10 Best Cottages For Rent In Daylesford, Australia - Updated 2023


Surrounded by the lush green hills and valleys of the Great Dividing Range, the spa town of Daylesford is frequented by tourists from all over the country. Melbourne is 112 km (69.6 mi) away from the city. Daylesford offers a well-rounded vacation experience including both natural and urban attractions to check out. You can visit the enchanting Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens, have a fun family picnic on the banks of Lake Daylesford, or explore the exhibits at Convent Gallery. You can start your day by grabbing some breakfast at Larder Daylesford, and after a long day of sightseeing, you can head over to the popular Sault Restaurant for a filling dinner. Take your vacation to the next level by opting for a cosy little cottage to stay in instead of a hotel room. Read on to explore the best cottages for rent in Daylesford, Australia, for stays.

1. Eclectic and charming three-bedroom cottage (from USD 183)

Situated right on the lakefront, this lovely cottage features three bedrooms and is ideal for a group of friends or a family as it can accommodate up to six guests comfortably. It offers a jetted tub in one of the bathrooms, a beautiful and bright reading room to dive into your favourite novels, and a fireplace for those winter months on the premises.

The rental is located close to numerous restaurants, including the popular Lake House.

Lake Daylesford Cottage
138 reviews
cottage 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely little touches made it feel like home
very comfortable
comfy couches and great open fire
cosy and warm
cottage is a delight
the house was very clean, tidy and everything we needed for a very enjoyable stay
the cottage was ideal for us as we each had our own bedroom
fantastic location, clean and so so comfy
can't wait to return
being winter, good heating was
meg and roy
an open fire and cosy interior completed the experience
our annual girls weekend away brought us to daylesford this year
had a wonderful time
beautiful views
great location with access to the lake and close enough to walk to town
lovely cottage in a great location
lovely walks around the lake,very picturesque
perfect location and cottage
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2. Headland (from USD 231)

Built in 1860, this historic cottage is the ideal place for a romantic getaway or a honeymoon in Daylesford. It can accommodate up to two guests and features delicate soothing colours and a traditional farmhouse-style décor scheme throughout the space.

The property features amenities designed to make your stay very enjoyable, such as a queen-sized bed and a fully equipped kitchen with all the appliances you need to prepare homemade meals. Free on-site parking facilities and a TV are other amenities available in the rental.

Headland - a rustic romantic
Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
315 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is absolutely lovely very cosy and comfortable
it was a bit chilly first thing in the morning but the heater soon warmed the place up
very comfortable clean and well appointed and loved the styling
it was extremely clean and tidy with a fabulous bathroom and kitchen with everything you could possibly need
linda's place is amazing clean stylish and great location
lovely cosy little cottage that was charming and very clean
so welcoming and clean
linda is the best host
linda and neale are excellent hosts
great stay and great host
linda was so helpful with recommendations for local places
linda's communication and instructions were great she was a lovely host
perfect location - walking distance to the lake the main strip and the farmers market
easy walk into town so location was fantastic also
it is a very cute cottage in a great location
a beautiful home in a great location within walking distance of the main street and lake
lovely place to stay perfect location for all local daylesford attractions
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3. Vintage-style one-bedroom cottage (from USD 111)

This lovely open-plan cottage features a cosy sitting room and vintage décor elements such as a Ned Kelly fireplace. It can accommodate up to two guests, making it ideal for couples or solo travellers, and it features all the homey amenities you need for a comfortable stay such as a well-equipped kitchen and a queen-sized bed. The private bathroom features a rain shower.

The property also has a covered veranda overlooking the private garden, where you can enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee while admiring the views.

Forget Me Not Moonlight Blue Miners' Cottage Daylesford
40 reviews
cottage 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cottage was cosy and comfortable
the weather was foggy and drizzly but the cottage was warm and cozy
had 2 lovely nights in this studio house wonderful spa very clean and tidy and helpful lovely owner
catherine was extremely helpful friendly and responsive - a really nice host
catherine was a fabulous host and was easy to contact for anything i needed
friendly professional and a wealth of knowledge of the local area
excellent host and well equipped cottage
the spa bath and fire were perfect for a getaway and our host catherine couldn’t be more accommodating
great location close to the botanic gardens and not far from town
thanks for providing a lovely place for a get away
wonderful weekend away fabulous place cozy and comfortable
quiet and beautifully decorated
the location was perfect and just across the road from the botanical gardens and cafe
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4. Bidwell Cottage (from USD 139)

Situated in the heart of Daylesford and just a short walk away from Lake Daylesford, this cosy one-bedroom cottage is perfect for couples, but it can easily host up to four guests.

