Skenes Beach House – Stunning Ocean Views Amongst A Natural Bush Setting

in Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay

from $229
per night
Car parks
 4.41/5 (47 Reviews)


Welcome to Skenes Beach House. This architecturally designed modern beach house offers the sounds of the surf and stunning panoramic views of Skenes Creek beach and Apollo Bay.


This architecturally designed modern beach house offers the sounds of the surf and stunning panoramic views of Skenes Creek beach and Apollo Bay. As the sun sets the lights of Apollo Bay are seen from the huge entertaining deck. Ocean views are seen from every room. The tranquil bush setting attracts the local wildlife including kookaburras and koalas. A gentle stroll of approximately 200 meters has you on the surf beach at Skenes and less than 5 minute drive to Apollo Bay. Within 30 minutes you can be at the Otway treetop walk & zip lining and the many Otway waterfall walks. Ultra-comfortable furnishings surround you at this modern open plan property. Beautifully appointed with all conveniences.

-Fully equipped kitchen, Expressi pod coffee machine
-Living area with complimentary Wi-Fi, smart TV with Netflix, DVD, wood heater, reverse cycle air con heating/cooling and timber flooring.
Floor to ceiling windows open to large balcony with breath taking views of the ocean.
-Great sized deck with Weber BBQ, sun lounges and 8 seater outdoor setting.
-Bedroom 1: 1x Queen bed, ensuite with spa, nobo panel heating.
-Bedroom 2: 2x Single beds and nobo panel heating
-Bathroom: Bath, shower and separate toilet.
-Sofa bed in lounge room * Linen not supplied for this sofa bed.
-Laundry with washing machine and dryer.
-Car parking for 2 cars.

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

Linen Provided

Firewood supplied

Strictly no pets

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


Air Conditioning: REVERSE CYCLE
Washing Machine

Extra Features

Bath Tub
Bed Makes
Clothes Dryer
Cooking Basics
DVD Player
Furniture Outdoor
Hot Water
Iron and Board
Microwave Oven
Shower Outdoor
Smoke Alarm
Views: Ocean

Bedding Configuration

Room 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 2
  • Single Bed x 2
  • Double Sofa Bed x 1
Room 3
  • Bath Spa
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Room 4
  • Bath Shower Combined
Room 5
  • Toilet


8 Treetops Terrace, Skenes Creek, Apollo Bay



 4.41/5 (47 Reviews)

We loved the spectacular views as much as the local koalas!

Greg J - 27th January 2024

We loved sitting on the deck looking through the gum trees across Skenes Creek Beach to see the sun setting behind Apollo Bay. The house is well appointed and very comfortable. A great place to enjoy our summer holiday, to which we hope to continue to return each summer.

Reply 29th January 2024

Hi Greg, We love your review. We aim to make your stay comfortable. It's a goal met for us knowing you were satisfied. We look forward to serving you again!

Relaxing Stay

Brenda K - 30th September 2023

Loved the house, loved the fire, loved the balcony and the view, even loved the cocky that came to visit on the balcony rail each afternoon! Comfy beds, heaters and fans avaialble in each room, great ktichen, everything you need for a stay away.

Reply 2nd October 2023

Hi Brenda, Your review means the world to us. Our goal is always to make your stay comfortable. We are glad to know that you were satisfied. It has been a pleasure hosting you!

A stunning place to stay!

Rachel W - 25th September 2023

We absolutely loved our stay. The house had everything you could possibly need as a family. Beds were comfortable and bedrooms downstairs had great heating. The views were so amazing that we enjoyed a few days staying inside with the wood fire burning. Thanks for an amazing holiday!

Reply 25th September 2023

Wow! We are grateful for your review, Rachel. It's motivating to know how you enjoyed your stay. It has been an absolute pleasure hosting and serving you. Until next time!

Seaview sanctuary

Alice C - 22nd August 2023

Stunning place with all you could ask for - ocean and tree views, fireplace, spa bath with windows that let in the crisp air, and tranquil bedroom. Very well appointed too. Would much rather stay here than right in town! Can't wait to return 😌

Reply 23rd August 2023

Wow, thank you for your fantastic review, Alice! It's stories like yours we love reading and it motivates us to do more. We look forward to serving you again.

