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Shellback: 75 Acres, Ocean & Prom Views

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Shellback is a three bedroom cottage (with a small fourth bedroom) set on 75 private acres with spectacular views of Wilson’s Promontory across the ocean. It is a unique country property on acreage with “hidden away” feel.

The road to Cape Liptrap is an exclusive part of Australia. About one third of the peninsula is National/Coastal Park, with farmland nestled within. Shellback is one of only a handful of country properties located on this peninsula. Rainfall in South Gippsland is higher than the rest of Victoria, so the landscape stays lush long after west and central Victoria has browned off.

The peninsula’s landscape is green rolling hills right out to the Cape, where the cliffs drop off to Bass Strait. It is the second most southerly point of mainland Australia. Cape Liptrap juts out and picks up swell created miles out in the Southern Ocean, which crashes heavily on the cliffs below the lighthouse. It is a powerful place: Harshly beautiful.

To get to the Shellback house you need to drive through a paddock, past two dams and under two rows of pine trees. The house has its own fenced enclosure. Sheep or cattle are grazed by the neighbouring farmer, so there is often livestock in the paddocks surrounding the house.

The lower one third of the property’ the owners have dedicated to wildlife conservation. Several creeks meander through the bushland. Walking tracks have been cut, so there is plenty of exploring to do without leaving the property. There is a map of the property included in the photos.

The proximity of so-much national park on the peninsula supports a great array of wildlife and provides wildlife corridors. Kangaroos, wallaby’s, lizards, echidna’s, possums, wombats, owls, frogs, eagles are residents, or common visitors to Shellback. There is always a myriad of birds including galah’s, cockatoo’s, blue wrens, swallows and our favourite; black cockatoos. One night driving back from Fish Creek we saw 12 wombats. There are local wedge tailed eagles that are often seen hunting in pairs or taking a rest at Shellback. They’re huge up close.

The closest beaches are Bear Gully and Walkerville South about six minutes-drive. It is the location for the fabulous children’s book “Magic Beach” by Allison Lester. The beach is beautiful, offering sandy stretches, climbing rocks and rock pools. When you are there it is easy to imagine how Allison dreamed up the events in the book. Even in peak season it is rarely crowded. If seclusion is your thing, you can walk toward and Bear Gully and usually find a beach to yourself. There is awesome snorkeling around arch rock.

SLEEPING

Sleeps 6 people: 4 bedroom (4th bedroom very small): 2 bathrooms (2 showers, 1x bath)

• Master bedroom with en-suite and queen bed

• Second bedroom with double bed

• Third bedroom with 2x singles

• Small forth bedroom with single

AMENITIES

Fully Self Contained House

Enticing new kitchen to cook in, fully equipped with Dishwasher and Microwave

Front and back decks with outdoor settings

Reverse cycle air conditioning

BBQ

Fully equipped laundry

TV, DVD

Cubby house

Sandpit

Cricket set, bocce, Table Tennis – The garage is set up as a games room

Great walks around the property

Wood fire with plenty of wood supplied

Clean, comfortable beds with quality pillows

WHAT IT DOES NOT HAVE

- We do not currently have a linen service. You will need to bring your own bed sheets, doona covers and towels. We supply hand towels, tea towels and bath mats as most people forget these (including us).

- No Rubbish Collection in the area. You will need to take your own rubbish with you or take it to the local transfer station. We have compost.

Shellback is named after the closest island in view of the house. You can see the island from the kitchen, straight ahead. It is a creamy white colour and resembles a clam shell. Behind, Wilson's Promontory has it's own weather patterns. It is always changing. Sometimes the blue hills are shrouded in mist, sometimes clear and sharp, and sometimes the Prom puts on a lightning show.

The house is aligned so you get ocean views to Wilsons Prom from three bedrooms, the lounge room, kitchen and front balcony.

It is close to Bear Gully, Cape Liptrap Lighthouse, Sandy Point, Waratah Bay, Venus Bay and about

30 minutes to Wilson's Prom. But we recommend you take lots of supplies and settle in at Shellback. It's not for everyone, but if you are searching for seclusion and get recharged by nature, if you want a bit of space from a crazy life, Shellback may be just the thing.

* As of 2/08/2016- Stayz are limiting images to 24. We have deleted the photos of beautiful local beaches, wineries and region. Please email if you'd like to see more.

Shellback is a farm in the country. The house is very comfortable, but as soon as you step outside, you're in the wild outdoors. If you are precious about animals, mud, dirt and dust, wind and rain, it might not be for you. We want to attract the right sort of people who will really enjoy nature. The more you step in to the adventure of farm, bush, cliffs and beaches, the more you'll get out of Shellback.

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2017

Amenities

Tarwin Lower House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing

Rates & Availability

Tarwin Lower House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Australian Dollar
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekend Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder Season 3 Night
Mar 13 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$215
From
$299
$599
$1,612
 
 
Standard
Mar 31 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$223
From
$315
$629
$1,527
 
 
School Holidays
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 12 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$322
$645
$1,535
 
 
Easter / M Cup
Apr 13 2017 - Apr 16 2017
4 night minimum stay
$384
From
$384
$767
$2,379
 
 
School Holidays
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$322
$645
$1,535
 
 
Easter / M Cup
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
$384
From
$384
$767
$2,379
 
 
Standard
Apr 25 2017 - Jun 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
$223
From
$315
$629
$1,527
 
 
Long Weekends
Jun 9 2017 - Jun 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
$269
From
$269
$537
$2,149
 
 
Standard
Jun 12 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$223
From
$315
$629
$1,527
 
 
School Holidays
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$322
$645
$1,535
 
 
Standard
Jul 16 2017 - Sep 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$223
From
$315
$629
$1,527
 
 
School Holidays
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$230
From
$322
$645
$1,535
 
 
Standard
Oct 8 2017 - Nov 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$223
From
$315
$629
$1,527
 
 
Easter / M Cup
Nov 3 2017 - Nov 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$384
From
$384
$767
$2,379
 
 
Standard
Nov 7 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$223
From
$315
$629
$1,527
 
 
Peak Summer Season
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 31 2018
7 night minimum stay
$307
From
$307
$614
$2,149
 
 
Standard Rate
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 10 2018
1 night minimum stay
$243
From
$243
$485
$1,698
 

Notes

  • 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 4 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests
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