Bookings are open to all families and groups over 30yrs old.
Caldermeade is set high amidst trees and native landscape, offering sweeping views of the bay and the spectacular terrain of Blairgowrie! From the moment you drive into the property, you will be in awe
Calermeade boasts an impressive collection of bronze sculptures by world renowned artists Gille and Marc. Greeting you on arrival on the front deck is 'Circle of friends', 12 Life sized Chinese Zodiacs loosely based on Ai Wei Wei's Zodiacs.
PLEASE BE WARNED; The sculptures are 'formidable' so please view photos thoroughly to inform young children of the adventure they are in for!
There is also a Rhinocerous (Life Sized!) 'Come out, Come out wherever you are' plus Dogman, Rabbitwoman and Deerman The property is quirky and eclectic and will appeal to Art Lovers.
Also features a stunning entertaining/pool area, designed to enhance the rustic landscape, complete with sun lounges, day bed, and sunken firepit.
Caldermeade comfortably sleeps 11 guests across 4 bedrooms with the option to accommodate 2 additional guests on a separate Double bed.
4th/Top Level - Master bedroom with a private balcony to take in the views, as well as a spacious modern ensuite and walk-in robe. Beautifully decorated with soft furnishing and ceiling fan, TV/DVD, and Foxtel. Just perfect for a parents retreat or couples wanting that extra bit of privacy and indulgence.
3rd Level - Kitchen/Dining and Lounge living, fantastic open plan area with luxurious furnishings incorporating eclectic chic decor with funky artwork and artifacts, selection of floor rugs, split system air-conditioning unit, and a Coonara fireplace which compliments this living zone....very comfy and welcoming! The adjoining kitchen is modern complete with all the latest appliances including an induction stovetop and coffee machine. This level also boasts 2 outdoor alfresco areas which are located off the lounge area. Off to the right-hand side, you will find an outdoor table setting for 10, with a magnificent outlook over the trees. While the other side offers another amazing entertaining area, complete with a day bed and chairs overlooking the tennis court. Perfect for the morning cup of coffee and reading the newspaper.
2nd Level - Upstairs entrance to the property comprising of 1 x Queen Size bedroom, built-in robe, TV, and main bathroom which has a Scandinavian feel with lots of wood, sleek, and very modern, separate bath and European laundry. Adjacent is "The Den" - full of nostalgia ....step back in time! Ceiling to floor bookshelves full of books, board games and memorabilia. Why not play a tune on the piano or play one of the many LPs on the turntable? Or simply sit back and enjoy modern technology with Large Screen TV, Foxtel /DVD with a wide selection of DVDs to choose from. This room oozes character, furnished with retro chairs and a big comfy lounge - the perfect entertainment room for kids or adults wanting to retreat for some solitude or a few quiet drinks. You will also find access to the backyard with another fabulous entertaining area around the firepit, decked out with chairs! Perfect for those colder evenings or just sitting around having a quiet drink and toasting marshmallows. Adjacent to the fire pit is an outdoor hot water shower, perfect to rinse off after the beach. The gas heated pool and spa leads off this area as well, with sun loungers and a daybed with canopy.
There is also an outdoor cooking area with Weber BBQ and Pizza Oven on the second level, leading out from the living room.
1st/Ground Level - Another two bedrooms, one comprising of 1 x Queen bed and 1 x Single bed, built-in robe, TV, and private door/access to the front deck overlooking the yard. The other bedroom comprising of 2 x sets of Bunks and a built-in robe. Common powder room with shower, ultra-modern, and very tasteful.
Bungalow - located at the front of the property! A fantastic area for teenagers wanting to chill out and escape for some privacy. Features a portable fan and heater.
Last but not least...the full-size mod grass tennis court is without a doubt one of the highlights of this property, complete with a fully fitted-out bar/kitchenette, with sink, standard fridge, wine cooler fridge, dishwasher, and microwave. Also comfortable, relaxing outdoor lounges and chairs. Vintage tennis racquets mounted on the walls - one could dream they are playing at Kooyong!
Caldermeade has it all, you will not be disappointed! Spacious, commanding views, stunning gas heated pool, WIFI, the beach practically at your doorstep, tennis court, and privacy! Plenty of parking, enough room for a boat or jet ski. It really is the ultimate Blairgowrie Retreat. Perfect for a couple of families, girls getaways, golf trips, or a group of friends who love to play tennis!
