Breathtaking would be an understatement for this rare gem, think spaciousness, privacy & stunning views Ollie's View is set on the most magical parcel of land in Skenes Creek North. Surrounded by open lawns and natural beauty, the property will delight those wanting to enjoy nature, the outdoors and beautiful ocean views.
A property so serene boasting such beauty and space are hard to come by Perfect for large groups "Cape Cottages" comprises of two properties on the one parcel of land. The main house "Ollies View" Sleeps 6 and the smaller cottage "Sassy Dream" is for couples. Both can be rented together sleeping 8. This listing and pricing is based on renting the main house only for 6 people. Both properties are private from each other with separate driveways and entrances.
The house has 3 bedrooms one with a king bed, the second room has a queen bed and the third room has two king singles. The house has recently undergone a complete renovation with a brand new ensuite attached to the master and a complete new kitchen. The lounge area is a beautiful open space with high cathedral ceilings and a beautiful warm open fireplace. A large deck wraps around the property so you can enjoy the stunning ocean views whilst relaxing in the sun. The whole property is surrounded by expansive lawns and gardens overlooking the ocean. This property is ideal for large groups or families wanting to get together and unwind. The property is private and away from the hustle and bustle while only being an 11 minute drive to the beach and the township of Apollo Bay. Another stunning town which is only a 20 minute drive from the property is Forrest, the mountain bike riding mecca From Melbourne to "Ollies View" is only a 2hr 20min drive.
Ollies View has no Wifi but hey don't fret we have views and native wildlife to keep you entertained. If that's not your thing we have a DVD player or immerse yourself in a book on our comfy couch.
Internet connection is mostly good.
Some of the properties stunning features include:
large flat screen TV with DVD Player
Modern fully equipped kitchen with 2 x ovens.
Bedrooms with with luxurious linen included.
Large rooms with robes & luggage stands.
Large outdoor setting.
Dog bed, toys & dog bowls.
Washer & dryer.
Pet Friendly Property - Maximum 2 pets
Guests will have exclusive access to the main house as well as access to the 8 acres of land that the property is situated upon.
Other things to note
Please note: Cape Cottages has an unfenced dam on its acreage. Guests and/or their Visitors are not permitted to enter the dam under any circumstances and swimming, fishing and/or any other activity in the dam are strictly prohibited. Guests acknowledge and agree that we will not be responsible for any loss, damage or injury suffered as a result of a breach of this condition. Guests and/or their Visitors will not be entitled to claim or recover damages from us because of a breach of this condition. All liability to all Guests and/or their Visitors in negligence arising out of a breach of this of this condition is excluded. Guests must control and be responsible for ensuring that Visitors comply with these terms and conditions.
COVID-19 NON ESSENTIAL TRAVEL
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are not able to accept bookings for tourists travelling to sightsee or get away for a few nights when it isn’t essential. We realise there are people who legitimately require accommodation through these times for various reasons and as such are offering discounts for longer term stays. If you require legitimate accommodation for a reason other than “non essential travel” whilst travel restrictions are in place, we are really happy to accept your booking and assist where possible taking into account community wellbeing. Stay safe, healthy and grounded through this time.
Apollo Bay & surrounds Café and Restaurants
You’ll find an Apollo Bay cafe either along the township’s waterfront or nestled in our back streets. Each one offers a different kind of ambience as well as different cuisines.
Apostle Why Cheese
Just a short drive from the Twelve Apostles and the Great Ocean Road, Apostle Whey Cheese is a genuine paddock to plate operation.
Apollo Bay Brewhouse
Beer Garden. Craft Beer. Local Wine. Local Produce. Live Music. Family-Friendly. Live Sports. TAB.
Situated on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay where the hills meet the ocean. The Great Ocean Road Brewhouse is a craft beer haven with over 100 craft beers on offer. Warm yourself by the fire or enjoy the dog-friendly beer garden with ocean views.
Set on a hillside in Birregurra, Victoria, Brae is a restaurant, guest suites and working organic farm – a place to be immersed in nature and eat from the land. An ever-changing set menu incorporates produce from Brae Farm, the surrounding land and local, ethical, sustainable producers to showcase a unique Australian cuisine built on an immense respect for nature and seasonality.
Chris Beacon Point
The food is contemporary with a Southern European and Middle Eastern Influence. Fresh seafood is their specialty, along with a variety of Chris’s most popular Greek dishes. In their cuisine, the emphasis is on simplicity and on showcasing the natural flavour of the ingredients. If they can’t get it fresh it isn’t on their menu
Dinny Goonan Winery
One of a handful of families pioneering grape and wine production in the Otway hinterland, Dinny Goonan Wines have won numerous awards since the first commercial release in 2001.
