About This Listing
Boston on the Beach is a one bedroom apartment in our beautiful home in Torquay. It is a short stroll away from the Torquay beaches, Gilbert St. shopping centre, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and public transport.
As you will have sole use of our complete upstairs area including bedroom, bathroom, lounge, kitchenette and balcony, you will have plenty of privacy. The only thing you will be sharing is the front door! The accommodation is strictly for a maximum of two people.
We live downstairs and should you have any needs or concerns, we will be available to help.
Please note: we don't provide breakfast. Our house is a five minute walk to cafes, restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets. There are so many great places to have breakfast! If you wish to have breakfast in the apartment, we do provide tea, plunger and instant coffee, sugar, milk, a kettle, a toaster and a sandwich press.
There are views from the lounge and balcony across the treetops of old Torquay and out to the ocean.
Interaction with Guests
Your hosts: My wife Louise is a volunteer at the Torquay Visitor Centre and loves to pass on her extensive knowledge of all the activities the Surf Coast and Great Ocean Road have to offer. She also loves to shop and can give you the lowdown on best shopping spots locally and in Melbourne. We are minutes away from beautiful walking and bike trails.
Within easy walking distance you will have access to sheltered beaches and the surf breaks of Torquay. A short drive away is the famous Bells Beach.
We have travelled and lived extensively overseas and throughout Australia. We enjoy sharing experiences with fellow travellers and are happy to give advice if needed.
Torquay is the heart of the Surf Coast and is the official start of the iconic Great Ocean Road. We have the best beaches in the known universe! Our house is in the middle of town, but tucked away in a quiet street. We love the fact that we don't have to get in a car to go to the beach, the supermarket or any of the many restaurants and cafes. It's all just there!
It's just a 50 metre walk to the bus stop, which can take you into Geelong for trains to Melbourne. Alternatively, you can take a bus to Lorne and Apollo Bay along the Great Ocean Road.
Other Things to Note
Before booking with us you'll need to join airbnb. We hope you appreciate that it's nice for hosts to know a little bit about who's coming, so please add a photo and tell us about yourselves when creating your profile. Have a look at our profile and you'll see what we mean. It's important to add a phone number to your verification details, just as an emergency contact measure.
No smoking please and strictly no visitors.
Kitchenette complete with kettle, sandwich maker, toaster and bar fridge. Instant or plunger coffee, tea, milk, sugar, jams and peanut butter provided
The apartment was mad awesome and nice. The photos provided did not do the place any justice at all. Michael and his partner were very accommodating and welcoming. We were a few hours behind our schedule and Michael was very understanding and even told us to take our time and be careful during our drive to his place. It was my first time getting accommodation via airbnb and it's really a good experience. We got the whole level to ourselves and it was fully equipped with everything we needed. It's also walking distance to supermarket and food places. This is definitely a place I would recommended to anyone looking for an accommodation over at torquay!
I chose this accommodation as the first stop in our holiday...driving the Great Ocean Road.
The photos don't do this accommodation justice, a huge modern and impeccable bathroom as well as a lovely living room, all upstairs and private.
Thank you Michael
Great hosts and happy to assist with places to visit/great places to eat, etc. nothing was too much trouble.
The accommodation was amazing, so spacious and comfortable and we took advantage of the lovely bath - thank you.
This was our best Airbnb experience so far. Thank you very much.
Mick and Louise's place is beautiful. You will be right in the center of Torquay and can just enjoy. They have great tips and advice to make stay even better. We will definitely come back some time. Hopefully we can stay at their house again!
Excellent welcome by Mike and Louise. We felt very warmly welcomed by the hosts. Rooms were clean and quiet and very private. We really enjoyed wine and appetizer and felt very welcomed. For sure we will return
Very nice house with comfortable and beautiful decoration, we only stayed there for 1 night and left in the early morning, the wave could be heard from balcony, good location to drop by before going to great ocean road.
First Airbnb stay and it certainly won't be our last. Our hosts, Michael & Louise were there to greet us and the accommodation was beyond our expectations. The ambience was delightful and only a block and a half from the beach. Even without the gorgeous weather we encountered, we could have more than comfortable just staying in the lovely lounge area provided.
I would highly recommend Boston on the Beach to any friends who were travelling to Torquay.
Thank you, Michael & Louise.
About the Host, Michael
Hi there. My wife and I are recently retired primary school teachers. I am a keen surfer, stand up paddle boarder and golfer. My wife Louise loves meeting and talking to people, keeping fit and working in the garden. We both enjoy dining out with friends and travel regularly throughout Australia and overseas. Our most recent travel adventures include Morocco, Spain and an eight week adventure through the Australian outback. We have a lovely new house in central Torquay. We love living on the Surfcoast and look forward to welcoming fellow travelers to this beautiful part of the world.