Blairgowrie Village also awaits with its bars, restaurants, boutique shops, and the beautiful calm bay. Or enjoy sailing, fishing, swimming with dolphins, wine tasting, and the famous Peninsula Hot Springs, all just ten minutes away.
Full linen service provided, including bedmaking
Pet Friendly (subject to approval at the time of booking) - please note this property is not fully fenced
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the eclectic style of this property, some younger children may find some of the art throughout the property and grounds to be confrontational.
MagicalJulia and Stefan - 31st May 2022
I can honestly say that my stay at Cladermeade beach house was the best holiday I have ever had. The house itself has an amazing layout, with just so many spaces to retreat to, depending on your mood, it is never boring. There is art everywhere which makes this place feel exciting, fun and thoughtful. Not to mention the playful sculptures that inhabit the grounds, which give it a lovely magical feel. A definite nod (& a wink) to the Peninsula's penchant for public sculpture parks. I found it hard to decide between laszing on the middle deck with a cup of coffee, peering over the modgrass court contemplating a game of tennis; Or hanging out inside enjoying the views of the rolling sand dunes while perusing all the fabulous art books; Or just easing into the day with a cup of tea on the top balcony overlooking the glorious pool. Serious first world problems. But let me tell you about the pool. OMG! Architecturally designed for a start, surrounded by beautiful lush natives, and a couple of the Donnie Darko-esk sculptures, there was no reason to leave this private oasis. The pool water was so clean and fresh, heated if you want, and at night the glow of colour coming from the spa drew us straight in. In 20 mins we were floating in a hot bath looking up at the stars. It was magic. If I ever get the chance I will definitely come again. I highly recommend.
Fabulous celebratory stayCarmel Winfield - 14th April 2022
An absolutely wonderful stay for three generations celebrating a golden wedding anniversary in style. Everyone entranced with the eclectic array of art works everywhere we looked, both inside & out. The pool, spa & tennis court were a huge hit with everyone & on the cool days we loved having the heated pool & spa. A pleasant walk over the dunes too us to secluded beaches. The house gives plenty of space for everyone & plenty of decks & outdoor areas to enjoy. Wine on arrival an appreciated touch
Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for something a bit different!Gabi Skoff - 4th April 2022
This house is absolutely insane. Interesting art everywhere, plenty of well-thought-out and comfortable spaces to spend time in, a beautiful pool area, pizza oven, and a very fun tennis court were just a few of the highlights for us! The master bedroom where we stayed was super comfortable and luxe and the kitchen included everything you could need. Not to mention you're just a short walk away from some spectacular beaches. Felt very lucky to stay in such a special place and would 100% recommend to anyone looking for something a bit different.
Outstanding and unique.Rachel Doyle - 4th February 2022
Outstanding and unique. The artworks throughout are fabulous. Thoughtful addition to have piles of pool towels in a basket - very handy. A few things went wrong / broke essentially due to the age of the property. But the manager's responsiveness was EXCELLENT."
Love love love!!Julie Smith - 2nd December 2021
Caldermeade is the most amazing and eclectic home that I have ever stayed. There is something around every corner and up and down every stair. A good leg workout 😊 The heated pool and spa were an added bonus when the sun came out for us! The different deck spaces were perfect and the top ones all with blinds to keep the wind out. Worked perfectly for our ladies high tea! The house is well pointed with all mod cons, linen and towels. The agents were amazing to deal with. I'll be back!!
Tennis court VegetationPeter Dawson - 16th November 2021
We had a great time, but the vegetation around the courts did hinder playing, as trees overhung the court and the moss did make the courts slippy. This also restricted people who wanted to watch from the balcony. I have recommended this house to many friends.
Amazing entertaining house for a group.Ross Dunn - 29th October 2021
Amazing entertaining house for a group. Lots to do and see in this house. Spaces worked really well.
Our grandchildren will no doubt always remember this house with all its quirky heads and objects. The pool and tennis court, including the club house and permanent spectators were a great hit with all. We were served many imaginary drinks and eats from the kids whilst down at the court and were continually invited to the “coffee shop” 😊 The heads are never ending and spectacular. The house is spacious with all separate rooms and areas and built for entertaining. One almost requires a map at the start as the house is a maze. The only negative was the beds were in need of a mattress upgrade. Thank you Kathryn and I am sure there will be pressure for a return visit. Overall rating 9 of 10
Fantastic PropertyMelanie Lander - 12th March 2021
We stayed at Caldermeade recently with another family. In total, there were 4 adults and 6 children. It was our second visit to Caldermeade as it is such a fantastic property for a large group especially with children. The heated pool is beautiful for both adults and children. The property is tastefully furnished and very quirky. The are multiple entertaining areas both inside and out for which make it a wonderful stay. The tennis court and outdoor bar area are also a wonderful feature.
