SLEEP with the SOUND OF THE WAVES
Skenes Creek is an idyllic retreat, located on Great Ocean Road 6km from Apollo Bay & approximately 40km from Lorne. Here, just above the junction of Skenes Creek Road and Old Coach Road you will find OCEAN RETREAT.
This self contained two bedroom Cottage which can accommodate 6 people has all the comforts of home, providing one Queen Size bed, two bunks (4 beds) and each room with views of the ocean.
Imagine having breakfast looking out to the ocean and listening to the sound of the sea, spending the day at the beach or at one of the surrounding attractions, and in the evening enjoy the BBQ on the deck, a walk along the beach, and a glass of wine while relaxing on the couch - what a perfect way to end the day.
Apollo Bay is only five minutes away by car; giving easy access to large variety of shops and restaurants to treat yourself to a meal, browse the shops or just have a walk around the town.
OCEAN RETREAT is just a 50 metre stroll away from the beach, with magnificent views across the Great Ocean Road and is a perfect location to relax and enjoy an affordable holiday or short break.
Things to Do and See
The beach at Skenes Creek is excellent for swimming, surfing and has great fishing in the estuary and creek or off the shore and rocks. Young children can play and explore in the wonderful rock pools or paddle or swim in the sheltered quiet river ponds at the entrance to the creek. You can walk on the beach all the way to Apollo Bay and there are many other walking paths available in the local area. Skenes Creek is ideal for both couples and families and is one of the gateways to the Great Ocean Road.
Other things to do and see include:
Hire a bike
Hire a kayak
Have Surfing Lessons
Fly a Kite
Go horse riding
Go Mountain bike riding
Visit local wineries
Walk into Apollo Bay
Do some or all of the Great Ocean Walk
Visit the Old Cable Station Museum
Visit the Bass Strait Shell Museum
Discover local restaurants / cafes
Browse the Apollo Bay Market on Saturday morning
Play Golf at the Apollo Bay Golf Club
Take a scenic flight from Apollo Bay
Take a scenic drive by the Barham River to Mariners Falls
Whale spotting in between June - September
Visit the Cape Otway National park
Visit the Cape Otway Light House
Visit the Cape Otway Tree Top Walk & Otway Fly
Drive to the Twelve Apostles
Enjoy the panoramic views from Mariners Lookout
Explore the local pier and the many beaches
Sound System with Ipod dock
Electric Fan Heaters
No linen or towels provided
Rated 5 out of
Love it, our new fav!
We loved the property and the location, just far enough away for an escape from the hustle, but close enough if anything is needed. It had everything we expected and was lovely and clean. A great view of the beach and ocean, we even had a great vantage point to watch a whale go past!. We will be returning and recommending.
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 5 out of
We've just returned home our stay at Ocean Retreat but we didn't want to leave. The cottage was clean and very comfortable! Everything we possibly required was provided and it felt like home during our stay. A few bonus features discovered after our arrival were a tv & blu ray player in the master bedroom (perfect for the kids, while parents watch the main tv), super comfy recliners in the lounge, and an Aldi coffee pod machine! The location is perfect and the owners are an absolute pleasure to deal with. We loved our stay and are looking forward to going back again! Very highly recommended!!
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 4 out of
We had a very comfortable stay with beautiful views!
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of
Lovely cottage with great views
The cottage is clean and and as described. Very relaxing as you can see the ocean (as seen in the photos) from inside the cottage. At night, you can even hear the waves. Although near the road, the place is relatively quiet and also a short drive to the Apollo Bay shops. I would highly recommend staying here.
Date published: 2015-02-25
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic family get away!!!
We loved the accommodation & the location. We thoroughly enjoy our stay. Waking it the morning to the beautiful view to Skenes Creek Beach, walking across to the caravan park for a great coffee. Spending the mornings enjoying the rain forests in the and the afternoons at the beach. Everything about our stay was fantastic & we highly recommend this place. The owners were a delight to deal with and we will be certain to return again.
Date published: 2015-01-31
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Sound System with Ipod dock,
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