1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Great Ocean Road
  4. Wye River
  5. #64642

Kath's View Retro Beach House, Wye River

House, Wye River

Rated 5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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Min 2 - 7 nights stay

7 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom



Note: Please scroll through the photo gallery as there are lots of images of the house. Guests please note that Kath's View is not suitable for children under 5 years and we do not accept bookings with toddlers.

Kath's View is an original 1950s beach house that has been returned to its retro glory. Set high on the hill in the middle of Wye River, the property has stunning ocean and bush views and unlike any other property in Wye River, it offers guests a truly unique retro beach house stay.

The interiors have been fitted with original 50's & 60's furnishings, artworks and appliances, and from the moment you walk in its like taking a step back in time to the golden days of 1950's Aussie beach culture.

The property's time capsule feel makes a stay at Kath's View a unique experience.

Located in the original old part of Wye River, Kath's View is just a short walk down the hill to the main beach, Wye General Store and the Pub.

For overseas visitors travelling down the Great Ocean Road, the house offers an opportunity to experience the tradition of the great Aussie beach shack complete with its original 1950's fit out.

Kath's View is typical of beach houses designed in the 50's, the property has a large open plan top floor living/ dining kitchen capturing those magical sea views.

The house can accommodate up to 7 guests in 3 separate sleeping quarters located on the property or just rent the main house master bedroom for two.

The master bedroom located inside the main house has been incorporated into the open plan top floor space. With no walls to block out the view, the open plan bedroom allows you to lie in bed and soak up the views or light the fire and turn the 50" LCD TV around to enjoy both big screen and the crackling fire from the comfort of your bed. The perfect couple's bolthole in Wye's wild winters.

The Peacock bedroom downstairs accessed by an external stair off the main house sleeps 2 in a queen bed and a separate single bed can be provided for a 3rd guest.

For family's of 3 2 adults & 1 child the single bed can be placed in the upstairs main house eliminating this geographical distance.

The bathroom is also located downstairs and accessed by the external staircase has been renovated and returned to the 1950's.

Those wanting lots of privacy will enjoy staying in the Port-hole bungalow. Again 7th guest can be accommodated with a full size single bed provided on request.

A large deck off the top floor offers panoramic ocean views looking straight down to Wye beach. Enjoy a barbie lunch or just lounge around on a deck chair in the sun. You'll find it hard to drag yourself away from the sea view or watching the surfers' catch a wave.


50" LCD Flat screen TV, FOXTEL,Stereo, iPod docking station, A/C, lots of platters, glasses and crockery. The house is well equipped for entertaining, with the BBQ located on the deck, outdoor table and chairs or outdoor retro couches. Inside is perfect for dinner parties with guests also able to enjoy the ocean and bush views from the dining table.

Guests please note this property is not suitable for young children and as such we do not accept children under 5 years. Due to the configuration of the bedrooms located on separate parts of the property, children over 5 years may not feel comfortable sleeping downstairs away from Mum and Dad. Some kids love it especially teens while others may not, please consider this before making a booking enquiry.




TV, fire and stunning views from your bed



bush views from your bed




lovely & light with views over the 1950's rockery garden

Additional accommodation is locked and keys will be provided when booked.


Rates listed are for up to 2 guests with use of the Main House and open plan top floor bedroom

Extra guests are charged at $40 per person per night.

7th guest can be accommodated with an additional single bed at $40 per night.

Local cleaners fee $85.00

Rates listed are inclusive of STAYZ nightly Booking fee


LINEN: Doonas, blankets and pillows are provided, however, guests are required to bring their own linen, towels and beach towels unless otherwise arranged.

NO PARTIES POLICY: Strict no parties policy and any unpaid guests staying will be deducted from your security bond.


50 of your accommodation total is required to secure your stay.The balance along with security bond to be paid 14 days prior to your arrival. House information will be forwarded upon receipt of your final payment.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: Minimum 3 night stay except Melbourne Cup & Australia Day Long weekend both 4 night minimum.

EASTER: 4 Nights

JANUARY: Minimum 5 nights stay.


Many furnishings and appliances at Kath's View are original 1950's and 1960's and impossible to replace if damaged or broken. Due to the nature of the property we request guests lodge a $1000 security deposit. We understand that this is a significant deposit and as such is promptly refunded after cleaning.

FILM SET & PHOTO SHOOTS - the property is available for filming and photo shoots please contact Louise to discuss. See our Kath's View facebook page for more photos and information on the house.


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Air conditioning

Air conditioning Balcony Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils DVD player Fireplace Hair dryer Heating Kitchen Lawn/Garden Non-Smoking Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Refrigerator Satellite/Cable Stereo Toaster
Kath's View Retro Beach House, Wye River is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a movie set - totally unique beach house Amazing beach pad we loved the 1950's interior and we felt like were on a movie set. We couldn't leave the deck and had BBQ's both days. House is well equipped for entertaining and location is ideal with short walk to beach & pub. Very cool beach house with beautiful views. Will def stay again.
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Looked better on the photos Some nice 1970s decor, the little things the owner left for the guests was a really nice touch. Beautiful views. However the place needs a good restoration done to it. Having to walk to the toilet and shower in 2015 is not something worth paying for.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wye's Best Kept Secret Thoroughly enjoyed our stay The accessibility to the beach/pub/store, the view, the warmth and ambience of my favourite beach shack ever. Highly recommended
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All you could ever want! An incredible soothing stay. Beyond the comforting retro styling, we instantly felt as if we were at our own beloved, family holiday shack. We loved its close proximity to the beach, regional fare and the idyllic Wye River community. There's nothing you need to bring, Louise, has thought of everything. Whether it's a romantic getaway or a larger family gathering, this rental will tick every box.
Date published: 2014-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning ocean views; great stay We just had a great stay at Kath's View. Hats off for the effort gone into giving the house such an authentic 1950s retro feel. Not your average beach house! We stayed over NYE and our friends all thought it was great. Beautiful views, loads of personality and walking distance to the beach and pub. A good choice.
Date published: 2014-01-20
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Prices listed based on 2 adults. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 7 people.


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