Enjoy this light & airy home perfectly situated to either relax at home, kick the footy, entertain, doze, listen to the many birds splashing in the birdbath, or stroll to the shops and beach (350m), and swim, boat, walk along stunning walking/bicycle tracks, or catch the ferry to Raymond Island to explore and seek out the gorgeous native koalas.
Relax in one of the two outdoor entertaining areas with your pets and family - the large sunny deck partially shaded by a native deciduous tree (White Cedar); or the undercover area, equipped with dining table & benches, extra chairs, sun lounges, a BBQ and external lighting.
Pets are very welcome, and the property is fully enclosed (most fences are standard timber paling height, some are metal farm gate height). We even have a dog kennel and bowl!
This renovated two bedroom home has:
- polished floorboards
- reverse cycle aircon/heating (x2 units - one in living/kitchen, one in middle bedroom)
- x3 ceiling fans (living & both bedrooms)
- cosy wood heater for winter (wood provided)
- a fully equipped open plan kitchen/living/dining (gas cook top & stove, microwave, Italian stove-top coffee maker) filter coffee plunger, cafe press, s/s range hood
- Sony Bravia flat screen TV
- iPod/iPhone dock
- DVD player
- CD player
- x2 radios
- all windows and back door have mosquito screens
- fully equipped laundry (washing machine, dryer, iron & ironing board)
- x2 queen beds
The middle queen bedroom has split system aircon/heating, ceiling fan, built-in wardrobe, bedside lamps & tables.
The front queen bedroom has a Dimplex heater, portable fan, bedside lamps & tables, cupboard and clothes rack.
Doonas (feather) and pillows are supplied, so please bring your own linen.
The bathroom has a shower, full sized bath, toilet, toasty ceiling heater and hairdryer.
Things to do in Paynesville and nearby
A short walk, cycle or drive takes you into the village of Paynesville, where you will find cafes and restaurants, two supermarkets and a range of shops.
The Gippsland Lakes system includes three large lakes with 600 square kilometers of navigable waterways. Paynesville sits between Lake King and Lake Victoria offering sandy swimming beaches for the kids, plus a public wharf, jetties and beaches for fishing. The sheltered waters of Newlands Arm are ideal for a range of watersports such as water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, yachting, or windsurfing.
Visit the koalas on Raymond Island. Raymond Island is a wonderfully natural bushy island, separated from Paynesville by water and housing a passionate community living a quieter life. It can only be accessed by ferry or boat.
Just outside Paynesville at Eagle Point Bluff you can view the famous Lake King silt jetties. They are formed by sediment of the rise and fall of the Mitchell River as it flows into the lake, and are the second-longest in the world!
If you have a boat it's only minutes to Raymond Island, Picnic Arm, Duck Arm, Rotamah Island or Ocean Grange with access to 90 miles of pristine surf beach. The resorts of Metung and Lakes Entrance are a little further, and there are miles of rivers to explore by boat, which can also be hired.
Visit the Paynesville boatyards in Slip Road.
There is a strong art culture around the Gippsland Lakes. There is designer jewellery, sculpture, prints and glass art. Visit the studios near Nungurner to see local artists at work or purchase items.
There are many antique museums and shops in the area, such as the Bairnsdale Clock Museum with over 600 clocks.
Wineries abound in the area, such as Nicholson River Winery, Ensay Winery, Bullant Brewery, Wyanga Park Winery and Lightfoot & Sons Wines. You can follow the Twin Rivers Farm Food and Wine Trail to learn more.