About this listing
A very comfortable beach house only a few hundred metres walk to the Skenes Creek beach and approx 5 minutes by car to Apollo Bay. There you will find many cafes, restaurants, shops (including surf and excursion shops). Around the area are many forest walking trails where you might see some wildlife such as koalas, wallabies, echidnas, parrots of many hues, gigantic tree ferns etc - there is plenty to do in the surrounding areas. It is a surfer's and fisher's paradise and I will be delighted to share my local knowedge with you if you wish.
The room has a queensize bed, plenty of cupboard space and a very tranquil and beautiful view from the window. Bedding and bath towels will be supplied. The shared bathroom has a separate shower and bath and the toilet is also separate. You are welcome to share the kitchen as well. There is a staircase from the front door to the main level of the house.
My name is Josh, I am in my early thirties and laidback. I mostly live by myself except when my girlfriend, who lives in Melbourne, comes to stay. I also have a small dog called Rufus who is very friendly. If you have a dog travelling with you it will be welcome also, though my garden is not fenced. I love the sea and snorkelling, fishing, fossicking, some gardening and so on.
My house's view of the beach, ocean, and natural vegetation is panoramic, there are large french windows and a balcony that both run the length of the house - the peace that comes from it all is a bonus. Please come and share and experience it yourselves!
Guests usually have access to most of the house, lounge room, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and toilet and of course the large deck with it's supreme views (arguably the best in Skenes Creek, overlooking the ocean all the way to Apollo Bay and also the Otway ranges' green hills behind). My master bedroom is the only room in which guests are strictly not permitted and is even monitored by camera.
Interaction with guests
I am often available for guests to interact with, sometimes I even take guided tours or take guests fishing/snorkelling/hiking etc. All of which usually needs to be arranged beforehand.
Other things to note
Being totally at home in the kitchen I do sometimes take special requests to cook dinners, which can be anything from something fairly basic all the way to 3 course meals and even fine dining. You could say I specialise in seafood, Italian and Asian cuisine the most, but fusion is my real specialty, though I'm usually able to whip up almost anything one can think of...
You have full access to the kitchen, but please clean up after yourselves. Make yourselves at home but please be respectful of my house and belongings, as this is my home and not a hotel or bed & breakfast. Thanks
Originally from Melbourne, I'm a laid back nature/animal lover with a real passion for anything marine based. So activities like snorkeling, spearfishing, yabbying, investigating rock pools at low tide, taking my boat out and especially catching fresh seafood then cooking for friends and family would have to be amongst my favourites. When I'm not "hunter gathering", I could be found on the beautiful golf course or just staring out at this magnificent coast from my deck, perhaps absorbing the tranquility with a coffee or two whilst pondering its many possibilities...