Oceania House, Daphne Room
Oceania House is located on Home Island where the local Cocos Malay community live.History surrounds this lovely old house which once belonged to the Clunies-Ross family.
The house is steeped in history which is reflected in the antique decor. Facing the Lagoon the views are stunning.
This house is not suitable for families due to the shared communal living areas. It would suit those interested in the history of the islands or those wanting to experience the different culture of the Cocos Malay comunity on Home Island. To get to Home Island you need to take a ferry from West Island where the majority of the holiday accommodation on Cocos is located along with the airport. A suggestion would be to spend some time on West Island before spending a few nights on Home Island at Oceania House .
Wifi is available at a small charge, there is a communal TV room, dining area and luandry and a shared kitchen, you can bring your own food from West Island, or there are also supermarkets on Home Island for provisions . Evening Malay meals can be ordered from the community.
Historical packages are now available at Oceania House - enquire for details
Staying in a spacious bedroom furnished with genuine antiques
Dining - a formal dinner party using vintage china and crystal glassware
Information about the early history of the Clunies-Ross settlement
Oceania House - its beginnings, recent modifications, the restoration programme and changes to ownership
Morning tea for 2 days
A film night using videos and old pictures, historical films and some recent videos
A guided garden walkabout, see the old garden walls and remnants of the earliest permanent house, memorial gravesite, botanical garden trees and old wells.