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ROSEBUD RETRO RETREAT Relax, Reconnect with nature
ROSEBUD RETRO RETREAT Relax, Reconnect with nature

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Entire home/apt

7 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

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About this listing

Rosebud Retro Retreat, a few minutes walk to the jetty, sand banks shallow beaches, boardwalk strolls along shaded foreshore; safe playgrounds for young and old. This bespoke bohemian home reflects the minimalist modernism of sixties where Asian influences affect design from handcrafted details to the landmark twin peak temple roof line. The meandering garden wraps the home in colour and shade, together the open inside layout design creates a restful environment where time slows down...

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 4
Check In: 2PM - 5PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $23 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: $61
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price: $192 / night
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The space

Retro Rosebud Family Retreat

This unique owner built home has been in the family for three generations, located 65km from Melbourne, on the Mornington Peninsula, giving access to ocean and bay coastlines, native bush, wild life - kangaroos, koalas, vineyards, local produce - fruit orchards and berries, lavender farms, and boutique chocolate eco friendly industries.

This unique home has been designed over 2 levels:
- upstairs a central family games room, with pool table, and piano, furnished with antiques and decorative items, the full wall window overlook the front garden and sun deck. Two bedrooms (one double, one twin) each with ceiling to floor sliding windows - doors access the balcony and the rear garden. There is a separate shower and separate washroom, separate toilet, and a bar area or bench workspace .

Downstairs: open living area, connects to kitchen, can be extended to include the entrance sun room, master bedroom (double bed), views to Arthurs Seat, a bathroom with bath tub, separate shower toilet basin, full length stained windows, and a laundry, and rear ironing room to back entrance and garden access.

Outside on raised ground level there is a wrap around undercover veranda, looking out into the garden and trees and native birds to feed, a sun deck, and BBQ space, the generous drive way gives plenty of off-street parking for cars or boat trailer.

It can perfectly host two families/ friends as upstairs and downstairs can be accessed and used independently. All rooms have floor to ceiling windows letting the sculpted gardens surrounding the home and the play of light into the house.

At Rosebud Retreat you can make yourself at home. Its bohemian atmosphere, deliberately offering no internet or TV, will provide the perfect environment to restore and relax, and a peaceful space to write, paint or simply to re-connect with nature.

Rosebud is a popular seaside town, a summer holiday location for city folk and overseas visitors. Like other nearby towns lying along the coast - Portsea, Sorrento, Safety Beach, Cape Shank, Arthur's Seat, Mornington, it offers great recreation opportunities golf, horse riding bush walking, and good restaurants, drive in, cinemas, native bush and wildlife.

It is busy in summer, and beautiful in winter giving access to both the back ocean surf beaches and safe bay swimming beaches, bush walks and many local sites.

House Rules:

No smoking inside, respect neighbours’ privacy regarding sound at night, respect the home and the things left there for all people to use and appreciate, respect the gardens.

Leave the home as you find it. Sheets and towels are provided, extra beach towels available too. There is a great library on wildlife, birds and plants
literature, fiction and fact. A record player with a supply of retro classics records, additional information on good walk suggestions where you will be sure to find kangaroos as the sun goes down and close to a beautiful beach, left in the guests book. No wifi for those who experience electromagnetic sensitivity, but lots of games jigsaw puzzles and vintage sets of encyclopedia's, should you be looking for answers off grid.

Guest access

The guess have access to the whole home and outdoor areas, only the garage-workshop remains out of bounds.

Interaction with guests

Guests will be welcomed and then left alone, until they depart, should they need assistance then advice is a phone call away.

The neighborhood

Rosebud is one of the series of little townships located along the coast of the Mornington Peninsula. In summer the foreshore is populated by tents and caravans where many holidaymakers return year after year for their annual vacation by the sea. It is accessed from Melbourne either via the freeway, or by a coastal road, although a little longer its a pleasant drive from the city following the Port Phillip bay from St Kilda, via Mornington, Mt Martha, Safety Beach, Mc Crae and then Rosebud, as it continutes towards Portsea.

Permanent population including a variety of young and old and new and those who now live and commute to the city preferring the wide horizon and access to nature, fresh air.

Shopping options from small local providers to the usual supermarket outlets. Also a growing range of boutique options of supplies, cafes, bars, cinema, close to famous Dromana Drive In-one of the two remaining outdoor cinemas in Victoria. Bush Walks are close at hand. The Back Beaches connect guests to the ocean seas and Western Port Bay where day trips to French Island are available.

There is good snorkeling and diving opportunities, to explore under water worlds, swim with the dolphins, horse riding.

Getting around

There is a bus service that connects to Frankston and from there to Melbourne. There is a ferry service from Sorrento that connects to Queenscliff and the Bellarine Peninsula on the other side of Port Phillip Bay.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 5PM

No smoking inside, respect neighbour's privacy regarding sound at night, respect the home and the things left there for all people to use and appreciate, respect the gardens.

Spare sheets and towels are provided if needed.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

9 Reviews

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Sergey User Profile
April 2017
Unique atmosphere. The record collection is awesome! Close to the beach, supermarket and public transport.

Neha User Profile
April 2017
We had an amazing stay. The house is quiet and scenic.. Our friends visited us n could stay for a night with no extra charge. Highly recommended! Will visit again! Neha

Tameron User Profile
March 2017
Unfortunately this property was not for us. Hellen however was lovely to deal with and very accomodating.

Aurelie User Profile
January 2017
We had a great short stay at Hellen's house. The house is very comfortable and has a lot of charm and is well located, 10 min away walking from the Rosebud beach.

Ronald User Profile
January 2017
Hellen was great, we enjoyed our time and Hellen was very accomodating.

Daniel User Profile
January 2017
We had a very relaxing stay at the retreat. Only a short walk from the beach and a few restaurants around.

Vimal User Profile
January 2017
Good location and a nice place to stay... vintage feel with a basic garden. Was a bit dusty when we were there but the host has notified and should be taken care of by now...

Melbourne, Australia · Joined in December 2011
Hellen User Profile

digital choreographer, performer, writer, director mother creative thinker and cooker believes in global warming and respect for all life forms nature and physics

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