Doolkoora: McCrae Ecogarden Beach House
MCCRAE in VIC, Mornington Peninsula
You have the whole house to your family in a secluded garden setting near the
beach. Work out with us the nature of the holiday break that you seek and your
requirements. You are welcome to arrange to tour the house and garden
Doolkoora is a garden residence from the 50's with hundreds of documented native
plants, welcoming family holidays and may not suit some groups of young adults
seeking a modern venue.
The older-style house is spacious and designed for natural ventilation, with
central heating and no air-conditioning.
TIME WITH THE FAMILY (AND PET DOG)!
It's like living in a hidden garden!
Gentle and serene open spaces
Maze of garden paths and bridges
Large tree-ferns alongside stream
Mature tea-tree grove on high ridge
Gully basin screened by melaleucas
Bayview overlooking acres of trees
Garden trail and boardwalk to beach
Spacious 3-bedroom beach house with wide view of bay, lighthouse & passing ships
from covered balcony, dining room, living room & bedrooms. Fully furnished with
2 bathrooms (3 toilets), sleeps 8 or more guests well. Accessible, with safety
handrails in showers. and with the bayview and balcony all on the single level
with the bedrooms and living areas. Pillows, doonas and blankets provided.
Central heating. New portable cot.
GARDEN AND BEACH:
Nature enclave with paths and boardwalk leading to near the beach. Large play
areas for children and for garden walks. A tranquil stretch of sandy bay beach
with cafes and amenities. Swimmers at McCrae bay beach look back to a full view
of Arthurs Seat without obstruction by high-density development.
DINING AND MUSIC:
Bone china dining set for 12, wine and champagne glasses, and full cooking
facility including microwave and toaster ovens and kitchenware. 2nd set of
crockery & cutlery. 2 television sets, Video VCR player, 2 DVD players, 2 CD
players, BBQ & deck-chairs on balcony. Dishwasher. McCrae is sited between
Dromana and Rosebud and benefits from their town facilities while remaining a
tranquil destination with beachside amenities and cafes. At McCrae, Arthurs Seat
slopes closest to the sea leaving only a corridor of bayside land. Doolkoora is
a beach house set in pre-urbanisation bayside acres with great views and a short
walk to the water.
Doolkoora is situated 15 - 30 min drive to Sorrento and Point Nepean, fine
wineries and restaurants, other gardens such as the heritage Heronswood and the
mature hedge mazes at Arthurs Seat and across to Shoreham, nature trails at the
Arthurs Seat State Park, the vast Mornington Peninsula National Park, surf and
swim beaches, regional art galleries, and other holiday attractions.
The house is very serene, being buffered by over 300 species of trees, native
grasses and ferns, and shielded from the neighbours within the green enclave.
Explore the natural garden, with criss-crossing paths and a boardwalk leading to
within 200 m of the water.
Vacation at this beautiful 50 years old ecological garden has been much
appreciated by all ages from children to grandparents, with many guests
returning. One family has seen their children grow into their teens over a
series of annual holidays at Doolkoora and gives this feedback: "Our children
remember their holidays at Doolkoora as the Adventure House due of the beautiful
Together with its other large or vacant neighbouring properties, Doolkoora is
surrounded by a total of 7 acres of greenery, just a 5 minute walk to the bay.
Within 200m of the lapping waters of Port Philip Bay, Doolkoora is one of the
few residences retaining acres of gardens.
Whilst on a beach holiday by the bay, one can just as easily feel in the midst
of the Wilderness.
Indoor Pets Permitted.
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