Located in one of the prettiest villages in Australia, The Oar House is nestled into a bush block in a quiet street on the outskirts of Metung
Positioned on a small spit of land, Metung sits between Bancroft Bay, with Lake King at its back. It is a photographers paradise, a natural environmental home to amazing birdlife, dolphins and fish and a wide variety of native animals.
The Gippsland Lakes also offer sailing, boating and fishing in sheltered inland waterways free from rocks, reefs and tides. Even if you don't sail or have a boat licence you can hire a boat locally and explore these safe waters. Just contact our friends at Riviera Nautic to help you out with all things boats and fishing.
Just a short drive or 45 min walk outside the main village, The Oar House is a unique property which has recently been renovated and brought back to life after many years of neglect.
The three storey weatherboard cottage is painted a striking Ironstone Blue with white trim, reminiscent of the houses in the Hamptons. Beautifully decorated with hints of its location and as its name suggests there are oars aplenty, nautical references and artworks. Each window has an individual leadlight window adding character to this unique property.
Relax as soon as you enter this peaceful retreat. You will find all the conveniences of home here, from wireless internet to Smart TV with Netflix and Stan to a fully equipped kitchen and laundry. This charming country cottage has a whitewashed wooden interior and features characterful furniture throughout with polished floors to maintain a comfortable cabin feel. The towering gums outside surround the property and are visible from the very large picture window.
Walk into the large hallway with under stairs nook and elevated dining space and the largest picture window looking out over the bush. There is a library with a book exchange (take a book, leave a book).
To the front of the house is a cosy lounge with log fire and wall mounted 43 Smart TV.
The dining area has a country pine table and 6 chairs and authentic Welsh Dresser and attached is a fully equipped kitchen with pantry and modern appliances including dishwasher, microwave, slow cooker, blender and sandwich maker.
There is also a laundry with washing machine and dryer.
The house is split over 3 levels and can sleep 6 comfortably in 3 bedrooms.
Walk up the stairs to the second level and marvel at the vaulted roof with half moon leadlight window. Here on the landing, it is large enough to have a seating area in the sunny full length north facing window with sliding doors and balcony to the deck.
The bedrooms consist of a super spacious master with more vaulted ceilings (with overhead fan) and king size bed. There are a wardrobe and 32 inch TV in this room.
The second bedroom also has vaulted ceilings (with overhead fan) and a glorious view over the trees down the gully. It too has a TV and inbuilt DVD Player.
The third bedroom has two single beds and is at the front of the house and has a huge picture window overlooking the garden.
Bedroom 1: King Bed with fitted robes
Bedroom 2: Double Bed
Bedroom 3: 2 x Single Beds
Level 1: Powder Room
Level 2: Full Bathroom with Bath and overhead shower
There is a small first floor sunny deck with two outdoor lounge chairs.
There is an undercover outdoor area at the entrance to the property with outdoor table and 6 directors chairs and a Webber BBQ.
Surrounded by native bushland (the property is on 1 acre) with its own private walkway down to the lake and Cantrills Jetty.
Take a fishing rod (you will find a couple together with fishing tackle in the property for your pleasure) and a packed lunch and wander down the pathway to the Jetty to catch something for dinner (you will need a fishing licence but you can pick that up from Riviera Nautic too). Picnic on the beach before walking back the few minutes home to The Oar House.
There is parking for cars and room for a boat.
Please note that the property welcomes pets with a large secure area to the side of the house although the 1 acre garden is not fenced at present.
Fencing at the side of the house is over 6ft in the majority of places and 4 ft at the front fence.
Cooling: Air Conditioning in two main bedrooms (From March 2019), Ceiling Fans in bedrooms.
Heating: Gas Log Fire, Wall Heater, Gas Heater
Entertainment: Smart TV, Netflix and Stan, Digital TV and DVD, Book Exchange
Coffee Machine: Nespresso
Internet: Free Unlimited Wifi
Bathroom: Shower over Bath
Car parking: 2 cars and boat
Kid Friendly: Art Supplies, DVDs, Tennis Raquets, Fishing Rods
Distance to the beach: 200 m - 3 min walk to Cantrills Jetty
Please Note: this is self catering accommodation, the room is not serviced on a daily basis. However, all linen, towels, basic kitchen provisions and toiletries are supplied for your arrival.
Activities in the area:
- The property is a few minutes drive or a 45 minute walk to Metung where you will find a tiny village with excellent local pub (it is advisable to book), a general store, a few cafes and fish and chip shop
- Lakes Entrance is only 15 minutes away by car where you will find all the fishing trawlers and it is here that you can buy fish direct off the boat, walk 90 mile beach or get a great view of the Gippsland Lake system
- We also love Lake Tyers a few minutes drive further along where there is a great pub on the water and kayaks for hire.
- Alternatively, go inland to Bruthen where you will find a pretty country village and great brewery.
- Further again explore the Buchan Caves, a honeycomb of caves full of spectacular limestone formations.
- There is also an excellent Rail Trail between Bairnsdale and Newmeralla.
Then the obvious choice is hire a boat and sail the lakes or fish off one of the jetties or boardwalks or simply do nothing and enjoy the serenity.
Family beach holiday
Boating, Sailing and Fishing
Getting away from it all
Peace and Tranquility
***Rates displayed above may not be valid for "off-peak & peak dates" or other "special events" periods, (eg. concert events/length of stay, etc). Please make a booking request via Aabode.com to receive a quote and specify the number of guests when making a booking request as there may be an additional charge for extra persons.***
- Outdoor eating area
- Kitchen utensils
- Kitchen crockery
- Cooking pots and pans
- Hair dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Towels provided
- Linen provided
- Washing machine
- Nearby attractions
- Single or Couples
- Family friendly
- Check-in after: 2:00:00 PM
- Check-out before: 10:00:00 AM
- Up to 30 days before the start of the rental period: 100% of the rental
- 30 days before the start of the rental period: 100% of the rental.
- No smoking
- No events, parties or large gatherings
- Groups under 28 years of age will not be accepted.
- Guest Registration and Photo ID may be required and confirmation of booking may be subject to approval by management.
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