Fantastic Getaway

Josh H - 19th June 2023

Great spot to getaway with the family. Luxurious interior and great view of the ocean. Close enough to Apollo Bay for quick trips into town. Good location to see all the fantastic natural scenery in the area.

Reply 20th June 2023

Thank you for your wonderful review, Josh! We are glad to know you're satisfied. We look forward to your return!

Toilet issues

Josie B - 11th April 2023

Whilst our stay on the whole was relaxing and comfortable on arrival we were a little concerned when observing the notes on both toilets regarding ongoing blockages. One of the toilets got blocked on our first day and we were then further inconvenienced on the next day when we were without a toilet for three hours while the plumber came to fix the issue.

Reply 19th May 2023

Hi Josie, We are glad your stay at Skenes Creek Beach House was relaxing and comfortable. It is unfortunate that you encountered issues with blockages, however these were all fixed. We hope to see you again soon : )

So relaxing!

Trish P - 2nd July 2022

Such a beautiful home to enjoy time to recharge with a short walk to the beach and easy access by car to Apollo Bay for all your amenities.

Welcoming & Cosy

Joanne H - 13th June 2022

Lovely spacious beach house for our long weekend away. Cosy warm fireplace and lovely views on a wintery cold day was perfect. Fully stocked house with great supplies and amenities. You will need for nothing. Skenes Beach area was lovely although the weekend was wet I imagine the walk to Apollo Bay would be lovely. Hopefully next time. We would Would happily rebook this property again

Reply 14th June 2022

It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Skenes Beach House, we cant wait to welcome you back! Kind regards, Great Ocean Road Holidays

Beach House

Angela G - 7th April 2022

The house is the same as pictures shown, the view is great! however, it had rubbish left over from previous guests and the complimentary wine was missing.

Reply 13th April 2022

We are glad you enjoyed your time at Skenes Beach House! So sorry to hear on this occasion the cleaners forgot your complimentary wine. We have sent them a reminder however if this ever happens again in the future, please contact our office and we will deliver one to you :) Kind regards, Great Ocean Road Holidays

Dissapointing stay. I needed to type more in comments section but wouldn't let me. A follow up call would be appreciated from owners

Toni C - 4th April 2022

Let me start off by saying the place was filled with everything that you could think off including games and dvd's. That is about where the positive ends. The place was dirty and for what we paid we expected more. There where spider webs in rooms and considering it had just been cleaned and we pay extra for cleaning I really question what is done. The beds where so uncomfortable that I needed to be seen by a specialist when we got home. My husband ended up sleeping on couch. Not at all happy

Reply 13th April 2022

Let us start off by saying, you stayed at the property, very happily, for 5 days without reporting any issues to our office. You then waited until 16 days after your departure to leave this review. We receive so much positive feedback from guests about their joyful holidays at Skenes Beach House and do not believe this review to be close to the truth. Had you contacted us during your stay we would have gladly provided services to help you enjoy your stay.

GOR and the Accommodation are Wonderful

Winneth S - 28th May 2021

Easy booking system. Very helpful and friendly staff who looked after our booking. Staff allowed late checkout when there was no booking immediately after. Thank you. The place was great and clean but there were some areas where there were an accumulation of dust (bedhead), easily missed. A spider came crawling down the downlight in the bedroom but the location is in the bush so that's just the way of the land. The coffee machine the house has is Expressi if you want to bring extra capsules.

Suji Choi - 19th May 2021

Everything was perfect except for the cleaning. Was pretty dirty floor living area, bedroom especially bathroom. If this place was clean, I definitely come back again

Saraid Mitten - 11th May 2021

We absolutely loved our stay here. Listening to the ocean and feeding the cockatoos was an absolute treat. We will be back.

Nick Love - 19th April 2021

Great place for a get away.

Monique Hancox - 8th April 2021

We had a lovely stay here. We enjoyed the sound of the ocean, the wild life, the view and well equipped kitchen. Thank you :)

Myf Dunbabin - 3rd April 2021

Good location

Sai KahlonKLB - 29th March 2021

Pleasant stay and a fabulous location. The main living space is very spacious and the views are beautiful. Would recommend ????????

Paul Hili - 27th February 2021

One word perfect

Divya Jha - 18th February 2021

Beautiful place and beautiful location.

