St Andrews Beach Australia
03 5988 6011

African hideaway

Warm red and orange hues, a stained and hand-painted wooden floor, framed textiles from a tiny African village hanging on the walls, and a selection of books and DVDs that includes Tsotsi and A Century of South African Short Stories: this hideaway pays homage to owner Lisa’s South African heritage. The king-size bed, topped with plump cushions and vibrant throws, guarantees a blissful night’s sleep. For seductive soaping, there are two bathing areas to choose from: one inside, with a rainwater shower, stone floors and a separate toilet, plus a bush-spying spa bath set on a timber deck outside. Bath products by Olieve&Olie are provided, and there’s a little selection of extra unguents to buy, including salt scrub, lip balm and body butter. Grab chilled Hepburn Mineral Spring juices from the minibar, make some proper coffee or T2 tea and nibble on the home-made biscuits baked by Paul. Each suite has a flatscreen TV, CD player, DVD player, radio and iPod dock.


At a glance

  • Glorious king size bed
  • Sun dried pure cotton bed linen

Bathe – inside or out!

  • Crisp bath sheets
  • Bath robes
  • Hand crafted, all natural Olieve&Olie bath amenities
  • Candles


  • Mini bar, replenished daily, offers selected Mornington Peninsula wines and locally brewed beer. Along with complimentary soft drinks and mineral water
  • Endless supply of fresh plunger coffee
  • A selection of teas
  • Fresh flowers
  • Homemade biscuits
  • Daily newspaper delivered with breakfast

The African hideway is equipped with:

  • A quality sound system and a range of evocative CD’s
  • TV, DVD player and an excellent selection of DVD’s
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning

Delicious long tray breakfast is included!

Wake up to plunged coffee and a fabulous freshly prepared breakfast, discreetly delivered with the daily newspaper to the hideaway at a pre-arranged time each morning. Breakfast service begins at 9am and you can have it as late as you like. 

Enjoy a unique private dining experience

Let the in house chef, prepare a romantic candlelight dinner served to your hideaway on at least one of the nights of your stay.


Treat yourself to a private massage by professional therapist in your own hideaway.

Check in

Check in is anytime from 3pm
Checkout is at 11am


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Surrender to the colours of Africa

relax in a king size bed and dream the night away accommodation

morning shower African style

hand painted door and chair African style

afternoon light in African hideaway

path to your African Hideaway

Crisp cotton linen on your king size bed

African style and vibe

Try a secluded bush shower after a long walk on the beach

bathe by candle light - hang your wishes on the stars

colours and textures in the African hideaway

large kingsize African bed with crisp cottom sheets

Seductive shower in the African hideaway ensuite

cool light and spacious African hideaway ensuite