About this listing
Ideal location for your midweek, weekend or holiday destination - after a day on the water or a tour of the wineries - good for friends, couples, solo adventurers, business travellers & families (with kids 12 years+)
It's great to holiday with family or friends - maybe even attending a wedding at Somerset Dam Village's historic Coronation Hall - our 2 bathrooms make the morning, evening & 'getting ready' rush hour so much easier!
Note • absolutely NO parties. Parties will breach our agreement.
This two storey holiday home offers 3 double bedrooms (2 large & 1 smaller), 2 bathrooms, large open living spaces, air conditioning & a fireplace, outdoor decks and undercover entertainment areas and is furnished with an interesting mix of vintage, antique and contemporary pieces. Share quality time with loved ones and friends, chill out or make it your base to explore the Brisbane Valley and stunning Lake Somerset region.
In this lovely slice of the world, you can be as active or as lazy as you wish!
Curl up on a couch, read a book, watch a movie or take a two minute stroll from your holiday retreat to the free tennis courts on the banks of the Stanley River.
Coffee, homemade cakes and meals & other general items are available at our local general store.
Just a 5 minute drive from the village will take you to The Spit on Lake Somerset where you may enjoy the free facilities which include, picnic tables, gas BBQ, children's playground and protected swimming area.
Launch your ski boat for a stimulating adrenaline rush. Or bring a canoe, kayak or fishing boat to explore Lake Somerset and the picturesque Stanley River.
Don't forget your camera as the wildlife is abundant in the area. Somerset Dam Village and surrounding district is the habitat for koalas, kangaroos, possums and wild deer, plus a spectacular range of native birds, colourful parrots and eagles.
Three rural towns are nearby to Somerset Dam Village:
• Esk and Kilcoy offer supermarkets, bakeries, butchers, newsagents, pubs, antique shops, cafes, art galleries, weekend markets, plus golf courses that are open to the public.
• Toogoolawah is home to the International Drop Zone Parachute Centre where you can witness displays, experience a tandem jump or further your parachuting skills.
If horse racing is an interest, both Esk & Kilcoy have country races throughout the year.
Mobile phone reception in the village is limited to Telstra subscribers. However, we offer free WiFi and a public phone box is 100m away on King Street.
Off street parking is available in the driveway and (down the lane) at the back of the house. Boats may be parked in front of the house. King Street is wide and most people park their boats in front of their homes. The back driveway provides ideal access to the house for those wishing to avoid stairs.
‘Somerset on King’ provides all bed linen and towels, a fully equipped kitchen & basic pantry requirements. Just BYO your food, drinks, picnic gear, beach towels... and Rest, Relax, Explore, Enjoy!
A few House Rules:
•• Absolutely NO parties.
•• Bookings are for up to 6 persons only. Additional guests are not permitted.
•• The property is not suitable for children under 12 years of age.
•• No smoking inside the house.
•• No shoes inside - our polished timber floor & small stones in the courtyard just don't mix :(
•• Our neighbours are very considerate and we aim to keep them happy - so no loud music or noisy behaviour after midnight.
Detailed House Contents and Facilities
•Steps from the front driveway lead to the front deck with gum tree and mountain views. Stainless steel and wood rails surround this entertainment area. On the deck - casual bar, outdoor lounge chairs, ice bucket, decorations and a side cupboard contains a badminton kit. Drop blinds on two sides provide protection from weather.
• From front deck, sliding doors lead into the lower level open plan living, polished wooden floor, coat stand, two antique sewing machines, antique desk, teak carved long table, cane chair, bookshelves, two sitting areas, two reverse cycle air conditioning units, stylish decorations and soft furnishings
• Kitchen - spacious, gas hotplates, wooden bench tops, pantry, fridge with small freezer compartment, island bar houses electric oven and 4 stools, overhanging wine glass rack. Dish washer, double sink, water filter - vintage Art-Deco console
• Living Area 1- leather lounge, large coffee table, wood combustion fireplace, CD player.
• Dining Area - antique dining table seats 8, art work
• Living Area 2 - TV, DVD player, leather chairs in TV area with glass topped coffee table, antique carved drinks cupboard under stairs, wardrobe for hanging coats, stairs to upper floor
• Outdoor Entertainment Area - sliding glass doors from the kitchen lead to the undercover BBQ and entertainment area. Gas BBQ, outdoor table and chairs, plants, gate to back lane/driveway.
• Laundry, Powder room, Shower - from TV area is a lockable door leading to a powder room - a second door opens to a tiled room containing storage units, bar fridge, front loading washing machine, clothes dryer, laundry sink and a large tiled shower space.
• Studio Bedroom - from laundry (on same level, no steps) - lockable door leads to additional large spacious air conditioned bedroom, queen size bed, pedestal fan, coffee and tea making facilities, table, two chairs, DVD player, spotted gum laminate floor, cupboards, private entrance to BBQ entertainment area and to the back lane/driveway. Two lockable entrances, Ideal for those wishing for some privacy from the main house or those needing to avoid steps. Access to the laundry, 2nd shower, toilet/powder room and main house through the lockable door.
• Landing - spacious tiled landing with ceiling fan, two computer desks, large mirrors, antique sideboard, sliding door to upper deck which overlooks covered BBQ and entertainment area. Main bathroom and upper floor bedrooms lead off the landing
• Main Bedroom - queen sized bed, side tables with lamps, antique dresser, double sliding door wardrobes, two chairs. Sliding door to access upper deck. Reverse cycle air-conditioner
• Second Upper Floor Bedroom - queen size bed, side table, antique table with mirror, built in wardrobe, ceiling fan.
• Main Bathroom - opens onto the landing, upper bedrooms share the shower cubical, toilet, vanity
• Upper Deck - The deck overlooks the outdoor undercover entertainment area and offers rural views. Deck chairs, wood slab coffee table - access from landing or main bedroom, it is ideal for a quiet retreat, morning coffee, drinks etc.
Upon confirmation of your booking, you will be provided with an Information document containing finer details of what is supplied, what to bring with you & things to do in the area. You will be provided with a code to the key safe in case we are not there when you arrive.
There are two access points to the property:
1. up the stairs at the front of the house on King Street
or, for those who prefer no stairs,
2. from the driveway (done the laneway) at the back of the house. In addition to the kitchen & living areas, there is also a bedroom, powder room & shower on this 'Lower Level' for those who prefer not to tackle the stairs to the bedrooms & bathroom on the Upper Level inside.
You will need your own transport to get to Somerset Dam, a 90 minute drive from Brisbane & the Sunshine Coast.
Other things to note
Please be assured our few House Rules are non-negotiable & we will cancel a booking mid-stay if our trust is breached & rules not observed.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.