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Gwinganna Country House

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Gwinganna Country House is a unique property nestled high in the hills adjacent to the National Park overlooking the spectacular Otway Ranges and Apollo Bay township.

Comfortably accommodating gatherings with three bedrooms and separate rain forest sleep-out a few steps away. The main house boasts 2 queen size bedrooms and a light and airy loft with 2 single beds that made up as a king bed if required. The separate rain forest room has a queen size bed and breathtaking views.

The eclectic interior has a touch of the old and new with a slow cook Rayburn stove accompanied by modern facilities - electric stove, dishwasher, walk-in pantry, I-pod dock, WIFI, amazing art, rustic furniture and controlled reverse cycle heating/cooling. There is a main bathroom & separate powder room, (2 toilets)

The separate games room allows for some good old fashioned fun with friends around the billiard table or table tennis table.

Outdoor decks provides delightful reading areas with magnificent rain forests and gardens. Alternatively just sit and take in the view and you'll find yourself in a meditative state of mind in no time at all. Cap the day off with a BBQ and outdoor dining while the sun sets over that glorious valley.

Perfectly positioned between rain forest and all the glorious beaches of Apollo Bay, Gwinganna has much to offer those seeking sanctuary from the rush and crush of the city. The property was formerly a market garden and the house is now surrounded by a picturesque gardens including an array of Japanese maples, weeping cherry trees, camellias, perennials and mountain ash gums set on 1 hectare of private grounds.

FEATURES

> main bathroom and second powder room including 2 toilets

> custom made kitchen bench tops, side tables and coffee table from recycled oak

> commissioned artwork, mosaics and garden sculptures by Australian artists

> outdoor commissioned garden sculptures

> separate games room with billiard and table tennis tables

> WIFI

> an array of rare trees and unique bird life

> linen and towels provided

INDICATIVE NIGHT STAYS

Requested mid stay linen change over or clean can be arranges direct with cleaners and billed directly to guests on completion.

On request sleeps up to 8 people and costed based on No of guests and bedrooms required.

> 7 night booking Dec/Jan peak period & school holidays.

> 3 nights minimum > midweek stays

> 3 nights minimum > long weekends

> 4 Melbourne Cup weekend (POA)

> CHRISTMAS PERIOD / 7 night blocks

WEEKEND PRICES

(the house is yours and yours alone!)

Weekends 2 night stay thurs-fri fri-sat sat-sun

1 room (one couple) $680

2 rooms (4 guests) $820

3 rooms (6 guests) $960

4 rooms (8 guests ) $1100 including forest room sleep-out

PLEASE CHECK WITH US FOR MID-WEEK RATES AS THEY ARE A LOWER RATE!!

LOCATION & LOCAL AREA

Apollo Bay is just 43km from Lorne and 185km from Melbourne, along with Great Ocean Road. This charming seaside fishing and farming village is tucked on the edge of a broad, curved beach, with the Otway ranges in the background. The local fishing fleet is moored in the bay, protected by a breakwater.

Property is non-smoking indoors.

By-laws prohibits functions of any sort. Functions are defined as being gatherings over and above the resident guests nominated on the booking form.

More Details

Owner
Stayz
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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

Map

Other Activities:

Rain forest, walks and privacy

Amenities

Apollo Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • forests

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Gwinganna Country House
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Camperdown, Victoria, Australia
5

Lovely property in a magical location

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay in this unique home surrounded by beautiful gardens and amazing views

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: A pleasure to have you stay at the property. Hope you got to see some of the amazing wildlife and the house was nice and cozy!
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Cardiff, Wales, UK
5

Peace and quiet in an idyllic location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property, full of wildlife, and the koala snoring in a gum tree in the garden was a highlight.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
4

Quiet Haven!

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house is on a beautiful spot with great views. The house was cosy and warm despite the weather! We were lucky enough to see koalas and wallabies nearby as well so made it a special trip for us all.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Despite much discussion about the weather and a though clean afterwards the house is now in good order and looking forward to our next guests.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5

Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a gorgeous 3 nights in this beautiful, cosy home. We loved being surrounded by original artworks and enjoying the stunning views from each window. We had hours of fun playing pool, table tennis, board games and cards and reconnecting as a family! Apollo Bay is beautiful part of our great state, and this is a wonderful little home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Lovely Emma, we really enjoyed hosting you and the family and all the effort you took to leave in such a beautiful state. We look forward to seeing you again!
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5

Best Retreat We Could Imagine

  • 5 of 5

Gwinganna was exactly what we were looking for. It is extremely peaceful and secluded, in a stimulating natural setting, with a beautiful kitchen, big roaring fire, and plenty that kept us amused. We can't wait to stay again some day.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for feedback Liam and good to hear you enjoyed so much and look forward to seeing you again. Very best, Mark
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Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia
5

Exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

There were seven adults staying at the property, it was so lovely! we played lots of pool and table tennis. The gardens and surrounding bush were beautiful! the house was very cosy with everything you need plus stunning art work and deco.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Notes

  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 4 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    linen and clean: $90 per stay

    Optional Costs
    Extra pet clean : $50 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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