Set high on a stunning 100 acre property with panoramic views of the surrounding country side and bushland, 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, 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. The property is also not suitable for pets, motor bikes etc.

Charleson is officially a B&B and there is an on site manager. It is the no 1 property on Stayz in terms of 5 star ratings and reviews.

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 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 Beautiful Stay Me and my partner celebrated our 10 year anniversary here last week , we had a few friends stay over with us and it was the best time we had. The property is beautiful and the owner has taken care of every small thing imaginable.We stayed two nights and did not have to step out at all. The views around are amazing and it was a refreshing change to get out of the city . I absolutely recommend this place and will surely come back. Maria was constantly in touch with me in relations to booking and answered all my queries leading to the booking.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent view An extremely well-presented property with a beautiful view. Although we were unlucky to come across a power outage during our stay, the owner was very supportive and kept us informed in advance. Overall it's been a lovely experience.
Date published: 2016-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous Christmas Get-Away We loved our stay over Christmas at Charleson Farm. It was the perfect location for a family Christmas. Fantastic to be with family in a country location but not too far from the beach and other tourist attractions. Will definitely recommend it to friends and family! Thank you!
Date published: 2016-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly hidden jewel!! We arrived in Charleson Farm after a long day of trip to Twelve Apostles. When we walked into the property, everything was perfectly ready for us to indulge in great nature with very thoughtful and convenient amenities. Kids throughly enjoyed very well equipped playroom, while adults enjoyed our bit of experience. Other group of family from overseas was greatly impressed by Australian nature (including some farm animals and awesome kangaroos!!!!). Lots of activities in the vicinity for the group of all ages. We truly loved every bit of stay and strongly recommend the place for any type of holiday!!! Definateley will come back!
Date published: 2016-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Luxury family break Charleson is a beautiful spacious house for a family/extended family holiday. Beautifully appointed, great games room, space for children to play and very well appointed kitchen. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Date published: 2015-12-07
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Stayz Rental Guarantee Stayz Rental Assurance Features

Air conditioning, Washing machine, Parking, Dishwasher

Outdoor grill
Entertainment and Family
Satellite/Cable, DVD player, Video library, Games, Games room, Stereo, Parking, Cot
Kitchen and Dining
Kitchen, Child's high chair, Microwave, Dishwasher
Linen and Cleaning
Linens provided, Clothes dryer, Iron and board, Washing machine, Towels provided
Heating and Cooling
Air conditioning, Fireplace, Heating
Foxtel, Large covered deck, Farm animals , Under cover BBQ - gas supplied, Seperate games room, Heating/cooling in all rooms


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 10 Jun 2016 for 10% off.

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)
This property has a standard rate of: $690
Unless specified in the rate table or exceptions listed below, the standard rate will apply.
* $590 $1380 $3690 1 $0 $0
Additional Costs
Mandatory costs
Security 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. Bookings paid through the Stayz online payment system incur a 2% credit card surcharge.

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