The Evening Star

Holiday house in Bright

7 reviews (5.0)

Million Dollar Mountain views await your arrival as you step inside The Evening Star. This multi award winning holiday home is located in the historic township of Wandiligong, and boasts bucket loads of sunshine, views to die for.

$291.50 - $330.00
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
Book from $291.50 per day Low commission
2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms Max. 4 guests (2 included) Min. 2 nights

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Million Dollar Mountain views await your arrival as you step inside The Evening Star. This multi award winning holiday home is located in the historic township of Wandiligong, and boasts bucket loads of sunshine, views to die for and  breezy barefoot living that'll wash off the nine to five in seconds. Only a 5 minute drive to Bright, and surrounded by the regions finest Wineries, Cafés, Restaurants, Ski Fields and National Parks. Once you are here, you'll never want to leave.

From the moment you catch your first glimpse of the property, you will be captivated by the uninterrupted beauty of its panoramic setting. When you open the front door not only will you be "WOWED" by how the design of the house captures these views but you will also feel welcomed and special for a bottle of a quality local red and nibbles will be waiting for you to enjoy.

THE EVENING STAR is situated in the picturesque valley of Wandiligong( 5 mins drive from Bright) at the foot of the Victorian Alps and Victoria's premier ski resorts. The valley's landscape is heritage listed and still retains the character of a time gone by.

Each season here offers fresh new vistas and experiences. From the blaze of autumn colours to the burst of the colours of spring. Wattles abound in winter and crisp frosty white mornings transform into caressing sun drenched days. Summer has beautiful cool evening breezes and there is a swimming hole in Morses creek that you can see from our deck.

The house is simply but beautifully furnished - inspired by the colours and textures of nature. Bird life is abundant and kangaroos often feed beside the property at dusk. There is much to do and enjoy on the property itself as well as in the river reserve and The Diggings below the house, and in Bright and further afield.

Our beds are comfy and dressed in vintage washed pure linen, which is soft and beautiful to sleep in. To further enhance your sleep comfort, we also provide a Pillow Menu. Wrap yourself in our large, soft bamboo bath sheets after enjoying a rainwater head shower or a relaxing spa infused with locally made bath salts.

Everything you need to cook or bake delicious meals is available in the kitchen but you might want to indulge in one of the region's restaurants, wineries, cafes or pubs. A barbecue on our deck is pretty special as well. Our pantry is stocked with a large selection of T2 teas, coffee pods, chai, biscuits and muesli. We also supply a hamper of bacon, eggs, tomatoes, bread, butter, milk, juice and condiments to give you the energy for the adventures of the day ahead.

in the colder months you can enjoy the stunning views from our leather lounge by a cosy open wood fire which is set for your arrival with abundant free wood supplied. Sip on the complimentary bottle of local red and nibbles - what more could you want!!

If the sun is shining you will probably want to open our french and bifold doors, let the fresh mountain air in and enjoy all that our outdoor areas have to offer - barbecue, outdoor lounge and table, deck chairs and a fire pit with wood supplied. Watch the action of the paragliders over Mystic Mountain and if you're game take a tandem flight. Otherwise just take in the serenity, read a good book and listen to the bird life.
The clear night skies of which there are many here are spectacular and you can enjoy their magnificence through our telescope. But there's nothing like a good wine and a yarn around an open fire so come outside, light a fire in our outdoor pit, (provided there are no fire restrictions) and enjoy the stunning setting at night.

The path below the property links into many shared walk and bike paths that weave through the Reserve and onto the Murray to Mountain rail trail - so bring your bikes. There is a path that follows the crystal clear waters of Morses creek that merges into the Ovens river at Bright where you can swim, fish or kayak.

The Diggings was the site of extensive gold mining and has been beautified with walking tracks and several footbridges that cross the creeks. Highlights are the newly built swing bridge and the Chinese swing bridge which celebrates and tell stories of the large number of Chinese who lived here during the gold rush days.

