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90 Mile Beach Shack Retreat - A perfect blend of bush and beach

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 10 people. Vistas of the bush land.

Welcome to your pet friendly fully fenced with a large back yard home away from home at Paradise Beach. This property is a 2 hr 50 minute drive from Melbourne and only 2 hrs away from outer south eastern suburbs. The closest main town is Sale 32km's away. The beach is just a 10 minute walk away while you enjoy the bush scenery with abundant wildlife including kangaroos and Rosella's.

This period home is complete with high ceilings and dark timber floorboards and has been updated with a granite kitchen which is fully stocked with everything you may need. The kitchen has an electric oven and a gas burner cook top.

There are 3 bedrooms. The first bedroom has a double bed, single futon bed and a single camp bed, the second bedroom has a double bed and a single bed and the third bedroom has a double bed. All double mattresses are new and have a pillow top for extra comfort. It is decorated with artwork to compliment the feature walls.

There is a main bathroom with a toilet, basin and shower. The laundry has a second toilet, a sink, washer and dryer. The house is fully fly wired and we have provided games and books for use while you are here. There is also a TV and DVD player. There is a front deck with a small table and chairs, there is a back covered area with a gas BBQ, wood fired kettle BBQ and tables and chairs. There is a large fully fenced backyard perfect for pets.

The beach is truly stunning and very quiet and secluded with no pet restrictions. Fishing off the beach can be enjoyed at all times of the year and if you are lucky you just might just catch something! There is a January surf fishing competition in Golden Beach (just 10 minutes down the road). The 90 mile beach has been in the top 100 Australia Beaches list. Golden Beach has just been named Victoria's best secluded beach by RACV's in a 2018 article. The Age newspaper just did a write up in 2018 on Paradise Beach ' A slice of Paradise: life at one of Victoria's least-known beaches' saying it was a 'secluded paradise. . . a vista of great beauty. An expanse of coastal splendor; of calm cobalt-blue waters, and miles of mostly uninhibited beach'.

This property is located in a perfect place where you will feel at peace and really be able to relax. It is quiet and leafy as it is ideally located with open land on one side and a 10 minute walk to the famous 90 Mile Beach on the other. You can look out the front window and you will see a green plain with bush land which is home to many Kangaroos, Kookaburras, and Rosellas and the odd bunny rabbit. We have also had Rosellas nesting on the property and October and November is the time you may see Joeys in mum’s pouch.

You will also find this wild life at the local golf club and bowls club in Golden Beach. Visitors are welcome to play at both and the prices are very reasonable. If you can't be bothered cooking there are a couple of very good take away food shops and a cafe / restaurant and a meal made by locals on Saturday night at the VMMR Community / bowls club. We recommend you bring provisions with you or visit the closest town Sale 32 km's away which has a range of supermarkets and restaurants.

The 90 mile beach and surrounds is a constantly changing environment with people sighting seals and whales off the beach. The 90 mile beach is truly magnificent with an uninterrupted stretch of pearly white beach that changes from aquamarine blue to turquoise and shades of grey depending on the time of the year. This area can be enjoyed all year around.

The house consists of

• Large first bedroom with a Double bed + single camp bed + single futon bed

• Large second bedroom with a Double bed + single bed

• Third bedroom with a Double bed

• New Pillowtop Mattresses on the double beds

• Bathroom with shower, basin and toilet

• Laundry with basin, washer, dryer and separate toilet

• Open plan living and dining for great entertaining

• Open plan fully equipped kitchen

• Large fully fenced back garden great for pets

• Large Gas BBQ + Wood Fired Kettle BBQ


• High ceilings

• Hardwood timber floors

• Flyscreens on all opening windows

• TV and DVD player

• Reverse Cycle Aircon / heater in main area

• Small heaters for bedrooms

• Pillows for all beds

• Hair dryer

• TV and DVD player and some DVD’s

• Some Books, kids toys and games

You will need to bring

• Bedding (Sheets, blankets/doonas and pillowcases)

• Towels including floor mats and hand towels

• Washing up soap and tea towels

• Laundry Detergent if you need it

• Toilet paper

• Soap and shampoo

• Mosquito Repellent, Coils and fly spray

• BBQ beads or wood for the wood fired BBQ

• There is a gas BBQ with a gas bottle if you prefer to use this

There is a General Store a 5 minute drive away at Golden Beach, where provisions can be purchased if needed. Parties and gatherings are not permitted at the property.

