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5* Secluded Lake View Rural Retreat in Port Fairy

SuperhostPort Fairy, Victoria, Australia
Private room in guest suite hosted by Felicity
4 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 private bath
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CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. Peaceful private studio room with spectacular views of lake & dunes of Port Fairy's rugged coastline. Friendly host with top reviews. Designed for a couple + 1 extra if needed. Yummy breakfasts available. Private entrance. Shared laundry. Late check-out upon request. Huge room, couches, table, TV, Chomecast & DVDs. Luxurious ensuite & shower. Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, toaster, microwave fridge & crockery but NO COOKING FACILITIES.

The space
**This listing is for a PRIVATE STUDIO ROOM. Please search the WHOLE HOUSE listing airbnb.com/h/house-farmstay-port-fairy for a more detailed description of entire property.**

This bed and breakfast is an IDEAL COUPLES RETREAT - 3 guests are welcome to stay (4 is a squeeze) but the room is best suited to comfortably accommodate a couple.

A 9-year-old visitor wrote in her diary that BelleVue encapsulates 'natural Australia, with a bit of magic'! Many guests recommend staying 2 nights or more to soak in the surrounds and luxuriate in seclusion. Nonetheless, 1-night bookings are more than welcome.

The studio room includes comfortable queen bed, single bed/day-bed to snuggle into, two rollable armchairs, small dining table, TV with CHROMECAST to stream Netflix, Stan, Spotify and other ChromeCast enabled apps from your own device. There's a DVD player with a large selection of movies, magazines and books. There is a digital alarm clock / mp3 player with iPhone charger and AUX connector cord.

Your recently renovated ensuite has toilet, a large vanity with mirror, ample cupboards, and fabulous walk-in shower - possibly the best you'll ever have! Shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hairdryer is provided.

There is a walk-in-robe (WIR) that can be closed off with plenty of hanging space and room to set up a porta-cot. A 3rd fold-out-bed can be set up in the main space, if required.

EXTRA GUESTS incur additional charges:
+$30 per bed/person after first 2 guests (inc. bedding and towel) or +$15 extra for twin share. Cot hire is a one-off fee of +$15 with bedding. Small children will be charged an additional +$15 per night regardless of whether bedding is used. Please advise your requirements upon booking.

The WIR has bar fridge, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine with pods, kettle and toaster with complimentary sparkling water, assorted teas and long-life milk varieties. Wine glasses, mugs, cups, crockery and cutlery are provided. There is a small selection of alcoholic beverages available for purchase should you get thirsty!

BREAKFAST is available if pre-ordered at an additional charge ($15 per person) - All options served with fresh juice OR smoothie. Complimentary self-serve tea and Nespresso coffee available in your room.
OPTION 1: BREAKFAST HAMPER - commonly served with homemade muesli, mixed fruit, yoghurt, croissant OR fruit toast (dependant on availability) and milk.
OPTION 2: CREPES (2 person minimum) - served with lemon, cinnamon sugar, butter & maple syrup.
OPTION 3: EGGS ON TOAST + 1 EXTRA (Avocado, Bacon, Tomato, Mushrooms)
EXTRAS + CAFE-STYLE COFFEE (prepared by host) @ $2.50 each.

There is a SHARED LAUNDRY space with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board, indoor hanging rack as well as a large outdoor clothesline. Use of washing detergents and laundry facilities is complimentary.

The rest of the family home has a separate entry but is connected to the guest room via a deadlocked interior door so that guests, and our young family, can both enjoy the privacy this large home affords. You may hear the occasional bit of "family" noise as we prepare for school, but mostly, you will feel quite separate from us.

This home is located on a 5-acre block, down a private driveway, and remains hidden from public view, and is extremely safe. The house and guest wing overlook a tranquil lake ("Belfast Lough" - where Moyne River meets the ocean).

You have access to the GARDEN and lawn area outside your room. There is PRIVATE DECK chairs and table available to guests. You're also welcome to use our communal 6-meter redgum OUTDOOR TABLE. And there's a trampoline, cubby and PLAY EQUIPMENT for the kids to use (if supervised by an adult).

You are 4km from the centre of town (5-minute drive), or you can ride bikes directly from the house to town on a beautiful, sealed bike path called the 'Rail Trail' which extends from Warrnambool to Port Fairy (via Koroit).

There are many places to picnic around Port Fairy. We've included a backpack with picnic supplies and blanket should you wish to "explore".

AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST at no extra charge:
Bikes;
Yoga Mat;
Beach Gear;
Children's Toys and Books;
High Chair;
Umbrella;
Wet weather gear.

Please ask if you have any special requests or requirements for your stay.

Guest access
There is a private guest entry, and allocated parking space on the gravel to the right of the garage. From there, you walk down the redgum path, past the garage, laundry door, clothesline and onto your private deck, overlooking the garden, majestic Belfast Lough (lake) and Port Fairy's East Beach dunes... then inside, into your toasty warm bed (thanks to your electric blankets) to enjoy the view and serenity!

