|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
|Living space||160 square meters|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyYes
|Theme||Historic, Luxury, Romantic, City, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
The Maasai Villa is 3 bedroom prestigious accommodation at an affordable rate which is individually furnished , very spacious with all decor handpicked for its elegance and ambience. Comes with 2 queen beds, twin beds, 2 bathrooms, lounge, family room, full size kitchen, dining and laundry. The villa has many extras not found in other self contained properties such as private beautiful individual gardens with BBQ, outdoor entertaining area, well equipped kitchen with everything you may need, plus DVDs, CDs, books, magazines, games and even an umbrella in case of a rainy day. Operated by Kees & Lisa , owner builders of the property, they li...Read more
Bungunyah Historic Property: Maasai Villa Unit
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Additional Location Information
Located on 2 acres of beautiful gardens situated well off the main road in Croydon. Croydon is an eastern suburb of Melbourne near to Ringwood, Lilydale, Kilsyth, Boronia and Bayswater within an easy 30 minute drive of the city. The cosmopolitan township of Croydon has 3 major supermarkets, multiple cafes, restaurants and boutique shops. Croydon is on a direct train line to Melbourne and takes approx 45 mins. Only 10 minutes to the Yarra Valley Wine district and the Dandenong Ranges where guests can enjoy the Puffing Billy Steam Train through Sherbrooke forest or get up close and personal with Koalas and Kangaroos at the Australian Fauna Park at Healesville Sanctuary.
Location Type City, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in AUD) (change)
|Rate Summary||$232||$232 - $252||$1,389||$4,743||3 nights|
|Mar. 16 2013 - Jul. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$232||$232||$1,389||$4,743||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Portacot - $7 / day - Fee - Portacot hire
- Additional guests - $19 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Fee applies to parties of more than guest(s)
- Damage deposit - $290 - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
Includes linen, weekly servicing for stays > 8 nights, parking and wireless internet.
Daily servicing optional. Extra fee required.
Extra person $20 per night - double sofa bed in family room
High chair free
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 21, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
Fantastic home away from home!
Great home away from home with everything you need and more.
Great location and very easy to get to and from.
Fantastic hosts Lisa and Kees make you feel very welcome from the minute you arrive.
The Villa was spotless and very well set out and furnished.
We would stay here again no question and have no hesitation recommending Bungunyah to all!
Thanks Lisa and Kees for such a wonderful stay.
Wonderful accommodation to unwind and relax in.
My family were in Victoria for a wedding and the location and amenities were just perfect for our needs.
The staff were so friendly and helpful.
Would definitely stay there again.
Central West NSW
Home away from home
Could not have been more comfortable in these lovely units. They are modern, quite and very well equipped for a short or extended stay. Lovely gardens make for a very relaxing atmosphere. We will certainly use these units again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them . Your hosts are lovely and could not be more helpful.
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 02/21/2013
Thank you for your kind words. It is always reassuring to know that our guests are happy with their stay and accommodation. Lisa & Kees
Michelle Scalia (Stanley)
Very Comfortable accommodation
Very Friendly Service. We have a 3yr old and a 22month old and the owners offered to put a safety gate up so the children couldn't climb the internal stairs. (we didn't even need to ask.) This was put up within 15min of arriving. Lots of books, dvd's to keep us all entertained from childrens to adults. There was no undercover parking. The garage attached to the house is used for storage. My dear husband had never used a front loader washing machine and ruined some of our good clothes by having the temperature on 90. He thought this was the time. The property is not far by car to the Yarra Valley Wineries and the Dandenong Ranges. 40 min in a train to the City. All in all I would come back in a heart beat to stay.
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 02/13/2013
We really appreciate your comments Michelle. It is great for readers to get a sense of what Bungunyah has to offer. Many thanks Lisa & Kees
The Beck Family
Holidaying Made Easy at Bungunyah
We were delighted with the accommodation. It had everything we needed and more. The arrival and settling in bit was made easy by Lisa giving us a guided tour. When we experienced very high temperatures our request for an extra fan was willingly met. There were 6 of us staying in the unit (which was actually Cotton Villa, not Massai, I think!) and there was plenty of room for us all to live comfortably. The villa was well located for our needs. We are coming back to Croydon again next year and almost certainly will be staying at Bungunyah again. 10/10 Lisa and Kees :)
Lisa and Kees are very friendly and helpful and nothing was ever a problem.
