Shearwater Beach House

39 Acacia Road, Walkerville, 3956, Australia
  based on 39 reviews
  •   8
  •   4
  •   2
  • SQM 225
  •  A/C
  •  Parking


Shearwater Beach House is situated in the Promontory Views Estate in Walkerville, South Gippsland. It is a relaxing getaway suited to families, couples and small groups looking for a retreat with spectacular scenery and stunning beaches to explore within the landscape of South Gippsland. It is a spacious newly built home featuring two separate living areas, ideally suited to two families. There is plenty of room to find your own space or gather together. Children are easily entertained downstairs in the open-plan living area. The main living area with lounge and firebox and huge dining table is next to the kitchen, making preparing meals easy.

Located on the eastern side of Waratah Bay, Shearwater has views across Waratah Bay to Bass Strait and Wilson's Promontory and of Cape Liptrap National Park.

This remote pocket of Victoria offers wilderness adventurers much to explore within spectacular scenery. Situated close to the unspoiled beaches of Walkerville (2 minutes drive), Waratah Bay (15 minutes), Sandy Point (15 minutes), Fish Creek (20 minutes) and Venus Bay (20 minutes). It lies 25 minutes from the entrance to Wilson’s Promontory National Park.

It is a place to spend a weekend, a few days or ideally a week to relax, restore and unwind.


If you don’t know Walkerville, it is:

- Twenty five minute drive to the gateway of Wilson’s Promontory National Park. 

- Two minute drive to Walkerville Beach.  Walkerville South is famous as “Magic Beach” from the Alison Lester children’s book.

- A great base to explore The Prom Country  region - wineries, galleries, eateries.

- Aside from Wilson’s Prom, there are plenty of National Parks to explore.

- Two hours drive from Melbourne. Travel time has been significantly reduced with improved roads and overpasses.

- The surf rarely gets too big, so it’s an ideal place to introduce kids to surf skills.

- Explore Cape Liptrap.  Harsh and beautiful.

- Visit Fish Creek for locally produced arts, crafts and produce.

- Ride or walk the rail trails throughout South  Gippsland.


Linen and towels are included and beds will be made up for you on arrival. BYO beach towels.

Master: 1 King bed with ensuite and large walk-in wardrobe. Balcony with Prom views. Level 1.

Bedroom 2: 1 Queen bed, with access to a toilet. Level 1.

Bedroom 3: 1 Queen bed with shared ensuite. Ground level.

Bedroom 4: 2 Single beds that can be zipped together to make a king bed, with shared ensuite. Ground Level.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, one with a toilet, 2 additional toilets


In the kitchen you’ll find a stove-top with 4 hotplates, an oven, microwave, toaster and multiple coffee-making options. Pots, pans, knives, bottle openers and all your standard eating/ drinking ‘usuals’ are included. There is also a Webber BBQ, with hood, in great condition with a spare gas bottle.


There is a great kitchen to cook in, so we recommend staying-in and cooking up a feast. We invite you to use the basic condiments found in the pantry such as salt, pepper, spices, olive oil, coffee, tea and Vegemite. Rubbish bags, dishwasher tablets, glad wrap and other household essentials are provided too.

Coffee equipment: DeLonghi Espresso machine, coffee grinder, stove-top espresso pot and 8-cup coffee plunger.


There are two televisions - both with DVD players. One has Google Chromecast. There is limited data WiFi as well as board games and a small selection of books and magazines.


Linen and towels are provided. Beds will be made up on arrival to the number of guests specified in the booking. BYO Beach Towels.


Dogs are welcome, please keep them outdoors and not inside the house. We have set up a dog bed and bowls for food and water on the undercover deck downstairs. Naturally, we expect you to clean up all dog mess left in the yard. The back and sides of the property are fenced with basic wire fencing. The front is fenced with a large timber fence and gate on both sides. So it allows your dog to be enclosed on the property, but it is not dog proof.


Guests whose mobile phone provider is Telstra should find coverage easily inside the house, on both levels. Other service providers are not as reliable, but guests should generally have reception out the front of the house.

You’ll find Instructions for connecting to WiFi in the information folder. 


* One of the only properties in the area to offer a full linen service.

