St Ives Cottage

2 bedroom Cottage for rent in Rye

Sleeps: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Min nights: 2 - 7

$276.00 - $419.00*per dayprice range estimate for 6 guests*

Guest rating: 4.4 / 16 reviews

St Ives Deck

Winter Special Offers:

*Sunday for Free Offer
Book 3+ nights including a Sunday between 16 April and 20 Sep 2018 and your Sunday night accommodation is free. To take advantage of this offer, book Friday and Saturday nights and then add a note to your booking asking us to add the Sunday for Free. Or, book Monday and Tuesday nights and add a note to your booking asking us to add the Sunday for Free. We will then contact you to confirm. Offer not available Queen's Birthday Weekend.

*Midweek Mindfulness
Receive 2 FREE Peninsula Hot Springs Bath House Passes when booking any midweek stays (Monday-Thursday). Valid until 31st May for stays up to 31st August.  Quote Promotional Code: MINDFUL in your notes when booking.

Decorated in a classic beach house style with blue and white interiors this original beachside cottage has a beautiful coastal feel. The deep navy wall in the lounge give it a distinctly nautical feel.

Positioned only 500 metres (5 mintue walk) from the calm waters of the bayside beach at Rye. The location is perfect for the kids in summer with miles of sand and safe shallow wading waters, walk down with all your beach gear and walk home again. In winter go windsurfing or walk the dog on the beach. The property is pet friendly too with a kennel available.


Inside the cottage is comfortable and large enough to accommodate a family or two couples.

The lounge room has a lovely log fire and bookcase full of books, comfy sofa and chairs. To keep everyone entertained there is FREE wireless internet, a DVD collection and outdoor games and things for the beach.

The kitchen has everything you need for your stay and has bench dining overlooking the large front yard. There is also a separate dining room looking out over the back yard.

To keep you cool in summer there is an air conditioner in the lounge and overhead fans in the main bedrooms. For winter stays there is a log fire and plenty of logs to keep you toasty.


The cottage is set in a garden that is large enough for kids and pets to run around safely protected on all sides by high fencing and native plantings blurring the boundary lines and creating a cosy oasis. There is also a swing set for little kids. Add a large wraparound deck with outdoor furniture made by a local Melbourne furniture designer, local sculpture and bbq and your days and evenings are complete. 


The cottage has 2 bedrooms. One bedroom has a king bed which can be split into 2 king singles and the other has a queen bed.


There is one family bathroom, complete with spa bath and a shower over the bath.


Luxury bedlinen and towels provided
Basic kitchen essentials and toiletries
Log fire
Wall Heaters
Air Conditioner
Nespresso Coffee Machine
Free Wireless Internet
Ceiling fans
Cot & high chair
Off street parking

Breakfast hamper available on request


PENINSULA HOT SPRINGS - 5 minutes by car
SORRENTO VILLAGE - 15 minutes by car
RED HILL WINERIES - 15 minutes by car
RYE VILLAGE - 15 minute walk
SWIMMING BEACH - 5 minute walk

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Rye VIC 3941, Australia

Laundry facilities
No smoking
Pets Welcome Outdoors
Children's Playground
BBQ - Gas
Spa Bath
CD Player
Accept VISA
Accept MasterCard
Air conditioning
Linen supplied
Undercover or off street parking
Log fires
Internet access
Fans (ceiling/standard)
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
Boat Ramp Nearby
Baby Cot
Cable/Satellite TV
Pets Welcome Indoors
Books/Magazines Supplied
Videos/DVDs Supplied
Breakfast provisions available for self-cooking
Broadband internet available
Clothes dryer
Cooking facilities
Ferry nearby
Hair dryer
Heaters provided
Iron and ironing board
Reverse cycle heating
Secure parking onsite
Walk to the shops
Washing machine
Bus nearby
In-house Movies/Videos
Free WiFi
Dishes and utensils





Payments received will confirm you have read and agreed to these terms and conditions.



  • Visa (a credit card fee applies)
  • Mastercard (a credit card fee applies).
  • American Express (a credit card fee applies)
  • BPAY* 

*If paying by BPAY a credit card will be requested to be held as a security during your stay.


