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Lavender Cottage Venus Bay

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage


About the property

Our beloved Lavender Cottage in a nutshell:

- it is absolutely charming, cosy and perfect for a relaxing getaway - with or without kids or furry friend in tow

- it sleeps up to 6 people in 2 bedrooms: the larger of the two features a double bed and a chair which folds into a comfortable single bed, if required; the second has a double bed with a single bunk above

- comfortable open-plan living area with a oh-so-cosy wood heater for chilly nights (think hot chocolate, fluffy warm blanket and great book) and reverse cycle air-conditioning for gorgeous but hot summer days (please note that we do not provide firewood but there is plenty of kindling made available to you; wood can be bought by the bag in town or nearby Tarwin Lower; if you aren't a fireplace kind of person: our split system will keep you toasty)

- beautiful polished Jarrah floors

- large windows allowing you to enjoy the tranquil, lush native garden from the comfort of your bed as well as the two cosy sofas (watch the birds, look at flowers, day dream...)

- there is no room for boredom: a cupboard full of games, a ridiculous amount of DVDs, CDs, audio books and books and magazines - kids and adults - will ensure plenty of entertainment; we also have Lego, dolls house stuff, a wooden train set, building blocks that would make Rudolf Steiner jealous and, and and

- BBQer's delight: we have a large deck complete with hooded BBQ and a teak outdoor setting (the table of which recently received a beautiful lime green new coat)

- AND (kids beware :-) ) nestled in the garden under its own veranda and with its own deck, is a restored pop-up caravan – the perfect place for the kids to hang out (or the parents to hide); it also has a beautiful Jarrah floor and two beds as well as another sleeping area; attached to the caravan is a gigantic dolls house; there is also an enormous trampoline in our garden.

- said large, beautiful fully fenced garden backs onto the picturesque Cape Liptrap Coastal Reserve: leave the back gate and you will be on your way through the stunning coastal bush to Number One patrolled beach (a 15 minute adventure, though, that might not be suitable for young children or people lacking fitness).

- equipped with a washing machine, microwave, flat screen TV and CD/DVD player

- and while off the beaten track, is within easy distance to Venus Bay’s shops and restaurants and the five beaches.

What to do

? Walk to the beach over the dunes and through stunning bush via Lavender Cottage’s own access path – simply follow the shells in the trees

? Grab your boogie board and let yourself be carried away at patrolled Number One beach

? Sit in Lavender Cottage’s lush native garden, listen to, and watch, the abundant bird life

? Have a jump on the trampoline or check out our giant dolls house; read a book, play a board game or watch a DVD by the fire place

? Visit the boat ramp in the 3rd estate, go fishing, play on the playground or simply admire the sun set

? Get a new hair do

? Enjoy the numerous out of town attractions/activities, including visiting the Inverloch Bunurong Environment Centre (27 km) to walk in the steps of dinosaurs, going on a tour of the Wonthaggi coal mine (38km), driving along the stunning Bunurong C oastal Drive marvelling at its rugged sandstone cliffs and sandy coves or visiting the iconic Wilsons Promontory (80km)

Dog friendly

Lavender Cottage’s garden is fully fenced. Though we do note that Venus Bay's local wombat population is not impressed and has dug a number of holes underneath the fence which we have attempted to block (more or less successfully). If your dogs are escape artists, our garden is not the place for them, unfortunately. Well behaved dogs are allowed inside (but not on the furniture). Dogs are allowed on leash on No 1 to 5 beaches. Restrictions apply during summer (see photo for details). Please note that dogs are not allowed on the beach that can be accessed via, and including, Lavender Cottage's access path. There is an off-leash area on a further beach/wetland, about a 10 minute drive from Lavender Cottage (Doyles Road beach).

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nadja mack
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 17, 2018


Venus Bay Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Smoking allowed
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 3 queen
  • The larger of the two bedrooms features a double bed and a fold-out chair that turns in to a comfortable single-bed, if required. The second bedroom has a bunk bed, with a double on the bottom and a single bed on top.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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(14 traveler reviews)

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Lavender Cottage Venus Bay
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cute beach cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lavender cottage, it is in a great lication with access to the beach at your back gate.

Very cute cottage with great outdoor area, fireplace and all the essentials in the kitchen. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rebecca. Glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Quaint, welcoming cottage.

  • 5 of 5

From the beautiful cathedral ceilings to the gorgeous furnishings, this cottage is filled with history and style! She is a lovely ole gal. The cottage is also very comfortable - warm fireplace, well equipped kitchen, lots of blankets and dvd's. We also loved the cute, snuffling wombat that made an appearance from under the deck/house every evening! Venus Bay is truly a hidden paradise. Thank you for having us.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Mark! It was a pleasure having you. I am glad you had the pleasure of meeting our cute, permanent under-cottage guest. Not a guaranteed experience. Often we only see his attempts at redesigning our garden, with a special focus on adding access points (various) and holes. To be honest, I think he is a terrible gardener. :-)
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Macedon, Victoria, Australia

Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for a winter getaway.. plenty of books and DVDs to choose from. An ideal base from which to explore the area, just remember warm clothes and a hat!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sian! Glad you had a good time.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cosy romantic retreat for families & couples

  • 5 of 5

A toasty warm break during winter with everything we needed, delightful garden & kitchen, lots of games, books (hideouts to keep young children happy) well fenced garden with lovely outlook, emergency larder was appreciated along with flowers, birdsong and the sound of the surf at high tide. Grab a bag of wood and some fish&schools from the shops and you'll never want to leave beautiful Lavender Cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your break. We also love the gentle hum of the waves and the fish and chips from town are delicious :-)
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Victoria, Australia

Gorgeous Property

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! House was very well stocked and a very homely feel. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carlton North, Victoria, Australia

Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Lavender Cottage was the perfect antidote for the Winter doldrums! It's cosy interiors were bright and well stocked with everything a family could possibly want for a weekend getaway. The toy and book collection was so amazing that my 6 y/o didn't touch her iPad all weekend, in fact she learnt how to ride a bike in the backyard instead! The walk from the back gate, through the dunes, to the beach was just magical and felt like a treasure hunt looking for the next shell markers. Adults were also well catered for with a great selection of quality books, magazines, movies, music and a selection of teas to rival T2. The hosts were prompt in their communication and provided clear, and easy to follow, instructions for everything (including how to make fresh waffles)! We have holidayed at Venus Bay for over a decade and Lavender Cottage is by far the best family accommodation we have experienced.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Beautiful fenced native garden


Rates & Availability

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund