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Travelling to The Bellarine and want to stay at the best accommodation Bellarine Peninsula has?

We can help you out with that. As locals, The Bellarine is one of our favourite places in the world and we want to make sure you have the best holiday possible so you can love it as much as we do.

Just a short drive from Melbourne, The Bellarine has been a popular holiday destination for more than a hundred years. Which is completely understandable when you think of all the wonderful things you can do here.

From fun water sports, historic forts, museums and galleries, to cool climate wineries and bay and ocean beaches the region has proven popular with families and couples alike.

The Bellarine Peninsula Victoria has a feast of festivals and events for visitors to enjoy. And whether you’re into sport, eating, drinking, dancing, or simply love a good market, there’s bound to be something to keep you entertained.

Bellarine Peninsula accommodation is continually growing and there are some great places to stay in a range of locations throughout the area.

Visitors can choose from gorgeous historic hotels and guesthouses, unique private rooms, traditional bed and breakfasts, self-contained accommodation, pet friendly holiday houses, and luxurious couples retreats.

In this article, we list all the best Bellarine accommodation from a range of towns throughout the peninsula. We’ve placed them into a handy comparison chart, so you can quickly compare the price and location, before sharing an in depth review of each place to stay.

In addition to this, there’s also a Bellarine Peninsula map with the location of each accommodation option. This way you can see where each place is located and choose the best option for your travel plans.

So keep reading to find your best Bellarine Peninsula accommodation and book now so you’re all set for a fantastic Bellarine getaway!

Comparison Chart Of The Best Bellarine Peninsula Accommodation

Starhaven RetreatPortarlington****$$$CLICK HERE
Vue Grand HotelQueenscliff****$$$CLICK HERE
Salt LoftQueenscliff****$$CLICK HERE
Lon RetreatPoint Lonsdale****$$$CLICK HERE
Ti-Tree VillageOcean Grove**$CLICK HERE
Oakdene Vineyards GuesthouseOcean Grove***$$CLICK HERE
Seahaven VillageBarwon Heads***$$CLICK HERE
Central Barwon HeadsBarwon Heads***$$CLICK HERE
Pelican Sands Portarlington****$$$CLICK HERE
Oxley Estate Portarlington****$$CLICK HERE

Best Accommodation Bellarine Peninsula List

Indented Head Accommodation

1) Starhaven Retreat


Starhaven Retreat is easily the best luxury accommodation Bellarine Peninsula has. Featured on Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel on Grand Designs Australia, the retreat is the perfect ‘decadent weekend away’.

This luxury grand designs bed and breakfast has a stunning beachside location with incredible views across the bay to Melbourne. All accommodation features a balcony with gorgeous sea views and private ensuite bathrooms.

There are separate living spaces on each level including a games room and bar lounge. And it’s easy to find a cosy private nook to relax in or you can join in the conversation as the mood takes you.

Movie buffs will enjoy the grand cinema room that comes with full service including popcorn and ice cream!

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Starhaven Retreat also boasts free Wifi, sumptuous breakfast, and a spa area with a jet stream swim spa and sauna.

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A truly standout luxury bed and breakfast retreat in a stunning beachside location.

Click here to check the latest prices and to read more reviews of Starhaven Retreat. 

Queenscliff Accommodation

2) Vue Grand Hotel

The Vue Grand Hotel is a beautiful Victorian era hotel located in the centre of Queenscliff. Built in 1881 the stunning heritage-listed building has an imposing foyer, staircase, and Grand Dining Room.

There are a variety of rooms on offer and guests can choose from classic colonial style rooms, rooms with balconies and spa baths, or luxury suites with freestanding tubs and bay views.

Perched at the very top of the hotel is the Turret Suite, where guests are treated to panoramic views of Swan Bay and Port Phillip Heads.

Featuring lavish decor this luxury retreat has a king-size bed, leather lounge and bar area, and a terrific spa bath with water views. There’s even a telescope for guests to view the stars and watch the ships passing through the heads.

