About this listing
Secluded self contained STUDIO APARTMENT 3 mins from Tyrone Beach. Take a morning walk along one of the Peninsula's best beaches or relax on the huge deck with a book taking in the panoramic water views.
This STUDIO Apartment is at the end of a no through street, up on top of a hill being the highest point in this local area. It is a secluded area nestled amongst the tea trees and the Moonahs. Enjoy peace and quiet while sitting out on the deck taking in the amazing water views. Yet you are only a short walk to Tyrone beach and Blairgowrie shops. A short drive to a variety of golf courses, Peninsula Hot Springs, ocean beaches, Sorrento and Portsea rock pools. Swimming with the dolphins at Sorrento or visiting the wineries for lunch at Red Hill.
The studio apartment features a comfortable chiropractic mattress, fresh quality linen and towels, a flat screen TV and a blue ray DVD player. There is an evaporative water cooler and oil heater for your convenience. Tables and chairs are available in the studio apt or dine out on the main deck. Swing in the pod chairs on the deck in the evening with a cheese board and glass of wine or relax in the double hammock to read a good book.
Guests have a private studio apartment with a well equiped small kitchenette. This includes a bar fridge, pod coffee machine, kettle, toaster, small oven, two hot plates and sink. It is suitable for preparing simple breakfasts, assembling meals and putting together wine and cheese platters. The hallway leads to a private ensuite bathroom and separate toilet and shower.
Four things many of my guests love about our STUDIO APARTMENT are:
•Stunning Bay Views – whether lying in bed or sitting on the deck they just love watching the marine traffic, colors of the water in the bay or sailing boats on a summer weekend.
•Comfortable bed – lots of guests comment they sleep really well with the sea air and a comfortable bed.
•Location – They feel secluded yet only a short walk to the bay and central everything else the Mornington Peninsula has to offer.
•Cleanliness and décor – we pride our home on being clean. Guests find the casual seaside décor relaxing and easy living
Two things to be aware of about the Studio Apartment are:
•Internet - there is no internet at the Studio APT due to unreliable connections. Most guests comment that they love the break from being on the internet and if they need have access on their phones.
•Shared main balcony – We have been renting out both residences over weekends and weekdays for two years now. The feedback from guests is they really enjoyed sharing the deck and meeting new Airbnbers yet also found they had their own privacy. Please read Guest Access below for more details.
At our Airbnb Stunning Bay Views Rye there are two places to stay; the HOME and Studio Apartment. Both the APT and HOME have completely separate entrances and are completely separate spaces. Each has their own bathrooms and bedrooms with bay views from the bed, despite being under the one roofline. The only area they do share is a 12 x 6 metre deck, if both parties are there at the same time. The HOME has an additional private deck, 12 x 1 .5 metres upstairs. The APT has an additional private garden deck measuring 4 x 5 metres.
If a couple is booked into the APT then there we only take a booking for a couple in the HOME. Sometimes you may hear guests moving around in the other residence and sometimes you don't. It is good to be aware of it.
There is separate car park for the HOME in a lock up garage and the APT car park is adjacent to their entrance via the garden deck.
Please read the reviews as this has happened on most weekends for the past two years and most guests end up just passing each other as they go off to explore or sharing a glass of wine on the deck as Airbnb can be a friendly way to travel. If you have any doubts or questions please ask before you book as I am more than happy to discuss the set up with you.
Some weekends it will be Brian and I staying in the HOME or APT.
“The apartment was a perfect base while completing a scuba diving course - it was lovely to come back to at the end of a tiring day! Meeting the guests staying in the house on my first night was also a highlight - the balance of privacy in the house and apartment but with shared balcony works perfectly. Bronwyn was very available and considerate with every aspect of the trip." Hannah APT March 2015
“The HOME backs onto an apartment and we share the main balcony with this apartment. Initially we were turned off this idea, wanting privacy but once explained and once we were there, it really is not an issue. Don't be turned off if this sounds like a shared situation. It was quite ok. We only saw the other guests in the other apartment once in the morning. This HOME was a gem and if we didn't have to leave, we would've happily stayed another week." Lisa Jan 2015
Interaction with Guests
I may be there to greet you on arrival, however most times guests will let themselves in with keys from the key safe. I will email you full details prior to your stay that should answer all your questions and guests are free to ask me any questions regarding facilities in the local area prior to staying.
During your stay I am only a text or phone call away if you have any questions or problems.
If we are down staying in the HOME you are welcome to have as much or as little interaction as you enjoy. We have travelled extensively and love meeting people from all across the world. I am very happy to share local knowledge of restaurants and places to explore.
Check in and check out times are: 11am and 3pm. We will try to accommodate guests pending on other bookings.
Our Airbnb is at the end of a no through street so there is no passing traffic. It is a quite peaceful area.
•Peninsula Hot Springs 9 mins
•Peninsula Pantry 7 mins
•Rye Shops 3 mins
•Blairgowrie 2 mins
•Tyrone Beach 1 min
•Sorrento 9 mins Location of ferry to Queenscliff
•Portsea 13 mins
•Moonah Links Golf Club 9 mins
•St Andrews Beach 12 mins
•Blairgowrie Surf Beach 6 mins
•Red Hill Wineries 25 mins
•Tyrone Bay Beach – 3 minutes
•Blairgowrie – along the beach 15 mintues
•Rye shops – along the beach 30 minutes
Other Things to Note
Lastly, steep driveways equals great views. Please keep this in mind for older people and children. The driveway to 2a Austin St is a shared driveway. I always walk up 2a Austin Driveway then enter the gate and up the steps to number 2 Austin Street. It is not as steep and much safer.
Weekends – Min 2 night stay.
Long weekends – Min 3 night stay.
Easter and Cup weekend – Min 4 night stay.
December/January holidays: Min 5 night stay.
If you book a non public holiday weekend you can stay an extra night for $105. Please inquire for this special offer.
Our family has supported, for the past 10 years, a street kids refuge called Green Gecko. The Green Gecko Project supports over 70 children who previously lived and begged on the streets of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Look up Green Gecko Project if you are interested.
Green Gecko provides security, education, love and opportunities to these children through their formative years and into their adult lives, empowering them to achieve their full potential.
The project also supports the children's families and the broader community through long term health, education and training initiatives.
We give $5 from every night you stay at Stunning Bay Views Rye to the Green Gecko Project.
The house rules are simple, based on the principles of AIRBNB, respect and trust:
•No pets – sorry they will have to have a sleepover at a friends place. It keeps our Airbnb allergy free for guests.
•No parties or schoolies
•No excessive noise after 11pm. Please be respectful of other guests and neighbours
•Smoking is only allowed outside on the deck away from the open doors
•Please clean up after yourself, replacing all things where you found them
•Please sort rubbish and recycle and place in respective bins
•Accidents do happen, so please let us know so we can replace or repair for the next guests
•Only the number guests nominated on the Airbnb booking are permitted to stay
"The apartment is very large by studio standards and we certainly never felt cramped. The bed was very comfy and if you are considering a winter stay the place soon gets snugly and warm with the oil fin heaters provided " Darren July 2015