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Beach Front, Architect Designed House with Superb Ocean Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

On the Great Ocean Road, with ocean views and beach access and a short drive from the township of Apollo Bay, this architect designed modern house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms plus an an additional separate toilet is fully equiped for a holiday rental. Access to the Otway National Park and fabulous beaches for walking, swimming or surfing makes this a great base for exploring the region. Or you can just relax and chill out with the stunning view and walk or swim on the local beach.

The living is open plan with a perfect kitchen for cooking, dining or socialising. The amenities are state of the art and up to date.

Bedroom 1 with a queen size double bed looks out onto the ocean and the shared bathroom can be ensuite. Go to sleep with the sound of the ocean and wake to stunning views.

Bedroom 2 with two single beds can be made into a double-bed room or a bedroom for two children.

Bedroom 3 with a double bed is in a separate building next to the outside decking and has its own ensuite bathroom and TV with DVD player - for privacy from the main house.

In the open plan living area there is a dining area to sit up to 8 people, with opening doors to a deck and barbecue area adjacent to the garden.

From the kitchen area bi-fold doors open onto a deck with table and chairs for outside eating or relaxing with the view of the ocean and beach.

The front of the living space overlooks the ocean and beach and is complete with TV, DVD and stereo system.

The house is right in the middle of Otway National Park and its waterfalls and walking tracks. Cape Otway lighthouse and fabulous beaches are a short drive to the west. Go east up the Great Ocean Road, a wonder of the natural world, for a scenic drive to towns along the coast like historic Lorne. Go west, or take a joy flight, to see the 12 Apostles and Port Campbell. Inland there are walks and waterfalls of the Otway National Park. And nearby Apollo Bay with its harbour offers shopping, golf, ocean going fishing trips, restaurants and two pubs.

Keywords: Ocean frontage, beach access, architect designed, modern accommodation, stunning view, easy reach to Melbourne, on the Great Ocean Road, short drive to Apollo Bay, access to Otway National Park, beach house, modern, surf beach, Otway National Park, whale watching, great walks

More Details

Mark Robertson
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

What makes this house unique

The view, the sea, whale watching, walking on the beach and in the neighbouring region. It is a beautiful part of the world and worth spending some time visiting.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Skenes Creek, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Beach Front, Architect Designed House with Superb Ocean Views
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Right across the beach

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic location in Skenes Creek to the beach and close to Apollo Bay (5km) for their Saturday market. Otway Herbs Nursery and Karmic goat's soap is close by at Wild Dog Creek Road but they do come to market as well. Chris' at Beacons Point is a few minutes away by car. The house is thoughtfully designed with a very well-equipped kitchen, making cooking a breeze. Mark is easy to communicate and very helpful. This is a return visit for us and we hope, many more in the future!

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice property, comes as advertised

  • 4 of 5

This is a very nice beach house. The kitchen is well stocked with cutlery, crockery, and wine glasses. Lots of spices and sauces in the cabinets. Espresso machine - wish I was familiar with. Nice induction cooktop.

Bed and bedding were comfortable. Beach is just across the highway.

Apollo Bay township is 6 km away for groceries (go to Foodworks) and restaurants.

Only drawback is the bus-stop light on the road next to the beach. Very bright at night.

We had a great multinight stay and recommend the property.

  • Review Submitted: 06/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I had to pinch myself every morning

  • 5 of 5

As my title says, it was awesome to walk out to the Kitchen, to be greeted by the surf which was only <100m away.

Fantastic for a family or two, chefs kitchen which was well stocked! We stayed 10 nights and wanted to stay longer.

  • Review Submitted: 24/02/2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic home and ideal location. Perfect get away for two families or more. The kitchen is well stocked and a joy to use. Wish it was my house.!

  • Review Submitted: 29/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Beach House

  • 5 of 5

There's nothing like a relaxing holiday at the beach - and this was the place to do it. This beautiful home was very comfortable for two couples and a single adult traveling together. We couldn't believe how lucky we were to wake up to the fantastic views every day. I loved the design of the house and the well equipped kitchen had everything needed to cook wonderful meals with friends. A walk on the beach every morning and a warm fire in the evening made our stay perfect. We went exploring each day on the Great Ocean Road and always looked forward to returning to our cozy retreat. It is very close to Apollo Bay where we purchased fresh seafood for our meals. The owner, Mark, responded quickly and was easy to work with. It was the perfect end to our Australian vacation - only wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 28/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, master chef kitchen and great sound system

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time and this is definitely the best equipped house with very generous hosts. Beachfront views and the house is beautifully appointed and well laid out with two rooms in the main house and a separate room with ensuite, ensuring everyone had their own privacy and space. It is only a few steps away from the beach and a short drive to Apollo Bay. The Saturday morning Apollo Bay market saw us buying beautiful potato, fresh large Brigitta blueberries, organic apple cider. The Apollo Bay Fish Co-Op had very fresh fish, prawns and mussels. Cooking was a delight in the kitchen, with induction cook top and sharp Wusthof knives! Wifi, sound system and multi charger to suit all devices and kept everyone happy. Linen and amenities were also included. We had lunch at Brae restaurant (Dan Hunter) at Birregurra (35 minutes away) which was fabulous. Walking uphill on Tiger Lane nearby gives a great bird eye view of the coast and provided necessary exercise after all the eating! Mark was always quick in responding and very helpful. I would give 6 stars if I could!!

  • Review Submitted: 08/02/2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
200 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Apollo Bay
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Apollo Bay
Nearest Train
Bus from Geelong stops almost outside the door
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Chris' Beacon Point
Nearest Beach
Skenes Creek
Car: necessary

Skenes Creek - midway along the Great Ocean Road between Lorne and Port Campbell. Stay here and drive to (or fly over from Apollo Bay) the 12 Apostles and Port Campbell, or into the Otway National Park or to the Cape Otway National park or towards Lorne or Wye River.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$160
Damage Deposit AU$500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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