Accessible Stays

How many holiday homes are genuinely welcoming of people of all abilities?  It's so easy for accommodation providers to 'tick the accessible box' when they are advertising their home - but more often than not, their perception of 'accessible' might be simply one handrail in a shower - that you cannot even get into in a chair!  At Great Ocean Stays, we purpose build homes that are suitable for guests with a disability, and with all the modern amenities of a high-end resort.


We provide non-clinical modern accessible homes and free mobility aides including hospital beds, and in-home services where needed.

Accessible Accommodation Rating Guide

We have designed an easy to follow Accessibility Rating Guide below, which is added to each of the property desciption.

Level 1

Suitable for: Slow walkers or wheelchair users who can get up a flight of steps

Stairs/steps at entrance: Can have a flight of stairs or more

Distance from drop-off location to entrance: Can be greater than 20 m

Path from drop-off location to entrance: Can have severe slope, cobblestones, and/or gravel

Hotel entrance: Manual door and can be too narrow for a wheelchair

Bathroom: Bathroom door not wide enough for a wheelchair. Might only have a stand-up shower.

Level 2

Suitable for: Slow walkers or sometime wheelchair users who can get up a few steps

Stairs/steps at entrance: Can have a few steps

Distance from drop-off location to entrance: Can be greater than 20 m

Path from drop-off location to entrance: Can have medium slope and/or medium cobblestones

Bathroom: Bathroom door not wide enough for a wheelchair. Might only have a stand-up shower.

Level 3

Suitable for: Wheelchair users with full use of upper body

Stairs/steps at entrance: Step-free (level access, ramp, or elevator)

Distance from drop-off location to entrance: Can be greater than 20 m

Path from drop-off location to entrance: Can have slight slope and/or slight cobblestones

Entrance to building: Flat or slight ramp

Bathroom: Bathroom door wide enough for wheelchair. There are grab bars near the toilet and the bathroom has a bathtub.

Level 4

Suitable for:  Wheelchair users with limited upper body use.

Stairs/Steps at entrance:  Step-free (level access, ramp, or elevator) but without graded slab from house to garage.

Distance from drop-off location to entrance is less than 20 metres

Entrance to Building: Flat or slight ramp.

Bathroom: Bathroom has roll-in bathroom, grab bars by toilet and bench in shower, and plenty of room around bed. 

Accessible Parts of Home have 920mm wide doors.

Level 5

Suitable for: Wheelchair users with limited or no arm/hand use

Stairs/steps at entrance: Step-free (level access, ramp, or elevator)

Distance from drop-off location to entrance: Less than 10 m

Path from drop-off location to entrance: Flat and smooth

Entrance to building: Flat or slight ramp

Bathroom: Bathroom door wide enough for wheelchair. There are grab bars near the toilet and the bathroom has a roll-in shower.

Accessible Parts of Home have 920mm wide doors.

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Phone: 0403 515 605

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