With just enough elevation to capture the expansive ocean views across Lorne bay without pushing too far from the beach, Summer by the Bay offers comfort and a touch of class for the whole family. From the point of entry, breathtaking views form a perfect foundation for your relaxing holiday. Set over split levels, the lime washed bamboo floors and natural light creates bright, open plan living that ooze holiday charm. The beach themed main living space is flanked by a modern renovated en-suited master bedroom, both offering incredible unobstructed ocean views and direct access to the enclosed deck area. Two further bedrooms and a main bathroom sit at the rear of the property. The main bathroom, also recently renovated, includes a bath style spa for ultimate relaxation. All bedrooms have electric heating for winter and the main living area is air conditioned for summer comfort. Other features include spacious built in wardrobes, full laundry, WeberQ and undercover parking.
Summer by the Bay is a short 5 min drive to Lorne cafes, shops and supermarket and a short stroll to an all year round dog-friendly beach via the Stony Creek bridge, without having to cross the Great Ocean Road. Set right next to a national park, you can sit back on the deck, relax and enjoy the rustle of the trees and stunning ocean views with a beverage in hand, all at the same time!
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
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
- King Bed x 1
- Single Bed x 2
- Queen Bed x 1
- Bath Shower Combined
2/14 Summerhills Avenue, Lorne Accommodation
Surprisingly fabulousSue Titcumb - 15th May 2023
The house was perfect for our needs. Modern, clean and great value for money. Gorgeous views.
Absolutely faultlessAnne North - 8th October 2022
I stayed at Summer by the Bay with two girlfriends in September 2022. Everything about this house was fantastic - clean, fantastic views, well appointed and so very calm. I can't speak highly enough of this place although if you're looking for something in walking distance to the main street this may not be right for you. Otherwise 10/10 and hopefully I will get back there again soon.
Great stayMalcolm Flanagan - 26th February 2022
Great views and great vibesAB76 - 10th March 2020
We thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend at this property - stunning views and house well set up for a relaxed stay.
Ticked all the boxesMaria - 29th January 2020
We were two stressed out city girls looking for a quiet haven not too far from the amenities of town. This place place ticked all the boxes. Secluded amongst the gum trees with spectacular views of the bay. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Having been transported into an atmosphere of tranquility, we return to Melbourne regretfully, refreshed and recharged. Would love to return in the not too distant future.
Relaxing getawayJane - 26th July 2018
Great place to stay. Amazing views, fairly central, pet friendly and child friendly. Our children loved the birds that came to visit us daily. It was a lovely relaxing winter get away
Highly recommendMMMM - 21st May 2018
Fantastic location, views, decor, facilities. Highly recommend!
VERY DISAPPOINTINGLaurel - 16th December 2017
Stunning views and good location (albeit extremely steep) but house is in desperate need of work. Mould in main bedroom and ensuite is a big problem and became so bad to live with we had to leave a day early. There's quite a bit of maintenance required to make this property better and simple things like removing cobwebs, spiders and dead bugs in the cobwebs BEFORE guests arrive would make for a nicer stay! We did make the real estate agent aware of the issues stay and they offered to rectify the main problems immediately but treating and removing mould, as well as spraying for spiders is not the sort of treatment you do when guests are already staying in the property, particularly when two guests are asthmatics! Girls at Great Ocean Road Holidays were lovely, and apologetic, but honestly, the property shouldn't be rented out in this condition. Thanks for the offer to clean it once we were staying there but sadly this was not an option given the two asthmatics staying there. I wouldn't stay here again unless a lot of work was done to the place and it wasn't crawling with spiders and bugs. It's a shame it was so bad as it ruined our family holiday. Lorne was beautiful. The house was not in a fit state to live in.
Just lovelyMaryK - 4th December 2017
Lovely space to watch the ocean and the rain falling. Great bath tub and kitchen was well equipped to prepare meals. Dog friendly home. Loved the car port and also the comfortable beds. Would be lovely in warmer weather!
Fantastic ViewsTiffany - 20th September 2017
The view was to die for! Surroundings were amazing. A lovely house to stay at only we had a power black out one night and had no candles and was in complete darkness for an hour.
Awesome getawayAlangrrr2 - 8th August 2017
Had such a great time I couldn't recommend it highly enough and what makes it even better is we could have our fur babies there to enjoy it as well.... It's in a great spot with breathtaking views we will definitely be going back
Great viewGaybell - 9th May 2017
Property not very clean,looking tired,no heating main bedroom
Lovely views, dustySimon - 26th December 2016
Great views, nice interior, but dusty, dirty windows, cobwebs and dead flies. OK. Generally but at $3000 a week???
Lovely pet friendly homeNina - 17th June 2016
We had a lovely stay at Summer By the Bay. I was a little nervous about taking our two dogs, but the garden is fully fenced. A short stroll to the beach was easy. The house itself has a wonderful view over the ocean. We had lots of visitors in the form of the local birdlife which was lovely. The team at Great Ocean Road Holidays were easy to communicate with, and everything was enjoyable. We will be back!
Relaxing, magical, invitingSunny - 6th August 2015
My partner and I stayed here as we planned to elope in nearby Erskine Falls. The place is just beautiful, keeping in mind it is an older house, but it is very neat and tidy and well looked after. While also being amazingly located and the fact it was pet friendly was such a plus for us as that meant our dog could join in on our big day. There is an abundance of natural light and great airflow. Would be a wonderful stay for both winter & summer. Make sure you order your linen and towels ahead of time to ensure a comfortable stay. Would 1000% definately stay here again! Great service by the team online and in person. Sunny + Adam
Beautiful Viewsnicolajane - 29th July 2015
This property is a little older but is very comfortable and was very clean and tidy. The views are stunning and the outdoor areas would be great for entertaining in Summer. A short drive to Lorne town centre and a nice stroll to the closest beach. There are plenty of bedrooms so would be great for a family getaway. Remember though to take plenty of linens - there weren't even any towels. Otherwise it was great.
Fantastic Dog Friendly Home!Vicki1377 - 28th July 2015
Loved this very dog friendly home. House was really clean and comfortable and the views from the deck were amazing. Loved being close to Lorne and the walk through Stony Creek Reserve is beautiful! Nice to find a fully secure property for pets. Will be back for sure when the weather warms up. Mark & Vicki