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Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage

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Beach cottage faces morning sunrise.
New kitchens 2019.
Wild day on the ferry crossing.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
Tudor style cottages located on one of the most beautiful places on Raymond Island, 6km's from the Paynesville township on 10 acres of bushland with tall trees in a park like setting. Secluded off a beautiful long winding driveway, the house with its two attached 2 storey cottages is but a few metres from the water's edge, and has a safe sandy beach which stretches for miles on this side of the island. There is no road between the house and beach! The cottage is set in an idyllic natural setting of gums and Old Man banksias with lots of native animals including kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and large variety of birds. Raymond Island is the home of Victoria’s koala population. ...Tudor style cottages located on one of the most beautiful places on Raymond Island, 6km's from the Paynesville township on 10 acres of bushland with tall trees in a park like setting. Secluded off a beautiful long winding driveway, the house with its two attached 2 storey cottages is but a few metres from the water's edge, and has a safe sandy beach which stretches for miles on this side of the island. There is no road between the house and beach! The cottage is set in an idyllic natural setting of gums and Old Man banksias with lots of native animals including kangaroos, koalas, echidnas and large variety of birds. Raymond Island is the home of Victoria’s koala population. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Swan Cove is not a party house, visitors stay here for the peaceful sounds of nature. Self contained with a shared laundry. BBQ is shared so scrape clean after using. Never wash with water as the plate will rust. There are no shops on the island. Remember to bring your supplies or order a breakfast basket. We do not allow pets due to sensitive nature of wildlife.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Kirsten M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kirsten switched on the AirCon before our arrival. We were welcomed by Casper(their lovely dog) first and then Tony,Kirsten showed us around the property: Their garden, chook pen, beach facing chairs, fire pit, bikes & Kayaks. Lovely little European Chalet experience. Location is amazing and...More

Date of stay: July 2021
Thank SANDEEPREDDYTALLA
Reviewed May 14, 2021

Charming house tucked away in a small heaven. The location is amazing, the house is in a well kept opening, surrounded by vegetation and the water, is a peaceful oasis for birds and wildlife. Going around the island is very easy by foot or by...More

Date of stay: May 2021
Thank SuanA1
624kirstenm, VR Owner at Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, sorry for delay in response.

Reviewed April 14, 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in the Beach Cottage. Lovely breakfast and for an additional cost Kirsten even cooked us a delicious evening meal which was perfect after a long day exploring Raymond Island and Paynesville on the bicycles available to borrow. Very private...More

Date of stay: March 2021
Thank karbeego
624kirstenm, VR Owner at Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We love reviews as it is so helpful for future guests. Take care and stay safe, Cheers Kirsten

Reviewed April 5, 2021

Kirsten and Tony’s place is in a different world resplendent with big tall trees and a quaint quiet beach. The sound of the gentle waves are very relaxing and the birds and animals in the property will interest and amuse you, especially the rosellas. The...More

Date of stay: April 2021
Thank SubhasishJ
624kirstenm, VR Owner at Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our property to assist our future guests. Hope to see you again, take care and stay safe.

Reviewed March 19, 2021

Peaceful isolation and tranquility in an old world cottage filled with craftsmanship and atmosphere. The surrounds are magical, with open expansive views of Lake Victoria on one side and beautiful gardens and grounds on the other. The home-made goodies are delicious. The mosquitos weren't as...More

Date of stay: March 2021
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624kirstenm, VR Owner at Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We are always working on ways to improve our guests experience and appreciate your feedback, Cheers Kirsten and Tony

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Reviewed April 5, 2020

A beautiful private and peaceful place on the waterfront. We were able to rest and recuperate. So glad we did with what the world is facing now. We swam in the lake every day, walked along the beach and the forest tracks, sat in the...More

Date of stay: March 2020
Thank Louise R
624kirstenm, VR Owner at Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2020

Thank you Louise, we really appreciate you taking the time to review Swan Cove.

Reviewed March 15, 2020

Loved the whole place great place to unwind. owners were lovely and friendly. Accommodation was quirky and interesting with beautiful views from many windows. lake was fantastic with use of kayaks a bonus. Cute ferry ride to Paynesville very relaxed and easy to do.

Date of stay: February 2020
Thank Mornpeninsula
624kirstenm, VR Owner at Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our accommodation, much appreciated. Namaste

Reviewed October 6, 2019

This place is absolutely perfect. From the ferry ride over to the warm welcome from Kirsten and Tony and the fabulous views, we couldn't have asked for a better trip away.

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful tidy location with a wonderful host Kirsten. She warmly welcomed us surrounded by parrots and lots of other birds. The house is nicely preserved in vintage style with cozy rooms and atmosphere. The wildlife with kangaroos and koalas is unique in its environment along...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank DaHut
624kirstenm, VR Owner at Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2019

Thank you Damian for taking the time to review our private sanctuary, it really helps future guests, Kirsten. PS: hope you enjoyed the penguins.

Reviewed April 11, 2019

Wonderful period home with original touches including hand crafted light fittings. The bioluminescent night beach walk, hand feeding king parrots and walking with kangaroos. Kirsten is a wonderful host and made our stay an experience. We can’t wait to go back.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank johntX370OO
624kirstenm, VR Owner at Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

Thank you John & Liz.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Conditioning
Internet Access
Private Yard
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
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About the neighborhood
Raymond Island (Gunai/Kurnai language: Bunjil-baul) is a small island in the Gippsland Lakes, about 300 km (190 mi) from Melbourne. The island is approximately 6 km (3.7 mi) long by 2 km (1.2 mi) wide, and is just 200 m (660 ft) off the coast, across from the town of Paynesville. The island is named after William Odell Raymond, originally a magistrate from New South Wales who established himself as a squatter in Gippsland in the 1840s. Raymond Island is well-known for its large koala population, originally introduced to the island in 1953, and for the Raymond Island Ferry, a chain ferry that links the island to Paynesville on the mainland.
Getting around
Your car is the most convenient way to get around however there is a town Bus departs from the terminus at the Ferry Terminal on The Esplanade, Paynesville at various times including 9.15am, 11.15am, 1.45pm & 3.35pm Paynesville Bus Lines. Reservations for pick up required at least 15 minutes prior to departure or advise driver of drop off location when boarding. TICKETING: Accepts pre-booked V/Line tickets from Paynesville. Tickets also available from driver.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage

Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage has 2 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Swan Cove Beachfront Cottage must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.