Starting from an empty paddock in the year 2000, we slashed the knee high grass and established an Andoesk little shed. This was the beginning of The Cabin Lorne.

The Cabin Lorne will reopen for business end of May 2019, 7 day minimum stay with Sunday checkin.

We camped from this humble base for 2 years with Lobo the deer hound cross and as our understanding of the land increased, we started to evolve the idea of the cabin and the surrounding gardens.

The property has beautiful gentle slopes that lead into deep tree fern gullies and over the next 16 years we developed an extensive landscape of European and Australian native plants, shrubs and trees, which is ever changing with the seasons. 

The provedence of materials is very important to us and subsequently Don spent many hours sourcing the timbers used to build the cabin at local timber yards. We used a mixture of Australian Cypress Pine and Macrocarpa recovered from power line clearings in the western district of Victoria and milled locally by Robinsons in Barrongarook. The Iron Bark flooring for the cabin was originally wharf timbers from NSW and was supplied Donchi and Nullabour timbers. Part of the cabin extension also included recycled Jarrah basketball court flooring. The floors are coated in a nontoxic Bona Traffic finish which maintains the stunning colour of the wood.

The farm has now matured into a thriving food producing garden with two orchards and two vegetable patches. Here we grow an abundance herbs, vegetables, fruits, foliage and flowers, which are picked annually and are grown using organic practices. 

We hope that others will get as much enjoyment out of experiencing The Cabin Lorne as we have had creating this special place.





The Cabin is a hand built, open plan and fully self-contained space that sleeps two. It features a stylish timeless interior with many quality design pieces and is perfect for a serene getaway.


There is one luxury bedroom that has a plush Queen bed with luxury Abode linen, a dresser, wardrobe and stunning leather couch with soft luxurious cushions. There is everything you could want to feel spoilt and have a romantic farm escape. If you’re a couple or travelling solo, the Cabin is the perfect haven to experience complete seclusion and privacy.


The cooking facilities are extensive with an indoor and outdoor kitchen featuring European appliances throughout. There is a stainless steel outdoor BBQ and stainless steel benches, a kamodo Joe charcoal cooker, outdoor refrigeration and an entertaining bar with a recycled iron bark bench top. The outdoor setting overlooks Bass Strait with Port Phillip Head on the far horizon. A fully stocked pantry is available for your use.


For entertainment there is a flat screen TV, Apple TV, all of which sound great through the Polk speakers. Complimentary Wifi is also provided. You will always feel comfortable with either the air-conditioning and ceiling fan or the gas heating. There is separate bathroom with basin, shower and waterless toilet and toiletries provided.

We have created a space where you will be satisfied doing as much or as little as your heart desires
— The Cabin Lorne


The Cabin is situated on the Erskine Falls Road 4 kilometres from the town of Lorne. It is wonderfully secluded, set amongst 6.5 acres of stunning European and Australian gardens, organic orchards and a large vegetable patch yet still close to the local beaches. The Cabin and farm feature breathtaking ocean and forest views perfect for a dreamy escape. 

The Cabin is ideal for couples to enjoy the natural environment and experience the Lorne hinterland region. After a long day exploring people can then retreat back to the serene private cabin.




To make a booking inquiry please follow the link below, Payment is handled online and required at the time of booking, you will receive the terms and conditions of booking.



Tracey; October 2017
What an absolutely gorgeous place. We just loved our stay, we didn’t want to leave. The cabin is just lovely, cosy, provincial, classy, modern and the gardens are an absolute delight. Maria was a great host, efficient, helpful and stayed in touch with us. She supplied lovely food for us to make brekky as well. Would not hesitate to recommend, would love to come back. Thanks Maria and Don
Nathan; October 2017
This place is amazing. The absolute perfect getaway. Stunning property with a gorgeous cabin, so well designed and just beautiful

Maria’s little place was a gem. A real treasure hidden away, but in a great way. Elevated and amazingly comfortable. The bed was THE best. Such a great style but not over the top. The BBQ was amazing; everything went well and instructions/guide notes very accurate and easy to follow. We traveled in winter and had a wonderful relaxed time. The leather couch- to die for! We’re definitely coming back! One of the best Air BnBs I’ve been to. Thanks Maria.

- Dion July 2017
Staying at Maria and Don’s picturesque place in Lorne was as great as I hoped it would be. In the lead up to my trip they provided all the information and guidance I needed to get there easily and enjoy my stay. To welcome me, there was a bounty of freshly picked veggies from the garden and the heater already on. Both of which made for an especially warm arrival. Attention to detail at the cabin is not spared. With beautiful amenities, linens and a plentiful kitchen including pantry. Maria and Don were both very contactable with any queries during my stay and I enjoyed the leisurely 11am check out time. A thoroughly relaxing experience, and one I hope to return to when the next possible opportunity arises!
- Sharni July 2017
After a hectic time at home, hubby and I were looking for somewhere beautiful to hide for a few days. I found Maria and Don’s place and thought it looked lovely, so we booked. Maria’s communication during the booking process was timely, friendly and efficient. She was actually a delight to deal with. Well, we arrived and my jaw hit the ground! The Cabin is just as perfect as the setting. It is so beautiful inside and out. The garden and view are just breathtaking. If peace and tranquility are what you seek, this is the spot for you. The sky is enormous and the laughing kookaburras started each day off perfectly. Once inside the cabin, I felt as though I’d stepped into the pages of a magazine - an interior addicts dream. Everything is just stunning, but not too precious that you can’t relax. It is a true chef’s haven, we cooked in a lot! Too nice to leave and eat out. The appliances, crockery, cutlery, soft furnishings are all of the highest quality. And that bed! Soooo, soooo comfortable. I have already been telling family and friends how superb the cabin is but I probably shouldn’t. It may be booked out next time I want to stay, once word gets out! Three nights was lovely, but next time, I will book for longer. I can’t recommend the Cabin enough. If you’re lucky enough to stay, you won’t be disappointed.
- Natalie July 2017
This beautiful property with views of the ocean was the perfect getaway for my partner and I. The Cabin is tastefully decorated and very functional. We enjoyed some delicious fresh produce from the organic veggie garden and cooked up a storm in the very functional kitchen! The hosts were extremely accommodating and went to great lengths to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Don’t think twice! The Cabin is a little slice of heaven :)
- Pier, June 2017
This place is magical. Kangaroos and wild birds abound and the cabin is very comfortable. It has been designed and built with great sensitivity to the environment. I’ll definitely return!
- Marc, June 2017
Wonderful boutique cabin obviously created with love and great attention to detail! A few kms up out of Lorne provides fantastic access to town and the Great Ocean Road while feeling secluded surrounded by national park. Loved wondering through the gardens in the afternoons and the sunrise from the cabin was spectacular! Extra touches such as local bread, milk and eggs were lovely. Would definitely stay again!
- Sarah, May 2017
An absolutely gorgeous cabin, beautifully decorated and stunning gardens. We felt relaxed as soon as we arrived. A well stocked pantry and supplies were a great welcome. Maria was quick to respond to our messages and we hope to return very soon.
— Wendy, May 2017
This was an absolutely delightful place to stay. It is beautifully presented, well stocked and excellently located. You could easily spend a week sitting on the deck looking out over the garden to the ocean. There is so much to do in the area and this is not only a beautiful place to stay, but it is in such a wonderful location to visit the surrounding destinations. Maria was a fantastic host, she checked that we had arrived safely and answered all our questions promptly. We loved our stay and will be making an effort to return.
— Jourdan, March 2017