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Address: 2823 Northern Grampians Road Wartook Victoria Contact: The Manager e: www:

Mandala Stonehouse is a beautiful sandstone building, architecturally designed to fit elegantly into the rugged mountain landscape of the western Grampians. It's located just two kilometres outside the western edge of the Grampians National Park, facing east, through giant river red gums back towards the largest peak in the area, Mount Difficult.

After your daily excursion into the mountains, relax and delight at the charming views and the raucous cockatoos. When the sun goes down, marvel at the silence and the brilliance of the thick starry night sky. Then retreat into the inner beauty of the house, charmingly lit and decorated. Choose between a barbeque on the deck, a casual indoor cooking, dining and living room area or a beautiful eight seat formal dining room before retiring to the showpiece Mandala Room.

Cook up a gourmet feast in the well-equipped kitchen which includes a gas cook-top with an electric oven, grill, dishwasher, microwave, all cooking utensils, saucepans, fry pans and appliances including a rice cooker, sandwich press and slow cooker.

There are two separate bedroom wings, each with two bedrooms and an elegant bathroom and toilet. Two of the bedrooms have their own private patio area. We have a fifth bedroom with two singles that can also be booked when three or more queen bedrooms are booked.

Located 25 kilometres west of Halls Gap, in the Wartook Valley, it is close to Zumsteins, Asses Ears, Mackenzie Falls, Lake Wartook, Beehive Falls, Mt Zero and Mt Staypleton.

Accommodation is for one to eight guests in one to four queen size bedrooms.

The rate shown on Stayz is the nightly rate for 1-2 people (in 1 bedroom). There is a sliding scale for increased numbers (up to 10 people in 5 bedrooms). There is no facility on this website to show the pricing structure in full. Please see below or submit an enquiry for an accurate quote.

Total nightly tariffs are based on guest and bedroom numbers, as follows:

1 to 2 guests in 1 bedroom: $280
2 to 4 guests in 2 bedrooms: $360 ($180 per room)
3 to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms: $480 ($160 per room)
4 to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms: $560 ($140 per room)

Easter 2015 - Flat rate of $2,240 (up to eight guests for up to four nights).

Long weekends including Melbourne Cup - Minimum three night booking

All other times - Minimum two night booking

Extended stays: 10% discount for 3 or more nights (except over long weekends/public holidays) and 20% discount for 7 or more nights. Please contact the owner for special rates for stays 10 days or longer.

Preferred method of payment: direct deposit

Standard inclusions

*All linen (sheets, pillow cases, towels, hand-towels, face washers, bath mats and tea towels)
*All bedding (quilts and pillows)
*Electric blankets
*Ducted air-conditioning
*Ducted slow combustion heating (and a ready supply of firewood)
*LCD/LED 46" Television
*BluRay DVD Player
*Two hi-fi's with Ipod docking stations and USB connections
*Meditation cell
*All kitchen crockery, cutlery and extensive utensils
*Dishwasher (liquid dishwasher and tablets provided)
*Slow cooker, rice cooker, sandwich press
*Fridge and freezer
*Washing machine and washing powder
*Dryer and an outdoor clothesline
*Internet capabilities
*Barbecue (including gas & accessories)
*Bathroom amenities (toilet paper, shampoo, conditioner, moisturiser and soap)
*Hair dryer
*Welcome tea, coffee and milk

Additional house-keeping for longer stays can be pre-arranged

Terms and Conditions

To secure the booking we require a $500 deposit. Payment of the deposit constitutes agreement to the following Terms and Conditions.

Balance of the rental amount must be received in full 21 days prior to occupancy. If not, the owner has the right to cancel the booking and attempt to re-let it.

If the guest makes a cancellation, any money paid is not refundable unless the house is re-let for the entire period. If a refund is made due to the property being re-let then a $50 cancellation fee will apply.

The owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However, the owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.

To maintain a high standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions:

The number of guests at Mandala Stonehouse shall not exceed the number of guests declared when booking. Should at any time the number of guests in the house exceed the number declared, Mandala Stonehouse reserves the right to charge extra. The relevant charges will be deducted from the security bond.

Parties and functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only. Accordingly, this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments.

Under no circumstances should any furniture be moved.

Guest/s shall be liable for any loss, theft or damage to furniture, fixtures and fittings at Mandala Stonehouse. Fair wear and tear is excluded.

The guest will be liable for repair or replacement costs if:

* Any item is stolen or removed from the premises
* There is any damage caused to Mandala Stonehouse, by the guest or anyone invited onto the property by the guest. This includes all items and structures inside and out
* The guest breaches the 'No Parties' policy.

Monies owing for repair/replacement of furniture, fixtures or fittings will be deducted from your bond.

A minimum of $100 will be charged if extra cleaning is required. If the BBQ is left unclean there will be an additional $40 cleaning fee applied specifically for this.

For the comfort of all guests, Mandala Stonehouse has a strict non-smoking policy. A penalty fee of up to $500 applies to those not observing this policy.

Motor vehicles must be parked in the car park only. Use of any vehicle, including trail bikes and motorbikes, is prohibited anywhere on the property.

Camping is not permitted on the property. Guests are only to be accommodated in the bedrooms.

The use of guns and fire on the grounds is prohibited and will result in full loss of bond.
Mandala Stonehouse reserves the right to accept NO RESPONSIBILITY for any damaged items and or payments for any items left on premise after guest departure. No responsibility can be accepted for personal goods left behind on departure.

Items left behind will be held for thirty days. If requested, items will be posted back COD.
The property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. This includes crockery, cutlery and pots and pans cleaned and put away.

Check out time is strictly no later than 10.00am.

Pets are not permitted on the property under any circumstances.

A $500 security bond is payable at the same time as the balance amount. The bond will be refunded in full within 7 days subject to the above conditions being met. It is designed to cover any additional costs incurred including, but not limited to, any breakage or damage, excess cleaning requirements or extra guests beyond those declared.

Variations to these conditions may only be made by prior arrangements with the owner in writing.



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