More than a destination, Keren's Place is a state of mind. Find out why busy people love to return every year, with their pets, to enjoy the unique, rustic charm of Keren's Place.
Escape to a special place in time where you can relax and enjoy the beauty and harmony that nature has to offer in a cosy fully self-contained 2BR Cottage see FEATURES below. Enjoy your own relaxing home-away-from-home, just 100m from the beach, on the Great Ocean Road.
Sit and watch the waves from the covered deck outdoor setting, bamboo blinds for privacy, and your own BBQ area. The garden has a lawned area, hammock and additional outdoor settings to relax in privacy. Fully fenced and secure for pets.
Keren's Place is 15 mins from Lorne, just around the corner from Wye River 1km, 15 minute walk via Paddy's Path across the hill and a perfect base for day trips to tourist attractions along the Great Ocean Road.
Plan to stay for at least 2 nights so that you can really relax. We know that you cannot relax completely if you know that you have to pack up again in the morning. For this reason we prefer a minimum stay of 2 nights 3 nights for Long Weekends.
Also available is a cosy Unit-for-Two see also Keren's Place Unit-for-Two, under the same roof, available separately or together.
The 2BR COTTAGE has a wood fire, wheelchair access and disabled facilities contact for further details and equipment available. Access is via the ramp to the right of the house. Fully self-contained with TV, DVD, VCR, CD, Free-to-Air satellite TV, all cooking facilities, crockery and cutlery, microwave. The main BR has QS bed, second BR has double bunk double on the bottom, single on the top, and fold-out sofa bed in the lounge room. Sleeps 5.
The back yard has a lovely lawn area and garden. Fully fenced, with narrow pool fencing across the front and at side entrances. OK for toddlers and larger dogs that will not jump over.
• Fully self-contained with plenty of extras – a home away from home
• 100 metres to the beach
• Pets welcome, yard fenced
• Cosy wood fire for your comfort
• Sleeps 5
• 2 night minimum stay 3 nights for Long Weekends
• Entry available via mobile phone app downloaded prior to your stay
• Please note that Telstra mobile reception is good, no coverage at Sep for Optus and other carriers
• BR 1 has QS bed
• BR2 has double bunk double on bottom, single on top,
• Fold-out double sofa bed in lounge area.
• Doonas, pillows and extra cuddly blankets are provided.
• BYO sheets, pillowslips, towels, bathmats, teatowels.
• Doonas, doona covers, pillows and extra blankets are provided.
• Guests usually bring their own linen sheets, pillow cases, bath towels and tea towels. Also bath mats and hand towels if required. This linen can be provided upon request for a nominal charge.
• Kitchen is fully equipped with cooking facilities
• Electric stove with hotplates, griller and oven
• Microwave, electric jug, electric frying pan, toaster
• All crockery and cutlery provided
• Coffee, Tea, a selection of Herbal Teas, Otway Chai Teas, Sugar provided for your convenience
• Pantry is stocked with Olive Oil and a selection of spices and condiments
• Dining table
• Cosy 2-seater recliner lounge
• 3-seater lounge fold-out sofa bed, 2 chairs
• CD/Radio wall-mounted with Ipod or MP3 player input
• TV, DVD\VCR player
• Selection of VHS videos available for adults and children
• Selection of games available: chess, backgammon, playing cards, Connect 4, Trivial Pursuit and more
• Spacious deck under cover ramp access with outdoor setting and bamboo blinds for privacy
• Gas BBQ under cover in outside concreted area
• Outdoor setting under cover in BBQ area
• Lawn area for games or relaxing. Hammock provided
• Yard is fenced with gates across the ramp and walkway – ideal for pets or young children
• Wheelchair access and bathroom facilities for elderly or disabled
2BR Cottage Disabled Facilities:
• Ramp for easy wheelchair access and concrete path to BBQ and outdoor area under cover
Additional Facilities available on request:
Approx 2.5 hours from Melbourne
Approx 1.5 hours from Geelong - leisurely drive
15 mins from Lorne, towards Apollo Bay
20 mins from Apollo Bay, towards Lorne
1 min from Wye River 10 min walk
TO CONFIRM YOUR BOOKING PLEASE CONTACT US WITHIN 24 HOURS TO ARRANGE PAYMENT.
