LORNE-AUSTIN….ocean views and walking distance to the beach, pier and main strip.
Positioned on the hill amongst the eucalypts, which provides a great view of the ocean while still being walking distance to the beach, restaurants and shops. It’s a 500m drive to the visitor’s centre and an even shorter walk if you use the short cut walking track.
Perfect in all seasons for a group but particularly perfect for a 2 couples plus kids combination.
Large front garden house is on over 1000 square metres and at the rear there’s plenty of space too, which can be used to park up to 5 cars.
Access is easy with no stairs into the house and the ability to park within metres of the front door.
The house is set out on two levels separated by only 5 stairs.
The lower entertainment/living level lined with glass windows maximising spots to relax and enjoy the views or read a magazine. Leading off this area is the deck, which is furnished to be the perfect spot to hang out during your stay. There is a BBQ, outdoor dining setting, sun loungers and outdoor lounging setting on which to relax. There is also a shower hot and cold water to cool off and wash away the beach sand and, some hooks to hang your beach towels to dry.
Inside living area….
To keep things cool in summer, there is aircon and a ceiling fan in the living area. For the winter nights there's a wood burning fireplace to add heat and ambience.
Dining table that seats 8
Large leather ottoman to sit on in front of the fire.
TV corner with leather sofas and a coffee table.
There’s a large plasma tv, media player USB, DVD and disc and iPhone/iPod dock and a Bluetooth speaker. And, a collection of magazines, games, CDs and DVDs for your enjoyment during your stay.
There’s a pool table but for now that’s not available as it has been damaged.
The kitchen is well stocked with utensils, children's plates, bowls, cups, crockery, cutlery and pots. There's a Nespresso coffee machine bring pods microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, slow cooker, rice cooker and blender.
The upper accommodation level offers 4 bedrooms - 2 double bedrooms one on each end and two bedrooms with 2 single beds and one with bunk bed and single bed, between the two double rooms. Linen is provided on these beds as part of the rental cost.
That is … beds for 9 people and there are a further 4 single mattresses for additional guests. Please note these extra 4 mattresses are provided with linen at an additional cost to cover cleaning etc.
All bedrooms have ceiling fans to keep things cool in summer and the windows have insect screens.
1st Master Bedroom 1x queen 2 persons
2nd Master Bedroom 1 x double 2 persons
3rd Bedroom 2x single and 1x bunkbed 3 persons
4th Bedroom 2x single 2 persons
Please note, the bunkbed does not have a security bar and therefore isn't suitable for a small child and, sleeping on the sofas is not permitted.
There is a main bathroom with shower over bath, a further separate shower room, 2 separate toilets and laundry.
For allergy sufferers - there are no fitted carpets in the house.
For babies - camp cot, high chair and stair gate can be provided.
Happy to answer questions both prior and during your stay.
Lorne is a perfect location for enjoying nature and the great outdoors...art and craft Qdos gallery, mountain biking, bushwalking, cycling, fishing, beach, exercising, golfing, photography, relaxing, shopping, sightseeing, surfing, tennis, walking, swimming, running, lazing or coffee-ing.
There is the lush Otways national park, waterfalls, walking trails, lookouts and of course the wonderful beach and pier. Lorne is also well known for its endurance and sporting events including the Pier to Pub Swim, Mountain to Surf Run, adventure events, cycle challenges and the Great Ocean Road marathon.
There is also a golf course and bowls club.
Lorne to Wye River is a popular morning cycle route with coffee at the Wye General Store being your halfway reward. And if you wish to see koalas and parakeets, Kennett River is a short drive and offers close encounters with these for you.
There is a bus and train combination service to Lorne from Melbourne.
Driving is a 1 hour 45 mins from Melbourne CBD and the latter half of the drive is along the spectacular Great Ocean Road.