Hosted by Samantha&Eric
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12 guests
2 beds
1 bath
12 guests
2 beds
1 bath
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Escape the city, suburbia and crowds...Vintage caravans, camping, bush walking, campfires, BBQs and more at Wild Valley, in Budgeree, Gippsland, Victoria. Surrounded by the Strzelecki Ranges and close to Tarra Bulga National Park.

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 petite blue 1976 Viscount sits on top of the hill amongst the mature King Protea bushes with panoramic views of the valley, surrounding forest and hills. Decked out in vintage and inspired treasures from France and our local op-shops!
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 stove/oven with cooking utensils and basic condiments supplied...or wander down to our bbq area.
The van has a queen size bed and the table will fold down to make another 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 are supplied. Towels are also provided if you dare to refresh yourself under our gas hot water shower amongst the gum trees.
An abundance of wild life, birds and untouched landscape will be yours to enjoy during your stay. Sit quietly on top of the hill 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. You can also drive directly to the door of this van any time of the year. There is a cleared area near the van to set up a few tents if you want to invite along some 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.

Other things to note

This site is perfect for a group booking (especially combined with our Tropicana Van site 100mt away) so please feel free to enquire before making your booking if you would like to do this.
Being able to drive right to the door of this van makes access much broader than the 70's Retro Caravan. It will also have a longer dose of sunlight (in winter) due to being on top of the hill.

Free parking on premises

Extra people $30 AUD / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $15 AUD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 queen 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 :)
** Currently we have no running water in this van however, we will supply unlimited drinking water and you are only 50mt from the camp kitchen.

You must also acknowledge
Cat(s) and other pet(s) live in the house


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

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66 Reviews

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Natalie User Profile
September 2017
Cute, Fun place to relax and kick back. Great for groups, or just on your own as a couple.

Deborah User Profile
September 2017
We had the most amazing time. Communication was excellent. The description was exact. What a magical amazing place.

Sandeep User Profile
August 2017
Quite stay in a vintage caravan with Panasonic view of the valley and distant towns . An option to have dinner cooked with wine is a must for all food lovers . Will be back with a group during the warmer months .

Bridgette User Profile
June 2017
An absolutely amazing stay! Sam and Eric are incredible, friendly and welcoming. We had a brilliant time staying in the funky vans. We walked down the gully first thing in the morning and explored what has to be the most magical rainforest around. Making a campfire a enjoying the view was perfect in the winter cold. The van (and property) has everything that you need. So much thought has been put into the set up. We can not wait to come back!

Ali User Profile
May 2017
We spent a night at French van and we enjoyed everything about it. The view up at the hill was spectacular and peaceful. It was beyond our expectations.

Charlie User Profile
April 2017
Was such an amazing stay and a get away from the city! Beautiful views and a beautiful caravan! So cosy and easy to find! Will be back

Erin User Profile
April 2017
The views from the caravan as just exceptional and everything you need for a quiet getaway Samantha & Eric have provided for. Would highly recommend and looking forward to booking another getaway.

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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
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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