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Chi Farm B&B - The Heart of the Great Ocean Walk

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 215 sq. ft.
Property type bed & breakfast

Overview

About the property

Chi Medicinal Farm is at the heart of the Great Ocean Road, surrounded by the rolling hills of Glenaire, only meters away from Castle Cove Lookout with breathtaking views to the roaring Southern Ocean. This magnificent setting allows you to take a moment to “Find your Chi” by indulging your senses and allowing you to take a long healthy breath.

Chi B&B was designed with unsurpassed comfort and luxury in mind. Our features include a Queen-sized pillow-top mattress dressed in high-quality linens, a high-definition flat-screen television with Foxtel programming and a private ensuite bathroom fitted with a luxurious rainfall shower. We also have a fully catered room service offering a bespoke Australian menu. Locally sourced, crafted with love.

At Chi B&B we aim to provide our visitors with a unique experience while focusing on attentive hospitality and unsurpassed comfort. If you are walking the Great Ocean Walk we are one of the only stops where you are only steps away from the track. Walk off, enjoy a great night sleep then walk back on towards the Twelve Apostles or Apollo Bay.

There is plenty to see and do around the area. After a gourmet breakfast, indulge in a relaxing massage, explore the beautiful Aire River West area, or venture out for a day trip to the local waterfalls of the Great Otway National Park, Cape Otway, or the world famous Twelve Apostles. The native flora and fauna abounds here, which is a great opportunity to see Black Cockatoos, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Black Swamp Wallabies, sleepy koalas and waddling echidnas in their natural habitat. During the winter months you might be lucky to sight the whales during their winter migration.

Inspiring Views, unsurpassed comfort, a gourmet menu, wildlife galore and a centralized location on the Great Ocean Road. Chi Medicinal Farm is a must stay.

More Details

Owner
Jo and Shane Law
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
4 September, 2018

About Jo and Shane Law

We arrived in Glenaire looking for an opportunity to create another adventure in our lives. We came here on a holiday to “Find Our Chi”, and simply fell in love with the Old Bend Cafe and the surrounding area. Looking down from Castle Cove we sensed something magical… we found exactly what we were looking for.

Why Jo and Shane Law chose Glenaire

[CHI: (chi/ ki/ qi) noun: “natural energy”, “life force”, “energy flow”]

Our inspiration behind Chi was to create a botanical oasis, a place where our beliefs and skills intertwined, a place where people could come to connect to the calming energy of nature whilst experiencing the potential healing powers of medicinal herbs, hence the name Chi.

What makes this bed and breakfast unique

SIGHT…of the forests of trees, gentle rolling hills, blooming plants, never-ending skies and the rugged beauty of the Great Ocean Road. SOUND…of silence, freely interrupted by the staccato of animals, native bird life, the whistle of the wind, and the roaring Southern Ocean. SMELL…of the purity of fresh, clean air with the occasional waft of lemon scented myrtle, native mint, lavender and eucalyptus…truly heaven scent. TOUCH… of the fertile earth as we plant, grow and harvest an array of organic food and medicinal herbs to use in our kiosk and cafe. TASTE… of delicious, flavourful and nutrient dense food. Locally grown x crafted with love.

At Chi Medicinal Farm we strive to integrate all that nature has to offer in the most respectful way. We grow and locally source the best produce available to us and then we handcraft our menus and build a holistic environment from scratch. We know this provides a healthier quality within that nourishes the mind, body and “CHI”.

