Riverview On Thacker is a lovely large 2 storey home with river and sea views set on an acre of land with native trees and birds. Featuring 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 toilets, 2 living areas, balcony and outdoor entertaining area, Riverview On Thacker sleeps 20.
The house is well suited to large family groups, groups of friends or several couples requiring a large well equipped house for holiday or weekend stays. There is plenty to do at home and many attractions nearby with all that Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast have to offer.
The house features two large living areas with TVs and DVDs, boardgames, jigsaws and books provided, a games room with table tennis and foosball, and a fantastic undercover outdoor entertaining area with BBQ, large table and seating for 14.
The house has a very well equipped kitchen, extra fridges, 2 split system cooling and ducted heating.
Located close to the river, boat ramp and golf course, Riverview On Thacker is a short 5 minute drive to the beach (patrolled during summer), less than 5 minute drive to the Ocean Grove main street shops and Ocean Grove Marketplace shopping centre, 5-10 minutes from the nearest Bellarine peninsula wineries and golf courses, less than half an hour to Torquay and the start of the Great Ocean Road, 12 minutes to Queenscliff with its historic attractions and the Sorrento ferry, and several award winning country restaurants within 15 minutes of the house.
Please note: Riverview On Thacker is not a party house and we do not accept bookings from schoolies or groups of young people. Riverview On Thacker is a large family home and is well suited to family groups, extended families and groups of friends or several couples.
• 7 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 toilets
• 2 living areas
• Large dining area
• Indoor spa bath for 2-4
• Well equipped large kitchen with fridge with ice and water, microwave, dishwasher
• Additional upstairs bar area
• Under-cover outdoor entertaining area with seating for 14
• CD and DVD players and i-pod compatible stereos in upstairs and downstairs lounge areas
• DVDs, books, boardgames, jigsaws, table tennis and foosball, some outdoor games
• Laundry with washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and ironing board
• Extra fridge space with full size laundry fridge and upstairs bar fridge, in addition to main fridge
• Upstairs balcony with river and sea views, featuring a table for two to relax
• Plenty of off-street parking
• One acre block with plenty of play space for the kids
• Ducted heating
• Split system cooling
• Overhead fans
• Doonas, doona covers, pillows, mattress protectors, pillow protectors, spare blankets, bath mats, hand towels and tea towels are provided.
• Sheets, pillow cases, bath towels and beach towels can be provided by us with a small charge as described under prices.
Dogs are permitted outside the house, but please confirm at time of booking. The back yard is fully enclosed.
Riverview On Thacker is a non-smoking house inside. Outdoors ashtrays are provided for smoking outside.
Bedrooms and Bathrooms
Riverview On Thacker sleeps 20 people in 7 bedrooms. All beds have good quality mattresses.
Bedroom 1: Master bedroom with 1 x Queen bed, walk in robe and ensuite with shower and spa bath for 2-4 people.
Bedroom 2: 1 x Queen bed, walk in robe
Bedroom 3: 2 x Single beds, built in robe
Separate bathroom with shower.
Bedroom 4: 1 x Queen bed, freestanding wardrobe
Bedroom 5: 1 x Queen bed, walk in robe
Bedroom 6: 1 x Queen bed, walk in robe
Bedroom 7: 8 x Single bunk beds (4 sets of double bunks)
Separate bathroom with shower and bath, separate toilet.
Bedding: All beds have doonas, doona covers, pillows, mattress protectors and pillow protectors provided, along with spare blankets. Bring your own sheets and pillow cases, or we can provide these with a small charge per head as described under prices.
Bathrooms: Bath mats and hand towels are provided. Bring your own bath towels and face washers, or we can provide these with a small charge per head as described under prices.
Ocean Grove and Area Attractions
Ocean Grove is less than an hour and a half drive from Melbourne and about 25 minutes drive from Geelong. The popular Ocean Grove surf beach is patrolled during summer and is one of the safest in the area.
Ocean Grove features a busy main street and the separate Marketplace shopping centre, including plenty of good cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, including Chinese, Thai, Italian, Mexican, Sushi, Fish and Chips, Pizza, Chicken, Pies, Bakeries and excellent café food including burgers, parmies, pastas etc.
Ocean Grove features plenty of shopping and local services across the shopping centres, including two supermarkets, bottle shops, butchers, bakeries, gourmet delicatessen, ladies and mens clothing, surfwear, footwear, post office, internet access, newsagents, banks, hardware, hair and beauty services, dry cleaning, florists, numerous health providers including massage, physiotherapy, chiropractic, dental, optometrist, pharmacies and TAB.
Ten minutes away across the bridge is Barwon Heads, site of the ABC series ‘Seachange’ and home of the iconic bridge, ‘BHP’ Barwon Heads Pub, and more excellent eating and shopping venues, along with alternative safe swimming spots along the river.
There are plenty of good local fishing spots along the river or off the surf beaches, with boat access from the boat ramp 2 minutes from Riverview On Thacker, or alternative boatr ramp 15 minutes away on the other side of the river at Barwon Heads.
There are over a dozen wineries across the Bellarine Peninsula, all within 25 minutes or so of Riverview On Thacker, the nearest only 5 minutes away. Most feature cellar doors with many offering food ranging from snacks and tasting plates to full a la carte award winning restaurants, all with beautiful vistas to enjoy a glass of wine and some time to relax and unwind.
Keen golfers are well catered for with the nearby Barwon Heads and Thirteenth Beach courses, local Ocean Grove 'Barwon Grove' course, others across the Bellarine within 20 minutes including Clifton Springs and Queenscliff/Swan Island, and the Torquay based Sands course only half an hour away.
The recently scuttled ‘HMAS Canberra’ diving site is located directly off the Ocean Grove beach.
For nature lovers the Ocean Grove Nature Reserve offers short walks and plenty of bird life and wildlife, and the Begola Wetlands offer opportunities to observe water birds.
Less than 10 minutes from Ocean Grove there are excellent family activities including the Adventure Park with its giant water slides, and nearby mini golf and giant mazes.