Overview of Beachcombers Coastal Retreat in bush setting close to Apollo Bay.

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2 bedrooms
2 bedrooms
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMarengo Reefs Marine Sanctuary10 min walk
    Popular LocationGreat Ocean Road Waterfront3 min drive
    Popular LocationApollo Bay Harbour7 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, sleeps 4
11 sq ft
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
2 twin/single beds

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About this area

Apollo Bay

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.
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Popular Location

What's 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

Entire place

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.

Property manager

Tim Godfrey

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 2 bedrooms


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Wood stove


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Video library
  • Books
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • 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

Important information

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

Is Beachcombers Coastal Retreat in Bush Setting Close to Apollo Bay pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at Beachcombers Coastal Retreat in Bush Setting Close to Apollo Bay?
Check-in begins at 1:00 PM.
What time is check-out at Beachcombers Coastal Retreat in Bush Setting Close to Apollo Bay?
Check-out is at 10:00 AM.
Where is Beachcombers Coastal Retreat in Bush Setting Close to Apollo Bay located?
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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Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Quaint cottage opposite bushland reserve, note second residence
Loved the quaint cottage, birdlife and quiet neighbourhood. We did not like being told after we had booked that the photographs misrepresented the cottage. A new, second building is built immediately to the rear of the little house. On the Stayz photos this area shows as a lovely garden, but it is now a new building that the owner uses to live and work from. This should have been disclosed upfront and I hope the owner heeds our advice and updates the Stayz photos. The owner was inobtrusive and although causing some early anxiety, this late disclosure did not negatively impact our holiday.

4/5 Good

June 2019
Realty enjoyed the stay. Nice place

5/5 Excellent

charming, comfortable and welcoming
Despite high temperatures the house was a wonderful refuge, comfortable, interesting and set up much better than most places. Tim was exceptionally responsive and helpful and would recommend the place to anyone without resservation

5/5 Excellent

A great place to unwind!
Tim's house which is in a very quite setting opposite a reserve and has a very cosy cottage feeling about it. The place is well equipped, very comfortable, clean, has a big veranda (equipped with BBQ), is 3 minute walk to the beach and less than 15 minutes walk to the Apollo Bay shopping centre. The neighbours were very friendly and helpful and there was even a resident koala on a tree at the front. Overall, a really great place to unwind. My family is looking forward to visiting again. Thanks. Chris , Miranda and Patricia,

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