This house has everything we wanted: Pool spa tennis court arts BBQ sky high view walking distance to the ocean... We are glad we got offered late check out on Sunday. 2 nights staying is definitely not long enough in this amazing house!
Great place, a little expensive in peak season. Awesome pool, great amenities and beautifully styled with lots of amazing art.
Kathryn was so lovely and very accomodating in every way. I was very grateful for help help and flexibility with our booking. She was fantastic!
Great location and access to beaches, shops whilst quiet. A wonderful place to relax whilst kids swam, played tennis and rode to the General Store.
Great location!Erin Pearce - 20th December 2020
Great location. Plenty to do at the house as well as in the area. The heated pool was lovely. Thank you.
Amazing home! Booked this space as a tennis retreat for a group of 7. Did not disappoint! Surprises around every corner with tasteful and artful decor. We will be back.
We had such a beautiful stay - an amazing property we'll visit again
Fabulous space for a group of friends.Agata - 10th July 2020
Fabulous space for a group of friends. Loved the fire pit, heated pool and tennis court...not to mention the stylish decor. Walking distance to a beautiful beach. Great host with prompt communication, we loved our stay!
Fun, welcoming and great setting!Laura - 18th March 2020
Fun, welcoming and great setting. Multiple living areas inside and outside make for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Accommodates a large family with plenty of areas to spread out. Lovely pool and spa and well maintained tennis court.
Love Love LoveMelanie - 29th December 2019
Stunning house with everything you need for a relaxing family holiday and lots more! Fabulous artwork! Outdoor pool with spa is a great place for spending family time. Concierge service very helpful.
Loved the place!Chelsy - 15th December 2019
Loved the place, hope to come back soon. Caldermeade is a 5 star property!
Absolutely wonderful!Sinan - 9th December 2019
Absolutely wonderful! The highlights for me were the full sized tennis court that is in excellent condition with lots of balls and raquets to use, and the bar room equipped with full size fridge and wine cooler and barbecue area. The pool is also lovely and gas heated so heats up really quick as does the spa that is also in the pool. Interior is very stylish with lots of art and some wonderful books to have a read through. All in all we had an amazing stay and will 100% be looking to return to the property! Thank you.
So, so, SO beautiful!Sinan - 8th December 2019
Absolutely loved the property. So beautiful, pool is perfect, and the gas heating aspect makes it a very comfortable dip! Full sized tennis court with the barbecue and bar area adjacent is just perfect. Loved it. Would definitely stay again. Thank you!
Great beach house with eclectic taste in artwork!Barbara - 8th November 2019
Overall we had a great stay and loved all the different balconies for sitting outside, weather permitting.
A brilliant getaway!Rebecca - 17th October 2019
Amazing art and lots of spaces to relax, this house is a brilliant getaway for 2 families or a big group of friends. Thanks Verve, we had a fantastic stay!
What a house!Khurram - 2nd October 2019
What a house... amazing location, and the house had so much character. Only house perhaps with more books than what I own :) 2 x fireplaces to enjoy as the temperature fell. Heaters in all the rooms. 2 x BBQ to host guests. Kids loved the heated pool, roasting marshmallows in the fire pit and of course enjoying tennis ... only 10 mins walk to Spray Point which was beautiful at sunset. Mins away from the beaches of Sorrento, Rye and Portsea made it a very central location. The listing agent were brilliant to deal with - they allowed us to check in early and leave late so we could make the most of it. Will definitely be back!
Overall amazing house, location and holiday!Tamara - 3rd May 2019
Overall an amazing house, location and holiday. Just a couple of tips for maintenance.
A 5 star experience all round!Matthew - 30th April 2019
A 5 star experience all round. Incredible house, beautifully styled, plenty of room. Exceeded expectations - the photos do not do this property justice.
Incredible house, fantastic amenities!Michael - 21st February 2019
Had an awesome stay. Incredible house, fantastic amenities and a really awesome house layout for such a big place that made wondering around really fun.
Beautiful design and layout!Matt - 11th February 2019
Great stay! Beautiful design and layout. Was a memorable weekend.
Awesome viewClaire - 26th December 2018
Stylish property with tennis court and swimming pool, we enjoyed the stay during Xmas. The only down side was the uncomfortable beds, sagging mattress not supportive, other than that everything was perfect!
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