Oceania House-Cocos Island

Home Island

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 of the National Estate. The current owners continue with the restorative work on the house, but make sure nothing is being done to inconvenience our guests. 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

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 heritage listed house and decorated with genuine antique furnishings. All bedrooms are located on the upper storey, therefore, may be unsuitable for persons who have walking/climbing problems.

Avril and Lloyd put a lot of time into assisting their guests make the most of their stay by introducing them to locals and assisting with booking tours and general familiarisation with the island. Oceania House is definitely NOT a hotel, but a private residence. When you visit, you will be invited to join with the owners who delight in sharing their knowledge and stories about the Cocos Islands. As their private dwelling you are invited to share their beautiful home with them and a few other residents:, they own a personable cat named 'Meow', for obvious reasons and have two pet herons who visit daily for fish tidbits. Along with a comical flock of island chooks, whose antics are hilarious, there are several fairy terns who nest in the large trees near the verandah. Guests have full use of all of the formal rooms in the house and the 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.

Although the house is not ideally suited to 'family groups, families with older children can stay in our special family suite. Known as the King Edward Room, it is the largest bedroom in the house and holds 2 large double beds with lots of extra space and a large, family sized bathroom.

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

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 assisted 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. All booking must be fully paid by 30 days prior to arrival. Cancellations made any time within 30 days of arrival can result in 100% loss

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

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 makes it a versatile suite useful as: single, double, twin or triple accommodation. The Daphne is attractively furnished and decorated in the Victorian style. No meals are included with the room price. Oceania House is a self-catering facility Use of kitchen with microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery Traditional Cocos Malay restaurant open for dinner on Wednesday evenings Cafe open during the morning sells a selection of Western and Malay food. Dine-in or take away available. Good supermarket close by. Use of 2 beds (Twin) incurrs a $10 surcharge per night. Not suitable for children under 10
Ensuite
Hairdryers
Linen Provided
Outdoor Setting
Queen Bed
Tea/Coffee
Telephone
Television
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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 or share bathroom No meals are included in the price of the rooms. Oceania House is a self-catering facility and guests have the use of a kitchen with microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery, cutlery Traditional Cocos Malay restaurant open for dinner on Wednesday evening 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.
Eskies Provided
Hairdryers
Outdoor Setting
Queen Bed
Shared Bathroom
Tea/Coffee
Telephone
Television
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Queen Elizabeth Room

1 b/rm

Max Guests: 3

No children permitted

No infants permitted

One Queen Bed One Single Bed Oceania House is a self-catering facility and no meals are included in the room price A fully equipped guest kitchen is available for guests Not recommended for young children No cots available
Bath
Ensuite
Eskies Provided
Hairdryers
Linen Provided
Queen Bed
Rollaway bed
Tea/Coffee
Telephone
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.

Double Bed
Eskies Provided
Hairdryers
Linen Provided
Outdoor Setting
Shared Bathroom
Tea/Coffee
Telephone
Television
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The King Edward Room

1 b/rm

Max Guests: 4

No infants permitted

Very large room 2 Queen Beds Large Bathroom - Shower Only No meals included in room prices - Guest kitchen provided for self-catering This room is reserved for family bookings. Rates quoted are for up to 4 people.
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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.

Double Bed
Ensuite
Eskies Provided
Hairdryers
Linen Provided
Tea/Coffee
Telephone
Television
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