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Ratcliff Cottage is unique in that it has unspoilt views of the Pelican Lagoon Aquatic Reserve,with the Pelican Lagoon Conservation Park rising as a backdrop in the distance. Such is the environmental status of this place one will not be disturbed by power boats or jet skis which are prohibited here. Kayaks are however fine and there is a vast expanse of water and islands to discover.
This property is rich in wildlife and marine life and it is not unusual to wake to see kangaroos and dolphins in front of the cottage.
Due to the abundant wildlife around the property, please note that pets are not allowed at Ratcliff Cottage.
The original cottage was built by an early settler named Ratcliff in 1911. The building was renovated and extended in the 1960s and 1970s and extensively refurbished in 2014 and 2015.
The owners were sponsored by the National Resource Management Board (NRM) to assist with revegetation of 13,000 trees on the property.
Tariff based on Twin Share Per Night - Max 8share
Extra Person: $35 per person per night from aged 2 upwards
Minimum Stay: 3nights
Linen and towels : Included BYO Beach Towels
Children: 3 years & over are charged at extra person
Infants: 0 - 2 years are free of charge BYO Cot, cot linen and towel
Pets: No Pets Allowed
Bedrooms : 1 Queen, 1 King which will split to 2 king singles, 1 king which will split to 2 king singles, 1 room with single bed and trundle - max. 8 persons. If requiring the King Singles to be split you MUST ASK at time of booking, otherwise the beds will be made up as doubles.
The front bedroom has wonderful sea views to wake up to in the morning.
Although fishing is prohibited in the lagoon, there are two public boat ramps nearby. Christmas Cove at Penneshaw or American River.
American River - 10 minutes away - jetty fishing, bush walks, sea birds/walks, charter boats, boat launching. Restaurant, general store (basic supplies), the 'locals' Shed - open for meals Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights.
Penneshaw - 15 - 20 minutes to the boat launching ramp, great swimming beach of Hog Bay, restaurants, takeaways, cafes, golf course, pub, general store (well stocked IGA)
It is only minutes from one of the islands most famous ocean beaches at Pennington Bay. Ratcliff Cottage is a convenient place to stay with easy access to Dudley Peninsula, Kingscote and tourist destinations further west.
This property is an ideally located jumping-off point for exploring the island or for just relaxing and taking in the peaceful solitude and stunning views that this property offers.
No smoking inside. WATER - please note that this property relies totally on rain water, and the ownersask that you use water sparingly -
Wood fire in lounge for those colder evenings. Mobile phone coverage with Telstra, Optus and 3G
BBQ, High Chair (BYO cot), washing machine, dish washer, microwave, electric oven, good size fridge/freezer. Sea views from kitchen, lounge/dining area. Open plan lounge/dining. Flat screen TV - free to air. Outdoor setting and webber BBQ on front deck.
Two huge morton bay figs at the front offer wonderful shade - sit here with a wine in the afternoon, enjoy the tranquility of Pelican Lagoon.
Bathroom has bath and separate shower and vanity Toilet in separate room with own small vanity
SOLAR PANELS and 240 mains electricity