Closest town is Queenscliff 8 mins drive. Homestead Avenue runs North off the Queenscliff / Bellarine Highway near the Grubb Road roundabout. Property nestled privately behind trees well away from the main road ensuring absolute privacy and seclusion.
Infants aged 0 to 2 and children 3 to 11Children
15:00 - 11:00Check-in / check-out
Open 24 hours for guest arrival. Otherwise daylight hours.Reception hours
Plenty of private parking on the property. Car parking
Faulty Towers homestead is a magnificent architecturally designed & craftsman built Bed & Breakfast; designed for the comfort of guests who appreciate extra space and very down to earth tasteful luxury.
Stay in a fabulous Suite: Flooring is solid Wandoo timber (so please bring your fav soft soled shoes to wear inside) from a Geraldton Shearing Shed, timber linings/trims are Baltic and rugs are wool or hide
Enjoy the best night's sleep in the region with truly wonderful full ensemble orthopaedic beds. Guests regularly enquire as to where they can get the bed.
If you enjoy your spa then ours will not disappoint. The bathrooms are in fact bigger than the average full bathroom with genuinely double spas, one with therapeutic multi-jets.
The decor is beautiful but realistic, no marble or pot-pourie. We prefer to furnish how we feel comfortable with beautiul antiques and collectables. No we haven't used our old unwanted things to furnish your rooms. Instead we bought someones else's!! - a little irony.
Guests are well separated for privacy, in fact you may not even see anyone else during your stay. Walls have accoustic barriers installed which helps but is not completely sound free. Suites do have private entries so you wont feel like you are intruding at all.
Come and go as you please but be warned, guests intending to spend their days out often tell us they couldn't leave their suite!
Our spa suites:
If you are choosing a suite then both are equally loved. Staying downstairs will give you the larger spa and a little more glam - you will need to go up 3 steps to get in. Staying upstairs will give you more space and is architecturally impressive. Both are superb, have excellent garden views, have decks and get similar reviews. Those who stay in the donwstairs ask for it again and vv.
When you book, put a note in if you think you may have a preferance. Also, let us know if you just want a room not a suite and we can organise that for you as well.
A more low key Cottage:
If you love genuine quality vintage retro then stay in a 3.5 star 2 bedroom cottage complete with the same quality queen beds, full kitchen with black bubble fridge, lounge, dining/lounge, TV DVD and deck with BBQ
Our little environmental push: We line dry all washing, which can be challenging particularly since our faithful dryer gave up. We decided,after much thinking, that there would be no more dryer! We ask that guests run the aircon or heater around 20 - 24 degrees so if you like your room freezing cold in Summer or prefer to live in a sauna in Winter then this is probably not the B&B for you. In saying that, the walls & ceiling are very well insulated and warm. We recycle where we can with our chickens or lab & jack russell getting the left over food. We collect our own water off our steel roof, which we professionally filter and use but still have town water connected.
All cleaning is done carefully with natural ingredients, orange oil, eucalyptus oil and silver. We do use a little jif to polish the porcelain! Your sheets and towels have been washed in Eco wash with a dash of eucalyptus oil.
Our garden practices are also chemical free. We don't use any silly 'harmless' herbacides either. Proudly, not a Monsanto product in the vacinity.
As a result of having a full steel roof, you may not notice but this also reduces the 'waves' reaching the house allowing for a more restful stay. To the same end, we have had all wiring in the bedrooms installed well away from the bed to allow you a better nights rest. Some guests who stay with us regularly, tell us they feel very calm and well rested when they leave. I'm sure the earthy timbers, lack of chemicals and other safer choices we have made also help.
Where stated, we include a continental breakfast which consists of a fresh bread selection (please, just ask if you have a preference) mostly home made spreads, real butter, generally organic juice and milk (let us know if you like low fat). For those who like, we add a selection of dried and fresh fruit in salad form - not your average - and some fresh natural yogurt.
If you are considering ordering a full breakfast, it is served privately in your suite at your own dining table (often requested between 9:30 - 11am; if you enjoy a sleep in ). The price at $40 for two is a little extra act of love for our guests. We don't discount either if just one is wanting a full breakfast. The full gourmet is a combination of delicious fresh produce some delectable goodies, complimented by the usual cooked fare. If all this hoopla is too much and you just want a good country cooked breakfast or one big breakky, you will find plenty to eat and can leave dishes out if you prefer. We do cater for vegetarian guests with quality ingredients and balanced dishes. We also cater for celiacs or just wheat free like me. Don't hesitate to ask if you have a particular wn
Beaches in all directions
Purple Duck Restaurant/Cafe/Bar
Very close to
Oakdene Restuarant- award winning
Several Large & Small Wineries
Van Loons Nursery- Award Winning
Ocean Grove Wildlife Reserve
Horse Riding Centres
Out of respect to our guests & privacy, please do not drive onto property until you have a reservation.
Deposit Types Accepted by this hotel and details of deposit
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Cash. All guests are required to present a credit card at check in..