The actual holiday house from the 1997 movie 'THE CASTLE'  You're NOT Dreaming. The SERENITY is real.

Entire home/apt

8 guests

3 bedrooms

5 beds
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The Kerrigans holiday house from the 1997 movie 'THE CASTLE'!
You're NOT Dreaming. The SERENITY is real.
Share a slice of Australiana film history
We would like to accommodate and not disappoint anyone.
Please remember this is a cultural icon, you're coming to The Castle for a get away, lake Eildon, the snow, the train trail, mostly the "serenity and the smell of two stroke" if you think its a party venue "YOUR DREAMIN"

The space

Weather you came for the snow season at Mt Bulla (only 1 hour away), lake Eildon across the road, waiting for those who like to fish or participate in water sports, the markets throughout the year, the walk, run or cycle on the train trail or the Serenity and the Smell Of The Two Stroke or even just the Vibe,
One bedroom has a queen bed the other has a trio bunk with double at the bottom single at the top and a plush Clark's rubber mattress under the bed.
It is located in the back yard, it has 1 queen bed and sleeps 2 guests.
An additional fee to use the poolroom will be covered with the additional 7th and 8th Guest fee.
It's a stay you'll be telling people about for weeks.
Makes the best gift for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries or any occasion.
Share it with friends or family, surprise them and get a buzz from their reaction when you tell them this is where they're spending a few nights. The house has been renovated to a modern retro feel.

THE CASTLE has a BBQ on the front verandah set with table and chairs for casual dining, take in THE SERENITY or just SMELL THE TWO STROKE.
Inside there are 2 bedrooms, one has a comfortable queen bed. The other bedroom has a trio bunk, double at the bottom single at the top and a single plush comfortable pull out clark matress under the bunk. All with an electric blankets, and extra blankets on top of the cupboards for the cold winter months.

The kitchen is set up with tea towels, plenty of pots, pans, cutlery, glasses, cups, plates, platters. Tea, coffee, milk and basics for cooking such as, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, herbs, and spices, microwave, electric stove/oven, A refurbished 60's retro dining table. Adjoining the kitchen is a cozy sitting area where you can sit around the fire place, on two cozy retro armchairs or, on the couch, read a book, make a mug, make some crafts, play on the carroms gameboard table or play a selection of board games, cleverly located is also where a split system heater/Airconditioning, it cools/warms the hole house. Enter the lounge through a large opening to relax on a 80's couch with TV and DVD player with a selection of DVD's and a Playstation. The bathroom is also next to the sitting room, it has a large shower, vanity and toilet.
Walk through to find the laundry with washing machine and dryer.
The door here will take you to the back yard where you will find a pool table with a twist, we have had loads of fun and laughter, putting it to the test, definitely my 'IDEAS MAN' favourite.

The gravel path will take you straight to 'THE POOLROOM'. If you are booking for more than 6 guests, you will also be getting this space.
Min use of the poolroom is $100 a night. This fee is covered with the 7th and 8th Guest.

This space has an en-suite, a kitchenette area, a retro table, a TV and a queen bed with a pull out bed trundle.
This will cater for your additional guests. Perfect for extended family, friends, grandparents, older teenagers etc.
As seen on Face Book

Guest access

Lake Eildon is across the road, got a boat or jet ski? go fishing, water sports, walk, run or cycle the famous Rail Trail, explore fresh produce and dairy farms, endless award winning wineries. Mansfield is a 15 minute drive or Mt Bulla for hikes or skiing is a 1 hour drive. Lots to do, whether you're staying the weekend or the week.

Interaction with guests

As required. Your privacy is respected.

Other things to note

This is 'THE CASTLE'. Some people come from far away, just to have a look or stop often to take photos, most are respectful when they see a car in the driveway, they will only take photos from their car. If this will bother you on your stay, best to book elsewhere.
An additional fee to use the poolroom will be min $100 night, this fee is covered with the additional 7th and 8th Guest fee

The space
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 5
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Lockbox


Extra people: 39 / night after 5 guests
Cleaning Fee: 100
Security Deposit: 390
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed, 1 floor mattress
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

We ask you to treat The Castle as you would your own home. We like to be respectful and considerate to our neighbors, that means no wild parties and loud music.

What is seen as cleaning cost is for topping up suplies, getting the used towels and bed linen collected, cleaned, remaking the beds with clean linen, cleaning of toilets, showers and presenting the house for next guests to enjoy a stress free check in.

Guests are responsible for leaving the house as it was found.
This includes washing and puting away any dishes you have used.
If bbq is used it must be cleaned, there are extra cleaning items under the kitchen sink.
Take all rubish/recycling from inside the house to outside bins, located on the driveway.

All lights including sensor and air conditioners/ heaters are all off. The Gas Switch of The  BBQ is on OFF POSITION

Key is back in the combination lock and doors are all locked.

For long weekends/public and school holidays, 2 nights min stay.

Thank you



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

35 Reviews

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Katherine User Profile
August 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the Castle! The house has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Melanie is a great host - very helpful and made our stay seamless. We will be back soon!

Amanda User Profile
July 2017
What a great piece of Australian movie history. The house is kitschy with a few nice modern upgrades. Mel kept us well informed and the little treats were much appreciated. The fire kept us all toasty warm overnight and we enjoyed the games. In case you're not sure, the table game in the lounge is called Carrom. Took us ages to work out what it was but once we did we had great fun with it! Great spot to stay whether you're a fan of The Castle or not.

Lou User Profile
July 2017
We had such a great time at the Castle. The place is very clean and well organised. The great view in the morning is also a plus with decors of the movie Castle around the house. Melanie is a very good and informative host. Highly recommend!

Kate User Profile
July 2017
We thought we were dreamin' when we saw the castle on air bnb but there she was! We went to Mt Buller skiing and the castle was a great place to escape back to (all that serenity). Melanie was a great host and was very timely in responding and then forwarding check in instructions. Totally recommend and would totally stay again!
Melanie User ProfileMelanie is a superhost.
Response from Melanie:
Thank you Kate you'd be very welcome to come back, hopefully we wont disappoint you.
July 2017

Adrian User Profile
July 2017
The Castle is a great place to stay, love the way it is set out and the fantastic atmosphere. I would highly recommend staying here and would recommend this place to others

Irina User Profile
July 2017
My family had a wonderful time at the Castle. The house is both funky - a bit of a time capsule, which we appreciated - and comfortable. Main amenities are there plus some unexpected extras - the electric blankets were a hit with the kids, as was a vinyl record player (they have never seen a working one before), a carrom table, and the wood chopping experience. I can only imagine how nice it would be to visit in summer, sipping coffee on the beautiful front porch. We might be back soon...

Benjamin User Profile
July 2017
Sooo much serenity! For anyone that loves The Castle, you won't be disappointed, with lots of little fun references to the movie everywhere and even a copy on DVD to watch when you get back from fishing on the lake (we also enjoyed a bit of 'The Best of Hey Hey it's Saturday!). And even if you have never even seen the movie, it is a great place to stay with a warm fir and everything you need to be comfortable. The host went out of her way to make our stay convenient and enjoyable.

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Melanie User ProfileMelanie is a superhost.

love traveling, classic movies, have more half full attitude
need my family that includes my dog.
believe in yourself, live every day to the fullest, work towards making your dreams come true.

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