Shearwater Beach House

39 Acacia Road, Walkerville, 3956, Australia
  based on 27 reviews
Keyfacts
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  •   4
  •   2
  • SQM 225
  •  A/C
  •  Parking
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Description

Description

ONE OF THE ONLY PROPERTIES IN THE AREA TO PROVIDE A FULL LINEN SERVICE

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, which 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 Wilsons 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 un-spoilt beaches of Walkerville (2 minutes), 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.

Things To Do

If you don’t know Walkerville, it is:

  • Thirty minutes’ drive to gateway of Wilson’s Promontory National Park.
  • One minute drive to Walkerville Beach. Walkerville South is famous as “Magic Beach” the famous 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 and 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.

Amenities

FACILITIES:

In the kitchen you’ll find a stovetop 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.

FOOD

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, olive oil, coffee, tea and vegemite. Rubbish bags, dishwasher tablets, glad wrap and other household essentials are included too.

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

ENTERTAINMENT

There are two televisions - both with DVD players. There is WiFi as well as board games and a small selection of books and magazines.

MANCHESTER

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

BREAKDOWN OF BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS
Master: 1 Queen bed with ensuite and large walk-in wardrobe. Balcony with Prom views. Level 2. Bedroom 2: 1 Large double bed, with access to a toilet. Level 2.
Bedroom 3: 1 Queen bed with shared ensuite. Ground level 1.
Bedroom 4: 2 Sets of double bunk beds (Sleeps 4), with shared ensuite. Level 1.
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, one with a toilet
2 additional toilets
PETS

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 securely.

MOBILE PHONES & WIFI

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. PRICING

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 $70 per night – this way small groups aren’t excluded and it covers the additional cleaning and utility costs for larger groups.

Before Booking

PRICING

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 $70 per night – this way small groups aren’t excluded and it covers the additional cleaning and utility costs for larger groups.

HOLIDAY RENTALS

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.

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 Wilsons 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.

Beach House and Rural Area Rental

The following info is an explanation of how holiday rental differs from city living. If you are a seasoned holiday renter, you don’t need to read any further. If you haven't stayed at a Dufflebird house, please read on:

Holiday rentals provide a unique tourism experience: It is a relatively new and emerging industry in Victoria and Australia. It differs greatly from urban hotel accommodation or similar.

If you are new to this experience please call us before booking to discuss. There are aspects of country life that may feel quite different to a large city metropolis experience. Services are different, and when go wrong it can be more complicated to sort out.

The last thing we want is for you to get stuck on something that spoils your experience. If it’s your first time renting an entire house in the country or near the beach, we highly recommend you speak to us personally before booking. We work hard to provide value, and managing expectations is part of that process. And please, after booking, let your group know this information, so they are not surprised.

Here are some things to consider:

TANK WATER 

The house and the entire region rely on rainfall for water supply. If a tap is left on the tank will empty. Please keep showers and water usage to a minimum, and ensure children don't leave taps on.

HOT WATER SYSTEM 

There is no gas supplied to Walkerville, so the owners have installed one of the largest environmentally friendly systems on the market, which is suited to large families. It's a 400lt evacuated tube solar system that's heats up water during the day and also heats up at night with off peak electricity. With 10 adults, if everyone showers in the morning and it is not a sunny day, the solar will be slow to heat it again, and the water may not be hot in the evening. With a full house, you may need to stagger showers.

ELECTRICITY 

Please note power blackouts occur are more regularly in rural areas and take longer to restore. Power surges can trip the fuse box or cause a black out. In the country there is much higher probability a tree falling on a power line.

SEPTIC AND SEWAGE 

Walkerville and the Prom region are not connected to main sewerage system. Septic tanks are easily blocked, so we ask that you DO NOT flush anything that is not toilet paper or human waste, don’t flush sanitary products and disposable nappies.

