1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Phillip Island and Gippsland
  4. Wilsons Promontory
  5. #120919

Shellback- 75 acres with Prom Views

House, Wilsons Promontory

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

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Min 2 - 7 nights stay

7 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 bathrooms


Shellback is a four bedroom cottage (with a small fourth bedroom) set on 75 private acres with spectacular views of Wilson’s Promontory across the ocean. It is a unique country property on acreage with “hidden away” feel.

The road to Cape Liptrap is an exclusive part of Australia. About one third of the peninsula is National/Coastal Park, with farmland nestled within. Shellback is one of only a handful of country properties located on this peninsula. Rainfall in South Gippsland is higher than the rest of Victoria, so the landscape stays lush long after west and central Victoria has browned off.

The peninsula’s landscape is green rolling hills right out to the Cape, where the cliffs drop off to Bass Strait. It is the second most southerly point of mainland Australia. Cape Liptrap juts out and picks up swell created miles out in the Southern Ocean, which crashes heavily on the cliffs below the lighthouse. It is a powerful place: Harshly beautiful.

To get to the Shellback house you need to drive through a paddock, past two dams and under two rows of pine trees. The house has its own fenced enclosure. Sheep or cattle are grazed by the neighbouring farmer, so there is often livestock in the paddocks surrounding the house.

The lower one third of the property’ the owners have dedicated to wildlife conservation. Several creeks meander through the bushland. Walking tracks have been cut, so there is plenty of exploring to do without leaving the property. There is a map of the property included in the photos.

The proximity of so-much national park on the peninsula supports a great array of wildlife and provides wildlife corridors. Kangaroos, wallaby’s, lizards, echidna’s, possums, wombats, owls, frogs, eagles are residents, or common visitors to Shellback. There is always a myriad of birds including galah’s, cockatoo’s, blue wrens, swallows and our favourite; black cockatoos. One night driving back from Fish Creek we saw 12 wombats. There are local wedge tailed eagles that are often seen hunting in pairs or taking a rest at Shellback. They’re huge up close.

The closest beaches are Bear Gully and Walkerville South about six minutes-drive. It is the location for the fabulous children’s book “Magic Beach” by Allison Lester. The beach is beautiful, offering sandy stretches, climbing rocks and rock pools. When you are there it is easy to imagine how Allison dreamed up the events in the book. Even in peak season it is rarely crowded. If seclusion is your thing, you can walk toward and Bear Gully and usually find a beach to yourself. There is awesome snorkeling around arch rock.

The house has been renovated over the last few years including both bathrooms, double glazed windows installed and a massive deck and full new kitchen installed in 2015/16.


Sleeps 7 people: 4 bedroom (4th bedroom very small): 2 bathrooms (2 showers, 1x bath)

• Master bedroom with en-suite and queen bed

• Second bedroom with double bed

• Third bedroom with 2x singles

• Small forth bedroom with single


Fully Self Contained House

Enticing new kitchen to cook in, fully equipped with Dishwasher and Microwave

Front and back decks with outdoor settings

Reverse cycle air conditioning


Fully equipped laundry


Cubby house


Cricket set, bocce, Table Tennis – The garage is set up as a games room

Great walks around the property

Wood fire with plenty of wood supplied

Clean, comfortable beds with quality pillows


- We do not currently have a linen service. You will need to bring your own bed sheets, doona covers and towels. We supply hand towels, tea towels and bath mats as most people forget these (including us).

- No Rubbish Collection in the area. You will need to take your own rubbish with you or take it to the local transfer station. We have compost.

Shellback is named after the closest island in view of the house. You can see the island from the kitchen, straight ahead. It is a creamy white colour and resembles a clam shell. Behind, Wilson's Promontory has it's own weather patterns. It is always changing. Sometimes the blue hills are shrouded in mist, sometimes clear and sharp, and sometimes the Prom puts on a lightning show.

The house is aligned so you get ocean views to Wilsons Prom from three bedrooms, the lounge room, kitchen and front balcony.

It is close to Bear Gully, Cape Liptrap Lighthouse, Sandy Point, Waratah Bay, Venus Bay and about

30 minutes to Wilson's Prom. But we recommend you take lots of supplies and settle in at Shellback. It's not for everyone, but if you are searching for seclusion and get recharged by nature, if you want a bit of space from a crazy life, Shellback may be just the thing.

* As of 2/08/2016- Stayz are limiting images to 24. We have deleted the photos of beautiful local beaches, wineries and region. Please email if you'd like to see more.

Shellback is a farm in the country. The house is very comfortable, but as soon as you step outside, you're in the wild outdoors. If you are precious about animals, mud, dirt and dust, wind and rain, it might not be for you. We want to attract the right sort of people who will really enjoy nature. The more you step in to the adventure of farm, bush, cliffs and beaches, the more you'll get out of Shellback.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Books Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Cot Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Games Garage Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Refrigerator Telephone Television Toaster Washing machine Wood stove
Shellback- 75 acres with Prom Views is rated 4.933333333333334 out of 5 by 45.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great place to unwind Our family of four stayed at Shellback for 2 nights. What an amazing place, the view from the back deck is amazing and heaps of room to roam and explore. The place itself was beautifully presented and very comfortable. We will be back for sure!!
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and tranquil with stunning views!! Shellback Cottage really is as good as it sounds! It's very tranquil and private and provided us with a beautiful and relaxing weekend. The Cottage was in immaculate condition when we arrived - it even smelt divine!! We were able to relax and enjoy our space and go for walks on the property. And it was also an easy drive to a lot of other places that were fun to visit. We are definitely going to be return visitors and have already recommended it to friends and family. Thanks Shellback for a totally lovely weekend!!
Date published: 2016-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely wonderful! Shellback is the perfect getaway from the rush of everyday life. We loved the breathtaking views, the walking trail, the fireplace and the cleanliness of the house. The kids loved the cubby house and tabletennis too. Fleur and her team did wonderful job at making sure we felt welcome. We will definitely return.
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property We stayed here with family visiting from the UK and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was clean, spacious and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Beaches nearby were beautiful. Would thoroughly recommend this property and area for a great family holiday.
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent stay! Such a peaceful holiday. The house was a great size and had everything you needed in it. The property was so big that you didn't even need to leave the property to go got a nice walk. It is located right near cape liptrap lighthouse which has incredible views, although the view from the house is just perfect on its own with views of the property, as well as the beach. I will 100% be back!
Date published: 2016-09-06
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