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Venus Bay Eco Retreat

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An Idyllic retreat into nature far from the madding crowd

Venus Bay Eco Retreat is located in the midst of a Banksia forest in the Anderson Inlet. Getting... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Spooky T
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Singapore, Singapore
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We enjoyed a delightful 5 days at Venus Bay Eco Retreat hosted by Mae who made us most welcome... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
johndbosworth
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Melbourne, Australia
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802 Lees Rd, Venus Bay, Victoria 3956, Australia
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Venus Bay Eco Retreat is located in the midst of a Banksia forest in the Anderson Inlet. Getting there from Tarwin Lower is a therapeutic drive through rural natural landscape that marks a journey into nature. The signs urging drivers to watch out for Kangaroos,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Spooky T
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We enjoyed a delightful 5 days at Venus Bay Eco Retreat hosted by Mae who made us most welcome. Set in banksia dominated bush, it is a wonderful place to sit and contemplate nature. Our particular interest was the birdlife with regular visits to the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank johndbosworth
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting nestled amongst the banksia trees. The cottage is beautiful and has that luxurious touch that makes you feel a little spoilt. Close to the beach and the wildlife comes to visit and makes the whole experience very special. Mae is a fabulous host...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank Jennifer Y
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The chirping of frogs in the marshes, the chittering of birds in the trees, the pattering of rain on the roof and rustling of leaves in the breeze at Venus Bay Eco Retreat all adds up to one of my favourite soundscapes. Comfortable lodgings, a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank RedBeard501
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is our third visit to the Venus Bay Eco Retreat, and as always it was everything we hoped it would be. Beautiful, peaceful, calming environment. The kids were happy to sit and watch the wildlife, including the kangaroos that spent a lot of time...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank melj7263
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is about as eco as you will get whilst still staying within the lap of luxury.... lovely accommodation, and access to wildlife is extraordinary.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Ziek1986
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Venus Bay Eco Retreat is the perfect environment for a relaxing weekend away. The cabin is surrounded by breathtaking Australian bush and and the large veranda and huge windows make the most of it. Mae has carefully selected eco friendly products that are considerate to...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank emily3000
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

The owner is a lovely lady, and the retreat is in an amazing block of animal filled bushland. However, if you're a couple that wants 100% privacy, this is not the place for you. The website doesn't state that the owner's residence is about 10m...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank WanderingMinxx
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Stoked to find this little nature haven just a stone's throw from Wilson's Prom. Perfect for our short holiday, an easy drive from Melbourne. Seen from the deck; Black wallaby, eastern grey kangaroos, ringtail possums, bats, bush rat, countless birds and.... Yes, even a wombat!...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank leebeenz
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The Venus Bay Eco Retreat was a great find and is truly was a treat during our Australia holiday experience. The location couldn't be better; the cabin is secluded in a lush bush area (Coast Banksia Woodlands) teaming with all sorts of wildlife and a...More

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank Anthony K
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MelbDude
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Yes it is, the beach is only a few minutes away.
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