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Panoramic Drive Holiday House

Bedrooms 3
Space 20 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

View view view

SIMPLY THE BEST!! Sensational - Extensive Ocean Views. Stylishly furnished. Extensive decking. Do read our happy guests comments..

Pets are welcome at $7 per night extra charge plus bond fully refundable upon property inspection. Outside only.

(dogs at owners discretion only)

ONE NIGHT STAYS - $300 for 2 adults/2children extra p.p. $25 each

Panoramic Drive Holiday House is an extremely relaxing place to base your holiday with sand and surf stretching all the way to Cape Nelson. The ocean views are simply stunning and extensive. Superb sunrises over the ocean are not to be missed.

The house is extremely comfortable and well equipped. Guests find it difficult to vacate after unwinding at Panoramic Drive Holiday House and re-book for their next holiday!!

Huge fully enclosed balcony with gates to secure young children or pets from wandering. BBQ available also please confirm if required when booking.

Cosy wood heater for those chilly nights, wood supplied.

The house is a short stroll 300m to the beach/kiosk where you can buy breakfast/lunch/dinner. Fabulous hamburgers and fish N chips come highly recommended. Breakfasts are pretty suberb!!

Panoramic Drive is extremely comfortable and cosy, guests settle in very quickly and are hesitant to leave. Lovely wood heater in the evenings ensures you will be quite toasty...

In the evenings enjoy the Cape Nelson lighthouse, flashing in the distant east.

Sit on the balcony and watch the fog rolling in or wake up bright and early to view some of the most stunning sunrises you will get to see.

Whales are easily spotted from the house, they arrive in June onwards.

Blue Whales are frequent visitors also making it the only feeding ground in Australia.

Cape Bridgewater is the perfect base to walk sections of the Great South West Walk which is a 250km walk starting in Portland out to Cape Bridgewater and into South Australia. Short sections of the walk are everywhere so get a taste for the area and come back and tackle the entire 250km.

The area is also a 50min drive to Mt Gambier to view the Blue Lake, Princess Margaret Rose Caves or do a boat tour up the Glenelg River.

Within the area are local wineries and wine tasting.

There is a Seal Boat Tour to venture into the caves to view them in their natural habitat.

Bridgewater Lakes is perfect for a BBQ and walk on Discovery Bay Beach.

Ideal fishing spot and has a boat launch for a spin on the freshwater Lake.

Venture further along Discovery Bay and go for a unique experience by walking on the Largest Moving Sandunes in Victoria, cars can go via Swan Lake.

You need to book Panoramic Drive very early as my guests keep coming back time and time again.

Local Attractions

The Great South West Walk 250kms


Petrified Forest

Mt. Richmond, Lower Glenelg & Cape Nelson National Parks

Bridgewater Lakes (fresh)

Whites Beach

Shelly Beach Excellent fishing spots from Rivers, Lakes, Ocean

Tuna Season is massive and the largest caught is 156kg

Superb Surfing Locations

Safe swimming beaches

Seal Tours


River Cruises

Whale watching from the house or the many vantage points along the coast

Helicopter flights available depending on season

Historical building walks in Portland

Dine at one of the many restaurants overlooking the bay

Wineries Local and South Australian close by

Watch the huge ships enter or leave the Port of Portland


Huge fully enclosed balcony with gates ideal for pet (kennel provided)

BBQ available

2 Q/S beds (electric blankets)

2 single beds

Linen all provided/Pillows/DoonasTowels (not for beach use)

Wood Heater/Wood

Washing Machine

Rotary Clothes Line

Dvd Player/DVDs

Cd Player/Cds


Coffee Plunger

Ample crockery/cutlery/serving dishes etc

Knife Block

Electric bed clock/Reading Lamps

Drawers in rooms

Reading material

Hair Dryer



Towels /face washers/hand towel

Iron/Iron Board

Bucket/Mop/Broom etc

Huge Entertaining Balcony with sweeping views

Side Balcony,

Paved step down outdoor area out back of house

1/2 acre for the children to explore

More Details

Helen Oakley
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Helen Oakley

I am a Registered Nurse

Holiday Accommodation Provider

Previous newspaper advertising rep

Love hiking, swimming laps at the pool or swimming in the ocean, bike riding, love rail trails.

Why Helen Oakley chose Cape Bridgewater

My house is very tidy and I have been in accommodation for over 20 years. I love the outdoors and what is on offer in the area and surrounds. Happy to go hiking with guests if they wish company. House is convenient to the Great South West Walk, 250km of walking tracks on the coast and inland along the Glenelg River. Sweeping ocean views, private as your elevated so you could get an all over tan if you really wanted to on the balcony.

Pets are safe in the enclosed balcony and a kennel is supplied. Bring your own feeding bowls and bedding.

What makes this house unique

Great location to unwind and relax in a great house with superb views.


Cape Bridgewater House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 20 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • House is to be left as found clean and tidy Bins emptied, fridge empty, floors vacuumed, dishes clean and away
  • House is to be respected and left clean. No other guests able to stay unless notified owner previously and payment has been made
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Ocean View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower, toilet and hand basin within the bathroom. Separate laundry.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , two single beds
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size bed and a futon which could sleep 2 if needed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , queen size bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Everything is within 15min drive whether to enjoy the restaurants in Portland or a heated swimming pool. Kiosk on the beach for meals, superb beaches for swimming, surfing, fishing. Ask owner for additional information.


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Panoramic Drive Holiday House
average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews

Fantastic views

  • 4 of 5

Basic property with great views across the bay, plentiful birdlife.Great for families

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Glenn glad you enjoyed the break Helen
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Geelong, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic location and a great property

  • 5 of 5

Family holiday for just short of a week, loads to see and do, fantastic views. Location is fantastic, Adults and kids loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Alasdair It's a super spot your welcome anytime! Thanks for leaving the house nice and clean too !
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Victoria, Australia

Great location and lay out of house good for enter

  • 3 of 5

The views are incredible, shame the windows aren't very clean to enjoy the view. The house was really not very clean.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being right on the coast its very hard to keep the windows clean due to the salt. The floor was vacumed as I spoke to my cleaner and maybe as you stated a bit was missed however we get very good reviews on how clean the house is from our other guests..
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Mansfield, Victoria, Australia

Restful Holiday

  • 5 of 5

Cape Bridgewater is a beautiful place to relax, swim or walk. The house was very comfortable with a beautiful view.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cape Bridgewater, Victoria, Australia

Great house

  • 3 of 5

We loved the view and the house had everything we needed, wished we could have stayed longer.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect view

  • 5 of 5

Perfect view and very clean. We will definately return :)

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katy glad everything was fine for you.
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Other Activities:

Cape Bridgewater Beach

House has a book with things to do in the area. Please feel free to ring and ask me to assist, I am happy to do walks with guests if contacted.

Lots of beaches in the area, great surf spots, restaurants and supermarkets 15mins drive into Portland, suggest you stock up prior to arriving at Cape Bridgewater as there is lots to do when you arrive. Blow holes, Petrified Forest, Great South West 250km walking tracks close by the house, Seal Tours, Walk Victorias highest coastal cliff at 350m above sea level to view the seal colony. Bridgewater Lakes has bbq, fresh water lake for skiing, fishing, jet ski, caves opposite the lake, Bats Ridges has caves off Telegraph Road, walk the Enchanted Forest out on Cape Nelson Road, while there view the Lighthouse and take in a walk on the Great South West Walk. Grab great food from the Kiosk on the beach, check with owners re dinners and times when open.

Shelly Beach is great for the kids to collect shells, Horse Riding at Rundells Riding School, heated 25m indoor and 50m heated outdoor pools, gym, sauna in Portland.

Library in Portland also

Should you need to ask please feel free to ring and ask about things to do.

Head to Mt Gambier to view the Blue Lake, stop to see Piccinni Ponds, crystal clear limestone caves for diving/swimming. Lots of wineries around. Lots to do at the Cape and surrounds.. Whale watching in Winter is superb as you can just about touch the whales as they surface by the Lee Breakwater Pier.




Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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