1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Phillip Island and Gippsland
  4. Venus Bay
  5. #206706

The Sandbox- a relaxing beach house escape

House, Venus Bay

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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Min 2 - 3 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 bathrooms


As you arrive at the aptly-named SANDBOX, due to its imposing shape, modern architecture and proximity to the beautiful, white sandy beaches, you will pleased to hear the deep lull of the ocean and the smell of the salty, sea air.

The SANDBOX is a unique, modern beach house with décor which reflects a modern twist on retro styling. Nestled amongst tea trees and bordered by nature reserves, plus the stunning views to sand dunes, it is a gentle reminder that you are bordered by a beautiful expanse of ocean and beaches.

This large open plan and architecturally-designed home will easily accommodate families and couples. The SANDBOX provides guests with multiple outdoor entertaining options. It's interior has a light-filled living area and there are beautiful outlooks from every window as it sits proudly nestled into the hillside to make the most of the views. Open all the windows for a stream of ocean breezes and floods of sunlight on Summer days and light the fire for warm, cosy nights in Winter.

Unique to The Sandbox is its observation deck with stunning views to Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, the nature reserves and even Wilson’s Promontory. As the SANDBOX is embraced by native flora, you are assured of wildlife encounters. With regular visits from wombats, ringtail possums, koalas and even our resident marsupial who lives in a burrow under the large trunk of a banksia tree, it will help to make your stay a wonderful experience.

Some additional features:

-3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms Linen supplied

• Bedroom 1 Master - Queen

• Bedroom 2 - Double

• Bedroom 3 - Bunks

• Bathrooms: 2 including one bathtub.

-Walking distance to the beach

-Study nook

-Fireplace wood provided

-Master bedroom has its own private deck and alcove

-Observation deck/Viewing platform

-Large open plan, high ceilings, polished boards, modern fittings.

What to do:

-Walk to the beach; swim, surf, kayak, the choices are endless.

-Go fishing from the any of the many fishing pontoons along the Tarwin River or from the beach itself, renowned for salmon.

-Pack your bikes and use the many purpose-built tracks including the Great Southern Rail Trail. On some days, the vastness of the sand at Venus Bay means you can even ride along the beach

-Unplug but re-connect...we have purposefully not purchased a television nor wifi to completely disconnect from it all. We hope that you enjoy the opportunity to disengage from your busy schedules.

-There are many opportunities for bushwalks from Point Smythe Coastal Park to Wilson’s Prom.

-Bird watching Venus Bay is home to several endangered, shore birds including the Hooded Plover. There are some binoculars and a bird guide for you to enjoy.

-Choose from our many board games and books.

-In the colder months, use the fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine from one of the local wineries.

-Relax on the daybed or hammock.

-Local cafes, coffee shops, shopping and a pub are only 5 minutes away or should you wish there are further afield if you feel like a picturesque drive to Inverloch, Koonwarra, Fish Creek and Meeniyan.

-Visit the stunning Walkerville beach and historic Lime Kilns or world-renowned Wilson’s Promontory.

With so much to see and do, please also refer to our Guest book for further information about local sightseeing and activities.

We hope you have a wonderful stay

House Rules:

• Strictly no pets due to native wildlife and being adjacent to Cape Liptrap Coastal Park.

• Families and couples welcomed

• No "Schoolies"

• Please respect and care for our home as if it is your own.

• Smoking outdoors only.

• We want you to enjoy our stay at our home however parties and events are not permitted out of consideration for our home and our neighbours.

• Upon leaving, please leave everything as you found it.

• Access to whole of house other than locked private storage area and garage.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Books Children welcome Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games Hair dryer Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Refrigerator Stove Toaster Towels provided Toys Washing machine
The Sandbox- a relaxing beach house escape is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beachside get away for the family Our family of six including two teenage boys and young girls enjoyed the opportunity to safely explore the local bush and beaches and find a quiet spot on the observation deck. The kitchen, lounge room and games meant the TV and internet were not missed. A pleasant one hour drive to Tidal River at Wilsons Prom' and the walks were spectacular. It was a great way of breaking our trip up to Dinner Plains via the Great Alpine Road.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely homely property We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Sandbox. The open fire was wonderful as it was cold and windy outside! We had lots of lovely walks and the beach is wild and rugged. Our boys loved the sand dunes. They loved the observation deck and the books and games provided. They also really enjoyed listening to the record player. We absolutely loved the retro furniture, especially the comfy couch! Thanks for sharing your lovely home.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully designed relaxing house Once you walk through the door your can't help but be in awe by the beautifully designed house. Surrounded by greenary helps you completely relax. The house has everything you need. House is very friendly if you have kids offering books and toys for your little ones. Also has plastic plates and cutlery. Comes with a book that has tips to help you explore Venus bay. Owner easy to communicate with. This house is amazing due to the fine details the owner has offered from the beautiful smell from the sented oils to the coffee machine. Only minutes drive away from local cafe and walkable to beach. We will definitely be coming back for future family holidays.
Date published: 2017-03-20
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