Dining area contemporary coastal feel
The Sandcastle Guest House - 400m from the beach !
The Sandcastle Guest House - 400m from the beach !
9 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
9 guests
3 bedrooms
7 beds
1 bath
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LINEN AND TOWELS PROVIDED
FREE CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
FREE WIFI
WALK TO BEACH & RESTAURANTS
MORE SPACIOUS THAN A MOTEL
THIS IS A GUEST HOUSE MORE SUITED TO ONE NIGHT STAYS.
MORE SUITED TO GROUPS OF 5 OR MORE

The space

Just 1.5 mins walk to the beach.

Galley style kitchen with cook top, electric wok, slow cooker, electric cooker/fryer, rice cooker, toaster, microwave, fridge.

We cater for 8 but have 1 extra folding bed more suitable for children if you have a group of 9 people - we can accommodate.
Eat in or walk to the local restaurants and pubs
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Freshly laundered linen and towels provided

This is a GUEST HOUSE more suited for travellers staying for overnights while exploring the Great Ocean Road. One Night Stay also available during peak season - a rare opportunity to book single nights accommodation at this time !

Complimentary Continental Breakfast hamper provided.
Parking enough for 2 cars.

Please do not park behind the 4WD in the driveway area.

On a personal note : each stay donates 5% to the brain cancer foundation in memory of my father Walter Macintyre who we lost recently and very suddenly to an aggressive brain tumour. With gratitude your reservation will help contribute to one day help find a cure !

Guest access

FRONT DOOR ENTRANCE VIA KEYSAFE :

NO ACCESS TO THE UPPER STAIRS VIA THE OUTDOOR AREA PLEASE.
(The upstairs Apartment is my private accommodation)

STRICTLY No Access to Internal Door Labelled "PRIVATE" this is an Internal Access and is LOCKED at all times for security and privacy for both Guest and HOST : if you need to contact me after hours please do so via txt (my mobile will be given at time of booking)

Interaction with guests

I am available on my mobile if you need anything.
I like to give guests their privacy - but I am here if you need me anytime.
I will give you my mobile number at time of reservation along with keysafe code. :)

We have both blessed & grateful since we started our airbnb in January 2017. After a very sad year this has been an amazing experience - meeting such wonderful friends from all over the world. We are looking at operating the entire 2 levels to host 14 people within 12 months & also allow charity stays for the brain cancer foundation.


Thanks for all your support and lovely reviews.

With gratitude
Lorna & Martha :)

Other things to note

House Rules:

Check in/Checkout

CHECK IN TIME IS ANYTIME AFTER 3PM
CHECK OUT IS 10AM - STRICTLY NO LATE CHECK OUTS

****LATE CHECK OUT FEE AFTER 10AM IS AUD50.00 UP TO 12PM****


This house is a dual occupancy. I live upstairs in my own half of the house. Excessive noise cannot be tolerated. Your privacy and security is protected with your own access to the house and security locks
STRICTLY NO ACCESS TO UPSTAIRS.
STRICTLY NO ACCESS TO THE INTERNAL DOOR MARKED PRIVATE.
(This door is locked at all times)

NO BALL BOUNCING INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE PREMISES

Please leave dishes in the dishwasher cleaners will turn it on when they are cleaning.

Please do not rinse out dishes for health reasons.

Spare toilet paper is in the bathroom in the white cylinder

NO SMOKING INSIDE

THERE IS A DISH OUTSIDE ON THE BLUE TABLE FOR SMOKERS .

PLEASE SMOKE WELL AWAY FROM OPEN WINDOWS :)

RUBBISH
(Please place all soiled nappies in bin outside - do not leave nappies in bins in kitchen or bathroom for hygiene reasons)

THE RED BIN
For General House Hold items

THE YELLOW BIN OUTSIDE.
(Glass or recycle materials )

BEDDING :

IF YOU ARRIVE WITH MORE GUESTS OTHER THAN THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE BOOKED YOU WILL EITHER BE REFUSED ENTRY OTHERWISE AN EXTRA GUEST FEE WILL BE CHARGED $30.00 PER EXTRA GUEST .

