A dream come true

Messmates Retreat, situated in the coastal village of Inverloch on Bunurong coast,  offers sustainable luxury in a conservation estate on the edge of town.

In 2012 we purchased the 4 acre property which was mainly a paddock with several large remnant messmates, swamp gums and peppermint trees.  We constructed a wetland and planted thousands of indigenous plants to restore the habitat for wildlife.  Our current project includes a generous vegetable and fruit tree garden.  Chris is always happy to show people around the property as well as giving hints and tips for propagating, growing and planting indigenous plants.

Our coastal retreat offers boutique acommodation only a few minutes from gorgeous beaches and the restaurant and shopping precinct of Inverloch, boasting 2 eco-friendly suites that in a relaxing setting which will revitalise all your senses.

Exclusive Adults Only Accommodation

Messmates Retreat, situated in the coastal village of Inverloch, offers sustainable luxury in a breathtaking location. Our coastal retreat offers adults only luxury boutique accommodation, boasting 2 eco-friendly suites in a relaxing setting which will revitalise all your senses.

Wake up to the sound of the birds in the canopy above, discover the retreats private wetland on a leisurely walk through the 4 acre property or explore the stunning bunurong coastline.


Escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul in a relaxing landscape yet only minutes from restaurants, local attractions and stunning beaches.

Take time to relax and reconnect with the one you love in a peaceful setting relaxing on your private deck or star gazing at night from your large soaking tub before climbing in to your luxurious king bed.

Allow this unique coastal retreat to change your perspective of the world.


A warm welcome



We hope you find a suite that suits your needs and choose to stay with us.

If you’ve got any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Chris & Jo Owens

With three well appointed completely self contained accomodation options we aim to make your stay with us a memorable one.

We offer a complimentary breakfast consisting of homemade granola, farm fresh eggs, local bacon and a selection of baked goodies fresh from the oven.

We also offer cheese, antipasto and barbeque plates at an additional charge should you decide to dine in.

We trust you will enjoy stay  with us in this special part of Victoria and hope to see you soon.