About this listing
The studio has a queen size bed with linen and towels provided, own bathroom, TV/DVD player, kitchenette, WiFi and on-street parking. It's the downstairs half of our house, with its own separate access. We live upstairs with our two young boys
The kitchenette includes a small fridge, two electric hot plates and a microwave - and is equipped with all the essentials, including a saucepan with steamer, a frypan, an electric frypan, juicer and a hand blender. Please note that the grill/oven under the hot plates in the photo does not work.
There is an excellent stand-alone electric panel heater in the room. A small amount of tea, coffee, sugar and milk is provided, but if you need a refill don't hesitate to let us know. Fast, reliable WiFi is accessible. Check in and out times are usually pretty flexible - just ask.
The studio is half of the downstairs of our house and is blocked off with a lockable door from both sides. Separate access, but shared driveway so please park in the bicycle/parking lane out the front on the street. 15 minute walk into town and to the beach. Located at the back of town, opposite the hills.
There are four of us living upstairs - Joe and Sophie, as well as our two young boys; Michael (3 years) and Jimmy (1.5 year)
Apollo Bay is the most beautiful town. We have lived in the area for 5 years and love it. Feel free to stop and chat if you see us coming or going, otherwise we'll leave you to it.
Internet access available
Laundry - washer/dryer is $5 a load
Kids are welcome! We have a portable cot you can borrow if you need, however keep in mind the studio is not toddler proof
Interaction with Guests
While you're here (absolutely!) feel free to have a chat if you see us coming or going, otherwise we'll just leave you to it.
Apollo Bay is pretty much the best place on the planet to live in or visit. Well, if it's not the best, it's definitely in the top 10.
Other Things to Note
Because we live upstairs, keep in mind you can hear us walking around our home from downstairs in the studio. The kids are in bed by 8pm, and me and Joe usually head to bed around 10:30, so you can expect things to be quiet from then until around 7:30 the next morning. We (try) to keep the kids on the far side of the house once they're up, until around 9am.
Accurately described accommodation. Great hosts and the heater was awesome! Apollo bay was lovely!
The studio is really good. Joe is a welcoming host and gave detailed information of the local and surounds. It's clean and quiet in the studio at night. And it's really warm and dry inside even in the winter. Actually I really like the shower. The water is very hot and comfortable in a cold winter night.
Sophie and Joe's studio was perfect! It provided us with our own private space, yet Sophie and Joe were next door if we needed anything. They were incredibly welcoming and knowledgable about the area, making us feel comfortable and confident. I highly recommend staying here when visiting Apollo Bay or anywhere along the GOR.
I didn't get to meet Joe but Sophie was very friendly and helpful during our stay. We only stayed a night but the apartment was just right for it - clean and comfortable. It was a little cold when we first got in but it warms up very nicely with the heater on. It's very spacious, there's some very useful information in the apartment about walks in the area and it has wifi! All in all, a perfect stay!
Although Sophie and Joe were out of town during our nights stay they provided us with an awesome self contained studio.Equipped with all we could possibly need we were incredibly comfortable and had an enjoyable nights stay. The studio was very clean and even had movies, books and various appliances to use. Highly recommended to future guests.
Sophie and Joe's accommodation was fantastic, after arriving super late that still made us feel at home.
The room was exactly as described and we had a great short stay!
Our stay at Sophie and Joe's was exactly what we needed. The studio is very functional and close to the centre.
Sophie and Joe were very accomodating and took care of every small detail to make sure that our stay was seamless! Although the weather was not at its best, We had a great a great time visiting the Otway tree top walk and the 12 Apostles.
And dinner at the local restaurants was awesome.
About the Host, Sophie & Joe
We've been living in Apollo Bay for about 3 years, but have been down this way for the last 5. Before that, we were traveling around the UK and Europe, always seeming to end up in tiny fishing villages in the middle of nowhere - which, come to think of it, is again where we ended up! Now that we are temporarily housebound with young kids, it's great being able to return the favour and host a traveler or two.