Killala Retreat, Apollo Bay

5 guests

3 rooms

3 beds

1.5 baths

5 guests

3 rooms

3 beds

1.5 baths

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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
5 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Adjacent to the Otway National Park, Killala retreat is a peaceful secluded haven set on 1 hectare of exotic gardens. A beautifully appointed eclectic country home with original artwork, country kitchen, separate games room, rainforest sleep out, handmade pottery and soft cozy sofas and amazing vista over the valleys and hills above the township.


Extra people: $27 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $62
Security Deposit: $231
Weekly Discount: 15%
Weekend Price: $185 / night


The space

The house is well appointed, has an open living plan and spectacular views. There is a large dining and living area with a central wood fire heater.
The house and gardens are extensive and the property is adjacent to the Otway Ranges. Firewood is provided however we also have reverse cycle heating and cooling. Gas BBQ and outdoor entertaining areas make for a relaxed for some old fashion family or communal fun. Guests can enjoy the billiard and table tennis tables in a separate games room a few meters from
the main house. You'll also enjoy direct access to the National Park and various trails and walks on the property.

Guest access

A map, house keys and directions supplied for your stay on confirmation booking.

Interaction with guests

We'll email, SMS or phone to make sure your stay is trouble free with additional map to the property.

The neighborhood

The secluded property is for you alone during your booking

How far is it from the township?
Killala retreat is 11.5km in the hills above and takes some 15 minute drive to beaches and township.

Can I take my pet?
We are a pet friendly retreat and offer people the opportunity to bring their pet at guests responsibility.
Does the mobile work up there?
The mobile does work in various parts of property depending on your provider.

Is there a house phone?
Yes you have use of the house phone for local calls and incoming calls.

Getting around

Ample parking on the property, walking trails and access to various unique attractions in the Otway ranges and beaches

Other things to note

Access by car only to the property.

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in time is 2PM - 12AM (midnight)
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

House is not available for functions of any kind. The house is available for the guests No's only and has a "no smoking inside policy". We can provide up to 8 guests on request ( separate private sleep-out can become available by negotiation )



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay.
From Dec 20, 2017 - Feb 01, 2018 the minimum stay is 7 nights.

31 Reviews

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Megan User Profile
April 2017
We had a lovely stay - it is the perfect spot for a secluded break if you need to get away from everything and just relax! The surroundings are beautiful, peaceful and the house is lovely and cosy and very well equipped. Thanks Mark :)

Tristan User Profile
March 2017
Just wonderful. Was our second visit and had a relaxing time in stunning seclusion.

Taletha User Profile
March 2017
We stayed for two nights and loved staying here. It was a drive up a mountain to find but once there it was very sweet and amazingly quiet. We felt peaceful enjoying a coffee on the deck using the fire place at night time. Mark was very communicative and helped us feel welcome, he even accommodated our dog which was special. Thank you very much for having us!

Brighid User Profile
March 2017
This property is nothing short of remarkable. The location is simply breathtaking and nothing in the house or around the property has been placed by accident. Everything is designed to maximise the truly incredible landscape. The home is so delightful and the art is inviting and plentiful! We loved the warmth and inspiring beauty of what Mark has created here. The games room is a great addition and the lawn is another canvas for games. Mark had a lovely and welcoming presence and was excellent with communication and flexibility. We would love to return!

Gavin User Profile
February 2017
We had a a great stay in Mark's house in the hills and found it hard to leave at the end of our stay. The images really don't do it justice, this is a beautiful home surrounded by nature! We loved the design of the house, the great pieces of art on the walls and how homely it felt. We enjoyed some BBQ's and beers in the back garden and had morning coffee overlooking the valleys surrounding it. Having the fire for the cooler nights was great and it's a really beautiful feature. The drive up is stunning and Apollo Bay is near enough for any necessities. It was also in a good location for us to go east and west visiting spots along the Great Ocean Road. Finding the house was very easy and Mark was great for information and guidance. Highly recommend staying here!

Tracy User Profile
February 2017
This house located in the otway forest park,it is so quite for sleep,and lovely kitchen,it is not far from the apollo bay center,but it's better to get here in daytime,may be dangerous in the night for driving,and I love the flowers in the garden! After all, it is the good choice to stay here during you trip on the great ocean road!

Grace User Profile
February 2017
We had a lovely stay at Mark's beautiful property with our Labrador Jasper. The gardens are beautiful, the house is lovely and the art collection is fantastic. We enjoyed ping pong and billiards in between trips to the beach. Wifi was hit and miss but that's to be expected due to be location in the hills. There is a landline which is handy. Mark went out of his way to make sure we found the property and we will definitely be back.

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Mark User ProfileMark is a superhost.

B.A. Art and Design, Melbourne Australia. Studio study Mashiko, Japan. Collector and lover of fine furniture and art. I have owned and leased short stay holiday house accommodation for the past 15 years in key destinations throughout Australia and love guests to enjoy my unique properties as well as stay in great places around the world.

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