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RiverBank Spa Cottage ~ riverside

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Your hosts

Kim & Paul

~~~GUEST BOOK COMMENTS 2017~~

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

Kim: glad it all worked out easily for you!

14/4 Thankyou for a great holiday! The Spa was the best. The beds were really comfy :) Lindy's children

Thank you for a great stay. We enjoyed the spa and the comfy beds! It was great.

Kim: thanks for staying!

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

2/10/16 Gorgeous house, great views, very relaxing. Sharon and Danny.

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

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 :))

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

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.

~~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

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

Map

Other Activities:

River activities at front gate

Amenities

Warburton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • skiing

Reviews

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RiverBank Spa Cottage ~ riverside
average rating of 4.571429 based on 21 reviews
Werribee, Victoria, Australia
4

Country getaway

  • 4 of 5

Very happy with our "new house" as described by our 3yr old active boy! All of us had comfy beds and slept well for our 3 nights. Well equipped with all that we needed to cook and eat in for all 3 nights. Great access for walks along the river. Our son enjoyed exploring the front and back yards. Beautiful fallen flowers everywhere, so he thoroughly enjoyed throwing these and picking the abundance of fruit on the trees. We used the trip to visit Healesville sanctuary & Puffing Billy, and be home in time for our toddlers afternoon nap. If I had to make any suggestions for improvement, it would be replacing the couch. It complimented the cottage decor, but was very uncomfortable to be able to truly enjoy afternoons by the fire while our son was fast asleep. Also some attention to finer detail with cleaning. Some cobwebs & spiders that look quiete established and happy, that were visible on first arrival. We loved he spa room, record player was a beautiful addition, as well as the open fire which was lit every night and well resourced to do so. Just had to buy a firefighter, as matches were wet and firefighter was empty in the kitchen draw. We loved our stay and would highly recommend and would certainly return. Thankyou. Returning to suburbia feeling rested and refreshed.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4

Relaxing Retreat

  • 4 of 5

A great cosy cottage by the Yarra. Peaceful and romantic for our wedding anniversary. Besides a hot water hiccup which left us without for 24hrs, everything was really nice especially the spa (once hot water returned lol) and the fireplace

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Demi. We are glad you had a great time despite the hot water not working for a period of time during your stay. We appreciate your patience with this unforeseen problem and hope you will take advantage of a discounted future stay at RiverBank Spa cottage again. (Please mention this issue at the time of rebooking). The problem has been rectified by an electrician and we can reassure our future guests there is plenty of piping hot water to fill the wonderful king size spa bath.
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Melbourne
5

Wonderful weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage. The spa room was absolutely incredible, the garden was great to relax in, and there was plenty of wood to keep the fire going all weekend. The staff were also incredibly quick to assist when we locked ourselves out on the first day! Would definitely stay here again

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
4

Lovely cottage in tune with the surroundings

  • 4 of 5

This is a well-presented period cottage right by the river and the town. The cottage is fully equipped with everything, including a big kitchen and outside laundry and dryer. The second bathroom as spa room is undoubtedly a brilliant and luxurious feature that you'd be crazy not to take advantage of --- so relaxing! The bedrooms are big and the lounge spacious (we had a small child and there was lots of room to spread out all his toys). Lots of nice touches about the place and stylish decor mixed with tradition.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Brunswick East
5

A beautiful, peaceful place.

  • 5 of 5

This is the place to go if you want a cosy, comfy and stylish stay. The spa room is gorgeous - you'd be forgiven for staying in there for the whole stay, but we also loved the fire, the garden, the view, the proximity to cafes and shops, sleeping in a huge comfy bed to the sound of the river and all the other little touches that make this place so special. Definitely coming back.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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5

Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful and relaxing time at RiverBank Spa Cottage in the picturesque Warburton. The wood fire and spa were perfect for the cold weather and we had everything we needed. A special thank you to the owners for accommodating our delayed arrival!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

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