Top 11 Best Accommodation In Portarlington (2023)

Planning a getaway to Portarlington Australia and wondering where to stay?

Then this list of the best accommodation in Portarlington is just what you’re looking for.

Portarlington is a lovely seaside holiday destination located on the north-eastern corner of the Bellarine Peninsula.

Holidaymakers can enjoy sheltered swimming beaches and a fabulous foreshore featuring a pier and barbecue and picnic areas.

Sloping grassed parklands add to the natural setting and provide views across the bay towards Melbourne and the You Yangs National Park.

Portarlington Vic is proud host to a number of fantastic festivals.

Seafood lovers enjoy the Portarlington Mussel Festival while the National Celtic Festival attracts thousands of visitors every year.

If you are planning to visit during these times then you’re in the right place, as Portarlington accommodation tends to fill up fast.

View of Portarlington pier with the You Yangs in the background.

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Most of the accommodation Portarlington provides is run by independent operators.

You won’t find any international hotel chains here. So you’ll be able to enjoy a more personalised and unique experience.

Below you’ll find our list of the best accommodation Portarlington Victoria has. We start by comparing each option in a handy comparison chart before taking a more in-depth look at each place to stay.

At the end you’ll find a handy map with the exact location of each place listed here.

We’ve included Portarlington holiday rentals, Portarlington B&B accommodation, a Portarlington beach motel, romantic getaways, and more.

So, whatever you are looking for, with the information below, you can be booked and all set for your Portarlington getaway.

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Comparison Of The Best Accommodation In Portarlington

*****Luxury couples accommodation with sea views. Bed & Breakfast.$$$$Click Here
**A spacious 4 bedroom pet friendly holiday house with a huge balcony and bay views.$$Click Here
***Brand new self-contained apartments with balconies and ocean views.$$$Click Here
Oxley Estate****B&B with inground pool, ensuite spa baths and country setting.$$Click Here
Calypso Retreat**Modern 3 BR luxury townhouse with 2 living areas and a balcony with water views.$$$Click Here
**A private self-contained 3 bedroom house with everything you need$$Click Here
Little Port
**A delightful cottage with lush garden that's close to the beach$$Click Here
Igloo Cottage***Unique 3 BR accommodation close to the beach, with outdoor areas and a workspace.$$Click Here
Cosy Bungalow**A comfortable private retreat for couples$$Click Here
Holiday Apartment
**1 bedroom self-contained bungalow in a quiet location.$Click Here
Beach Shack
**3 bedroom holiday house 50 metres from the beach.$$Click Here

Best Portarlington Accommodation Reviews

1) Starhaven Retreat: Pure Luxury! 

**Luxury accommodation near Portarlington Victoria**

Starhaven Retreat luxury Portarlington accommodation at dusk with lights.

With its stunning views, stylish decor, and impressive amenities, Starhaven Retreat is easily the best luxury accommodation Bellarine Peninsula and Portarlington have to offer.

It’s set in a spectacular 3-level building that was once featured in Grand Designs Australia.

Here you can loosen up in the jet stream swim spa and sauna, play pool in the games room, watch a movie in the cinema room, or sip on a cocktail in the bar lounge.

Alternatively, you can hang out on one of the balconies or the rooftop Sky deck and soak up the panoramic ocean views.

Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast served on the terrace every morning.

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Ocean views from Starhaven Retreat balcony.

Accommodation at Starhaven Retreat is limited to 4 couples at any one time.

Each luxury suite has a private balcony, super comfy beds, flatscreen TVs with movies on demand, and tea and coffee making facilities.

The opulent ensuite bathrooms have quality toiletries and fluffy bathrobes.

For the ultimate in luxury, the Haven Suite also has an infinity bath and private steam room.

There is free parking available for your vehicle and complimentary high-speed Wifi will keep you online.

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Spa bath at Starhaven Retreat luxury accommodation in Portarlington.

Your hosts Ian and Rob are welcoming with lots of local knowledge. And they’ll treat you like royalty!

This Portarlington luxury accommodation is unlike any B&B you’ve stayed at before. Treat yourself to a getaway you’ll never forget.

Best Things?

The facilities, the views, the food. The welcoming and helpful hosts. Everything!

Worst Things?



Luxury Portarlington bed and breakfast accommodation in a beachside location with out-of-this-world ocean views.

2) Waterline Property: TOP CHOICE!

**Top Choice Portarlington Accommodation Apartments**

Open plan living area at Waterline Property Portarlington.

Waterline Property offers brand new self-contained Portarlington holiday apartments with beautiful ocean views.

This is a great option for families and groups with 2 and 3 bedroom units that comfortably sleep 4 – 6 people.

The apartments are light and bright and feature fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers, coffee pod machines, a fridge, and a microwave.

Other amenties include smart TVs, split system climate control, and laundry facilities.

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Each apartment has a fabulous balcony with a barbecue for you to relax and enjoy the views.

The Waterline Property Apartments are superbly located just a short walk to the beach, Portarlington pier and ferry, and the main street and shops.

There is free parking available for your car.

Balcony with outdoor seating at Waterline Property at Portarlington, Victoria.

Best Things?

The balconies, water views, and brand new amenities.

Worst Things?

No wifi.


If you’re looking for modern accommodation in Portarlington Victoria with all the creature comforts this is a great choice.

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3) The Oxley Estate Bed & Breakfast

Bedroom at Oxley Estate bed and breakfast accommodation in Portarlinton.

Oxley Estate Bed And Breakfast offers guests the chance to soak up the feeling of country life.

Set on ten acres, this Portarlington Victoria accommodation has a rose garden, orchard, and olive grove, as well as farm animals like sheep, goats, pigs, and chickens.

There are four luxury guest rooms each with large corner spa baths, and a family room that sleeps four.

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A highlight of the estate is the solar heated inground pool with spa jets that’s available for guests to splash around in.

Other features include a fully equipped communal kitchen, laundry facilities, and a barbecue area. Rates include continental breakfast as well as afternoon tea on arrival.

The Oxley Estate is located 500 metres from the beach and opposite Portarlington Golf Course.

Pool area with outdoor seating and umbrella at the Oxley Estate Portarlington.

Best Things?

The beautiful sparkling pool and country atmosphere. Includes breakfast.

Worst Things? 

The rooms are a little small.


The Oxley Estate is one of the best bed and breakfast Portarlington has, with an inground pool, ensuite spa baths, and a delightful country atmosphere.

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4) Bayviews@Portarlington 

Large decking with blue sky and verandah at Bayviews Portarlington Vic.

If you’re looking for Portarlington holiday rentals that are suitable for families and their pets, then Bayviews Portarlington is just the right fit.

Sleeping up to 11 people, the house has four comfortable double beds, one single bed, and a double sofa bed.

The house is spacious and light-filled, and spotlessly clean with a good-sized garden for the kids and dog to run around in.

A highlight of the property is the huge second storey balcony where you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking views across Port Phillip Bay to the Melbourne skyline.

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This delightful beach house retreat has two bathrooms, a bathtub, and loads of space with an open plan kitchen, dining, and lounge area, as well as a second TV room downstairs.

There are books, DVDs, and games to keep your whole family entertained, and the beach is just over a kilometre away.

Free onsite parking is to keep your car safe, and there’s a barbecue and handy washing machine.

Guest bedroom with verandah at Bayviews Portarlington.

Best Things?

The views and huge balcony. Value for money Portarlington accom.

Worst Things?

No Wifi.


4 bedroom 2 bathroom Portarlington holiday accommodation with bay views and a balcony. Suitable for a group or family. Pet friendly.

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5) Calypso Retreat Portarlington

Deck with blue sky and outdoor seating at Calypso Retreat a great place to stay in Portarlington.

Ideally located just one street back from the beach, Calypso Retreat is a modern 3 bedroom townhouse that has everything you need for a great Portarlington getaway.

Just a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 15 minute walk to the town centre, shops, cafes, and restaurants, this luxury accommodation is a terrific option for families and groups.

There are 3 bedrooms with sleeping for up to 7 guests and two living areas provide enough space for everyone to spread out.

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Downstairs you’ll find a large living area that opens onto a lovely courtyard, 3 bedrooms one with an ensuite, the main bathroom, and a laundry with a washer and dryer.

Upstairs is a well-equipped kitchen, a dining room with a built in bar, a lounge room, powder room, and a fabulous deck with views of Corio Bay and the Melbourne CBD.

Other features include two 65 inch smart TVs, free wifi, and a webber barbecue.

There’s also a lockup garage and parking for an extra car.

Living area at Calypso Retreat Portarlington.

Best Things?

The great location, impeccable presentation, and the balcony views.

Worst Things?

A security deposit is required on arrival.


A modern 3 bedroom luxury townhouse with 2 living areas, a courtyard and balcony with water views. Suitable for families.

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6) Port Relaxation

Alfresco area with wine and glasses and Port Relaxation Portarlington Vic accommodation.

A recent addition to the Portarlington Vic accommodation scene, Port Relaxation is a self-contained three-bedroom home.

Nestled in a quiet area, the pier, town centre, and a sheltered beach are all within walking distance.

It makes a great base to explore the coastal hamlet and enjoy everything it has to offer.

The spacious house has everything you need to keep you comfortable.

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Inside, guests will find a newly renovated bathroom, comfortable beds, and a fully equipped kitchen.

A highlight of Port Relaxation is the fabulous games room that comes with a table tennis set and plenty of toys and games to entertain the kids.

Guests will appreciate the outdoor entertainment area and extra touches that make Port Relaxation feel like home.

Living and dining area at Port Relaxation.

Best Things?

The kitchen has everything you could possibly need.

Worst Things?

The house is neither new nor old and lacks character.


A private self-contained three-bedroom house with everything you need. A solid choice.

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7) Little Port Cottage

Front entrance to Little Port Cottage with garden and chairs.

Little Port Cottage is a great option if you’re looking for an affordable Portarlington beach house.

