'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.....
FIVE THINGS TO DO WITH A FAMILY
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
FIVE THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE AN OUTDOORS TYPE
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.
FIVE THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE A FISHER FOLK
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
FIVE THINGS TO DO IF YOU WANT TO CHILL OUT
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
FIVE EASY TRIPS FROM THE HONEYSUCKLES
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
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.