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The Eyrie - the perfect perched view

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

First things first; there is so much to do, see and experience here that you best plan to stay for a few days. But we also understand the real world doesn't always allow that.

So starting with the house.

The Eyrie caters for it's up to 8 guests very comfortably, but remains wonderfully cosy for just 2. We feature original, local art throughout the house, mostly landscapes of the area, to further enhance the uniqueness of this special place. Every room features spectacular views, even the toilet!

The house is designed with 2 bedroom/bathroom areas. One, with 2 bedrooms (1 Queen bed and 2 Single beds) and on-suite, is off the lounge on the lower level, while the 2nd area is upstairs, again with 2 bedrooms (each with 1 Queen bed this time) and sharing a separate bathroom. Because we cater for from 1-8 people, we ask you only use the bedrooms you need. Check out the floor plan in the photos.

Living areas have split system heating and air-con + the real open fire with the wood box a metre away (more wood in the nearby woodshed). There are 2 lounge seating areas and dining in-between. Flat screen TV and full stereo with phone plug, CD & DVD are there of course. The tasteful kitchen, featuring beautiful blackwood benches and doors, has all the new facilities and equipment you need inc microwave, elec oven, gas cook-top, full fridge/freezer, large dishwasher, toaster, coffee machine, etc.

A fully equipped laundry sees out the in-house facilities. We don't have wifi available as we are too far from the antiquated local exchange, but there is good mobile reception from major telcos, so guests hotspot from their phones for internet.

There are 2 main outdoor areas, the large deck out sea-side has tables, chairs and that view! That view with the land below dropping steeply away over a rock retaining wall into a deep gully and then on out to the sea. The deck is accessed from the lower rooms.

The north facing spacious patio out the back, with the 6 burner BBQ/lid/side burner, picnic table and seats, gets the most sun and enjoys a protected and garden setting. Access is via a garden catwalk from the deck, the kitchen and laundry. The house is surrounded by lovely gardens.

Plenty of parking is available.

On a 27 acres, the property has a mix of forest and grazing land (we run some sheep here). There are many places to walk, enjoying the diverse views from the high grazing paddocks and then plunging into the forest along our forest stone pathway and viewing/absorbing our beautiful waterfall.

Check out the eucalypt trees along the driveway for koalas!

You'll have the whole house and surrounds to yourselves. You are invited to enjoy any or all of the property, especially the rainforest gullies with stone pathway and waterfall areas, a picnic spot, table and viewing seat. Take care with children and elderly on the waterfall path, it's sound but steep.

Excellent and varied land and seascape views are available from the sheep paddocks.

No other guests will be on the property. We have a separate house here and we are mostly available if you need something. But when not we'll leave you alone.

Warning: you'll find it hard to leave!

What to bring?

- Bring clothing for all conditions, the weather is variable, even in summer.

- A torch is handy.

- Shops/cafes with pretty much everything you need are 15 mins away.

The Area

If you haven't been in the area before it's a spectacular combination of coast and mountain. Great driving, diving, surfing, fishing, swimming (cold water!), beach lazing and rock hopping. Skenes Creek Surf beach is down the bottom of the hill, 5km by road and the calmer, Apollo Bay beach 3 km further; a favourite place for a morning walk along as the beach is 4km long.

As you no doubt know, The Gt Ocean Rd. is a fabulous asset of the area and a must explore option. The 12 Apostles are also hugely popular and about an hour away (but better you take the whole day to explore).

Then there's the Great Ocean Walk, a truly world class walk with all sections available as day walks , numerous inland walks in the National Park, inspiring waterfalls, great picnic areas, fabulous MTB single trails nearby if you're so inclined. Or road ride the Gt Ocean Road and the Skenes Creek hill if your fit!!

There's the outstanding Chris' Restaurant 2km down the hill and everything cosmopolitan available in Apollo Bay 15 mins away with numerous cafes and restaurants.

That's if you can drag yourself away from The Eyrie itself.

More Details

Andy Coffey
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Andy Coffey

The Eyrie was our family home, but the chicks flew the nest, as they do and we don't need a 4br 2 bathroom house any more. So we have a smaller place, completely separate, on the farm from which we manage the land and property.

Andy Coffey purchased this house in 1984

Why Andy Coffey chose Skenes Creek

Read the ratings!

What makes this house unique

Great warm and communal feeling to the house, breathtaking views that everybody says our photos do no justice to and space to enjoy and explore privately or with your friends/family


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower , Glass enclosed garden shower in bottom bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Top bathroom has a full sized bath, separate shower & toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

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The Eyrie - the perfect perched view
average rating of 4.892857 based on 28 reviews


  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous home that soaks up the spectacular scenery from almost every corner of this sublime property. Close enough to everything this part of the coast has to offer from the breathtaking rugged beauty of the Great Ocean Road to the majesty of the Great Otway National Forest. If you love to get close to nature and just want to get away and recharge in a beautiful, comfortable setting, The Eyrie is the perfect option. Our host, Andy, made sure my kids and I felt welcome and has created an incredible home that was a pleasure to wake up in and to return to after an adventure filled day. Darryl Kerrigan from the movie The Castle said it best….. “How’s the serenity?”

  • Review Submitted: 08/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ah Ben, I think I've been the happy recipient of some of your professional expertise! Thank you and hope to see you again soon. Andy
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Great house and even better views

  • 4 of 5

We booked the Eyrie for a weekend away with friends and were not disappointed. The views from all windows and the balcony were spectacular and the house had everything we needed. Andy was a great host and was there to meet us on arrival pointing out the features of the property and surrounds. The only downside was that we booked the wettest and coldest weekend this year, so couldn't take advantage of the property walk and that we needed to rug up, even inside. All in all a fantastic property. We all said we will make a return visit in warmer weather.

  • Review Submitted: 01/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place with an amazing view.

  • 5 of 5

Really nice holiday home. Place was definitely one of the cleanest ive ever been to (and ive been to a lot) and Andy is a great host. Will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Wing, much appreciated! Cheers, Andy
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful location. Fabulous views

  • 5 of 5

Andy was very welcoming and on hand when we arrived to explain the housekeeping. This was an idyllic location overlooking the water but set back in the forest with a beautiful bush walk in the grounds of the property. Would highly recommend this place. Views were even better than the photographs suggested.

  • Review Submitted: 01/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write that great revuew. Cheers and hope to see you again. Andy
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Victoria, Australia

Brilliant spot for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Eyrie is perched high over Apollo Bay, a perfect place to kick back and relax or use as a base to explore the area. Great amenities, open fire in winter, what more could you want? Andy has even set up a rainforest walk on the property. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 06/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Greg, look forward to seeing you again. Cheers
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Very relaxing place to escape.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property - very private with wonderful views and close to Apollo Bay. Andy is a lovely host too!

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Scott, much appreciated and hope to see you again with Charlie's drone! Andy
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Nearest Airport
120 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Chris' Beacon Point
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Skens Creek
Car: recommended
Other Activities:

Surf & Shipwreck Coasts Otways

There is a plethora of activities in the area which we can advise you about, but also The Eyrie is a wonderful destination in itself being a small farm with dramatic walks taking in rainforest gullies, waterfalls and high sweeping views.


Rates & Availability

Contact Owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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