This family friendly beach house is located only 5 minutes from Swansea at Dolphin Sands on a 9 acre block of pristine natural bushland.

It is set back slightly from the road and is surrounded by mature Gum and Banksia Trees. Wildlife abounds with Black Cockatoos, Kookaburras, native bats, possums, echidnas and wallabies all frequenting the propery.

Access to the secluded Nine Mile Beach is by 2 different access tracks - one 200 metres from the beach house, the other is about 50 metres away.


This beach house has all the comforts of home and can accommodate up to 5 adults and 2 children. The master bedroom has a queen bed, a kids room with caravan sized bunk beds and a large bunk-room with a double bed and loft bed. The bathroom has an in bath shower and there is a separate toilet. The lounge room has a built-in fire place, 30 inch flat screen TV with USB connection, DVD player, stereo with CD's, radio and MP3 plug.

The fully self contained kitchen has a wood stove, bore and tank water supplied at the sink, servery bar, gas stove/oven, fridge and microwave. Dining room and table adjacent.

An undercover entertainment area sits between the house and the garage. This is a carpeted area with see through roofing which allows in the sun. Each end of this area can be opened up to the outside in summer which lets through a cool breeze. In winter the fire can be lit and the doors closed to make a snug and warm entertaining area large enough for two families.
All bed linen, blankets and doona's and bath towels are supplied if you require them, but you will need to bring your own beach towels.

Things to Do

Being centrally located on the East Coast, most attractions are within an hours drive of Dolphin Sands. These include the World Heritage listed Freycinet National Park
Maria Island, wineries, Kates Berry Farm and Spikey Bridge are all within easy reach. If you are up for a surf, or are looking for some crayfish, Bicheno is only 40 minutes north.

If you are a keen fisherman, Great Oyster Bay, which is bordered by Nine Mile Beach has excellent fishing, with Flathead, Whiting, Trumpeter and Bream plentiful. Launching sites are at either Swansea, Yellowbanks Road or the river mouth at the end of Dolphin Sands Road. The garage at the shack will easily fit a trailored boat for storage when not in use.

There are 2 adult bikes and 4 kids bikes and helmets at the property, so do what the locals do and go for a ride. Head to Cambria Drive and pull into the last access track. Leave the bikes at the end of the track near the beach. If the tide is low you can walk into Swansea for an ice-cream via the beach - it only takes 20 minutes. The shells at that end of Nine Mile Beach are amazing.
Or drive into Swansea as it is only a 5 minute drive away. It has some great restaurants that cater to all tastes - here's a link that has up-to-date reviews.

Swansea also has market days. The markets sell local produce, arts and crafts.
It may be a small town but it does have most things that you may require including General food stores, chemist, Doctors Surgery, newsagents, knick knack shops and specialty boutiques.

If it's relaxation you need there are dvd's, plenty of board games, jigsaw puzzles, cards, books to read or music to listen to.
There's lot's of room inside for the kids to set out toys or play board games and not get in the way. They will find lots of outdoor fun as well, such as - shooting hoop, bocce, badminton and bike riding.
For those interested, there is abundant wildlife on the property, with plenty of tracks through the bushland to see bird-life/wildlife etc in their natural habitat. The most active times being early morning and late afternoon.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Had a great time Very comfortable large house.Nine mile beach just across the road and firewood for china. Helpful owners. Recommended for larger parties and children.
Date published: 2014-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stayed over New Years - Very clean and neat. Barbecue area fantastic. Want a relaxing stay close to the beach this is the spot.
Date published: 2013-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great house, with all you need for a relaxing break. Beautiful but quiet beach within minutes.Owners Michelle and Brad are helpful and easy to communicate with.Perfect.We will be back.
Date published: 2013-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A very functional and well-kept beach shack which was certainly in a quiet and secluded area. The undercover outdoor eating area was great.
Date published: 2012-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic place to stay. Michelle & Brad were very accommodating and helpful. All you need for a great holiday. We will be back!
Date published: 2012-06-08
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3 wood heaters - plenty of wood
Books & games
CD's and DVD's (kids & adult movies)
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Flat screen TV
Fully fenced
In-house Movies/Videos
Large undercover entertainment area
Linen Supplied
No pets
No smoking
Open Fireplace
Towels Supplied

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