St. Ives is situated in the much sort after Old Ocean Grove area with a fantastic open surf beach at the end of the street. A seven mintue walk from the front door will have you wading in the waves. The main street of Ocean Grove with its excellent restaruants, cafes and shops is only four minutes walk or much quicker if you drive.
The unit has three well sized living areas which is unusal for a two bedroom house.
There is a sunken lounge with leather lounge and recliners and a TV and DVD / VHS video recorder. Off the meals area there is another living area with two couches and a 68cm TV and DVD player that can be seen from both the living area and the meals area.
The third living area is a large semi detached rumpus room with table tennis table, soccer table, TV and video, stereo, fold down couch bed and board games. A great place for children and teenagers to escape to.
The kitchen is fully equiped with everything you need to cook up a storm including a microwave and full sized oven, and all crockery, cutlery and impliments you may need. The meals area has a 5 foot square table that seats 8 and a stereo.
From the meals area you can access the outdoor courtyard where there is a BBQ and outdoor table seating 8. There is also a large fully fenced side and front yard.
The bathroom has a separate shower and bath and a hairdryer is provided. There is also a separate toilet off the laundry, which contains a washing machine and cleaning products. There is a clothes line outside and a smaller indoor one in the laundry for wet towels and bathers.
Off street parking is provided for two cars under cover.
Ocean Grove is home to one of the most beautiful surf beaches in Victoria. There is a surf life saving club to ensure your swimming is safe. The township has a vibrant shopping area with excellent restaurants, cafes and shops. A large late night supermarket is only 1 minute's drive from St. Ives. A 10 minute drive will take you to rustic Barwon Heads where there are excellent walks along the river and coffees available with an awesome sea view at the old boat house, as seen in "Sea Change".
Fifteen to twenty minutes will take you to historic Queenscliff near the Rip entrance to Port Phillip Bay, with its grand old Hotels and restaruants. In the other direction you can reach Geelong in the same time. A large city with all possible services. Other quaint Ballarine Pennisular towns including Point Lonsdale and Portarlington are within 10 or 20 minutes drive. Twenty minutes will also take you to Torquay and Bells Beach, probably the most famous surf beach in Australia. From there you can travel along the world famous Great Ocean Road.