The rental features a variety of amenities designed to make your stay very comfortable, including free WiFi, a smart television with Netflix, and a cosy wood burner for the cold winter months. The outdoor deck features beautiful chairs and barbecue facilities.

BIDWELL COTTAGE, a charming hideaway close to Lake Daylesford
39 reviews  Wifi Available
cottage 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable and well equipped cottage
the bed and the sofa bed were both very comfortable
bidwell cottage was very cosy and comfortable
the bed is very comfortable and the kitchen well supplied with everything needed for a self catering stay
we found bidwell cottage to be very comfortable cozy in cold weather quiet and private
very clean quiet and comfortable
very clean and well positioned- thanks anthony
overall the house was immaculate and very clean which made our stay really enjoyable
the place was super clean and tidy but also cosy and had a lot of character
we loved the personal touches and special treats from the wonderful hosts too
the location is excellent
the sparkling wine the wood fire and the location were all perfect
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5. The Garden Loft (from USD 293)

This contemporary cottage looks like it has been picked straight out of a Pinterest page. With white-toned interiors set off with wood accents and modern sophisticated fittings, this beautiful rental is ideal for a couple or a solo traveller looking for a luxurious stay.

The cottage is located close to Wombat Hill, which is an extinct volcano where you can go sightseeing. The entire accommodation is constructed from recycled materials, and it has plenty of natural sunlight streaming into all the rooms. There is also a private home library and a mezzanine bedroom on the premises.

The Garden Loft @ Poets Lodge Daylesford
Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
121 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was very comfortable and charming
beautiful wood fire and extremely comfortable bed with gorgeous linens
beautiful stylish property extremely clean and comfortable
the hosts are incredible - so friendly and helpful
angeline and richard were amazing hosts so hospitable and kind
angeline and richard were amazing hosts adding to the experience of their already amazinf property their hospitality was outstanding
we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would happily stay again the host is very accommodating and responsive
angeline is such a thoughtful and considerate host
wonderfully close to everything also
we loved the location
great location to explore daylesford on foot
gorgeous loft central location what more could you ask for
the location is also perfect for exploring daylesford on foot
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6. Lady Marmalade (from USD 244)

Situated close to Wombat Hill and Lake Daylesford, this luxurious cottage is perfect for small families or a couple. It can accommodate up to four guests and features two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The rental features a private hot tub, a log fireplace to curl up next to with a good book, and a well-equipped and aesthetically pleasing kitchen where you can prepare your favourite meals. Free WiFi is available throughout the premises, making it convenient for remote workers on a workation.

Lady Marmalade Daylesford, Luxurious Getaway
Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
221 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 6 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the garden the views the enormous bath & ensuite kitchen equipment the ease of having a laundry
the couch beds and pillows were all super comfy
lovely atmosphere first class beds all amenities close to town centre and very private
very comfortable and cosy at night especially with the indoor fireplace
very clean and comfortable with a beautiful garden
gleaming clean comfortable beds beautiful ensuite
a lovely place very cozy and clean
the house is clean cosy and a close walk to town
host james was very helpful
thanks to james our host
james was one of the kindest most amazing hosts i've dealt with
thank you again for hosting us
james was a terrific host responsive and informative
great location just a 5 minute walk from the main street of daylesford
this is a great location with only a short walk into town
a beautiful home in a fantastic location easy walking distance to daylesford
the location is ideal for walking to town or exploring the surrounding area
couldn’t ask for a better location a quick walk into the shops
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7. Marigold Cottage (from USD 229)

This historic cottage was built in 1870 and has been renovated to accommodate our modern lifestyle. It offers amazing views of the town of Daylesford from its large private deck and is nestled amidst a private garden.

The home has plenty of entertainment options such as a television, fast and unlimited WiFi, and plenty of books and games to keep your evenings busy. You can also prepare delicious snacks in the well-equipped kitchen.

Marigold•Charming 1870s central Daylesford cottage
Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
329 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
gorgeous cottage comfortable beds beautiful garden
perfect spot to stay in everything about this cottage was gorgeous and comfortable
wonderful view from the relaxing comfortable veranda and very private garden surrounded by trees
heater was on when we arrived well equiped kitchen and very comfortable
such a beautiful cottage decor was stylist and comfortable
very clean and comfortable as well as a well equipped kitchen
a perfect host and a perfect stay
host very friendly and helpful
the host left some great tips of things to do and see in the town
great location lovely host that was incredibly responsive & helpful
katherine's check in instructions were extremely helpful
the location was amazing
a great location close to town- highly recommended
great location within walking distance to most key attractions of the town
walking distance to town beautiful linen and bedding cosy decor
a beautiful place to stay in a fantastic location
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8. Modern and stylish one-bedroom cottage (from USD 189)

Featuring sophisticated monochrome décor throughout the space, this amazing cottage features one bedroom and one bathroom making it perfect for a couple.

