1. Australia
  2. VIC
  3. Great Ocean Road
  4. Forrest
  5. #195692

Forrest Lakehouse - A Little Piece of Forever

House, Forrest

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Min 1 night stay

6 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bathroom


A majestic 44 hectare property like no other. This cheek rustic lake house is breathtaking. This majestic landscape has everything one would want from a Lakehouse. We welcome anyone who is looking to experience an authentic stay rich in its Australian landscape.

You drive down a beautiful lush driveway and you come across the shear beauty of a five-hectare lake.

The Lakehouse has more of the look of a shearers quarters than a manor house. The exterior is made almost entirely of recycled materials, including timber salvaged from wharves along the Murray River - you can just imagine.. all kinds of ferries and paddle boats have probably been tethered to this wood over the years. The surfaces a roughly hewn and scarred, with remnant bolts trailing orange rust steaks down the wall.

There’s something magical about the way aging corrugated iron and timber reminds you of things you’ve seen in Australian landscapes your whole life, and that you associated with the bush in either the heat or the cold. At night in summer the house clicks and ticks as it cools down, and there’s also the sound of the birds returning to the lake.

Inside there’s a combined living and kitchen area. The kitchen is fully equipped with an old warhorse fridge and all the necessary pots and pans and cutlery, all you need is a little imagination and glass of wine. Sit around the 6 seater dining table and invite friends to join you. The wood burning heater will be set ready for you to enjoy. Relax on the comfy sofa with the fire lit and the birds chirping..and let yourself drift away.

Downstairs you will find two bedrooms both with Queen size beds with one bedroom featuring beautiful wooden doors that open up to views of the lake. A central bathroom with shower and bath is also downstairs. The whole mezzanine level above contains a bedroom with a Queen size bed.

This lake-house is perfect for entertaining and relaxing. Be it if you’re an avid cook or simply wish to sit on the verandah soaking the view of the lake, busy with bird life. We have several pairs of binoculars in the house and sitting on the deck watching the bird life on the lake is a favourite past-time for most of our guests.

The property itself is full of surprises and things to explore.

Swimming hole - head down towards the lake from the front of the house and you will find a swimming hole, the water is clean and depending on the time of year a beautiful temperature.

Jetty - you can set a table or some armchairs, start the BBQ (an original old farmers’ barbecue) and enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by water.

The Shed - check out the shed where horses and gymkhanas hang out, right next to the old farmers jeep!

Location: Just mins way from the Forrest Brewery, the Lakehouse is near Victoria’s Great Otway National Park. The lovely hamlet of Forrest and the nearby national park, some two hours from Melbourne, offer a great mix of small country town and farmland stretching to thick bush, while the surf at Apollo Bay, on the Great Ocean Road, is a mere 25 minute drive away.

Only minutes away you will find the local pub, Forrest brewery and a milkbar. They have a regular market there.

Please note: special rates apply for overnight stays and during peak periods. Feel free to get in touch with your dates and requirements.


There are world-renowned mountain bike tracks in the forest all around the farm.

Walking around Lake Elizabeth is beautiful. Walking around our property is also beautiful, as is throughout the national forest surrounding the property. The boundaries of the property are the forest on one side and the river on the other.

Only minutes away you will find the local pub, Forrest brewery and a milkbar. They have a regular market there.

Birregurra (25 minutes) has interesting shops and a pub. It also has a regular market.

There are local wineries. The Otway Fly is about 20 minutes away and there are many local waterfalls and of course the beach!


Features covered by Stayz Rental Assurance

Dishwasher, Parking

Books Ceiling fan Children welcome Deck/Patio Dining Dishes and utensils Dishwasher Eco-Friendly Events allowed Games Heating Kitchen Lawn/Garden Linens provided Living room Long-term renters welcome Microwave Outdoor grill Oven Pantry items Parking Pets allowed Refrigerator Stereo Stove Toaster Towels provided Wood stove


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