“Daylesford Country Retreats have managed and coordinated bookings for our property for the last 18 months. Troy, Brendan and their team provide a professional and efficient service which offers us sound peace of mind. They go above and beyond for our guests ……and for us.

The team is fantastic at juggling all components of management. Their service doesn’t stop at guest visits …….we value their support when we need maintenance as their network of contacts are wonderful. When looking for property managers we wanted to find someone who could ensure that our property was looked after in every way, marketed appropriately and if problems arose, they could be solved quickly. We are so glad that we found Brendan and Troy who are backed by a quality team who are responsive to all of our needs.

Daylesford Country Retreats have provided us with a high quality service and we would strongly recommend them to other holiday rental owners. “

Vicki and Allan

I can highly recommend Daylesford Country Retreats . The fact that I never worry about my much loved home and asset directly reflects the confidence and trust I have in the owners Brendan and Troy. Bookings have exceeded expectations and guest reviews consistently comment on how beautifully my property is presented. All the staff go above and beyond. Their loyalty and positivity reflects a strong team culture which has been so important through the challenges of Covid.

The booking software system is easy to navigate . Monthly statements and earnings are are always transferred on time. Daylesford Country Retreats are professional, experienced and transparent. Communication is always friendly and responsive. I am a 100% satisfied owner.

Sue, The Little School House

Entrusting our properties with Brendan and Troy has been the best investment decision we’ve made.  Their local knowledge, professionalism, and experience in short-stay accommodation is second to none in the Daylesford / Hepburn area, and their portfolio of quality accommodation attracts a large market of guests which means our properties receive additional attention had we only advertised on the traditional channels.

Always immediately responsive and accommodating of our requests, they keep us well informed of what’s happening with our properties and in and around the Daylesford area.  Not just Brendan and Troy, but the whole team are a delight to work with in maintaining and improving the quality of our properties and providing our guests with a first-class experience.

I couldn’t recommend Daylesford Country Retreats more.

Manna Gums

Brendan and Troy, together with their competent team operate Daylesford Country Retreats. As we do not reside in Daylesford we have been dependent on them for the smooth running and presentation of our property. They have never let us down. Communication has been easy and reliable. Whatever we require, is always followed up promptly. They often do more than what we have asked of them, and always in such a pleasant manner. No matter how busy they may be, Brendan and Troy somehow make us feel our property is the only one in their portfolio.

Appointing Daylesford Country Retreat to manage our property was an excellent decision and one we would make again without hesitation.

Aggies Way

Since making the decision to place my property with Daylesford Country Retreats, I have appreciated the genuine interest shown by Troy and Brendan in ensuring the best possible outcomes for me as the owner, and most importantly, for guests.

Daylesford Country Retreats has established a high standard of management with the aim of making bookings as smooth and uncomplicated as possible. Every consideration is extended to guests and assistance is prompt, friendly and courteous.

I feel reassured that my property is cared for in a professional manner and would not hesitate in recommending Daylesford Country Retreats as an agency of utmost integrity.

Denise, Daylesford

We first met Brendan and Troy earlier this year, 2018, during our search for a new property management team to take over the management of our property in Hepburn Springs.

We had previously been disappointed with another agency, so we may have been a little demanding in our search for a new local agent who would both care for and market our property to its full potential.

Brendan and Troy have both lived up to and exceeded all our hopes and expectations and we are extremely happy with their performances in both areas of care and marketing. All our requests concerning the property, have been met in a timely and efficient manner. They have also been very easy to deal with and have excellent communication skills.

Since we live in Melbourne, it is sometimes difficult for us to attend to problems which have arisen at the property and they have been very understanding of our needs and prepared to deal with all problems in a completely professional manner. We have no hesitation in recommending the exceptional services of Daylesford Country Retreats as agents to others.

Peter & Barbara, Melbourne

Dealing with Troy at Dayburn Property Management has been both a pleasure and a reassurance.

Being interstate it was reassuring to know that Troy was nearby and able to respond to issues, could keep an eye on our property and act in our interests when dealing with guests and our support staff.

