Barwon Grove Holiday Rentals - Accommodation

Clients' comments

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Hide and Sea Ocean Grove I was looking for a quick escape and somewhere not far. Looking up many places and found out about ocean grove. It's a hidden gem. I travelled pretty much everywhere on great ocean road. Ocean grove is nothing less and so close to Melbourne. It was perfect. I can't believe I missed this little gem all this year. But here I am to tell you about the apartment we lived. Hosts are awesome, specially Meryll. All the process was flawless. The apartment is just beside river and ocean. Just cannot be better than this. Specious and beautiful. A perfect size backyard with BBQ. I am less than an amateur fisherman, caught some fishes from the river and BBQed them for dinner. Everything you may need, was all available in there. Truly a home away from home. And more about ocean grove? You just have to come and visit. Of course don't try anywhere else, just give Meryll a call, she is so sweet to organize everything for you. That's what I am gonna do! Avi, Easter, 2017

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"We had a very good time this week-end at Blue Water Views, the accommodation was complete, had everything we needed and more. Thank you so much for making our retreat a comfortable and lovely one…" Andreas, Sept. 2016

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Just arrived its gorgeous!!!! (Beachlife) Thanks for all your assistance.

Steve, Sept. 2016

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Thanks for our great stay at Boat House Villa 1... best location, very clean well presented and nice breakfast basket. We walked everywhere and only used the car once whilst staying. Great having beach towels provided. Thanks for having books and beach toys for the kids to be used… much appreciated.

Lauren, Sept. 2016

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Thank you again for a lovely weekend - 100 Hitchcock is a fantastic property! I'm sure we'll be booking it again! Thank you again Giles, Aug. 2016

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Thanks for your assistance, we had a wonderful time in Barwon Heads at Ocean House, it had everything we needed and felt very comfortable. Thanks again look forward coming back to the area again sometime soon with family nearby it made for a great time.

Regards David

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Great stay at the Villa (Boat House Villa), spa was ace, kids loved the ginger nuts at starfish bakery, and we loved the coffee there. Pizzas at Barwon Orange great, food at Beach house cool…..Kids loved the beach park near the bridge and also the pirate park in sheeptwash road, we road our bikes everywhere, the villa is well heated and well equipped, cosy and warm and log fire cosy.

Will be back again in November….thanks for all your help.

Dean, June 2016

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Thanks for the lovey stay the unit (Hide and Sea) is really nice. Our pooch loved it also.

Jeffrey, June 2016

Client comment: Andrew Jackson calling.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for organising us to stay at The Sand Dunes house over the weekend. The place was beautiful and we possibly had too much room. We played golf each day, ate out each night and were gone by 9am on Sunday. I’ll be in touch no doubt and my sincerest thanks again – you are a star. Regards, Andrew - June 2016

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Thanks for the lovey stay the unit (Hide and Sea) is really nice. Our pooch loved it also.

Jeffrey, June 2016

Client comment: - We had a great break with our daughters and their partners at Fairmont. The beagle pup thought it was pretty good too. We really enjoyed the house, thanks for all your assistance. Kathy, June 2016

Client comment: “It was such a lovely house [Blue Water Views] with everything you'll need for a weekend getaway. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay.” Neri - 5/4/16

Client comment: “The house was perfect [Beach House on Hitchcock], lots of space and very clean. The location was great, walking distance to all shops and cafes. Thanks for a great Easter. Will recommend to friends and family and certainly book again.” Robyn, 4/4/16

Client comment: Hi there, Thank you for our recent stay at your rental property in Dare St. [Dare House] we had a great time! Fantastic house in prime location. Regards, Sharon, 3/4/16

Client comment: “A beautiful and well appointed property [Ocean House] in a great location...what more could you want!” Ian, 29/3/16

Client comment:“We had a lovely stay at Seaspray over Easter. Everything was well organised & good communication. Clean and affordable unit in good location. Thank you!” Kim, 29/3/16

Client comment: “We had a wonderful stay at the property [Sunshine Days]. It was lovely and clean. Would definitely stay there again!"

Lisa, 31/3/16

Client comment: “We had a beautiful stay at the Pardalote Suite in Queenscliff. The host greeted us as we pulled into the driveway and showed us to our room. The room was spacious, clean and self-contained. The suite was only a short drive from the main streets of both Pt Lonsdale and Queenscliff. I would highly recommend this place for a quiet, peaceful getaway.” Kat 15/3/16

Client comment: “Amazing, wonderful weekend away at Barwon Beach Shack. Very lovingly decorated and well equipped. Particularly loved the easy check-in via key box, and the bottle of champagne on arrival. Everything was easy and we made full use of the kitchen and the beautiful pool. Will definitely be returning.”

