The Oar House
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.
*COVID – if you are unable to travel due to COVID restrictions and/or we are unable to host you then we will contact you to offer a change of dates, credit note or refund.
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.
- Air Conditioning
- Bath Tub
- Coffee Machine - Nespresso Pod
- Fire - Wood Log Fire
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen provided
- Pet Friendly
- Portacot & High Chair
- Smart TV
- Wifi Internet
Beautiful interior decoration, lounge room was very cosy with the log fire, we loved the walking track to the beach. Great amenities and facilities. Convenient location.
Yin, August 2019
Very much enjoyed staying at The Oar House, Ocean Blue coastal retreats were quick to communicate with us and look after us, especially important as the snap lockdown in Victoria rendered us unable to stay for the first few nights. The access to the lake from the property was great to take advantage of the pier for fishing and access to the boat we rented from Riviera Nautic. Great amenities with the fenced backyard for our dog, outdoor table and barbecue. Very comfy beds and lovely rain shower with a view of the tree tops in the morning. I highly recommend staying here if you are looking to visit Metung
Alex, February 2021
Beautifully decorated house with amazing views of the trees. Lots of character.
Marthijs, February 2021
Low Season from $440 per night
1 May to 16 Sep
High Season from $440 per night
31 Jan – 31 Mar
17 Sep – 19 Dec
Premium from $440 per night
Easter 1 Apr – 4 Apr
20 Dec – 30 Jan
Rates are based on a minimum 2 night stay
Discounts available for stays of 3 nights or more!
Long weekends: 3 night minimum
Easter: 4 night minimum
Premium: 7 night minimum
*prices listed include all booking, service, linen and cleaning fees