The home is beautifully set up and provides absolutely everything you could need during a vacation. The kitchen had more utensils etc than you would ever expect to find in a holiday let and so made eating in a pleasure rather than a chore.
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 08/04/2012
It is so nice to hear that we have plenty of utensils etc in the villas. Kees & I have travelled a lot ourselves and have tried to make Bungunyah how we would like to find accommodation for ourselves. It is important when you are away from home to have good facilities which make life and your holiday much more easy and beneficial. If you want a self contained villa it is important to not only have the kitchen but the utensils and facilities so that you can cook and live comfortably away from home. Many thanks Lisa
A home away from home.
My family and I stayed at the Maasai villa in May while we attended my daughters wedding. The wedding was at Bramleigh reception centre, so staying at the Maasai was very convenient as it was within walking distance to the venue. Every thing you could possibly need was right here, a true home away from home. We were able to cook our own meals, or go out to restaurants or the hotel for a counter meal if we wanted to. Everything was close by. Because we were in Melbourne mainly for the wedding we didnt do much sightseeing, but there is plenty to see in and around the area. I would recommend the Maasai for a great stay for family or a group of friends.
Jean Yves JOSPIN
Nous avons été sympathiquement reçu par Lisa et Kees.L'appartement était trés propre et magnifique,avec tout le confort ,il ne manque rien, nous étions 2 couples et un adulte,les piéces trés spatieuses. L' endroit est trés calme et à une demi heure du centre ville de Melbourne.Les propriétaires nous ont bien renseigné sur les visistes à effectuer.A recommander .
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 03/17/2012
We were received sympathetically by Lisa and Kees.L apartment was very clean and beautiful, with every comfort, nothing is missing, we were two couples and one adult, the parts very spatieuses. The place is very quiet and a half hours from downtown Melbourne.Les owners were knowledgeable about the visistes effectuer.A to recommend."
Thank you so much for your wonderful review which I attempted to translate into 'English' above. Your kind remarks were very welcome and we hope to one day make it to France!! best wishes Lisa & Kees
Dee & Andrew
Staying at Bungunyah Property (Maasai Villa) was all it stated on the website. Clean, roomly, comfortable, and quiet. Room size was great, great kitchen area, small house away from home with all you needed. Add touches was Dvd's, books, old and new travel guides for Melbourne etc. Close to shops and transport. Thank you, we will be back
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 03/17/2012
Thank you, it is great to know we are on the right track when it comes to offering value for money and great service. best wishes
Lisa & Kees
Sue snd Scott Gaugler
Pittsburgh Pa USA
Beautiful, relaxing stay
Bununyah is the perfect retreat from a days' slight seeing and visits to the city. Close to rail, one can walk from your apartment to the rail for a day in Melbourne. Having traveled most everywhere, we could tell much thought went into Bununyah's appointments, general upkeep.
One of the best places to stay anywhere.
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 03/17/2012
It is lovely to hear you found our facilities so accommodating and handy for sightseeing. Thank you for your kind remarks. Lisa & Kees
A peaceful, secluded setting, yet close to everthing.
We booked 3 villas, Maasai, Cotton and Kaori, for ourselves and relatives. All villas were well equiped and comfortable. This is a great setting for families looking for accommodation to-gether and much more comfortable than booking several motel rooms. We were there for our daughters wedding, nearby, and stayed in the Maasai apartment, which was ideal for the bridal party to prepare upstairs, while the rest of the family were downstairs. The owners were very welcomming and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. All in all a great place to stay if you are visiting the area. The feel of being in the country, yet close to everthing. The only thing to be aware of is the drive in is a little steep, and lower type vehicles can scrape underneath when turning in and out.
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 01/28/2012
Thank you for you kind words and we are always happy to hear that our guests have had a wonderful experience at Bungunyah. Our plans include re asphalting the driveway this year and that will alleviate the problem with the dip. Thank you again.
