Frequently Asked Questions      

What is glamping and what is retro glamping?

Glamping means “glamorous camping”. It is a form of camping that has all the added luxuries that is not involved in regular camping. Hence why it is called “Glamping” .

When you add the “Retro” to Glamping, it refers to a Retro Caravan Glamping experience. Retro certain style or fashion from the recent past “60’s”

Why “Retro”?

We use the term “Retro” because our caravans have been lovingly restored and have a rich history tied to the 1950’s. We are always on the look out for retro caravan items to add to our fleet of glampers.. We strive to preserve the retro feel to provide a relaxed and unique experience while staying on the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula. We also offer a unique experience in that each retro glamper has their own personality and name to them.

Types of Retro Glampers?

At Kanasta we have 2 styles of Retro glampers.

The cosy little Retro Glamper that sleeps 2 (see below images of our very first Retro Glamper, Peggy Sue).

Gorgeous Peggy Sue, who sleeps two people. Our very first Retro Glamper.

Gorgeous Peggy Sue, who sleeps two people. Our very first Retro Glamper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the more Luxurious and spacious retro glamper that sleeps 4.

The 4 sleeper glampers have an attatched annex to the Caravan. These are regularly seen through the older style 1950’s caravan parks (please see below for a shot of Elizabeth (black, white and gold) and Mary Jane.

 

Please refer to our “introducing our Fleet of retro glampers” (coming soon). We have many guests return as they wish to experience all of our retro glampers.

What makes our Glamping experience different?

Everything is set up for you which is not like traditional camping. You simply walk in to the Retro Glamper and relax, you are on holiday!

We have reception staff always available to ensure you have everything you need. We are here to service you during your stay. We pride ourselves on guest satisfaction.

 

We are also VERY proud of our fleet of retro glampers.
Each retro glamper is unique and affordable.
We want you to experie

nce what glamping is all about.

Kanasta CP is situated in the very heart of the Mornington Peninsula. There are so many places to see and enjoy. Please refer to our “what to do on the Mornington Peninsula”  page for more information.

We are a small boutique caravan park. This is what makes us different from the rest. We pride ourselves on location, customer service and satisfaction. We want you to make fantastic memories and we will go above and beyond to ensure your memories at Kanasta are the best ever.

As an added bonus we have a BBQ area, games room, play ground area for you and your families enjoyment.

What also makes us different from other retro glamping experiences is that we also offer an annex in our fleet of “Retro Glamper sleeps 4”.

With having the attached annex to the caravans this gave us the opportunity to decorate and create a very spacious and even more luxurious glamping experience for families and groups to enjoy. We do have extra

Elizabeth. Our most luxurious Retro Glamper. She shines in black, white and gold.

Elizabeth. Our most luxurious Retro Glamper. She shines in black, white and gold.

bedding for families of 5. Please call reception and request additional bedding when making a booking direct.

What is inside the glampers?

Our Retro Glampers are well equipped with all your glamping needs. They are all uniquely decorated and individually named with their own personalities. We hope you come back and try all of our ladies.

Inside our glampers you will find everything you need to ensure your stay is comfortable, including a fridge, microwave, glasses, cutlery, comfy couches and chairs, out door seating, toiletries and towels, storage, luxury bedding and comfortable beds, TV, fan heater, fan for cooling.

Our smaller glampers do have less storage space than our larger glampers but still has enough space to accommodate a couple who wants to enjoy a Retro Glamper and experience the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula (for a great price!).

Who is suited to retro glamping?

People who love to camp but are looking for a more luxurious form of camping.

We would suggest you do your research before booking into a Retro Glamper. We have had some excellent feedback from our guests and we understand that glamping isn’t for everyone so if you don’t like the walk to the shower/ toilet block or are wanting something that is more home built then we have the ultimate solution for you, as we have also added two glamping cabins Daisy & Evie. These gorgeous girls have even more form of luxurious glamping with the added shower and toilet inside as well as split system air-conditioning & cooling, as well as their beautifully decorated retro styled décor.

How far are the toilet/shower blocks?

Very close!  Because we are a smaller caravan park, the toilet/ shower block is just a short walk. With not even a minute walk from some of our glampers this is really the ideal glamping experience.

Whats in the Shower/Toilet block?

With Kanasta being established well over 50 years ago, we wanted to keep the original amenity building rather than knock it down, we believe this brings the park its character and charm. Inside with newly rendered and freshly painted amenities block one side both for the women and the other side for the men. They are cleaned daily by our cleaning team and are carefully and well maintained to keep with our high hygiene standards.

How many nights do I have to stay?

We do offer single night/one night stays at Kanasta CP. We do offer a weekend special for 2 nights. We also offer a stay for 3 nights and enjoy the 4th free. Please enquire for our rates and also our package deals.

What do I need to bring for my Glamping Experience?

Kanasta CP provides all your linen requirements, including a readily made beautifully prepared bed, along with towels, face washers, complimentary toiletries. We do suggest you bring suitable footwear to walk to and from the toilet/shower block. We at Kanasta have relaxed and comfortable vibe so bring your robe! – Our managers often sit outside for their morning cuppa in their robes, so feel free to bring yours, we want everyone to feel relaxed and comfortable whilst on holidays.

Safety Precautions in the glampers?

Due to safety concerns our Glampers are not equipped with a hotplate or gas burner, but we do include saucepans and bbq tools. Like most other holiday parks Kanasta CP does have a communal BBQ for your use, we also have a BBQ available to hire for cooking at your site. All the other kitchen basics are included in your glamper (tea & coffee making, plates, cups, cutlery, dishwashing).

