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Lavish, yet intimate. Exclusive, yet inviting. Romantic, yet family friendly

Stephen and Claudia Handley

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
Sleeps26
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Property type villa

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Stephen and Claudia Handley

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish
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Lavish, yet intimate. Exclusive, yet inviting. Romantic, yet family friendly

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Property type villa

Overview

Torquay Villa Rental Photos and Description

Large guesthouse with breakfast included. Perfect in all seasons.

Welcome to Whitesbeach Guesthouse, located in beautiful Torquay, Victoria - gateway to the Great Ocean Road and home of the world renowned Bells Beach.

An accommodation unlike any other, Whitesbeach Guesthouse uniquely combines the amenities of a large hotel with the exclusivity and friendly service of a bed and breakfast.

We offer in-house suites as well as a self-contained townhouse and can accommodate up to 13 guests.

A plentiful gourmet continental breakfast, free WiFi, an indoor heated pool and tennis court are just a few of the features that set us apart.

Whether you’re travelling for business, a romantic get-away or a relaxing family holiday, Whitesbeach Guesthouse is the perfect place to make it happen.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Stephen and Claudia Handley (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

About Stephen and Claudia Handley

When people learn we run a bed and breakfast, their first question is usually “Have you managed a hotel before?”, to which our answer is “No, but we’ve stayed in lots of them.”

So in case you’re curious about how we got here, here’s (a very brief version of) our story:

Stephen and Claudia met in 1996 while working in a Miami restaurant and paying their way through college. Claudia was a bartender and Stephen a waiter, so the pecking order was established from day 1.

Stephen and Claudia married in 1999 and started a journey which has taken them all around the USA and the world.

In the USA Miami became Houston, which became Portland, which became Seattle.

During their 5 years in Seattle, Stephen worked at Microsoft while Claudia was busy embracing the gift of motherhood with their first two children (Liam and Veronica)

In 2007, not content with the perfection of the Northwest USA, Stephen and Claudia decided to change contintents, careers and climate

After a 6 month stop in Chile (Claudia’s original home) they finally ended up in Australia (Stephen’s original home).

For the past 5 years, Stephen has worked in financial services, helping his father Brian sell his business while successfully setting up his own.

In 2011, Stephen and Claudia welcomed child number 3 (Dillon) into the world.

As you can see our lives have been quite a journey thus far. So when the chance for a new adventure came along, we couldn’t refuse.

That’s the short version of the story. We look forward to sharing more with you in person as well as hearing yours.

Stephen and Claudia Handley purchased this villa in 2012

Why HomeAway

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms7
Property type villa
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

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Map

Nearest Airport
51 Kilometres
Avalon Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Torquay
Nearest Ferry
42 Kilometres
Queenscliff
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
The Sands
Nearest Train
25 Kilometres
Geelong
Nearest Motorway
3 Kilometres
Surfcoast Highway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Peppers at the Sands
Nearest Ski
170 Kilometres
Lake Mountain
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Whitesbeach
Car: necessary

Torquay is the official start of the Great Ocean Road, the home of Bells Beach and birthplace of iconic brands Rip Curl and Quicksilver. Originally built on the back of its strong surfing traditions, Torquay has developed into one of Victoria's most popular holiday destinations. hether you’re looking for a relaxing family escape or a romantic getaway, Torquay will deliver.

There’s no doubt the main attraction of Torquay is its diverse beaches. From the family friendly, tree lined front beach, to the mighty Bells Beach, home of the Rip Curl Pro surfing title, Torquay’s beaches offer something for everyone.

But don’t let its lazy beach culture fool you. Torquay also boasts a range of other attractions that are sure to keep you entertained, including:

• Surf City Plaza, home to the Surfworld museum and major surfing brands Rip Curl, Quiksilver, Strapper, Gash and Rojo

• More than 20 quality restaurants, many overlooking Torquay’s beautiful esplanade and beaches

• The Great Ocean Road, including the Great Otway National Park and Twelve Apostles

• As many golf courses as there are apostles

• 60+ wineries dotted about Geelong’s wine regions

• Day Spas such as Endota, Saltair and Jurlique

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Rates & Availability

From AU$3,000 Per night

Torquay Villa Rental Rates

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Rental rates quoted in:
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1 night minimum stay
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Notes: Rates are based on 16 guests; add AU$100 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Cancellation Policy.

If you cancel your booking less than 14 days prior to your stay, we will keep 50% of your stay.
If you cancel your booking less than 5 days prior to your stay, we will charge you the entire amount of your stay.
Please visit our website for details on room rates as well as full booking terms and conditions.

All bookings must provide a valid credit card to secure the booking. A 10% non-refundable deposit is required to secure the booking.

Depending upon size of party a cleaning fee and refundable security deposit will also be charged at time of stay.
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Amenities

Torquay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Hotel
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Ocean View
  • Town
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Ocean View Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Townhouse - toilet , combination tub/shower , Separate WC
    Cosy Corner - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Whitesbeach East and West - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , Each suite also has its own outdoor shower and vanity
    Princess Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double vanity. Walk in rain shower
    Prince Suite - toilet , shower , bidet , Walk in rain shower
    Sunshine Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • The Coach House - 1 king , 1 double , 3 twin/ single , This self-contained town house is ideal for larger groups
    Sunshine Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Located on the 2nd floor of the main house
    Cosy Corner - 1 king , Ideal for families with infants or toddlers
    Ocean View Suite - 1 king , Private balcony with ocean views
    Whitesbeach West - 1 king , Ground floor suite with private deck with outdoor shower.
    Whitesbeach East - 1 king , Ground floor suite with private deck with outdoor shower.
    Prince Suite - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , 3rd floor with private balcony and ocean views
    Princess Suite - 1 king , 1 double , 3rd floor with private balcony, ocean views and spa
  • All suites are equipped with LCD TVs, BluRay DVD players, Polk SurrondBar audio, small refrigerators, ironing facilities, hair dryers. All King beds can be split into 2 king singles.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Smoking is allowed in 2 designated outdoor smoking areas

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