Waterfront character property on the Murray, situated on Ballee Island the property has a boathouse and is only a 2 minute boat ride from the Young St Jetty. Great location for fishing, crabbing and enjoying the river and estuary. BYO Boat - its on an island!
Amazing for fishing, crabbing and other water activities. Fenced back garden. Dogs allowed, but preferably not inside. 10 minutes by boat to the Sandy Cove Tavern, 30 minutes to the Ravenswood Hotel. 45 minute crossing to Mandurah across the estuary.
Accessible from the Young Road boat ramp, about a two minute trip to the house and the boatshed is perfect for most trailerable boats. PLEASE NOTE there is no road access, the house is on an Island in the river and you do need a boat to get to it!
Interaction with guests
We are more than happy to keep in contact during your stay, and will usually be able to meet you to bring you over to the house when you arrive.
The best way to get around down here is by boat. You can access Pelicans on the Murray, which does a great cooked breakfast, a little further up into the canals is the Sandy Cove Tavern which has a restaurant and sports bar (our fave for dinner) plus a Chinese restaurant Bottleshop, Deli (great burgers and pizzas) and a pharmacy. Further up is another good dinner spot at the Riv, and then further up the river is the famous Ravenswood Hotel which has an amazing beer garden and often live music. If the weather is nice, Mandurah is only a 40 minute trip across the estuary with heaps of good eating, shopping and drinking spots.
There is a small carpark on Young Road (we have never had a problem leaving our cars there for long periods of time) and a boat launch. Chuck all your stuff in the boat, launch and be at the property in two minutes!
Other things to note
PLEASE NOTE: you do need a boat to get from the car parking area to the property. We do have a dinghy available to rent subject to a chat, but more fun if you have your own small boat or dinghy with room for everyone, because there is a lot accessible by water on the Murray, including breakfast spots, kids parks, pubs and cafes - plus the great crabbing and fishing spots.
Please bring your own sheets & towels (doonas & pillows both with covers provided, just need a flat/fitted sheet per bed). No smoking on the patio or inside. Rubbish must be taken when you leave as there is no rubbish collection from the island.