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1 March 2020 Best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Layout, fixtures, finish, location, vibe - totally Zen! Thank you. Sally and Andy
26 July 2018 Such a beautiful and relaxing place. The sea zen was one of a best stays, surrounded by beach views (Lucky enough to see a whale!), birds life right on your balcony and spa and sauna to relax in after a day of surfing. This place was so cosy and cute! We loved this place so much that we will be back again. Thank you so much Rex for the amazing stay. Emma and Paul
23 May 2018 Another wonderful stay at Seazen, this time with our golden retriever Obi. Perfect Autumn weather for day time walks and cosy evenings by the fire. We will be back! Nick
13 Apr 2018 We absolutely loved our stay here it was all so 'very perfect'! Your place has such a beautiful calm and peaceful feel and the way you have thoughtfully added 'Zen & Japanese' features makes it feel truly special. Couldn't have asked for more ... sounds of the waves, blues skies, ocean waves, shells, amazing 'stone art', open fires, spa with nature surrounding ... the perfect way to share beautiful Oz with my 'Montana Man' Noeleen
5 Mar 2018 This has been our third visit to Seazen, and it truly feels like visiting an old friend. Effortless, relaxing and always delightful. Thank you for making available such a hidden gem that feels like a home away from home... Looking forward to our next stay. Catherine
2 Mar 2018 Our second visit to Sea Zen and Ted's first! We all had a wonderful time and Ted is definitely a confirmed beach dog now - he had so much fun playing with a kelpie on the beach & rock hopping and splashing in the waves. We enjoyed 'chilling' time to read books and admire the stunning views. Thanks for sharing this special place. Amanda. PS I love the vew from the day bed!
7 Nov 2017 Thank you Sibylle and Rex. Sea Zen is an absolutely beautiful villa - it has everything you need for a relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We thoroughly enjoyed the large shower/steam room. And we loved to soak in the spacious spa. Sea Zen has a beautiful view of the ocean and has a very short walk over the Great Ocean Road to put your feet in the sand. We would highly recommend to stay here and enjoy the Japanese serenity that the hosts have created. Thank you Sea Zen!! Amy.
1 Nov 2017 Fabulous luxury studio very close to the beach. Suited to couples and those wanting to take time out and relax. Owners Rex and Sibylle go above and beyond to provide everything you could need. Well orchestrated from start to finish. Recommend. Fleur.
30 Sept 2017 We just arrived home from our third time back to the Sea Zen and and we're already talking about going back again. Such a nice place to escape to. The spa is amazing as is the rest of the studio, very comfortable bed and luxurious bathroom. We've definitely found our happy place.Michael
26 July 2017 We needed some time to relax and our stay at Sea Zen did the trick. Beverley and Anthony.
16 July 2017 We love the place! After all it’s been our third visit! In fact we feel totally at home (without the hassle of home). Un-compromised style and luxury. Thank you and we are planning our fourth trip. Cassandra ad Peter.
7 July 2017. We had a fabulous time and the steam room was awesome and your place is so lovely. Thank you for our hospitality and we do hope we can com again. PS. The coffee machine is a lifesaver for a coffee addict like me. Love it!!! Jane and Yoros.
15 June 2017. Great weekend away. We absolutely loved every minute. Thank you for your hospitality and sharing your sanctuary with us. Luke and Zoe.
9 May 2017. Having had a magical time at Treetops we were looking forward to Sea Zen and it did not disappoint. The location is perfect, views stunning and thoughtful items left were for us were wonderful. Could spend hours and hours watching the world go by. Michele and Mick.
20 April 2017. We slipped into relax mode quickly thanks to all the comforts that made our stay extra enjoyable. Thanks for all the guides and the info on local things to do – very very helpful. Loved the steam shower! Jackie and Dino.
10 April 2017.Thanks so much for our wonderful stay. We loved the glow worms out in the forest, the steam shower and the spa inside. We loved every minute of our 7 year anniversary of being together and now we leave as an engaged couple! Thank you. Ebony and Adrian.
29 March 2017. Who would have thought you could get such luxurious accommodation that is pet friendly. You’ve thought of everything. When we opened the bottle of champagne we didn’t expect a bottle stopper, but there was one! We can’t wait for our next visit. Kate and Drew and Tilly.
