About Us

Holiday Great Ocean Road is a multi award winning holiday rental management service managing select homes in iconic locations along the Great Ocean Road. Holiday rental property management is our sole business. Specialising in the delivery of a complete management package, we provide our property owners with the full complement of professional services incorporating marketing, accommodation bookings and management, cleaning, linen and maintenance services.

Winners of Victorian Tourism Award for Specialised Tourism Services, we aim to deliver the highest level of property management and customer service to our home owners with a friendly and professional approach. Our head office is located in Apollo Bay, and we have a team of dedicated caretakers, maintenance and cleaning staff located strategically along the Great Ocean Road. Holiday Great Ocean Road is committed to presenting all properties to the highest standards, creating exceptional experiences and maximising our property owners’ return. Our aim is to encourage repeat visitation, positive word of mouth and customer loyalty. We invite you to benefit from our 30+ years of successful tourism industry experience in the region.

Our Team

Founded by Joy Evans
Joy Evans established Holiday Great Ocean Road in 2002.
Joy was recognised as a leader in the tourism industry and had more than 30 years experience in running her own property, Johanna Seaside Cottages at Johanna.
Joy was very passionate about the tourism industry, and was awarded the Victorian Tourism Award Hall Of Fame for Hosted Accommodation and the HMAAV for the most Outstanding Contribution by an individual to the tourism industry.

Denis Morrissy
Denis is the General Manager of Holiday Great Ocean Road.
He made the move back to the area in 2009 after years working overseas and interstate. Denis has extensive experience in property development and management in the hotel, tourism and leisure industry, including a role as Venue Development Manager for Tabcorp. Denis brings a wealth of knowledge and business expertise to the team. He is a dynamic leader with fresh ideas who encourages professionalism mixed with fun!

Sharee Evans
Sharee is the Property, Office & Operations Manager, and has been with Holiday Great Ocean Road since 2003. Sharee’s experience and dynamic management style lends her involvement across all facets of the business including new properties, business development, marketing, liaising with property owners, staff co-ordination and digital platforms. Instrumental in the business growth, key highlights for Sharee include Holiday Great Ocean Road winning the Specialised Tourism Services category in the Victorian Tourism Awards and being awarded the Young Achiever Award at the Victorian Tourism Awards in 2008. A lifetime local, Sharee is passionate about all that the Great Ocean Road region has to offer, and enabling others to experience the area. 

Liam Harrington
Liam commenced in 2009, and specialises in website development, marketing and advertising. He also co-ordinates cleaning staff rostering, while supporting general booking enquiries. Liam has lived in the area all his life and has a wealth of local knowledge. 

Davina Marriner
Davina has been a valued member of the team since 2010. Davina leads the guest services, bookings and enquiry services, including taking and processing bookings, and guest information. With her excellent knowledge of the properties and the Great Ocean Road region, along with her friendly nature, Davina develops a great rapport with guests and home owners.

Megan Giles
Megan joined the team in 2011, and has an accounts and administration role in the business. Megan prepares the monthly homeowner accounts and statements, accounts payable and invoicing procedures, and assists with guest services, coordinating cleaning and maintenance, and bookings.

Jadra Evans
Jadra commenced in 2012, and assists in guest services, including handling enquiries, taking bookings, and general guest information services.

All staff have excellent local knowledge to help guests plan the perfect holiday.

Cleaning & Maintenance Staff
We have many cleaning and maintenance staff members in various locations along the Great Ocean Road. We have depots in Apollo Bay and Wye River, with maintenance staff in both locations offering you everything from mowing lawns to building decks. With years of experience and local knowledge Holiday Great Ocean Road provide guests an unique experience with some of the most awe inspiring ocean views and locations along The Great Ocean Road, from hidden country retreats to modern beach houses. We hope we can assist you in planning your time away and provide you with an experience you’ll never forget…