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Jude’s is a fully self-contained single bedroom villa, owned by The Otis Foundation and named after Judy Burley. The unique rammed earth villa is part of a private double complex with Hannah’s, separated by a purpose-designed internal courtyard. The property features ceiling to floor windows throughout, offering views of the countryside.

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The villa accommodates two people. There are two king-sized single beds, a bathroom, open plan kitchen/living area and an enclosed outdoor seating area. A sofa bed within the villa, along with an independent carer’s unit with a single bed is available on request.


Jude’s is open for bookings all year round, subject to availability. The villa can be booked for four nights from Monday to Friday, or three nights from Friday to Monday.

Due to high demand, we are unlikely to be able to accommodate requests for specific dates.

Heating / Cooling

Jude’s is a rammed-earth building designed to stay cool in summer and warm in winter. For summer there are ceiling fans in the living area and a reverse cycle air conditioner. For winter there is a wood heater available.

House Rules

  • Pets are not permitted and the property is strictly smoke-free.
  • Being on a rural property wildlife, such as kangaroos, are often seen close to and around the property. This may include snakes during the warmer months.
  • All linen, towels and bedding is provided at Jude’s. Guests are required to bring their own food and personal items and there is a fully-equipped kitchen.

Location and Area

Jude’s is situated in a magnificent rural setting on the outskirts of Bendigo in the picturesque Mandurang Valley. It is about 15 minutes drive to Bendigo central, where the closest medical facilities are located.

221 Tannery Lane, Mandurang, VIC 3551


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What a wonderful facility and to have such an opportunity after my 18 month journey through breast cancer, leaves me speechless. So tranquil, spacious, clean, and catered for all needs. My batteries have been recharged and I'm now ready to move forward with my positive healthy life.


Lying here on our last night at St Jude's, Mandurang and looking out on the moonlight on the gum trees through floor to ceiling windows. This place is special - you can feel the energies swirling all around. We loved Bendigo and all it's arty pleasures too!


Our stay was time out of our everyday life and gave my husband and I the opportunity to reboot and reinvigorate our hopes and dreams for the future. It gave us the energy to move forward in life, however, I’m sure our daughter thought the bubbles in the spa and the pebbles in the courtyard were the highlight!


Supporting Partners

Category: Victoria

How to Book

To book a stay at an Otis retreat contact our bookings team.

Find out more

Anyone who is facing the challenges of Breast Cancer is eligible to stay at an Otis property, along with their partner, family or friends. 

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