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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 a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
13 August, 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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  • 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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Beautiful views from a cozy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Even in winter, the Otway is amazing. Sri Menanti has glorious views. We had mostly rain and wind with a few sunny spells but so many rainbows. A great place to unwind and relax.

  • Review Submitted: 16/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Brilliant property with million dollar 360 degree views

  • 4 of 5

Brilliant property with a million dollar view. Very relaxing

  • Review Submitted: 04/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi George, thankyou for your review. We love to hear how much you appreciated the incredible views and had a relaxing stay. I hope you picked up some eggs okay and hopefully catch up next visit. Best regards, Erica
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Secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property, great views, wood fire - everything you could need for a relaxed trip!

  • Review Submitted: 01/08/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sam, thanks for your review. I am so glad we could organise your stay at the last minute and that you had a relaxing stay and soaked up our stunning views. Best regards, Erica.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Making Memories

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed our time so much...

Whether we were staying in to enjoy the fire and the views, or taking a drive around to see the sites, we were having such a good time.

It was a great escape and we would most definitely recommend it.

My only mistake, and Men take this as a warning... I said to my wife "we won't see a Koala where we are staying. I am so sure that I will wash up every meal for 2 weeks..." And I don't usually wash up... Well she planted one in the tree and yes I was scammed. So Guys don't fall into the trap... And Ladies this may be a good trick to play on your man...

Right out the back door is a clump of trees and Blinky Bill the Koala was there all day...

We stayed for 9 days and had a great time...

Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mandy, thankyou for your review. Wonderful to hear you met our resident Koala; Billie and you enjoyed your time at Sri Menanti and surrounds. We look forward to your return, 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
Owner's Response: Thankyou for your review Robert. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your time at Sri Menanti and the landscape. We hope to have you return. Kind regards, Erica
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