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A Twist Of Willow

125 Clegg Rd, Mount Evelyn, Victoria 3796 Australia
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Looking for a place to stay in Mount Evelyn? Then look no further than A Twist of Willow, a romantic guest house that brings the best of Mount Evelyn to your doorstep.

Rooms at A Twist of Willow offer air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

An outdoor fireplace, a picnic area, and outdoor furniture are some of the conveniences offered at this guest house. A pool will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to A Twist of Willow, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out one of the nearby restaurants that are within walking distance of A Twist of Willow, such as Heart & Soul Cafe (1.1 mi), Billy Goat Hill Brasserie (1.1 mi), or Mani Thai (1.0 mi).

During your visit, be sure to check out Jodee Creations (1.0 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the guest house.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at A Twist of Willow as you experience everything Mount Evelyn has to offer.

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Free parking
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Children's television networks
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Outdoor pool
Outdoor fireplace
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3.0 of 5 stars
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Charming
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Sharon W wrote a review Nov 2019
Mornington, Australia52 contributions5 helpful votes
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So stayed at this little gem overnight ... coz we were seeing Rob Thomas at Rochford Wines.. I cannot recommend this place enough... It’s so not just the best B&B it is also a native fauna zoo... sorry I didn’t take pics of the room.. but it was fantastic... they have nocturnal tv footage from the enclosures!!!❤️ It’s affordable and perfect... Honestly you have to visit this place... I assure you you’ll love it❤️
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah L wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne, Australia63 contributions15 helpful votes
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My friend and I booked a night here to celebrate my birthday. The zoo has a wide range of animals. We particularly enjoyed the free nocturnal tour where we got to meet all of the animals. They hairy-nosed wombats were adorable. A highlight was feeding/meeting the sugar gliders. Steve and Loo were great! Very friendly entertaining and informative about the animals. We stayed in the Queen spa room. The farmhouse style accomodation was cosy and added to the experience. The TV in the lounge with the nocturnal animal channel where you can watch the animals is a cute touch. We enjoyed the spa! Would highly recommend this place to animal lovers!
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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stephenjoegeorge wrote a review Aug 2019
Mentone, Australia47 contributions66 helpful votes
We went with a small family group last Saturday which cost $500 per night and the place wasn't even cleaned. They have a tiny microwave and rules posted literally everywhere. They are strict on no check ins before 2pm and you have to leave at 10am to allow for the cleaner to come in when clearly this hadn't taken place before we arrived. Nuts and other dirt on the floors and hadn't been cleaned. The place was freezing when we arrived and they hadn't put the heat on presumably to save themselves some more money. Other travellers have complained of this also. No travel cots or anything for kids. You can get one for $50. That is a fraction of what we paid for the night. This is indicative of the kind of cost cutting you see around the place. Things were out of date and empty and there hasn't been anything put into it recently. I get the rules for conduct around animals etc. but telling everyone what you expect of them at that pricepoint when there is no oven or basic is a bit rich. They stated the time of the tour would be written at a certain location. We eventually found it and the time wasn't posted. They then showed up to the door to ask if we wanted to go and the kids were already in bed. No proper communication and clearly animal people with no hospitality aptitude whatsoever treating paying customers like an inconvenience. I was really excited to go, but this kind of archaic dictating what you can and can't do is not for me. Won't be back.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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Stormchaser71 wrote a review July 2019
Perth, Australia247 contributions115 helpful votes
If you love animals, you must stay at this B&B (there’s 450 to see and are very well looked after). Loo and Steve were excellent hosts and the nocturnal tour was the highlight. To be able to pat dingoes and sugar gliders is a unique experience. Also to be able to watch some of the animals on camera from your in-room live view screen was so cool. The Kings room was perfect for a couple; the bed was comfy, the bathroom large with a heater and it had a separate lounge & kitchenette. Don’t expect a cooked breakfast but we were happy with what was provided (even though we didn’t eat brekky coz we weren’t hungry). We can’t wait to come back as I’m sure the hard working Loo & Steve will have added to their menagerie by then.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lenatrave wrote a review Nov 2018
