Frogsong Strawbale Cottage AQUA

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2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
2 bedrooms, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, books
Fridge, microwave, hob, electric kettle

Overview of Frogsong Strawbale Cottage AQUA

Entire homePrivate host

Frogsong Strawbale Cottage AQUA

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Entire home

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 4

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Outdoor space
  • Barbecue grill
  • Fireplace

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-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 Reserve22 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

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

Frogsong Strawbale Cottage AQUA

Family-friendly cottage in Mountain Bay with free breakfast
Frogsong Strawbale Cottage AQUA (No. 3) 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, RED, BLUE, 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 AQUA Family cottage No. 3, sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms - Bedr.1 with a Queen bed : Bed. 2 with 2 single beds, Bathroom has a shower over a full bath, ('safe' step up to bath allows parent to perch comfortably alongside small children bathing); Separate toilet & handbasin 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 RED family cottage No. 1.

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, 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 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
Bedroom 1 consists of queen bed
Bedroom 2 consists of 2 x Single beds

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 offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.

Property manager

Maggie Williams



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
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • WiFi available


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


  • Free breakfast available


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Soap
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Games
  • Books
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Phone

Things to do

  • Boating on site

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host (a party not acting within their trade, business or profession). EU consumer law relating to professional hosts will not apply to your booking. However, the Book with Confidence Guarantee and the cancellation policy set by the private host will cover your booking.
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
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Fantastic Pet Friendly Family Accommodation High Country House
Fantastic Pet Friendly Family Accommodation High Country House
Fantastic Pet Friendly Family Accommodation High Country
Fantastic Pet Friendly Family Accommodation in the High Country

About this area

Mountain Bay

This cottage is located in Mountain Bay. 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 Lake Eildon National Park and Loyola G109 Bushland Reserve. Travelling with kids? Consider Mansfield Zoo and Mansfield Racecourse.

What's nearby

  • Loyola G109 Bushland Reserve - 13 min drive
  • Mansfield Zoo - 13 min drive
  • Loyola G51 Bushland Reserve - 20 min drive
  • Howqua G120 Bushland Reserve - 21 min drive
  • Delatite Bushland Reserve - 22 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 9 out of 12 reviews
5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 12 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 12 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 12 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 12 reviews
1 - Terrible 8%






Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Great Host
Maggie was a wonderful host. There was great communication and clear notes provided so we could find the place easily. She was also very thoughtful with heating up the cottage before we arrived on both days. After skiing all day it was lovely returning to a pre-heated cottage. She also provided some freshly baked goods which was lovely. The accommodation was comfortable and well priced.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

A great getaway to Mountain Bay
Maggie is very accommodating with all our needs. Freshly baked muffins and loaf of bread are served for breakfast each morning - can't ask for more!! Cottage is well equipped with all cooking utensils and bedding are fully provided, which is handy to have. Look forward to our next stay with Maggie & Dave
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good

Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The cottage is set on a beautiful peaceful property and was actually larger than expected. Maggie’s hospitality is above and beyond with fresh baked bread, cookies and muffins as well as other breakfast foods on offer (eggs, fruit, cereal and museli). We really liked that this cottage had a bath. The main bother for us, which is no fault of the hosts and would be the same anywhere in this area, was the amount of mosquitoes! Despite screens and dashing in and out of doors as quickly as possible there were so many of them! I highly recommend you bring a bunch of mozzie repellents. It’s also worth noting that there isn’t lake access from this area, you need to drive down to Goughs Bay only 5mins away. The property has good access to both Mansfield and Jameson as it’s kind of between the two.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great location and friendly hosts
Easy communication with host. Very accomodating, loved the fresh baked goodies. Fantastic location. Thank you
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Maggie was an amazing host! Great location overlooking lovely bush scenery. Highly recommended!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2021