18 Maxia Road, Doncaster East, Victoria, Australia 3109
Telephone: (03) 9841 0264, Mobile: 0429 413 980, International: +613 9841 0264
Your hosts: Jean and Ray Lord — bluewillowbb@hotkey.net.au

Welcome to Blue Willow

Jean and Ray invite you to experience the friendly and warm hospitality at Blue Willow cottage.

It is the perfect location for anyone visiting Melbourne and not wanting to stay in the hustle and bustle of the city, whether it be visitors from overseas, interstate or local. The ideal location for a quiet relaxing getaway or for corporates working in the eastern suburbs. Blue Willow cottage is separate to the house and has its own entrance.

Comments from guests who have stayed at Blue Willow

“Hospitality and friendship makes excellent accommodation. Simply the Best. Thanks for a wonderful three weeks.” - C & K, UK

“A relaxing, quiet and comfortable place to stay. Lovely surroundings and wonderful hosts. Hospitality was excellent. We look forward to making more visits in the future. Thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.” – K & J, NSW

“Helpful & hospitable hosts, glorious & green garden, beautiful, beautiful breakfast!! Many thanks for a lovely stay.” – M & R, SA

«Thank you so much. Ten stars.» – O & C, Denmark

«Thank you for the wonderful homely accommodation & your warm hospitality. We are sure that we could never find another place like this to stay. We wish you all the very best and hope to see you again when we come over.» – S & P, Malaysia

«It’s a great stay here. Thanks for your hospitality, we feel very homy and comfortable. Good luck.» – A & J, Hong Kong

From takeabreak.com.au website:

Rating: 5/5
Comment: “Very nice and clean place. Very kind the management there.«

Rating: 5/5
Comment: “With a family living 2 minutes away, you can imagine my delight in discovering this little treasure in amongst your many choices of accommodation in Melbourne!!!
We were absolutely thrilled with the "Blue Willow" bed and breakfast, the size of the accommodation was perfect, service was impeccable, and value for money was great!!
We would recommend this delightful b&b to anyone seeking accommodation in this vicinity of Melbourne. We have told our terrific hosts that we will definitely be back and I can see this being our ideal "home away from home" every time we visit our daughter and family.
They are doing an outstanding job as b&b operators!!!!"

Rating: 5/5
Comment: «Was great, immaculate room, lovely little garden, and the breakfast provided was just awesome. You wouldn't get that in many places for the amount of money we paid. Very happy and would recommend you to anyone needing accommodation in the area.»

Rating: 5/5
Comment: “Our hosts were very hospitable and helpful and made us feel at home. The accommodation was immaculate and every care was taken to make our stay as comfortable as possible. We strongly recommend Blue Willow for your stay in Melbourne.«



Close to the Yarra Valley and wineries, Healesville Sanctuary and the Dandenongs.
Reverse cycle air conditioned private accommodation comprises separate sitting room, Queen size bed, bathroom, kitchenette and meals area.
Provisions for a full breakfast provided to guests.

  • Tea & coffee facility
  • Quality linen supplied
  • Plush towelling robes and toiletries supplied
  • Toaster, small hot plate and oven
  • Plasma TV and DVD
  • Fridge
  • Hair dryer, ironing board
  • Off street car parking
  • Rear entertaining area

Delightful and colourful garden including a tranquil Chinese garden. Guests are welcome to use the solar heated swimming pool and barbeque.



  • From A$120 per room per night (double)
  • From A$90 per room per night (single)
  • Reduced tariff for stays more than three nights
  • Check in from 2pm
  • Check out by 11 am
  • Deposit - One night’s tariff. Balance paid on arrival
Cancellation Policy: A refund of the deposit or amount paid will be made as follows. Up to 30 days, the full amount will be returned, less any applicable fees or charges. Up to and including 14 days prior, 50% will be returned, less any applicable fees or charges. A booking cancellation of less than 14 days or non arrival, no refund will be given.


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Blue Willow is situated in the City of Manningham [Melways map 48 A 3] and ideally located close to local shops, fine restaurants and public transport. A regular bus service to the city is only a five minutes walk. There is also a local bus service to Doncaster Shoppingtown, ‘Manningham Mover’, the bus stop is in Maxia Road only 20 metres away. It is approximately 22 kms via the nearby Eastern Freeway to Melbourne CBD.

The closest rail service to Melbourne CBD is a leisurely 25 minute walk or a five minute bus ride where you can explore the Art Centre, Federation Square, Southbank, Docklands. The free tourist tram will take you on a tour of the city.

Maxia Road is a quiet tree lined street situated in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

Melbourne International Airport 50 minutes by car.

The wineries and restaurants of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are only 30 minutes away by car.


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