Summerhays Cottage

Cottage in Phillip Island

3 reviews (5.0)

Summerhays Cottage is bordered by a tranquil garden with a large deck area. It is close to beaches, nature walks, Churchill Island, San Remo, Newhaven, Rhyll, Cowes and many other. Perfect for two!

$256.80 - $342.40
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
Book from $256.80 per day Low commission
1 bedroom 1 bathroom Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night

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A holiday to remember for couples.

Summerhays Cottage offers self-contained motel style accommodation for couples in a spacious cottage bordered by a tranquil garden with a large deck area. It is close to beaches, nature walks, Churchill Island, San Remo, Newhaven, Rhyll, Cowes and many other sites and activities. Perfect for two.

We provide:

A charming cottage with bedroom area, kitchenette, separate bathroom/toilet, separate sitting room, several deck areas, BBQ, separate laundry and a delightful, shady garden.

  • Bedroom area
    • Queen bed with side tables and lamps
    • Single bed
    • Wardrobe
    • All bed linen, pillows etc.
    • Reverse cycle airconditioning
    • Additional fan & heater
  • Kitchenette
    • Table & chairs for 2
    • Fridge, sink, dish washing materials, tea towel & hand towel
    • Electric jug, toaster, microwave, sandwich maker
    • Crockery, cutlery, glasses etc.
    • Tea, coffee, sugar - byo food
  • Bathroom area
    • Towels - byo toiletries
    • Hair dryer
  • Sitting room
    • Couch
    • Free to air digital TV (not Foxtel)
    • Coffee table
  • Outside
    • BBQ
    • Variety of deck furniture
    • Laundry with washing machine, pegs, brooms etc.
    • Clothesline

Summerhays Cottage is central for swimming, surfing, fishing, boating, walking, exploring, shopping, or just reading and relaxing in the garden.
It is:

  • 3 minutes walk from safety beaches
  • 4 minutes walk from local shops
  • 10 minutes walk from the Chocolate Factory & Phillip Island Tourist Information Centre
  • 5 minutes drive from Cape Woolamai surf beaches and nature walks
  • 5 minutes drive, or 30-45 minutes walk, from Churchill Island, Newhaven & San Remo
  • 15 - 20 minutes drive in one direction to Wonthaggi and in the other direction to anywhere on the island.

To help us keep Summerhays Cottage as you would like to find it, we ask that:

  • You don't smoke anywhere on the property.
  • You don't bring any pets.
  • You are respectful of our neighbours' right to a quiet night's sleep.
  • You place your rubbish in the bins.


  • Laundry facilities
  • Pets not allowed
  • No smoking
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • Linen supplied
  • Fans (ceiling/standard)
  • DVD
  • Camp kitchen
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Baby Cot
  • Bath towels provided
  • Hair dryer
  • Heaters provided
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Reverse cycle heating
  • Walk to the shops
  • Washing machine



Phillip Island is around 100 kilometres south-east of Melbourne. In non-peak times the drive from Melbourne airport, following freeway most of the way, takes about 100 minutes. 


Location map

House rules

To help us keep Summerhays Cottage as you would like to find it, we ask that:

  • You don't smoke anywhere on the property.
  • You don't bring any pets.
  • You are respectful of our neighbours' right to a quiet night's sleep.
  • You place your rubbish in the bins.

Guest Comments

  • We had a relaxing time here. Lovely walks on the beach ... really appreciated the garden. Thank you for your friendly welcome. God bless you as you continue to show kindly hospitality in His name.
    Marion & Don, Melbourne


  • Thank you - cute & comfy cottage with all we needed for a great weekend away. Great standards of cleanliness too. Attention to detail was awesome.
    Joe & Ori, Melbourne


  • We enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. You have thought about every single thing to make our stay wonderful. We will definitely recommend you. Thank you very much.
    Sepalie, Kamila, Methel & Methmi, Melbourne


  • Thank you Doug. We had a very relaxing week. Slept in a lot and visited most places around the Island & went as far as Inverloch. Loved the Blue Wrens and the little bunny in the garden.
    Wal & Marilyn, Melbourne


  • Our first holiday in five years. Thank you so much for your kindness and company. We have really enjoyed re-connecting with each other.
    PS: This place is so beautifully looked after you must clean it in your sleep.

