BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi

Deśa Retreat Ecovillas is located in Jan Juc , 22 mi from Lorne. Geelong is 15 mi away.

All accommodations include a lounge and dining area and a kitchenette equipped with a dishwasher, an oven, a toaster and a kettle. The bedrooms include a king bed and a private bathroom with a shower. Linen and towels are provided.

Deśa Retreat Ecovillas also includes access to a private garden, fire pit, hot outdoor shower and a barbecue.

Shops, cafes, Winki and Bells are within walking distance from the property. Melbourne is 62 mi away and Torquay is 2.2 mi from the property. The nearest airport is Avalon Airport, 24 mi from Deśa Retreat Ecovillas.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

Deśa Retreat Ecovillas has been welcoming guests since Sept 20, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Breakfast Info

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free Parking Available On Site


Golf course (within 2 miles)




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Closest beaches
  • Bells Beach

    8.9 Excellent beach
    1.1 miles from property
  • Torquay Beach

    9.2 Wonderful beach
    1.5 miles from property
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Hosted by Deśa Retreats Jan Juc

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Deśa Retreats Jan Juc
Deśa Eco Retreat is a place to unwind & connect with yourself, your loved ones & nature. As a guest you can stay and enjoy the natural beauty of our property or take a stroll along coastal walking tracks & view iconic beaches and surf breaks like Bells or Winki. At night sit under the stars by the firepit. Select to stay in the semi detached Eco Villas or Tiny House. Each accommodating up to 4 people. Standard rate incl. king or twin share bedding option for 2 people with extra guests accommodated on sofa beds in the lounge area (additional fee). If your group is larger you can choose to book both Villas & open an interconnecting door creating spacious accommodation for 6-8 guests. If you don't feel like cooking and just feel like staying in & enjoying all that surrounds you, your host Em can prepare a home cooked plant based evening meal or hot breakfast. Please make this request at the time of booking or at least 7 days prior to your arrival to avoid disappointment. Our Yoga studio provides a great opportunity to Relax & unwind during your stay. Book a scheduled group class or indulge in a private or small group class tailored to your needs. Please contact us to find out more
Your host Emma is a yoga teacher, counsellor, musician, Mum to three teenagers, plant based garden to table cook and keen gardener. She loves surfing, hiking, running and having meaningful conversations with visitors to the property.
Within walking distance to the stunning beaches of Jan Juc and Torquay, walk the clifftop track, explore the bush, surf iconic breaks Winki and Bells, or simply sit and watch the view from one of the many lookouts dotted along the coast. Jan Juc is a beautiful family friendly neighbourhood enjoying easy access to stunning Beaches and Bush. At a small group of shops within walking distance you will find Swell Cafe serving excellent coffee and food, Bells Beach Hotel, The Cave Pizza, Fish and Chips and a local milk Bar. Torquay is an easy 5 minute drive away where you can explore retail shops, cafes and restaurants.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish
What's nearby
  • Mt Duneed Estate
    10 miles
  • Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre
    10.8 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar Swell Cafe 18 Princes Terrace Jan Juc
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant Roku Den - Japanese 34 Bell Street Torquay
    3.4 miles
  • Restaurant Ole - Mexican 5 zeally bay road Torquay
    4.2 miles
  • Restaurant The Beach Hotel Jan Juc 3 Stuart Avenue
    0.6 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Ocean View
    0.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Bells Beach
    1.1 miles
  • Torquay Beach
    1.5 miles
  • Torquay Front Beach
    2.1 miles
  • Fisherman's beach
    2.7 miles
  • Point Impossible Beach
    5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Avalon Airport
    24.2 miles
  • Moorabbin Airport
    51 miles
  • Essendon Fields Airport
    54.3 miles
How to get to Deśa Retreat Ecovillas from Avalon Airport
    Private shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Deśa Retreat Ecovillas
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
Sit back and relax
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Freedom to eat when you want
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
Extra comfort
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Fold-up bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Fan
  • Iron
Outdoor & View
Enjoy the view
  • Garden view
Services & Extras
  • Wake-up service
  • Hiking Off-site
  • Windsurfing Off-site
  • Fishing Off-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
Space for everyone to be together
  • Dining area
  • Sofa
  • Sitting area
Food & Drink
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
  • Airport drop-off Additional charge
  • Airport pickup Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Building Characteristics
  • Semi-detached
Health & Wellness Facilities
  • Full-body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples' massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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House rules Deśa Retreat Ecovillas takes special requests – add in the next step!


2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in

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


Until 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
AUD 50 per stay
Extra bed by request
AUD 50 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed by request
AUD 50 per person, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card Deśa Retreat Ecovillas 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 need be quiet between 9:00 PM and 7:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you're booking this property in accordance with the destination's local government guidelines, including (but not limited to) the purpose of travel and maximum group size.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Please inform Deśa Retreat Ecovillas of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival by bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Deśa Retreat Ecovillas

  • Yes, Deśa Retreat Ecovillas is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Deśa Retreat Ecovillas can accommodate this group size:

    • 4 guests

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

  • Deśa Retreat Ecovillas offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Foot massage
    • Neck massage
    • Head massage
    • Back massage
    • Full-body massage
    • Couples' massage
    • Hand massage

  • The prices at Deśa Retreat Ecovillas may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Deśa Retreat Ecovillas has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

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

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

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

  • Check-in at Deśa Retreat Ecovillas is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Deśa Retreat Ecovillas is 2.2 miles from the center of Torquay.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Deśa Retreat Ecovillas by:

    • Car 1h 20min
    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h 30min