Amazing, Romantic 360 degree views in the Otways.
About Christine Smith
Your hosts at Otway Escapes, Christine and Brett Smith, are delighted to welcome visitors to the beautiful Otways and Great Ocean Road region of Victoria, Australia. Christine and Brett were captivated by the diversity of the Great Ocean Road region from the first time they visited Lorne and Cumberland River. From the wild and spectacular coastline to the majestic forests and waterfalls; they just love the Otways! With the passion they possess for the area, they are pleased to share their knowledge of the region and direct their guests to the lesser known attractions. Now full time inhabitants of the Otways, Christine and Brett have developed Otway Escapes to offer four different and unique accommodations, located on two separate properties. The luxury spa cottages , love shack & glamping (silver airstream caravan) offer unique and romantic getaways and have been designed with the sole purpose of providing their guests with a holiday experience that they will never forget. Christine and Brett are “hands on” proprietors and are committed to provide their guests with a personal approach and availability when needed. For those who are interested in nature and particularly bird life, Otway Escapes offers a wonderful cross section of Australian native creatures. With its open fields, bushland and waterways you will be guaranteed the opportunity to view some of Australia’s most engaging animals or birds. The Otway Escapes farm property is an interesting study on the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. Christine and Brett have planted some 80,000 tress, shrubs and grasses with the purpose of stabilizing the land, reducing erosion and encourage wild life onto the property. The wild life has returned and a recent sighting of a Koala was a great thrill. Christine and Brett are members of Pennyroyal Hub, Land for Wildlife, Agroforestry, and East Otway Landcare. Birregurra and Red Rock Arts Committee.
Why Christine Smith chose Murroon
Experience the regeneration of bare 200 acres with now 80.000 maturing trees that is now a nature reserve for 84 species of birds that have been now recorded on our farm. We have koalas and numerous marsupials and mammals . When you come to Otway Escapes you escape into the beauty of nature, manacured gardens and beautiful freshwater lakes. Your Accommodation is private, Romantic and all are surrounded by extensive views that all take in our beautiful sunsets of The Otways.
What makes this Apartment unique
Views, Fresh water lakes, Amazing night skies, Nature, Birds, walking tracks
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Christine and Brett are wonderful hosts. The property and accommodation is extraordinary. Be back!!
The accommodation is beautifully designed, views amazing. The care and attention to detail in providing the little extras is second to none. Home made biscuits, jam, local wines, a great deal of thought has gone into making this a special experience.
Hello Jenny and Peter.
Thank-you for your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both.
I hope to meet you both again. Enjoy your European bike ride. I am in awe of your fitness!
Kind Regards Always,
In the midst of the garden
Good sized room, but kitchen area limited and small. We were there in the winter so unable to take advantage of the full property. We had to drive a long way through the old milking area to avoid passing another guest house! Also dog uses the path from the parking as a toilet.
Thanks for the comments Pauline, It was indeed a shocking weekend, one of the wettest and most miserable for the year. This certainly impacts on guests ability to enjoy what our farm and what the Otways offer. Thanks for the visit and safe travels back to the UK. Christine and Brett.
Amazing piece of property
Amazing view with amazing property. Super friendly host. Cant recommend highly enough!
Thankyou Ivan for your kind words. I am glad you enjoyed your time at Otway Escapes Love Shack. We hope to meet you both again. Kind Regards Christine
Beautiful, quiet and great value.
Great location with beautiful views; accommodation is extremely well designed for such a small building. Highly recommended.
Thank-you John and Tanya, Your kind words are appreciated. Hope to see you again Regards, Christine and Brett
Peace and Quiet guaranteed
The property itself is amazing with the most amazing views of rolling hills and trees. The accommodation is wonderful with plenty of room for two and a really comfy bed. A perfect end to the day after hiking in the Otways was a drink on the balcony watching the sunset. A truly wonderful place to stay.
Hello Stuart. Thank-you for your kind comments. I am glad you both enjoyed your stay and could relax with your busy lives. We hope to meet you both again. Best wishes, Brett and Christine.
Beautiful affordable accommodation
We were pleasantly surprised upon arrival to The Love Shack. The room itself was very large and decked out tastefully with a Japanese touch. We were impressed with the quality of the building itself and fixtures throughout - obviously not done 'on the cheap!'. Brett and Christine were very helpful and ran through some things we could do closely during the day - they did not appear during out stay except to take us to the nearby Brae restaurant (which was an incredible culinary experience - a MUST). The plunge bath in the bathroom was a great idea and the ability to open all blinds and windows to see the stunning view was definitely a plus. All in all I would highly recommend this place for anyone wanting a truly relaxing get away (mobile reception was patchy as well which was GREAT!). The bed was very comfortable and they provide a loaf of fresh bread, jams, coffee, milk and some freshly baked biscuits. We will certainly be coming back again.