Fully self contained two bedroom cottage with Otway views for up to 5 people & pet friendly. A great romantic getaway or Great Ocean Road stop-over. Tucked amongst eucalypt & rain forest, native flora & fauna. Very close to Aire River & beach as well as the Cape Otway lighthouse.
If you would like to stay four or more nights during the minimum two night period (not during peak times), please message me the dates you are interested in and I am more than happy to send through a Special Offer price.
Hugged by forest on one side, and open to the setting sun on the other, Stone Cottage has majestic views of Hordern Vale valley and the tree-clad sand dunes of adjacent Aire River which run down to the nearby beach. The sea is less than 1km from the cottage as the crow flies - you can often hear the distant waves crashing at night.
The cottage itself, is set in a private estate that has six hidden cottages across 60-65 acres of indigenous temperate rain and eucalypt forest, full of wonderful wildlife: have seen koalas from the kitchen, and the cutest dark-chocolate brown wallabies from the living room. Also wombats, echidnas, wedge tail eagles, cockatoos, parakeets, and numerous other birds - the cottage has a great bird book for reference.
The cottage is fully self contained with log fire, air-conditioning, digital TV, DVD, large corner bath, shower, fully equipped kitchen including stove, oven, fridge & microwave, barbecue and clothes washing machine. There is no wifi supplied and the only mobile reception you will be able to receive is Telstra 3G, all other mobile companies will not receive coverage.
There are two bedrooms with a king size bed in master bedroom and trilogy bunk (double on bottom & single on top) in the second bedroom, bath towels and bed linen are provided for your stay.
Stone Cottage is also pet friendly, so the whole family can enjoy. There is an undercover closed carport for outside use with pets. If they do sleep inside, we ask that you provide a bed and they do not go onto carpet areas or on furniture. Please clean up after your beloved fury friend and not leave them unattended in the cottage.
The cottage is a 5 minute drive from Aire River camping ground, beach and the Great Ocean Walk; 10 minutes to Cape Otway lighthouse; 15 minutes to Johanna beach; 15-20 minutes to Apollo Bay; 30 minutes to the Otway Fly; 45 minutes to the 12 Apostles. Cape Otway is 2.5-3 hours west of Melbourne along the spectacular Great Ocean Road. The Hordern Vale Road starts off as a sealed road and then the last 3kms are gravel, fine for a 2WD (I have a hatch back myself), but just go slow as it can be slippery.
Guests have access to everything in the Cottage.
Interaction with guests
The cottage is all yours - I'll give you the combination number to a key lock box on the day of arrival. From there, you can make yourself at home. If you have any questions during your stay (or before hand), please feel free to contact me. Please note that mobile phone reception is available from the house, but Telstra only.
Other things to note
Whilst the cottage is in a beautiful part of rural Victoria, please do keep in mind there will be insects. Mostly just the common fly, so keeping the screen doors or glass doors/windows closed will help to prevent them coming in. Fly swats and fly spray is also supplied for your stay.
The bond is designed to cover any additional costs incurred including but not limited to, any breakage, damage or excess cleaning requirements, extra guests beyond those declared ..etc.
To maintain a good standard for our guests we require certain conditions to be complied with. We appreciate most will respect our property but the occasional abuse requires that we state the following conditions.
Number of Guests should not exceed the number stated on the Confirmation Notice or subsequently agreed in writing or email. Fees will apply for excess guests not agreed with the owners in advance.
Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc. Use contrary to this may result in loss of your bond and/or additional payments.
Damage, Breakages, Theft and Loss are the tenants responsibility during their stay.
Departure - the property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. Check-out time is (10:00am) by the latest, to allow time to prepare property for next guests.
Disturbance to our neighbours, including excessive noise, is prohibited and may result in termination of rental and loss of bond.
Whilst we are a pet friendly accommodation provider, please comply with our rules. Pet owners will clean up after their pets. If your pet must be inside the cottage, you will need to bring a bed/mat for them and not have them roam the inside of the house onto furniture, carpeted areas or in beds. Extra cleaning fees will be charged if not adhered too and a negative review will be left.
Pet owners take full responsibility of any personal injury or damage caused by their pet whilst within the property and agrees to pay any claims of compensation in relation to the pets activities.
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