Swimming Pool : Tennis Court : One Acre Hidden in the Midst
About Fleur Leslie
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R Tolkien Remember that famous line from Alice in Wonderland as she heads down the rabbit hole into a strange new world of untold imagination. “Curiouser and curiouser!” Well that’s the way we hope you feel about our 10 unique wonderlands. Duffelbird’s flock of getaways are for those with a heart for adventure – places where you can unwind or unravel, let your existential selves hang free to ponder life and love, under the stars, away from the noise – immersed in nature. Our hidden gems are rich in character and layered in mystery, no more than 2.5 hours out of Melbourne – a converted steam train in the Otways, a mid-century charmer on the fringe of an orchid forest, a glass fronted masterpiece overlooking the wild waters of Westernport – each of them tucked away in some of the most unspoilt corners of Victoria, waiting for you to explore with wide eyes and wonder. Bring your well-mannered dogs. Let them roam free, (just not on the furniture) while you settle in to our sometimes quirky, often eclectic, always whimsical, hideaways. Can you hear the water? The breaking waves? The cascading waterfall? Can you feel the peace, the calm, the astounding beauty of Mother Nature wrapping you in a gentle embrace? We’ve felt it too. At the ritual Burning Man in the Nevada desert, deep in the jungles of Costa Rica and atop the volcanic peaks of Hawaii. And we want to give all the quirky travellers out there a chance to awaken that ‘wanderlust’ energy. Because we all need time out so we don’t go bonkers in the real world. Go on, escape the chaos, experience the enrichment of nature, the magic of complete abandonment, the inspiration of new surrounds. Let Dufflebird be your tour guide to a wildly curious life. Rabbit hole to Wonderland, right this way. Fleur and Mike
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 10
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Relaxing holiday house
Great location and gorgeous garden. The house is due for an upgrade, along with the tennis court but I know this is planned. Excellent property manager and overall good stay.
Thanks Fiona for being excellent guests to host. We hope to have you stay again. As discussed the bathrooms and kitchen are due to be upgraded this winter. The tennis court will also be resurfaced. All are functional right now, but we all agree refurbishment will really refresh the property.
A lovely property in a beautiful location. Perfect for our weekend. Thank you for having us!
Thanks for staying Andrea. It was a pleasure hosting your stay. So pleased the property was perfect for your girls weekend.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Heaps to do for kids - tennis, swimming, trampoline, open fire. Very comfortable and cosy place. The host was very helpful. We will definitely visit again.
Thanks Andrew, it was a pleasure hosting your family. and thanks forleaving the place in fabulous shape. You are welcome back anytime. Our most satisfied guests tend to be families.
A Portsea summer week!
This house is shortly due for refurbishment so comments are in context. Located in a quiet court, five minutes from beaches, shops, attractions. Minimal, somewhat spare interior decor. Good TV/fridge/reasonable kitchenware & utensils, splendid timber dining room table & cushions everywhere. Large outdoor shady garden off a large deck with small pool/tennis court/BBQ/shade umbrellas. Plenty of comfortable outdoor seating/eating. An easy drive from Melbourne we had not been to the area for many years so did normal tourist track including the museum, Pt Nepean, Portsea Pier, back beaches, Sorrento, artists trails....all very relaxing as was our stay in this house.
Very comfortable home, with loads of activities available.
My wife and I got married at the Portsea pub and we stayed here on our wedding night, the night before my groomsmen stayed with me there and we got photos before the wedding, there’s plenty space about and very comfortable.