Spacious apartment for two adults
Lounge converts to second bedroom
Private and separate to main house
Central, quiet location on Phillip Island
Only a few km to motor racing track
Two night minimum and discounted weekly stay
Light meal and breakfast preparation only
Experienced and well reviewed hosts
'The Apartment' is a completely separate, front part of our cosy home with a fully furnished bedroom, light and bright separate lounge with TV/DVD, and couch that can be folded down into a second double bed for two people travelling together needing separate beds, large bathroom (includes a bath), kitchenette, and your own private entrance from the front covered verandah.
Our home is the perfect place to relax after a busy day out and about, it's lovely and private, in a quiet court, behind a tall front fence with lovely gardens and a sunny verandah. Perfect to sit back quietly, sip on something cool and enjoy a break away.
We live a quiet laid-back lifestyle, this space is perfect for a single, couple or two friends. We know the Island well and can recommend the best places to eat and to visit.
Our home is located centrally to everything our beautiful Island has to offer. We are within a couple of minutes by car to the main centre of Cowes and beach (5km). Or if you prefer, walk or cycle along the bike track to Cowes, gorgeous beaches, or a little further on to San Remo.
We are ideally situated for attending events at the Grand Prix Track, being a few mins drive, a short bike ride or a moderate sized walk away.
If you don't have transport, we are a short walk away from the V-line bus stop, and during events and holiday times there is a shuttle bus available. We also have bicycles you can loan, and if you're coming by bus, do let us know and we'll pick you up from the bus stop.
Breakfast provisions: coffee / tea / sugar / milk / juice / muesli / freshly baked bread by Kristine / spreads / fresh fruit. We'll ask you before you arrive if you have any dietary requirements such as dairy, nut, fructose or gluten free which we will happily accommodate.
Available for your stay is a bath, iron, ironing board, microwave, cupboards, pedestal fan, portable evaporative cooler, heater, TV/DVD, a selection of DVDs and books. Linen and towels are supplied and servicing of rooms is weekly.
Minimum two night stay and discounted weekly stay.
Check In/Out: Check-in time to be agreed on prior to arrival. Ideally in from 2pm and out by 10-11am. Check-out times may be flexible, chat with us if you would like a late check-out.
We (Kristine and Ben) are now living in this beautiful home, and Sharon and Paul have left the Apartment in our capable hands. We are so looking forward to having as much fun with it as they had, and we look forward to welcoming guests. This is what they have written about us!
"Ben and Kristine are our great friends who will be taking over The Apartment Airbnb from us. As well as experienced travellers they are exceptional hosts, friendly, thoughtful and interesting. They know all there is to know about the beautiful Phillip Island having lived and worked on the Island for years. Kris is passionate about food and healthy living and they both enjoy a quiet, healthy lifestyle, always up for some fun, a chat and a laugh. We adore these guys and we know you will too! If you're visiting the Island and staying with Ben and Kristine, you're in great hands and their Apartment is just beautiful!! Have fun!"
Private apartment with bedroom, bathroom (with bath), lounge with TV/DVD player, kitchenette and small dining area.
Front garden and porch
Parking on front lawn for cars and bikes can be parked inside the property.
Interaction with Guests
On arrival always to greet to show through the apartment
On leaving if it's mutually convenient
During stay interaction is incidental if we are both coming and going at the same time
Always available to contact via text message, email, phone or via Airbnb message during the stay
It's nice and quiet with permanent neighbours. It's in a court so we don't get any car traffic other than residents
It's a 5km walk, ride it drive into Cowes (the main town) and we are less than 1km from the bus stop.
Most importantly, relax and have fun!
We do our very best to provide you with a gorgeous space which is comfortable and affordable, so we ask you to do your best to keep it that way for other guests.
Some bits are important to us and we would ask you to observe these while in our home:
No smoking or use of candles.
Kitchenette is for the preparation of breakfast and light meals only. We can recommend the best cafe/restaurants on the Island if you ask.
Please only use the heating and evaporative cooling when necessary, and be sure to turn off when out and about, and snuggled up in bed.
Please do not move the heater from it's spot in the lounge room and do not put anything on top of it such as towels or clothes.
We like to recycle and conserve energy, so please keep those recyclable items separate from the rubbish, and please turn of all lights and appliances if not in use.
There is plenty of car parking space on the grassed area outside our gate, motor bikes can be left inside the gate by arrangement.
Wet gear/surf boards etc not to be bought inside apartment, there is plenty of room in the secure undercover veranda.
We will normally contact you a few days before you arrive to confirm your check-in time, if you are traveling and not contactable please contact us before you leave. We like to know what time to expect guests so we are sure to be home to welcome you.
Please remember that we may have other guests coming on the day you leave, so please observe the 10am check-out. If you ask, and we don't have other guests, we are really flexible with this time, but please ask first.
Thanks heaps and have a wonderful time!!
Kristine and Ben's place is wonderful, and they were great hosts. The place is so relaxing and quiet and Kristine and Ben provide everything that you could possibly want. It's easy to get to and close to everything on the island. We would definitely recommend this place!
Absolutely fantastic place. Great people and Kristine went above and beyond to make our stay a special one. I would happily return and have recommended Kristine and Ben's place to friends. Cheers.
My partner and I found our stay at Kristine and Ben's place fantastic. The apartment was clean, centrally located and felt like a home away from home. Kristine was there to greet us, she showed us around the apartment and also give us a few handy hints on where to visit around the island. There was even a deliciously fresh out of the oven loaf of bread waiting for us, not to mention milk, juice and chocolates!! I would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and family.
My husband and I had a great time. It was very nice to find two friendly faces when we arrived and left. The place was quiet and relaxing. I think it is bigger than what you see on the pictures and the privacy you get is a plus. We loved the homebaked bread Kristine made us and thanks to Ben now we now that marmite exists (sorry, we didn't have a clue). It is really relaxing to know that after a busy day walking, traveling and going around the island you can relax in a nice and cozy place. Thanks for everything!
We had a lovely and relaxing stay on the island in Kristine and Ben's apartment. All the necessaties were taken care of and the extra little details were such a nice touch - milk, juice and butter in the fridge, homemade bread and fruit for breakfast. Thanks so much for having us Kristine and Ben and making our stay on the island so quiet and relaxing!
We enjoyed our time staying at Kristine and Ben's apartment. Kristine was very helpful and we felt very welcome. Kristine is a good communicator and was great in assisting us with problem solving (i.e. the Christmas holiday traffic). It was also really handy having breakfast provisions provided by the host. The apartment surpassed our expectations (it was larger than we expected). We brought our bikes and enjoyed riding around the many bike paths on Phillip Island.
My partner and I had a lovely time in this spacious apartment. Kristine made us feel very welcome and was more than gracious about catering to our dietary needs. She also was very quick on communication and granted us a late checkout, as no additional guests were arriving! Thanks.
So you know a bit about us - Ben is from the UK and Kristine is Australian. We met while Kristine was traveling overseas, and have been happily married and settled in Australia for over 10 years. We both love bike riding and bush walks, good food and laughter.
Ben is a self employed computer technician, and also enjoys archery, watching the Formula One Grand Prix, and listening to a variety of music and audio books
Kristine is a Physiotherapist, author and cooking demonstrator. She loves anything to do with health and food, from cooking, to eating, to gardening, to reading, and she is very knowledgeable when it comes to living with food intolerances.