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FRANK'S SHACK ~ Dromana beach retreat

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 2,798 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 living areas, perfect for big groups, close to beach.

Plenty of living space for up to 3 families is offered at Frank's Shack ~ Dromana Beach Escape. The property is a short 200m walk to the beach and comfortably accommodates 14-16 guests.

The historic homestead is situated on a quiet road and bay views await you from the moment you step out of your car.

Leave the car at home and enjoy a 10 minute walk to Dromana shopping strip with cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Frank's Shack is also located 500m from the base of Arthur's Seat chairlift.

Frank's Shack offers free Wi-Fi so guests can stay connected while they are away from home.

Featuring 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets and 3 living spaces, spread over 2 levels, Frank's Shack will give you all the room you need to kick back and relax by the beach.

Families are welcome and high chair and portacot are available for use.

Upstairs includes:

*Air conditioned, gas heated, Coonara, fan cooled for year round comfort.

*Stunning polished floorboards throughout.

*Lounge room with split system heating/cooling, flat screen TV, DVD player, CD player.

*Sunlight filled, open plan living area with coonara wood fire, iPod dock & speakers, dining table for 8 and window seats with bay views- this area easily accommodates 16+ guests at the one time!

*3rd living area with table tennis, gas heating, ceiling fan, couch, chairs, bay views, mini kitchenette/bar with 2 extra fridges and sink plus sofa bed, sleeping 2.

*Kitchen with big fridge, oven/stove, microwave, dishwasher and adjacent breakfast bench for 4 - overlooking main lounge area.

*Main bedroom with king-size bed and built in robes.

*Bedroom 2 with dual aspect windows and bay views. Bedroom has direct access to upstairs bathroom. Double bed and drawers.

*Bedroom 3 with double bed, built in robes, portable fan.

*Upstairs laundry has washing machine.

*Upstairs bathroom has shower, toilet and vanity with double basins.

Downstairs you will discover:

* Bedroom 4 with 3 sets of bunk beds plus split system air-con.

* Bedroom 5 with queen bed plus split system air-con.

* Main bathroom with shower, double vanity and freestanding bath.

* 2 separate toilets.

Outdoors the space continues with fabulous new entertaining deck with bbq and outdoor setting. Outdoor shower for washing sand off after a day at the beach, plus outdoor gas heater. Fully fenced yard with plenty of off street parking and room for several cars, boat and/or jetski.

Bedding Configuration:

Sleeping configuration:

Bedroom 1 u/s: King size bed, sleeps 2.

Bedroom 2 u/s: Double bed, sleeps 2.

Bedroom 3 u/s: Double bed, sleeps 2.

Bedroom 4 d/s: 3 x single bunks, sleeps 6.

Bedroom 5 d/s: 1 x Queen bed, sleeps 2.

Games room Area u/s: sofa bed, sleeps 2.

Portacot if required.

Property is suitable for:

Frank's Shack is suitable for families, mature groups aged over 30 years and couples seeking a relaxing seaside break. Small dogs are welcome with approval. The backyard is fully fenced and the verandah has a low fenced section suitable for small dogs.

ALL TARIFFS ARE BYO LINEN. Guests BYO top and bottom sheets, pillowcases, towels and teatowels.

Linen optional - $44 per bed. of $377 whole house.


STRICT NO PARTYING POLICY AT ALL TIMES. Any group having a party will face immediate eviction with no refund offered.

High Peak rate applies for any booking that includes Christmas or New Year's Eve.

More Details

Mornington Peninsula Seastays
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Mornington Peninsula Seastays

Just an easy commute from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is the ideal holiday location. Mornington Peninsula Seastays offers a range of beach houses across the peninsula, all located close to beautiful swimming beaches or wild and rugged surf back beaches. We have specially chosen a variety of properties to suit your needs and we are happy to offer advice on the local area.

Why Mornington Peninsula Seastays chose Dromana

Frank's Shack offers spacious large group accommodation. It is popular with family groups, wedding guests, sporting groups and for work or relaxation retreats.

What makes this house unique

The large property is perfectly situated close to the beach, reception centres, wineries, chair lift and enchanted maze. It is an original Dromana property that has been renovated with great love. Frank's Shack holds many precious family memories and we invite you to add to the great times here!