James Smith - 15th February 2021

Fantastic views and great location just a short walk from the beach

Kate Fox - 14th February 2021

Amazing views! The place was well styled and clean. It had the most beautiful deck, overlooking skenes beach, perfect for sitting out for breakfast. Would definitely stay again!

Manal Alqahtani - 16th January 2021

Hi Thanks for everything you prepared in the property. Thanks for your hospitality of wine & coffee & wonderful box had a variety of different Twinning tea. We used tea and coffee but unfortunately, we don't drink wine. Thanks for your message on the wine bottle and we appreciate that. We had a wonderful time with my family. The location is very very nice and near the sea. The sea in this area is a suitable for kids because it is linked with a small river so they can swim in both and it is very good for surfing no rocks in this area . Only 5 min walking distance cross the road. Also, it has amazing views and a quiet area with natural life. The property kitchen is full prepared of plenty of things you usually need for cooking. I don’t need to eat outside for all four-night, I had an amazing meal with a beautiful view every morning and sunset time. You need to drive for 7 to 8 min for the nearest supermarket only. We will visit the same place in future. Thanks Regards Manal

Sharon Stacey - 13th December 2020

Amazing location and views!

Darryl Stone - 7th December 2020

Amazing house to stay at! The views are incredible and loved everything about this home. Will definitely stay again!!

Cath Proud - 28th November 2020

From the moment we arrived we loved it. Lots of bird life that kept us entertained. Truly lovely place for a break.

Claire Grinter KLB#10 - 17th October 2020

Lovely house, beautiful location! We had a few lovely visits from the local koala in the surrounding gum trees - amazing!

great beach house for family

olivia s - 3rd October 2020

Comfortable family house for 4. Great views from living space and bedrooms. Lovely shaded deck. Bush setting peaceful. Koalas in the village. Well equipped kitchen, bring Aldi pods for coffee machine. Comfortable beds. Sofa bed not comfortable. Spa bath fun with garden views. Fire and heating good when chilly. Thanks for the red wine welcome. Would happily return for the views alone.

Anonymous - 7th July 2020

Amazing views! The house is exactly as shown in the photos. Ocean views are great. House was very clean and had everything we needed. Probably could have done with a bit more coffee pods as we were there 4 nights but otherwise highly recommend.

Anonymous - 30th June 2020

Beautiful place in a great location. We had a very comfortable and relaxing stay. The views and nearby beach were enough to keep us occupied - didn’t need anything else.

Anonymous - 22nd June 2020

Beautiful spaciousness apartment The views are beautiful Very relaxing and the fireplace a great touch whilst sipping on a glass of wind and looking at the ocean Highly recommend

The location is great!

smit735 - 11th February 2020

The views from both the living room and deck are amazing! The kitchen is well equipped and we were able to enjoy several wonderful meals overlooking the view. There is a beautiful beach a couple of minutes walk down the street. The location is great, between a couple of great little towns and only a couple of hours drive to the 12 Apostles.

Great beach house comfortable and well resourced

kemp - 31st January 2020

We enjoyed our stay at Skenes Creek and would highly recommend it to others. It is a great beach house, it was comfortable and well resourced. There are great views from the balcony and it is an excellent place to have meals and to relax. The beach is an easy stroll away. What's not to like? We went to this place to relax and this we were certainly able to do that.

Relaxing holiday setting

KarenM - 21st November 2019

A beautiful place to stay with spectacular views of the ocean while enjoying the cosiness of the indoor wood fire place. The house was clean and spacious and we were so well looked after by the managing agent who went well out of their way to assist us.

Amazing location

NCK1 - 6th November 2019

This place is in an amazing location with wonderful views of the ocean. It ticks all the boxes! A relaxing spa bath while watching the sunset was an added bonus as well as a warm fire for the cold evenings.

Beautiful Location

Leigh - 5th November 2019

A wonderful place for the family to spend a relaxing getaway. The views are amazing! The sound of the ocean, wood fire and spa bath all added to an enjoyable time away.

Beautiful in Winter

jse1111 - 24th July 2019

Have stayed here in Summer and now Winter. Great both times.


