About Barbara Gear
25 years ago my husband Greg and I moved to Forrest to pursue the dream of building our own home. After many years of our labor of love we created a beautiful home, full of charm and inspiration. Having enjoyed living in Forrest whilst bringing up a family, we now would like to offer the experience to others. We hope you too may feel inspired and enjoy some time at the Coral Fern Retreat. Cheers, Barb
Why Barbara Gear chose Forrest
Coral Fern Retreat is surrounded by rainforest and a short walk into the township.
What makes this House unique
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
not suitable for children under the age of 3
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 8 adults)
Shoes off during the Winter seasons.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Gem in the Forrest
Immaculate property in a beautiful bush setting.
Thank you for booking us Alan. You and your family were wonderful guests to host. Thanks for being respectful and leaving our retreat very neat and clean.
Barb and Greg
Amazing house and garden
Place to enjoy the beauty of the house, the garden and surrounding nature. Highly recommended!
Thanks Kristiina for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay.
A wonderful weekender
Thank you Barbara for such a wonderful weekend away, my friends and I were so impressed with your home. Barbara did everything to make sure our stay was comfortable, from leaving us local chocolates to making sure the heaters were on for a few hours before our arrival. The house is so lovely and comfortable, with so many homely amenities. The garden is also beautiful and just a quick walk into Forrest, past horses and paddocks! We'll be back and definitely recommend to others. Thanks for everything Barbara!
European rustic charm - the perfect place to celebrate family get togethers in a holiday home (as opposed to a holiday house!) that is exceptionally well appointed and located in a beautiful setting. Beautiful quality linen and a kitchen that is exceptionally well stocked. With appliances, cookware and quality crockery. Couldn’t fault it! The owners were great to deal with and we can’t wait to go back.
Thank you Margot for you kind words. We really appreciate respectful and tidy guests who love the our home. You and your family are welcome anytime.
Barb and Greg
Nothing short of perfect. Location, space, cleanliness, thoughtful touches - 5 stars for all!
Property is well maintained and looked after and there is a really homely feeling about this beautiful house. Walking distance to local brewery and cafe. Many beautiful walks around the corner,
Owner very responsive and committed to allowing guests to have the time of their lives.
Thank you Katharina for your kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and very grateful for the way in which you left our retreat, clean and tidy. You and your lovely family and friends are certainly welcome anytime! Barb and Greg
Beautiful House in Forrest
We recently stayed in Forrest for my husband's50th birthday at Coral Fern Retreat. Our first impressions of the property were that it was beautifully presented and there was so much attention to detail in every room of the house. The house was perfect for a family as we all had our own space but had a wonderful living area that we could all enjoy together in front of the fire.
The house was spotlessly clean and well maintained. Barbara had left lots of little extras for us to enjoy such as chocolates, biscuits and wine and the local eateries such as the Brewery and Chocolaterie provide lovely outing opportunities. We could not have enjoyed our stay more, thank you Barbara for such a great experience!
It was a pleasure to host Nicole and her family. You were wonderful guests and we appreciate your positive feedback and really happy that you enjoyed your stay. Barb and Greg