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Cottage with private Rainforest and Waterfalls

SuperhostTanybryn, Victoria, Australia
Entire cottage hosted by Vita
5 guests2 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the cottage to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the lockbox.
Clean and tidy
12 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Vita is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Cottage with Private Waterfalls and Rainforest
Escape the city madness and immerse yourself in the secluded magic of The Source - rest, explore, create and connect with yourself, your loved ones and pristine nature.
Welcome to the Cottage at The Source, Otways!
Here you will find not only a comfortable getaway with all the conveniences and little luxuries, but also a spectacular rainforest and waterfall adventure on a totally private land.

The space
On arrival, as you come through the gate up the treelined driveway, look out for Barry, the resident Koala, and the sheep on the nearby paddock, who curiously greet the visitors. You'll be able to drive up directly to the Cottage and park your car near the entrance, for easy unpacking.

Your Cottage features all the essential conveniences and some little luxuries for a comfortable, enjoyable and memorable stay.

There are two separate bedrooms - one with Queen-sized bed, another with two single beds (a 3rd trundle bed is available upon request) - with lovely fresh linen, pillows, doonas, and blankets.

The separate modern bathroom has a toilet, spacious shower and vanity, with towels, shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hairdryer provided for your convenience.

Enjoy and relax on the cosy couches by the log fire in your living area, or sit at the dinner table enjoying a meal or playing a game. The adjoining kitchenette is equipped with a mini-fridge, coffee machine, kettle, mini-oven, single induction cooking plate, tableware and essential pots/pans for some basic meal prep or make your way down to one of the local eateries (see our recommendations) for a fabulous country fair.

There is no wifi as our philosophy is "less screen, more green" and we invite our guest to "disconnect to reconnect" with themselves, each other and the spectacular nature at The Source, Otways. You may also enjoy some games and books provided for you in the Cottage and there is plenty of firewood ready for your stay. There is a heater for those particularly chilly winter nights, and an air conditioner for the Otways hotter days.

If you are staying with a little one, a portacot, high chair and pram are also available on request.

An if there is anything else you require to make your stay more enjoyable, please feel welcome to ask! We will do our best to accommodate.

Guest access
Besides having exclusive use of the Cottage, we invite you to explore the surrounding gardens, visit the sheep that are grazing on one of the paddocks and most of all take an unforgettable stroll through the temperate rainforest that covers over 100 acres of The Source estate.

Visit the Secret Garden and sit around a log fire in the firepit (available strictly outside fire ban season), listening to the sounds of the forest and sharing stories.

Go on brief or a day-long adventure, just following kilometers of world class walking tracks, timber boardwalks, bridges and steps that meander through The Source rainforest, past 300 year old Mountain Ash, magnificent Myrtle Beech and ancient ferns. The tracks will take you to each of the 3 private Waterfalls situated on the property, one of which is 30 metres high, and another in The Grotto that comes alive with glow-worms at night. (Walking track maps provided.)

Pack a picnic and enjoy the afternoon relaxing in the Rainforest Pavilion, that is suspended over the Creek after your rainforest walk. Here you can lounge around on the comfortable couches, sheltered away from the heat or the rain, or splash around in the crystal clear waters. Enjoy this magnificent nature experience, away from tourist crowds, in absolute peace and privacy of The Source.

There is just so much here to explore!

Other things to note
The Cottage is nearby the main Homestead, so you may see other guests on the property, but the only shared space is the outdoors.
Cottage with Private Waterfalls and Rainforest
Escape the city madness and immerse yourself in the secluded magic of The Source - rest, explore, create and connect with yourself, your loved ones and pristine nature.
Welcome to the Cottage at The Source, Otways!
Here you will find not only a comfortable getaway with all the conveniences and little luxuries, but also a spectacular rainforest and waterfal…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds, 1 floor mattress

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Heating
Essentials
Hangers
Iron
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

4 nights in Tanybryn

1 Oct 2020 - 5 Oct 2020
Check-in
01/10/2020
Checkout
05/10/2020

4.84 out of 5 stars from 107 reviews

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Location

Tanybryn, Victoria, Australia

Tanybryn is a small but very connected community along Skenes Creek Road (C119), connecting Forrest (and Colac) and the Great Ocean Road. You will not really see any neighbouring properties and feel like you are in country homestead, away from it all.

You will be only 15min drive to the beach at Skenes Creek and the famous Otways Fly Treetop Adventure is about 35min away, whilst the Twelve Apostles are 1hr 15min away. For shops, cafes, restaurants entertainment both Forrest and Apollo Bay are ~20 min drive.
Tanybryn is a small but very connected community along Skenes Creek Road (C119), connecting Forrest (and Colac) and the Great Ocean Road. You will not really see any neighbouring properties and feel like you a…

Top places nearby

Chris's Beacon Point Restaurant & Villa Accommodation
6.3 km
Apollo Bay Information Centre
11.3 km
FoodWorks Apollo Bay
11.4 km
La Bimba
11.5 km

Apollo Bay Bakery
11.5 km
Casalingo
11.6 km
Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
11.7 km
Forrest Brewing Company
15.7 km

Hosted by Vita

Joined in March 2012
  • 183 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Hello and welcome to The Source, Otways! We are delighted to welcome you to our nature escape in the heart of the Otways and Great Ocean Road region. There is so much to discover and enjoy, whether you're looking for quiet and rest, or fun and adventure. We have recently become the new custodians of this beautiful property and our intention is for The Source to be a place of connection, discovery and joy for those who visit. We are a 40 something couple (Fabian is French and Vita is Russian) with two boys and a Brittany dog named Cosmo. We are both freelance consultants passionate about nature, travel, food & wine; Fabian about music, and Vita about art, design & photography. We love discovering new places, people, cultures. Although we love being away, we also love to spend time on our beautiful property and would like to welcome you to stay at the Homestead or the Cottage at The Source during your visit of the Great Ocean Road and Otways region. Here is to great adventures at The Source, Vita and Fabian
Hello and welcome to The Source, Otways! We are delighted to welcome you to our nature escape in the heart of the Otways and Great Ocean Road region. There is so much to discover a…
During your stay
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Smoke alarm

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