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Mt Martha Family Friendly Cottage

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Did you go on family beach holidays when you were a kid? This is probably the type of house you stayed in back then (although with a new bathroom - some things you just have to have!). It's family friendly and hassle free, not to mention 150m to the beach and 100m to the shops and is an easy 1 hour drive on East Link and Peninsula Link from the Melbourne CBD. It is our much loved holiday house and is in a seriously brilliant location.

If you look at the photos you'll see the floor looks pretty terrible - but not any more! They've all been sanded and polished and look brilliant.

Pets are welcome, and there is a big garden for them to play in! The house is securely fenced but escape artists or high-jumpers might be able to make their way out over the fence. We have done our best to make it safely enclosed but we can offer no guarantees that your pooch might not make it out.

There are 3 bedrooms inside the house (one with a double bed, one with two singles and one with a bunk and one single) and then an outside bungalow which adjoins the house, which sleeps 5 (two bunks and a single bed). The bungalow is great for kids - perhaps not so good for adults :) There is also a portacot and high chair available. This house is perfect for 2 families with a bunch of kids; ideally no more than 6 adults and no buck's nights :)

The bathroom is new and has a walk-in shower and easy care flooring (can't see that sand!). There's also a second bathroom which doubles as the laundry outside - it's not at all luxurious but the shower works and the toilet is clean, We make that the boys' bathroom...

The family who owns this house uses it regularly and you are welcome to use whatever you might find such as coffee, tea, sauces etc in the cupboards and use all the games, books and DVDs as well. Please note that there are some of our own items that remain in this house. You'll need to bring your own linen, or I can organise some for you at a cost of $15 per person (for 2 sheets per bed, bath towel, beach towel, tea towel, bathmat and pillowcases), which I pay direct to the cleaner who launders it. (But you'll need to make your own bed!)

There is a very large back yard, an outside shower, and a playground around the corner about 50-100m away. The shopping centre is also about 100m away with an excellent supermarket and take-away restaurants including fish and chips, pizza, Indian food and an ice-cream shop. If the need should arise, there is both a Doctor's surgery and a Vet around the corner, around 50m away.

There is also a fantastic board-walk about 5 minutes walk away where you can burn off a few calories while your dog meet lots of other woofy friends. The beach is around 150m away and is safe and sheltered. As it's a bay beach there are few waves and it is ideal for little people to build sandcastles and get their toes wet. There is kayak rental on the beach to add to the fun! For tennis players, there is court hire for $6 an hour about 400m away at the Mt Martha Tennis Club.

If you enjoy visiting wineries Redhill is less than 15 minutes away, and the Peninsula Hot Springs is around 25 minutes away. The Briars Homestead (230 hectares of flora and fauna as well as an astronomy centre and beautiful walks) is at the end of our road, a bit too far to walk but a couple of minutes drive.

Check in is at 1pm, and check out at 10am. We can give you early check in or late check out depending on other bookings.

Please note there is a mandatory cleaning charge of $80.

More Details

Ann Grimwade
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018


Mount Martha House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 1:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Inside bathroom - toilet , shower , Fully renovated with walk in shower
    Outside Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Perfect for when you are sandy
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 8 queen
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Mt Martha Family Friendly Cottage
average rating of 4.65 based on 20 reviews
Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia

Great Property

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed out stay!!! A clean, charming little house with heaps of character. Nice and close to the shops, beach and playground. I would highly recommend this place for a relaxing weekend getaway with the kids and pooch!!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia

Absolutely Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful cosy home and what an amazing spot.. Cant wait for our next visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sally - we look forward to seeing you again soon :)
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Kilsyth, Victoria, Australia

lovely cottage by the beach

  • 4 of 5

Our group of 6 adults had a wonderful retreat weekend here. The beach is literally 3 minutes walk away and the local shops are great with cafes and great places to eat as well as a yummy ice cream place - great on a hot day!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia

Great Family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Such a great place to stay with a family, plenty of space in the yard and a short stroll to the beach and nearby shops. The house is comfortable and had everything we needed, highly recommend a stay.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cosy, comfortable and veryclose to beach and shops

  • 4 of 5

This cosy cottage was everything we wanted it to be for a relaxing stay at Mt Martha! The cottage is an easy walking distance to the beautiful beach and almost right next to the shops, including cafes offering great coffee and food. Except for the modern bathroom the cottage is old and full of charm, yet very comfortable. On hot summer days the recently installed ceiling fans kept us sufficiently cool. The lovely large garden is great for kids of all ages and for dogs. We enjoyed the sound of all the native birds who live there. The only thing we missed was Wi-Fi, but that probably says more about us than about the Mt Martha Family Friendly Cottage....

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Location, location!!!

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable family house in a superb location, walking distance to almost everywhere. Huge yard, lovely rear patio North facing with BBQ. Provides all basic essentials (washer/dryer, good heating in winter, renovated bathroom) for a family beach stay. Property very secure for dogs and young children.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Mt Martha Beach


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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