Barca View Cottage

in Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay

from $153
per night
Car parks
 4.09/5 (27 Reviews)


Welcome to Barca View Cottage. This is the perfect escape, nestled amongst a tranquil bush setting with filtered views of the ocean and located just a short 250 metres from the Skenes Creek Beach. Pet friendly for one small dog on request only.


This is the perfect escape, nestled amongst a tranquil bush setting with filtered views of the ocean and located just a short 250 metres from the Skenes Creek Beach, this property offers exceptional value for the budget conscience holiday seeker.

The property offers open plan kitchen, dining (table with 2 chairs + 3 kitchen bar stools) and living areas (Coonara wood heating & reverse cycle air con) with sliding doors that open up onto a wonderful deck area complete with BBQ, table and chairs, outdoor gas heater & outside shower. There are two bedrooms (1 x queen & 1 x double) one of which offers a safe for valuables, separate laundry and bathroom. There is also provision for two cars onsite.

While you are enjoying your holiday why not visit Beacon Point Restaurant, located only minutes from your holiday home, where you can enjoy fine food and exceptional wines with the ultimate in elevated views looking across the ocean and the Great Ocean Road.

You are also based just a short drive (4 kms) from Apollo Bay where you can indulge in one of the many cafes/restaurants that dot the foreshore, take advantage of the many retail outlets that offer unique clothing and giftware, stock up on all the essentials at one of the supermarkets or just simply enjoy the beautiful environment that is Skenes Creek.

Strict No Party Policy (schoolies, hens, bucks etc) See terms and conditions

Linen is not provided (Hire available)

Firewood supplied May-October Only

This property is pet-friendly on request only - please contact our office to enquire.

Forced move in days may apply over peak times. See terms and conditions

Additional Features

Added patio heater to deck area ( lpg gas bottle type)

Added Gazebo with lazerlite roof to portion of deck area where external deck dining table is

Added extra seating to deck area

Installed new upgraded external fire pit on grounds near external deck stairs

Installed safe (located in broom cupboard area inside house)


Air Conditioning: REVERSE CYCLE
Washing Machine

Extra Features

Coffee Machine
Cooking Basics
DVD Player
Electric Blanket
Furniture Outdoor
Hot Water
Iron and Board
Linen Not Provided
Microwave Oven
Shower Outdoor
Smoke Alarm

Bedding Configuration

Room 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 2
  • Double Bed x 1
  • Shower
  • Toilet


38 Old Coach Road, Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay



 4.09/5 (27 Reviews)

What a great stay

Stefano F - 2nd April 2024

It was all perfect. I loved the view and how quiet it was. The house is well stocked which is great. We will be definitely back!

Reply 3rd April 2024

Thank you for your glowing review, Stefano! Your satisfaction is our top priority and it's a goal met for us knowing you were satisfied. Until next time!

Zero stars, extremely unhappy

Breanna T - 29th November 2023

I booked this property to go on my fifth wedding anniversary. Unfortunately the week before I contracted influenza which led to pneumonia and was advised by medical professionals to stay close to home and a hospital. I contacted the property to see if I was able to get any form of refund or rebook for another weekend and I was completely dismissed and just advised that no I would be out of pocket for the entire cost of the booking and was unable to rebook for another weekend. Zero consideration!

Great Property

Craig C - 24th May 2023

We loved our stay at Barca Cottage. Skenes Creek is only a 5-7 min drive to Apollo Bay and 45 mins to Lorne. Waking up to the waves crashing down the road is beautiful. The property itself is super clean and has all of the essentials and the fire is an absolute winner. So much wood provided and so easy to use. Highly recommend this property

Reply 24th May 2023

Hi Craig, thank you for the recommendation! We are so pleased to know that you had a great time. We look forward to your next visit!


Sue R - 6th May 2023

Have stayed in some lovely places over the last week. This was not one of them. Too many cushions. Looks like a dumping ground from the family home. Pot belly stove was lovely (but no matches or fire lighters). Shower was great.

