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Swan Cove beachfront retreat

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 86 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Two storey, two bedroom cottage on lake

This Tudor style house is located on one of the most beautiful places on Raymond Island, 6km's from the Paynesville township on 10 acres of bushland with tall trees in a parklike setting. Secluded off a beautiful long winding driveway, the house with it's two built in 2 storey cottages is but a few metres from the water's edge, has a safe sandy beach which stretches for miles on this side of the island. There is no road between the house and beach! The Beach front Cottage accommodates 5 people and the Garden cottage accommodates 4 people.

This area in Gippsland is well known for its mild climate in winter, and cooling sea breezes in the hot summertime. It is surely one of the finest inland lake locations in Victoria, indeed Australia. It offers great variety such as swimming, bushwalking, sailing, boating, fishing, bowling and golf.

The prawns run right out the front in summer and the owners have available sea kayaks to explore the lakes system.

We offer truly peaceful, exclusive and tranquil surroundings in which to relax and be close to unspoiled nature.

Resident on this property are koalas, echidnas, family of tawny frog mouth owls, sea eagles and kangaroos and their babies. The name of the property is a tribute to all the birdlife including black swans, pelicans, albatrosses, spoonbills, ibises, caspian terns, crimson and eastern rosellas, swift parrots, blue wrens, flame robins, azure kingfishers and many more.

Yoga classes, meditation and nutrition assessments are available for those wanting to add wellness to their holiday.

Gourmet breakfast baskets from our garden including home made jams, muesli, eggs, sourdough bread etc can be provided by prior arrangement. From $30 for two people.

Massage, beauty treatments are available from Skin Solutions Clinic and Medispa at Paynesville.

Vehicular ferry from Paynesville costs $12 return trip. Bicycles and pedestrians are free.

THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY.

RAYMOND ISLAND IS A NATURE RESERVE AND AS SUCH WE DO NOT CATER FOR DOGS AND CATS.

Security deposit/ Bond only payable for long stays if the owners are away and will be refunded after servicing when the property is vacated.

Beach Cottage

As the same suggests, this cottage faces the beach right out front. Both bedrooms are upstairs; the master looks out over Lake King and the second bedroom contains three single beds with dormer windows looking to the lake and the front over the garden. Very small bathroom, kitchen, dining and lounge are all downstairs with alfresco outside eating area and bbq.

GardenCottage

This cottage faces the garden side, toward the park-like grounds, and includes master bedroom and second bedroom upstairs, with kitchen, dining, lounge and very small bathroom downstairs and alfresco eating area off the lounge room.

More Details

Amenities

Raymond Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 86 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Very small bathroom with toilet, vanity and small shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 4 bicycles
Attractions:
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Swan Cove beachfront retreat
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews
Longford, Victoria, Australia
5

Hidden Treasure

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back again. It is a hidden treasure and allows guests to take a step back from their busy lives and just relax.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we really appreciate it as does future guests, cheers.
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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
5

Don't Miss This Place!

  • 5 of 5

Swan Cove is a waterfront treasure! The property reminded me of an English Tudor home with retro 70's fittings but the property is German styled. There are two cottages and I loved their vintage kitchen decor. We were so very lucky to see & enjoy the architecture & finishes in the main house - this was truly a treat for us! We saw owls, koalas & kangaroos around the house and on the island. The birds feed from from your hands. This gem of a place is a wonderful example of healthy living & lifestyle - the welcome yummy slice that was left for us when we arrived was cacao topped and made from sweet potato. This stay is a unique experience not to be missed when in Victoria.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Traralgon, Victoria, Australia
4

Peaceful and restorative

  • 4 of 5

We needed a relaxing environment to rejuvenate the mojo and it was lovely. BBQ and the gazebo walks near the water and wildlife. Lovely hosts too

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, and glad you enjoyed your break.
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Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a quiet peaceful place to take my kids for a break.

Felt at home as soon as we arrived. Kirsten is just lovely.

It was all l asked for and more. Loved the kayaking and bike riding [both supplied by Kirsten and Tony].

We booked for 2 nights but due to the floods we could not get off the island. What a shame. To be stranded 4 nights at such a beautiful place. Must be fate.

We are booked in again in January for 4 nights with my husband and his 3 kids.

Can't wait!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne
5

Serenity as its finest!

  • 5 of 5

The place is beautiful & so peaceful. Truly an amazing place for a getaway away from the city. Loads of activities for the whole family to do like swimming, fishing, kayaking, cycling, walking along the beach & the highlights of all is prawning. Kirsten & Tony are lovely hosts & very approachable. Would love to come back to this piece of paradise soon.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5

Paradise!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at Swan Cove just before Christmas. A wonderful place to relax and unwind after a hectic year. Fishing, kayaking, swimming, abundant wildlife and just relaxing with a book. Such a peaceful and beautiful place. Kirsten and Tony are fabulous hosts. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Owner

Kirsten Mackintosh
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 14, 2018

About Kirsten Mackintosh

Yoga teacher, nutritionist and mother of three amazing human beings. My partner Tony and I live here at Swan Cove where we grow vegetables, fruit and flowers. Tony is a 'man of the land' and has an amazing affinity with the wildlife. I am very grateful to have loads of energy and an insatiable appetite for learning.

Our world is a magical place full of abundance and wonderful people.

Kirsten Mackintosh purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Kirsten Mackintosh chose Raymond Island

We came across this property while kayaking around the island one Easter. I have always dreamed of a Tudor house with a seaside garden. Now we have the entire Gippsland Lakes as our backyard! Every day is an adventure; whether it's foraging for mushrooms in the autumn, paddling with the dolphins or rescuing someone whose boat has capsized in the lake. We love both the opposites of wildness when the wind whips up on the water in contrast to the perfect stillness and sunshine. Connecting with nature in all its glory we discover true liberation.

What makes this cottage unique

The house was uniquely built and handcrafted by a German couple, the original owners. The leadlight windows in the main house bear Carl's signature. Look out for the many examples of his wrought iron work in lamps and doors. Ingrid made the cushions, curtains and established the gardens. Everything you see was made by their own hands. Carl even had the foresight to have the power lines put underground so there are no lines or fences detracting from the natural vistas.

Map

Other Activities:

Exploring Lakes system, koalas

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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