The Barn sitting area & hammock.The Barn & your own hammock.
'The Barn' at Kookaburra Cottages

Entire home/apt

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed
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'The Barn' is an original handcrafted cottage nestled on a 280 acre organic shetland pony farm 8km east of Apollo Bay township. The farm sits directly opposite 'Petticoat Creek' beach, making it the perfect spot to relax & unwind. The cottage is self contained with a private gas bbq with side burner (pot, pan & cooking utensils provided), wood fire, reverse cycle air conditioning/heating,open plan bathroom & living, separate toilet,tv/dvd/cd player/ipod dock,toaster, kettle,microwave,bar fridge.

The space

'The Barn' is the perfect romantic getaway filled with warm colours, locally handcrafted furniture & unique features. Sit back and relax in your own 2 person corner spa with the ambiance of wood fire warmth and the sounds of the waves rolling in. 'The Barn' is suitable for 2 adults only (no children or pets). There are 2 TV/DVD setup in this listing so you can unwind to a movie while soaking in the spa or in the loft style bedroom. PLEASE NOTE: The Barn has a very narrow spiral staircase as access to the loft style bedroom, it is not suitable for anyone heavily pregnant OR under the age of 12.

Guest access

Guests have access to 'Picnic Hill' which has stunning views of 'Petticoat Creek' Beach & Apollo Bay-There is a winter whale watching deck at the top! Shared solar heated salt water pool to use or nip across the road to the beach. Contemplation area by our tranquil stream. Visit the many animals around the farm, have a chat to our resident sulphur crested cockatoo 'Cocky Dooley' who was born in 1922! Or just wander through the gardens. Fully equipped Shearing Shed Gym (Sign in & Fees apply), iRide Mountain Bike Park Shuttle days (Seasonal & Fees apply).

Interaction with guests

My family and I are here to help with any requests. We can give you directions for local attractions or just leave you to relax.

Other things to note

We provide Jasper Organic Coffee & Sugar provided along with Natures Cuppa English Breakfast Tea, a little milk, Pure Earth Organic Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash. Some CDs supplied and DVDs available at reception.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt

Free parking on premises

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Security Deposit $400 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

- The Barn must be left neat & tidy as found.
- All dishes done & rubbish in bins provided.
- Strict designated smoking areas on this property (smoke under your own balcony & not inside).
- Respect other guests space & communal areas.
- Check Out by 12pm.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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34 Reviews

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Olivia User Profile
September 2017
Wow. We were so impressed. It's in a beautiful location. The fireplace made the place very toasty, and the spa was strong enough to relax our weary muscles after kilometres of walking. The sound of the ocean, the views, the hammock, the loft bedroom, the cute little inspirational books on the shelf, the lovely hosts, and just the overall awesome energy of the place made this the best mini getaway we've had in a long time. Thank you :-)

Jason User Profile
August 2017
This place was fantastic! It's like a cubby house but for adults! The fireplace warmed the entire house and while in the spa you can hear and see the ocean! The spiral staircase to the loft bedroom was exciting and the wooden charm of the place was really special. Being able to walk up the hill, see ponies all around and having the ocean so close made this unlike anywhere we had been before. Hosts were super lovely too! Better than the pictures, highly recommend!

Michelle User Profile
August 2017
Had a fantastic stay at Kookaburra Cottages. The farm and cottages are colourful and full of character and charm. (Like an old best friend who always puts a smile on your face and fills your heart with warmth) Such a relaxing and private space, short drive into town (But why bother) all the while being a very central base to drive to the many walks and lookouts that are close by. Beach access is across the road. Take the time to walk up to picnic hill To watch the Sun rise or set. This is a must. However I enjoyed Just soaking up The views from the cottage and giving the fire a stoke when it warranted... There is heating if fires aren't you're thing) The overall atmosphere was simply perfect. We had no trouble at all navigating the burner on the BBQ and microwave and toaster to cook up a tasty dinner and breakfast. (who knew that cooking mushrooms in sundried tomato oil was the way mushrooms should be cooked, or will be from now on) Don't forget the red, crackers, cheese and what ever tasty goodness you desire. Bring along your favourite tunes and a loved one (or go solo) That's all that's needed for a good stay. Communication was as great as much as it was prompt. Ebony was very helpful in offering some great places to explore.

Adam User Profile
June 2017
Beautiful place to stay, friendly host was friendly and had great communication, would 100% recommend!

Hooman User Profile
June 2017
Amazing stay. I look forward to stay there again and highly recommend it.

Fiona User Profile
May 2017
Beautiful view, had a great stay!

Jade User Profile
April 2017
Great little cottages with so much personality! Opposite a beautiful beach and Apollo bay just 10 mins drive away! I loved the log fire and jacuzzi bath and all the animals! The shetland ponies were very friendly. Only downside was cooking facilities were only outside on the BBQ. Thanks for the stay Ebony!

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Apollo Bay, AustraliaJoined in July 2013
Mike, Lesley & Ebony User ProfileMike, Lesley & Ebony is a superhost.

Our family has been on the property since 1984, originally for Lesleys Shetland Pony Stud...We have alot of animals, art from local regions and organic gardens for guests to wander through. We feel very lucky to be able to share our special place and meet new people along the way.

We have 8 fully self contained accommodations scattered around the farm, each having their own complete private entrance.

June 2016 is the first time we've put the cottages online to book. We run on word of mouth and off road guests usually, so far it's worked and have met some amazing people! When we host guests it's more about the experience as a whole, not just the room you temporarily live in...

We look forward to hosting your stay, and hearing your story :)

Mike, Lesley & Ebony

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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