Offering stunning ocean and golf course views, as well as privacy and modern facilities, Golfview provides the perfect Lorne getaway. With 5 bedrooms, 2 living areas, modern kitchen and 2.5 bathrooms, the house is configured to comfortably sleep up to 13 guests, however the thoughtful layout also makes the house suitable for smaller groups looking for a spacious yet cosy coastal escape.
On the main floor is the open-plan living area, incorporating a designer kitchen with island bench, Blanco dishwasher, dual-door fridge with filtered water and ice, wide electric oven and a full suite of kitchen appliances and cooking equipment. The kitchen opens onto the spacious, light-filled lounge with leather couches and a 50 inch plasma TV with DVD and Foxtel (which guarantees TV reception, unlike other houses in Lorne with only standard TV reception). The lounge also includes split system air-conditioning and a fully stocked Coonara wood fire, as well as an adjoining dining section with seating for 8 and ocean views.
The main living area opens onto the enormous main deck with outdoor table, sun lounges, cushions, barbecue and stunning ocean and golf course views. The deck is also fully enclosed, making it safe for young children.
Also on the main floor is a separate powder room/toilet next to the main living area, as well the master bedroom with queen sized bed, pillow-top mattress and en-suite with deluxe spa bath, toilet and shower.
Downstairs you'll find another main bathroom (with European laundry and bathtub), as well as three more bedrooms (including one which sleeps up to four people). You'll also find a large, carpeted rumpus area with digital TV (plus Foxtel) and PlayStation (including games), as well as leather couches, a combined billiard/table-tennis table and split system air-conditioning/heating.
On the top level is our personal favourite, the tower room. This room is flooded with natural light and is the perfect place to escape the kids and read a book. It opens to its own, private deck and has a queen sized bed.
The house also includes heating in every bedroom, a selection of DVDs, CDs, books and games, plus facilities for small children (including highchair, 2 portable cots, plastic kitchenware, toys and kids’ DVDs/books). There’s also a carport for 2 cars with easy access (unlike many places in Lorne with impossibly steep driveways!!), plus parking spaces out the front for 2 additional cars.
Main floor - Bedroom 1 (master with en-suite): Queen (2 guests)
Bedroom 2: Queen plus single and trundle (4 guests)
Bedroom 3: Queen (2 guests)
Bedroom 4: Queens (2 guests)
Downstairs rumpus room: fold-out double sofabed (1 guest)
Upstairs tower room - Queen (2 guests)
Clean linen and towels can be arranged for an additional cost of $100.
Just across the road from the house lies the Lorne Country club, a lush and superbly manicured 9 hole public course with stunning coastal views (9 holes $25 / 18 holes $35) as well as a selection of tennis courts ($16/hour). The beach is a mere two minute drive down the hill or a 10-15 minute walk (probably 20 to get back up). There are loads of interesting things to see and do in and around Lorne, including beautiful and varied short and long walks, waterfalls, galleries, cafes, restaurants, shopping and a movie cinema, as well as the classic Lorne pub overlooking the beach. Lorne is also famous for whale watching season (July-September) and is the perfect base for exploring the Great Ocean Road, with many amazing spots to discover within an hour’s drive.
FOR THE KIDS: Down on the large, open grassy foreshore next to the main beach you’ll find an impressive adventure playground, skate park and BBQ facilities. You’ll also find an open-air, beachfront sporting complex with swimming pool, spa, gym and café/restaurant, along with an assortment of activities and facilities for children, including in-ground trampolines, mini-golf and water-games.