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~~
7/10 We enjoyed a very relaxing week in your beautiful cottage in scenic Warburton and surrounds. Everything was very comfortable. Thankyou, Greg, Sari and Rachael
Kim: so glad you were able to stay a week and really settle in and enjoy everything
28/9 We had a lovely stay in this Art Deco cottage. Everything we needed was there. We enjoyed being able to walk everywhere - only getting in the car to go home. Thankyou Eric & Alyson
Kim: thanks for your kind words. We think the location of the cottage is brilliant too
5/8 Thankyou for a great stay in your gorgeous little cottage. Perfect for a winter escape from Melbourne. The kids loved the "giant" spa Nyto, Dimi & Sebastian
Kim: glad you all had a relaxing time. It's the best "giant" bath in town
24/7 Thankyou What a gem We had the most amazing getaway from the city. Can't wait to getaway again. The Spa was A M A Z I N G I wish I could grow gills and stay in the forever. Thankyou for creating a wonderful atmosphere and coming to our rescue when we got locked out. Rosy & Elijah
Kim: Thankyou for your lovely comments. Was a pleasure to have you stay.
27/5 Please can I stay longer???? This was such a lovely experience- we are certainly coming back Everything was perfect. It was inviting, cosy, comfy and had everything we needed. Perfect winter getaway. We want to return when the snow has hit the mountains.. and maybe Warburton? So Thankyou Great job on the Spa room...too cool
Elissa, Ben & Gus
Kim: IT'S SNOWING
20/5 Thankyou so much for a lovely stay We loved the wood fire and the Spa bath. Plus walks along the river. What a beautiful place. Also a huge Thankyou for being so accomodating and generous with our delayed arrival Sall, Tim & Harriet
Kim: not a drama, glad you made it in the end
16/4 it was a delight to stay in this well thought out little getaway. Our family loved every moment besides locking ourselves out on arrival but even that made our little holiday more memorable. Thankyou for all the little extra touches. Kurt, Donna, Myla & Leni
14/4 Thankyou for a great holiday The Spa was the best. The beds were really comfy : Lindy's children
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 :
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
16/1/17 Thankyou for sharing this peaceful haven with us. A beautiful place to relax and unwind. Sharon and David
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
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
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
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.
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
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
~~SPRING 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 inside cafes sipping on coffee and sampling local gourmet delicacies as they wander along the Main Street.
Crisp nights 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 at the sunbathed country kitchen table. Your choice :
Kim & Paul