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


House, Cape Bridgewater

Rated 4 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

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Min 2 - 4 nights stay

8 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bathroom


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.



-Fresh flowers in all rooms.

-All original art works with local relevance

-Local information and history.

-Generous rubbish disposal facilities & regular collection.

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

MOBILE: generally coverage unreliable Optus OK

WI- Fi available free at nearby Bridgewater Cafe.


-Quality comfortable seating for each guest max.8 people

-Books/puzzles/DVDs for all ages.

-Flat screen TV/DVD

-Reverse cycle heating/cooling unit

-Ceiling fan

-Mood lighting

-Slow combustion wood fire set ready to light

- wood provided free of charge between April 1st and November 30th.

-Dining table and chairs for 8 people


-Second TV/DVD/VCR

-Additional lounge area


-Gas barbecue

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

-2 outdoor settings front & back deck

-Sun lounges

-Double garage

-Large grassed playing area



1 Queen size

1 Twin 2 singles

1 Bunkroom sleeps 4

-Linen/towels provided and beds made up.

-Clean underlays


-Pillows and blankets

-Extra pillows and blankets

-Reading lights

-Chest of drawers & wardrobes


-New electric stove



-Electric kettle, toaster

-Coffee plunger

-Large fridge/freezer

-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




-Second separate toilet


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

-Large vanity unit with ample cupboard/drawer storage

-Extra large well-lit mirror

-Exhaust fan


-Extra towels, hand towels & face washers


-Washing machine


-Stainless steel sink

-Iron & ironing board

-Vacuum cleaner

-Buckets & mop

-Washing powder provided


-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.



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.


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.


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 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 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.


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


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 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.


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 covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning, Dishwasher, Parking, Washing machine

Air conditioning Books Ceiling fan Child's high chair Children welcome Clothes dryer Cot Deck/Patio Dishes and utensils Dishwasher DVD player Fireplace Games Garage Hair dryer Heating Iron and board Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Microwave Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Telephone Television Toaster Towels provided Video library Washing machine
SHELLY BEACH RETREAT is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 25.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect escape The perfect escape. Exactly as described. This is our second visit with a young family - it is the perfect escape away from the hustle and bustle. A fantastic location, easy walks to fossick on the beach and easy drive to lots of great natural attractions.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I took the good with the not so good There is no doubt this property has some of the most spectacular views on offer. It was peaceful and private, although yes you will see other people. My partner loved the fact there was no phone reception (me not so much), but this is an ideal place to kick back and relax for a few days. Having said this we did have some issues with mice and millipedes, however I spoke the owner after we left and am satisfied this was probably a matter of bad timing rather than a regular occurrence. I'd be hesitant to bring dogs to the property as there are no fences and quite a few references in the visitors' book to snakes on the path to the beach. We both loved the nearby natural attractions, bring your walking boots there is plenty to get out and explore.
Date published: 2017-04-03
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
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