Sands End

in Wye River

from $722
per night
Car parks
 4.8/5 (28 Reviews)


Welcome to Sands End. Take your pick of living spaces or bedrooms and you will soon see why Sands End is named as such.


Take your pick of living spaces or bedrooms and you will soon see why Sands End is named as such. Without exception, every room in the house feels like you are standing at the end of the beach. In coastal holiday terms, Sands End boasts all the key elements. 5 minute stroll to the beach. Elevated high enough to have stunning views but not too high to make a beach trip feel like a full blown workout. Space, both inside and out, to come together or find time alone.

Recently reborn following a complete internal renovation Sand Ends is the perfect combination of rustic charm on the outside and modern creature comfort on the inside. The home itself is set over two separately accessed stories, and comprises 4 bedrooms, an open plan lounge and kitchen area with offset dining area and two decks. Other key features include wood fire, reverse cycle air-conditioning, ceiling fans in all bedrooms and off street parking. In addition to the breathtaking views, the surrounds offer spectacular native gardens, grassed area and excellent privacy. There are even two secret direct access tracks to the beach for the intrepid explorer. For those less adventurous, a 200 metre stroll will take you past the Wye River Hotel, General Store and onto the sand. Suited to both families and friends, come enjoy the simple pleasures Sands End has to offer.

Strict No Party Policy (schoolies, hens, bucks etc)

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

Linen Provided

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


Air Conditioning
Washing Machine

Extra Features

Bath Tub
Bed Makes
Big Screen TV
Ceiling Fans
Cooking Basics
DVD Player
Furniture Outdoor
Hot Water
Iron and Board
Microwave Oven
Smoke Alarm

Bedding Configuration

Room 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 2
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 3
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 4
  • Queen Bed x 1


15 Morley Avenue, Wye River



 4.8/5 (28 Reviews)

Amazing veiw

Matthew W - 21st February 2022

Best place to stay, hardly left the deck with that view. So relaxing and calming just watching and listening to the o ocean. The local birds are also so friendly. Best place to stay. Definitely be coming back!

Anonymous - 11th May 2021

We used Sands End as our wedding accommodation, and we considered it almost perfect. It is an amazing place, with one of the best views you could get in Wye River, and is a dream to fall asleep listening to the waves in! It is perfectly located only ~80 meters from the pub and general store meaning you rarely need to use the car if you're planning on staying only in Wye. A few things worth noting: There is a somewhat transactional nature of the stay. Pick up and drop off of the keys is in Lorne and isn't communicated until a few days before - we were on our way further up the coast so this meant we had to spend an extra (unanticipated) hour in the car to start our honeymoon. There is no Wifi if you're planning on staying for an extended period of time. We had someone with Vodafone which doesn't get coverage in Wye, and with no wifi, this meant they had no ability to use their phone at any point. As is the case with most places in Wye, it's tank water only so don't be frightened of the water colour! Having said the above, we loved nearly every second of it and would definitely stay at Sands End again!

Claire Garrott - 29th March 2021

The views are truly stunning and the location is perfect. The house is a mix of modern with some areas clearly renovated, but some other parts are tired and some general maintenance and opportunities to enhance presentation would make for an amazing experience. Beds are comfortable with great views from all upstairs rooms. Great access to the beach, pub and general store.

Anonymous - 21st March 2021

great place to stay

Lizzie Norman - 2nd March 2021

Great view- if you can use it .....It seems it’s all about the money . Rented this property over a weekend only to find that the owner had book in major tree work to be done. Unfortunately this was not communicated to us so we had 2-3 chainsaws going plus a industrial mulched from 9am to after 5pm Approached the rental company still have had no response. We were unable to be in the house for the whole day completely spoiled the whole weekend . No compensation given. No communication

Bliss on the beach

Meredith M - 16th February 2021

Loved the views, loved that it had two separate areas for living. Loved how close we were to the beach and loved how this house made me feel!!

Anonymous - 13th February 2021

What a fabulous home !! Two seperate apartment/ spaces .. Two bed upstairs two down 3 toilets .. The views are spectacular and a quick walk to the beach and pub or general store ! We will definitely be back :)

Ease of access

DpMel - 18th February 2020

Best spot to experience Wye. So close to pub, beach and store!

Amazing view! Lovely house

Claire - 25th November 2019

Phenomenal view, lovely house with all we needed. Would definitely stay again


Kirsty - 18th November 2019

Fantastic location, gorgeous views, 4 beds were all so comfortable & 1 bathroom was absolutely not a hassle at all with 2 additional seperate toilets solves the amenities. House is absolutely great & we will be back.

Perfect Beach House!

