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Otway's Loft

8 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

8 Guests

3 Bedrooms

4 Beds

Home highlights

Pets welcome

Broadband Internet

Pictures

Amenities

Further info

Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7, Children welcome and Pets welcome

Outside

Gas BBQ, Deck chairs, Bicycles, Private Garden, Private Playground, Private Balconies and Private Terraces

Cooking

Cooking utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen stove, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Spices and Toaster

Entertainment

Broadband Internet, Piano, Stereo system and Telephone

Heating/Cooling

Air conditioning, Fireplace and Heating available

Laundry

Clothes dryer, Iron & Board and Washing machine

Rooms

3 Bedrooms

Other units

1 Living room and 2 Toilets

Sanitary

Hair dryer, Shower and Washbasin

Sleeping

Bed linen, 1 Double bed, 2 King beds and 1 Queen bed

House Rules

Credit cards accepted

Children welcome

Pets welcome

Check in: 03:00 PM

Check out: 11:00 AM

Location

42 Station Street Forrest, Forrest, Australia

Otways Loft can be found on Google Maps with the address:

42 Station St-Forrest 3236

Enter via driveway. Walk right to the small garden. Or park on Station Street and enter via side lane through the rose arbour.

Walk up the steps and past deck chairs hanging on the wall, past wood shed and around to back door.

You will see the keysafe  next to the back door. Code 3230. Please return key to keysafe on departure.

You will note a luggage trolley. Which might be helpful if you have lots of stuff.

Lastly you can bring your car  around the back via Sanderson Lane near the train and park behind the bollards (avoid blocking the neighbours drive) and unload from up hill, which may be easier. Have a look once you get there. You will just need to move your car back to Station Street once you have unloaded. The lane is a pedestrian bike path, but we have permission to use the spot for loading and unloading.

Forrest does not have a petrol station. The closest fuel is Colac, Winchelsea, Lorne and Apollo Bay, so make sure you have plenty.


Some Local Tips and Guest Favorites:

Lake Elizabeth - about an 8km walk/cycle or drive from Forrest. Once you are there, it's a lovely 4 km walk /loop. Platypus are frequently sighted at dusk or dawn. Glow worms can be seen at night.

Stephenson Falls is a nice easy walk with kids.

Forrest Microbrewery - 1 minute walk from the train. Great coffee. Good breakfast and lunch. Dinner Thursday-Sun . Thursday dinner is a limited menu but it's open.

General Store has great home made pies, good basic lunches (like pulled pork roles). Lots of interesting gourmet items and local produce, but not to be relied on for a grocery shop. Please come prepared with groceries. 

Forrest Retro Road - 12 Station Street for vintage-retro shop lovers. 5 rooms of stuff. Open on weekends or you can call Mara 0428502323 at other times to make an appointment to view.

Platypi Chocolate -73 Grant St. Open 7 days 10-5 pm Coffee, lunch, wine and gorgeous chocolate. 

The Terminus Hotel is the local pub in Station Street. Open 7 days for dinner. Kitchen can close early when quiet. Call 03 52049704.

Mountain bike trails - there is a map on the wall showing the myriad of trails. It's best to bring your own bikes or hire them from the general store.

Forrest Bike Hire, on the other side of the general store offers top quality bikes for hire and bike servicing.

If you plan to do any more than a quick MTB trail or two, bring your own bikes. There are 4 mountain bikes in the shed. We used to offer the bikes as part of the holiday rental listings. We no longer advertise the bikes because they require a lot of maintenance with heavy duty mountain trails. We don’t live close by so it’s not possible to keep them maintained. You are welcome to use the bikes at your own risk. We have no way of knowing what condition they are in, or whether they will malfunction during a trail ride. Check brakes and gears before heading out. There is a puncture repair kit if you get a flat tire. The 4 bikes are shared with The Otways Loft next door, so 2 bikes for each or whatever you work out with guests next door if you see them.

A bit further away:

Otway Fly- longest and highest rain forest sky walk in the world. Also has zip lining.

