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?


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


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



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

'The Oar House was such a cosy and homely space to stay. The fire place was great to use on the cold nights, but if that’s not your thing, there are plenty of other heating options to choose from. I don’t think I have ever stayed somewhere with so much though put into what visitors may need, especially for our dog and anything you could think of in the kitchen. And the gift on arrival was a very thoughtful touch. Thanks for hosting us!'

Jane, May 2021

We loved spending the weekend at the Oar House! It's beautifully styled and inviting interior led us to lying in front of the fire, drinking wine and listening to music for most of our time. A short drive into town had us buying delicious goodies for lunch from the local stores and walking along the pier and skimming rocks on water Highly recommend this location, it was peaceful and relaxing

Chris, May 2021

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

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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
Melbourne Cup weekend: 4 night minimum
Easter: 4 night minimum
Premium: 7 night minimum

*prices listed include all booking, service, linen and cleaning fees