Cottage is 2BR 1Bath + optional 1BR 1Bath Bungalow (Sleeps 6~8) private block
Maxine & Steve McGovern
About Maxine & Steve McGovern
We live in Melbourne and spend the weekends at the Blairgowrie cottage when not booked.
Why Maxine & Steve McGovern chose Blairgowrie
Completely renovated and re-landscaped back in 2015, this private get away has everything you need to enjoy your time in both summer and winter, which is what we do (when we don't have guests). We love the large grounds that are flat and grassy - great for our young kids. The garden is now well established and green! Positioned on the narrowest strip of the Peninsula, the bay beach and shops are a 25 min walk and we often walk down Royadie Rd to the back beach 20 mins away. Blairgowrie shops are our local stop (IGA) and Sorrento is 5 minutes one way, Rye, 3 minutes the other.
What makes this House unique
This is a very private, modern 'getaway.' The Limestone brickwork is quintessential to the architecture used around Blairgowrie, Sorrento and Portsea. The impressive mirror above our fireplace is framed using the original Pier Wood from Sorento. We love food and wine and the Cottage is 'geared up' for that lifestyle.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Family friendly, nice cottage!
We had a really good time at the limestone cottage. Lots of toys and games that keep my four year old occupied, there's also a trampoline and sand pit in the backyard, you could see the owners put lots of thoughts in their little cottage to make sure the guests enjoy their stay. Big spacious bathroom, nice clean beds and a proper fireplace. Overall we love this place! Would definitely come back!
Thank you for your review and choosing to stay with us. Cheers. M
I sent some clients here for a weekend getaway to relax and unwind.
They felt that the weekend was exactly what they needed and the house was so much more.
Thanks Catherine- we hope you send future clients looking for respite back our way. So glad to know they got some relaxing time to themselves. Cheers, Maxine
Great cottage and outdoor area - perfect for young children
We stayed at Maxine's cottage for 5 nights over the Easter break and had such a great time. The cottage is very well equipped, very cosy and comfortable living area and lovely bath and shower. We had a few chilly mornings so turned on the heater briefly when we woke up, we were impressed at how quickly it warmed up the whole place. Would be extremely comfortable in winter, also considering there's a lovely fireplace in the living area (and heat lights in the bathroom)!
The highlight for us was the outdoor area. Very well maintained large back garden and decking with dining table. Sandpit and trampoline were a huge hit with our toddler!
Location was ideal for what we wanted to do, such a short drive to Rye and Sorrento.
Maxine is a great host, she sent detailed instructions before our arrival and was extremely responsive when we got in touch for questions.
We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property particularly to families with young children.
Perfect beach break!
We (family of 4 + grandparents) stayed at Maxine & Steve's property over the March Labour Day weekend (2019). We were very lucky to secure the property last minute and take advantage of the bungalow for the grandparents. The property caters perfectly for couples and families. The cottage is set up perfectly for stays. Fully equipped kitchen with everything you need, toys galore both inside and outside, kids loved the sandpit and trampoline. Hosts were great to deal with via phone and email and all questions were answered promptly. Credit to the owners for keeping this property maintained and available for the lucky people like us to use. We'll be back.
Awwwww. Thank you Mathew and Family for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
Maxine & Steve
Easy access to the beach strip
Great place to base yourself to the beach strip along Sorrento- Blairgowrie with lotsa room and kid friendly.
Thanks Paul. Cheers. M
The perfect home for a family holiday
We loved our time at the Limestone Cottage. It was particularly great for our two year old who ran in and out, jumped on the trampoline, played in the sandpit and played with the amazing array of toys. The location was great for us; a short walk to stunning back beach and a short drive to shops and front beach. The property is very secure, with a lovely garden and decking. The kitchen and bathroom are renovated and very comfortable. The bungalow was great for us as we could have visitors who were able to enjoy some peace and quiet, separated from the main house. This is the perfect place for a young family. Thanks for having us Maxine and Steve!
I forgot to say Thank you Amelia! cheers. M
Blairgowrie is right in the middle of Sorrento and Rye. It’s a great place for all bay activities and enjoying a cafe lifestyle, over-looking the water.
Our Cottage is perfectly positioned to enjoy Golf at The Dunes Golf Links, Truemens Golf Range, Moona Links, Eagle Ridge Golf Course, St. Andrews Beach Golf Golf and Rosebud Country Club.
Majority of guests visit the RedHill Wine Region, 25 km or 30 mins drive, to taste award winning Pinot and Chardonnay (along with Pinot Grigio and Shiraz).
Families love the calm bay swimming areas all along the Rye, Blairgowrie and Sorrento foreshores.