About this listing
A new self contained garden studio apartment in Lorne on the Great Ocean Road. Overlooks the Otway forest and is a short walk to Teddy's Lookout and Lorne beach, restaruants, and cafes. Queen bed, kitchenette, separate ensuite, private deck with weber barbeque. Air conditioned with TV/DVD. A great place to stay for a relaxing getaway or for beach, bush walking, or sight seeing along the Great Ocean Road.
If you are travelling the Great Ocean Road Lorne is a great place to stop as it offers the only protected surf beach along the coast as well as access to the Otway Forest which surrounds the township. You therefore have the beach as well as the forest walks and waterfalls at your doorstep.
At the time of writing a family of Koalas were living in the trees over the road from our house (see photo of mother and young one) where Forest View is located and they have been there for some months. We are also regularly visited by King Parrots, Sulfur Crested Cockatoos, Black Cockatoos, Gang Gang Cockatoos as well as many other smaller native birds. We also often see Kangaroos and Wallabies in the forest behind our house and it is a very special place for us because of the wildlife here.
During peak holiday periods or popular weekends a two night minimum may apply.
From Dec 27 - 28, 2015 the minimum stay is 1 night.
About the Host, Ray
I am married with three adult children who have all left the nest. My partner Anne still works but I am retired and spend most of my time bike riding, swimming and doing small renovation work either on our Melbourne house or at our house in Lorne where Forest View is located. Much of my time is also spent as a volunteer English language tutor and doing handyman/building work on remote Aboriginal communities around Australia. I love cooking and have a love of most food but especially cheese and I am also a home cheese maker, my favorites being soft washed rind cheese and blues. My aspiration (probably unachievable) is to make a blue that comes near the best French blues like Roquefort and Saint Argur.