Our cosy cottage with covered verandas on a fully fenced block will make you feel at home. It is in a great position for enjoying beautiful Apollo Bay as it is a short walk of about 200 m to the main beach and close to the centre of town too.
Position, position, position!!. Perfect distance for walking to the beach and the town centre. Great base to organise your Great Ocean Walk or day trips in the car. Lovely quiet comfortable cottage to relax and read a book.
Guests have the run of the entire house. It is set up well equipped for cooking and has an extra shower attached to the laundry. It has a fully fenced yard, back and front which makes it safe for small children. There is a carport on the property with space for one car under cover. A second car can park in the driveway behind the first car.
Interaction with Guests
We don't need to have any interaction with guests as we do not live in the cottage. We prefer to let people enjoy their stay without the owner hovering around! That being said, we are on the other end of the phone if any help or tourist advice is needed.
Apollo Bay's beach is huge and uncrowded and, even in Winter, you can enjoy it as long as you have a warm coat! In Summer swimming, surfing and kayaking are enjoyed. Fishing is possible either from a boat or from the beach or the pier. The town is small and friendly and we are lucky, for such a small isolated place, to have some great eating places. We also have a lovely book shop, 2 shoe shops and a hairdresser!! The Otways are at our doorstep with lovely walking and mountainbiking. The Great Ocean Walk starts in Apollo Bay and meanders for 91 km if you feel that way inclined. I love Apollo Bay. I hope that you will love it too!
This Great Ocean Road in serviced by the V line bus from Geelong. The timetable can be found on the internet. It's a slow scenic drive from Geelong Apollo Bay. On some days it goes through to Warrnambool. There is a community bus which runs on Wednesday to Colac and back.
Other Things to Note
The bed sizes are as follows: The main bedroom has a queen size. The second bedroom has 4 bunk beds. One is a double and the other 3 are singles. The beds have pillows and doonas with doona covers on. We generally ask guests to bring their own sheets, towels, bathmat and tea towels. If this is not possible we can provide linen hire. The extra charge is $20 per single bed and $30 for double or queen. This is a once off charge, not a per night charge.
We provide our house on a basis of mutual trust. As such, we do not provide a "book of rules". We simply ask that you treat our house as you would treat your own.
We ha a really great weekend staying in Fiona's house.
Everything were there, and so close to town and beach.
Fiona is very nice to deal with and will definitely stay in her house again.
Fiona has a great cottage in a brilliant location. The cottage was only a short walk into town and even shorter walk to the beach. Its not fancy but it has everything you need and is clean.
We enjoyed our stay in this classic character beach house. Plenty of room for the kids to run around and just a short walk from the beach. Communication with Fiona was easy and prompt. Thank you!
We loved our stay in Apollo Bay! The beach cottage is exactly as described -a cozy beach shack just a sort walk from the water. There is a caravan park next door, but apart from one instance of a van parked across our driveway for 5 minutes this didn't impact our stay at all.
It got quite cold at night for us Queenslanders, but we chose not to use the heaters - the blankets were sufficient.
Apollo Bay still has the charm of a small beach town, and I would stay at the beach cottage again next time we're passing through.
Fiona was great to deal with as well.
House was neat. Water pressure was fantastic, much needed after a long day exploring. Not as noisy as expected after i noticed it was next door to caravan park. Would have been convenient to have a laundry if staying for a period of time. Attentive owner, easy to contact. Hope to utilise again :) Thankyou.
Fiona was a lovely and prompt host. Her cottage is super sweet and we had a lovely stay. The shower was amazing! Thanks Fiona! Beck x
Great location and house, be perfect for a family! Short walk to the beach and to the main street, definitely would stay again, highly recommend!
Hi. I'm Fiona and I am your host. I live in Apollo Bay on the beautiful Great Ocean Road in Victoria's South West. Our lovely cottage will give you the opportunity to see some of our area. If you like the outdoors, you will love this area. We are right on the doorstep of the Great Ocean Walk if you are a walker. We are 200m from the beach if you are a water lover. We are near to epic mountain biking trails and driving distance to the 12 Apostles. Come and stay!