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 9 reviews

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Min 2 - 6 nights stay

8 guests
4 bedrooms
5 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 and separate rain forest sleep-out a few steps away. 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 separate rain forest room has a queen size bed and breathtaking views.

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 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.

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)

> CHRISTMAS PERIOD / 7 night blocks


(the house is yours and yours alone!)

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

1 room (one couple) $680

2 rooms (4 guests) $820

3 rooms (6 guests) $960

4 rooms (8 guests ) $1100 including forest room sleep-out



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 Iron and board 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 4.777777777777778 out of 5 by 9.
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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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded our expectations! There were seven adults staying at the property, it was so lovely! we played lots of pool and table tennis. The gardens and surrounding bush were beautiful! the house was very cosy with everything you need plus stunning art work and deco.
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A State of Mind! After a gap of 6 years (where has the time gone?) our extended families return to Gwinganna has lived up to all expectations (sadly with the absence of two four-legged faithful friends ...but the arrival of another whippet). The precious week with our son from the U.S., his boy, our daughters, grandchildren and dogs ...was a dream come true. Gwinganna provides a perfect balance of privacy and communal living space, the bonus of an amazing games room, a sublime rambling terraced- garden, backdropped by fern gullies and towering gums, and with a transcendental view from the front deck through the garden to forest and farm on the hillside opposite. To quote from the classics (The Castle) ...it's the vibe, it's it's ..."the serenity." And not wanting to labour the point as an old Philosopher was heard to say ..."Do yourself a favour."
Date published: 2016-01-28
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Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 people.