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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderfull place to relax in great surroundings tremendous hosts . The cottage was magnificent with all your needs catered for. Would recommend to all our stay was so enjoyable we plan to return . It was peacefull great place to wind down, very relaxing in the manicured garden setting. One of the best places we have stayed in.

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

It was great to meet you all and Peter and I thank you very much for the wonderful review. We look to welcoming you back to our little piece of paradise in the hills. Lesley and Peter.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As always everything was wonderful. We have been coming here for many years and have always enjoyed our time . Beautiful setting and all the facilities are great. Many thanks to Lesley for making us feel welcome .

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Thanks Fiona, its always great to see all the girls every November and after reading your review I am thrilled that you'll be back again next year for a fun few days here in the hills. Thanks for getting down to our super new Cockatoo Market and stocking up on all that it offers!! Having "Thomas the Tank Engine" passing...

Delahey, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Lovely people at this B & B and a beautiful place to stay. Quiet and serene. Have revisited several times The cottage is set amongst the trees and sleeps 10, great for groups or families Would gladly recommend

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

It was so good to see you all back again for another visit to our paradise in the hills! Repeat visits from our guests is a true indication that we are doing something right. Families and couples find peace and quiet and privacy. Thanks Tess and Paul we look forward to seeing you again before Christmas. Lesley and Peter

Cranbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Whistle-Stopover Cottage was a beautifully presented cottage. It is an excellent place to stay for family and/or family groups. It has everything that you could possibly need. Spotless on presentation, with some lovely added touches. A lovely cheese/fruit platter in the fridge and some chocolates and port for the evening. The only downside was that we were only there for...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you all Cathie and to hear that your family enjoyed their stay with us. Peter and I thank you for your lovely review and hope to welcome you back in the warmer months! Kind regards, Lesley.

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

absolutely fantastic. right from the beginning when I phoned with very vague requirements of a family wedding being held close by, we would have family members travelling from interstate and overseas and were not sure of numbers. Lesley was accommodating and patient, and more importantly "we can make it work for you" attitude. Took a lot of stress out of...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Thank you Ferne for that lovely review! It was great to meet all your family and your lovely mum. So glad you all felt at home and that everyone enjoyed their stay. I just love to see our guests happy and relaxed and you where so very lucky with the weather! Kia Ora Lesley and Peter.

Albury, Australia
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It is rarely the case that a property far exceeds all your expectations but Whistle Stopover does exactly this. Amazing location, beautiful property & stunning cottage. Every attention to detail & luxury has been considered. it was a pleasure to deal with our lovely host Lesley who made our stay just perfect. We were so impressed & felt so relaxed...

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Lesley B, Manager at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Thanks Bev and Paul for your kind review. It is always great to welcome back lovely guests and their families and Peter and I look forward to seeing you again in December! Lesley and Peter.

Tuggeranong, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our fifth stay, the Whistle-Stopover cottage continues to provide an excellent home away from home amongst the Mountain Ash. Welcoming touches include fresh flowers, tasty cheese, crackers and chocolate, plenty of books, a television and recent magazines. Beds warm and comfortable. As always, we received a warm welcome from Lesley and a hug for my mum who grew up in...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

It was great to welcome you back for another visit to our beautiful Dandenongs and to greet your lovely Mum! and of course your brother and Lucy!!!! Repeat guests are the most important people here at our B&B and to know that we will see you again and catch up is just super. We hope your journey home was uneventful...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 October 2016

The positives: - lovely three bedroom cottage, exceptionally clean - natural bush setting - puffing billy goes past the property - nice extra touches (complementary fruit bowl, cheese platter, biscuits, flowers) And now the negatives: - cottage very close to owners property and the seemed to be watching us for the first two days. - acoustics are bad (in the...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

I guess I cant please all of the people all of the time! But I try my hardest to though and over a hundred reviews say so, so I must be doing something right! I dont take a bond re damages so if my attitude offended I apologise. I did ask over the period you where with us if everything...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016

My wife, daughter and cavoodle and I stayed in the Cottage for our 10 year anniversary. Was well thought out for a little toddler and everything she needed. Fruit and Cheese platter on arrival and a bottle of port for the late evening was a nice bonus. You can catch Puffing Billy from the doorstep if you organise a few...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you and to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the super review and we look forward to seeing you back in the summer months with your family to enjoy our pool!!! Lesley and Peter.

Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Beware when you book that there is other rooms that you stay in other then the cottage that you see in the photos. I booked this for mine and my boyfriends anniversary, paid the $260 (no extra fee for a dog because we didn't bring one), got there and the owner wasn't there but there was a note to say...

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Lesley B, Owner at Whistle-Stopover, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, Our apologizes to you both. I offered you the Spa Suite as the Cottage was booked with a wedding party. You where happy with that. Perfect, I'll take it, were your words so we are very sorry you didn't find it up to scratch. I have TWO sites on Stayz, one for the Cottage and a separate one...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whistle-Stopover is a luxury Bed & Breakfast situated alongside the famous Puffing Billy Railway track between Cockatoo and Gembrook in a mountain ash forest setting.The train passes by the one acre property twice daily and will stop at Fielder Station to pick up or drop off guests when pre-arrangement is made, from the station it is only a one minute walk and you are back at Whistle-Stopover.At Whistle-Stopover your host Lesley Bock offers two types of accommodation, a three bedroom fully self contained Federation Style Cottage and also a traditional B&B Luxury Spa Suite. Both are suitable for Wedding accommodation with the Honey Moon couple able to luxuriate in the privacy of the opulent Suite and the guests comfortably accommodated in the Cottage. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whistle-Stopover

Address: 11 Doonaha Rd, Cockatoo, Victoria 3781, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Yarra Valley > Cockatoo
Price Range: RM975 - RM1,108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Beautiful house amongst the Dandenongs”
 of 5 bubbles FionaB924, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Great for families as cottage sleeps 10. And for the romantic couple a spa suite.”
 of 5 bubbles TessM172, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you are a family then avoid this place”
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 of 5 bubbles familyfuninsun, 2 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The Cottage”
 of 5 bubbles jasonthetford, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The cottage we stayed in was perfect. The bush setting ensures quietness and an amazing sense of being nestled in the bush”
 of 5 bubbles patriciavF1763ZV, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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