The vineyard and cellar door are conveniently situated on the inland road to Lorne, between Winchelsea and Deans Marsh. This location provides a great springboard to explore the Otways and surrounding attractions, and Dinny Goonan Wines are happy to share some local knowledge of other places to see and visit.
Dinny Goonan Wines specialise in the production of cool climate Shiraz and Riesling and also produce limited quantities of Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio and a Sparkling wine which are available exclusively to their cellar door customers.
Forrest Brewing Company
The Forrest Brewing Company is an ideal beer and dining destination. Make it part of your plans if you are exploring the Otways and the Great Ocean Road region.
Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm:
Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm is the oldest working berry farm in the south west of
Victoria, within easy access to the Great Ocean Road.
During the summer berry season, we have a full range of raspberries, cultivated
blackberries and many other varieties available for “pick-your-own”. The Ciderhouse Cafe offers seasonally inspired lunches and snacks which you can complement with a glass of their award-winning Crucible Ciders or Berry Gins.
Yield Restaurant and Providore:
A local provision & liquor store championing the regions finest farmers, makers & producers.
Yield is commitment to minimising waste. The share plate style menu changes daily and with the seasons, it comprises of what is available from local farmers and growers – seasons are prolonged by pickling and fermenting produce and the liquor menu is sourced from small Victorian producers.
At Yield, you don’t get pretence or frills, purely food prepared with heart and soul. You’ll leave with a deeper understanding of where it came from, of our responsibility to care, and with a connection that endures.
Otway Harvest Trail
Showcasing businesses that bring out the best of what the region has to offer in the form of food, wine, places to stay & things to do in the Otway Range
Apollo Bay Foreshore | 9am - 1pm Apollo Bay Market is held every Saturdays morning and provides an excellent opportunity for a pleasant morning with quality handmade wares, conversation, coffee from nearby cafes and the beach all on offer
Apollo Bay Farmers Market
The Apollo Bay Farmer's Market is on the 3rd Sunday of every month showcasing some of the finest culinary delights being produced in and around the Otways.
Target snapper, Tuna and kingsish at ocean fishing grounds up and down the great ocean road or cast a line in fresh waters for river bream and whiting.
Head to Apollo Bay for great pier fishing. Charter a boat and join a game fishing tour in the ocean waters of Bass Straight for larger sharks, southern bluefin tuna etc
Great fishing is also on offer with popular spots including the Aire River near Glenaire and the Gellibrand River
Cape Otway Lighthouse
Cape Otway Lighthouse is the oldest surviving lighthouse on mainland Australia and considered the most significant. This leading attraction on the Great Ocean Road is a must for all visitors.
Karmic Goat Soapworks
Karmic Goat Soapworks is nestled in the Otway Rainforest, near Apollo Bay. Established as a dairy in 1900, Fernside Farm has gone back to its roots - offering goats milk soap and body care products from their stud herd of holistically raised Saanen milking goats
Otway Herbs is a nursery with a large terraced open garden set high in the hills, 12 km from Apollo Bay. They grow a wide range of culinary herbs from Europe Asia and the Mediterranean as well as medicinal herbs, fragrant plants, ground covers, perennials and shrubs, and fruiting plants.
Adventures and Tours
Apollo Bay Surf and Kayak
Apollo Bay Surf & Kayak offer surfing, kayaking, surf hire, bikes and much more:
Learn to Surf, Kayak to a Seal Colony, Bike and Walk the Otways.
Great Ocean Walk
Starting at Apollo Bay and finishing at the world-famous Twelve Apostles, the Great Ocean Walk is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The full hike is over 100 kilometres over eight days.
If you don't wish to tackle the whole Great Ocean Walk, you can experience it in shorter snippets. Several half-day walks explore the tall forests of the 'tame side' or for the more experienced hiker, the remoter, steep and isolated coves of the 'wild side' in the sections closer to the Twelve Apostles. There are also short walks, day walks and overnight walks
Designed around the village of Forrest, these trail showcase the natural beauty of the Otway Ranges, passing through tall eucalypt forest, dry heathy scrub and magical fern gullies.
The 16 Trails have been built with real mountain bikers in mind and offer experience for beginners, intermediate and hard core dirt fanatics, choose a trail that suits your rider ability.
Forrest Hire Bikes offers a range of quality mountain bikes for hire
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures
Otway Fly Treetop Adventures offers a whole host of experiences with the two core activities being The Otway Fly Treetop Walk and The Otway Fly Zip Line Tour.
