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★★★★★ The Otway Nest - luxury couple's retreat.

SuperhostTanybryn, Victoria, Australia
Entire house hosted by Laurence
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bath
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The Otway Nest is a beautiful couple's getaway retreat surrounded by the spectacular Great Otway National Park. Just 15 minutes from the Great Ocean Road and 20 minutes from dining, groceries and retail at Apollo Bay, it is an ideal place to relax or as a base to explore the region.

The space
The new first-class accomodation at The Otway Nest is peaceful, quiet and private, set in gorgeous gardens, and surrounded by rainforest and farm paddocks. Guests are delighted with the serenity, tranquility, the fresh air and the birdlife and wildlife.

Boutique in design yet rich in detail and amenity, The Otway Nest is introduced by a private entrance into a lovely room with highlight windows capturing glorious views of ancient rainforest trees.

There's a luxury queen bed with electric blankets, linen, four pillows, doona, quilts and blankets, and storage and clothes hanging space.

As well as a television and WiFi, there are board games, a small library, binoculars and a guide for birdwatching, and an umbrella.

The ensuite bathroom includes a walk-in shower, towels, soaps and shampoos, and a hair dryer.

The comprehensive kitchenette features an oven and grill, hotplates, fridge, microwave, coffee maker and milk frother, toaster and kettle, and has plentiful crockery, cutlery, glassware, utensils etc.

As - this year especially - we all want some pampering, you'll have vases of fresh-cut garden flowers, warm burgundy bathrobes, soft Egyptian cotton towels, Sukin hair products, Laguiole cutlery, Plumm wine glasses and wine decanter, linen napkins, and an Asakusi floral essential oil diffuser, with six different essential aroma oils.

We also provide complimentary breakfast provisions such as cereal, fresh milk, jams, tea, Nespresso coffee pods, oils, mustards and, best of all, a loaf of our homemade bread.

There's also bicycle storage available if you wish, a Weber BBQ with full LPG tank and all BBQ accessories, a petanque set, and a variety of bicycles to borrow for both adults and children.

A few metres away, The Otway Haven is also available - slightly larger and can accommodate up to four people.

The Otway Nest is:

One minute to the Great Otways National Park.
15 minutes to Skenes Creek, the Great Ocean Road and local beaches.
15 minutes to waterfalls and walking and hiking paths.
20 minutes to Apollo Bay and Forrest.
60 minutes to Lorne.
80 minutes to the Twelve Apostles.

Guest access
The Otway Nest is a newly-built private guest accomodation wing of the main house. It has its own entrance, bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette and dining area.

Other things to note
The Otway Nest is 'pet-friendly' - though we need you to discuss your pet/s with us before you book. Please don't book without discussing with us, or arrive with an unannounced pet! - as we'll need you to either cancel, or possibly not allow the pet to stay. Also, the entire property - inside and out - is non-smoking.

The Otway Nest is accessed from a guest car-park, and via a short path and a few steps through the gardens. At night, the path is illuminated.
The Otway Nest is a beautiful couple's getaway retreat surrounded by the spectacular Great Otway National Park. Just 15 minutes from the Great Ocean Road and 20 minutes from dining, groceries and retail at Apollo Bay, it is an ideal place to relax or as a base to explore the region.

The space
The new first-class accomodation at The Otway Nest is peaceful, quiet and private, set in gorgeous gard…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Breakfast
Hair dryer
TV
Heating
Essentials
Hangers
Dedicated workspace

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Tanybryn, Victoria, Australia

The Otway Nest is next to the Great Otway National Park, an ancient and immense rainforest. Within easy driving there are dozens of waterfalls, walking and cycling trails, the beaches ands beauty and townships of the Great Ocean Road, and many fine shops, restaurants and cafes.

Hosted by Laurence

Joined in January 2016
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Hi there, your hosts are Laurence and Kate. We are (or up until recently, used to be ...) frequent Airbnb travellers in Australia and overseas. and we also have three self-contained cottages, all part of our larger home, in the Great Otways National Park for our delightful guests. Kate is an art gallery owner, model, and actress. Laurence is a journalist, diplomat, academic and consultant advising clients on international affairs, including investing, diplomacy and security issues. We love having guests stay in our special accommodation spaces .... and we'd like you to join us.
Hi there, your hosts are Laurence and Kate. We are (or up until recently, used to be ...) frequent Airbnb travellers in Australia and overseas. and we also have three self-containe…
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We are usually in the main house or out working in the gardens; feel free to ask us for anything, though otherwise we won't disturb you.
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm