ABOUT

Window On The Otways offers exclusive boutique accommodation in the stunning Lorne Hinterland, featuring sensational views over the Great Otway National Park.

Nestled in 26 acres of secluded native forest, the ‘little cabin’ style architecturally designed Studios are superbly appointed with careful attention to all the details that make for a truly relaxing escape. Soak up the tranquility, unwind and recharge in complete privacy away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy nature at its finest. This bushland sanctuary is less than 2 hours from Melbourne and only 15 minutes leisurely drive through the forest to the thriving coastal township of Lorne.

What’s in the Studios

  • Queen bed with all linen supplied
  • Two person spa bath with private views across the Otway National Park
  • Cosy wood fire with wood provided
  • Fluffy bath towels and robes
  • Microwave oven, two burner induction cook plate, cookware, cutlery, crockery, wine glasses, small fridge, coffee plunger, electric BBQ on front deck
  • TV and DVD player, Bluetooth speaker
  • Generous pantry and complimentary local provisions
  • Nurturing Sukin Organic body care products for your use
  • Plus many more nourishing touches for your stay

What You Should Know

  • 50% deposit is required on booking using MasterCard or Visa
  • Balance paid 7 days prior to arrival using MasterCard or Visa
  • Studios are not suitable for children or babies
  • No smoking environment
  • Due to the protected forest environment pets are not allowed
  • Studios must be left in a tidy manner
  • We are in a bush environment – during summer months it is essential that all guests download the VicEmergency App to their mobile phones to receive any bushfire alerts in the area
  • On Code Red bushfire days the Studios are required to close and all residents to leave the area

CovidSafe Operation

  • We operate a no-contact and completely socially distanced business
  • Studios are deep cleaned between bookings – fresh aired, hepa vacuumed, linens hot washed, and all surfaces (including kitchen, bathroom and bedroom walls, switches, handles, and aircon filters) fully disinfected between guests. We use highly effective and eco-sensitive cleaning products by Method, Organic Choice, and TriNature
  • Studios are kept vacant for 24 hours between bookings for the wellbeing of our guests and ourselves
  • Booking date cancellations due to Covid-19 lockdowns/quarantine – we will happily reschedule impacted bookings to any available future dates. Please only travel if you are well.

CURRENT PHONE NUMBER
0414 663 264

Window On The Otways is on Gadubanud Country, traditional Land of the People of the Eastern Marr. We thank and acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Land, and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.

STUDIOS

THE STUDIOS

Window On The Otways is wonderful place to restore, relax, unwind and nourish while soaking up the peace of the bush in luxurious comfort. The two architecturally designed, open plan, cantilever Studios look out over the breathtaking Otways forest, and offer a place of calm and tranquility from which to enjoy the delights of the area.

Sit on the balcony at night and gaze at millions of stars shining in the way they only can away from the City, while frog song fills the air. Snuggle by the fire or in the deep double spa with candles and huge windows looking across the valley. Wake in a cosy bed to the beautiful chorus of forest birds and gentle morning light filling the sensational views. Stay in bed with a cuppa and watch as the forest breathes, and clouds move across the horizon. Or head out to explore the many extraordinary offerings of the Otways region, returning to your own private sanctuary.

The Studios are mirror images of each other and identically appointed. Both have expansive and very similar views across the property and adjoining Great Otway National Park. Studio 1 is tucked in amidst the trees and looks across the valley over the property vegetable garden and bush below. Studio 2 looks across a steep meadow where kangaroos often feed in the early morning, and onto uninterrupted forest as far as your eyes can see.

The Studios are set well away from each other to ensure your privacy.

