Sea and beach

Ithaca House

Brian and Mary McNamara
1 Smith Street

(+613 or 03) 9804 5110
Accommodation typeFour bedroom two bathroom House
Maximum guests2-8
Bathrooms2 bathrooms, second toilet separate
Check in / Check out3:00 PM / 11:00 AM

Centrally situated in the township of Daylesford within easy walking distance of restaurants, Convent Gallery and the Main Street.

Ithaca House is a beautifully presented and ideally located cottage, oozing period charm combined with the functionality and conveniences of present day. Just a short stroll to the Sunday Market and the Main Street of Daylesford, relaxing and indulgent weekends are most definitely the flavour of every month.

The entire property is yours exclusively for the duration of your stay so you can plan a private getaway for you and a few friends or family.

Also take a look at Bay Panorama in Lorne for a seaside apartment from these owners.

Suitable for children
Disabled access
Level access from courtyard to living area, with a couple of internal steps to negotiate.
Smoking restrictions
No smoking inside
Guest pets allowed

Property Description

The Victorian period character of this weatherboard cottage still shines through amidst the tasteful renovations. The facade sports the classic cottage verandah and the building adheres to the symmetry of a central front door and hallway with similar rooms either side. All four bedrooms have original baltic pine floorboards polished to a beautiful lustre, and Victorian mantelpieces and fire grates (not in service). The two front bedrooms overlook the verandah to the garden.

The house has been extended at the rear to include a cosy sitting room with a wood fire, two stylish modern bathrooms, plus a laundry, and a large open plan living space that incorporates a contemporary kitchen with stainless steel counter tops. Parked at the island bench are four ultra modern stools, but there is also an 8-seater dining suite.

The living area has glass doors opening out to an attractively landscaped courtyard furnished with a barbecue and table setting for outdoor entertaining.

Special features

Being in easy walking proximity to Daylesford's gourmet icons is a great advantage when it comes to enjoying the culinary experience for which the town is widely acclaimed. Ithaca House is a stone's throw from two of Daylesford's most popular foodie spots, Cliffy's and the Mercato Restaurant. The Sunday Market is also too close to think of using the car. The Convent Gallery is 500m, The Farmers Arms (considered by many to be the best pub restaurant in the town) and the Main Street of Daylesford (Vincent Street) are not much further. Lake House Restaurant is all of 2km. So great coffee, dining and local produce treats are only minutes away.

Description of rooms/units

There are four bedrooms in all. Two have queen size beds. The other two bedrooms have twin king single beds, which, on request can be zipped together and prepared as king size beds. All linen is included and the beds will be made up ready for arriving guests. All of the bedrooms have bedside tables with lamps, large mirrors and individual electric heating.

The first bathroom has a luxurious deep bath, a separate shower and a vanity unit. The second has a shower, toilet and vanity unit. There is also a separate second toilet. Bath towels, bathmats, hand towels, face washers, soaps are all provided.

The cosy sitting room has a slow combustion wood fire, a 3-seater sofa and two arm chairs, and overlooks the rear courtyard.

The living room has two 3-seater sofas. On the wall is a large flat screen Sony digital television, accompanied by a DVD player and stereo/CD system. The space is equipped with a split system heating/air conditioning unit. The open plan room encompasses a large dining area and the kitchen. Cooking facilities include a full size gas cooktop (5 burners), electric oven, microwave oven and a dishwasher. The laundry has a front loading washing machine, clothes dryer, ironing board and iron.
There is off street parking for up to two cars.


10% Discount for midweek bookings of 2 nights or more during July, August & September

$2380 per week for 1 - 8 guests
$1200 for two nights, for 1-8 guests
Stay an extra night for only $240 (covers all 8 guests)
Stay two nights in 2 bedrooms - $680
Stay two nights in 3 bedrooms - $740
Stay two nights in all 4 bedrooms - $800
Extend your stay to a third and a fourth night for $240 per night

PLEASE NOTE that the above Midweek tariffs are before the 10% Discount we are offering for Jul, Aug & Sept.Also if you only require 2 or 3 bedrooms Midweek you would still have Full Run of the House.

Minimum stay

Two nights midweek or weekends. Three nights for long holiday weekends.


50% or $500, whichever is the lesser amount

Cancellation terms

Refunds are granted only if the vacancy is refilled in full by another booking. A $50 admin fee will be deducted from any refunds.

Credit cards accepted

Visa, MasterCard



Self cater

Dining options

Of course you can cook your own meals at the cottage, however, you are spoiled for choice with the number and range of dining establishments just a short stroll from your doorstep. Advance bookings recommended for many restaurants.

Guest BBQ facilities



Contact details

Brian and Mary McNamara
1 Smith Street

(+613 or 03) 9804 5110