About Chocolate Gannets
The Chocolate Gannets Story
Situated along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, Chocolate Gannets offers a choice of four unique, luxury beachfront villas.
The villas provide a secluded beach holiday experience, only five minutes’ drive (or a peaceful beach walk) from the relaxed fishing village of Apollo Bay,
Each comfortable villa has two bedrooms, a wood-fireplace, spa bath to die for, and the most dreamy beds and linen. We also know how important holidays are with your fur babies, which is why we’ve made two of our villas pet-friendly.
Chocolate Gannets has everything you could ever want for a romantic getaway, honeymoon or family retreat. We completely understand why our guests have a hard time leaving!
A Proud History
When Chocolate Gannets was built in the early 2000s, it was the first luxury accommodation on the Great Ocean Road. Our villas really were quite the sensation!
In 2003, Chocolate Gannets won 1st place in the New Tourism Development category of the Victorian Tourism Awards. (link Victorian Tourism Awards to https://www.victoriantourismawards.com.au/) Not a bad achievement given Melbourne’s newly built Federation Square received second place…
Chocolate Gannets came into our loving care in September 2019. We have adored every minute, even the challenging ones.
The Chocolate Gannets Experience
We fell in love with Chocolate Gannets the first time we ever stayed as guests. Now we love to provide our guests with the simple luxury of enjoying a relaxing and restoring stay in an idyllic location.
For us, luxury is not necessary about opulence, but rather about enjoying the simple things in life. It’s about all the little things that make you feel great. Help you to take a pause. And appreciate the natural beauty of the environment and people around you.
We hope you find this luxury here.
Our Social and Environmental Commitment
Minimising our footprint on the environment is always at the forefront of all our decisions.
We seek to find the right balance between the comfort and enjoyment of our guests and sustainable practices. This is always a work in progress and we’re continually trying to improve our eco friendliness.
Prioritising local products and services is also really important for us.
We have partnered with Goodwill Wines (https://goodwillwine.com.au/) to harness a social impact while buying local wines. While we work with Platypi Chocolates (https://platypichocolate.com.au/) in nearby Forrest to offer ultra-local and ultra-delicious treats.
You’ll get to enjoy their sparkling wine and chocolates as a welcome gift. We had a lot of fun choosing which ones to go with, just saying!
Guests also receive a beautiful breakfast hamper with locally sourced goodies included in your stay.
We’re Here to Make Your Stay Amazing
Although you check-in independently and there are no onsite staff, we live in Apollo Bay with our two young daughters. We’re readily available to help if there’s anything else you need.
We look forward to hosting you at our little piece of paradise at Chocolate Gannets.
Liliana & Xavier