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The Best Bellarine Peninsula Accommodation

The Bellarine Peninsula is one of Victoria’s favourite vacation destinations. With its quaint seaside towns, wealth of historic and natural attractions, pristine beaches and of course the famous Bellarine Taste Trail, it’s a true bucket-list worthy destination for everyone from families to groups to couples and even solo travellers looking for a long relaxing holiday or a quick weekend break. 

Queenscliff at Dusk in Victoria Australia

There’s lots to see and do on the Bellarine Peninsula and one of the best ways to experience this stunning area is by hiring a car and going exploring. There are plenty of accommodation options to suit every budget in towns like Queenscliff, Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Portarlington and Geelong. 

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Bellarine Peninsula Accommodation

With so many accommodation options, it can be difficult to choose the perfect accommodation. To help you decide, we’ve put together a list of some of the best accommodation options, from hotels to guest houses to family parks with excellent reviews.

Queenscliff

Athelstane House

Built-in 1860, Athelstane House is the oldest operating guesthouse in the quaint coastal town of Queenscliff. This boutique hotel offers a blend of old-world charm and modern amenities, with cosy, stylish rooms with en suite bathrooms, and renowned personalized service by the hotel’s friendly and helpful staff, making you feel right at home.

Located just 31 km from South Geelong train Station, the historic gem is in a great location to explore all of Queenscliff’s many attractions, beaches and wealth of dining options. If you’re looking for a laid-back, comfortable stay in the embrace of Victorian-era comfort, Athelstane House is the perfect place for you.

Sea View Cottage

When it comes to location and comfort, it doesn’t get better than Sea View Cottage. This stunning, modern cottage across the road from the bay is the perfect getaway location for families and groups of friends. Not only is the interior spotless and inviting, but it also has everything you’d expect from a location guests call “perfect!” – from a fully equipped kitchen, crisp clean linen on the comfortable beds in each of its 3 bedrooms, free wifi, washing facilities and more. 

The outdoor dining area with views of the sea is amazing for meals in the cool sea breeze. The property is within walking distance from the marina, shops and restaurants in the city centre, and if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, there’s a kayak and bicycles to explore the bay and surrounds. Owners Brad and Amanda are always available to ensure that your stay exceeds your every expectation.

Point Lonsdale

Tanderrum Guest Suite

Located near Lonsdale Links Golf Estate, Tanderrum Guest Suite is ideal for golf enthusiasts, and holidaymakers looking for a deluxe getaway or a peaceful overnight stopover on your Bellarine Peninsula adventure. This private suite boasts tranquil views of the garden and golf course and includes amenities like air-conditioning, free wifi, BBQ and outdoor dining facilities and free parking. 

There’s easy access to beaches, recreational activities, and local attractions like Queenscliff Harbour and Adventure Park Geelong. Guests love the wine, cheese platter and delicious muesli for breakfast. The owners are keen foodies and golfers and are always on hand to give recommendations on how to squeeze in a round of golf and where to grab a delicious bite. It’s worth noting that there is no kitchen in the suite, only a coffee machine, kettle and small fridge.

Point Lonsdale Guest House

Point Lonsdale Guest House, is a charming location next to the Point Lonsdale lighthouse, dunes and the town centre. The historic building with tastefully designed, well-appointed refurbished rooms is a dream getaway for couples, with windswept views of the heads, Point Lonsdale Point Nepean and the Bass Strait only a short drive/walk away. Take relaxing to the next level in the guest house’s spa, swim laps in the outdoor pool, and take in the view from your private balcony. 

Enjoy Point Lonsdale’s perfect weather with a barbecue and dining under the stars at the outdoor dining area. If you feel like a bit of exploration, the property is close to boutique shops and cosy restaurants and cafes, or chat with the staff at the tour desk who will gladly arrange activities like golf and dolphin watching. While there is free wifi, it’s only limited to 1GB per day, so make sure you’re topped up with enough data.

Ocean Grove

Ti-Tree Village

Ti-Tree Village is a charming holiday accommodation managed by sisters Jodie and Tiffany. It’s a short walk from Ocean Grove Beach and the town centre and offers a variety of self-contained log cabins, with well-equipped kitchens, comfortable beds and air-conditioning. Most cabins have a spa bath, open fireplace and balconies. There’s a children’s playground to keep the kids entertained while you whip up a delicious barbecue at the outdoor barbecue area. 

Enjoy the nearby beaches, explore the Bellarine Peninsula’s wineries, or take a scenic drive down the Great Ocean Road. This tranquil peace of paradise is perfect for both short and extended stays, summer and winter. Note that there is no internet access in the cabins, but cell reception is great.

Ocean Breeze Family Getaway

If you’re looking for a mix of relaxation and adventure, Ocean Breeze Family Getaway is the ideal vacation home for you. Located conveniently close to the beach and the famous Adventure Park, this lovely home caters to all your needs. The spacious, thoughtfully appointed house features four bedrooms, two living areas, a well-equipped kitchen, and an expansive, covered patio with barbecue facilities and outdoor dining. 

