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About Evelin Bekins
We are a local couple who both grew up in the hills. Rob in Healsville and the Yarra Valley, Evelin in Kallista. We are full of adventure, we love our travels, we like sleeping under the stars, B&Bs, local and overseas travel. We thoroughly enjoy our 7 children between us and our 12 grandchildren. Not to forget or beautiful German Shepherd Gypsy and Little Tinkerbell who we take with us wherever we can, hence our pet friendly holiday rental for you to be able too take your children/ grandchildren and pets. We hope this helps you to enjoy your holiday or break with your loved ones.
Why Evelin Bekins chose Emerald
We know what it is like to find accommodation for us together with our extended family and our pets, so we decided to provide this opportunity for like-minded people like us. We have provided anything that we could think of to make sure either a couple or family and friends with there 4 legged family would need to make their stay as comfortable as possible.
What makes this House unique
Train Whistle Cottage is a great family/ friends gathering place for guests coming from far and wide to meet up with family and friends. Wedding parties can stay together, there are lots of wedding venues within half hour from the cottage including Gum Gully farm. You can arrive by bus which is a 5 minute walk to the cottage if you want to leave your car at home. Where possible, time permitting (and us not being away ourselves) we can pick you up/drop you off for weddings or puffing Billy.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Lovely, spacious cottage away from the suburban grind
We loved our stay at this cottage. The new beds were incredibly comfortable and the dogs loved running around the backyard. Evelin is a wonderful host - and I was so appreciative of being able to move my booking when my mum was sick and unable to catch up. The lactose free milk was a lovely touch and after a long drive the biccies went down a treat. Lovely cafes very close to the cottage. The variety of treats at the bakery was amazing!!
Convenient location,dog friendly. Excellent communication with owner. Supply of milk and bath robes a nice touch. Beds comfortable.
Thank you Yvonne for choosing to stay at Train Whistle Cottage. Thank you for leaving the cottage sparkling clean and tidy.
It doesn't happen very often that we walk in and think "Has anyone been here". Next time you come you wont even have to do dishes, we are organizing a dishwasher as we speak.
Warm wishes Evelin and Rob
Great host, offered and collected us from a wedding venue at ‘Gum Gully Farm’ dogs were welcomed out the back. Yummy biscuits, Pringle’s on arrival . Very comfy brand new beds.
Thank you Kim for your kind words. You and your family were great guests. Would love to host you anytime. Thank you for the pictures of the wedding, absolutely gorgeous. And how beautiful to meet your families dog, it was a pleasure to pick you all and your dog up from the wedding, I truly enjoyed your company on the way home.
A nice place to stay with the family. Playgrounds close by and plenty of toys at the house.
We are happy you enjoyed your stay.we do our best to make it suit young and old.
amazing location and beautiful home
Lovely home and great facilities loved staying here, . Perfect location and close to lots of things oh and the bakery is amazing
Thank you Rosa for you review. We have recently given the cottage a face lift, and New beds, new photos will be on the internet mid January. We agree, the bakery is amazing. Have a wonderful 2020.