Wye River is a picturesque coastal hamlet surrounded by the Great Otway National Park on the Great Ocean Road.
Jacks Place sits on a ridge with views looking east over the gorgeous Wye Beach to the ocean beyond and west up the valley to the forest. Its position means it is sunny all day and it has been designed to be comfortable all year round. In three minutes walk you will be at the beach, the Wye Pub or the Wye General Store and Cafe with its artisan bread and local produce.
The house was built in 2002, and incorporates recycled feature doors and floors into a stylish interior to create a relaxed and warm atmosphere. The home is centred around the open-plan living room with floor-to-ceiling double-glazed windows and sliding doors on both sides to capture the amazing all-day views. At night there are blinds to create a pleasant evening space. A funky well-appointed kitchen looks over a flat backyard so the cook can keep an eye on the kids.
There's a cosy wood stove plus a portable heaters for winter warmth. Decks front and back mean you can watch the sun rise over the sea with your morning coffee and the sun going down over the forest as you light up the BBQ. You'll find occasional visits from koalas, normally spotted in the big gum trees behind. The garden attracts honeyeaters, Rufus bristle birds, flycatchers, kookaburras, bowerbirds, herons, king parrots, and superb blue wrens. In the cooler months when the rain clouds chase the rainbows over the horizon, you can laze in front of a fire or bird watch from your armchair!
There are three bedrooms, to suit two small families or one bigger family. The third bedroom or bunk room is rather compact and beds not really suitable for adults over 62. Jacks Place has been designed for accessibility and has a gently sloping entrance ramp, an open bathroom, and handrails for family members who need a bit of help for stability.
Telstra mobile network is preferable for Wye River
So be adventurous, or just come and sit.
You're always welcome at Jacks Place!
DVD/Blue Ray-TV, Cupboard full of board games
Microwave, Weber BBQ
2 x Fan Heaters, Nectre wood fireplace
Strict No Party Policy (schoolies, hens, bucks etc)
Forced move in days may apply over peak times. See terms and conditions
Linen not provided - Hire available
Firewood supplied May-October Only
Property relies on tanks water
Just a few general words about the property.
It is important to understand this property is a holiday rental, not a shared space or principle place of residence, which ensures you privacy and quiet enjoyment. It is also professionally managed, giving you peace of mind of 24/7 support by a local, just around the corner.
Pricing is based around seasons, length of stay and number of guests. It is important all bookings reflect the exact number of guests. If this changes, you must contact us. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the published rates across all booking platforms, however Great Ocean Road Real Estate Holidays reserves the right to correct pricing errors.
Unless otherwise previously agreed, all stays must only be used for private residential usage and to accommodate the number of guests stated on your booking. Unless ‘Pets Welcome’ is advertised, the property is strictly no pets.
All holiday accommodation bookings are accepted on the basis that all occupants will treat the property with the same respect as their own home in accordance with the “House Rules”. Noise audible outside the property is prohibited between 10pm and 8am.
We love professionally managing holiday homes and guest experiences and look forward to welcoming you to our backyard.
Great Ocean Road Holidays
- Queen Bed x 1
- Queen Bed x 1
- Bunk Bed x 1
35 McRae Road, Wye River Accommodation
Amazing veiws and everything you need.Yvonne Pattison - 26th September 2021
Thoughtful hosts have provided everything you might need. Property has chill vibes and the veiws are second to none. Easy walk to the beach, cafe and pub. Amazing bird life to enjoy and the kids will have fun feeding. Whole family really loved staying at this property.
Fantastic views! Great fireplace.
Beautiful view. Great location. Awesome help from hosts. Would stay here again!
Fantastic tripShane Smillie AIRBNB - 18th July 2020
Spectacular viewsBelinda Lovell AIRBNB - 18th July 2020
Plenty of firewood on cold nights. Spectacular views. Very accessible compared to most properties in Wye
Plenty of wood for fire on cold nights. Spectacular views. Very accessible compared to most properties in Wye.
