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Bedrooms 2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

SRI MENANTI 'tarry a while' cottage is located on 72 hectares at IMPIANA 'dream' estate overlooking Apollo Bay, along the Great Ocean Road.

Impiana adjoins pristine rainforest in Victoria's beautiful Otway Ranges. It boasts picturesque landscapes, and magnificent elevated ocean views.

If you've ever wanted to know what it feels like to have a bedroom in the sky, look no further!

It is definitely the place to hit the pause button. This is a fairytale location perched on top of the hills with an uninterrupted view to Apollo Bay. Enjoy the inspiring views curled up in the bay window in front of the wood fire, or meander across the paddocks to connect with nature and spot the local wildlife.

Feel free to meander over the paddocks while you visit the cows, or search for the resident koala amongst the native trees, and spot wallabies and countless birdlife. Follow the mysterious and meditative labyrinth path in the garden between Pelangi and Sri Menanti.

Pack a picnic to explore the farmland, prepare a meal in the well equipped kitchen to enjoy by the cosy wood fire, or light up the BBQ and watch the sunset from the verandah. On a clear night you will enjoy some spectacular star gazing.

Visit the local attractions, the walking trails and waterfalls of the Otways, or engage in the many recreational activities this region has to offer. The Otway Fly rainforest canopy observation deck is about 25 kilometres away. Slow down and take your time, as the the drive there is through spectacular rainforest. The swimming and surfing beaches at Skenes Creek and Apollo Bay are a short drive away. Learn to surf at Apollo Bay, go surf fishing, or try spotting the magnificent Southern Right Whales along the Coast (from May to October).

Sri Menanti sleeps 4 comfortably in 2 bedrooms. Both rooms have queen beds. There is one bathroom including a laundry. Linen and towelling is supplied.

If you would like more room, we have PELANGI HOUSE on the same estate ( It sleeps 8. Book both, and accommodate 12 people comfortably. Wheelchair access is available at Pelangi.

Take your wonderful family together for a memorable holiday to Sri Menanti: or take your extended family to Sri Menanti and Pelangi

You are warmly invited to make Sri Menanti your holiday home: imagine, relax, and enjoy!



As we have livestock and wildlife on the property we do not accept pets.

Our bookings carry a minimum charge of 3 nights on weekdays. You are also welcome to stay for just two nights. The prices are very competitive so it is still great value - Our guests often use the extra night's availability as a late afternoon checkout for the previous day. They enjoy the whole day at Sri Menanti and leave in late afternoon.

4 night minimum stay for both Pelangi & Sri Menanti applies for Wedding Bookings.

For a limited time: A 10% discount is applied to bookings over 4 nights in duration, and a 15% discount is applied to bookings over 6 nights in duration.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 18, 2017


Skenes Creek Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.852941 based on 34 reviews
Melbourne (Northern Irish)

Break Away From Real Life Demands

  • 4 of 5

Needed a couple of days away with my wife and new born.

This place is located in a awesome spot only a short drive from town not mention a great restaurant just a couple of minutes down the hill from the house.

Only piece of advice I can give is check the weather, it was blowing a gale during our time there but was more an excuse to put the fire on and watch a few movies.

Will try again, thanks for the quick processing due to my very last minute booking it was much appreciated.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Gary, we were so pleased we were able to accomodate you and your young family at the last minute. There were a few windy days during your stay but we are glad to hear you made it the perfect excuse to relax by the fire at Sri Menanti. We look forward to you and your families return. Thanks very much for taking the time to review. Best regards, Erica
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Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

So relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Sri Menanti is such a beautifully appointed cottage within a very short drive to Apollo Bay. The property is so secluded, and was a joy to wander the fields and the maze. The views are stunning from any window of the house. After a day of exploring all that the region has to offer, the fireplace was very welcoming. It was a lovely break away for our family.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Grace, thankyou for taking the time to review your stay at Sri Menanti. We are thrilled you enjoyed your time at Impiana Estate and had a relaxing time. We hope to have you return in the near future. Warm regards, Erica
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 3 of 5

Impiana is a lovely cottage with amazing views. We did however have trouble not being able to use the oven and were disappointed there was no mention of the lack of heating in the bedrooms, which made for some cold nights. Otherwise, great stay and would recommended for a cosy weekend away

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Callum, pleasure speaking with you. We greatly appreciate your valuable feedback to enhance yours and other guests future experience at Impiana Estate. Apologies for you not using the oven, we have since learn’t the ignitor needs replacing. We are in the process of having it repaired. Unfortunately it had gone unreported as other guests have been manually lighting the oven. We are so pleased you enjoyed the Webber BBQ for your cooking. The reverse cycle air-conditioner and Woodfire make for warm & cosy living spaces but we are now looking into more substantial heating than the current fan heaters for the bedrooms. We look forward to your return, best regards, Erica
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Outstanding views!

  • 5 of 5

We sought a break from inner city living and found a gem of a place high in the hills of Skenes Creek with outstanding views and peaceful surroundings. The accommodation was comfortable, clean and met all our needs.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Patricia, many thanks for your review. We are so pleased Sri Menanti made for your ideal getaway. We are so happy you found Impiana Estate; a pure treasure along the Great Ocean Road. We look forward to your return, many thanks and best regards, Erica
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute of our stay. From the comfortable accommodation, visits from the cows and birds, to the stunning sunsets. Could sit on the deck for hours looking out over the countryside and ocean. Will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Sue, We are so glad you enjoyed the wildlife and incredible views at Sri Menanti. We hope to have you return in the near future. Best regards, Erica
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Terrific stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time at the cottage with beautiful views over Apollo Bay, many chirpy winged visitors in the morning and the company of the farm cows. Great spot, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Hi Alison, wonderful you all enjoyed your stay, thank you for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to your next visit. best regards, Erica
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Other Activities:

Otway Fly canopy observation


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • 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 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 4 guests

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