My house is a large, modern, north-facing two-storey, house which is comfortable, quiet and landscaped. Surf beaches are at the end of the street. The house is walking distance to A La Grecque restaurant, the local pub, the "top shops" and the "bottom shops". The house is a short drive to the Fairhaven, Eastern View beaches and the surf club. The house is also a short drive to the Otway Ranges, if bush BBQs and bush walks are of interest.
The house was designed to be passively warmed by the low sun in winter complimented by hydronic heating throughout the house, whilst protected from the high summer sun. There are fans in each of the downstairs bedrooms and the downstairs living area. A mobile fan is available upstairs, if the ocean breeze isn't enough.
From the upstairs balcony, living room and main bedroom you have views to the lighthouse (the feature of the Australian children's TV series "Around the Twist"), the ocean and Lorne. The lighthouse is visible from two of the three downstairs bedrooms.
Upstairs, you go to sleep in an emperor sized bed looking out at a star studded sky and by morning, the changing hues of morning sky. If the surf is up, you can see it from upstairs - saves you walking to the end of the road to look for yourself. The main bedroom has a walk in robe and an ensuite.
Downstairs the open plan kitchen, dining room and second living area overlook a tranquil native plant garden. To the east of the house is a balcony, accessible from the kitchen and the larger 2 bedrooms downstairs.
The 3 downstairs bedrooms are large, each have a queen sized bed, and each has ample wardrobe space for storage. Two of the three downstairs bedrooms have sufficient floor space to put a single mattress / bed / cot if needed. That additional bedding would require prior arrangement.
The main bathroom downstairs has a luxury bath and a shower. The seperate loo is between the main bathroom and the spacious laundry that has a shower also. We use the laundry to access the house after the beach, and shower there to wash off the salt and sand. There is a rack in the laundry to hang wetsuits.