No frills beach house, dog friendly. Suits small to large groups, families
About Rosemary McClean
We are Rosie and Peter, The Irish connection is Rosie, who hails from Donegal but has called Australia home since 1989. We live in Melbourne, but are only a phone call away if you need help or have any questions. In an emergency we have supportive friends nearby who can assist you. The keys to the house are accessed via a key safe, which you will be provided the code for, along with full instructions for the house.
Rosemary McClean purchased this House in 2012
Why Rosemary McClean chose Cowes
We love to travel and know the importance of having a comfortable, clean place to stay. The Shebeen is not fancy, don't come expecting 5 star - but it is relaxing. It is in Cowes, (with all the benefits of shops and restaurants close by) but is very quiet and crowd free, even in high season.
What makes this House unique
The Shebeen backs onto a reserve. An 8 minute walk on bush and beach tracks takes you to Red Rocks Beach. You will see the local Wallabies (not for very long as they bound away) but sometimes they come up and watch us through the back fence.
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Please have consideration for our neighbours. Keep the noise down on the deck after 11pm gathering around the fire-pit.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Christmas on the island
A most enjoyable family getaway was had at the Shebeen. We were greeted with a bottle of bubbly in the fridge which went down very well on Christmas morning! It was lovely sitting out on the deck on Christmas Day, having a bbq lunch. Other days were spent out there and also lazing about in the hammock and having margaritas on the picnic table under the shade of the umbrella. The deck and backyard really were the highlight of the property, as was the Phillip Island Coastal Reserve backing right onto the property. We frequently spotted the gorgeous local wallabies and some really interesting bird life. Red Rocks beach was great to go exploring and have a splash around in. Thanks Rosie!
Spent a weekend here with some friends had an absolute blast!
Property was large with ample room and great extras like the fire pit and dart board! We were never bored and loved how the property backed onto a nature reserve! Will be staying here again
Must do again
It was like home away from home. Superb.
Family stay at The Shebeen
We all loved the house- it was perfect mix of beach house charm and comfort- with everything you could possibly need. We loved the National park and wallabies out the back- the kids had a great time exploring- and so did our dog! Thank you so much.
So glad you enjoyed your stay. You and your family were great guests. We are very lucky to have that direct bush access to the beach - I never tire of seeing the wallabies, and echdnas too sometimes.
Comfortable, fuss-free house in great location
We had a lovely stay at The Shebeen. Loved seeing the wallabies on our walks to the beach, ate all of our meals on the generously sized deck and appreciated the comfortable living area. Great communication from Rosie the owner. Thanks.
Fantastic extended family accommodation
The Shebeen was an awesome spot for our family to catch up and unwind. The back yard was secure for our dogs, the location close enough to the beach and the house had everything that we needed including baby equipment (high chair and camp cot). There was air con for the very hot days and plenty of fans to ensure everyone was cool. Rosemary was helpful but not hovering ........ we had the most wonderful week with our extended family and fur babies. Thanks Rosemary - we had the best week of holidays!
We are always delighted when other people get to enjoy our little slice of heaven when we can't.
Kim and family were great guests and are welcome back anytime.