Reply 24th May 2023

Hi Sue, thank you for sharing your thoughts. This helps us know how we are doing and what to improve. We will share your remarks with the management for awareness. We would love to have you back soon!

Total ambience!

Daniel C - 10th April 2023

Beautifully presented with a gift when we arrived for Easter. Position was great and just a skip from Apollo Bay. Well fitted out with quality products for everything you would need. Wood fire was perfect as it was very cold and it heated the cottage nicely. The outdoor balcony area and grounds were brilliant for basking in the sun. Would definitely recommend and will definitely rebook!

Reply 5th July 2023

Hi Daniel, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and recommendation. It has been an absolute pleasure hosting and serving you!

Fantastic accomadation

Helen D - 13th March 2023

Thank you for letting us stay we had a wonderful time the house was comfortable for 4 adults very clean and a well stocked pantry with essentials The outside covered verandah was fabulous to eat our meals overall it was fantastic and would return next year

Reply 21st July 2023

Hi Helen, thank you for sharing your thoughts and for giving us a good star rating. We are truly glad to know that you are satisfied. See you again soon!

Loved our stay

Chris C - 17th October 2022

We loved our stay at Barca View Cottage. Perfect cosy cottage amongst the trees with a view to the ocean. Everything was as described online and we had a bottle of wine and chocolates left for us on arrival. Really enjoyed the peaceful relaxing charm this getaway offered. All interactions with Great Ocean Rd Holidays were great.

Cozy but over priced

Janette S - 21st February 2022

This is a small cosy cottage well appointed with every thing you need except for creature comforts which i would expect for a price tag of $350 a night. Bring your own lined including towels and no wifi. the property is smaller that it looks in photos and with only one 3 seater couch and one uncomfortable bench seat would be a bit snug for a party of 4. A bit hard to find when arrived in dark and spent 10 min trying to work out why there was no lights. Had to find power box and turn on mains

Cosy, welcoming stay

Sarah A - 13th July 2021

Lovely, updated little cottage. Welcoming, with cosy furnishings, and access to warm fires (inside and out, and the wood was well stocked). We were surprised by a little welcome gift, which was lovely. The kitchen was well stocked with appliances to suit the needs of our little family. Only problem was the dining table is too small for the family to eat at together but that was manageable. We would love to stay here again! Would definitely recommend a stay here.


Claire A - 7th July 2021

The location is great and the cottage itself is a cosy space especially with the little potbelly going. But I was really disappointed with the level of cleanliness. It isn't great finding baked on food on cutlery, plates and pots/pans. Also, the BBQ was completely unusable with mold growing on the plate. Carpets/mats could do with a good clean (especially disappointing given I've got a toddler). So lots of potential, but please respect your guests by ensuring that it is in a clean state.

Great stay!

Elyse A - 17th May 2021

We were in town for the Great Ocean Road running festival and this place was perfect! Weather was chilly but the fire place gave some lovely ambience and kept us warm. Electric blankets on the beds and a million extra blankets kept us toasty. Cosy cottage with everything we needed and it was a great base for a long weekend. Seamless check in and checkout experience. We’ll be back!

Ben Kerlin - 17th April 2021

Great location and excellent service.

Ola Kot - 13th April 2021

A very cosy, inviting space. Beautiful atmosphere, both inside the cabin and outside of it. Easy communication with host. Wish we could have stayed longer!!

cute cottage in ideal location

Anna D - 3rd April 2021

Had a wonderful late summer holiday (6 nights) at the end of February, with a friend. We loved everything about the cottage: lots of light; decor well-thought out and tasteful, incl. bed linen and lots of magazines on architecture and interior design; kitchen very well equipped (even the pantry had some essentials e.g. herbs/oil/salt/ sugar); good size bathroom and great shower; the spacious deck (beware sliding doors can snap shut!); the location on a hill but still very close to the ocean.

Cassandra Mignon - 25th February 2021

The house is great - the hosts are not

Yeo Choong LINEN 2XQ - 22nd February 2021

Incredible location, kitchen is well equipped, nice bathroom, balcony and a comfy couch!