Smoking is prohibited in all of our glampers. No naked flames or candles are to be ignited. You may also like to know that Kanasta CP does not have powered or unpowered sites. So you will not see any tents at our caravan park.  Kanasta also is for holiday guests only. We do not have permanent residents at our park.

Why should I choose a Cabin at Kanasta CP?

Our budget and luxury cabins are a great choice for your holidaying experience. We have an array of different styled Cabins to suit one persons, couples, families and larger groups.

Kanasta CP also cater for school camps, wedding parties, schoolies groups (upon consideration), large group bookings as well as small group bookings. We also cater for all of our international guests who enjoy exploring the Mornington peninsula.

What cabin styles does Kanasta CP have?

Kanasta has 6 different cabin styles that can accommodate all types travellers and holiday makers.

Cabin style 1

Our very affordable cabin style 1 – sleeps 2 adults with 2 small children

This cute little cabin consists of a double bed, bunk bed, kitchenette, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.

Cabin style 2

This gorgeous little studio cabin sleeps – sleeps 2 adults with 2 small children

This studio cabin consists of a double bed, bunk bed, kitchenette, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.

Cabin style 3 – ( Glamping Cabins)

Evie & Daisy are our glamping cabins – our cabin style 3 sleeps 2 adults with 2 small children

These fun retro styled cabins consists of a double bed, bunk bed, kitchenette, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.

Cabin style 4

This sweet little cabin – can sleep 4 adults and 2 children

This recently refurbished cabin consists of a double bed, 2 bunk beds, kitchenette, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.

Luxury Cabin style 5

Our large 50sqm luxury cabin 5 are the ultimate – sleeps 6 very comfortably

These luxury cabin consists of a luxury queen bed, 2 bunk beds, kitchen, full sized fridge, range hood, gas stove top, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.

Luxury Cabin style 6

Our stunning 50sqm cabin style 6 are at the top of the range of luxury – sleeps 5 very comfortably.

These luxurious cabins consists of a luxury queen bed, 1 double bed, and fold down king murphy bunk. Corner sofa, beautiful full sized kitchen, full sized fridge, range hood, gas stove top, bathroom, heating/cooling, en suite. All cabins come equipped with a microwave and all your kitchen essentials.

How does the pricing work for the cabins?

Our cabin styles 1,2 & 3 the price is based on 2 adults twin share. Any additional person is charged accordingly which also includes your linen.

Our cabin styles 4 & 5 the price is based on 4 adults. Any additional person is charged accordingly which also includes your linen.

Our cabin style 6 the price is based on 4 adults. The 5th person is charged accordingly which also includes their linen.

Is linen included in my pricing?

Yes with all cabins and glampers your linen is included, you’re more than welcome to bring your own if you so wish to do so. Our linen is also supplied from a large reputable linen company and so therefore they are cleaned and sanitised to ensure you have the highest quality of linen for your stay.

How often are the cabins cleaned?

Kanasta CP pride ourselves on giving you beautifully cleaned Cabins & Glampers, our team of cleaning staff have been trained to ensure that they fulfil the highest of cleaning standards after every check out.

Why Kanasta Caravan Park?

We are situated on the Mornington Peninsula in Rye. We are located 1.5hrs from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, making it an easy weekend escape. With only 5 minutes walk to the rye pier and launching ramp, aswell as cafes, shops, restaurants, pubs/clubs and with being situated so close to safe swimming beaches of Rye’s Port Phillip Bay you will have the ultimate holiday at Kanasta CP.

We specialise in a variety of accommodation including our retro glampers and also our luxury and budget self contained en suite cabins. We pride ourselves on our secure, tree lined, quiet location.

What are you close to?

We are a short drive to everything that Mornington Peninsula has to offer; stunning Surf Beaches, The Bay, Fishing Charters, Scuba Diving and Snorkelling, The Enchanted and Ashcombe Mazes, incredible Wineries and Restaurants, Peninsula Hot Springs and some of the best Golf Courses and wineries in Melbourne: such as Moonah Links, The Dunes and Eagle Ridge.

Are you close to the Peninsula Hot Springs?

Yes! We are a 8 minute drive. We also sell Priority Passes meaning you do not have to book when you buy your passes through us. The Peninsula Hot Springs tends to book out quickly, particularly over the busy periods of the year. You simply collect your passes at reception and head on down to the springs. No booking ahead required.

Do you allow pets? Are you pet friendly?

We do have a range of pet friendly options for you and your beloved pet. We are avid animal lovers and feel it very important that your pet be a part of your adventures. Please call us directly to arrange pet friendly accommodation on 03 5985 2638.

Okay now I understand what Kanasta CP is offering, how do I book direct?

Be sure to select the dates you wish to stay and include the amount of adults and children that will be staying. This allows us to charge you for the correct price and also prepare the cabin / glamper for you. You can also call our friendly reception staff and arrange a direct booking this way. Please call 03 5985 2638. Book direct by clicking here.

If there is something you are still not sure about then please call or email on

03 5985 2638 

ADDRESS: 1-9 Sinclair Avenue Rye VIC 3941|

[email protected]

Lisa and Andy are the managers at Kanasta CP and will be your hosts for the duration of your holiday stay. If you require any assistance with anything throughout your time staying at Kanasta CP, Lisa and Andy or any of our friendly staff will always be there to ensure your needs will always be met.

Thank you for taking the time out to read our FAQ  😀