About this listing
The Surfer Palace is located 1 minute from the Beautiful Sandy Whites Beach and is home away from home. Only 5 minute walk to some great Bars, Restaurants and Cafes and approximately 10 minutes walk from the centre of Torquay.
The Surfers Palace is a beautifully refurbished 2 bedroom beach cottage set in a delightfully private oasis. The cottage sleeps 4 very comfortably and can sleep 5. The property ideally suits romantic weekends or a family beach holiday. Completely self contained. Set at the rear of the main home. 1 minute stroll to Whites Beach and "centrally located" in beautiful Torquay. With polished concrete floors throughout the downstairs offers a light and airy kitchen & dining; separate lounge includes 2 single beds and double French doors opening onto the wide and covered north westerly facing veranda. Perfect for alfresco dining. Upstairs the large open plan bedroom is the perfect parents retreat and contains a Queen Bed, big comfy sofa, TV and fire place for cosy winter nights. You will feel like you are sleeping in the tree tops as the bedroom spills out onto a wide deck overlooking the peaceful gardens. The property is set in a relaxed and established light filled garden with lots of lovely lawn. Very conducive to long games of Bocce. The house sleeps 4 people comfortably and can fit 5. For your comfort linen is provided however you do need to bring your own beach towels. The property is fully fenced and therefore suitable for young children.
The property includes TV/DVD, Split System (Air Conditioner and Heater), Fireplace, Washing Machine, BBQ (Gas Weber), Alfresco Dining and is self contained.
Interaction with Guests
The Surfers Palace is set at the rear of the main home. The owners are respectful of clients however are always very happy to share information and local knowledge. They have a very friendly and gentle dog called Bella - she is Logotto.
The Surfers Palace is set in a quiet leafy coastal street and only 1 minutes walk to the beautiful sandy Whites Beach.
We suggest you leave your car behind and stroll along the beach to everything Torquay has to offer; including the iconic surf stores Rip Curl & Quiksilver, the many great cafes and restaurants on the Esplanade, Torquay.
Other Things to Note
The owners of the property have over 18 year experience running the successful Eco-Adventure company Southern Exposure. Southern Exposure runs surfing, Mt biking and kayaking programs for approx. 10,000 students per year. They also run the Run Forrest Trail Run in the Otway Ranges. The owners can link you up with their property in Forrest (the heart of the Otway Mt Biking Trails) and put together a truly adventurous Great Ocean Road and Otway experience.
Introduction to the Holiday Rental Code of Conduct
Holiday rentals make a positive sustainable contribution to local tourism and communities, however in some areas, the increased use of dwellings for holiday rental accommodation has led to impacts on amenity such as in relation to noise and car parking issues. In response to these issues, and to ensure the sustainability of our industry, the Holiday Rental Code of Conduct has been developed. The Code provides a self-regulatory approach in the management of holiday rental properties and will provide a set of industry practices that satisfy the needs of local communities, property owners, tourism operators and guests.
The Code of Conduct maintains that as holiday rental dwellings make a positive contribution to local communities, they should be managed effectively so as to minimise any adverse social or environmental impacts. The Code of Conduct, effective from 31 May 2012, addresses the impact of property amenities and factors including noise, guest overcrowding, garbage and car parking.
Many industry stakeholders have come together to develop the Code including the Real Estate Institute of NSW (REINSW), Holiday Letting Organisation Central Coast (HLO Central Coast),Holiday Letting Organisation Byron Bay (HLO Byron), and The (website hidden) Group. The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure, Destination NSW and the Local Government Shires Association NSW were also consulted.
We hope all (website hidden) owners and managers will also support the move towards self-regulation, and as a requirement of listing on (website hidden), owners and managers must agree to follow the Code of Conduct.
This self regulatory approach to Holiday Rental incorporates four components:
Part 1 - Outlines obligations on Participating Organisations to cooperate and combine efforts to achieve the Objectives of the Code through appropriate administration and enforcement of the Code.
Part 2 - Outlines obligations on Managers of Holiday Rental Properties.
Part 3 - Outlines obligations on Owners and Guests required to implement The Code through the Terms and Conditions of the contract between the Owner and Guests.
Part 4 - Provides a framework for House Rules for Visitors and Guests at a Property to ensure that the amenity of neighbouring properties is not adversely affected.
Click here to download the Holiday Rental Code of Conduct.