions: No smoking inside
Guest Pets Allowed: No
Check In/Out: In 3pm / Out 10am, or as agreed

Description of Rooms/Units:

Play Shack 1
The main bedroom has a king size bed, reverse cycle air-conditioning and a large window with a woodland outlook. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and the room opens onto the deck with mountain views. The third (bunk) bedroom has two doubles and two singles. Each bedroom has electric heating panels. The bathroom has a full size bath, a separate frameless glass shower, a heated towel rail and endless hot water.

The kitchen is equipped with large fridge, full stove/oven, dishwasher and microwave. The lounge is equipped with reverse cycle air-conditioning, television, DVD, video and CD players. There is a fully equipped laundry and a secure ski storage/ drying room. Attached to the house is a double carport.

Play Shack 2
Two bedrooms offer king size beds, one with a contemporary four poster bed frame. The third bedroom has six bunk beds. The living room has a queen sofa bed and a single sofa bed. There are two bathrooms, one of which includes a bath and the other incorporates a hideaway laundry.
The house is centrally heated. The living room has a wood burning Coonara fire, a split system air conditioner, plasma television, DVD and CD facilities. The kitchen is fully equipped and the dining table seats ten. Outside there is a gas barbecue and a secure drying room.
Play Shack 1


Breakfast: Self cater
Dining Options: Self cater in your kitchen. Alternatively, local hotels offer counter meals or travel 20 mins to Mansfield for a diverse selection of hotels, caf￿and restaurants.
Guest BBQ Facilities: Yes


Please confirm tariff with hosts prior to reservation.

Play Shack 1
Weekend (Fri & Sat): $1100 for two nights
Midweek: $450 for a single night. $350 per night for two or more nights
Weekly: $2400 for seven nights.

Play Shack 2 - River Front
Weekend (Fri & Sat): $1200 for two nights
Midweek: $475 for a single night. $375 per night for two or more nights
Weekly: $2700 for seven nights.

Linen can be supplied at $25 per bed

Minimum Stay: Two nights on weekends. Three nights on long weekends.
Deposit: $500 security bond
Cancellation Terms: With 60 days' notice or more - $200. Less than 60 days' notice - 50% of tariff payable. Changes to dates requested within 60 days' of arrival (with the same or greater value) will incur a $75 admin fee.
Credit Cards Accepted: Sorry. No Credit Card facilities

"Play Shack" is the registered trademark of Chris Theodor & Suzanne Theodor

Play Shack 1 - view from lounge
Play Shack 2 bedroom Play Shack 2 living room
Play Shack 2 river frontage Play Shack 2 river frontage
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