Whitewood Cottage

House

4 Paul Street, Rye VIC 3941, Australia
  • 1-6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3-5 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms

Seaside cottage stay

Property reviewed by Stephanie Mikkelsen

Whitewood Cottage is your own slice of the Mornington Peninsula. This three-bedroom beach cottage might boast an old-school shell, but wander inside and you’ll find modern creature comforts that make Whitewood your home away from home. The interior has had a recent facelift and now features just-painted walls, new furniture and magazine-worthy styling. Its warm and welcoming vibe hasn't been compromised though.

The lounge and kitchen area is the main hub of the home and will be your to-go for group meals, afternoons spent around the fire or family movie nights. Don’t think you’ll spend your time at Whitewood Cottage cooped up inside though, because it is the home’s outdoor space where this stay really comes into its own. Put simply, there are so many outdoor areas you might have to flip a coin to decide which to enjoy first. The garden is private and peaceful, and has been landscaped with indigenous plants. A fire pit sits in the middle of the garden and is an excellent focal point for entertaining, especially during the cooler months. Then you have an undercover dining space, a barbecue area and separate side deck. The cherry on top of Whitewood’s al fresco offerings is the spa, which sits in a secluded, sun-blessed spot and is flanked by Cape Cod-style chair and sunloungers. If it sounds like Whitewood Cottage’s outdoor space is made for your four-legged friends to enjoy too, you’d be right - dogs are more than welcome.

When you feel inclined to (temporarily) leave the cottage, you won’t have to venture far. It’s an easy stroll from the house to the Peninsula Coastal Walk, which runs from St Andrews Beach to Sorrento.

Amenities

  • Spa/Jacuzzi
  • Deck
  • Garden
  • Outdoor dining
  • Barbecue
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Fridge
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Toiletries provided
  • Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Books
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Pets

Location

Five-minute drive to Peninsula Hot Springs. Nine-minute drive to St Andrews Beach Golf Course. 17-minute drive to Portsea. 23-minute drive to Red Hill. 39-minute drive to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park.

Minimum night stay

2-7 (seasonal)

Price & Availability

This property can be booked instantly by credit card. Online bookings incur a 4.5% service fee, which is added to the total on the check-out page once you select a room to book.

Cancellation policy

All bookings made on Beautiful Accommodation are subject to a cancellation fee of 12.5% (of the total transaction value), in addition to the existing cancellation policy of the property:

Payments received will confirm you have read and agreed to these terms and conditions. All deposits and payments are not refundable. We are not required to provide a refund if you change your mind about the services you asked for. Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats strongly recommends that you obtain travel insurance and will not be held responsible for costs loss of deposits and payments made or other fees incurred due to cancellations resulting from but not limited to acts of terrorism act of God war strikes theft delay cancellation civil disorder disaster Government regulations or changes in itinerary or schedule or from any occurrences or conditions beyond its control. If you need to change your booking for any reason given 30+ days notice you can however transfer your booking to new dates or transfer them to other nominated guests. (for Peak Season bookings 60+ days notice is required). Cancellations within 30 days (60 days for Peak Bookings) require full payment of accommodation and services booked. In the event that the property is withdrawn by the property owner Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats will endeavour to locate a property of equivalent specifications. However should the alternative property be unavailable or unsuitable the guest will receive a full refund. In the event of a problem or complaint you must inform Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats immediately so management has the opportunity to rectify the situation as quickly and efficiently as possible within reasonable time. Failure to follow this procedure may hinder the ability to rectify the problem or complaint and will extinguish any claim for compensation. By agreeing to these terms and conditions you acknowledge that if we are able to solve a problem within 24 hours then you are not due a refund.

Click here for Beautiful Accommodation’s full terms and conditions.

