1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Great Ocean Road
  4. Cape Bridgewater
  5. #13764

SHELLY BEACH RETREAT

House, Cape Bridgewater

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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Min 2 - 4 nights stay

8 guests
4 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bathroom

Description

Shelly Beach Retreat itself is undisputedly in a "stand out" location making it a very special place to be. Secreted within a Coastal Reserve with stunning unspoilt panoramic coastal views across Bridgewater Bay to the Bridgewater and Nelson Capes, no other house is visible from the Retreat ensuring absolute privacy. Regardless of the weather the endlessly changing ocean view and the occasional whale can be enjoyed from one of 2 decks or from beside the cosy wood fire through the large windows.

The isolation means it is unusual to see other people, or even footprints, whist walking along the pristine beaches. The 250 km-long Great South West Walk meanders past the property. Sections of this walk can be enjoyed along beaches, rugged cliff tops and through nearby tall eucalypt forests. A large breeding colony of Fur Seals can be viewed from the cliff-tops, and native fauna are often sited close to the house.

It is an ideal fully self-contained retreat away from the pressures of contemporary life.

FEATURES

GENERAL

-Fresh flowers in all rooms.

-All original art works with local relevance

-Local information and history.

-Generous rubbish disposal facilities & regular collection.

-Telephone: free local calls & paid STD connected by arrangement

-Torch

LOUNGE/DINING

-Quality comfortable seating for each guest max.8 people

-Books/games/DVDs/VCRs for all ages.

-Flat screen TV/DVD

-High quality CD player with inside and outside speakers

-Radio

-Reverse cycle heating/cooling unit

-Ceiling fan

-Mood lighting

-Slow combustion wood fire set ready to light

-Generous supply of dry, chopped wood & fire lighters

-Dining table and chairs for 8 people

SUNROOM

-Second TV/DVD/VCR

-Additional lounge area

OUTDOORS

-Gas barbecue

-Two large outdoor decks one north-facing & under cover

-2 outdoor settings front & back deck

-Sun lounges

-Double garage

-Second fridge in garage

-Outdoor sensor lighting

-Large grassed playing area

-Clothesline

BEDROOMS

1 Queen size

1 Twin 2 singles

1 Bunkroom sleeps 4

-Linen/towels provided and beds made up.

-Electric blankets

-Clean underlays

-Doonas

-Pillows and blankets

-Extra pillows and blankets

-Reading lights

-Chest of drawers & wardrobes

KITCHEN

-New electric stove

-Microwave

-Dishwasher

-Electric kettle, toaster & sandwich maker

-Coffee plunger

-Large fridge/freezer second fridge in garage

-Sufficient glasses, crockery and cutlery to minimise use of dish-washer

-Ample pots, pans, serving bowls and dishes.

-Pantry stocked with basic ingredients and condiments.

-Dish washing detergent, cleaning products provided

-Cling wrap, alfoil & bin liners provided

-Sharp knives

BATHROOM & TOILET

-Shower

-Full-size bath

-Toilet

-Second separate toilet

-Hairdryer

-Soap, shampoo, toilet paper, toilet cleaner & air fresheners provided

-Large vanity unit with ample cupboard/drawer storage

-Extra large well-lit mirror

-Exhaust fan

-Heater

-Extra towels, hand towels & face washers

LAUNDRY

-Washing machine

-Dryer

-Stainless steel sink

-Iron & ironing board

-Vacuum cleaner

-Buckets & mop

-Washing powder provided

BEACH ACCESS, SWIMMING, SURFING & FISHING

-There is direct beach access from the house by means of a very well constructed and well maintained path.

-A swimming beach patrolled by the surf club is 2 minutes away by car. Swimming and surfing at Shelly Beach is dependent on sea conditions.

-Shelly Beach is recognised as a surf and rock fishing location.

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

THE GREAT SOUTH WEST WALK

The Great South West Walk is a 250km long walking track offering walkers a unique environmental experience with tracks through vibrant native forests, majestic river gorges, high rugged cliff tops, and untamed beaches. At any location you are sure to view some of the most beautiful natural scenery and wildlife. There is always something fascinating or new to see, the seal colony, a gannet rookery, a petrified forest, the blowholes or even the two lighthouses. Designed as a long distance walking track, and for day or short walks, the walk is readily accessed from Portland, Nelson or from a number of road crossings. The walk invites all ages, abilities and tastes.

