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The Mews Retreat, St Leonards

4.99(75 reviews)SuperhostSaint Leonards, Victoria, Australia
Tiny house hosted by Ranie
2 guests1 bed1.5 bathrooms
Entire home
You’ll have the tiny house to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
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Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Free cancellation until 3:00 PM on 7 May
After that, cancel before 3:00 PM on 8 May and get a full refund, minus the first night and service fee.
House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Quiet & Peaceful. A Guest Studio in a small shipping container at the back of a house.
Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, 10 mins from Portarlington ferry.
Wifi access as well as 2 outside shared entertaining areas with BBQ and outside bath, shower and sauna.
No kitchen inside, its more like a hotel room. Have a shower in the half-wine barrel (its wine country!). Not a place for parties or drinking outside late into the evenings :) 2 Small dogs on-premises

The space
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The shipping container sits about 4 meters off the back of the main house. The main house basically opens out on the shared yard spaces and the container. There are screens sectioning off the back yard to give you a bit of privacy. The back gardens are a shared space with both of us (myself and my partner Andy, the resident Brit!) and our 2 doggo's Barkley & Lollipops Woofington. Lollipops is brand new and a tiny puppy - please don't feed them! Please cuddle them and give them lots of pats! they love that :)

**Currently due to COVID we do not enter into the back yard, we shut the back of the house down and leave it for guests only, Barkley and Pops, however, has a doggy door so will still come and sniff and say hello. There are 2 separate outdoor entertaining areas, cook up a BBQ, and hang out in the sunshine. Inside there is a mini bar fridge (no microwave or other cooking items inside, it’s more set up like a hotel room) No cooking allowed inside the tiny house.

(again, please don’t leave food lying around for Barkley & Lollipops to snatch. Some foods are really bad for puppy’s like cooked bones and many other things.)

*🚫Non-Smoking near the Fuego
*Smoking allowed near the BBQ
*🚫Only registered guests over, no friends or additional guests you will be charged the additional guest fee per guest. (I don’t mind if they pop buy for 30 mins but inviting a group of peeps to hang with you for an afternoon or evening is not allowed)

A note on NOISE
• Firstly we want you to enjoy yourself.
• Use the outdoor living spaces (BBQ area and Fuego back area) but please make sure all noise (voices and music) is reduced to a very faint whisper after 9.30 pm to ensure our neighbours are not affected by noise.
🚫This is a strict rule. If you are outside please head inside the tiny house after 9.30pm and shut the door. If you are loud I will come and tell you to be quiet.

The bay is a short 7 mins walk, pop down to the water with the bodyboards or head in for some Netflix.

We have 2 bicycles with helmets, locks and lights for guests to use. The bike rental fee is $5 for a half day (4 hours), or $10 for a full day (4+ hours) per bike, per day, using the honesty jar system.

One side of the container is a BBQ, the other side of the container is where there is an outside bath and shower, a tropical oasis with hot and cold water and a small fire pit underneath for those winter nights. Screens are in place here to help with privacy.

Infrared Sauna is available for you to use. No additional cost but **Please review the house Rule and safety manual for the Sauna before using.

There are boogie boards to use as Port Phillip Bay is only 700 meters walk away.

The container has a heater and fan for the summer time. On super hot days it tends to cool down quickly and the tower fan does a good job.
Please, please, please would you look around and switch off the lights/fan/heater when heading out for the day and checking out - I love my planet!

Barkley Woofington is the resident pooch. The small but mighty vocal Cairn Terrier will let us know when you’ve arrived, tails always wagging and he can be a bit of a Houdini so gates shut at all times.

We’re generally home, we both work from home. If we are not going to be around when you are staying I’ll let you know.

Ideal for a weekend getaway, wedding accommodation and also perfect for those who are comfortable with private sleeping quarters but shared backyard with both of us and Barkley.

