1. What are the farm stay cottage configurations (how many beds in each unit?)

On the farmhouse there are 5 farm cottages and 1 unit. Each of these 6 have different 

tarriffs and configurations.

There are; 2 x 3 bedroom farm cottages (same configuration), 3 x 2 bedroom farm 

cottages (same configuration) and 1 x 2 bedroom unit.

No: 1 Narrabeen Cottage, 

No: 2 Genista Cottage, 

No: 3 Killara Cottage, 

No: 4 Hollydene Cottage, 

No: 5 Plover Cottage.

No: 6 Shearer’s Quarters

All the names of the Cottages are named after passenger & car ferries that once operated 

from Stony Point to Cowes before the bridge was actually built.

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No: 4 Hollydene Cottage - 3 bedrooms

Please refer to Gallery for diagram of floor plan.

NUMBER of GUESTS - Sleeps up to and a maximum of 9 people

MASTER BEDROOM

Queen size bed.

Shared en Suite Bathroom

BEDROOM 2

Double bed and single bed and en suite bathroom.

BEDROOM 3

2 single beds & 2 trundle beds.

LOUNGE

Couch & recliner chair, TV,  DVD, stereo (CD and radio), selection of books, DVDs  & 

board games. Air conditioner and heater.

KITCHEN

Full kitchen with all utensils, full size side-opening oven, 4 hotplates, microwave, fridge & 

washing machine. Cleaning agents, tea towels provided.

Pillows, bed linen, doonas, blankets, towels etc all provided.

BATHROOMS

Spacious with stepless shower base, hand held or fixed shower, accessible toilet, hair 

dryer.

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No: 5 Plover Cottage. - 3 bedrooms

Please refer to diagram for visual layout.

NUMBER of GUESTS - Sleeps up to and a maximum of 9 people

MASTER BEDROOM

Queen size bed.

Shared en Suite Bathroom

BEDROOM 2

Double bed and single bed and en suite bathroom.

BEDROOM 3

2 single beds & 2 trundle beds.

LOUNGE

Couch & recliner chair, TV, DVD, stereo (CD and radio), selection of books, DVDs & board 

games.  Air-conditioner and heater.

KITCHEN

Full kitchen with all utensils, full size side-opening oven, 4 hotplates, microwave, fridge & 

washing machine. Cleaning agents, tea towels provided.

Pillows, bed linen, doonas, blankets, towels etc provided.

BATHROOMS

Spacious with stepless shower base, hand held or fixed shower, accessible toilet, hair 

dryer.

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No: 1 Narrabeen Cottage, - 2 bedrooms

LAYOUT - 2 bedroom farm cottage

Please refer to diagram for visual layout.

NUMBER of GUESTS - Sleeps up to and a maximum of 6 people

MASTER BEDROOM

Queen size bed.

Shared en Suite Bathroom

BEDROOM 2

2 x single bed & 2 x single trundle beds

LOUNGE

Couch & recliner chair, TV, DVD, stereo (CD and radio), selection of books, DVDs & board 

games. Air conditioner and heater.

KITCHEN

Full kitchen with all utensils, full size side-opening oven, 4 hotplates, microwave, fridge & 

washing machine. Cleaning agents, tea towels provided.

Pillows, bed linen, doonas, blankets, towels etc provided.

BATHROOMS

Spacious with stepless shower base, hand held or fixed shower, accessible toilet, hair 

dryer.

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No: 2 Genista Cottage, - 2 bedrooms

Please refer to diagram for visual layout.

NUMBER of GUESTS - Sleeps up to and a maximum of 6 people

MASTER BEDROOM

Queen size bed.

Shared en Suite Bathroom

BEDROOM 2

2 x single bed & 2 x single trundle beds

LOUNGE

Couch & recliner chair, TV, DVD, stereo (CD and radio), selection of books, DVDs & board 

games. Air conditioner and heater.

KITCHEN

Full kitchen with all utensils, full size side-opening oven, 4 hotplates, microwave, fridge & 

washing machine. Cleaning agents, tea towels provided.

Pillows, bed linen, doonas, blankets, towels etc provided.

BATHROOMS

Spacious with stepless shower base, hand held or fixed shower, accessible toilet, hair 

dryer.

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No: 3 Killara Cottage, - 2 bedrooms

Please refer to diagram for visual layout.

NUMBER of GUESTS - Sleeps up to and a maximum of 6 people

MASTER BEDROOM

Queen size bed.

Shared en Suite Bathroom

BEDROOM 2

2 x single bed & 2 x single trundle beds

LOUNGE

Couch & recliner chair, TV,  DVD, stereo (CD and radio), selection of books, DVDs & board 

games. Air conditioner and heater.

KITCHEN

Full kitchen with all utensils, full size side-opening oven, 4 hotplates, microwave,fridge & 

washing machine. Cleaning agents, tea towels provided.

Pillows, bed linen, doonas, blankets, towels etc provided.

BATHROOMS

Spacious with stepless shower base, hand held or fixed shower, accessible toilet, hair 

dryer.

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No.6 - Shearer’s Quarters

LAYOUT - 2 bedroom unit

NUMBER of GUESTS - Sleeps up to and a maximum of 4 people

THIS ACCOMODATION UNIT IS FULLY SELF-CONTAINED AND ATTACHED TO THE MAIN 

HOUSE IT IS NOT A STAND ALONE COTTAGE

BEDROOM 1

Queen bed, en suite bathroom

BEDROOM 2  

1 single bed and 1 trundle bed.

LOUNGE

Couch & lounge chair, TV, DVD, stereo (CD and radio), selection of books, DVDs & board 

games. Wood heater & reverse cycle air conditioner.

