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Wattle Hill Holiday House

Bedrooms 3
Space 110 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Three bedroom holiday house with beautiful views and close to nature

Welcome to Wattle Hill, a holiday house designed for rest and relaxation surrounded by natural beauty.

Our house is only a 5 minute drive from the Forrest township, but you will feel a million miles from anywhere. You are surrounded by stunning scenery, with not another house in sight.

You are guaranteed to see a variety of colourful native birds, and we regularly see wallabies, kangaroos, koalas and echidnas.

Our 30 acre property sits on the edge of the Otway Ranges National Park. You can stroll along the Barwon River that forms one boundary of the property. Or walk through a gate into the national park where you can walk, ride or drive in the magnificent mountain ash forest. Or simply chill out on the hammock or day bed on the deck, or cosy up in front of the fire.

The house is warm and comfortable, with beautiful views from most rooms, and decks on three sides of the house. On the western side of the house is a large covered deck with outdoor dining setting, day bed and barbeque.

There are three bedrooms, two with double beds, and one with a set of bunks. We love to cook and we renovated the kitchen last year so it features modern appliances, quality cookware and a wide range of sauces, herbs and spices.

It's a great place to come all year round. In summer you can swim in the river, walk, mountain bike and generally make the most of the outdoors. In winter, you can cosy up by the fire or explore the local area with its wineries, historical sites and towns.

We are keen walkers and mountain bikers and have explored much of the local area - and will be happy to assist you with information.

Great location

Forrest is a small town nestled in the Otway Ranges that is a two-hour drive from Melbourne, 20 minutes from Colac (the nearest big town) and 45 minutes from Lorne and Apollo Bay.

It has a general store, several cafes, pub and brewery/restaurant, and has become well known for its range of high quality single track mountain bike trails. There are over 60 km of marked tracks that have been designed for mountain bikers. The trails offer experiences for all rider levels with trail grading from Easiest to Extremely Difficult.

The Otway Ranges National Park is a large wilderness area famous for beautiful walks, drives, lakes and waterfalls. We particularly recommend a visit to Lake Elizabeth, which is a 10 minute drive from the house and features magnificent scenery and lovely walks.

The house is 45 minutes from the world-famous Great Ocean Road, with its pristine beaches and wonderful scenery and great places to visit and eat out.

Features and pricing


Sleeps 6 people in three bedrooms (2 x double bedrooms, 1 x bunk)

New modern cooks kitchen

House available with linen or without

Weber barbeque



Lounge with Coonara wood heater

TV, video and DVD player

CD player and radio

Books and board games

Braun coffee machine

Bathroom with separate toilet

Linen available for hire

Early check in/late check out

You can arrive at the house at 4pm on your day of booking (or possibly earlier by arrangement). Check out is 11am on the day of your departure, however, if no other guests are due, we are happy to make this later.

Gravel access road

Please note that the house is accessed via a 1.5 km gravel road that is generally fine for 2WD vehicles but not for cars with a low ground clearance.


The house sleeps a maximum of 6 people.

There is a 2 night minimum booking. Rates are as follows:

Weekend: $440 for the first two nights, additional nights $195 per night

Weekday: $390 for the first two nights, additional nights $150 per night

Book for a week and get one night free!

From 24 Dec 2015-7 January 2016, the charge is $250 per night over this period.

These costs do not include the supply of linen. Pillows and doonas are supplied.

Linen is available at an additional cost of $40 per room or $100 for the whole house.

More Details

Nicola Mendleson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Calendar last updated:
14 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Forrest, Australia

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 110 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bath and shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed , One set of bunks (two single beds)
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double bed
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • forests


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Wattle Hill Holiday House
average rating of 4.5384617 based on 13 reviews
Victoria, Australia

quiet location, close to town

  • 4 of 5

Recently stayed here with our young daughter and had a great stay. House is very comfortable and all that we required, but don't go expecting luxury accommodation. House has 3 bedroom and plenty of room with a wood fire for heating. It was quite cool when we went so couldn't make to most of the outside decking but would be a glorious spot to sit in summer/spring and enjoy the wonderful views. It also has a well stocked kitchen and linen if required. Location is great, a 5 minute drive into Forrest but feels like you are in the middle of nowhere with lots of wildlife around. Overall we had a wonderful stay, although be warned that the driveway is really a bush track and wouldn't be suitable to slow to the ground cars.

  • Review Submitted: 29/04/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Gorgeous spot

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay here, we were two families and fit comfortably. It is a gorgeous spot, with great views and a very well stocked kitchen. We had one or two very hot days which was a bit uncomfortable but otherwise just what we wanted.

  • Review Submitted: 07/01/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay. The view is fabulous, the house warm and very comfortable. Everything there that we needed. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 23/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Super remote, peaceful valley surrounds

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a few nights and thought it was great. A real country retreat with the long secluded driveway, wild life and farm animals not too far away. House was well equipped, and the deck chairs and day bed were a favourite. I would summarise as homely with enough comforts of home. Queen size bed probably the only thing missing.

  • Review Submitted: 15/03/2016
  • Date of Stay: February 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A rustic gem in the bush

  • 4 of 5

A wonderful family adventure staying at Wattle Hill Holdiay House. Our children marvelled at the eagles, the wallabies and the lovely blue wrens. The hammock on the covered verandah was also a hit. Funky 70s furniture, stunning views and well stocked kitchen. The only thing missing was a tea pot!

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2016
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bendigo, Victoria, Australia

Enjoy the serenity

  • 4 of 5

Great location, great views, plenty of room inside and out. Kitchen up to date and well stocked and bedding very comfortable. Don't be scared by your first sight of the driveway.

  • Review Submitted: 19/12/2015
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
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Other Activities:

Otway Ranges/Great Ocean Road


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made

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