The best winter cabins on the market around Victoria right now


A designer pad in the heart of Falls Creek Village, a beachfront cabin or a sustainable mud brick home – where will you be stocking up this winter?

A slew of secluded cabins have popped up on the Victoria market, providing the perfect retreat for those looking to retreat this winter.

Whether buyers are looking for a coastal, regional or even snowy retreat, there is plenty to choose from in a range of different price points.

Ski or snowboard enthusiasts have the chance to treat themselves to two glamorous apartments at the Koki Alpine Resort, in the heart of the village of Falls Creek.

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A four-bedroom, four-bathroom block at 2/1 Arlberg St has been listed with an asking price of $2.6 million, while next door a slightly smaller three-bedroom at No. 1 asks for 1, $83 million.

Both suites have been elegantly designed by renowned Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong based firm, Kerry Phelan Design Office.

The living rooms and bedrooms face directly onto the snow-capped mountains and both blocks are fully furnished with pieces that wouldn’t fit in a magazine.

An open fireplace makes the living room the perfect place to relax after a day on the snowfields, while the sleek, marble-clad kitchens and bathrooms offer the ultimate in luxury.

Both apartments are listed with Zirky Real Estate Alpine agents Christina Smit and Sam Perry.

Meanwhile, in the seaside town of Inverloch, a refurbished four-bedroom cabin has gone up for sale for $1.295 million.

The cedar cabin at 182 Surf Pde was built in 1970, but current sellers bought it in 2020 for $845,000, according to CoreLogic.

They have since restored the house to feature a sleek, modern interior without compromising the original charm.

Stained glass remains throughout, while the original hardwood planks have been polished and whitewashed.

Although the vendors have remodeled the contemporary and sleek bathrooms, the blue clawfoot tub in the original bathroom is placed in the garden next to a rainfall showerhead for a luxurious outdoor bathing experience .

“They used as many original parts as possible,” said Marni Lee Redmond, agent for Alex Scott & Staff Inverloch.

Ms Redmond said more than twelve groups passed by the house when it first opened for inspection, who loved the location and the direct access to the surf beach across the road.

“It’s very relaxed, you can imagine walking with sand on your feet from the beach,” she said.

“It’s the perfect blend of old and new.”

Near Ballarat in Canada, a three-bedroom stone cabin is priced at $850,000 to $895,000.

Situated on a sprawling 2198 sq. block, 1-3 Stanbury Ave House offers the perfect space for country living.

Inside, wooden walls and exposed beams complete the cabin’s rustic vibe, while a wraparound outdoor deck offers views of Mount Warrenheip and Mount Buninyong.

In addition, an established vegetable patch, fruit trees and a detached cottage are also on the property, the latter comprising a small kitchen, bathroom and utility room.

Mark Williams, agent for Ray White Ballarat, said the space had been used as an Air BnB and as accommodation for those wishing to visit nearby Ballarat and Sovereign Hill.

“People could increase that and have a real, steady income,” he said.

Mr Williams added that as the property is on two titles, it is also possible that buyers will subdivide it.

The home last sold in 2017 for $432,000.

Just outside Bendigo in Ax Creek, a two-bedroom cabin, nicknamed Barroworn Cottage – the native word for magpie – is on sale for $685,000 to $750,000.

On a sprawling 8.09ha property, pad 67 Curtis Rd is attractive to those wishing to live a sustainable lifestyle – with two dams, solar power, a vegetable patch, orchard and yard with chickens, all included in the sale.

The mud-brick house features cedar windows, colonial style, exposed beams and a pine-lined ceiling, in addition to a free-standing, fully insulated bungalow.

Wayne Heard, auctioneer of Elders Real Estate Bendigo, has the list.

And in the Mansfield area, a three-bedroom log cabin is on the market at 125 Tolmie-Mahaikah Rd, Tolmie.

Featuring an open fireplace and surrounded by natural bushland, this is the perfect place to get away from it all this winter.

The 3.1ha property has an asking price of $675,000 and is listed with Clark & ​​Co Real Estate Mansfield agent Catherine Pigdon and manager Andrew Clark.

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