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Mingalar at The Honeysuckles

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

'Mingalar' means ‘welcome’ and ‘place of peace and serenity' in Pail, the language of Buddhism. When you arrive, you will feel welcome too. Mingalar is the ideal summer holiday destination. 2 minutes from the beach - let the kids run wild. Spend the evening by the outside fire.

As seen on Channel 9's 'When love comes to town'. Hosted by The Farmer Wants A Wife's Natalie Gruzlewski.... 12 single city girls travel the country in a bus, moving from town to town until they find their man and leave the bus... One of the country boys hosted his girl at Mingalar at The Honeysuckles. They loved it and you can too.

Whether you are after an active holiday of surfing, swimming, golf, and bushwalking, or a relaxed chill out doing very little, Mingalar in the small hamlet of The Honeysuckles is the place to do it.

300 metres from the spectacular 90 Mile Beach, Mingalar is built in sympathy with the Banksia landscape.

This unusual looking home is different! The high cathedral ceilings and intersecting arches are complimented by natural light from large windows. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living, large outside decking...

The large open living area is the hub of the home. Sun soaked in the winter courtesy of full north facing windows, and cosy even without the fire going. The living area has a massive dining table, comfortable leather couches, reverse cycle heating and air conditioning, large 46” 3D HD TV with Blu-ray home entertainment system.

Sleep comfortably and wake up to the sound of the native birds and the ocean. Experience what it's like to have no neighbours! The master bedroom has a queen bed, full en-suite bathroom, and private deck.

The second bedroom has queen bed. Third bedroom has two solid and comfortable single beds.

The well-appointed kitchen includes European oven and cook top, microwave and dishwasher.

There are games and jigsaws in the cupboards for the odd rainy day.

Large sun drenched north-facing decking area, outdoor table, and four-burner BBQ for fabulous long lunches.

Fully fenced large back yard for kids. Well-behaved four legged friends welcome too - please discuss with owner in advance.

It’s a rural area. Expect to see echidnas and wombats. There’s lots of kangaroos in the area. We have even had a resident emu and it’s not uncommon to see dolphins off the beach.

*** We have welcomed newcomers to the area by providing transitional housing until they found something permanent. Get in touch via the enquiry form if you would like to explore staying at Mingalar for an extended period. ***

Five things to do when.....


Have fun on the beach – build sand castles, dig holes and slide down the sand dunes. Splash and swim in the sea (at The Honeysuckles or the patrolled beach at Seaspray)

Toast marshmallows in the outdoor fire circle

Snorkel or paddle in Merrimans Creek at Seaspray

Walk around the Honeysuckles and spot the echidnas and other wildlife

Bring your bikes and ride around the quiet gravel roads of The Honeysuckles


Talk long walks along the beach – there’s 90 Miles to explore!

Play golf in the course carved out of the bush land at Golden beach watched by mobs of kangaroos

Visit The Lakes National Park at Lochsport - flora and fauna, great walks and some 4x4 tracks

Walk around Lake Guthrie at Sale

Explore Sale Common - native birds and kms of board walk.


Surf fish off the beach - flat head and Australian salmon

Use a small line in the surf for mullet

Night fish for gummy shark off the beach

Throw in a hand line off the fishing platform in Merrimans Creek at Seaspray

Join in the annual Fishing Competition on Australia Day weekend


Lie on the beach and enjoy the waves

Swim in the ocean

Read a book on the sun drenched front deck in summer or by the fire in winter

Enjoy a glass of wine on the sand dunes 2 minutes walk away

Solve the dilemmas of the world around the fire circle under the night stars


Visit the historic Swing Bridge near Longford (15 mins drive)

Visit the wreck of the Truncullo near Glomar Beach (10 minutes drive)

Day trip to Paynesville - take a one hour cruise on the Gippsland Lakes, take the ferry to Raymond Island and do the koala walk. (We saw 11 koalas on a visit in Jan14).

Day trip to The Lakes National Park at Locksport

Day trip to Port Albert, one of Victoria’s first fishing ports

Some details...

All you need to bring are:

Food & drinks

Sheets, towels and bathmats (We provide doonas and doona covers, pillows and pillow protectors, mattress protectors)

If you need anything else, there is a general store at Seaspray (3 minute drive or 40 minute walk along the beach - LIMITED OPENING HOURS) and a kiosk at the Seaspray Caravan Park. There are no shops at The Honeysuckles. Sale (23 minutes drive) is the nearest town.

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The Honeysuckles House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Mingalar at The Honeysuckles
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 34 reviews
Sunshine Coast

Unique Space

  • 5 of 5

Mingalar was exactly what we needed. A quiet, laid back, cosy home away from home where we could spread out or hang out. We will definitely stay here again when we return and Corrine and her team went above and beyond to make sure our stay was as easy as we wanted it to be. We really appreciated the fantastic customer service. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nicki thanks for your review. Glad to be able to provide you with a relaxing end to your Victorian visit.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Coastal Getaway

  • 4 of 5

Very nice house with all the services you would need, very clean and comfortable. We loved the outdoor fire pit our favourite feature by far!!! Not as private as we expected neighbours on all sides except one, but still peaceful for the time of year. My only recommendation would be some blinds in the lounge as people walk past quite frequently, sort of had to make sure I didn't terrify the poor people by being inappropriately attired - haha. Thanks for having us Corrinne, you were a pleasure to deal with.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharyn I am delighted you enjoyed your visit. After more than ten years of having no neighbours on either side, we are still getting used to having a house being built beside us - I surprises me every time I visit. Thanks for your recommendation about blinds in the lounge. We grubbed out a couple of trees along the front fence last spring and replaced them, so that has unfortunately reduced the privacy until the new trees grow. I need to will them to grow faster!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had another great getaway at mingalar, the house is comfortable and our son loves exploring outside great safe place for him to run around!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Zoe when we first visited The Honeysuckles there were two young girls riding their bikes up the middle of our 'street', perfectly safe without adults watching over them. That's when i decided I wanted a to build a house there!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Location and amazing accommodation very accommodating

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Adrian thanks for your comments - glad your enjoyed your stay in the winter sunshine.
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Pascoe Vale South, Victoria, Australia

Top Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We wanted a place to stay and take our dogs with us to enjoy.

This is hands down a brilliant house and property. The location is superb, literally a couple of hundred meters to the beach. A short drive to the town of Sale which is buzzing with great cafes.

Our dogs could not get enough of their adventure on the property and locations near by.

We will be back for sure and suffice to say dont want to recommend this place to anyone just so we can get the dates we want. However, our experience at this place is so good, you want to share it. So do yourself a favour and get on down, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bec thanks for overcoming self interest and recommending 'Mingalar at The Honeysuckles'! Glad you all - canine family members included - had such a great time.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lay back, relax and listen to the waves

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Mingalar and hope to go again before the year is out.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lynne you will be very welcome on a return visit.
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Corrinne Armour
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018


Other Activities:

Spectacular 90 Mile Beach




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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