Shearwater is situated in the Promontory Views Estate, Walkerville in South Gippsland. It is a relaxing getaway suited to families, couples and small groups looking for a nice place to retreat, take in spectacular scenery and explore the stunning beaches and landscape of South Gippsland. Located on the eastern side of Waratah Bay, Shearwater has views of Cape Liptrap National Park, Bass Strait and Wilsons Promontory.
This remote pocket of Victoria offers lots to explore for wilderness adventurers partial to spectacular scenery. Situated close to the un-spoilt beaches of Walkerville 2 minutes, Waratah Bay 15 minutes, Sandy Point 15 minutes and Fish Creek or Venus Bay 20 minutes and it lies 25 minutes from the entrance to Wilson’s Promontory National Park.
It is a place to spend a weekend, a few days, or ideally a week. A place to relax, restore and unwind.
What Is There?
In the kitchen you’ll find a stovetop with 4 hotplates, an oven, microwave, toaster and Nespresso Coffee Pod Machine. Pots, pans, knives, bottle openers and all your standard eating /drinking ‘usuals’ are there. There is also a Webber BBQ with hood in great condition with a spare gas bottle.
There is a great kitchen to cook in, so we recommend staying in and cooking up a feast. We invite you to use the basic condiments you find in the pantry such as the salt, pepper, olive oil, coffee, tea and vegemite. You will find rubbish bags, dishwasher tablets, glad wrap and those household essentials all there.
There are two televisions, both with DVD players. There is Wi-Fi, board games and a small selection of books and magazines.
We ask that you bring all linen and towels. We also provide tea towels, hand towels and bath mats as everyone forgets these including us. At this point - August 2016, we do not have a linen service in the area. Stay tuned as we are working on it.
Pets are welcome, but only outdoors pets. No pets are allowed inside the house. We have set up a dog/pet bed and bowls for food/water on the downstairs outdoors deck which is undercover. Naturally, we expect you clean up all dog mess left in the yard. The back and sides of the property are fenced with basic wire fencing. The front is fenced with a large timber fence and gate on both sides. So it allows your dog to be enclosed in the backyard securely.
Mobile Phones & Wi-Fi
Those whose mobile phone provider is Telstra should easily find reception inside the house to the front of the property on both levels. Other service providers are not as reliable, but guests should generally have reception out the front of the house.
You’ll find Instructions for connecting to the Internet in the Shearwater Beach House information folder.
Shearwater is a big house. It requires between 6 and 8 hours cleaning each stay. Big groups take much longer to clean after, and use more electricity, water and firewood, so we have set up a sliding scale pricing. It is a flat rate for up to 4 guests. Each guest after 4 is an additional $50 per night. That way we don't exclude small groups, and it covers the additional cleaning and costs for larger groups.
Holiday rental differs from city living, and from hotels. If you haven't stayed at a Dufflebird property, or are new to holiday renting, let us know and we can guide you through.
Shearwater is large house with two separate living areas. It is ideal for two families to enjoy a holiday together, but equally suitable for a single family or group of adults. It's close to beaches, and all of the delights of South Gippsland and Wilsons Prom. On booking, we will send you a 20+ page document detailing everything you can do in the region. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as the previous guests have.