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Old Tuxion Cottage Apollo Bay

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights


About the property

Enjoy a Great Ocean Road retreat at Apollo Bay. Old Tuxion Cottage offers wood fires for winter warmth in a terrific peaceful setting.

Sleeps 8-10 in 4BR including small spare room/games room with sofa bed (3 queen beds, 1 set of bunks+ 1 double sofa bed).

Large living room with large windows/sliding doors opening onto an expansive deck (partly covered).

Spectacular panoramic views from Cape Paton to Marengo, including harbour views. Short walk to beach and shops.

Guest Book Comments

"We had a wonderful stay. My holiday rating 11/10"

"Nice big roomy house- excellent views. We had a very pleasant few days.... we enjoyed ourselves here, the fire was very welcoming".

"An ideal base for the Great Ocean Walk"

"Tuxion Cottage is wonderful - you have a lovely place. The new decking really sets it off. We had lots of fun feeding the birds and the goats"

"We had a fantastic stay again. The new balcony is great and we can't get enough of the amazing view....The best of both worlds - beach and bush"

"We really did have an awesome time, the fooseball table was a huge hit along with the outside decking snuggled in big doona's just having a nice chat with good mates....The birds were just gorgeous. We hope to be back again soon"

"We've had a delightful relaxing few days. We loved the charm and character of "Old Tuxion" and enjoyed reacquainting ourselves with an old wood stove. The views are amazing ....[child] fed the birds everyday...."

"Absolutely loved it! We had a great time here relaxing....Got to come back here....The views are stunning...."

"I want to come back to Australia. I took many pictures of Great Ocean Road and Apollo Bay. What a fine view!" [Japanese visitor]

"Wow! The grandchildren loved looking after the two sets of twin baby goats born across the road and also the surprise of the beautiful king parrots landing on our hands.... BBQ brunch on the deck looking out across the ocean was just terrific. We'll be back"

"...we had a wonderful stay at the cottage. It's a truly beautiful spot - it's lovely being close to, but out of town and having the magnificent views from the lounge. We do hope to visit again one day"

"We had a great week at Old Tuxion Cottage - it is a wonderful location, great gardens and the sort of house you know you are on holidays just being there. Hopefully this was the first of many stays"

"Great view! The soccer & air hockey was heaps of fun ...."

"... I wanted to tell you directly how fantastic we all thought the cottage was. It was such a perfect combination of old and quirky (we loved the doors from the 'Casino' shipwreck) and clean and new ....We thoroughly enjoyed making friends with the cows and went for a walk to find the friendly goats. The view over the hills to the ocean was truly relaxing, the perfect way of unwinding just before I (and others) return to work.

"We all had a fantastic stay! Very relaxing. Fell asleep many times in the lounge chairs. Great views! Decking was great for BBQs, breaky and parrot feeding. Lovely cottage with great garden".

"We had a very lovely stay at your place- it was just perfect...for our family it couldn't have been more perfect!!!"

"We loved the ambiance of your cottage...loved the old and the new aspects. And it was so much larger than the term 'cottage' suggests....Loved the kitchen (it was so well set up!) The deck is to adore and admire....Lounge area with the most comfy suite and chairs, not to mention all the windows for the sun to stream in!!!! So many people have asked about our weekend away and I rave about the scenery and the absolute peace there".

"We had a fantastic time at Old Tuxion Cottage. The house is extremely well equipped for families and the kids had a ball running around the garden....All in all a wonderful relaxing stay for all of us - perfect weather, wonderful view and lots of fun at the beach. None of us want to go home but we leave certain that we will be back before too long".

"This place is beautiful....The goats are very friendly and entertained our 2 YO for hours".

" is bigger inside than it seems from outside. Loved the huge family room and kitchen, and the deck was a joy. The nearly-full moon coming up over the sea with the silver "river" stretching out to it across the bay was a treat".

"Another lovely stay, this time cosy with rain and a warming fire"

"We felt so at home here - such a comfortable, welcoming place with excellent facilities, especially the great armchairs and beds. The kids had a ball, we spent many hours reading and playing games in front of the fire, as well as watching the sea and the weather. A most relaxing stay, we would love to come back. Thank you for a winter highlight!".

