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Overview of Oceania House

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1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished
1 bedroom, individually decorated, individually furnished

Oceania House

3.5 out of 5
Guests rated this property 2.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPulu Cocos Museum6 min walk
    Popular LocationPulu Keeling National Park6 min drive
    Popular LocationTrannies Beach117 min drive

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Family Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Bathtub, Garden View

  • 40 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

The Daphne Room

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Bed

The John Sidney Room

  • 30 sq m
  • Lagoon view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Quadruple Room, 2 Queen Beds, Lagoon View

  • 500 sq m
  • Lagoon view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Beds

The George Room

  • 25 sq m
  • Lagoon view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

The Rose Room

  • 33 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Home Island

Located in Home Island, Oceania House is in the historical district and on the beach. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Pulu Cocos Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Pulu Keeling National Park and Trannies Beach. Kayaking, scuba diving and parasailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours nearby.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Pulu Cocos Museum - 6 min walk
  • Pulu Keeling National Park - 6 min drive
  • Trannies Beach - 117 min drive

Getting around

  • Cocos Islands (CCK) - 121 min drive

Restaurants

  • Rasa Di Sayang (Open Wed) — 1 min walk
  • Kafe Ku (7am - 1pm ) — 1 min walk

About this property

Oceania House

Beachfront guesthouse for sun and fun
This guesthouse features a restaurant, a coffee shop/café and WiFi in public areas. Free self parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, a microwave in a common area and a fridge in a common area are on-site. All 6 rooms provide conveniences such as living rooms and fridges, plus microwaves and hobs. Rice cookers and ceiling fans are among the other amenities available to guests. Limited housekeeping is available.
Oceania House offers 6 forms of accommodation with a ceiling fan. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation has separate living rooms. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized fridge/freezers, microwaves and rice cookers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
Recreational amenities at the guest house include complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (AUD 5 per night)

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • 24-hour pick-up airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Free daily reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Free bike hire
  • Hiking/biking trails

Family friendly

  • Full-sized fridge
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Separate living room

Conveniences

  • Library
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Ceiling fan

Food and drink

  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Rice cooker
  • Hob

More

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Separate living room

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from noon - 8:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions; your host will greet you
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Host will greet you

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 10.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Airport shuttle transfer per adult: AUD 2 (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle transfer per child: AUD 0 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 5 per night (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: AUD 2 per room
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: AUD 2 (from 6 to 16 years old)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 per cent
  • Facilities fee: AUD 5 per accommodation, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Breakfast is only available on the first morning of the guest's stay.
Guests should be aware that a cat resides at this property.
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Oceania House Home Island
Oceania Home Island
Oceania House Guesthouse Home Island
Oceania House Guesthouse
Oceania House Guesthouse
Oceania House Home Island
Oceania House Guesthouse Home Island

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2.5/5

Cleanliness

3.0/5

Staff & service

2.0/5

Amenities

2.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Oceania House is pretty much an expensive form of a youth hostel, but with lower par facilities. It is very expensive for the ‘services’ received. The owner Avril Whyte charges such a premium knowing that this is the only accommodation type bookable on commercial platforms for tourists alike. If we knew prior that home stays with locals can be organised, we would’ve opted for this instead. Avril likes to place add-on charges for instance $5 internet browsing which I questioned after paying $1100 for 4 nights in a mosquito infested, dirty, dusty non-air con room. She further exhibited threatening behaviour and swore at me by taking away a snorkelling trip she organised for us due to the lack of mobile reception she was the intermediate person that leveraged herself to book things on our behalf. Avril constantly bombards guests with colonial history which was to no interest to us along with the behaviours of the Clunies-Ross family. The only positive we saw was that it allowed us to stay on Home Island. As a person that has worked in the hospitality and hotel industry for 15 years, Avril Whyte should not be allowed to operate, hopefully the new owners of the house mid 2021 will be much better hosts without the passive aggressive behaviours we experienced from her. STAY AWAY from this if can.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Historic site on Home island that has much potential but needs work to bring it up to a standard for travelling public as interior was dark, old and run down in some areas. Price per room based on one person- surcharge charged for each additional person. We (two of us) used the same bed- had not have this happen at other accommodation and would understand if additional beds used but wasn't the case. Bedding was clean and bathroom older but clean. Room was big but some improvements with lighting for reading and relaxing would be helpful. Our host, Shovel, was excellent. Met us at the airport and made our stay as easy and enjoyable as possible. Very down to earth, helpful and friendly. Has some good ideas for how the placed could run. Made sure we got to all our ferries and entertained us but wasn't intrusive. Also arranged a fantastic local meal at a reasonable price for us- thanks! This place really could do with a clear out of junk and equipment that isn't needed and a spruce up and spring clean as there is huge potential here.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019