It's an easy walk to the Wandi maze which is the largest living hedge maze in Australia. It has a cafe and a mini golf course. You can also walk to the quirky Wandi pub for a refreshing drink. Live music is often played here on weekends.

The Evening Star is a great base to explore the high country and all it has to offer, as well as the King Valley with it gastronomic delights. There are wineries, restaurants, cafes, boutique breweries, artisan chocolate shop, cheese factory, farms and many more places to sample.

So much to do and see, from amazing scenery, leisurely walks to more extreme adventures such as abseiling, paragliding and many more. There's plenty of 4WD trails, great spots to fish for trout and of course quality golf courses suitable for both casual and addicted golfers. The Bright Visitors Centre has information brochures on every outdoor activity imaginable.
Our favourite outdoor place is Mount Buffalo. We love its thundering waterfalls, the lady bath falls - a popular summer swimming spot, its towering granite tors, its many and varied walks and of course the "Grand Old Lady" herself, the Mount Buffalo Chalet. She's about to get a $7M makeover!


The Evening Star provides 1 x king size bed in the master bedroom (boasting magnificent mountain views) and 1 x queen bed in the second bedroom. The property has two modern bathrooms making it ideal for one or two couples.

All towels & Fresh Linen provided.

Minimum two night stay
Christmas / New Year 1 week
Long Weekends 3-4 nights
Prices are per couple per night for master bedroom. Use of second bedroom and second bathroom for extra adults is $30 per night.


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  • Laundry facilities
  • Pets not allowed
  • No smoking
  • BBQ - Gas
  • Spa Bath
  • Kitchen
  • Stereo
  • Accept MasterCard
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • Linen supplied
  • Log fires
  • Bath
  • DVD
  • BBQ
  • Ensuite
  • Videos/DVDs Supplied
  • Breakfast provisions available for self-cooking
  • Balcony
  • Bath towels provided
  • Clothes dryer
  • Cooking facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Gas stove
  • Hair dryer
  • Heaters provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reverse cycle heating
  • Washing machine
  • In-house Movies/Videos


Location map

House rules

Check in 3:00pm
Check out 11:00am

Strictly NO PETS

NO SMOKING indoors

No Parties, Weddings or functions without consent of owners and property manager.

Check-in & check-out times

Check-in: 13:00:00
Check-out: 11:00:00

Terms & conditions

Please read the following carefully. Payment of the rental deposit constitutes your acceptance of these Terms & Conditions as a guest of The Evening Star. It is your responsibility to read all terms and conditions of the booking and you are responsible for the compliance of any accompanying guests with these Terms & Conditions which are in accordance with the National ‘Holiday Rental Code of Conduct’ – a copy of which is available on The Evening Star and Stayz website.

We think it is important for you to have a clear understanding of the basis we provide you with the use of our beautiful property and that is what the Terms and Conditions are all about. This is not a residential tenancy agreement under the Residential Tenancy Legislation but a limited permission for you to occupy the Evening Star for holiday purposes and it is necessary to know what this means. We believe that you will find the Terms and Conditions a reasonable framework that allows us to run our business effectively while providing you with a wonderful and enjoyable stay that will encourage you to return to The Evening Star and tell your friends about what an amazing place it is.

Booking Conditions

1. All bookings must be confirmed with credit card details & a minimum 30% deposit is required to secure the booking. Bankcard, MasterCard and Visa cards are accepted. Cash and direct deposit facilities are available once credit card details are provided.
2. The balance owing on your reservation is required 28 days prior to arrival. The balance can be paid by credit card, cheque or direct deposit.
3. As a security measure on The Evening Star property during your stay, a bond is required. An amount equivalent to one night’s accommodation will be pre-authorised on your credit card prior to check in. This amount will be set aside by your financial institution and released after your departure, providing there is no need to claim against the amount. Alternatively a $300.00 bond payable by cheque or direct deposit will be required and will be refundable after your departure, once The Evening Star has been inspected and all our ‘Terms and Conditions’ have been met. The refund of the cash bond will be paid by cheque or direct deposit no more than 7 days after your departure.
4. Children/Pets: The Evening Star is designed as a tranquil retreat for adults and is unsuitable for children or pets
5. Inspection on Departure: Whilst we understand that accidents can happen we would appreciate you informing Cherie on 0447 441 990 prior to your departure should there have been any damage/mishap as a result of your stay. At the completion of your stay we will conduct an inspection on the property. If there has been:
• damage other than fair wear and tear, to the property, furniture and fittings or;
• additional cleaning is required, including assistance to move furniture or;
• there are items missing from The Evening Star or;
• there are significant breakages;
we will advise you of the amount we will debit from the bond referred to earlier in Clause 3 above.
6. Standard check-in time is after 3.00pm. Other times are subject to availability and arrangements must be confirmed at least 24 hours prior to arrival. Check-out is strictly by 10.00am on day of departure to allow us to prepare for incoming guests. Late check out not by mutual arrangements will incur additional charges by the hour or part of.
7. The Evening Star has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is suitable for two couples where a couple is deemed as two (2) guests using one bedroom. The number of guests should not exceed a maximum of 4. Different rates are charged for 3 or more guests as additional cleaning costs are incurred. The number of guests must not exceed the number stated on the booking confirmation email from The Evening Star.
8. Your details that are required to secure all reservations are: Name, mailing address/usual residential address, contact phone number, mobile phone number, email address, number of guests in your party, names of other guests in your party, dates of occupancy and number of nights required plus your credit card details.

Cancellation & Refunds Policy

1. If cancellation occurs more than 6 weeks prior to your reservation, your deposit is fully refundable less a $50 administration fee.
2. If cancellation occurs less than 6 weeks prior to your reservation, your deposit will be fully refundable less a $50 administration fee provided we can rebook the cancelled time either fully or at least 60% of the time. Otherwise we will retain your deposit.
3. If cancellation occurs within 7 days, 100% of the applicable tariff will apply.
4. Postponements are treated identically to cancellations except that the administration fee will not apply.

House Rules

1. It is the responsibility of guests to ensure the property is left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. It is anticipated house will be clean and tidy, in an acceptable state of repair, with all dishes washed/dried and put away, stove and bench tops clean, all rubbish placed in outside garbage bins provided (remember to recycle)
2. Furniture (both indoor and outdoor) should not be moved as this can cause scratching on floors/decks and damage to the furniture and other house surfaces. Additional charges will be applied if moving furniture back to original locations is required as this is not part of standard cleaning charges and requires more than one cleaner to ensure worksafe provisions are met.
3. Garbage collection is on Tuesday mornings. We would appreciate you putting the bins out by the driveway on Monday nights.
4. The property is situated in a quiet country town and in the interests of our neighbours, your booking is accepted on the express condition that you cause no disturbance and you maintain a reasonable noise level between 10:00 pm and 8:00am. Parties and functions are strictly prohibited. The tariff charged is for domestic use only and for the use of our paying guests. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in the terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in additional payments.
5. Guests are required to advise the Property Manager on 0447441990 immediately of any complaint from neighbours related to the guest occupancy of The Evening Star
6. We take no responsibility for the theft or loss of guest’s personal property.
7. Please be advised that NO SMOKING is permitted indoors. Smoking is permitted outdoors only. For those who still find it necessary to smoke indoors (which is very obvious to non-smokers) additional cleaning charges will be incurred for the dry cleaning/laundering of soft furnishings. I.e. curtains, rug, cushions, lounge, bedding etc. Guests are required to dispose of cigarette butts in garbage bins prior to departure.
8. Guests are required to consume alcohol reasonably; no drugs or illegal activities are permitted on the property.
9. The maximum number of visitors to the Property is 4. Guests are responsible for their visitor’s behaviour and must ensure visitors conform to the House Rules set out in this document.
10. Cushions are provided for use on outdoor furniture and are stored in the hall cupboards. The cushions should be brought in at night or if it is raining to avoid getting the cushions wet. Cushions should be returned to cupboards on departure so that other guests arriving after you can also enjoy dry cushions.
11. Should you use the BBQ to avoid cleaning charges ensure it is cleaned prior to your departure. BBQ wipes are provided for this purpose
12. Guests are required to ensure the property is secured when leaving the property, all doors and windows locked. This is also required together with the turning off of all lights and heaters and the return of the key to the security box at front door when departing The Evening Star after your stay.
13. The Evening Star has an environmentally sensitive septic system to ensure minimal pollution to the nearby Morses Creek. Please use receptacles provided in both bathrooms and do not flush non organic objects like tampons or sanitary napkins down the toilets as this will block the septic and impact on your stay. Also please be mindful of our wider environment; and turn of lights, air conditioning and heating when leaving the property.
14. Non Compliance with House Rules. Breach of the House Rules is a breach of your Terms and Conditions as a guest of the Evening Star. We reserve the right to terminate permission to occupy the Property and evict from the Property any visitors or guests who fail to observe the House Rules or who cause a nuisance
15. Emergency Contact: The Evening Star manager Cherie Woodbury should be contacted on 0447441990 in the case of an emergency relating to the property
16. Guest Lost Property: While our cleaners report major items left at The Evening Star and we will contact you in such cases, it is the responsibility of the guest to contact The Evening Star to claim lost property. On request lost property will be returned COD via Australia Post.

Holiday Rental Agreement between The Evening Star and Guests


I. The Evening Star also referred to as the Property is a stand alone weatherboard dwelling situated at 508 Morses Creek Road, Wandilingong and includes all furniture, fittings and household items;
II. We refers to the owners and property manager of The Evening Star
III. The Guest also referred to as You is the guest who is renting The Evening Star
IV. A Visitor is a person invited by the Guest to the Property
V. Terms and Conditions is the document made up of Booking Conditions, Cancellations/Refund Policy, House Rules and Holiday Rental Agreement between The Evening Star and Guests

1. Agreement

A. We agree to rent The Evening Star to the Guest for the time, number of guests and tariff set out in the booking confirmation email to the Guest. In exchange for this service the Guest agrees to Booking Conditions, Cancellation/Refunds Policy and House Rules defined earlier in this Terms and Conditions document.
B. Payment of the rental deposit signifies acceptance by the Guest of this rental agreement.
C. We accept this agreement on receipt of rental deposit from the Guest
D. This Agreement and the Terms and Conditions do not offend the unfair contract terms and other provisions of the Australian Consumer Law which always takes precedence.

2. Licence not a tenancy

A. This is not a residential tenancy agreement under the Residential Tenancy Legislation but a limited permission for the Guest to occupy The Evening Star for holiday purposes
B. Failure to comply with the Guest's obligations in the Terms and Conditions may result in termination of permission to occupy the Property and eviction.

3. General obligations of Guests and Visitors

Guests and Visitors must:
a) Comply with all House Rules;
b) Respect the residential amenity and security of the Property and neighbours;
c) Refrain from anti-social behaviour;
d) Guests must control and be responsible for Visitors and ensure that Visitors comply with the House Rules;
e) Comply with any instructions from the Manager during their stay; and
f) Notify the Manager of any disputes or complaints from neighbours to the Property as soon as is practicable.

4. Noise and Residential Amenity

A. Guests must not create noise which is offensive to neighbours especially between 10pm- 8am and during arrival and departure at any time throughout the occupancy.
B. Offensive noise is prohibited and may result in:
i. termination of permission to occupy the Property;
ii. eviction;
iii. loss of rental paid; and
iv. extra charges for security and other expenses which may be deducted from
the Bond referred to in Booking Conditions
C. Guests must abide by any noise abatement conditions, standards and orders issued by police or any regulatory authority to minimise impacts upon the residential amenity of neighbours and local community.