"Such a magical place to unwind & relax....The kids & I loved every bit of it, especially the games room....Everything is catered for and the cottage has a wonderful, welcoming fell to it. The best bit of all though was the view from virtually every window. Watching the water from 180 degrees is truly breathtaking...."

"I am in love with your cottage! I felt so at home and the breathtaking view was unbelievable. Every comfort has been thought out and the boys loved the bunks".

"This is a great place to stay. We had a great time here. The view is...Wow! The cottage is great and everyone loved seeing the goats and cows in the paddock. Everyone loved the games room...where the kids spent most of their time. Thankyou!

"Absolutely loved it here. Having birds siting on our knees to be fed was a treat. Views are supurb. A very peaceful and comfortable place to stay. Thanks heaps!".

"Had a wonderful time. The waterfalls throughout the Otways are a must see. In fact I suggest packing a pair of speedos! The animals are very friendly".

"We had a really fun time. Make sure you feed the birds...and pat the horses...."

"Wild windy weather and roaring fire - feel asleep on the couch watching 'Wind in the Willows'...Maybe not so cute at 43! Feel refreshed though".

"Snow and rain everywhere else in Victoria but here in Apollo Bay sun and no wind! Warm as toast in Old Tuxion Cottage with the sun pouring in. Great golf, walking and views. Fresh fish from the co-op - cooked at home; lovely wine, company and music in front of the fire".

"Great house. Very relaxing. Thanks"

"Amazing view. Very happy with everything supplied. Can't wait to stay here again"

"Another great, relaxing week. It's our 5th visit to Old Tuxion Cottage - we love it! One of the wettest weeks we have ever seen, but what better than a warm fire, a great view and plenty to do".

'We thoroughly enjoyed this charming old cottage and even had a cosy fire for 3 nights!. Stunning views. A great holiday"

Thoroughly enjoyed the big spacious lounge, comfortable lounge suite, roomy dining room and kitchen. Deck and views are wonderful. Loved the cottage garden and big yard".

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018


Apollo Bay House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Old Tuxion Cottage Apollo Bay
average rating of 4.5660377 based on 53 reviews

Spacious and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

A very comfortable stay over Christmas. 3 queen beds very comfortable plus bunks. The deck is huge with great views over Apollo Bay and an array of birdlife comes to feed on the provided bird seed. A friendly horse over the fence. Huge garden. The lounge room is also big with plenty of comfy chairs and a wood fire. The bathrooms are very dated but functional. Only disappointment was having no spare toilet paper. Running out on Christmas day was not ideal. Overall a lovely house. We were very glad to be away from the main town which was very busy with a noisy fun fair. Old Tuxion Cottage was an oasis and we would definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Stayz
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Spacious and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is situated in a quiet spot and has a beautiful garden with lots of bird life. The three queen size beds are all comfortable and the lounge is well furnished with lots of comfortable chairs around the fire. Fire wood is supplied and the big fire place kept us very warm. The kitchen is also spacious and has all you need. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Alison
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great cottage in a gorgeous garden!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family reunion at Old Tuxion cottage over the Christmas week . It was the perfect property for the 8 of us - well equipped with everything you could need and enough space for everyone to be comfortable. We loved having the fire on colder evenings and the lounge room had enough seating for everyone to be comfortable. The small games table in the lounge room was put to good use for jigsaws! The garden was lovely - so peaceful and tranquil but full of many types of birds. The sulphur crested cockatoo sqwarked noisily from the balcony rail when he wanted food!

We enjoyed Apollo Bay beach, the 12

apostles gourmet trail and the 12 Apostles themselves (although we couldn't believe the number of tourists there!). We also spent time visiting waterfalls in Otway National Park and visited Lorne.

I highly recommend this cottage for a group the size of ours. It was wonderful to be just out of town - so peaceful.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks Judy
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Comfy cottage

  • 4 of 5

The place is very comfortable, spacious & has a beautiful view from the balcony.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Good property for big family.

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice stay there, plenty of space in family areas, and conformable bedrooms.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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great place

  • 5 of 5

very comfy and homely.

we loved feeding the birds and sitting outside watching rhe stars on a clear dark night.

quiet but close to everything we wanted


  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund


  • 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 8 guests. Property has 5 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 guests

    Optional Costs
    Subject to quote but: $75 per stay

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