Flying Duck Orchid

95 Harvey Street Anglesea, Anglesea, 3230, Australia
  based on 14 reviews
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Find your Freedom at The Flying Duck Orchid

Inspired by Anglesea’s Caleana major orchid, the Flying Duck is a rare Australian bloom that only grows in the wild:

Shaped like a tiny duck,

The Flying Duck Orchid

its head held high,

purple wings swept back.

As if ready to take flight,

that’s the call to freedom,

from this boutique retreat,

across from the wildflowers of Anglesea Heath, and the ocean.

Sun-Kissed Living - Modern Meets Mid Century

  • Radiant with light from its north facing aspect
  • Newly renovated kitchen and bathrooms with all the essentials
  • A mid century vibe brings the 50s and 60s to life across a cosy home of eclectic furnishings
  • Spot the vintage gems dotted across the house
  • Wrap yourself in the boutique luxury of solid beds and fine grade linen

Fairy Hunters and Fur Kids

  • Walk across the road to a magical expanse of natural heath, woodland and forest. Anglesea Heathland is home to over 80 different types of orchids, erupting into a sea of vibrant colour in spring. This is exactly the place to find fairies – hiding amid Sun Orchids, Bush Peas, Blue Stars, and Sweet Wattle.
  • Dog friendly (inside and out)
  • An adventure for children and pooches with a big flat fenced yard, trampoline, books and toys
  • Sliding doors to the deck for cool drinks and a BBQ at sunset, enclosed from the wind
  • Walk amid the flowers, hit the trails on a mountain bike, or explore the region with your fur kid (on leash)

Bush and Sea

  • In easy reach of the beach and the bush, 30 metres from Anglesea Heath park entry
  • Right on the fringe of a wildlife corridor that stretches from Anglesea to Cape Otway
  • Borrow our bikes and boogie boards. Ask us for the best spots to surf or swim
  • Watch the kangaroos gather at dawn and dusk at the golf club
  • Explore glorious white beaches, towering red cliffs and hidden rock pools
  • Visit cascading waterfalls and prehistoric trees in the Otways

Discover a tranquil sanctuary rich in biodiversity and natural wonder


• Fully self-contained house
• North facing deck enclosed from the wind
• Fully equipped laundry
• TV, lots of DVD’s, games and puzzles
• Spring-less Trampoline
• Indoor wood fireplace. Firewood, kindling and firelighters supplied.
• Clean, comfortable beds with quality pillows


Sleeps 7 people (with a trundle bed if you need to sleep 8): 3 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms (2 showers, no bath) laundry with WC.
• Master bedroom with en-suite and queen bed
• Second bedroom with queen bed
• Third bedroom with a single bed, bunk bed and trundle bed

Interaction with guests

This is the first time we have managed something in Anglesea where we live. We are excited to be able to offer a more hands on approach. There is also a key safe for those who prefer not to be disturbed.

Before booking

If you are unfamiliar with holiday house rental and how it varies from hotel room rental let us know and we can talk you through it.

A lot of time, effort and money has work has gone into making Flying Duck Orchid a special place. It is dearly loved by its owners. We hope to attract the sort of people who will respect the property and enjoy it as much as they do.

No parties or events. The property is available for your quiet enjoyment, with respect to neighbours and the local community.

Please make sure you consider the Terms & Conditions carefully on booking.


Full linen service. Beds will be made up for you on arrival. Cleaning on departure is included.

PhONE Reception & Wifi 

Phone reception in Anglesea is good across all networks. We offer NBN internet and WIFI. It is pretty fast. Please don’t download movies or big files.


Well behaved dogs and cats are welcome inside and out.

No bond. No extra charge. We just ask strictly not pets on furniture or beds and you clean up after your dog in the garden. Its vital that future non pet owning guests are not impacted.


Prices listed are based on 4 adults. The booking system will calculate the exact price when you book.

The property has 5/6 beds and sleeps a maximum of 8 people.

Only the guests nominated and agreed in the Booking may stay in the property overnight. Overloading could render the guest liable to termination of the booking.

Off peak, we have a 2 night minimum. Ask us about discounted rates for an extra or third night.


