8th October 2016 : "Lovely house. So relaxing. What a find ONE OF THE BEST COTTAGES/ HOUSES WE HAVE STAYED ON ALL OUR TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD And it's on our back door step" Lois & Mark from Melbourne
3/1/17: So many great things about staying here The records, the candles, the beautiful views, the abundant lemons, cumquats, mint & mandarins, the cute furniture, the beautiful Art Deco bits & pieces and the proximity to the good part of the river for swims. I could have stayed a lot longer. Thanks for creating this lovely little haven on earth for people to enjoy Jane from Perth
AND THERE'S MORE Our guests are raving about our double spa bath in the "deco-dent" spa room Read on in this section for more fantastic reviews from our Guestbook which best describes our unique house and gardens on the river....
RiverBank Spa Cottage is the perfect holiday base for couples, friends and families wanting to explore the beautiful Yarra Valley. Park the car for the duration of your holiday as the house is conveniently nestled at the base of steep mountain country with the Yarra River flowing past the front of the property. Riverside pathways from the front gate lead 200m to Warburton's fine cafes, galleries, cinema and pampering opportunities in one direction and tranquil forest walks to the swing bridge in the other.
There are so many ways to unwind and relax the cottage... indulge in a leisurely soak in the over-sized two person spa tub singing along to music on the vintage record player in the "Spa Room" ...or lounge beside the crackling open fire with a glass of regional wine..or perhaps retire to the front deck to view the gorgeous sunsets over the mountains whilst listening to the sounds of the cascading river...or view the galaxy of stars in the beautiful clear skies from the comfort of your new king size bed. Oh the choices to be made
Your holiday house is set on half an acre of established tranquil rainforest gardens ON the riverbank with BBQ & picnic table facilities. Inside the retro cottage is everything required for a comfortable stay. The huge master bedroom features a NEW King size bed hard to find in Warby...with luxury linens & doonas. The fully equipped country style kitchen includes a coffee pod machine and you are welcome to pick ripe lemons, fresh vegies and herbs from the kitchen garden.
The house and gardens are a beautiful hidden gem oozing with charm and we would love to share it with you
Kim & Paul
~~~GUEST BOOK COMMENTS 2017~~
20/2/17 What a beautiful little cottage equipped with everything you need for a relaxing time away Although we were only here for two days it was a much needed getaway and will definitely be back Mr 1.5 year old especially loved running up and down the backyard with a lemon in his hand Thanks you Cheris Reece & Ashton :
Kim: I'm so glad you found our cottage to recharge your batteries and we love reading about the adventures of our younger guests
5/3/17 Enjoyed a most wonderful weekend escape. Rode the Warby trail which I have dreamed about for 20 years. it was every bit exciting and coming home Toni's lovely cottage was perfect. The Spa alienated all our aches and pains. The record player added the old world. Brilliant touch. Thank you Phil & Matylde :
Kim: Wow That's a really long time to have dreams about doing something and I'm so happy the cottage catered so well for this dream to come true
4/2/17 Had a great weekend away. Escaped the Mornington Peninsula for a touch of country. Love Warburton and this cosy little "old skool" cottage which is clean, comfortable, quiet and a pleasure to stay in. Thanks for having us Bre & David :
Kim: love love love that you escaped the popular beach area to visit the country
29/1/17 Hi Thank you for letting us stay here It's a nice place. We loved the scenery From Bill, Nikoleta and Athena
Kim: Hi Athena I loved the drawing of your family at the cottage :. Come back and stay with us again one day
16/1/17 Thankyou for sharing this peaceful haven with us. A beautiful place to relax and unwind. Sharon and David
Kim: thanks for your kind words
25/11/16 I'm in love with your garden view from the dining table Thankyou so much for a wonderful stay- what a beautiful property you have here. Our little one loved crawling around polishing your floorboards too : I'm glad everything here is up high and out of reach A beautiful place & a very relaxing getaway. Belinda & family Melb :
Kim: we love having babies stay at our cottage. So glad you loved the dining room view. I do too
2/10/16 Gorgeous house, great views, very relaxing. Sharon and Danny. Kim: thanks we have taken your extra feedback onboard
30/9/-6 The spa was amazing and better than expected. We listened to the old vinyls in the spa. Thankyou Kim, Tristen and Ethen Kim: we just added more to the collection yay
25/9/16 Thankyou for a wonderful stay. The Spa bath was definitely a plus. We came for a nice getaway and we found the right place Boris & Jo : Kim: so glad you found us
12/916 Batteries recharged. Beautiful ambience/ home made memories. Thankyou for the experience. Bidie & Steve
11/9/16 Had a great stay, very warm and cosy...loved the bed, the views, the spa and reliving childhood memories of my dads' record player Very enjoyable weekend reconnecting with my beautiful wife Graham & Maree Melbourne Kim: Awww, beautiful memories and romance bought at the cottage. What a brilliant combo
2/9/16 Thankyou for a beautiful cosy stay. We LOVE the spa room. I love the lemon tree and I like sleeping in the cosy bed- Finn aged 4. Was the best birthday/ Father's Day weekend. Thankyou from the Sullivan family Kim: it's an absolute privilege to host our guests for their special celebrations Hey Finn we love little kids exploring the gardens and then getting tucked up into bed at night for a great sleep zzz
25/8/16 Thankyou for an amazing stay. Warburton is simply beautiful and the cottage is a warm and cozy home away from home with much character and history. Spa room & record player are brilliant :. We will definitely be back & will recommend to friends & family. Until next time Natalie & Karl
22/7/16 What a wonderful property. We had such a great stay and loved the open fire and of course the spa. Having the lights left on for us, the heating on and the fire was a lovely little touch. A great weekend away Stuart & Natasa
8/7/16 A fantastic home with wonderful features and general warmth & ambience that reflects the personality of the hosts. And sitting in the spa listening to Dean Martin & Lionel Ritchie is hard to beat We'll definitely be back. Thanks for letting us stay and enjoy this awesome home. Sam & Kaylene
3/7/16 Very ambient, cosy & relaxing. The proximity to town was wonderful and we walked everywhere. Many thanks L& P Kim: Isn't it wonderful to walk everywhere instead of driving
26/6/16 What a beautiful house in a stunning part of the world We had a lovely time, looking forward to coming back in the warmer months. Thankyou. Nathan & Caitlyn
8/6/16 We absolutely loved staying here. Very beautiful house and gardens Cosy, warm and a lovely way to come and stay back in Warburton where I used to live. Ali & Andrew
27/5/16 Thankyou for a luscious stay in this lovely house. Loved the ceiling roses, the camellias, reading Jane Austen and listening to the river. Heaven-sent. Rose & Glenn
Kim: these are beautiful observations Rose.
23/4/16 We definitely will be back to enjoy this lovely place. Love the space and the style of this house and everything so well equipped. Brad & Chau
20/4/16 Great place you have here Our daughter Imogen, who has just learned to crawl, took great pleasure in polishing the floor with her clothes. Lots of great surprises around the house. Enjoyed the board games. Also a great nostalgic moment reaching back into my childhood memories to remember how to use an automatic multi disc record player What a great machine Very happy to see you've kept it running. Thanks for a great escape. Cheers Bill & Dana
Kim : I needed sunglasses when I opened the door, such was the dazzling shine coming off the floorboards. Thanks Imogen you clever girl
~~AUTUMNAL REFLECTIONS AT RIVERBANK SPA COTTAGE~~
The days and the nights are beautiful in the Warburton valley Everyone is "out and about" riding bikes and picnicking on the riverbank at the many BBQ areas along the Yarra River. Two minutes walk from the cottage sees the town full of visitors lounging outside cafes sipping on coffee and sampling local gourmet delicacies as they wander along the Main Street.
Cooler nights in autumn are beautifully warm inside the cottage with a big supply of firewood supplied for lounging on the couch or romantic dining at the mahogany table by the open fire in the lounge room.
The BBQ and table & chairs are located at the bottom of the front garden amongst the 10 metre high tree ferns and agapanthus. It's the most beautiful spot in all the garden to enjoy a meal and a drink overlooking the beautiful Yarra river. Whilst we were relaxing there a small private tour group arrived and parked over the road as the sun was setting to go TROUT fishing on the little jetty. Yes, there is a little jetty with seating across the road And it's the perfect spot for a glass of red and a plate of cheese selections. ssshhh it's a secret....
RiverBank Spa cottage is simply THE perfect holiday escape as we are a centrally located hidden gem ....Don't you just want to park the car and not have to worry about driving?? No worries. Enjoy a night out at the cinema or dine out at a local restaurant, sample delicious local wines and then wander home along the river bank in a matter of minutes.. BRILLIANT
Late checkout times til 11am have been extended because it's just too cosy to rush.
So catch another forty winks in the NEW king size bed. Or have another morning cuppa on the deck. Your choice :
Kim & Paul