Jan Juc Forest Cottage is the perfect romantic retreat for couples to sample country living by the coast. Just one and a half hours from Melbourne, yet close to Bells Beach and the Surfcoast, the private self-contained 1 bedroom/1 bathroom cedar studio is located on a spacious two acre property, surrounded by gum trees and natural bushland, and features an abundance of native bird life. You will be able to relax in style!
The cottage, set amongst gardens, has off street car parking. The queen sized bed comes with a thick lambs wool underlay and cotton sheets beneath a downy doona. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, and a hairdryer and complementary toiletries are provided. Facilities include TV with DVD, a kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave, double hot plate, electric skillet, kettle, crockery, cookware, and cutlery. Plunger coffee and tea are provided for your pleasure. A gas BBQ allows for outdoor cooking. Gas heating and electric blankets ensure your comfort in the cooler months.
As well as the native animals including parrots, possums and echidnas, we have two much loved cats. As our home is separated from the cottage by only gardens and woodland, we respectfully ask you to leave your pets at home.
From the cosiness of your cottage a myriad of possibilities awaits you! Visit the pristine sands just a 10 minute walk away or stroll along the cliff top walking paths that wander along for miles just above our spectacular coastline. Within minutes of Jan Juc, Torquay and Point Addis have golden beaches boasting magnificent scenery and often perfect waves! Many other activities are close at hand, including shopping, restaurants, wineries, golf courses where kangaroos graciously share the fairways with the locals, the Surf Museum and much, much more!
Thankyou Lorna, I had a wonderful and peaceful 3 week stay in this charming, clean and cosy cottage nestled amongst the trees. It is a great base from which to explore the local beaches and bush or to venture further along the surf coast. I spent many enjoyable hours on the balcony watching the birds and animals and was rewarded with sightings of a wallaby, an echidna and regular visits from the cheeky possums who provide evening entertainment.
Lorna is a warm, welcoming and thoughtful host and I had everything I needed for a comfortable and hugely enjoyable stay.
Thanks Lorna! We had a super relaxing stay. Place was well appointed, comfy and homely.
Made us feel very welcome. Just a pity we had to leave so early Sunday.
The wildlife is fantastic and great beaches very close by car.
Perfect for two people.
No glitz but plenty of charm and all the necessities. The cottage is on the outskirts of Jan Juc in its own little piece of bush. The position allows visits to any number of great beaches, the Great Ocean Road and the beautiful Geelong waterfront precinct.
Lorna is helpful but also leaves you to yourself unless you seek assistance.
We had a great week there. A car is necessary.
If you love beautiful beaches, great surf, nature, animals while not having to rough it...this is the perfect place for you. This cottage was an absolute gem and is the perfect getaway.
Bell's beach is less than a 5 minute drive and on this short drive you can easily spot wild kangaroos. Also, the cabin has a wonderful deck that overlooks a little forest. My husband and I would bring our dinner back to the cottage every night so we could have an extended dinner and wine night where we could watch the birds, wallabies, and cute little possums play and eat bird seed right in front of us. Being so immersed with the nature was a wonderful experience.
We also loved that Lorna and John (the hosts) live very close to the cottage. This was great in case you have any questions or need anything, they're very available and incredibly helpful.
I should also mention that Lorna and John are amazing hosts. They go above and beyond. We arrived an hour early for check-in and Lorna was so sweet and accommodating and let us check-in early. When we walked into the cabin, she had some baked bread waiting for us. She also took the time to tell us about all the local attractions and restaurants we might be interested in. We even spent the next day going with Lorna and John to see koalas in the wild, did a great hike where they showed us prehistoric plants and had tea on a beautiful white sandy beach.
We can't thank Lorna and John enough for their hospitality. They are not only amazing hosts but have also become our friends. This is an amazing place and definitely worth staying at...you won't regret it!
Lorna's cottage is a little piece of paradise. It is the perfect spot to explore the surf coast being such a short drive to torquay and the other way to the beauty of the great ocean road. Not to mention Bells Beach being just around the corner. And that's just what's around. Nothing beats a glass of wine and reading the weekend paper on the balcony overlooking the bush!
The cottage was a great place to stay. Very cute and comfortable :)
We had a very peaceful and enjoyable stay here. The place was neat, clean and well equipped with everything we needed for our short stay. Thanks Lorna for the fruit muffins and oats which made for a yummy breakfast both mornings. Only thing we weren't used to were the pillows which harder/ higher than we were used to, so I just went without and slept just fine. It was a nice quick drive to get down to Torquay and a good base to explore the great ocean road from. Thanks for having us Lorna!
Jan Juc cottage was exceptional. Lorna and John are extremely accommodating and we appreciated the little touches that will see us return. The home made bread on arrival was delicious! Thank you!
We had a fantastic break at this beaut little cottage, which had everything we needed. In a great location just near Bells Beach, the cottage is in a lovely tranquil setting surrounded by native flora and bird life. Small touches of hospitality such as a plate of home made walnut bread made us feel especially welcome, and the hosts were extremely friendly and accommodating. We would highly recommend this getaway to anyone.
Awesome. Incredible. As others have said, pictures dont do it justice. I absolutely loved it and Lorna was so helpful and flexible. Personally, I missed wifi, but I knew it was not available upon booking. Would come back and stay in a heartbeat.