Sweet Dreams Retreat @ Lara, is a guesthouse which offers boutique, motel style, ensuite rooms, with private access and off street parking. 

Relax on the deck and enjoy the tranquility, with sunlight filtering through the leaves of the magnificent walnut and fig trees in season and enjoy the birdsong, sip on a beverage while you watch the sun set, let go of your thoughts, be at one with your surrounds. 

Rooms are cleaned with the delightful TriNature eco products. 

These are also provided in the bathroom for you to experience while you stay.  

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1 Queen bed + 1 king single bed 

Ensuite with high quality, natural personal care products.

TV, DVD, Room also has high speed Wifi 

  •  Beds: 1 Queen, 1 King Single


1 Queen bed 

Ensuite with high quality, natural personal care products.

TV, DVD, Room also has high speed Wifi 

  •  Beds: 1 Queen





Tea / Coffee making facilites are provided.

A toaster is in the room, however you will need you own provisions.

You will locate crockery and cutlery on shelves and in drawers.

Free Wifi


Free WiFi is available.



Enjoy relaxing on the deck with your favourite beverage in one of the cozy chairs or the hammocks provided.

We have many fruit trees and in season are happy to share some with you during your stay.



We allow you your privacy! 

Please ask if you have any requests, for longer stays, we will provide a change of towels and bed linen on a regular basis, not daily (unless requested for an additional small fee) as we are environmentally minded. Iron and board available upon request.



Off street parking is available to the right side of the house.

Dining Out

We encourage you to support our local businesses during your stay.  In your room you will find a list of our local cafes, restaurants and takeaway options. 

Happy to offer recommendations.





You Yangs 


You Yangs Regional Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Wadawurrung People. 

Magnificent views, bird life and a mecca for walkers, horse riders and mountain bikers.

Kevin Hoffman Walk


Kevin Hoffman Walk is a scenic garden trail along the north-eastern bank of Hovells Creek in Lara, Victoria. The garden is planted with mostly Australian native plants, some locally indigenous. It is a garden for the community, maintained by volunteers.

Serendip Sanctuary


A little oasis on the fringe of Lara. Over 150 species of native birds which you can view up close from bird hides and aviaries throughout the Wildlife Walk. Many native animals also call Serendip home.

Lara Museum


The Lara Museum promotes the heritage and history of Lara and its surrounds by providing facilities for the keeping of items of interest related to Lara and its community.

Open Wednesdays 11am to 4pm  Sundays 11am to 4pm
Coffee Shop open Sundays

10am to 4pm
Entry $3.00 per person

Children under 16 are free
Corner of Forest Road South and Canterbury Road, Lara, 3212

Lara Community Market


Held on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 9am to 1pm at the RSL grounds, Corner of Rennie Street and McClelland Avenue, Lara.

With over 50 sites, one of them is myself with the TriNature products which you will experience when you stay.

As this is an outdoor market, it is weather dependent.

Roraima Nursery


Specialising in unusual, exotic, drought-tolerant and architectural plants, Roraima Nursery also offers a large variety of natives, perennials, ferns, palms, bottle trees, and one of the largest selections of cacti and succulents in Victoria.

Set within two acres of stunning display gardens, Roraima Nursery is a source of inspiration for plant enthusiasts and home gardeners alike.


“Private, quiet, clean and spacious rooms.  Attentive owner who was polite and friendly. Highly recommend.”