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The boutique hotel offers seasonal fine dining in the Grand Dining Room and more casual fare at the Pekish Street Bar on the outdoor terrace.

Best Things?

The magnificent grand old heritage building and glorious views.

Worst Things?

Car parking is not available.


A heritage listed boutique hotel in a central location that has a variety of rooms and suites to choose from.

Click here to check the latest price and to read more reviews of the Vue Grand Hotel.

3) Salt Loft


Salt Loft is a delightful couple’s retreat in the heart of Queenscliff just a few minutes stroll to the town’s main street. Its elevated position treats guests to expansive water views across the town’s rooftops.

This beautifully appointed self-contained Bellarine accommodation is close to Queenscliff restaurants and tourist attractions. A fab feature of the property is the sun-drenched balcony where guests can enjoy a relaxing glass of wine in the late afternoon sun.

Other features include a fully equipped kitchen with euro appliances, a pod coffee machine, a barbecue, and a luxury bath.

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The host is very welcoming and easy to communicate with and guests are treated to a lovely welcome basket.

Best Things?

The location, fabulous balcony, and secure off-street parking.

Worst Things?

Some people may have difficulty with the stair access.


For couples looking for quality peninsula holiday rentals, Salt Loft is a perfect choice.

Click here to check the latest prices and to read more reviews of Salt Loft.

Point Lonsdale Accommodation

4) Lon Retreat

Nestled on over 200 acres of rural and conservation land, Lon Retreat is one of the top luxury escapes Victoria has to offer.

Hidden away on a hill, this incredible property features seven luxurious suites, a rejuvenating health spa, and a marvelous heated indoor pool.

Each suite is a personal sanctuary with its own unique design in earthy tones inspired by the natural setting. They all have a kitchenette with microwave, fridge, and weber barbecue, some suites also have a stovetop and dishwasher.

A delightful feature of this stunning property are the many beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for guests to relax in. Visitors are welcome to explore the farm or join one of the in-house events such as yoga and twilight bathe and grazing.

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Guests are provided with an artisan breakfast hamper for the first morning of their stay.

Best Things?

The relaxing atmosphere and beautiful surroundings.

Worst Things?

The property is a little out of town and a car is advisable.


One of the most luxurious and relaxing Bellarine getaways with a health spa and heated indoor pool.

Click here to check the latest price and to read more reviews of Lon Retreat. 

Ocean Grove Accommodation

5) Ti-Tree Village


If you’re looking for coastal holiday rentals close to the beach, then Ti-Tree Village could be for you.

Ti-Tree Village has twenty self-contained cottages that are suitable for families with kids, small groups, and romantic getaways.

There’s a children’s playground, and books, board games, puzzles, and DVDs to keep the kids amused. And a communal barbecue area in the lush grounds.

Each cottage has a well-stocked kitchen, excellent balcony, free wifi, and a flat-screen TV. Most of the cabins also have a two person spa and an open fire to keep you toasty warm in winter.

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The Village is superbly located within easy walking distance of the beach, river and local shopping strip.

Best Things?

The fantastic location and easy relaxed atmosphere.

Worst Things?

The cottages are a bit dated.


Ti-Tree Village offers fully self-contained cottages within a two minute walk of the beach.

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6) Oakdene Winery


Situated on 230 acres of coastal farmland near Ocean Grove, Oakdene Vineyards offers opulent winery accommodation on the peninsula.

The original 1920s Oakdene homestead has been beautifully restored and outfitted with eclectic decor seen throughout the whole estate.

The three uniquely themed guestrooms are quirky and fun and feature comfy beds, heating and cooling, flat-screen TVs, free wifi, and plush ensuites.

A highlight of the property is the delightful garden that’s filled with weird and wonderful pieces of artwork. Be sure to take a stroll while you’re here.

There are two restaurants on-site and guests can enjoy wine tasting at the famous upside-down cellar door.

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Guests are treated to a tasty free breakfast and delicious nibbles on arrival at Oakdene Vineyards Guesthouse.

Best Things?

The eclectic decor and quirky artwork.

Worst Things?

Oakdene is not accessible to the beach or town by foot.


Oakdene Guesthouse offers unique and quirky winery accommodation on the Bellarine Peninsula.

Click here to check the latest price and to read more reviews of Oakdene Vineyards Guesthouse.

Read our full guide to the best Ocean Grove accommodation here.

Barwon Heads Accommodation

7) Seahaven Village

Seahaven Village offers guests a range of Bellarine holiday rentals that are suitable for both couples and small families.

Guests can choose from light filled studios, luxury spa suites, two-bedroom apartments, and a three-bedroom townhouse that’s perfect for families.

All options have a modern and fresh design with cooking facilities, fridges, wifi, reverse cycle air-conditioning, and a lovely outdoor deck area.

Barbecue facilities are available and the Village is situated opposite parkland with a playground and skatepark.

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Seahaven Village is a ten-minute walk from shops, cafes, beaches, and the river. The hosts are super helpful, friendly, and well-organised.

Best Things?

The great outdoor living areas and quiet peaceful location.

Worst Things?

The small car spaces can be tricky for large vehicles.


Seahaven Village offers modern self-contained accommodation just a short walk from the town and beaches.

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8) Central Barwon Heads Apartment


Just like its name says, Central Barwon Heads has a central location within easy walking distance of shops, cafes, and beaches.

This self-contained accommodation sleeps six people in three bedrooms and boasts three plush bathrooms with showers. Two bedrooms have double beds and a third has two singles.

The property features large light rooms with high ceilings and a covered balcony with barbecue for entertaining. Other amenities include flat-screen TVs, a well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, and there’s a convenient washing machine as well.

Click here for information about Central Barwon Heads Apartment.

The helpful host is easy to communicate with and guests appreciate a welcome bottle of wine and cheese platter.

Best Things?

The excellent location and large apartment.

Worst Things?

There is an extra charge for towels and bed linen.


A three-bedroom centrally located self-contained apartment with an undercover balcony.

Click here to check the latest price and to read more reviews of Central Barwon Heads Apartment. 

Portarlington Accommodation

9) Pelican Sands Bed And Breakfast

Set in a gorgeous old house that’s been tastefully renovated, Pelican Sands offers traditional style bed and breakfast accommodation.

There are five individually themed guest rooms each with luxury ensuite bathrooms with huge corner spa baths. Other features include wooden floorboards, air-conditioning, a flat-screen TV and DVD player, a fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing glass of wine in front of the cosy open fire in the communal lounge, or on the enticing balcony with views of the bay and parklands.

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Best Things?

The huge corner spa baths and fabulous balcony.

Worst Things?

The guesthouse is located a wee bit out of town.


Pelican Sands offers luxurious bed and breakfast style accommodation in a beautifully renovated old house.

Click here to check the latest price and to read more reviews of Pelican Sands Bed And Breakfast Guesthouse. 

10) Oxley Estate Bed And Breakfast

Embrace the country life at Oxley Estate Bed And Breakfast. Set on ten acres the property has a rose garden, orchard, and olive grove, as well as sheep, pigs, goats, and chickens.

There are four luxury guest rooms each with a large corner spa bath and a fifth room that sleeps four. Guests can make use of a fully equipped communal kitchen, laundry facilities, and a great barbecue area.

A highlight of the estate is the sparkling outdoor solar heated pool – a favourite on hot days. Guests are treated to a continental breakfast and afternoon tea on arrival.

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The estate is situated 500 metres from the beach and opposite the Portarlington Golf Course.

Best Things?

The peaceful country atmosphere and sparkling pool.

Worst Things? 

The rooms are a tad small.


The Oxley Estate Bed And Breakfast has a peaceful country setting, rooms with ensuite spa baths, and an inground pool.

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Map Bellarine Peninsula Accommodation


If you are looking for more accommodation options click here to read our list of top Queenscliff accommodation.

Or click here to find out the best Portarlington accommodation. For more information about the Bellarine Peninsula click here.