“Everything! Beds were excellent, the pool and outdoor dining space was great - we used the outdoor table for every meal. The kitchen was very well equipped (we love to cook). Loved the bottle of champagne on arrival”. Nadine, 28/2/16

Client comment: “Loved my stay here. The house is beautiful and the garden is even nicer. Didn't spend a lot of time there as there were lots of things I had to do but the time I did spend there was really nice. I read a review by one guest complaining about the thin walls so I was prepared for this - but it wasn't an issue at all! I would definitely recommend Springhill House.” Tessa, 20/2/16

Client comment: Great family beach house (Beach House on Hitchcock), close to local shops and beaches. Had a fantastic stay arranged at late notice. The owners were a pleasure to deal with! Location, Size, Value

Chris, 10/2/16

BGHClient comment: Absolutely beautiful place (Sand Dunes), the pictures don’t do it enough justice. We had a beautiful week-end and already looking forward to our return. A perfect getaway property and the beach was beautiful.

Thanks, Brian, Feb. 2016

The photos of this house (Ocean Spray) do not do it justice. We thought it was fantastic. Clean with modern lines of decor. It is walking distance to the surf beach, sheltered beach where the river meets the sea and up to the main streets of shops. Lovely little get away.

Catherine - Jan. 2016

“What a beautiful place River House is, exactly as described. Well presented throughout to a high quality. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. In a great location, super close to the river and in easy strolling distance to the shops. We will definitely be back!”

James - Jan. 2016

seaspray-76.htmlPlease pass on our regards to the owners - Seaspray is a beaut little unit.

Everything here you need for a very enjoyable stay/holiday.

Close to beach and shops -

Kerri - Jan 2016

Hi Meryll

BGHI and the other ladies who stayed at Honnington on Bridge this weekend would like you to know how much we enjoyed our time there. It is so conveniently situated and easy to go for pleasant walks. We enjoyed breakfast not he deck on both mornings with the sun shining on us.

All wonderful.

Jenny 15/11/15


“We stayed at Seaview 47 in October 2015 and it was a great experience, with Seaview 47 providing all the essentials in comfort for terrific value in Barwon Heads.” “Loved the stay. Look forward to staying again in the near future.”

Regards, Chris 20/10/15

Dear Meryll,

My family and I had really enjoyed staying at the Beach House On Powell over the Easter weekend (2 nights). The house was cozy, clean and comfortable. We would certainly recommend to our friends who are interested in spending a holiday in Ocean Grove.

Regards, Zen 8/4/15

Dear Meryll,

Just wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to you and the owners of Raven Retreat for the wonderful time we had over Easter. It was a much needed break for us all, and the perfect getaway!

Regards, Paula 10/4/15

Dear Meryll,

On behalf of the families who stayed at this wonderful house (Raven Retreat) I would just like for you to pass on our sincere thanks to the owners. Firstly, for entrusting us with such an awesome entertainer and secondly for amazingly well thought out floor plan. We are all hard working families and really enjoyed everything about the long weekend. We took care of the the house as if it were our own and we hope you are satisfied with how we have left this property.

Once again, thank you! Lorena 6/4/15

Boat House Villa“Amazing Villa” 5 of 5 stars. We had an amazing stay at the Boat House Villa. The house was immaculate and had anything you need. It made our girls weekend just fabulous. Sleeps 8 adults comfortably. Beds are great and all amenities just perfect. Also awesome location. Just off the Main Street. 100 meters to all the shops and cafés. Can't wait to stay again!

