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Shearwater is light and spacious with lots of quiet nooks to set up a home office.
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.
THINGS TO DO
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 Weber 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.WiFi (unlimited) as well as board games and a small selection of books and magazines.Also Impressive 7-speaker surround sound system for playing music from your own device, Spotify or CDs.
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.
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.
* 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.
UNDERSTANDING 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, including:
Solar Hot Water
Septic and Sewage
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 8. 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.
As the government has moved to a 'living with Covid' approach, so have we. If you are unable to travel due to testing positive or being a close contact of a confirmed case, our standard cancellation terms apply.
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.
In order to protect our team, we do require all guests to be fully vaccinated.
Shearwater Beach House
Onsite parking for up to 4 cars
Across National Park to Waratah Bay
First floor balcony with views
Wood heater with wood supplied
Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome and Pets welcome
Kitchen & dining
Charcoal grill BBQ, Blender, Child's high chair, Coffee machine, Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Grill, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices, Toaster and Vacuum cleaner
Parking & facilities
Private Garden, Parking included and Roofed carport
DVD-Player, Stereo system and TV (Satellite)
Internet & office
Heating & cooling
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Central heating and Fireplace
Bathroom & laundry
Clothes dryer, Bathroom & Laundry, Iron & Board, Washing machine, Hair dryer, Essentials, Shower, Towel-set, Washbasin and Bed linen
Fire Extinguisher, First aid kit and Smoke Detector
Credit cards accepted
Check in: 03:00 PM
Check out: 10:00 AM