Rest. Relax. Restore. Rejuvenate. Retreat.

Summer House Retreat is a beautiful, boutique retreat venue that offers retreat hosts and facilitators a luxury space for their guests to experience a unique and bespoke retreat offering.

Set on half an acre of soulful gardens at Jan Juc on Victoria’s iconic Surf Coast, gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Summer House Retreat is an extensively and stunningly renovated homestead purpose built and intentionally designed for intimate, luxury personal and professional retreats.

Located only a hour from the heart of Melbourne and 30 minutes from Avalon Airport, Summer House Retreat has 4 bedrooms and caters for 8 guests. It features ocean views, a high end Hamptons-style kitchen, beautiful onsite yoga studio, fire pit, mineral pool and extensive living and dining spaces.

Retreat hosts are supported by our extensive expertise and experience in hosting and facilitating retreats. Hosts have access to our Collective of the Surf Coast’s leading caterers, chefs, as well as practitioners across health, fitness and wellness as well as our Retreat Planning Guide, a seamless, soulful and stress-free system to bring your vision to light. As a luxury retreat venue, Summer House Retreats is unparalleled.


Summer House Retreat is for hosts and facilitators looking to create something special for their guests. With overnight accommodation for up to eight guests, retreat hosts can create truly transformational experiences that are intimate and tailored to their philosophy and their guests’ requirements. Our large living area looks across to the ocean, and our bedrooms and bathrooms feature environmentally-friendly pampering products and luxury linen. Spend a sunny afternoon in our decked pool, while your guests eat, drink, and enjoy the extensive BBQ area and retreat gardens. Or, just take a seat in a well-considered spot on the wrap-around verandah to enjoy the exquisite ocean views and rest, relax, restore, rejuvenate and retreat.


Summer House Retreat specialises in intimate retreats, not massive, corporate-style events. Retreats are as individual as our incredible hosts and facilitators. The boutique, luxury nature of our space combined with our years of experience allows our facilitators to be as creative as they wish and they can tailor agendas against the goals and desired outcomes of their clients. We have an array of amazing hosts and facilitators delivering a diverse range of retreats including yoga, meditation and mindfulness, wellbeing, fitness, surfing, business planning and professional and personal development.

Become a Summer House Retreat host

Are you in the wellness, meditation, mindfulness, or health space? Or perhaps you have a small business or are a coach? Hosting a retreat at Summer House Retreat is a rewarding and profitable way to extend and enhance your business. We have extensive experience in hosting lifestyle retreats for people like you – people making the world a better place through meaningful, transformational work with their clients.

Summer House Retreat was purpose-built for boutique lifestyle retreats, from our luxury interiors and accomodation, our meditation gardens overlooking nearby beach walks, from local idyllic and iconic swimming spots to our separate fully-equipped studio. Our Retreat Planning Guide provides access to our Collective of professionals across the best of the Surf Coast’s food, health, wellness and fitness scenes, ensuring every element of your retreat gives your guests an unforgettable experience and brings your vision to light.

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Read what our retreat hosts and guests say

As a Retreat Facilitator, the Summer House was the perfect destination for our Guests. The renovated home literally takes your breath away as soon as your enter the spacious, calm area. The home is surrounded by a gorgeous garden and inground pool which lends itself to creating more peace and tranquility. The Yoga Studio is equipped with everything a Host needs to run amazing classes. Deb and Brett are an absolute delight to deal with and could not be more helpful. Highly recommend!
Carmel Barton
Carmel Barton
22:25 23 Nov 21
The Summer House is a sanctuary. The calm energy greets you as you meet the neutral tones and elegance of this gorgious property. The yoga studio is no exception and I love to share my restful yoga in this divine space. Debbie and Brett are conscious beautiful hosts with sincere love for what they do.I highly recommend a stay where we experience magic again and again.Blessings Linda
Linda Franke
Linda Franke
00:56 29 Jun 21
As a retreat host, there are a few things that are needed to facilitate a wonderful retreat - and it's safe to say The Summer House ticks all those boxes, which is a very difficult thing to do. Debbie and her team at The Summer House stop at nothing to ensure your stay is as fantastic and seamless as possible, and as a host this is something which is so very much appreciated. The venue is incredible, the studio has everything you could possibly need, and I feel empowered with all the information I could possibly need with their email database which you receive upon booking meaning all the i's were dotted and t's were crossed with every little touch thought of. Thank you Debbie and Brett, I look forward to my next stay already.
Aisling Quigley
Aisling Quigley
04:09 31 May 21
I have now had the pleasure of staying at The Summer House as a guest and also hosting my own retreat at the property. The first word that comes to mind is 'WOW'! What an incredible space, which has a balance of being homely and comforting whist also providing guests the opportunity to try things they may not have done before with the on site studio and access to the local beach. Thank you to Deb for a wonderful experience, I can't wait to get back to The Summer House.
Caroline Brunne
Caroline Brunne
02:04 18 May 21
The Summer House is such an amazing space. I ran a retreat there in November 2020 and I can honestly say, I'll be back! Debbie and her hubby were so accomodating and welcoming. The house itself is incredible. It's modern, clean, the pool is to die for and the outdoor spaces meant that we had the opportunity to spend time in beatiful space but also have our own space when we needed it! Can't remember the house enough.
Suz Chadwick
Suz Chadwick
04:19 02 Dec 20

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