Steam - Train Carriage in the Otways

Train carriage in Forrest, VIC
100% Recommended
6 people
Pet-friendly
Take the family or friends for a journey back in time to when steam trains were the greatest symbol of human achievement, technology, power and luxury. Steam is a Victorian era train carriage converted to a 3 bedroom holiday house. Steam is recommended only for the adventurous....
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Features and Amenities

3 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bathroom
Heating
Indoor fireplace
Kid-friendly

Details

  • Check in after 3pm
    Check out before 11am
  • Minimum booking: 2 nights
Cancellation Policy: Receive a 50% refund (minus service fee) up until 1 week prior to check-in.

Additional Information

CARRIAGE DETAILS
Accommodates 6 guests
- 2 or 4 would be more comfortable
Two in a single compartment with a double compartment master bed room
Two queen beds, two thin singles.

The carriage was used as a workshop, when the original owner was building the house next door. When we started renovating, the carriage did not have enough intact to restore it, so we have developed our own style that is vaguely steam-punk influenced.

It has taken nine months to renovate the train from a pretty ragged start. Almost every surface had to have something done to it, and we found that carriages were really tightly put together (all that rattling) and hard to pull apart. When we did get panels off, we had no idea what we would find. We completely stripped and rewired the electrical, and did plumbing from scratch.

Renovating anything over 100 years will have its challenges, but this was exceptional. It was opened for guests in July 2015. It is still a work in progress, there is a lot more to do before it reaches our vision, but we have been astounded by it's popularity.

FEATURES
- Open plan kitchen/living room 
- Wood fire box heater with wood supply included 
- Nobo heaters 
- Industrial Fan 
- Full small kitchen with stove, oven, sink, fridge and cupboards 
- No washing machine and dryer 
- WiFi (can be unreliable - we're still working on it). 
- Nescafe style coffee pod machine 
- Italian style stove-top coffee maker 
- Basic provisions like olive oil, spices, tea, coffee, Vegemite and Glad Wrap 
- 2 adult mountain bikes suitable for trail riding. Ask us if you want to use them. 
- Pets and children welcome. The yard is fenced but a clever dog could probably escape.
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Prices

  • Base Price $200 / night
  • Weekend Price $270 / night
  • Security Deposit $250
  • Extra People $50 / night after 2 people

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MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDING

Forrest is considered to be one of the most impressive mountain bike trail networks in Australia. Ride a vast network ranging from family singletrack to technical black diamond rated trails, and everything in between....

PEACEFUL LAKE ELIZABETH

Located a short 10-minute drive from Forrest, Lake Elizabeth is a beautiful and serene spot in the Otways. Soak up the tranquil surroundings and explore the walking tracks surrounding the lake....

Stevensons Falls

Stevensons Falls is a tranquil rainforest experience just a short drive south of the township in the Otways Forrest Park. The walking track takes you on a beautiful stroll along the end of the Gellibrand River through Forrest and down to the edge of the river where you can start to hear the distant roar of Stevensons Falls. The hiking trail ends at a viewing platform at the base of the falls....

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Fleur
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I live in Anglesea with my husband and two children 8 and 5. I work just one day a week in Coronary Care at Geelong Hospital. The rest of my time is divided between being a mum and running our busy holiday rental business Dufflebird. Dufflebird was born out of my love of travel, weekend getaways and seeking refuge from urban life. I have always adored the buzz of an experience-rich urban life while paradoxically relished the joys of seeking refuge from it. I grew up in the country and feel nurtured and alive in nature. My favourite travel destinations are Alaska and NYC (and I have lived and worked in both). At one point I alternated between the two and absolutely loved the experience of that contrast.
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Reviews (6)

100% Recommended

Ronnie

12 Feb 2019
Steam was amazing! Absolutely amazing…10/10 (even in 35 plus degree heat!)...

Natalie

31 Jan 2019
We had a fabulous stay at the Train Carriage. Super comfortable and quirky with lots of fun things to do in the area. I just wish we had more time, so we will have to come back again :-)...

Rachael

14 Jan 2019
It was a wicked little place that was surprisingly roomy! Fluer was wonderful to communicate with and genuinely seems to care about her guests.
Plenty of sights and activities around. Definitely worth it!

Thank you!
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