Fantastic beac houseHLong - 19th February 2020
Our family of 4 loved Jacks Place. It had everything we needed, and was perfectly located, close to beach, the pub and the general store. The garden was great for kids to play. Well be back!
Beautiful SpotAndy - 7th January 2020
We had a wonderful holiday staying at Jack's Place. what a beautiful spot and fantastic house. Thank you!
Cute Little Place!Ashlee - 18th November 2019
Stayed here with family over a weekend. Cute little place, very homely and welcoming. Beautiful living area with big open glass overlooking the ocean. Birds visit all day every day. Two good sized bedrooms, third bedroom with bunks is very small. Fire was stoked ready to light on arrival, binoculars to check out the surfers, lots of thoughtful things around this house, and easy walk everywhere. Would definitely stay again.
Great stayKirsty - 8th November 2019
We had a wonderful stay here on a babymoon with our 3 year old and new baby coming soon. Loved the floor to ceiling windows on both sides of the house so you can sit on either deck depending on the sun / wind and enjoy both the beach and valley views. There were plenty of feathered visitors in the lovely well-cared for garden and our little girl enjoyed exploring amongst the fruit and nut trees. We have stayed in a few different properties in Wye River before and really enjoyed the location of this one. Being three mins walk from the beach and cafe and 2 mins from the pub meant we could ditch the car and potter around on foot. We were so relaxed at the end of five days we didnt want to leave. Thanks for a lovely stay. We would love to come again.
Lovely!Tess - 4th August 2019
'We had a lovely stay - beautiful views, lovely birds and the house was very well equipped with everything we needed. Lovely walk just down to road to the cafe, pub and beach. Thanks for a great holiday.'
Unbeatable viewsDamon - 12th July 2019
Superb spot, unbeatable views. We had a great time, and would recommend
SuperbBree - 14th May 2019
We had a fantastic mini break here at jacks place. The space was absolutely wonderful with a breathtaking view and a roaring fireplace. It was the ideal setup for two couples and a great selection of board games. I would highly recommend to anyone
The best.Alana - 24th April 2019
We've stayed at many houses in Wye River and this one is our favourite. We stayed over the Easter break 2019 and loved everything about it. The view is fantastic, it's an easy walk to the beach, the back garden is sweet and the set up is perfect. We will definitely be back! Thanks for a wonderful stay.
Absolutely incredibleKIR2 - 15th April 2019
Thankyou so much for an absolutely incredible stay. We made memories that we will cherish as a family forever. We were sad to leave and cant wait to return! Thankyou!
House was perfect!Gavin - 25th February 2019
The hospitality was spot on and the view was spectacular. The property is within walking distance of the pub, beach, cafe and general store. The bedrooms were a little confined, but overall the house was easily accessible for anyone with a disability or small children
Very niceGraeme - 15th February 2019
We would definitely return, very peaceful, very relaxing.
PerfectPaul - 15th January 2019
Perfect, well thought out comfortable design. Feel at home soon as you walk in the door. We'll be back
Exactly what we were looking for.FIona - 26th October 2018
Sitting in a lovely comfortable home watching the waves roll in was exactly what out family were searching for in our stay. Everything was so close - coffee, general store, pub, beach, surf, beauty, wildlife, garden, not forgetting the gorgeous tree out the front. Thank you for opening your house out to us, we loved our stay.
Incredible ocean viewsEmmy - 20th October 2018
Amazing location with incredible ocean views. A lovely garden with plenty of visiting birds. We made good use of the fire and really enjoyed our stay here, thanks for sharing your lovely home.
CosyHarriet - 18th July 2018
Really lovely house with amazing views and cosy fireplace.
PerfectJason - 4th July 2018
Second time at Jacks Place and just a good as the first. Clean, Comfortable, the BEST location in Wye with stunning views. Spent lots of time watching the surfers from the deck and sitting by the well-equipped indoor fire warming up. The bedrooms are compact but the great living/dining space makes up for it.
