Frequently Asked Questions
If you have any specific questions about our accommodation that are not detailed below please contact us.
How far from Stanthorpe are you?
We are located just a short five-minute drive from the heart of Stanthorpe’s bustling community.
Are you close to many cellar doors?
We are placed in the middle of the region’s best cellar doors, with premium wines to be tasted to the north and to the south of our exclusive villas.
Do tour buses pick up from your villas?
Yes, they will collect you from your door and deliver you safely home after a fabulous fun filled day experiencing all the best that the Granite Belt has to offer. We would only be too happy to book your tour in advance.
What is included in the Breakfast Basket?
Our ‘Tastes of the Granite Belt’ continental breakfast basket contains freshly baked croissants and bread, Alure’s own (handmade) cereal and granola, milk, yoghurt with Bramble Patch berry compote, Sutton’s apple juice, butter, Stanthorpe honey and Bramble Patch jams. It’s a perfect sampler of the region’s best produce. All produce is sourced locally, excluding the yoghurt, milk and butter.
If you wish to go all out and cook up a storm in your state of the art kitchen then we can supply you with a Gourmet Breakfast Platter which has all of the above plus premium free range bacon, Italian sausages, free range eggs, mushrooms and vine-ripened tomato for an additional cost of $25 per morning.
What is the Open Pantry?
Alure provides kitchen essentials such as Mt Stirling olive oil, Lirah balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, sugar, Summit coffee beans, Twining’s specialty and herbal teas, hot chocolate, aluminium foil, glad wrap, oven bags, paper towels, and napkins.
Where can I go for meals?
There are restaurants and cafes within a five-minute drive of your villa. It is advisable to book ahead so please let us know if you would like us to make a reservation for you prior to your arrival to avoid disappointment.
If you feel like being creative and self-catering you can bring your own supplies or shop at our local grocery stores only five minutes away.
Restaurant in-villa meals, gourmet BBQ packs, picnic hampers, cheese, and antipasto platters can be arranged for you. Please arrange prior to arrival (Up to 7 days notice required).
For something extra special, we can arrange a chef-prepared feast for two in the privacy of your villa.
Peacefulness and privacy are very important to me. How private are the villas?
The villas are set on a bushy 50 acres and are set well apart for privacy. With a maximum of 3 couples at a time, this ensures a uniquely private and serene experience.
I want this to be a “special occasion“ for my partner. What packages do you offer?
Special occasions are our specialty! Alure is committed to making your stay one that you will never forget – if you have any special requests please contact us to discuss. If you wish for us to arrange flowers, champagne, romantic room decorations, or any other special requirements, please talk to us in advance to ensure we have everything perfect for you on arrival. Privacy and discretion are guaranteed at all times.
What do I need to bring?
We provide a selection of easy listening CDs and an extensive range of DVDs. Please feel free to bring your own selection of music and entertainment to ensure you have the ultimate experience.
If you have not visited the Granite Belt before, we advise you bring a jacket year round and an extra jumper in winter. They don’t call it the Brass Monkey Season for nothing with temperatures often reaching below 10 degrees in the day and below zero at night – great for snuggling!
Do you cater for children?
Alure Boutique Villas have been set up for couples to get away for a romantic and relaxing retreat. We are set up to accommodate only one couple per villa and are not suitable for children.
We appreciate some couples love to holiday with their well-behaved furry/feathered family members. Alure has one pet-friendly villa. Prior approval is required, and the pet must be supervised at all times. Note: The tent is not pet-friendly.
It is important to keep in mind that Alure Boutique Villas are nestled up against natural bush land that has an abundance of wildlife, with kangaroos, echidnas, birds and possums all inhabiting the area. Of course, we do not wish to endanger the locals or your pet. View all pet options.
Are your villas smoking or non-smoking?
Inside is definitely a non-smoking destination. We have provided ashtrays outside on your private deck and ask that guests dispose of their butts thoughtfully as we are nestled up against the bush and would not like to endanger the environment. The Tented Villa is strictly non-smoking inside and outside.
What about house keeping?
We find most guests value their privacy, and prefer not to be disturbed by house keeping during their stay. Of course, if you prefer, daily house keeping (included in room rate) will be provided.
What if I arrive late?
Don’t worry, at reception, we have a 24-hour front desk.
How much deposit is required?
A total of 50% of booking is to be paid at the time of reservation to secure your booking. The balance is to be paid 14 days prior to arrival date. We accept MasterCard and Visa Card. Direct Deposits are also available, please contact us for bank details. If a reservation is made less than 14 days of arrival then the full amount is payable.
What is your cancellation policy?
All payments are non-refundable. However, bookings are transferable within a 12 month period, providing that the alteration is made more than 14 days prior to arrival date. No alterations or changes can be made less than 14 days prior to arrival date.
Please note: We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance for unforeseen events (illness, accident, bereavement). Australia Post is one of many travel insurers: www.auspost.com.au/travel-insurance.html