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Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

SRI MENANTI 'tarry a while' cottage is located on 72 hectares at IMPIANA 'dream' estate overlooking Apollo Bay, along the Great Ocean Road.

Impiana adjoins pristine rainforest in Victoria's beautiful Otway Ranges. It boasts picturesque landscapes, and magnificent elevated ocean views.

If you've ever wanted to know what it feels like to have a bedroom in the sky, look no further!

It is definitely the place to hit the pause button. This is a fairytale location perched on top of the hills with an uninterrupted view to Apollo Bay. Enjoy the inspiring views curled up in the bay window in front of the wood fire, or meander across the paddocks to connect with nature and spot the local wildlife.

Feel free to meander over the paddocks while you visit the cows, or search for the resident koala amongst the native trees, and spot wallabies and countless birdlife. Follow the mysterious and meditative labyrinth path in the garden between Pelangi and Sri Menanti.

Pack a picnic to explore the farmland, prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen to enjoy by the cosy wood fire, or light up the BBQ and watch the sunset from the verandah. On a clear night you will enjoy some spectacular star gazing.

Visit the local attractions, the walking trails and waterfalls of the Otways, or engage in the many recreational activities this region has to offer. The Otway Fly rainforest canopy observation deck is about 25 kilometres away. Slow down and take your time, as the the drive there is through spectacular rainforest. The swimming and surfing beaches at Skenes Creek and Apollo Bay are a short drive away. Learn to surf at Apollo Bay, go surf fishing, or try spotting the magnificent Southern Right Whales along the Coast (from May to October).

Sri Menanti sleeps 4 comfortably in 2 bedrooms. Both rooms have queen beds. There is one bathroom including a laundry. Linen and towelling is supplied.

If you would like more room, we have PELANGI HOUSE on the same estate ( It sleeps 8. Book both, and accommodate 12 people comfortably. Wheelchair access is available at Pelangi.

Take your wonderful family together for a memorable holiday to Sri Menanti: or take your extended family to Sri Menanti and Pelangi

You are warmly invited to make Sri Menanti your holiday home: imagine, relax, and enjoy!



As we have livestock and wildlife on the property we do not accept pets.

Our bookings carry a minimum charge of 3 nights on weekdays. You are also welcome to stay for just two nights. The prices are very competitive so it is still great value - Our guests often use the extra night's availability as a late afternoon checkout for the previous day. They enjoy the whole day at Sri Menanti and leave in late afternoon.

4 night minimum stay for both Pelangi & Sri Menanti applies for Wedding Bookings.

For a limited time: A 10% discount is applied to bookings over 4 nights in duration, and a 15% discount is applied to bookings over 6 nights in duration.

More Details

Property Manager
Erica Fanning
Member since: 2010
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


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

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


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average rating of 4.8510637 based on 47 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Wow!! This lovely cottage was just what the doctor ordered. Unfortunately the weather was not too kind for us, but your cottage Erica made up for it. We had a warm and romantic weekend sipping wine next to the fire and looking down on a panoramic view of Apollo Bay.

The views were spectacular and your cottage had everything that we needed.

Thank you Erica for all your help prior and during the booking process.

We will be back for sure. You can count on it.


Ivan & Fiona

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review Ivan & Fiona. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Impiana. We have had a sudden cold spell along the coast but I am glad to hear you enjoyed the breathtaking views from the Estate and enjoyed relaxing by the fire. We really value your referrals onto family and friends. We look forward to your return and look forward to seeing your photos :) Many thanks and best regards, Erica.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful location with great views.

  • 4 of 5

Remote high site with views down the hillside & across Apollo Bay. Changing weather in winter season makes for everchanging scenery. Cottage was remote & private, yet only a short drive to shops in Apollo bay. Cottage was attractive & well equipped - log fire was perfect & there was also a large split system - we remained warm & cosy for whole of our visit.

  • Review Submitted: 22/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and relaxed. And the view!!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely escape for the weekend with my family. Will definitely be back in the summer!

  • Review Submitted: 11/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Gert, thankyou for taking the time to review your stay at Sri Menanti. We look forward to your return over summer. Just as magical during the warmer months but offers a very different experience we hope you return to enjoy. Warm regards, Erica
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Everything plus more

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed for three nights mid week this winter (2018). It was the cosiest with a very welcoming cottage feel. The rain shower in the bathroom was just amazing! And with great little panel heaters in the bedrooms and a well stocked wood fire heater, the freezing clear nights were perfectly enjoyable. This is a wonderful place to truly unwind, you feel like the world below is far away.

  • Review Submitted: 25/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kirrily, it was an absolute pleasure having you and your friend stay. We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Impiana. We very much look forward to your return with your family in the future. Warm regards, Erica
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Loved everything about it

  • 5 of 5

We loved the amenities, the view, the peace and quiet.

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dereck, many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure having you and your family stay and and we are so pleased you enjoyed your time at Impiana. Fabulous over the weekend :) We look forward your return. Best regards, Erica.
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Very comfortable and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Sri Menanti cottage is a beautiful cottage with outstanding views.

Stayed for three nights, wish it was longer. Enjoyed sitting on the veranda taking in the views over the mountains and towards Apollo Bay which is only about a 10 minute drive away.

The cottage had everything you would need, the bed was extremely comfortable, bathroom and kitchen well equipped equipped.

  • Review Submitted: 02/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pat, thanks so much for taking the time to review our property. We are so pleased Sri Menanti was comfortable and you enjoyed the spectacular views. Warm regards, Erica.
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