“My vision is to create a region that is inclusive of all people, to inspire other tourism operators to think about their own businesses around accessible travel, and to encourage everyone to embrace sustainable change.”
Hi! My name is Christine Smith and I manage Great Ocean Stays, a holiday and corporate rental agency on The Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.
I have been a passionate tourism operator on The Bellarine for 15 years, offering boutique accommodation for any budget. Do you need a superior home, a townhouse for extended stays while renovating or working, a corporate stay with free Wi-Fi, or a budget cottage? Our range of pet and child friendly holiday homes are extremely popular, with some featuring private commercial playgrounds, full size cots, and arcade game machines – some are also directly opposite the surf beach. Our company was of the first to introduce pet friendly rentals during a period when they were almost unheard of. Within 18 months we won a national award through Take A Break (tourism site) for Best National Pet Friendly Homes. The same year saw King Tide Townhouse win Best Luxury Home. We continue to lead and inspire tourism operators and property owners in the region to exceed the expectations of the traveler with service excellence.
As part of our commitment to provide inclusive travel and service, we have purpose built a complex of accessible holiday homes in the heart of Ocean Grove. Our build philosophy was to present adaptable homes that respond effectively to the needs of all by providing beautiful accessible spaces. Completed in 2015, these are a welcome addition to the region and a step forward in providing a focus on The Bellarine Peninsula as being “Accessible For All”.
Our easy to navigate website and booking system will lock in your favourite holiday home. We also have a dedicated and friendly team who can book your house over the phone. We look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula!