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Short breaks in Portarlington

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It doesn’t get much better than escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. Especially boarding the ferry for an overnight stay on the Bellarine. From luxury villa escapes, beachside or vineyard camping and everything in between, the charming seaside village of Portarlington has got you covered. Read on for a round-up of some top places to stay in the region.

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Waterline Property Co

These brand new fully furnished self-catering units have sensation views across the bay to Melbourne and are perfect for a corporate retreat, girls and guys getaways, wedding packages and much more. Located within a short walk of Harding Street, Waterline Property apartments are within a 10-minute walk to the ferry and a short stroll to shops and restaurants. With 6 units on offer ranging from 1-2 bedroom, 1 bathroom sleeping 4 up to their penthouse with 3 bedrooms, 2 living, 2 bathrooms which sleep 6. All units have private balconies and bbq and require a minimum 2-night stay.

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The Villa on Harding

This Scandinavian-styled beauty boasts sweeping views across the bay to Melbourne and is perfect for both summer and winter getaways. Centrally located on Harding Street, The Villa is a short stroll from the ferry, shops and restaurants, and packs a punch with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two king beds, four bunkbeds, two logs fires, and a large balcony with sunbeds and a BBQ. Phew.
The Villa on Harding

Terindah Glamping

Seasonal – Twilight Glamping at Terindah Estate 

That’s right, friends –new dates will be announced soon to frolic and glamp amongst the vines, for Twilight Glamping has landed at the stunning Terindah Estate winery. Picture yourself in a village of 15 luxury bell tents, all offering sea and vine views to die for. If your idea of the perfect getaway is delicious food and wine, waking up to breathtaking views, access to a private beach, pink sunsets across the bay and picnics in the vines, this experience might just be for you.


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The Oxley Estate B&B

Feeling romantic? The Oxley Estate offers four chic rooms on a sprawling 10-acre estate that is just 500-metres from the beach – so you can experience in the best of the coast AND the sea. Relax by the pool and while-away the afternoon exploring the sprawling gardens, orchard and onsite olive grove. Or you could flex your brain-muscles with a game of giant chess.


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Le Petit Palais du Port

Le Petit Palais du Port was created for those who enjoy a weekend away in stylish, quirky, accommodation at a lovely location. Spend your time walking on along beaches and piers, talking with the locals, eating the local produce and drinking local wines before retiring in comfort to this charming studio apartment and private courtyard garden in the heart of Portarlington.


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Reopening late 2021 – The Portarlington Grand Hotel

Enjoy a slice of Portarlington’s history with a stay at The Grand Hotel. Built in 1888, the Grand has 15 rooms of varying shapes and sizes on the upper level of the hotel and offers commanding views of Portarlington and the bay with Melbourne’s city skyline as a backdrop.


Portarlington Beach Motel

The Portarlington Beach Motel

Relish all the benefits of a larger accommodation offering with personalised service at the Portarlington Beach Motel. The motel has recently undergone major renovations and a total makeover to their 16 luxury units and features a pool and spa. And their very own courtesy bus makes getting to and from the Portarlington Pier all the easier.


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Bellarine Bayside Holiday Park

You can’t get much closer to the beach than with a stay at Bellarine Bayside Holiday Park. Located a scenic 10-minute walk west from the Portarlington Pier, this caravan park boasts both cabin accommodation and tent sites. Encompassing some of Portarlington’s prime real estate, the views from this caravan park need to be seen to be believed.

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Dylene Holiday Park

If you’re seeking a relaxed and classic coastal getaway with the family, Dylene Caravan Park is the place to be. Dylene offers a range of fully self-contained one and two-bedroom cabins, including family, deluxe and villa spa-ensuites. There’s also a plethora of activities and features available onsite to occupy the young and the young at heart, including: a swimming pool, mini-golf, heated indoor spa, gym, sauna, children’s playground, games room with pool tables, table tennis and arcade machines, television room, barbecue area and kiosk.

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Up on the Hill Portarlington

Up on the Hill Portarlington is a gorgeous, fully renovated three-bedroom home with amazing views of Port Phillip Bay and the You Yang mountain ranges. It boasts an enormous front deck overlooking a large fully fenced front lawn and a backyard that features an impressive cubby house, treehouse, sandpit, organic apple tree, blackboard wall and swing set – perfect for a relaxing family getaway.


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Other Holiday Homes & Private Rentals

If you’re looking for a unique stay on the Bellarine, check out the many options on offer at Airbnb or Stayz. There’s classy, cosy and casual accommodation popping-up all the time, including the newcomers 102 Harbour View the Bunker Inn Central Townhouse and quaint The Cosy Bungalow at the Port.

Our local real estate agents Stockdale & Leggo and GC Downard also have their fingers on the pulse, with a great assortment of holiday homes to rent around town.


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