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Mallacoota
All Year: Not Xmas or New Year
Area (ha): 1 acre
Persons: 2 max
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 27744
Region: Victoria

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Last Updated: May 13, 2019

We are an English speaking married couple who have been married for 47 years and have retired in sunny Mallacoota.
The photos below are the view from our front veranda. We have spectacular sunrises in the mornings.
We live in a neat and tidy home overlooking the beautiful Mallacoota lake. With the lake and ocean so close you can swim, surf, fish, take a slow walk or a longer hike. Local sports include bowls, golf, badminton, soccer, tennis and cricket.
Our home is within walking distance to town. Mallacoota is right within the Croajingalong National park, is on the east coast of Victoria and half way between Sydney and Melbourne. There is public transport between Melbourne and Batemans Bay and we are on this route. If you get off the main bus route at Genoa there is a local Mallacoota bus which will meet you there on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays (at 9.00am coming from Batemans bay and 2.30pm from Melbourne) and this will bring you to our town bus stop where we will meet you.
The property includes a small orchard and over 100 roses which need pruning during June/July period so we are looking for enthusiastic and trustworthy helpers to help us with gardening ( pruning, weeding etc) and household chores (eg cleaning up after dinner) for up to 4 hours a day. Garden maintenance and pruning are usually the major tasks. We are flexible with your hours and you may schedule them to suit yourself and the rest of your time is yours to spend as you wish enjoying the beautiful Mallacoota lake and beaches. We expect you to anticipate and offer assistance without being asked. In return you would be welcomed as part of our family during your stay with us and be provided with food and accommodation but we have a strict non smoking policy with no drugs in our home. We ask that you respect our home and remain neat and tidy and do your own washing and ironing as necessary.
Your accomodation will be a self contained large private caravan set up in our backyard with a private sun deck overlooking the lake and ocean. It has a TV, a kettle, microwave, toaster, and fridge. We ask that you leave it in the same state of cleanliness as you find it. You will be able to look after your own breakfast as our timing in the mornings varies every day. We provide cereal, bread, butter , peanut butter, Vegemite, homemade jams etc for your breakfast but you will share lunch and dinner with us in our home..
Please note that we eat wholesome and healthy food which you are welcome to share but if you have special dietary requirements you are welcome to buy and cater for yourself.
We have bicycles which you may borrow to get around the town as well as a kayak to paddle the lake during your stay with us. We can also offer limited and reasonable internet wifi access as we are limited in our monthly usage. We can also lend you fishing rods and you can fish from the fishing platforms right in front of our house.

If you wish to stay with us please tell us as much as possible about yourself as we choose our guests carefully. Please ensure that you include in your profile a recent photo of yourself. Please indicate in your email the dates you propose to arrive and depart and how you intend getting here. We cannot assist with Australian visa requirements and we prefer to only take you for a minimum of one week and a maximum of two weeks. You should ensure that you have your own travel insurance cover as your stay with us is at your own risk. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss, injury or damage.
For more details about this destination and our town of Mallacoota go to visitmallacoota.com.au.

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Helper: Fabien and Marie Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: March 10, 2019
Alaine and Denzil were our first HelpX experience. We could not have hoped... view complete review

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From: Spain Date: February 11, 2019
Denzil and Alaine are the most accommodating, generous and friendly hosts eve... view complete review

Helper: Ramy H Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: May 10, 2018
I have spent 10 beautiful days in this little piece of heaven that is Mallaco... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: February 26, 2018
I stayed with Denzil and Alaine for 11 days in the little paradise named Mall... view complete review

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From: France Date: December 15, 2017
We’ve spent dreamily amazing two weeks with Denzil and Alaine in this stunnin... view complete review

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From: Poland Date: April 15, 2017
I spent a week with Alaine and Denzil. They are wonderful people with many ... view complete review

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From: France Date: April 5, 2017
Hello! I spent 1 week with Denzil and Alaine and that was a very good experi... view complete review

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From: China Date: March 11, 2017
i am so gald i can be a helper and spent an unforgetful week in Denzil and al... view complete review

Helper: Steven Lomax Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: March 2, 2017
Mallacoota is a paradise and I think Denzil and Alaine’s house has the best p... view complete review

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From: Netherlands Date: February 5, 2017
For one week I stayed with Denzil and Alaine. Really good spot if you like w... view complete review

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From: Germany Date: January 20, 2017
After having spent 5 days with Denzil, Alaine and their cute puppy dog Candy,... view complete review

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From: China Date: January 10, 2017
We two stayed with Alaine & Denzil for one week. They are our first host in h... view complete review

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From: China Date: October 21, 2016
We stayed here 13 days. We spent the most happiness time here. Alaine ... view complete review

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From: Netherlands Date: July 16, 2016
We stayed one week with Denzil and Elaine and it was so nice! We spend the mo... view complete review

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From: France Date: May 31, 2016
i spend a very good time with them. the caravane is very comfortabley. the ... view complete review

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From: United States Date: February 23, 2016
We are so fortunate to have spent a week in the beautiful paradise known as M... view complete review

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From: France Date: February 22, 2016
We've spent a perfect week with Denzil & Alaine at Mallacoota. They were v... view complete review

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From: France Date: December 6, 2015
It was our first experience with HelpX and we enjoyed our experience. Alaine ... view complete review

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From: Italy Date: December 4, 2015
Gabriel and I stayed for one week at the beautiful home from Alaine and Denzi... view complete review

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From: Hong Kong Date: October 15, 2015
Wonderful stay, one and a half weeks, with Denzil and Alaine. They have reti... view complete review

Helper: Maximilien CHOMIK Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: September 15, 2015
I spend 10 Awesome days with them!! Very nice place to stay! Denzel and Ala... view complete review

Helper: Kelly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: April 24, 2015
I had spent around 10 days with Alaine and Denzil at the lovely place Mallaco... view complete review

Helper: Matteo and Lucrezia Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: March 13, 2015
We stay with them just few days, unfortunately, and was a really good place t... view complete review

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From: United Kingdom Date: February 13, 2015
Felt right at home with the Kent's had an amazing time in their beautiful hom... view complete review

Helper: Claire and Jerome Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 1, 2015
We never worked in a garden before so we are happy about the work we ve done ... view complete review

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Helper: Xavier and Elise Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France, Metropolitan Date: September 21, 2014
We stayed 10 days to Denzil and Alaine and the time has gone by very quickly.... view complete review

Helper: Yusheng and Jingbo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: China Date: August 14, 2014
We spent around ten days with Alaine and Denzil,who is a very warmhearted... view complete review

Helper: Alexandre Bonin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 13, 2014
I spent 2 weeks with Denzil and Alaine in their lovely place which is Mallaco... view complete review

Helper: Eva and Vincent Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: July 11, 2014
We spent two weeks in Mallacoota with Alaine and Denzil. The time has gone to... view complete review

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From: France Date: May 28, 2014
I spent one week with Alaine and Denzil and it was a great moment ! I hadn'... view complete review

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