Views to die for - Koala Room
Hosted by Louise
Louise is the host.Louise is a superhost.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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Our second double bedroom looks straight out under the weeping elm. Enjoy all the pleasure of a country retreat with wild Australian animals at the door, views across the valley and national forest. Walk down the river, pat the horses and enjoy.

The space

This is a magnificent property with gorgeous views and a complete open air plan around its hexagonal shape
Minimum 2 nights

Guest access

Guests have access to all elements of the property on request

Interaction with guests

We are happy to interact as much or as little as guests like. Some like to join us for dinner. Some like to go out. We are happy either way.

Other things to note

On this property we always carry a mobile phone wherever we go for safety. Please do likewise.


Cleaning Fee $58 NZD
Security Deposit $173 NZD
Weekly Discount: 10%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM
Check out by 11AM

Mature guests only.
Not suitable for toddlers because of the decks and animals.
Drive slowly on the drive because of the 250 kangaroos
This is a 'no smoking' property
Please no extra people unannounced.
(We once had extra guests arrive in camper vans without permission!)
Please eat at the tables and not on the sofas.
Even though we have dogs, we have to say 'no dogs' to protect our wildlife (our dogs grew up with them)
Please do not feed the kangaroos or animals without assistance. They can get sick if fed the wrong thing.
Best not to touch the horses as you can never trust a 750kilo animal really
This is our home and castle. We love it and would love you to enjoy it as much as we do

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s), cat(s), and other pet(s) live in the house


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

101 Reviews

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Rosie User Profile
August 2017
We were excited to stay in this property, but were unfortunately very disappointed and left without staying a single night. The main concerns were: 1) Hygiene/cleanliness - despite apparently having been recently cleaned, there was fresh mouse poo on the bed next to the pillow. No one lives in this building - it is an old house that stands empty unless it is booked by guests, and as such is somewhat dilapidated. If it had been clean, this probably wouldn't have been an issue, but it was not. Additionally the windows were left open so there were a lot of insects (and probably spiders) inside the house. 2) Security - the doors and windows are not lockable, and as such we did not feel safe there. Good Things: 1) The location looked amazing, with kangaroos everywhere and very friendly dogs. 2) Louise communicated very clearly before our arrival, and gave us a refund when we left.
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.
Response from Louise:
This was unfortunate all around. Rosie and her mother arrived after what appeared to be an argument and left after 15 minutes before I could arrive home 1. This is home which is lived in with a cat, 2 dogs, 2 kangaroos and 3 horses. Unfortunately, after 4 hours wait on the arrival time we had gone for dinner and were on call. A friend with no connection to the house stayed to make the greeting, which clearly went array and won't happen again. 2. The house is an architecturally designed hexagon built of wood, as seen in the Yarra Valley magazine 7-page feature and website-video. It is kept spotless and we are very pleased with our wonderful cleaners and laundry. This is reflected in our excellent feedback. As we live in the country and it is winter with heating inside, the wildlife love it. The country has such things as mice and insects. We manage them well. Our 2 tame kangaroos also choose to sleep by the window, which everyone adores. 3. We have locks on all windows and doors. We also have a coded gate. It is important that anyone reading this read other reviews from those who have stayed with us.
August 2017

Noli User Profile
July 2017
Thanks so much Louise, Hermann and Alex. We had an incredible stay in the wombat room. After a short visit we felt so replenished, soothed and oh so happy! What an incredible property and such accommodating hosts! We wish we could live there! Thanks again!

Mark User Profile
May 2017
We adored our stay at this property. Beautiful inside and out. Gorgeous views from the deck, friendly pets and plenty of kangaroos around, including two that sleep on the verandah. We will be back!

Bai User Profile
May 2017
Totally enjoy our stay here! And Alex was super helpful and friendly! The kangaroo and the dogs are super cute and my whole family had a great time play with them!

Lynne User Profile
May 2017
Would give kangaroo manor 20 stars if we could!! We had the most amazing weekend with all of the adorable animals, comfortable accommodations and insanely beautiful views. Just walking around on the property was magical, and the hospitality from our hosts was above and beyond. Would absolutely stay again.

Louise User Profile
April 2017
A beautiful setting for a weekend break in the Yarra valley! Hermann and Louise were very quick to respond to questions and helped us organise a wine tour which collected us from the property. The house is thoughtfully designed with a well equipped kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and a sociable living area, we will definitely be back!

Bond User Profile
April 2017
Kangaroo manor was the best Airbnb I have ever been to, it feels like home. The place was incredibly beautiful in design and the view was spectacular. Hermann and Louise were great hosts, they even gave us a tour of the property. Will miss Brinn, Sullivan, Gillian and Felix, they were great animal hosts!

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Yarra Junction, AustraliaJoined in January 2013
Louise User ProfileLouise is a superhost.

Professional speaker living in Yarra Valley and travel extensively with work interstate and internationally.

Languages: Deutsch, English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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