PLEASE NOTE: No booking enquiries from prospective tenants under the age of 21. We are aimed at families and groups of friends, not parties. We are ideally suited to 2-3 couples with children.
River Beach House is a Beach Holiday Houses property. We are well known for providing family friendly holiday lets in great locations. Our property in Ocean Grove is only 450m from the nearest Beach access point, which has a cafe on the way.
Directly opposite a park, playground and football oval, there is plenty to do in the immediate area, and of course even more within 10 minutes drive including Adventure Park, Amaz'n'Things and all that Geelong has to offer.
Our property is a 5 bedroom home, with a lounge room and separate rumpus/lounge and bar area that has its own pool table. There is also a large outdoor entertaining area including barbecue.
PLEASE NOTE: BEDDING AND LINEN NOT INCLUDED. Our beds only have mattress protectors. Bedding/Linen displayed is for demonstration/display purposes of our property only. We do however supply bathmats, tea towels and hand towels to the Kitchen and Bathrooms. Linen and bedding packages available.
Our guests appreciate that we offer a full cleaning service following your departure for no extra cost...we simply ask that guests treat the house like they would their own, leaving it neat and tidy and the kitchen clean.
Our Property - River Beach House (Ocean Grove)
River Beach House is a 4 bedroom, plus loft conversion, plus study home with two large living areas. It's set on a quiet close with very little through traffic, close to the beach, great coffee, hotel/bistro and of course the main shops within Ocean Grove. We're located at 13 Minerva Close, Ocean Grove.
We're often told that we've thought of everything, and we agree. Excluding linen, you should be able to find all that you need for a great Beach House getaway. This includes a fully appointed kitchen, plenty of toys and games to ensure you have plenty to do, year round. We have heating and air conditioning in the lounges for year round comfort.
Entry to the property is through the kitchen which has a large dining table and is fully equipped with all everything you need to cater for your family/group. Immediately off of the kitchen/dining area is a great study area, perfect if you need to do get some work done over a long weekend.
The first bedroom has a double bed. The second bedroom opposite has two bunk beds, perfect for a kids room or multiple sleeping room. Between them is a family bathroom with shower and bath. The toilet is separate which is great for large groups, directly through the laundry. We have a washing machine for guest use and provide powder for your first wash.
The first living room has couches, chairs and stools to accomodate a cosy night watching movies in front of the gas fire heater. We have Foxtel installed in this room with all of the sports, kids and movie channels (90+ channels!).
The master bedroom has a double bed and ensuite. We have a permanent cot and mattress available in this room in case you have a small guest with you. The fourth bedroom has a queen bed and room for a portacot if required. We also have a loft conversion upstairs that has its own single bed available for your use.
The Playroom/Rumpus room has a large pool table and bar area, as well as a separate living room with television and stereo.
Outside we have a large private entertaining area, complete with barbecue and outdoor undercover dining. There is a bar area next to the undercover barbecue with television for outside entertaining (DVD Only). We also have a swing set that has 4 different swings (suitable for all ages) and a small flying fox.
Inside we have two bathrooms, two toilets and supply the bathmats, tea towels and hand towels for your stay. You will need to bring along your bedding, linen, bath towels and pillows. We have a laundry with a top loading washing machine (washing powder provided for your first wash), clothes horse and washing line outside.
We have parking in the driveway for three cars, and being a quiet street there is room out front for boat and/or caravan parking. You can also lock your boat or other toys in the backyard with easy double gate access. This off street parking also has power and water if required for caravans, camping or boats.
Our Location - A little bit about Ocean Grove
The bustling commercial and holiday centre of Ocean Grove is situated on the southern coast of the Bellarine Peninsula, separated by by the Barwon River from its twin coastal town of Barwon Heads.
Being the largest town outside of Geelong on the Bellarine Peninsula, Ocean Grove offers a wide selection of shopping facilities including major supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and speciality shops, spread between the main shopping strip near the coast along The Terrace and the Ocean Grove Marketplace shopping centre to the north on Shell Road.
Coastal attractions include the surf beaches which front Bass Strait and several walking tracks that offer good views along the beach. The focal point on Ocean Grove's main surf beach is the Dunes Cafe & Bar, next to the Surf Life Saving Club, which is surrounded by lawns, native gardens and bollards carved and painted into people depicting the life and times of the area. The Barwon River, near the river mouth, offers safe and sheltered swimming along its sandy shoreline, while further upstream is a jetty and boat ramp.
Why Stay With Us?
1. WE'RE FAMILY & PET FRIENDLY
Whether you are bringing the kids, or the pets, we allow for both. Each of our properties have plenty of room and pet friendly areas on the outside, and inside we have a large number of toys, books, games and more to keep all entertained for the duration of your stay. We simply ask that any mess or damage is repaired before your departure.
2. WE'RE AFFORDABLE & CLOSE TO EVERYTHING
We aim to deliver an affordable holiday option for everyone. We only require a minimum 2 night stay throughout the year (minimum 3 nights over long weekends). Our rates are fixed (for up to 11 guests) meaning our homes are very economical for multiple families or groups.
3. EVERYTHING IS THERE
We aimed to ensure that almost everything you will need is onsite and available at each of our properties. The kitchens are fully equiped, there are plenty of toys, books and games to keep you entertained no matter the weather. We have Foxtel and Free Wifi Internet. That's 90+ Channels including Movies, Sports, Fox Footy and Kids Television.
1. River Beach House
Where we are based, at 13 Minerva Close, Ocean Grove.
2. Playground & Oval
Directly opposite our property is the Collendina Reserve, which has a football oval, picnic tables and a large kids playground with swings.
3. Local Cafe
The local cafe was recently renovated under new management and has great coffee and breakfast options only a short 6 minute walk away .
4. Ocean Grove Hotel
The Ocean Grove Hotel is open 7 days from 12 noon until late. They serve great value meals in a family friendly bistro that features indoor and outdoor dining areas. Their relaxed Surfside Bar is equipped with a Pool Table, Large Screen TVs, Jukebox and the latest video games machines. They also have a spacious beer garden, which is home to the famous OGH trampolines that make their play area one that will entertain children of all ages!
5. Nearest Beach Access
A short 6 minute walk from our property finds you at the nearest beach entry. There is plenty of parking, showers and toilets.
6. Shopping Centre
Safeway, petrol, takeaway and a variety of shops can be found at the local shopping centre 5 minutes drive.
7. Main Street & Restaurants
The Ocean Grove main street has a number of shops, including restautants, cafes, fashion and more. It's a 30 minute walk or only a short 5 minute drive.
8. Surf Life Saving Club
The Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving CLub is a short 7 minute drive away from our property. This beach has easy access and parking, and is patrolled in all peak periods.
9. Barwon River Mouth
The Barwon River divides Ocean Grove and sister town Barwon Heads. The river mouth, and back up towards the boat ramp and jetty, offers safe and sheltered swimming along its sandy shoreline.
10. Nearest Boat Ramp
The Ocean Grove Boat Ramp is in a local reserve, located on the edge of the pristine Barwon River with boat ramp facilities, public toilets and a playground.