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.
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.
Very welcome although they were having supper. The apartment was more spacious than I thought it would be. You have to sit on the bed to watch TV but this didn't matter. The area is pleasant & easy to get into Apollo Bay. The bathroom is huge which was lovely, in fact the best we have had in airb&b! Had all we wanted with a microwave to heat up food.
Sophie and Joe gave us a warm welcome and were very flexible concerning the check-in times. Due to cloudy weather the room was a little darkish at first, but held everything we needed just as promised in their description. They left us to perfect privacy and still were nice to talk to, whenever we chanced to meet. Their kids were to be heard clear enough, but no more than they had in total honesty been described before, so to us it was just a nice help in the morning, to get the first coffee going and start the day.
Sophie and Joe's place was a great stay for our trip to Apollo Bay. Everything you needed was included and close to everything in town. Very comfortable place and Sophie was great in welcoming us to the studio.
Estudio agradable y acogedor. Tiene todo lo necesario para cocinar. El baño es muy grande y espacioso. Información turística de la zona para pasar unos días allí. Apollo Bay es un pueblo muy bonito y tranquilo. Sophie y Joe fueron muy amables aunque les conocimos poco tiempo.
The studio matches perfectly the pictures , it is even better. We spent one night there, the room was clean and the bed very comfortable. Do not hesitate to ask Sophie the places to see nearby, she has very good tips.
We highly recommend Sophie's apartement.
The place was comfortable and clean. Good advice was provided for local walks.
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.