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.
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.
This was our first booking with Airbnb and we were definitely spoilt. We were made welcome from the moment we walked through the door on arrival till the moment we left. The apartment is amazing and in a perfect location close to shops and restaurants. Michael and Louise were incredibly helpful and have an amazing knowledge of the area. We hope to come back again for longer next time. Thanks again
Robyn and Darryl
Louise met us on arrival and was a warm and friendly host,showing us around and making us feel welcome. The accommodation was exactly as listed - even better! It is a lovely fresh clean and spacious apartment in a great location - close to beach, shops etc. We were sorry we couldn't spend more time here as we had a wedding on, but would certainly use this place again if we had the chance. Had a good chat with Michael and Louise as we left - both lovely friendly people.
This place is perfectly situated in the heart of Torquay, everything (cafes, beach etc.) is only a short walk away. Well appointed apartment, with everything you need and more! Super friendly hosts who were so welcoming and kind. Would have no hesitation in recommending this place to others.
Basically, anyone passing through Torquay in need of a bed and a nice welcome would be bonkers not to stay here. Don't hesitate. Book now before someone else does!
We had a wonderful couple of days at Mick and Louises apartment. Very thoughtful hosts who had thought of everything to make their guests feel welcome. We'd stay there again anytime and would thoroughly recommend
Michael and Louise were great host and totally made us felt at home! Cosmo, their little furry one is very welcoming too... We had the entire 2nd level with total privacy and the house was very clean and neat.. Location is just a short walk to the beach, supermarket and eateries. It's a great place to stay in and fabulous host to ask for assistance. Would strongly recommend if u are looking for a place to relax and rest.. Definitely be staying there if we visit Torquay again.. Thanks Mich and Louise
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.