About John Lockie
I am retired. My passions are One Tree Hill, George my Boarder Collie, Andrea my friend and Captain Jack my Catamaran moored on Lake Macquarie.
John Lockie purchased this Villa in 2006
Why John Lockie chose Agnes
The Views, One Tree and the challenge of developing a vacant windswept grassy hill into a secure accommodation venue.
What makes this Villa unique
Views and proximity to other tourist destinations.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
It commands a magnificent view so the photos do not lie.
We had a really relaxed and fun time. Being able to take our dog with us was brilliant.
Disappointing stay at Eagles Nest
Very disappointed despite amazing view (160 degree view NOT 360 degree) after staying at original house in 2012 and loving it. The owner did mention that we were not staying in the newest house (Lochie’s Lookout) but at the original property which I presumed was the one we stayed at in 2012. Only when we arrrived did we find that he wasn’t talking about the original property but the 2nd one built. When we arrived there was a strong fishy/damp smell which lasted for our stay. No comment about this from owner despite us notifying him immediately nor did he sound surprised which made me feel that it might be an ongoing problem with the property. Despite paying extra for bed linen before arrival, fresh linen was not supplied. We were directed to the emergency linen (sheets and towels) which was damp and screwed up in a plastic bag on a top shelf of cupboard. Had to dry it ourselves with no offer of refund. One mattress protector had stains on it with no offer to replace it by owner after notifying him. Actual mattresses seemed clean and were very comfortable. House needed a better clean throughout, ie green mould in corner of ensuite shower, dirty shelves in kitchen etc. Decor was very basic and underwhelming with unmatched old (not talking vintage and quaint) crockery and linen, and bedding that looked past it’s use by date for a rental property standard. Decor is a first world problem I agree but when we pay a healthy price for accommodation we have fair expectations of a reasonable level of quality. Overall the accommodation was pretty disappointing.
Thank you for your cooperation on all fronts. The Cleaner made a mistake with the linen. I was not around so it was good to see the back up plan worked and you could get linen after hours. The stain was not noticed as it was so small however now your eagle eye has pointed it out we will attend to it. I will check out the musky smell. I am glad you were able to brace yourself against the "issues" and you stayed on through the hardship to enjoy the stunning views and attractions of One Tree Hill. Hopefully we will see you again soon. John
Spectacular Views in Converted Shipping Container Comfort
What an amazing property with fantastic views. You could sit and stare at the views all day. The shipping container has been converted very well and makes good use of the space and also to take advantage of the view. Our neighbours were sheep and cows and very well behaved. John was a great host, very friendly and helpful when we had trouble starting the fire. Would definitely recommend.
We had a wonderful stay at Lochie’s Lookout. Was incredible watching an electrical storm out at sea from the warmth of the bath (I’d recommend bringing some bubble bath!). My 2 year old son loved waking up to the sheep and cows who would come to visit.
I forgot what silence sounded like! It feels off the beaten track but still near civilisation.
There’s a great cafe with pizza between the accomodation and Wilson’s Prom that has good coffee. And a waterfall nearby that’s only a short walk once you’ve parked the car.
We had bad luck with rainy weather but it made no difference as the fireplace and huge windows made it possible for us to enjoy the amazing scenery while being warm and cozy. Would definitely go again!
Bliss on a hill
This is a unique property with everything you could desire for a peaceful time away from home. If you are relaxing , catching up on work or study, or in the holiday mode this is the ideal place.
You can visit Agnes Falls 2 km away, walk on the beach and long Jetty at Port Welshpool 10 mins by car and fish the jetty and look at the boats at the same time. You can visit the Rain forests of Main Ridge Road and Tara Bulga National Park have fish and chips on Port Albert wharf, enjoy a typical Aussie Pub meal at the Victoria Hotel Alberton, site see the historic towns of Toora, Welshpool Port Albert and Yarram, surf the beaches of Waratah Bay and the Prom, ride the rail trail from Leongatha to Yarram, Paddle your kayak around Little Snake Island or up the Agnes River from the Toora or Port Welshpool Boat Ramp, fish Corner Inlet from the Port Welshpool Jetty or your boat, visit the cider factory or the pear orchard or the Silcocks hill wind farm.