Shearwater is a large house. It requires between 6 - 8 hours cleaning each stay. Big groups take much longer to clean-up after and use more electricity, water and firewood, so we have set up a sliding price scale. There is a flat rate for up to 4 guests. Each guest above this is an additional $50 per night – this way small groups aren’t excluded and it covers the additional cleaning and utility costs for larger groups.


Holiday rental differs from city living and hotels. If you haven't stayed at a Dufflebird property, or are new to holiday renting, let us know and we can guide you through it, including:

Tank Water

Solar Hot Water

Rural Electricity

Septic and Sewage

Packing Up

There is more information in the Rental Agreement.

Shearwater is priced to make the property attractive to both smaller families and also groups of up to 10. Big groups take much longer to clean-up after and use more electricity, water and firewood, so we have set up a sliding price scale. There is a flat rate for up to 4 guests. Each guest above this is an additional $50 per night – this way small groups aren’t excluded and it covers the additional cleaning and utility costs for larger groups. A flat rate works well for some properties but are trialling this system to make it less expensive for smaller groups.

Shearwater is a spacious house with two separate living areas. It’s ideal for two families to enjoy a holiday together, but equally suitable for a single family or group of adults. It's close to beaches, and all the delights of South Gippsland and Wilson's Prom. On booking, we will send you information detailing everything you can do in the region. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as our previous guests.

COVID-19 -Update.November  30 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.

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

*We have needed to increase cleaning and turn over time to 7 hours.  Check in is now 5pm, check out 10am, but only on days of a tight turnover.  

*Weekends have been extended to 3 nights minimum and weekday stays are 4 night minimum. If you have a request for a stay longer than two nights that isnt a Monday or Friday check in or check out, you can email us.


2 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 2 Living room, 3 Toilet

  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 1 King bed, 2 Queen bed, 2 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating, Fireplace
  • Outside
    Private Balcony
  • Entertainment
    DVD-Player, Broadband Internet, Stereo system, TV (Satellite)
  • Sanitary
    Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin
  • Laundry
    Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine
  • Miscellaneous
    Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit, Smoke Detector, Vacuum cleaner
  • 2 Bathroom, 4 Bedroom, 2 Living room, 3 Toilet
  • Parking
    Parking Included, Roofed carport
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets welcome,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
5:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM

39 Acacia Road , Walkerville, 3956, Australia


Shearwater Beach House Address:

39 Acacia Road Walkerville 3956

* Acacia Rd is also known as Fish Creek-Walkerville

Check in after 3 pm

The keysafe is to the left of the front door. Code  8262 

Fleur’s Favorite Things To Do:

1. Snorkelling around Bird Rock, Walkerville, South Beach. There is rocks, caves, heaps of fish and interesting sand formations. An all-round great beach for kids.

2. Coastal walks – Walkerville to Bear Gully including rock hopping, beautiful sandy beaches and Bear Gully-Cape Liptrap for more of the same. Make sure you pay close attention to tides.

3. Sitting on the deck watching the birds at dusk, then later, stargazing if the sky is clear.

4. Trulli Pizza Meeniyan. Authentic, delicious southern Italian style pizza: The best eating in the region.

5. Waratah Hills Winery for an afternoon drink: A Relaxed and lovely setting.

6. The Big Drift -This is a massive sand dune close to the entrance to Wilsons Promontory National Park that is walking its way across the Prom.

7. Storehouse Koonwarra -Artisan lifestyle store with unique quality pieces.

8. The rail trail from Leongatha to Koonwarra (Koonwarra to Meeniyan also especially good).

9. Wilson’s Promontory beaches. Breathtaking!

10. Valley Plains Pottery. Zac Charmers- Leongatha South……..

and….. a sneaky

11th.  Ride the Wild Goat in Fish Creek, extraordinary art from recycled materials.

based on 39 reviews
Tim (Melbourne)
Comfy Beds. Cozy Fire

Shearwater is a wonderful home. Beautifully appointed, views across to Wilson’s Prom, comfy beds, a cosy fire - what more could you ask for! Oh, and Fleur is a marvellous host who made our stay very easy. What a relaxing getaway destination. Review courtesy of Airbnb

