Gather Your Girl Squad – The Summer House – Torquay

Why You Need a Weekend Away – or Longer – The Summer House

Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice. ― Bethany Hamilton – Soul Surfer

MSCL has lately held that the ‘Girls just wanna have fun’ tag became tired long ago, and pretty much expired soon after Cyndi Lauper got old and didn’t wanna have fun anymore. How about instead ‘Girls just wanna have a flipping rest’? Because girls get tired, too…But girls just wanna have fun as well, of course. Complex…

Check in at The Summer House Torquay for your next sisterhood pow wow and/or retreat. MSCL has been watching and waiting for The Summer House to open its welcoming House-in-the-Hamptons louvres. This stunning boutique-style accomodation haven has been a labour of love in progress for a time now, and quite an undertaking at that. The wait is over, and The Summer House is open for biz. As ever, all good things are worth the wait – and this heavenly holiday hideaway is perfection.

The Summer House sleeps 8 – in 4 king-sized bedrooms. There’s everything here for a beautiful and unforgettable Surf Coast commune with your girl squad. The Summer House has it’s very own purpose-built yoga, meditation and wellness studio on site, too.

Beautiful kitchen amenities, if you’d like to do your own – Peachs on the Surfcoast Hwy is our favourite place for all things fresh and fabulous – cheeses, delicatessan fare, Zeally Bay Sourdoughs, the lot. And Torquay Farmers Market – corner Merrijig Drive and Surfcoast Highway – Saturday from 8:30am–1:00pm – has some pretty special local wonderments.

You don’t have to worry about anything, if you choose to stay at The Summer House with everything sorted, and taken care of on the feed-us-please-instead front.

Contact Deb Fowler The Summer House to discuss options for your stay.

The Summer House is set on 1/2 acre of landscaped gardens – a premier location – gateway to the Great Ocean Road.

The original homestead – one of the first in the area – dates back to 1938, when the original owners ran sheep atop the wild a wily hills abutting the sea. Walk the Surf Coast Walk to Winkipop and Bells. Swim where the wild things swim. Eat, drink, rest, restore, revive…

The Summer House also has a solar-heated spa, and pretty zen garden in which to ponder, or to pop a cork. And Torquay has some fabulous shops to poke about in, too – and the locals are just lovely – of course…

So many stunning places about the Surf Coast – and slightly further afield – to visit, and to experience. We recommend –

Spa & Spoil —

Saltair Spa – Torquay Hinterland

RACV Torquay Resort One Spa – Don’t forget to ask about the Turkish haman here – not many locals are even in the know about this little secret!

The Lotus Spa Chi Sanctuary – Barwon Heads

Endota Spa – Torquay

Divine Outlook, Local Cuisine, Provedore & Photoshoot Spectaculars —

Captain Moonlite – Anglesea

Basils Farm – Bellarine Peninsula

Terindah Estate – Bellarine Peninsula

Bespoke Harvest – Forrest – Otway Ranges

And love this – Let’s Wine Down Girls Getaway  – The Summer House – Torquay – Victoria


– 2 nights accommodation in a luxury 4-bedroom house in Torquay
– 30-minute in-house massage
– Deliciously styled grazing platter upon arrival
– Full-day Wine & Harvest Tour, including visits to local produce stores and indulgent wineries along the Great Ocean Road
– Complimentary bottle of wine per every 2 girls on your wine tour

Package based on an 8-girl stay

Recommended Travel: Autumn 🍁

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