If you do not choose a payment plan then to confirm an accommodation booking, a deposit of 50% for the total accommodation or package is required.  The booking will be confirmed via email on receipt of the deposit.



Full and final payment for the holiday booking is required 30 days prior to the commencement of the holiday.  If the outstanding balance has not been received by the 30th day prior to the booking commencement date, Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats reserve the right to cancel the booking without notice and the guest will forfeit the deposit.  Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats reserves the right to pre-authorise your credit card prior to your arrival.



You give us preauthorizathion to debit your credit card up to $1000.00 should we need to without notice to remedy any damages or repairs, replace missing household items, as a result of excess cleaning, the removal of garbage and debris from the property, to recover expenses as a result of excessive usage or as a result of breaches of the terms and conditions.

In the event of an account being in default and being referred to an external party for collection the customer shall be liable for all resulting costs arising from the recovery, including commission which would be payable if the account is paid in full and legal costs including demand costs.



All deposits and payments are not refundable. We are not required to provide a refund if you change your mind about the services you asked for.

Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats strongly recommends that you obtain travel insurance and will not be held responsible for costs, loss of deposits and payments made or other fees incurred due to cancellations resulting from but not limited to acts of terrorism, act of God, war, strikes, theft, delay, cancellation, civil disorder, disaster, Government regulations or changes in itinerary or schedule or from any occurrences or conditions beyond its control.

If you need to change your booking for any reason, given 30+ days notice you can however transfer your booking to new dates or transfer them to other nominated guests. (for Peak Season bookings, 60+ days notice is required).

Cancellations within 30 days (60 days for Peak Bookings) require full payment of accommodation and services booked.

If you have to cancel a booking we will attempt to resell the dates for you and if we are successful we will reimburse you your deposited funds less $99 cancellation fee.



We will notify you via SMS as soon as the property is available on your day of arrival. This will be sometime before 2 or 3PM depending on the property.

PLEASE NOTE 23rd DECEMBER TO 28th JANUARY arrival time can be as late as 4pm for all properties

Departure time is 10am by the latest


NO LATE CHECKOUTS ARE PERMITTED between 1st December to 31st January.

LATE CHECKOUT up to 12 noon is at the discretion of the management and must be prearranged the night before departure and is dependent on other guests arrival that day but if agreed will not incur a charge.

Late checkout after 12 noon is at the discretion of the management and must be prearranged the night before departure and if agreed will incur the following additional charges which will be applied to your credit card or be otherwise recoverable from you:

$75.00 per hour up after 12 noon and up to 2pm

For checkouts after 2pm ,the property must be reserved from the previous night and therefore includes an additional nightly charge.



The Owners will make every effort to ensure the property is available as booked. However the Owners reserve the right to make alterations to bookings due to unforeseen circumstances.

To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions.


Free data is available for reasonable usage up to 5GB per day.  Usage is monitored and excess usage above your free allowance will be charged at the rate of $25 per 1GB.

Please note - should the wifi not be available due to technical or service issues NO compensation will be given.


Where properties have log fires, a fire starter pack can be purchased for an additional fee, which includes logs, kindling, paper and fire starters. Logs can also be purchased from the local service station if required.


The property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. In particular; 

  • dishes need to be washed, properly dried and stacked away or dishwasher emptied,
  • BBQ Clean
  • all rubbish removed from the property and placed into appropriate garbage bins provided.  It may be a requirement to take rubbish bins out for collection if you are staying in the property on a collection day, check the collection day in the property compendium, failure to do so will incur $20 per bin fee which will be deducted from your bond. 
  • Pet Owners - please check gardens and pickup anything left by your pet.
  • Pet owners - excessive cleaning of hair on furniture or bedding may also incur a cost.
  • If any or all of these items are not attended to a minimum $75.00 or the additional cleaning time required to bring the property up to standard will be deducted from your credit card or be otherwise recoverable from you.


A mobile phone number must be provided and be contactable when occupying the residence 24/7 for security purposes.

NO SCHOOLIES BOOKINGS PERMITTED or bookings for groups under 25 years of age.


