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Johanna River Farm and Cottages

420 Blue Johanna Rd, Johanna, Victoria 3238, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for an escape from city life and still want to enjoy some comforts from home, then this is the place for you. Julian and Helen are the friendliest and most helpful of hosts and their cottages are clean, well-appointed, and very comfortable. The wood-fed fireplace was a treat and keeping warm during a cold front induced... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Helen was the best hostess anyone could asked for. From Day One, we arrived to the very last day we departed, Helen has been a God-sent angel to our every need, literally speaking. Before we even booked in, Helen attempted all my questionaires while i was in Singapore so we knew what to expect & what not to. The moment... More 

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johannafarm, Owner at Johanna River Farm and Cottages, responded to this review

We're happy to assist and share some "local knowledge" so that our guests make the most of their visit.. So glad to hear that you all enjoyed the comforts of the cottages and the hospitality of the region. Thanks for taking the time to submit a review - It's much appreciated. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

Helen and Julian are top notch hosts. Our 3 nights stay at the farm was filled with fun activities despite the cold and wet weather brought about by the cold front from Antarctica. Lots of area of interest around the farm like the Otway fly tree top walk, waterfalls trail, light house visit, beautiful beaches especially Johanna beach. All due... More 

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johannafarm, Owner at Johanna River Farm and Cottages, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you had the time to visit Johanna Beach and other highlights of the region (despite the weather) Thanks for the review and recommendation. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a family run farm with cottages spread across with awesome views of the mountain, farm animals, beach near by.....a natures paradise..In summary an ideal place to spend the weekend. It is very near the 12 Apostles, (approx 45 kms), so it is a good place to have a base camp. I stayed at the Blue gum cottage for... More 

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johannafarm, Owner at Johanna River Farm and Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive insight into our property and the region. The photos are great. So glad you enjoyed your stay. It was a great morning to visit Johanna beach - We think it was a porpoise now - not a whale! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Firstly, A BIG BIG thank you to Helen for making our first farmstay a memorable one. Helen came by our cottage at night and ensured if we were ok. Even ensured the fireplace was prepared for the first night!!! (great isn't it!!!) The BlueGum Cottage was neat, clean, cosy and had a perfect scenic view of greenery & the Great... More 

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johannafarm, Owner at Johanna River Farm and Cottages, responded to this review

Wow - thanks so much for your review Leon.. It was great to meet your family and to introduce you the farm and this wonderful region we live in. So glad you enjoyed it. Helen and Julian More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Spent 4 nights this time- last stay 2- we did the food trail easily within a few hours and the Otway Zipline. The rest of the time was spent looking out over the rolling hills and sea on the distance, chilling and reading a book. Lots of farm animals to pat including Horse, ponies, donkey, sheep and fed the chooks.... More 

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johannafarm, Owner at Johanna River Farm and Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for your review - Autumns a great time in the Otways isn't it. It was great to meet up with you again - So glad you had time to visit a few more attractions as well as having the time to chill out and enjoy the farm. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place just has it all! Beautiful cosy cottage, wonderful views from the deck, quiet (but you can hear the ocean at night, which is lovely) lovely farm animals, wonderful dogs Zac and Charlie Brown, abundant bird life to be watched from the privacy of your own deck. Beautiful little veggie garden which is shared with guests, eggs from hens... More 

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johannafarm, Owner at Johanna River Farm and Cottages, responded to this review

Hello K & B - thanks so much for taking the time to write your review. So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay - the comforts of the cottage, the fun of the farm and all that this beautiful region has to offer. H & J More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Stayed at Johanna Blackwood Cottage (2 bedrooms) with my wife and two children aged 3 and 1 yo. The cottage was very clean (which I am particular about because my 1 yo would be crawling on the floor most of the time). The entrance to the farm was breathtaking. Zac was very friendly and affectionate. We saw less of Charlie... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

What an amazing place. We just spent 3 nights in the Acacia cottage - it has been very hard to return to everyday life after our stay. Although all the cottages are wonderful and provide a high level of peacefulness and tranquility it seemed to me that the Acacia was slightly more secluded, so if available I would most likely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The property was easy to find, the instructions clear. While isolated, the property was too far at all from Lavers' Hill town whereby a selection of food could be easily obtained. The Shoppes cafe offered options of lovely pies and pastry that can be easily warmed up and enjoyed in the loveliness of the accommodation. Despite being off-station, Helen made... More 

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