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

Shellback: 75 Acres, Ocean & Prom Views

House, Wilsons Promontory

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

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Min 2 - 7 nights stay

7 guests
4 bedrooms
5 beds
2 bathrooms

Description

Shellback is a three 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.

SLEEPING

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

AMENITIES

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

BBQ

Fully equipped laundry

TV, DVD

Cubby house

Sandpit

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

WHAT IT DOES NOT HAVE

- 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

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 Stereo Telephone Television Toaster Washing machine Wood stove
Shellback: 75 Acres, Ocean & Prom Views is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 54.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb getaway We stayed at Shellback with 3 friends who were visiting from Germany . It was perfect ! The house is squeaky clean , well designed , private , spacious , stylishly and tastefully furnished , extremely well presented and maintained , and very comfortable . The kitchen is state of the art ! And was great for several people helping together to prepare meals . I loved the quality , colourful, designer crockery ...in fact everything about the house was nice quality ! The huge deck with marvellous views was wonderful for long evening dinners and sunsets . In brief , great attention to every detail. The property managers , while not nearby , are very personable and very promptly responsive to any phone queries The property is ideal for a group , large family , or 3 generation family .
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peaceful and Secluded This place was just what we were after a chance to unwind from our busy lives. Quiet peaceful and stunning scenery. We walked on the properties nature tracks watched movies cooked amazing food in the fully equipped lovely kitchen and slept like angles in the dark quiet peaceful comfortable beds ! HEVEN !! We will be back for sure. Wilsons Prom national park was also a easy 30 minuet drive.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Escape It was a complete getaway from our busy lives in Melbourne. Peaceful, tranquil with spectacular views of bush and ocean. The eagles were particularly amazing to watch soar above the property most evenings. My children and I also enjoyed the bush walk in the woods just down from the property and flying kites in the paddock. The property was very well equipped and immaculately kept. The lighthouse was just at the end of the road and at dusk we would go with a flask of tea and scones with the children to chew the cud! The nearby settlements are also very quaint with many craft shops and cafes with great coffee. We Particularly enjoyed Fish Creek which also has a lovey children's book shop where author Alison Lester, was autographing books. If you want rest and relaxation, then we highly recommend Shellback.
Date published: 2017-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! We had a wonderful week at Shellback. We were looking for somewhere private and peaceful to get away from it all and it was perfect for this. The view of the water and surrounding countryside is beautiful and the sunrises and sunsets are amazing. The house was spotlessly clean when we arrived and incredibly well equipped. The kitchen is high quality and has everything you need - more than enough crockery, cutlery and utensils. We planned well and took several pre-cooked meals and plenty of food so we only needed to visit the supermarket in Foster (about half an hour away) once and that was because some friends came for lunch at the last minute. We brought our bikes and the kids did a lot of riding around the property. We also rode to the lighthouse which was a really nice ride (about 20 minutes each way). We liked Walkerville South beach which is only a few minutes away by car. We also visited the Prom and Squeaky Beach. We could hear a koala occasionally throughout our stay and finally saw it on the last day in a tree behind the shed. We could not fault anything about Shellback. Highly recommend!!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do yourself a favour and stay here! We stayed for four magical nights two adults with two kids 4 and under. The weather was overcast, windy and rainy but we still had the best time. Its a short drive to explore beaches, nearby walks and Wilsons Prom itself. Or you can explore the property itself. We even discovered Koala in the trees behind the woodshed. The house itself is well laid out, the kitchen was well stocked with items to make your stay easy and having a laundry was super handy. Looking forward to visiting again.
Date published: 2016-12-16
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