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THE RETREAT- HOME AWAY FROM HOME

The house has beautiful wooden cathedral ceilings with delightful character. A reverse cycle air conditioner for summer and winter comfort and great heating for those cosy winter nights and there is also a wood heater (wood not provided now as it would weirdly "disappear" when we did)

Two good size bedrooms one with a comfy double bed (including an LCD TV in the main bedroom) and the other with a double bed with a single bunk above so comfortably sleeps 5.

There is a large lounge / open living plan with kitchen with absolutely everything you will need along with microwave and lots of bench space and walk in pantry. Along 2 full sides of the house is a delightful covered verandah that gets lots of sun and shade ( not to mention the peaceful outlook lovely to view the native birds) -a lovely area to have breakie or have a drink or BBQ in the eve- there is a 4 burner gas BBQ we put on the verandah.
There is also an Aldi coffee maker so bring the pods if thats your liking:)

There is a Sanyo 32" LCD TV with crystal clear reception (including all the digital channels) and Blu Ray DVD player with some DVDs in the cabinet and an easy to join video shop 20 minutes away in Yarram.

We have Monopoly, Scrabble and cards to play which we often do!! If you have a boat there is lots of room on the large easily accessible corner block with the hotel and store just 2 or so minutes walk away.

NOTE:
All you will need is your own Linen and towels etc and due to the budget rates in a lovely holiday home you are asked to PLEASE clean on departure for the next "relaxees"...as we know those that book will... as we trust people appreciate the price we offer to make it affordable for all to stay..ta heaps!

WELCOME TO PORT WELSHPOOL -VICTORIAS SECRET A LITTLE SLICE OF HEAVEN

The Port and surrounds

Port Welshpool is a lovely drive of about 90 minutes from Cranbourne once you hit the Sth Gippsland Highway and is in an undiscovered "peaceful paradise" just a short drive from beautiful and unspoilt Wilsons Prom.

We own our lovely "home away from home" (well the bank does) and instead of tenanting it we decided to share our little paradise with likeminded people who will enjoy this lovely area as much as we do. "The Port" is a very historic part of Victoria and has an all weather/ all tide boat ramp (1 minute from the house) with great fishing from the jetty or the wharf and also very safe swimming and paddling from the lovely sandy beach.

The Port is also the entrance to the Prom either by boat or by a short drive so you can explore at will or just relax and there are also MANY other beautiful attractions in the area.There is a great General Store which has all your needs, as well as a must for the delicious fresh takeway foods on offer and there is also a great "local" with great people and atmosphere.

Fishing is hugely popular in the area. Wilsons Promontory National Park and the islands of Corner Inlet can be reached by launch or sailboat from the port. There is a launching ramp and boats can be hired locally. Hog deer, an endangered species in their native Asia, have been introduced into a State game reserve on Snake Island, in order to bolster their numbers.

The Port Welshpool Museum, open daily, features marine displays and an unusual assortment of maritime curios. The house, built in 1881, was one of the first substantial dwellings to be constructed at Port Welshpool. The builder, J. Avery, had to walk 21 miles from Port Albert every Monday, and returned by foot each weekend. It is thought to be one of the oldest buildings in the shire of South Gippsland. On the lawn is the fishing boat, the Janet Isles, which was used by the house's owners, the Smith family, for several generations.

Barry Beach, a few kilometres west, is a supply base for the oil rigs of Bass Strait. Steel platforms are constructed here and towed into the strait, where piles are driven through the hollow legs and a deck is welded on. An observation area, overlooking the terminal, has been organised.

The area was reputedly named after jack-of-all-trades, John Baragwanath, who owned land at the mouth of the Agnes River. Skilled at ironwork, photography, and surveying, he manufactured his own camera and telescope and assisted the locals in the guises of an informal doctor, a legal counsellor, and a bush dentist - always carrying a set of forceps with which to yank out troublesome teeth.
Harold Lasseter - the man who made and prompted numerous expeditions to central Australia by claiming that a mother lode of gold, known as Lasseter's Reef, was there to be mined - lived in the area for his last thirty years. He died returning from one of his own trips in about 1931

The township of Welshpool, a few kilometres to the north, relies upon the dairy and wool industries. 9 km north-west of Welshpool you can visit one of the highest waterfalls in Victoria at the Agnes Falls Reserve, where the river plunges 60 m over the gorge. The damming of the river above the falls ensures the water supply Welshpool and other local towns. Walking tracks, picnic and barbecue facilities are available. To get there, head west along the highway and turn off at Slades Hill Road, near the school. The route is signposted. Return via Toora for maximum scenic value.

Beautiful to suit a budget

Note: All you will need is your own Linen and towels etc and due to the budget rates in a lovely holiday home you are asked to PLEASE clean on departure for the next "relaxees"...as we know those that book will... as we trust people appreciate the price we offer to make it affordable for all to stay..ta heaps!

NOTE** We generally do not ask for a deposit as we trust those that book but...we do have a cancellation fee of up to half of the tariff if cancelled within 48 hours of your stay (depending on circumstances)-Thanks

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Victorias Secret is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great getaway. Port Welshpool is a lovely and very tranquil location and Victorias Secret is just perfect for a relaxing recharge. The house is well equipped and has a comfortable and inviting layout. There is plenty to do with the Prom and Tarra-Bulga National Park an easy drive. Thanks, Kerry, for your warm and friendly communications and for making your special Secret available for others to enjoy.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely A lovely house in a great location. A perfect place to relax with the family.
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect relaxing spot We had a fantastic stay. I'm so glad we chose to do the spontaneous trip! Peaceful, tranquil town with cool breezes and a warm ocean. The house was just right for our little family - had everything we needed for our short break.
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Family Stay Just wanted to thank our hosts for a wonderful time. We stayed over Christmas with young kids and found the house and the location great. Kids loved the 2 minute walk/ride to beach/pier and we loved the fact that the area was quiet, house was safe for kids and comfortable. Highly recommend and thanks again for the hospitality
Date published: 2014-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We enjoyed a relaxing weekend at Victoria's Secret. The weather was not the best but we made the most of our time away. We also met some lovely locals who made us feel most welcome.Many thanks to Jo and Kerry
Date published: 2013-01-11

Features

Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Parking

32" LCD TV in lounge
Airconditioning
Barbeque
Coffee Makers
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Heaters
LCD TV in Main Bedroom
Microwave
Non-Smoking
Open Fireplace
Parking
Portacot
Stereo

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Property Rates & Min Night Stay
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* $125 $280 $845 2 $0 $0
* $95 $220 $595 2 $0 $0
* $145 $320 $995 2 $0 $0
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* $125 $280 $845 2 $0 $0
* $95 $220 $595 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 5 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 5 people.

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