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS Payments received will confirm you have read and agreed to these terms and conditions. SECURITY BOND You give us pre-authorisation to debit your credit card up to $1000.00 should we need to without notice to remedy any damages or repairs replace missing household items as a result of excess cleaning the removal of garbage and debris from the property to recover expenses as a result of excessive usage or as a result of breaches of the terms and conditions. In the event of an account being in default and being referred to an external party for collection the customer shall be liable for all resulting costs arising from the recovery including commission which would be payable if the account is paid in full and legal costs including demand costs.   CANCELLATIONS All deposits and payments are not refundable. We are not required to provide a refund if you change your mind about the services you asked for. Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats strongly recommends that you obtain travel insurance and will not be held responsible for costs loss of deposits and payments made or other fees incurred due to cancellations resulting from but not limited to acts of terrorism act of God war strikes theft delay cancellation civil disorder disaster Government regulations or changes in itinerary or schedule or from any occurrences or conditions beyond its control. If you need to change your booking for any reason given 30+ days notice you can however transfer your booking to new dates or transfer them to other nominated guests. (for Peak Season bookings 60+ days notice is required). Cancellations within 30 days (60 days for Peak Bookings) require full payment of accommodation and services booked.   ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE We will notify you via SMS as soon as the property is available on your day of arrival. This will be sometime before 2 or 3PM depending on the property. PLEASE NOTE 23rd DECEMBER TO 17th JANUARY arrival time can be as late as 4pm for all properties Departure time is 10am by the latest UNAUTHORISED LATE CHECKOUTS WILL INCUR A FEE OF $75.00 PER HOUR NO LATE CHECKOUTS ARE PERMITTED between 1st December to 31st January. LATE CHECKOUT up to 12 noon is at the discretion of the management and must be prearranged the night before departure and is dependent on other guests arrival that day but if agreed will not incur a charge. Late checkout after 12 noon is at the discretion of the management and must be prearranged the night before departure and if agreed will incur the following additional charges which will be applied to your credit card or be otherwise recoverable from you: $75.00 per hour up after 12 noon and up to 2pm For checkouts after 2pm the property must be reserved from the previous night and therefore includes an additional nightly charge.   Conditions of use for accommodation The Owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However the Owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances. To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions. WIFI GENERAL USAGE Free data is available for reasonable usage up to 5GB per day.  Usage is monitored and excess usage above your free allowance will be charged at the rate of $25 per 1GB. Please note - should the wifi not be available due to technical or service issues NO compensation will be given. LOGS AND KINDLING Where properties have log fires logs can be purchased from the local service station if required. DEPARTURE The property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. In particular;  1. Dishes need to be washed properly dried and stacked away or dishwasher emptied 2. BBQ Clean 3. All rubbish removed from the property and placed into appropriate garbage bins provided.  It may be a requirement to take rubbish bins out for collection if you are staying in the property on a collection day check the collection day in the property compendium failure to do so will incur $20 per bin fee which will be deducted from your bond.  4. Pet Owners - please check gardens and pickup anything left by your pet. 5. Pet owners - excessive cleaning of hair on furniture or bedding may also incur a cost. 6. If any or all of these items are not attended to a minimum $75.00 or the additional cleaning time required to bring the property up to standard will be deducted from your credit card or be otherwise recoverable from you. COMMUNICATION A mobile phone number must be provided and be contactable when occupying the residence 24/7 for security purposes. NO SCHOOLIES BOOKINGS PERMITTED or bookings for groups under 25 years of age. NUMBER OF GUESTS Should not exceed the number stated on the Confirmation Notice or subsequently agreed in writing or email.  Bookings will be made for the maximum number of guests you require to stay at the property at any time regardless of the number of days your additional guests choose to reside with you. We will not breakdown the cost of the bookings based on individual days for individual guests. NO DAY GUESTS ARE PERMITTED. ERECTING EQUIPMENT Guests are at no time permitted to erect swimming pools inflatable play equipment shade tents   camping equipment park caravans or such like on the property which will constitute grounds for re-entry eviction and forfeiture of security bond. NOISE PARTIES  BEHAVIOUR Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning garbage removal wear and tear repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments. The accommodation is for registered guests only. Parties are not permitted under any circumstances and there is to be no noise audible between 10pm to 8am and no excessive noise at any other time.  