Located away from the main bustle of the town, Captains at the Bay offers a peaceful and private seaside retreat on the famous Great Ocean Road. The many highlights of this iconic coastal route are only a short drive away, with the nearest beach just a stroll from the property.
The small number of rooms here means that guests can enjoy an intimate and personalized stay. Rooms are bright, airy and well presented, with some of the accommodation options detached from the main building for additional privacy. Meanwhile, the lounge and dining room is decorated in blue hues to continue the property's maritime theme.
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We love this quirky, nautical guesthouse. Suited especially to couples, it's intimate, peaceful and private, with a fantastic location for exploring the Great Ocean Road.
The property offers a variety of suites, apartments and cottages, each with its own unique character. Some are located individually in the grounds of the property and most have a private deck or balcony. All come with TVs and DVD players, complimentary Wi-Fi and en suite bathrooms. Captain's Loft has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, making it ideal for families, while the rest of the rooms feature a double bed and sitting area, providing a relaxing retreat for couples.
The B&B is just a short stroll away from the foreshore and a selection of restaurants and shops. This area is often the choice spot for weekend markets offering local crafts. With the shipwreck coast on your doorstep, the B&B is the ideal base from which to take serene walks through Cape Otway National Park, as well as to explore the beaches and towering cliffs along Australia’s most evocative coastline.
Food and drink
Full breakfast is serviced in the main lodge dining area. For lunches and dinners, Apollo Bay offers a variety of restaurants and cafés within walking distance.
Facilities and activities
With a focus on exploring the natural highlights of the local area, the property is close to the Great Ocean Road, Great Otway National Park and the famous 12 Apostles.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Nestled in the peaceful surrounds of the Barham River, at the point where it meets the Southern Ocean, lies the Apollo Bay Guesthouse. This is one of the very few properties along the Great Ocean Road that have the advantage of being located on the water's edge, with the famous road at their back.