Sleeps 14. Features include: Free Wi-Fi, wood fire, RC/AC, dishwasher, bbq, ...
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:18
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Absolutely great for families with children
The house was just what we wanted perfect for our stay it offered us everything that we needed from kitchen ware an onwards
Great location but dusty and run down
The place has great spaces and the location is good, but it was dusty, run down and could use some modernization and more attention to cleaning. The windows lacked the sticks to open and shut blinds and there was fly screen missing from dinning sliding door.
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We look forward to welcoming you to Apollo Bay again.
Needs proper cleaning and renovation
As mentioned in previous reviews, the property is worn out and cleaning should have been done more thoroughly - dust is visible everywhere. People with allergies were suffering from coughing. Microwave still needs attention and cannot be used properly. Otherwise the kitchen is nicely renovated. Lots of crockery and utensils, but they all need to be reviewed and some thrown away and replaced with the ones that are actually needed.
The rest of the house is poorly lit and is rather grim, including the living area. If there's no natural light, it is rather dark. The fireplace in a living room was very enjoyable and enough wood was supplied.
Bathrooms are outdated - hope the renovations will start there soon. Most of the cleaning utensils in the laundry are not in working condition (cleaning sponges were all torn out and dry and no new supplies could be found). It would be good to have floor mats in the bathrooms not to stand on the cold tiles and the handheld shower in the bath.
The BBQ is dirty and is also chained inside the garage - definitely neither a nice nor a safe place to cook. We did not make BBQ this time :(
The location is excellent - close to the shops/cafes and the ocean!
While we've been booking via Great Ocean Road Accommodation for several years, we won't be renting this property again.
Good accommodation, but not great
A nicely equipped house (lots of crockery, cutlery, glassware). Decent amount of space and relatively clean. Nice big deck that wraps around the house. Cleaning needs some attention to details - eg. toilet roll holders were dusty, tops of fridges, backs of cupboards, inside of the fridge etc. Couch has been fixed I think (we had no issue of felling springs), microwave still needs to be replaced and I had the same issue with the sink hose coming off and spraying water everywhere, so that hasn't been fixed. Also, they're in the middle of doing work - rooms where half painted, skirting boards need to be replaced, paint stained chair in the laundry. Kitchen was new, as other reviews have said. Wood fire worked well and there was lots of timber. It is a good house for the price, but not great - it could be with a few minor improvements. If I was to return, I would probably look elsewhere in Apollo Bay for accommodation first, but I would book it again if nothing else came up.
NEVER PUT CCV ON PAPER!
Good : Nice place, close to the beach, clean
Bad: They demand bond in days prior to key collection - they won't accept paying the bond right before key collection in person.
In the bond form they ask for credit card details, including CCV on a paper bond form - which is a security risk! There's no reason they would need the ccv number for bond purpose. When I tried giving them this feedback over the phone the lady did her best to ignore it.
The dish washing spray on the kitchen sink came off, spraying water everywhere and all the way upto the ceiling in the middle of the night, twice, and we had to clean up everywhere - this needs to be fixed - not a good experience.
Dear Nebula, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. Unfortunately, in the holiday accommodation industry, Bond Forms are required for the owners of the holiday property as security against damage, theft etc. On the rare occasions we need to access a bond credit card we require the CCV number as we cannot access the bond without this number. When guests exit the property after their stay and the cleaners have cleaned the property, the bond form is destroyed. I should also mention, the requirement of a bond form before key collection is also fairly standard as guests often check in outside business hours. I hope this goes some way in assisting your concerns. Thank you for raising the issue with the dish washing spray, we are pleased to report this has been rectified. We would like to welcome you back to Apollo Bay the next time you are down this way. Kind Regards
Nice property and close to beach
Positive: Property has been redone especially the kitchen. Overall a very pleasant stay. Great ocean road real estate are very friendly and accommodating.
negative: requires sofa in living to be replaced as springs sticking out and microwave needs to be replaced.
Overall excellent property as described. Highly recommended for family stays.