Evidence of parties/use as party venue the bond will be forfeited in full. A $100 deduction will be charged with each security or caretaker callout. If after one warning for noise and behaviour property manager or its representatives has reasonable grounds to believe that the property is being damaged at risk or guests and visitors are in breach of the Terms and Conditions the property manager has the right to inspect the property vacate the property of guests and visitors and retain the security deposit. DAMAGES BREAKAGES LOSS Damages breakages or loss to or from the property are the tenants responsibility during their stay. Tenants shall be liable for all costs and expenses incurred as a result of such damage breakages or loss. Without prejudice to any other remedies available. Owners shall be entitled to have recourse to the security bond to cover such costs and expenses and/or debit any credit card used to make the principal payment.  In addition a $50 to $150 maintenance will be charged for Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats  FURNITURE must note be moved from its original position to avoid damage. LOSS The owners take no responsibility for your or your guests’ or invitees’ personal property during your stay or items left at properties on departure.  It is recommended that all guests and visitors purchase travel insurance to protect against loss of belongings cancellations injury and death. PROPERTY DESCRIPTIONS Property managers will endeavour to describe the property and its position to the best of their ability and in good faith.  We do not take any responsibility for incorrect descriptions or omissions and will not be held liable should the property not match your expectations. PARKING Two cars only are allowed per property and parking is permitted only in allocated parking bays. Please do not park on the nature strips. HOUSEHOLD INSTRUCTIONS A full book of instructions is supplied in each property detailing how all the appliances work etc. If you require a member of staff to assist with any problem during your stay a $100 attendance fee may be incurred if the problem is not a fault in appliances or utilities etc. GARDENS POOL AND MAINTENANCE Our gardening and maintenance staff may require access to the gardens and property during your stay we ensure these visits are kept to a minimum but are sometimes unavoidable to ensure the high maintenance of the property. Should maintenance need to enter the property we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible. SMOKING Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats is strictly NO SMOKING indoors. Guests found smoking will be asked to leave and all additional cleaning and deodorising costs will be charged. Any damage caused by smoking will also result in extra charges. POOLS AND SPAS Settings for any pool or spa are automated and any guest who tampers with the pool settings will lose their bond. In addition please be mindful of Condition 7 above and we therefore ask you not to use the pool after 10pm and before 8am as a courtesy to our neighbours. Should the pool be unusable for up to 24 hours due to routine maintenance no compensation will be given. We endeavour to ensure that maintenance disruptions are kept to a minimum. Never allow the water level to drop below the filter box this could cause irreparable damage (damage caused will be deducted from your security bond and a heater replacement is up to $4000.00). Never put any bubble bath detergent oils or dyes in the swim spa as they stain the surface and clog the filters. The pool will be tested after you leave and any maintenance required will be deducted from your bond (average cost to drain and clean is $1000.00). Food or drink is NOT permitted in the pool. Glass is strictly prohibited as broken glass in the pool will require the pool to be drained and cleaned incurring a $1000.00 fee. Never allow pets into the pool and keep pets away from the pool area. Pets in a pool are equivalent to a large number of people (30 to 40) being in a pool. It will immediately affect the chlorine levels and make the pool unsafe to swim in. The water will become cloudy and pool maintenance and cleaning supplies will be necessary to rebalance the level. The pool may then not be available to you or following guests during a period of time. Compensation to following guests is costly and all expenses will be deducted from your bond. CHILDREN MUST BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES WHEN IN THE SPA AND POOL   PET STAYS Pets are only allowed where specific arrangements have been made prior to arrival. In those instances… 1. Please bring your own bedding and bowls for your pets. 2. Do not allow pets on bedding and furniture.           3. Do not lock pets inside while you are out. We do not take responsibility for pets left in courtyards or fenced gardens you must do so at your own risk. 4. Constant barking and/or howling is not acceptable. Complaints from nearby residents and guests will be referred directly to the owners including the matter of refunds due to early departures. 5. Please check the courtyards and garden areas thoroughly before you leave and clean up any messes left by your pets. Failure to do so will mean you incurring additional charges. 6. Large or small kennel available on request. 7. Your pets are an extension of you. You will be charged for any damage at the property including damage done to plants driveways irrigation systems hosepipes outdoor furniture etc caused by your pets. Providing pet friendly property does not mean that your pets can cause damage and disruption to outdoor areas. 8. We understand not all pets are created equal so if you are unsure about any of the above conditions please talk to us first if you have any hesitations we can advise you on the type of gardens at our properties to ensure your pet is safe and the owners property is respected. Variations to these conditions may only be made by prior arrangements with the owner in writing. CANCELLATION BY THE PROPERTY PROVIDER In the event that the property is withdrawn by the property owner Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats will endeavour to locate a property of equivalent specifications. However should the alternative property be unavailable or unsuitable the guest will receive a full refund.

Check-in policy

Check in: 14:00
Check out: 10:00