Our vision is thoughtfully coming to fruition, and when you visit us, you will see us growing, like a seed that has been carefully selected, planted, watered and lovingly nurtured. Come join us on this journey, come and “Find your CHI”.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bed and breakfast around the Glenaire around the Colac Otway Shire

Property Type:
  • bed & breakfast
Floor Area:
  • 215 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea ...
  • rural
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • swimming

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.8421054 based on 19 reviews
5

Hidden gem on the great ocean road

  • 5 of 5

I had only one night stay here but can highly recommend this place for a stop over while on the great ocean road. Definately take up the offer to have dinner delivered to your room. It’s delicious. The rooms are comfty and well styled and smell amazing from the homemade organic skincare the owners make.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
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5

Beautiful B&B in the Quiet Countryside

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Chi Farm B&B in May 2018 for 2 nights. Perfect location if you are traveling along the Great Ocean Road! The space was immaculate. The location was tranquil. Jo & Shane prepared amazing meals for us which were prepared with fresh ingredients and products from their farm, as well as their neighbor's farm. I would definitely recommend this location to anyone traveling along the Great Ocean Road! Shane was so kind and helpful. The only downfall was that we were unable to meet Jo.

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5

O.M.G. WOW!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for two nights to explore the Great Ocean Road. It was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast, because we usually like our own private self contained place.

Jodie, wow. Jodie is awesome. Upon meeting us, she made us feel so welcome. She immediately took us to the room, which she preheated, it was getting rather chilly outside. The room was comfy, large TV, a nice little corner table to eat and do whatever we needed to do on it, bathroom was amazing - especially the rainfall (?) waterfall(?) showerhead.

I read in previous reviews to make sure I get dinner at least once during my stay. No regrets, I'll die happy. Our food arrived exactly at 7pm as requested, husband enjoyed the beef and I the fish. OMG OMG OMG - DO NOT SKIMP OUT ON DINNER - IF SHE ASKS IF YOU WOULD LIKE DINNER, YOU SAY YES. We wolfed down the food like two starving kids, it was SO DELICIOUS! I wanted seconds, and immediately looked forward to our breakfast.

There is a great selection of movies saved onto foxtel, so don't worry, you are well entertained. We also took a walk to see their chickens and got to meet their sweet puppy. There are local kookaburras flying about, and at night we heard a koala grunting away. The bed was extremely comfortable. Let me say, Jodie's loveliness, her delicious home cooked meal, the shower, and the bed, sent me into dreamy dreamy land... I had the hardest time getting up in the morning, but knowing breakfast was arriving soon motivated me out of bed, and yes... breakfast was divine.

We met Shane on our last day, as he was away. JUST AS LOVELY AS JODIE!!!! We ended up being behind our travel schedule because we just kept chatting! Seriously, I will be back, and I am recommending this place to everyone I know. The location is quiet and peaceful, and within an easy driving distance to Cape Otway Lighthouse, a few place for easy bushwalks, the 12 Apostles and the other cool coastal look out places. Thank you Jodie and Shane!!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
5

Nowhere else we'd rather stay at

  • 5 of 5

Staying at Chi Farm was absolutely magical. Jo and Shane put so much effort into making our stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible, and they pour so much love into every single detail, from the interiors, decorations, to the food. Breakfast was wonderfully prepared with fresh produce from the farm and local sources - the pancakes are the best we've ever tasted, and the tortilla was very special too. Dinner was an absolute treat - do make sure you have dinner at least one night of your stay! Needless to say, we were absolutely spoilt by their hospitality.

The location of the farm is just off the hustle and bustle, and a perfect base for exploring Great Ocean Road. Shane was always helpful and gave us the best recommendation of visiting the Californian Red Woods nearby - we were so taken away by the calmness that descended upon us. It really takes you to another place and time.

We were incredibly sad to leave Jo, Shane and their gorgeous pup Mischa, but we are sure that we'll be back as soon as we can.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish our stay was amazing! The accommodation was divine and the food was delicious! The hosts were just so helpful and friendly it made for such a stress free experience. Highly recommended!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Lilydale, Victoria, Australia
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place to stay for a short getaway in a fantastic location with lots to see. Our hosts Jo and Shane were lovely and really looked after us and the food was amazing.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
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Location

Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
approx 300m from Castle Cove Lookout and Beach
Car: necessary
Other Activities:

Medicinal Farm, Great Ocean Wa

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