About Oceania House

Oceania House was established in 1893 by George Clunies-Ross as his family’s home. It has been modified over the years by successive generations of the Clunies-Ross family. Though the original plaque has the establishment date as 1893, it was probably constructed between 1887 to 1904. The house was built by the local Malay workforce and a Malay theme is evident throughout the house. The bricks were imported all the way from Glasgow, Scotland while the soil in the gardens was imported from Christmas Island. The walls are panelled with Teak while the original staircase has been replaced with Australian Jarrah.

Enjoy your own private getaway, in the luxury of a 6 bedroom federation style historic house set on 3 acres adjacent to 10 acres of botanic garden and experience a bygone era. The rooms are large with high ceilings, queen beds and all but 2 rooms have ensuites. Guests have access to a kitchen, grand ballroom (communal area), dining room, extensive library and an outdoor entertainment area.

The historical setting and the essentially private beaches metres from the front door offer amazing sunsets over the lagoon to give you an experience like no other. You will find turtles and tropical fish at your feet and snorkelling in the shallow lagoon waters is a breeze and very safe. Everything is at your disposal, including washing machines, dryers, microwaves and a dishwasher. You can get by on foot as the island is relatively compact, but transport is available. There is a buggy available for hire as well as a 4 person private charter boat available for fishing trips and island hopping. There are also a few bikes available for complimentary use.

Please note, to secure your booking full payment must be made within 7 days to receive a confirmed booking. If payment is not received, your booking will be cancelled.

Wi-Fi internet
All bed linen, bathroom towels and beach towels

Direction Island is within easy reach with private water taxi or the public ferry (a short 25 minute ride versus 1 hour from West Island). The other islands are easily reached by private boat charter or even on foot at low tide.

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