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12 Blakiston Gr, Rye, Victoria 3941 Australia
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#4 of 10 Specialty lodging in Rye
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Stylish beachside cottages that genuinely welcome kids and pets are rare. But hidden away just 250 metres from Rye Bay Beach on the Mornington Peninsula are Blue Moon Cottages where couples, families and their pets can relax in three classic seaside cottages. Victorian Tourism Award 2013 Hall of Fame and Australian Tourism Award Winners 2013. There are 3 private cottages: The Shearwater cottage sleeps 7, the Shell Croft cottagesleeps 4 and the Sandpiper cottage sleeps 2
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Beach
Kids stay free
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Spa
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Umbrella
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Dining area
Fireplace
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Whirlpool bathtub
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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English, French
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Semm80 wrote a review Dec 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands18 contributions1 helpful vote
We staid in the sandpiper at the blue moon cottages. A nice cottages and with 1 bedroom, a kitchen (including oven en microwave), a living room with fireplace and a small bathroom. We staid here for 3 night and it is a great place to experience the area. We went wine tasting, strawberry picking and cheese tasting. All within a 1/2 an hour drive. The house was clean and had a nice first breakfast but cottage could use some painting work.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Bill Small wrote a review Aug 2019
Cranbourne, Australia141 contributions34 helpful votes
Thank you Sally for a lovely few days, always as usual great cottage. Thank you for the Pinot and cheese, we love coming to blue moon cottages, great bed, coonara wood heating just love it, thank you your help We will be back again Bill
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sally S wrote a review Feb 2019
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We stayed at Blue Moon Cottages couple of weekends ago and had a wonderful time - the host shave thought of everything and i especially loved that i could bring my Aussie shepherd. The cottage itself was very well fitted and just super cute! location is fantastic with the beach up the road and all amenities. Thanks Blue Moon -we hope to be back.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Sally G, Owner at Blue Moon Cottages
Responded 14 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for this lovely review! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here and would love to have you back sometime soon!
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Bill Small wrote a review Jan 2018
Cranbourne, Australia141 contributions34 helpful votes
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I love this place!!!! My personal choice of course. Stayed at the sandpioer this time, they have improved it emensley, new bathroom, dining area, stove. So peaceful and closed off you have your own area if you don't want to be disturbed. Pet friendly as well took my mate with with me. Thank You Sally for the lovely bubbles and chocolate loved it. Will be back!!!!!!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Chris G, Owner at Blue Moon Cottages
Responded 22 Jan 2018
Thank you so much for your lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay - if our guests are happy, I'm happy!! We will be continuing to make improvements to our cottages over the coming months and look forward to welcoming you again sometime soon. Sally
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AltonaDoubleA wrote a review May 2016
61 contributions32 helpful votes
We had our first furry family holiday at the Sandpiper cottage - it was a lovely, clean and very 4 paws friendly! We highly recommend for anyone wanting a getaway with their fur kids. Our dogs were cozy in their beds in front of the fireplace (as were we on the couch). It is located close to Rye, Sorrento, Portsea and Blairgowrie as well as the wine region. High paws for dog friendly! It was exciting to have a holiday with the dogs, and we had many enjoyable stops at the beaches, dog friendly cafes, the nearby wine store and wineries! We will visit again
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Karen M wrote a review May 2016
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A great place to relax & get away, you never have to leave your cottage if you like to cook..with everything inside that you need.... a great little place. The weather was cool enough for us to enjoy the log fire & made the cottage toasty warm in no time.
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Date of stay: May 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Blue_Moon_Cottages, Owner at Blue Moon Cottages
Responded 29 May 2016
Thanks for the feedback. With the recent renovations at Sandpiper it makes a great space with plenty of room for a one or two guests. Glad the fire kept you warm. Hope to see you back again soon
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Bill Small wrote a review Feb 2016
Cranbourne, Australia141 contributions34 helpful votes
These cottagses are just superb, i have stayed in the sandpiper and anyone who gives these cottages a negative feedback are well may I say just plain fussy and looking for attention. I have stayed in the shell croft as well and staying i the shearwater next month. You have your own private courtyard and you can take your pet as well. Please try you want be disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2015Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Blue_Moon_Cottages, Owner at Blue Moon Cottages
Responded 29 May 2016
Sorry for the late response. Not sure how we missed this lovely review. Look forward to seeing you back again and remember to speak to us about Loyalty Membership. Sounds like you are up there with one of the highest memberships which will entitle you to benefits and discounts next time. Thanks for the lovely review. X
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Alex C wrote a review Jan 2016
