Whistler Lane, Bass, 3991, Australia
  based on 4 reviews
  •   5
  •   3
  •   2
  • SQM 220
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


boogoodoogada”  Incredible 270 degree Westernport water views from the bespoke home and a water view from every window.

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 20 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.

The Space:

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 are 2 x QS bedrooms 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.

*3 bedrooms - each with Queen size bed.* A single day-bed is in a living area for those who require an alternate sleeping arrangement. Please be aware that the total maximum of people who can stay at the property is 6.

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 queen bed.


Fully functional kitchen


Mini ironing board


TV :Chromecast. 

Filtered water on tap

Bluetooth speaker

Washing machine


Inverter (heat and cooling) aircon in TV lounge

Wood heater. Fire Box.

Fans living area and master bedroom

Wall heaters all bedrooms

Free parking



Body wash


Toilet paper

Smoke detectors

Fire Blanket

Fire Extinguisher

  • Price Range $545-$1000 per night (depending on time of year) 

If you make a booking request, the system will give you a total cost. 

We have increased the minimum stay to 4 nights during since reopening post pandmeic 2020. 7 night mimumum in peak seaon.
  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.

Before Booking

Guest Access

Guests have access to all areas of the home except a locked cupboard & robe and full access to all of the 20 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 :)

COVID-19 -Update. October 22 2020

We will continue to offer FULL refunds to anyone unable to travel due to government restrictions and guidelines. 

We  have adapted the recommended enhanced cleaning routine.

Self check-in and checkout via key-safe.

Minimum 24 hour vacancy between stays

We have increased the minimum stay to 4 nights. 

7 night mimumum in peak seaon.

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


2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 2 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    Bed linen, 3 Queen bed
  • Cooking
    Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster, Water purifier
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Balcony, Private Terrace
  • Entertainment
    Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Fire Extinguisher, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
  • 2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 2 Toilet
  • Parking
    Parking Included
  • Outside
    Private Garden
Pets welcome, Pets allowed only after arrangement,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

Whistler Lane , Bass, 3991, Australia


boogoodoogada can be found by searching maps:

107 Whistler Lane Bass 3991

The gate to Whistler lane can be unlocked with code 3111. Please keep the gate closed at all time. Take care driving kangaroo mobs can hop on to the track expectantly.

Drive down Whistler Lane and turn right to get to the house.

The keysafe is to the right of the back door combination 6863 to get the key.

Things To See And Do:

 Phillip Island Penguin Parade ( 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.

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:

Or for a break from all the serenity at boogoodoogada try the laser skirmish in the coal mine tunnels!

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.

Fai Thai.

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.

based on 4 reviews
Grant (Adelaide)
Amazing Escape

Thoroughly enjoyed staying here. Unbelievable views on 3 sides and totally uninterrupted peace and quite. Everything you need for an easy stay or to prepare a gourmet feast if you can drag yourself from watching the sun set too! Will be back for sure :)

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2016

Meagan (Australia)
A truly beautiful place

This was our second stay and once again it didn't disapoint. The views are amazing from every aspect of the house and the setting is tranquil and restorative. The house has a lovely welcoming feel and is equipped with everything you need.

Not specified  |  stayed in 4/2016

Regina (Australia)
Totally connected to nature

Standing outside the house, one can feel you are just there, between heaven and earth, yet you have all the modern luxury and comfort inside the house, especially important when the weather suddenly turn extreme ! The sunset is amazing!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2016

Rick (Sydney)
Fantastic Hideaway

Paradise found for these tired travellers. The highlight of our stay was rowing the canoe surrounded by a multitude of swans and some curious pelicans. We enjoyed cooking in the great space then intended watching a dvd. Instead we sat out in the dark with a glass of wine just talking and laughing. We realised we were totally content. Waking later with the shock of not knowing where on earth I was, I walked to the fridge. The lights across the water twinkled through one wall of windows and reflected in those opposite making me feel like I was on a spaceship coming in to land. I felt like a kid again! Mind you, this fabulous place probably does that to most people. Fantastic!

Not specified  |  stayed in 1/2015

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