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Our House in Geelong

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

'Our House' is a Californian bungalow built at the turn of the 20th century and lovingly updated and modernised at the turn of the 21st century. Located in the Ballinasloe heritage precinct, it is one of a row of interwar bungalows and in a neighbourhood which includes a cute row of miners' cottages transported to Geelong from Ballarat.

Our House is easy to get to and is central to both local facilities and visitor attractions in southern and central Victoria. There is plenty of vehicle parking and public transport options are nearby. Our House hosts reside nearby and will be happy to assist you in whatever way possible. To help you further our neighbours are great and all have our contact details.

Once you are settled in to your accommodation the attractions of Geelong and beyond beckon. Geelong's famed waterfront precinct is only a 5-10 minute drive, or a 25 minute walk. Be sure to visit the Art Deco Eastern Beach swimming promenade and children's pool, seek out the famous bollards and artworks and dine near the bay.

The location allows a short walk to local supermarkets, restaurants, take-away food shops, hotel and medical centre. A ten minute walk also brings you to cosmopolitan Pakington Street where you'll encounter cafes and coffee shops, boutique shopping, bakeries, a public library, fresh produce and some of Geelong's best pubs, bars and restaurants. A leisurely 25 minute walk ( or 5 minute drive ) will see you in central Geelong and our wonderful north facing waterfront. Local parks and playgrounds are even closer.

Geelong Rail Station and the Geelong Law Courts are a 20 minute walk or 7 minute drive away. Deakin University's waterfront campus can be easily reached from the house. Public and Private Hospitals are also a 10 minute drive away.

The start of the Great Ocean Road and surfing spiritual home Bells Beach at Torquay is a 25 minute drive. The goldfields and history at Ballarat can be reached in an hour. Victoria's capital city, Melbourne is only an hour away by car or train. Explore the Bellarine, our local peninsula, boasting wineries, a huge adventure water park, historic towns such as Queenscliff, fishing villages like Portarlington and expansive beaches.

Our House can sleep up to eight ( trundle beds not recommended for taller adults ) and offers four bedrooms, ensuite with shower and toilet, bathroom with spa bath and shower, separate toilet, modern kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, spacious dining and living area and a covered outdoor deck with a BBQ available on request.

Sleeping configuration: bedrooms 1 & 3 - queen bed; bedrooms 2 & 4 - single bed with pull-out single trundle bed. A camp bed for small children and a cot can also be provided upon request.

Your comfort and convenience is taken care of with a gas heater, air conditioner and included WiFi internet access. The laundry includes front loader washing machine and dryer. The house is self-contained with fresh, quality linen. Towels are an optional extra cost. Secure fencing for children & off-street parking for two cars is available, one carport.

Being in a residential area we ask guests to please be respectful of our neighbours. Loud music, yelling, parties or other functions are not permitted ( there are plenty of bars and entertainment venues not too far away! ).

Inside is strictly non-smoking.

Bed linen provided. Towels optional extra cost.

CHECK IN 3pm. CHECK OUT 10am. Unless prior arrangements have been made.

More Details

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


Geelong West House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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(7 traveler reviews)

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Our House in Geelong
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews
Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia

Lovely home!

  • 5 of 5

This was a lovely, well kept property. It had all the comforts of home and was exceptionally well setup. The microwave even had a splatter-guard waiting in it!

The outdoor area at the back of the house was neat and tidy with a great deck and pergola setup. A gas Webber BBQ was an nice surprise. Wonderful quiet street, a few minutes walk to a supermarket and only five or so minutes by car to the beach front and central Geelong. Overall, this was an excellent choice of accommodation and well worth the price.

If I had to write any 'Cons'.... it would be that the beds were not terribly comfortable (but they never are as good as your own), the couches were awkward and that a 'breakfast plate' for the Webber would have been good to have in it for cooking eggs. Loved it and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thanks for the feedback Lynton. I guess the comfort of the beds is somewhat subjective and individual. We do note that the single beds are perhaps not ideal for taller adults, with the two queen beds better suited for such guests. We're glad that you would stay again!
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Shepparton, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described. Owners were great to deal with. We had no issues at all would highly recommend it and would definitely stay again. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

Exceeded all expectations. A wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Love love love Crofton House

  • 5 of 5

our stay in Crofton Cottage was a lovely suprise from the turn of the key, a beautifully renovated cottage with all the modern touches. We have a daughter in a wheelchair and the house is very accessible and comfortable with its open plan living area and wide hallway. It's central location make exploring Geelong hassle free. Thank you 80 sleeps for the lovely stay in Geelong.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Berwick, Victoria, Australia

fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Two families stayed at Crofton Cottage over New Year. We had a great time. The property was immaculate with everything you could need and very well looked after. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Geelong West, Victoria, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Crofton Cottage over the weekend with 6 guests- it certainly did not disappoint! Immaculately presented and would not hesitate to stay there again!


  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Geelong Waterfront





  • 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 2 guests. Property has 4 beds and can sleep a maximum 6 guests

    Optional Costs
    Towels: $20 per stay

    * Ask the owner to arrange these

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