Should not exceed the number stated on the Confirmation Notice or subsequently agreed in writing or email.  Bookings will be made for the maximum number of guests you require to stay at the property at any time regardless of the number of days your additional guests choose to reside with you. We will not breakdown the cost of the bookings based on individual days for individual guests. NO DAY GUESTS ARE PERMITTED.


Guests are at no time permitted to erect swimming pools, inflatable play equipment, shade tents,  camping equipment, park caravans or such like on the property which will constitute grounds for re-entry, eviction and forfeiture of security bond.


Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments.

The accommodation is for registered guests only. Parties are not permitted under any circumstances and there is to be no noise audible between 10pm to 8am and no excessive noise at any other time.  Evidence of parties/use as party venue the bond will be forfeited in full.

A $100 deduction will be charged with each security or caretaker callout. If after one warning for noise and behaviour property manager or its respresentatives has reasonable grounds to believe that the property is being damaged, at risk or guests and visitors are in breach of the Terms and Conditions, the property manager has the right to inspect the property, vacate the property of guests and visitors and retain the security deposit.


Damages, breakages or loss to or from the property are the tenants responsibility during their stay. Tenants shall be liable for all costs and expenses incurred as a result of such damage, breakages or loss. Without prejudice to any other remedies available, Owner shall be entitled to have recourse to the security bond to cover such costs and expenses and/or debit any credit card used to make the principal payment.  In addition, a $50 - $150 maintenance will be charged for Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats 

FURNITURE must note be moved from its original position to avoid damage.

LOSS – the owners take no responsibility for your or your guests’ or invitees’ personal property during your stay or items left at properties on departure.  It is recommended that all guests and visitors purchase travel insurance to protect against loss of belongings, cancellations, injury and death.


Property managers will endeavour to describe the property and its position to the best of their ability and in good faith.  We do not take any responsibility for incorrect descriptions or omissions and will not be held liable should the property not match your expectations.


Two cars only are allowed per property and parking is permitted only in allocated parking bays. Please do not park on the nature strips.


A full book of instructions is supplied in each property detailing how all the appliances work etc. If you require a member of staff to assist with any problem during your stay a $100 attendance fee may be incurred if the problem is not a fault in appliances or utilities etc.


Our gardening and maintenance staff may require access to the gardens and property during your stay, we ensure these visits are kept to a minimum but are sometimes unavoidable to ensure the high maintenance of the property. Should maintenance need to enter the property we will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible.


Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats is strictly NO SMOKING indoors. Guests found smoking will be asked to leave and all additional cleaning and deodorizing costs will be charged. Any damage caused by smoking will also result in extra charges.


  • Settings for any pool or spa are automated and any guest who tampers with the pool settings will lose their bond. In addition, please be mindful of Condition 7 above and we therefore ask you not to use the pool after 10pm and before 8am as a courtesy to our neighbours.
  • Should the pool be unusable for up to 24 hours due to routine maintenance, no compensation will be given. We endeavour to ensure that maintenance disruptions are kept to a minimum.
  • Never allow the water level to drop below the filter box, this could cause irreparable damage (damage caused will be deducted from your security bond – heater replacement is up to $4000.00)
  • Never put any bubble bath, detergent, oils or dyes in the swimpsa as they stain the surface and clog the filters. The pool will be tested after you leave and any maintenance required will be deducted from your bond (average cost to drain and clean is $1000.00).
  • Food or drink is NOT permitted in the pool. Glass is strictly prohibited as broken glass in the pool will require the pool to be drained and cleaned – $1000.00 fee)
  • Never allow pets into the pool and keep pets away from the pool area. Pets in a pool are equivalent to a large number of people (30 – 40) being in a pool. It will immediately affect the chlorine levels and make the pool unsafe to swim in. The water will become cloudy and pool maintenance and cleaning supplies will be necessary to rebalance the level. The pool may then not be available to you or following guests during a period of time. Compensation to following guests is costly and all expenses will be deducted from your bond.



