Far from the madding crowd
This picture perfect white weatherboard cottage is named after the pretty white mountain flower that lives high up on the Swiss Alps and made famous by the oscar winning 'Sound of Music'.
From the moment that you pull up to this lovely cottage there are hints of Swiss/German style. The pitched roof might not have the acute angle of a Swiss Chalet (no need for such things when there is no snow to be found at Cape Schanck ) but it has the feel of a summer retreat in a more mountainous region with the Lavender hedges that guide you to the front door.
A Swiss cowbell hangs on the front door to welcome you.
The small front verandah gives you a hint of the lifestyle you can expect from this property. A seating area with comfy chairs are ready for you to take up position to relax on sunny days and warm nights with a beverage of your choice.
On entering the accommodation space is not at all cottage like. You are welcomed into a large lounge with comfy sofas surrounding a log fire and 55 inch TV, DVD with Foxtel. The space even has a library with cosy seating for relaxing with a book, use the book exchange (take a book, leave a book).
Walk through the lounge to a spacious and bright kitchen and dining with huge walk in pantry. The dining has seating for at least 6 but can stretch to 10. It also connects to the outside deck via sliding doors where you will find masses of further seating in a further 2 dining areas, swing style lounge chair and corner wine barrel bar style table. This L-shaped deck is one of the showstoppers of the house looking out to a lawned area with lemon and olive trees, this is the perfect entertaining space all year round.
Upstairs there is a further TV lounge with a 42 inch TV where perhaps kids could enjoy time chilling out You will also find that kids are catered for with a Playstation 3 , books and indoor and outdoor games.
Two of the bedrooms are situated on the lower level of the house. The master bedroom has a queen size bed, large walk in wardrobe and has it's own ensuite (with shared access if required). The second bedroom on the ground floor has a double bunk (double lower bed and single above) perfect for the kids.
Upstairs there is a further Queen bedroom and another bedroom with a further double bunk.
The bedding is ideally suited to 4 adults and 4 - 6 children although 8 adults could fit comfortably into the property.
The property has two bathrooms in classic cottage style.
The upstairs shared bathroom has a bath with shower over the bath.
The downstairs bathroom has a clawfoot bath and separate shower and separate toilet. It is attached to the master bedroom but has separate access if required.
There is also a large fully equipped laundry downstairs.
There is space for 4 cars to park comfortably in the driveway. There is also room for a boat.
Please note that the property welcomes pets with a large garden surrounding the house for pets to roam freely. Pets are welcome inside. Please bring your own bedding and bowls. Do not allow pets on furniture or beds.
Garden: grassed lawn area at rear (please check this and clean up after your pets)
Fencing: Fully fenced garden front and rear with electronic front gate. 6 ft fencing all around the property except a 4 ft wire mesh fence at the front.
- Cooling: Ceiling Fans in the bedrooms, Air conditioning (living areas upstairs and downstairs and kitchen/dining)
- Heating: Log Fire, wall heaters in the bedrooms
- Entertainment: Smart TV, Foxtel
- Internet: Free Unlimited Wifi
- Bathroom: Freestanding Bath and separate shower
- Car parking: 2-3 cars
- Distance to the beach: 8.1 km - 14 min drive to Bushrangers Bay
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. However, logs are not provided for the fireplace but can be ordered as an add-on when booking.
Please Note - price above is based on up to 8 guests (plus additional children).
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.
Activities in the area
The property is moments away from Cape Schanck Lighthouse and the surrounding National Park including Bushrangers Bay where an afternoon walk will almost certainly guarantee an encounter with lots of wildlife especially Kangaroos which can be seen in the surrounding bushland and even jump in front on you as you walk.
This is a golfers dream as close by are many reknowned golf courses, Cape Schanck golf course and The National are practically next door and just a few minutes away are Rosebud Golf Course and Eagle Ridge to name jus a few.
Just 10 minutes inland is the Red Hill hinterland with your choice of up to 60 wineries plus gourmet producers. The property is only a few minutes drive to the Peninsula Hot Springs, horseriding at either Ace-Hi or Gunnamatta and surfing on Gunnamatta beach. Take the kids to the Enchanted Adventure Gardena and the Sea Eagle chairlift for some thrills during their stay.
Explore Flinders Village just 10 minutes away with its art and craft galleries, antiques shops, the Flinders Hotel and lots of yummy cafes. This location is not within walking distance to a beach but beaches are just a short drive away and it is so far away from the madding crowd you are going to love the tranquility.
- Peninsula Hot Springs
- National Parks including Greens Bush and Bushrangers Bay
- Gourmet food Producers
- Flinders Village - full of arts and antiques
- Holidays with pets
- Lovers of nature and gourmet experiences
- Romantic stays
- Girls weekends
- Golfing Groups
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
- CD Player
- Ceiling Fan
- Cook Top
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Wood Fire
- Foxtel or Netflix
- Ironing Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Provided
- Lounge Room
- Pet Friendly
- Wireless Internet
- Portacot & Highchair
- Toaster & Kettle
- Cutlery, Crockery & Glassware
- Washing Machine
- Cookware & serving dishes
- Shower over bath
- Kitchen Essentials Basket
- Smoke Detectors
- Private Entrance