The Otway Fly Treetop Walk - The 600 metre-long, 25 - 30 metre-high elevated walkway provides unrivalled views of the unique beauty of the region’s flora and fauna, from the rainforest floor up into the soaring heights of the treetops.
Don’t miss the 47 metre tall Spiral Tower and the cantilever perched above Young’s Creek – a truly exhilarating experience as you gently sway with the rainforest canopy.
The Otway Fly Zip Line Tour.
Visitors can zip through the leafy treetops of the magnificent Otway Ranges from one ‘Cloud Station’ to another, suspended up to 30 metres above the forest floor
Specialist guides will provide training and unique rainforest insights
Otway E Bike Tours
Guided e-bike tours of Cape Otway, a truly memorable and informational guided e-biking experience riding the most easy and comfy electric bikes. Gain some insights about Cape Otway ecology and history take in beautiful coastal views.
Barham River Picnic Area – Paradise Point
Located approximately 7kms in the hinterland behind Apollo Bay.
Nestled in the valley behind Apollo Bay on the edge of the Barham River. This is a delightful drive alongside the river through the lush countryside. The road is narrow so do take care.
On arrival one picnic area is located near the carpark and toilets. We recommend you follow the track across the road which will lead you to a beautiful picnic area aptly named ‘Paradise’. Here there are a couple of picnic tables set beside the creek under an ancient tree fern canopy.
Great Otway National Park
Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay, along the world-famous Great Ocean Road and up through the Otways hinterland. Discover windswept coastlines and breathtaking waterfalls in tall mountain forests, walk the iconic Great Ocean Walk, immerse yourself in the Otway Lightstation's history, or surf some of the best breaks in Australia. Enjoy the great outdoors and explore the wonders of the Great Otway National Park.
Soak up the spray as the Hopetoun Falls plummet 30 metres into the Aire River in the Great Otway National Park. Take in the view from the upper platform or descend some 200 stairs leading through glades of tree ferns to the base of the falls. The platform here has a bench perfect for taking in the views and resting the knees
Lake Elizabeth Walk
A simply wonderful little walk that is hidden away in a beautiful part of the Otway Ranges near the town of Forrest.
Head to Lake Elizabeth hidden deep in the Otways and discover its inspiring beauty with heavily timbered flanks and calm waters punctuated by the trunks of dead trees, drowned when the valley was flooded more than 50 years ago to form this "perched lake". The elusive platypus can be found in the waters of the lake - wake up early or head to Lake Elizabeth at dusk to catch a glimpse of these shy Australian natives.
Views can be enjoyed from just driving up this road however if time permits a walk to the lookout will not disappoint.
A short but fairly steep gravel track takes you to the lookout to enjoy spectacular expansive views overlooking Apollo Bay, Marengo and east to Cape Patton. This is a beautiful spot for a picnic. It is also a popular location for paragliders to take off if the conditions are right.
These magnificent falls are located at the end of a gravel road approx 6 kms from Barramunga.. Two walking options are available with clear signage. The short walk option is available from the day picnic area which is located over the second bridge (to the left of the first bridge) This is an easy 500metre walk on a graded trail suitable for all ages and allows you to fully experience the beauty of the Gellibrand River and the fall
Within the heart of the Otways, on the banks of the Aire River south of Beech Forest surrounded by the native eucalypts, stands a spectacular forest of Californian Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens). This 85 year old plantation of Californian Redwoods has become a favourite local picnic area, the muffled sound and lack of undergrowth provides an interesting contrast to the native wet forest that adorns the opposite bank of the Aire River. Thriving in Otway soil, far from their native California, The Redwoods were originally planted in 1936 by Victorian foresters for experimental purposes. A walk for the first time between the massive trunks flanking the river creates a special feeling of awe and reverence - not to be missed.
The Twelve Apostles
Witness the rugged splendor of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean on Victoria's dramatic coastline
Created by constant erosion of the limestone cliffs of the mainland beginning 10–20 million years ago, the stormy Southern Ocean and blasting winds gradually eroded the softer limestone, forming caves in the cliffs.
The caves eventually became arches and when they collapsed rock stacks up to 45 metres high were left isolated from the shore. View the 12 Apostles at sunrise and sunset as they change colour from dark and foreboding in shadow to brilliant sandy yellow under a full sun.
Wander through ancient forests of mountain ash and myrtle beech to reach the three distinct, impressive cascades of the Triplet Falls, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Great Otway National Park. A scenic loop walk through rainforest leads to a series of elevated viewing platforms providing stunning views of the three cascades.
Apollo Bay is known for its stunning natural attractions and excellent whale watching opportunities. The peak season for Southern Right whale watching is during their migration between May and September each year.
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