This mudbrick 3 bedroom home - is around 300m to north facing Cowes beach, 900m to town & a short drive to the Penguin Parade & race track. Reverse cycle aircon, fire place and fenced in yard.You have the whole house on around 700m2 yard to yourself.
The Grape Escape is a few minutes walk to the north facing Cowes beach, 900m to town and the has reverse cycle air con as well as a cosy Coonara fire for winter. Young children are safe in our fully fenced back yard, which is visible from the living area ... perfect for your break any time of the year. We have a "no pets inside" policy, however please feel free to ask about bringing pooch if you are happy to keep him/her outside.
The Grape Escape is owned by winemakers who have chosen this mudbrick, slate floor cottage as their Escape. Walk to beach and town, we are a short drive to Penguins, wineries and surf beaches.
You are assured of prompt service and communication at all stages of your booking as we strive to make your stay as relaxing as possible... Min. stay is usually 2 nights and we prefer 7 nights in summer - but 1 night can be accepted outside of peak times at the owner's discretion with a cleaning surcharge on the advertised rates, see under tarriffs.
*Accommodates up to 6 people in 3 bedrooms (1 with semi ensuite).
*Natural insulation of mudbrick and reverse cycle airconditioning keeps you cool in summer and warm in winter.
*Coonara fire place and luxurious leather lounge.
*1 queen bed, 1 double bed and 1 set of bunks. Doonas and pillows provided, bring sheets, pillow slips and towels or you can hire for $20/bed/stay
* Fully equipped kitchen - just bring food!
*Open plan kitchen, dining and living. *Bathroom with shower and toilet, plus separate toilet off laundry.
*Fully fenced back yard, visible from living area, great for keeping an eye on the children.
*Covered front verandah for extra outdoor living or carport.
*iPod speakers. Listen to your favourite music.
*Family games, videos, cookbooks, wine books, magazines and books supplied.
*BBQ and Bocci set for playing in the fenced backyard.
*Feels like home!
Walk to the Cowes beach - voted "Best Beach for Kids in VIC" (Herald Sun 4/1/08)
Just a few minutes walk leads you to the calm waters of the famous north facing Cowes Beach - perfect for long walks.
Endorsed as Victoria's Best beach for Kids - "The water is usually calm. The beach is wide, there's plenty of shade...and there's not too far to go to reach the main street." (Herald Sun 4/1/12).
Stroll along the beach to the main street of Cowes where you can enjoy coffee or a meal, whilst soaking up the atmosphere of this seaside village. The Cowes boat ramp is just a minute's drive away and in good weather, enjoy breakfast or lunch right on the beach courtesy of the boat ramp cafe.
Within a short drive from the Grape Escape are the Penguin Parade, Koala Park, the quaint village of Rhyll, indoor children activities, historic Churchill Island, fabulous wineries and some of Australia's best surf beaches. The Herald Sun nominated the island's Woolami Beach one of "Victoria's Best Surf Beaches."
The island also boasts Victoria's "Best Rocks - at Cape Woolamai Forrest Caves is a series of caverns where sea has eroded the (URL HIDDEN) low tide the headlands at Smiths Beach have plenty of rock pools to explore."
Phillip Island is a famous perfect summer getaway - yet the Grape Escape offers an equally relaxing experience any time of year. In the cooler weather there is nothing better than an invigorating walk on the beach followed by nights by the Coonara fire with a family game, good book or a good friend!
Rates start at $145 pn for low season - $295 for peak summer. Bring your own bed sheets and towels - or these can be hired for $20 per bed per stay, as can a portacot. Doonas and pillows supplied.
Special rates apply for sporting events and linen is included for these rates.
Minimum 3-6 nights during peak periods. Weekly stay requests given preference from Xmas to end January.
We do accept 1 night bookings during the week and outside of peak periods at our discretion and a cleaning surcharge of $40 applies to the stated nightly tarriffs.
Please note that prices and inclusions may change without notice and confirmation of same will be supplied upon enquiry.
We look forward to welcoming you soon for your Grape Escape.
You have the whole house and yard (approx. 700m2) to yourself!
Call me any time before or during your stay for help or advice. You will be emailed a Welcome Letter in the week before your stay with all the details you will need to find and access the Grape Escape. Included in this will be information on how the house is to be left for the next guest and full terms and conditions of your stay.
We are here to help and love giving our guests that bit of extra information on enjoying all that Phillip Island has to offer.
Please leave our house as you find it - tidy and with all goods remaining and intact. You are required by law to respect the residential amenity of the property and neighbours; maintain the security of the property; keep noise to a minimum from 10pm – 8am; and not hold any parties. Smoking and pets ONLY outside please.
My husband and I are winemakers who purchased our beach getaway, The Grape Escape about 10 years ago. Both originally from WA, we missed the beach while working in the Victorian Wine business. This little mud brick cottage, just 300m from the beach, is therefore our "home away from home" that we happily share when not (Grape) escaping ourselves.
So we love wine, the beach, travel and getting together with friends over a good meal. Our children are grown up now so we get to do more of the thing we love! And Cowes Phillip Island is the perfect place for all of these activities.