Raheen, Historical Home
For bookings, please contact us on 03 51 580 654 or 0409 821 071
Location Raheen Drive
The Studio (NEW) by special arrangement only
The house has now been moved, re-stumped and is currently being restored to its original condition by the new owners.
It has outstanding views across the lake to Howe Range and the full ocean horizon. Gabo lighthouse will reflect its light onto the bedroom walls every night.
The house has 2 bedrooms, one with 2 double bunks , the other a queen sized bed.(covered doonas provided, BYO personal linen.There is an open fireplace,but alas, due to the cost of wood we ask you to purchase your own if you intend to use it. Details will be on your receipt.There a very comfortable living room. Air conditioning(reverse cycle) is installed as well.
In the living room there is a 32" LCD colour TV, DVD player and CD sound system ,also CD player in kitchen.
The kitchen has been totally refurbished with a new electric stove, new full sized fridge and microwave,benches cupboards and floor coverings.
There is a new front loading washing machine.
The front door leads to a great balcony on which to appreciate the views. New large gas BBQ
Set in a quiet area, Raheen Drive.
There is now a completel;y separate STUDIO, in keeping with the original building,complete with living/dining area, kitchen,bedroom and all modern conveniences.
It can be let with the house, at an extra costs, or as a stand alone ( only one family in premises at same time!) By special arrangement only.
High season: Xmas school holidays and Easter break $ 1200.00 per week
Mid Season: End of Xmas school holidays to end of April(excluding Easter,all
other school holidays and September 1st to Xmas hols. $660.00 per week
Low season: 1st May to 31st August inclusive $550.00 per week
Studio, fully self contained (will not be let sep. if house is booked).Has all modern features AND a view!
With house $500 extra a week
This house was originally the home of the poet E.J.Brady's son Hugh,with timbers salvaged from the S.S. Riverina. The boat sank off Mallacoota in the early part of last century.The Riverina was a steel steamship of 4758 tons.
Blown ashore in a squall and eventually wrecked near Tullaberga Island, west of Gabo Island on 17.4.1927. All passengers landed safely and walked the 13 km to Mallacoota.
Several attempts were made to salvage the vessel, but in vain. The wrecked boat was a great tourist attraction for many years and could be boarded in good weather, but during WW2 she and the Easby in Gabo Harbour were used as target practice by the R.A.A.F. with the inevitable result that very little remains today apart from the bow and stern posts which are visible at low tide.
Hugh Brady with the apple crop that was washed ashore from the Riverina.
A seed from one of the apples has produced a tree that is still growing in a local garden.