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia52 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed in the Sand Piper for nearly a week early in 2016. We chose the cottage as it accommodated our dog, which is a necessity for us. The cottage is the smallest of three structures on the site, with a contained courtyard which is a big plus as we love to eat outside. I would have rated it 3.5 stars had I the option, 4 is just a bit too generous considering the negatives. But first... The positives: - Great communication, and easy access via a key safe - On arrival the AC had been pre-set to cool the place down and there was nice jazz playing through the TV - The cottage is well equipped (e.g. linen, plates, blender, coffee percolator, etc) no need to bring anything! - Totally self contained, there is an oven, cook top, BBQ, fridge, microwave, the works. - Small TV in bedroom is a luxury for us - DVD (although last gen) was nice, with a small collection of ex-rental DVDs - The cottage is a short stroll from the beach ("250m" is as the crow flies, about 400 to walk) and not far from the local strip - There's a great running track just a few hundred meters away. - The shower was great; plenty of pressure, and space for two - The cottage comes equipped with both an AC and a small fireplace - Ample off-street parking The negatives: - 'Free WiFi' was basically useless. When we could connect, the speed was limited to 75KB/s, barely fast enough to load modern HTML emails. - Advertised as a 'wood cabin', the cottage is actually quite ramshackle; the bathroom is annexed on, and the building is made of weatherboard. Several windows were missing fly screens or would no open properly, and there was a very active family of possums in the roof. - Although well equipped, most was poor quality (e.g. thin towels, 1-ply toilet paper, cheap chux) - Advertised as 'latest flat screen TV', the 32 inch Hisense was not the latest or greatest. In the bed there is a very small mounted TV (maybe 22 inch), too far from the bed to read the EPG/channel info - We were instructed to not let the dog on any furniture, but the bed we bought for her was better quality! The couch is old and had-it, and the bed sinks in the middle. - There was little hot water, enough for two quick showers perhaps. We ran out several times after ~10 minute showers. - not super dog friendly; no dogs on any furniture, no dogs left by themselves inside, and the whole courtyard is filled with small rocks that my dog really struggled with. - Taken together, these factors reduce the value below what we paid (minimum of a week - The traffic was just abysmal to get anywhere locally, and at peak season the whole area is just teeming with tourists (in a very bad way). This didn't contribute to my rating as it is out of their control, but I left it in as a warning. The fires in Lorne might have contributed some holiday-refugees too.
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Date of stay: January 2016
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Blue_Moon_Cottages, Owner at Blue Moon Cottages
Responded 11 Jan 2016
Thanks for providing such detailed feedback for our guests. We are a 3.5 star rated property and have won awards for Standard Accommodation so you are correct about the level of accommodation. We try and put in as many features and comforts for the price point. Thanks for your feedback about the wifi. If you were having difficulty we would have been happy to try and accommodate you with an emergency wifi we have on hand. The wifi services the main cottage and the Sandpiper but we will be investigating a fixed line at the Sandpiper because we have had similar feedback on occasion. The cottage was built in the 1940s and although from the outside it has the original fibro boards, inside it is completely encased in wood (hence the wood cabin style). The bathroom has been recently renovated to a high standard and we are surprised at the comments about the water as the hot water tank has never run out of water before (or at least we have not been advised of that) but we will keep an eye on the feedback. In regards to amenities, this is standard not luxury accommodation but towels are standard hotel quality as is the toilet paper. We try and include as much as possible for our guests so a basket of kitchen provisions such as foil, glad wrap, dishwashing liquid, bin liners etc and in the bathrooms some basic toiletries. This is self catering accommodation so these items are included as a courtesy. We will ensure our descriptions regarding the TV are amended, this was written a number of years ago when flat screens were the 'latest'. This is a very popular spot in summer and is always very very busy. The Sandpiper is located a short distance from the hustle and bustle in a quiet street. The local caravan park charges $190 for a cabin for 2 guests at this time of year, our Sandpiper Cottage ranges from $190 -$250 per night and we believe it has more privacy, style and seclusion together with more attention to detail on bedlinen and those special touches. Again, many thanks for all the positive feedback and the information for guests reading this in the future.
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DebH2802 wrote a review Nov 2015
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
I head to Rye at least once a year, always at Blue Moon Cottages, this time we stayed at Sandpiper, what a lovely, quaint beachside cottage, it suited myself, niece and little dog Daisy, we had a wonderful time on the Melbourne Cup Weekend. Weather good, and lots of cafe and beach walks. Thanks again. Deb
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Date of stay: November 2015
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Blue_Moon_Cottages, Owner at Blue Moon Cottages
Responded 17 Nov 2015
Thanks Deb. Hoped you liked all the renovations that have taken place at the Sandpiper. it would have been a perfect size for you. Best wishes and see you back again soon.
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creamyncookie wrote a review Oct 2015
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Had a great time at 'The Sandpiper', cute little cottage right in the heart of Rye precinct and easy 5 minute less walk to the beach. Very private property with its own outdoor BBQ area. Love the fact that it was pet friendly.
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Date of stay: October 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Blue_Moon_Cottages, Owner at Blue Moon Cottages
Responded 10 Nov 2015
Thanks so much for taking the time to review the Sandpiper. We love this cute cottage too! Yes, lovely and quiet and far from the madding crowd. We look forward to seeing you back again soon.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blue Moon Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Blue Moon Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Flock of Segulls Indoor Market & Cafe (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blue Moon Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Blue Moon Cottages?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Blue Moon Cottages?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Blue Moon Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blue Moon Cottages?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steam Restaurant, Freaky Tiki, and Sisco Pizza Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Blue Moon Cottages?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Blue Moon Cottages?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Blue Moon Cottages?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Quarantine Station (14.1 km).