Hideaway Cottage - Apollo Bay

Cottage in Apollo Bay, VIC
100% Recommended
8 people
Hideaway Cottage is the ideal romantic rural retreat set amongst the tall gum trees of the historic Otway’s. This is an incredible destination for elevating your senses and escaping the hustle and bustle of life. This gorgeous hand crafted mud brick home is full of character and just 15 minutes outside of Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road.

Surrounded by resident koalas, large variety of birds and views across the Otway Ranges it’s the perfect little weekend retreat to get away from it all.
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Features and Amenities

2 bedrooms
6 beds
1 bathroom


  • Check in after 3pm
    Check out before 10am
  • Minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

Accommodates 4 guests

Two Bedrooms

The main Hideaway Cottage spreads over two levels with an open plan kitchen dining and lounge filled with creature comforts and a wood burning stove that will be set ready for you to snuggle up to.

Relax on the comfortable leather lounge and enjoy the north facing French doors that open up to the pergola covered terrace with magnificent views across the garden to the Otway Ranges.

Under the pergola the hammock swings lazily, beckoning guests to lay back and take in the relaxing atmosphere. A Scandia Combustion stove and antler chandelier are strong features of the fully equipped kitchen.

A staircase carved from Tasmanian oak leads you to the two bedrooms on the second floor with beautiful sunrises seen from the master and the feel of being nestled at the top of the gum trees from the second bedroom. The bedrooms are adjoined by a partition which is perfect for families with young children.

Accommodates 3 to 4 guests

If your group is larger than 4 people and you wish to use Tuckaway cabin, there is an extra charge of $50. This will need to be transferred as a direct transaction to the ABB bank account before your arrival. Riparide does not have the capability to charge this separately.

The Tuckaway Cabin nestled within the ferns sleeps a further three to four guests. This rustic cosy wood cabin is perfect for the teenagers seeking their own space with friends, including heater, TV and large selection of DVDs.

The garden boasts many fruit and ornamental trees, including apple, olive, hazelnut, avocado, walnut, nectarine, oak, bunya and woolamai pines, beech, flowering cherry and flowering gum. For young families, a tree fort, swing and plenty of areas of the garden await to be explored, including the glow worms just outside of the property.

From the property, you can access via a short drive the beautiful beaches of Apollo Bay or continue along the Great Ocean Road and take in the grandeur of the Twelve Apostles.

The drive is approximately 15 minutes outside Apollo Bay, it is on a narrow road and some if it is not surfaced, so just be prepared to take your time and it is probably better to try and drive during daylight hours as then you will get to see the Koalas, kangaroos and rabbits. Pets are allowed at the property for a $45 fee.

Please leave the house as you found it.
You MUST take any rubbish off the property as there is no rubbish collection.
Wash dishes and put them away, sweep the floor, clean down the surfaces.
Dogs are allowed but at a cost of $45 per booking. This will need to be transferred as a direct transaction to the ABB bank account before your arrival. Riparide does not have the capability to charge this separately. Also, you are allowed to smoke, BUT only outside the property. Any extra persons ( or children over 2 years) invited after the booking is made, must pay an extra $35 per person per night.


  • Base Price $245 / night
  • Weekend Price $265 / night
  • Security Deposit $300
  • Extra People $35 / night after 2 people


The map shows the listing location and awesome adventures nearby.

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Adventures nearby

Adventures Nearby

Here are some details about the adventures nearby. Refer to the map for their location.

Maits Rest Rainforest Walk

Maits Rest is an easy 1km circuit walk beside the Great Ocean Road about 15 minutes west of Apollo Bay. Admire impressive trees, including towering Mountain Ash and a huge Myrtle Beech tree expected to be at least 300 years old....

Great Ocean Walk

There is nothing like the Great Ocean Walk located on the Great Ocean Road region between Apollo Bay and the iconic Twelve Apostles, the trail follows the coastline for more than 100km. Admire this spectacular coast and the changes in landscape each day....


Experience some of the best surf in Victoria for advanced riders along the Great Ocean Road. From Bird Rock, the world-renowned Bells Beach, Winki Pop, Centreside or Cathedral Rock. Along the coast there are good surf spots at Johanna, Cumberland River, Wye River, Baldy Rock, Skene's Creek, Sawmills and Kennett River....


The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay over to Princetown and through to the Otways hinterland near Colac. The park contains rugged wild coastlines, sandy beaches, exposed heathland and gorgeous spring wildflowers. In the north, the park has tall forests, lush ferny gullies, stunning waterfalls and peaceful lakes....

Stevensons Falls

Stevensons Falls is a tranquil rainforest experience just a short drive south of the township in the Otways Forrest Park. The walking track takes you on a beautiful stroll along the end of the Gellibrand River through Forrest and down to the edge of the river where you can start to hear the distant roar of Stevensons Falls. The hiking trail ends at a viewing platform at the base of the falls....


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Reviews (4)

100% Recommended


29 Jun 2019
Summers, winter or spring this place is amazing. Warm feeling cottage with everything you need. Great spot to recharge and relax...


28 May 2019
Absolutely divine place to unwind and unplug. Wonderful amenities and unbelievable location, nestled between rolling hills and dense forest.
We saw Koalas right at the cottage!
The fireplace was idyllic, we even did a puzzle together despite the fact there was a Wii and many many dvd's provided.
We took a walk along the road and enjoyed looking at the gigantic ferns and trees.
We would highly recommend this property!


25 Feb 2019
Super cute cottage in a secluded location. Highlights were the bird life and Koala super close to the house.
We loved the blackberries scattered around the property ❤
$245per night

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