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Southern Exposure Surfers Palace

Bedrooms 2
Space 150 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

The Surfers Palace is a beautifully refurbished 2 bedroom beach cottage set in a delightfully private oasis. The cottage sleeps 4 very comfortably and can sleep 5. The property ideally suits romantic weekends or a family beach holiday. Completely self contained. Set at the rear of the main home. 1 minute stroll to Whites Beach and "centrally located" in beautiful Torquay.

With polished concrete floors throughout the downstairs offers a light and airy kitchen & dining; separate lounge includes 2 single beds and double French doors opening onto the wide and covered north westerly facing veranda. Perfect for alfresco dining.

Upstairs the large open plan bedroom is the perfect parents retreat and contains a Queen Bed, big comfy sofa, TV and fire place for cosy winter nights. You will feel like you are sleeping in the tree tops as the bedroom spills out onto a wide deck overlooking the peaceful gardens.

The property is set in a relaxed and established light filled garden with lots of lovely lawn. Very conducive to long games of Bocce.

The house sleeps 4 people comfortably and can fit 5.

For your comfort linen is provided however you do need to bring your own beach towels.

The property is fully fenced and therefore suitable for young children.

Pets are not allowed.


The "Surfers Palace" is 5 minute walk to some great Bars, Restaurants and Cafes and approximately 10 minutes walk from the centre of Torquay.

We suggest you leave your car behind and stroll along the beach to everything Torquay has to offer; including the iconic surf stores Rip Curl & Quiksilver, the many great cafes and restaurants on the Esplanade, Torquay.

Surfing and Mt Bike Adventure Packages

The owners of the property have over 20 year experience running the successful Eco-Adventure company Southern Exposure. Southern Exposure runs surfing, Mt biking and kayaking programs for approx. 10,000 students per year. They also run the Run Forrest Trail Run in the Otway Ranges.

The owners can link you up with their property in Forrest (the heart of the Otway Mt Biking Trails) and put together a truly adventurous Great Ocean Road and Otway experience.

The property is not pet friendly So please do not ask as we do not wish to offend.

More Details

Bindy Sheehan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


Torquay Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Floor Area:
  • 150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Southern Exposure Surfers Palace
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Cute Coastal Cottage

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I stayed here for a night and were pleasantly surprised at the house's cleanliness and cute decor; the garden was pretty and the location was super convenient. Bindy, the owner, made us feel welcome without being intrusive. We'll come back!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Torquay, Victoria, Australia

I didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

Such a beautiful property and Bindy is so lovely! The home is just gorgeous and as soon as I stepped through the front gate I instantly felt relaxed and at ease! Set in a lovely green garden with beautiful lawns, the surfer's palace lives up to it's name.. And you can even catch a glimpse of the ocean from the upstairs balcony! I couldn't recommend this property highly enough.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a fabulous relaxing stay at Southern Exposure Surfers Palace. With just a short stroll to the beach, a relaxing garden with outdoor living area and exceptionally clean and bright property we couldn't help but have a great time. Many thanks to the owners for creating such a lovely atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
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Just as we expected

  • 5 of 5

Lovely property. Just as advertised. Bindy and Mick were great. House slept our family of 4 comfortably. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful & relaxing stay...

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Surfers Palace. The property owners made our stay easy and comfortable, and the property is absolutely stunning. Very close to the beach - perfect in summer but would be extra cosy in winter as the upstairs bedroom (which occupies the entire top floor) has a wood-fired stove. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lauren Sorry for the delay in reply - thank you so much for your kind words as it was great to have you and the girls spend such a relaxed couple of days at the Surfers Palace. I hope we see you again soon.
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The house was delightful, stylish, comfortable, bright and tranquil. Set in a lovely garden away fro

  • 5 of 5

The house was delightful, stylish, comfortable, bright and tranquil. Set in a lovely garden away from the road meant we had peace and quiet whilst still being close to the buzz of busy Bell street where shops, cafes and bars were easily reachable. The kids enjoyed taking themselves for walks on the beach across the road and we all surfed on the beautiful beaches surrounding.there are so many fabulous places to visit and it was great to come back to such a homely place at the end of busy days.Bindy and Mick made us feel so welcome, they are probably the nicest people in Torquay and the kids loved their gentle dog. We would love to stay again !

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2013
  • Stayed: November 2015
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Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Avalon Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bomborra Beach Bar
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Queenscliffe to Sorrento
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
The Sands
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Waurn Ponds Station
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Torquay Bowling Club
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Torquay Whites Beach
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

1 min walk to the beach


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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