Welcome back Victoria! We are thrilled to be able to host you, at all six Dufflebird Properties. 

We will continue to offer full refunds to anyone unable to travel due to government mandated lockdowns if they are reinstated. Please note, if you are unable to travel due to being in isolation from having Covid our standard cancellation terms apply.

In order to protect our team, we do require all guests to be fully vaccinated and able to present their vaccination certificate before check-in.

Self Check-in

All of our properties have key-safe lock-box, which means you can check yourself in. Please text us when you have arrived and when you depart at the end of your stay. To assist with the thorough cleaning and smooth running of the property, please adhere strictly to check-in and check-out times.

During your stay

Please respect all physical distancing requirements to our neighbours and the surrounding neighbourhood and wash your hands regularly - particularly when you have returned to the property after visiting other locations.

Remove your shoes before entering the house.

No additional visitors are allowed on the premises.

If you become ill during your stay and develop any symptoms that could be COVID-19, please let us know immediately and arrange testing.

We have adapted the recommended enhanced cleaning routine. 

Each property has reliable fast WiFi and we are open to longer stays.

Changeover/cleaning between bookings

Having worked for many years as an intensive care nurse, I have considerable experience in hospital-grade cleaning and will be taking the following added measures:

We utilise a mobile cleaning App to document and record each clean. This includes but isn't limited to disinfecting all high touch and low touch surfaces.

  • We use a commercial linen service at most properties where linen is washed and pressed to hospital standard (linen laundered for Shellback and Liptrap Loft is not laundered in a commercial facility). 
  • Extra steps are taken to avoid cross contamination between properties.
  • Our cleaners will clean with disposable gloves and change them frequently as they move around different areas of the property.


If you have any questions relating to COVID-19 procedures, please contact Fleur on 0428688263.

Dufflebird: A New chapter

The pause in business and our life this year has given us a chance to really 'look under the hood' and an opportunity to hit the reset button on our business. We feel excited about doing more with less. We are focusing on trying to provide a consistent standard of experience and being customer focused. We have reached a mutually positive conclusion with the owners and we are no longer managing:

AJoy Beach House at Merricks Beach, Lorne Farm Play, Sol.us Portsea, Boogoodoogada, The Flying Duck Orchid Anglesea.

The 5 propertjes are still available for rental under the same names. Excluding The Flying Duck Orchid which will now be known as Salt On Harvey.