Amy, February 14, 2015

BGH Clean, relaxing, private and well appointed! - We stayed at this property (Oasis on Sunset) for the Xmas period with immediate family and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay, grandparents could relax with the summer sun in the private outdoor area with amazing coastline views, or stay cool in the well air conditioned upstairs/downstairs living areas and have a game or two of pool or watch a DVD on the flat screen tv's they have in each room! The children we're non stop occupied by the great size in-ground heated swimming pool and spent hours playing games and having fun in the sun! Close to shops and beach, only minutes by car either way and nearly just as quick if you decide to take in the fresh sea air and walk! After a big day it was great to have a spa or hot shower in either of clean spacious bathrooms and either cook a meal in the well appointed kitchen or get take away from one of the many fantastic eateries that are available! Bedrooms we're also well appointed and clean & beds we're big and comfy! All in all is was a perfect place for a traditional beachside family holiday and we wished we could have stayed a few more days! Highly recommend and we will hopefully be back again next year! :-)

Ben M. Bacchus Marsh 28-12-14

We had a wonderful stay at Shanouk Lodge such a beautiful house and great area. We took the kids and they enjoyed the local surroundings and we loved the uniqueness of the house. Definitely a wonderful weekend getaway and very pet friendly. Cannot wait to go back again! Thanks Again,
Andrea A 17/11/14

Hi Meryll, Andrew and co.

BGH just wanted to say thank you for recommending 'Contemporary Corse' to us for our long weekend recently, and for handling the booking. The house was perfect for our two families. It was relaxing in every way, from the size of the rooms, to the decor, the garden, and the appliances and abundance of crockery in the kitchen! Although we were a little further from the shops than we had expected, this also turned out to be relaxing, as it could be such a lovely walk through the streets and along the river to get there. (7 min walk to Starfish Bakery!) The booking process and the key pickup/drop off were easier than with any other agency and property I have ever dealt with, anywhere. Barwon Heads turned on beautiful sunny weather for us, and we had a fantastic three days. We will definitely be back.

Thanks again, Catherine 15/6/14

Thanks so much,

Boat House VillaJust a short note to tell you how much we enjoyed staying in these villas. They were lovely and clean, had everything we needed and we enjoyed the lovely breakfast basket. (Boathouse Villa 1). Marion, 10-5-14


Hi Meryll,

BGHI wanted to thank you for all your help in making our Easter getaway to Ocean Grove such a memorable one. Shanouk Lodge was amazing. They thought of everything…even a box of dog toys! The kids were kept thoroughly entertained by the fish pond and the adults enjoyed the roasting fires, darts an d some nice bottles of red in the recliner lounges once the kids had gone to bed.

I didn't get a chance to write some words of appreciation in the guest log book, so please pass our sincere thanks on to the owners for allowing us to stay.

With thanks, Bianca 12/05/14

BGHJust wanted to say thank you so much for a wonderful holiday down at the Trevally Retreat we will recommend this to all our friends. I hope you are happy with the way we have left the house. We're glad we booked this one, it made our holiday.
Kind regards Robyn. 20/2/14

BGHWe loved our classy weekend. (100 Hitchcock) Lots of room for all of us to chill out in luxury. Way above our expectations. The option of separate living areas worked well for us with the kids. Loved the open fire - we had such a relaxing weekend. Barwon Heads is such a perfect holiday destination. 5 minutes walk to Starfish bakery. WOW!

Terry - 27 Oct 13

Seaview 47Seaview 47 is well situated just a short walk to town and the river. It was really well appointed, comfortable and stylish we loved our stay and will return in the future.

Debbie - 08 Oct 13


BGH The proximity to town for this property is great - we all enjoyed the coffee shops and great restaurants nearby.

Nick - 04 Jul 13 (Oban)


BGHThe view. Close to all aspects of the town. The set up of the property will be excellent in summer months and we did manage to get six cars in the drive.

Maria (Mandy) (Honnington On Bridge) - 16 Jul 13


BGHSand Dunes very clean! luxury!!!!! we like it. very beautiful.

Xuwen - 13 Aug 13

It was perfect location and set up for a fun holiday!

Danielle - 05 Jan 13

BGHThe beachouse is situated in a fabulous spot. Situated in a quiet court, close to beaches and shops and a short drive to Geelong and surrounds. Fabulous base for day trips to see the Great Ocean Road…

Karen - 11 Sep 13 (Antares Beach House)

BGHLove this house, (Contemporary Corse) have been before, will come again. - Anne, 20/8/13




BGHGreat house, (Contemporary Corse) various members of our family have stayed before, always enjoy the location and fenced yard for kids, lovely décor. Thanks again for a lovely stay

Jim, 26/4/13



BGHJust a quick note to thank you for the fantastic stay we had at the Outrigger. What a well appointed, warm and beautiful unit it is! We had a great time and really appreciate the reasonable rates. We wouldn’t be able to get away otherwise! Thank you once more. I will post a review on the website.

