100Hitchcock. Accessible, Centre of Barwon Heads

Entire home hosted by Grant And Kerry

  1. 8 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 2 baths
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Accessible luxury holiday house, central Barwon Heads. Relaxed & chilled luxury. Lots of space to spread out with dual living zones, NBN & Free WIFI. Perfect for kids & wheelchair user needs. Pet-friendly. Cosy weekend getaways for 2 people or family/group holidays of up to 8 people. Free to reschedule your booking within 12 months of the scheduled stay- if your post code or ours has travel restrictions in place . Park your car & stroll to beach & shops, so close by. Extra clean.

The space
The light and airy open plan kitchen/dining/living area include broadband free WiFi, a large TV, Blu-ray player, and a stereo with iPhone dock. Best of all, snuggle Upon the massive 8 seater lounge suite and a log fire. Also, dozens of DVD's and board games to keep you entertained.

A separate, cozy, fun-filled living area has another TV with built-in DVD, heaps of books, games and DVD’s, drawing easel and toys. Super comfy bean bags designed specifically for children and teenagers. (For your little ones, a porta-cot, bassinette, change table combo. A high chair and potty is also provided). All to ensure you have a few hours of peace!
Or, if it's just the two of you, close the zoned area and enjoy cozy and intimate living.

The house has 3 bedrooms with the highest quality beds, ensuring a peaceful nights sleep. Choose from 4 types of pillows for ultimate comfort.
The main and 2nd bedroom with queen bed and 3rd bedroom with two sets of bunks. Sleeps a total of 8 people in comfort, space & style.

Privacy & safety. The yard is secure with lockable gate and high fencing. Perfectly private landscaping, along with a large covered entertaining space.
Large oak table with seating for 8. Large BBQ for outdoor cooking too.
There is also an outdoor heated shower for rinsing sand off when returning from the beach.

From toddlers to teens, worn-out parents, kid-free parents and couples, you are spoilt for choice with things to do and see.
Animal sanctuary, boating, coastal walks and flat bike paths, day spa, fishing by the pier/jetty, playground, skate park, river estuary, Scenic flights & skydiving. 3 well-renowned golf courses too.
An ideal blend of gentle tidal river beaches (perfect for kids to paddle and play) as well as surf beaches, for catching waves, long walks & paddle boarding, and wineries, wineries & wineries!
Notably, The Bellarine is a mecca for farm-to-table goodness. Many markets and small farms too.

100 Hitchcock is also designed to suit people with disabilities, with full wheelchair access throughout (ramp to front door, wide showers, doorways and living/passage areas). Included is electric bed, beach wheelchair, a disabled shower chair, toilet assist chair, wheelchair commode, battery-operated mobile hoist (byo sling), walking frame, fixed grab bar, and removable and therefore adjustable disabled shower handles. More detailed information is available further down the page.

Pets accepted on a case by case basis. Secure lockable yard. We’re dog lovers too. Unfortunately, not all pet owners have treated our home with care. If your dog is well behaved, and poop collected, we’d love to have him or her stay! Depending on the time of the year, some beaches are pet-friendly, and the yard is fully secure. If you plan to bring your puppy dog, please seek approval before booking- as we request $200 pet bond. It’s refunded in full if there’s no additional cleaning ( pet hair/poop) required.

Our goal is to ensure you have everything you need for a great holiday.
Here is a detailed list. Just remember, we have filled the home with not just the regular bits you'd expect in a holiday rental. We've included a lot more.
It is also our home away from home, and we want to ensure you feel right at home too.
BBQ under the large covered deck with seating for 8. Securely fenced backyard. Washing machine & clothes dryer, a family room filled with books, toys and games.
Air conditioning and ducted heating throughout & log fireplace.
Off-street parking.
Free broadband Internet access.
Gourmet kitchen dishwasher, 6 burner Stove/Oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer & all the cooking utensils you'll ever need.
Stereo CD system, two TV's, DVD. Loads of games, over 70 DVD’s to choose from. Boogie boards. Picnic set and hot water bottles.

