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Cara - Stunning coastal and sea views with rich bird life

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

The best positioned house in this area. Ease of access, stunning coastal and sea views, rich bird life, koala habitat with the forest and ocean easily accessible.

Four bedrooms (one with ensuite), two bathrooms, expansive living area with floor to ceiling windows looking over the ocean (east facing). Large deck on ocean side with separate access from main bedroom.

Quality facilities including digital TV and DVD player, stereo and CD player, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, gas bar-b-q on ocean deck, heating and air conditioning as well as an open fire (pot belly wood fire with 3 speed booster fan). Fully equipped separate laundry. Large front and rear decks with ease of access (no steps). No stairs in the house, suitable for older folks and for children (play equipment - swings and climbing rope).

Accomodation is two queen size beds plus two more bedrooms with two bed bunks in each (4 bedrooms total). Total of 8 persons can be accomodated.

The best of both worlds - comfort and nature

Here is the ultimate in coastal location with close up access to native birds, koalas and wildlife. Sleep to the sound of the ocean, see the sunrise from the deck and at night see the moon over the ocean. Slide open the bedroom doors to feel the cooling sea breezes and hear the waves and the wonderful birdlife. Many bird species visit the front and rear decks and koalas feed in trees around the house. Kangaroos frequent the grass nearby. Walk (10 min) to the beach or into the Great Otway NP near the house. Or visit the gloworms at Grey River picnic ground close by.

If you appreciate the natural environment you will love the coastal views and the ambiance of this house. Expansive views from the massive living room and deck - ideal for family holidays of for a quiet week-end for a couple.

Environmentally friendly in great setting

The owner has installed solar power to generate energy for the grid supplementing the energy used during your stay at Cara. All water for the house is harvested and stored on site. The water used in the house (including water used for toilets, showers, the kitchen and laundry, washing machine and dishwasher), is treated on-site and returned to the land clean.

All care has been taken to preserve the surroundings for you and future visitors to this unique part of the Otway coast. In choosing Cara for your holiday you will be helping to preserve the wonderful local environment for the enjoyment of future generations. Kennett River will get you right away from the activity of more populated holiday destinations while offering the convenience of access to a local shop (at Kennett River) and a gourmet cafe and a pub at Wye River (10 minutes away). Apollo Bay or Lorne are about 30 min. driving from Kennett River.

This location is perhaps best kept secret in this spectacular coastal region.

More Details

Property Manager
Liam Harrington
Member since: 2005
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kennett River, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Waterfront
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 4 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Cara - Stunning coastal and sea views with rich bird life
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Amazing views nestled among wildlife

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Cara, it was the perfect place to relax & rejuvenate as a family. The kids loved the swing set & searching for koalas, which were in the front yard. Loads of birds greeted us daily and would happily take the bird food from our hands. The house is well equipped, spacious & clean. Perfect for a family escape. Kennett River beach is beautiful with loads of rocks pools to explore, we even saw a penguin. Would definitely holiday here again.

  • Review Submitted: 02/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback Cassandra; we love Kennett River too! Hopefully we have you back to stay at CARA soon; you are most welcome.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

Great weekend away, couldn't fault it. Will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 13/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of Cara! We appreciate you taking the time to let us know that Cara was the perfect spot for you to enjoy all that Kennett River has to offer. We would love to welcome you back anytime!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time, fabulous views,lots of birdlife and the sound of rolling surf at night. wonderful walks in the Otways National Park, surfing was great. overall a great success for an adult family holiday.

We will return, thank you

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review for Cara! We are glad it suited your family getaway. I hope you spotted a colourful King Parrot during your stay. It sounds like you took full advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings for an adventure holiday. There is nothing quite like getting out in nature to refresh the brain and body! We hope to see you again in the not too distant future!
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed our 3rd stay at his property - perfect for 7 adults. The views are sensational and the native wildlife is abundant, which would make it a great place to take overseas visitors for a real Aussie experience. The house is a bit dated but clean, spacious and comfortable.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2015
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy to have you back again Diane! Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you and your guests enjoyed the comfort, space and views that Cara offers. Wye River feels like a natural sanctuary and it is so great to see all the green vegetation regrow after the fires. We are glad you were able to visit to see this firsthand. Kind regards Meg
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great for 2 family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house, great location - good size for 2 families. Found it extremely clean. Bedrooms were comfortable, excellent kitchen and living area. Big enough to feel you have your own space. It was a steep ten minute walk down to the beach but well worth it. Very friendly staff managing the property. Would happily return for another holiday - good value for money.

  • Review Submitted: 01/02/2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfectly pitched property

  • 5 of 5

This property was a joy at which to stay;it provided all the necessary luxuries without overindulging.Privacy and beautiful views at a most reasonable price. We had a quiet weekend as a couple but couldnt resist imagining how much fun two families with children would have if they took a week down here

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2014
  • Date of Stay: February 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:

Beach, bushwalk, birds, koala


Rates & Availability

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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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