Luxurious Mediterranean style Homestead on 7 acres of gardens nestled in East Gippsland, providing a gateway to showcase the raw magnificence of this area.
La Riva offers exclusive guest booking, privacy and the opportunity for reconnection with self and Mother Nature.
Wildlife, tantalising local produce, outdoor adventures and experiential activities abound in this impressive region of Victoria.
We were so sad to leave. Thank you Andrea for the best time (and for being such a lovely host!). The house is absolutely beautiful, the... read moreThank you Andrea for the best time (and for being such a lovely host!). The house is absolutely beautiful, the photos really don’t do it justice. We had the best weekend sunbathing, swimming, enjoying the view and having dinner parties. We were so sad to leave. Loved that each bedroom was as nice as the next complete with beautiful quality linen and towels. The large kitchen was brilliant and made it such a pleasure to cook for the group, we literally ate every meal at the house. In every room there were stunning fresh floral arrangements straight from the garden which was a really thoughtful touch. Most comfortable lounge ever. The house is super spacious and with 10 adults we definitely all felt like we had enough space. The garage with a table tennis table and pool table, with beer fridge, provided plenty of entertainment. read less
La Riva House. This breathtaking homestead on 7 acres, with magnificent views from every room. From the moment you enter the driveway you... read moreThis breathtaking homestead on 7 acres, with magnificent views from every room. From the moment you enter the driveway you are drawn in by the gorgeous canopy of English and natives trees, manicured lawns and glorious garden. Then you arrive up the sweeping driveway to the opulent sandstone house. Inside is an array of stunning bedrooms and lovely sitting areas, where you can read a book or play chess or just admire the views to the Mitchell River. Hosts Andrea and Dave are exceptional people who welcome you with open arms and are truly the most hospitable people you could ever meet. So much to do, long walks, helicopter ride in Dave’s own helicopter taking in the breathtaking view above swim in the gorgeous infinity pool eat out or in with your own personal chief or just relax. Thoroughly recommend a stay at this incredible property. read less
What an experience! La Riva is an amazing property hidden in East Gippsland. Stunning gardens, amazing resort and hosts are more than accommodating.... read moreLa Riva is an amazing property hidden in East Gippsland. Stunning gardens, amazing resort and hosts are more than accommodating. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to get away for an amazing experience. read less
Wow Wow Wow!!! I stayed here with a group of friends for two nights for a relaxing retreat and all I can say... read moreI stayed here with a group of friends for two nights for a relaxing retreat and all I can say from when we first walked in was “wow wow wow”. The house was massive but cosy and very well appointed with beautiful furniture and all the gadgets you need in the kitchen. The view from the garden and the entrance hall was breath taking. The rose gardens were beautiful to walk through and the big infinity pool was heated. The hosts were also lovely and offered tips about things to see and do nearby. 5/5 would definitely stay again :). read less
Highly recommend you stay here. The most wonderful, spacious, accommodation awaits you. Spectacular gardens, beautiful infinity pool, tasteful, richly furnished, and extremely clean and very... read moreThe most wonderful, spacious, accommodation awaits you. Spectacular gardens, beautiful infinity pool, tasteful, richly furnished, and extremely clean and very comfortable beds. The hosts are friendly and very accommodating, we will definitely be back. read less
We had a beautiful stay at La Riva, the hosts were very accommodating and amazing customer service 😊 would highly... read moreWe had a beautiful stay at La Riva, the hosts were very accommodating and amazing customer service 😊 would highly recommend to anyone wanting a getaway from the city to the beautiful location! read less
This Incredible property set on an idyllic hillside location overlooking Jones Bay. Flowers, fruit trees and manicured gardens, surround the property providing a stunning setting to the expansive, yet private space. ... read moreFlowers, fruit trees and manicured gardens, surround the property providing a stunning setting to the expansive, yet private space. A large infinity pool is a key feature of the property; the heated water reflects the silhouette of the surrounding trees, which frame the view of the inlet and rolling hills that lie beyond. Moving back inside, the house itself is architecturally stunning and beautifully well appointed. The numerous bedrooms, sitting and dining areas are comfortable and tastefully furnished. Apple-play connected Bose speakers fill the rooms with music, and aroma of a well-cooked meal is never far away, with a fully equipped centrally located kitchen enticing any would be chef. Our hosts were courteous and respectful, paying attention to all the small details and ensuring our stay was as relaxed and enjoyable as we could wish for. Our only disappointment was booking too short a stay. We look forward to our next visit, for the little the slice of paradise that La Riva has to offer. read less
Home away from home. Stayed the weekend here in Nov. Accom was massive, infinity pool, massive beds, modern & pretty cool views of the... read moreStayed the weekend here in Nov. Accom was massive, infinity pool, massive beds, modern & pretty cool views of the rivers below. Also, found a table tennis table and pool table in the garage. Home away from home read less
The most enjoyable weekend staying at the fabulous Homestead. La Riva is so much more than a fabulous property and... read moreThe most enjoyable weekend staying at the fabulous Homestead. La Riva is so much more than a fabulous property and infinity pool!
