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Beachside Gem Maverick house

Entire house hosted by Ocean Edge Holiday Rentals: Rebecca
9 guests4 bedrooms7 beds2.5 baths
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Prepare for a truly unique experience in this fully renovated, lovingly decorated 1870’s craftsman. Comfortable, stylish & inviting, this beautiful central Portarlington home has been meticulously decorated with deco mid-century pieces & bold décor, amplifying the retro aesthetic to create a nostalgic experience for up to 9 guests. Eclectic accents include 4 art-themed bedrooms, buffets filled with crockery, a drinks trolley & decadent velvet lounges across 3 living areas with 2 bathrooms.

The space
A truly memorable holiday awaits at this exceptional residence. Art deco doors and angled windows invite visitors from the garden path to the front veranda. Entering the delightful, large open-plan living and formal dining area, let your eyes feast on the treasure trove of carefully sourced mid-century and art deco furniture, a celebration of a bygone era. This jubilant entertaining space, the Rhino Room, was created with the intention of setting the scene for some of life’s most memorable getaways amongst family and friends, where people can relax in the lounge room, or host formal dinner parties, complete with ornate dinner sets, cutlery and glassware.

A hallway beyond beckons exploration. It is home to an exquisite antique Italian hallway cupboard, a place for visitors to store their belongings. Lovingly restored Baltic floorboards lead to each individually styled bedroom, all so unique that guests will return time again to experience a holiday within each room. Comfortably accommodating up to 9 guests, it’s appealing to couples or friends on a weekend getaway, multiple families, or one large family on holidays.

The mid century Dali Room is decorated with Salvador Dali pieces – a surrealist icon. It has 2 x King Single beds, which can be configured as a King Bed by request.

Next, be enthralled by the art deco Rudowski Room, complete with vintage poster art and an exquisite 1960’s Queen size bed suite designed by Rudowski, a well-known post war Melbourne boutique furniture maker.

Children, and adults alike, will adore the whimsy of the Wild Forever Room, with a set of King Single bunk beds plus 1 x Single bed, and a fully stocked bookcase to satisfy the hungriest bookworm.

Finally, the master bedroom, coined the Mark Ryden Room. It is mysterious and stunning, adorned with luxe black and gold pillows and accents. A French antique Queen size bed features a decorative owlet and is flanked by art deco side tables. This room has a separate toilet, with more Mark Ryden pictures.

A less formal separate sitting room, known as the Zoureff Piano Room in honour of the mid-century wall unit and piano (piano unlocked by request), offers yet another place to relax, play music, enjoy conversations, read a book or watch TV. Curated furnishings such as a piano, couch and decorative pieces inject character and soul into this lively abode, leading out to a second retro dining room table, with extensions to seat 10. East-facing windows capture the morning sunshine.

The galley style kitchen has checkerboard floors, a huge black Smeg fridge, and everything you need from utensils to cookware, oven, cook-top, dishwasher, microwave, 4 slice toaster, kettle and Nespresso coffee machine.

A comfortable and beautifully-furnished sun-room with another fridge opens onto a rear covered alfresco space, overlooking the fully fenced large garden and a small orchard of fruit trees - the perfect place for a summer barbeque or year-round entertaining. Pets are welcome subject to booking approval.

With accommodation for up to 9 people across one level, 4 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 toilets, 3 living areas plus north and south outdoor entertaining areas, everything is immaculately presented. Vintage décor and luxurious velvet lounges meet modern necessities, with high quality amenities including luxurious linen, bath towels & appliances provided, Smart TV (Netflix connectivity in lounge room), WIFI, ducted central heating, 3 reverse cycle A/C’s, and more.

This incredible residence boasts charm and character, with sunny aspects and a playfulness that life deserves.

It is rich in period features such as original Baltic pine floors, elevated high ceilings, fully stocked fire place and a full-length front veranda. Within easy walking distance of the shops and cafes, and only minutes from the foreshore, beach and pier, you will smell the fresh scent of salty air and feel the bay breeze. Sink into the velvet couches, and soak up the light and space of this homey hideaway near the town’s historic core. Enjoy.

Guest access
Guests will have access to the entire house, except the garage and locked Study at the back of the house.

Other things to note
Ocean Edge Holiday Rentals properties are clean, safe and ready for your arrival. We take cleaning seriously all the time, and in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made our sanitisation and disinfection protocols even more rigorous to ensure that properties are safe for our guests. These efforts include (but are not limited to): use of disinfecting products, professional laundering, extra time for cleaning, extra time before new guests' check in and contactless self check-in. Contact us for more information about the cleaning guidelines we follow.
This property is pet friendly friendly upon approval and attracts an additional $50 fee that is charged after the booking is confirmed.
Prepare for a truly unique experience in this fully renovated, lovingly decorated 1870’s craftsman. Comfortable, stylish & inviting, this beautiful central Portarlington home has been meticulously decorated with deco mid-century pieces & bold décor, amplifying the retro aesthetic to create a nostalgic experience for up to 9 guests. Eclectic accents include 4 art-themed bedrooms, buffets filled with crockery, a drinks… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
2 single beds
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed, 1 bunk bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

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Step-free path to entrance

Bedroom

No stairs or steps to enter

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Portarlington, Victoria, Australia

History of this property: A truly memorable holiday awaits at this exceptional residence. This historic home in Central Portarlington was originally built in the 1870`s and boasts charm, character and a unique history. Believed to be the original Calhoun family home, the property was converted to a guest house in the 1930’s with its very own bathing box and electric lighting. During 1960’s and 70’s the property was converted to the Drift In Cafe and gallery.
History of this property: A truly memorable holiday awaits at this exceptional residence. This historic home in Central Portarlington was originally built in the 1870`s and boasts charm, character and a unique…

Hosted by Ocean Edge Holiday Rentals: Rebecca

Joined in December 2015
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During your stay
We are always nearby and can be contacted by phone on multiple numbers. Please contact us directly with any issues so that we can rectify promptly. We would appreciate the opportunity to make improvements based on your feedback and we want you to have an enjoyable stay.
We are always nearby and can be contacted by phone on multiple numbers. Please contact us directly with any issues so that we can rectify promptly. We would appreciate the opportun…
Ocean Edge Holiday Rentals: Rebecca is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $778
Cancellation policy