Pets are only allowed where specific arrangements have been made prior to arrival. In those instances…

  • Please bring your own bedding and bowls for your pets.
  • Do not allow pets on bedding and furniture.          
  • Do not lock pets inside while you are out. We do not take responsibility for pets left in courtyards or fenced gardens, you must do so at your own risk.
  • Constant barking and/or howling is not acceptable. Complaints from nearby residents and guests will be referred directly to the owners, including the matter of refunds due to early departures.
  • Please check the courtyards and garden areas thoroughly before you leave and clean up any messes left by your pets. Failure to do so will mean you incurring additional charges.
  • Large or small kennel available on request.
  • Your pets are an extension of you.  You will be charged for any damage at the property including damage done to plants, driveways, irrigation systems, hosepipes, outdoor furniture etc caused by your pets.  Providing pet friendly property does not mean that your pets can cause damage and disruption to outdoor areas.

We understand not all pets are created equal so if you are unsure about any of the above conditions please talk to us first if you have any hesitations, we can advise you on the type of gardens at our properties to ensure your pet is safe and the owners property is respected.

Variations to these conditions may only be made by prior arrangements with the owner in writing.


In the event that the property is withdrawn by the property owner, Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats will endeavour to locate a property of equivalent specifications.  However, should the alternative property be unavailable or unsuitable, the guest will receive a full refund.


In the event of a problem or complaint you must inform Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats immediately so management has the opportunity to rectify the situation as quickly and efficiently as possible within reasonable time. Failure to follow this procedure may hinder the ability to rectify the problem or complaint and will extinguish any claim for compensation.

By agreeing to these terms and conditions you acknowledge that if we are able to solve a problem within 24 hours then you are not due a refund

The best thing about our stay was how nice and relaxing the St Ives cottage was.4/5 by ,
This was our first visit to the peninsula and the great accommodation really helped us unwind. We found the fireplace and bottle of wine were great touches. It was comfortable and clean and the kitchen had everything we needed to cook our own meals. We have already said we will stay at this place again, the next time we are down on the peninsula.5/5 by ,
A lovely cosy cottage in a great location!! Fabulous backyard and a bonus pet friendly accomodation!4/5 by ,
We really enjoyed the ambiance of the place as we arrived, they had nice jazz music and a complimentary bottle of wine for us on arrival. Fire place was cozy and enjoyed perks such as a towel warmer in the bathroom.I would suggest maybe some board games for the guests, we were hoping to find more than just a deck of cards. We did enjoy the movie and magazine selection though:)5/5 by ,
St Ives was a simple, cute little cottage that was perfect for our needs. Tastefully decorated, with modern renovations, it was everything we wanted. Very child friendly.4/5 by ,
We enjoyed our stay and found the house very clean and cosy. We had a relaxing time, and would love to come back.4/5 by ,
Enjoyed the fire place and the spa bath. It was a cosy little cottage that easily met our needs and more. Was a nice start to our holiday. Thank you4/5 by ,
St Ives cottage was very cosy, and very well decorated and appointed.5/5 by , VIC
We felt like we were at home at st ives cottage from the moment we walked in the door. We arrived early evening to find the music playing, the lights and heater on and a local bottle of red wine waiting. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed. The size of the yard was more than i expected, our dog had a great time. Thank you for providing such great, pet friendly accommodation.5/5 by , NSW
The place was very well furbished and tastefully decorated. It was great to have proper supplies there like decent dishwashing detergent and glad wrap - it made the stay much more pleasant on arrival! We really appreciated the porta cot. The cottage is on a huge block so would be great for a stay when our bub grows up. Having full linen and a bbq was also great. Made the stay very convenient. We missed not having a dining table with four adults staying there.4/5 by , VIC
My stay was superb. The fire lit, wine on the table and the music playing was very welcoming and gave the place a warm feeling. The house was very comfortable and clean. This is one of the nicest houses I have stayed in and would have no hesitation recommending St Ives Cottage to anyone.5/5 by , VICTORIA
We thought the Cottage was terrific. Accommodation was an excellent standard and would definitely return.4/5 by , VICTORIA
A lovely cosy cottage, with everything that we could ask for. Would highly recommend.4/5 by , VIC
We had a lovely time in this stunning little cottage. The facilties included- DVDs magazines, kitchen utensils- EVERYTHING was provided for. It was really comfy and clean and we will be back again for sure.5/5 by , VIC
We loved it.5/5 by , VIC
The cottage was excellent. Well set up. Nicely furnished.Large yard .4/5 by , VIC
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