My Wife & I needed a stay away for one night, so headed to Lorne for some "Beach Therapy". Was surprised it now only took 2hr15min (to B&B) from Outer Eastern suburbs with the new Geelong By-pass! We love Lorne to visit, but find it gets a bit busy at times, so this time we chose to stay at this fantastic B&B in Eastern View only 15mins drive (before) Lorne on the Great Ocean Road. We chose the "Top" room with views of the sea. The room was very spacious, clean & light, with cathedral ceilings & blacony with chairs & table looking out to sea views. Place was very quiet with the exception of soothing sound of waves crashing to shore which when time for bed, sent us to sleep very peacefully (on very comfy bed). At night-time, we were fortunate to have clear skies which shows fantasic views of stars & also see lights of Lorne town.
Our host Nola, was very friendly & heplful, and made a very tasty continental breakfast consisting of Cereals (Junkie - Crunchy nut cornflakes for me & Healthy - Mueseli for wife), fruit, fruit yoghurt, toast, croissants, freshly squeezed OJ, Tea & the highliht of brekkie "Homemade Blueberry Muffins". Ate so much, didn't eat again until 2.30pm!
The breakfast was served on the front deck of owners home with the best panoramic views of the sea......we sat on deck for over an hour taking in the great view & also the fantastic array of local birdlife. The property has plenty of natural bush & plants attracting many birds. Over breakfast we saw many New Holland Honey Eaters feeding off Banksia tree only meters from front deck, Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos, Rosellas & King Parrots, Blue Wren, Pacific Gulls flying along beach.
Checkout was a relaxed 11am, so gave us time to enjoy the restful morning. The beach is short 1-2min walk from property. Very secluded, moderate surf, no seaweed or rocks, and very "swimmable" with only a few people around.
Recommendations for Lorne:
Dinner: Grand Pacific Hotel - Great quality food (med-pricey) & beautiful old building.
Arts: QDOS - magic arts place in bushland only mins from town
Views: Teddys Lookout. Erskine Falls (Both must-see)
Loved our stay & well rested thankyou Nola & Kevin :-)
- Also Known As:
- Lorneview Bed & Breakfast Lorne, South Pacific