Forrest Haus Retreat Featured

Station Street, Forrest VIC 3236, Australia
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Entire Place / Eco Retreats for Nature Lovers, Family Friendly, Group Getaways
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Accommodation
7 Guests
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Bedroom
3 Bedroom / 4 Beds
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Bathrooms
2 Full

About this listing

DISCOVER ZEN | OASIS OF SOLITUDE | WALKS & WATERWAYS     

Whether you’re chasing the highs of the action-packed trails or keen to rejuvenate and recapture your zen, Forrest Haus Retreat is your welcoming base for an unforgettable stay in this beautiful part of Victoria. Combining a beautiful architecturally designed 3-bedroom home on a site that’s steeped in history and part of the Forrest History walk, you’ll enter a ‘’statement door’’ to behold where you’ll be met by open and welcoming spaces.

Turn off cruise control, you’ll love getting to Forrest, entrance to The Otways, via the spectacular Great Ocean Road or chase instead the earthier delights of the Otways hinterland. Either way it’s likely your 2-hour drive from Melbourne will be longer than 2 hours with oooh and ahhhh stops and starts. All worth the while.

Located at the foothills of a nearby rainforest, this architecturally designed sanctuary will be your home away from home. It’s almost impossible not to experience utter peace both inside and outside where you can ramp up your adventurous spirit with the call of the local surrounds with ample wildlife, natural landscapes, walks, waterfalls, and adventures for families and friends.

Breathing life into the self-contained, three-bedroom, 4 bedded stay is all about honouring the historic legacy as a former lodge established in 1903. Fast forward to the present where Lisa and Matt, your passionate Hosts have who have brought to life (alongside the skills of local artisans)  the potential now, and into the future with a strong sense of sustainability. Special touches by your Hosts for favourite pieces such as the hall and kitchen pendants by New Zealand based David Trubridge, a dining table by local furniture designer Jack Auld which makes for an understated presence in the dining room.

There’s a Sway Lamp in the bedroom with the Triple-bunk beds (King single over a Queen bed) that ‘sways’ but doesn’t fall, created by ex RMIT Melbourne industrial designed, Nick Rennie. Artwork by Rone, a Melbourne artist, can be appreciated in the dining space and back bedrooms. Collectively these pieces and others evoke a meaningful connection and authenticity rarely seen in holiday stays. Are you beginning to get the idea that this is no ordinary place to admire and respect.

Guests staying at Forrest Haus Retreat have complete access to the property, house and bike shed. There’s a full kitchen with supplies – you know lots of those staples you don’t want to drag all the way in the boot – and mod cons and kitchen gadgetry. There’s heating and cooling throughout, and in winter be welcomed in the living area with a lovely fireplace to warm those chilled bones after a day out. If you’re returning from a day of biking, battered and bruised, soak in an Epsom salt or L’Occitane bath provided by your generous Hosts. Thoughtful touches abound here at Forrest Haus Retreat

The passion for all things local extends to the garden. Otway Greening Nursery has provided Australian Native plants for revegetation, land care, agroforestry, landscaping and gardens throughout the Otway Ranges, Otway Coast and Western Plains specialising in indigenous species including Forrest Haus Retreat.

You can expect your stay at the Forrest Haus Retreat to savour the comfort, sights, sounds and adventures of a landscape well worth visiting.

WOW INCLUSIONS:

  • Local wine from Pondalowie vineyard for Travellarks guests
  • Quality bathroom toiletries, linens & towels
  • Outdoor fire pit with complementary marshmallows
  • Pantry supplies, condiments, and dry goods breakfast supplies
  • Firewood in winter
  • Weber BBQ with pizza stone
  • Babies & children’s equipment & toys, 2 TV’s – no fighting!
  • For mountain bikers / grotty kids, a wash bay for legs, shoes are also included in the laundry

YOU’LL LOVE:

  • Feeling of calm when guests enter and beautiful spaces & designer lighting
  • Beautiful fireplace, artworks, and artisan designed features throughout
  • Stunning outdoor spaces including view of mountains
  • Close to everything in Forrest, yet private and secluded

NO BOOKING FEES, NO SERVICE FEES, NO COMMISSIONS if booked direct via Travellarks (i.e. no 3rd party platforms)

100% AUSTRALIAN

HANDPICKED PROPERTIES

EXCEPTIONAL HOSTS & OWNERS

Note: Price per stay may vary. Please confirm tariffs directly at time of booking. Minimum night stay may also apply.   

Things to do around the Otways? 

For everything from secret picnic places, history and cultural ventures and water sports, please see our  Things to do around The Otways article.

Need ROADTRIP inspiration?

Getting to the Otways from Melbourne is a glorious drive, and not far to the Otways, but you will want a few pitstops no doubt. Here’s a Roadtrip the Great Ocean Road, Victoria that might help.

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Details

  • Guests: 7
  • Bedroom: 3
  • Beds: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Type: Entire Place / Eco Retreats for Nature Lovers, Family Friendly, Group Getaways

Prices

  • for 4 guests: $415
  • Security deposit: $200
  • Additional guests: $30
  • Allow additional guests: Yes

Accommodation

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Master
1 King
2 Guests
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Bedroom 2
1 King
2 Guests
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Bedroom 3
1 Triple Bed: Double with Single over the top
3 Guests

Features

Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • BABIES & CHILDREN
  • Barbecue area
  • Bath
  • Bath towels
  • BATHROOM
  • BBQ
  • Beach towels
  • BEDROOM
  • Bicycles
  • Blender or Juicer
  • Board games - adults
  • Board games - children
  • Clothes dryer
  • Coffee - espresso-style machine
  • Coffee beans and grinder
  • Contactless check-in
  • Cooktop
  • Cot - fee (no)
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Dedicated workspace
  • Dishwasher
  • Eco friendly toiletries and cleaning products
  • ECO-FRIENDLY FEATURES
  • Electric kettle
  • Emergency Info Booklet (NSW)
  • ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS
  • Extra TV
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood (extra charge)
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Games room
  • Hairdryer
  • HEATING & COOLING
  • Highchair - fee (yes)
  • Iron
  • iView
  • iView streaming
  • Kayo
  • KITCHEN
  • LAUNDRY
  • Library / books
  • Netflix
  • Outdoor deck
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • OUTDOORS
  • Oven
  • Rainwater in use
  • SAFETY
  • Saucepans
  • SBS streaming
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Solar power
  • Tea and coffee making
  • Toaster
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wi-Fi

Facilities

  • Accessibility
  • Accessible for people with limited mobility
  • Bushland or forest
  • Family Friendly
  • Free Parking
  • Gardens
  • Late check out (by agreement, may incur extra cost)
  • Off site host / manager
  • Outoor Deck

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Terms & rules

  • Smoking allowed: No
  • Pets allowed: No
  • Parties allowed: No
  • Children allowed: Yes
Additional rules information
Within 48 hours of booking: get back 100% of what you paid 1 full week prior to check-in: Partial refund: Get back 50% of every night. 24 hours prior to check-in: no refund whatsoever. Note: no refunds for cancellation due to illness or Covid-19
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