3 March 2017. It has been amazing! I still can't believe we can see the ocean from the bed. Sea Zen went way beyond anything expected. You guys have literally thought of everything one might need. We have already decided Sea Zen will be our regular holiday destination. Shannon and Kylea.
20 Feb 2017. Thanks so much. I am writing this from my favorite spot, the window seat, window wide open listening to the waves and admiring the spectacular view - with a gin and tonic in my hands. perfection! Amanda and John.
12 Feb 2017. This was where we spent our first weekend away together in 2012. We had an amazing time then and we topped it this time! Thanks for letting us bring our puppies so they could help me get down on my knee to propose to Jess and she said, YES! Heath and Jess.
20 Jan 2017. We had a wonderful time. Can't wait to tell our family and friends back in London. The views simply breathtaking. You have been wonderful hosts. Sharon and Mitchell.
10 Jan 2017. A big thank you! We loved the steam shower followed by the relaxation spa whilst listening to the ocean. We'll be back. Nathan and Shae.
8 Dec 2016. If ever anyone says who fulfilled my dreams…I would say it was ‘you guys’. From the moment we saw the place to the time we discovered each small little thing you’ve done to ensure we enjoy every moment, I couldn’t leave without a tear. We both like different things and your little gestures got us together. Thank you for everything. Gopi and Suchila.
11 Nov 2016. Your empathy and support has gone above and beyond in what is to be our last trip with our elderly “furry child”. I carried her to the water and she loves the beach. With all our hearts, Thank you. Nothing was unthought of or left out. Kath, Brendan, Grace and Bentley.
18 Nov 2016. Sea Zen was definitely the highlight of our trip along the Great Ocean Road and we really appreciated all the little touches like the birdseed and the tomato sauce for the BBQ! We are recommending this to everyone! Sarah and Alex.
10 Nov 2016. We had a wonderful time, especially hand feeding the King parrots. Couldn’t believe it when they landed on my head. We have already told our family about our stay and can’t wait to be back. Dan, Vivian and Monty.
21 Oct 2016. Much thought and effort was put into making Sea Zen truly the most Zen’est place on the Great Ocean Road.. And thanks for sharing your foodies tips. They are perfect and we can’t wait to return to try the rest of them. Jening and Linda.
16 Oct 2016. This short trip will be something we will never forget. You’ve been more than accommodating throughout the entire process and I cannot wait to tell our friends and family about this amazing property. You will most definitely be hearing from us in the future. Take care, Bianca and Jason.
1 Oct 2016. Life is so busy and it is impossible to find a place where you can stop thinking about all the things that need to be done. But I have found that place! Sea Zen has such beautiful energy. The steam shower – amazing. The window seat – amazing. The styling – amazing. Our batteries are recharged. Kerry and John.
5 Sept 2016. This oasis beholds a magical energy from the entrance it instantly takes your breath. To capture such tranquillity as you walk in to the soft sound of music and the ocean waves puts your body and mind into relax and meditation mode. Over 20 years we have been coming to this part of the Great Ocean Road and stayed at many places, but this is the one I have been searching for…Absolutely the best! It is already in my diary to come back next year. Sonia and Paul.
30 Aug 2016. I fell in love with Sea Zen just by looking through photos on Airbnb and wow the moment we stepped in! It’s gorgeous! The house, the view, location, decoration and it’s dog friendly. We are already planning to come back at the end of the year. Love, Emily, William and Mocha.
Jun 2016. Amazing stay! Beautiful small details like the bath salts for the (HUGE) hot tub (seriously huge, my partner of over 6ft was overjoyed), Japanese style teapot and cups and, my favourite, the big container of bird seed to feed the King parrots on the balcony! There were plenty of maps and information to offer us suggestions on what we might like to do when we weren't relaxing luxuriously in front of the fire, and Rex even popped past with some delicious koala shaped bread, fresh baked! Contact with Rex before our stay was prompt and helpful, could not have asked for a better host. It was hard to leave that beautiful king bed to go and see some nature, but the glow worms and the Otway Fly was worth it. Absolutely perfect for a romantic getaway, you'll leave refreshed and relaxed without a doubt!”