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Mingalar at The Honeysuckles

House, The Honeysuckles

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

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Min 2 - 7 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 bathrooms


'Mingalar' means ‘welcome’ and ‘place of peace and serenity' in Pail, the language of Buddhism. When you arrive, you will feel welcome too.

As seen on Channel 9's 'When love comes to town'. Hosted by The Farmer Wants A Wife's Natalie Gruzlewski.... 12 single city girls travel the country in a bus, moving from town to town until they find their man and leave the bus... One of the country boys hosted his girl at Mingalar at The Honeysuckles. They loved it and you can too.

Whether you are after an active holiday of surfing, swimming, golf, and bushwalking, or a relaxed chill out doing very little, Mingalar in the small hamlet of The Honeysuckles is the place to do it.

300 metres from the spectacular 90 Mile Beach, Mingalar is built in sympathy with the Banksia landscape.

This unusual looking home is different! The high cathedral ceilings and intersecting arches are complimented by natural light from large windows. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, open plan living, large outside decking...

The large open living area is the hub of the home. Sun soaked in the winter courtesy of full north facing windows, and cosy even without the fire going. The living area has a massive dining table, comfortable leather couches, combustion heater, large 46” 3D HD TV with Blu-ray home entertainment system.

Sleep comfortably and wake up to the sound of the native birds and the ocean. Experience what it's like to have no neighbours! The master bedroom has a queen bed, full en-suite bathroom, and private deck.

The second bedroom has queen bed. Third bedroom has two solid and comfortable single beds.

The well-appointed kitchen includes European oven and cook top, microwave and dishwasher.

There are games and jigsaws in the cupboards for the odd rainy day.

Large sun drenched north-facing decking area, outdoor table, and four-burner BBQ for fabulous long lunches.

Fully fenced large back yard for kids. Well-behaved four legged friends welcome too - please discuss with owner in advance.

It’s a rural area. Expect to see echidnas and wombats. There’s lots of kangaroos in the area. We have even had a resident emu and it’s not uncommon to see dolphins off the beach.

*** We have welcomed newcomers to the area by providing transitional housing until they found something permanent. Get in touch via the enquiry form if you would like to explore staying at Mingalar for an extended period. ***

Five things to do when.....


Have fun on the beach – build sand castles, dig holes and slide down the sand dunes. Splash and swim in the sea (at The Honeysuckles or the patrolled beach at Seaspray)

Toast marshmallows in the outdoor fire circle

Snorkel or paddle in Merrimans Creek at Seaspray

Walk around the Honeysuckles and spot the echidnas and other wildlife

Bring your bikes and ride around the quiet gravel roads of The Honeysuckles


Talk long walks along the beach – there’s 90 Miles to explore!

Play golf in the course carved out of the bush land at Golden beach watched by mobs of kangaroos

Visit The Lakes National Park at Lochsport - flora and fauna, great walks and some 4x4 tracks

Walk around Lake Guthrie at Sale

Explore Sale Common - native birds and kms of board walk.


Surf fish off the beach - flat head and Australian salmon

Use a small line in the surf for mullet

Night fish for gummy shark off the beach

Throw in a hand line off the fishing platform in Merrimans Creek at Seaspray

Join in the annual Fishing Competition on Australia Day weekend


Lie on the beach and enjoy the waves

Swim in the ocean

Read a book on the sun drenched front deck in summer or by the fire in winter

Enjoy a glass of wine on the sand dunes 2 minutes walk away

Solve the dilemmas of the world around the fire circle under the night stars


Visit the historic Swing Bridge near Longford (15 mins drive)

Visit the wreck of the Truncullo near Glomar Beach (10 minutes drive)

Day trip to Paynesville - take a one hour cruise on the Gippsland Lakes, take the ferry to Raymond Island and do the koala walk. (We saw 11 koalas on a visit in Jan14).

Day trip to The Lakes National Park at Locksport

Day trip to Port Albert, one of Victoria’s first fishing ports

Some details...

All you need to bring are:

Food & drinks

Sheets, towels and bathmats (We provide doonas and doona covers, pillows and pillow protectors, mattress protectors)

If you need anything else, there is a general store at Seaspray (3 minute drive or 40 minute walk along the beach - LIMITED OPENING HOURS). There are no shops at The Honeysuckles. Sale (23 minutes drive) is the nearest town.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Books Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Television Toaster Washing machine
Mingalar at The Honeysuckles is rated 4.7894736842105265 out of 5 by 19.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Location We loved the location. Quiet with the background sound of the waves drifting through on a sea breeze. Our morning walks along an uninterrupted section of the 90 mile beach were both invigorating and tranquil at the same time. The accommodation satisfied our every need especially the fire for the cooler hours of the nigh time. Our little dogs were fascinated with the movements of the local wildlife, as were we. Certainly a place for getting away from the hustle and bustle of our everyday working lives.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Chilled out with the whole family & pets We loved this peaceful location with very easy access to beautiful 90 mile beach - which pleased both kids and dogs alike. The house was very well appointed, clean and cosy as we were there in winter. We especially liked the well equipped kitchen with knives that are actually sharp enough to cut as we chose to cook most of our meals at night. The house is situated close to the Gippsland lakes too. Sale is an easy drive to stock up on any supplies.
Date published: 2016-09-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very peaceful quiet location We liked our stay at Mingalar. We found the bed to be very uncomfortable. Close proximity to the beach was nice. Overall, house was tidy, a few dishes were dirty which we just rewashed.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cool place!!! Loved Mingalar at the Honeysuckles. Great house in a great location only a few minutes walk to the beach. My partner and I loved our stay and so did our 2 little Dogs. We will definitely go back.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pearl of Paradise We have stayed in more than a dozen properties listed on Stayz, but this property tops all. The tranquil beach is as close for comfort as it should be....and we were the only people on the beach, and was exceptionally great for our little dog, Bullet who could be without a leash. We had a great time and would be delighted to visit again. The photographs of the property on Stayz are an understatement of its beauty and the cleanliness was indeed squeaking. Everything in the property is of extremely high quality right to the quality of Tissues.
Date published: 2014-12-15
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