Fingal House – Luxury Family Retreat
Where coast and country meet, this magnificent family-friendly homestead is set on 5 beautiful acres sleeping up to 24 guests in pure private luxury amongst the green rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula. Within a few minutes’ drive are Bay & Surf beaches, 10 world-class golf courses, 50 cellar doors and all the other attractions of the Mornington Peninsula including walking distance to the St Andrews Beach Brewery and a short 5-minute drive to the famous Peninsula Hot Springs.
***STAYZ AWARDS GOLD MEDAL WINNER – BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY HOME IN AUSTRALIA 2019***
This beautiful family-friendly homestead accommodates up to 24 people with multiple living zones and spectacular outdoor areas to enjoy, including an in-ground mineral swimming pool and spa, along with an Olympic size in-ground trampoline. Elegantly resting on 5 acres overlooking rolling hills, this home is a sanctuary for those wanting to spend time with family and friends.
It’s the perfect place to gather family and friends for a weekend away, a special occasion or a private official corporate work retreat.
PLEASE NOTE: We have a strict maximum of 16 adults allowed on the property at any one time. Our focus at Fingal House is on small gatherings of family and friends. If you have requirements for additional adults on the property, please contact us.
There are 7 beautifully appointed bedrooms each with plush mattresses and luxurious bedding, and each bedroom has heating and air-conditioning.
The kitchen is perfectly set up to cater to groups with brand new double Miele ovens, a large cooktop, Electrolux Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Nespresso Coffee Machine and a large stone bench to prepare gourmet meals. We can also assist you with Private Chef and catering options if required.
The house has multiple living zones for our guests to enjoy. The living room at the front of the house features a stunning fireplace with marble mantlepiece, a 4 seater couch, 2 large armchairs to sink into, and a brand new 55″ LG Ultra HD TV with Platinum Foxtel subscription (that’s every Foxtel channel). The other spacious living room is set up to easily seat 18 people on 3 separate couches plus a large movable table with 6 stools. It features a brand new LG 65″ Ultra HD TV again complete with Platinum Foxtel subscription and access to all your favourite movie and entertainment apps such as Netflix, Stan, Disney+, YouTube, etc.
The back entertaining area of the property features a stunning in-ground mineral swimming pool and spa, in-ground Olympic size trampoline, multiple outdoor seating areas for outdoor entertaining and dining, a large built-in Weber BBQ, and a fire pit with L-shaped bench seating to enjoy on those extra chilly nights. Our casual deck furniture made by Roolf in Belgium is able to be used in the pool as stunning floating pool chairs.
There is a large cubby house complete with climbing wall and exit slide that the kids will love to play in for hours.
We are perfectly set up for official Corporate Retreats with a large dining table capable of seating 14, with a large bench bar seating 8 plus multiple breakout areas. Corporate packages are available midweek with an early check-in of 8am and late check out of 5pm next day for $3000 plus a $440 cleaning fee. If checkout day is a Friday then checkout time will be 1pm that day.
Please note: we do not accept bookings for groups of work colleagues unless it is officially endorsed by the company. Payment can be made by an individual however, it must be an official company gathering or retreat.
Master Bedroom with ensuite – one king-size bed
Bedroom Two – one king-size bed
Bedroom Three – one king-size bed
Bedroom Four – two king single bunk beds plus a king single trundle bed (sleeps five)
Bedroom Five – two king single bunk beds plus a king single trundle bed (sleeps five)
Bedroom Six – one queen-size bed (sleeps two)
Bedroom Seven – two bunk beds with king single on top and queen-size beds underneath which rotate outwards (sleeps six)
Linen is provided for all beds in the house; doonas with covers, pillows, towels, bath mats, hand towels and tea towels are all included as part of the tariff.
We also have 2 x porta-cots with mattress and linen, and 2 x highchairs available for families with young children.
Local attractions & places to explore:
The property is ideally located within a short driving distance of 10 world-class golf courses.
*The National Golf Club (Old Course/Moonah/Gunnamatta) – 5 mins drive
*RACV Cape Schanck Resort – 5 mins drive
*Moonah Links (Open Course/Legends Course) – 6 mins drive
*St Andrews Beach Golf Club – 5 mins drive
*The Dunes Golf Club – 8 mins drive
*The Cups Golf Course – 8 mins drive
*Eagle Ridge Golf Course – 6 mins drive
The house is also perfectly located for easy access to all the attractions of the Mornington Peninsula…
*Peninsula Hot Springs – 5 mins drive
*Arthurs Seat Eagle Chairlift – 15 mins drive
*Enchanted Adventure Garden – 15 mins drive
*Gunnamatta Trail Rides – 10 mins walk
*Ace-Hi Ranch – 5 mins drive
*St Andrews Beach Brewery – 12 mins walk
*Hawkes Vegetables & Farm Gate – 2 mins drive
*Blue Mini Cafe – 5 mins drive
Pets (other than cats) are welcome by prior arrangement. Please note that the property is unfenced on several boundaries and so we cannot guarantee the security of pets.
We have a two-night minimum stay on weekends and three-night minimum stay on all long weekends, including Labour Day, Easter, Anzac Day, Queens Birthday and Melbourne Cup weekends.
Fingal House has a strict ‘no parties’ policy. We welcome bookings from groups that are happy to abide by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Short Stay Rental Accommodation Code of Conduct, which governs all Short Stay Accommodation Properties on the Mornington Peninsula. Please see our House Rules for a copy of the Code. As per the Code, guests must not use outdoor decks, balconies, pools, spas, or other outdoor areas after 11pm until 7am. We welcome bookings from those guests that understand and will follow these requirements. If you cannot, then please DO NOT book the property. Fingal House is a fabulous place to gather family & friends together, but it is not for throwing parties, and we expect our guests to comply with the Code of Conduct and all our House Rules. With particular regard to the 11pm outdoor curfew, failure to comply with this may lead to a $1000 penalty if a complaint is made by our neighbours to Council. If the breach is serious enough, it may lead to termination of the reservation with no refund.
PLEASE NOTE: The outdoor firepit is NOT to be used between December 1 & April 30. This is a requirement of the Country Fire Authority Act (1958). The CFA declares the Fire Danger Period at the onset of warmer weather to help prevent fires from starting as dry vegetation and hot weather increase the incidence of fires accidentally starting and spreading. This is a key requirement of our house rules. If guests use the fire pit during these times, there will be a fine of $1000.
We are certainly happy to offer early check-in and a late checkout whenever possible.
Weekends (Friday & Saturday nights) – $2000 per night with a 2 night minimum stay
Weeknights (Sunday to Thursday) – $1800 with a minimum 1 night stay
Corporate Rate Midweek (In 8am – out 5pm next day) – $3000
Peak Season (December 21 through January 9) – $3,000 per night with a 4 night minimum stay
Cleaning fee – $440
Minimum 3 night stay on long weekends.
- Air Conditioning
- Cable / Satellite TV
- Car Parking
- Coffee Maker
- Deck / Patio
- Dishes and Utensils
- Hair Dryer
- High Chair
- Hot Tub
- Internet / WiFi
- Laundry: Clothes Dryer
- Laundry: Ironing Board and Iron
- Laundry: Washing Machine
- Lawn / Garden
- Living Room
- Outdoor Grill
- Pantry Items