About the property
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- Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights
This is a hamburger with the lot plus more....
THE FAMILY SHACK IS LIKE A HAMBURGER WITH THE LOT!!
HAS BEEN NATIONAL WINNER - STAYZ BEST FAMILY ACCOMMODATION
HAS BEEN STATE WINNER - STAYZ BEST PET FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION
NOW WITH FREE WIFI!!
FEEL FREE TO CONTACT MADDIE ON 0 4 1 7 5 1 6 2 0 4 TO DISCUSS DATES AND RATES AND TO MAKE ANY ENQUIRIES.
The Family Shack is a bright, spacious, property situated in a leafy, quiet street in Rye which leads directly to the beach. Accommodates up to 12. Ideal for 2-3 families to enjoy. Complete with all mod cons including dishwasher, dryer, airconditioning (3 units) and even a coffee machine and a Nutribullet to enjoy! Property features include bathroom with corner spa, second toilet, games room with billiard table, table tennis table, air hockey and soccer tables, Sports Shed full of bikes and sporting equipment, trampoline with safety net, basketball ring, cubby house with slide and sandpit, BBQ facilities, numerous TVs, VCR and DVD players and outdoor sand wash/shower for when you get back from the beach. Fully fenced, secure, rear garden. Pet friendly. Extended checkout or early check-in offered (subject to availability).
The Family Shack has to be the best place on the Mornington Peninsula for a family getaway where mums and dads can chill out while their kids happily entertain themselves. The attention to detail that the owners have given to setting up this property as a family getaway is amazing. They have 4 kids themselves so have thought of everything that could make a family break as memorable and as enjoyable as possible for everyone.
The kids will never want to leave and the parents, well, they can enjoy a quiet beer or a wine in the spa upstairs or at the outside bar while the kids explore all that there is to offer in the games room downstairs, in the Sports Shed and in the garden.
The Family Shack is a 3 bedroom split level home with a bungalow serving as a 4th bedroom.
You will have your very own games room that you don't need to share with anyone!! On the lower level, there is a fabulous kids retreat/games room which provides plenty of entertainment for the kids (and the grown ups!!) - it is guaranteed to keep the kids occupied during their stay.
In the games room there are billiard, table tennis, soccer and air hockey tables along with a TV and DVD player, a library of books, oodles of board games and plenty of bean bags to relax on.
As it that isn't enough, the property also offers a Sports Shed which is laden with bikes, scooters, skateboards, rollerblades, pogo stick, bats and balls, buckets and spades, totem tennis, volleyball net, inflatable water toys, boogie boards, surf board, various other sports equipment and even a fishing rod or two.
FUN FOR THE KIDS
In the rear garden, you will find a trampoline with safety net, a cubby house with slide and sandpit and a basketball ring for the family to enjoy. There are also a couple of little-shell style wading pools for littlies to enjoy on a sunny day. Finally, there is also a little artificial putting green in the sunroom with a couple of putters and some golfballs to have a friendly putting competition. To top it off, you can make use of the dartboard and have a friendly comp.
LOTS FOR BABES AND TOTS
For families with babies and toddlers, the sunroom at the front of the property contains everything you could possibly need including portacots, highchairs, baby baths, prams, rockers, bath rings, toilet training system, potties, step up stools (so littlies can reach the bathroom sink), baby linen and an abundance of toys, blocks, etc to keep youngsters entertained.
The Family Shack is looked after lovingly - but the best part is that it is a 1970's home and is not so precious that families have to worry about tiptoeing around precious furniture and decor; whilst the property is super neat, super clean and comfy, it is also a property where everyone can relax and enjoy themselves without worrying.
BEDROOM CONFIGURATION IN MAIN HOUSE
Upstairs in the main part of the house, there are 3 bedrooms, 2 with QS beds and one bedroom with 2 sets of bunks (one a single bunk and one (one bunk a single bunk and one a tri bunk with a double bed on the bottom) and 1 trundle. There are no steps inside the main house so it's good for youngsters.