Yours sincerely, Jane 4/7/13

Hi Meryll,

BGHWe stayed at this property (The Light House) for lovely 10 nights in April 2013. The house is ideally located within a leafy residential street offering a quiet environment. The local cafes are within a 5 minute walk and the Barwon river is only moments away. The photos on the booking website don’t do the property justice, the house and the amenities exceeded our expectations. The house is generously equipped with all the household requirements to ensure a comfortable and convenient stay, the kitchen is stocked with a great variety of pots, plates as well as a BBQ on the balcony allowing you to cook during your holiday. Although Foxtel was listed as a feature at the property we found it was no longer connected however the 1000+ library of DVD’s and books made up for it. We highly recommend this property and would stay again.

Thank you, Marilyn and family 25-4-13

Hi Meryll,

BGHGood morning,

BTW we loved the place (Karand Place), it was very comfortable overall. Thanks for all your help.

John, General Manager - Sales 1-5-13

Hi Meryll,

Sunrise CloseThis outstanding property (Sunrise Close) easily and comfortably accommodated 8 to 10 people with ample living space. Beautiful decor and facilities, comfy beds and a very homely yet classy atmosphere. Excellent location. Alison - 03 Apr 13


Hi Meryll,

BGHI just want to say a big thank you for the Bullarook house (removed). We all had a fantastic time. The location was just perfect!

Thanks again, Amy 14/3/13


BGHWe were most impressed with the Lighthouse. It has a fantastic design and great facilities. Hope we left it as you would like it to be. Enjoyed our weekend along with the thousands of others in Baron Heads. Cheers and thanks! 8/3/13


To BGHolidays,

Moonah CottageMoonah Cottage is a great property for families or large groups. Plenty of space and privacy, including a detached bungalow with ample room for 2 couples (or a family). Walking distance to town. A+ 5/3/2013


To BGHolidays,

BGH The best aspect of this property (Ocean Haven) was that unlike a motel style accomodation you not only had room to move around but had access to a private and spacious back garden. Philip - 05/3/13. AND - Ideal for families with children as there is plenty of room to spread out. Brendon - 13/1/13

Hi Meryll

BGHJust want to say what a delightful property Karand Place is and we all had a wonderful weekend.
Cheers Caroline and family :) 4/2/13


From Facebook

Wally wrote: "My family had a perfect holiday in Barwon Heads this summer. Thank you so much for your assistance and service Meryll." 19/1/13

Hello Meryll

BGHWe were very happy to see the unit (Oceana) in a very clean & tidy state when we visited. Can you please pass this onto the cleaners and would be happy to have them again.

Thanks, Liz and Neil 21 February 2013



Ocean ShoresI wanted to thank you for giving us the opportunity for a fantastic weekend down in Barwon Heads. The ability to book with you, especially at short notice, meant that a last minute weekend away with the kids was possible. As usual the property we rented (Ocean Shores) was in fantastic condition and your team had obviously been exceptionally busy ensuring the place was ready for our (early?) arrival. I’m sorry we were later getting away yesterday than expected. The kids had such a good time on the beach we couldn’t get them back to the house to wash / change / eat / leave. This has been our fourth trip using your accommodation at ocean shores and we’ll definitely use BGH again.

Wishing you all the best. Kind Regards, Jonathan 16/2/13

BGHProperty (Oasis on Sunset) was amazing, beach was close, amazing views from the balcony. But The best part was me and my friend scouting for a busy bar/club at 11pm on a Saturday night.. I forgot we were in Ocean Grove

Tiffany - 30 Jan 13

BGHHighlight of this house (Oasis on Sunset) is the fantastic pool with huge outdoor decking area which was very private. Also the little BBQ shelter provided shade and a wind break. The separate living areas inside prov…
Review score Wendy - 31 Dec 12

Hi Meryll,

Seaview 47Just wanted to say what a great house Seaview 47 was,and also wanted to mention how clean it was. Probably the cleanest holiday house we have ever rented.... even the windows were sparkling. Thankyou for all the special touches like the coffee and lovely linen. We had a great time.

Thanks Kate, 29/1/13

Facebook comment: My family had a perfect holiday in Barwon Heads this summer. Thank you so much for your assistance and service Meryll. Wally, 19-1-13

Boat House VillaThanks so much Meryll!

This is an amazing villa (Boathouse Villa 1).

We've had such a great time! Jenny M, 10-1-13

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