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Points South By The Sea
Ranked #1 of 3 Wongarra B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leicestershire
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“As good as it gets”
Reviewed February 24, 2012

I'm not sure there's much to add to the superlatives in the other reviews. Points South was found and booked for us by our son for when we arrived in Melbourne. We had a brilliant three days/two nights there last week. My only small regret is that there are so many sights to see along the Great Ocean Road and inland that we didn't spend enough time at Points South. It is absolutely idyllic, the only sounds being those of the ocean and the birds in the morning. We'll definitely try to stay there again next time we visit Victoria.

Bryan's telephone call soon after arrival was much appreciated, as was the goodies bag.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 15, 2012

After arriving in Wongarra after a week long stay in an average Melbourne hotel I was overwhelmed by how beautiful this place is. My children were made very welcome and the goodies bag which was left for us had even considered their needs. The beds are heavenly comfortable, the location second to none. Absolute peace and quiet, we didn't even know anyone else was there. Thanks Joan for being so great to my children showing them the beautiful Bob, Murphy and Bella. Your cottage will have a special place in our holiday to Victoria and we will most certainly be back. A thankyou also to Bryan the whole booking process was super easy. Henri and Amanda, Perth

  • Stayed January 2012
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2012

A lovely private and relaxing hideaway cottage with superb views of the Great Ocean Road and the sea. I hesitate in writing a review as I want to keep this place all to myself!

The cottage is well equipped and has an excellent BBQ. The eucalyptus forest on the property also houses many wild koalas - it's great fun koala spotting. Just pick up some food from Lorne on the way through and hideaway to your hearts content. The general store at Wye also has excellent coffee and food. Treat!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Harlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2011

We have been travelling for 4 months and the 2 nights we spent here were 2 of the best we've spent anywhere on this trip. It is a real retreat with incredible views and beautifully equipped and furnished. There are so many extra touches that make this place so special. The large window seat is magnificent and you can sit and watch the ocean for hours and never tire of it. The lovely crisp white bed linen (cotton sheets and feather duvet) were a real luxury and the bed was enormous and so comfortable. A fabulous goody bag was provided too. I cannot praise Points South highly enough. It is a fabulous retreat.

Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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MurphyBerwick, Owner at Points South By The Sea, responded to this review, December 22, 2011
Thanks for a great review, all feedback assists us in improving our property.
We hope the rest of your time in Australia was enjoyable, and maybe one day you can return to Points South By The Sea.
Merry Xmas!
Bryan and Joan
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 10, 2011

Wonderful cottage set in an elevated, private position over the Great Ocean Road and its own lovely beach with rock pools. We stayed on a rainy long weekend, but the open fire and games kept us cosy and occupied. Points South has an incomparable view of the ocean - perfect whatever the weather, whatever the time of day or night. Little Blue Wrens love the place. Excellent facilities, well equipped kitchen, super clean, Bryan was friendly and helpful. I'd like to go back next time without the kids, maybe during whale season!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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MurphyBerwick, Owner at Points South By The Sea, responded to this review, November 25, 2011
Many thanks for your kind review and we hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Australia.
Bryan @ Points South By The Sea
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2011

Arriving to a gorgeous goody bag and a sensational view,we thought that our stay could not improve by much...by it did...our bedding was the closest thing to sleeping on clouds and the window seat was perfect for napping in the sun....
Hospitality is clearly what Bryan loves and it shows...nothing was too much trouble and he took on board our comments ...we all can't wait to head back to create more lasting laughs and memories!!!

Room Tip: They are both fantastic cottages....
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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MurphyBerwick, Owner at Points South By The Sea, responded to this review, November 25, 2011
Sorry for the dealy in responding to your fantastic review.
We really do appreciate it and hope to have you stay with us again.
Bryan @ Points South By The Sea
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Melbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2011

Arrived feeling pretty stressed....What a wonderful way to chill out....Magnificent view, open fire, bed to die for..made for a lovely short break.
Even when we had an issue with our fridge not working properly, a cheerful Bryan went out of his way to rectify the problem...nothing was too much trouble.
Would definitely recommend this as a perfect venue to chill out.
Will be back

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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MurphyBerwick, Owner at Points South By The Sea, responded to this review, November 25, 2011
Wow, what a fantastic review, we really do appreciate it!
Sorry for the delay in responding, and we hope to have you stay with us again.
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Property: Points South By The Sea
Address: 5260 Great Ocean Rd, Wongarra, Apollo Bay, Victoria 3234, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Apollo Bay > Wongarra
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Wongarra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Points South By The Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Points South By The Sea has 3 luxury self contained cottages featuring stone fireplace, outside and inside showers, spa bath, full kitchen and out side BBQ. Each cottage has a king and queen bed.They are fully airconditioned for your comfort.The cottages are ideal for both couples and families. Beach access is literally across the Great Ocean Road and there are walking tracks throughout the property. A great fishing spot and if you are keen to surf bring the board as we are located just across the road from Sledge Hammer and down only metres from Boneyards and Whale Bone... all great surf spots.Fantastic in summer but just as beautiful in winter! ... more   less 
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