5. Functions and parties

A. The Property is not a “party house” and any such activities are strictly prohibited; and
B. Permission for any gathering, celebration or entertainment at the Property must be in writing from The Evening Star at the time of acceptance of the booking, not conflict with residential amenity and must comply with all House Rules.

6. Complaints and dispute resolution procedure

A. If a complaint occurs the Manager will arrange a meeting with the Guest and neighbour as soon as practicable to discuss the complaint and agree what needs to be done to resolve the issue at hand
B. The Guest will cooperate fully with the Manager in the process outlined in point 6(A)

7. Consequences of not meeting the Terms and Conditions

A. Guests must understand their obligations under the Terms and Conditions to maintain the amenity of the Property and its neighbourhood. It is the Guest’s responsibility to make any Visitors to the Property also aware of these requirements.
B. The consequences of not complying with the Terms and Conditions requirements can include enforcement action from the owner, Manager, security services, local councils or, in some instances, the Police.
C. Enforcement action is subject to the Australian Consumer Law and other relevant legislation. Such enforcement action could result in termination of permission to occupy the Property, eviction, loss of rental paid, deductions from security deposits and extra charges.


carol l


October, 2020

"Heaven on Earth" After a rugged number of months nursing during Covid and other life events I needed to retreat and regroup. From the minute I arrived I felt at peace and comforted by the little things. A feast for breakfast to be cooked and wine and chocolates. The beds were so very comfortable. The most amazing views from every room in the house and he spa bath washed away any tension.It was lovely to here the bird life and walks to the creek not far from the house was the best.I cannot wait to return.Thanks for everything. Carol and Co.

Andrew C


September, 2020

"One of the best spots we have ever stayed at!" We would highly recommend this accommodation. Hopefully we can return at some stage. The place was well stocked with goodies. The fire pit was real bonus. A nice short walk to the Wandi Pub was a bonus too. We took our bikes and rode daily on the trails.

Shanyce W


August, 2018

"Truly Beautiful" My husband & I stayed at the Evening Star for our Honeymoon. We adore Bright & it’s surrounds! We come to Bright every year and also got engaged here. However, this was our first time at The Evening Star and it was amazing. The property is located in the most gorgeous spot, amidst the trees and mountains. Incredible serenity. The house is divine. It is so well designed and has the feel of a perfect country style home. The house had everything we needed inside! It has been so well organized. We adored our stay! Chris & Judi were so lovely and made our stay so perfect. We’d absolutely love to come back!

Christine B


June, 2018

"Amazing home in beautiful surroundings" We had a wonderful 2 night stay for our 20th wedding anniversary. So glad we chose The Evening Star. The property was very easy to find with directions from Judi and Chris. We loved it as soon as we saw it. The home is just gorgeous and has the most amazing views from every room. It is beautiful and light filled. It is a high quality and well maintained home. We really enjoyed and appreciated the wine and generous breakfast supplies. It is in the most amazing setting, we loved walking around this beautiful area and into the town talking to locals and enjoying lunch at the pub. We highly recommend this property.

Kerrie R


April, 2018

"Heavenly stay" Bright is a magical place to visit in Autumn and you can't get a better place to stay than at The Evening Star. We have just spent an idyllic week at this beautiful location. Well positioned with great access to Bright, we spent most days riding into Bright and returning to bask in the sunlight and watch the sunset in the afternoon. The house is amazing and definitely lives up to its online description. The owners, Judi and Chris, went out of their way to ensure our stay was pleasant and that every whim was catered for including; linen sheets, coffee pods, a magnificent fire pit, luxurious spa bath, essential oils, a huge selection of T2 teas and great communication prior to, during and after our stay. The Evening Star is within walking distance to the Wandi Pub and local produce store and makes the perfect holiday destination. Cannot recommend this property highly enough.

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