About this listing
Coastal cool for two. Our little one bedroom beach house is 100 steps to the water. Its sunny north wall (that's right, wall) slides open to bring the outside in. There are decks, a sea view and the sound of the waves. Village a ten minute stroll.
We have always loved little beach houses, so we decided to build one. Of course, it is obligatory for a beach house to have a beach.....ours is opposite.
You will find comfortable accommodation for one or two people in our new, open plan, little house. We like that the architect included a sliding wall that can open the living area to the outside deck on sunny days. We also like that we can batten down the hatches in winter and turn on the log fire. The bedroom has its own little deck too, just because.....
There is plenty of cooking equipment.
Yes, wineglasses, coffee and teas included.
All linen is provided.
The property is yours, but you have to share the beach!
Interaction with Guests
We will leave you alone. There is a key safe and general information (including our phone number) inside the house.
Apollo Bay is beautiful. It straggles around its harbour at the foot of the Otway Ranges, looking out to the mighty Southern Ocean. It is a sea change kind of place with real live locals. You will find locals fishing around the harbour, playing golf or footy, walking in the national parks, surfing, swimming and at the Saturday market- we don't mind a chat or a coffee either. Other locals include koalas, wallabies, whales and plovers.
The VLine bus stops at the Visitor Information Centre (700 metres).
Melbourne is a 2.5 hour drive (Geelong 1.5 hours, 12 Apostles 1.0 hour).
Other Things to Note
gas log fire
Only a few:
Maximum TWO people only...period...full stop!
No pets inside the house or on the property
The Little Beach House was such a lovely, relaxing and a great excape from the city for us. The house is such a fabulous design, warm, comfortable and a perfect couples getaway. Being just metres from the water - to wake up and see the water was also delightful We enjoyed our mini break at the 'little beach house' and would love to return some time soon!
Debra and Andrew
Had a fantastic 3 days at Rex's little beach house. We really enjoyed the fireplace! Great location as well, quiet and peaceful.
Our stay at the little beach house was absolutely perfect! Exactly what we need to get away from the big city life. The little setting out on the patio was the perfect spot to look up at the stars and breath in the fresh air. (When I say fresh, I mean FRESH - it was 4 degrees on Saturday night!) The fireplace inside was the ideal spot to sit and read and escape the chilly weather. Waking up to hear the sounds of the waves in the morning was just wonderful. We will definitely be back. Thank you Rex!
Perfect getaway little beach house just right across the beach, best way to see the great ocean road. House was fully equipped with everything we need.
We loved our two nights of R&R in Apollo Bay, the little beach house is simply gorgeous and very we'll set up, it has everything you need. We loved the open plan living and relaxing in front of the fire. It was the perfect for exploring the Great Ocean Road; we will definitely be back in summer! Thanks Rex
Highly recommend this place. Stunning home and centrally located to all the awesome parts of the great ocean road and the Otway national park.
The Little Beach House is a lovely house in a fantastic spot. We stayed 2 nights but it felt like home. The house is sparkling clean and has everything you could need. The gas log fire place is cosy on chilly night, and the deck would be amazing on warmer days. Will definitely be back.
About the Host, Rex
I am a happily semi-retired, married, dad. Have enjoyed 35 years in the accommodation business.
Interests include: reading, dancing, decluttering, bush walking, treading lightly, small spaces, low impact living and friends.