Georgia22 - 29th July 2019

Absolutely beautiful great location close to the beach and stunning views! Highly recommend

Great spot.

Rich - 14th July 2019

The quintessential beach block with a very practical and comfortable house. The views are perfect. Separate rooms downstairs are handy too. We will be back.

Gorgeous views, lovely house

Noranora - 11th July 2019

We had a perfect four night stay here with our two small kids. The views are spectacular from every room, and despite being just a few minutes walk from the pub/shop/beach the location feels very secluded and is surrounded by greenery. We had lots of gorgeous birds visiting - superb fairy wrens, rosellas, cockatoos, magpies, and even a kookaburra. The house is super comfortable and clean, with comfortable beds, big rooms, and good heaters. We only used the upper level, which has two bedrooms and a living/dining/kitchen area. The lower level has another two bedrooms and a kitchenette but is accessed separately (ie, there's no internal staircase). Highly recommended!

Best view!

Anna - 11th June 2019

A beautiful spot for some R&R. The view is the best!

Perfect Location

Isabelle - 8th April 2019

Beautiful views, perfect location, great house. Very highly recommended!

Great House

Lindav - 7th January 2019

Sands End was great, amazing views from every room. Thanks!

Amazing views

Lazy - 10th December 2018

excellent location, hop skip and a jump to beach, pub & store

Amazing views

Justin - 13th November 2018

The best spot to stay in Wye River. Watch the sun come up over the ocean, wander 5 mins to the beach. Brilliant

Amazing place

IanB - 19th July 2018

Pictures dont to this place justice! Great location and amazing views!

Nothing wanting!

Phil201 - 16th May 2018

Sands End has stunning views and close to the beach and the pub, at the same time very private. A few minor exterior only maintenance issues which makes the quality a 4 but nothing which impacted our stay. Large bedrooms, climate control, comfy beds, huge open plan, great deck and all round very clean, awesome place. We were wanting nothing, from the array of cooking accessories to power boards at every bedside - all the small conveniences you never notice unless they're not there! Highly recommended.

Amazing views

JanG - 2nd February 2018

Beautiful and clean. Amazing views 10/10. We loved being here this time and we loved being here last year lovely 15 Morley, thanks!

Perfect Location

JWSC - 28th January 2018

Absolutely stunning view of Wye River beach. The walk to the beach is an easy 4-5 minutes and it's about the same to the cafe and general store. The house is beautiful and spacious. We absolutely loved our one week stay here. Only minor notes for possible improvement: 1. the outdoor deck setting could do with a revamp and 2. we couldn't give 5 stars for cleanliness as there were a few little issues (e.g. gunk in the bottom of the dishwasher which we had to remove and a fair bit of dust under a few of the beds). These were definitely only minor issues - still happily give the house an overall score of 5!

Great location and views

LeeB - 11th December 2017

Living area was nice and cozy, dining room looks out on the beach and the kitchen is well stocked, very nice to cook in. Every bedroom is a good size, nice linen and storage space, also a view from every window and the sound of the ocean all day every day. Not sure there is a better holiday rental in Wye River that is close to beach, pub and store.

What a view!

Stephen - 2nd October 2017

We stayed at Sands End as a group of 8 (4 couples) and couldn't have had a better Wye River experience. From the get-go the staff at GORH were great to deal with. The property was spotless, great amenities, open planned spacious living/dining/kitchen area, 4 well sized bedrooms with ocean views and a 2 minute walk to the general store, pub, beach. The photos don't do the view justice. We spent most of the weekend just taking it in from the balcony. We can't wait to get back down there again.

dreamtime place

Joan - 11th July 2017

4 couples, all family. We loved this place. absolutely perfect unbelievable views/position, spotless/ an unforgettable treat, would be hard to find a more superb experience on the coast.

views views and more views

Robin - 6th February 2017

Great house clean and tidy the kitchen is very well equipped the views from the deck are awesome close to beach and pub we will back. You can drift of to sleep to the sound of the waves from every room

This Is That House!

Jason - 3rd February 2017

You know while you drive down Great Ocean Road that house overlooking the ocean that makes you think gee, I wonder who lives there?. This is that house. Fantastic house in a fantastic location. We couldnt have asked for anything more. Ample space within the house meant everyone lived in comfort. The location (3 min walk to the beach, two doors down from the pub!!) meant we were well entertained over the course of our stay. Amenities were modern, TV with media centre was well put to use and the beds were as comfy as clouds. Already planning our next trip here!

Amazing Views and Location

David - 31st January 2017

Great location, amazing views, very light. Easy, open living room/dining/kitchen. Superb Deck, quality BBQ. House was well presented and well equipped. We'll be back.