Dromana House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please leave house neat and tidy, as you find it.
  • Parking on driveway or nature strip only - please no parking on front lawn.
  • Guests to BYO firewood for wood fire.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs bathroom - toilet , shower , Dual access from Bedroom 1 or games room
    Downstairs toilet 2 - toilet
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , Large bath, shower, separate toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Upstairs - King size bed: 2 guests
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upstairs - Double bed: 2 guests
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Upstairs - Double bed: 2 guests
    Bedroom 4 - 6 twin/ single , Downstairs - 3 sets of single bunks: 6 guests
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , Downstairs - Queen bed: 2 guests
    Sofa Bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs (games room)- Sofa bed: 2 guests
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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FRANK'S SHACK ~ Dromana beach retreat
average rating of 4.6551723 based on 29 reviews

Great location and layout of the home. Family friendly home however needs maintaince and upkeep

  • 3 of 5

Great location and layout of the home. Family friendly home however some maintaince and upkeep really need to be done.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Christalia, for your review and your stay at Frank's Shack. We are glad you enjoyed the location and layout. Frank's Shack is one of Dromana's first properties. It has been lovingly renovated and most guests appreciate the new, ultra modern bathrooms in the home. Many of the original features still exist, including the hand-painted murals on the walls. We embrace the old fashioned charm and yet the recent renovations have been sympathetically done. However, if you are after a newly built property with all modern fixtures and fittings then it probably won't suit.
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Excellent for the larger group holiday!

  • 5 of 5

One thing we found excellent about this property is the way we could all sprawl out around the different living areas...There was never any feeling of being cramped in together, and with 9 adults and 3 kids, that's not an easy thing to achieve. Its super close (an easy walk) to a good swimming beach and within walking distance to the local town if you could be bothered. Its also really close to the chair lift and Arthurs Seat. There is a really good sized very secure yard for kids to play in and a great deck to sit out on and watch them!

Would definitely recommend this property to anyone looking to stay in Dromana.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review, Julie. It was such a pleasure to have you stay. Thanks for adding to the wonderful memories at Frank's Shack!
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NSW, Australia

Perfect for our Group

  • 5 of 5

We had a junior sports team and parents stay at franks Shack and it was perfect for our group of 16 (8 kids and 8 parents) Loved to warm fire. The house was beautifully renovated. The only problems we has (and they were not really problems) was that there could have been a little more cutlery and the driveway was a bit tricky for smaller cars. Highly recommended for any large family group.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great house for large family group aged 70 to 4!!!

  • 4 of 5

Plenty of room for kids to roam in garden. Nice and easy walk to beach and shops.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Maria, for your positive comments! We were happy to be able to host your family getaway and hope you'll be back to stay soon.
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Fantastic Beach Getaway

  • 5 of 5

As a group of family and friends we visited Frank's Shack for a weekend away and thoroughly enjoyed our time down there. The house had everything we needed and was only a two minute walk to the beach. The weather was fantastic which meant the BBQ and outside area came in very handy. The large dining area worked well with such a large group and the living space accommodated everyone without feeling too small. I would highly recommend a trip to Frank's Shack and hope to return myself at some point soon! Many Thanks!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Lucia, for your fantastic review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the property so much. Thanks for your stay!
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Great spot for extended family stay

  • 4 of 5

House is amazing. Was plenty of room for our three young families (6 kids) plus Gran and Granddad to relax in. Kids love the tabletennis and yard and parents loved the coffee machine and all the space.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Rebecca, for your comments. I am pleased to hear that your 3 families and grandparents enjoyed the space and facilities at Frank's Shack! Merry Christmas to you all!
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Nearest Airport
109 Kilometres
Tullamarine (Melbourne) airport
Nearest Barpub
1.9 Kilometres
Dromana Hotel
Nearest Ferry
22 Kilometres
Sorrento Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
5.1 Kilometres
Safety Beach Country Club
Nearest Train
33 Kilometres
Frankston Station
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Mornington Peninsula Fwy
Nearest Restaurant
800 Metres
La Best Pizza and Pasta
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Car: recommended
Other Activities:



Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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