Set in Gembrook in the Victoria Region, Signal Box Short Stay overlooks the famous Puffing Billy steam train. It offers stunning views over the mountains. Free WiFi is available and street parking is available.

The rooms are fitted with a Smart TV. Some units feature a seating area for your convenience. A balcony or patio are featured in certain rooms. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom.

Emerald is 6.2 mi from Signal Box Bed & Breakfast, while Healesville is 21 mi from the property. Melbourne Airport is 43 mi away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

SIGNAL BOX Short Stay has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jun 2, 2016

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

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Hosted by Cherie Forrester

9.7
Host Review Score

Cherie Forrester
Signal Box Short Stay is a newly built house with rammed earth walls, double glazing, water saving, solar power, and passive solar design. Views to the north are special as is the location next to the Puffing Billy Line. The garden is extensive and guests may take advantage of secluded seating there. Peace and Quiet; Rest, Relaxation and Revival assured!
Gardening and walking are special pastimes. Designing, building and maintaining the property keeps me busy so that others may enjoy it. Signal Box is designed and project built by the owner. Rammed earth, natural materials and sustainability are some of my passions. The gardens were established in 2004 before the subdivision but they are a work in progress. Rock stairs and garden rooms designed by Phillip Johnstone Landscapes have been enhanced by the Cherie.
The Puffing Billy steam train passes within 20 metres of The Signal Box B&B. The train whistle can be heard in the distance as it approaches Gembrook station, just 500 metres from the accommodation. Many of Gembrooks' buildings are from a by gone railway era. Gembrook is noted for its expansive views over farmland to the mountains. Tractors and cattle are visible and provide an interest and a feeling city dwellers love to experience. Many of the forests remain. Just 500m from the Signal Box is a lovely walking track through the forest - giant mountain ash trees and fern trees are in abundance. For those that wish to partake of the comforts of city life, cafes and restaurants of a high standard are available within walking distance. The walking track that links Gembrook to Emerald Lake Park is part of the National Trail. People who stay at Signal Box can bring bikes, or walk the trail. For those who wish to use Gembrook as a base from which to explore surrounding areas within an hours drive are Yarra Valley Vineyards; Mount Dandenong restaurants and shops; Healesville Sanctuary with its Australian animals and birds and beaches of Mornington Peninsular, Kilcunda, or Westernport Bay.
Language spoken: English
What's nearby
  • Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden
    11.6 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant The Independent
    0.2 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Spencer's store
    0.3 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Lake Emerald Lake
    7.5 miles
  • Mountain Donna Buang
    18.6 miles
Public transit
  • Train Packenham Train Station
    9.6 miles
Closest Airports
  • Moorabbin Airport
    24.1 miles
  • Essendon Fields Airport
    38.4 miles
  • Melbourne Airport
    42.5 miles
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Amenities of SIGNAL BOX Short Stay
Bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Activities
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Services
  • Private check-in/out
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
General
  • Adults only
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules SIGNAL BOX Short Stay takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

Check-out

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of AUD 200 is required on arrival. That's about 142.01USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Mastercard Visa SIGNAL BOX Short Stay accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Parties

Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 8:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please inform SIGNAL BOX Short Stay of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

A damage deposit of AUD 200 is required on arrival. That's about 142.01USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed on check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about SIGNAL BOX Short Stay

  • SIGNAL BOX Short Stay is 2,300 feet from the center of Gembrook.

  • Check-in at SIGNAL BOX Short Stay is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at SIGNAL BOX Short Stay (subject to availability):

    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • SIGNAL BOX Short Stay offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Walking tours
    • Bike tours

  • Room options at SIGNAL BOX Short Stay include:

    • Apartment
    • Suite

  • The prices at SIGNAL BOX Short Stay may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.