This 3 bedroom cottage offers style and character. It has been verified as the original Station Master's Cottage (Circa 1913) from the old Anderson railway station, which was located at what is now the Phillip Island roundabout. The house was relocated to its current position in 1981, following the closure of the rail line from Nyora to Wonthaggi.

Behind the picket fence lies a charming cottage steeped in history and offering stylish accommodation, while retaining much of its century old woodwork.

Fantastic position, within easy walking distance to Beach No.1, Venus Bay village and playground.

Unlike most rental properties in Venus Bay, we provide a full linen service including bathroom towels as well as tea-towels. All beds are freshly made up for your arrival, complete with doonas and cushions and electric blankets to the queens. Please bring your own beach towels.

The cottage has an open plan living area, which features original dado panelling, complemented by leather couches and decor. This adjoins the spacious light-filled kitchen/dining area. With 3 large bedrooms the first two comprise queen beds, the third has 2 single beds.

Features include fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, microwave, LCD TV, DVD, CD/iPod player, split system, electric blankets on queen beds and separate laundry with washing machine, bathroom and separate toilet. Clothesline located at north side of cottage.

Well behaved pets are welcome. The property is set on a large flat block giving pets plenty of room to run around and explore. It is fully fenced and pets are allowed inside (not on the furniture or in the bedrooms).

Head outside to an undercover deck complete with BBQ and outdoor setting. The cottage is set on a fully fenced block (650sq mtrs), which makes it perfect for families and a dog's paradise. Whether you want to spend the day on the beach or have a quiet relax on the decks, this one's for you.

Within easy walking distance to local general store/cafe & eateries, children's playground, parkland & public BBQ area as well as Beach no. 1. Plenty of fishing to be had on any of the 5 beaches. Walking/bike track riverside to Tarwin Lower where you can dine at the local historical pub and visit nearby shops or hire the tennis courts. Put the kayak in at Estate No. 2 boat ramp - Anderson's Inlet, or at Tarwin Lower - Tarwin River.

Local attractions: Things to see and do in the surrounding areas:

Wilson's Prom: Is a national park within a 50 minute drive from Venus Bay. Known for its beautiful rainforests, unspoiled beaches, and abundant wildlife it is well worth a visit. The park is highly popular with bush walkers. No pets allowed.

Koonwarra: The Koonwarra General Store is situated in the Hamlet of Koonwarra which is about a 20 minute drive from Venus Bay. The town comprises the General Store which is renowned for its catering abilities and fantastic produce from around the Gippsland region. There is also an Organic Fruit and Vegetable Shop, Gallery and Day Spa.

Inverloch: The town of Inverloch is known for its Pier and beach fishing. There are 2 hotels and numerous cafes and restaurants. If you are looking for some holiday reading, become a member at Inverloch library - phone for opening hours.

Kongwak: Another hamlet town that has the best market on every Sunday of the year. On in all weather. Inside and outside sheds. You will find collectables, retro, vintage and second hand items, plants and books. Yummy food including curry and sausage sizzle. Musicians play all day and a gold coin donation will get you entry. The market is held at the Kongwak General Store and Sheds - 10.00am-3.00pm. Kongwak is about 14 km from Inverloch heading towards Leongatha.

Wineries: There are numerous wineries situated throughout Gippsland and the surrounding area. 'Lyrebird' and 'Paradise Enough' are two of the better known wineries in the area.

Loch: Is renowned for its annual Antique Fair (held in September) for which people travel far and wide to attend & monthly market. Loch is located about an hours drive from Venus Bay.

Dalyston: Old Dalyston Deli. Sitting on rolling lawns surrounded by century-old cypress trees and only 5 minutes from the stunning Kilcunda coastline, the church was built in 1901 but ceased operating as a church in 1985. Add to that the excellent parking facilities, proximity to Phillip Island and Wonthaggi and the flexibility to provide Good Food for All Occasions.... the Old Dalyston Deli becomes a place you just have to visit. Dalyston is a 10 minute drive from Wonthaggi.

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Station Master's Cottage is rated 4.7083 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great getaway We gave this weekend away to our son and partner as a gift and they really enjoyed this getaway. while almost every need and comfort was covered, they felt the couch was a little uncomfortable for long term relaxing. They would certainly come back again and we would go there ourselves on their recommendation. The communication from the owner is excellent and apart from the couch was ideal accommodation.
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such an historic property! The property was really comfortable and exactly as described. We spent 3 very pleasant days in Venus Bay. I can think of only two ways that the property could be even better. Firstly, there is no wardrobe space to hang clothes and secondly, wifi would be a great addition and make the property even more attractive.
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sweet comfort. the cottage welcomed us with comfortable beds, an easy going space and all the creature comforts of home. we loved the outside bbq area, for morning and evening down-time, the pets enjoyed the fully secure yard. we highly recommend a stay at the cottage as a place to relax and explore local surrounds.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended This was a wonderful place for our summer holiday. The house was really cute, well appointed and super clean. Great location - with an easy walk to the shops and the beach (if you weren't carrying anything). Loved how we could bring our cat too. It was an insanely hot week, and the air conditioner worked a treat, keeping us comfortable, while friends at a nearby place had to leave due to the week of 40 plus temperatures.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Relaxing Venus Bay cottage stay Our family had a wonderful stay at the station masters cottage. The place was clean and tidy and it was lovely to have full linen service! (Who wants to run around making beds on holidays?) easy walk to shops, park and beach number 1. Thank you Mary Anne for your hospitality.
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing holiday cottage. We had a fantastic holiday at The Station Masters cottage. It had everything you could possibly need and more. The property was immaculate and so well equipped. It was great that it was fully fenced and had a lovely garden, our dog loved it ! It was also close to the shops, cafes etc. of Venus Bay and of course, the amazing beaches. I would definitely recommend the cottage and hopefully we will be back again soon.
Date published: 2014-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely, comfortable property. We had a super holiday at the Station Masters cottage this year. Extremely clean & tidy house, very family friendly & dog friendly. Great location to shops & playground & beaches. Everything has been thought of in this house, you hardly need to bring anything. Mary-anne has been so helpful & efficient to deal with. Can't wait to go back.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very clean and cosy We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the cottage which was spotless. Fantastic to have linen and towels supplied,  and all the beds were made up too. Communication with owners was very easy. This is great value accommodation and highly recommended.  
Date published: 2014-01-23


Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Children's playground around the corner
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Docking station - iPod/CD player
Electric blankets Queen beds
Fully fenced
Ironing Facilities
Large back deck
Linen Supplied
Pets allowed
Short walk to Beach and Shops
TV with built-in DVD player
Tennis Courts near by
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
Wilson's Prom near by


Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $140 $280 $882 2 $0 $0
* $195 $390 $1229 3 $0 $0
* $140 $280 $882 2 $0 $0
* $150 $300 $945 2 $0 $0
* $195 $390 $1229 3 $0 $0
* $150 $300 $945 2 $0 $0
* $210 $420 $1323 2 $0 $0
* $210 $420 $1323 3 $0 $0
* $190 $342 $1197 2 $0 $0

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 6 adults. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.

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