Sea view
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Free parking

Experience world-class service at Chocolate Gannets

Located on the Great Ocean Road in Apollo Bay, directly opposite a beautiful sandy beach, Chocolate Gannets offers 5-star self-contained villas with free Wi-Fi and spectacular views of the Southern Ocean.

Guests receive a welcome pack of provisions on arrival, featuring muesli, bread, wine, chocolate, fruit, condiments, tea, coffee, milk and fruit juice.

Chocolate Gannets consists of four separate villas, two are Seafront Villas and two are Garden Villas. Seafront Villas have full ocean views and the Garden Villas have partial ocean views. All villas have a fully equipped kitchen and laundry. You can sink into the leather sofa and relax in front of the wood fire, or soak in the large 2-person spa bath looking out at the waves in front of you.

The restaurants and cafes of Apollo Bay town centre are just 1.6 miles from Chocolate Gannets Villas. It is a 30-minute drive to Cape Otway National Park and 90 minutes’ drive to the 12 Apostles.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Chocolate Gannets has been welcoming guests since 20 Jul 2012.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Free private parking available on-site


Golf course (within 3 km)



Reliable info
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Accommodation Type
Bedroom 1::
1 extra-large double bed
Bedroom 2::
2 single beds
Bedroom 1::
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2::
2 single beds
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Apollo Bay

    9.0 Superb beach
    40 yards from property
  • Skenes Creek Beach

    8.6 Fabulous beach
    1.3 miles from property
Property questions and answers
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  • Hey team, do you have a seafarers available from 29th sept to the 2nd of oct ?
    Hello ! Unfortunately we don't have any Seafront Villas available for those dates, sorry. Kind regards, Lili
    Answered on 5 September 2022
  • Hello is there a possibility for a family of 6? (inclusive of 1 child).
    Hello, Our villas accommodate 4 adults comfortably across the two bedrooms, and we can add a portacot for a small child, but unfortunately not more th..
    Answered on 12 June 2022
  • Do you have a beachfront booking available for May 7th? It is not showing on
    Hello, Unfortunately we do not have a Seafront Villa available for May 7th. For questions regarding availability it's always best to send us an email ..
    Answered on 3 April 2021
  • Hi there I was wondering about the cancleation policy. Being that covid is running rampid. If its within the 2 week period and you fall in is there an..
    Hello, We strongly advise travel insurance that covers for any cancellation costs due to positive COVID cases in the group. Our bookings are entirely ..
    Answered on 31 July 2022
  • Can the second bedroom be made into a king size bed
    Hello, Yes, the second bedroom in all villas can be setup as a king bed or as two single beds. The main bedroom can only be setup as a king bed. Kind ..
    Answered on 30 July 2021
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Property surroundings *
Travel Proud

Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Facilities of Chocolate Gannets
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Spa bath
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Dressing room
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Terrace
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Electric blankets
  • Private entrance
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Hot tub
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • View
  • Beach
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 3 km) Additional charge
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
Fun for everyone under one roof
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Video
  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Secured parking
  • Parking garage
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in/check-out
Entertainment and family services
  • Books, DVDs, or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Building characteristics
  • Detached
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

House rules

Chocolate Gannets takes special requests - add in the next step!


15:00 - 00:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


00:00 - 10:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 3 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
AUD 35 per child, per night
Cot upon request
3 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
AUD 35 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Chocolate Gannets accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 22:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that there is a 4% charge when you pay with an American Express or Diners Club credit card.

Please note that the villas are not serviced during your stay. You are responsible for keeping the villa in a clean condition.

You will require a door code to access your villa. To receive this code, please contact Chocolate Gannets 24 hours before arrival, using the contact details found on the booking confirmation.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform Chocolate Gannets in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about Chocolate Gannets

  • Chocolate Gannets offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Beachfront
    • Beach

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a balcony. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Chocolate Gannets on this page.

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Chocolate Gannets.

  • Chocolate Gannets is 1.7 miles from the centre of Apollo Bay.

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Chocolate Gannets on this page.

  • Check-in at Chocolate Gannets is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:30.

  • Yes, Chocolate Gannets is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Chocolate Gannets by:

    • Car 2h 30min

  • Chocolate Gannets can accommodate the following group size:

    • 4 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Chocolate Gannets has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 2 bedrooms

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • The prices at Chocolate Gannets may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.