2 Bathroom, 3 Bedroom, 1 Kitchen, 2 Living room

  • Cooking
  • Heating/Cooling
    Air conditioning
  • Outside
    Private Balcony
  • Entertainment
    Broadband Internet, TV (Antenna)
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Private Garden
Children welcome, Pets welcome, Smoking not allowed, Wheelchair accessible,Accessible 24/7, Laundry service Included
Check in:
3:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM

95 Harvey Street Anglesea , Anglesea, 3230, Australia


Flying Duck Orchid, you can find it on Google Maps with the address:

95 Harvey St Anglesea 3230

Check in after 3pm

The keysafe is located around the back of the house behind the timber screen, next to the clothes line. Code: 3207 Please replace the key in the keysafe when you leave.

WiFi name is ‘TelstraBA321D’ password 9myrnfafc7xt

Top tips for Anglesea:

Roadknight beach is the safest beach for kids. It is sheltered from the prevailing westerly winds. It has long rolling waves that are ideal for learning to surf, particularly for small kids.

Main beach has smaller waves than the open surf, but larger than Roadknight. It is good for learning to surf for older kids, or small kids if there is not too much swell. It is patrolled peak periods and summer weekends, but there usually isn't strong rips, so it is fairly safe.

Most of the other beaches around have large surf, strong rips and no life saving patrols, so beware.

Most beaches are dog friendly. There is signage at all beach entrances with instructions. Keep dogs away from the rare Hooded Plover nesting sites.

Anglesea Main Beach is a timeshare dog friendly area and from the 1 December28 February and Easter dogs are only permitted off leash between 7pm and 9am.

The Otways National Park starts across the road and stretches 70km to the west along the Great Ocean Road.  There are walking and mountain bike trails networking throughout, just waiting to be explored, winding down to the ocean. The area around Anglesea is famous for it heathland flowers in Spring. Busloads of people visit each year to see the orchids and heath.

Food and Drink:

Captain Moonlight-Surf Club Restaurant. Watch the swell rolling in to main beach all the way to Pt Addis. Open weekends and a few weekdays. Check open hours.

Poppies Nursery, food-store and Cafe (formerly McGains)

GROW - Great Ocean Whole Foods - Bulk wholefoods, cafe, yoga classes etc. Next door to Poppies.

Kiosk at Point RoadKnight Beach.Open 7 am til 7 pm in warmer months. Weekends.Good coffee. Fish and chips.

Anglesea Golf Club. Have drinks at club house at dusk and watch the kangaroos gather on the fairways. Lots of roos, usually 50 to 100? They are most prolific at dawn and dusk, but are often there during the day. They also do little Kangaroo tours in golf buggies with retired golfers. Kind of fun in a daggy kind of way. Even if you are not a golfer, it is worth playing 9 holes, just for the wildlife experience. The roos have no fear of golfers. 

Coffee and Cafes:

Minerva and Bean - 69 Great Ocean Road 

Bumblebeez - 95 Great Ocean Road

Laneway in the main shops good coffee

4 Kings has good breakfast and coffee

Diggers Veggie Kitchen- good vegetation and clean food.

If you are looking for a pub. The Anglesea Hotel is pretty uninspiring. I’d recommend you drive to Aireys Inlet ( 9 km up The Great Ocean Road) . Great pub, lawn, brewery and atmosphere.

The Fairhaven Surf Club has spectacular views, food and a bar open on weekends.

Little Feast Restaurant In Aireys Inlet also good.

Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery is at the top of the hill coming in to Anglesea

If you want to feel nurtured, book a massage with Sandrina (the purple lady).  She's in demand, so book well ahead. Ph 0438 353 830. $70 one hour, $90 one and a half hours.  Ask for a tarro reading at the end.

Horse riding at Blazing Saddles is as relaxed and inexpensive as you could hope for. From the back of Airey's Inlet, you can do bush or beach rides and there is even a ride that stops for lunch at the Aireys Pub. For small kids, you can lead your child on a pony ride through the paddocks and bush for $6. Give your kid a lifetime memory for the price of a big coffee!

based on 14 reviews
Philip (Templestowe)

My family and another family just stayed their for 2 nights at short notice after Fleur from Dufflebird was able to accomodate us quickly as other accomodation we has booked fell through to a terrible double booking error and we found this out when we arrived to the place we had booked (nothing to do with Fleur or Dufflebird I might add). Fleur was amazing and met us at the house. The house was amazing and we had a great time. The house was roomy, clean and furnished perfectly. The beds and sheets were so comfy. The kitchen fully equipped and the bbq very clean and the fireplace was amazing. Toiletries / shampoo etc were of great quality. We had a great time and Fleur and this house certainly saved the day and we all had a great time. Certainly go back there and strongly recommend.

