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By The Bay - Blairgowrie

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This lovely brick house is so close to the beach you can almost smell the saltwater. Just stroll past two houses and cross the road to the beautiful bay beach.

The 3 bedroom house is set up to be a great entertainer. The open plan dining and lounge area

(with Foxtel) works well with the great size kitchen which is well equipped for all your cooking and entertaining needs.

The whole yard is fully fenced, so there is plenty of privacy and plenty of room for the kids to run. Out the back is a tranquil outdoor entertaining area. Under the large sail is the outdoor setting big enough to seat the whole family plus more.

Catch the morning sun having your coffee and reading the paper on the Jack & Jill seat. In the afternoon relax and read a book (from the many inhouse) on the day bed under the back verandah.

The house is set up with different sitting areas so you can catch the sun or play it safe in the shade. A large 6 burner bbq is ready for use all year round.

The massive garage is set up like a kids / teenagers retreat area. Also great for those adults that like a bit of competition with each other. It has a dining table & chairs to play those board games on. 80 cm TV with built-in DVD Player, couches, dart board, air hockey table and table tennis table and pool table. So if the weather isn't so good, the kids can go to their space and the parents are left in peace inside. There is also a basket ball hoop in the drive to keep them active outside too, plus other outside games.

The main bedroom has a queen size bed with a good size ensuite plus separate walk-in-robe. It has an 80cm Plasma TV with a built-in DVD player.

Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed and the 3rd bedroom has a double bed with a single bed bunk on top. Both bedrooms 2 & 3 have built-in wardrobes.

Porta Cot and High Chair are provided.

Altogether the house sleeps 7.


Please note, this is NOT a party house, so please be mindful of our neighbours.

A Walk in the National Park, Swim, Winery, Coffee ??

The choices of what to do are endless.

Take a short walk past the Blairgowrie Marina up to the many cafes, shops and restaurants that Blairgowrie is known for.

A five minute walk up the road towards the back beach is the famous "Koonya General Store" where you can get your morning paper and a fresh coffee for the stroll home.

A couple of minutes by car and you are in the main street of Sorrento, where you have so much to choose from. Have a coffee or some lunch, maybe dinner and a movie. Otherwise just wear yourself out with the endless shops.

Being situated in the narrowest part of the Peninsula you have a choice of bay beach or ocean beach.

Walk up Huges road to the Koonya Ocean Beach. This is also the entrance to the National Park. The beautiful walking tracks in the National Park are there for you to explore the wonderful coastline that is " The Peninsula ".

Take in one of the many wonderful wineries for a day trip of tastings or take the Sorrento Ferry for a trip to Queenslcliffe for lunch.

Weekend Getaway or Family Holiday

This house suits a quiet weekend for two.

2 or 3 couples for a weekend get together. The girls can hit the shops or pamper themselves with a massage or facial while the guys can have a game of golf. Or spend the day at the beach. Everyone's happy!

Great for a family or two, the kids can bunk in together.

There are plenty of games, movies and books for all ages.

We aim to make your holiday or weekend away one to remember and we love seeing people come to stay again and again.

3 night minimum stay midweek

2 night minimum stay on normal weekends (Fri & Sat)

3 night minimum stay on long weekends (except Easter & Melbourne Cup is 4 nights)

7 night minimum stay in peak time

Sorry, but no schoolies please.

No Pets allowed

More Details

Jo Ramsay
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for letting us stay in your house it was perfect:) would definitely like to rent your house again when we come back :) thanks Tanya
Mar 2018
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Blairgowrie House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • Guests are to provide their own sheets and towels, unless agreed with owner to provide, for an additional cost.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • bay/sound
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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By The Bay - Blairgowrie
average rating of 5.0 based on 45 reviews

Fantastic Beach House

  • 5 of 5

My husband and two teenage boys had a wonderful stay at this property. The location is fabulous, just over the road from the beach. The boys especially enjoyed the “games room”, where they disappeared into for hours on end!

Very comfortable and private home. We will definitely return.


  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2016
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  • 5 of 5

What a great place! We have rented many houses in Europe, North America and Australia and this was by far the best equipped house we have stayed in. A well stocked pantry, no need to buy coffee, tea etc. A brilliant games room, kitchen utensils, beach towels - you name it, this home has it. Jo even put up a Christmas tree for the kids, and provided crackers and chocolates.

A perfect location on the Peninsula, in a quiet neighbourhood. I was nervous about finding the right house for our Aussie Christmas, but I managed to hit the jackpot!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "By The Bay". Perfect location,extremely clean, plenty of room for a family and the games room was a hit! The property has everything you need. We cannot wait to visit again thanks Jo

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
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Essendon, Victoria, Australia

Perfect family and friends getaway

  • 5 of 5

This is our second stay.... fantastic quiet location close to the beach, spacious, clean, well appointed; it has everything including a games area complete with table tennis and pool tables. Jo goes out of her way to ensure she exceeds expectations.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Jo has thought of everything for a lovely, relaxed beach holiday

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Even better!

  • 5 of 5

It's always such a pleasure to stay at By the Bay. Absolutely everything you need for a fabulous beach holiday, with so many special touches to make it extra special. This year we had the added bonus of a newly renovated 'activities room'. Thanks for another great week Jo. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Other Activities:

100 metres to Bay Beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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