‘Seaside Serenity' is a peaceful house located in a quiet cul-de-sac just a short walk from the beach, marina and local shops.
This expansive four bedroom home offers a variety of different living areas as well as a spacious undercover outdoor entertaining spot equipped with a BBQ and over-looking the huge below ground pool.
The upstairs living area makes a perfect place for a relaxing drink at the end of the day while watching the sun going down over the ocean, and there is a small bar fridge below the sink that can be used to to keep your sundowners cold.
There is a reverse-cycle air-conditioner in this living space which guests are kindly reminded to turn of when not in use, so as to minimise the carbon footprint of the house.
Guests are welcome to use the upstairs telescope, which is suitable for both land viewing as well as star gazing. It is user friendly and the instruction manual is in the cupboard by the small bar fridge. In addition there are comfy couches to relax on upstairs as well as a television and DVD player.
Downstairs there are several more living spaces:
- the front room/conservatory (which contains the single sofa bed)
- the lounge room: containing a large comfortable couch (with double pull out sofa bed) and a wide-screen TV with separate DVD player and a selection of DVDs
- the central room under the stairs: with more couches plus a selection of board games, books and magazines.
- the dining room: with an elegant dining room table and chairs seating 8.
- the kitchen area: with a fire-place and a large kitchen table and chairs, also seating 8.
All four bedrooms are downstairs and the main bedroom has an ensuite. For the other guests there is a second toilet as well as a separate bathroom with both a bath and a shower.
All the windows in the bedrooms can be unlocked and opened to allow a breeze through the house, and it is nice to open the front door as well to facilitate this. Please remember to shut and lock all the windows that may have been opened before you leave.
There are some big cupboards near the front of the house, and in these cupboards are spare quilts and pillows, and also cushions that can be used on the outside chairs or on the kitchen chairs if preferred.
The kitchen is well equipped and hopefully has all you need for cooking and dining requirements.
There is a second fridge in the laundry if you need more fridge space, and there is also a smaller bar fridge upstairs.
A washing machine and dryer are available for any laundry you may need to do, and clothes also dry very quickly on the outdoor line. There is detergent and fabric conditioner in the laundry cupboard, and an iron and ironing board are also available for your use.
The local shops are an easy 10 minute walk away and there is also a selection of cafes and take-aways in the same place. Fishing tackle and bait can be purchased at the local IGA, and fishing from the marina is a popular activity.
For pool safety reasons please ensure that the catch on the fly-screen/security sliding door into the kitchen is always in place, so that the door automatically pulls shut after use.
To open the door from the inside there is a black knob above the door handle that needs to be pressed in order to release the catch.
Please be aware that there is no additional pool-fence around the pool, so guests are responsible for ensuring that all children and anyone who is not able to swim do not have access to the alfresco area without supervision. All pool safety is the responsibility of guests.
Please be aware that the floor in the alfresco area near the pool can get very slippery when wet, so for safety reasons it is recommended that guests ensure that there is no running in this outside area after swimming.
Th pool pump and creepy crawly are on an automatic timer and so must not be interfered with.
Please ensure that water in the pool is topped up as needed using the hose attached to the outside of the kitchen wall, so that the pool is always full. If the water level drops too low then the pump and creepy crawly will not function.
Please do not hesitate to call if you suspect any issues with the pool so they can be rectified immediately.
The BBQ has a cover which must be removed completely before use. If required, gas refills are available from the local IGA. Please replace the cover and tie it down with the straps provided when it is not in use.
The BBQ must be cleaned after use or excess cleaning fees will apply. ($100)
For guests staying over the winter months, there is a wood fireplace in the kitchen, and wood/fire-lighters for this are also available at the local IGA. Once the fire has been established then plug the fireplace cable into the wall and turn it on to facilitate maximum heating of the kitchen and living spaces.
The fireplace must be cleaned after use or excess cleaning fees ($50) will apply.
If required, the fuse-box is located at the front of the house.
There is an upstairs living area that can be accessed from the central room on the bottom floor, and the stairs are not suitable for children under the age of 4 to use without adult supervision. Please be aware that there is not a gate at the bottom of the stairs and guests are responsible for the safety of infants and young children around the house.
There is a cupboard in the central room that contains a 'Snuggle-bed' as well as a travel coat, both of which are available at no charge for guests travelling with infants. The cot/bed sometimes get moved around so may be located in one of the other cupboards.
On the top shelf of the cupboard in the central room there is also a box of replacement supplies such as batteries and lightbulbs, as well as a few things that you may need over the course of your stay (such as a sewing kit, a small first aid kit, matches, firefighters, mosquito coils, screwdrivers/Allen keys etc.) Please do not put old batteries or lightbulbs back in the box, and if you do end up using something from this box then please just let me know so I can ensure that there are adequate supplies for future guests (use of any of the items in the supplies box is complimentary)
The kitchen is well-equipped, and if there are any breakages during your stay then just let me know so I can arrange replacements for future guests if required.
The outside glass on the oven door was shattered and has not yet been replaced. This does not affect the use of the oven, but please be aware that the oven door does get hot when in use, so please keep little fingers away from harm. A time must be set on the oven clock before it will work, although any time can be entered, so this does not need to be accurate.
There are dishwasher tablets supplied in the cupboard under the kitchen sink, and if you do use the dishwasher then please ensure it is emptied at the end of your stay.
Please note that bedding and towels will not be provided unless requested, but linen packs (which include towels) are available for all the beds and sofa-beds if required.
The Queen Bed linen pack is $35 and contains the following:
- a queen sheet set (fitted sheet, flat sheet, 2 x pillowcases)
- a queen duvet cover + 2 more pillow-cases
- 2 bath towels
- beach towels provided separately in summer
The Single Bed linen pack is $25 and contains the following items:
- a single sheet set (fitted sheet, flat sheet, 1 x pillow case)
- a single duvet cover + pillow case
- 1 bath towel
- beach towel provided separately in summer
Bathroom Packs are $10 and contain the following:
If you require linen packs, please let me know before your stay so that this can be added to your booking fee.
For guests who have requested linen packs, at the end of your stay please ensure that all linen/towels that were used during your stay are removed from the bedrooms/bathrooms and left in the laundry baskets provided.
There are various glass and pottery ornaments in the house which may be inadvertently damaged and/or cause damage if handled by young children, so for safety reasons it is no problem for those items to be moved out of reach of little fingers as needed.
Please be aware that the carpeted areas need to be kept clean, and cleaning charges will apply if carpets get dirty during your stay. Mats are provided to wipe dirty or wet feet and there is a hose near the front door to use if needed.
The rubbish bin is located near the garage door. For guests staying Tuesday night, please can you put the bin out in the evening as it will be emptied very early on Wednesday morning. Please bring the bin back up to near the garage for your use.