About Karen McQuilten
Wayne and I have four children and two grand children. Smiths Beach is a perfect location for our whole family to get together, relax and have fun. We love spending time at the beach or having a barbecue on the deck at Dolphin Cottage. Phillip Island is a great location with so much to do and we love being able to share our house with others.
Why Karen McQuilten chose Smiths Beach
I love being immersed in nature. Staying at Dolphin Cottage is like living in a tree house with wonderful views of the natural environment from all windows. I like to sit on the deck in the morning enjoying a cup of coffee and listen to the bird song and waves. If I am in the mood to read I will bring a chair onto the easement at the back and look at the farm where I can observe the birdlife that take advantage of the large dam. From time to time the cows will come to the fence and you can usually see wallabies in the mornings and evenings. Dolphin cottage is only a short stroll to the safe swimming and surfing beach which is patrolled by Lifesavers during the summer months. If you walk east along the beach at low time you can explore the rugged coastline and rock pools on the way to Sunderland Bay. If you are feeling energetic you can keep walking all the way to Cape Woolamai. Wayne is a keen cyclist and there are bike paths that connect Smiths Beach to Cowes, Rhyll and San Remo. One of the nicest rides is to Rhyll via Oswin Roberts Koala reserve and the Rhyll wetlands.
What makes this House unique
- Amazing birdlife - Wallabies viewed from the kitchen window at dusk. - Views of the farm dam - Views of the ocean - Sound of the ocean - Gourmet food and coffee selection from the general store 200 metres away. - Surf shop and surfboard hire next to the general store. - Grand Prix racetrack close by. - Great coastal walks. - One of the safest surf beaches 400 metres away. - Two living area so the kids can be entertained on the playstation. - Two bathrooms. - On site parking
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absolutely loved the house it was close to everything , very clean and had amazing views from every window and door in the house as well as an amazing view of the ocean from the deck. will definitely be back again had an amazing weekend thanks agin
Great spot and accommodation
Despite the ordinary weather we had a fantastic time. Perfectly located near the local cafe and to Smith’s Beach. Will definitely plan to stay here again. Thanks
Clean and tidy
Clean and tidy, as described. Will stay again.
Great location, perfect sandy feet beach house for our young family.
Lovely, comfortable property in a good location near Smiths Beach
Enjoyed our stay in the large house, which is well located. Made good use of the surf shop. One point to consider: given the number of guests that the house can accommodate, the kitchen could have been larger and better equipped, and could have benefitted from a more thorough clean.
We enjoyed our time immensely at Dolphin Cottage. The place was clean and comfortable with many little touches that made it very special. Many thanks