Insects and wild life: While the house is well sealed, there are more insects and wildlife in rural areas. We do not take responsibility for any injury or loss suffered by the occupants, caused as a result of insects or wildlife in or around the holiday accommodation site: Having said that, we haven’t had a guest injured by wildlife in twelve years. All occupants are to take specific care at all times within this rural area and requested not to approach wildlife under any circumstances.

Mice: To date we have NOT had any mice at Shearwater Beach House. From time to time, there may be mice in some country properties.It is part of rural living. Mice can be difficult to control in the winter months as they are seeking warmth and shelter. We do our best to deter them. Please do your bit by keeping doors closed and sealing all food including dog food. Please note that in winter months rural mice are notorious for attempting to nest in outdoor BBQs. The outdoor BBQ will have been cleaned thoroughly prior to your arrival; however we advise that you burn it hot for several minutes and re-clean the hotplate again before cooking.

WOOD FIRE BOX 

The wood fire is an incredibly efficient heating system and provides a cosy snug relaxing atmosphere. If you are unfamiliar with working one, let us know and we can guide you through it.

PACK UP PROCEEDURE

Unlike hotels, where you can just walk out and everything will be taken care of, in a holiday home there is a check out procedure. It’s fairly simple. We just ask that you would treat the property like you are staying at a friend’s second home or holiday house. You need to leave it as you found it. The house will be cleaned thoroughly after you leave but there is a simple departure you will find in the information folder or on the fridge. ie. Empty dishwasher. Clean BBQ if you used it. Turn off heating and cooling. Close all windows and doors to maintain security and prevent rain and water damage. Remove rubbish and put bins out for collection on the relevant night. Depending on bookings, the cleaner may not get to the property for several days. You'll find instructions in the info folder.

This info is meant purely as a background for those who may not have considered this as part of their booking decision. We'd prefer to have well informed guests who have an understanding of the expectations of country life. The reason many people use holiday rentals, is to experience something new and expand their horizons. Please come with a sense of adventure. In reality, for most guests, none of these issues arise.


Rooms

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


Amenities
  • Sleeping
    1 Baby crib, Bed linen, 4 Child bed, 1 Double bed, 2 Queen bed, 4 Single bed
  • Cooking
    Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dish washer, 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
Facilities
  • Parking
    Parking Included, Roofed carport
  • Outside
    Charcoal grill BBQ, Private Garden
Policies
Children welcome, Pets welcome,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
10:00 AM
Map
Location

39 Acacia Road , Walkerville, 3956, Australia


Directions

Linen, pillow cases and towels will be provided. Please let us know your sleeping arrangements so we know which beds to make up.

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Shearwater General Info

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4.9
based on 27 reviews
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

John
Fantastic Four Bedroom Beach House

Review C/O airbnb July 2017 This is a fantastic four bedroom house to stay in. The log fire in the living room keeps the upper floor warm during winter days and nights. The view of the Prom from the living room and master bedroom is mesmerizing, as it changes in different light and passage of clouds and rain squalls. Heaters keep the two bedrooms downstairs warm, as well as a reverse cycle air conditioner in the living area downstairs (which we used only sporadically when using that area). This is a great place for a large family to stay in, even in winter. The kitchen is well supplied with appliances and crockery. A large dining table to gather around makes meals a social event. Some coffee pods for the Expressi coffee machine were supplied, but we ran out and had brought the wrong size pods for the machine...we found some compatible pods at IGA in Foster. You can walk to the beach via a track through the bush, but it is a 30 minute walk downhill, and much longer for the return trip. The house is a good base to explore the local area by car, from Wonthaggi to Foster, Mirboo North to Tidal River. The only issue we found with the house is with the staircase, while enclosed, has no railing to offer support. Might be an issue if you have older people visiting that just need a railing to help them up or down the stairs. Altogether a great place to stay, and good communication by Fleur ensured no problems.

