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The Pole House

Fairhaven, Victoria

Take yourself to the edge at The Pole House. Suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach, this is one of Australia's most iconic homes.

  • 2
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
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from £476 per night
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The highlights
  • Iconic home 40m above the landscape, overlooking Fairhaven beach.
  • Recently redesigned by Franco Fiorentini from F2 Architecture.
  • Stunning modern interiors with all mod cons.

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You should know
  • Absolutely no parties.
  • This property is NOT suitable for children.
  • 2 night min stay at the weekend

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The detail

Welcome to The Pole House. Widely known as the most photographed house on the Great Ocean Road, and probably Australia!

Suspended 40 meters above Fairhaven Beach, the Pole House is one of Australia's most iconic homes. Recently renovated, The Pole House now adds a luxurious modern setting to a holiday experience like no other. Whilst carefully planned and crafted, The Pole House is not about accommodation, nor is it about facilities or amenities, of which it has many, The Pole House is about the experience. Picture yourself waking to the sound of crashing waves, opening your eyes to find yourself suspended above the most spectacular coastline in the country. The Pole House is adventure, so take yourself to the edge and indulge in one of the most unique, iconic and awe inspiring destinations.

The Pole House at Fairhaven was built by Frank Dixon and instantly became a landmark, a manmade natural attraction, a concrete apostle, a sentinel guarding the eastern gate to The Great Ocean Road. It was built by the ancients in the seventies, a time before computers and ring roads when the coast was a rumor, and it became a totem in a far place.

Children in cars heading down the coast held competitions to see who could spot it first. It became such a shared part of the landscape people stopped to take photos, and as you stand on its balcony with a drink in your hand people wave from passing cars and toot their horns as if you hold some honorary position. Its current owners call this being anonymously famous.

The house has just been redesigned by Franco Fiorentini from F2 Architecture and is a brilliant new statue on an already famous pedestal. The house is a blaze of architectural brio. The taps have lights hidden in their mouths shining down along the bubbling paths of falling water, and alongside each light a diode, so when the water is cold it is blue, as the temperature rises to warm it turns purple and by the time the water is hot it is bright red. The couches recline and stretch at button-press. Blinds covering two whole walls rise at the press of another button, uncovering half the world. Wave your hand near a set of light switches and they glow and tell you whats on and whats not. The main room curves around a central bathroom pod clad in burnt ash panels. In front of the floor-to-ceiling window a suspended fireplace hangs from its own chimney essentially a fire burning in a cold sea.

For all this, architectural features really have no significant place in the wonder of this house. Its defining and beguiling feature is that the sea and sky are in the room.

Features
Essential
  • Air Conditioning
  • No Dogs
  • No Smoking
  • Heating
Living Spaces
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Dishwasher
Bed/Bath
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Television
  • DVD Player
Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Beach (sea)
  • Boat trips
  • Fishing
  • Kite surfing
  • Surfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Wellbeing
  • Yoga
  • Diving
  • Nightlife (low key)
  • Sailing
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Windsurfing
from £476 per night
SAVE TO WISHLIST
Availability
How to book

The Pole House is listed in affiliation with Vrbo.

You can book online now at their website. Just click the button and we'll send you there to see more info and to book...

Book Online Now
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  Nearest Airport
Melbourne Airport is 1hr 44 mins by car.

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