After such a challenging year, this was our chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the Melbourne and reunite with our family and friends.
I’m not sure where to even start as we couldn’t get past the stunning entrance, gardens and house, it’s huge (!)
From the moment we contacted owners Andrea and David they went above and beyond to make everything perfect. The tailored experiences are just fabulous and they both took our stay from amazing to something purely magical.
The house itself is nestled on a perfectly manicured landscape with view of the Mitchell River that’s unforgettable! The infinity pool was very clean, warm and welcoming. All our guests had their own space with multiple dining rooms, seating areas and bedrooms set up to our required sleeping arrangements. The library is a winner baby… it has two comfortable sofa beds and an adjoining ensuite, if you are wondering if the sofa beds are appropriate or comfortable, they absolutely are! In fact, I will be asking Andrea where she got them from as my father in law is 73 with a bad hip and he was so comfortable. Finally a regional stay with the right Technology (!) we had reception, fast WIFI and sexy Bose speakers and smart TV’s throughout.
Don’t bring anything! That was our big mistake…They seriously have everything you need… just bring food and drinks as everything is fitted out perfectly, we had a fabulous roast dinner one night and realised we forgot flour for the gravy, after a few wines we weren’t able to get to the shops and cheeky us messaged Andrea - without hesitation Andrea dropped some around for us (!)
I could go on for hours but all you need to know is it’s time for you to stop reading, bite the bullet and book!
If we all have learnt anything in the last two years it’s that life is too short to procrastinate so when Andrea suggests booking the private dinner and helicopter ride (their other business) don’t hesitate, you won’t regret it as both are unforgettable and worth every cent and more!
We will return again soon. Thanks again LaRiva read less
Highly recommended to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. We had an excellent time staying at this property. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the two lovely hosts... read moreWe had an excellent time staying at this property. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the two lovely hosts and were pleasantly surprised by how beautiful and spacious this property is. The rooms were clean, and the beds were very comfortable (It’s been a long time since I’ve slept somewhere so well, thank you for that).
The second day we did a guided kayaking tour nearby and even saw some dolphins! In the afternoon we booked a helicopter ride with the host’s helicopter tour business which I can highly recommend to anyone staying here.
Overall, I had a great experience staying here and can highly recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway. read less
Incredible stay at a magnificent property. We had the most wonderful 10 days staying at La Riva to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with the whole... read moreWe had the most wonderful 10 days staying at La Riva to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday with the whole family. Where do I start! The house is stunning with lots of room for everybody to have their own space. The beds and even the pull out couches are so comfortable. The kitchen has every appliance you can think of. The gardens and the setting with the beautiful views are magnificent and we did a lot of wandering around exploring without even leaving the grounds! The back of the property has a great walk along the river. The pool is to die for and even on cooler days, the water temp was great. Really close to Paynesville, Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance but you feel you are worlds away from civilisation. Last but not least, Andrea was the most incredible host and could not do enough for us. Nothing was too much to ask and she went above and beyond to make us feel so comfortable and meet our every need. Her husband even took us on an amazing helicopter ride (their other business). This property is perfect for a special family holiday/celebration, corporate getaway or retreat or just getting a large group of friends together. Definitely would return for another special occasion! read less