Stop Press During October & November the main ferry is out of service. A free water taxi will take passengers across to the island and the free community bus will drive you to our house. Otherwise we can come and pick you up but we have limited fuel during the outage. During this outage visitors will need to park their cars on the mainland where EG Shire has provided a secure car park.
This Tudor style house is located on one of the most beautiful places on Raymond Island, 6km's from the Paynesville township on 10 acres of bushland with tall trees in a parklike setting. Secluded off a beautiful long winding driveway, the house with it's two built in 2 storey cottages is but a few metres from the water's edge, has a safe sandy beach which stretches for miles on this side of the island. There is no road between the house and beach The Beach front Cottage accommodates 5 people and the Garden cottage accommodates 4 people.
This area in Gippsland is well known for its mild climate in winter, and cooling sea breezes in the hot summertime. It is surely one of the finest inland lake locations in Victoria, indeed Australia. It offers great variety such as swimming, bushwalking, sailing, boating, fishing, bowling and golf.
The prawns run right out the front in summer and the owners have available sea kayaks to explore the lakes system.
We offer truly peaceful, exclusive and tranquil surroundings in which to relax and be close to unspoiled nature.
Resident on this property are koalas, echidnas, family of tawny frog mouth owls, sea eagles and kangaroos and their babies. The name of the property is a tribute to all the birdlife including black swans, pelicans, albatrosses, spoonbills, ibises, caspian terns, crimson and eastern rosellas, swift parrots, blue wrens, flame robins, azure kingfishers and many more.
Yoga classes, meditation and nutrition assessments are available for those wanting to add wellness to their holiday.
Gourmet breakfast baskets from our garden including home made jams, muesli, eggs, sourdough bread etc can be provided by prior arrangement. From $20 for two people.
Massage, beauty treatments are available from Skin Solutions Clinic and Medispa at Paynesville.
Vehicular ferry from Paynesville costs $12 return trip. Bicycles and pedestrians are free.
THIS IS A NON-SMOKING PROPERTY.
RAYMOND ISLAND IS A NATURE RESERVE AND AS SUCH WE DO NOT CATER FOR DOGS AND CATS.
Security deposit/ Bond only payable for long stays if the owners are away and will be refunded after servicing when the property is vacated.
As the same suggests, this cottage faces the beach right out front. Both bedrooms are upstairs; the master looks out over Lake King and the second bedroom contains three single beds with dormer windows looking to the lake and the front over the garden. Very small bathroom, kitchen, dining and lounge are all downstairs with alfresco outside eating area and bbq.
This cottage faces the garden side, toward the park-like grounds, and includes master bedroom and second bedroom upstairs, with kitchen, dining, lounge and very small bathroom downstairs and alfresco eating area off the lounge room.