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Secluded Island Beachfront Cottage

SuperhostRaymond Island, Victoria, Australia
Island hosted by Kirsten
5 guests2 bedrooms4 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the island to yourself.
Self check-in
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Sparkling clean
9 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Kirsten is a Superhost
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Wide open spaces, fresh air and no crowds. Transport yourself to a Hansel and Gretel style cottage in a forest on an island where you can see wildlife up close in their natural environment. Only 4 hours from Melbourne. We are very sorry pets are not permitted here.

The space
Self-contained Tudor cottages were built about 38 years ago by a German craftsman and feature many unique features such as handmade headlight windows, handmade wrought iron light fittings and German tiles and original wallpapers. Note: small bathroom with small shower, toilet and basin is downstairs and bedrooms upstairs. The recently renovated compact kitchen features a 220L size fridge/freezer, convection microwave, ceramic cooktop & small microwave. Our water is a mix of rain and bore water, which is then filtered through a PureTec system so no need to bring water bottles as we work toward zero waste.

Guest access
Raymond Island is accessed by car and passenger Ferry at a cost of $13 return. However there is no cost to travel on the 4 min Ferry as a foot/bike passenger. The village of Paynesville has a number of restaurants, cafes, local pub, two supermarkets, Newsagency, Pharmacy, library & medical centre. The Garden Cottage caters for 4 and the Beach Cottage, 5 people. The two cottages are inter-connecting for larger groups. The hexagonal Gazebo is ideal for meditation or reading - an ideal space to enjoy the outside from a cosy place. The gas barbecue, kayaks and bikes are shared facilities.

Other things to note
CO-VID 19 Response:
Our property is currently unavailable for leisure travel bookings, but can be booked for essential travel, as follows:
-Travel for work (eg Medical or emergency response professionals)
- Guests seeking self-isolation where your home is not appropriate
- Guests seeking self-isolation elsewhere due to living in a shared household
- Guests seeking emergency accommodation
Please ensure you have all of your food supplies and personal needs as transport back and forth to ferry is restricted to essential needs only.
We have bikes you can borrow to ride to around on the island. The chain ferry runs every 20 minutes from the Raymond Island side and more often at peak times and stops at midnight Fri/Sat night and 11pm weeknights. Cost is $13 return for cars and free for passengers and cyclists. There are no cafes/shops on the island.
Wide open spaces, fresh air and no crowds. Transport yourself to a Hansel and Gretel style cottage in a forest on an island where you can see wildlife up close in their natural environment. Only 4 hours from Melbourne. We are very sorry pets are not permitted here.

The space
Self-contained Tudor cottages were built about 38 years ago by a German craftsman and feature many unique features such…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
3 single beds

Amenities

Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Air conditioning
Essentials
Washing machine
TV
Heating
First aid kit
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Raymond Island, Victoria, Australia

Raymond Island is located 200m across McMillan Strait from Paynesville, Victoria's boating capital and is in the centre of Australia's largest lake system, with canals carving their way through town, offering unique waterside locations. The island offers a truly unique Australian experience with its 1.2km koala trail starting in the ferry park. Raymond Island is known for its large koala population and is also home to over 60 bird species and is the only place in the world where a unique native orchid grows.
Raymond Island is located 200m across McMillan Strait from Paynesville, Victoria's boating capital and is in the centre of Australia's largest lake system, with canals carving their way through town, offering u…

Hosted by Kirsten

Joined in November 2014
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I am a Yoga teacher and registered nutritionist with Nutrition Soc. Aust. I have 2 adult children and one daughter in secondary school. My passions include my children, growing, producing and eating real food, educating the public on the connections between food and nutrition, gardening, meditating, being still, yoga and the management of chronic pain and taking care of mother earth. My partner, Tony and I love to have guests come and stay and experience our beautiful piece of paradise. I am very grateful to have loads of energy and an insatiable appetite for learning. Our world is a magical place full of abundance and wonderful people. "Imagine. What you think you create, What you imagine you become."
I am a Yoga teacher and registered nutritionist with Nutrition Soc. Aust. I have 2 adult children and one daughter in secondary school. My passions include my children, growing, pr…
During your stay
Tony, Mia and I live in the main house at Swan Cove so if you need any local advice or would like to explore the enclosed Octagon that contains the vege/chicken garden, we're happy to show you around, otherwise we will leave you to your privacy.
The shared laundry is available by prior arrangement.
Tony, Mia and I live in the main house at Swan Cove so if you need any local advice or would like to explore the enclosed Octagon that contains the vege/chicken garden, we're happy…
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events