70's RETRO CARAVAN-WILD VALLEY GIPPSLAND
Hosted by Samantha&Eric
Samantha&Eric is the host.Samantha&Eric is a superhost.
10 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
10 guests
Studio
2 beds
1 bath
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Escape the city, suburbia and crowds & take a step back in time in our petite 70's retro caravans, dotted in private locations on our 120 acre property. Enjoy bush walking, campfires, BBQ's and more at Wild Valley, South Gippsland, Victoria.

The space

We have combined our shared passion for breathing new life into discarded and vintage finds as well as our love of entertaining to create unique little getaways in the shape of retro caravans! Our retro orange 1978 Viscount, sits in the valley and is tucked away from the rest of the world. Decked out in original finds from the 70's and items inspired by the decade we grew up in - from Australia & France!
The van is equipped with the basic necessities to enjoy a relaxing escape from the city and the rest of the world if you choose to. There is a choice of indoor (gas) cooking and a BBQ out on the deck, bar fridge, cooking utensils and basic condiments are supplied - fossick in the cupboards for some more relics from the 70's to set your own scene.
The van has a cosy double bed (with electric blanket) and the table will fold down to make another (slightly smaller) double bed. We have had plenty of couples sharing the space comfortably however, please keep in mind this is a small area. All sheets, blankets and pillows and basic bath towels are supplied,
Above the van is a cleared site suitable for a few tents, so if you want to bring along a group of friends there's plenty of room!
A few metres away nestled in the trees with views of the valley is our bush toilet (long drop) and shower with a view. Made completely from recycled materials and footpath finds, you will only be sharing these facilities with the birds.
An abundance of wild life, birds and untouched landscape will be yours to enjoy during your stay. Sit quietly on the deck and listen for the various sounds from the shy, rarely sighted Lyrebird or catch a wallaby grazing at sunset.

Guest access

120 acres of Australian bush, temperate rainforest, farmland and a tropical oasis in the gully.
The 'Big Shed' on top of the hill has a wood fire, sofas, pool table & camp kitchen...a great space to hang out alone or with a few extra friends.

Interaction with guests

We are happy to meet and greet you, explain the layout of the property. After showing you to the van you can shut out the rest of the world and relax in the abundance of nature surrounding you. If you feel like a bit of other human interaction, come and join us and any other campers around in the 'big shed', another great spot for an outside bonfire or cosy up inside by the copper fire place.

Other things to note

The access to the van is via a steep hill with approximately 30 steps...your car will be parked at the top of the hill so please keep this in mind when packing for your stay!
Stay cosy and warm in the cooler months as the van has a small heater and electric blanket on the main bed.


Amenities
Kitchen
Essentials
Heating
Free parking on premises

Prices
Extra people $35 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $25 AUD
Weekly Discount: 15%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed, 1 sofa bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM

Please advise us of any furry friends you will be bringing with you.
We have loved giving the freedom to pet owners to bring along their furry mates however, we are now required to restict them from sleeping inside UNLESS guests can guarantee there is absolutely no trace on any rugs, bedding or furnishings. All droppings outside must be buried. We have purchased 'doggy' tents to borrow if you think this would be a better option to set up. Please be responsible and don't force us to restrict pets completely. Thank you :)

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Cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
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Alex User Profile
October 2017
Simple drive and away from it all! We spent two nights in orange splendour, me and my two young urbanite offspring. Samantha was a great help and warm host. The koala was up the gum tree, the wallaby was under the outdoor shower (which works and has hot water!) and the the flying wildlife was all there. We slept three comfortably and managed to stay warm and dry on the second night when the wet weather closed in and wind rocked the caravan all night! (All part of the rainforest experience!). We especially enjoyed our little private campfire at night - great for stories and strumming guitars! Note for all. This is high country so expect a good cardio work out if you want to explore the valley. Also, the van is about 60m from the car parking with a vertical travel of about 15m (stairs and path). So pack lightly! I will next time!

Jacqui User Profile
September 2017
The perfect location to chill out

Jade User Profile
September 2017
We had a really wonderful stay here, and the more I reflect on it the better the experience was. Everything is represented accurately in the listing, and the privacy was great. The outdoor bathroom is really clean and great toilet too! Also love the animals on the hill.

Jamela User Profile
August 2017
I had this most nourishing and peaceful weekend out of the busy city life. The property is beautiful, the caravan was perfectly tucked away for much needed down time. I will be back soon for a longer stay!

Amelia User Profile
July 2017
One of the best Airbnb experiences we've had! Samantha and Eric were very easy to communicate with, and Sabrina and Rolf who we met on our stay could not have been better hosts. Every element was perfect. Thank you!

Leah User Profile
July 2017
What a gem! I have just spent 2 nights in my 'happy place'. It feels incredibly isolated, like you've got your own private piece of the world to breath in the crisp fresh air and sit in awe of the view. Bed was very comfy and the electric blanket endured I was never cold. Note that the van is down a very long and steep hill which made trips to and from the car with luggage a bit of a chore. Worth it though for the quality down time and peace for 2 days. The glamping tents look gorgeous and would definitely be an option for my next trip. You are definitely out in the elements so don't expect luxury cleanliness/upkeep, but it was definately a trip I'll remember.

Sarah User Profile
July 2017
We had a fantastic time. It was so lovely to use the bonfire and spend some time in nature. Samantha and Eric were very organised and everything was clear and easy. Thanks!

Melbourne, AustraliaJoined in November 2011
Samantha&Eric User ProfileSamantha&Eric is a superhost.

We are a creative couple who love to meet new people and share stories of our travels and life in this part of the World. Eric, a landscape gardener originally from Paris, found this beautiful property 20 years ago to plant his 1000 olive trees...a few remain on top of the hill! I am a fashion/interior/home wares designer with a passion for recycling, salvaging and giving old things new life.

Languages: Français
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