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 (2.5 years) and Jimmy (1 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.
The room was simple and clean. The bathroom was very spacious. It got a bit noisy when the footsteps of their children running were audible during the day. Despite that, the location was good and it was cheap
We stay for a night at Sophie & Joe's studio. Its a very cozy studio, it has everything u need and a small kitchen made it lovely.
We had a wonderful stay at this place and enjoying what Apollo Bay and its surrounding has to offer. Totally recommended for staying!
The apartment was great (very clean) and Sophie and Joe were very flexible in terms of checking in and out. I didn't meet Sophie but we met Joe and the little one (super cute). Thanks for having us!
Joe & Sophie were really friendly and nice, though we did not have much time for talk as we only had a one night short stay at their house. Joe was alone with his cute son at home while me and my husband doing check-in. He was quite hospitable and joyfully showed us around the room prepared for us. Information regarding attractions and shops given are really handy and useful forums to explore better around Apollo Bay. Room is spacious and has all the essentials equipped.
We stayed in the studio apartment for one night while travelling the Great Ocean Road on a tour. Sophie met us at the property and showed us around. Everything was exactly as expected and as seen in the photos. The space is clean and comfortable with everything we needed for our short stay. The apartment is part of their home in a nice residential area just a short walk from the beach and main shopping/dining area of Apollo Bay.
Sophie and Joe were great hosts and have provided a great space for weary travellers like us to stay and recharge. We'd recommend the space to anyone else passing through this lovely town!
Very nice accommodation close the centre of town in a good location.
Joe was very welcoming and helpful with points of interest in the area.
Apartment contained everything we needed and was very clean and well appointed.
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.