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Jenji22
Idyllic weekend getaway
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 Mar 2015via mobile
We stayed at Monbii for two nights (and wish it were more!).

The cottages are private with a spectacular outlook - you can see all the way to the ocean on a clear day. There are large windows/glass doors off the bedroom/living and bathroom, offering gorgeous views, even from the spa bath. The cottage is comfortably furnished with everything you'd need for a short stay.

On site parking is available and it is only a short walk/ drive (<1km) into the main street of Montville. Wifi is available on request for no extra charge. We loved that breakfast was provided each morning, with warm croissants and pastries, fruit, yoghurt, muesli, and juice, all left in a cute retro esky by the front door (we're not particularly social people early in the morning so this was an especially nice touch!!).

One word of caution though, be careful of the kookaburras on the balcony in the morning - they're quite bold in their attempts to steal your breakfast - with one swooping across the table several times! Keep your eyes on your brekky at all times...

Overall, we couldn't fault Monbii - definitely the best bang for your buck in Montville. We'll have to return in the colder months to take advantage of the fireplace.
Date of stay: March 2015
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Reviewed 21 January 2015 via mobile

Stayed two nights at Monbii, very happy we chose to stay here. Absolutely gorgeous view from the balcony, and windows in the bathroom and main room meant we could look out on the stunning landscape from indoors. The cottage was very clean, and the decor created a warm and modern feel. From the reviews we read previous to our visit, people had mentioned the small touches at Monbii making the stay even better. Couldnt agree more. DVDs were provided, as well as candles and bubblebath for the spa among other little attentions to detail we noted. Lastly, the delivered morning breakfast was a delight. One of us required gluten free options, and this was catered for so well and without any fuss. Couldn't recommend Monbii more from our time there.

Date of stay: January 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alison V, Owner at At Sunrise Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2015

Hi there,
Thank you for the kind feedback.
We are more than happy and able to provide for special diets, so not a problem and you are welcome.
I am constantly sourcing alternative breakfast choices as well as different options for the spa bath - bubbles/bath bombs/bath milk etc. Recently guests were treated to bath confetti!! and now we have little natural hand made soaps which smell divine! It is lovely that you mentioned these touches.
Thank you and hope to see you back sometime.
Alison and Matt

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Reviewed 8 December 2014

My husband and I recently stayed in Cottage 1 for two nights. It was absolutely stunning.
The only time we saw the owners was at check in - they were kindly accommodating of our late arrival (after 8pm). The room was unlocked and ready to go.

It's exactly as pictured - well equipped for a short stay with a little kitchenette, good sized bathroom, even a little TV with some DVDs provided hidden in the cabinet. The bed was comfortable - a little on the small side, but still good.

The whole place was very clean and tidy, I was especially pleased with the toiletries provided - including bath salts and bubble bath for the GORGEOUS spa. Better still is the view... totally uninterrupted and private. We absolutely loved it and the continental breakfast was appreciated. It was the perfect break for us - secluded, quiet, and just a short drive to lovely Montville.

A word of caution - don't have breakfast outside. As beautiful as it is, you'll be swooped by kookaburras who are a little too used to visitors. We also noticed the cottage swayed a little when you walk around - not surprising, being on such high stilts. It was fine... but I wouldn't want to be up there during a storm or strong winds.

Date of stay: November 2014
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Alison V, Owner at At Sunrise Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2015

Hi!
Thank you for your kind review. We really appreciate people taking the time to share their experience at our cottages.
Glad that you enjoyed the little extras and the breakfast.
Be sure to come back in winter as we now have lovely new fireplaces!
Kind regards
Alison and Matt

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Reviewed 24 November 2014

We had a lovely time at the Monbii Private Cottages, it was the perfect get-away! So secluded and peaceful! It was nice to have our own little cottage with a fantastic view from the spa bath. The continental breakfasts included were also delicious!

Date of stay: November 2014
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Alison V, Owner at At Sunrise Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2015

Hi there!
Thank you for your review. It is so lovely to receive feedback and know that we are on the right track! We are glad you enjoyed it and would love to see you again in the future.
Kind regards
Alison and Matt

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Reviewed 23 November 2014

We spent a great 2 nights at Monbii. Unfortunately our wedding anniversary occurred on a public holiday, so we knew we would have to pay a surcharge at a restaurant to eat. Monbii provided comfortable accommodation with a wonderful view of the coast. There was a delicious breakfast hamper, and a BBQ on our verandah where we cooked our prawns for lunch with a salad and champagne. So in the evening we were content with a cosy inexpensive meal at the Inn.
The wildlife came to visit for meals in the form of a cheeky family of kookaburras; beware!
Thank you for a warm welcome and efficient payment options. We'll be back!

Room tip: two cottages of equivalent quality
Date of stay: October 2014
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Alison V, Owner at At Sunrise Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2015

Hi there!
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to use the BBQ and take advantage of our amazing view from the deck. It is such a beautiful part of the world and it is a privilege to be able to share it. Hope to see you again someday soon.
Alison and Matt

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Reviewed 28 October 2014

The most beautiful place I have ever stayed. Rooms are gorgeous and have absolutely everything you need. View is to die for, freshly made breakfast daily is delicious! Cannot fault it! Would highly recommend and will definitely be back. Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable!

Date of stay: October 2014
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Alison V, Owner at At Sunrise Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2014

Hi Cazza181,
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so much, it is always nice to get such kind feedback. Yea the veiws are truly something and we are alsways looking for ways to make the stay here as perfect as possible for our guests. Fire places are the next thing on our agenda which we are very excited about.
Hopefully see you again sometime!!
Kind Regards

Ali

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