Charleson is the No 1 property on Stayz in terms of 5 star ratings and reviews.

Set high on a stunning 100 acre property with panoramic views of the surrounding bushland and country side, this large modern architectural house will provide you with the space to relax and be re-energised.

Charleson Farm is an hour and twenty minutes from Melbourne and centrally located on the Surf Coast, only 25-35 mins from Lorne, Torquay, Anglesea, Birregurra, Geelong, Colac and the attractions of the Great Ocean Road. The surrounding bushland is also home to over sixty kangaroos.

- Enjoy the views and rural tranquillity
- Relax in front of the wood fire
- Have a drink on the large covered deck
- Watch the kangaroos run by
- Visit the local wineries and berry farms
- Host a dinner party
- Go bush walking in the nearby National Park
- Swim at the beach
- Hang out in the games room
- Stroll around the 100 acres, or
- Simply do nothing

Luxuriously spacious for families

Charleson Farm has the facilities and space to accommodate multiple families in comfort:
- Sleeps 10 adults/children within the 4 bedrooms: 2 bedrooms with queen beds, 1 bedroom with a king bed (can be split into 2 singles) and a large bedroom with 6 beds (2 singles that can be made into a king bed, and 2 sets of bunks)
- Additional children under 3 can also be accommodated
- Most rooms can fit portacots
- The kitchen is modern and includes a dishwasher, microwave and almost everything else you will need. There are 2 large fridges.
- Just off the kitchen is a built in gas BBQ
- There is a laundry with washing machine and dryer
- All rooms have heating and cooling. The main living area also has a wood heater (wood provided), HD TV, DVD player and CD player with an IPOD dock.
- Separate large games room complete with table tennis, games console, table soccer, TV/DVD etc
- Cows, goats and kangaroos to add to the farm feel.
- The house is set up with babies in mind: two portacots, high chair, baby friendly toys, safety locks on cupboards etc

There is a supermarket, chemist, bakery, hotel, swimming pool etc nearby.

Please note that the property is not suitable for bucks/hens groups or other groups looking to have loud parties. Dinner parties or family birthday gatherings etc are fine. As it is a working farm, the property is also not suitable for pets unfortunately and our insurance

Charleson is officially a B&B and there is an on site manager.

We endeavour to provide a 6pm checkout to enable guests to maximise their break, but this depends on whether there are other guests arriving that day.

Comments from guests

"This house was absolutely incredible. From the minute we walked into the house we felt totally relaxed and calm. The silence of the region plus the comfort of all the decor was gorgeous. We spent most of our time either watching the gorgeous fireplace roaring with heat, or sitting out watching the world go by. Thank you so much for our time there - everyone agreed that we WILL be back again!!"

"We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of farm living, and the farm tours run by Russel are educational and entertaining."

"We had a brilliant time down at Charleson Farm for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Our 3 kids loved the place and the room outside to run around, and also quite enjoyed chasing the roos and helping with the fire duties. While we felt completely isolated (which is what we wanted), there were plenty of great food and wine places within 15-20 minutes to satisfy all our needs. Currently working out when our next trip to Charleson will be. Thanks - it was just brilliant."

"Our weekend was fantastic, we can not say enough about the gorgeous house and for thinking of all the little things needed but often forgotten. We had an amazing time with all the tired and frazzled mothers leaving yesterday feeling revived and a little sore from the laughter and warm with memories that we will keep with us for a long time. It really was a special weekend."

"Charleson Farm was very nice ... the perfect place for families who want total seclusion. The kangaroos came right up to the house almost every day."

"WOW that was great holiday even though we were rained in, we still went walking in the rain and dried by the beautiful fireplace! We definitely plan to come and stay again - it is hard to find such a nice house that fits all my siblings in it!!"

"The house is fantastic for a group weekend away, with all quarters very well designed"

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Property & Service We were 3 families that stayed at Charleson for our 10th Anniversary. Kids loved the flying fox and the swings. The games room was good entertainment. Everyone enjoyed the farm stay.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic property!! We hosted a workshop for our business team here and it was just ideal! Having everyone staying under the one roof made us more productive and closer as a team. I can't wait for the opportunity to stay at this property socially!
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great property! Beautiful property! We loved the spacious rooms, and especially enjoyed the fireplace and living room area. Don't forget the games room which provided us with plenty of entertainment on our retreat! We didn't wander far from the house but driving past, it seems like a great place for families with little ones and adventurers! It was too cold for us so we stayed indoors, which was fantastic.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Our group (3 families) stayed at Charleson for 3 nights and loved every minute of it! The house was clean, roomy, peaceful and had all the amenities we required - and more. We loved the beautiful fire place and the views. The kids enjoyed feeding the goats and climbing the treehouse. Good location not too far from Lorne and Geelong.
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent property! Perfect place for a getaway with friends or families. Secluded and private, with all the amenities provided
Date published: 2014-09-17
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Airconditioning, Wheelchair Access, Washing Machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Pay Television, DVD player, Stereo
High chair, Playground, Rumpus room, Cot
Barbeque, Cooking Facilities, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen Supplied, Ironing Facilities, Towels Supplied
Airconditioning, Open Fireplace, Heaters
Clothes dryer, Washing Machine
Wheelchair Access, Non-Smoking, Parking
Foxtel, Large covered deck, Farm animals , Covered in BBQ area, Seperate games room, Swings, slide and trampoline, Heating/cooling in all rooms, Iron available, Tree house


Special mid-week tariffs of $280 per night for 2 adults plus $39/$29 for each addition adult/child. Please note there is a 2 night minimum on weekends. A peak loading applies to holiday periods and long weekends and enquire about discounts for stays of 5 nights or more.

Last minute deal!

Stay before 05 May 2015 for 10% off.

Special offer!

20% discount over the June/July school holiday for bookings of 3 nights or more midweek

Property Overview

Property Rates & Min Night Stay
From To Sun to Thurs ($ p/n average) Fri & Sat night 7 night stay Min night stay Extra adult ($ p/n) Extra child ($ p/n)
* $590 $1380 $3690 1 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Bond deposit $500 p/s
High quality linen $14 p/p

Note: Pricing is subject to change, and a minimum stay period and other conditions may apply. You should confirm pricing with the property owner.

Prices listed based on 10 adults. Property has 10 beds and can sleep a maximum 10 people.

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