RATES

Minimum stay of 2 nights (unless otherwise noted)
Sorry we cannot accept single night bookings

Monday to Thursday – $320 per night
Friday to Sunday – $345 per night
Peak Period – $355 per night
Christmas/ New Years – $400 per night

CURRENT PHONE NUMBER
0414 663 264

INCLUSIONS

The Studios are well stocked with a pantry of teas, coffee, hot chocolate, muesli, and carefully selected generous complimentary extras including a bottle of award winning local Sparkling Wine, local free range eggs and bacon, La Madre sourdough bread, Otways jam, pancake mix, organic butter and milk.

A range of beautiful Sukin Organic body care products are provided for your use and nurturing – including body wash, shampoo, conditioner, facial cleaners and moisturizer.

Candles and essential oils are provided for your relaxation and enjoyment.

CURRENT PHONE NUMBER
0414 663 264

ON THE PROPERTY

The Sanctuary

Our beautiful infra-red sauna is sadly currently closed due to CovidSafe operating requirements. We will reopen this space as soon as we are able for the complimentary use of our guests. Thank you for your understanding.

Bushland Delights

The Otways are a treasure trove of natural delights. From beautiful native vegetation to abundant wildlife there is so much to be seen from the comfort of your Studio. At dawn and dusk kangaroos and wallabies often come to feed nearby, eagles soar overhead daily, while koalas and echidnas are frequent through harder to spot visitors. Tiny protected native ‘chocolate’ bats often shelter in the eaves of the Studios and at dusk fly with much delight. Watch the sky change with the sun rise and set from the balcony (or bath!), the morning mists rise in the valley below, rainbows arc brightly across the forest, and the moon turn everything to silver when it is full. Be mesmerized by the incredible magnitude of the stars in the sky away from city lights. Listen to the songs of the forest, far away from traffic noise. Soak up the kind of relaxation only nature can provide.

Private Forest

The 26 acres of bushland on which Window On The Otways is built, is private forest managed for conservation purposes. It is bushland of environmental significance and part of a large water catchment area. The property is owned and managed by our small family. We are dedicated to the protection, rehabilitation and restoration of this precious once logged forest. We plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs every year, work hard to remove weeds and fix erosion, and provide natural habitat for endemic species. We live here full time and deeply love this forest. We hope you will love it too.

CURRENT PHONE NUMBER
0414 663 264

ATTRACTIONS

OUTDOORS

Otways Waterfalls

Window on the Otways is close to some of the best waterfalls in Victoria, including Erskine Falls, Cora Lynn Cascades, Phantom Falls and Upper and Lower Kalimna Falls. These waterfalls are a nature lovers delight all year round, and are truly spectacular in wet weather. Explore the ancient temperate rainforest trails and be enchanted by the magic.

Ocean

Walk the region’s stunning coastal tracks and see breathtaking ocean views or explore the rockpools. Surfers will be delighted by the local breaks, and swimmers have many patrolled options over summer. Near Eastern View you can walk barefoot along the sand for hours.

Enjoy a Hike

There are so many incredible hikes offered in the Great Otway National Park. A copy of Walking The Otways is in each Studio to help you decide where to go, along with copies of all the trail maps for the area.

Mountain Biking

Nearby Forrest is home to a large range of outstanding mountain bike trails. There are over 16 MTB trails offering experiences for beginners through to hard-core dirt fanatics.

WINERIES

Brown Magpie
www.brownmagpiewines.com

Gosling Creek
www.goslingcreek.com.au

Dinny Goonan
www.dinnygoonan.com.au

Blakes Estate
www.blakesestate.com.au

EATING OUT

Some of our favourites are:

Brae, Birregurra www.braerestaurant.com

Qdos Art, Lorne www.qdosarts.com

Bottle of Milk, Lorne www.thebottleofmilk.com

Pizza Pizza, Lorne www.pizzapizzalorne.com

IPSOS Restaurant and Bar, Lorne www.ipsosrestaurant.com.au

Lorne Hotel, Lorne www.lornehotel.com.au

Mexican Republic, Lorne www.mexicanrepubliclorne.com

Forrest Brewery, Forrest www.forrestbrewing.com.au

The Store, Deans Marsh (03) 5236 3305

Birregurra General Store & Takeaway, Birregurra (03) 5236 2013

LORNE

Close enough to enjoy the buzz of this vibrant and popular seaside town, but far enough away to escape the maddening crowd. Lorne Victoria highlights include the world famous beach, wonderful restaurants and cafes, and fabulous boutique shopping.

