Freshwater Creek Cottages | Farm Stay Accommodation Victoria
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What our guests have to say.

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“We stayed at Freshwater Creek Cottages because of our animal-loving, 8 year old daughter. She loved every minute with the animals; and Marissa just as much! Our sons were not as keen before we arrived and our 13 year old son spent the first hour of our stay on his iPad. When he decided to put his electronic device down and venture out to see what the rest of us were doing - that was the end of his ipad! In his words, "This farmstay is alot better than l thought it would be. It's actually fun and l don't even want to be on my ipad." We've seen him feed animals, ride bikes around the property and even wanting to help Phil and Marissa with sorting foodscraps at the end of the day. Marissa and Phil are so welcoming, selfless, giving, passionate and devoted about their work. Our three kids want to know when we will back and our daughter wants to spend every school holiday break helping Marissa and Phil on the farm! We could not recommend Freshwater Creek Cottages enough. The perfect escape for families, especially city kids who become so addicted to their devices and forget what it's like to be outdoors amongst nature!”

— DOROTHY, JULY 2, 2018


"I loved loved loved FCC. I will definitely be back. What a magical place and what amazing people that make it happen. Thank you FCC!!!.”



“We had so much fun at the Freshwater Creek Cottages in the summer. We didn’t expect to spend all our time on the farm, but we couldn’t get enough of visiting & feeding all of the animals, and enjoying the properties play & sports equipment. We will be back!”


“We just had our wedding out at Freshwater Creek Cottages and Marissa and her amazing team and family made it our dream come true, the accommodation was perfect and all our guest enjoyed their stay, they can’t wait to come back!! Thanks so much again Marissa!”

— Courtney, march 5, 2018

“It’s an amazing place for a relaxing holiday with kids. Plenty of things to do and see for kids. There are always animals to feed, eggs to collect, fruits to pick, bikes to ride, and so much more. We are repeat customers and will continue to be so for many more years to come. The owners Phil and Marissa as well as Richard and Melissa are wonderful. I am too scared to recommend to many people as it’s always full and am scared I might not get the dates I want. But think every family with little ones should give it a go at least once (good luck with once though)
Can’t wait to go back again. Feels like second home.”

— Bibek, september 25, 2018

“Marissa and Phil were amazing hosts and really took the time to look after their guests. We stayed at the Lodge - it was large and clean with everything provided - including a nice warm fire all set up for us even before we arrived. All the animals looked happy and well-cared for. Our kids had an amazing time roaming the grounds, cycling and feeding the animals. Staying at the farm was definitely the highlight of our trip to Melbourne!”

— Yin Li, September 10, 2018

“My partner and I had an amazing time here - Marissa made our time so enjoyable with her attentiveness and knowledge. The animals were adorable and we felt so relaxed just wandering around the farm at our own leisure and spending time in the Woodcutters cottage. Could not recommend this place highly enough for a weekend away or for a place to bring the kids for the weekend - we certainly will be when we have some!”

— Stephy, july 22, 2018

“We had a quick stay at the cottages recently and only wished we had stayed longer. What a beautiful property. The cottages are so cute and fully equipped so you feel right at home. The cows roam in the paddock in front, we could have watched them all day. The fire was just delightful, a real wintry getaway. We were made to feel very welcome with our last minute booking too. We have already started recommending Freshwater Creek Cottages to our friends as the perfect place to getaway from day to day life and to just unwind with family and friends”

— FIONA, AUGUST 21, 2018


"Great fun for kids (and grown ups!) of all ages, heaps to do and the most beautiful setting. We loved our winter stay with our toddler, only issue was it was too short! Thanks Marissa and Phil, we will definitely be seeing you again soon!”

— GEORGIE, JULY 23, 2018


“About to have our 3rd stay here, each in a different season. I love how quickly my 3 kids settle into exploring and playing outside. Close to family who love to visit & enjoy a coffee in “our cottage” (we live in the NT). The self contained cottage quickly becomes home & kitchen and BBQ’s make meals much more relaxed than finding a restaurant everyone can enjoy.”

— JENN, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018

“Can not recommend this place more! Husband and I stayed over the weekend in the woodcutters cottage and had the most amazing time. Bike riding around the farm, collected fresh eggs in the morning and enjoyed spa / sauna in the cottage. We left feeling so relaxed. Thank you we will be back! x”

— Alisha, march 18, 2018

“Stayed here for 12 days early in the new year in Rose Cottage. Last time we were in Lavender and it was winter so we had been looking forward to a stay in Summer. The cottage was impeccable and there was so much for the kids to do. we made good use of the BBQ and outside chairs. Great place for children and Marissa and Phil are incredible hosts.”

— Steven, january 28, 2018

“Highly recommend for families or couples wanting to unplug from technology and have a true farm living experience. Gardens were beautiful and the animals were great.”

— Emma, september 4, 2018

“My nearly 2 year old son had the time of his life at Freshwater Creek Cottages. It was amazing to see him happily feeding the animals, collecting the eggs and walking around the farm. We were so proud to see him interacting with all the animals. Highly recommend! Thanks Marissa and farmer Phil.”

— Anne, september 4, 2018

“Freshwater Creek Cottages is a comfortable farm stay, great for family bonding. There is feeding the animals, collecting eggs, Cycling for kids and a great playground. Marissa & Phil are warm and welcoming. It’s best to rent a car to get there if you are from overseas.

— Deepa, June 25, 2018