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Piet's
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Very good
5 reviews
Piet's
Front Patio
Kitchen
TV Room
Dining
Penguin Guardian
Queen bedroom
Queen Bed
Double Bed
Twin beds and cot
Teddy and Bashful
Front Lounge with open fireplace
Hallway
Barbecue
Large front yard
side area
Front yard seats
Side Yard
Front fence and beach
On the beach
Fishing at dawn
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria

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Hammo1957
Melbourne
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Perfect Getaway”
Reviewed 25 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This beautiful period home is in a perfect location on Phillip Island ...Walking distance to the main township and the beach in central Cowes...The house boasts all the comforts of home and is perfect for a family holiday or a weekend getaway....The owner provided everything that we needed and there was even milk and orange juice in the Fridge as well as Fresh Fruit...It truly is a home away from home...Highly Recommend...

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Liked best: Location Location Location
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
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Management Response
25 Apr 2016
Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. My husband and I have owned Piet's for over 6 years now and we are always trying to improve the facilities and service for our guests. The location is so convenient, we don't use our car. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable break.
You're welcome back any time.
Kind Regards
Diane
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TrialRun
Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
209 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Perfect place”
Reviewed 20 December 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Visited Phillip Island over the V8 Supercar weekend with our daughter and her partner who live in Melbourne. We absolutely loved that this cottage was just like stepping into your own place. It was not pristine with everything perfectly in its sterile place- it was homely, functional, cosy, had boardgames, DVD's, a great little yard with a place to sit with a beer or two at the end of the day. It had a driveway large enough to park the two cars in behind a lockable gate and was quiet. Also very convenient to the beach, the shops and the Thai restaurant where we thoroughly enjoyed a takeaway meal on our last night.

On arrival we had found a terrific butcher so armed with steaks and a few supplies from the Coles around the corner, we opted for a bbq. This made our night, just what we wanted. Diane the owner was absolutely wonderful to deal with via email before arrival and the instructions on how to get to and into the house were clear and precise. She was very welcoming and had left us a beautiful bowl of fruit- a very pleasant surprise.

We found the bed comfortable, the showers hot and plentiful with shampoo and soap supplies in a dispenser on the wall. All the necessary utensils, washing machine, dishwasher etc were available should you have needed them. I must say I did find the couch a tad uncomfortable but we were not in it long and that really did remind me of beach house days. Would love to visit this terrific little cottage again should we ever get back to Phillip Island. There is nothing better than feeling like you have walked into your own home.
The only down side has nothing to do with the Cottage at all...it is about the booking process. I made the mistake of booking through Trip Advisor. If you live in Australia then look up the accommodation options through the likes of Stayz etc and pay locally. TA is based overseas so my transactions also had international currency fees attached to them.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Dec 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I can see a lot of time and thought went into it. It was a pleasure having you stay and thank you for leaving the place so clean and tidy. You're welcome any time. I'm glad you liked the 'homely feel'. Jamie and I use the place when we can, so we try to make things welcoming, for not only ourselves, but for our guests. We've not noticed that about the couches, but quite often it's just the two of us and so we score one each. We appreciate your comment and will consider replacing next year.
It's a pity about the transaction process and I hope TA will look into their system.
Happy to see you arrived home safely.
All the best with your future travels.
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inverloch...
melbourne
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“We enjoyed our time by the seaside in this lovely cottage.”
Reviewed 30 November 2014 for a stay in November 2014

My friends and I enjoyed our stay in the cottage. It's in such a convenient location being in such a central part of Cowes. It's just around the corner from the main shops. We also loved walking down to the end of the road and stepping straight onto the beach. The cottage has all the facilities that you will need for an enjoyable time away.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Dec 2014
Thank you for your review. We appreciate the time taken to complete it.
It's lovely to hear what our guests enjoy the most while they are on the island. Some zip around to see the penguins and koalas, while others spend their time on the beach and like yourself enjoy the ambience of the cottage, the close proximity to the beach, shops, cafes and restaurants.
We wish you all the best with your future holidays.
Kind Regards
J and D
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Wentin
Melbourne
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely Cottage in a Great Location”
Reviewed 13 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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We stayed at Piet's Cottage on our recent visit to Phillip Island. We had 3 adults and two young children (aged 2 and 3). We found the house to be well appointed with everything we needed. We found the owner excellent to deal with and highly communicative. Property comes with everything including linen which was a big plus for us. Very conveniently located near the beach close to the Phillip Island Sailing Club. Also very convenient to the main street and cafes on the esplanade. We were visiting outside school holidays so it wasn't too busy but I would imagine it would get quite busy at the height of the holiday season. No problem with parking though with a driveway at the back providing easy access for unloading and loading cars (would take 3 cars easily). Plenty of space in the gardens for the kids to run around safely. One drawback for us is that it doesn't have a bath - that was OK, the kids just had to learn to use the shower. All-in-all an excellent place to stay when visiting Phillip Island.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No bath
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
15 Oct 2014
Wow, what a lovely review. We are so glad that you had such a positive experience.We agree with everything you have said and our dream is to install a bath some time in the future.We love holidaying at Piet's, because we don't need to take the car when we go out for dinner. I like to walk along the beach and Jamie is able to park his boat and car in the driveway.
We wish you all the best.
Thank you once again
J and D
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Rosiemac2...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best of all worlds”
Reviewed 22 July 2014 for a stay in March 2014

A clean, comfortable and cute cottage. We had a great stay at this property over a long weekend. Location is great - the beach is a stone's throw away (you are looking at it from the front gate) and just a block away from the shops and restaurants of Cowes. We had our two teenagers with us so it was ideal - they could do their own thing and hit the shops while we relaxed in peace.

It's an old property which has been renovated with all mod cons. The owner is an artist so another point of interest is the finished and in-progress canvases. This place suits summer or winter stays - I am planning a winter weekend so we can light the open fire.

Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Aug 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to complete a review. It is always lovely to hear such positive comments and they are much appreciated. We try very hard to make our guests comfortable and ensure that their stay at Piet's is a positive experience. We are fortunate enough to stay occasionally ourselves. It gives us an opportunity to check out things and change accordingly. We are always updating facilities and regularly maintaining the property. We make it our home away from home and hope that it becomes the same for our guests.
We look forward to having you stay with us again in the near future.
With Kind Regards
D&J
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