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Mingalar at The Honeysuckles

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 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, combustion heater, 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.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


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
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Mingalar at The Honeysuckles
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews
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: Stayz
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: Stayz
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: Stayz
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: Stayz
Owner's Response: Lynne you will be very welcome on a return visit.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Very thoughtfully equipped house

  • 4 of 5

Our stay was enhanced by the quiet bushy setting. A very comfortable house and interesting design. Everything was clean and the kitchen was well supplied. (The weather was perfect too.)

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Jenny we love the bush setting too - being able to visit The Honeysuckles is what enables me to live in Melbourne!
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Mernda, Victoria, Australia

very Relaxing

  • 4 of 5

As soon as we walked in the home we were taken back by the unique style of the home. so interesting and so clean. Everything has been thought of for a relaxing weekend.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Gwen so glad you enjoyed it. When we were building the house, all the locals wanted to know how it would be inside... Our elderly neighbours ('neighbours' being a loose term at The Honeysuckles!) who had lived in Nissen huts on arrival in Australia as 'Ten Pound Poms', were not very keen on the house shape. Even they grew to love it as we built it.
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Other Activities:

Spectacular 90 Mile Beach


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

    Mandatory Costs
    Bond Deposit: $200 per stay

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