a snug retreat or refuge; resting place; home.
When it came time to rebuild after Black Saturday we were very keen to make sure that whatever home we made for ourselves felt like a "nest" – when you have lost everything, feeling safe, cozy and peaceful becomes very important. The hexagonal shape of our guest accommodation mirrors the time-honoured tradition of "nests". Even our bed and breakfast suites are nest-like, hand-built from local and natural materials. We wanted their cozy warmth and proximity to nature to make guests feel not only at home but cherished and safe.
- Karen McDonald
'Nest' AccommodationKarma Kinglake has 4 separate hexagonal 'Nests', one with 1 bedroom, and three with 2 bedrooms. Each nest has its own living room with a cozy wood fire heater for those chilly winter nights, split system air-conditioning, flat screen TV, DVD player and MP3/IPod Dock. Tastefully decorated with treasures from Karen and Macca's Outback and African travels, each nest also has a covered deck area with outdoor seating, citronella candles and a Weber BBQ.
Our nests come with a queen-sized bed in the main bedroom and the second bedroom has a double bed or two single beds making them ideal for couples or family accommodation.
Each nest has its own bathroom with a rainfall showerhead, hair-dryer and toiletries. Nests with 2 bedrooms have a kitchen with microwave, small refrigerator and crockery and cutlery for 4 persons. The single bedroom nest has a fully equipped kitchen and a small laundry. All nests have towels and linen supplied, and laundry facilities are available to all guests.
Tariffs in the Nests include a basket of provisions for a continental breakfast, and a cooked breakfast package is also available on request.
View the Floor Plan for Karma Kinglake's Nest Accommodation
Bed & BreakfastKarma Kinglake has two bed and breakfast suites available for guests, located in a separate wing of Macca and Karen's new home. Each has its own private outdoor area and access to a communal lounge. The suites contain a queen-sized bed, flat screen TV and their own ensuite bathrooms with rainfall showerheads, hair-dryers and toiletries. Both suites have been built with a combination of mud-brick, stone, hand-milled timber (sawn from logs on the property), and various recycled materials.
Tariffs in the main house include a fully cooked breakfast with all the trimmings. Feel free to enjoy your full breakfast in your room, in your outdoor area or in the lounge.
Access for Guests with DisabilitiesKarma Kinglake is equipped to accommodate guests with disabilities. We have a 2 bedroom nest with disabled access (access ramp and bathroom facilities) and one of our Bed and Breakfast rooms in the main house also has facilities suitable for guests who require wheelchair access. Feel free to contact us with your specific requirements and we will do everything that we can to make your stay with us enjoyable and hassle free.
PetsPets are an important member of the family and we are happy to discuss having your pet stay with us too. Please discuss your needs with us when you make your enquiry.
Karma Kinglake's facilities:
- Linen and towels provided
- Self-contained accommodation
- Bed and Breakfast
- Private BBQ facilities
- Disabled access
- Pet friendly
- Wood fire
- Air conditioning/heating
- Breakfast included
- Wifi access
- DVD player
- Ipod dock/stereo
- Private outdoor area/verandah
- Rain water
- Laundry facilities
- Kitchen facilities
- Highchair available
- TV Lounge area
- Off street parking
- Non-smoking indoors