We really do hope you will see for yourself how quiet and relaxing staying at this cottage can be with all the mod cons for a fabulous holiday or discounts for a long term getaway if you prefer. This place is perfect for writers / artists or retirees and we are happy to accommodate long stayers. Please be aware there is 4G coverage however this can be patchy so you may need to move around the property to gain coverage. There is a fully refundable $150 damage deposit.

More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 1, 2018

About Amanda

I truly love the beach. I can't get enough of it. That's why I fell in love with this area as I can literally roll out of bed and I am there in 10 minutes if I walk or if I am feeling lazy I can jump in my car and I am there in 5. When I get there I feel truly refreshed, enlivened and awestruck by the sheer beauty of the 90 mile beach. I remember taking my do there 15 years ago and couldn't wait to get back. Often it is just me and my family on the beach and maybe a few others. This area is still untouched and there are not many places like that left in the world. My second passion is wildlife and I get such joy from seeing the local wildlife in nature where they are happy. Just being able to look out of the living room and see the Kangas and birds is a joy and very relaxing. I bought a pair of binoculars and if I am lucky I zoom in and see the detail. Now I bring my family and we enjoy the beach and bush setting and love to ride our bikes around before we get the BBQ ir fire going in the evening.

Amanda purchased this house in 2016

Why Amanda chose Paradise Beach

This property appealed to me because it has some lovely period features including high ceilings and is very comfortable and spacious. The kitchen is new and modern and it has 2 toilets. It is priced competitively for the number of people it accommodates. The house treads lightly on the environment and brings a charm to its surrounds.

What makes this house unique

There is a wildlife / chilling / relaxing viewing deck at the front, a large fully fenced back yard for the fur babies and a large gas BBQ, wood fired BBQ and the kitchen has a 4 burner gas stove and there is an electric oven. There is a laundry with washer and dryer, 2 toilets and a main bathroom.


Paradise Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Any damage to the house or contents to be reported to the owner as soon as possible and items returned or compensation provided.
  • A damage deposit of $150 is payable at the time of booking. This may be used to compensate additional cleaning.
  • Pillows and mattress protectors are provided. You need to bring sheets, pillow cases, blankets, duvets, towels, tea towels.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom 1 has toilet, 1 basin and an enclosed shower.
    Bathroom / laundry 2 - toilet , Bathroom 2 has a toilet, basin and washer and dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , I double bed with pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double bed has new pillow top mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Double bed has new pillow top mattress, single is a camp bed
  • The lounge room has a double futon couch that can be converted into a double bed if needed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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90 Mile Beach Shack Retreat - A perfect blend of bush and beach
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 3 reviews
Dandenong vic

Excellent property

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, was very relaxed..

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mina, so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and found it relaxing. Regards Amanda
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great, low-key escape!

  • 5 of 5

A great spot for a genuine get-away! Everything you need and nothing you don't!

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Alan, so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We also love the true get-away feel where you truly feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We hope to see you back there soon, regards, Amanda
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A lovely stay!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay in this cosy and quiet, little cottage. Loved the sound of pounding surf in the distance. Enjoyed the kangaroos, kookaburras and white cockatoos greeting us in the morning. A hidden gem!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jenn, great to hear you had a nice, quiet time surrounded by the local wildlife. It is a lovely retreat. All the best, Amanda
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
West Sale
Nearest Motorway
32 Kilometres
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

90 Mile Beach

The property is located between bush land and the 90 mile beach. It is overlooking a grassy field abundant with wildlife. This includes Kangaroos, Rosella's and a range of bird life, bunny rabbits and more. It is extremely relaxing as you can sit and chill in the living room or the front deck of the house while watching the wildlife go by. You will also see some stunning sunsets just outside the house as the sun goes down behind the trees the colors go from pink and purple to burnt orange and red. Many have tried to describe the beauty of the 90 mile beach. It is a vast expanse of ocean that seems to literally go on forever. The golden sand compliments the changing colors of the sea and sky as the seasons change. On a lovely sunny day the sea is a cobalt blue complimented by the creamy sand. It is a must see!. You and your dogs if you have some might be some of the only people at Paradise beach. Occasionally you will be joined by the odd swimmer or surf fisher. It is a secluded paradise.




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.