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


Kitchen Appliances
Stove/Oven (Electric)
DVD Player
VCR Player
CD Player
Sound System with Ipod dock
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Electric Blankets
Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Clothes Line
Clock radio
Hair Dryer
Outdoor Setting
Electric Fan Heaters
No linen or towels provided


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy customers Ocean Retreat was a very comfortable cottage - we had everything we needed. It is close to the beach where children can play safely in the surf. Although we had a few cold days it was very pleasant walking along the beach and lots to do in adjoining Apollo Bay which is only a few minutes away.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic views, great little house We loved our stay at Ocean Retreat! Its our 3rd time here and the place or owners never disappoint! Peter is so lovely to deal with and so grateful he shares his little house in little bit of paradise! Highly recommend. Easy walk across the road to the beach and evening sunsets AMAZING!
Date published: 2016-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbeatable Views No faults could I find , crashing waves could be heard from house, good amenities, the owners very easy to comunicate with and made our stay very easy
Date published: 2016-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property!! We had a fantastic 7 days at Ocean Retreat. The owner is extremely helpful and the cottage had everything we needed. The views from the cottage were amazing. (Jan 2016)
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Property!! Great property, Excellent owners, Excellent views, all the comforts of home, didn't want for nothing, Great location, have stayed there twice now and will stay there again in the future :)
Date published: 2015-12-24
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Ocean Retreat Skenes Creek is rated 4.902 out of 5 by 51.
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

DVD player, In-house Movies/Videos, Stereo
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher
Ironing Facilities
Airconditioning, Heaters
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
Non-Smoking, Parking
LCD TV, Blu-ray Player, Sound System with Ipod dock, Electric Blankets, Ceiling Fan, Clothes Line, Linen Hire Available, No Pets



Stay 7 nights or more in Mid Seasons and get 5% off the tarrif. Stay 7 nights or more in Low Season and get 10% off the tarrif.

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)
This property has a standard rate of: $125
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $145 $290 $965 2 $0 $0
* $125 $250 $755 2 $0 $0
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* $155 $310 $1085 2 $0 $0
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* $225 $450 $1575 2 $0 $0
* $145 $290 $965 2 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs Optional costs*
Security deposit $250 p/s Linen $20 p/p

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

Prices listed based on 6 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 people.