Frogsong Strawbale Cottage RED; ID p9160844

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2 bedrooms, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Fireplace, DVD player, video library
2 bedrooms, bed sheets, wheelchair access
Fireplace, DVD player, video library

Overview of Frogsong Strawbale Cottage RED; ID p9160844

Entire home

Frogsong Strawbale Cottage RED; ID p9160844

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest stays
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Mountain Bay, VIC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLoyola G109 Bushland Reserve13 min drive
  • Popular LocationHowqua G120 Bushland Reserve21 min drive
  • Popular LocationDelatite Bushland Reserve31 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
    1 single bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Frogsong Strawbale Cottage RED; ID p9160844

Lakefront Cottage with kitchen and patio

Frogsong Strawbale Cottage RED (No. 1) is one of 4 strawbale cottages on the
same high country property in Mountain Bay, Victoria. Click on the links below to easily compare booking availability of our other 3 listed cottages, BLUE, AQUA and YELLOW.

(NB:Covid 19 Safety & Hygiene levels require a 72hour break between bookings.
While these current restrictions are in place, our minimum stay is 2 nights)

The cottages were designed and owner built (2010) in the style of English West Country worker's cottages incorporating passive solar & energy efficient principles & materials into a comfortable small footprint design. Guests enjoy comfortable winter and summer holidays in owner built local strawbale and earthen render cottages in a 5-acre native setting. Each cottage is fully equipped and self contained with galley kitchen, including basic breakfast provisions, tea, milo, and plunger coffee, a healthy house loaf, and generous milk supply.
Our RED Family cottage No. 1, sleeps 4/5 in 2 bedrooms - Bedr.1 with a Queen bed : Bed. 2 with Trilogy bunk beds: Double bed below, Single bed above; Bathroom has a spacious 'Walk in' shower with safety chair and solid glass brick privacy screen, Vanity unit, and hand basin; Separate wheelchair friendly toilet central to all rooms; Open plan lounge dining area, with wood burning heater for winter and cool nights: full length sliding doors out to north facing deck overlooking 5 acres of native garden & dam. The triple earth rendered thick walls, 5 star ceiling / shared wall insulation, north facing prospect and double glazed windows maximise heating and cooling for all seasons, plus floor & ceiling fans / generous supply of extra doonas, throws and hot water bottles for those extreme weather days. Compare these features with our AQUA family cottage No. 3.

A 4km drive/or bike ride (or 200 metre ramble down our property)takes you to Lake Eildon and a lakeside stroll through Goughs Bay to Picnic Point with its lookout over the lake, picnic tables, sheltered gas BBQ facilities and children's playpark, or beyond as far as the beginnings of Eildon National Forest. Frogsong cottages provide an eco-sustainable Landcare haven from which to explore the rivers, creeks, tracks, trails and scenery around Lake Eildon, the bustling country town of Mansfield, (21k) Mount Buller & Mount Stirling, National & State parks and all the activities characteristic of the High Country.

Come and enjoy the Lake, Rivers and Mountains at their tranquil best.
Winter sports abound: Cross country, downhill skiing and snowboarding at Mt Buller or Mt Stirling (Mirimbah Access - 40k) or bush walking, fishing, horse riding & cycling. The bustling town of Mansfield is only 15 mins away, offering a range of interesting eateries, shopping and markets, and shuttle access to Mount Buller and Stirling, along with snow equipment hire and purchase.

Our 4 Frogsong cottages are spacious to suit the needs of families or friends and can accommodate a total of 15 guests if all booked together.

2 bedrooms Sleeps 4/5
Bedroom 1 consists of queen bed
Bedroom 2 consists of Trilogy bunk beds: Double bed below, Single bed above

