Built by my Dad in the 70s, this is a cheap and cheerful, no-frills, family holiday beach shack - perfect winter getaway or summer holiday spot for a family or small group of friends.
It is also one of the closest and most affordable houses for those visiting the Grand Prix track (approx 5 min drive / 30 min walk)!
Smiths Beach has a super chilled feel to it - quiet, safe and easy for families, local general store/fish & chip shop and a fantastic beach in walking distance!
This very relaxed beach house has 3 bedrooms, a large open plan living space, a big grassy backyard and a great new deck!!
It is located a 5 minute walk from Smiths Beach itself on the south side of the island. It's about a 10 minute drive from the main town of Cowes on the island. The house is also a 5 minute drive from the Grand Prix track.
There are 3 bedrooms, sleeping 7 people:
Bedroom 1: 1 x Queen Bed
Bedroom 2: 1 x Queen Bed
Bedroom 3: 1 x Bunk Bed, 1 x Single Bed
Living area: Couches, TV, DVD player, VCR, stereo and gas heating.
Kitchen: microwave, fridge, gas oven and cooktop.
Bathroom/laundry: shower, toilet, laundry sink, washing machine.
Outside: deck, covered carport, clothesline, gas BBQ and outdoor seating.
Tenants are required to provide their own linen and towels. Pillows, doonas and plenty of blankets are supplied for each bed.
Remember, this is a proper much-loved family beach shack and has a very 'no frills' feel to it. So feel free to chill out, relax and treat it as you would your own home!
Please note that Smiths Beach estate has limited internet and phone reception. This is not something that we can control but we'd like to let you know in case being 'connected' is very important to you. We also don't have Wifi connection.
Interaction with guests
I won't be at the house for your stay but I have family members who live nearby some of the time so are available if needed.
Other things to note
We supply some complimentary toilet paper but it may not always be enough for your stay depending on the length of stay and number of guests. You may be expected to buy your own.
We do not supply linen or towels for the house - so please bring these with you for your stay.
We do not supply breakfast. However, some basic tea, coffee and other cooking supplies are at the house. Feel free to use anything you find in the pantry!
Please, no parties, no schoolies and no smoking inside. Pets are fine at the property but not inside the house because the owner is allergic. However, please note that there are no fences around the perimeter of the property.
I am originally from Melbourne, Australia but currently live in Bali working for a social enterprise. I love to travel as much as I can. But when I'm at home in Melbourne I enjoy sharing my city house with travellers and showing them around. I also have two family beach houses in Phillip Island, Australia to offer travellers as well. Phillip Island is very close to my heart - a place I grew up spending holidays at the beach with my family.