Please read the following ACCOMMODATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS prior to booking. Payment, confirmation of the booking and commencement of tenancy implies acceptance of the Accommodation Terms and Conditions.
Arrival time is from 3pm and departure time is prior to 10am. Early arrival or late departure may be available by prior arrangement.
Doonas, doona covers, pillows and extra blankets are provided. Guests usually bring their own linen sheets, pillow cases, bath towels and tea towels. Also bath mats and hand towels if required. This linen can be provided upon request at an extra charge.
Keren’s Place is your holiday home-away-from-home. It is a condition of booking that you leave Keren’s Place as you found it. Please take time prior to your departure to ensure that indoor and outdoor furniture is returned to its original location, utensils are left in the same place, dishes are washed, dried and put away and floors are cleaned. A vacuum cleaner is provided for your use. Failure to comply with these conditions will incur an additional cleaning charge see below and possible forfeiture of the bond.
Keren’s place is pet friendly and welcomes your pet as an important member of your family. Your pet is allowed inside providing they are house-trained. Please vacuum prior to your departure and take extra care to ensure there is no pet hair on furniture, rugs or floors and all pet droppings are picked up from the outdoor area. Failure to comply with these conditions will incur an additional cleaning charge see below.
Times are changing, and in line with current industry standards, extra charges are levied by our cleaning agents if additional, time-consuming cleaning is necessary see below for charges. This is especially relevant in peak season when the cleaning agents are responsible for multiple properties and have a limited window of time between check-in and check-out. These charges are significant and we regret that we are required to pass these on to our guests if the property is not left in accordance with Accommodation Terms and Conditions and extra cleaning is required. If necessary, any extra costs will be charged to you following your stay, or deducted from your bond.
Our cleaning agents have advised that each of these items incur an extra fee of $25: washing, drying or putting away dishes, extra cleaning required, removal of excessive rubbish, excessive sand, removal of pet hair on carpet or furnishings, removal of doggy poop from the yard.
Cleaning oven apart from the usual wiping out and removal of crumbs $60
Cleaning BBQ $50
BBQ cleaning tools BBQ scraper, grid scraper, multi-scourer, BBQ wipes, paper towel, are provided for your use in a small bucket at the BBQ area. Please ensure that they are there when you arrive if not please let us know immediately, and when you leave. If they are not there for the next guest, the replacement cost will be deducted from your bond.
Please do not leave your dog alone if it is likely to bark continuously and disturb neighbours or other guests. If we receive complaints that this is occurring consistently, you may be asked to remove your pet, or leave without refund.
It is your responsibility to ensure that your pet does not cause distress or injury to any other guest, pet or wildlife on or away from the property.
Fencing is provided around the yard however it is your responsibility to ensure that your pet is safe and secure.
Tiger snakes are common in the area in summer. Please take extra care with your pet.
Keren s place accepts no liability for any mishap, injury or illness to your pet either on or off the property at any time, or if they should they escape from the premises either in your absence or while you are at the property.
Keren s place accepts no liability for damage or injury to other people, animals or wildlife caused by your pet either on or off the property.
When you arrive, if you notice anything broken, damaged, or the property does not meet your expectations in any way, please notify us immediately so that the matter can be rectified. If you do not contact us we assume that everything is in order for you and any damage found following your departure occurred during your stay.
We understand that accidents happen so please let us know immediately so that it can be replaced or fixed immediately or whenever is appropriate, either for your convenience or prior to the arrival of our next guests. We know you will understand that all breakages are to be paid for. Guests agree to allow the owner/authorised person to enter the premises at any time to carry out any necessary repairs or inspections.
The cost of replacement of breakages may be deducted from your bond.
Guests are respectfully requested to be water-wise during their stay. Keren's place uses tank water which is usually in short supply during summer months. Water usage is monitored and excessive usage will incur additional charges.
Guests are responsible for the safekeeping of their possessions. If we find anything you have left behind, we will let you know and return it to you if possible.
The number of occupants must be the same as the number booked. If extra guests are staying without prior notice, booking may be cancelled, the entry app invalidated, or extra tariff required.
Guests agree that they will not create any nuisance, undue noise or do any acts, which shall be of any annoyance to the owner\occupier of the adjoining properties.