Gorgeous stylish well appointed lightfilled 60's beachouse in a great location.
About Cathy Nixon
I loved renovating the Painted Dog. It was a bit of a 'dog of a house' when we first purchased it - and restoring it lovingly to where it is now has been so rewarding. The native, bird attracting garden was planted in April 2017, and is also rewarding to tend. I love spending time at the Painted Dog and I hope that you do too.
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Have had an amazing time , place was gorgeous. Loved the fireplace and all the little things that we're added to make it an amazing weekend thank you so much
It felt like a home away from home
We really enjoyed our stay. The beds were so comfortable, we were in walking distance to the beach. Ample room to park the boat and car.
The house had everything you needed and more.
Will definitely be back, thank you Cathy for making our stay so enjoyable
Well presented, comfy and convieniently located
A great stay. Living area opens onto the deck which was used daily both by us and the dogs. Well stocked - pantry, games, comforts - the very bright torch was a bonus. All the gadgets we used worked well. Able to get a lovely breeze through the home. Only a block away from an open grassed area for walking the dogs. Many thanks Cathy :)
So glad you had a good Christmas break Lisa. Do come again.
The Painted Dog - It's more than a name!
Our recent stay at The Painted Dog was fabulous. We found the property had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. The house is really comfortable: furniture, bedding, heating and cooling. The provisions in the pantry, kitchen, bathroom, laundry and wood supply are extremely generous. It's a beautiful retreat, especially in the winter: the sun streams into the lounge, dining room and front bedroom; the wood fire is amazing and the bedding: mattresses, linen and doonas are of a beautiful quality. The location of the property is delightfully quiet, whilst being in easy walking distance to the beach and town centre. Cathy is a wonderful and thoughtful host. I'd highly recommend this property, on one condition: Don't make too many bookings! I'd like it to be available the next time I choose to visit Portarlington. Thanks Cathy!
I am so glad that you had a wonderful Winter holiday. Please do come again - you are more than welcome any time!
Gorgeous comfortable home.
We had a wonderful time at the painted dog. Despite the torrential rain and cold conditions outside we were cosy and warm indoors. The weather actually provided us with the perfect excuse to spend more time in the house! The open fire was very welcome (great for toasted marshmallows!) and the beds so comfy. The house had everything we needed. Absolutely loved it and we will be back!!
I am so glad you had a wonderful weekend away (despite the weather) and that you come back again to the Painted Dog in the Spring or Summer so you can also enjoy all of the many outdoor treats the Bellarine has to offer.
Lovely beach house with lots of great little extras
We enjoyed a relaxing stay at the Painted Dog.
The location was great, could walk down to the waterfront or into town & the area was quiet.
The house had everything we needed & we especially enjoyed the comfy beds.
Lots of little extras so you don't have to bring too much - books, dvds, stereo, board games etc.
Doggy largely needs to be inside due to lack of fences.
Thanks for your review. I am so glad you had a lovely Easter with your family. Do come again.