1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Great Ocean Road
  4. Skenes Creek
  5. #203030

Ocean Retreat Skenes Creek

Cottage, Skenes Creek

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

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Min 2 nights stay

4 guests
2 bedrooms
5 beds
1 bathroom



Skenes Creek is an idyllic retreat, located on Great Ocean Road 6km from Apollo Bay & approximately 40km from Lorne. Here, just above the junction of Skenes Creek Road and Old Coach Road you will find OCEAN RETREAT.

This self contained two bedroom Cottage which can accommodate 6 people has all the comforts of home, providing one Queen Size bed, two bunks 4 beds and each room with views of the ocean.

Imagine having breakfast looking out to the ocean and listening to the sound of the sea, spending the day at the beach or at one of the surrounding attractions, and in the evening enjoy the BBQ on the deck, a walk along the beach, and a glass of wine while relaxing on the couch - what a perfect way to end the day.

Apollo Bay is only five minutes away by car; giving easy access to large variety of shops and restaurants to treat yourself to a meal, browse the shops or just have a walk around the town.

OCEAN RETREAT is just a 50 metre stroll away from the beach, with magnificent views across the Great Ocean Road and is a perfect location to relax and enjoy an affordable holiday or short break.

Things to Do and See

The beach at Skenes Creek is excellent for swimming, surfing and has great fishing in the estuary and creek or off the shore and rocks. Young children can play and explore in the wonderful rock pools or paddle or swim in the sheltered quiet river ponds at the entrance to the creek. You can walk on the beach all the way to Apollo Bay and there are many other walking paths available in the local area. Skenes Creek is ideal for both couples and families and is one of the gateways to the Great Ocean Road.

Other things to do and see include:

Hire a bike

Hire a kayak

Have Surfing Lessons

Fly a Kite

Go horse riding

Go Mountain bike riding

Visit local wineries

Walk into Apollo Bay

Do some or all of the Great Ocean Walk

Visit the Old Cable Station Museum

Visit the Bass Strait Shell Museum

Discover local restaurants / cafes

Browse the Apollo Bay Market on Saturday morning

Play Golf at the Apollo Bay Golf Club

Take a scenic flight from Apollo Bay

Take a scenic drive by the Barham River to Mariners Falls

Whale spotting in between June - September

Visit the Cape Otway National park

Visit the Cape Otway Light House

Visit the Cape Otway Tree Top Walk & Otway Fly

Drive to the Twelve Apostles

Enjoy the panoramic views from Mariners Lookout

Explore the local pier and the many beaches


Kitchen Appliances


Stove/Oven Electric




DVD Player

VCR Player

CD Player

Sound System with Ipod dock

Ceiling Fan

Air Conditioning

Electric Blankets

Washing Machine

Clothes Dryer

Clothes Line


Clock radio

Hair Dryer


Outdoor Setting

Electric Fan Heaters


No linen or towels provided

Ocean Retreat Skenes Creek is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good We enjoyed very much during our stay at Ocean Retreat. It was very clean and tidy, Convenient and spacious for our family. The information given was perfect and therefore everything happened smoothly. We would love to visit the place again. Thank you.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great convenient, clean and quiet place We enjoyed staying here for 2 nights in winter. The house has all conveniences and was very clean and quiet (and confirming another review that although the Great Ocean Road is just 50m away, you do not notice that in any way!) . We explored the Otways (Otway Fly Treetop adventures, Little Aire Falls, Triplet Falls, Maids Rest, Kennets Creek) and found this place ideal for all those visits. We did not go to the beach, but in summer that would be an extra plus for this place. We all said that we would like to go back to the Otways one day and we will certainly would like to stay here again. We are a family with kids of 8 and 10 years old.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, proximity to the beach is excellent and it is nice being away from the hustle of towns, but a short drive if we wanted to pop into Apollo Bay. The property had everything we needed
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent holiday location. We stayed in Ocean Retreat at Skenes Creek in April 2017. This is a wonderful place to stay for a holiday. Not to big and not to small. The beach is within walking distance with nice waves for swimming or surfing. There are plenty of rock pools within walking distance that you can find all sorts of animals in. To go out to a restraint or pub meal its only a 10 minute drive into Apollo Bay. there are a number of places in there and you will also find the two supermarkets in Apollo Bay. Ocean Retreat looks close to the roads on a map. Don't worry. its set up above the road and you hardly notice it. The picture they use to show the view must have been taken from a short person because its better then the one they show. All in all its a very good place I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2017-04-14
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