Oceania House is a majestic, historic house built in 1887, by George Clunies-Ross and located overlooking the lagoon in a perfect tropical paradise.
Grand, elegant formal rooms and spacious bedrooms with private bathrooms make Oceania House unique.
Cocos Island is reached via the Perth International Airport and takes approximately 4 hours flying. We will meet you at the Cocos Keeling Island airport and after organising your luggage, will take you to 'The Cocos Club' where you can 'have a drink', purchase duty-free liquor if you wish and best of all, 'meet the locals'. The locals are a friendly lot and will immediately make you feel welcome and tell you about 'things to do whilst here'. Then it's a short bus trip to the Ferry Terminal and a lovely trip across the lagoon to Home Island. You can sit in air-conditioned comfort inside or 'ride on the roof'. A great way to see the marine-life, dolphins and turtles are common sightings.
From the Home Island Jetty, we will drive you the short distance, through the 'Kampong' (village) to the beautiful, Oceania House.
Once arriving at Oceania House, you will be shown your room and given a tour of the house. Guests can use any of the formal areas of the house and have their own kitchen area located in the 'common-room', colloquially known as 'The Ballroom'. We provide a welcome drink and a continental breakfast on the first morning of your stay. A 'starter kit' of tea/coffee etc. is supplied and from then on, it is self-catering. A supermarket open 7 days a week is a short distance away.
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Lloyd and Avril love having guests staying with them. They are passionate about the restoration of Oceania House and are very knowledgeable about the early days and history of Cocos Island. They know all of the local tour-operators and can help you with booking activities or just lending you a bicycle or 'walking-map' to explore around the place. You can take your bikes across on the ferry if you wish to.
Guests often choose to have their evening meal cooked and delivered by one of our local Malay people. A wonderful variety of fresh seafood and shellfish along with fragrant curries are the specialty of our island-cooks. Many of our guests choose to share their evening meal with other guests and all sit together at the large dining table and 'dine in style'. You can either prepare your own meals or order a delivery from the locals.
There are heaps of interesting activities to do whilst you are here.
Water Activities include: snorkelling, scuba diving, swimming, surfing, sailing on either a traditional Jukong or Catamaran, champagne breakfast canoe trip and kiting.
Historical and Malay cultural tours are interesting and a Birding Tour is fascinating as well. Cocos history is romantic, tragic, exciting and interesting. We can point you in the right direction to explore these activities.
Because of the age of the house and the antique furnishings and Victoriana, Oceania House is not suitable for family groups with children. Our guests come here for the quiet, relaxing ambiance and expect a genteel atmosphere. That doesn't mean we don't have lots of laughs or you need to 'dress up' in fancy clothes. It just means being respectful of others and enjoying each others' company. Your hosts, Avril and Lloyd have a small area of the house which is their private area,which is not available for free-use by guests. Alcohol can not be purchased on Home Island, but can be purchased at duty-free prices on West Island and brought across for consumption in our grounds.
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Lloyd and I have been carrying out restoration on the remarkable mansion built in 1887 by George Clunies-Ross. Glazed bricks were imported from Glasgow and massive timbers from Burma to build the house. We love history and architecture, antiques especially of the Victorian and Edwardian Era. Llloyd is funny, witty and sets our guests laughing with his quips and stories - eccentric? Yes, but fabulous. Avril (me) has worked as the Head-of-Drama for 25 years at a number of Secondary Schools in Perth. She now runs a Drama School called 'Cocos Dramas - School of Acting' and the group has just completed its first 'show'. People tell me, 'I am vivacious, creative and friendly'. We make a good pair and enjoy having people share our little piece of paradise here on a tropical island. My life motto? - 'Be the best person you can, but be authentic and trust in your dreams'.