Oceania House

Home Island

Arrival Time: 14.00 | Departure Time: 10.00
Hours: CONSIDER 'A TWO ISLAND GETAWAY', get the best of both worlds - the more touristy activities offered on West Island, AND the opportunity to stay in the Old Clunies-Ross Residence, Oceania House on Home Island. Our Elegant Colonial Home will delight you.

The STATELY HOME of the COCOS ISLANDS

Built in 1887 by George Clunies-Ross

This heritage listed home is set in 12 acres of Botanical Gardens on Home Island and overlooks the beautiful lagoon. It is a two-storey house and decorated with rare antique furnishings. All bedrooms are located on the upper storey therefore may be unsuitable for persons who have walking/climbing problems.

Guests have full use of all of the formal rooms in the house and have the use of a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering. > Most suited to:

Mature visitors interested in the local history.

Mature visitors interested in the natural environment. Business people wanting a quiet getaway. People visiting Cocos for Business purposes.

Honeymoon Couples looking for 'something special'.

Birdies who want direct access to the beautiful botanic gardens.

The house is not suited to 'family groups with children or infants' as our guests have specifically chosen this accommodation for the peaceful and tranquil ambiance.

Description

There is no other accommodation on the Cocos Islands to compare with Oceania House! The property is heritage listed and classed within the A1 Register.

The current owners are continuing with the restorative work on the house, so although there could be some 'work-in-progress', it will have no effect upon the main living areas of the house AND, you can take advantage of 50% DISCOUNT available whilst the restoration work continues. The house is a magnificent 2 storey mansion, built of glazed, white bricks imported from Scotland during the 1880s. The house is located on the most prominent tip of Home Island and positioned to catch all the prevailing sea breezes and make the most of the expansive lagoon views.

Fancy a dip in the lagoon?

Just walk straight out of the front door and you are ready for a swim in the warm, tropical waters.

Into reading/ history?

Oceania House has an extensive library. Choose your book and relax under the shade of the magnificent old trees on the lagoon foreshore.

Want to enjoy the luxury of a by-gone era, then this is the place. You will be enchanted with the genuine antiques and collections of Victoriana that decorate the house.

Peaceful and tranquil, the place to relax and unwind.

Oceania House

'The Stately Home' of the Cocos Islands.

Not to be missed!

Telephone: 08 9162 6585 for more information www.oceaniahousecocosisland.com Email: info@oceaniahousecocosisland.com

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Basic Cooking Facilities
  • Basic Laundry Facilities
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access Available
  • Non Smoking Indoors
  • Television

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The George Room

1 b/rm   |  Max Guests: 2   |  No children permitted   |  No infants permitted

George Clunies-Ross was the designer and builder of Oceania House. George was a visionary and with the adaption of his new ideas into the islands, he made great advances forward for all the community. George was very highly respected by everyone. The George Room is an elegant, spacious room facing the lagoon and furnished and decorated with genuine Edwardian antiques. It features extensive views across the lagoon and down along the entrance avenue. Private bathroom is across the hall.

Self catering - mini bar available with some essentials Use of kitchen with microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery Traditional Cocos Malay food can be ordered from the locals and delivered Good supermarket close by.

  • 24-Hour Reception
  • Alfresco Area
  • Alfresco Dining
  • All Linen and Towels Provided
  • Bar Fridge
  • Basic Laundry Facilities
  • Bathroom
  • Bathroom (private)
  • Books & Board Games
  • Breakfast Hamper
  • Bushwalking trails nearby
  • CD Player
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Line
  • Colour TV/DVD/CD/tape/radio
  • Cooking Facilities Limited
  • Crockery & Cutlery
  • Crockery Cutlery
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Dining Table/Chairs
  • Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Fan
  • Free Wifi Available
  • Freezer
  • Games/Cards
  • Internet / WiFi
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Microwave
  • MiniBar facility
  • No Children/Infants
  • Non-Smoking Indoors
  • Not Suitable for Children
  • Patio
  • Phone shared (Lokal Calls)
  • Serviced Weekly
  • Tea / Coffee Making Facilities
  • Television
  • Toilet
  • Towels
  • Wardrobes/Storage
  • Water Views
  • Wine Glass/Bottle Opener

The Rose Room

1 b/rm   |  Max Guests: 2   |  No children permitted   |  No infants permitted

A romantic double room named after Rose Nash, the grandmother of Johhny Clunies-Ross (still living on the Cocos Islands).

