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Coastal Cottage is a unique respite home on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. You are greeted with a welcoming, homely atmosphere, plenty of living areas, a large well equipped kitchen, five bedrooms and two bathrooms. There is a large undercover outdoor area for guests to enjoy a BBQ, gardening, outdoor activities, or just a quiet spot to relax. The cottage provides transport for customer activities and outings visiting the many places of interest on the Peninsula.

Our caring and qualified staff are on the premises 24 hours a day and provide an extensive range of in-home activities.
This is the perfect opportunity for carers to receive a well deserved break, with peace of mind.

Get to Know Us

To ensure your stay is a comfortable one you have an opportunity to visit the Cottage before your respite stay; a morning tea and tour will be organised. This can be discussed with your Support Worker.

Arrival & Departure

Staff leave Rosebud at 3.00pm on a Friday afternoon and pick up guests from their homes and return to Coastal Cottage in time for dinner. Guests are welcomed with a refreshment and given time to settle into their rooms before the evening meal.
At the end of your stay, you will be returned to the point of pick up, unless otherwise arranged at the time of your booking. The bus leaves Rosebud at approximately 2.30pm on Sunday and will often take the most scenic route. We anticipate guests will be returned home between 3.00pm and 4.30pm.

Food & Alcohol

Most meals will be cooked at the Cottage.
Please advise your Support Worker of any special dietary requirements such as diabetic diet, food allergies or dislikes.
Coastal Cottage does not serve alcohol, however guests can enjoy a drink when out for a meal. Please advise your Support Worker should there be any concerns.


All medications must be provided in a current Webster Pack. Your pharmacist is able to provide this for you. Medications will be stored safely at the Cottage.
If you are able to manage your medication without assistance, you will be encouraged to continue to do so. If assistance is required, this must be discussed with your Support Worker and documented in your Care Plan.
Insulin dependent diabetics who cannot self administer will need to arrange a District Nurse visit for insulin administration.Your usual management plan will also need to be documented on your Care Plan.
Guests requiring wound dressing will need to make arrangements for a visiting RDNS during their stay.

What to Bring

Please bring with you
  • Sleepwear
  • Suitable clothing (jacket in cold months), hat and sunscreen
  • Toiletries
  • Medication in Webster Pack
Coastal Cottage will provide guests with clean linen and towels.