There is a certain magic surrounding The White House. A once tired 1950s weatherboard home, considered by many as a knock down, is now the holiday home people drive past and slow down to look at, witnessing an opportunity taken, rather than one lost.
Keeping alive the traditional Australian outdoor lifestyle of sun, surf and sand, The White House is much more than a renovated beach home, it is a commitment to space and recreation. The house sits on one of the most expansive parcels of ocean view property in South Lorne. Undulating from tall gums through luscious grassed zones and landscaped gardens to land finally on the most impressive tennis court. Its elevation and Northern alignment affords spectacular vistas from every corner of the property.
Not only does The White House nurture its original charm, it also showcases coastal interior styling at its best. From the pale watery palettes of sea green and shades of sand, to the earthy timbers, every last detail has been carefully considered. In every aspect of living the quality you would expect in your own home is provided. Three bedrooms upstairs flank the main lounge and kitchen dining area, all casting eyes over the impressive 4 x 12 metre silver ash deck. Separately accessed downstairs is a 4th bedroom, main bathroom and laundry. Key features include a suspended fireplace, top of the range beds and high comfort mattresses with luxurious bedlinen. Outdoors for your enjoyment are queen sized hammocks, recreational equipment, and an outdoor shower with a view.
A decision was made at The White House to reignite beauty rather than taking a far easier path towards building the next big thing. Hand in hand was a commitment to choose green space over footprint. Combined, these choices have resulted in much more than a spectacular holiday home, they have kept alive a Lorne tradition.
A word from the owners
"It’s the little things that make a big difference.
We believe that comfort is the most important element for a fantastic holiday and have selected high-quality sofas, beds, linen and soft furnishings with this goal in mind. We are passionate about beautiful environments and as such have curated a beach house to love with indoor plants, images of Lorne and specially selected homewares.
Just bring a bag of clothes and a box of food because everything else is provided from beach towels to tennis racquets and balls, sporting equipment along with games and books inside. With fully equipped kitchen and bathrooms.
Thanks to the large land size, extensive gardens and lawns, and an absence of property fencing, expect a feeling of space and privacy where kangaroos visit daily along with families of kookaburras and koalas coming and going.
For your enjoyment, almost everything that’s within a home you can expect to find in generous supply. From organic body wash and ample soft bathroom towels to outdoor hammocks and cushions and an abundant herb garden for use.
Naturally scented laundry detergents and all the fun kitchen items you could want. Including tea, coffee, chai and hot chocolate, oil, herbs and spices, lots of wine glasses plus a bottle from our family winery in WA, for your drinking pleasure.
If in doubt – don’t pack it – you will find it supplied.
We like to keep it simple, so you can have a holiday.
Strict No Party Policy (schoolies, hens, bucks etc)
Forced move in days may apply over peak times. See terms and conditions
Wifi is 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
- King Bed x 1
- Queen Bed x 1
- Double Bed x 1
- Single Bed x 1
47-51 George Street, Lorne Accommodation
‘How’s the Serenity? So much serenity.”Shelley Hackett - 14th January 2023
We absolutely loved our stay at this very special house in this amazing location. The view is stunning & the house is styled beautifully. We felt at home straight away. How wonderful it is to enjoy a large garden so close to the beach & restaurants of Lorne! We loved the wildlife, especially the kangaroos as they grazed on the lawn surrounding the house. Definitely worth staying here to experience all that Lorne has to offer.
Amazing againMichael Duffin - 18th December 2022
This was our fourth stay in the white house and it never disappoints. From the amazing view to the high quality fixtures and fittings there is nothing more you could ask for. The weather let us down for the first half of the stay but it was still enjoyable relaxing in the living area and kitchen watching the rainstorms sweep across down from the hills across the ocean. We will be back again!
Another awesome stayMichael Duffin - 20th September 2022
This is the third time we have stayed at the White House and it is safe to say we will be back. Beautifully appointed house, amazing views across Lorne and delightful surroundings all contribute to a fantastic time away.
Another wonderful stayElizabeth Russell - 17th November 2021
Thank you so much for another wonderful stay at The White House! Lots of tennis was played for the Ford Falcon Tennis Tournament, and cards and games in front of the fire. You have created the most beautiful house by the sea and we feel so lucky to be able to create very special and happy memories here as a family. We look forward to visiting again soon.
Magnificent!Cristina Abate - 6th July 2021
The White House was so perfect, spectacular views, comfortable beds, great linen, so clean, we all loved it and felt very comfortable, will definitely be coming back!
Dream house!Kirsty - 20th December 2019
We stayed at the White House mid December and it was just perfect. So relaxing and really great location. Would recommend :)
Stunning Home & Views!Maloury - 27th November 2019
Wow! This house is spectacular. Beautiful detail throughout the house, it was very relaxed and felt like home. We would stay again!
AmazingNici - 30th September 2019
We had an amazing time at the White House I would think it is nearly the perfect holiday house for us. The care and consideration taken to bring this house back to a family holiday retreat is evident everywhere. The quality of the fixtures and fittings beautiful linen and extremely comfortable beds feather pillows on the couches plenty of soft towels and high quality hand soap - a fabulous kitchen to cook in and a great space for the whole family to chill out inside or out. For the children the wonderful outdoor space, which gave them a sense of total freedom, the tennis court and all the other outside games that were on hand. It was a delight to see them outside all the time and barely going near the electronic screens. Then there is that amazing view I do not think you could ever get sick of the wonder that is mother nature. There is already talk of a return trip. Thanks again to you and your team for the fantastic service.
Ah-mazing!Jodc - 16th September 2019
This house is so beautifully appointed, every little thing has been thought of. We really didn't want to leave and will be back. That view is incredible!
Amazing viewWalla - 11th July 2019
Very satisfied with this house, particularly how accessible it was for wheelchair, overall cleanliness and amazing view. The tennis court also got very good use during our stay.
Absolutely beautifulMichelle - 28th May 2019
Amazing house with amazing views! The home has everything there you need! We will be back for sure.
Sympathetically renovatedTony - 19th March 2019
We count ourselves fortunate to have spent time in this wonderful property. Ideally we would have liked to have kept its existence a secret. Sympathetically renovated it is at once both effortlessly stylish with its suspended fireplace , tasteful colour pallet , soft furnishings and also relaxing and homely. It is a testament to the owners that they have thought of every little detail to make the guests stay more enjoyable. From the fragrant soaps, soft bath towels ,luxurious linen and bed spreads right down to the bluetooth speaker, hammocks and tennis equipment this place has everything you need and nothing that you dont. The property is situated in the Lorne hinterland overlooking a well-manicured lawn a newly surfaced tennis court and views of Lorne beach. It is a fantastic place for summer and winter. And we will definitely be back again!
A real Gem!Tony - 18th March 2019
We count ourselves fortunate to have come across this gem of a property. Ideally we would like to keep it a secret. Sympathetically and beautifully renovated with its contemporary suspended fireplace it is at once effortlessly stylish and very homely. Its a real testament to the owners that they have thought of every little detail from the aromatic bathroom soaps,the soft towels,comfortable bedding right down to the little blue-tooth speaker! The property sits in a majestic position in the Lorne hinterland with unsurpassed views over a new tennis court and the Lorne beach. This is a property that would be great in summer or winter. We will be back.