The kitchen is fully equipped with all the mod cons you could ask for including kettle, toaster, dishwasher, microwave, sandwich presses (2), coffee machine, Nutribullet, milkshake maker, plasticware/cutlery for young children, wraps (foil, glad wrap, baking paper, paper towel, serviettes), stick mixer, blender, chux, scourers, dishwashing liquid, flyspray etc.There are 3 fridges too (one in the kitchen, one in the rear sunroom and one in the bungalow).
ALL THE LITTLE EXTRAS
Guests are also provided with the following provisions to help them settle in and enjoy their stay: great selection of teas, coffee, sugar, equal, milk, condiments including salt and pepper, oil, vinegar, tomato sauce, soy sauce, sweet chilli sauce, BBQ sauce, salad dressings and toiletries including soap, shampoo, conditioner, bubble bath and toilet paper.
Next to the kitchen is a dining room with a table that comfortably sits 10 but can also seat 12. The dining area leads to the lounge which has a split system and plenty of seating including some bean bags. The boys will love the big flat screen TV (and the remote of course!!), the DVD and VCR and the large library of DVDs and videos.
The large bathroom contains a toilet, corner spa bath and shower. There is also a separate, second toilet in the rear sunroom. In addition, there is a shave cabinet above the laundry sink so if the bathroom is already occupied, you can brush your teeth, have a shave or apply your make up in the laundry. There is a second outside shower in the rear garden for the summer months when you return from the beach.
THE BUNK HOUSE
The Family Shack also has a bungalow in the rear garden (close to the house) for use by larger groups. The bungalow contains 2 sets of bunks, one trundle, one QS sofa bed, one SB mattress, cosy sitting area with coffee table, fridge, coffee and tea making facilities, TV, DVD player, logfire style electric heater, airconditioner.
At the rear of The Family Shack, there is a paved outdoor entertaining area complete with outside bar, 4 burner gas BBQ, good size timber outdoor setting and market umbrellas for those sunny days. The BBQ area overlooks the garden so parents can watch their kids have a bounce on the tramp, play in the cubby/sandpit or shoot some hoops while they enjoy a quiet drink together in the BBQ area.
WHAT BEDDING AND LINEN IS PROVIDED
We appreciate that families do not want to fill the car with heaps of bedding and linen so the following is provided: mattress protectors, doonas and doona covers, pillows and pillowcases, teatowels, bath mats, handtowels and facewashers. All guests need to bring are their own towels and sheets (or sleeping bags). Towels and sheets can be supplied at an extra cost.
Your beloved pooch hasn't been forgotten either. The garden is fully fenced so your four legged friend is safe to explore the surrounds and perhaps bury a bone or two. There is a kennel in the rear garden. We also offer a safe, enclosed sunroom with a doggy door which contains 3 dog beds (3 x soft fabric beds) so your pooch can have his or her own inside sleeping quarters at night. There is also a sling bed outside if your doggy needsDog bowls, pooper scoopers and poo bags are also provided. There are also plenty of dog-friendly beaches close by for your pooches to have a run and a splash. Whilst pets are permitted in the house, we ask that they not be allowed in the bedrooms.
CLOSE TO BEACH
The property is walking distance (900m) to the lovely Tyrone foreshore between Rye and Blairgowrie - one of the most sought after beaches on the Peninsula.
There is ample off-street parking at The Family Shack for cars, boat, jetskis etc.
RATES BASED ON UP TO 6 GUESTS STAYING - ADDITIONAL COSTS FOR EXTRA GUESTS - REQUEST A QUOTE. MINIMUM 10 GUESTS CHRISTMAS PEAK.
This is the ideal retreat for family getaways. End of school celebrations, parties and functions not permitted. Nightly rates are based on 6 guests staying. Additional costs apply for extra persons.
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- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
About Maddie Jennings
I am a busy, happily married mum of four. My husband, Michael, is gold! I am truly blessed to have him! I work full time as does Michael to make ends meet (kids aren't cheap are they!!). Michael and I get a tremendous amount of joy seeing families and friends enjoy some quality time together at The Family Shack. We encourage prospective guests to have a peep at our property reviews which gives some insight into what your experience at the shack is likely to be.
