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Gwinganna Country House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Gwinganna Country House is a unique property nestled high in the hills adjacent to the National Park overlooking the spectacular Otway Ranges and Apollo Bay township.

Comfortably accommodating gatherings with three bedrooms. The main house boasts 2 queen size bedrooms and a light and airy loft with 2 single beds that made up as a king bed if required.

The eclectic interior has a touch of the old and new with a slow cook Rayburn stove accompanied by modern facilities - electric stove, dishwasher, walk-in pantry, I-pod dock, WIFI, amazing art, rustic furniture and controlled reverse cycle heating/cooling. There is a main bathroom & separate powder room, (2 toilets)

The separate games room allows for some good old fashioned fun with friends around the billiard table or table tennis table.

Outdoor decks provides delightful reading areas with magnificent rain forests and gardens. Alternatively just sit and take in the view and you'll find yourself in a meditative state of mind in no time at all. Cap the day off with a BBQ and outdoor dining while the sun sets over that glorious valley.

Perfectly positioned between rain forest and all the glorious beaches of Apollo Bay, Gwinganna has much to offer those seeking sanctuary from the rush and crush of the city. The property was formerly a market garden and the house is now surrounded by a picturesque gardens including an array of Japanese maples, weeping cherry trees, camellias, perennials and mountain ash gums set on 1.5 hectare of private grounds.


> main bathroom and second powder room including 2 toilets

> custom made kitchen bench tops, side tables and coffee table from recycled oak

> commissioned artwork, mosaics and garden sculptures by Australian artists

> outdoor commissioned garden sculptures

> separate games room with billiard and table tennis tables


> an array of rare trees and unique bird life

> linen and towels provided


Requested mid stay linen change over or clean can be arranges direct with cleaners and billed directly to guests on completion.

> 7 night booking Dec/Jan peak period & school holidays.

> 3 nights minimum > midweek stays

> 3 nights minimum > long weekends

> 4 Melbourne Cup weekend (POA)

> CHRISTMAS PERIOD / 7 night blocks


(the house is yours and yours alone!)

Weekends 2 night stay thurs-fri fri-sat sat-sun


Apollo Bay is just 43km from Lorne and 185km from Melbourne, along with Great Ocean Road. This charming seaside fishing and farming village is tucked on the edge of a broad, curved beach, with the Otway ranges in the background. The local fishing fleet is moored in the bay, protected by a breakwater.

Property is non-smoking indoors.

By-laws prohibits functions of any sort. Functions are defined as being gatherings over and above the resident guests nominated on the booking form.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Apollo Bay, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Gwinganna Country House
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Camperdown, Victoria, Australia

Lovely property in a magical location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in this unique home surrounded by beautiful gardens and amazing views

  • Review Submitted: 02/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: A pleasure to have you stay at the property. Hope you got to see some of the amazing wildlife and the house was nice and cozy!
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Cardiff, Wales, UK

Peace and quiet in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, full of wildlife, and the koala snoring in a gum tree in the garden was a highlight.

  • Review Submitted: 16/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Quiet Haven!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is on a beautiful spot with great views. The house was cosy and warm despite the weather! We were lucky enough to see koalas and wallabies nearby as well so made it a special trip for us all.

  • Review Submitted: 22/09/2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Despite much discussion about the weather and a though clean afterwards the house is now in good order and looking forward to our next guests.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a gorgeous 3 nights in this beautiful, cosy home. We loved being surrounded by original artworks and enjoying the stunning views from each window. We had hours of fun playing pool, table tennis, board games and cards and reconnecting as a family! Apollo Bay is beautiful part of our great state, and this is a wonderful little home away from home.

  • Review Submitted: 24/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Lovely Emma, we really enjoyed hosting you and the family and all the effort you took to leave in such a beautiful state. We look forward to seeing you again!
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Best Retreat We Could Imagine

  • 5 of 5

Gwinganna was exactly what we were looking for. It is extremely peaceful and secluded, in a stimulating natural setting, with a beautiful kitchen, big roaring fire, and plenty that kept us amused. We can't wait to stay again some day.

  • Review Submitted: 27/04/2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for feedback Liam and good to hear you enjoyed so much and look forward to seeing you again. Very best, Mark
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Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

There were seven adults staying at the property, it was so lovely! we played lots of pool and table tennis. The gardens and surrounding bush were beautiful! the house was very cosy with everything you need plus stunning art work and deco.

  • Review Submitted: 14/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Rain forest, walks and privacy


Rates & Availability

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 4 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    linen and clean: $90 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Extra pet clean : $50 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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