Lisa & Kees
Home from home.
My family, which included two young children, relocated from Perth to Melbourne and stayed at the Maasai Villa for over 6 weeks. Lisa and Kees were very accommodating and it made the transition so much easier. We were able to get on with living and finding a home here. Thank you so much for all that you did for us, what a fabulous place.
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 01/13/2012
Thank you Emma. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us. We hope you have settled into your new house okay and are enjoying Melbourne.
Very relaxing homey feel atmosphere, a home away from home :)
We really enjoyed our stay at Bungunyah, very convinient to shops, a park for the kids and what we were in Victoria for. We loved that the place was fully self-contained, Lisa and Kees are lovely and we would reccommend Bungunyah to anyone.
Maureen & Roger
Maasai Villa was an excellent start to our holiday
This holiday was a surprise holiday for my husbands birthday. Right from the start I found Lisa the most helpful person when booking. When we arrived the house we stayed in was absolutely fantastic literally a home from home. This made the start to our holiday a great memorable experience. We had older children(3)with us and they actually didn't mind staying in for the odd night it was so lovely. The location is very private and quiet so at night you could definately relax. We hired a car for various trips one to do would be a tour of the Yarra Valley Wine area, the Ocean Road, Puffin Billy Rail Road to name a few. I would recommend Bungunyah Villas very highly - would definately go back. Thank you Lisa & Kees for an excellent stay.
Faultless Hospitality & Accommodation
Lisa and Kees are the perfect hosts who are there when needed and discreet the rest of the time. You are made to feel very welcome and the atmosphere is one of relaxation where your privacy is respected, and any local info you need is given freely. Exceptional service on all counts.
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 07/14/2011
We are very pleased to know we are not over bearing. We like to make ourselves available to our guests without being intrusive.
Lisa & Kees
Visiting family and friends in Melbourne
The location for us was perfect as we had not long moved from the area. The unit was well set up with every thing one could want altho' my husband thought the TV could have been bigger. A lovely court yard with BBQ and outdoor furniture as well as beautiful gardens...truely a home away from home. The service was excellent and we would highly recommend Bungunyah to anyone who wanted easy access to the CBD, the Dandenongs and the Yarra Ranges.
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 08/24/2011
Thank you for your great review and feedback re the TV. I hope your husband will be happy to hear that we are in the process of upgrading to larger flat screen TVs in all the villas.
Lisa & Kees
Wonderful base for son's wedding
We had various combinations of interstate relatives staying with us during the 10 day period, and all were most impressed with the cottage - its comfort, convenience, location, landscaping (lots of camellias in bloom) - and the friendliness of the owners. We were relaxed and happy there, and found it a great place to unwind when everyone else had gone home! We can certainly recommend (and indeed, have already done so) Bungunyah apartments...
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 04/28/2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Kees & I are very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay so much and that we could offer you and your family a comfortable haven whilst away from home. Lisa
A Peaceful Oasis To Unwind
Earley, Reading, Berkshire, England
Excellent apartment in quiet and peaceful surroundings
Comfortable, spacious and spotlessly clean apartment with attractive furnishings and wireless internet. Good range of electrical appliances and drying area outside. Lovely well tended garden with good sitting out area with your own barbeque. Good choice of cafes, restaurants and shops in nearby areas. Excellent position midway between city and countryside and is a short drive from the Danenong Mountains and many other interesting places to visit. The owners Liza and Kas are very welcoming, friendly and helpful.We have stayed in two of the properties and are booked to stay in the third which speaks for itself.
Cleve, South Australia
Great place for a relaxing holiday.
We had a great holiday at Bungunyah. The homestead is beautiful and they don't mind if you go for a walk around the delightful gardens. We found the location excellent as reletives live in Boronia and Croydon. The appartments have everything you need to make a holiday enjoyable. As it was Christmas when we stayed they had Christmas decorations around the appartment to make us feel like we were at home. The water was cut off the first day we were there as there was a bust water meter in the street. The owners supplied us with fresh drinking water and buckets for flushing the toilets. We found the price are very reasonable.