PLEASE NOTE: a starter kit of essentials is provided ( tea, coffee sugar and a few dishwasher tablets etc as well as a range of condiments and spices .) As it's self-catering accommodation please remember that you'll need to bring or purchase essentials to use during your stay.)

ALSO: linen is provided to meet requirements by the number of guests staying. If you think you'll need extra then please adjust your booking to add guests and we will accommodate your linen needs.

Because each person's needs differ widely, hopefully, the detailed FAQ will assist in determining if it is the right place for you.

What items are included?
We provide the following equipment (free of charge): Portable patient lifter Invacare hoist. Electric bed. Beach wheelchair. Commode. A shower chair and toilet seat (with handles), commode style wheelchair, a walking frame and two detachable grab bars, and a large fixed one as well. Large non-slip mats. So please let us know if you require them at the time of making your booking.

Accessing the property: .There is a threshold ramp is provided, a wheelchair can go over smoothly. Because the house is step-free, with wide walkways, bright contrasting furnishings, the accommodation is well suited to visually impaired guests too.

Can a wheelchair fit through the front door?
Yes, a wheelchair can fit through (120 cm width). And, there is rubber ramps 5 cm in height for comfortable wheelchair gliding.

Is the floor in the accommodation carpet or floorboards?
Polished concrete in the main living area, firm carpet in bedrooms and second living area and tiled bathrooms. Designed for wheelchairs to move around comfortably.

Is the house open plan and can a person in a wheelchair move from one room to another easily?
Yes anyone in a wheelchair has full access to the entire house. The layout is designed for visually impaired or wheelchair use.

What is the door width of all the rooms and are they accessible to a person in a wheelchair?
Extra-wide sliding doors with widths ranging from 120 cm to 155 cm in every room, except the second toilet. All bedrooms and bathrooms have extra-wide sliding doors.

Are there any stairs in the accommodation?
No stairs inside. There are 2 steps from the rear covered deck to the grass outside in the backyard. Therefore there is no wheelchair access to grass, only the covered deck. The covered deck is fully accessible, ( a 2 cm lip with rubber threshold ramps provided).

Kitchen, Dining & Outdoors
What height is the dining table and can the person’s wheelchair fit underneath the table?
Height of dining table is 75 cm, and wheelchair can fit under easily.

Is there room for a person in a wheelchair to wheel under the kitchen sink and participate in kitchen tasks?
Wheelchair can move around the kitchen easily, and microwave is at hip level. However, the wheelchair cannot fit under the sink or bench. The dishwasher is easy to access.

Is the oven, pantry and fridge accessible for a person in a wheelchair?
Yes – see images

Is there wheelchair access to the garden/courtyard?
There is a low (4 cm) threshold ramp from house to the outside decking and covered patio. Rest comfortably under the covered deck. Currently, there is a large step to the grassed area. If you wish to access the grass, please bring your portable ramp, as currently no wheelchair access to grass.

Wheelchair friendly bedroom

Is patient lifter hoist provided?
Yes. we provide a portable electric hoist (Invacare ELF 127). BYO sling, please. Also electric bed.

Is the bedroom big enough for a bed and hoist for transferring in and out of the wheelchair, or hiring of electric bed?
Master bedroom suitable for a portable hoist which we provide free of charge and beds can be moved around if required, we also have a hi-Lo electric adjustable hospital bed.

Are the built-in cupboards easily accessible?
Yes, there are two levels for hanging space (upper and lower) as well as slide-out drawers.

Are hospital electric beds provided?
Yes. Peak 989 electric adjustable hi Lo bed . The room is large enough to accommodate this, and the option of a carer or support worker in the same room.

Wheelchair accessible bathroom
Is there an accessible ensuite to the bedroom the person in a wheelchair is using?
Yes, a wheelchair can slide under the sink and for the shower, the width to get into the shower is 88 cm. Total dimensions of the master shower are 124 cm wide x 188 cm. We also have a commode chair (on wheels) and a hoist to place yourself into.