Other things to note
GUEST FEEDBACK:
I've had amazing feedback from visitors to date, the majority saying they wish they'd broken up their journey and stayed longer to rest, make the most of the rural "escape" and all that gorgeous Port Fairy (and surrounds) has to offer... worth considering an extra night if you can afford the time - it's A LONG WAY from Melbourne to Port Fairy if you're taking the scenic route along the Great Ocean Road!

COW:
Pippa the jersey cow is our pet. She's been reared by humans so is happy for people to say hello... I suggest holding your hand out for her to sniff (and lick!) before patting…

HORSE: Cliffy the horse lives at BelleVue but belongs to a friend. He is friendly but young, and out of work, so I only recommend patting him from across the fence to avoid any harm.

KANGAROOS:
We now gave a family of 4 "part-pet-part-wild" kangaroos that visit our paddock most days. They are used to people but they are wild, so please respect them and keep your distance. Photos are welcome.

OUTDOOR GEAR:
Gumboots, umbrellas and jackets available in all shapes and sizes so just ask if you need something.

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT:
3pm check-in: earlier check-in may be available upon individual request.
11am check-out: late check-out (1pm) available upon individual request if no guests are booked in on departure day.
UPON DEPARTURE: I ask that you please STRIP THE BEDS to avoid undue laundering - used bedding and towels can be left on the bathroom floor. Thank you.
CURRENTLY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. Peaceful private studio room with spectacular views of lake & dunes of Port Fairy's rugged coastline. Friendly host with top reviews. Designed for a couple + 1 extra if needed. Yummy breakfasts available. Private entrance. Shared laundry. Late check-out upon request. Huge room, couches, table, TV, Chomecast & DVDs. Luxurious ensuite & shower. Nespresso coffee machine, kettle, toaster…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

Amenities

Wi-Fi
TV
Hair dryer
Private entrance
Smoke alarm
Essentials
Lock on bedroom door
High chair
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia

The house is 4km from the centre of Port Fairy, in a gorgeous "country" area on a private road. The house is on a 5 acre lifestyle property, with complete privacy and direct views of the lake and dunes. The neighbourhood is seeing significant growth and development, due to its close proximity to town, large blocks, privacy and views.

Port Fairy itself was voted the most liveable town in the WORLD in 2012 for a population under 20,000 and WOTIF's #1 Travel Destination in 2019 - this is a novel fact for Port Fairy locals, but no surprise! This town is magical for visitors and locals alike. There's a plethora of restaurants to choose from, open year-round, both fine-dining and casual (mind you, they close early!!). There's a fabulous selection of fashion outlets - ladies, you won't be disappointed! There's a supermarket, a hardware store, two primary schools, an indoor pool, gym, and all the sporting facilities desired. The community is super friendly, and there's always a buzz around town.

Port Fairy has festivals and activities throughout the year including a fortnightly market (weekly through Summer), the renowned Folk Festival in March, Port Fairy Winter Weekends, the Spring Music Festival, a Jazz Festival, the Port Fairy Adventure Film Festival in November and Moyneyana's summer festival to keep you entertained. Don't forget to check-out the surf & paddle-board lessons, boat trips, fishing, walks, cycling groups and much more. There's history aplenty, art galore, Sammy the Seal (a regular at the wharf), whales that pop by sporadically, not to mention plenty of nearby tourist attractions.

We know you'll love visiting this somewhat hidden gem that is Port Fairy, with a vibrant mix of country and seaside with a loveable sleepiness about it! Restaurants and cafes are always a buzz, the people are delightful and the views and walks are breathtaking (don't miss the walk around Griffith's Island). So come visit us, put your feet up, get out of the weather extremities and enjoy all that Port Fairy has to offer. I recommend visiting the Visitor Information Centre upon arrival to find out more...
The house is 4km from the centre of Port Fairy, in a gorgeous "country" area on a private road. The house is on a 5 acre lifestyle property, with complete privacy and direct views of the lake and dunes. The nei…

Hosted by Felicity

Joined in November 2015
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Vivacious mother-of-three, a dedicated friend, and professional creative. I love people, chocolate and red wine. My life motto and advice to others: You only exist as other people see you, so make your first and last impressions reflect the very best of you! Search "LMM designs" in Port Fairy for more info on me and my personalised graphic designs and illustrations, or search "Port Fairy BNB" to find out more about our residence "BelleVue" (french for 'Beautiful View').
Vivacious mother-of-three, a dedicated friend, and professional creative. I love people, chocolate and red wine. My life motto and advice to others: You only exist as other people…
During your stay
We enjoy meeting new people, but the BNB is setup to provide you with ample privacy. I'll often be there to meet guests (if arriving before 9pm) or you can check-in yourselves if need be. I'm always accessible by phone if you need assistance during your stay, or feel free to knock on one of the doors should you need me...
We enjoy meeting new people, but the BNB is setup to provide you with ample privacy. I'll often be there to meet guests (if arriving before 9pm) or you can check-in yourselves if n…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm