Shellback

265 Cape Liptrap Road, Walkerville, 3956, Australia
  based on 5 reviews
Keyfacts
  •   7
  •   4
  •   2
  • SQM 280
  •  A/C
  •  Parking

Description

Description

Set on 75 private acres with spectacular views of Wilson’s Promontory across the ocean, Shellback is a unique country property with a ‘hidden away’ feel.

“Like you, we especially loved the slowly changing seascape and the fantastic moods of the place…….Apricot sunrises, squalls sweeping in over the hill from the west, cloudbursts and glorious sunsets.” Ian Smyth 2017

The surprisingly luxurious house is nestled away from the main road beyond a paddock, two dams and down a tree lined road-way. The house has its own fenced enclosure. Sheep or cattle are grazed by the neighbouring farmer, and are often seen quietly grazing in the paddocks surrounding the house.

The lower one third of the property the owners have dedicated to wildlife conservation. Several creeks meander through the bushland and walking tracks have been cut, so there is plenty of exploring to do without leaving the property. A map of the trails will be provided to guide your exploration.

Wildlife

It’s not unusual to see an array of wildlife in the bushland and rolling pastures around Shellback- Kangaroos and Wallabys often roam close by and Koalas, Possums, Wombats and Echidnas can be spotted too. The local Wedge-tailed Eagles are common visitors and are often seen hunting in pairs. There is always a myriad of birds including Galah’s, Cockatoo’s, Blue Wrens, Swallows and our favourite - Black Cockatoos.

Beaches

The closest beaches are Bear Gully and Walkerville South - a quick six minutes drive away. Walkerville is the location for the enchanting children’s book “Magic Beach” by renowned Australian children’s author Allison Lester. The beach is beautiful, offering sandy stretches, climbing rocks and rock pools. When you are there it’s easy to imagine how Allison dreamt up the magicial events in the book. Even in peak season it is rarely crowded. If seclusion is your thing, you can walk toward Bear Gully and usually find a beach all to yourself. There is awesome snorkeling around Arch Rock.

Landscape

The road to Cape Liptrap passes through some of the most beautiful, lush and undulating farm and bushland. About one third of the peninsula is National/Coastal Park, with farmland nestled within. Shellback is one of only a handful of country properties located on this peninsula. Rainfall in South Gippsland is higher than the rest of Victoria, so the landscape stays lush long after west and central Victoria has browned off.

The green rolling hills of the peninsula stretch right out to the Cape, where steep cliffs drop off to the Bass Strait below. It is the second most southerly point of mainland Australia. Cape Liptrap juts out and picks up swell created miles out in the Southern Ocean, which crashes heavily on the cliffs below the lighthouse. It is a powerful place: Harshly beautiful.

The House

Recently renovated in 2015/16, the house has a fully renovated kitchen, new bathrooms, double glazed windows and a large deck. We’re sure you will find every comfort you want and need at Shellback. 

Things To Do

Pack your wet weather gear and explore the grounds even if it is raining.  Play bocce on the lawn, table tennis in the shed, play family board games on the floor, sit by the fire with a glass of red, sketch the rolling hills, read a book, spot wildlife through the binoculars or cook up a feast to eat on the expansive deck. Admire the changing scenery, stargaze after dark and enjoy the tranquillity, you wont see or even hear a car while on the property. Let the kids run wild in packs, making up imaginary games and exploring unsupervised. It is rare to find a place where there is no traffic to worry about. As adults we vividly remember those wonderful days of childhood freedom that kids rarely experience these days. Read the guest reviews for other activity suggestions.

Sleeping

Sleeps 7 people: 3 bedrooms (small 4th bedroom): 2 bathrooms (2 showers, 1x bath)

  • Master bedroom with en-suite and queen bed
  • Second bedroom with double bed and queen doona
  • Third bedroom with 2x single beds
  • Small forth bedroom with single bed

You will need to bring top and bottom sheets, pillow covers and bath towels. 

We provide Bathmats, hand towels and tea towels.

Amenities

  • Fully self-contained house
  • New kitchen 2016 - fully equipped, with dishwasher
  • Front and back decks with outdoor settings
  • BBQ
  • Fully equipped laundry
  • TV, DVD
  • Cubby-house
  • Cricket Set, Bocce, Table Tennis (The garage is set up as a games room)
  • Great walks around the property
  • Indoor wood fireplace, with plenty of wood supplied
  • Clean, comfortable beds with quality pillows
  • Dog safe fencing around the house, separating dogs from sheep and cows
  • Children safe fencing to the pond

Before Booking

If you are unfamiliar with holiday house rental and how it varies from hotel room rental let us know and we can talk you through it.  Please make sure you consider the Terms & Conditions carefully on booking.

FOOD AND WATER

Be sure to stock up, as it is 15 minutes to town. The Walkerville Kiosk is 8 minutes drive, and has snacks, milk and bread.

