A getaway for those who love immersing themselves in wildlife and nature.
About Fleur Leslie
“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R Tolkien Remember that famous line from Alice in Wonderland as she heads down the rabbit hole into a strange new world of untold imagination. “Curiouser and curiouser!” Well that’s the way we hope you feel about our 10 unique wonderlands. Duffelbird’s flock of getaways are for those with a heart for adventure – places where you can unwind or unravel, let your existential selves hang free to ponder life and love, under the stars, away from the noise – immersed in nature. Our hidden gems are rich in character and layered in mystery, no more than 2.5 hours out of Melbourne – a converted steam train in the Otways, a mid-century charmer on the fringe of an orchid forest, a glass fronted masterpiece overlooking the wild waters of Westernport – each of them tucked away in some of the most unspoilt corners of Victoria, waiting for you to explore with wide eyes and wonder. Bring your well-mannered dogs. Let them roam free, (just not on the furniture) while you settle in to our sometimes quirky, often eclectic, always whimsical, hideaways. *All 10 properties allow pets, only 7/10 allow pets inside. We’ve felt privileged to have had some 'out there experiences' like the ritual Burning Man in the Nevada desert, deep in the jungles of Costa Rica and atop the volcanic peaks of many Pacific islands. And we want to give all the quirky travellers out there a chance to awaken that ‘wanderlust’ energy. Because we all need time out so we don’t go bonkers in the real world. Go on, escape the chaos, experience the enrichment of nature, the magic of complete abandonment, the inspiration of new surrounds. Let Dufflebird be your tour guide to a wildly curious life. Rabbit hole to Wonderland, right this way. Fleur and Mike
Fleur Leslie purchased this House in 2005
Why Fleur Leslie chose Walkerville
It was painstakingly built with recycled material, by hand. Not many people are prepared to take the time to craft things like that these days. It is surrounded by bush-land to the rear and farmland to the front offering views down the neighbours paddock. Your only neighbours are cows, sheep and wildlife.
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Gorgeous house in a beautiful location. Lovely roaring fire with plenty of wood. Amazing bath house. Really enjoyed our stay.
Don’t want to tell anyone else about it..
Great stay.. exactly right for us. Simple, elegant, basics done well.
that is a fabulous compliment as that is exactly what we love too when we rent ' Getaway ' properties.
Less is more. We love it when operators get the basics right. When you have everything you need, but no excess and clutter.
We have put a lot of thought into the supplies we leave and the list is constantly evolving and refined. Surveying guests has helped with this.
A Happy Easter
We had the best stay at Liptrap Loft over the Easter Weekend. The loft was perfect for us and out three kids. Fleur was a pleasure to deal with leading up to our stay and warned us that it was very rustic. We loved it! Certainly a little bit different. It was very clean and well stocked with basic provisions, the fireplace was set and there was plenty of wood. The kids enjoys riding their bikes up and down the driveway while i relaxed in the hammock with a book. We had an outdoor fire where we cooked dinner most nights.Very private and peaceful. Highly recommend!
Thanks Leisa for the lovely review and we are so pleased it suited your family of 5. We say the loft is perfect for couples but can sleep 6. Some families of 5 might find it snug and the close living a challenge, where others like yours (and mine) really enjoy that experience. Our kids enjoy the freedom of the 5 acres too and also ride their bikes up and down the driveway. So pleased you found it to be peaceful, private, clean and well setup. Thanks for choosing Liptrap Loft to spend your Easter.
One of my favourite places
This was our second stay. The house has so much character and such a lovely ambiance. The kids love having their own room and it was so relaxing having the fire lit at night or soaking in the tub. One of my fav places! Highly recommended
Thanks Trish for coming back and so pleased your second stay went well too. We have some families who come regularly and in one case the kids think Liptrap Loft is actually their own beach/country house. What a compliment. We hope you all come back again.
The house was an incredibly relaxing stay. The house was everything we expected and more it was very quirky but still very comfortable. The fire had plenty of wood which was the perfect way to heat up the house and keep it very toasty all night even though we had some wild weather. Fleur made it very easy to find out everything and gave us plenty of info for things to do around the place. We are looking forward to coming back in the future. Thank you!!
Even better than I’d hoped
Even better than I had hoped. Quirky . Stylish . Extremely neat & tidy with lovely lawns. We liked having 5 acres to ourselves.