Swan Cove on Raymond Island

Victoria, Australia

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Swan Cove on Raymond Island is a property that offers 2 bespoke Tudor cottages, The Garden Cottage and the Beach Cottage. Access to the property is down a beautiful long winding driveway that is only a few metres from the water’s edge and beach.  Both cottages cater for up to 4 people and are inter-connecting to accommodate for larger groups.

Each cottage is 2 storey with bedrooms upstairs and living and bathroom downstairs. The self contained cottages were built around 38 years ago by a German craftsman and feature many unique features such as handmade leadlight windows, handmade wrought iron light fittings and German tiles and original wallpapers throughout.

To add to your experience, the owners provide you and your guests a free gourmet breakfast basket on arrival that includes home grown and local produce.

Layout of Cottages

Ground Floor

Living, kitchen & small bathroom with shower, toilet & basin

Level 2

Bedroom 1 has a queen sized bed

Bedroom 2 has two single beds

  • The recently renovated compact kitchens features a 220L size fridge/freezer, convection microwave, ceramic cooktop & small microwave.
  • Our water is a mix of rain and bore water, which is then filtered through a Pure Tech system so no need to bring water bottles as we work toward zero waste.

About the property

Resident in the tall gumtrees and Old Man banksias are fluffy koalas, spiky echidnas, a family of tawny frogmouth birds, cheeky parrots, magnificent sea eagles and friendly kangaroos. Enjoy swimming, bushwalking, sailing, boating and fishing in a pristine environment…or simply relax and just be.

There is a hexagonal gazebo perfect for meditation or reading - an ideal space to enjoy the outside from a cosy place. The gas barbecue, kayaks and bikes are shared facilities for your use.


  • Self check in
  • Key safe
  • Long term stays welcome

We are very sorry pets are not permitted here.

    Location & Access

    Raymond Island is a small island in the Gippsland Lakes in Eastern Victoria and about 300 kms from Melbourne. Access across to the island is from Paynesville by ferry. Swan Cove is about a 10 min drive from here. Located along a quiet gravel road and only metres from the shore line, the minute you arrive you will feel transported. Experience beautiful sunrises on the beach, relaxing around the crackling fire pit in the evening or just simply relaxing on the Adirondack chairs as you gaze out to sea.  This area is also the ideal destination for wildlife lovers being home to a large koala population.

    The car and passenger chain ferry operates every 20 minutes & takes about 4 minutes to cross. It stops at midnight Fri/Sat nights and 11pm weeknights and the cost is $13 return trip. There is no cost to travel on the ferry as a foot/bike passenger. And important to note, there are no cafes/shops on the island.

    The village of Paynesville has a number of restaurants, cafes, local pub, two supermarkets, a Newsagency, Pharmacy, library & medical centre. 


    Off Street Parking


    Free Wi-Fi

    Dedicated work space

    Beach view

    Lake view

    Washing machine


    Laundry facilities


    Cot & highchair

    Baby safety gates

    Air conditioning

    Portable fans


    Kitchen essentials

    Cooking basics

    Dishes & cutlery

    Dining table

    Toaster & coffee maker

    Oven & stove

    BBQ area

    BBQ grill + utensils

    Water front & beach access

    Lake Access

    Private entrance


    Fire pit & outdoor furniture




    Things to See & Do

    The Gippsland Lakes are a network of coastal lakes, marshes and lagoons in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia covering an overall area of about 354 km² between the rural towns of Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale and Sale. 

    For more information on exploring the region in and around Gippsland Lakes follow the link: Gippsland Lakes

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