Haven in McCrae
Listen to the locals and they will rave about the hidden gem that is McCrae. A small village on the central coast of the Mornington Peninsula with arguably one of the best beaches in Victoria. It sits nestled at the base of Arthurs Seat with beautiful holiday homes hugging the steep inclines up to the peak.
This quiet little enclave positioned between Dromana and Rosebud offers long beautiful white sandy beach and shallow swimming and you can't miss it as the McCrae Lighthouse acts as a prominent local landmark that was built to mark the turning point for shipping in the main navigational channels between Port Phillip Heads and Melbourne.
This coastal strip is known as the foreshore and forms part of the 28km Bay Trail for walkers and cyclists that runs along the Port Phillip coastline from Safety Beach to Portsea.
Blue Haven is within walking distance of the McCrae foreshore and a select number of cafes and restaurants that make up the cute centre of this village.
This unique property sits within a quiet court and offers its guests spacious accommodation with a beautiful central living area and Balinese inspired gardens.
On entering the house, you will find yourself in a unique beachside retreat set on multiple levels with a host of entertaining spaces for your family and friends. Floors have that beachy feel with original timber and slate and lovely carpet in the bedrooms.
Walk into the entry which doubles as a dining space and the windows in this section of the house continue the beach theme with plantation shutters.
Next to the dining area is a sunken lounge, accessed by a few steps. Keeping an open feel, there are half walled open spaces between the dining area and lounge.
With elegant furnishing, the lounge is spacious yet cosy with an electric fire for ambience. The 55" SMART TV and built-in bookshelves make this the perfect space to relax. A reverse cycle air conditioner keeps you warm in winter and cool in summer and also services the internal dining room, the space even has a library with a book exchange (take a book, leave a book).
A large gourmet kitchen with slate floors and SMEG Victoria cooker will make any chef envious. Bench space for eating here allows you to indulge in a glass of wine or snack while talking to the host/hostess preparing dinner. There is a large stainless steel fridge, coffee machine and water filter.
The Playroom/Studio has a sofa bed, reverse cycle air conditioner and 30" TV and DVD for the kids to stay entertained while the grown-ups can gather in the elegant lounge.
What makes this property unique?
If you are looking for a space that is a true HAVEN for your friends and family then the ALFRESCO dining and living area at the centre of this property will create an experience you can all enjoy. Here at the centre of the house accessed by concertina doors folding back from the lounge room is a unique space roofed to keep out the elements with cafe style blinds to create a cosy space all year round. Add to this the most MAGNIFICENT dining table for entertaining (seats 8), extra space to lounge and a log fire (chimera) for ambience and your holiday wishes are all complete. This property really has it all - 4/5 perfect bedrooms for 6-8 guests, numerous indoor spaces and beautiful outdoor vistas.
The large master bedroom has a queen size bed, with plantation blinds. The room looks out onto the front garden and has an ensuite and robes.
The second bedroom also has a queen size bed with views out to the deck and garden with sliding doors to bring the outside in.
The two middle bedrooms are smaller with single beds.
Bedroom 1 - Queen size bed
Bedroom 2 - Queen size bed
Bedroom 3 - King Single Bed
Bedroom 4 - King Single Bed
Playroom/Studio - Sofa Bed
The main bathroom is rustic with a clawfoot bath for soaking away the stresses of life and a separate shower.
The ensuite is attached to the front master bedroom and is modern with clean lines and glass enclosed shower.
- washing machine
- ironing board
The rear garden is set on multiple levels with a deck including an outdoor table and chairs and stainless steel BBQ for entertaining. This area is also undercover so perfect rain or shine. There is a Balinese inspired garden with Gazebo with a further seating area to relax with a good book and a glass of wine.
There is space for 2 cars to park in the driveway.
- Cooling: Evaporative Cooling, Air Conditioner (Lounge, Studio and Master Bedroom) Overhead Fans (most rooms)
- Heating: Ducted Heating, Electric Heater and Log Fire
- Entertainment: 55" SMART TV (+ Telstra TV) and 30" TV in Playroom/Studio, DVD
- Internet: Unlimited Wifi
- Coffee Machine: Yes (ground coffee)
- Bathroom: Ensuite with Shower, Main Bathroom with Shower and bath
- Car parking: 2 cars
- Kid Friendly: Playroom/Studio
- Distance to the beach: 950 metres - Foreshore 12 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 6 - 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 a lawn area and has secure fencing.
Fencing: fully fenced
Activities in the area
The McCrae Foreshore (Bay Trail) and the Cafe strip are only a short walk away, photographers heaven of bathing boxes and long stretches of white sand. Behind is the activities area of Arthurs Seat with The Eagle, Enchanted Adventure Garden and beautiful Arthurs Seat National Park and SeaWinds gardens. Here you are on the edge of the hinterland and the wonderful wineries of the Mornington Peninsula
- National Parks
- Wineries and gourmet food
- 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 handpicked 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.
"We greatly enjoyed our stay at Blue Haven. The house was spacious and the multiple living/entertaining spaces make it great for groups. Everything was very clean and all the appliances and amenities were excellent, plus the bed in the master bedroom was very comfortable.
We found the location very convenient also. It was about a 10 minute walk to the beach as well as the McCrae shops and cafes. It is also a short drive to the freeway which made getting around the peninsula was very easy.
Overall we'd highly recommend Blue Haven to any families, groups or couple that love some space. We look forward to returning again!"
Michael & Ella
- Air Conditioning
- Bath Tub
- Ceiling Fan
- Cook Top
- Dining Area
- DVD Player
- Wood Fire
- Ironing Board
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Provided
- Lounge Room
- Pet Friendly
- Wireless Internet
- Toaster & Kettle
- Cutlery, Crockery & Glassware
- Washing Machine
- Cookware & serving dishes
- Ducted Heating
- Gas Log Fire
- Kitchen Essentials Basket
- Smoke Detectors
- Private Entrance