Fine Wine & Chocolates, Dog Friendly. With the beach out front and the boat ramp just up the road seaside living couldn't be much easier.
This easy care self-contained cottage has an L-shaped open plan lounge, dining and kitchen. The kitchen window looks out to a veranda that runs the length of the house and the garden.
The rambling back garden has several large shady peppermint trees that are home to endangered Western Ring Tail Possums. Using a torch you can spot them at night. Another nocturnal feeder is the Western Brown Bandicoot or Quenda after which Quindalup was named. Small conical holes can often be seen in lawns after Quendas have been foraging. There are also plenty of pesky rabbits!
The spacious verandah, ideal for alfresco dining, has an 8 seater jarrah table and a hooded gas BBQ and tools. Two smaller 4 seater tables can be moved to pleasant spots in the garden. There is usually one under the mulberry tree.
There is ample parking for cars and a boat around the lemon tree in the middle of the front lawn.
CLOSE TO HOME: Just a few steps away is the beach and the clean waters of Geographe Bay...no crowds and plenty of room for everyone to do their thing. A small jetty by the boat ramp is a good spot to sit and dangle a fishing line. The dog beach is right out the front to run with your furry friend. Occasionally you will see horses being exercised.
It is less than 5 minutes walk to Toby's Inlet, a canal like stream that runs parallel to the road and drains into Geographe Bay. Here there is an abundance of birdlife and fish such as mullet and black bream. A short but pretty walking trail can be entered from the car park opposite the boat ramp and it exits onto Campion Way.
A dual purpose cycle/walking path runs next to the beach through bushland and grassy parks to Dunsborough. If you're not feeling energetic or you want to shop, a short drive will take you to shops, restaurants, post office, beauty salons, medical centre, Internet cafe and just about anything else that comes to mind.
FURTHER AFIELD: Whether you're into nature, arty stuff, sport or wine tasting there is something for you within easy driving distance.
NATURE: There are several scenic drives and hiking trails along the rocky coastline of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge. Have a picnic in Boranup Forest.
Interested in caves? Take a tour through the impressive Mammoth, Lake or Jewel Caves.
SURFING: This part of the world is famous for surfing at spots like Yallingup and the Three Bears.
OTHER SPORTS: Apart from water sports there are other sporting opportunities including tennis and golf. For the super sporty there is the triathlon competition on Geographe Bay. There are several golf courses and one on the main road just a short distance from Bayside Cottage.
WINERIES & BREWERIES : In the Margaret River Wine Region that includes Dunsborough there are over 90 wineries. Apart from wine tasting many have lovely gardens, restaurants, galleries, free picnic areas and activities such as boules (like aerial bowls). Operating in a similar manner there are a growing number of boutique breweries.
FOR THE KIDS: There are icecreameries, chocolate & fudge factories, reptile & bird parks, animal farms, mazes and many, many other things.
It would take much more than a week to see the everything this area has to offer!
LOUNGE: Very comfortable leather sofas, quality carpet, LCD TV, DVD and reverse cycle air conditioner. An AM/FM CD/radio are provided along with a collection of DVD's, books and some toys.
DINING: Table with 6 bentwood chairs. There are 4 extra chairs.
KITCHEN: Electric stove, Westinghouse fridge, dishwasher, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, cooking gear, white dinner set, coffee mugs, plenty of serving dishes, cutlery, wine and other drinking glasses. There is a Courtesy Box that contains some basic non-perishable items like salt, pepper, sugar, vinegar, cooking oil, a few spices & tea. The groceries do vary depending upon whether previous tenants have used up or added to the provisions.
BEDROOMS: The house sleeps a maximum of 8 people, 4 adults and 4 children. All beds have good mattresses, mattress protectors, quilts, quilt covers and plenty of pillows which are replaced regularly. Sheets, tea towels, bath mats and towel hire can be arranged at a cost of $25 per single bed and $50 per queen.
Bedroom 1 - Queen bed
Bedroom 2 - Queen bed
Bedroom 3 - Single innerspring ensemble with innerspring mattress trundle - Sleeps 2
Bedroom 4 - Bunk beds for 2 people/ 1 up & 1 down. Has safety rails.
BATHROOM: Large vanity, bench and shower. The toilet is separate to the bathroom.
LAUNDRY: Washing machine, wash trough, iron, ironing board, washing basket and buckets are supplied. A Miele pet hair vacuum cleaner is provided along with other cleaning gear.
LEAVERS WEEK: UNAVAILABLE to School Leavers. The house is relatively isolated meaning that appropriate Duty of Care can not be provided.
DEPOSIT: 20% of full Tariff is payable within 7 days to confirm booking.
FINAL PAYMENT: Balance of Tariff, Cleaning Fee and Bond to be paid at least 14 days before arrival. Last Minute Bookings are payable immediately.
REFUNDABLE SECURITY BOND: $300 Applies to all bookings although this is sometimes adjusted by the Manager. The Security Bond is refundable after Departure Clean & Report. This is paid with the Final Payment to the owner. The house & key details are provided to the tenant in the week prior to their arrival. The Bond Refund is Direct Deposited (or as nominated) into the client's account and refund confirmation is sent to the client usually by the next day.
DEPARTURE CLEANING FEE: $120 Applies to all bookings.
LINEN HIRE: You need to bring your own sheets, towels, tea towels and bath mat. Linen hire can be arranged locally at a cost of $25 per person/Queen bed $50 for 1 person or 2. Please advise at the time of your booking.
PETS: A quiet disciplined licensed dog is allowed SUBJECT to consultation with the owner. If your dog is an 'inside' dog it should be well-groomed to limit shedding hair. A grooming tool called a Furminator is highly recommended to deal with this problem. The dog should definitely be kept off beds and furniture. A medium sized kennel and chain is provided. There is a great dog beach to exercise your dog.