FINALIST - 2016 STAYZ HOLIDAY RENTAL AWARDS - Interior and Design Category
The Georgette located just a 2 minute drive south of town and opposite a park children dream of. This brand new holiday home in the heart of the winery region. The perfect place to escape to in order to discover the Margaret River region and enjoy time with family and friends.
The Georgette is an entertainer's delight featuring a large covered alfresco area with bi-fold doors on two sides that open up to create a high open plan area. To one side there's the dining and living area with feature stone-clad fireplace and raked ceiling, and to the other, a superbly equipped chef's kitchen and an activity area. Additionally there is a games room complete with table tennis, tv and game console, all air-conditioned. Add to all this a spacious master suite and three secondary bedrooms - Bed 1 - one king, Bed 2 and 3 - one queen each, Bed 4 - one double and one single. The games room also can accommodate one single. We can sleep a total of ten people and two bathrooms.
The Georgette is a ten minute drive from Margaret RIver main surf break and several dozen wineries within close proximity.
Saeco coffee machine
Reverse cycle air-conditioning
Wii Game console
Linen and bath towels provided
T H E - S T O R Y - O F - G E O R G E T T E
The SS Georgette was a 211-tonne, 46-metre sail/steamboat built in 1872 in Dumbarton, Scotland. She was sold almost new to Western Australian buyers, arriving in Fremantle Harbour in 1873. She was put to use sailing the coast between Geraldton, Fremantle and Albany as a passenger, mail and trading service, with stops at smaller ports in between and some occasional voyages as far as Adelaide.
On the morning of 1st December 1876, 16-year-old Grace Bussell and her mother Ellen were busy in the kitchen at the family home Wallcliffe house near Prevelly, preparing for Christmas when they were surprised by the sudden arrival of local aboriginal stockman Sam Isaacs in the room. The two women and were the only people at home at the time as all the men of the house were out working on the land.
They were told that the SS Georgette was stricken off Redgate Beach and passengers were in grave danger. Young Grace volunteered to help in a rescue mission, she and Sam immediately set about gathering ropes and saddling the horses, then galloped down the coast to the scene of the wreck.
By the time they arrived the SS Georgette had run aground. Lives had already been lost and the remaining survivors were in very real risk of drowning, with the ship breaking up around them and the lifeboats being constantly swamped by huge waves. Grace and Sam swam their horses out into the sea, battling through the powerful surf.
They eventually managed to reach the lifeboats where Grace encouraged as many people as possible to hold onto the ropes and the horse for the swim back through the breakers to the safety of the Beach.