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Station Master's - linen service and pets welcome

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Fantastic position, fully fenced, within easy walking distance to Beach No. 1, Venus Bay village and children's playground around the corner. Pets very welcome - please advise if bringing pets when booking.

Unlike most rental properties in Venus Bay, we provide a full linen service including bathroom towels as well as tea-towels. All beds are freshly made up for your arrival, complete with doonas, cushions and electric blankets to the queens. There are no additional charges to stay at our property, a bond is not required and the linen service and cleaning cost is included in the nightly rate.

This 3 bedroom cottage offers style and character. It has been verified as the original Station Master's Cottage (Circa 1913) from the old Anderson railway station, which was located at what is now the Phillip Island roundabout. The house was relocated to its current position in 1981, following the closure of the rail line from Nyora to Wonthaggi.

Behind the picket fence lies a charming cottage steeped in history and offering stylish accommodation, while retaining much of its century old woodwork.

The cottage has an open plan living area, which features original dado panelling, complemented by leather couches and decor. This adjoins the spacious light-filled kitchen/dining area. With 3 large bedrooms the first two comprise queen beds, the third has 2 single beds.

Features include fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, LCD TV, DVD, CD/iPod player, split system, electric blankets on queen beds and separate laundry with washing machine, bathroom and separate toilet. Clothesline located north side of cottage.

Well behaved pets are welcome. The property is set on a large flat block giving pets plenty of room to run around and explore. It is fully fenced and pets are allowed inside (not on the furniture or in the bedrooms). Please advise if bringing pets when booking.

Head outside to an undercover deck complete with BBQ and outdoor setting. The cottage is set on a fully fenced block (650sq mtrs), which makes it perfect for families and a dog's paradise. Whether you want to spend the day on the beach or have a quiet relax on the decks, this one's for you.

Long driveway allows for up to 3 cars to be parked securely behind the front gates.

Within easy walking distance to local general store/cafe & eateries, children's playground, parkland & public BBQ area as well as Beach no. 1. Plenty of fishing to be had on any of the 5 beaches. Walking/bike track riverside to Tarwin Lower where you can dine at the local historical pub and visit nearby shops or hire the tennis courts. Put the kayak in at Estate No. 2 boat ramp - Anderson's Inlet, or at Tarwin Lower - Tarwin River.

7 Reasons to stay;

1. Minutes walk from village and beach

2. No need to bring linen

3. A secure environment for your children and pets

4. Great rear outdoor area for BBQ's and fun!

5. Historic property with every amenity

6. Long walks along pristine surf beach

7. Renowned surf and river fishing

Local attractions: Things to see and do in the surrounding areas:

Agnes Falls: at 59 metres, Agnes Falls are the highest single span falls in Victoria – pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the serenity!

Bald Hill (52 turbine wind farm)

Cape Liptrap lighthouse: beautiful ocean views

Doyles Road Inlet beach - Estate 3 Venus Bay: a safe place for children to play in the water as well as off lead beach for your pet - Andersons Inlet

Fish Creek: quirky shops and recently refurbished hotel with good meals

Foster: Exchange Hotel – great meals – a lot to see and do in and around this town

Inverloch: beach and boating, a couple of pubs and a few restaurants – Vella 9 is the place to be or try the new tapas bar The Black Sheep!

Koonwarra General Store: great morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea

Kongwak: best market on every Sunday of the year

Korumburra: visit Coal Creek Historic town

Leongatha: nice little country town - local RSL for affordable lunch or dinner

Loch: renowned for its annual Antique Fair (held in September)

Phillip Island: heaps to see and do, don't forget the fairy penguins - not dog friendly

Port Albert: great fish and chips – worth the drive!

RACV Inverloch: have a nice afternoon tea (or lunch) overlooking the wind farm towards Wilsons Prom

Tarwin Riverside Hotel: good meals and relaxing atmosphere

Walkerville: rock caves and old lime stone kiln

Wilson's Prom: fantastic walking tracks, not dog friendly

Wonthaggi: State Coal mine worth a visit

"For your added security, this property is only managed in Australia and we never request payments be made to overseas bank accounts"

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018


Venus Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Station Master's - linen service and pets welcome
average rating of 4.820513 based on 78 reviews

Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and cottage had everything we needed!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely love this 'little' house (much bigger than it looks) So charming and has everything you need. Very clean and tidy! Can tell it is well loved. Thank you for a lovely stay, we will be back again!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Victoria, Australia

Great property

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 who enjoyed our September stay at SMC. It has everything you need for a comfortable stay. The kids loved the good sized secure yard and tree to climb. Very well equipped in terms of cooking/kitchen utensils. Loved the little extras like hot water bottles and snap lock bags. Prompt communication with the owner was appreciated. Clean and well maintained. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and comfortable accommodation. A good base for nearby attractions. Maybe more suitable in the warmer months.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Comfortable and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Station Master's Cottage last weekend. Everything we needed (and more) was provided. Easy walk to all facilities and the fenced yard was perfect for our dog. We will book again for our next visit to Venus Bay

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Great Value

  • 5 of 5

Cute place. Nice area. Family and small dog enjoyed the break.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

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