The Maples: A Luxury Retreat in Olinda, Victoria

Custom-built bed and breakfast in the Dandenong Ranges by Spacemaker

Nestled amidst the serene landscapes of Olinda in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges, The Maples Bed and Breakfast embodies the perfect combination of luxury and accessibility for an ideal getaway. The Spacemaker Home Extensions team was approached to custom-build contemporary accommodation for this property that was to be both inclusive and aesthetically appealing, promising guests of all abilities a luxurious and unforgettable stay.

The Maples Bed and Breakfast, named after the majestic maple trees on the property, now offers two sizable apartments, each thoughtfully designed so guests can experience maximum comfort and tranquillity while enjoying breathtaking views of the garden and surrounding natural attractions.

  • SUBURB Olinda
  • CITY Dandenong Ranges, Victoria
  • BUILD TYPE Custom Build, New Bed & Breakfast 
  • BUILD TIME 52 weeks
  • SIZE OF BUILDING Unit 1: 78m2, Unit 2: 68m2

The vision and brief

The property owners envisioned an opulent bed and breakfast that would be easily accessible while taking advantage of its strategic location. Guests could indulge in nature-based activities, from hiking to spending leisure time in beautifully manicured gardens, complemented by numerous dining options and the charming shops in the nearby village.

The owners entrusted the multi-award-winning custom home builders at Spacemaker Home Extensions with completing their dream lifestyle project, designed by DSBuildingDesign, in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria. Our team listened carefully to the vision and goals the owners had for their new holiday accommodation venue, and developed a plan that incorporated all the must-haves to deliver an exceptional build, accompanied by tasteful, luxury finishing touches. The end result exceeded the client’s expectations!


The bed and breakfast is a double-storey building with two exclusive units. The ground floor unit, named The Gatehouse, is wheelchair accessible. The spacious yet elegant and practical layout was crafted to ensure easy mobility, complete with a designated accessible parking bay. 

The Gatehouse unit features a big bathroom complete with the comfort of under-floor heating, further promoting cosiness and relaxation. Adding to this unit’s charm is a wood heater and a private timber deck that invites guests to take in the fresh air and appreciate the lush greenery of the outdoors.


Aptly called The Loft, the second unit occupies the upper level, showcasing magnificent cathedral ceilings. It is reached via a majestic spiral staircase.

Guests are treated to panoramic views and an abundance of natural light through its large windows, creating a seamless connection between the comfortable indoors and the lush landscapes surrounding the property. Much like the ground floor unit, The Loft also boasts cosy, under-floor heating in the bathroom and a wood heater to achieve the ultimate level of comfort. A private courtyard completes the unit, providing an intimate, tranquil oasis for relaxation away from the busyness of city life. 

Collaborating with market leaders in delivering a masterpiece

During the build of The Maples Bed and Breakfast, Spacemaker had the pleasure of working alongside many trusted and experienced partners, including Will Hamilton for their exceptional carpentry, Eagle Aluminium for the crystalline windows, Prestige Tiling and Beaumont Tiles for supplying high-quality tiles in both units, Precision for their top-notch shower screens, Melbourne Wood Heating Centre for their fantastic wood fireplaces, and Kitchens Victoria for their beautiful cabinetry.

Spacemaker also relied on the expertise of DS Building Design, Spantek Engineering, New Wave Plumbing and Premier Electrical. Together, these suppliers and service providers ensured we exceeded our client’s expectations in the successful build and delivery of The Maples Bed and Breakfast in Olinda.

Spacemaker’s commitment to bringing this client’s vision to life is evident in every aspect of The Maples Bed and Breakfast. The result is a harmonious blend of architecture, nature and accessibility, all easily integrated into a luxurious bed and breakfast.

“From the initial quote through to the finished product, the team were approachable, willing to explore options for me, happy to give advice, and came up with alternatives for me when budget dictated…”

Custom build your next property with Spacemaker

Spacemaker has over 50 years of experience as a design and construction builder, and has worked on many properties across Victoria that have gone on to win numerous awards on the national stage. If you’re in the market to upgrade your property with a breathtaking custom build or you want to add another level and extend your existing home, contact our team today. Our expert team are ready to discuss how we can transform your property into a visually appealing and practical home or commercial venture.

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