Maddie Jennings purchased this House in 2010
Why Maddie Jennings chose Mornington Peninsula Shire
It has everything and more!! It has to be the best home on the Peninsula in terms of provisions. Everything you can possibly think of is provided to ensure you have a good stay. Kitchen, bathroom and laundry offeriings are in abundance. Pet, child and family friendly. Games room with table tennis table, soccer table, air hockey tables, billiard table, board games, TV/DVD etc etc. Loads of outdoor sporting equipment, oodles of bikes, basketball ring, tramp, cubby, sandpit etc etc. Bring the kids - they will be so occupied exploring all that there is to do at the property that you won't even see them. You are guaranteed to have a true holiday. And with the beautiful Tyrone beach at the end of the street, families and friends can make some wonderful memories in the sand and water.
What makes this House unique
Fun, fun and more fun. Free wifi. Well stocked pantry. Bottle of champagne on arrival. Fridge provisions - juice, milk etc Multitude of activities, bikes/helmets, games room and other sporting equipment not equalled anywhere. Free tourist info material, brochures etc so you don’t need to head to a tourist information centre - we have developed one right there in the lounge room just for you. Extraordinary supply of provisions - you definitely don't need to bring the kitchen sink with you - sauces, dressings, spreads, vast selection of teas, coffee, condiments, spreads, coffee maker, blenders, kids plasticware/cutlery etc all there waiting for you. All toiletries provided even down to hairspray, moisturisers, sunscreen, dry shampoo, deodorant, baby wipes, face wipes, aerogard. Pet friendly - again, everything you could possibly think of is provided - dog beds, kennel, toys, balls, leads, poo bags, bowls, etc Baby and child friendly - again, everything is there - don't stress about trying to fit everything in the car as I am sure we will have it there waiting for you. Call before you pack. Portacots, linen, highchairs, baby baths, toys, rockers, step up stools, bath rings, toilet training system, potties, bottle brushes all there for your use to name just a few things. You name it, we have it! Most of all, we are unique in that The Family Shack is designed to keep guests fully entertained. Lots of outdoor entertaining areas, plenty of activities for the kids - you won't even see them! If you are a parent, you are assured a rest - the house lends itself to relaxation and having fun. It has an aura about it that makes you feel right at home the minute you step inside! Lastly, Maddie is contactable 24/7 if you have any queries, require any information about what is on offer along the Peninsula etc
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Check-in: 3:30 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
great getaway place
Perfect in every way
No need to leave the place , has everything to keep you entertained and to relax.
Nice to have the basics in the kitchen pantry, without worrying about it.
Place was comfortable and clean , with ample sleeping areas.
Will definitely tell my friends and as Arnold schwarzenegger SAYS " I'll be back "
It has EVERYTHING!!
We loved our stay. Not only was it so clean (not even a speck of dust or cobwebs) but the amount of bikes, toys, games, puzzles, beach activities, helmets....everything! I have a 1yo and 5yo who were kept so busy with all the things to do.
Kitchen has it all, plus more. The best equipt kitchen we have had in a holiday rental.
Only downside for us was the lack of storage in bedroom...there isn’t any for a family.
But the rest makes up for it! Highly recommend!
The family shack has it all
My family of 5 humans and 3 paw kids absolutely loved our stay at the family shack. Maddie had thought of every possible need a family and their pets may have to enjoy a wonderful holiday. We loved the games room, the outdoor spaces and the close proximity to beaches. Maddie was fabulous to deal with. Overall we had a great time away in a home away from home.
Wonderful Family Stay
We've just spent a week at The Family Shack & we absolutely loved it! It was clean, had everything you could imagine needed for the family & Maddie was a joy to deal with. We'll be making The Family Shack a family get away again.
The Best Family Accom Ever!
We had an amazing stay in August, not because of the weather obviously but because of the entertainment within this very comfortable holiday house. Our 18 month old and 3 year old couldn't get enough of the cubby and trampoline and we all loved having a hit of table tennis and playing air hockey. They have provided for all ages! We created great memories at the The Family Shack and we'll definitely be back.
Fantastic place for the family
We had a blast, even in winter, the kids had lost to do and the place was WARM and homely. Our host was extremely understanding and the overall experience was great.