Oir na Mara Cottage
House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Oir na Mara Cottage is a private house set amongst natural coastal landscape and nestled amongst the ti-trees.
Situated only 200m from the spectacular 16th beach & Mornington Peninsular National Park and a 5 minute drive to the calm waters of the bay beach.
Sorrento/Portsea, Red Hill Wineries, Golf Courses and Peninsula Hot Springs are all close by.
It is beautiful during the summer to enjoy the beaches and to relax at the house with fine food in the spacious BBQ and entertaining area and rest in an air-conditioned house. In winter, Oir na Mara Cottage is warm and relaxing with split system heating, log fire and a dining room table that comfortably seats 8.
Oir na Mara is a single level house and enjoys open plan living. The house suits couples, families or small groups of friends.
The kitchen is completely self contained with all gadgets and appliances needed for a restful stay. Tea, coffee and sugar are provided.
The BBQ is set amongst a large entertaining area and the grounds are perfect for children to safely explore.The street itself is a single lane. Oir na Mara Beach House is the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
Bedroom 1: Master: 1 x Queen (with Ensuite)
Bedroom 2: 1 x Queen
Bedroom 3: 2 x Bunks
Bathroom 1: Ensuite: Shower/Vanity/Toilet
Bathroom 2: Bath/Shower/Vanity
Toilet: Separate Toilet
Laundry with washing machine, clothes dryer and iron.
Babycot, change mat, highchair, plastic crockery and bibs provided free of charge
- Housekeeping during the stay can be arranged, $45 for an hour and an additional $50 for a linen change.
- Linen provided on request
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Number 16 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Melbourne Airport 120 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Victoria, Australia region
Combine the best of Europe's coastal living with traditional Australian charm on the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries.
The coastal town of Rye is situated on the popular holiday destination of the Mornington Peninsula, nestled between Tootgarook and Blairgowrie.
Point Nepean Road is Rye's main thoroughfare, running parallel to the town's bay beach. The main concentration of shops is located east of Dundas Street and includes a hotel, eateries, a major supermarket and other retailers.
Rye's main beach, fronting Port Phillip Bay, offers safe sandy beaches, ideal for swimming and boating. There is a jetty, several boat ramps, and attractive foreshore facilities with picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds and walking tracks.
Around a kilometre west of the Rye Jetty is an outcrop of land called White Cliffs. At the base of the cliffs is a reconstructed old Lime Burners Kiln - a reminder of the mid-1800s when the extraction of lime was the area's primary industry. Scenic views along the coast can be enjoyed from lookout above the kiln.
Rye extends southwards across the narrow width of the Mornington Peninsula in this area, right down to the coastline fronting the open waters of Bass Strait. The Mornington Peninsula National Park spans the foreshore here, consisting of scenic walking tracks, rocky coastal features, dunes and pockets of sandy beach. A pathway and steps extends from Tasman Drive down to the sandy bay at Number 16 Beach.
Further south-east along the coast is Rye Ocean Beach, accessed from the southern end of Dundas Street. Officially located within in the small coastal community of St Andrews Beach, the beach and foreshore area also forms part of the Mornington Peninsula National Park, offering wide expanses of sandy beaches and rolling sand dunes covered in native vegetation. The next beach of significance further along the coast is St Andrews Beach which can be accessed via the car park at the end of Paradise Drive. Views can be enjoyed along the coast towards Cape Schanck and its lighthouse.
Peninsula Hot Springs
Peninsula Hot Springs is the first natural hot springs and day spa centre in Victoria, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Natural thermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths providing the idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. Peninsula Hot Springs makes it possible to bathe in the naturally healing waters of mineral rich thermal pools.
Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove
Estate grown and made wine, extra virgin olive oil and produce range reflecting the terroir. Acres of kitchen garden and orchard provide fresh seasonal produce to the Chefs Hat Montalto Restaurant, voted Australia’s Best Winery Restaurant. Simple, produce-driven food in the Piazza & Garden Cafe as well as elegant, catered private picnics.
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Port Phillip Dining
This cellar door restaurant and winery is an architectural landmark for the region and home to Kooyong and Port Phillip Estate wines. Taste the full range of superb wines at the cellar door, or dine on Chef Simon West’s seasonal menus in the dining room whilst enjoying spectacular views overlooking vineyards to Westernport Bay.
Darling Park Winery
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The Long Table Bar & Dining Room
The antique school tables, velvet covered bentwood chairs & church pews are all part of the whimsical décor as are the beautiful ink & watercolour paintings on the walls of brassicas, sardines & asparagus. With open fireplaces, outdoor bocce court & alfresco dining in the warmer months you could almost be mistaken for being in provincial Europe. Open for dinner and private functions the emphasis is on regional tastes & local produce in a relaxed rural setting. Rustic charm, sophisticated European inspired food, award winning wine list, open fires & alfresco dining - an essential destination.
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La Petanque Restaurant
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Morning Sun Vineyard
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Main Ridge Dairy
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Red Hill Cheese
Divine artisan cheeses handmade at this factory in the forest. This cellar door for serious cheese lovers promises a high end flavour experience with a broad range of cow, sheep, and goat cheeses. Treat tourself to a tasting plate of the cheesemaker’s daily selction for an informed choice of cheese to purchase.
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Heronswood Cafe & The Diggers Club
Famous garden, Fabulous food. Stroll through one of Victoria’s most famous gardens with historic buildings and stunning sea views. Then dine in the beautiful rammed-earth building and choose from a menu that features a daily garden harvest and local produce prepared in an open kitchen.
Horseback Winery Tours & Spring Creek Farm
These Horseback Winery Tours are unique in the World! The ride is a quiet relaxed ride along the equestrian trails linking some of the Peninsula's finest wineries. Maritime Estate, Mantons Creek, Ten Minutes by Tractor, T'Gallant, Red Hill Estate, Montalto, Foxeys Hangout, Red Hill Brewery, Noels Gallery. The rides suit complete beginners as well as experienced riders. Enjoy award winning wines and indulge in delicious gourmet lunches.
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