Rachael Llewellyn 1 x Q linen KLB#10 - 8th February 2021

Lovely location, very sweet little cottage on the hill. The check in process and communication with the travel company was simple and easy. I was disappointed that this property was significantly more expensive to book through Airbnb than directly through the company and that (although hire is stated) linen comes at an additional cost. I have never experienced this at any other Airbnb property and have never been expected to make and strip the beds (what is the cleaning fee for?). The room was nice and clean, with a lovely little fire for the cooler nights. Would have loved to have seen a little more provided for breakfast (only teabags) and a slightly earlier check in given the expense. Overall, a nice stay in a very nice spot and we enjoyed our time, just a few little things to go with the cost and it would be a perfect little getaway :)

Zara Hakam - 6th February 2021

Perfect location and loved the outdoor shower! Great for a relaxing beach holiday.

Grace Smith - 24th January 2021

Cute house! Thank you ????

Bernadette Kalotas - 23rd December 2020

Great house with everything you need. Super cosy and close to the beach. Would definitely return.

Hayley Warren - 6th December 2020

Beautiful, comfortable, relaxing getaway that exceeded our expectations. Truly felt like a home away from home. Clean and peaceful, and loved falling asleep to the sound of waves.

Mary Koutoukidis - 22nd November 2020

We loved the location in a quiet spot just up the hill from the beach. The property is very cosy, great for a small family. Bathroom was very clean, bedrooms nicely set up, some attention needed with kitchen equipment but great amenities in there. Nice touches with the decor and we especially liked the outdoor decking set up however we didn’t get to use the BBQ as the gas was leaking - hopefully this will be fixed and the next group enjoys the great surroundings and tranquility of the spot :-)

Proceed with caution

Bron - 10th October 2019

This is a cute, cosy, well appointed and charmingly decorated cottage. However please note, there is now a house being built next door and you may not get the quiet, relaxed stay you planned. Our first two days they were working very loudly from early morning until sundown. Also, the attention to detail of the servicing is severely lacking. We found items in the cupboard dripping wet, a dead cockroach in the washing up rack which was soaked and dirty, out of date pantry items, a knot of hair in the main bed, and a nest of hair in the shower. The heater is insufficient so you should know how to use the pot belly stove if it's cold. After initially being very rude about our complaint, the real estate later gave us a small token voucher for the Brewhouse, but it wasn't really enough to make up for the inconveniences.

Fantastic hideaway

Samantha - 28th September 2019

A cosy beachside cottage, perfect for a quick school holiday getaway. Even without the sun this home and location provided us with the perfect home from home.

Gorgeous Cottage for Relaxing Getaway

Ellen - 11th March 2019

Our family of four really enjoyed the week away at this little cottage. Compact but well equipped we wanted for nothing during our stay. Gorgeous views of the ocean and trees made for a relaxing environment. Definitely recommend!

Fantastic Beachside Getaway

Steve - 13th January 2018

Barca View Cottage is a comfortably appointed holiday home, with a nice beachside vibe. The cottage is located uphill in a lovely lightly wooded area of Skenes Creek, allowing for fantastic views through the trees to the beach in the distance. There are no shops in Skenes Creek adding to the sense of seclusion. Apollo Bay is only a short distance away, allowing for shopping, restaurants and wide selection of take away food. The cottage is well laid out and appointed to allow for a relaxing stay. The kitchen is basic, but provides for all holiday needs. The large outdoor terrace makes great use of the views. We would highly recommend Barca View Cottage for a comfortable, beach-side holiday stay.

Beach stay

Fk79 - 7th February 2017

We stayed at Barca View cottage for a 2 night stay during a family holiday exploring the great ocean road. The cottage is small but very comfortable for a small family, and tastefully decorated with lots of special little touches. The outside deck was a fantastic place to rest and relax, with an outdoor setting which was perfect for dining on warm evenings. The beach nearby has amazing rock pools, and we fell asleep to the sound of the waves at night. Skenes creek is an ideal location, close enough to drive in to Apollo Bay for dinner at night, but far away from the hustle and bustle of tourists. Would highly recommend this property to others!