This cottage is fully self-contained, with kitchenette, cheerful wood burning heaters in the lounge area that looks through north facing french windows onto private decks. As well as the passive solar heating that this provides, solar panels provide hot water and power, while the strawbale walls keep the living spaces insulated against heat and cold.
All linen, towels, tea and plunger coffee provided with continental breakfast including a house-made loaf and muffins on Sunday mornings.
An attractive grassed and shaded BBQ area is available for our guests informal use, along with 5 acres of native open grass and bushland for onsite rambling. Or BBQ at Gough Bay's Picnic Point, a gentle ramble around Mountain Bay, Gough's Bay and the swimming spots at local rivers & creeks
Rates: $180 per night
Check in: from 2pm Check out: 11 am
Onsite parking
Pets Considered*:
*Please Note: no secure fencing around property due to the local native animals wandering around the property...
Pets must be supervised at all times
Please bring your own pet bedding/bowls etc
Flexible Check in and Checkout times – please discuss with property manager
Rooms are Smoke Free
Other guests may be onsite so please respect each other’s privacy
Please contact Property Manager to discuss booking options for larger groups. Discounts may apply

Local Attractions:
LOCAL WINERIES within 15 mins drive
*Delatite Winery *Kinloch Winery *Buller View
BOUTIQUE BEERS Jamieson Brewery
6 boutique beers on tap
Lake Eildon is only minutes away
Mt Buller is approx 20min to the Entry Gates

Year round Hiking on many bush tracks in the foothills of the mountains.
Horse riding at Merrijig and Barwite.
Cycling, Boating, Fishing and Trail bike riding
Olive Groves, Berry & Cherry Farms
Entertainment for all the Family at:
Mansfield Armchair Cinema
Mansfield Zoo, Botanic Gardens
Scenic Flights
Local theatre group productions
Farmers Markets every 3rd Sat of the month
"Made in Mansfield" - featuring local artists and crafts people
Air-conditioned accommodation at this cottage offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer hobs, microwaves, separate dining areas and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Maggie Williams
Speaks English

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


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Property is kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Cross-country skiing and snowboarding nearby

Parking and transport

  • Car required


  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Spices
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • Free breakfast available


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Dining room


  • DVD player
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Near a laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo
  • Near the bay

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Boating on site
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Jet skiing nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 12:00 PM


Check-out before 4:00 PM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

Frogsong Strawbale RED Mountain Bay
Frogsong Strawbale RED Mounta
Frogsong Strawbale Cottage RED
Frogsong Strawbale Cottage Red; ID P9160844 Cottage
Frogsong Strawbale Cottage Red; ID P9160844 Mountain Bay
Frogsong Strawbale Cottage Red; ID P9160844 Cottage Mountain Bay

About this area

Mountain Bay

Located in Mountain Bay, this cottage is on a lake. Delatite Winery and Mansfield Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Loyola G109 Bushland Reserve and Loyola G51 Bushland Reserve. Mansfield Zoo and Mansfield Racecourse are also worth visiting. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Loyola G109 Bushland Reserve - 13 min drive
  • Mansfield Zoo - 13 min drive
  • Howqua G120 Bushland Reserve - 21 min drive
  • Delatite Winery - 25 min drive
  • Delatite Bushland Reserve - 31 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 31 out of 40 reviews
5 - Excellent 78%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 40 reviews
4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 40 reviews
3 - Okay 3%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 40 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 40 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%






Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Piece full getaway
Beautiful location, stunning view and a great place to unwind
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely loved our stay.
Thank you to Maggie and Dave for a wonderful stay. The cabins were immaculate, the lactation was extremely peaceful, the kids and the dog loved the dam and the open space. Maggie’s muffins, breads and jams were all amazing. A wealth of local knowledge when it comes to places to visit and explore. A wonderful couple who made out stay very welcoming!
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2021

4/5 Good

A break in the mountains
A nicely laid back experience, with everything we needed. Expansive breakfast supplies, AND farewell muffins...all much appreciated
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Fabulous Frogsong
We had the best time at Frogsong. Maggie and Dave were Helpful and friendly hosts who went out of their way to make our stay so enjoyable. We are vegan, and they gave us special home made treats every day, fresh home made bread and jams, fruit - We were so well looked after in every way. And our dog Molly was made very welcome and had a great time The strawbale cottage is cosy and comfortable and looks out on native trees where the birds sing us their song in the mornings and the frogs sing in the evening. Lovely walk around Gough’s Bay on Lake Eildon accessible from their property, easy access to other great walks and the town of Mansfield. We will be back.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021

5/5 Excellent

Both Maggie and Dave are very nice and kind people. Caring and loving attitude, made us feel happy.
Excellent location, nice house and lovely owners!