Jack Cottage - Peaceful Peninsula Retreat

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Entire cottage hosted by Jo & Rob

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 3 beds, 1 bath
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Our gorgeous cottage sits nestled among beautiful gardens and mature trees, located in Somerville at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula. Beautifully styled using vintage and repurposed treasures & oozing with authentic appeal, Jack Cottage transports you to a time of calm and rest.

Please note full COVID Hygiene cleaning and guidelines are followed.

The space
Whispering gums and birdsong greet, they tell stories of days when the fields were orchards and the apples were picked by hand. Our storybook cottage lies at the end of a quiet court not far from the hustle of everyday life whilst positioned to reach any and all of the spectacular sites and experiences of the Mornington Peninsula. Step through the door to retreat and out to explore. The small country train going past gives access to the city, beaches and ferry to Philip Island. You can plan day trips or use the time here to enjoy books, rest, fresh local organic food, coffee and wine.

Jack Cottage was conceived as a place for family and friends to retreat and reconnect surrounded by beautiful trees and plants, with a spectacular feature to be the glorious Jacaranda tree. Five "Jacks" are now growing around the property to blend with majestic gums and bird attracting natives. Our cottage is a place to recharge and reconnect with the beauty of nature, with others or indeed, yourself. It is carefully curated to transport you to simpler, slower times. Filled with items to evoke memories, start conversations, plan journeys and dream of slower days and deeper connections.

Freshly brewed coffee enjoyed while watching the morning sky explode into colour and in the evenings the sweet smell of jasmine permeates the air as you enjoy wine, conversation and laughter on the private deck. A place we ourselves came to not so long ago but can now never imagine leaving.

Jack Cottage is newly renovated using almost entirely salvaged and re-purposed materials. The cottage features a generous master bedroom with a lovely writing desk overlooking the garden and providing inspiration. The combined living and dining room is a bright, airy space for you to enjoy the views through the vintage french doors out to your own private deck.
The bathroom features a generous walk in shower.

A cosy separate room with bunks accommodates two people (styled for children) and is stocked with books and games for you to enjoy.

On arrival, you'll find tea & coffee refreshments. We also provide you with beautiful bars of soap, and hand and body wash. Good quality, squeaky clean towels, pillows, bed linen and snuggly blankets are all provided.

Jack Cottage has split system air conditioning & heating. It doesn't take long to heat or cool and as such, you'll find it is really cosy & comfortable in all seasons.

**IMPORTANT NOTE : We politely ask all requesting guests to provide Airbnb with Gov ID before bookings will be accepted. This needs to be completed before placing your request. The process doesn't take long but is much appreciated.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
TV
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

Accessibility

Getting inside

Well-lit path to entrance
Wide entrance for guests

Bedroom

Step-free entrance to the room

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Where you’ll be

Somerville, Victoria, Australia

Somerville is a fabulous location to base yourself for a weekend or longer hopefully or exploring the Mornington Peninsula. Abundant with wineries, produce, shopping and scenery there is much to do. Included in your stay is a comprehensive visitor's guide detailing our favourite spots in this stunning part of the world.

Hosted by Jo & Rob

  1. Joined in November 2018
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In 2021 we have been married 49 years with 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. We moved to the Jack Cottage property in 2017 for our next life chapter which includes room for all our family, places for children to play and roam safe and free, and our love of gardening and sustainable living with kindness to people and the planet. Jack Cottage has been decorated and styled with re-purposed and recycled furnishings, bringing new life to pre-loved pieces and creating an opportunity to revisit days past and a slower pace of life. We are also thoroughly enjoying our semi rural tree change with access to all the pleasures of the Mornington Peninsula and both Westernport and Port Philip Bays. As each season passes we love seeing how our garden is growing, blooming and changing colours. We hope you will enjoy it too.
In 2021 we have been married 49 years with 4 adult children and 4 grandchildren. We moved to the Jack Cottage property in 2017 for our next life chapter which includes room for all…

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During your stay

We aim to greet you on arrival and ensure you have all you need for your stay. Additional check in details are provided prior to your arrival including the access code for the gate to come up the driveway to your own covered car park. We take great pride in ensuring everything is ready for you and your experience is perfect.
We aim to greet you on arrival and ensure you have all you need for your stay. Additional check in details are provided prior to your arrival including the access code for the gate…

Jo & Rob is a Superhost

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Things to know

House rules

Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Climbing or play structure
Smoke alarm

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