The Polehouse complex is of 2 storeys, with the owner's house above, the 2br unit on the lower level (still enjoying fabulous views) and the 2 storey 1br unit semi-detached from the main house. The property faces NE across the lake at the very bottom of Scenic Ct on the left. The garden contains native plants, fruit trees and a wide selection of herbs. NOTE: LINEN (UPPER and LOWER sheets, towels) is NOT generally provided. However, for guests arriving from interstate or abroad, linen may be provided at $25 per person per stay. FREE wi-fi is available. Note, a 3 NIGHT MINIMUM BOOKING applies, except for Christmas/Jan, when it is 7 nights. This listing describes the 1br unit.
1BR UNIT :
This 2-storey unit is imaginatively designed in Moroccan style, with many curved motifs. The living and bathing areas are on the lower floor. There is an electric stove with ceramic hotplates, a microwave oven and full-size refrigerator. The shower is placed within a large bath. This bath is NOT to be used as a SPA, as it takes all the hot water. The toilet and washing machine are located in a corner. The unit is heated by a wood burning oven with glass door - the flue warms the bedroom above where there is a Q/S bed. On an outside patio there are a table and chairs plus bbq. From the bedroom sunbathing deck on the upper floor, dramatic views can be enjoyed over the lake. Covered car parking is located outside the unit at the top of a paved driveway; a boat trailer with a small or medium-sized boat can also be fitted in. Large boats can be parked in the court opposite the property entrance. A double foam mattress is available on the floor to accommodate a young child at an extra $5 per night - linen should be provided by the guests for this. Guests may bring a maximum of 2 pets, with the first being free and the second an extra $5 per night.
Mallacoota remains a pristine area with lakes and beaches, surrounded by Croajingalong National Park, a World Biosphere Reserve. It is ideal for relaxed, nature-based holidays. Activities include beach and lake swimming, river and lake boat cruises, use of hire boats, ocean and lake fishing, boating, beach walks, bushwalking and bird watching. There are 2 restaurants and 3 cafes serving fresh healthy food and good coffee. The bakery has its own cafe. The town also has 2 supermarkets, a pharmacy, a medical practice with 3 doctors and a community health centre. Mallacoota has been known over many years for its art and music activities, often attracting well-known performers (eg. Eric Bogle, Ronald Farren-Price and Slava Grigoryan). Admission prices are remarkably low. Altogether, Mallacoota is a place to unwind from big-city pressures and to experience nature at its most unspoiled.
The Polehouse is located in the hilly Karbeethong area of Mallacoota, with close access to the lake and National Park. The main town is situated about 5 minutes away along a scenic lakeshore road. The property faces North across the lake and a farm with grazing cattle, picking up sea breezes and plenty of sun. The ocean is situated to the NE. Sunrise can be enjoyed across the lake, and the Howe Range turns pink as sunset approaches. Being at the bottom of a court, there is no through traffic. Guests often stay on the property most of the day to relax and take in the stunning views. They are encouraged to use herbs from the garden in their cooking.