This is a sun-filled one level 'beach-house' in the true sense of the word, suited to a family or adults. Groups under 21 and schoolies are not invited. It is a 30 y.o. sandstone coloured, rendered brick house. A covered porch and decking runs the length of the southwest facing main entrance & big windows take in the north & west sun. An indigenous garden of moonahs & local natives secludes the front of the property & New Zealand tee tree abounds on the sides and in the back garden. Guests say they 'unwind' as soon as they arrive, such is the feel of Sea Winds.
The dining table seats 8 & the kitchen table seats 4 with 2 bench seats. The kitchen is fully equipped for cooking and dining, and with a coffee pod machine. (Much summer dining is done outdoors.) Sleeps 7: the main bedroom has a queen size bed; the second has a double. The third has a double bed bunk & single on top. For a small child only, there is a trundle. For interstate and o/s guests, linen available on request at a fee. All bedrooms have wooden venetian blinds for beautiful filtered light. There are plenty of doonahs, blankets and pillows.
There is one bathroom with toilet plus a second toilet off laundry.
The house has solar hot water, top of the range LG reverse cycle air conditioning; it has an elec stove & electric blanket on the double bed. The house is well stocked with family and kids games, DVDs and toys. We request no smoking in the house please and ashtrays used outside.
There is an outdoor dining setting and extra chairs. A very pleasant and private decked area adjacent to the main entrance and under the canopy of trees is ideal for outdoor meals. There is a gas BBQ.
A refundable bond of $500 applies in the event of serious damage or loss, payable with the fee and redeemable by internet transfer within 2 weeks of vacating.
"Little Pet" Friendly if Committed to Care
After discussion with you, only small dogs 'may' be allowed. A dog sleeping mat can be placed in the laundry. Guests own pet blankets must be used, and strictly used on the couch. Pets must stay off beds. The property has a fully fenced-in large back garden with plenty of shade. We do not have a kennel at present.
All pet droppings in garden must be bagged and binned, of course, before departure.
Sorrento has a year-round pet beach at Cameron's Bight, a short drive along the Bay beach road at Blairgarie. Outside peak season, dogs on leashes are allowed at certain hours on the front and back beach. Check with the Peninsula Shire Council website or phone for updates before booking.
Besides the beaches, Sorrento Village has great (pokie-free) hotels, restaurants, quality shopping, a large fairly priced IGA supermarket, galleries, churches, a cinema, a sailing club, tennis, yoga, beautician, hairdressers and more. The ferry to beautiful Queenscliffe and beyond is also within walking distance. The famous Portsea Pub and skin-diving is a short drive away, or an energizing walk along the back beach from the house (bus back if you like). Within a short drive are national parks, wineries, natural affordable hot spring spas, heritage homes, market garden farms for extra fresh veges, many quality golf courses and more restaurants than you could hope for.