Tucked away in a quiet street it’s less than five minutes walk to the seaside.

 A highlight of the property is its pretty garden and natural bush setting.

Guests can enjoy a large deck area under the trees that’s perfect for a barbecue or relaxing with a cup of tea.

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The stylish two-bedroom cottage sleeps up to four adults and two kids.

Features include a wood fire coonara heater and family room with sliding doors that open onto a covered patio.

Little Port Cottage is pet-friendly, dogs are welcome outside in the secure garden and they may sleep in the laundry at night.

Table and chairs and a bookcase sitting in the window at Little Port Cottage at Portarlington Australia.

Best Things?

The cosy atmosphere and lush garden.

Worst Things?

This property does not have Wifi and guests are asked to bring their own towels.


Delightful cottage style accommodation with a lush garden that’s close to the beach.

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8) The Cosy Bungalow

Lush garden with paving and outdoor seating with an umbrella at The Cosy Bungalow Portarlington Vic accommodation.

The Cosy Bungalow is one of the loveliest holiday rental properties Portarlington Vic has.  Set in a sublime garden, the romantic couples retreat is the perfect weekend getaway.

The cottage features an extremely comfortable queen-sized bed, flatscreen TV, Foxtel, free Wifi, reverse cycle air-conditioning, and cosy open fireplace.

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The hosts go above and beyond with delectable touches like homemade bread and freshly baked goodies. And the in-room breakfast is generous with lots of options.

The neat light-filled Cosy Bungalow is in a handy location close to the beach and town.

Guest room at the Cosy Bungalow Portarlington with a couch, coffee table, bed, and glass doors..

Best Things?

The cosy atmosphere, comfortable bed, and good location.

Worst Things?

A spa bath would be nice.


A comfortable private retreat suitable for couples.

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9) Portarlington Holiday Apartment

View of the Portarlington Holiday apartment with lush lawns, garden, verandah, and umbrella.

If you are looking for Portarlington accommodation in a quiet and secluded location, then the Portarlington Holiday Apartment fits the bill.

Located a short distance from town the ranch-style bungalow is tucked in at the rear of your host’s main property.

It has all the amenities you need for a stress-free getaway.

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Including a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge, cooktop, oven, and microwave, as well as an ensuite bathroom and a washing machine.

The spotlessly clean unit has a lovely terrace overlooking the garden that’s perfect for relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing.

The 1 bedroom bungalow is best suited to couples, although a sofa bed is available for children.

Kitchen, living, and dining area at the Portarlington Holiday Apartment.

Best Things?

The helpful and discreet hosts. The bungalow is kept in immaculate condition.

Worst Things?

Some guests may not like being situated in the host’s backyard. However, others will appreciate having them on hand.


Immaculate self-contained one bedroom bungalow in a quiet location. Best suited for couples.

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10) Portarlington Beach Shack

View of the Portarlington Beach Shack with blue skies and palm trees.

Located 50 metres from the water Portarlington Beach Shack is the perfect spot for a seaside getaway.

The spacious two-storey Portarlington beachfront accommodation has 3 bedrooms with 1 bathroom and can easily accommodate up to six guests.

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The comfortable upstairs living and dining area opens onto a sun-dappled deck, while the kitchen has everything you need for a self-catering holiday.

A second downstairs undercover entertaining area can be enclosed against cool sea breezes.

The property has off-street parking with drive-through access and is a great option if you have a boat.

Decking area with outdoor seating at the Portarlington Beach Shack accommodation.

Best Things?

The great location that’s close to the beach. The two entertaining areas.

Worst Things?

No Wifi. The steep stairs can be tricky for people with mobility issues.


Large beachside holiday house with multiple entertaining areas and an outdoor deck that’s just steps away from the beach.

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11) Igloo Cottage

Exterior view of Igloo Cottage accommodation in Portarlington with a garden and outdoor setting.

Located just 100 metres walk from the beach Igloo Cottage offers some of the most unique accommodation Portarlington Vic has to choose from.

The cute igloo shaped cottage is more spacious than it appears, with 3 bedrooms, open plan dining and living area, a laundry, and galley kitchen.

Guests can also make use of the workspace retreat and relax on the raised deck with bay views.

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Other amenities include fast reliable Wifi, Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime, a PlayStation, a lovely garden, and private parking.

A great option for families, a porta cot and highchair are available on request.

This well-presented property is situated in a quiet part of Portarlington 3 kilometres from the main strip.

Living area with couches, fireplace, television, and glass doors opening onto an outdoor area.

Best Things?

The relaxing outdoor areas, workspace retreat, quality furnishings, and location close to the beach.

Worst Things?

Situated a little way out of town.


Igloo Cottage offers quality 3 bedroom accommodation close to the beach with outdoor areas and workspace. A good choice for families.

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Accommodation Portarlington Map

Below we’ve included a map of all the places to stay in Portarlington that we’ve listed here, so you can see exactly where each accommodation option is located.


If you’re looking for accommodation options on the Bellarine click here to read our list of top Bellarine Peninsula accommodation.

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