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Thalasa Cottage (2 night minimum)

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Located on the world-famous Great Ocean Road. Unbeatable ocean views, popular swimming, surfing and fishing beach.

Charming early 60's retro beach cottage lovingly restored with polished timber floors, open fire and wall panel heaters in all bedrooms.

One minute walk to Skenes Beach, plus plenty of nearby beach and bush walks on your doorstep.

Easy 10 minute coastal drive from Apollo Bay township (5kms away).

2 NIGHT MINIMUM (sorry, no 1 night enquiries, thanks).

Massive timber deck, with new 5 burner gas BBQ, drinks fridge, outdoor dining & deck chairs.

Enjoy meals outdoors with some of the best beach views along the Great Ocean Road. Hand feed Cockatoos, Rosellas and King Parrots at the same time.

Well-equipped kitchen with gas stove, large fridge, dishwasher and microwave

Bathroom/laundry with dual hand basins, shower (above bath), bath, washing machine and tumble dryer

2 x flatscreen LCD TV's (lounge room and bedroom 2 - ideal for kids) each with DVD player. 150 popular and recent DVD movies for all age groups. Excellent digital TV reception with 15 TV channels.

Stereo system, 5 disc CD player and many music CD's

Free high speed Internet ADSL - incl free WI-FI connection for laptops, iPads and smartphones (reasonable usage applies)

Covered doonas and Tontine pillows are provided. Guests BYO sheets, pillowcases and towels. An optional linen service can be provided at a small additional cost.

Heaps of popular board games, jigsaws, cards and books to read .

No air conditioning or fans, all windows open to enjoy Nature's fresh sea breezes instead!!

Sorry, NO Schoolies

5 per cent discount applies to all off-peak repeat clients and all off-peak 7+ night bookings.

Thalasa Cottage has many clients who stay regularly and treasure the property as their own beach house.

Family Friendly and Pet Friendly

Sleeps up to 7 people

(Bed 1) 1 x Queen size ; (Bed 2) 1 x Queen size + 1 x single bed; (Bed 3*) 2 x single beds.

*Note, 3rd bedroom is not a separate private room, but a smaller sun room area with 2 single beds, which also provides walk-thru access to bedroom 2 and bathroom/laundry/toilet.

Indoors: Extensive selection of DVD's, videos, books, games and puzzles.


Shower over Bath, BBQ - Gas, Books/Magazines Supplied, CD Player, DVD, Gas stove, Internet access, Kitchen, Laundry facilities, Log fires, Stereo, Local Telephone, Television, Off street parking, VCR, Videos/DVDs Supplied

Family Friendly

Games/videos for children under 5 available, Games/videos for children between 5 and 12 available, Games/videos for children over 12 available, Fenced/safe outdoor play area

Pet Friendly

Small-medium sized dogs are permitted, Pets are permitted inside, Secure, fully fenced running area.

Whilst we are happy to allow family pets inside the cottage, we do have a strict policy of no pets on couches, chairs or beds due to hygiene and allergy concerns for future guests.

Please note the property is not fenced but the deck is a fully enclosed 80m2 area.

The massive deck with gates at each end, looks directly out to sea - your 4-legged friend(s) will love 'patrolling' the deck!

Locality and Local Activities

Unbeatable location and views. Located only 100 meters from Skenes Creek beach with a magnificent, uninterrupted ocean view.

There are many enjoyable walks including walking into Apollo Bay township along the beach (5kms) or going inland on numerous bush walks.

Less than 5 minutes walk to the beach

You can easily walk all the (gravel/unmade) streets and country lanes around Skenes Creek, there is rarely any traffic

4WD tour operators located nearby

Bushwalking and wilderness experiences located nearby

Bushwalking maps provided,

Located near a National Park

Fishing spots available nearby, boat parking available onsite

Golf course located nearby

More Details

Steve Hitchings
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 June, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Skenes Creek in Colac Otway Shire

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 3 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair accessible
  • forests
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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(47 traveller reviews)

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Thalasa Cottage (2 night minimum)
average rating of 4.7234044 based on 47 reviews

Great views, great place, great stay

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Thalasa cottage. Everything was clean and comfortable and the views are simply amazing. We could have just sat and watched the ocean for 3 days! Our dog was welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed the experience as well. Thank you very much to the property owners for such a relaxing break at a very unique property. We hope to be back.

We recommend the Fisherman’s Co-op for fish and chips with a great view.

Inna and Ian Smith

  • Review Submitted: 15-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cardigan Village, Victoria, Australia

A fantastic cottage with an amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Thalasa Cottage... what with the views, the birdlife and the extremely comfortable cottage, it was very hard to leave when the time came! A fantastic place which we will definitely be visiting again!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
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Deepdene, VIC, Australia

Perfect. holiday house.

  • 5 of 5

Thalasa is the most fully and thoughtfully equipped holiday house that we have ever had the pleasure of renting. It is so easy to operate and is perfectly comfortable. All daily supplies are available in nearby Apollo Bay and good, safe dog walking beaches at Marengo.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
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As good as it gets

  • 5 of 5

This was our 3rd visit to Thalassa Cottage. The cottage has everything you need without going over the top. Our Ripley had a lovely time down at the beach. Even when the weather turned against us we still enjoy every minute we had here. Thanks for such a comfortable & cosy place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Thalassa Skenes Creek

  • 5 of 5

We love this little cottage and this is our 4th stay. It is always clean, fresh and welcoming. The view is to die for and there all the comforts of home, without being too overtop, like some properties. You instantly feel relaxed when you arrive - even the dog!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highett, Victoria, Australia

This Beach House is a Slice of Heaven!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Imagine waking up to the crash of the surf with an unbelievable view of the ocean. Beautiful birds of several varieties come to visit every day. Walk to the local beach or get adventurous and walk to Apollo Bay along the beach route. This is the best place we have every stayed and we have been to Port Douglas, Noosa and Byron Bay... Thank you so much for such an awesome experience!!!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Other Activities:

Ocean views and beach access


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