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Good location, nice vibe - but needs a bit more work
Our family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenage kids) stayed here for 9 nights in January 2019.
This is a recently decorated house that has been fitted with new appliances and is well furnished with a cool marine / seaside style. The house is on a good sized block 5-10 minutes easy walk from the centre of town and the main beach. Location, location!
There are 3 outdoor areas, including 2 upper floor deck areas, that give options on either shade or breeze depending on the time of the day. The best one is in the main picture of the property as it has a bar fridge (even though we didn't use it), a good size outdoor dining table, and a very comfortable outdoor lounge - good for relaxing and reading. There is another small deck / landing area upstairs at the entrance to the house that is nice and cool, furnished with a small table and a couple of cushioned plastic wicker chairs in a similar style / vibe to the main upstairs outdoor space. The third area is downstairs on the ground floor at the back of the house. We didn't use this area except when coming from the beach. It has the outdoor shower (handy when coming back from the beach) and is the access point for the laundry (with 1 of the 2 toilets of the house) which is downstairs.
This upstairs deck overlooks the good size fenced lawn garden at the side of the house that is useful for parking a boat or car, or for some other outdoor activity. This fenced garden gave our small dog more area to exercise while we were in the house.
The house reminded me of our previous Federation style weatherboard house we had in Melbourne. The colour scheme is very maritime cool. The new appliances, furnishings and fittings lift the property.
However, a few areas need improvement including some small holes in the bathroom floor that allowed for a nighttime incursion by cockroaches from underneath the upstairs flooring - we bought some Mortein spray after the first night and applied it to the holes every evening to create a chemical barrier that was partially successful in reducing the number being sighted. The other issue was the third bedroom that can sleep five. As the walls on 2 sides don't meet the ceiling those sleeping in that room get the noise from the bathroom (with a toilet) opposite, noise from the kitchen and rest of the house, while not getting the ventilation / breeze that the front of the house and 2 other bedrooms enjoy. 5 people in that bedroom would be uncomfortable.
Overall 3.5 to 4 stars out of 5
Fantastic place to stay, it has absolutely everything you need and more!
We loved staying here, it has everything you need, it’s in a great location and it really is a home away from home. There was only the two of us so there was plenty of room, if you had a full house (9 people) it could get a bit cosy and there is only one bathroom. We’d definitely stay again.