About this listing
3 bedrooms (2 with queen beds and a room with a double and single ) available for guests , we only accept one group at a time , the bedrooms share one private bathroom . We have a cot available for young ones so they can stay in the room.
Our house is a built from bluestone
We share the house with you in a separate part of the house.
There are 3 bedrooms available for guests in their own private wing of the house
Koalas are frequent visitors in our trees.
If you want a secluded beach for a nice walk, Murrells Beach is the right place for you. The sunsets at this beach are also spectacular and if you wish we can take you to this location in a 4 wheel drive(5 mins).
27 acres to walk and explore.
2 bicycles are also available for guests.
Guests are also welcome to play Billiards in the snooker room.
A cot is available for young ones.
Portland in Victoria is a medium sized town with a population of about 10,000 people. The township was named after the Duke of Portland in England. Before European settlement the Gunditjmara aboriginal people inhabited the area living in stone huts.
In 1834 Edward Henty arrived in Portland from Tasmania and established settlement. As it wasn’t until 1835 that people settled in Melbourne, that makes Portland Victoria’s birthplace as it was the very first town to be established.
One of the best activities to do in Portland is to experience the Great South West Walk, which is a 250 kilometre walking track which will take you through forests, gorges and cliff tops. The Eco walk features plenty of wildlife and fauna with some very spectacular scenery.
The Portland Maritime Museum is another great attraction to visit. The museum features one of the oldest lifeboats in the world, a real whale skeleton and memorabilia on some of the many shipwrecks that occurred off the Portland coastline.
Another great museum to discover is the Portland Powerhouse Museum. The museum holds and extensive display of vintage cars and motorbikes from the 1900’s to the 1960’s. There is also other automotive memorabilia such as old petrol pumps, antique signs and toys.
The Portland Cable Tram is a great way to discover the township of Portland. The tram ride is very scenic and stops at some of the best tourist places to see in Portland. Along the ride you will also pass through the botanical gardens and some magical coastal strips.
While in (email hidden) to see is the Cape Nelson Lighthouse, which is located not too far away. The lighthouse was built in 1884 and features a telescope, which was installed in 1885 and at the time was the biggest telescope of its kind in Australia.
Our house has three separate bedrooms two with queen beds and one with a double and single bed and includes a continental breakfast .
Interaction with Guests
We love spending time with our guests if they wish us to be involved with them
We are 5km from Portland near Cape Nelson lighthouse on 27 acres , you will enjoy the sound of the sea and the friendly Koalas resting in our trees
Please just treat our house as you would yours thank you
Wonderful place to stay, surrounded by the sea and the paddics. Trevor and Laima are very welcoming and informative. It's a fun place to stay and recover from a long drive.
This isn't your regular Airbnb. You don't just check-in and out...you are provided with much much more.
Trevor and Laima's place is a nice and cozy retreat, with honest and sincere hospitality. It is good respite from the city life.
Located near the historic Portland Lighthouse, it is only a 5 minute drive away to the town centre. There are a couple of resident wild koalas in the back yard. They also have some sheep and alpacas, which he explained would protect his herd of sheep from foxes.
Their dogs are absolutely well-behaved and adorable. Watch Lucy and Grimey frolic in the field when they are let out of the house.
It's a shame we could only stay for a night. We were on a tight schedule driving from Adelaide to Melbourne in 2 days.
The place itself is comfortable with adequate heating for us in the dead of winter. His living room is uber cozy. When we first entered, we were warmly welcomed with a fireplace.
Our room was also equipped with a fridge and there's even a TV. For someone from a tropical country, this was a life saver.
Trevor was exceptionally kind and provided a lot of information. He even went all out to give us advice on non-touristy places to go to along the Great Ocean Road and provided us with brochures and maps.
Laima was always there making sure we were well taken care of. She was nice enough to make hot drinks for us upon arrival. Laima also provided us with a hearty breakfast of cereal, fresh milk, yoghurt, fruits and toast, plus juice and hot coffee or tea. Laima can actually cook a meal for you for a small fee (unfortunately we only knew after we headed to town for dinner; a home cook meal would have definitely beat anything outside!).
We are glad to have stayed at their place. We hope to return one day...
What a lovely experience. Trevor and Laima were such awesome hosts; hospitality like a warm blanket on a cold night. Not only was everything as advertised, but amenities were never the bare minimum. (i.e. sheets/towels weren't cheap, continental breakfast was robust!) Their home is located perfectly to explore the surrounding areas and they proved to be a wealth of knowledge of possible excursions in the immediate area as well as on the next leg of our journey. I would recommend to anyone staying in the area.
Our stay at Trevor and Laima's Cape Nelson Retreat was a mind blowing experience.Easy access to stunning coastline whilst being surrounded by an amazing rural property provided that "best of both worlds" experience. Trevor and Laima's home is a truly unique and special (website hidden) soon as you pull up in the driveway, you see their beautiful bluestone home and cottage... and then you meet your hosts,Trevor and Laima. Welcoming, friendly, hospitable, warm, generous, engaging, loving and delightful are just a few ways to describe this awesome couple.The accomodation was even better than described with the whole bedroom wing being ours alone and the bed was really comfortable. Being winter, the log fire was blazing whenever we were "home", keeping the whole house warm and cosy. Trevor provided great information for areas both near and far to explore and thanks to his guidance we had many unique experiences in 2 days. Laima's breakfasts were amazing and more than enough to get you through to lunch. Laima even packed us a travel bag full of goodies for the road. Whilst we thoroughly enjoyed every second of our expedition, it was really hard to say goodbye to Trevor and Laima on the last day.We would highly recommend to couples and families alike, a visit to Cape Nelson Retreat, it's paradise.
Wonderful! It was so great to arrive at our beautiful destination to be so warmly welcomed. Both of our hosts were kind and friendly looking out for our comfort at every turn. We had our own wing of their home with a choice of rooms. We happily accepted the offer of a very reasonable home cooked meal which was so delicious and healthy too! After a great nights sleep, the morning was just as terrific with another huge meal and then a tour and visit with all the local animals; from the llamas to the koalas!!! Mostly we felt well cared for and greatly informed about the area including directions, maps and brochures.
Beautiful house, clean and full of character. Stunning location. Wonderful hosts. Great conversationalists and lots of privacy if you need it.
Trevor and Laima were wonderful hosts. We reached around 8. Their house was cosy , warm , rustically beautiful and oh so comfortable. They made us feel welcome in so many different ways...really living upto the the true Air bnb tradition. Btw the pictures do not do justice at all to the real experience. Had a great time feeding sheep and donkers, petting their beautiful dogs Grimey and Fatty :) and taking pics of koalas. Also they were gracious enough to give us travel tips and even gave maps and a wonderful magazine. Thank you Trevor and Laima
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About the Host, Trevor And Laima
A quiet couple that loves to travel , between us we have travelled over 30 countries, Laima originally from Lithuania has travelled most of europe and north africa and trevor mostly in australia by 4wd .
Laima is also a teacher of english as a second language
we love to have visitors to our little paradise hope to see you some time
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