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'Dune Haven' closest rental to beach

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Also, check out our other property, "Captain's Cottage",

Dune Haven is the closest rental property in Venus bay to the beach. Walk out the backyard gate along a track to the beach. Backs onto dunes. Brand spanking new modern 3 bedroom home with luxury appointments. JUST COMPLETED December 2014!!!

Features a massive open plan living/kitchen/dining adjoining/overlooking Cape Liptrap Coastal park.

The large block is fully fenced - family and pet friendly. There is also a medium kennel on the under cover deck. We have just installed a Bocce pitch, compete with a basketball ring. We even supply the balls!

Super warm over those cooler nights with a fireplace just fitted! Double glazed windows and bulk insulation thoughout keeps it toasty. It also features air conditioners throughout which both cools and heats to your desired temperature

Large fully equipped kitchen with stone benchtops and stainless appliances.

Main bedroom has a queen size bed with large ensuite and walk in robe. Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed, and built in robe. Bedroom 3 has 2 sets of single bunks with a roll out trundle bed. Both Bedroom 1 and 3 have wall mounted tv's.

European laundry with front loader washing machine and outside clothes line.

The Doyles road inlet beach is only a couple of minutes drive which is a safer swimming option for the little ones. It is also a designated dogs off leash area all year round.

If you are into fishing, there is a decent boat ramp with jetty a short drive away. Other close options are the beach and Doyles road for land based inlet fishing. Tarwin Lower boasts several purpose built boardwalks along the picturesque Tarwin river with another boat ramp.

Go to sleep with just the sound of the surf. Wake up to sounds of the birds. Incredibly quiet position.

Please note, the rate quoted does not include linen but we can provide this as an optional extra if required.

Please note, the guest reviews prior to December 2014 are from our previous property and are no longer valid.

Baby and pet friendly

The property has complimentary port-a-cot, high chair, baby bath and pusher readily available

Well behaved pets are welcome at Dune Haven. The property is set on a large, fully fenced block giving them plenty of room to sniff around and explore. We allow pets inside (not on the furniture or in the bedrooms).There is also a medium sized kennel on the under cover deck. Please advise if you are bringing pets when booking.

Venus Bay beaches are dog friendly between beach 1 and 5 with the usual limited times over peak periods. A designated dogs off leash beach is only a short drive away.

Things to see and do

Venus Bay's pristine beach a short walk out the back yard.

Doyles road inlet beach is great for the kids, fishing and a designated dogs off leash beach.

Venus Bay village has a fantastic Cafe, general store, and fish and chip, pizza, fishing/beachwear, Ice cream shops,

Tarwin Lower has a great pub with courtesy bus that picks you up from your door. There is also a larger general store, butcher, post office, organic store, chemist, Home hardware, craft shop, petrol station and take away store.

It is a great base for a day trip to either Philip Island or Wilson's Promontory. Both of these are a nice scenic drive away and are feature packed. Why not stop in at Walkerville South on the way for beautiful protected beaches with incredible views.

Wonthaggi Coal mine is well worth a visit and has a very interesting underground tour, especially if the kids are into Minecraft. Another local Coal experience can be had at Korumburra. It is the South Gippsland version of Sovereign Hill.

There are farmers' markets aplenty. With Koonwarra, Tarwin Lower, Kongwak, Inverloch and Wonthaggi all hosting markets, there is generally one on somewhere. They have beautiful fresh local produce.

Also check out our other property if this is not available:

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Steven Frisby
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018


Venus Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Very large with twin vanities
    Ensuite - toilet , shower , Ensuite services main bedroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 5 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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'Dune Haven' closest rental to beach
average rating of 4.571429 based on 63 reviews

Fantastic family stay

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely home with a beachy feel. Amenities are fantastic, beds are comfy, and the location is beautiful. Planning to stay again soon.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

That one you are looking for!

  • 5 of 5

There is something reassuring about discovering that the owners of your rental are serious about their property and ensuring that those who stay there have a good time.

First impressions of Dune Haven are very good. It is a spacious, attractive, well presented and maintained property. It is modern, scrupulously clean, and exceptionally well located just minutes easy stroll from the number 5 beach. That alone gives it an excellent rating. But once you poke around the house a bit, you see the extent to which the owners have gone to make the property as enjoyable and trouble free for renters as possible.

First, there are impressive entertainment options... flat screen TVs, PlayStation, Wii, Bluetooth speakers and a substantial collection of DVDs. There are books and games. There are beds set up for six people, but there are also two additional trundle beds stashed away! For those with babies and infants, there is even a portable crib, pusher, even a babies bath at the property. So if you’ve forgotten (or just couldn’t be bothered) to bring these things, you’re covered. There is a pushbike in the yard, and an acoustic guitar on a stand in the living room. There is a fireplace with wood cut and stacked ready, and a huge gas barbecue. And on top of all of this, your dog is welcome! I can’t say how impressed I was with the effort the owners have gone to, to make life easy and pleasurable for their customers.

I don’t think I could recommend a beach rental more highly, particularly for the price.

We (2 adults, 2 children - 9 and 10, no dog) stayed in October 2017 and our children described our stay as one of the best beach holidays they’ve had.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australia


  • 5 of 5

A great place to get away from it all...close to Phillip Island and Wilson's Promontory or just do nothing. Fenced yard for dogs...check each morning for wombat holes!!! Lol!!! Doyles Road Inlet worth a look with dogs. Friendly, helpful owners.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Amazing home and great for families

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved Dune Haven. It had everything and more you would need for a fabulous holiday. So close to the beach, cozy fireplace and great kitchen and BBQ to top it off. My 2.5 year old had the best time and he is still talking about Wally the wombat that visited the first night.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia

What a great property!

  • 5 of 5

Property is very well presented and very comfortable. House has pretty much everything you need. Short walk to Beach No5 is a bonus.

Could do with some instructions for the electronics in the house and maybe a starter set of wood and kindling for the fire.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

Amazing place to get away and relax!! Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Closest rental to beach in VBa


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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