On the fringe of Tootgarook wetlands home to beautiful birds and frogs! This windmill makes me feel like I'm out in the country instead of a few blocks back from the beach! The windmill tail bears the name LILYVALE which is the name of our house. Step back in time with the funky retro styling. I've always been a collector as opposed to a hoarder. I think the difference between those to labels is that collectors know how to style a space.

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1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

600m from beach. Self contained unit at rear of private house is the perfect base to explore or laze by the Peninsula. 5.2 km or 7 minutes by car to Peninsula Hot Springs. Don't forget the wineries, golf courses, markets, mazes and galleries...

The space

This house was featured in Australian country magazine. Your own self contined studio. Funky decor with a kingsize bed that is a piece of art in itself-it's made from fire hydrants! Suit couple or single or 2 friends. Own kitchen and bathroom and lounge. If you're after 5 star this isn't for you. It's clean and comfy but I don't iron sheets and do origami swan towels. It's more like staying at your Nana's house-an uber cool Nana but yeah we aren't posh here xx We do offer a deconstructed breakfast-we put a few bits in and you make it yourself! That's posh speak for packets of rice bubbles

Own self contained studio plus shared outdoor area including pool in Summer. Separate access. Front house permanently occupied so not available to guests.

We will be sharing an outside area including pool. We are happy to share local knowledge or leave guests to their own private time. We live in the front house full time.

Close to beach, and on the Tootgarook Wetlands. A nice drive to local wineries and Peninsula attractions. I'm the op shop queen so happy to tell you all the best ones. Also short trip to Sorrento ferry if you want to try your sea legs. Maybe a day out with Polperra dolphin tours? Hot Springs is the hot spot and really close. Don't forget to book

Public transport (buses) on Pt Nepean road that go to Frankston for rail link to Melbourne. Airport shuttle buses arrives and departs Rosebud also. We can arrange to pick up and drop off at Rosebud shuttle stop. If we are available. You will need to research companies, timetable and costs for yourself.

We have 3 small friendly whippets on site.
We can no longer accommodate guest pets. Meals not included but own kitchen and bbq facilities. Tea and coffee and hot choc included. Also bread, milk, very basic cereal , and spreads for toast.
Check in after 2 and check out by 10. We aren't able to offer late checkouts or early check ins sorry. We used to but people pushed this past arranged times and we have missed out on our own adventures because of it! Set an alarm if necessary.
We are not professional BnB operators. We have other jobs. This is just how we live and it's not like a motel. It's a home stay experience but with your own separate space. Please remember this when giving feedback. If you have an issues during your stay let us know while you're still here so we can sort it out.

Guest access

Own self contained studio plus shared outdoor area .Separate access. Front house permanently occupied so not available to guests.

Interaction with guests

We will leave guests to their own private time. We live in the front house full time so may be available to chat or offer local knowledge if required.

Other things to note

We have 2 friendly whippets on site.
We have a cat but it stays in the front house so no need to worry if you have allergies. Meals NOT included but own kitchen and bbq facilities. Tea and coffee and hot choc included. Also bread (just a BASIC loaf not specialty bread) , milk, basic cereal, and spreads for toast. Sauce for BBQ too and cooking oil. NOTE!!!! We only provide the very basics in keeping with our budget priced accom so you will have to provide your own requirements with regards to food and drinks. Those with special dietary needs will need to provide their own food to meet those needs. We don't provide gluten free options sorry. Remember to bring sunscreen in Summer.
Check in after 2 and check out BY 10. Your checkout time will be reflected in our feedback.
There are heaps of brochures on local attractions etcetera in the studio.
Also note that the kitchen Lino is laid straight over unsealed concrete slab. It makes a funny noise when you walk on it. Someone left feedback that the floor was sticky but this is just the noise it makes. I mop after every guest. You will need to keep records of your transactions with Airbnb as we don't provide receipts for your stay. The financial part of your stay is a transaction between you and Airbnb not me. Sorry

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/flat
Self check-in: Keypad, Lockbox


Extra people: £31 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 10%
Weekend Price: £74 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 2PM

Conserve water and energy. You may smoke outside but not inside please. Can you put butts in the ashtrays provided not the garden. please shut the gate after you as we have 2 little dogs. Check out is BY 10am not after. If you tend to sleep in please set an alarm. If you leave something behind I can post back if you provide a self addressed post parcel.
(Sounds like lots of rules when you put them all together but we are very easy to get along with really!)



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Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

262 Reviews

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Lucy User Profile
June 2017
This place was amazing. Such great attention to detail and so much to look at! A great place to hang out and the bed was so comfy. Could not have asked for more. And coco was lovely too :) will definitely come again. Oh and it's super close to the hot springs :)

Lorraine User Profile
June 2017
Great host and awesome apartment. Everything you need and more. Loved the quirkiness and the serenity

Peter User Profile
May 2017
Loved this place - will come again

Rose User Profile
May 2017
We loved hotel de love! Great vibe and location. We had everything we needed and coco was super generous in sharing local tips to make sure we had the best weekend! Would love to stay again! Thanks Coco!

Clare User Profile
May 2017
Such an interesting place - really funky collection - but also clean, really comfy and felt like you were having a holiday!

Marian User Profile
April 2017
A fantastic quirky funky retro place to stay. Coco is warm & friendly and happliy gave us a tour of the studio apartment with lots of stories about the antiques, curiosities & memorabilia within it! It was such an entertaining place to stay - who needs to watch TV/DVD's when you have so many curiosities to explore!! Our stay was too short and we look forward to returning to stay again in the near future, especially with the Pennisula Hotsprings less than 10min away! Thank you so much Coco and family xx

Tameika User Profile
April 2017
Well I do not know where to start. First of all, Coco's place is cosy, warm and relaxing. It is a great unique place to stay for business travelling or for a holiday. Coco has prepared her Airbnb so her visitors have everything they need. Travelling for work I am in a hurry a lot and may forget a thing or two but she already has those little things in mind. The place is full of little surprises and such a delight. If you are wondering why I am not going too far into detail it is because I honestly mean this you have to experience a stay there! It is amazing you could never go wrong staying at a place like Coco's! Loved it Loved it Loved it

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Coco User ProfileCoco is a superhost.

I support equal rights for all marriage and have the equals sign tattoed on my ring finger. We are a rainbow friendly family and likewise welcome people from all cultural and religious backgrounds. I'm a collector and op shop queen and just a full on rock star really haaaa. My darling husband Mike is your co host and he loves motorbikes and scuba diving and dreams of one day doing a tour with the Sea Shepherd. We love music and food and have beautiful friends from all walks of life such as musicians and artists and poets. We even have a son who ran away with the circus! We don't offer 5 star accommodation we offer an experience. So if you're fussy and freak out easily at clown suits or a bit of dust I would say our place isn't for you. Our place would suit people who have a sense of humour and aren't too precious or posh. Sometimes our internet is slow because of the ancient exchange in our area but that's beyond our control. We only provide the basics so if you want specialty bread or ironed sheets please don't book. If you want something different that's only 100 bucks on weekdays off peak then check us out. The prices are what they are so please don't haggle-it's not my thing. Also Check out my Insta hoteldelove
Oh yeah I'm your local Uber driver.

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