Retro Retreat

in Lorne

from $171
per night
Car parks
 4.37/5 (14 Reviews)


Welcome to Retro Retreat. Take a trip down memory lane with this classic 70's beach house, away from the town centre and in its own aura of peace and quiet with a picturesque ocean outlook. A spacious garden surrounds the property. BYO Linen - Hire available


Take a trip down memory lane with this classic 70's beach house, away from the town centre and in its own aura of peace and quiet with a picturesque ocean outlook. A spacious garden surrounds the property. With 2 comfortable bedrooms upstairs and a rumpus/third bedroom downstairs, this older style home features open living and established comfort with a price to match.

Property has a unit below and garage which is permanently tenanted separately

Linen not provided - Hire available

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

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

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



Extra Features

Bath Tub
Close to Waterfront
Cooking Basics
Furniture Outdoor
Hot Water
Linen Not Provided
Microwave Oven
Smoke Alarm
Views: Ocean

Bedding Configuration

Room 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 2
  • Single Bed x 2
Room 3
  • Bunk Bed x 1
Room 4
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Room 5
  • Shower
  • Toilet


9 Smithers Street, Lorne



 4.37/5 (14 Reviews)

Great view

Maureen C - 20th May 2024

Enjoyed the beautiful views from this house and spacious living area. Needed more details of where to park car as cannot access from front. Keys didn’t work but sent person straight away to rectify the situation. Kitchen needed more crockery especially bowls. We enjoyed our stay in this property.

Reply 21st May 2024

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad you enjoyed the beautiful views, spacious living area, and overall stay at the property. We apologize for the issues with parking details and the keys, though we're pleased our team could quickly resolve the key situation. Your comments about the need for more crockery, especially bowls, have been noted and will be addressed. We appreciate your input and look forward to welcoming you back for an even better experience in the future.

Beautiful views

Julie G - 25th April 2024

Nice old fashioned place. Wrong information advertised. Photos show a double bed and a single bed in one room and the bunks were advertised as tri not single. We paid and booked before we realised it was incorrect. Most essentials were supplied (no sugar). The information booklet needs to be updated to suit this property. Also, advertised as pay two nights and get the third free except long weekends. This was not a long weekend as Friday is not a public holiday.

Reply 3rd May 2024

Hello Julie, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and take your concerns seriously. We will investigate the discrepancy between the listing and the actual photos and ensure it's updated accordingly. Additionally, we'll look into whether sugar is typically supplied and update the information accordingly. As for the holiday home versus motel distinction, we understand that certain amenities may differ, and we'll update the booklet to reflect this accurately. Regarding the length of your stay, we apologize for any confusion. Due to ANZAC Day falling on a Thursday, it's often considered a long weekend, and many guests do opt for an extended stay. However, please note that our property does not currently offer a "stay 4 pay 3" promotion. Thank you again for bringing these matters to our attention. We're committed to ensuring our guests have the best possible experience, and your feedback helps us improve. Kind Regards Great Ocean Road Holidays

Happy holiday

Christopher H - 12th August 2023

Great spot, but could do with a thorough clean!!

Reply 14th August 2023

Thank you for taking the time to rate us, Christopher. We value your feedback in improving customer satisfaction. We will share your feedback with the housekeeping team for improvement and action. We hope to welcome you back again at another time.

Beautiful views and comfortable

Heather M - 24th January 2022

Great location away from the business of town. Ten min walk to the beach. Loved the large open plan layout of the house. Clean and comfortable. All the basic kitchen stuff provided. Beautiful views from the shadey balcony.

Sally DeLorenzo - 6th June 2021

Thanks so much for a lovely peaceful stay ...totally enjoyed our time in Lorne and the house was exactly what we needed...very homely,clean and private.

Jess Smith - 13th May 2021

Awesome location right next to the beach. Really enjoyed my stay at the Retro Retreat.

Natalie Kaye - 9th April 2021

Great location and views!

Cameron Wallace - 17th March 2021

Really nice place to stay

Sharna Saggers - 11th March 2021

Great place to stay, fairly priced and super clean. Beds are comfy and is very homely. Plenty to do around the area including waterfalls, local beach, pier, eating out....and more! The locals love to visit - As in kookaburras, king parrots and cockatoos and are very friendly if you enjoy their company.

Melanie Perkins - 29th November 2020

Beautiful view of the ocean and lovely deck! Retro but comfortable rooms, great shower and kitchen has all the basic amenities. Would happily stay here again.

Lily Lourey - 25th November 2020

Such an amazing view and big space to fit a large group

Great location, good value for money

Bill - 21st January 2019

We have stayed here for 10 days or so for the same time in January for the past 10 years. It's a great place to relax. It has plenty of space and most essentials. It's the perfect distance from town, a nice walk but not too close.


Bill - 22nd January 2018

I have booked the Retro Retreat for the same time for the past 9 years. It has a great view, lots of space and its retro feel is part of the charm. I'm not a five star hotel person, and the property has everything I and my family want or need (since adding a good BBQ about 6 years ago). I book it for a week over summer. It is old, and like most Lorne properties, about 300 meters up a hill. Overall, we love it. It has a great balcony, with a view across the bay and to the pier and there is generally plenty of cockatoos and kookaburras.

Cool house

Sammy - 15th April 2016

This was a really cool house. It had heaps of space for everyone and even though it's older we loved the retro feel.