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We had a wonderful time visiting "A twist of Willow" for two nights. Loo, Steve, & their youngest son, whom we've had the pleasure of meeting, are amazing hosts. The farm is well-organised, the animals are unique & well looked-after. The accomodation is lovely, & the breakfast was filling. Thank you, Loo & Steve! The only minor downside (& I dont know if it can be fixed) is that the King & Queen rooms are separated by a very thin wall, & when both rooms are occupied, there's little privacy. Aside from that, we really enjoyed our stay! Thanks again 😊.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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MadeInOz wrote a review Sept 2018
Cairns Region, Australia369 contributions122 helpful votes
We had the family suite and found it really well equipped, even games & books for the children. My little ones loved the bunks. Beds were super comfortable. A very rustic comfortable place, kind of like staying at your Aunty’s place in the country (although this is so close to Melbourne it couldn’t be considered country). I’m always a little sketchy about places that feature ‘wildlife’ in captivity but all these animals appear to be very well cared for. Wilbur even had a blankie! Not that we ever saw Wilbur in the flesh but we were delighted to watch him on tv. Fatso was a very welcoming, friendly host. The rate charged represented good value for money considering the unique opportunity and comfort level.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kunal S wrote a review Aug 2018
Williams Landing, Australia69 contributions24 helpful votes
this what is what sometimes places can surprise what they have to offer, beautifully nestled in mount Evelyn just close to the Melbourne city yet away from the hustle bustle The hosts Loo and Steve and their animal kingdom made us welcomed our 2 yr old saw all the native animals at the show which starts at 6.30 pm fed the roos and dingos etc . loo was kind enough to allow us to pick the mandarins and oranges . The cottage was comfy only it lacked was cooktop/induction. would love to go again
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Teresa G wrote a review June 2018
Philippines12 contributions6 helpful votes
Our whole family occupied the large house and the two other (King and Queen) rooms in the property for three nights last month. The big house was beautiful. But it only had one heater - in the living room. The previous property we cam from in Mornington had small portable heaters in the rooms which we could take to the bathroom to warm it. We're Asians and not accustomed to the cold weather so the heater matters a lot. But aside from this, the bedside tables in the rooms were dusty and had cobwebs - signs that they had not been throughly cleaned in the past! We had a baby with us and pretty upset about that finding. We were not welcomed by the owners and did not run into them till we saw some people casually on the last day, taking care of the animals on the site. It COULD really have been a better experience were it not for these factors...adequate heating and unclean bedside tables.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Josh Q wrote a review Apr 2018
Geelong, Australia61 contributions7 helpful votes
Stumbled upon this place at the last minute, and was not disappointed! Fantastic secluded property with picturesque surroundings and a fully acquainted wildlife sanctuary. Absolutely top notch service from the moment we stepped out of the car to departure, the free tour of the nocturnal animals was the big highlight of our stay along with the hosts themselves Loo and Steve. Very cosy accommodation appropriately aquanted, even had a dedicated channel to watch their animals 24/7. Would visit again in a heartbeat
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kezzzo193 wrote a review Jan 2018
Brisbane, Australia244 contributions105 helpful votes
We enjoyed our recent two night stay in the king room. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the room, which included the bedroom, bathroom, and a sitting room with a small kitchenette, with lovely wooden floors. There was also wifi and the tv in the sitting room had foxtel included. The room offered a view out over all the trees and included aircon in the bedroom. The bed was very comfortable and I liked the "nocturnal animal channel", which showed various animals throughout the day. The night tour of the various animals was also a particular highlight, and included feeding the kangaroos. There is a small pool on the property and also a BBQ in the pool area, which is available to use. Ithought the king room offered very good value for the price per night and I would stay here again when next visiting the Yarra Valley. I also recommend a visit to the nearby Helen's Hil winery.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Twist Of Willow
Which popular attractions are close to A Twist Of Willow?
Nearby attractions include William Ricketts Sanctuary (6.5 km), Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden (7.8 km), and Lilydale Lake (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A Twist Of Willow?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at A Twist Of Willow?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at A Twist Of Willow?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Twist Of Willow?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pig & Whistle Tavern, Hutch & Co, and Coombe Yarra Valley.
Are there opportunities to exercise at A Twist Of Willow?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to A Twist Of Willow?
Many travellers enjoy visiting William Ricketts Sanctuary (6.5 km).