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A Castle- Lakefront with a jetty & Pet friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

"How's the serenity!" A Castle, like it's namesake from the movie "The Castle", is an absolute waterfront property that edges the banks of Lake King. No powerlines in sight, just uninterupted views of the lake with the mountains in the background.

Sit on the deck in summer with a cheeky chardonny, or inside by the open fire with a serene shiraz during the mild winter months, watching the seabirds and boating activities, and simply "absorb the vibe"... This 3 bedroom property provides all that you would require for your seaside holiday. A fabulous location, with it's own private jetty for fishing or water sports. Experience beautiful sunrises over the lake in the morning and soak up the sun on your sheltered deck.

'A Castle', is only 6km from Paynesville village, where you will find restaurants and cafes, two supermarkets, and quaint shops, where you can purchase that special souvenir to remind you of your seaside holiday. Both the Paynesville Cruiser Club and the Old Paynesville Pub have courtesy buses, for your convenience, if you want a night out on the town, without the worry of drink driving.

Take one of the commercial cruises from either Paynesville, Lakes Entrance, or Metung, and explore the largest inland lake system in Australia, visiting the many ports and the magnificent 90 mile surf beach. If you are lucky enough to have your own boat, the possibilities are endless, and you can divert to the less visited Rottamah Island, Sperm Whale head, And Picnic Point, just to name a few.

The yard is fully fenced both front and rear of the property, so your furry friends can enjoy your family holiday too. There are plenty of walking tracks that lead you to Paynesville, or down to the Mitchel river, and the Eagle Point wildlife sancturary. And there is wildlife in abundance! You are almost certain to see a mob of kangaroos in the afternoons along the Eagle Point to Paynesville walking track. Pelicans, plovers, kookaburras, cockatoos and parrots sharing your private garden space. Watch the dolphins gliding past, and the resident eagles soaring overhead.This really is an escape from the pressures of the city.

A castle also has it's own section of beach, for the children and the dogs to swim, or launch your kayaks and canoes for a row around the foreshore. Plenty of fishing to be enjoyed and cooked on the barbecue in the summer sun. Some of the best fishing to be had, is up one of the many rivers that feed into the lake system. The Mitchell river is within walking distance from 'A Castle' and provides ample shoreline to enjoy this relaxing activity.

So many things to do and see. Why would you go anywhere else, 'Ahh, The Serenity'

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2017


Other Activities:

Water sports


Paynesville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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A Castle- Lakefront with a jetty & Pet friendly!
average rating of 4.862069 based on 29 reviews
Belgrave, Victoria, Australia

Very comfortable with everything we needed

  • 5 of 5

Me and my three sisters had a wonderful weekend away together at this property. It's very spacious and well set up specifically for entertaining, dining and hanging out together. With the two fireplaces and split system we were warm and cozy despite the weather. We would certainly recommend this property for a group looking to get away together. It's also only 5 minutes drive from the shops in Paynesville and 10 from Bairnsdale. Thank you very much to our hosts Wendy and Gary!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: I am so pleased Elizabeth that you spent some quality time with your sisters and that you got to revisit your old haunt, Raymond Island. We hope to see you all again. Cheers Wendy
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great location, great views, easy to find

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed with out fur babies at the house and (except that the fences don't really cater to hold small dogs in check) really enjoyed it. We had beautiful winter weather and the rear deck was nicely protected from the wind so that I could enjoy the sun on those really comfy lounges.

The 2 fire places were really nice too but also needed in order to keep the house warm. There is ONE reverse cycle unit in the lounge and -after scavenging the through the house- we found a little heater to heat up the freezing bedroom. After going to Bunnings to buy another 100kg of wood we could keep the fire places running for most of the day and it was nice and cozy finally.

Overall, really nice house, well taken care of, grounds could do with some maintenance but overall highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Bernd, I'm not surprised that you felt the cold, being one of the coldest winters on record and also being only 2 hours drive from the snowline at Hotham. I am surprised that you didn't take advantage of the woodpile in the carport, but perhaps your preferred your wood already split. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday overall. Cheers Wendy
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Awesome place!!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable place and spacious. The fact that its pet friendly made the trip feel complete. Great water view from the living room and back bbq area. The house is well equipped with everything you need. Absolutely perfect. Definitely coming back here.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: We would welcome you back with open arms Jordon. If the beds hadn't been slept in, I wouldn't have known you'd been here! We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Wendy
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Officer, Victoria, Australia

Loved A Castle

  • 5 of 5

Our family , including our little fur baby, really enjoyed our stay at A Castle. Everything was immaculately clean and attention to detail for our comfort was spot-on. The view was amazing and feeding the two resident swans was an unexpected treat. Can highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway with or without the family dog but our little guy loved his first ever holiday in a lovely house with fully fenced yard.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you Alex. It is so good to hear from our guests, that they were happy with our little slice of paradise. We appreciate you taking the time to post a review and hope to see you back someday. Cheers Wendy
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Mornington, Victoria, Australia

Tranquil and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic property! Comfortable, cozy, and with fantastic views, this property was clean and tidy, and provided our family with the perfect short escape from our busy lifestyle. Wendy (the owner) was fantastic and accommodating in making sure our stay was great. We highly recommend a stay at this property.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Shane, glad you enjoyed your short break. We look forward to you coming back. Cheers Wendy
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Wonderful property with stunning lake view

  • 4 of 5

As soon as we arrived, we were greeted with the beautiful lake view and a private jetty. We were able to watch the sunrise and sunset from the living room while sitting by the open fire. The house was very clean and felt quite homely. Our puppy also had a great time running along the jetty and conversing with the two swans! We hope to be back again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: You are always welcome back Chantel. Glad you had a nice holiday by the lake.
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  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 6 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $200 per stay

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