Hopetoun Falls, Triplet Falls & Beauchamp Falls and The Redwood Forest. All near Beech Forrest.

Tree Adventure-Otway Park Yeodene -0429374653 15 mins from Forrest on the way to Colac. More adventure based than Otways Fly which is more eco-tourism.

Otway E bikes Beech Forrest 0413971736 Nathan is reputed to be wonderful



More Info:

For a comprehensive explanation of Otways Loft, you can download the 

Info Folder

This is printed at the house, so you dont need to print. 



Otways Loft can be found on Google Maps with the address:

42 Station St-Forrest 3236

Enter via driveway. Walk right to the small garden. Or park on Station Street and enter via side lane through the rose arbour.

Walk up the steps and past deck chairs hanging on the wall, past wood shed and around to back door.

You will see the keysafe  next to the back door. Code 3230. Please return key to keysafe on departure.

You will note a luggage trolley. Which might be helpful if you have lots of stuff.

Lastly you can bring your car  around the back via Sanderson Lane near the train and park behind the bollards (avoid blocking the neighbours drive) and unload from up hill, which may be easier. Have a look once you get there. You will just need to move your car back to Station Street once you have unloaded. The lane is a pedestrian bike path, but we have permission to use the spot for loading and unloading.

Forrest does not have a petrol station. The closest fuel is Colac, Winchelsea, Lorne and Apollo Bay, so make sure you have plenty.


Some Local Tips and Guest Favorites:

Lake Elizabeth - about an 8km walk/cycle or drive from Forrest. Once you are there, it's a lovely 4 km walk /loop. Platypus are frequently sighted at dusk or dawn. Glow worms can be seen at night.

Stephenson Falls is a nice easy walk with kids.

Forrest Microbrewery - 1 minute walk from the train. Great coffee. Good breakfast and lunch. Dinner Thursday-Sun . Thursday dinner is a limited menu but it's open.

General Store has great home made pies, good basic lunches (like pulled pork roles). Lots of interesting gourmet items and local produce, but not to be relied on for a grocery shop. Please come prepared with groceries. 

Forrest Retro Road - 12 Station Street for vintage-retro shop lovers. 5 rooms of stuff. Open on weekends or you can call Mara 0428502323 at other times to make an appointment to view.

Platypi Chocolate -73 Grant St. Open 7 days 10-5 pm Coffee, lunch, wine and gorgeous chocolate. 

The Terminus Hotel is the local pub in Station Street. Open 7 days for dinner. Kitchen can close early when quiet. Call 03 52049704.

Mountain bike trails - there is a map on the wall showing the myriad of trails. It's best to bring your own bikes or hire them from the general store.

Forrest Bike Hire, on the other side of the general store offers top quality bikes for hire and bike servicing.

If you plan to do any more than a quick MTB trail or two, bring your own bikes. There are 4 mountain bikes in the shed. We used to offer the bikes as part of the holiday rental listings. We no longer advertise the bikes because they require a lot of maintenance with heavy duty mountain trails. We don’t live close by so it’s not possible to keep them maintained. You are welcome to use the bikes at your own risk. We have no way of knowing what condition they are in, or whether they will malfunction during a trail ride. Check brakes and gears before heading out. There is a puncture repair kit if you get a flat tire. The 4 bikes are shared with The Otways Loft next door, so 2 bikes for each or whatever you work out with guests next door if you see them.

A bit further away:

Otway Fly- longest and highest rain forest sky walk in the world. Also has zip lining.

Hopetoun Falls, Triplet Falls & Beauchamp Falls and The Redwood Forest. All near Beech Forrest.

Tree Adventure-Otway Park Yeodene -0429374653 15 mins from Forrest on the way to Colac. More adventure based than Otways Fly which is more eco-tourism.

Otway E bikes Beech Forrest 0413971736 Nathan is reputed to be wonderful



More Info:

For a comprehensive explanation of Otways Loft, you can download the 

Info Folder

This is printed at the house, so you dont need to print. 



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About host

Fleur Leslie

Contact us

Email: fleur@dufflebird.com