I don’t get out of Melbourne a lot on the weekends. What can I say, it’s simply so exhausting to seek out the time to flee. However, when a possibility got here as much as go to 5 Acres – a luxe new boutique lodging possibility in Phillip Island, I couldn’t go it up. I travelled right down to Phillip island over the weekend for 2 nights, and it was SO good!
Sitting on 5 acres (clearly!) of rugged farmland in Ventnor, within the North West of Phillip Island, Fives Acres is a gaggle of three lovely, design-led farm keep cabins not like every other accomodation on the island. Let’s simply say – they actually increase the bar!
Conceived by husband and spouse staff, Katie and Rom Lamaro, with interiors by Daylesford based mostly designer Belle Shiny, the cabins have been so thoughtfully designed and fantastically appointed – they actually have considered the whole lot! There’s the tremendous useful kitchenette, clad in beautiful AbsoluteMatte Laminex surfaces in a muted palette impressed by the panorama, the softest plush wool carpet within the bed room space, the dreamiest toilet bathed in pure mild through a spectacular skylight over the bathe, and, the piece de resistance – every toilet extends to an outside personal deck, with luxurious concrete bathtub by Concrete Nation!
5 Acres is a ardour challenge for Katie and Rom, who moved from Melbourne to Phillip Island in 2012. While they initially settled within the island’s most important township of Cowes with their younger household, in 2018 they got here throughout this property – and the remaining is historical past! Regardless of having simply accomplished renovations of their current dwelling, the pair simply couldn’t look previous the potential of this rambling nation property, with its sweeping views of Western Port bay, surrounded by rolling farmland. They had been smitten!
After buying the property, the pair instantly set about bringing it to life. Within the first 12 months, they planted over 500 native bushes and shrubs, and established a fruit tree orchard and veggie backyard. And final 12 months, throughout the depths of lockdown (which fortunately wasn’t fairly as limiting in regional Victoria because it was in central Melbourne!) Rom labored together with his brother’s constructing firm, Lamaro Properties, to construct the cabins from scratch, layering them with timber panelling and customized made furnishings – a lot of it handcrafted by Rom.
There actually is one thing so particular about 5 Acres. Other than the unimaginable design, dreamy location and scenic views, the nice and cozy hospitality of locals like Katie and Rom (and actually everybody else we met on the island!) actually does make this an additional memorable regional getaway.
5 Acres Phillip Island is positioned in Ventor, in Phillip Island, round a two hour drive from central Melbourne. Extra information and bookings right here – get in fast!
Lucy travelled as a visitor of 5 Acres.