    Tania, Lauren & Jared, Melbourne


  • We had a fantastic time staying at the cottage. We could not be made to feel more welcome and Doug and Ina provided a cot for our son. We would highly recommend the stay to others.
    Bruce, Sharon & Jacob, Perth


  • Thank you for a lovely stay. The accommodation was lovely, so clean and tidy. Your hospitality was great and we had great fun exploring the island. We will definitely recommend you!
    Chris, Julia & Max, Melbourne


  • Thank you very much Doug for your thoughtful arrangements for Lukas and the beautiful place! Hope we can come back some day! Best wishes.
    Anne, Lukas & Martin, Canada


  • What a superb cozy, wee 'bach' (in my lingo); lovely stay thank you.
    Christine, Melbourne (& NZ)


  • Thank you Doug & Ina for an absolutely lovely place to stay. Will be back.
    Wayne & Jo, Melbourne


  • Congratulations Doug and Ina on your "attention to detail". A very relaxing, enjoyable stay on P. I.
    Hazel & John, Sunbury


  • Thanks for the use of your cottage. It worked really well for us. A great reflective time. And we enjoyed the island very much.
    Kerrie & Charles, Queenscliff


  • Thanks to you and Ina. We had a great time. Did a lot of walking and sight seeing. We will pass the word around re. your cottage. It's a beautiful place.
    Sukanthi & Senaka, Melbourne


  • Thank you for a lovely stay! Very relaxing.
    Tania, Aiden, Sienna & Oliver, Melbourne


  • As usual we had a great time on Phillip Island and thank you for your hospitality which made our weekend all the more enjoyable. We look forward to our next weekend on the Island.
    Peter, Peter & Dave, Canberra


  • Thank you for a wonderful stay Doug and Ina. We loved it!
    Alli & Steve, Melbourne


  • Great place! Thank you for having me.
    Jan, Queensland


  • Thank you for a very nice holiday. It was a great 86th birthday.
    Glenda & Hazel, Darwin & Melbourne


  • We had a lovely stay. Thank you!! Your house is beautiful and we'd recommend to anyone to stay there.
    Melissa, Melbourne


  • We had a peaceful and relaxing stay. Thank you so much!
    Herbert and family, Melbourne


  • Great place to wind down and prepare for a challenging journey. Thank you Doug and Ina.
    Peter & Carmel, Vincentia, NSW


  • What a wonderful start to the new year. Thank you Doug & Ina, for your welcoming smile and hospitality made our stay enjoyable. Your beautiful landscaped garden and a great cottage retreat was perfectly suited to our family of 3. Thank you kindly.
    Tony, Fotina & Danielle, Melbourne


  • I had such a fantastic weekend. The cottage is perfect. We will be back and will recommend it to friends.
    Julia, Brisbane


  • As always we loved staying at Summerhays and a big thanks again.
    Andrew & Delma, Sydney


  • Thanks. God Bless.
    Shen family, Melbourne


  • Spent a pleasant four days in quirky Summerhays Cottage exploring the delights of Phillip Island. Friendly, welcoming hosts, perfect little cottage in idyllic garden setting
    Paul, Janet, Belfast, and grandson Jarrah, Melbourne


  • Thanks. Everything for our comfort and more.
    Janice & Paul, Melbourne


  • Thank you for great accommodation. We had a great weekend, weather and all...the cottage is very cleverly set up, we appreciate the effort put into it...pretty sure we'll be back some time in the future.
    Snez & Vel, Melbourne


  • Thank you for being so helpful and for your lovely cottage, beautiful garden and time of relaxation. Many thanks! Loved our little visitor in the secret garden too. Laura loved the Chocolate Factory too! Thanks for a warm welcome and for making us feel at home right throughout our visit. We've thoroughly enjoyed our time here and will be in touch next time we visit the Island.
    Colin, Amanda & Laura, Tarneit


