If you’re in need of a cosy winter weekend away, or thinking ahead and planning a summer beach vacay, then Verandah Retreat Phillip Island may be the luxury accommodation you’ve been looking for.
This four bedroom, two and half bathroom Hamptons-style beach house is only 200m from the beach, and a pleasant 10-minute stroll away from the town centre of Cowes (located on Phillip Island, Victoria).
It boasts everything you could want in a beach house, from the beautiful open fireplace (around which we enjoyed red wine and great conversation) a spacious alfresco area complete with hanging swing chair, an outdoor shower, table tennis table, split system heating and cooling, loads of games and DVDs, a BBQ, and a great little lawn space – perfect for kids, puppies (they’re pet friendly) and adults to run around in.
One of our favourite features (surprise surprise!) was the gorgeous brekkie hamper that we received on arrival. It’s a new feature of the retreat, and such a cool idea. It included fresh, locally sourced produce like crusty bread, tasty spreads, and muesli and yoghurt.
I’d thoroughly recommend ordering one for your stay, it was such a nice touch and the retreat provides the perfect backdrop for a lazy brunch with friends and family.