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CAPE CABIN: a unique coastal family retreat

SuperhostCape Woolamai, Victoria, Australia
Entire cabin hosted by Jacqueline
12 guests5 bedrooms9 beds2 baths
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A charming two storey family holiday home with direct beach access immediately outside our gate and views overlooking Bass Strait and Cape Woolamai nature reserve. The property boasts a fully enclosed, established private garden with a timber children’s playground, multiple entertaining areas both indoors and out and is a carefully considered space of relaxation and delight for up to 12 guests.

As featured on The Design Files.

The space
Cape Cabin is an original mud brick + timber A-frame home set in a quiet residential pocket of a wild and rugged coastal nature reserve...

A carefully considered space of relaxation and delight for up to 12 guests but equally as nice as a cosy escape for 4.

Our established native garden is a haven for birds, wildlife and nature lovers all year round and we regularly see wallabies, sea eagles, rainbow lorikeets and echidnas from the vantage point of our upstairs lounge and deck. Regardless of the size of your group, you will find many quiet nooks throughout the property to sit and relax and listen to the soft chatter of birds in the canopy of large native trees that surround the property.

The house itself is a little bit magical... its handcrafted character and carefully curated mix of old and new give it a sense of space and cosiness in just the right measures. Although it has recently been painted and lovingly refurbished with all the comforts you will need for a relaxing adventure with family and friends, it still retains all of its original rustic whimsy and charm.

Bedding, quality linen and towels are supplied for all guests and the house is fully equipped to comfortably accommodate up to 12 people. As Cape Cabin has been designed as a family retreat, we would prefer to restrict the number of adults to the private bedrooms with Queen sized beds (6) - please contact us to discuss your circumstances if your group exceeds this number of adults. Any approved guests beyond the initial 6 are charged at an additional nightly rate of 50.00 per person.

SLEEPING

• 2 private bedrooms downstairs each with Queen size beds
• 1 private bedroom upstairs with Queen size bed
• 1 downstairs bunk room with 2 built in Single beds
• 1 upstairs children’s playroom with 2 child sized daybeds and ladder access to an additional Queen size sleeping loft (best suited to older children, teens and the young at heart due to height and access restrictions)
• 1 Phil & Teds Infant Travel Cot available on request

COMMUNAL AREAS

• Large downstairs lounge with Netflix enabled tv, oversized beanbags and a generous super comfy modular lounge
• Enormous upstairs lounge/family room with wood fired heater, Netflix enabled tv and a multitude of books, magazines, toys and games. This room also boasts an oversized super comfy modular lounge
• 1 Bathroom with a walk in shower, toilet and laundry facilities
• 1 Bathroom with a large bathtub (with shower over bath) and separate toilet
• Fully equipped kitchen with a large farmhouse style table + bench seats
• Outdoor kitchen herb garden + comprehensive condiments, herbs + spices
• Downstairs outdoor entertaining area with BBQ and large communal table
• Upstairs entertainers deck and wrap around viewing platform
• Multiple lawn areas for relaxing and outdoor games
• Elevated timber children’s playground + swing
• Off street parking for up to 4 cars

Cape Cabin is a space of whimsy and surprise that took hold of our heart strings from the moment we saw it. It is a haven away from our urban reality, surrounded by nature and overflowing with details that make our hearts sing.

This is our happy place.. we hope it will become yours too!

10% discount offered to returning guests.

Cape Cabin is available for photoshoots, creative workshops and bespoke small events - get in touch to discuss your requirements and we will do what we can to make it work.

Is your booking in celebration of a birthday or special occasion? Please let us know at the time of booking as we would love to help make the occasion as memorable as possible!

Cape Cabin is not suitable for pets.

Guest access
Keys are accessed via a key safe on the property so you will have private and exclusive enjoyment of Cape Cabin for the duration of your stay.

Other things to note
• Soap + toiletries made exclusively for ‘CAPECABIN’ by 'Soap Club'
• Quality bath towels, bathrobes + crushed linen bedding
• Sonos wireless speaker system
• Phil + Teds portacot, high chair + Mountain Buggy pram available upon request
• Coffee Setup + freshly ground beans by Proud Mary Coffee
• Microwave, rice cooker, pasta maker, bread maker + handheld bamix
• 2 bar sized under bench fridges + 1 bar sized freezer
• Ironing board + iron
• Hairdryer + GHD hair straightener
• Washing machine + dryer
• Filtered drinking water + instantaneous gas hot water
• Panel heating in all bedrooms + downstairs lounge
• Large woodfired heater in the upstairs lounge
• Fans + roof windows installed upstairs (no aircon)
A charming two storey family holiday home with direct beach access immediately outside our gate and views overlooking Bass Strait and Cape Woolamai nature reserve. The property boasts a fully enclosed, established private garden with a timber children’s playground, multiple entertaining areas both indoors and out and is a carefully considered space of relaxation and delight for up to 12 guests.

As featured…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 cot
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 bunk bed
Common spaces
1 queen bed, 2 toddler beds

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Laptop-friendly workspace
Essentials
Hair dryer
Iron
Dryer
Indoor fireplace
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Location

Cape Woolamai, Victoria, Australia

Cape Woolamai is a small town and headland at the south eastern tip of Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia - approximately 2 hours drive from Melbourne CBD.

There is a bush track immediately in front of Cape Cabin with stairway access to an impressively wide, spacious beach and some of the best left and right-hand surf breaks in Victoria. Perfect for advanced surfers + bodyboarders, long beach walks, sandcastles and playing in the shallows and rock pools at low tide.

There is a small general store and bottle shop at the end of our street where you can stock up on all of the essentials. There is also a fabulous fresh seafood supplier only a few minutes drive away in Newhaven (Bass Coast Seafoods) and farmers market at the beautiful historic farm on Churchill Island that operates on the 4th Saturday of every month. Our nearest supermarkets are only a short drive away with an IGA in San Remo (5 minutes drive) and large Coles, Woolworth's + Aldi stores in Cowes (15 minutes drive).

If you are anything like our family and friends, you will be reluctant to leave the privacy and comforts of Cape Cabin however there is no shortage of things to do in the area. Some of the more interesting options include - Loch Brewery + Gin Distillery, Bassine Specialty Cheeses, The evening Penguin Parade at Summerland Beach, the Koala Conservation Centre and the Nobbies Centre where you can take an interactive virtual journey to Antarctica or stroll along the boardwalks of Seal Rocks.

Our favourite local coffee and food haunts are -
Waterboy cafe and Mendls coffee in Cowes, The Shed, Ventnor and The Kilkunda General Store. Our family also love the fish and chips at San Remo Fishermans Co-op and Tides of Ryhll.
Cape Woolamai is a small town and headland at the south eastern tip of Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia - approximately 2 hours drive from Melbourne CBD.

There is a bush track immediately in fro…

Hosted by Jacqueline

Joined in November 2016
  • 46 Reviews
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We are an Australian creative family of 5 with a passion for architecture, design, food, surf travel and nature. Cape Cabin was our gigantic labour of love... lovingly restored and styled by our family for yours.
During your stay
We aim to make your time at Cape Cabin as comfortable as possible and although we do not live locally, we are only a phone call away. We also have family just around the corner who can be available at short notice if required.
Jacqueline is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to enhanced cleaning protocol. Learn more
No carbon monoxide alarm
Climbing or play structure
Smoke alarm

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