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Q. How do I make a booking request?
Follow the prompts on the Accommodation search, enter all your details and proceed to the end and click ‘confirm booking’. You will then see a message saying thank you for requesting a booking. When the request is confirmed, you will receive a confirmation email. Payment is to follow.
Q. When I book do I have to pay a deposit?
Yes, 50% or more of the full tariff amount is required at the time of a confirmed booking.
Q. When do I have to pay the balance of my Accommodation tariff?
60 Days prior to your arrival.
Q. When is Check-in time?
Usually, check-in is at 2pm however keep an eye out for our special deal of early check-in and late check-out!
Q. Can I check-in early?
In most cases, your accommodation has been vacated by previous guests that morning. However, please speak with our Hospitality team to organise.
Q. When is Check-out time?
Usually, check-out is at 10am, however, keep an eye out for our special deal of early check-in and late check-out!
Q. What if I am arriving/departing outside of office hours?
Our front office hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and 9am-4pm on Saturdays, however, Holiday hours are suited to accommodate the guest. Please call our hospitality team prior to your check-in date to arrange.
Q. What should we bring?
Some properties do not provide linen; therefore, you will need to bring sheets, pillow covers, bath towels, tea towels and beach towels. Alternatively, we can arrange linen hire at a cost for you. Also, you will need to bring perishables like dishwashing liquid, toiletries and toilet paper, etc if you are staying for more than a few days.
Q. What if we leave something behind?
There is an administration fee for our Hospitality team to collect items from a property, and it is the Guest’s responsibility to arrange postage. If our housekeepers bring lost property to our office, it will be stored for a two-week period, then donated.
Q. Do we have to clean properties before we leave?
It is stated in the Terms and Conditions that it is required that the Guest leave the property in the way it was received, in a clean and tidy manner upon departure. This includes washing dishes, emptying the dishwasher, cleaning the BBQ, sweeping the floor and taking all rubbish out of the house and putting the bins out on the curb for collection. This is to avoid excess cleaning costs.
Q. What if a property is not clean on arrival?
Please contact our Hospitality team immediately upon arrival so we can arrange cleaning. If there are any issues, please notify our team within 24 hours of arrival at the property so we can arrange a resolve in a reasonable time.
Q. Are pets allowed inside pet friendly properties?
We encourage you to keep your pets outside when holidaying with us. Some properties prefer pets outside whilst others are lenient. If you feel your pet should be inside, please discuss with our Hospitality team.
DESTINATIONS - AREA PROFILES
Located just over an hours drive from Melbourne, this little coastal town on the Mornington Peninsula has a wealth of of popular natural attractions with a variety of beaches both sheltered on Port Phillip Bay or ocean side with amazing surf and stunning views . It is famous for its wineries and vineyards, premier golf courses and tourist attractions including the beautiful Peninsula Hot Springs.
MARTHA COVE, VICTORIA
An iconic destination, Martha Cove is the only waterfront residential master-planned estate on the Mornington Peninsula with direct access to Melbourne CBD in less than 50 minutes. Relax on the sandy shores of the beautiful bay beaches or dive into some fun with a plethora of water sports on the bay. Situated at the base of Mount Martha on the stunning eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay, Martha Cove offers easy access to all the pleasures of the picturesque Mornington Peninsula.
CAPE LIPTRAP & WALKERVILLE
Stretching along the coast from the sand barrier of Point Smythe to the sheltered waters of Waratah Bay, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park has strikingly beautiful scenery.
The coastal park transforms from being a peaceful coastal area to wild, windy and awe inspiring in stormy weather. Whatever the season, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park & The magnificent light house are worth exploring.
Walkerville is a tiny village on Waratah Bay in south-west Gippsland, about 190 km southeast of Melbourne. Walkerville is divided into North and South – Walkerville North provides beautiful views across Waratah Bay to nearby Wilsons Promontory, and at low tide provides access to spectacular rock pools. Approximately 100 metres beyond the end of the boat ramp marks the beginning of a walking trail up the cliff that separates the two Walkerville settlements.
A gravel road leads to Walkerville South ends with a beach access ramp similar to that of its northern sister settlement, and a sheltered bay frequented in the summer by families swimming, fishing and jet-skiing in the quiet pristine waters. The remains of the lime kilns and caves from the 1920’s at Walkerville South are well worth a visit.
WILSON’S PROMONTORY NATIONAL PARK
One of Australia’s must-see landmarks. “The Prom” as it is affectionately known, is the southern-most point of mainland Australia. Offering boulder lined white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and an abundance of Australian native wildlife.
The Prom is a much-loved holiday destination. Stunning coastal scenery & pristine wilderness make this a wonderful place to visit while in South Gippsland.
WARATAH BAY & SANDY POINT
Waratah Bay is a town in the South Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, on the shore of Waratah Bay. Waratah Bay is located at the northern end of the bay which the town is named after, and a few minutes drive west of Sandy Point which also fronts the same bay.
