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The Castle in Bonnie Doon
The Castle in Bonnie Doon
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths
8 guests
3 bedrooms
5 beds
2 baths

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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, 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 whole 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

Pets allowed
Family/kid friendly
Free parking on premises
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
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

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


48 Reviews

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Sophie User Profile
October 2017
We really love this place. Melanie was great with communication and finding it and checking in was really easy. There were lovely touches such as chocolates when we arrived and lots of care went into making sure that we had what we needed during the stay. The linen was great, the beds were comfortable and all in a stylish retro setting with a great bach feel. We watched The Castle again and all felt that Bonnie Doon is much prettier then it appears in the movie - highly recommended.

Richard User Profile
November 2017
A really great experience that i would highly recommend to others. Really clean and presented well. I would stay again and probably will. It Was Just Perfect.

Melanie User Profile
November 2017
The Castle represents a lovely, iconic trip down memory lane for all those who have enjoyed the film and want to relive the experience of the Kerrigans. Very family friendly. The locals are also very friendly and helpful. Short trip on foot to the water's edge and some nice scenic stop-offs along the way from Melbourne including Yea and Yarck make for an excellent road trip with friends or family, all round. We highly recommend this place.

Amanda User Profile
October 2017
Thank you so much ! Wonderful home and great fun!

Jennifer User Profile
October 2017
It was a great experience. Melanie the host was a great communicator, had helpful tips on local places to visit and the place was comfortable and relaxing. Highly recommended...ah the serentity :)

Alex User Profile
October 2017
Great little house, right across from lake eildon. Perfect for a quiet getaway with friends or family.

Wesley User Profile
October 2017
Our experience was as expected being "The Castle" fans. The serenity does exist! We even enjoyed the drive to Bonnie Doon. We went for the experience and to enjoy a family BBQ and overnight stay. The kids enjoyed the visit, especially the outside concrete pool table. We wish we had more time to enjoy the lake and surrounding area. It had everything we wanted.

Joined in January 2015
Melanie User Profile
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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