Nothing was ever too much for Troy during the recent sale of our house. He was always happy to step in and ensure that what was needed got done!

I would highly recommend Troy and Dayburn Property Management to anyone who needs their holiday homes managed and cared for.

Darren & Warwick, Hobart

August 2019

In 2018 we made a decision to place one of our properties with Daylesford Country Retreats after managing it ourselves for several years. We were immediately impressed with Troy and Brendan’s friendly manner and attention to detail. Income from our property has tripled, guests continue to be delighted and as owners, we are supremely confident that they look after our property as if it were their own. Early in 2019, based on this demonstrated track record, we decided to transfer our second property to Dayburn. Again, Troy and Brendan went above and beyond, and this made the transition from the other agency seamless and pain free for us. 

We continue to appreciate the proactive marketing, the high standards they insist on from caretaker staff, the continual bookings, the outstanding guest feedback and the transparent and timely communication we receive. Daylesford Country Retreatst have truly set the benchmark for customer service in the short stay holiday market in Daylesford. We are so pleased to be partnering with such a trustworthy and excellent team. Thanks Troy, Brendan and Mischa.

Lindy & Rod, Boronia

August 2019

When we were considering listing our property on the holiday rental market, we checked out several rental agents and felt rather disheartened until the day we met Brendan and Troy. Their hands-on, thoroughly professional yet easy-going approach instantly made us feel our property was going to be managed very well. And, nearly a year down the track, this has absolutely been the case. Their pro-active approach towards both maintaining our property as well as generating rentals while just being downright nice Gents to deal with means I would thoroughly recommend Daylesford Country Retreats to anyone seeking a property manager in the area. 

Sharon & Graham, Parkville

Daylesford Country Retreats took over the management of my house in Daylesford at the start of 2018.

Since that time the property has been remarketed, new fantastic photos taken and with a 2018 approach to advertising my house is now taking bookings that I never had before. This includes longer night stays and for the first time in ten years, during the week bookings. This has allowed me to employ a cleaner.

I think the versatile approach that Troy and Brendan have and their ‘easy to deal with nature’ makes all this possible. I particularly like that they both are “attune“ to the ever changing requirements of advertising in such a saturated market and have a flair for what works. This has really put my house on the map and as a result much better bookings have been achieved

Di, Kingston

Brendan & Troy from Daylesford Country Retreats have been nothing but accommodating in setting up, maintaining and managing our property. As we don’t live in Daylesford, we rely on them to resolve everything for us, and we couldn’t be happier with their attention to detail and the service they provide.

Nicole & Dale, Preston

Troy and Brendan from Daylesford Country Retreats have removed all hurdles in creating a successful holiday rental for us. The “complete management” hands on approach affords us, the property owners to relax and benefit from their expert guidance and experience.

Nothing too small or large is a problem and always delivered with efficiency, friendliness and satisfaction. Their suggestions always improve the value of the house and underpin the enjoyment of our guests. The success of our holiday investment is driven by Daylesford Country Retreats without whom we would simply have a fantastic house and little financial return.

Their local knowledge and involvement in the community make it seamless to operate within. We can’t wait to take on another property, so they can run it as well.

Glen & Peter, Seddon

Letting my property for others to enjoy has always been a dream of mine, but it all seemed too hard to arrange for myself. Daylesford Country Retreats have taken the frustration and stress away from the process of letting.

The team at Daylesford Country Retreats have provided me with very helpful advice, followed up and carried out and responded to all the enquiries I made. The communication between us has been prompt and efficient. The attention to detail is appreciated in ensuring my property is well presented and meets the needs of our customers. Daylesford Country Retreats customer service is exceptional and they are always willing to go that extra mile to make my experience as a landlord stress free and for the customer to enjoy a comfortable and memorable stay.

Daylesford Country Retreats professionalism certainly sets a standard that many other property managers could aspire to. Well Done Brendan and Troy. I would have no hesitation in recommending Daylesford Country Retreats as property managers to other prospective owners.

Terry, Elsternwick