3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, family & pet friendly within walking distance to beach.
About Fiona Maher
We are a family of 5 from Melbourne. We both work in the IT industry and have 3 kids at primary school. We try to get to the house every so often, which means we experience the house ourselves and try to ensure that everything required is provided. Prior to buying the house I had a pet hate when I arrived at accommodation to 1 bin liner, enough dishwashing liquid for one lot of dishes and no salt and pepper. Who wants to go and buy this sort of stuff when you first arrive at accommodation??? For this reason I supply those tid bits in the cupboard you never think to bring - salt and pepper, glad wrap, tin foil, olive oil, paper towel, plenty of bin liners, washing powder etc. When packing for the house its always good to know I don't have to worry about these types of things.
Fiona Maher purchased this House in 2007
Why Fiona Maher chose Ocean Grove
Growing up my husband and I spent a lot of time in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads and wanted to share this great location with our own kids. Our 'kids' includes our fur baby - Wilson. He loves the beach walks and gets so excited when we start packing the car that he gets into the car as soon as we open the back and won't get out!! We like the fact our beach house is very relaxing for all of us. No need to stress about the dog or kids wandering out of the driveway (the property is gated), plenty of room for the kids (and dog) to run around and play, and entertainment to keep them busy while we relax. The Ocean Grove beach is beautiful. We spend hours at the beach, then come back for spa and a drink on the deck. We love how the bistro and the cafe are walking distance. It's makes for a more relaxed pace and no deciding who is driving home after dinner.
What makes this House unique
What we love about our house is the spaciousness. It's hard for the photos to do the room sizes justice. We love it's simple design. Little things like the beamed cathedral ceilings in the living areas, and the inset stones in the bathroom floor edging makes it feel different from home. On winter nights sitting on the leather couches and the fire going I seriously struggle to stay awake!!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Pets allowed inside on hard floors
Fine for children of all ages
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 6 adults)
Apologies but no schoolies or groups of young people
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great mini break
Everything you need for a beach holiday.
Beach was close enough for my 2.5 year old to ride his bike. Wonderful for young families with a cubby house and toys. Perfect for children because it was nice enough to be comfortable but you didn’t have to worry about them breaking things. Very family friendly. Owner very helpful and responsive. Great price for everything you get. Highly recommended and would definitely stay again
Thanks Melissa. We stayed at the house when our kids were little so I know exactly what it's like to be away with younger children! Any decorative items I buy are never 'smashable' and most parents know theres no better toys than someone elses toys!
We found the house very comfortable. Everything we needed was readily available. Property Manager very approachable. Probably the only thing we found was that it can be a bit dark inside but overall great spot.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house was clean, comfortable and very spacious. The variety of toys for kids was an extra bonus and the secure backyard was a hit with kids and fur babies! Quiet location and easy access to beach and shops. Thanks for having us stay!
Weekend beach get away
Sea Shells was a great place for a family and four-legged friend to enjoy a beach get away. Very child friendly (loved the toys, space and layout of the house, utensils and bowls etc for littlies) and secure back yard for our dog. Walking distance to the beach and cafe, quiet location, and comfortable rooms. Loved the bbq and decking outside! Would love to return soon.
Amazing Beach House!
Thank you for letting us stay at your amazing beach house!
It’s a big house with all the amenities to have a great stay. We didn’t want for anything!
We loved the washing machine, under cover clothesline, dishwasher, fencing configurations to suit our dogs and 2 yr old, endless amounts of toys, the outdoor deck & BBQ, the spa bath and the added bonus of wifi and Netflix!
It’s a great location, within walking distance to the best dog beach and a short drive from the main shops. Also walking distance to Ocean Grove Hotel and Cheeky Cow Cafe!
So many great places to visit! Barwon heads and Queenscliff were our favs, as well as the Wildlife Park in Barwon Heads.
Thank you again for an amazing stay! We’ll definitely be back!
Fantastic place especially with little ones! Everything is provided high chair, ports cot and even toys! We have now stayed here twice and will be back for a third ❤️
Property is located walking distance to the Ocean Grove Hotel which includes a large bistro, casual outdoor dining and a kids playground. Across the road from the beach access is the Cheeky Cow cafe that does excellent coffee and breakfast/brunch. Behind the cafe is a kids playground that is on the way back to the property. A 10 min drive away is the biggest Water Adventure Park in Victoria - a must do for families in the summer! Great shopping is 5 mins drive away on the Terrace in Ocean Grove, and 15 minutes over the bridge in Barwon Heads. Great wineries, restaurants and golf courses are all within 15 minutes drive. Right by the bridge to Barwon Heads is a fantastic kids playground that is by the Barwon River. This part of the river has sandy beaches and no waves. Perfect for younger children and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). In the warmer months there is a SUP and Kayak hire available at this location. Queenscliffe and Point Lonsdale are a 15 minute drive away - great for lunch, perusing the shops & checking out the sights.