BRIDGEWATER BEACH

Known to the locals as "Bridgie" this four kilometre long safe surf beach is patrolled by Surf Lifesavers and is fantastic for all ages to enjoy.

BRIDGEWATER LAKES

These beautiful fresh water lakes provide a popular recreational area ideal for swimming, canoeing, waterskiing, sailboarding and power boating. By car, only five minutes away from Shelly Beach Retreat.

THE SPRINGS

The cliffs on the west coast of Bridgewater are composed of basalt, and covered in dune limestone. Water drains through the limestone, along the line of contact and emerges as springs along the cliffs, resulting in freshwater pools. A spectacular cliff-top walk and an interesting feature not to miss.

THE BLOWHOLES

The blowholes are a fascinating place to visit. The volcanic rock at the base of the cliff is formed mainly of basalt and scoria. Scoria is eroded more readily by the sea than basalt, therefore creating the blowholes that display spectacular spouts of sea spray during high seas.

PETRIFIED FOREST

Four kilometres past Bridgewater Beach, the Petrified Forest features petrified trunk formations.

SEAL CAVE

The seal colony can be reached by a two hour walk. Steps winding down lead to a viewing platform from which the seals can be seen playing below. Scenic boat trips can be taken to experience the seals up close.

PORTLAND

Portland is located in South-West Victoria, approximately 100km from Warrnambool, Mt. Gambier and Hamilton. Portland is a thriving city near the ocean with a busy port and numerous beaches ideal for swimming, surfing and fishing. the Powerhouse Motor Museum. A leisurely ride on the Portland Cable Tram connects the Portland Maritime and Discovery Centre, the Botanical Gardens, the World War II Memorial Lookout Tower, the Power House Museum and the Fawthrop Lagoon. There are also a number of eating establishments, suiting to each individual's tastes. Portland has a lot more fantastic and interesting places to visit and activities to do...all waiting for you to discover.

SHELLY BEACH

As its name suggests, Shelly Beach is well known for its variety of shells and is an area favoured by rock fishermen. A great place to collect shellS.

Features

Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Washing machine

Air conditioning Child's high chair Clothes dryer DVD player Fireplace Iron and board Kitchen Linens provided Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Pets allowed Stereo Washing machine
SHELLY BEACH RETREAT is rated 4.2174 out of 5 by 23.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice seaside location Had a 2 night stopover on our way to travel the Great Ocean Road. Nice place to relax with a great ocean view, Fresh flowers in the house on arrival were lovely. Enjoyed our stay, the only small disappointment was the overgrown path to the beach.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dream property We have stayed here numerous times and always enjoy the privacy and the views. The position of this property is something that you dream of. The property is comfortable and has everything you need. Recent upgrades have added to the overall comfort. Highly recommend
Date published: 2016-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Increditble views and fairly secluded Its all about the views and they were spectacular. We had a lovely stay. Great beach house and very, very well equipped. Description might need a little updating....no bath, no torch, no shampoo, you can see the Shelley Beach car park so we did see quite a few people, no electric blankets (made up for by masses of bedding), but it has far more than most holiday accommodation . Just a few minor adjustments to the description on Stayz Lovely updated kitchen and a good bathroom . Verandahs both sides allow for all weather outdoors and its dog friendly. Its a spectacular spot and I recommend it.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from wonderful property This is a great property for dogs and proximity to the beach. Ideal for relaxation and admiring beautiful views. This was a great time away to disengage from life and the cafe only a short walk away was ideal. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery, utensils and equipment allowing baking and cooking good meals. Unfortunately there were a few things missing from the description listed on website i.e.: bath, torch, electric blankets. Other than these things, it was an ideal get away with plenty of room to relax inside or outside the house.
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Deeply Relaxing Beachside Home We found our stay at the Shelly Beach Retreat peaceful and relaxing. Amazing views of the ocean from the living area and main bedroom. Comfortable lounges on the rear deck to lie back and drift off to the sound of the sea. Clean & recently renovated kitchen & bathroom. Dishwasher!! Furnished outdoor areas in the front & rear of the house. The things we loved most though were the seclusion and constant sound & sight of the ocean. Recommended to ocean-loving travellers!
Date published: 2016-03-14
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