Guesthouse French Island Cottage
670 Coast Road, 3921 Fairhaven, Australia – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 7 reviews)
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Cottage with Garden View
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About French Island Cottage
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French Island is off the grid, off the beaten track, but readily accessible from Melbourne. It is a place like no other. Minutes from the beach, set among national park, our 75 acre property is the perfect place to explore, enjoy and unwind. See the wildlife, have a swim, explore our magical forest, visit the national park; or just relax around the fire-pit and gaze at the stars. Our guesthouse is a freestanding cottage, with (two) separate queen-sized bedrooms, each with a private bathroom/toilet, making it ideal for couples or small groups. Comes with a well appointed (common) lounge/kitchen. We are available on site, to help make your stay easy and enjoyable, but are happy for you to relax and do your own thing. Note: French Island is a small isolated community, with just a general store, so guests generally bring their own food.
Mylene is a marriage celebrant with extensive experience in hospitality industries. Alan was a comedian, now a writer / poet. He drives the tractor. We are passionate about peaceful living, re-vegetating our land with indigenous plants, and sharing the serenity of discovering this special place with our guests. We are available onsite, to help make your stay easy and enjoyable, but are happy for you to relax and do your own thing.
French Island is a quiet and secluded destination, not far from the city. Our cottage provides sustainable, luxury accommodation, close to the beach, set amongst national park, rich with bird life, koalas and echidnas. Our guests love the serenity and the environment. Just an hour's drive from Melbourne, but only accessible by boat, the adventure begins the moment you cast-off from the mainland. This is a large island so we suggest bringing your car to get around. The barge will pick you up from Corinella, bookings are essential. Search for SOFI barge on the internet. French Island is sparsely populated with a licensed general store, a winery, and that’s about it. What you get in abundance is peace and quiet in a unique and beautiful setting. 70% of the island is national park, including RAMSAR wetlands. It’s a great location for rambling walks, bike riding, swimming and relaxing. Guided island tours are available by arrangement.
Languages spoken: English
Western Port Marina4.9 miles
Yaringa Boat Harbour6.2 miles
Phillip Island Wildlife Park10 miles
A Maze’N Things10.8 miles
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit12 miles
Cafe/Bar French Island General store6.2 miles
Restaurant French Island Winery9.3 miles
Moorabbin Airport26.6 miles
Essendon Fields Airport46.9 miles
Avalon Airport48.7 miles
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4 reasons to choose French Island Cottage
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This host will welcome you in English
Booking is safe
- Secure parking
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
No internet access available.
- Shared kitchen
- Private Bathroom
Pets are not allowed.
- Outdoor fireplace
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- BBQ facilities
- Designated smoking area
- Smoke-free property
- Family rooms
- Non-smoking rooms
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water Additional charge
- Kids' meals Additional charge
- Bike tours Additional charge
- Walking tours Additional charge
- Cycling Off-site
- Hiking Off-site
- Fishing Off-site
- Shuttle service
- Shared lounge/TV area
- Shuttle service (additional charge)
- Honeymoon suite
Front Desk Services
- Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke alarms
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel
These are the steps this property has taken to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel:
- Option to reuse towels
- Bicycle parking
1:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children of all ages are welcome.
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Crib and extra bed policies
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
The minimum age for check-in is 21
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.
FAQs about French Island Cottage
The prices at French Island Cottage may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.
Check-in at French Island Cottage is from 1:30 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.
French Island Cottage offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Walking tours
- Bike tours
French Island Cottage is 1.2 miles from the center of Fairhaven.
The following parking options are available to guests staying at French Island Cottage (subject to availability):
- Free parking
- On-site parking
- Private Parking
- Secure parking
Room options at French Island Cottage include:
From the nearest airport, you can get to French Island Cottage by:
- Airport shuttle (public) 2h 30min
The nearest beach is 2,600 feet from French Island Cottage.