River House is conveniently situated right next to the river which, with a short walk, leads to the beautiful Kennett River beach. Enjoy the expansive open plan living with spectacular views of the ocean, the river and the abundance of wildlife.
The home is large and well thought out. There are 3 levels, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an extra toilet in the downstairs playroom/shed.
On the top floor is the master bedroom with walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom. The views from the master bedroom are incredible. Not only can you watch the sun rise over the ocean from your king sized bed, but there are uninterrupted views of the Otway bush to enjoy as well. There is a WIFI mesh extender box on this level.
The entrance/main level consists of the open plan living, kitchen and dining area, along with a second king bedroom with dual entry ensuite bathroom. The fully equipped kitchen features Blanco induction cooktop and Blanco oven, dishwasher, butlers pantry, and Nespresso coffee machine (don’t forget to bring your own pods). The fridge is equipped with an unlimited ice and water dispenser. The property is on filtered tank water throughout.
Light filled and spacious, this large kitchen and dining area enjoys idyllic views over the river, the Otway gum trees, and the ocean. Thoughtful design includes a living area tucked just off to the side, with comfy couches, wall mounted Smart TV and Foxtel. Enjoy the warmth and atmosphere of the wood heater, there is also a split system heater and air conditioner in the main living room. This is ducted through to the lower level. This main level also has a Sonos sound system for speakers inside near the dining area and out on the balcony. All you need to do is download the Sonos app and connect your device to the system to enjoy your own music.
The large deck extends out from the living and dining areas, and features an 8 person hot spa! The spa is fully automated and heated (ready for use – no waiting to heat up), located securely behind a pool fence and gate at one end of the deck, overlooking the river and trees. This is such a great spot to sit back and relax, taking in the views.
The fabulous deck also includes a family BBQ, dining setting, and outdoor couch.
The large laundry is also on this level, and includes a washing machine and heat pump dryer.
The downstairs level contains the second living area, 2 further bedrooms, a bathroom and separate powder room. The 2 bedrooms each have excellent quality tri-bunk beds – a queen size on the bottom and a king single bed on top, all with high quality mattresses. This downstairs living area also has large comfy couches, large TV (converted to smart TV with the Telstra T Box), DVD player and a selection of DVDs, WIFI mesh extender and queen sofa bed. The family bathroom has a bath, shower and separate toilet. There is also a small balcony on this level that leads out to the river.
For people with infants and small children, we have baby gates for each set of stairs, a highchair and a fire guard for the wood heater. Due to the lack of fencing around the property, young children need to be constantly supervised outside of the home.
River house is a pet free home due to the abundance of kangaroos and koalas around the vicinity of the property, who are the real locals! There are no fences so the lack of containment means the danger to wildlife and your pet is just too great.
The NBN WIFI is not unlimited so please be mindful of your usage. Both TVs have limited Foxtel. For Netflix, Stan and many other subscription apps, you can log into your own account to access. Bed comfort is very important to us so all the beds are top of the range and new. There are blackout blinds in all bedrooms and the level 1 living room, due to it having the queen sofa bed, if you need it to convert to an extra bedroom.
The bathrooms, kitchen and laundry include luxurious Murchison-Hume products for your use during your stay. The pumps are refilled for the next guests so please do not take them. Murchison-Hume products are plant based, non-toxic, rapidly biodegradable, free from environmental pollutants and never tested on animals. We offer hand wash, moisturiser, dishwashing liquid and cleaning products all environmentally considerate. Please be mindful that the property is on a septic system, that includes its own worm farm to digest waste.
We love River house, and hope you truly enjoy your stay and make it a regular family holiday destination.
River House can accommodate up to 12 guests in 4 bedrooms, and an additional 2 people on queen sofa bed in living area.
Bedroom 1: 1 x King Size Bed
Bedroom 2: 1 x King Size Bed
Bedroom 3: 1 x Tri-Bunk Bed – Queen on the bottom, King Single on Top (all quality mattresses)
Bedroom 4: 1 x Tri Bunk Bed – Queen on the bottom, King Single on Top (all quality mattresses)
Second living area: 1 x Queen sofa bed
|Idyllic River frontage location, and flat walking path to the beach and store||Fully equipped kitchen with Blanco appliances, butlers pantry|
|Hot tub on deck overlooking the river and gumtrees||Separate shed/games room with table tennis table, TV and toilet.|
|Large deck with BBQ, outdoor dining, lounge and shade sails||Full Separate laundry with washing machine and dryer|
|Two large living areas, both with Smart TVs and Foxtel. Sonos sound system. NBN WIFI (not unlimited)||Accommodates 12 guests in four bedrooms + queen sofa bed in 2nd living area|
|Three Bathrooms and separate powder room||All linen and towels provided|
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Lovely, big, bright house with both sea and river/mountain views. Close to both Lorne and Apollo Bay for adventuring but also lots to do if you just want a staycation, relaxing around the property. Master bed was big and comfortable with clean and luxe linen supplied. Lots of thoughtful additions in terms or kitchen and bathroom amenities. Fireplace makes a romantic addition. Prompt communication during the stay. Tip - try the nearby Wye River Cafe and Pub - both were excellent.
The perfect mix of mountains and beach! With the river on one side and the sea out the other it’s an incredible location to just relax! We found it mostly family friendly(lots of stairs , we just had to watch our little ones closely) The spa and shed provided hours of entertainment for us all! A short drive either way for sight seeing and walks but if you’re looking to just stay in it’s perfect for that too! We will be back
Rates per number of guests
|Package||2 Guests||Extra Person||3||4||5||6||7||8||9||10|
|2-3 Night Weekend:|
(Monday-Thursday inclusive – Min 3 nights).
|$700||$100 pp per night||$800||$900||$1000||$1100||$1200||$1300||$1400||$1500|
|Christmas/ New Year (Weekly)|
*4 person minimum rate applies
$20 Service fee applies to each booking.
*Minimum rate applies during this period, so rate is the same for 2-4 people.