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 02/02/2011
We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Bungunyah and that our attention detail made your stay comfortable. We love decorating the villas at Christmas and try to make our guests' visit as festive as possible. Lisa & Kees
Otsu-shi shiga-ken,Japan(near Kyoto)
Comfortable & atravtive stay
From my experience, I recomend folowing items to be improved for get five star.
*set up a refrigerator in 2nd floor can improve convenience of daily life. one TV is enough in
*regarding tableware,I wish set up a cofeemaker.
*I recomend set up a rwriting desk in 2nd floor.
Response from Bungunyah Apartments - 02/02/2011
Thank you for your feedback. We have purchased bodum coffee makers for each apartment. We take your suggests seriously but as we have a full size refridgerator in each villa we feel that a second refridgerator would be unnecessary upstairs. Lisa & Kees
Banjara Sea Gypsies
Ocean Grove, Victoria
Perfect place to stay!
My friends and I stayed in the Maasai Villa this month. Check in was efficient and we were able to settle and relax before our weekend of dancing workshops.
We all loved the apartment, the detailed decor and the above all the cleanliness. The apartment was equipped with everything you would need. We particularly loved the barbeque area with its beautiful garden and found it was the perfect place to unwind and recap on the day.
The privacy provided by the positioning of the villas and the wonderful gardens makes, what is already fantastic accommodation, a haven. Thank you Lisa and Kees. We will definitely book our accommodation with you when in the area next.
Excellent facilities/property and friendly customer service.
We rented three villas over a four day period in November for our wedding. We had our immediate family and also some interstate visitors staying at the property. The feedback was that the accommodation was spacious, beautifully decorated, the gardens were in bloom, inside the villas it was clean and contained with everything you might need (linen, crockery, cutlery, BBQ etc...). The children were kept entertained by the collection of books, Dvds, music CDs and the two TVs. The location was in Croydon and not East Melbourne as stated in your review, but was so very close to our wedding venue. The villas were a short drive away from Coles, boutique shops, restaurants and the local train station. The only tip for couples getting married is that a limousine can not make it up the windy driveway. I walked down to the road for the limousine, and as it was a beautiful sunny day it was no problem for us, but could be an issue on a rainy day.
Has everything, comfortable modern and great surrounds
We loved our stay, plus we had family in other apartment, which was so close, ideal location, surrounds very leafy and private and modern accommodation
Carole & Kerrie
The ideal location for our visits to the Yarra Valley and the Dandenongs a spacious comfortable & modern accomodation that any 5 star traveller would be happy with.The Hosts were friendly and very accomodating adding to the comfort of our stay
Our guests from overseas spoke very highly of the quality facility and were most impressed with the location, lovely garden, excellent and attentive owners and innovative courtyard.
best value for money, comfortable & special at the same time
The villa we had was great - our group was four adults and two small children. The extra living space was great to have, the internal heating wonderful in winter and the overall class of fixtures and finishes made it very comfortable & special. The games, DVD s & books were a really nice touch for both the kids and adults. Kitchen had everything we needed. The gardens were lovely and it had a great private BBQ and outdoor space! We'll definitely be back next time we're in town.
Curt & Kimberlee
Perfect Vaction Getaway Location
This was our first experience as a family to australia. Lisa and Kees were exceptional hosts right from the start. They were brilliant by providing information about the surrounding area and helping us plan activities throughout our entire two-week stay. Lisa was able to help us pinpoint activities from the young children with us to the teenagers and adults. With Lisa's & Kees help, we toured several wineries in the valley and she was even kind enough to assist us getting tickets to the Wallabies vs all Blacks rugby game. This tucked away location is ideal for anyone traveling with children or just for a couple's retreat. The accommodations were immaculate, fully furnished, with modern appliances and included wireless internet (a necessity for our traveling teenagers). Their establishment is located only 40 minutes from the airport and downtown with all it has to offer, but also close enough to experience the beautiful scenic countryside of the Yarra Valley. We would like to thank Lisa and Kees for all they did for us in making this a very memorable vacation/holiday!
What a family friendly place with all the comforts of home.
My family, 2 adults and 3 children, along with my mother enjoyed the hospitiality during our recent stay in Melbourne for my brothers wedding. Both Lisa & Kees went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed.
