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4.2 out of 5

"Our cottage was in such a peaceful location - it felt like we were the only people for miles, even though there were guests staying in the other cotta ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 22 Apr 2019

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Hotel Description

At Shearwater Cottages you'll be 0.9 km (0.6 mi) from Great Otway National Park and 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Cape Otway Lightstation. Highlights at this property include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and fireplaces.

Flat-screen TVs with DVD players are featured in all 4 individually decorated accommodations, and you can enjoy furnished patios, living rooms, and private yards. Kitchens come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, making in-room dining convenient. Espresso makers, ceiling fans, and hair dryers are also available. Limited housekeeping is available.

This pet-friendly property offers a garden, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

With a stay at this 3-star Cape Otway property, you'll be 25.8 km (16.1 mi) from Johanna Beach and 28.5 km (17.7 mi) from Apollo Bay Harbour.


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max


Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Shearwater Cottages ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Shearwater Cottages

Everyone (4) Couples (2)
1 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2021

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4 out of 5
Our cottage was in such a peaceful location - it felt like we were the only people for miles, even though there were guests staying in the other cottages. It would have been nice if the grass outside our cottage had been mowed, which would have made it safer for our dog. The gas fire was cosy, the BBQ immaculate and the bed was comfy.

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Oct. 2018

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5 out of 5
Was a lovely place to stay. So secluded with a sunset veiw, and was so close to everything along the great ocean road. The cabin was so cosy and had everything provided, the photos don’t do it justice. Loved staying there!

Posted by , from adelaide on 30 Oct. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 Dec. 2017 by Allison and Gary

Hi Meg Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so happy you loved Shearwater, we love it here too! Hope to see you back again soon.

5 out of 5

Beautiful, peaceful spot

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights which included beautiful sunsets and sunrises, relaxing atmosphere, wallabies and bird-watching. Spacious accommodation for 2 adults and 2 kids and close to Cape Otway lighthouse and Mait's Rest (rainforest walk).

Posted by , from Melbourne on 3 Oct. 2017

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5 out of 5
Pros: Fabulous location, just beautiful
Cons: Need to remove your own rubbish on departure, but was not a deal breaker..
Location: Away from it all
Value: Pricey but worth it; Service: Friendly; Cleanliness: Beautiful; Pet friendly. Even provided pet bed, bowls and a small treat...

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 12 Jan. 2015

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Property Features

As a guest of Shearwater Cottages, you'll find barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. The front desk is open around the clock. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Cape Otway cottage is smoke free.

  • 4 guestrooms or units
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of living rooms
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Free self parking


  • Airport: Melbourne Airport (MEL) (222.1 km / 138 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Shearwater Cottages offers 4 accommodations with fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to furnished patios. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate living rooms. Accommodations at this 3-star cottage have kitchens with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Living room
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for AUD 40.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 40.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Food and water bowls are available
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. This property accepts credit cards.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 40.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: AUD 40.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Shearwater Cottages Cape Otway House
  • Shearwater Cottages House
  • Shearwater Cottages Cape Otway
  • Shearwater Cottages
  • Shearwater Cottages House Cape Otway
  • Shearwater Cottages Cottage
  • Shearwater Cottages Cape Otway
  • Shearwater Cottages Cottage Cape Otway

You should know

  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.