The Loft

in Kennett River

from $279
per night
Car parks
 4.3/5 (18 Reviews)


Welcome to The Loft. It is best described as a cozy, cottage style beach home, perfect for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. BYO Linen - Hire available


The Loft is best described as a cozy, cottage style beach home, perfect for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Take in the tranquility and relaxed vibe that is essentially what Kennett River is all about. Arguable one of The Great Ocean Roads most charming coastal hamlets, the beaches here are uncrowded, the Otway Ranges are your backyard and overall, it is a place fit for a variety of activities. Fishing, surfing, swimming ,hiking, sun baking and more are all on your doorstep.

The house itself sits about 300m back from the beach and is a short 10 min walk over to the Kennett store and main beach. The Loft is as comfortable as beach cottages get. Full of character and well cared for, the home features timber floors, lofted ceilings & lofted open bedroom, hence the name. Two further private bedrooms flank the open plan living area. The front bedrooms here have great views with the master room having direct access to the spacious balcony area. Other features include combustion fire place, gas oven/cook top & BBQ, dishwasher and for the ultimate lazing around, check out the hammock. Ample off street parking at entrance level ticks another box.

As you would expect of this part of the world, the property is often visited by a variety of wildlife including Kookaburras, Rosellas, Parrots and the odd Koala Bear. Wye River pub and general store is under 10 minutes drive and Apollo Bay offers itself as a stunning hour drive along perhaps the most spectacular sections of the Great Ocean Road.

So much to do when really we think all you will want to do is kick back and do nothing. Quite ironic really.

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 service available

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


Washing Machine

Extra Features

Ceiling Fans
Cooking Basics
DVD Player
Furniture Outdoor
Hot Water
iPod Dock
Linen Not Provided
Microwave Oven
Smoke Alarm

Bedding Configuration

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


5 Ridge Drive, Kennett River



 4.3/5 (18 Reviews)

Great location but not much care

Cristian C - 13th February 2022

The location was great, beautiful the surrounding nature with wildlife and view to the ocean from the balcony. Unfortunately there was no much care for details and lacking of cleaning. Some of the details make you think it’s an abandoned house.. I believe given the price, a certain standard has to be provided to match the minimum consumer expectations. As it is, I wouldn’t recommend it. Hopefully this review goes a long way and help to elevate the standard of these holiday houses.

Beautiful location but not clean enough

Ankit B - 16th May 2021

We loved the location and the house. Found lot of birds around the house in the morning. Awesome moment with nature, but bedsheets was not changed, no bath mat, no hand wash no towels was provided.

James Lojogo Lombe Simon - 16th April 2021

Great place to stay.

Alice Erdstein - 29th March 2021

Absolutely gorgeous property in a plum location at Kennett River. Beautiful views out over the sea, and friendly bird visitors! Great for kids - big enclosed balcony, and lots of thoughtful touches for kids like board games and whatnot. Kitchen has pretty much everything you need (except dishwashing tablets - bring a couple with you!). Linen isn't provided, which is a bit annoying but not the end of the world! The stairs up to the loft bedroom are VERY steep. Communication from the company that looks after this property is a bit slow and impersonal - they're looking after several properties. We had an issue with the water system on our last night, and didn't hear back from anyone till the following day after we'd checked out. Apparently there was an emergency contact number on an info sheet that we missed, but it would be worth updating the Airbnb info with that number too. That aside, the property really was such a wonderful space to spend the weekend in.

Liam Robertson - 21st March 2021

Nice house and good location. Had some issues with the cleanliness of the house however overall it was good.

Fantastic location, however, facilities can be improved

Jiwan G - 15th March 2021

Great location and enjoyed the overall stay. However, we were disappointed with the lack of amenities. Perhaps, it would be nice if guests were explicitly communicated that were no towels, linens, bathmat etc provided. On top, it would be nice to have extra disposable bags, soap, shampoo and toilet paper. At night, there were crickets who sneaked inside the house and really couldn't figure out how they entered. Small things but can make big difference for a pleasant stay.

Stacey Coombe - 2nd February 2021

I was happy with the location and the stay, although wasn’t left any spare rubbish bags or dishwashing tablets. Great game selection!

Rob McMahon - 25th January 2021

Great house and brilliant location. Short walk to beach and bush walks. Would stay again!

Suzannah Rowley - 16th December 2020

Thank you for a brilliant getaway! The Loft was just fabulous in a wonderful location, beautiful large open plan living area perfect for board games and family dinners. Beautifully clean spacious bedrooms and a fantastic loft bedroom with an amazing view. The deck was also incredible for watching the ocean and relaxing in the sun. We also loved the birds that came to visit us! All in all, a fantastic holiday and we will definitely be back. Highly, highly recommended!

Lovely space between the forest and ocean!

Verena T - 5th December 2020

Stayed twice here and will come back again. Lovely space with good amenities. Close to forest walks and the beach. Fire is great when cold. Lots to entertain kids too. Some tips: Mosquitos are plenty in summer, bring repellent. Also the fridge is a bit small for a bigger family.

Suus Meinders - 22nd November 2020

Great appartemen. We saw lots of parrots, cockatoos and even some koala's and fired up the fireplace. One point deduction because they didn't went the last mile on a lot of stuff like only one dishwasher tablet for multiple nights, no dish brush an a really small coffeepot for a six people house etc. Just make sure to bring a lot of your own stuff and you will have a blast!

Tema Pec - 11th November 2020

Good location, I would suggest adding linen though. The fire place was great

Cormach Evans - 29th July 2020


Anonymous - 22nd June 2020

Great place to stay and a beautiful view and comfortable space.

Just beautiful

Milica - 30th May 2019

This property was beautiful. My friends and I loved it. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend!!!

Stunning location

Mici - 27th May 2019

My friends and I enjoyed spending a weekend at the Loft. We enjoyed staying in on a cold day, drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace and watching movies. From driving down the road and walking along the beach (only 300m away) to driving down to Lorne and hiking. This house is perfect for big families and groups. Also the views from the balcony are amazing! I highly recommend this place!

Short Stroll to the Beach

Lachie - 12th March 2019

Thanks for hosting a fantastic long weekend away for us. Great house just a stroll to the beach! Great house in a nice, quiet location. Big open spaces and the large entertaining deck made for a great weekend away. Thanks!

Perfect location

Yazzie - 12th February 2019

Great place for the weekend. We enjoyed it lots - perfect location and big space for the 5 of us