Panoramic Views Karasimo

Panoramic Views Karasimo
17 Cook Street
Mornington Peninsula
Victoria 3938

Sensational Bay Views

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 9
Visited: Mar-2017
Ambience & Setting: 10
Food & Beverage: -
Service: -
Value for Money: 9
Spent about AUD $100 / SGD $107 per person.
- $107 Accomodation 3D2N

Nearby Attractions: Point Nepean National Park, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens, McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery, Arthurs Seat Eagle, Enchanted Adventure Garden, Boneo Maze & Mini Golf, McCrae Homestead, Charlie's Auto Museum, Peninsula Hot Springs

Airbnb Facilities: Cable TV, Fully Equipped Kitchenette, Washer, Barbecue Pit, Board Games

Airbnb Activities: Games, Watching The View


Located about 100 minutes drive away from the Tullamarine international airport in Melbourne, within the Mornington Peninsula area, the Panoramic Views Karasimo is a casual, relaxing homestay, where guest rent the entire house, purely on self-service, for the duration of the stay. The most unique thing about the aptly named Panoramic Views Karasimo is the location, as the highest house in all of McCrae, it offers stunning, spectacular views of Mornington Peninsula all through the day and night.

Ambience at Panoramic Views Karasimo wins from its fantastic view alone. As you stand on the balcony, cool bracing air blowing through the trees, with the entire city and its lush greenery stretching out before you. In the distance, the Point Nepean National Park and its scenic coast borders the Bass Strait, while the horizon meets with the skies, blue in the day, orange in the evening. At night, starlight above feels like a reflection of the twinkling city lights below. Awesome, couldn't get enough of the views.

Rooms at Panoramic Views Karasimo are spacious and clean. The entire apartment is covered in wooden floorboards, lending a homely, comforting feel, though they creak quite loudly in some parts. Besides the main door, no other doors have locks, not even the bathroom, which is odd. There are 2 separate bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchenette, a living and dining area, and a wide patio and balcony. The bathroom offers both a shower and a bathtub, and while there is a washer, there is no dryer here.

Food at Panoramic Views Karasimo is completely provided by yourself, as this is not a hotel or serviced apartment. Guests are advised to buy their own groceries and cook, fortunately, the pantry is well stocked with cooking utensils, herbs, and some spices. We also tried the barbecue pit, and must say we're very pleased with its user friendly design, although it took awhile to start from cold.

Service at Panoramic Views Karasimo is completely self-service. While the owner is reachable via mobile, don't expect to meet anyone here. Simple, guided instructions are provided to guests to operate equipment like the kitchenette stove and oven, barbecue pit, and washer. The place is only cleaned after each guest departs, so guests are expected to maintain a level of cleanliness, including clearing out trash on your own.

Facilities & Activities
The facilities and activities at Panoramic Views Karasimo are decidedly non-technological. There is no wifi here, because "with views like this, who needs wifi?". However, there is a good selection of board games provided, and the television has an attached DVD player, as well as some cable channels. A stay here is really all about bonding and spending time together. There are no nearby amenities, you'll have to drive for at least 15 minutes or so to get to a supermarket. Yes, a car is required to get to Panoramic Views Karasimo, because the hill it's located on is super steep, and there are no lights at night.


Panoramic Views Karasimo 01 - Exterior Facade

Panoramic Views Karasimo 02 - Living Room

Panoramic Views Karasimo 03 - Kitchenette

Panoramic Views Karasimo 04 - Dining Room & Fireplace

Panoramic Views Karasimo 05 - Bedroom

Panoramic Views Karasimo 06 - Bathroom

Panoramic Views Karasimo 07 - Washer & Toilet

Panoramic Views Karasimo 08 - Board Games

Panoramic Views Karasimo 09 - Patio

Panoramic Views Karasimo 10 - Balcony

Panoramic Views Karasimo 11 - View Day

Panoramic Views Karasimo 12 - View Dusk

Panoramic Views Karasimo 13 - View Twilight