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Walk to beach & cafe

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, family & pet friendly within walking distance to beach.

The Sea Shells Beach House is located walking distance from the beach, the Cheeky Cow Cafe and the Ocean Grove Hotel Bistro. The beach is 400 meters away at the end of the street. The Milky Cow Cafe has outside tables with water bowls for your furry friend and excellent coffee. A lot of customers comment on how great the cafe is. The Ocean Grove Hotel is also walking distance and includes a family bistro with a playground with trampolines.

The house is a very comfortable 3 bedroom home that sleeps 8 people (maximum 6 adults or a combination of adults and children making up 8 people). The house includes an undercover outdoor entertaining area with a full size BBQ, a spa bath in the bathroom and a wood fired heater for those cold wintery nights. A reverse cycle air conditioner is great for the warmer weather, and heats in the winter. The queen bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans above the beds.

We now have free unlimited internet access with Fetch TV and Netflix!! The lounge room includes 3 comfortable leather couches, a large flat screen LED TV, Blu Ray/DVD player and an mp3 compatible stereo. One Queen bedroom also includes a large TV and Blu Ray player so the kids can watch DVD's in the bedroom while the adults relax in front of the fire. The fully equipped kitchen is a very generous size and includes a dishwasher.

The property has undercover parking and a very secure yard for children or pets. The front of the property has a high fence with gates, so children or pets are able to safely roam right around the property. For the kids there are toys and books in the bunk room, and in the backyard there is a good quality swing set, and wooden cubby house set up with table and chairs and a play kitchen. For those with babies there is a porta cot, quilt for play time on the floor, a bouncer, a baby bath and a change mat.

Ocean Grove shops (including shoes, homewares and ladies fashion shops) cafes, large supermarkets and the main patrolled beach are a short drive away. For those who enjoy a hit of golf, there are 7 quality courses within half an hours drive.

Apologies but we do not accommodate schoolies groups.

Sleeping Arrangements

All three bedrooms are very large and have plenty of room for suitcases and other items such as toys or porta cots. There are two Queen bedrooms and one large bunk bedroom with two bunk beds (bunk room sleeps 4). All bedrooms include oil fin heaters for the chilly nights, and fans for the warmer nights.

Beds are supplied with a mattress protector, uncovered doona's, protected uncovered pillows and an extra blanket. You can choose to bring your own sheets, doona covers and pillow cases, or we can make up the beds with our linen for $30 per QB and $20 per SB.

Local Attractions

- Surfing/Kayaking/Stand-up Paddle Boards - lessons & hire

- Golf - within half an hours drive of 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Grove, Barwon Heads, Point Lonsdale, Port Arlington, Portsea and Queenscliffe Golf clubs.

- Mini golf (one of the best in Victoria)

- A Maze'n'Games

- Family Adventure Park (waterslide, go-karts, jumping castles, flying fox etc) - 15 mins drive away

- Fishing

- Horse riding

- Vineyards & Wineries

- Nature reserve walking tracks & bird watching

- Queenscliff/Sorento Ferry

- Markets

- Doorway to a drive down the Great Ocean Road

More Details

Property Manager
Fiona Maher
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About Fiona Maher

We are a family of 5 from Melbourne. We both work in the IT industry and have 3 kids at primary school. We try to get to the house every so often, which means we experience the house ourselves and try to ensure that everything required is provided. Prior to buying the house I had a pet hate when I arrived at accommodation to 1 bin liner, enough dishwashing liquid for one lot of dishes and no salt and pepper. Who wants to go and buy this sort of stuff when you first arrive at accommodation??? For this reason I supply those tid bits in the cupboard you never think to bring - salt and pepper, glad wrap, tin foil, olive oil, paper towel, plenty of bin liners, washing powder etc. When packing for the house its always good to know I don't have to worry about these types of things.

Fiona Maher purchased this house in 2007

Why Fiona Maher chose Ocean Grove

Growing up my husband and I spent a lot of time in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads and wanted to share this great location with our own kids. Our 'kids' includes our fur baby - Wilson. He loves the beach walks and gets so excited when we start packing the car that he gets into the car as soon as we open the back and won't get out!! We like the fact our beach house is very relaxing for all of us. No need to stress about the dog or kids wandering out of the driveway (the property is gated), plenty of room for the kids (and dog) to run around and play, and entertainment to keep them busy while we relax. The Ocean Grove beach is beautiful. We spend hours at the beach, then come back for spa and a drink on the deck. We love how the bistro and the cafe are walking distance. It's makes for a more relaxed pace and no deciding who is driving home after dinner.

What makes this house unique

What we love about our house is the spaciousness. It's hard for the photos to do the room sizes justice. We love it's simple design. Little things like the beamed cathedral ceilings in the living areas, and the inset stones in the bathroom floor edging makes it feel different from home. On winter nights sitting on the leather couches and the fire going I seriously struggle to stay awake!!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Ocean Grove, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Apologies but no schoolies or groups of young people
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Corner spa with separate shower. Toilet is outside of the bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 4 single bed , Two bunk beds - 4 beds in total.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All beds are provided with doonas, pillows and an additional blanket. You can bring your own linen or beds can be made up for $30 per QB and $20 per SB.


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average rating of 4.730159 based on 63 reviews

Simply lovely

  • 4 of 5

Well presented relaxing vibe with fabulous large rooms and a flowing floorplan that worked well for us. Great location where we walked over to the Ocean Grove Hotel for meals but important for us not too far from the beach which we wandered along for miles.So appreciated being able to have our furbabies on holiday with us too. Have previously holidayed here and have already started saving for our next trip back to Seashells

  • Review Submitted: 25/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfy home in great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was lovely and clean with all the little extras. Kids enjoyed the backyard with swings and cubby and our fur baby enjoyed spacious backyard as well. Very close to beach and one cafe. Short drive to central shops and town. Fiona was very responsive to our queries and short notice stay changes. Very relaxing family holiday, will definitely stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely spacious home !

  • 5 of 5

Great location Comfy well equiped home Great coffee and food at the cheeky cow cafe !

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Robyn! We love the Cheeky Cow as well. Thank goodness they do good coffee!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Excellent property!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the Melbourne Cup weekend and it was fabulous! Close to the beach, great coffee shop down the road and beautiful house!

  • Review Submitted: 16/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic property!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with 4 adults and 2 children under 3 and we absolutely love it, very spacious, clean, affordable, its in a great location and very well kitted out!! Kids loved all the toys and the backyard. We will certainly be visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 28/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great location

  • 4 of 5

We enjoy our short break lovely house, plenty of space and great garden. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 11/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:


Property is located walking distance to the Ocean Grove Hotel which includes a large bistro, casual outdoor dining and a kids playground. Across the road from the beach access is the Cheeky Cow cafe that does excellent coffee and breakfast/brunch. Behind the cafe is a kids playground that is on the way back to the property. A 10 min drive away is the biggest Water Adventure Park in Victoria - a must do for families in the summer! Great shopping is 5 mins drive away on the Terrace in Ocean Grove, and 15 minutes over the bridge in Barwon Heads. Great wineries, restaurants and golf courses are all within 15 minutes drive. Right by the bridge to Barwon Heads is a fantastic kids playground that is by the Barwon River. This part of the river has sandy beaches and no waves. Perfect for younger children and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). In the warmer months there is a SUP and Kayak hire available at this location. Queenscliffe and Point Lonsdale are a 15 minute drive away - great for lunch, perusing the shops & checking out the sights.


Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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