You can enjoy a variety of amenities during your stay here, including a private hot tub to soak your tired muscles in after a long day of sightseeing and a private balcony with outdoor seating. There’s also a log fireplace in the living area to warm you up during the cold winter months.

Cottage 4A-Gorgious 1 bedroom property with corner spa, gas log fire surrounded by a cottage garden.
Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
41 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is gorgeous and comfortable
the gas heater was great and warmed the house quickly
there’sno couch to sit with your loved one only seperate recliners the beds on the small side
this little cottage was just so lovely and clean and the perfect couples weekend get away
hosts were happy to let us reschedule for another weekend
the hosts were amazing to deal with and were very accommodating throughout our stay
great hosts easy quick communication and extra instructions which made check in smoother
great location to relax and unwind
great location we absolutely loved staying here
cute stylish monochrome cottage in a great location
easy walking distance to the lake and the main street of daylesford
comfortable neat quiet and very close to town
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9. L'Papillon

If you adore moody spaces with dark walls, this beautiful cottage is sure to charm you. The cottage was built in the 1890s, and its history is reflected in its architecture and vintage-style furnishings.

However, it also offers all the modern conveniences we are used to, such as fast WiFi throughout the home, free on-site parking, and a cable television for your entertainment. It also provides a well-equipped kitchen complete with modern appliances.

L'Papillon - stylish & moody 1890's cottage
Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
114 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great old world cottage comfortable warm and welcoming
the cottage is wonderfully styled cozy and all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay
the beds were extra comfortable
the beds were super comfortable
the beds are comfy the bath is luxurious and a fireplace crackling keeps the winter chill away easily
we really enjoyed our stay at joannes place it was clean and as advertised
i encourage you to have a stay at this gorgeous restful house prefect in every way and very clean
everything was so stylish clean and we felt completely comfortable and relaxed here
stylish comfortable spotlessly clean and in a convenient location
the cottage was clean and welcoming it has everything you need we would definitely recommend
joanne is a wonderful host
jo is a great host & wonderful to communicate with
jo was lovely and helpful
also a helpful host which just makes the stay even better
would highly recommend the host and this cozy cottage
the location was also great only a short walk to get into town
it’s nice and close to town
it’s full of character and in a good location 5-10 min walk to the main street
easy walk into town
lovely place with great vibe and close to everything
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10. Beautiful farm cottage with two bedrooms

Surrounded by rolling meadows and farmlands on all sides, this cosy and charming cottage is perfect for a small family, a couple or a small group of up to four friends. It features a well-equipped kitchenette with a pod coffee machine, as well as barbecue facilities on the private patio for those fun family cookout nights.

The bathroom features heated floors for the cold winter months. The hosts provide complimentary breakfast provisions for the first morning for your convenience.

Chestnut Farm cottage in beautiful countryside
Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
207 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage was incredibly comfortable
comfortable beds great amenities and an easy to use fire
kitchen amenities were a bit lacking but otherwise a great stay :)
fresh flowers in every room
big soft towels (with towel warmer and heated tiles in the bathroom )
clean neat and luxurious
extra clean new bathroom fireplace
absolutely sparkling clean cosy and beautiful
her place was spotless practical and had lots of special touches
spotless clean well equipped exccelent service
pam is a great host
pam was a wonderful helpful host - the extra special touches did not go unnoticed
pam is a wonderful thoughtful host
pam is a great host and was very easy to communicate with
pam was friendly and warm
close and in some cases close walking distance to some of daylesford attractions
a very peaceful garden superate to the house at the back and nice and close to town
easily walkable to downtown daylesford
stunning location peaceful quaint and cosy
a wonderful opportunity to stop and recharge but close enough to enjoy the village of daylesford
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Enjoy a relaxing stay in Daylesford

Whether you prefer shopping and dining or wish to escape into nature and away from the stress of modern life, Daylesford has got you covered. Opting for a cosy cottage accommodation allows you to enjoy plenty of privacy and space at the same price as a typical hotel room. So opt for a cottage and make the most of your stay in Daylesford.

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