1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Lakes and Wilderness
  4. Metung
  5. #7387634

Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats - The OarHouse - SUNDAY FOR FREE

Cottage, Metung

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Average $182 per night {{quote.pricing.message}} Total {{quote.pricing.bookingPrice | format:'currency':'short'}} for

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom


Special Offer

Take advantage of our Sunday for Free offer this autumn and winter. Book Friday and Saturday and ask us to add the Sunday for Free or Book Saturday and Sunday and we will add the Monday for Free or book Monday and Tuesday and we will tack on the Sunday for you.

Offer applies from 1st March 2019 to 27th October 2019 but excludes public holiday weekends and Easter.


Located in one of the prettiest villages in Australia, The Oar House is nestled into a bush block in a quiet street on the outskirts of Metung.

Positioned on a small spit of land, Metung sits between Bancroft Bay, with Lake King at its back.  It is a photographers paradise, a natural environmental home to amazing birdlife, dolphins and fish and a wide variety of native animals.

The Gippsland Lakes also offers sailing, boating and fishing in sheltered inland waterways free from rocks, reefs and tides.  Even if you don't sail or have a boat licence you can hire a boat locally and explore these safe waters.  Just contact our friends at Riviera Nautic to help you out with all things boats and fishing.

Just a short drive or 45 min walk outside the main village, The Oar House is a unique property which has recently been renovated and brought back to life after many years of neglect.

The three storey weatherboard cottage is painted a striking Ironstone Blue with white trim, reminiscent of the houses in the Hamptons.  Beautifully decorated with hints of its location and as its name suggests there are oars aplenty, nautical references and artworks.  Each window has an individual leadlight window adding character to this unique property.

Relax as soon as you enter this peaceful retreat.  You will find all the conveniences of home here, from wireless internet to Smart TV with Netflix and Stan to a fully functioning kitchen and laundry.  This charming country cottage has a whitewashed wooden interior and features characterful furniture throughout with polished floors to maintain a comfortable cabin feel.  The towering gums outside surround the property and are visible from every large picture window.

Living Areas:

Walk into the large hallway with elevated dining space and the largest picture window looking out over the bush.  To the front of the house is a cosy lounge with log fire and wall mounted 43” Smart TV.

The dining area has country pine table and 6 chairs and authentic Welsh Dresser and attached is a fully equipped kitchen with pantry and modern appliances including dishwasher, microwave, slow cooker, blender and sandwich maker.

There is also a laundry with washing machine and dryer.


The house is split over 3 levels and can sleep 6 comfortably in 3 bedrooms.

Walk up the stairs to the second level and marvel at the vaulted roof with leadlight half moon leadlight window.  Here on the landing, it is large enough to have a seating area in the sunny full-length north-facing window with sliding doors and balcony to the deck.

The bedrooms consist of a super spacious master with more vaulted ceilings with overhead fan and king size bed.  There are a wardrobe and 32 inch TV in this room.  

The second bedroom also has vaulted ceilings with overhead fan and a glorious view over the trees down the gully.  It too has a TV and inbuilt DVD Player. 

The third bedroom has two single beds and is at the front of the house and has a huge picture window overlooking the garden.

Bedroom 1:  King Bed with fitted robes

Bedroom 2:  Double Bed

Bedroom 3:  2 x Single Beds


Level 1:  Powder Room

Level 2:  Recently fully renovated bathroom Bath deep bath and waterfall overhead shower.

Outdoor Area:

There is a small first-floor sunny deck with two outdoor lounge chairs.

There is an undercover outdoor area at the entrance to the property with an outdoor table and 6 directors chairs and a Webber BBQ.

Surrounded by native bushland the property is on 1 acre with its own private walkway down to the lake and Cantrills Jetty. 

Take a fishing rod you will find a couple of rods together with a fishing tackle box in the property for your use and a packed lunch and wander down the pathway to the Jetty to catch something for dinner you will need a fishing licence but you can pick that up from Riviera Nautic too. Picnic on the beach before walking back the few minutes home to The Oar House.


There is parking for cars and room for a boat.


Please note that the property welcomes pets with a large secure area to the side of the house although the 1-acre garden is not fenced at present.

Fencing at the side of the house is over 6ft in the majority of places and 4 ft at the front fence.

Family Friendly



Property Features

Family Friendly



Property Features

Cooling: Air Conditioning in two main bedrooms From March 2019, Ceiling Fans in bedrooms.

Heating: Gas Log Fire, Wall Heater, Gas Heater

Entertainment: Smart TV, Netflix and Stan, Digital TV and DVD, Book Exchange

Coffee Machine: Nespresso

Internet: Free Unlimited Wifi

Bathroom: Shower over Bath

Car parking: 2 cars and boat

Kid Friendly: Art Supplies, DVDs, Tennis Racquets, Fishing Rods

Distance to the beach: 200 m - 3 min walk to Cantrills Jetty

Activities in the area

The property is a few minutes drive or a 45-minute walk to Metung where you will find a tiny village with excellent local pub it is advisable to book, a general store, a few cafes and fish and chip shop.

Lakes Entrance is only 15 minutes away by car where you will find all the fishing trawlers and it is here that you can buy fish directly off the boat, walk the 90-mile beach or get a great view of the Gippsland Lake system.

We also love Lake Tyers a few minutes drive further along where there is a great pub on the water and kayaks for hire.

Alternatively, go inland to Bruthen where you will find a pretty country village and great brewery. 

Further again explore the Buchan Caves, a honeycomb of caves full of spectacular limestone formations.

There is also an excellent Rail Trail between Bairnsdale and Newmeralla.

Then the obvious choice is to hire a boat and sail the lakes or fish off one of the jetties or boardwalks or simply do nothing and enjoy the serenity.

Perfect for

Family beach holiday

Girls weekends

Boating, Sailing and Fishing

Getting away from it all

Peace and Tranquility


OCEAN BLUE Coastal Retreats makes holiday rentals easy for guests. Every property in our portfolio has been handpicked so you can book with confidence. If you have questions prior to your trip, we are happy to assist you 7 days a week. During your stay, we will be available 24/7 to help with any issues that may arise.


- No smoking

- No events, parties or large gatherings

- Groups under 28 years of age will not be accepted.

- Guest Registration and Photo ID may be required and confirmation of booking may be subject to approval by management.

- All bookings subject to a credit card bond.


Air conditioning Balcony Books Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Internet access Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Non-Smoking Oven Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stove Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine


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