Figs Cottage, French Island has two bedrooms, sleeps 5 people, has an open plan lounge / living / kitchen area and is fully self-contained. Formerly French Island BnB, this property is under new management and has undergone a revamp.

The self-contained cottage is located next to the Licensed Cafe / General Store, which is open 7 days. Being so close, the Cottage offers total convenience for your stay, including direct access to the cafe, souvenirs, food, wine, maps, bike hire and groceries.

In the self-contained cottage, fresh bedding, linen, towels and tea and coffee are provided. The kitchen is fully equipped with an oven, gas cooktop, toaster, kettle, fridge and microwave. The cottage has a 48 inch flat screen tv, a range of books to read, an iron, hair dryer and electric blankets. A laundry is located onsite for guests to utilise throughout their stay.

20160930_122135Check-in time is 2pm. Check-out time is 10am.

Complimentary courtesy bus transfers from Tankerton Ferry Terminal are provided to guests on weekends and public holidays. So, when you book let us know your arrival and departure times so we can provide you with this service.

Payment before arrival is required, payments can be made by PayPal via the interface below.  No refunds, though changes of dates can be arranged if 48 hours notice is provided by guests.

14224742_1020009878096365_5432554734326504719_nHow to get there:  There are 2 main options – by passenger ferry operated by Western Port Ferries from Stony Point or Cowes (see timetable at or you can travel by barge (T: 0428 880 729) departing from Corinella. The barge is a great option for visitors who wish to bring their own car and explore more of the Island.  Alternatively you can explore the island on bicycle – The French Island General Store provides all day Bike Hire for $30 per bike.  Enquire today on 03 5980 1209.

1406295918317French Island is a great place to ride, hike, camp, walk & enjoy nature. See the koalas, birdlife, beaches & national parks. Walk or cycle your way around spotting wildlife, while enjoying the solitude, peace and quiet. Make sure you stop into the Figs Cafe at the French Island General Store for lunch and a glass of local wine. The Cafe is licensed and whether it’s a cold beer and a pie or something more gourmet, you’ll enjoy the relaxed vibe. In winter the fire roars and it can be a nice retreat from the weather. It’s the perfect place to stop in, say g’day, and stock up on supplies for your visit and to purchase souvenirs. There’s also bait for sale and pristine beaches for a spot of fishing if you fancy throwing in a line while relaxing. Grab some take-away and head out on a day of adventure, or dine in at the Figs Cafe, it provides total convenience while staying at the Figs Cottage.

Whatever you choose to do while visiting, one thing is for sure, you’ll feel relaxed, as that is the way of life on French Island, you will feel the peace and tranquillity. The French Island General Store and Licensed Cafe has been under new management since July 2016. The Le Serve family and helpful staff await you and stopping in is a must-do on the list of activities to pick up some maps and information which will help you navigate the island. You can call ahead to book bikes, reserve tables in the cafe and discuss group bookings. While you are there, don’t forget to take home some local French Island produce and handmade goods on sale, including local wines, honey and organic soaps. For more information, call The French Island General Store on 03 5980 1209, or email us at You can also ‘Like’ us on Facebook at Facebook/figsfrenchisland.

French Island is a great place for walking, cycling, couples, families and anyone wanting to ‘escape’ the daily grind of mainland life by stepping into a world of seclusion for a short stay, or longer – Book the Figs Cottage today!

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