- SQM 220
“boogoodoogada” is all about the sea, space, seclusion,
vast ever changing sky, panoramic views and the animals who live there...
Experience a remarkable, sculptural and serene waterfront dwelling with 270 degree sea views plus rural vistas surrounding you. See the sea from every window of this artists home.
Set within a 22 acre property on a private peninsula the home offers up to 6 people a rare coastal hideaway in expansive grounds surrounded on 3 sides by Westernport Bay and just 15 min drive to Phillip Island & Kilcunda ocean beaches.
Is very spacious inside and out :)
Outside - roam the hundreds of metres of private shoreline at gardens edge plus kilometres of shoreline beyond. If up early you may see racehorses training on the furthest end of the beach where dogs can also frolic off lead. Please notify us before bringing any pets.
At low tide you can wander across to an island near the home and at high tide paddle the 2 person canoe or solo kayak around the island or up the Bass River (3 Life jackets provided).
Meander along the paths around the property and you may spot a kangaroo, wombat, echidna and all sorts of native birds.
Be very quiet and kind to any animals you see!
Inside - the biggest living/dining area has lots of glass to enjoy the views on two sides and includes the kitchen with quality appliances and plenty of bench space so whipping up a meal is fun. The outlook from the sink makes one enjoy washing up (though fear not - there is a dishwasher).
To the east of the living /dining room is a QS bedroom with en-suite (bath & shower) plus separate toilet.
To the west of the living /dining room is a huge door that opens into the TV lounge that also has a small dining table and viewing lounge to relax and gaze out through the Beak.
Off this area is a QS bedroom, twin bedroom and shower room that includes laundry and separate toilet.
Off the main living area is the covered drive side deck with water views to the north and the open sea side deck to the south.
Guests have described home has been described as:
- A - a horizontal light house
- B - a space ship
- C - a big bird
- D - a bird hide
- E - a reverse birdcage (humans flapping about inside and birds free on the outside :)
- F - totally Fabulous
Depending on the season boogoodoogada is home to as many as 10,000 black swans and migratory birds who fly as far as 12,000km from Antarctica (and back!). There are many others from huge eagles right down to the tiniest garden birds. BYO binoculars to see them up close.
Nature’s stunning backdrop provides inspiration for artists, photographers, writers and especially those just wanting to relax and gaze in wonderment.
Enjoy the massive and ever changing sky - amazing cloud formations, starry nights, moon reflecting on water,
sunrise and sunset.
Maybe a whole rainbow from end to end or
maybe a big storm rolling in to get spooked by!
We love the night sounds - distant waves and odd plopping noises as the tide goes out, pobblebonk frogs plus the honkings, hootings and flapping of wings as you enjoy the twinkling villages across the bay with the lights off and the breeze through the fly screens. Ahhhhhhhh :)
This is NOT a party house thus is not available to those who wish to partake in noisy pursuits, wild cavorting or hooning around. Absolutely no fires, open flame, fireworks or weapons of any kind.
However, if you love and respect nature and seek a place to unwind, slow down and enjoy simple pleasures with loved ones then you will likely love this creative couples home which they built themselves.
Linen: One set per person of sheets, doona, pillow cases, towels and hand towels are provided. Please BYO beach towels!
3 Bed Room, 2 bathroom:
Master with ensuite and queen bed.
Second bedroom with queen bed.
Third bedroom with two single beds.
- Fully functional kitchen
- Mini ironing board
- Basic Foxtel
- Filtered water on tap
- Bluetooth speaker
- Washing machine
- Inverter (heat and cooling) aircon in TV lounge
- Fans living area and master bedroom
- Wall heaters all bedrooms
- Free parking
- Body wash
- Toilet paper
- Smoke detectors
- Fire Blanket
- Fire Extinguisher
$545-$1000 per night (depending on time of year)
If you make a booking request, the system will give you a total cost
2 night’s minimum stay, 7 night’s minimum late December and January, 3 or 4 nights minimum for long weekends
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
If there are no bookings either side we can extend it to a 1pm check in, 1 pm check out. Ask us close to the booking.
