Why Great Ocean Retreats

Great Ocean Retreats has been operating solely as a property management real estate agency since 2005.
We offer an extensive selection of holiday accommodation from luxury homes to budget retreats along the Great Ocean Road. We service the townships of Torquay, Jan Juc, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet, Fairhaven, Moggs Creek, Eastern View and Lorne. We have excellent knowledge of our coastline and the properties we manage, which allows us to find our guests exactly what they are looking for in their holiday experience on the Great Ocean Road.

Meet the team:

David Maher, Director & Co-founder of Great Ocean Retreats

As a Director of Great Ocean Retreats I am involved in all aspects of the business to ensure we provide a quality experience to guests visiting the Great Ocean Road region.After being involved in the hospitality industry for over 20 years, I looked for a change and in 2004 entered the real estate industry in property management. In 2005 I co-founded Great Ocean Retreats and work in the business today.

Lili Biderman,  Director and Co-founder of Great Ocean Retreats

The idea of starting a business on the Great Ocean Road worked hand in hand with my lifestyle sea change. With 21 years experience in teaching it was time to explore new possibilities; and real estate came to the forefront.
Since co-founding Great Ocean Retreats in 2005, I have seen the business grow and expand along the surf coast. As a director of the company it’s imperative that I ensure that the business runs smoothly and that all who use our service have a memorable experience.

Brooklyn Kraskov, Holiday Property Manager

Being the newest member of Great Ocean Retreats I have had the opportunity to learn from a highly experienced team and develop into our Torquay and Jan Juc consultant. During this experience I endeavour to exceed the expectations of our customers; both guests and property owners.  

I originally started my career in recruitment where I completed my traineeship in Business and then continued to obtain my Diploma in Business Management. After being in the recruitment industry for 3 years, I decided to move my determined mind into a career that challenged me, real estate. I have been in the real estate for 2 years now and absolutely love it!

Carol Herben, Permanent Rental Property Manager & Anglesea Holiday Rentals Manager

My wealth of knowledge of the area helps me to service clients and guests. I have been a resident of Anglesea for 25 years and worked in real-estate for over ten years.

Erin Hughes, Marketing Manager

My role involves initiating and managing marketing strategies to help Great Ocean Retreats constantly evolve.
Digital marketing is a major component to the overall business strategy.

After working in retail fashion marketing for 12 years and completing a masters in marketing a lifestyle change was in order. This change lead me to moving to Fairhaven and a change of industry. In 2011, I started with Great Ocean Retreats as the Marketing Manager.

Emily Thompson, Reception

I started at Great Ocean Retreats five years ago after a European trip of a life time. During my time with Retreats, I have also successfully completed a Bachelors degree in Education. I am the friendly face that meets and greets our customers over weekend and holiday periods. I do everything with a smile and endeavour to permeate this to all our guests. I am lucky enough to live on the coast permanently and want everyone to experience the beautiful place to which I call home.