About this listing
Classic Beach House
Charming older style beach house. Open plan living, dining and kitchen. Retro furnishings and crockery. Fusball and board games. Large verandah to laze around on and read books. Bodyboards , wetsuits, fishing rods, snorkeling gear, petanque boulle. One block from the shops/cafes, 5 min walk to the front beach, 10 min walk to the surf beach. Open fireplace, Aircon/heating.
I am an easy going guy who likes art, music, running, walking, boating and going to the movies. I have owned the house for over 20 years and have used it as a holiday destination during January. I recently have had a seachange and now live and work in Sorrento with my partner Juliet.
We live in the apartment below that has its own separate entrance.
The seaside village of Sorrento is one of the most popular and pretty holiday escapes on the Mornington Peninsula. Sorrento”s position at the southern extremity of the peninsula at the entrance to Port Phillip Bay provides a sweeping outlook. The town is known for its historic buildings, cafés, shopping and resident population of Bottlenose Dolphins.
Guests have the whole of the upstairs (main) house, the front verandah/deck and are welcome to use the back garden.
Interaction with Guests
I try to meet the guests on arrival and then stay out of their way. I like guests to feel as if it is their own home.
I love that Sorrento has the two coasts to choose from. Rugged ocean back beaches on one side and calm front beach on the other. There are tons of activities to choose from including swimming, surfing/bodyboarding, snorkelling, fishing, sailing/boating, bush/beach walking, rock pooling, swimming with dolphins, golfing, tennis, shopping, cinema, wining/dining or doing absolutely nothing in beautiful surroundings.
We are an easy walk from the main street shops and the beaches. Guests are welcome to use my bike. The bus stop is in our street.
If you are staying on a Sunday night and I am not around I would appreciate if you could put the bins out. Thanks.
Neil's place was in a great location (walking distance to cafes and shops) and he was very welcoming and accommodating. The place was a cute shack that easily sleeps 7 people. The open fire was a great addition and certainly warmed us up.
Would stay here again.
Neil was a fantastic host, the house is lovely with everything you need. A short walk to the shops & pubs. Perfect for a quiet weekend stay.
We had a fantastic weekend away with our puppy. Everything was as advertised and we happily settled in for some quiet time. Would highly recommend to others especially dog lovers. Hopefully we can book again soon. Thanks Neil!
We had a good weekend with our visitors from Overseas. The soccer table kept the children and adults entertained, the location of the beach house was spot on and the house was tidy and clean. Thank You, we had such a great weekend!
We had a lovely stay at Neil's place. It's very central to the beach and shops and we enjoyed his wonderful music and book selection.
We had a fabulous weekend away at Neil's beach house in Sorrento. The house had a very homely feel to it and was very retro in style. Everything we needed was provided and communication with Neil was very easy. We unfortunately didn't get to meet our host as he was away. Perfect location within easy walking distance to main street and beach. Would stay here again if we need to venture back to Sorrento in the future. Thanks Neil!!
The description title is totally accurate - this is a classic beach house. It was perfect for us - a couple, my parents and our two year old. Very relaxing, fully stocked kitchen, games cupboards and nice collection of books. Great location within easy walks to both beaches and the village - and also the local school playgrounds!
I'd stay here again and would recommend to others. Sorrento is definitely the best spot on the Peninsula.
About the Host, Neil
I am an easygoing guy who likes art, music, running, bushwalking, boating and going to the movies. I have owned the house for over 20 years and have used it as a holiday destination during January. I recently have had a seachange and now live and work in Sorrento with my partner Juliet. I am an animator, my business is called boing productions.
We live in the apartment below that has it's own separate entrance.