The Rose Room lives up to its name being decorated in the whimsical Art Nouveau Style. A genuine brass bed, winged mirror dressing table and complemented by rose decorated mirrors and genuine Marigold prints from the 1920s, make this a delightful room. Large ensuite bathroom Self catering - mini bar available with some essentials Use of kitchen with microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery Traditional Cocos Malay restaurant open for dinner or will deliver Cafe open during the morning sells a selection of Western and Malay food. Dine-in or take away available. Good supermarket close by.

The John Sidney Room

1 b/rm   |  Max Guests: 2   |  No children permitted   |  No infants permitted

Strategically placed to catch all the breezes and views, this almost imposing, octagonal room features a large bay window and is decorated and furnished with Victorian antiques. John Sidney was a well-travelled man of the world and this room reflects his style. Private bathroom down the hall. Self catering - mini bar available with some essentials Use of kitchen with microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery Traditional Cocos Malay restaurant open for dinner or will deliver Cafe open during the morning sells a selection of Western and Malay food. Dine-in or take away available. Good supermarket close by.

The Daphne Room

1 b/rm   |  Max Guests: 3   |  No children permitted   |  No infants permitted

This room is a memorial to Daphne Clunies-Ross who was the last of the Clunies-Ross women to live in Oceania House. Daphne passed away in 2014 and is remembered fondly by the community for her warm and generous personality and her willingness to share her knowledge and skills with all. The Daphne room is cool, shady and very spacious and includes a writing nook and ensuite bathroom. The inclusion of an extra single bed make it a versatile suite useful as: single, double, twin or triple accommodation. The Daphne is attractively furnished and decorated in the Victorian style. Self catering - mini bar available with some essentials Use of kitchen with microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery Traditional Cocos Malay restaurant open for dinner or will deliver Cafe open during the morning sells a selection of Western and Malay food. Dine-in or take away available. Good supermarket close by.

  • Alfresco Area
  • All Linen and Towels Provided
  • Bar Fridge
  • Breakfast Basket Available
  • Breakfast Hamper
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Crockery & Cutlery
  • Desk
  • Dining room
  • Dining table & chairs
  • Double Bed
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Free Wifi Available
  • Fridge & Tea Making Facilities
  • Games/Cards
  • Garden Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Laundry Available
  • Laundry Facilities (shared)
  • Library
  • Lounge Area
  • Microwave
  • Microwave oven
  • Minibar
  • MiniBar facility
  • No Children/Infants
  • No pets
  • Non-Smoking Indoors
  • Ocean/Harbour Views
  • Phone shared (Lokal Calls)
  • Refrigerator
  • Serviced Weekly
  • Single Bed
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Television
  • Toaster
  • Water Views
  • Waterfront
  • Wireless Internet Access

Location

Oceania House - Home Island, Cocos Keeling Islands

Directions

Oceania House is located on the south-western tip of Home Island. From the HI jetty, take the front lagoon road, and continue until you reach the beautiful avenue of trees that marks the entrance of Oceania House. Guests will be met at the airport and escorted to Oceania House.

Because of the remote location and the difficulty of finding a replacement booking if a cancellation or a booking is significantly changed prior to the last 30 days an administration fee of $100 can be charged. Cancellations made anytime within 30 days of arrival can result in 100% loss

Due to the isolation of the Cocos Islands it is HIGHLY recommended that clients take out Travel Insurance to cover unexpected emergencies.

Local Residents and on-island Tourists: We have a special deal arranged for locals and tourists (already on-island), where you can book a room and stay for one night only. This gives locals the chance to have a short getaway and experience the amazing ambiance of Oceania House. Dont go home without taking advantage of this opportunity.