Family Stays at Forrest Guesthouse

The Forrest Guesthouse is owned by a family with young kids. We understand what it can be like to holiday with kids in tow. A lot of our friends and family have kids. That's why we've been working hard to make it easier for families to come and stay with us.

Cooking Facilities

Eating out is great - and we encourage you to try out the local options - yum! However, we understand it gets expensive if you can't cook at least some of your own meals.


The guesthouse suites are now equipped with a portable induction cooktop which can be used under the rangehood. Each suite has a large frypan, a small and a large saucepan, plus a steamer. There's also a mini toaster oven, a toaster and a kettle. All your essential cooking utensils are provided, plus cooking oil. Why not try out a new one pan recipe?

If you need a second cooktop, just let us know. We keep a spare for such occasions.

Barwon Kitchette

There is a guest BBQ under cover, out in the garden, that you are also welcome to use.

Breakfast included

In our family, some wake early, some sleep in. We've made it simple to cater for whatever time each member of your family gets up. We provide your breakfast supplies in your room so you can eat whenever you want. One less meal to think about. You'll find bacon and eggs, pastries, cereals, bread, spreads, fruit, yoghurt, juice and milk waiting for you. If you stay more than two nights, we will restock your supplies.

More sleeping options

The two largest suites, Barwon and Otways, have sofa beds with trundles.

This allows two kids, two teens or in fact, two adults, to sleep comfortably in full size single beds.

When it's bed time, you can close the glass sliding doors between the master and the lounge to keep noises to a minimum. You can also close the curtains across the doors to shut out the light.

We have also put plastic bowls and kids cutlery in these two rooms, and a high chair is available on request.

Prefer to travel light?

Leave the pram at home. Borrow ours.

Need a cot? Borrow our portacot, just bring your own sheets and blankets.

Want to go for a hike? You can hire our baby/toddler hiking backpack. It's a cracker - we even took our 2.5 yo on the Great Ocean Walk with it. It's not your standard baby carrier but is designed for serious comfort and durability.

Got a larger family?

Talk to us about a cheaper rate for hiring multiple suites at one time.