Summer By The Bay

in Lorne

from $369
per night
Car parks
 4.23/5 (18 Reviews)


Welcome to Summer by the Bay. With just enough elevation to capture the expansive ocean views across Lorne bay without pushing too far from the beach. BYO Linen - Hire available


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, breath-taking 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


Air Conditioning

Extra Features

Bath Tub
Big Screen TV
Cooking Basics
DVD Player
Enclosed Yard
Hot Water
Linen Not Provided
Microwave Oven
Smoke Alarm

Bedding Configuration

Room 1
  • King Bed x 1
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Room 2
  • Single Bed x 2
Room 3
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 4
  • Bath Shower Combined


2/14 Summerhills Avenue, Lorne



 4.23/5 (18 Reviews)

Terrific Beach House

Tim D - 21st January 2024

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our summer holiday in this terrific beach house. Modern and relaxed decor, well appointed, plenty of space and incredible views.

Reply 22nd January 2024

Hi Tim, Thank you for leaving such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience. It has been a pleasure hosting you!

Surprisingly fabulous

Sue T - 15th May 2023

The house was perfect for our needs. Modern, clean and great value for money. Gorgeous views.

Reply 24th May 2023

Thank you for the perfect rating, Sue. It's the best thing we could hope for. We look forward to your return.

Absolutely faultless

Anne - 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 stay

Malcolm F - 26th February 2022

Great stay

Great views and great vibes

AB76 - 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 boxes

Maria - 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 getaway

Jane - 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 recommend

MMMM - 21st May 2018

Fantastic location, views, decor, facilities. Highly recommend!


Laurel - 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 lovely

MaryK - 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 Views

Tiffany - 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 getaway

Alangrrr2 - 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 view

Gaybell - 9th May 2017

Property not very clean,looking tired,no heating main bedroom

Lovely views, dusty

Simon - 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 home

Nina - 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, inviting

Sunny - 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 Views

nicolajane - 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