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Make a snack in the fully usable kitchen, while still close to the children playing in the bath.Enjoy looking out the windows at the rosellas while making a snack in the brand new kitchen.
Family cottage in central Emerald
Family cottage in central Emerald
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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Train Whistle cottage is located in the beautiful Dandenong ranges close to many wedding venues and our famous Puffing Billy train and not to forget our lovely forests with many birds, wildlife, mountains and cafes.

The space

Train Whistle Cottage is a 3 bedroom self-contained cottage suitable for 6 guests in beautiful Emerald.
Catering for families and their pets (conditions apply) Train whistle cottage offers a fun stay for all.
The property is fully fenced so children and their pets can play in the yard under the gorgeous Japanese maples.
As you enjoy your stay at Train Whistle cottage you will hear the ever so gentle Whistle of Emeralds famous Puffing Billy train blowing as it makes its way through Emerald on its way to the lovely cute town of Gembrook.
A 5 minute walk takes you to Puffing Billy Station where you can board the train to either Gembrook or Belgrave, take part of the famous ride through the lush green country side of tree ferns, gum trees, hills, and rolling pastures.
Only a 3 minute walk from Train Whistle Cottage, you can enjoy the many café’s, restaurants, and shops that Emerald has to offer.
Train Whistle cottage is in a great tourist location, within half an hours drive, you can visit the vineyards in the Yarra Valley, the nurseries in Monbulk with its world famous Tulip Festival in September/October hike through Sherbrooke forest with its huge gum trees, Lyrebirds etc. Enjoy the view from the summit of Mount Dandenong over the city of Melbourne, and if you are adventures you can climb the 1000 steps from Ferntree Gully to Sherbrook, visit Cardinia Damn where you can see Kangaroos, these are just a few things you can enjoy of the Dandenong Ranges and surroundings.
For the children and the young at heart, there are a few parks within 15 minutes walk of Train Whistle cottage, 5 minutes to puffing Billy park and 10 minutes to Emerald lake park, where you can find Walking tracks, playgrounds, Amphitheatres, picnic shelters and murals. The Emerald Museum showcases photographs, documents and memorabilia through the years from Aboriginal occupation to the present day.

Guest access

Our quests will have the Cottage all to themselves during their stay.

Interaction with guests

We live close to the cottage and are just a phone call away if needed.
We will do our best to meet and greet you when you arrive our work permitting, but value your privacy while staying in Train Whistle cottage. If you would like to spend time with us to share your travel experiences, or for us to share our wonderful Yarra Valley/Dandenong Ranges knowledge, we are happy to that as well, as we love our travels too.

Other things to note

We have made Train Whistle cottage as family friendly as possible, or can set it up for a honeymoon suite on request, we have some toys for children, a cot and pram for 2 children available on request. As there are a lot of weddings and functions in the Yarra Valley the cottage would be a lovely place for a wedding party to get dressed and stay for as many nights as needed. We are also open to short term accommodation if you are in between moving houses.

Extra people £12 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit £289
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price £168 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds
House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 10AM

We love our pets, so we understand that you would like to bring them along on your stay, all we ask is that they do not go onto the carpets, you are welcome to bring along their own bedding and toys, please vacuum clean thoroughly as pet hair finds its way in the smallest places. A cleaning fee Of $75.00 will apply if animal hair, saliva or animal droppings are found in or on the premises.
Please no smoking inside or under the veranda's of the cottage. If you must smoke, please do it well away from the cottage and dispose of your cigarettes in a appropriate manner, please do not leave them anywhere in or on the premises.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
2 nights minimum stay

13 Reviews

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Kristel User Profile
August 2017
Lovely location close to town, but not mentioning the enormous town water tank that looms over the yard (or showing it in photographs) was a little disppointing. I think for this price point, a continental breakfast should be supplied. Very clean, lots of toys for children which was fantastic, but having to buy soap, shampoo and conditioner, plus basics like butter and Vegemite was an annoyance. Overall, a little disappointed with the cost to offerings ratio. But if you can see past that, a cute cottage in a great spot.

Melissa User Profile
August 2017
The cottage was very well set up for kids, they loved the toys, the place was nice and cosy. We enjoyed our stay!

Justin User Profile
March 2017
Wonderful location and lovely old house! A few spiders inside but otherwise a very welcoming and comfortable stay :-)

Melanie User Profile
June 2016
Lovely little cottage for a winter escape

Ryan User Profile
May 2016
Evelin was a great host especially with such short notice. The house was lovely with everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed puffing billy steam train.

Meghan User Profile
May 2016
We had such a lovely time in Emerald and at your place. Our 2-year-old was right at home in his toddler bed and with all the toys! We also loved that the house was within walking distance to parks, cafes, restaurants and Puffing Billy - anything we could want, really! Thank you for making us feel so welcome by warming up the place and providing little treats. All your instructions on where to find things and how to use things were very clear. It all helps to make for a great, relaxing stay!
Evelin User Profile
Response from Evelin:
It was a absolute pleasure. We are so happy that we could make your stay special.
May 2016

Annamieka User Profile
November 2015
Excellent communication, easy access. The house is excellent for children with toys, coats and a big enclosed back yard. It was a chilly weekend and the heater wasnt working so we contacted the host and they arranged for someone to come within half an hour (on an early Saturday morning!). Lovely old home, with easy access to all Emerald amenities.

Mount Burnett, AustraliaJoined in June 2014
Evelin User Profile

Hi our names are Rob and Evelin, we are a middle aged couple full of adventure, we welcome you to the beautiful Dandenong ranges where we have lived most of our lives. We have 7 children between us and 9 Grandchildren. We love to travel and see new places in Australia and overseas. Rob loves steam trains and freight trains, we have chased many of them, I think you would call him a gunzell. we love our 2 dogs, Gypsy our German Sheppard and Tinkerbell our little Terrier. Dinning out either in a restaurant or under the stars, camping and friend & families are our favourite past times.The idea of our holiday rental came from our own travels and experiences and the input from our adult children, some of our children have their own families and have expressed to us what they look for when they go on holidays with their young children and teenagers. Hopefully we have created a pleasant and convenient home away from home for you. We love meeting new people and hearing their travel stories, so please feel free to share them with us if you wish to do so.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Nederlands
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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