Sandy Point is renowned as a hot spot for windsurfers & surfers and its white sandy patrolled beach is one of South Gippsland’s popular holiday destinations. Sandy Point is a hidden gem that looks out into Waratah bay offering spectacular scenery views of The Prom Hills to the west and waratah and Walkerville to the east.
Arrive in Foster and you’ve reached the gateway to Gippsland’s spectacular natural attractions. The town is just 30 minutes from Wilsons Promontory National Park and a short drive from other popular destinations including Shallow Inlet, Corner Inlet, Sandy Point and Waratah Bay
Rich in history originally a gold mining town settled in 1871, mining ceased in the 1930s and it has since acted as the major service centre for Wilsons Promontory. Visit Foster Museum and learn about Foster’s gold, forestry, dairying and social history.
The town offers inspiring views over Corner Inlet to the peaks of the Prom. Visit local lookouts such as Foster North Lookout on the South Gippsland Highway or Mt Nicholl Lookout. Embark on Hayes Walk and view the site of Victory Mine, the town’s largest gold mine. The walk starts in town and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
INVERLOCH & VENUS BAY
Inverloch is an attractive seaside resort and fishing port, located east of Wonthaggi and across the waters of Anderson Inlet from the holiday town of Venus Bay. Inverloch is a popular tourist destination, particularly for swimming, kitesurfing and windsurfing at the calm waters of Anderson Inlet. Fishing and surfing are also popular.
Venus Bay is a wide bay and a township on that bay on the east coast of Victoria. Venus Bay has become a popular holiday retreat for people from Melbourne and is close to other popular South Gippsland tourist spots such as Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory.
The tranquil village of Metung has long been a favourite for holiday-makers. While the main activities involve boating and fishing, Metung is also known for its scenic walks, good local food, monthly farmers market and unique galleries with a coastal flair. Enjoy the scenic drive along the river into Metung and even stop to throw in a line.
Known as the boating capital of Victoria, Paynesville is a great place for those just looking for a getaway by the water or to enjoy activities on and around the foreshore. Explore the lakes and canals or take the Raymond Island Ferry across the water to the home of a large koala population at Raymond Island. Walk or cycle the island’s Koala Trail and spot the resident koala’s, usually asleep in a gum tree….
One of Victoria’s premier holiday destinations, Lakes Entrance is loved for its swimming beaches, waterfront cafes and fleet of colourful fishing boats, many of which sell the day’s catch from the jetties. Located 319 kilometres from Melbourne on the edge of Ninety Mile Beach where the Gippsland Lakes meet the ocean, Lakes Entrance offers myriad water-based activities. Close by, Lake Tyers Beach offers real tranquillity and a perfect holiday option. Join a guided boat tour of the Gippsland Lakes, admire the coastal scenery from Kalimna Lookout, and stroll across the footbridge from the foreshore promenade to see the vast expanse of the Ninety Mile Beach or pick up paper-wrapped fresh fish and chips from a local seafood shop. Alternatively, cast a line off the beach or hire a paddleboat, cruiser or a catamaran and catch your own.
ORBOST & MARLO
Orbost is an historic tourist town in the Shire of East Gippsland, 375 kilometres east of Melbourne and 235 kilometres south of Canberra where the Princess Highway crosses the Snowy River. It is about 16 kilometres (10 mi) from the surf and fishing seaside town of Marlo on the coast of Bass Strait and 217 km drive to Mount Hotham Snow Resort.
Orbost is primarily known for its beef farming and sawmilling but more recently, tourism has become an important and thriving industry, being the major town close to several national parks that are between the east access to either the surf or the snow, including the famous Snowy River National Park, Alpine National Park, Errinundra National Park, Croajingolong National Park and Cape Conran Coast Park.
The establishment of the Sailors Grave Brewery has also brought significant tourism to the area with its multiple festivals throughout the year. Cycling and canoeing have also become major tourist attractions drawing people worldwide to the area for its wide range of cycling tours and spectacular rivers throughout the region.
Buchan is a rural town, consisting largely of farming land and native vegetation. It is surrounded by the localities of Black Mountain, Buchan South, Butchers Ridge, Canni Creek, Gelantipy, Gillingall, Glenmore, Murrindal, Suggan Buggan, Timbarra, W-Tree, and Wulgulmerang. Buchan is the main town and is located on the Buchan River, approximately 75 kilometres from Bairnsdale and 350 kilometres from Melbourne.
While Buchan is best known for its caves, its history as one of the oldest townships in Victoria goes back further than the discovery of the caves. It also has fossils that depict the mega fauna that existed in the region 20,000 years ago. Some fossils are in view on the new Buchan Hotel stone walls. The township celebrated its 175th anniversary in March 2014.
THINGS TO DO
Mornington PeninsulaThere's a multitude of activities and events all year round along the Mornington Peninsula. From award winning Golf Courses, to Wining & Dining at one of our many boutique restaurants or wineries, Nature Gazing along beautiful winding walking tracks, Water Sports and Relaxing on the beach - there's something for everyone.
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