Transport yourself to a Hansel and Gretel style cottage in a forest on an island where you can see Australian wildlife up close in their natural environment. This amazing island is just four hours from Melbourne, Australia. Imagine yourself relaxing in the hammock looking out to the lake as time stands still and you breathe in the fresh sea air.
Attached to main house, the self contained Garden cottage catches the afternoon sun, perfect for winter escapes. Absolute beach frontage, 10 acres of natural bush and garden flow to the lake. Secluded off a beautiful long winding driveway. Public jetty berth. Bushwalkers/birdwatchers paradise. Kayaks and bikes are provided.
Unfortunately we cannot allow pets due to sensitive nature of wildlife.
The GardenCottage caters for 4 and the Beach Cottage, 5 people. The two cottages are interconnecting to cater for larger groups. Both bedrooms of each cottage are upstairs with small bathroom, kitchen, lounge downstairs. We have a lovely hexagonal Gazebo outside, ideal for meditation or reading or an ideal space to enjoy the outside from a cosy space.
The ferry runs every 20 minutes from the Raymond Island side and more often at peak times and stops at midnight. Return cost is $13.There are no cafes/shops on the island, however we can provide a gourmet breakfast basket upon request, from $24 for two. Includes eggs from our heritage hens, home-made jams and granola, sourdough bread, greens and herbs from the garden.
Raymond Island is located 200m across McMillan Strait from Paynesville, Victoria's boating capital and is in the centre of Australia's largest lake system, with canals carving their way through town, offering unique waterside locations. The island offers a truly unique Australian experience with its 1.2km koala trail starting in the ferry park.
Fish for black bream or mullet, water ski, jet ski, windsurf, kayak or just swim. Watch out for the dolphins! Stroll along the boardwalk or stop for a bite to eat at the many eateries including waterfront dining. Explore the Mitchell River silt jetties as they stretch for 8km into Lake King, the longest in the world.
We offer as much assistance as you required to make your stay as comfortable as possible or complete privacy as you choose.