Gwinganna Country House is a unique property nestled high in the hills adjacent to the National Park overlooking the spectacular Otway Ranges and Apollo Bay township.

Comfortably accommodating gatherings with three bedrooms and separate rainforest viewing room a few steps away from the main house. The 3 bedrooms in the main house boast 2 queen size bedrooms downstairs and a light and airy loft with 2 single beds that made up as a king bed if required. The separate rainforest lookout contains another queen size bed that can be made up into 2 singles.

The eclectic interior has a touch of the old with it's wood fired heating and slow combustion stove accompanied by modern facilities such as electric stove, dishwasher, walk-in pantry, Ipod dock, WIFI, rustic furniture, main bathroom & powder room, (2 toilets) and reverse cycle heating/cooling.

There is also a separate games room which allows for some good old fashioned fun with friends around the billiard table or table tennis table.

Outdoor decks provide delightful reading areas with magnificent back drops to admire. Alternatively just sit and take in the view and you'll find yourself in a meditative state of mind in no time at all. Cap the day off with a BBQ and outdoor dining while the sun sets over that glorious valley.

Perfectly positioned between rainforest and all the glorious beaches of Apollo Bay, Gwinganna has much to offer those seeking sanctuary from the rush and crush of the city. The property was formerly a market garden and the house is now surrounded by a picturesque garden including an array of Japanese maples, weeping cherry trees, camellias & perennials.


> custom made bench tops, bathroom bench, kitchen bench top, side tables and coffee table made from 19th century oak

> commissioned artwork, mosaics and garden sculptures by Australian artists

> main bathroom and second powder room

> outdoor commissioned garden sculptures

> separate games room with billed and table tennis table

> wildlife and native animals roam property


> an array of rare trees and unique birdlife

> Molten Brown soaps, shower gells and Sanctum products


Requested mid stay linen change over or clean can be arranges direct with cleaners and billed directly to guests on completion.


On request sleeps up to 8 people and costed based on No of guests and bedrooms required.

> 7 night booking Dec/Jan peak period & school holidays.
> 3 nights minimum > midweek stays
> 3 nights minimum > long weekends
> 4 Melbourne Cup weekend (POA)
> 2 nights weekend bookings on request
> EASTER and CHRISTMAS PERIOD / 7 night blocks


Apollo Bay is just 43km from Lorne and 185km from Melbourne, along with Great Ocean Road. This charming seaside fishing and farming village is tucked on the edge of a broad, curved beach, with the Otway ranges in the background. The local fishing fleet is moored in the bay, protected by a breakwater.

Payment and Cancellation Policy

No refunds on deposits. Balance on tariff not refundable on amount paid one month prior to bookings or days thereafter unless the property is re-let.

Payment of deposit or total fee for your booking indicates acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

Payment will be made by credit card only, unless otherwise agreed. A deposit of 50% of our total fee is required to confirm your booking if you book more than 4 weeks prior to your arrival. If you book less than 4 weeks prior to your arrival, the total fee (ie 100%) must be paid to confirm your booking.

The balance of payment will be charged to the same credit card that was used to pay the deposit (unless we are informed otherwise), one month prior to your arrival. You must only provide credit card details for which you are authorised to use.Use of American Express incurs a surcharge of 3%. Once full payment is made, no refunds will be given.Security for payments required under these terms and conditions must be provided by credit card. Payment must be made, in Australian dollars. By making payment of the total fee, you have an exclusive licence to occupy the property for the days specified when you book (but not possession).

House Rules
The number of guests staying at the property must not exceed the number agreed to in the booking details. In the event that any additional persons stay at the property, an additional fee may be charged according to our usual rates and/or we reserve the right to terminate the booking without refund.

If extensive additional cleaning is required, this will be charged for using the credit card provided for payment (or left for security). The general house rules for pet guests are to not allow them on the beds and furniture and to clean up after them before leaving the property. Guests will be liable for any necessary cleaning and dry-cleaning if required. Additionally, the number of pet guests must be disclosed clearly at the time of booking and will also be noted on your invoice.

Properties are non-smoking indoors.

Check In and Check Out document on your stay form

You are responsible for leaving the property in the state in which you found it on arrival. All breakages or losses must be reported immediately to us. Whilst we will not pursue reimbursement for minor accidental damage or normal wear and tear, the total cost of making good any other damage or loss to the property, garden or contents will be charged for using the credit card provided for payment (or left for security). Please note this includes the removal of consumable items from the property which are provided for guest use whilst in-house and are not intended as individual use presentations (examples include laundry powder, dishwashing liquid, toiletries provided in dispensers etc).It is our policy to have all locks changed if keys are lost or not returned. All associated costs will be charged to the credit card provided for payment (or left for security) if this occurs. Similarly any remote controls will be replaced at your cost if lost or not returned.

Properties may also include interim cleaning services for stays of longer than a week. This will be detailed in your pre arrival information. Guests are expected to leave the properties in a neat and tidy state without the need for extensive, excessive cleaning. You are responsible for all cleaning charges in the event that the property is left in a state that requires more than standard cleaning. This will be charged for using the credit card provided for payment (or left for security)

Properties which provide local telephone calls included in the rate, do so for up to 6 calls per day. Costs for additional calls may be passed onto guests.Guest items found by our cleaning staff are kept for 6 weeks before discarding. It is the guest's responsibility to follow up any items that may have been left behind at the property. We request that guests send a reply paid envelope in order for us to return the items.

By-laws prohibits functions of any sort. Functions are defined as being gatherings over and above the resident guests nominated on the booking form.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning garden and beautiful house. V comfy beds too !
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful, peaceful environment. The surrounding views outstanding. Gardens calming. House very cosy and quaint.
Date published: 2013-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This property is in a beautiful location, the garden is amazing, the furniture and decor is lovely and it has everything you need. We had a very relaxing family holiday. Thanks!
Date published: 2013-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The only bad thing I can say about Gwinganna was that we didn't stay at the house for long enough to enjoy everything the serene setting had to offer. It was definitely everything the website said it would be.
Date published: 2009-02-24
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Billiard table & Table Tennis
Clothes dryer
Cooking Facilities
DVD player
Extensive Gardens
Free WiFi
Huge rustic country table
I-Pod dock
Ironing Facilities
Linen Supplied
Open Fireplace
Pets allowed
Rumpus room
Sleeps up to 8 guests on request
Towels Supplied
Washing Machine
Wood Fire heating
reverse cycle system
three hectares of spectacular scenery


Linen and exit clean charged as an extra based on No's during your staying at the property.

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $320 $640 $2180 5 $0 $0
* $200 $680 $1380 2 $25 $25
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Linen and exit clean $120 p/s Extra pet clean $50 p/s

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 4 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.

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