Just an overnight stay but once we got in there it was quite enjoyable. Comfy, old cottage, but it's the views and the peace you come for. Two problems on the night, one being the the shower head was broken (Museum cottage) and unusable. The other was getting the key to the place. The key is in a lock box that requires a four digit code to release the key. It didn't work. Despite it being mid-afternoon, there was no one available to contact. There was a phone in the key box but it only direct dialled to a 'no answer'. Because there is no mobile service, we had to drive 5 k to get service to search web pages and other numbers. Finally contact someone and get a second code. That didn't work. Drive back to mobile service to then finally get a master code. Way too unresponsive a sytem to be depending on.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on 20 acres of grounds, the Cape Schanck Lighthouse was built in 1859. The lighthouse beam sits 100 metres above sea level, and took the Lighthouse keeper and his 2 assistants 72 turns of the clockwork mechanism to wind it up every 12 hours. The special crystal lens that is still in use was made in France in 1858, and was transported over the vast oceans via sailing ship. It is now valued at more than $5million. 59 circular steps lead up inside the 21 metre high lighthouse which gives spectacular views across the cliffs and ocean to Port Philip Heads in one direction and past Phillip Island to Cape Paterson in the other.Four Cottages occupied by former lightkeepers can now be your base while you explore the Mornington Peninsula. ... more less