Is the shower wheel in and out with no lip?
Yes it is, and there is no lip.

Is the shower open plan – is there a solid/glass screen door that may limit maneuverability?
No it is a frameless glass screen with width access to glide into shower being 88 cm. Plenty of room for a commode chair (supplied free) to glide into.

Is the shower hose fixed or handheld?
Handheld adjustable hose and rain shower option.

Does the facility have a shower chair on wheels?
It has a shower chair as well as the option of commode style wheelchiair (See photos ).

Bathroom sink – is there room for a person in a wheelchair to wheel under the sink and participate in bathroom tasks?
Yes. Sinks are certified suitable for a person with a disability. Easy to glide under.

Are the switches on the wall accessible to the person in the wheelchair?
Yes, they are placed low (shoulder height when sitting in a wheelchair).

What height is the toilet? Can the toilet chair fit over the top?
Height of toilet is 45 cm and yes toilet chair can be placed over the top (which we also provide two options for you- see photo further down). The chair provided has grab handles on the sides. If you require one without handles, please bring your own toilet chair to meet this need.

Are there any grab rails and what side are they on in the bathroom?
Yes, there is a large white T shaped grab bar as well as 3 removable grab rails that are Australian standard approved suction cups. Therefore, this allows guests to place them where convenient (e.g. left or right-handed) however grab rail cannot be used at the toilet area. The toilet chair has handles on the sides of the chair that makes it very handy.

What are the bedroom arrangements? Will it give the carers an opportunity to have some privacy on the breaks?
Yes, bedroom for a person with a disability is placed at one end of the house whilst the other 2 bedrooms are at another end of the house.

Are there adjoining bedrooms to accommodate carers?
No. There is a separate wing divided by a wide sliding door for carers. We have a baby monitor/ camera so a carer can attend to needs of person with disabilities.

Is the laundry accessible?
Yes. both washer and dryer at floor level, glide in and out of laundry easily.

Blind or Low Vision
Is the property suitable for blind or low vision?
Guide Dogs are most welcome. There is a secure back yard for toileting. An additional cleaning fee is payable if their droppings aren’t collected.

Contrasting furniture: As shown in the photos, the furniture contrasts with flooring, making it easier to navigate the property. Link to detailed photos here.

Crockery and kitchenware: white crockery contrasts well with the timber dining table. Kitchenware contrasts well with the white kitchen benchtops.

We have made an absolute best effort to accommodate a wide variety of access needs. It may not suit everyone, and we hope this detailed FAQ helps you make the correct choice for you. Do let us know if you have any suggestions or specific requirements.

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What this place offers

Beach access
Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable
EV charger
Air conditioning
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia

Centrally located in Barwon Heads use house as a base to tour the Bellarine. Just 15-20 minutes drive to Queenscliff, Pt. Lonsdale, Geelong, Torquay, St. Leonards, Portarlington olive groves and countless wineries, or just a one-hour drive to Lorne via the Great Ocean Road.
From toddlers to teens, worn out parents, kid-free parents and couples, you are spoilt for choice with things to do and see.
Animal sanctuary, boating, coastal walks and flat bike paths, day spa, fishing by the pier/jetty, playground, skate park, river estuary, Scenic flights & skydiving. 3 well-renowned golf courses too.
An ideal blend of gentle tidal river beaches (perfect for kids to paddle and play) as well as surf beaches, for catching waves, long walks & paddle boarding, and wineries, wineries & wineries!
Notably, The Bellarine is a mecca for farm-to-table goodness. Many markets and small farms too.

Barwon Heads offers exceptional dining and great beaches. We are just A 5-minute walk to the beach and playgrounds. Shops start only one block away.
We highly recommend bringing bikes, there is over 8 km of flat gravel paths along the river. (Happy to send you a map). You may even spot a local, Cadel Evans enjoying a ride.

Hosted by Grant And Kerry

  1. Joined in August 2014
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Love to travel, live in Barwon Heads Australia. Available whenever you need anything.

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Checkout: 10:00 AM
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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