Budget By The Bay

in Apollo Bay

from $192
per night
Car parks
 4.68/5 (15 Reviews)


Welcome to Budget By The Bay - Great value & position


Situated just a short walk from the Apollo Bay town centre this property offers exceptional value for money for the budget conscience holiday seeker. The property is immaculately presented, well positioned and caters for up to 6 guests.

Features include, open plan kitchen, dining and living areas, providing you with all the essentials you will need while on holidays including a DVD selection and wood heating.There are 3 bedrooms (1 x queen, 1 x queen & 1 x 2 singles), main bathroom & laundry.

There is also a lovely garden area, with the rear fully fenced. You will also find an outdoor deck area adjacent to the side of the house with BBQ and outdoor furniture. There is provision for two cars, one undercover & the second off street.

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

Linen Provided

Not pet friendly

Firewood supplied May-October Only

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


Washing Machine

Extra Features

Bath Tub
Bed Makes
CD Player
Cooking Basics
DVD Player
Enclosed Yard
Furniture Outdoor
Hot Water
Iron and Board
Linen Provided
Microwave Oven
Smoke Alarm

Bedding Configuration

Room 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 2
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 3
  • Single Bed x 2


106 McLachlan Street, Apollo Bay



 4.68/5 (15 Reviews)

Pleasantly Surprised

Rachael C - 18th April 2023

This little gem exceeded our expectations. Very cosy, clean and terrific location. We would book this house again.

Reply 16th June 2023

Hi Rachael, your review made our day! It is amazing to know we have exceeded your expectations and made your experience memorable. It has been a pleasure hosting you!

Perfect family holiday house

Olga S - 2nd August 2022

We really enjoyed our stay in this property. It has everything you need. Just perfect for a good relaxing holiday.

Perfect Stay

Darrin W - 21st January 2022

A Perfect holiday paradise for anyone. This has been the second time we have had the pleasure to stay and spend our holiday in this beautiful home. I highly recommend it to any families who are looking for holiday getaway home to just chill and relax during their stay here at the Bay. My personal favourite is to just sit outside on the decking listening to the roar of the ocean and to soak in the atmosphere that is Apollo Bay. Cheers 👍👍👍

Juli Atkinson - 29th April 2021

The house was very cosy and comfortable, all the little things we needed (like washing powder, bath mat, kindling) were provided.

Sonia Fabris - 10th February 2021

Lovely, clean and spacious house, just a short walk to the beach and close to all amenities.

Robert Cocking KLB #9 - 23rd December 2020

We had a great time and the house had plenty of space and the toy box and books were great for the rainy days.

Alex Baker - 12noon check-in - 26th October 2020

An awesome little house with everything you need for some time away! The only thing missing is WIFI but it’s made clear that there is no WIFI

Amy Litras - 26th September 2020

This house is excellent value. It is clean, tidy, well set out and has everything you need. The location is very convenient. There was plenty of good quality firewood. The beds were comfortable. Only issue was the afterhours number. We accidentally locked ourselves out one night when we went out for dinner. We called the after hours number we had been provided. A recorded message asked us to leave a message and a return number and advised that someone would call us back. We waited for 30 minutes, tried again but didn't receive any call back. It was pouring with rain and we had two small and very tired children so our only choice was to check into a motel for the night. We never did receive any call back. The staff at Great Ocean Road Holidays were apologetic and surprised the next morning and promised to follow up what went wrong.

Home away from home.

Jathnielle - 12th November 2019

'Clean and neat. A home away from home. There is a fireplace and wood if you wanted to have one, but my husband hates the smell of smoke on clothes so the other heater worked fine for our needs! All the shops and beaches are so close too. Kitchen had all the basics needed to make meals like at home. Beds were so comfy! There is also a boxful of games and toys for the family, as well as a good collection of movies. It was a cold and rainy week during our stay, so having these little touches of homeliness was wonderful!' 'Thank you for having us. We had a wonderful time! Everything was neat and clean, and the beds were so comfy! We loved that there was a boxful of family games and kids toys, as well as movies. Made our time more fun especially with the rainy weather!'

Great for families

Rachel - 25th September 2019

September holidays - nice and affordable for family of 5 (kids 4,12,13) - wood heater and gas heater provided plenty of warmth. We brought our hot water bottles to keep the kids warm in bed. Lots of space for car with roof pod. Great base for getting along the Gt Ocean Rd and into the Otways. Nice 10 minute walk into town. The clothes dryer was only hanging by one bracket instead of two, and some of the saucepans have very loose handles, but otherwise all good.

Compact and perfect

Diana - 29th October 2018

It was our second time and we love the little house. It has everything we need and the wood fire is a bonus, as we love the atmosphere it creates. The deck is perfectly private and sheltered. Added bonus is the bbq!! Didn’t get a chance to use it, so can’t wait to go back!

Humble abode over priced for our stay

AlanL - 1st October 2018

B/c of the Grand Final w/end we paid $300/night for this humble abode. While clean and neat there was only electric heat in the dining room so the rest of the house, partic lounge and bedrooms, were cold. We didn't bother with the wood heater - didn't want the work and smokiness. For this tariff heat throughout the house, dishwasher and wireless should be provided. Bathroom tap leaked and kitchen flick-mixer tap swiveled all over the place, plus 2 blown lights globes in a house that is quite dark at night. Could do with some maintenance. Could be a good place in warmer weather - close to beach and shops. Not a place to stay in winter.

Good Value

Kevin - 13th June 2017

Clean and convenient. Close to town. Spacious. Reasonably priced.

Fantastic location

Chris - 22nd February 2017

Great location within walking distance from everything in Apollo Bay. Plenty of space, amenities, toys for the kids etc ... The rate is quite reasonable comparing to similar places in the same area. Can't wait to go back.

Home away from home

ChrisR - 21st November 2016

A clean and cozy house that immediately felt like home. Lots of space to relax, comfy beds, well-equipped kitchen, plenty of toys and DVDs to amuse the kids, and an easy drive to the shops and main street. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was a great base for visiting spots along the Great Ocean Road.