A BIT FURTHER AWAY

Otway Fly and Tree Top Walk
www.otwayfly.com

Twelve Apostles
www.visit12apostles.com.au

Lake Elizabeth
www.parkweb.vic.gov.au

Colac Botanical Gardens
http://otway.biz/botgardens.html

Apollo Bay

POLICY

This website is operated by Window on the Otways using commercial web hosting facilities.

Window on the Otways is committed to protecting your privacy. Window on the Otways guarantees it will never sell, lend or otherwise disclose your personal details under any circumstances. We will treat your private information as we would want our private information treated – with respect and honesty.

Window on the Otways is bound by the National Principles under the Privacy Act 1988. A copy of the National Principles is available for your perusal from the Office of the Federal Privacy Commissioner.

Window on the Otways provides the following privacy statement:

Window on the Otways does not collect personal information about you except in the circumstances outlined below and in accordance with this Privacy Policy Statement :

When you visit this website

When visiting this website, a record of your visit is logged. The following information is recorded for statistical purposes and is used to help improve the site.

This information is supplied by your browser:
– the user’s server address;
– the user’s operating system;
– the user’s top level domain name (for example .com, .gov, .au or .uk);
– the pages accessed and the documents downloaded; and
– the type of browser used.
No attempt will be made to identify users or their browsing activities except in the unlikely event of an investigation, where a law enforcement agency may exercise a warrant to inspect the Internet web server logs.

What information does Window on the Otways collect?

Window on the Otways records information from persons who complete online forms, send us emails or make phone bookings. This information is collected for business purposes.

Generally we keep a record of the following types of information about you:
– information that you have provided which may identify you, such as your name, address and contact details; and
– information that you have provided in the form of feedback or email.
Cookies are not used to store visitor’s preferences or to record session information.

When you e-mail us

When you request information through this website, we need to know your e-mail address or phone number, where you wish the information to be sent by post, your name and postal address. We use these details to send to you the information you request in the form that you require. We will not pass your personal information to anyone outside Window on the Otways without your permission.

How does Window on the Otways use the information collected?

All information disclosed to Window on the Otways may be accessed by the owners of Window on the Otways only, and we will access your information to fulfil your request. All information received is stored in a secure format for Window on the Otway’s own use.

Can I access my personal information that I have previously given to Window on the Otways?

Yes. You can request Window on the Otways supply the information held on you.

Security

In addition to the above assurances, any information held by Window on the Otways and related individuals is held secure in a manner designed to protect information from internal and external access by anyone other than the owners of Window on the Otways.

Links to other websites

The Window on the Otways website contains links to a number of third party websites. This privacy policy does not apply to parties that may be linked or associated with our website. Those website owners are responsible for the privacy of the information they collect and should be contacted directly for details of their privacy policies. Window on the Otways has no control over the information contained in external links and accepts no responsibility for their use.

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Contact Details

Window On The Otways
Claire Harper
75 Sincocks Road
Pennyroyal VIC 3235 Australia
0417 574 617

Bookings

A deposit of 50% of the total booking is to be paid by credit card to secure a booking. Window on the Otways accepts Visa and MasterCard. The balance is payable 7 days prior to arrival by credit card. 

Cancellations & Refunds
The deposit is refundable, less a $50.00 administration levy, if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival date. If you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival date we will endeavour to rebook the accommodation. If successful monies paid will be refunded less the $50.00 administration levy. If rebooking is unsuccessful Window on the Otways will retain the monies paid. Alternatively your booking can be held for 12 months for the same value paid.

 


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