Sugar Shack

in Venus Bay, Victoria, AU

Overview

The Sugar Shack is a beach house with a difference – a vibrant place to play, relax & recharge. This unique take on the classic beach shack captures the essence of simple beach living, with all the modern comforts. The Sugar Shack is a place for the fun-loving and wild, who appreciate style, quality & the natural environment. Delightfully presented & only a short stroll to the beach, let the Sugar Shack bring out the adventurer and the artist in you – relax, read a book, or write one!

Set to the rear of a large double-block, the Sugar Shack has a lovely, private presence. A Blackbutt deck at the front overlooks an open lawn with plenty of space to picnic, kick a ball and sit around the rustic fire pit. A hand-crafted traditional swing invites play under the shade of grand coast banksias. Beyond, native bush provides privacy and connection to the Cape Liptrap Coastal Reserve. Spend a quiet moment in nature or enjoy a coffee on the deck whilst watching the visiting kangaroos, wombats, wallabies and birds. Whatever your fancy, you'll find something to enjoy at the Shack.

The Sugar Shack is comfortable in all seasons. This two-story house has plenty of room to spread out in summer, and a cosy core where you can enjoy a movie, board game or your favourite LPs around the fireplace in winter.

The main abode is elevated, consisting of a hip, warehouse style open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining, as well as separate bathroom and laundry, with oiled floorboards throughout. Upstairs are two unique double bedrooms with bespoke Japanese beds, retro dressers and modern warehouse style bedside tables.

Downstairs is a separate studio space, accessed externally, that has been fitted out to accommodate a second family, or as a haven for the kids. This polished concrete zone combines a queensize four-poster, bunk beds and a sitting area. And enclosed within is the beautifully decorated 1946 vintage caravan which provides a novelty place for the kids to sleep or a quirky nook to chill with a book.

Artistry is evident at every turn, from the delightful Japanese fabric bedheads to the salvaged doors that contrast exquisitely patterned amber glass with distressed paintwork. Vintage scooter becomes door runner, culverts become a staircase. Original artwork, vintage and industrial light fittings feature alongside retro and modern custom made furniture. The Sugar Shack’s unique and bold façade – vintage pressed metal feature walls, port holes, spiral staircase – invites you to step inside and experience something a little different.

Details

Accommodation
12 guests
Pet Friendly
2 bedrooms
8 beds
1 bathroom
Minimum Booking 2 nights
Check In After 3pm
Check Out Before 10am

SHACK DETAILS

The Sugar Shack is a great space for couples, solo adventurers and families. It is most comfortable for 4–8 guests, but the indoor caravan, sofa-bed and futon allow for sleeping of up to 12:

- Bedroom 1 – QB
- Bedroom 2 – QB
- Studio-bedsitter – QB, 1 set of bunks (2 singles), sofa-bed (double), plus an extra futon (double) available
- Indoor caravan – king single

Prices range from $250 to $300 per night, depending on the time of year.

We enjoy the art of cooking and appreciate quality. The Sugar Shack is kitted out with everything you will need to create your favourite dishes and relax comfortably, from Asko and Smeg applicances to quality mattresses and bedding:

• Espresso coffee machine
• Dishwasher
• Washing machine
• Wood fire
• Reverse-cycle heating and air-conditioning
• Smart TV
• DVD player
• Bluetooth sound system
• CD player and radio
• Record player
• Outdoor sporting equipment
• Board games, books and the latest Frankie magazine to curl up with
• BBQ
• Outdoor dining setting
• Fire pit
• Quality tea, coffee and basic kitchen supplies
• Off-road parking
• Doonas, pillows, mattress protectors and tea towels are provided (bed linen and towels are not included, but are available for hire)
• Outdoor shower coming soon!

At the Sugar Shack we aim to minimise our ecological footprint. Our native garden provides habitat for native wildlife and we use:

• Recycled and upcycled materials and furniture
• Environmentally friendly washing and cleaning products
• Energy and water efficient appliances
• Recycling and composting facilities
• Rainwater tank
• Furniture made from recycled and sustainably managed timbers, produced locally for lifetime use with a negligible footprint
• Certified organic, fair trade products used and provided wherever possible
• We are members of Friends of Venus Bay Peninsula Inc., supporting the local community in conserving Venus Bay’s biodiversity.

The Sugar Shack is comfortable in all seasons. This two-story house has plenty of room to spread out in summer, and a cosy core where you can enjoy a movie, board game or your favourite LPs around the fireplace in winter.

The main abode is elevated, consisting of a hip, warehouse style open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining, as well as separate bathroom and laundry, with oiled floorboards throughout. Upstairs are two unique double bedrooms – the Tiger room and the Aegean room – with bespoke Japanese beds, retro dressers and modern warehouse style bedside tables.

Downstairs is a separate studio space, accessed externally, that has been fitted out to accommodate a second family, or as a haven for the kids. This polished concrete zone combines a queensize four-poster, bunk beds and a sitting area. And enclosed within is the beautifully decorated 1946 vintage caravan which provides a novelty place for the kids to sleep or a quirky nook to chill with a book.

Adventure Details

Discover all the information you need for your Riparide adventure. Activities to excite and challenge and natural beauty to quiet and centre the mind. Head outside to explore a world of adventure and fulfilled living.

Activities

Fish
Surf
Swim
Walk

COASTAL WALK
Walkerville Coastal Trail
Approximately 100 metres beyond the end of the boat ramp marks the beginning of a walking trail up the cliff that separates the two Walkerville settlements. This trail leads you through spectacular forests and little creeks stained brown by the tea tree (melaleuca) plants.

SWIMMING
Take a refreshing dip in some of the finest swimming beaches in Victoria. In the warmer months popular ocean beaches like Cape Paterson, Inverloch, Venus Bay, Sandy Point and Norman Bay are the perfect swimming spots for families.

FISHING
Venus Bay
Venus Bay and surrounding beaches are renowned for their autumn, winter and spring salmon fishing while snapper, gummy sharks and flathead are caught from the same beaches.

SURFING
Venus Bay
Venus Bay is a very open, exposed bay, facing into the south-west winds and waves. The beach is nearly 24 km long and has public access only toward the northern end at the Venus Bay settlement. Best with a low to moderate swell and north to north-east winds, however the shape depends on the bar configuration.

Walkerville
Walkerville has a semi-exposed beach break with inconsistent surf. Northwest winds provide optimum conditions. Mixed ground and wind swells with best conditions generated from the southeast. Beware of rips conditions can be hazardous.

Nature

Ocean
River

EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL GIPPSLAND
Gippsland contains some of the most varied natural landscapes in Australia. From rolling green hills, cascading waterfalls, snow covered mountains and lush rainforest to white sandy beaches, meandering waterways and wild coastlines. The Gippsland region in Victoria's is heaven for nature lovers. Appreciate the finest of Gippsland’s natural wonders.

THE MAGIC WALKERVILLE BEACH
Extremely secluded, Walkerville South is only accessible by lonely gravel roads and the lack of people ensures that facilities are at a bare minimum. The gravel road that leads to Walkerville South ends with a similar boat ramp to that of its northern sister settlement, and a sheltered bay frequented in the summer by families swimming and fishing in the quiet pristine waters.

Walkerville North provides beautiful views across Waratah Bay to nearby Wilsons Promontory, and at low tide provides access to spectacular rock pools.

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