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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, DVD player, stereo
TV, fireplace, DVD player, stereo

Overview of PLUM TREE COTTAGE - spa cabin

Entire home


Entire home

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 2

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Contactless check-in
Apollo Bay, VIC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGreat Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre14 min drive
  • Popular LocationMarriners Lookout18 min drive
  • Popular LocationWild Dog Bushland Reserve21 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2
100 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.


Lakefront holiday home with kitchen and balcony
Plum Tree Cottage is nestled in a beautiful rainforest valley overlooking a picturesque ornamental lake. Surrounded by trees and 3 acres of landscaped gardens, the ocean nearby – the best of both worlds.A short 5-10 minute drive to Apollo Bay, this storybook style cottage is the ideal escape for couples who want to disconnect and enjoy a true connection with nature with minimal distractions.

LINEN INCLUDED with bed made on arrival - Linen cost included into the cleaning fee.

Pet Friendly

Plum Tree Cottage comprises an open plan living space overlooking the tranquil lake complete with comfortable lounges and a fold out sofa (best suited to children), TV/DVD, and wood fireplace (BYO firewood). The living space leads out to the decking area built over the water to take in the stunning lake and gardens. The kitchen offers all you need to prepare your own meals during your stay and is equipped with a dishwasher, oven, cooktop, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator.

The upstairs bedroom has a king-sized bed, reading chair, ceiling fan, reverse cycle airconditioner and high cathedral ceilings. The adjoining ensuite has a corner two person spa, large separate shower and separate toilet.

Features include: CD Player, Wood Fire, TV/DVD, Split system heating/cooling, Laundry facilities (shared with residents of the other cottage) including washing machine, dryer, iron and board. All Linen included, BBQ facilities on balcony,

Bedroom: King Bed

Guests have exclusive access to the cottage. The cottage is connected to a studio room that other guests may be staying in. There is also a 2nd cottage (Twisted Willow) that other guests may be staying in.

LINEN: The home will be set up with linen for your stay, we provide towels, sheets, bath mats and tea towels for guests use.

**Pets are welcome but unless they are small and house trained it isnt really a suitable space for dogs, there is no secure fencing or place to leave them unsupervised. Pets are strictly not to be left unattended if you head out inside the property. Any mess made should be cleaned up upon departure.

**Please note that there is no mobile coverage or wifi at the cottage, this offers guests the perfect chance to disconnect and really relax and connect with nature, the cottage is surrounded by rainforest and many native animals and beautiful birds can be seen. If you need mobile coverage a short 3-5 minute drive back to Paraidse Picnic area on the same road will provide a chance to make calls etc. Otherwise coverage is great in Apollo Bay.

**As this is an eco cottage, there is no rubbish collection service available at the house, so we ask all guests to be very mindful of their consumption and take all of their waste home with them, we will provide information on the best ways to dispose locally after a booking has taken place.

The home is managed by Otway Retreats, a boutique, and local property management company based in Apollo Bay. Otway Retreats offer a personal concierge service to assist with local recommendations, tours, and provisioning the home before your arrival to make your stay that extra bit special! We are also local and on-call should you have any issues or need help throughout your stay. We hope you enjoy your time exploring the Great Ocean Road!

BOND/REFUNDABLE DAMAGE DEPOSIT FEE: Please note the bond is held as a pre-authorisation on your credit card, this is taken within 48 hours of your arrival and held until 7 days post stay. We require that the bond is simply an amount we "hold" on your card. If there are issues or damages, we will contact you post stay to discuss with a view to resolving before the hold is released.

The booking price displayed for online bookings includes a processing fee of 3% per booking.
If a refund or cancellation takes place, please note the refunded amount will not include the 3% processing fee as this will be retained by Otway Retreats to cover the original transaction.

Check-in time is 3:00pm on the day of arrival and check out is 10:00am unless specified and agreed otherwise.

Early Check-ins and Late checkouts are subject to availability and incur additional fees of $50.00 per hour.

Please respect the privacy of our local community and neighbours. If a guest's behaviour or noise level is unreasonable, a warning will be given and ignoring this will result in the cancellation of the booking without refund.

Requests for assistance or maintenance may result in a minimum $90 call out fee where the guest is at fault and/or the call out is not deemed to be of an emergency nature. This fee will be payable at the time of the call out and must be paid to the agent attending the callout as appointed by Otway Retreats.

This property is non-smoking, failure to comply will result in a minimum $200 fine.

Excess Rubbish Removal fees of a minimum of $90 may apply if the amount of rubbish left at the property is deemed over and above what should be reasonably expected for the length of stay and number of guests.

Properties listed as pet friendly incur a fee to cover general cleaning. An additional fee will be applied if excess cleaning is required after departure. Should pets be found in accommodation not classified as pet friendly, guests may be requested to vacate their property immediately with no refund and will be liable for additional cleaning fees.

Otway Retreats properties are offered on the basis of private, residential usage only. Events, functions, parties and gatherings are not permitted at any Otway Retreats property under any circumstances. Should this occur you will be requested to vacate the property immediately and your booking will be cancelled without refund. (this excludes properties that have been booked via our event management service where full details of the event have been planned, discussed and disclosed.

Guests are expected to leave the property in a neat and tidy manner on departure. Additional cleaning fees may apply if the property is not left in a presentable condition.

Otway Retreats suggest that if you are booking a home with a fireplace that you supply your own firelighters and kindling. Most homes will provide the use of firewood only and this will be outlined within the booking confirmation details.
Guest accommodation at this holiday home offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include baths or showers.
Recreational amenities at the holiday home include a spa tub.

Property manager

Otway Retreats



Cleaning and safety practices


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Hot tub


  • WiFi available


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Toaster


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 1 bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Towels provided

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Laundry facilities

Climate control

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In a rural location

Safety features

  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 2
  • Unit size: 1076 sq ft (100 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Plum Tree Spa Apollo Bay
Plum Tree Cottage - spa Cabin Apollo Bay
Plum Tree Cottage - spa Cabin Private vacation home
Plum Tree Cottage - spa Cabin Private vacation home Apollo Bay

About this area

Apollo Bay

Located in Apollo Bay, this holiday home is in a rural area and on a lake. Great Ocean Road Waterfront and Apollo Bay Harbour are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Barham Paradise Scenic Reserve and Apollo Bay Coastal Reserve.

What's nearby

  • Great Ocean Road Visitor Information Centre - 14 min drive
  • Great Ocean Road Waterfront - 14 min drive
  • Marriners Lookout - 18 min drive
  • Great Otway National Park - 20 min drive
  • Wild Dog Bushland Reserve - 21 min drive


  • Icaro whole foods - 11 min drive
  • Apollo Bay Distillary - 11 min drive
  • Buffs Bistro - 11 min drive
  • Iluka Motel & Restaurant - 11 min drive
  • The Ridge Cafe - 11 min drive

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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 0 out of 3 reviews
5 - Excellent 0%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 3 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 3 reviews
3 - Okay 33%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 3 reviews
2 - Poor 33%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 3 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

3/5 Okay

Nice spot
Apollo bay is beautiful and the Great Otways drive is stunning. We were thankful we could bring our Dogs and the No wifi proved a nice Detox in the end. I think this place could be so much better if it erred on the side of hospitality rather than stinginess. It felt uncomfortable to be charged a $500 deposit and to receive that notification before check in details. I think it served to put us offside, assuming we were going to do wrong, rather than feeling welcoming and friendly. Also we had to take our rubbish with us and it was just weird. This is upfront so we knew this but could not understand the reasoning. The owners put this down to being an eco retreat but it’s not actually a sustainable solution. It presupposes the guests will offload their rubbish in an environmentally considerate way. There was no compost or other eco offerings that gave the guests a reason for this requirement. Either build it in the price or offer a sustainable philosophy that is legitimate. It felt stingey rather than eco conscious. It made us not want to cook or hang out in the place as much, so then why have a big kitchen area and cooking facilities? Redesign the space so it makes more sense. It felt like a lot of rules and barriers rather than a generous place which imbued a sense of relaxation and care for guests. I think it put us offside rather than being able to just enjoy the surrounds. I think I would’ve preferred to pay more and feel more at ease in otherwise lovely surrounds. The place def needs a Reno and could afford to spend more to get more in the end.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Overall my wife and I enjoyed our short visit. The place was clean, quaint and located peacefully 11 minutes out of town with little distraction. Unfortunately some issues let out stay down. I read an earlier negative review which stated there was inadequate heating and no firewood supplied for the wood fire. So I packed some kindling and firewood just in case. Unfortunately the negative review was correct. There was no firewood but it does NOT state that you need to bring your own whwnbooking which is a major oversight,especially in winter. The wall heater downstairs only heated moderately and is aline inadequate for downstairs. The upstairs heater we couldn't get to work at all. Both electric blankets also failed to work as did the over head lighting in the bathroom. My last comment would be when booking ,that it did say that your cottage is dual occupancy, with only have a locked door deviding was quite easy her her the other couple moving around next door.Another oversight in description maybe? So therefor overall we loved our stay but unfortunately it could of been a lot better if the owners ensured the one the properties were geared correctly and two, a clearer described and understanding of the properties when booking them.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

2/5 Poor

Beautiful location, terrible experience
The property managers didn’t tell us there was a code to access the property, and it has no phone signal, so we had to drive back into town to try and contact them.The remote property has no phone signal or internet, I am an asthmatic. Heating doesn’t work well, property unpainted and covered in lichen and mould outside. Inside quite nice, signs everywhere to tell you what to do. Fireplace requires you to buy your own fire wood and kindling, in town. Kitchen poorly set up. Otaway Retreats unresponsive to our problems with this place. The location is lovely, find somewhere else to stay.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021