DiDi - 12th March 2019

Fantastic views Large family and entertainment area with separate bedrooms downstairs Beautiful spa that allows you to relax and unwind Home was clean and well presented Loved listening to the waves roll in at night

Awesome view of the ocean

ChinWei - 6th December 2018

The house offers a clear view of the ocean that more than offsets any minor discomfort that we felt. It is 5 minute drive away from Apollo Bay where amenities are. Walking distance to the beach is a great boost -- we can get wet and sandy and walk home. There is only 1 aircon on level 2 living room that can stream down the bedrooms on level 1. Each bedroom has a electric cool heater that works very well. It is a good base to explore anything within 2 hours radius, including 12 Apostles, nearby bays and forests. Driving back to the city would take 3 hours about, so avoid ending the trip here and mad rush to the airport -- its tiring. Surely an awesome place to be.

Relaxing, great views

Philsam - 30th June 2018

Stayed 6 days in winter. Well-equipped, lots of useful instructions, great woodfire, nice deck, plentiful birdlife, great views - overall very nice stay - would recommend to anyone!

Lovely Home

nick - 28th April 2018

Our family loved this home. Well presented, clean and tidy and close to the beach.We will definitely stay at this property again.


Celal - 14th April 2018

I am so disappointed at the cleanliness of skenes beach house. We booked this place for our anniversary but regret it so much as the place was covered in cob webs and spiders, it was impossible to sleep on the beds due to spiders and webs under the bed so we had to sleep on the sofa bed with our 2 children. We paid $300 a night and I would've expected it to be well looked after! half our day went on buying Mortein from the shops and then vacuuming the house & the edges of the walls as the entire house was filled with spiders. The views and location of this place was probably the best part of our stay apart from that I don't recommend this place to anyone unless you don't mind sleeping with spiders!

Skenes Beach

Hoppy - 29th March 2018

Lovely comfortable,modern, clean holiday home. Thank you for the Welcome Wine - a nice touch. The beds were really comfortable and it was great to be able to wash and dry clothes efficiently. Unfortunately the oven wasn't working . The light and fan were on but no heat, which at the time made me a bit cross because I had a casserole ready to bake.

Beautiful stay

Jonns - 10th February 2018

We spent last weekend at the beautiful skenes beach house and we were more than impressed. Great location with spectacular beach views from the deck and living area. Just a short stroll to the beach which is pristine and peaceful. Accommodation was great with very comfy beds downstairs and everything you could ask for to make our stay very comfortable. Very clean throughout and modern. We will be back and recommend highly

A great place to stay

JayRo - 21st July 2017

Have stayed here a few years ago. Was a little worried after reading recent reviews but took a punt. The place was very clean, lots of stuff for fires and a spare gas bottle for the bbq on site. Good outdoor furniture but too cold to use. Plenty of cooking gear to use and nice to have a dishwasher( couldn't find instructions but easy enough to use)Had a great stay, with the wonderful views over the beach and ocean and a welcome bottle of wine. Only problem was baskets for coffee machine missing so could not use it. It would seem the new owner has got most things sorted. Will stay there again.

long weekend stay in June

Saeed - 12th June 2017

Great place for holiday, beautiful ocean view. house facilities are reasonably good and we had a good time there. couple of simple suggestions: 1- Single bed frames are very noisy and probably low in quality. honestly we were expecting something better. 2- the lower level was full of dead insects (fly, spider etc.). A simple vacuum cleaning could turn into a much better result all in all we spent a great long weekend there.

Beautiful location

red1983 - 14th March 2017

Overall, my husband and I had a lovely stay at this property - the location is superb and the view from the balcony is beautiful, particularly at sunset. It was also very quiet, so we slept amazingly well. However, given the cost to rent the property, we did expect the property to be of a slightly higher quality. First, the house was not particularly clean, especially in the bathrooms. Second, the BBQ gas bottle was left empty and the instructions for changing it over were incorrect which meant we had to attend three different locations to have it changed. Third, the table outside on the balcony was badly broken which meant we could not have dinner outside. Fourth, there were no instructions in relation to the use of kitchen appliances (e.g. stove, oven, dishwasher) so we spent some time trying to work these things out before we could start cooking. Finally, there were no instructions regarding return of keys etc. It also would have been a nice touch to receive a welcome letter (and even a bottle of wine / chocolates), with some tips for shops/dining out/walks/beaches. We enjoyed but we wouldn't hurry back.

Stunning location

JohnSpeakman - 8th February 2016

Lovely house with a superb view at the coast, well appointed. We only missed sun loungers on the deck.