1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Great Ocean Road
  4. Apollo Bay
  5. #15356

Gwinganna Country House

House, Apollo Bay

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

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Min 1 - 7 nights stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 bathrooms


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. The main house boasts 2 queen size bedrooms and a light and airy loft with 2 single beds that made up as a king bed if required.

The eclectic interior has a touch of the old and new with a slow cook Rayburn stove accompanied by modern facilities - electric stove, dishwasher, walk-in pantry, I-pod dock, WIFI, amazing art, rustic furniture and controlled reverse cycle heating/cooling. There is a main bathroom & separate powder room, 2 toilets

The separate games room allows for some good old fashioned fun with friends around the billiard table or table tennis table.

Outdoor decks provides delightful reading areas with magnificent rain forests and gardens. 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 rain forest 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 gardens including an array of Japanese maples, weeping cherry trees, camellias, perennials and mountain ash gums set on 1.5 hectare of private grounds.


> main bathroom and second powder room including 2 toilets

> custom made kitchen bench tops, side tables and coffee table from recycled oak

> commissioned artwork, mosaics and garden sculptures by Australian artists

> outdoor commissioned garden sculptures

> separate games room with billiard and table tennis tables


> an array of rare trees and unique bird life

> linen and towels provided


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

> 7 night booking Dec/Jan peak period & school holidays.

> 3 nights minimum > midweek stays

> 3 nights minimum > long weekends

> 4 Melbourne Cup weekend POA

> CHRISTMAS PERIOD / 7 night blocks


the house is yours and yours alone

Weekends 2 night stay thurs-fri fri-sat sat-sun


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.

Property is non-smoking indoors.

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


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Balcony Books Children welcome Clothes dryer Coffee maker Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Eco-Friendly Fireplace Games Games room Garage Hair dryer Heating Internet access Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Telephone Television Toaster Towels provided Washing machine Wood stove
Gwinganna Country House is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely property in a magical location Really enjoyed our stay in this unique home surrounded by beautiful gardens and amazing views
Date published: 2017-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peace and quiet in an idyllic location Beautiful property, full of wildlife, and the koala snoring in a gum tree in the garden was a highlight.
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quiet Haven! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is on a beautiful spot with great views. The house was cosy and warm despite the weather! We were lucky enough to see koalas and wallabies nearby as well so made it a special trip for us all.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly recommended Our family had a gorgeous 3 nights in this beautiful, cosy home. We loved being surrounded by original artworks and enjoying the stunning views from each window. We had hours of fun playing pool, table tennis, board games and cards and reconnecting as a family! Apollo Bay is beautiful part of our great state, and this is a wonderful little home away from home.
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Retreat We Could Imagine Gwinganna was exactly what we were looking for. It is extremely peaceful and secluded, in a stimulating natural setting, with a beautiful kitchen, big roaring fire, and plenty that kept us amused. We can't wait to stay again some day.
Date published: 2016-04-28
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