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Walk to beach & cafe

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, family & pet friendly within walking distance to beach.

The Sea Shells Beach House is located walking distance from the beach, the Cheeky Cow Cafe and the Ocean Grove Hotel Bistro. The beach is 400 meters away at the end of the street. The Milky Cow Cafe has outside tables with water bowls for your furry friend and excellent coffee. A lot of customers comment on how great the cafe is. The Ocean Grove Hotel is also walking distance and includes a family bistro with a playground with trampolines.

The house is a very comfortable 3 bedroom home that sleeps 8 people (maximum 6 adults or a combination of adults and children making up 8 people). The house includes an undercover outdoor entertaining area with a full size BBQ, a spa bath in the bathroom and a wood fired heater for those cold wintery nights. A reverse cycle air conditioner is great for the warmer weather, and heats in the winter. The queen bedrooms are fitted with ceiling fans above the beds.

We now have free unlimited internet access with Fetch TV and Netflix!! The lounge room includes 3 comfortable leather couches, a large flat screen LED TV, Blu Ray/DVD player and an mp3 compatible stereo. One Queen bedroom also includes a large TV and Blu Ray player so the kids can watch DVD's in the bedroom while the adults relax in front of the fire. The fully equipped kitchen is a very generous size and includes a dishwasher.

The property has undercover parking and a very secure yard for children or pets. The front of the property has a high fence with gates, so children or pets are able to safely roam right around the property. For the kids there are toys and books in the bunk room, and in the backyard there is a good quality swing set, and wooden cubby house set up with table and chairs and a play kitchen. For those with babies there is a porta cot, quilt for play time on the floor, a bouncer, a baby bath and a change mat.

Ocean Grove shops (including shoes, homewares and ladies fashion shops) cafes, large supermarkets and the main patrolled beach are a short drive away. For those who enjoy a hit of golf, there are 7 quality courses within half an hours drive.

Apologies but we do not accommodate schoolies groups.

Sleeping Arrangements

All three bedrooms are very large and have plenty of room for suitcases and other items such as toys or porta cots. There are two Queen bedrooms and one large bunk bedroom with two bunk beds (bunk room sleeps 4). All bedrooms include oil fin heaters for the chilly nights, and fans for the warmer nights.

Beds are supplied with a mattress protector, uncovered doona's, protected uncovered pillows and an extra blanket. You can choose to bring your own sheets, doona covers and pillow cases, or we can make up the beds with our linen for $30 per QB and $20 per SB.

Local Attractions

- Surfing/Kayaking/Stand-up Paddle Boards - lessons & hire

- Golf - within half an hours drive of 13th Beach Golf Links, Barwon Grove, Barwon Heads, Point Lonsdale, Port Arlington, Portsea and Queenscliffe Golf clubs.

- Mini golf (one of the best in Victoria)

- A Maze'n'Games

- Family Adventure Park (waterslide, go-karts, jumping castles, flying fox etc) - 15 mins drive away

- Fishing

- Horse riding

- Vineyards & Wineries

- Nature reserve walking tracks & bird watching

- Queenscliff/Sorento Ferry

- Markets

- Doorway to a drive down the Great Ocean Road

More Details

Property Manager
Fiona Maher
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Fiona Maher

We are a family of 5 from Melbourne. We both work in the IT industry and have 3 kids at primary school. We try to get to the house every so often, which means we experience the house ourselves and try to ensure that everything required is provided. Prior to buying the house I had a pet hate when I arrived at accommodation to 1 bin liner, enough dishwashing liquid for one lot of dishes and no salt and pepper. Who wants to go and buy this sort of stuff when you first arrive at accommodation??? For this reason I supply those tid bits in the cupboard you never think to bring - salt and pepper, glad wrap, tin foil, olive oil, paper towel, plenty of bin liners, washing powder etc. When packing for the house its always good to know I don't have to worry about these types of things.

Fiona Maher purchased this house in 2007

Why Fiona Maher chose Ocean Grove

Growing up my husband and I spent a lot of time in Ocean Grove and Barwon Heads and wanted to share this great location with our own kids. Our 'kids' includes our fur baby - Wilson. He loves the beach walks and gets so excited when we start packing the car that he gets into the car as soon as we open the back and won't get out!! We like the fact our beach house is very relaxing for all of us. No need to stress about the dog or kids wandering out of the driveway (the property is gated), plenty of room for the kids (and dog) to run around and play, and entertainment to keep them busy while we relax. The Ocean Grove beach is beautiful. We spend hours at the beach, then come back for spa and a drink on the deck. We love how the bistro and the cafe are walking distance. It's makes for a more relaxed pace and no deciding who is driving home after dinner.

What makes this house unique

What we love about our house is the spaciousness. It's hard for the photos to do the room sizes justice. We love it's simple design. Little things like the beamed cathedral ceilings in the living areas, and the inset stones in the bathroom floor edging makes it feel different from home. On winter nights sitting on the leather couches and the fire going I seriously struggle to stay awake!!


Ocean Grove House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Apologies but no schoolies or groups of young people
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Corner spa with separate shower. Toilet is outside of the bathroom.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Two bunk beds - 4 beds in total.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
All beds are provided with doonas, pillows and an additional blanket. You can bring your own linen or beds can be made up for $30 per QB and $20 per SB.


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average rating of 4.658228 based on 79 reviews
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia

Great property for families.

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay. Had everything we needed for a weekend away. Kids loved the outside play area and the toys in the kids room. We found inside was a little cold but that was only because we didnt know how to light the fire (two mums taking the kids away) only able to use the heating located in the kitchen dining area. Definately recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice little break

  • 5 of 5

Nice place to stay, enclosed yard for dog, walking distance to beach, bit further into town. Small issue with split system heating fixed by owners quickly and without fuss.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean, comfy and good location

  • 4 of 5

Stayed in this lovely home for 3 nights with husband and our pooch. The house was clean with a well stocked kitchen, plenty of room, perfectly secure for our pup to roam around, and good location close to doggy beach and cafe. A comfortable and enjoyable stay for us all.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect house for our family!

  • 5 of 5

All the baby stuff Made our stay so easy! Portacot, baby bath, play mat, high chair etc etc things you don't normally get!!!

Loved Netflix and the awesome location. Milky Cow for breakfast, a beach run and a lazy arvo at the pub all within walking distance!

The fish N chips shop is excellent and we enjoyed sitting on the balcony as our 6yo played on the swings and cubby house.

Clean and warm, thanks so much!!

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house, Heaps of room and great yard for the kids!

One of the rare ones that end up better than the photos!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable and extremely relaxing. Had everything we needed for a few days change of scenery. Thanks for sharing your lovely place!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:


Property is located walking distance to the Ocean Grove Hotel which includes a large bistro, casual outdoor dining and a kids playground. Across the road from the beach access is the Cheeky Cow cafe that does excellent coffee and breakfast/brunch. Behind the cafe is a kids playground that is on the way back to the property. A 10 min drive away is the biggest Water Adventure Park in Victoria - a must do for families in the summer! Great shopping is 5 mins drive away on the Terrace in Ocean Grove, and 15 minutes over the bridge in Barwon Heads. Great wineries, restaurants and golf courses are all within 15 minutes drive. Right by the bridge to Barwon Heads is a fantastic kids playground that is by the Barwon River. This part of the river has sandy beaches and no waves. Perfect for younger children and stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). In the warmer months there is a SUP and Kayak hire available at this location. Queenscliffe and Point Lonsdale are a 15 minute drive away - great for lunch, perusing the shops & checking out the sights.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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