The house collects its own tank water, so please be mindful with water usage. The locals & owners and drink the water, but it comes down to personal preference

MANCHESTER

We currently ask that you bring all linen and towels. We also provide tea towels, hand towels and bath mats (as everyone forgets these including us). We are trialing a local linen service (in March and April 2017) so if you would like linen included please ask us about this new extra option at extra cost.

CLEANING

Guests are responsible for their own cleaning during their stay.

Kindly leave the house tidy, with all dishes washed and packed away. Specifics are outlined in the T & C and and displayed in the house as House Rules (as per industry requirement).

RUBBISH

Please take your rubbish and recycling with you, there is no there is no collection service.

PHONE RECEPTION & WIFI

Telstra reception is easily found within the house and on most parts of the property. Other service providers are not as reliable (in particular Vodaphone). For internet access we recommend hotspotting your smartphone.

There is no broadband or NBN offered along the Cape Liptrap road.

NO SMOKING INSIDE

Smoking is not permitted at any time inside the house.

Please smoke outside and dispose of your butts responsibly.

PETS

Outside dogs are welcome. A kennel and chain are provided.  We have recently installed a dog proof fence, so the dogs can't get to the livestock in the adjoining paddocks.  Please don't allow dogs inside. Let us know if dogs are likely to molest stock, so we can discuss.

PRICING

Prices listed are based on 4 adults. The booking system will calculate the exact price when you book.

The property has 5 beds and sleeps a maximum of 7 people.

Only the guests nominated and agreed in the Booking may stay in the property overnight.

Overloading could render the guest liable to termination of the booking.

No parties or events. The property is available for your quiet enjoyment, with respect to neighbours and the local community.

Please view the link to our full Terms and Conditions when you apply to book.


Rooms

2 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 2 Toilet


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    1 Double bed, 1 Queen bed, 3 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Child's high chair, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Stereo system, Telephone, TV (Antenna)
  • Sanitary
    Shower, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Vacuum cleaner
Facilities
  • Parking
    Parking Included, Roofed carport
  • Spa & Gym
    Ping-Pong-Table
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden
Policies
Children welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM
Map
Location

265 Cape Liptrap Road , Walkerville, 3956, Australia

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Paul (Melbourne)
Great Escape

It was a complete getaway from our busy lives in Melbourne. Peaceful, tranquil with spectacular views of bush and ocean. The eagles were particularly amazing to watch soar above the property most evenings. My children and I also enjoyed the bush walk in the woods just down from the property and flying kites in the paddock. The property was very well equipped and immaculately kept. The lighthouse was just at the end of the road and at dusk we would go with a flask of tea and scones with the children to chew the cud! The nearby settlements are also very quaint with many craft shops and cafes with great coffee. We Particularly enjoyed Fish Creek which also has a lovey children's book shop where author Alison Lester, was autographing books. If you want rest and relaxation, then we highly recommend Shellback.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 2/2017

Stephanie (Melbourne)
Wonderful!

We had a wonderful week at Shellback. We were looking for somewhere private and peaceful to get away from it all and it was perfect for this. The view of the water and surrounding countryside is beautiful and the sunrises and sunsets are amazing. The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived and incredibly well equipped. The kitchen is high quality and has everything you need - more than enough crockery, cutlery and utensils. We planned well and took several pre-cooked meals and plenty of food so we only needed to visit the supermarket in Foster (about half an hour away) once and that was because some friends came for lunch at the last minute. We brought our bikes and the kids did a lot of riding around the property. We also rode to the lighthouse which was a really nice ride (about 20 minutes each way). We liked Walkerville South beach which is only a few minutes away by car. We also visited the Prom and Squeaky Beach. We could hear a koala occasionally throughout our stay and finally saw it on the last day in a tree behind the shed. We could not fault anything about Shellback. Highly recommend!!

Family with young children  |  stayed in 1/2017

James (Western Australia)
Do yourself a favour and stay here!

We stayed for four magical nights two adults with two kids 4 and under. The weather was overcast, windy and rainy but we still had the best time. Its a short drive to explore beaches, nearby walks and Wilsons Prom itself. Or you can explore the property itself. We even discovered Koala in the trees behind the woodshed. The house itself is well laid out, the kitchen was well stocked with items to make your stay easy and having a laundry was super handy. Looking forward to visiting again.

Family with young children  |  stayed in 1/2017

Liz
Beautifully presented with stunning views!

My husband, my mother and myself stayed at this beautiful property a few weeks ago. Upon arriving we were greeted by the stunning view of the prom out the window and the brand new furniture in the living area - we thought they were tastefully chosen and complemented the house very well. The owners obviously have a keen sense of style! We also loved the quality provisions throughout the house - the cutlery and the crockery were among our favourites. Will definitely return and recommend to family and friends!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2016

Ashley (Melbourne)
peaceful stay with amazing view

Stayed at this holiday house for 2 nights with my partner and her family to celebrate her birthday. We wake up to goats around the house and get to explore many types of beautiful birds. Enjoyed the stay, Fluer is really helpful for our enquiry and well organised with the holiday house booking.

Group  |  stayed in 11/2016

Fleur Leslie
Phone

 +61428688263

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