Luxury Accommodation on the Great Ocean Road


Chocolate Gannets offers luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. Nestled on the shores of Apollo Bay, our secluded villas are famous for their meditative sea views, effortless luxury, spa tubs and enviable beachfront position. The ultimate honeymoon or romantic escape for couples celebrating anniversaries and engagements. Or a peaceful nature retreat for families.

Our Villas

Your ultimate Apollo Bay luxury accommodation. Escape and rejuvenate at one of Chocolate Gannet’s four unique two-bedroom villas on the beachfront.

Fall asleep to the sound of waves and wake up to bird song. Enjoy a glass of local wine by your toasty fireplace. Or soak in a dreamy spa tub with captivating views. Our luxury Great Ocean Road villa accommodation is all about location, comfort and attention to detail. From quality bedding and couches worthy of an afternoon nap. To thoughtful touches and complimentary consumables. The resounding feedback is always, ‘we’ll be back again’.

Choose from two Beachfront Villas or two Luxury Villas, each with their own divine spa room to soothe your soul.

Luxurious double spa bath with ocean views and beachfront with fireplace

Beachfront Villas

You’ll never want to leave. Our Beachfront Villas look straight out to the bay. Spot whales, dolphins and seals from your deck. Witness the power of winter storms or the beauty of rainbows over the sea from the comfort of your sofa. They’re pure magic.

Luxury Villas

Immerse yourself with nature. Our Luxury Villas boast partial views of the ocean and are surrounded by native trees teaming with honeyeaters, wattle birds and black yellow-tailed cockatoos. You may even receive a visit from one of the resident koalas.

Koala Track

Have you ever spotted a koala in the wild? Come for a wander in our guest exclusive Koala Track, just behind the villas. A winding track of about 200m amongst eucalypt trees that are home to a few koalas.

The cute iconic marsupials are wild and come and go as they please, so we cannot guarantee their presence all the time, but they are generally found snoozing or chomping on our trees. Being so close to the villas, guests can go multiple times during their stay and experience seeing the koalas in different positions, heights and maybe catch one awake!


Staying With Us

You’ll feel a world away in our beachfront and luxury villas, yet Chocolate Gannets is only five minutes’ drive from the heart of Apollo Bay. Or a relaxed 30 minute stroll along the beach.

Your neighbours are sheep grazing on green grass and koalas in gum trees. The sea is your pacifier. It’s private, unpretentious and luxurious all wrapped in one.

Our warm and welcoming service differentiates us from other Great Ocean Road luxury accommodation. Owners Lili and Xavier will go out of their way to ensure your stay is memorable.

Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay is a quiet, genuine little fishing town that offers everything you need for a relaxing nature escape. Enjoy delicious fresh seafood, soulful walks, stunning lookouts and great fishing. Discover an abundance of wildlife.. We’ve curated a selection of special places and experiences just for you.

Chocolate Gannets is proudly a member of 1% for the Planet, a global network of businesses, individuals and organisations tackling our planet’s most pressing environmental issues. 1% of our total revenue (not profits) is donated to certified and verified environmental non profit organisations.

We couldn’t say it any better than Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia and 1% of the Planet):

“This is not philanthropy. This should be a cost of doing business. It’s paying rent for our use of the planet”

Exclusive Guest Offer

Book direct via the link on this website, or by phone, for the best value and most flexible booking conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to all the important questions our guests commonly want to know.