8th October 2016 : "Lovely house. So relaxing. What a find One of the best cottage/ houses we have found ON ALL OUR TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD And it's on our back door step" Lois & Mark from Melbourne Happy to give such a glowing review.
And there's more Our guests are raving about our double spa bath and the eclectic vinyl record collection 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. Inside 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... the choice is yours
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.
There are so many ways to unwind and enjoy your time at RiverBank Spa Cottage...bike riding on the Warburton / Lilydale railtrail, bushwalking to local waterfalls, sampling local wineries, kayaking or tube floating down the shallows of the Yarra River on your doorstep...
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 2016~~~
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 zzzzz
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 Kim: Thanks for this lovely review. It would be a pleasure to have you stay with us again
12/8/16 Thankyou had a great stay. Bruce & Kim Melbourne Kim: Thanks for the feedback Bruce.
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 Kim: It's an absolute joy to read our guest book and know everyone is having a fabulous time
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 Kim: we would to have you stay again.
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 Kim: welcome back home
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 Kim: we have worked very hard to present a house with "just the right" touches. So glad it's appreciated
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
EASTER 2016 I had a wonderful time staying in this cottage. The spa was nice and the music was relaxing. Love from Matisse Age 7, year 2 at Mt Martha primary school
Kim : Hi Matisse You stayed for a whole week so I'm glad to hear that you had a relaxing time before returning to school yay
I had a lovely time at the beautiful cottage. The garden is lovely. But the record player and the spa bath are the best. I loved the music. It was great. I definitely want to come again. Love Amy
Kim: Hi Amy I'm so glad you loved our house and gardens PS Did you see the fairies at the bottom of the garden??
14/3/16 What a beautiful place for a three day holiday Resources were abundant and not once did we feel anything was lacking We certainly enjoyed the serene attractions which we were graciously informed of, courtesy of Kim & Paul. It was certainly a wonderful experience that enabled the whole family to get closer to nature. Many thanks from the Lu family Kim: beautiful observations. Thanks
14/2/16 Kim & Paul were amazing hosts. They left a wealth of information allowing us to explore rambling rivers, Californian redwood forests and an interpretive art house. We are an older couple. Much thanks Jan & Tony
~~SUMMER 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.
Summer holidays are beautifully cool inside the cottage with our new airconditioner. And for those unexpected cool nights there's a big supply of firewood for the fireplace in the lounge room. It really is the most romantic way to dine at the mahogany table beside the crackling fire enjoying the superb river and valley views.
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