HowLongRicho Retreat

  • View from deck Lorne Pier
    View from deck Lorne Pier
  • Dining Room
    Dining Room
  • Main Bedroom
    Main Bedroom
  • Bedroom 2 bunk beds
    Bedroom 2 bunk beds
  • Bedroom 3 Queen size bed
    Bedroom 3 Queen size bed
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Lounge / Kitchen
    Lounge / Kitchen
  • Lorne Sunrise over pier
    Lorne Sunrise over pier
  • Backyard & Deck
    Backyard & Deck
  • View from Lounge Room
    View from Lounge Room
  • Howlongricho Retreat
    Howlongricho Retreat
Fantastic 180 degree ocean views taking in Aireys Inlet, Lorne Pier and views to the south. Sip a wine on the deck and keep an eye out for the occasional dolphin or whale that frequents Shelly Beach. All visible from the lounge dining & outdoor deck.

Breathtaking 180 Degree Ocean Views

Lorne, VIC
Up to 12 people, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms
Minimum nights: 2
Availability and Pricing
For  night.
Estimated price:

Average Rating Guest reviews average: 4.7/5

From $350 to $450 12 persons per night
"The house was terrific, well laid out & very clean. It was great to sit on the verandah with a drink and look at the wonderful view. It was perfect for our group. Very relaxing."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Pauline, -Feb '14

"We had a very enjoyable weekend,house was great with plenty of room for all!!the outdoor area was an added attraction with amazing views & perfect weather made our stay even more enjoyable,would defia..."
   Guest rating: 4/5 - Teresa, -Feb '14

   Guest rating: 4/5 - Leon, -Sep '12

"House is in a fantastic location with marvelous views over the ocean. An added bonus was seeing a whale from the "kitchen window"! Where else can you do this? A great warm and comfortable house for..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Rosalind, -Jul '12

"The property was perfect for 3 families to share a weekend together with lots of extra facilities to use."
   Guest rating: 4/5 - Pam, -Mar '12

"The HowLongRicho retreat has everything our family needs for a relaxing holiday. The house has amazing views, is close to the beach and is a short walk into town. The house is comfortable, clean and ..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Jo, -Feb '12

"Great location, well appointed, spectacular views (particularly in the morning) and plenty of secure storage for bikes! A great base for Amys Gran Fondo. Within easy walking distance to the Grand Paci..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Andrew, -Sep '11

"The house lived up to our expectations and we could not have wished for any more. The view was wonderful and the place so clean. We loved the wood heater which warmed up very quickly and each evening ..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Jean, -Aug '11

"We had gone to Lorne for a family wedding and wanted somewhere large enough for 3 families to stay. HowLongRicho Retreat met those expectations and more. We all commented on how lovely it would be to ..."
   Guest rating: 5/5 - Kathryn, -Jun '11

"View from living spaces and layout of house. Perfect for group stays, be great in summer wtih the balcony outside area....definitely worth a stay. We will be back again in summer months to get the f..."
   Guest rating: 4/5 - Donna, -Mar '11

Holiday house

HowLongRicho Retreat is situated in a quiet court location with views over the Lorne Pier & Shelly Beach. It comfortably sleeps up to 12 people and can accommodate 2 -3 famlies or a large group of friends.

Sleeping Configuration

Bedroom 1. 1 x Queen Size Bed
Bedroom 2. 2 x single bed double bunks
Bedroom 3. 1 x Queen Size Bed.
Bedroom 4. 1 x Queen Size Bed.
Bedroom 5. 1 x single bed double bunk

The house features 5 Bedrooms over 3 levels, a well appointed kitchen, ensuite, bathroom, living room, dining room and cosy sunroom. The deck area which faces north & east boasts 180 degree ocean views. The house has central heating, a cosy coonara log fire and air conditioning.

Languages spoken: English(Basic)


HowLong Richo Retreat is located in the Pt Grey area only a 200 metre stroll to the nearby Pier Restaurant, Fishing Coop and the historic Lorne Pacific Hotel.
A short set of steps leading to the Gt Ocean Rd enables access to a flat gum tree canopied walking track leading to the centre of Lorne a mere 10 minute walk. Lorne offers safe swimming at its patrolled main surf beach, a large skate park and playground on the foreshore to entertain the kids. Excellent restaurants and coffee shops and plenty of good shopping for the girls . HowLongRicho Retreat is an excellent base to explore the wonders of the Great Ocean Rd, Otway Ranges and its beautiful waterfalls, abundant wildlife and bushwalking tracks. Visit Teddys Lookout, go fishing in the rivers or on the beach's. Feed the kookaburras, or dine at the excellent restaurants. Lorne has it all.


HowLongRicho Retreat amenities include
37 inch LCD Full HD TV
DVD Player
VCR Player
Radio / CD with iPod Docking Station
Electric Oven & Hot Plates
Microwave Oven
Outside BBQ on rear deck.
Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Coonara Wood Heater
Central Heating
Table Tennis Table
High Chair.

Holiday experiences

Beach, Bushwalking & wilderness, Family Friendly, Fishing, Golf, Great view, Honeymoon, Romantic getaway, Whale Watching


Air conditioning, Baby Cot, Bath, BBQ - Gas, Books/Magazines Supplied, CD Player, DVD, Ensuite, Fans (ceiling/standard), Highchair, Kitchen, Laundry facilities, Log fires, No smoking, Pets not allowed, Stereo, Tea/Coffee Making Facilities, Television, VCR, Videos/DVDs Supplied


Less than 5 minutes walk to the beach, Less than 5 minutes drive to the beach, Beach views

Bushwalking & wilderness

Bushwalking and wilderness experiences located nearby, Located near a National Park

Family Friendly

Portacot available, Plastic crockery and cutlery available for children, Games/videos for children under 5 available, Games/videos for children between 5 and 12 available, Games/videos for children over 12 available, Games room, Fenced/safe outdoor play area


Fishing spots available nearby, Located less than 5 mins walk to water, Located less than 5 minute drive to water.

Property is located within a 3 minute walk to the Lorne pier and to rock platforms near Shelly Beach.
Erskine River is a 5 minute drive where Bream, Mullet and Salmon can be caught.


Golf course located nearby.

Lorne Golf Club is a 5 minute drive from Howlongricho retreat.
Lorne is a 9 hole undulating course with tree lined fairways and lovely views over the coast.

Romantic getaway

Wood fire, Private living and recreation areas, Chocolates provided on arrival

Whale Watching

Whale watching possible from property, On-shore whale watching nearb.

Between July to September it is possible to view whales from the deck & verandah at the HowLongRicho Retreat

Rooms and rates


HowLongRicho Retreat will confirm pricing, availability and answer any other questions within 24 hours.
(current average response time for this property is 4.6 hours)

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The telephone number and contact details for this property will be emailed to you once your enquiry/booking has been sent.

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