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Ocean Vista Holiday Home

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property


Situated in the quiet seaside town of Skenes Creek ( just 5km's from Apollo Bay), directly across the road from Skenes Creek beach, this 2 bedroom fully self-contained brick home/cottage sleeps 6 {1 Queen / 2 bunks /1 Portacot} in comfort.

Watch the ocean whilst relaxing in front of the Coonara fireplace or cooking a BBQ on the deck. Cathedral ceilings with north facing sky-windows produce a light and airy ambience throughout. A reverse cycle inverter air-conditioner ensures a comfortable environment year round. Other little extras include: shower and separate bath (great for the kids!), carport, sound system with USB and 3mm connections, electric blankets, portacot and heaps of firewood.


(however we can arrange for linen to be supplied for an extra $22p/person with at least 7 days notice)

Walk across the road to the beach to swim, fish, surf, fly a kite or simply relax on the white sand.

Alternatively, drive 5 minutes to Apollo Bay with it's golf course, brewery, pier and fish co-op, charming main street, great shops, cafe's and restaurants and beautiful beaches. Treat yourself to one of the many fine food establishments of the area including the award winning Chris' restaurant at Beacon Point which sits at the top of the hill directly above Ocean Vista or the fantastic La-Bimba restaurant in the main street of Apollo Bay.

Other things to do......

This GREAT OCEAN ROAD property offers direct views and access to the swim / surf beach, rockpools, trout stream and surrounding rolling hills. It's the perfect place to relax and unwind with family or friends.

Other things to do include -

Beach / Creek walks

Do the Great Ocean Walk

Visit local wineries

Apollo Bay Brewery

4x4 Touring

Hire a bike

Discover the rock pools

Whale spotting in between June - September

Visit the shipwrecked coast & hinterland

Walk into Apollo Bay

Drive to the Twelve Apostles

Surfing Lessons/kyaking

Hire a quad bike

Visit the Light House

Visit the Shell & Cable Museum

Otway Fly / Tree Tops Walk

Enjoy the views of Mariners Lookout

Hang Glide / Paraglide

Collect shells on the beach

Discover the amazing local restaurants / cafes

Explore the local piers and beaches

Foreshore markets


Horse ride or fly a kite on the beach

Mountain Biking

Go sailing

(Please note to help maintain our high standards - we have a strict no pets policy)

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Skenes Creek House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Our expectation is that you treat our home as if it was yours and leave it as you found it.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower & separate bath
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen Size
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , (2 Bunks)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

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Ocean Vista Holiday Home
average rating of 4.7402596 based on 77 reviews

Great property in excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Had a great stay at Ocean Vista. great views of the ocean & lovely beach just opposite the House. Would definitely stay again. Stay - January 2018.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Great spot

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Skenes Creek. The villa was spacious, clean and well appointed. The kitchen was well equipped with stove, oven and crockery. It was great to be so close to the beach and to watch the waves rolling in. Only a very short drive to Appollo Bay, where we enjoyed good food and markets.

  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Belmont, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic Opportunity

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the Fantastic Opportunity to stay in this property, in this location.

Peaceful, but Exhilarating.

Remote, but Civilised.

Dreamy, but Real

All of this and more.

We have sought to stay in Skenes Creek for a long time and it has not disappointed.


Simone & John

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay Simone and John and thank you for the review. I think you have described wonderfully what we also love about the place and why we established Ocean Vista. I have been coming to Skenes Creek for over 30 years now and luckily your decription hasn't changed over that time. Hope to have you stay with us again some time.
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Wonderful location!!

  • 4 of 5

Nice house, very good location and home owner (Jim) was very much approachable, we contacted him late night and he assisted us over the phone.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stawell, Victoria, Australia

Ticks all the boxes

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Property was clean, warm, comfortable & in a great location just across from the beach. The friendly & clear instructions left by Jim & Fi rounded off a most pleasant weekend. Would not hesitate to return again & to recommend to friends. Thanks

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Winter waves

  • 5 of 5

Winter is absolutely our favourite time to visit Apollo Bay. It's lovely to enjoy the relative peace and quiet, a crackling fire and watch winter swell.

This was our first stay at Ocean Vista and we were pleasantly surprised by the size of the cottage and proximity to the beach (literally straight across the road). The unit was well equipped with all we needed to hunker down and watch the waves from the fireside. Our four year old enjoyed exploring the house, the bunk beds and some great screen free time.

The kitchen contained all we needed to prepare our own meals (oven, cooktop and microwave) and even a dishwasher (although we did not need to use it). The house was clean, comfortable and the deck and BBQ was an added bonus.

Homely and clean throughout, the owners have added lovely touches (like the fireside library) and were accommodating in every way. We were even lucky enough to have an early check in and late checkout!

A wonderful stay!! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
140 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Apollo Bay
Nearest Golf
5 Kilometres
Apollo Bay
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Chris's restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Skenes Creek Beach
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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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