The Block Shop Air Bnb's we love: Maple Cottage at Mansfield


We take a look at Maple Cottage, a family friendly Air Bnb in Mansfield Victoria.


maple cottage victoriaMaple Cottage in Mansfield Victoria is perfect for a variety of people, but space for families was important for these hosts who have their own family of five kids.


Where is your AirBnb located?

Mansfield, Victoria


What made you decide to become an AirBnb Host?

We were looking for an investment opportunity that we could really be involved in.

We have 5 kids between 2-16, so finding appropriate accommodation for our family isn't easy - we knew we weren't alone in this.

We wanted to provide a space that would suit a variety of different groups, including families, that was stylish but very comfortable - essentially what you wish your own home was like!!


Maple Cottage Host's Nicole and  Colin at Maple Cottage have created the perfect family accomodation in Mansfield Victoria, close to Mt Buller Snowfields.


What style were you aiming for when decorating your Airbnb?

We wanted beautiful and luxurious decor that was also practical and comfortable enough that our guests will book again.


maple cottage victoriaMaple Cottage features the beautiful Ocea Armchairs and Ottomans from Abide Interiors.


What made you shop your products at The Block Shop?

The extensive variety meant we could find almost everything we needed, from furniture, to soft furnishings to art, in all different styles.

But what was the most unexpected and wonderful surprise was the incredible customer service. They went above and beyond at every step, every query (and I had many) was followed up quickly and thoroughly.


What is your favourite piece from The Block Shop and why?

Very hard to have a favourite! I adore all of the art pieces we selected.

The velvet ottoman we have in the master bedroom is probably my favourite piece of furniture, although both occasional chairs in the guest rooms and those in our family room are amazing. I really can't choose!


The Block Shop items featured in Maple Cottage

Maple Cottage master bedroom features Martini Furniture Bedhead, Bianka Black Velvet Ottoman, Bjorn Arch Mirror, Milano Bedside Tables, 'Garden Lover' Artwork.

Maple Cottage KitchenMaple Cottage is equipped with the perfect kitchen for cooking up a storm, or making a cheese platter and sipping wine? But first.... Coffee!


Do you have any advice for people wanting to become an AirBnb host?

It's not for everyone; unless outsourcing everything, it requires good customer service skills and a fair bit of input. Setting it up from scratch takes a lot of time and effort, but it's also very rewarding. Think about what you have loved in places you have stayed, what you wanted but didn't have. Decor is really important, particularly if you are competing with other properties in the area. Mismatched, ill-fitting or uncomfortable furnishings will be memorable for all the wrong reasons.


Maple Cottage The block shopMaple Cottage has been thoughtfully put together to give it a comfortable, warm country charm aswell as featuring incredible artwork, such as Bila by Amanda Hinkelmann.


Do you have any hot tips or must-see spots for the surrounding area to your AirBnb? 

Mt Buller is the biggest attraction for our area in Winter, we are booked for every weekend over the snow season. But it also has amazing biking and hiking trails for the warmer months. 

We are also very close to Lake Eildon and the Howqua and Delatite rivers, so perfect for fishing and watersports.

Great Victorian Rail Trail - extending from Talloarook to Mansfiled, this multi-use trail is suitable for all fitness levels and can be explored on foot, bike or horseback. 

Experience the high country - man from snowy river country is a must-see and something your kids will remember forever.

Mansfield zoo - a hidden gem. Feed the animals by hand, pat the dingo puppies and have a picnic while listening to the roar of the lions. 

Wineries - plenty to choose from around Mansfield and in to the King Valley


Anything else you want to tell us about you or your AirBnb?

Maple Cottage @ Mansfield is the perfect spot for families or groups looking for the perfect base for high country adventures.

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Maple Cottage The Block ShopShop Nicole, host of Maple Cottage's style in our shop the look below.


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