Serenity, views, nature, relaxation...
We invite you to relax in the beautiful Kiewa Valley, breath in the fresh mountain air, and marvel at the tranquility.
Our retreat takes its name from the meaning of the Aboriginal word Kiewa - "sweetwater". It is ideally located 15 kilometres from Lake Hume and a short drive from the historic town of Yackandandah, Beechworth, Bright and the thriving twin cities of Albury and Wodonga. 45 minutes drive away is Mount Beauty - the gateway to the snow fields at Falls Creek.
Imagine having the private Sweetwater Stays Rural Retreat entirely to yourself for the duration of your stay. Wake up to the sound of birds. Stroll through the established native gardens. Sit under the ancient Paulownia tree or in a secluded spot in the native garden and read a book. Sip a drink and watch the sun go down over the mountains. Marvel at the 360 degree views or watch the endless variety of bird life that call this small area of heaven home.
Enjoy the ambience and privacy of the well-appointed house, located on a quiet laneway about one kilometre from the main Kiewa Highway. It is situated on 2 hectares and is surrounded by large-acreage farmland so peace, privacy and serenity are guaranteed.
The four bedroom home sleeps from 2 to 10 people and is large enough for each person to have their own space. Inside the house has been modernised and best of all, every room has a view. Appointments include those little luxuries that help to make you feel special, including fluffy eiderdowns, electric blankets, Egyptian cotton sheets, an espresso machine, LED TVs, stereo systems, large DVD library, reading materials and CDs.
If you have children, we have catered for them too. If you long for a bit of peace and quiet, you can opt to rent the "Kid's Retreat" for a nominal fee. This cabin is separate from the house and is stocked with a Playstation 2, SingStar, Buzz, PS2 games and kids DVDs. The kids can make all the noise they like and your peace and quiet won't be interrupted.
Enjoy the outdoor lifestyle with a fully-functioning under cover entertaining area which includes a BBQ, large table and chairs, beer fridge and magnificent views.
"Heaps of fun - We loved the little pony and alpacas, they kept us entertained while we lay in the hammocks. We swam each morning in the river 15 minute walk from the property. Took long walks in the hills around the property. Swam in the Hume Dam and the Murray River. Excellent place for a healthy active holiday." - Bride, Frankston, Victoria
"Sweetwater restores your soul! - We absolutely loved our trip to Sweetwater Stays... we took our 2½ year old daughter and our puppy dog... there was something for everyone! Toys, games and DVDs (for the quiet times) for our daughter, lots of new places to sniff and explore for the pup and for us... reading and relaxing in the hammocks! Sweetwater has it all... every comfort of home and more! You can stay there and simply relax or go and explore (as we did) in places like Yackandandah and Beechworth which are only 30 minutes away. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and are already planning our return trip... we need to visit Princess, Bluey and Mendolsohn again! Highly recommended!" - Rachel, Greensborough, Victoria
"Blissful surprise - Wow! Awesome property that feels like a 2nd home with all the essentials provided. Angela was a wonderful host with a thoughtful treat on our arrival. Family settled in quickly and enjoyed the pace of life at Sweetwater Stays Rural Retreat and loved the star gazing at night. Thank you again Angela." - MH, Melbourne, Victoria
"The best property ever! - This place has it all! All the comforts of home, everything we could have wanted or needed was there. The kids were constantly entertained with bikes to ride, toys, DVDs, safe space to run around and best of all the pony next door who always came up to them and thrilled them to bits. With the kids happy we adults were happy in the large outdoor BBQ area and hammocks under the most beautiful tree I've ever seen. The camp fire and toasting marshmallows under the stars was another big hit. The owners themselves are very professional yet friendly, leaving a basket of delicious muffins greeting us upon arrival. Thanks so much for a much needed, comfortable and relaxing stay. I'd highly recommend Sweetwater to anyone." - Hope, Victoria
"My husband and I had the most wonderful time at Sweetwater Retreat. The owners were so helpful to deal with the property itself is amazing. I've never been anywhere as tranquil and with so many places to sit and relax and enjoy nature. Our dog loved running around the big open space and barking at the cows. The house itself is spacious and modern with all the comforts of home. We will definitely be returning time and again." - Lan
"Peaceful retreat - Just what we were looking for. - peace and quiet. Everything we needed was there. We did not go out as much as we thought we would because the place was terrific." - Mark, Perth, WA
Nightly rates from
$165 per night for 2 people
Extra adult per night - $30
Extra child per night - $15
• Entire property sleeps 10 people
• BBQ facilities
• Laundry facilities
• Pets allowed (restrictions apply)