NOISE
• Firstly we want you to enjoy yourself.
• Use the outdoor living spaces (BBQ area and Fuego back area) but please make sure all noise (voices and music) is reduced to silence after 9.30 pm to ensure our neighbours are not affected by noise. This is a strict rule. If you are outside please head inside the tiny house after 9.30pm.

Shower: When showering, best to open the windows to let airflow in, there isn’t an exhaust fan so it can get steamy at times.

Minibar on-site for your convenience using an honesty Jar system so i can pay it forward to future guests.

Guest access
Lock Box for self-access to the Shipping container. Enter via the side gate to the right hand side of the house. The Lock Box is located on the back post of the gate.

When you enter you’ll walk down the side of the main house to the back of the house where the container/tiny house sits. All outdoor areas are there for you to use. Make yourself at home.

Gates are to be shut at all times.

Once you have entered through the gate, the path leads around to the outside areas where you will see the container. There is a step up to the right to access the front of the container.

Outside Bath/Fire pit/ Fuego – Use common sense here.
There is a hot and cold tap for the bath, so it’s not necessary to use the fire, especially during the summer, but if you want to please light a fire, please only light a small fire.

Other things to note
I've created a Trello Board to tell you things to do around the area, food and beverage options, activities and more - it's always changing, if you are interested, let me know.

No Parties - feel free to play music on the blue tooth, hang outside, and enjoy the spaces, but no big parties please. No Smoking in the main outdoor area. SMoking in the BBQ area permitted. Please keep the noise down after 9.30pm.

Barkley Woofington – Resident (stubborn) Cairn terrier. He may be loud but he is harmless. Gates are to be shut at all times so he does not do a Houdini and run off. Feel free to throw the little yellowish ball to him – that’s his favourite.

Boogie Boards – Please feel free to use them and return.

Beach towel – Please feel free to use them and return.
Quiet & Peaceful. A Guest Studio in a small shipping container at the back of a house.
Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, 10 mins from Portarlington ferry.
Wifi access as well as 2 outside shared entertaining areas with BBQ and outside bath, shower and sauna.
No kitchen inside, its more like a hotel room. Have a shower in the half-wine barrel (its wine country!). Not a place for parties or drinking…
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Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Free parking on premises
Hair dryer
TV
Heating
Essentials
Hangers
Free on-street parking
Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

2 nights in Saint Leonards

8 May 2021 - 10 May 2021
4.99(75 reviews)
Check-in
08/05/2021
Checkout
10/05/2021

4.99 out of 5 stars from 75 reviews

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Location

Saint Leonards, Victoria, Australia

Wine, wine water and wine...and a wedding here and there too! Come and check out the award-winning wineries. Drive to Queenscliffe for a day, head around the Esplanade to Portarlington and watch the ferry arrive or head to the water for a swim, go fishing off the pier followed by a cool drink at the local St Leonards pub.
The tiny house is around 800m from the beach (through the reserve and straight down beach road )
10 min bike ride to the main street (about 3kms to the main street)
It is a residential area and so we do have a quiet from 9.30pm policy which i am sure you will respect :)
Wine, wine water and wine...and a wedding here and there too! Come and check out the award-winning wineries. Drive to Queenscliffe for a day, head around the Esplanade to Portarlington and watch the ferry arriv…

Hosted by Ranie

Joined in September 2013
  • 75 Reviews
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Love Animals. I don't smoke but I do enjoy a wine! I've had great experiences with Airbnb as a guest so decided to host and share my shipping container, Tiny Home. Enjoy!
During your stay
I work from home and so generally, I am around the main house. I usually on long calls, inside working. Happy to chat at any stage and answer questions you have., mobile is best to contact me, I may not answer but I’ll respond as soon as I can. The true leader of the house, Barkley Woofington, will be running around the yard on occasion if he isn’t inside with me. He will def come and sniff you and maybe want some scratches!
If I won’t be around during your stay, ill definitely let you know.
I work from home and so generally, I am around the main house. I usually on long calls, inside working. Happy to chat at any stage and answer questions you have., mobile is best to…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 15:00 - 21:00
Check out: 10:00
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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