KITCHENETTE

Small oven, microwave, bar fridge, toaster, kettle, electric frypan, toasted sandwich 

maker. Cleaning agents, tea towels provided. BBQ outside

Pillows, bed linen, doonas, blankets, towels etc provided.

BATHROOM

Spacious with stepless shower base, hand held or fixed shower, accessible toilet, hair 

dryer.

2. What if I need special equipment or the beds altered to suit my needs?

The Ripples n Tonic Alvina Farm Stay facility has a variety of special equipment such as 

high / low beds , mobile hoists, air mattresses, bed rails etc...  If you require this king of 

equipment and room re-configuration, then there will be a $50 cost per bed.  

Management will also need to be informed of this additional / request at the time of 

booking.

3. What animals do you have and are they friendly?

On the property there are a variety of farm animals at any one time.  The vast majority 

will be friendly and be able to be hand fed such as the sheep and the goats.  You will be 

able to hand feed the hens and roosters that will free range around the accommodation 

grounds during the day.  There will also be some guinea pigs that you can feed and pat.   

4. How far from the beach is the farm stay?

The local beach in Ventnor is approximately 1 km away.  It is a walkable distance or a 

very short trip in the car.  The great thing about Phillip Island is that you are never far 

from the ocean beaches or the tranquil waters of Western Port Bay.

 

5. How do I access the Farm Stay accommodation cottage that I have booked when I

arrive?

Once booking is confirmed and payment is received, the Ripples n Tonic team will email you 

the digital access codes for the entry door via the carport.  The great benefit is that you do 

not have to worry about keys, especially when you go for a short trip, swim, spa or stroll 

around the farm.  It is advised to put the code into your phone or have it written down 

somewhere.

6. What is supplied and what do i need to bring?

There are a lot of items supplied to make your stay at Ripples n Tonic Alvina Farm Stay a 

wonderful relaxing experience such as: 

 Internal heating & air conditioning 

 Full access to farm facilities, grounds and play equipment

 Free wi-fi

 Full kitchen facilities

 Fully accessible bathroom 

 Relaxing communal farm setting including picnic tables overlooking play area, communal 

BBQ, Pizza Oven and food preparation area 

 BBQ facilities (gas provided) also attached to each Cottage

 Wide screen TVs, & Stereo/DVD player and large selection of assorted DVDs

 Tea, Coffee  and sugar supplied

 Laundry facilities (laundry powder supplied)

 Shampoo, body wash, conditioner and moisturiser supplied

 There are two bikes for use

 Outdoor undercover spa (bookings required)

 A range of accessible equipment (refer to list of accessible equipment)

Items to bring: 

 Guests will need to bring their own beach towels 

 If required, guests will need to bring their own sling for mobile hoists on site.

7. How can I book and pay for my farm stay experience?

There are four options.  You can:

 make a PayPal booking over the internet website or

  you may make a direct deposit into the Ripples n Tonic bank account at BSB No 

033070 and Account No 358420 or 

 You can phone us and using your credit card make a payment over the telephone or 

 You can write a cheque or get a Bank cheque made payable to Ripples n Tonic and 

mailed to PO Box 41, East Melbourne 8002.

8. Does the property have wifi and internet access?

The property has full internet Wifi access at no additional charge, you simply need to 

input the access code that is recorded in the guest book folder under the coffee 

table.

9. What is the communal area like? What does it offer?

The communal area is located in a centralised area overlooking the play grounds, 

vegetable gardens and fruit orchards in an area that has lots of green grass and open 

space to relax.  The communal area will also have some additional features not available 

in the cottages such as a large BBQ cooking area, a pizza oven (plenty of firewood 

provided) and a fire pit area with numerous outdoor chairs, benches and tables.  There 

will be stronger free WiFi access. 

10. Can i book more than one cottage for my group?

Yes, the Alvina Farm Stay facility is geared to accommodate group bookings from service 

providers or multiple families.  At any one time at this stage, there is capacity for 40 

people per night using all six accommodation options.

11. Is the booking rate per person or for the entire farm stay cottage for the night?

The daily/nightly rate is for the entire cottage whether you use each bed or bedroom or 

not. 

12. What accessible equipment is on site?

Each cottage has access to the following equipment in storage at the Ripples n Tonic 

Alvina Farm Stay depending your needs:

 Electric Hospital beds with mattresses  x 5 including 2 x with self help poles.

 Pairs of bedrails for hospital beds x 5 

 Bedrails for under mattress x 2

 Under mattress bed poles x 4

 Electric portable lifting machines (plus batteries and charges for each) x 4 

 Kerry multi hoist plus battery and charger x 1

 Slings x 5

 Mobile shower chairs x 6

 Manual wheel chairs x 3

 Walking frames (wheelie walkers) x 2

 Walking frames (no wheels) x 2 

 Electric alternating air mattresses x 3

 Single concave mattress x 1

 Self help poles x 5 (3 x under mattress and one portable one)

 Bed side commodes x 2

 Bed locks (sets of four) x 3

 Timber wheel chair ramp

 Over bed tables x6 

 Kylie bedpads with wings x 15

 Chair pads x 10

 Bed cradle x 2

 Over toilet seat raiser  x 2

 Aussie Adaptions Beach Wheel chair x 1

 Portable I/V pole x 1

 High chairs x 3

 Porta cots x 4 (and linen)

 Baby bath x 1

 Mobility scooters x 2

The majority of the property is fully accessible.

13. How far ahead do we need to book?

School holidays are most popular and are booked out well in advance.  If this is your 

preference, book early.  However, for the remainder of the year there is great flexibility 

and opportunity to stay at short notice.

14. Is there a minimum number of nights to book the property?

Generally there is a minimum of two nights stay and during the school holiday period and 

declared long weekends there is a minimum booking period of three to four nights.