BOOK NOW for Feb and March when the crowds have gone yet the weather is still warm. It is a stunning time to be by the sea. Reverse cycle air con., fenced in back yard, slate floors and we are just a few minutes walk to the beach and town.
CENTRAL LOCATION - 900m to main town and 300m to beach. All distances are approx.
The Grape Escape is a few minutes walk to the north facing Cowes beach in a quiet area yet just minutes to town. Reverse cycle air con as well as a cosy Coonara fire for any weather. Young children are safe in our fully fenced back yard, which is visible from the living area ... perfect for your break any time of the year. We have a "no pets inside" policy, however please feel free to ask about bringing pooch if you are happy to keep him/her outside.
The Grape Escape is owned by winemakers who have chosen this mudbrick, slate floor cottage as their Escape. Walk to beach and town, we are a short drive to Penguins, wineries and surf beaches.
You are assured of prompt service and communication at all stages of your booking as we strive to make your stay as relaxing as possible... Min. stay is usually 2 nights and we prefer 7 nights in summer - but 1 night can be accepted outside of peak times at the owner's discretion with a cleaning surcharge on the advertised rates, see under tarriffs.
Accommodates up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms 1 with semi ensuite.
1 bathroom with toilet and another separate toilet.
Natural insulation of mudbrick and reverse cycle airconditioning keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
Coonara fire place and luxurious leather lounge.
1 queen bed, 1 double bed and 1 set of bunks. Doonas, covers &pillows provided. Bring linen or hire for $15 per person per stay.
Fully equipped kitchen - just bring food
Open plan kitchen, dining and living. Bathroom with shower and toilet, plus separate toilet off laundry.
Washing machine, iron, hair dryer.
Fully fenced back yard, visible from living area, great for keeping an eye on the children.
Covered front verandah for extra outdoor living or carport.
Family games, videos, cookbooks, wine books, magazines and books supplied.
BBQ and Bocci set for playing in the fenced backyard.
Feels like home
Walk to the Cowes beach - voted "Best Beach for Kids in VIC" Herald Sun 4/1/08
Just a few minutes walk leads you to the calm waters of the famous north facing Cowes Beach - perfect for long walks.
Endorsed as Victoria's Best beach for Kids - "The water is usually calm. The beach is wide, there's plenty of shade...and there's not too far to go to reach the main street." Herald Sun 4/1/12.
Stroll along the beach to the main street of Cowes where you can enjoy coffee or a meal, whilst soaking up the atmosphere of this seaside village. The Cowes boat ramp is just a minute's drive away and in good weather, enjoy breakfast or lunch right on the beach courtesy of the boat ramp cafe.
Within a short drive from the Grape Escape are the Penguin Parade, Koala Park, the quaint village of Rhyll, indoor children activities, historic Churchill Island, fabulous wineries and some of Australia's best surf beaches. The Herald Sun nominated the island's Woolami Beach one of "Victoria's Best Surf Beaches."
The island also boasts Victoria's "Best Rocks - at Cape Woolamai Forrest Caves is a series of caverns where sea has eroded the rocks...at low tide the headlands at Smiths Beach have plenty of rock pools to explore."
Phillip Island is a famous perfect summer getaway - yet the Grape Escape offers an equally relaxing experience any time of year. In the cooler weather there is nothing better than an invigorating walk on the beach followed by nights by the Coonara fire with a family game, good book or a good friend
Rates start at $145 pn for low season - hover over calendar dates to see all rates which are confirmed upon enquiry. Bring your own bed linen and towels - or these can be hired for $20 per bed per stay, as can a portacot. Doonas with covers and pillows provided.
Special rates apply for sporting events and linen is included for these rates.
Minimum 3-6 nights during peak periods. Weekly stay requests given preference from Xmas to end January. Any booking which includes New Year's Eve/New Year's Day attracts a $100 surcharge to the stated rates for that time.
We do accept 1 night bookings during the week and outside of peak periods at our discretion and a cleaning surcharge of $40 applies to the stated nightly tarriffs. If we need to clean on a Sunday to accommodate your request, a surcharge levied by the cleaning company of $20 may apply. A bond is also payable directly to the owner.
Please note that prices and inclusions may change without notice and confirmation of same will be supplied upon enquiry.
We look forward to welcoming you soon for your Grape Escape.