Family with young children  |  stayed in 6/2019

Michelle D (Austrailia)
Shearwater delight

A wonderful short break in a fabulous property with fantastic views. Review published via HomeAway/Stayz

Thanks for staying Michelle and we hope you come back again. It was an wonderful experience our end hosting your stay, Easy upbeat communication and the house was left in excellent condition . We would recommend you to other hosts without hesitation.

replied by the owner (5/28/2019 11:30:26 PM)

Mature couple  |  stayed in 5/2019

Vicki M (Melbourne)
The home is as good as it looks in the photos

An impressive home to enjoy an extended family weekend away. The large living, kitchen and deck area were in constant use. It was pristine when we arrived. Also loved the special touches, good supply of coffe beans, library of cooking books to browse, plentiful wood supply and welcoming chocolates and wine. A very quiet spot to relax and spread ourselves out. Highly recommend it as a special place to enjoy. Published via Homeaway/Stayz 16 Apr 2019

Thank you very much Vicki for your positive words. I'm glad you think the home is as good as it looks in the photos. We can't see any upside in over promising and really try to be accurate in our listings about what's on offer. I too really like how big the home is and how a family or bigger group can really spread out and unfurl. We really hope you come back soon.

replied by the owner (4/24/2019 12:27:08 AM)

Family with older children  |  stayed in 3/2019

Paddy (Melbourne)
One of best places we have stayed

One of best places we have stayed. Great property which was beautifully appointed. Review courtesy of airbnb

Family with young children  |  stayed in 3/2019

Phillip S (Melbourne)
Magnificent house and Surroundings

This was our second visit to shearwater both times have been outstanding we arrived to very clean and well appointed house, very toddler friendly with a High chair, baby gate at the top of the stairs and plenty of toys to keep them busy. During the day we explored the local towns, beaches, waterfalls and Wilson’s prom so much to see and do, we relaxed at night by the wood heater watching the weather roll in the views from the house are fantastic, one of our favourite holiday houses we will be sure to return! Published on Homeaway/Stayz 19 Apr 2019

Thank you Phillip for coming back to Shearwater for a second stay. We so enjoy having guests like you, who really love the property and region and treat the property and us with such respect. Our caretaker Melissa said the place was left in wonderful shape. You are welcome back anytime and we really hope to see you all again soon.

replied by the owner (4/23/2019 11:45:37 PM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 2/2019

Graeme P. (Unknown)
Excellent, very comfortable and spacious house. Highly recommended. Five stars

We enjoyed our stay at Shearwater. The house was very clean, well furnished and very comfortable. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything we needed for our stay. There was a generous amount of non-perishable items in the pantry. There were lots of toys to amuse our 3 year old grandson, a very good selection of books, journals, DVDs and board games for the adults. From the main living room windows there is a long view over Waratah Bay towards the peaks of Wilsons Promontory. The is a smallish beach about a km from the house, but the best beach is at Waratah Bay. Fleur is a very warm and friendly person. She responded to our emails and messages promptly and helpfully. We can highly recommend Shearwater

Family with young children  |  stayed in 1/2019

Eric (Melbourne)
Very Nice Place. Quiet Area

Very nice place and quiet area. I can see wilsons prom view at this place. Close to go to Venus bay. Published on airbnb

Group  |  stayed in 1/2019

Shannon (Melbourne)
Best time

Review C/O Airbnb Nov 2018 Had the best time in Fleur’s place. It was sparkling clean, amenities was well provided. The home is stunning. It is a short drive away from Wilsons Prom, Cape Lipton the rest of the other attractions. Will definitely be back. Check in and check out procedures was hassle free and easy. Communication with Fleur is easy.

Group  |  stayed in 11/2018

振鸣 (China)
Nice New Modern House

Review C/O airbnb April 2018 Very nice, new and modern house. It has everything and appliances we need. We all enjoyed the stay.

Not specified  |  stayed in 11/2018

Rebecca (Melbourne)
Cute Touches Make it Special

Review C/O airbnb Feb 2018 Such a beautiful home. Very spacious (huge!) but warm at the same time. So many cute little touches make this house very special. Very quiet location but not far to many places to visit. We all loved our stay here. Fleur is so helpful and accomdating too. Highly recommend this house!

Group  |  stayed in 11/2018

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