Fernhouse

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Entire residential home hosted by Stephan And Karlijn

7 guests, 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, 2 baths
Entire home
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Here is your opportunity to stay in this three-bedroom farmhouse, offering amazing ocean and forest views over the hills of Apollo Bay. The property is right next to the Great Otway National Park and Great Ocean Walk, and only a five-minute drive from Apollo Bay.

Spot koalas in the tall eucalypts that hug the building, or walk down to the stream that runs through the property, where wallabies roam and you can immerse yourself in cool temperate rain forest.

The space
Fernhouse is a two-story post and beam building, with a large deck featuring a barbecue area, big living room, new kitchen, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Immerse yourself in nature in this forest-hugged property.

Fernhouse is easily accessible with its address right on the Great Ocean Road. This makes it the perfect spot to explore Otway National Park, the great ocean walk, great ocean road and the twelve apostles and many other highlights that feature our area.

That being said, Fernhouse has enough to offer to really immerse yourself and not use your car at all during your retreat. Explore the 10 acre property featuring cool temperate rain forest, with beauty gully running though it. Spot wallabies, koalas, cockatoos, honeyeaters and spinebills from the back deck. Have a walk to Shelly Beach, explore Elliot River or do the 6km Elliot River loop walk from the house. Read a book in the hammock or soak in the vintage bathtub.

The house is heated with a luxurious fireplace for you to use, with all firewood provided. In winter we will light the fire before your arrival so it will be nice and cosy by the time you get here. If its warm we will set the fire for you in case you want to light it once it gets dark.

There is WIFI at Fernhouse that is free for you to use. We also have lots of games and puzzles available, as well as wonderful books that you will find everywhere in the house. There is a portable Bluetooth speaker for you to play your favourite music or podcasts.

The kitchen is a dream for every cook, with a big stove and oven. It will be hard to choose between this wonderful kitchen or the big barbecue on the deck. Kitchen staples including oil, salt & pepper. We also have a lovely local tea and coffee collection for you to use.

Bedroom 1: equipped with a king bed that can be changed into a twin share on request. The bedroom has an ocean view and wardrobe and dresser. There is a shared bathroom
for bedroom 1 and 2, which features a vintage claw foot bath.

Bedroom 2: also has a king bed that can be changed into a twin share on request. The bedroom has forest views and a wardrobe and dresser.

Bedroom 3: this is the large loft master bedroom, which also has a king bed that can be changed into a twin share on request. Walk up the stairs from the living room and you
will be in the loft bedroom. This bedroom features 180degree views of the ocean and Otway National Park, and has its own bathroom. This room also has a sofa bed which can cater for an additional person.

Beds are supplied with quality linen and bedding. All towels are supplied.

On our side of the fence we have a wonderfully droopy dog called Kylo, who loves people and a cuddle. He keeps a close eye on our four chickens and keeps them safe from foxes. Kylo likes to bark when someone arrives, but is otherwise harmless. Hidden behind our shed we also have a beehive that help pollenate our veggie garden.

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Free washing machine – In building
Bathtub
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Cot

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Where you’ll be

Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia

We are a 7-minute drive away to Apollo bay for anything you need. There are 2 supermarkets, 2 pubs, restaurants and cafes. The supermarkets are open until 9pm in peak season and 7pm in off season. There is a petrol station open until 10pm, banks, post office, doctor and hospital.

Hosted by Stephan And Karlijn

  1. Joined in September 2013
  • 60 Reviews
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We are a young couple pursuing our dreams on the edge of Great Otway National Park. Staying with us, you will be hosted in the Fernhouse, a large post and beam farm house on the top of a ridge with gorgeous views. We live next door in the old devonshire tearooms with our dog Kylo. Our dream is to develop the property to an off grid and self sustaining bit of land.
We are a young couple pursuing our dreams on the edge of Great Otway National Park. Staying with us, you will be hosted in the Fernhouse, a large post and beam farm house on the to…

During your stay

We live in the old teahouse that sits separately from the Fernhouse. The buildings are 20 or so metres apart, giving you your very own space, but we are here (or not to far away!) if you need us. We are very happy to give you complete privacy and we are also available should you need anything as we live “next door”.
We live in the old teahouse that sits separately from the Fernhouse. The buildings are 20 or so metres apart, giving you your very own space, but we are here (or not to far away!)…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

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