Overview of Beachcombers Coastal Retreat in bush setting close to Apollo Bay.
- Air conditioning
- Outdoor Space
Explore the area
Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary10 min walk
Great Ocean Road Waterfront3 min drive
Apollo Bay Harbour7 min drive
2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
11 sq ft
1 king bed
2 twin/single beds
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About this area
Visit our Apollo Bay travel guide
This vacation home is located by the ocean and in an area with good shopping. Apollo Bay Harbour and Maits Rest Rainforest Walk are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Great Otway National Park and Marengo Nature Conservation Reserve. Great Ocean Road Waterfront and The Redwoods Otways are also worth visiting. Scuba diving and snorkeling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby.
- Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary - 10 min walk
- Great Ocean Road Waterfront - 3 min drive
- Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre - 4 min drive
- Apollo Bay Harbour - 7 min drive
- Great Otway National Park - 29 min drive
- Brewhouse — 3 min drive
- Apollo Surfcoast Chinese Restaurant — 4 min drive
- Apollo Noodle Bar — 4 min drive
- The Harbour Fish Shop — 4 min drive
- Iluka Motel & Restaurant — 4 min drive
About this property
You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.
Beachcombers Coastal Retreat in bush setting close to Apollo Bay.
Historic vacation home in Apollo Bay
Welcome to Eric the Red Heritage Retreat. This cottage was built from both local timber and the salvaged remains of "Eric The Red", wrecked on Cape Otway reef, Sept 4th, 1880. This refurbished cottage combines traditional 1800's bush architecture with modern design features. It lies within the Marengo Flora and Fauna reserve, just 2 kms from the old fishing and timber township of Apollo Bay. The cottage is only 300 metres from Marengo beach and the start of the Great Ocean Walk. The property features stunning attractions including the bushland reserve, with its walks, abundant birdlife and resident koala and bush wallaby populations. Cosy up to a wood fire and immerse yourself with a book from our local-history collection, play a game or watch a DVD. A reverse cycle heating & airconditioning system quickly warms up an open plan living area, which includes an electric stove and oven, microwave and plenty of bench space. The main bedroom has a King size bed and the second bedroom has 2 single beds. Bed linens and towels are provided. The bathroom contains vanity, shower and toilet. Laundry has front loading washing machine. A gas BBQ is located on the front deck with a couch, table and chairs in a peaceful tranquil setting. Please enquire first if you have pets. This is a fascinating and inspirational lifestyle choice property. NOTE: 28/5/20. I am currently living in a separate unit attached to the garage at the back of the house, which you can see in the photos. I am 'invisible' most of the time, or not here. Please contact me first before booking if further clarification is needed for your dates. Thank You.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Parking and transportation
- Onsite parking
- 2 bedrooms
- Bathtub or shower
- Towels provided
- Living room
- Dining room
- Wood stove
- DVD player
- Video library
- Washing machine
- Air conditioning
- No pets allowed
- Smoke-free property
- Near the ocean
Things to do
- Whale watching nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Ecotours nearby
- Snorkeling nearby
- Sleeps 4
- Unit size: 11 sq ft (1 sq m)
Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
Check-out before 10:00 AM
Special check-in instructions
You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions
Pets not allowed
Children and extra beds
Children are welcome
Property payment types
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Property is also known as
Beachcombers Coastal Retreat in Bush Setting Close to Apollo Bay
Frequently asked questions
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
Check-in begins at 1:00 PM.
Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
Situated by the ocean, this historic vacation home is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Marengo Nature Conservation Reserve and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Apollo Bay Harbour. Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve and Marengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary are also within 10 minutes.
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