The apartment was exceptionally clean and well equiped. Being set back from a busy road I was surprised at how little road noise we actually heard. I would thoroughly recommend these apartments to anyone planning a stay in Melbourne.
Gold Coast (Queensland)
Friendly and efficient reception and a well located and equipped
My wife and I visited Melbourne for a family wedding. We located the apartment on their website, liking the location and the description. We were able to book online. Upon our arrival, we were received by host Lisa who was efficient and friendly. The apartment was very well equipped. We were impressed by the presentation of the apartment including the library of books, CD's and DVD's.Lisa later facilitated our web check-in for our return flight. We have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation.
Myself, my partner and a friend travelled to Victoria for a wedding and needed accommodation with separate bedrooms & kitchen facilities. The Maasai Villa met all of our expectations and more. The apartment was spacious and extremely clean and included many extras to make us feel at home. It was decorated with flair and had a lovely outdoor area. It is close to the towns of Lilydale and Healesville for sightseeing and the local shopping centre is within walking distance. The managers, Lisa and Kees, were very friendly and helpful and keep the accommodation to a high standard - I would thoroughly recommend the apartments to any group or family looking for an alternative to motel accommodation.
The best of the best!
My wife and I have stayed in a large number of
serviced apartments over the years as a consequence
of managing an international company. The Maasai
Villa Unit of Bungunyah is far and above the best in
which we have ever stayed. Not only are the physical
facilities way above average but the service we
received made a person feel at home. The gardens
present a most pleasant and intimate park atmosphere
and the location is convenient for shopping and
restaurants. The complex is quiet and serene in
spite of being located in a suburban area.
Home from Home
As soon as I entered Maasai Villa in Croydon Victora, I felt at home. The villa was very spacious and clean with a lovely courtyard and privacy and peace and yet all the facilities within easy reach of this complex. From the shops, bus & train station, Yarra Valley Vineyards.
I travel a great deal and therefore experienced a lot of places. This to me would be in the top ten. Thank you for my stay and can't wait to return to "my 2nd Home"
Bungunyah Apartments Croydon Victoria Australia - perfect!!
Leesa and Kaas were very friendly and helpful from our first enquiry until the day we checked out.
The apartment was clean, well appointed and the decor tasteful. (actually, we stayed in the Masai, I would like to have picked it up and taken it home). The extended family stayed in the Cotton and Kaori Apartments and were equally impressed.
The Bungunyah Apartments are located conveniently to the Dandenong Ranges. And if you are fit, you can walk to the shops or train station.
All you need is provided and on arrival you have tea/coffee/milk to get you started before you do a shop for the rest of your stay.
The best thing was 'felt like being at home'. Least...don't think there was anything.
We would highly recommend any one to stay at Bungunyah and if we need family accommodation again it will be our first choice.
I would rate it 5/5!!!
Great Accomodation & Location
Visiting relatives in the Croydon area this was a perfect location for us. Close enough (20 mins by car)to the city and close to the lovely Dandenongs. The acccomodation was very clean and comfortable and had everything that we could possibly need including a lovely courtyard and BBQ/sun area and all at a very reasonable price.
Very comfortable for a largish family stay.
This was the second time we have stayed and each time has been wonderful. Easy to access with minimum noise from traffic.The accomodation is well laid out whereby adults can retreat upstairs.
Outdoor area is good for entertaining if needed.
A wonderful week at Bungunya
We needed short term accomodation while we waited to get access to our house. Bungunya is a beautiful property and Lisa and her husband were very hospitable and were very helpful. I would recommend anyone looking for somewhere close to the Yarra valley or the Dandenongs, or looking for short term accomodation to give Lisa. Thanks.
Our stay at Bungunyah was very enjoyable, it was close to all the things we needed to do on our trip. Great location for Chirnside shops and riding in the Dandenongs. The layout of the apartment was fab with all the mod cons provided.
Lisa and Kees were very friendly more than accomodating and helpful.
Very peaceful location, with natural surronds. Great outdoor area.
Glad we came across Bungunyah and would stay again.