SeaChange Experience At 100 Hitchcock
Luxury Accessible Accommodation
Bellarine Peninsula and Geelong - VIC
What is Offered
24 hours
Accessible Toilet Seat
Adjustable Grab Bars
Air-conditioning
Baby Change Table
Bathroom Amenities
Beach Wheelchair Hire
Dryer
Fixed Grab Bars
Free WIFI
Games - Adult
Games & Toys- Children
Heating throughout
High Chair
Indoor Fireplace
Iron/ Ironing Board
Laptop Suitable Work Space
Mobile Hoist
Off Site Disabled Parking
On Site Disabled Parking
Pet Friendly
Porta-Cot
Reservations
Self Check-in
Service Dog Provisions
Shower Chair
Smoke Detector
Smoking Allowed (Outside)
Step-Free Access In Accommodation
Step-Free Shower
TV
Washing Machine
Description

Property Information:

Holiday house accommodation on the Bellarine Peninsula, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. 100 Hitchcock is located on the main street in heart of Barwon Heads, where the popular TV series SeaChange was filmed. Offering luxury accessible holiday accommodation for families, the house is just a few minutes’ walk to shops and the beach. Park your car when you arrive and stroll everywhere.

In Summer, you are just a few minutes to the beach. While in Winter, laze by the log fire on the huge couch and choose from dozens of DVD’s and games. Barwon Heads is 90 minutes from Melbourne in the Bellarine Peninsula, near the start of The Great Ocean Road.

Early bird 2020 offer

Open plan living

The light and airy open plan kitchen/dining/living area include a large broadband free WiFi, a large TV, Blu-ray player, and a stereo with an iPhone dock. Best of all, snuggle up on the massive 8 seater lounge suite and a log fire in winter. Also, dozens of DVD’s and board games to keep you entertained.

Secure undercover entertaining

The yard is secure with lockable gate and high fencing. Perfectly private landscaping, along with a large covered entertaining space. Large oak table with seating for 8. Large BBQ for outdoor cooking too. There is also an outdoor heated shower for rinsing the sand off when returning from the beach.

Second living zone: ideally suited for kids

A separate, cozy, fun-filled living area has another TV with built-in DVD, heaps of books, games and DVD’s, drawing easel. Super comfy bean bags designed specifically for children and teenagers. (For your little ones, a porta-cot, high chair, and potty is also provided). All to ensure you have a few minutes of peace!

A peaceful nights sleep

The house has 3 bedrooms with the highest quality beds, ensuring a peaceful nights sleep. Choose from 4 types of pillows for ultimate comfort. The main and 2nd bedroom with a queen bed and 3rd bedroom with two sets of bunks. The holiday house sleeps a total of 8 people in comfort & style.

Property Features

Here is a detailed list. Just remember, we have filled the home with not just the regular bits you’d expect in a holiday rental. We’ve included a lot more. It is also our home away from home, and we want to ensure you feel right at home too. BBQ under the large covered deck with seating for 8. Securely fenced back yard. Washing machine & clothes dryer, the family room filled with books, toys and games. Air conditioning and ducted heating throughout & log fireplace. Off street parking (garage for disabled guests). Free broadband Internet access. Stereo CD system, two TV’s, DVD. Gourmet kitchen dishwasher, 6 burner Stove/Oven, microwave, refrigerator/freezer & all the cooking utensils you’ll ever need. Loads of games, picnic equipment, boogie boards.

Local Features

Specialised Beach Wheelchairs are available for use along the Bellarine and Surf coast free of charge by the community at any time by arrangement. This enables a person with special needs to experience the beach at any time with family and friends all year round. The tidal river two blocks from 100 Hitchcock is absolutely perfect for this activity. Gentle waves, and not too deep.

Bookings are essential as they are quite popular, and can be made by contacting Go Ride A Wave on 1300 132 441 

From toddlers to teens, worn-out parents, kid-free parents and couples, you are spoilt for choice with things to do and see. Animal sanctuary, boating, coastal walks and flat bike paths, day spa, fishing. Golf course, pier/jetty, playground, skate park, river estuary, scenic flights & skydiving. An ideal blend of gentle tidal river beaches (perfect for kids to paddle and play) as well as surf beaches, for catching waves, long walks & paddle boarding, and wineries, wineries & wineries! Barwon Heads is a gorgeous location, you may recognise the bridge and beach from the TV series SeaChange. Notably, the Bellarine is a mecca for farm-to-table goodness. Many markets and small farms too. Check out the blog posts on activities in the area here and here 

Accessibility Information:

The following is included at the property:

  • Portable battery operated hoist, (byo sling).
  • Wide doorways
  • Roll-in shower, glide under the vanity
  • Grab bars, Shower Chair (x 2 options), Toilet chair (x 2 options), walking frame, hoist provided
  • All level access

Read what Leanne wrote in her recent blog, where she reviewed the properties accessibility

Blogger “Leanne’s Wheel Life” stayed at 100 Hitchcock recently. Here is what she wrote: CLICK HERE

Assisted Travel Support Available!

Now you can engage a local qualified support worker familiar both with individual care needs and the region.  Just as importantly, Heather knows how to have fun! Enhance your holiday experience with us with a unique one on one support service who knows the local area intimately.

Heather can accompany an individual to attend activities or tourist destinations and assist with in-home accommodation support while travel companions may wish to venture out for the day. Rates are based upon NDIS price guide or can be negotiated based upon requirements. We can help organise care for you.

Other Information:

SORT OF PET-FRIENDLY.  We say “sort of “ as pets accepted on a case by case basis. We’re dog lovers too. If your dog is well behaved, and poop collected, we’d love to have he or she stay! Please seek approval before booking- as we request $200 pet bond. It’s refunded in full if there’s no additional cleaning ( pet hair/poop) required. Service dogs allowed at all times. Read more in our blog HERE

 

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FAQ
We provide the following equipment (free of charge): Portable patient lifter Invacare hoist. (YOU WILL NEED TO BRING YOUR OWN SLING. A shower chair and toilet seat (with handles), a walking frame and two detachable grab bars. Large non-slip mats. So please let us know if you require them at the time of making your booking.
Yes, via the internal garage door. The front door can also be used, however there is a 5 cm high ramp provided.
Yes anyone in a wheelchair has full access to the entire house. The layout is designed for visually impaired or wheelchair use. Extra wide sliding doors with widths ranging from 120 cm to 155 cm in every room, except the second toilet. All bedrooms and bathrooms have extra wide sliding doors.
One- master bedroom with en-suite.
Wheelchair can easily glide around bed. Bedside tables can also easily be moved but not necessary.
Yes. Lower and higher rails as well as drawers
58 cm from the floor to the top of the mattress. Also we provide a hoist.
No. However as mentioned, we have a hoist.
Yes , a battery operated Invacare hoist. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BYO SLING.
Not if you also have a wheelchair in the bathroom.
Yes, a wheelchair can wheel into the shower, there is no lip, and it is all level.
No it is a frameless glass screen with width access to glide into shower being 88 cm.
Yes, stand-alone without handles.
Yes, fixed as well as detachable suction cup style, giving you flexibility to move them around to suit your needs.
No, not necessary, as we have a disabled toilet seat with handles, as well as the option of a stand placed around toilet which facilitates the need to hold on to something. (See photos)
Yes, we have a disabled toilet seat with handles, as well as the option of a stand placed around toilet which facilitates the need to hold on to something
No. There is a bath, however no accessible equipment provided for its use.
Yes, all sliding doors.
Yes, firm carpeting and polished concrete.
Yes, secure fenced rear yard grassed for toileting.
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