Family with no Children  |  stayed in 11/2018

Paula Mc (Richmond)
Memorable. Very Well Provisioned

We have stayed at lots of Holiday Rental Properties over the past 30 years, mostly in Australia but also overseas. Shearwater is hands down the best place we have ever stayed. It gets our number one vote because its well maintained, well provisioned, everything seemed to work. New Webber BBQ with spare gas bottle. Wood for the fire. Remote controls worked and had spare batteries. Panty generously stocked with essentials and more. Linen plush with quality bedding. Instructions clear and relevant. The house has been set up extremely thoughtfully. We arrived exhausted after an extremely taxing few months and left rested. We really appreciate the passion and effort that has gone into making this property so fabulous. Thats before I even mention the spectacular view and wonderful location. We will definitely return and have already recommend Shearwater to anyone who will listen.

Family with older children  |  stayed in 11/2018

susan k. (Melbourne)
Fantastic, Homely, Great Views, Great Provsions

Review C/O HomeAway A lovely few days away from the day to day business of life . We had a family holiday here, including the dog ! Lovely host with who was great with communication from start to finish . House was in an idyllic location , waking up to sun shining and views to the sea in the distance , easy access to walks and a handy built in desk with local maps and attractions for guests . The toy boxes for the kids kept them amused and the large garden with birds a plenty were a distraction for the dog . Evenings were completed with a nice fire and peace and quiet to just enjoy doing nothing . would love to go back sometime . thankyou

Family with young children  |  0  |  stayed in 10/2018

Simon D
Shearwater Delight

Review C/O HomeAway Lovely relaxing property with all the amenities. A break away from the city.

Family with young children  |  0  |  stayed in 9/2018

Jeanine G (Wonthaggi)
Sheer Luxury

Review C/) HomeAway What a property! This home is spacious, luxurious and spotless. It is beautifully designed and styled and is fitted with quality furnishings and linen. The best accessory though is the view! Not only do you have a gorgeous view of the prom from the main living area, master retreat and spacious balcony, but there are views of lush greenery surrounding the home, making it a truly relaxing getaway. The house was very well stocked with all of the comforts of home and the fireplace was not only beautiful to stare into but it warmed the space rather remarkably which added that extra layer of comfort. We had an absolutely wonderful stay and would love to return with a larger group to fully take advantage of just how spacious and well divided this home is. And I can just imagine spending summer nights entertaining on the balcony with the amazing view. Ahhhh ... Thank you, Fleur. We absolutely LOVED our holiday!

Mature couple  |  0  |  stayed in 8/2018

Tamara W (Melbourne)
Fabulous Views. Perfect For Large Groups

Review C/O HomeAway What an amazing stay! The views were wonderful, the house was immaculate, and we had everything we could ever need! So much space for our large group! There was great separation so the kids could have their own space to play, and we still had the large open plan area to relax in! Loved the space in the backyard, and proximity to the beach and the Prom for hiking! The kitchen was a cook's dream, including a very nice coffee machine!!! We appreciated how pet friendly it was, including the grassy back yard. Thank you so much Shearwater for a wonderful weekend! We will definitely be back!

Family with older children  |  0  |  stayed in 8/2018

Marika (Melbourne)
Delightful Stay At Shearwater

Review C/O HomeAway We'd highly recommend a holiday at Shearwater, having just come back from a fantastic weekend away. The house is modern and comfortable, and the views of Wilsons Prom from the balcony are stunning. We were a group of six, and found the beds comfortable, with good sound separation (great for sleeping in!), amazing hot showers, a great kitchen equipped with all the things you'd need to self-cater, wi-fi and lots of space for big groups. The house is beautifully furnished, and well located for a range of walks and outdoor adventures. My favourite part was a peaceful morning coffee (from the handy espresso machine!) - sitting on the sunny deck, looking out at the Prom and watching the local birdlife. Thanks for a relaxing stay. We can't wait to come back - we'll be booking for a week next time!

Group  |  0  |  stayed in 8/2018

Fleur Leslie
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