Walk to the Beach
The small village of Portsea sitting at the end of the spit of land making up the Mornington Peninsula is the epitome of glamorous summer beach holidays. Houses vary from the fabulously glamorous for the rich and famous to cute cosy cottages built a 100 years ago.
The Portsea House sits on the edge of the Point Nepean National Park and is only a 10 minute walk from the Portsea Life Saving Club and The Portsea Surf Beach which faces the ocean and is a big attraction due to its great surfing conditions and long stretch of sand. Also, conveniently located only 500 metres from the Portsea Golf Club.
Secured behind remote gates this double storey weatherboard home ticks every box for a family beach holiday or a getaway with friends at any time of the year.
Decorated in a classic beach house style with nautical references, the downstairs space is surrounded by floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the large flat grassed garden and beautiful pool and spa area. This is the perfect central location to reconnect with your family and friends. It's the spot where everyone gathers for drinks and dinner at any time of the year. A space that connects beautifully for entertaining and keeping an eye on the children.
There is a lovely living area centred around the large L-shaped lounge and log fire. Snuggle up on the sofa and watch your favourite shows on the 40" flatscreen with DVD Player, Foxtel and Netflix. There are lots of board games in the sideboard to get the crowd gathered and entertained.
A dining table indoors that seats 8 and a galley kitchen with 4 kitchen stools to chat over the meditative preparation of dinner with a drink in hand (of course!). The kitchen is equipped with all modern appliances including dishwasher, blender, sandwich maker and coffee machine.
Upstairs is a second living area geared to the kids with XBox and DVDs a plenty. Up here there are beanbags for kids comfort and a Foosball table for fun. This second living area opens up to a large wraparound upper balcony overlooking the pool, with a couple of butterfly chairs and loungers for another cosy spot to sit and read and relax.
The three bedrooms are located on the upper level. The Master has a Queen Bed and is air-conditioned with two sliding doors to the wraparound deck and a walk in robe and ensuite with shower. The second bedroom has a double with fitted robes and entry to the deck. The third bedroom has 2 sets of bunk beds ideal for kids.
Bedroom 1: Queen Bed, Ensuite, Walk In
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: 2 x Bunk Beds
- Powder Room and Laundry (with washer and dryer)
- Ensuite with Shower
- Full Bathroom with Shower over Bath
Surrounded by a fully fenced garden this is an ideal property for families with kids and pets. The large flat grassed garden is private and ideal for playing cricket (watch the windows!!!), badminton or swinging on the swingset or from the swing in the tree.
There is a sparkling solar heated pool and a separate spa all surrounded by limestone pavers. Sunloungers and an outdoor table and chairs for 8 with BBQ finish this perfect place to sit and unwind.
There is space for 2-3 cars.
- Cooling: Air conditioning (living area downstairs, upstairs and master bedroom)
- Heating: Log Fire, Reverse Cycle (2 upstairs, 1 Downstairs)
- Entertainment: Netflix, Foxtel
- Internet: Free Unlimited Wifi
- Coffee Machine:
- Bathroom: Ensuite with Shower, Main Bathroom with Shower over bath
- Car parking: 2-3 cars
- Kid Friendly: XBox, Foosball Table, BasketBall Hoop
- Outdoors: Solar and Gas Heated Swimming Pool (Gas Heating Extra Charges Apply) and Separate Spa
- Distance to the beach: 800 metres - Portsea Surf Beach 10 min walk
Please Note - this is self catering accommodation the room is not serviced on a daily basis. However, all linen, towels, basic kitchen provisions and toiletries are supplied for your arrival. Please Note - price above is based on up to 8 guests.
Photography - photography is continually kept up to date when major changes to properties are made, however, minor changes in furniture or bedding may vary from the current photography.
Please note that the property welcomes pets. Pets are welcome inside. Please bring your own bedding and bowls. Do not allow pets on furniture or beds.
Garden: the garden has plenty of lawn area and has secure fencing. Property also includes a kennel.
Fencing: fully fenced
Activities in the area
The small village of Portsea includes the Portsea Hotel which was built in 1927 and overlooks the pier. East of the pier is Point Franklin where a scenic walking track provides elevated views over Shelley Beach to the east and across the bay. Portsea is considered by many to be the hub of the Mornington Peninsula’s recreational scuba diving activities. Dive boats travel to world class marine national park sites both inside Port Phillip and outside Port Phillip Heads. The Portsea Pier is the home to the spectacular weedy sea dragon, as well as many other fish species, including numerous pufferfish. Port Phillip Bay is a nursery for the wild bottlenose dolphins and their major birthing place is off Point Nepean. There are approximately 90 bottlenose dolphins living and breeding in Port Phillip Bay. The Portsea Surf Beach faces the ocean and is a big attraction in Portsea due to its great surfing conditions and long stretch of sand. Spectacular views along the coast can be had from the walking trails and scenic coastal pathways meander to lookouts and the rocky archway known as London Bridge. The Portsea Surf Life Saving Club patrols the popular surf beach, as patrols are always needed during the summer period given the large waves and strong tides that are often present. Point Nepean, right at the tip of the Peninsula, is the best-known feature of the Mornington Peninsula National Park. It was closed to the public for more than 100 years, but you can now walk it, cycle it and delve into a remarkable military history that dates back to the 1880s. Another local landmark is the Portsea Golf Club, a links-style course set amongst rolling sand dunes adjacent to Point Nepean National Park.
- National Parks
- Girls weekends
- Holidays with pets
- Family beach holiday
THE OCEAN BLUE DIFFERENCE
OCEAN BLUE Coastal Retreats makes holiday rentals easy for guests. Every property in our portfolio has been hand picked so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, we will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.
- No smoking
- No events, parties or large gatherings
- Groups under 28 years of age will not be accepted.
- Guest Registration and Photo ID may be required and confirmation of booking may be subject to approval by management.
- All bookings subject to a credit card bond.
- Air Conditioning
- Bath Tub
- Board Games
- Bunk Beds
- Cook Top
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Wood Fire
- Foxtel or Netflix
- Ironing Board
- Outdoor Heated Spa
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Provided
- Lounge Room
- Pet Friendly
- Wireless Internet
- Portacot & Highchair
- Toaster & Kettle
- Pool Towels
- Cutlery, Crockery & Glassware
- Washing Machine
- Cookware & serving dishes
- Shower over bath
- Pool - Solar Heated
- Nespresso Coffee Machine
- Kitchen Essentials Basket
- Smoke Detectors