Two storey, two bedroom cottage on lake
Swan Cove on Raymond Island
About Swan Cove on Raymond Island
Yoga teacher, nutritionist and mother of three amazing human beings. My partner Tony and I live here at Swan Cove where we grow vegetables, fruit and flowers. Tony is a 'man of the land' and has an amazing affinity with the wildlife. I am very grateful to have loads of energy and an insatiable appetite for learning. Our world is a magical place full of abundance and wonderful people.
Swan Cove on Raymond Island purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Swan Cove on Raymond Island chose Raymond Island
We came across this property while kayaking around the island one Easter. I have always dreamed of a Tudor house with a seaside garden. Now we have the entire Gippsland Lakes as our backyard! Every day is an adventure; whether it's foraging for mushrooms in the autumn, paddling with the dolphins or rescuing someone whose boat has capsized in the lake. We love both the opposites of wildness when the wind whips up on the water in contrast to the perfect stillness and sunshine. Connecting with nature in all its glory we discover true liberation.
What makes this Cottage unique
The house was uniquely built and handcrafted by a German couple, the original owners. The leadlight windows in the main house bear Carl's signature. Look out for the many examples of his wrought iron work in lamps and doors. Ingrid made the cushions, curtains and established the gardens. Everything you see was made by their own hands. Carl even had the foresight to have the power lines put underground so there are no lines or fences detracting from the natural vistas.
Swan Cove relies on tank and bore water so we ask that you do not waste water unnecessarily and don't flush pads/tampons down toilet.
Use of complimentary kayaks and bikes are completely at risk of user.
Cleaning of fish is prohibited in the cottages.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Absolutely wonderful location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be back again. It is a hidden treasure and allows guests to take a step back from their busy lives and just relax.
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Don't Miss This Place!
Swan Cove is a waterfront treasure! The property reminded me of an English Tudor home with retro 70's fittings but the property is German styled. There are two cottages and I loved their vintage kitchen decor. We were so very lucky to see & enjoy the architecture & finishes in the main house - this was truly a treat for us! We saw owls, koalas & kangaroos around the house and on the island. The birds feed from from your hands. This gem of a place is a wonderful example of healthy living & lifestyle - the welcome yummy slice that was left for us when we arrived was cacao topped and made from sweet potato. This stay is a unique experience not to be missed when in Victoria.
Peaceful and restorative
We needed a relaxing environment to rejuvenate the mojo and it was lovely. BBQ and the gazebo walks near the water and wildlife. Lovely hosts too
Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, and glad you enjoyed your break.
I was looking for a quiet peaceful place to take my kids for a break.
Felt at home as soon as we arrived. Kirsten is just lovely.
It was all l asked for and more. Loved the kayaking and bike riding [both supplied by Kirsten and Tony].
We booked for 2 nights but due to the floods we could not get off the island. What a shame. To be stranded 4 nights at such a beautiful place. Must be fate.
We are booked in again in January for 4 nights with my husband and his 3 kids.
Serenity as its finest!
The place is beautiful & so peaceful. Truly an amazing place for a getaway away from the city. Loads of activities for the whole family to do like swimming, fishing, kayaking, cycling, walking along the beach & the highlights of all is prawning. Kirsten & Tony are lovely hosts & very approachable. Would love to come back to this piece of paradise soon.
Our family of four stayed at Swan Cove just before Christmas. A wonderful place to relax and unwind after a hectic year. Fishing, kayaking, swimming, abundant wildlife and just relaxing with a book. Such a peaceful and beautiful place. Kirsten and Tony are fabulous hosts. Thank you for sharing your piece of paradise with us.
Beach campfire, prawning in summer,