If you use / play "pillow fight " / mess up the beds not paid for as number of guests please understand that you will be charged an extra $30 per bed as this needs to be cleaned and re made by the cleaners .

The number of beds used dictate our prices and laundry fees and cleaning time booked.

Generally Double Beds are for couples /single beds for singles unless otherwise discussed.

Folding Bed (9th Bed) is not suitable for adults but for younger children only.

This a guest house ONE NIGHT STAYS ARE MORE SUITED than longer term stays .

We provide linen / towels and complimentary breakfast. Personal care products such as shampoo and toothpaste and slippers are NOT provided.

BBQ AREA is accessible to guests- Please clean after use for the consideration of the next guests - Leaving the BBQ dirty will incur a cleaning fee of $30 for our cleaners to take extra time to clean for next guests.

GARDEN is accessible to guests.

PARKING: for 2 cars at the Guest Parking Area.


Amenities
Wireless Internet
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Breakfast

Prices
Extra people $34 NZD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $85 NZD
Security Deposit $283 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds, 1 sofa bed, 1 bunk bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 2AM (next day)
Check out by 10AM
Self check-in with lockbox

CHECK IN 3pm - Midnight
CHECK OUT 10AM - STRICTLY NO LATE CHECK OUT

LATE CHECK OUT UP TO 12PM - AUD50.00 FEE APPLIES

Please leave dishes in the dishwasher for the cleaners in the morning. DO NOT rinse dishes under running water for health reasons :)

Host lives in the apartment above. QUIET TIME AFTER 11PM

If you use the BBQ please ensure you leave it clean for the next person's use.

***************ON ARRIVAL *******************

PLEASE PARK IN THE DESIGNATED PARKING AREA .
DO NOT PARK BEHIND THE 4WD PARKED IN THE DRIVEWAY
KEY CODE PROVIDED UPON BOOKING
KEY SAFE FOUND AT THE FRONT DOOR
I WILL MOSTLY BE THERE TO GREET YOU :)

COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST IN THE KITCHEN HAMPER

STRICTLY NO SMOKING INSIDE THE HOUSE

IF YOU HAVE SMOKING GUESTS PLEASE USE THE ASHTRAY FOUND OUTSIDE ON THE BLUE TABLE - PLEASE DO NOT THROW BUTS IN THE GARDEN

PLEASE LEAVE DISHES IN THE DISHWASHER FOR THE CLEANERS - DO NOT RINSE DISHES UNDER THE SINK FOR HEALTH REASONS.

NO PARTIES OR EVENTS

NO BALL GAMES ON THE PREMISES

IF YOU ARRIVE WITH MORE GUESTS THAN THE NUMBER BOOKED ENTRY WILL BE DENIED WE ARE NOT INSURED FOR EXTRA NUMBERS OF PEOPLE AND THE NOISE LEVELS WITH HAVING EXTRA GUESTS IS NOT SUITABLE TO THIS TYPE OF ACCOMODATION.

EXTRA LAST MIN GUEST FEE CHARGE IS AUD30.00 PP (UP TO 8 PEOPLE BY APPROVAL ONLY)AND POTENTIALLY EXTRA CLEANING FEE IN HIGH SEASON DUE TO HEAVY BOOKING TIMES WITH CLEANERS

Apollo Bay is a Rural Area - so PLEASE DON"T BE A WALLY WITH WATER - Limit shower use to 4 mins per person and no excessive water running with dishwashing... this helps us through the dry periods and our farming neighbours :)

THIS IS A DUAL OCCUPANCY AND ENTERTAINING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO ARE NOT PART OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE BOOKED IS NOT ACCEPTIBLE DUE TO NOISE LEVELS AND INSURANCE RISKS. STRICTLY NO MORE GUESTS OTHER THAN THE NUMBER IN THE BOOKING ARE TO ENTER AND UTILIZE THE PREMISES.

Torch underneath Sink IF WE HAVE A POWER OUTAGE OR SAFETY SWITCH IS TRIGGERED

***********BEFORE LEAVING***************
Please place all rubbish * from kitchen/toilet and bathroom in the RED BIN outside.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU PUT ALL CIGARETTE BUTS FROM THE ASHTRAY IN THE RED BIN OUTSIDE BEFORE YOU LEAVE :)

Place any RECYCLE ITEMS *glass in the YELLOW BIN outside.

