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Live Big in The Gurdies Tiny House with a View

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Story by Allie Delury

Day 1 – Relax in the Peninsula Hot Springs

We pulled into our second Tiny Away adventure to a modern style tiny house that was seated on a beautiful farm, nestled under two lemon trees. The hosts told us we could make use of them provided we needed them for a drink garnish! The first thing that struck Allie and me was the large windows allowing for the sunlight to flood every inch of the house. We checked in as early as possible so we could spend the bulk of our day at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Allie and I explored each pool, some perched on the top of a tall hill, others surrounding an amphitheater with soothing music. We discovered the healing feeling of the Turkish steam room and the vitalizing shock of the cold pool. After hours in the pools we put our robes on and had a drink and dinner at the dinner café. We returned back to the tiny house, relaxed and relieved of the bodily tension from the long drive earlier in the day.

Day 2 – Run/walk the Bushranger Trail to the Cape Schanck Lighthouse

Waking up, I quickly realized that I haven’t had a better night sleep in Australia. I woke up, bathed in sunlight and feeling energized for the day. After enjoying a big breakfast and a cup of coffee with my love we decided to find a trail and a beach. The hosts told us of the Bushranger trail which leads to a beach and eventually to a gorgeous lighthouse providing guiding light on Cape Schanck. Allie and I drank some water and put on our running shoes and set out on the Bushranger trail. We saw other motivated hikers, many of them passed on encouragement and jokes as we jogged passed them. We hustled to the first long staircase leading to a secluded beach. We explored the rocks and boulders and watched the tide crash on the distant cliffs. Once we caught our breath we hustle back up the steps, huffed and puffed our windy way for the next three kilometers to the Lighthouse at Cape Schanck. We saw some busses in the parking lot, and we felt like we earned the majestic view from the bluffs. Once more we caught our breath and ran back to the trailhead.

Day 3 – Visit the wineries of the Mornington Peninsula

One of the biggest perks about staying in this Tiny Away home is that it’s situated right across the street from the Old Apple Shed at Tallarida Estate—an amazing local winery free of tourists! Take a tour of the facility and relax outside with a variety of homemade wines and ciders. We had lovely conversations with the owner and her dog and found out they do live music there every Sunday. If you want to see a variety of wineries, there are many tour operators no more than 10 minutes from the Tiny Away house that can shuttle you around the area for a day tour.

Day 4: Explore the Bass Coast

Checking in to our tiny home turned out to be a huge treat because right outside the home was a giant, 40-meter labyrinth! The labyrinth has always symbolized a journey to our own center and the passage back out into the world. Funny enough, disconnecting and spending time with the person you love makes that spiritual journey a little easier. After checking in, we headed into the town of Grantville for some dinner and a sunset overlooking French Island.

Day 5: Do a Day Trip to Phillip Island

Phillip Island was hands-down the coolest thing we did on the Bass Coast! There’s so much to do, from watching penguins waddle into shore to tasting a myriad of chocolate flavors at the Chocolate Factory. We decided to explore Phillip Island Wildlife Park—a 60-acre park with free-roaming kangaroos, emus and wallabies. Included in the price of admission is a bag of food that you can use to feed as many kangaroos as you want. If you need something to do at night, check out the Penguin Parade on the southwest side of the island. Each night, hundreds of penguins waddle in from the sea to their burrows around 9pm, and you can watch them from various viewing areas. We decided to call it an early night, so we went north to Cowes to walk along the beach and enjoy another stunning sunset.

Accommodation Places we visited

Live Big in The Gurdies Tiny House with a View

The Gurdies, VIC 3984

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Check-in: 2:00 PM

Check-out: 10:00 AM

Things We Did

Relax in the Peninsula Hot Springs

140 Springs Ln, Fingal VIC 3939, Australia

We checked in as early as possible so we could spend the bulk of our day at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Allie and I explored each pool, some perched on the top of a tall hill, others surrounding an amphitheater with soothing music.  We discovered the healing feeling of the...

We checked in as early as possible so we could spend the bulk of our day at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Allie and I explored each pool, some perched on the top of a tall hill, others surrounding an amphitheater with soothing music.  We discovered the healing feeling of the Turkish steam room and the vitalizing shock of the cold pool. After hours in the pools we put our robes on and had a drink and dinner at the dinner café.

Run/walk the Bushranger Trail to the Cape Schanck Lighthouse

Bushrangers Bay, Bushrangers Bay Walking Track, Cape Schanck VIC 3939, Australia

The hosts told us of the Bushranger trail which leads to a beach and eventually to a gorgeous lighthouse providing guiding light on Cape Schanck. We hustled to the first long staircase leading to a secluded beach. We explored the rocks and boulders and watched the tide crash on the...

The hosts told us of the Bushranger trail which leads to a beach and eventually to a gorgeous lighthouse providing guiding light on Cape Schanck. We hustled to the first long staircase leading to a secluded beach. We explored the rocks and boulders and watched the tide crash on the distant cliffs. Once we caught our breath we hustle back up the steps, huffed and puffed our windy way for the next three kilometers to the Lighthouse at Cape Schanck.

Visit the wineries of the Mornington Peninsula

148 Browns Rd, Boneo VIC 3939, Australia

One of the biggest perks about staying in this Tiny Away home is that it’s situated right across the street from the Old Apple Shed at Tallarida Estate—an amazing local winery free of tourists! Take a tour of the facility and relax outside with a variety of homemade wines and...

One of the biggest perks about staying in this Tiny Away home is that it’s situated right across the street from the Old Apple Shed at Tallarida Estate—an amazing local winery free of tourists! Take a tour of the facility and relax outside with a variety of homemade wines and ciders. We had lovely conversations with the owner and her dog and found out they do live music there every Sunday. If you want to see a variety of wineries, there are many tour operators no more than 10 minutes from the Tiny Away house that can shuttle you around the area for a day tour.

Explore the Bass Coast

121 The Shuntoff, The Gurdies VIC 3984, Australia

Checking in to our tiny home turned out to be a huge treat because right outside the home was a giant, 40-meter labyrinth! The labyrinth has always symbolized a journey to our own center and the passage back out into the world. Funny enough, disconnecting and spending time with the person...

Checking in to our tiny home turned out to be a huge treat because right outside the home was a giant, 40-meter labyrinth! The labyrinth has always symbolized a journey to our own center and the passage back out into the world. Funny enough, disconnecting and spending time with the person you love makes that spiritual journey a little easier. After checking in, we headed into the town of Grantville for some dinner and a sunset overlooking French Island.

Do a Day Trip to Phillip Island

Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Phillip Island was hands-down the coolest thing we did on the Bass Coast! There’s so much to do, from watching penguins waddle into shore to tasting a myriad of chocolate flavors at the Chocolate Factory. We decided to explore Phillip Island Wildlife Park—a 60-acre park with free-roaming kangaroos, emus and...

Phillip Island was hands-down the coolest thing we did on the Bass Coast! There’s so much to do, from watching penguins waddle into shore to tasting a myriad of chocolate flavors at the Chocolate Factory. We decided to explore Phillip Island Wildlife Park—a 60-acre park with free-roaming kangaroos, emus and wallabies. Included in the price of admission is a bag of food that you can use to feed as many kangaroos as you want. If you need something to do at night, check out the Penguin Parade on the southwest side of the island. Each night, hundreds of penguins waddle in from the sea to their burrows around 9pm, and you can watch them from various viewing areas.

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