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Stephanie’s at Onion Bay

Stephanie’s at Onion Bay – Sugarloaf/ Wongarrra

With the Great Southern Ocean in front and The Otways behind, be mesmerised by the stunning location and appointment of this stylish accommodation for two.
Complete with modern kitchen, spa, wood pellet fire, TV/DVD, sound system, front and rear decks, BBQ and scrumptious breakfast basket.

Sleeps: 4 – 2 Suites for 2 persons
Guest comments: 0
Pet Friendly: Yes
Price: $210 /night /suite

Contact Information

Stephanie Russell and Michael Abbott
5084 Great Ocean Rd, Sugarloaf
Phone: (03)5237 0284 /0439 808 448
Fax:(03) 5237 0287
Email: stay@stephaniesonionbay.com
Website: www.stephaniesonionbay.com

Stephanie’s is only meters from the surf


Stephanie’s at Onion Bay
… provides guests with so much more than just a roof over their heads and a bed to sleep in. The property is located on the Great Ocean Road directly opposite the serenity of Onion Bay, at Sugarloaf, 15 kilometres from Apollo Bay.

Uniquely styled, the studio apartment is tailor made to massage a feeling of well being, with soaring hills as a backdrop and the ocean in the forefront. The rhythm of the ocean is a mesmerising sedative that induces peaceful dreams while cocooned in queen-size beds, housed in spacious accommodation for couples that leaves little to be desired.

The ‘Seascape Room’ is fully self-contained with polished messmate floors and contemporary furnishings, luxuriously appointed with full kitchen, and a relaxing spa en-suite. Plenty of storage and hanging space, a music system and TV / DVD set-up, games, books and magazines assist guests to unwind. The front deck allows guests to take in an uninterrupted view of The Great Southern Ocean and Bass Strait, while the rear deck boasts a hooded gas barbecue and fresh potted herbs. Warmth in winter is provided by an innovative fire that burns wood pellets made from sawmill waste which is a boon for allergy sufferers, giving off no smoke or fumes, only the comfort and romance of a wood burning fire.

The ‘Carisbrook Room’, with a vista of restful eucalypt planted hills and rural views, is fully self contained with queen size bed and en-suite. It has an under bench fridge, toaster, tea and coffee making facilities, television and music system and the sunny deck is a pleasant place for end of day drinks. The ‘Carisbrook Room’ is linked to The ‘Seascape Room’ via a hallway making the two rooms perfect for couples travelling together.
Both suites have private entrances and a full breakfast basket is included in the tariff.

Hosts Stephanie Russell and Michael Abbott built their architect designed accommodation on the site of Michael’s childhood holiday home, taking great care with decoration and adornments. The couple moved permanently to their house on Onion Bay leaving academic backgrounds for a future in the hospitality industry. They have added a holiday booking service to their business – Great Ocean Road Getaways, – offering a wide range of vacation properties in its portfolio from luxury through to budget accommodation options, to match tenants to their dream holiday getaway.

What To See And Do

Waterfalls: Guests can walk from Stephanie’s at Onion Bay along the beach or the Great Ocean Road to the highest falls in The Otways – the Carisbrook Falls, or by car to Marriners Falls near Apollo Bay, the spectacular Triplet Falls, Beauchamp Falls and Hopetoun Falls near Beech Forest, the Stevensons Falls near Forrest / Barramunga, and the Sabine Falls near Tanybryn.

Trails and Walks: By car and not far from Stephanie’s at Onion Bay are the Otways Trails including the Kennett River Koala Trail, the Kennett River Glow Worm Trail, and the Wye River Heritage Walk.
To venture further, from Apollo Bay there are walks including Marriners Lookout, the Beach North East to Skenes Creek walk, the Apollo Bay to Marengo walk and the mighty Great Ocean Walk. Near Cape Otway there is Shelly Beach, the Maits Rest Rainforest Walk, and if guests are into history, the Cape Otway Lightstation and Cemetery.


  • The ‘Seascape Room’ offers all the comforts of home and is complete with:
  • queen sized accommodation
  • well appointed modern kitchen with contemporary table & chairs
  • spacious dining and comfortable lounge areas
  • inviting wood pellet fire
  • TV/DVD and CD/radio sound system
  • wireless internet connection
  • private front and rear decks
  • bbq facilities
  • relax in the spa bath with shower
  • breakfast basket
  • private entrance
  • undercover parking
  • all quality linen provided
  • The ‘Carisbrook Room’ features fantastic rural views and offers:
  • queen size accommodation with robe
  • private bathroom with shower
  • small circular table with two wicker chairs
  • fridge, tea & coffee making facility
  • TV, CD/radio sound system
  • IXL convection heater
  • rear deck with BBQ
  • private entrance
  • undercover parking
  • all quality linen provided


From $210/ night /suite
What Our Guests Say

‘Nothings perfect, but this comes close! Thank you for your attention to detail. We have all loved being here’.
Pauline & Ray, Brian & Margaret 18 Jan 2007

‘Perfect. The jam’s, fresh bread, soaps, walks, and swims, drives, views and sounds, a truly delightful time at this wonderful place. Your hospitality and the comfort of your unique Onion Bay treasure will long be valued and remembered’.
Anton & Lori 6 Jan 2006

‘Brochure 4 ½ Stars, accommodation 5 Stars. See you again soon’.
Love Fiona and Bill. Mar 2005

‘Of the over 15 hundred weekends we have spent together this will stand out as a memorable one. The views, the sunrise/sunsets, swims, beach walks and the beautiful accommodation with subtle, stylish touches to top it off’
Lionel & Rita 22 Jan 2006

‘We have travelled the world and stayed in some amazing places. But this is equal to anywhere we’ve stayed!!’.
Judy & Peter 12 Oct 2007

‘Everything was 5 Star, especially the welcome for our Labradors – Ambrose & Algie. We will recommend, remember, relish and (hope to) revisit…’.
Melissa, Amada & the Boys 26 May 2008



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