The whole house is air-conditioned, with a large flat-screen TV in the dining room and free wifi. There’s even a little study if you need to get some work done. The house is a wonderful place for kids, with a foosball and mini pool, a large outdoor area and a play hut for hours of fun. It’s a perfect retreat for a memorable family getaway.

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Barwon Heads

Bonnie’s at Barwon

Bonnie’s at Barwon is a beautifully modern, spacious property that feels like a luxury home away from home. Host Jeanette has thought of everything, from the stylish decor to the well-appointed kitchen, high-quality sheets on the comfortable beds and everything you’d expect from high-end, yet laid-back accommodation. Things like free wifi, free private parking, washing facilities, walk-in showers and air conditioning make your stay just that much more enjoyable. 

If you’re looking for adventure, or just relaxing on the beach, there are activities like snorkelling, windsurfing, fishing, canoeing and hiking around the corner, with many shops and delightful eateries within walking distance. If you’re looking for a cosy, yet luxurious home away from home while exploring the incredible Bellarine Peninsula, then Bonnie’s at Barwon is a must-stay.

Yellow Door Villa

Sometimes you stay somewhere so comfortable that you never want to leave. Yellow Door Villa is one of those places. From the warm, homemade muffins that await you on your arrival, the continental breakfast, the cold beer in the fridge, and that’s only in the kitchen. The decor is stylish and modern, the beds super comfortable and immaculate bathrooms, the Yellow Door Villa is, as some guests commented, “above what we expected”. 

But Yellow Door Villa isn’t just comfortable to stay at, it’s also located comfortably close to all of Barwon Heads’ top attractions, like Thirteenth and Ocean Grove Beach, Adventure Park Geelong, and an easy stroll to cafes, restaurants, it’s the ultimate accommodation for the ultimate relaxing holiday. And if there’s anything you need, host Paul will make a plan, even late checkout isn’t a problem.

Portarlington

Bellarine Bayside Portarlington

If you’re looking for a quiet spot close to the beach to take your family on a well-deserved holiday, then the family-friendly Bellarine Bayside Portarlington is calling. Choose between a family villa and a studio cabin almost on the beach. The self-contained villas have everything you need for a great family holiday, from air-conditioning, a well-appointed kitchenette, a bathroom with a shower, a spacious lounge and an outside dining area, as well as a barbecue for cooking up a family feast.

The studio cabins are perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway by the sea. Each of the three small bungalow-style air-conditioned studio units features a well-kitted-out kitchenette, a private bathroom, a barbecue and a patio with unmatched views of the ocean. 

Go for a walk on the beach, enjoy a meal at one of the nearby restaurants or take a walking or bike tour around Portarlington. The kids will love the fun outdoor and indoor play areas. The only thing missing is wifi, so make sure you’re topped up on data to share your holiday snaps on social media. 

Portarlington Grand Hotel

The Portarlington Grand Hotel really lives up to its name. It’s grand, stylish and elegant – a 4-star treat for even the most discerning of travellers. Each beautiful room in this refurbished historic boutique hotel features air conditioning, a wardrobe, flat screen TV, and a private subway tile bathroom with luxury fittings. If you feel a little peckish, or even famished, the on-site restaurant provides a wide selection of culinary delights, or unwind at the bar with your favourite cocktail. 

Step outside the hotel and take a stroll down to the beach, or grab a bite at the artisan pizza restaurant or hip fish and chip shop up the road. The Portarlington Grand Hotel is the perfect, opulent base for your weekend break or holiday in the Bellarine Peninsula.

Geelong

Anchor Geelong

Nestled in the heart of Geelong, Anchor Geelong (formerly Atlantic Geelong) provides a cosy nook just steps from shopping havens like Market Square and Westfield. Each rustic cosy room includes a kitchenette, flat-screen TV with access to Netflix, a private bathroom, free wifi and air conditioning for those balmy Victoria summer’s days. There’s also a convenient communal laundry on the property.

Whether you’re streaming your favourite show on Netflix in your room or exploring the nearby Botanic Gardens, Anchor Geelong is the perfect place for a quick weekend getaway or a long summer holiday stay exploring the stunning Bellarine Peninsula. Room options include a studio with one extra-large double bed, and two-bedroom studios with 2 large double beds, making it more suitable for small groups than families.

Discovery Parks – Geelong

Discovery Parks – Geelong is a clear winner in the location stakes. Set alongside the Barwon River, the holiday park is five minutes from the centre of Geelong, 15 minutes from world-class beaches, a short drive from the Great Ocean Road and just over an hour from Melbourne. The central location makes it a day-tripper heaven!

With a variety of cabin or camping options to choose from cabins with a spa to your own balcony so you can relax in your own private space. Complete with self-contained cabin kitchens you can cook inside or get your group together at the BBQ area to chat about the day over a sizzling hotplate. With a games room, indoor swimming pool and playground this park will keep the kids entertained while you plan your day’s adventures. 

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Whether you’re looking for a long relaxing family holiday by the sea, an adventurous weekend escape or a romantic getaway, there are many accommodation options on the Bellarine Peninsula, so rent a car, book your favourite accommodation and go explore the incredible Bellarine Peninsula.