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2019

Shell Klinger (Sydney)
The perfect family getaway!

We recently spent a fantastic week in Anglesea at this beautiful house. We chose it because we could bring our dog and it couldn’t have been more ideal. Absolutely everything we could have wanted was there and the little touches and luxuries really added to the overall feel. As a host Fleur was amazing - nothing was too much trouble. A gem of a house and the perfect place to explore this wonderful part of Australia!

Family with older children  |  stayed in 10/2019

Melissah (Dubai)
Well Serviced. Impeccably Clean

We loved the house. It was very welcoming and cosy. I especially appreciated how well serviced it was and contained everything we needed during our stay. It was impeccably clean. Review courtesy of Stayz/Homeaway Sept 2019

Family with older children  |  stayed in 9/2019

Lou (Melbourne)
Comfortable With Great Feel

Amazing. Comfortable with a great feel!! Review courtesy of Stayz July 2019

Thanks Lou, so pleased you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay. I think all of those north facing windows and light definitely contribute to the great of the place.

replied by the owner (7/16/2019 3:34:05 AM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 7/2019

Anon (Melbourne)
Relaxing Holiday Getaway

Our family of 4 (plus our pet dog) had a fantastically relaxing stay at Flying Duck Orchid. We really appreciated the easy communication with and recommendations from Fleur - loved the Poppy's Nursery Cafe for breakfast! Everything was as described and previous reviews have been spot on - the owners have really thought of everything! We would definitely recommend this place for a lovely getaway near the beach. Review courtesy of Stayz June 2019

Thank you for being such a pleasure to host and most notably the effort you went to leave leave the property in excellent shape. We find the longer guests stay at the house, the more more they enjoy it. With a 10 night stay like yours, guests seem to really feel a sense of home with a nuanced understanding of the location.

replied by the owner (7/16/2019 3:44:57 AM)

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2019

Nathan (Melbourne)
Perfect place to unwind with our two dogs. Everything was clean and so close up the beach!

We’ve Finally found our annual getaway place! Thank you Fleur & Mike for your hospitality! Perfect place for our two dogs to run around in the back yard and the living area / kitchen was so spacious! Can’t wait to go back again this year! Review courtesy of Stayz May 2019

Mature couple  |  stayed in 5/2019

Liilian C (Victoria. Australia)
Beautifully renovated property for a relaxing getaway

Quiet location property was beautifully renovated and very clean. Comfortable bed and sofa. Well equipped kitchen Review courtesy of Stayz Feb 2019

Thanks for staying Lili. Its such a pleasure hosting guests like you. Such an easy process our end. We really appreciate pet owners like yourselves who leave the place immaculately. Absolutely no trace of a dog noted. Happy to help you anytime at this property or others. Regards Fleur

replied by the owner (7/16/2019 3:53:06 AM)

Mature couple  |  stayed in 2/2019

Sarah (Richmond)
The house is absolutely gorgeous!

We were so impressed with the house - thank you Fleur! It was beautifully laid out and styled and very easy to be in, a great location close to the Great Ocean Road but not too hectic - kids loved the trampoline and backyard. I personally loved the deck! And the kitchen - I think I cooked more here than in my own kitchen! I cannot recommend the house highly enough for families and felt so relaxed I didn't want to come home. Beds are super comfy and attention to detail was second to none - extremely clean and a wonderful choice. We'll be back for sure! Review courtesy of Stayz Jan 2019

Family with young children  |  stayed in 1/2019

Seina (Melbourne)
second time back, we love the flying duck orchid

Beautifully well maintained property, on the edge of the national park on the outskirts of Anglesea. Managers were easily contactable and always helpful for any needs, lovely gift on arrival for our 2nd booking. Hoping to get back again next year! Review courtesy of Stayz Jan 2019

Thanks Seina, you are very welcome back anytime. As last stay, thank you so much for leaving the place in fantastic shape. Thanks too for watering the lawn on those hot days and the friendly easy communication. We really hope you do come back next summer. Much appreciation Fleur

replied by the owner (7/16/2019 3:55:53 AM)

Family with young children  |  stayed in 1/2019

Susan (Melbourne)
Great property. Great Stay

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay at this spacious, well-appointed property. Review courtesy of Stayz Sept 2018

Not specified  |  stayed in 9/2018

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