The Oar House

Cottage, Metung

60% Pawsome
3 Bedrooms
6 People
1 Baths


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Gippsland Lakes Retreat

we love this because…

 

Metung is one of the prettiest villages in Australia.  Positioned on a small spit of land, it sits on Bancroft Bay, with Lake King at its back.  It is a photographers paradise, a natural environmental home to amazing birdlife, dolphins and fish and a wide variety of native animals.

The Gippsland Lakes also offers sailing, boating and fishing in sheltered inland waterways free from rocks, reefs and tides.  Even if you don’t sail or have a boat licence you can hire a boat locally and explore these safe waters.  Just contact our friends at Riviera Nautic to help you out with all things boats and fishing.

We love the uniqueness of this beautiful lakehouse. It’s a three-storey weatherboard cottage painted a striking Ironstone Blue with white trim, reminiscent of the houses in the Hamptons.

We love to spend the time in the cosy lounge in winter with the log fire and a good book. In the morning we take our dogs for a walk through the garden and a private walkway through native bushland (the property is on 1 acre) to the lake and Cantrills Jetty. Throwing a tennis ball into the water the dogs love to swim out to catch it.

Afternoons are for fishing.  Choose any lake location but we wander down the pathway again to the Jetty to catch something for dinner (you will need a fishing licence but you can pick that up from Riviera Nautic too).

For the best food, head to the Metung Hotel (locally known as the Pub) and book a table with a view.  It’s always bustling so you have to book.  Bancroft Bites is our choice for breakfast or coffee.  For a little more action head into Lakes Entrance and buy fresh prawns off the boats.  We sit outside undercover in the late afternoon with local wine and feast on our seafood delights.

PAWfect (very nearly)

What fun! a new house to visit that lets four-legged friends like me sleep inside.

Yay! a garden and courtyard with fences to keep me safe (although if you are a tiny tacker then you might fit under the front fence which has big gaps, you need mum and dad to keep an eye on you then).  Love the trees, bushes and the walking tracks the wombats have made, there are lots of interesting smells.  Are those possums in the trees?

I LOVE THIS PLACE.

A WORD OF WARNING – this is a rural setting. There are native animals such as echidnas, possums, wombats, monitor lizards and snakes living on the block and in the creek.  It is the owners responsibility to look after their pets when walking in the bush.  It is best to keep pets on a lead and not allow them to interact with the wildlife.


Bedding Configuration

1 x
King Bed
1 x
Queen Bed
2 x
Single

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Tub
  • BBQ
  • Coffee Machine - Nespresso Pod
  • Dishwasher
  • Fire - Wood Log Fire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen provided
  • Netflix
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smart TV
  • Wifi Internet

Location


Reviews

The Oar House was a beautiful cosy holiday. Favorite thing was the track in the backyard leading to a lake , that we had all to ourselves! We caught bream, a toadie & a huge crab. Perfect getaway!!

Greg, May 2021

We loved the character of this boutique property and how welcoming it felt. A peaceful location but close enough to enjoy the highlights of Metung and surrounds or just cozy up by the fire. The welcome amenity was a lovely surprise and our Golden Retriever Boomer felt so at home he didn’t want to leave. We look forward to visiting again - thank you Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats!

Hannah, Nov 2021

The Oar House is simultaneously cute and roomy! There was certainly no lack of communication from Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats who sent reminders, instructions and confirmations at just the right times.

Sophie, Mar 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Oar House. It is a beautiful property which is finished to a very high standard. It has all the amenities you would expect. The fact that it allows pets is a real bonus and our dog felt right at home. The garden, though small is secure and that was really appreciated. Metung itself is a small coastal village with a great relaxed vibe and a few good coffee spots. We really enjoyed this stay.

Keith, Apr 2022

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Minimum stays of 2 nights excluding
Long weekends: 3 night minimum
Melbourne Cup : 4 night minimum
Easter: 4 night minimum
Premium: 7 night minimum

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