Lamina Amour is one of four theme cottages. From the moment you
arrive at the cottage, there is so much colour and creativity that it
is difficult to know where to look first. It does not just appeal to
the inner child, it links all phases of life, and the entire cottage
pays homage to animals of all descriptions. The approach is playful,
vibrant and optimistic.
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and each has been
approached with individual attention. There are plenty of dishes and
pots and pans for cooking, preparing and serving meals, all of which
are colourful in themselves. Most of the convenient and practical
items one would find in a house can be found in the cottage. In
addition there are movies to watch, as well as books and magazines to
read. There's a washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, microwave, oven,
full-size fridge. When I arrived, there were fresh duck eggs in the
fridge. Fresh chicken eggs can be collected nearby.
Mobile phone reception is not so good, and there is no landline in
the cottage. No internet access. The barge and ferries stop making
trips at a certain time, so if you don't have access to a boat, you
have to schedule your trips to the mainland carefully.
"There are no traffic lights on the island." People
wave to each other as they pass; they acknowledge each other's
In the warmer months, people swim there and probably engage in
other water-based activities. I saw people fishing and boating when I
was there in June (June is the start of winter in Australia).
It is possible to walk around the island.
If you need to get away on your own, it is a relaxing place to go.
However, it is also a place that seems conducive to group or family
social activity. Also, pets are allowed.