Set on 75 private acres with spectacular views of Wilson’s Promontory across the ocean, Shellback is the kind of place where you can truly escape from the world. Your only neighbour here will be the beautiful wildlife who have made Shellback their home.
Hidden from the main road beyond a paddock, two dams and down a tree lined road-way, your luxurious retreat awaits. Sheep and cattle are at home with our neighbouring farmer, and are often seen quietly grazing in the paddocks surrounding the house. Shellback has all the creature comforts you need for a relaxing getaway with family and friends, including three French linen clad bedrooms, and a large deck to take in the beautiful scenery and country sounds – there’s not a single car to be heard. One of our favourite past times at Shellback is creating dinner party heaven in the kitchen, and chatting away the evening around the table with those dearest to us. A weekend or a week, the choice is yours but know that we have everything you need on hand for the most comfortable of stays.
The owners of Shellback have dedicated the lower third of the property 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. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot kangaroos, koalas, wombats and echidnas during your stay - true Aussie paradise. A map of the trails will be provided to guide your exploration.
We’re only a 40-minute drive from Shellback to Wilsons Promontory National Park, full of rugged charm and stunning secluded beaches, a place one can never visit too many times.
Everything you need to know
- Shellback can accommodate up to six guests in three bedrooms:
- Master bedroom with queen bed and ensuite
- Second bedroom with double bed
- Third bedroom with two single beds
- We have an extra fold out bed in the lounge to accommodation a seventh person by special arrangement.
- Wood fired heater, with wood supply included
- WiFi (please note WiFi is capped and suitable for emails only, no streaming services)
- Well appointed kitchen with oven, stove, microwave, dishwasher
- Washing machine and dryer
- Insulated French press coffee maker and coffee grounds
- Basic provisions including olive oil, spices, tea, coffee, cling-wrap etc
- Bluetooth speaker, books & board games, TV and DVD player
- Outdoor dining table and chairs
- Fold out lawn-deck chairs
- Outdoor hammock
- Lawn games
- Games room
- Cubby house
- Well behaved outside only pets by arrangement, the fence is dog proof to protect the neighbouring livestock and we have a kennel available. Strictly no pets inside
Things To Do
Pack your hiking boots and swimsuit. There are lots of beautiful beaches close by and National Parks Close by. Cape Liptrap, Walkerville, Waratah Bay, Sandy Point, and of course the incredible Wilsons Prom.
On booking we provide a comprehensive "Things To Do" guide which includes wineries, distilleries, best eateries, rail trails, local artisans and producers.
You may not even want to leave the property - 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 won't 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.
The Finer Details
Our rates are based on four guests, additional guests attract a rate of $50 per person, per night.
Bed linen, towels and cleaning are included in our nightly rate. Beds made up for you on arrival as per your requirements, so please just let us know in advance if you have any preferences.
We are some distance from the nearest conveniences, so we suggest stocking up with all the provisions you need for your stay. This could include water - we are on tank water and whilst the water is completely safe to drink, some do prefer to BYO.
Pets are welcome to join you for your stay at Shellback, but we do ask that you keep them outside at all times.
All rubbish will need to be taken away with you, we have no collection service at Shellback.
Please no smoking inside, or candles.
Please familiarise yourself with our postponement & cancellation terms and conditions before booking.
Parking and facilities
Parking Included, Roofed carport , Private Garden
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome , Pets allowed only after arrangement
Ping-Pong-Table, DVD-Player, Stereo system , TV (Antenna)
Kitchen and dining
Charcoal grill BBQ, Children's high chair, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster , Vacuum cleaner
Bathroom and laundry
Bathroom & Laundry, Bed linen, Hair dryer, Clothes dryer, Essentials, Iron & Board, Shower, Towel set, Washbasin , Washing machine
Heating and cooling
Air conditioning, Fireplace , Heating available
Internet and office
Broadband Internet , Telephone
Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit , Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Pets allowed only after arrangement
Check-in: 03:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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