Venus Bay Eco Retreat

100% Recommended
2 people
No pets
An adults only nature retreat with one self contained cottage nestled in protected bush land on the South Gippsland coast, away from suburban areas and tourist crowds. The cottage is ideal for couples or a single and sleeps max two adults; we do not accept bookings with children or infants.

Rustic outside and modern inside, the cottage is comfortable in all seasons with reverse cycle air conditioning, rainwater, certified organic products and a self contained kitchen. Animal products are cooked outside on the sheltered deck. Picture windows and sliding glass doors provide natural light, air circulation and private views ideal for observing wildlife.

From the cottage you can walk or drive to nearby bird-rich wetlands at Anderson Inlet and stunning sandy beaches at Cape Liptrap Coastal Park. Wilsons Promontory National Park is 80kms scenic drive along the coast. The retreat is within easy reach of rural villages, national and marine parks, boutique wineries and slow food restaurants showcasing the diverse produce of the region.

The property is 5.6 hectares of coastal bush land managed with a Trust for Nature conservation covenant, protecting biodiversity in perpetuity on private land. Your visit helps conserve this beautiful coast and its unique wildlife.

The owner/manager Mae lives and works on site and is available to help you make the most of your stay to this diverse region while respecting your privacy. We are working with a Covid-safe plan, please read our check in information. We regret that due to the ongoing Covid pandemic we are not able to accommodate day visitors during your stay. Free WIFI is available at nearby Venus Bay Community Centre (6km).
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Features and Amenities

1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom
Air conditioning


  • Check in after 02:00pm
    Check out before 11:00am
  • Minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: 

Receive a full refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information


Rustic exterior with modern interior. Downstairs open plan lounge, dining, kitchen, bathroom and sheltered outdoor deck. Carpeted bedroom upstairs. Quality furnishings and original art works by Australian artists. DVD/CD and IPOD dock sound system.
Bathroom with private bush land view, rainwater, big bath tub, separate walk in shower, heated towel rail, hair dryer, toilet and vanity.

Tariff includes:
- Organic teas, organic herb teas and organic plunger coffee.
- Quality bed linen, pillows, Australian wool quilts.
- Bath towels and organic cotton bath sheets.
- Australian certified organic botanical bathroom and kitchen products.

Complimentary during your stay:
- Covid cleaning kit for your use in the cottage.
- Visitor information and local maps.
- Small selection of music CD's and documentary DVD's to watch on the flat screen (not connected to TV).
- Free off road parking.
-Free WIFI is available 24/7 at nearby Venus Bay Community Centre (6km); many guests connect online through their mobile network.

Minimum 2 nights stay; min 3 nights December - end of January, Easter holidays and long weekends.

- Pt Smythe Nature Trails
- Anderson Inlet wetlands & bird hides
- Tarwin River walking trail & fishing platforms
- Bunurong Marine National Park
- Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
- Koonwarra Village
- Fish Creek galleries and cafes
- Wilsons Promontory National Park
- Waratah Bay and Walkerville Beach
- Bald Hills Wetland Reserve & bird hide
- Tarwin Lower Nature Reserve


  • Base Price $255 / night
  • Discounts 
    10% discount for bookings of 4 nights or longer

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From 1983 Venus Bay Eco Retreat’s owner and host Mae lived on the property for a decade with a basic campsite. Mae says “Living with few creature comforts in the bush land allowed me to closely observe the annual seasons and wildlife. I now enjoy sharing this interest with visitors to the eco retreat.”
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