Poulton Cottage is a sweet and simple cottage next to Mt Martha South Beach, an easy 1 hour drive on East Link and Peninsula Link from the Melbourne CBD. It is a low maintenance, child friendly, simple and relaxing place to stay. If you are after the Taj Mahal, you're in the wrong place, but if you want an old-fashioned, family house where you don't need to hassle the kids about wiping their feet, this is it. It is in no way new and could do with a paint, but it is our much loved holiday house and is in a seriously brilliant location.
Pets are welcome, and there is a big garden for them to play in! The house is securely fenced but escape artists or high-jumpers might be able to make their way out over the fence.
There are 3 bedrooms inside the house (one with a double bed, one with two singles and one with a bunk and one single) and then an outside bungalow which adjoins the house, which sleeps 5 (two bunks and a single bed). The bungalow is great for kids - perhaps not so good for adults :) There is also a portacot and high chair available. This house is perfect for 2 families with a bunch of kids; ideally no more than 6 adults and no buck's nights :)
The bathroom is completely new in 2015 and has a walk-in shower and easy care flooring (can't see that sand!). There's also a second bathroom which doubles as the laundry outside - it's not at all luxurious but the shower works and the toilet is clean, We make that the boys' bathroom...
The family who owns this house uses it regularly and you are welcome to use whatever you might find such as coffee, tea, sauces etc in the cupboards and use all the games, books and DVDs as well. Please note that there are some of our own items that remain in this house. You'll need to bring your own linen, or I can organise some for you at a cost of $10 per person, which I pay direct to the cleaner who launders it. (But you'll need to make your own bed!)
There is a very large back yard (please note that after some rather enthusiastic playtimes the trampoline is no longer functional), an outside shower, and a playground around the corner about 50-100m away. The shopping centre is also about 100m away with an excellent supermarket and take-away restaurants including fish and chips, pizza, Indian food and an ice-cream shop. If the need should arise, there is both a Doctor's surgery and a Vet around the corner, around 50m away.
There is also a fantastic board-walk about 5 minutes walk away where you can burn off a few calories while your dog meet lots of other woofy friends. The beach is around 150m away and is safe and sheltered. As it's a bay beach there are few waves and it is ideal for little people to build sandcastles and get their toes wet. There is kayak rental on the beach to add to the fun!
Check in is at 1pm, and check out at 10am. We can give you early check in or late check out depending on other bookings.
Please note there is a mandatory cleaning charge of $60 for stays of up to 3 nights and $80 for stays over 4 nights.