Please Ensure ALL INTERNAL FANS IN BATHROOM & KITCHEN /ELECTRICAL HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING/ INDOOR AND OUTDOOR LIGHTING ARE ^^^TURNED OFF ^^^

GOVERNMENT WARNING OF ELECTRICITY OVER USE MAY CAUSE POWER OUTAGE. PLEASE COMPLY WITH THIS REQUEST BY ENSURING YOU TURN OFF ALL THE LIGHTS IN SIDE AND OUTSIDE AND HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING WHEN OUT SIDE OF THE PREMISES AND WHILST SLEEPING.

WE APPREICIATE YOUR CO OPERATION WITH THIS FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF THE GUESTS STAYING AFTER YOU AND TO AVOID A POWER OUTAGE IN THE AREA.

Please DO NOT ACCESS THE UPPER STAIRS THIS IS PRIVATE ARE ONLY

Please DO NOT ATTEMPT TO ACCESS VIA THE DOOR LABELLED "PRIVATE" - THIS IS THE ACCESS TO MY PRIVATE ACCOMODATION ONLY NOT FOR GUESTS.

As you are sharing a co habitat with myself .. Excessive noise and loud conversation will not be tolerated after 11pm.

The Sandcastle for hire is the LOWER part of the property only.

I am available anytime you need me via txt.

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - shitzu very quiet and friendly

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector

Availability
1 night minimum stay

119 Reviews

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Karen User Profile
February 2017
Lorna is a lovely host and greeted us as soon as we arrived at the house. The house is spacious and well equipped and close to restaurants and shops. A good selection of cereal was provided for breakfast and the snacks basket was a very nice touch.

Selvi User Profile
February 2017
Great location, spacious for a big group of people (7 or 8 guests), great communication from Lorna. Very comfortable stay.

Anne User Profile
January 2017
It was such a pleasure to arrive at Lornas airy spacious house. The back garden is lovely, with a swing seat and on the side a private BBQ courtyard with outdoor table and beach accessories eg boogie boards and portable beach seats. Every need was taken care of with a delicious breakfast basket.
Lorna User ProfileLorna is a superhost.
Response from Lorna:
Hi Anne ... sorry I missed seeing you guys off in the morning . It was great to have you ..glad you enjoyed your stay A big compliment from an airbnb host yourself :) Cheers ! Lorna
January 2017

Malcolm User Profile
January 2017
This is a very well appointed stay,very comfortable with every thing you need and attention to detail for the traveller right down to the generous hamper provided by Lorna. A memorable place to visit and great host.
Lorna User ProfileLorna is a superhost.
Response from Lorna:
Malcolm ,, we honestly didnt' hear a thing and happy noises are good noises it fills the house with love. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us ... Please come back anytime we are also now on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) if you are on please like our page and share anything from your holidays you wish to regards Lorna :)
January 2017

Gabor User Profile
October 2017
Great place at a beautiful location.
Lorna User ProfileLorna is a superhost.
Response from Lorna:
hope the run went well :)
October 2017

Carine User Profile
October 2017
Very nice place and very good communication with the owner.
Lorna User ProfileLorna is a superhost.
Response from Lorna:
Im sorry for missing you and your family Carine. You were absolutely lovely to host. Thank you for leaving the house so tidy it is much appreciated. See you next time :)
October 2017

Dan User Profile
October 2017
Lorna's house is clean and tidy. My family enjoy the stay very much. The house location is great, walk 3 mins to the beach, and there is a hill at the opposite direction of the beach is very very beautiful. Lorna is very nice and easy going. Recommend stay here if you travel with a family.
Lorna User ProfileLorna is a superhost.
Response from Lorna:
See you next time :)
October 2017

Apollo Bay, AustraliaJoined in August 2013
Lorna User ProfileLorna is a superhost.

I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years. I am passionate about travel. I look forward to seeing you as my guest & sharing this beautiful part of the world with you.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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