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For accommodation in Flinders and Merricks, Cape Schanck Lighthouse offers four options: two three bedroom cottages, one motel style room (off the main cottage verandah), and one single bedroom cottage. Each of these cottages was once the residence of a lighthouse keeper and all the accommodation in Flinders retains the peaceful atmosphere of a past time.

Cottage accommodation in Flinders or Merricks places you in convenient proximity to these beautiful coastal towns, and only a short distance from all the attractions that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer.

Holiday accommodation in Merricks or Flinders puts you in the ideal position to visit the many historical buildings in the area, including the Flinders General Store (built in 1866) and many of the houses in the district that were built by the original settlers. Lighthouse accommodation in Merricks puts you right on the doorstep of the award winning wineries and culinary delights of the region, such as the Mornington Peninsula Chocolate Atelier, which specializes in handmade chocolates.

Use accommodation in Flinders or Merricks to make the most of the rich and varied Mornington Peninsula landscape. Sit back and enjoy the tranquil backdrop of green rolling hills, the calm waters of Westernport Bay, and the rugged cliffs of Bass Strait – all from the privacy of your own accommodation in Merricks, surrounded by wild bush land.

Accommodation in Merricks or Flinders makes the ideal base for discovering all that the rural and coastal towns of the Mornington Peninsula have to offer, from the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries to the many attractions in the area.

Head Keepers White Three Bedroom Cottage
Three bedroom Cottage which includes two Queen beds and four single beds. Original 1859 Limestone cottage with separate lounge with an open fire place (under repair) and Full Kitchen with Fridge Stove oven and microwave. BBQ setting available outside. Large Veranda looking to a bush setting, two minute walk to ocean views of Bass Straight sitting on top of 80 metre cliff. Heating and Air conditioned for your comfort.

This 1859 Limestone Cottage was first constructed in 1857 and completed in 1859. Three very large bedrooms offer eight people a sleeping arrangement with two queens and four singles. Two bathrooms and two toilets make the living conditions very comfortable. There is a separate kitchen with full cooking facilities and a dining room for eight people. The open fire place has been restored in the lounge room to give a cosy atmosphere. Each bedroom has its own heater and we have an air conditioner for the summer months. The Cottage has its' own charm with todays' modern facilities. It is recommended you bring your own porta cot if required.

Inspectors Room
Motel style room off main veranda of Head lighthouse keepers cottage. Ensuite bathroom, Queen size bed. BBQ facilities available. Tea and Coffee facilities with Microwave oven and fridge, Air conditioning and heating in a cosy environment.

From your window you'll see open bushland surrounding the Light Station.. A short stroll to magnificant Views of Bass Strait.

The Inspector used to come down to the Lighthouse unannounced with his own key to this room to go over the lighthouse keepers record books,  if he didn’t like the way the books were kept and recorded he had the power to fire and rehire the staff. The lighthouse Keeper and his Wife would look after him during his stay. They were always pleased to see the back of him going up Cape Schanck Road, he was a most unpopular person. This room has its own separate entrance off the main verandah, inside you have a queen size bed T.V. coffee and tea facilities, comfortable heating and cooling, its own ensuite, and a Microwave Kettle and Toaster but not full cooking facilities. This room is attached to the 1859 Head keepers Limestone cottage. A two minute walk and you are gazing over Bass Straight at one of two look outs

Museum Cottage
Romantic Cottage
Lovely Single bedroom cottage with queen bed and two single beds. Fully self contained with kitchen and lounge room and private bathroom facilities.

Top location on the Lighthouse station grounds. Out the back door you're just 15 steps away from magnificent views of Bass Strait. Perfect sitting at sunset with a glass of champagne

This 1887 timber cottage was added to the lighthouse keeper grounds to reduce the 12 hour shifts the  other three lighthouse keepers endured in the Lamproom. It is very comfortable for a couple or Mum Dad and two children, with a queen size bed and two singles in a large bedroom. A separate lounge room off the bedroom, a full kitchen with all the modern facilities, separate bathroom and toilet, with reverse cycle heating and cooling, makes this a very cosy getaway. Step out the back door and take 20 paces to your own lookout 80 meters above Bass Straight.  It is recommended that you bring your own porta cot if required. 

Red Cottage three bedrooms
Three large bedrooms sleeps eight people, includes two Double beds and four single beds. (Please bring your own cot.) Separate lounge and Full Kitchen with Fridge Stove oven and microwave. BBQ outside on request.

View of lightstation grounds. Verandah faces west. Few steps walk to magnificent views of Bass Straight and the rugged coast line. Large grass playing area. air conditioned

This 1929 Red brick cottage was built to give the Light house Keepers family indoor bathrooms, Toilet and Laundry facilities. The old fashioned Pull the Lightcords are still in place. Eight people can sleep in two queens size beds and four singles in three large bedrooms. There is a separete toilet shower and bath in the bathroom, a full kitchen with all the modern facilities. The lounge room has reverse cycle heating and cooling and also the open fire place has been restored. You enter via a Sun Room which is very cosy in the winter. A two minute walk and you are standing under the Lighthouse over looking Bass Straight 80 metres above sea level. It is recommended you bring you own porta cot if needed.