Guests have access to all areas of the home except a locked cupboard & robe and full access to all of the 22 acres except the shed or the caretakers studio, which has its own driveway.
Interaction with guests
There should be no interruptions during your stay to ensure your privacy - interaction with the caretakers will only occur if required by you. If not on site a caretaker is normally on call to assist you if need be.
Rarely you might spot a birdwatcher or fisherman in the distance but the only other people with gate keys are Parks Victoria, SP Ausnet for power and Emergency Services.
Other things to note
No Smoking inside
Outdoor Smokers must extinguish cigs in ashtray
NBN wifi unlimited data
Bedding & towels provided but BYO beach towels
PLEASE drive very slowly on the property and slow down and watch for animals who may suddenly appear on local roads.
More details to assist you provided after you book.
Pets & Other Creatures
Dogs are allowed only by arrangement due to conservation law plus the safety of your dog and wildlife.
If your dog is obedient, fully house trained, immunised, absolutely has no fleas and is not one to chase other animals it will likely be OK to bring them. Just ask :)
No dogs allowed on sofas or beds please!
Ask about other pets.
boogoodoogada means rain bird / place of frogs in Aboriginal dialects and we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.
We pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.
boogoodoogada is one of a kind - it’s not for everybody but it may be your kind :)
2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 2 Toilet
SleepingBed linen, 2 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
CookingCoffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Water purifier
Heating/CoolingAir conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating
OutsidePrivate Balcony, Private Terrace
EntertainmentBroadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Satellite)
SanitaryHair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
LaundryClothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
MiscellaneousFire Extinguisher, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
Whistler Lane , Bass, 3991, Australia
A few days before your stay we will send directions and information on how to get in to the house.
Things To See And Do:
Phillip Island Penguin Parade (www.visitphillipisland.com). One of Australias biggest tourist attractions.
Ocean beaches like Kilcunda Surf beach or the calmer Shelley beach (great for kids) or the Town beach are about 15 mins from the gate.
A bit further on Powlett River (good for kids too) is a great spot with a fab beach plus there are great beaches at Inverloch via Bunurong Scenic Drive.
The George Bass Coastal Walk is one of the most stunning ocean walks in Victoria and you can go partially or right along the beautiful cliffs from Kilcunda to the San Remo Punchbowl (2 hrs). Be prepared with water and a snack and dress for the weather. http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/352803/Park-note-George-Bass-Coastal-Walk.pdf
If you have bikes the Bass Coast Rail Trail from Kilcunda is fun especially the old trestle bridge by the ocean beach.
Kids love being underground at the Wonthaggi Coal Mine tours: http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/state-coal-mine-h.a.
Or for a break from all the serenity at boogoodoogada try the laser skirmish in the coal mine tunnels! www.laserstrike.com.au/battle-fields/cid/.../wonth...
At boogoodoogada, when tide is high a good spot for the kids is where the 2 person canoe & solo kayak are near the shore up the path from the tip of the sea side deck
Adults can paddle and wallow there.
Another good spot for everyone is down the beach towards the Bluff Rd car park, where the water gradually gets deeper giving all size people a spot to swim.
Claypot Curry house is fabulous Sri Lankan, cooked in an at home restaurant in Bass Woolamai - they also do classes.
Dairy products 5 mins before arriving at Boo
Great location on Newhaven Jetty just over Phillip Is Bridge
Great coffee in San Remo (we also go to Porter Republic)
Popular for brekky
Nice boutique beer with lunch or dinner
San Remo has a good selection worth visiting including:
BEANd San Remo has produce, great coffee and specialises in breakfast and lunch with vegan and gluten free options.
Nude Food for organic fare.
Porter Republic is great too.
Cobra Cafe has vegan or gluten free cakes.
There are other cafes, bakeries, Chinese and the Fish Co Op
by the jetty too.
More food info here:
Of course there are loads of eateries and supermarkets and so many things to do on Phillip Island especially in Cowes.