  • We enjoyed Christmas holiday with lovely cottage. Comfortable & peaceful & relaxed. We'd never forget this lovely garden.
    Sung Jin & Julie, Melbourne


  • A lovely cottage - we enjoyed our time here and return home refreshed. Great weather, great area - Many thanks!
    Janet & Arthur, Melbourne


  • This is a wonderful retreat, great value and we will be recommending it to our friends.
    Sonia & James, Melbourne


  • Thank you for a lovely weekend retreat. We love your home and felt very relaxed! We will be back!
    Kim, Veronica & Ryan, Patterson Lakes


  • Thank you Doug & Ina for a lovely, albeit short, honeymoon in your gorgeous getaway. We had a peaceful, cosy time and recharged our batteries ready for four kids home for school holidays.
    Tania & Dave, Montrose


  • So glad we won the auction at the Trivia Night to come here! It was warm inside while freezing outside. Thank you so much. Loved your recommendation of the old picture theatre.
    Nicole & Darren, Mt. Egerton


  • Thank you Doug & Ina. You both made us feel right at home & Zach loved using Doug's secret magic path! Can't wait to come back!
    Kim & Zach


  • Dear Doug & Ina,
    What a lovely little hideaway! Thank you for your warm welcome and your assistance throughout our stay.

    Paola, Greg & Clarissa


  • Thanks a lot Doug and Ina. We enjoyed our stay here. Beautiful place, we will come again!!!
    Mujib, Shazia & Ameen


  • We didn't know before that Paradise was on the other end of the globe. And we didn't know that it was possible to get there without dying. Now we know! Thanks for the lesson.
    Kristina & Jan, Sweden


  • Thanks again Doug & Ina! Great House, Great Race. Looking forward to our stay in October 2011.
    Andrew, Colin & Henry, NSW


  • Thanks Doug. You have a great set up. Pencil us in for 2010.
    Flaxman brothers, Qld


  • Thank you heaps for your hospitality and tourism ideas during our stay. We will definitely be recommending this place to family and friends. I'm not sure when but we will be back at some stage for another holiday.
    Paul, Chrissy, Isabel & Isiah, Geelong


  • Had a great time at the cottage and on the island. Quite a memorable stay all round. Once again many thanks and look forward forward to calling you up again when I have time for another break!
    Rod, Sydney


  • We've had a wonderful four days on the island, surfing, fishing. Thank you for sharing your lovely house with us.
    Tim & Sally, Melbourne


  • We had a wonderful time despite Scottish wind/rain to make us feel at home. Koalas, & penguins were magical and the sun shone for all our walks. Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Andrew & Margaret, Scotland

Check-in & check-out times

Check-in: 14:00:00
Check-out: 10:00:00

Terms & conditions


  • Peak Season
    Monday prior to Motorcycle GP weekend through to Sunday after Easter.
  • Peak 13/14
    Monday 14/10/2013 to Sunday 27/04/2014
  • Peak 14/15
    Monday 13/10/2014 to Sunday 12/04/2015
  • Minimum stay two nights. Total paid in advance by EFT or cheque.
  • Children under 3 - free, children 3 to 12 - $20 per night
  • A bond may be required in some circumstances.
  • We reserve the right to change prices, details and information at any time without notice.
  • Payment implies acceptance of our terms and conditions.
  • Directions and access details will be emailed or posted on receipt of payment.


  • Sample rates based on a couple.
  • Please ask about other possibilities.
  • One queen, one single, room for a cot.


  • Sample rates based on 2 adults + 2 children. (Please enquire for an accurate rate)
  • Please ask about other possibilities.
  • One queen, two single, can sleep up to 8 under some circumstances.



Kah Lipp


June, 2019

Doug was an exceptional host! It was clean and tidy upon arrival and he provided good instructions on everything you'd need. Looking forward to more trips to Phillip island!



January, 2019

The cottage was very cute and clean. Doug and his partner were very friendly and great with responding to messages. Would highly recommend to others and would stay again. Thanks Doug!



January, 2019

The summer hays cottage is a fantastic place to stay in Philip Island. Clean and comfortable; perfect for a couple + 1 kid. Can't wait to get back one more time to explore the beautiful island.

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