Perfect Family EscapeJay1 - 12th June 2018
Second time we've stayed at Jacks Place and hopefully not the last. The views are amazing and you can spend hours sitting in front of the fire while watching the waves crash in. The backyards just as fascinating with kookaburras, king parrots, rosellas and galas all waiting for you to feed them while you cook on the bbq. Walking distance to the beach, pub & cafe making it one of our favorite holiday destinations. You will get Telstra reception, but not Optus . . . . but this was a good thing to relax and get back to nature.
Great compact house with viewsFiFi - 28th March 2018
This place is ALL about the views and it is worth compromising on space just a little to enjoy it. Having said that, the only real compromise we found was that the space in the bedrooms and clothes storage space was a little smaller than we were expecting. But if you are planning on living in bathers and beach clothes it'll be totally fine. The living space and kitchen was absolutely perfect, with plenty of comfy seating to make the most of the views and to watch the abundant birdlife play in the water baths and nibble on seed. There was even a fire for those drizzly days when you just have to stay inside and play any of the abundant games or watch a favourite movie (but bring your own DVDs) on the TV. The house is also and easy stroll down the hill to the pub or the General store where you will get AMAZING brunch and lunch fare (we ate there twice in 2 days). The beach is then just across the road and has great rocks to ramble over at low tide as well as a patrolled beach (in season). We also grabbed some fish & chips from Kennett river for dinner one night and were pretty happy with the quality of the flathead and very crispy chips. We'd definitely stay again if ever we are back down that way, especially if we were travelling on our own or with family or good friends.
A beautiful little house!Felicity - 13th March 2018
We loved our stay at “Jacks Place”. We arrived at the property to discover a great little place with beautiful view across Wye River. Incredibly clean and perfectly presented, this house was perfect for a family of five. Beds were super comfortable, wild life and small grass areas and climbing tree kept the kids entertained outside and an endless cupboard full of family games for the rainy days. We loved the historical photos and story about the house and especially loved the kids “Wye River bushfire on Christmas Day” book- very moving! Just a stroll to the beach, pub and cafe we will definitely book again! X felicity & Shane
Loved it!Sheree - 30th January 2018
We loved our stay. The house is amazing! Can't wait to come back
Views to die for!Maggie - 30th November 2017
We had a wonderful time in your fantastic house! The views are to die for! We will definitely book again. Thank you for your hospitality.
Highly recommend it.Jay1 - 19th July 2017
Fantastic home, its walkable to the pub and general store yet secluded enough to have kookaburras and koalas around the property. There's also crimson rosellas and king parrots that you hand feed in the backyard. The home has a beautiful view and well stocked with coffee/tea and wood for the fire. Great stay and highly recommend it for a family with kids and will hopefully return again.
Loved it!Catherine - 17th July 2017
We absolutely loved our stay at Jacks Place. The house was exactly as it was featured, the location is perfect for various walking track access and to stroll down to the beach, general store and pub. The owner was generous with everyday supplies and the view is spectacular. Looking forward to coming back again!
Impressive!Martyn - 13th June 2017
Jacks Place is a fantastic little house. We were very impressed!
Perfect!Wendy - 7th June 2017
Totally recommend. Spotless!Great views, birdlife, proximity, garden
AmazingJesse - 4th April 2017
Wonderful time with the amazing location and perfect set up. We loved it! Thank you
Cosy HouseJulianne - 14th February 2017
Cosy little house, perfect for a couple or two. Loved the views and proximity to the beach & Store. Would definitely stay here again!
Summer or WinterHannah - 11th November 2016
We had a lovely stay. Very clean, very comfortable and very well appointed property. Easy access to the store, pub and beach, all within 2mins walk. Lots of lovely walks in the nearby area. Would book again, great for a summer or winter holiday, would be great with kids too.
Stunning views from beautiful homeMateo - 12th April 2016
Stunning ocean view home! Had such a wonderful stay at Jacks place. Thanks again to Matt, Lisa, Laura & Ben.
Great PlaceMICK - 7th February 2016
We had a great time at Jacks Place. Did not drive the car once in 2 weeks because of excellent location. House provided everything required to have a good holiday. Would recommend to anyone