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What is the maximum number of guests allowed?

10 guests can be accommodated at The Homestead.

What is the minimum of guests allowed at the Homestead?

There is no minimum requirement as such as you book the whole homestead whether there are 1 – 10 guests staying overnight.

Do we have exclusive access to the property during our stay?

The property is 7 acres and you will be the only guests at the property. The managers live on site in the Cottage and will ensure that minimum disruption occurs during your stay.

Is the 25-metre infinity edge swimming pool heated?

Yes, we heat the pool between 26°C and 28°C (78°F and 82°F) during your stay.

Are children allowed?

The Homestead is not setup for infants or children and there are safety concerns regarding the pool area. Please ensure all guests are older than 12 years of age when considering this property.

What do I need to bring?

We provide all deluxe hotel style bed linen, bath and pool towels together with soaps and hand sanitisers for your use.

What food preparation and cooking facilities are provided?

Large gas stovetop with Electric Oven.  All pots and pans, plates and cutlery are provided plus more to support your stay and culinary efforts. Together with the kitchen and large butler’s pantry we provide ample cheese platter presentation choices and a large array of drinking glasses to suit any style of cocktail, spirit, wine or drinking fluid.  We also provide an outdoor BBQ for your convenience. Coffee, Tea and Hot Chocolate supplies are included.

What Internet connectivity is provided?

We have unlimited free Wi-Fi available for you during your stay. We also provide free Netflix access on all TV’s. Each TV has a BOSE sound bar, plus an additional BOSE soundbar in the Lounge/Atrium area, that allows for streaming audio throughout the house. We can also assist with Ethernet access if required.

Are pets allowed?

As we have a large number of wildlife on the property, we do not allow pets unless they are support animals. Please call us to discuss any concerns that you have.

Do you have wheelchair access?

The Homestead is on one level. A ramp is available to assist with the small number of steps at the entrance and for access to the north facing yard and pool. The Master ensuite has mobility rails in the shower.

Is there undercover parking?

A 6 car garage attached to the Homestead plus port-cochere outside the main entrance ensures that all guests can arrive and unpack undercover.

How far away are the nearest shops?

Mathiesons Road is located approximately ½ way between Bairnsdale (main township) and Paynesville which both offer options for supplies and great food. The drive is approximately 7-10 minutes to either location.

How do we get there?
  • By car, approximately 3-3.5 hours drive from Melbourne.
  • VLine operate a train service from Melbourne to Bairnsdale.
  • Public Transport Victoria has a coach service from Melbourne to Bairnsdale.
  • Bairnsdale also has an airfield and flights can be arranged from Melbourne.

With any of the services coming to Bairnsdale, there is a Bairnsdale Taxi service or please co-ordinate with us as we may be able to come and pick you up.

Do I need to make a Booking?

Yes, bookings are mandatory to secure your stay. Book online.

Can we have our own chef or catering provided?

Yes. Please contact us for further information on both options.

Can we arrange to have massage, hairdressing or beauty services?

Yes. Please contact us for further information on these options.