The most luxurious coastal stays for your next getaway on the Bellarine Peninsula

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The most luxurious coastal stays for your next getaway on the Bellarine Peninsula

If you like your holidays and weekend stays beautiful and boujee in equal measure then listen up.

On the Bellarine Peninsula, our backyard is just full of stunning scenery, epic adventures, culinary delights, and entirely luxurious stays, and there’s never been a better time to get amongst it.

Whether you’re in need of an elevated staycation, or you’re visiting the area and love to indulge, we’re put together a list of our favourite luxury accommodations available on the Bellarine — so you can be drinking champagne in a spa pool as soon as physically possible. Start packing those bags!

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The Salty Shack

If you love the beach and luxury combined, The Salty Shack is a truly sensational authentic, relaxed-boho beach shack located in the Lower Bluff – a secluded, quiet nook of St Leonard’s – just 1.5 hrs drive from Melbourne.

Salty (for short) is a 5-minute walk from the beach along our unsealed sandy road, and under a 5-minute walk to Edwards Point Nature Reserve walk.

Described as “a little piece of paradise with every comfort we could possibly have hoped for, in a wonderful part of the world”, this cosy shack has all the indulgences you could want – indoor fireplace, outdoor fireplace, heating, pet-friendly, outdoor area for entertaining and personal touches in each and every room. It’s utter bliss.

Book here.

Lon Retreat

Escape the busyness of life on over 200 acres of rural and conservation land, hidden away on a hill by the ocean. Lon Retreat features seven luxurious suites and a Mineral Spa, located in Point Lonsdale on the Bellarine Peninsula.

For those searching to reconnect with the beauty of slow and simple, the luxury suites are an absolute must. Spread throughout the sandstone retreat, each is individually designed with its own unique character and connection to the ocean, lakes and surrounding farmland. Each suite is a personal sanctuary, inspired by its natural surroundings combining earthy tones with contemporary luxury.

Please note, the Lon Retreat is an adult-exclusive retreat available to 16 years and over.

Book here.


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The Nest

For stunning sunrises, sunsets and night skies, The Nest Luxury Stay bed and breakfast accommodation ‘pods’ are ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway or a solo place to unwind and relax surrounded by stunning views.

Located just minutes to the beach, restaurants, cafes and wineries, yet nestled away from the crowds in a gated forty-acre Private Sanctuary, guests can watch the ships sail through the heads, flocks of birds both local and migratory fly directly over, stunning sunrises and sunsets, relax by the fire pit, marvel at the stunning night skies from your private deck spa.

Each Luxurious Nest was architect designed to bring the stunning outdoors within, sustainably. Water supply is 100% pure filtrated rain water with solar power during the day. With a luxe king-size bed, dressing gowns, huge ceiling-to-floor sliding windows, generous lounging deck, bird-attracting gardens and quality fittings and furnishings  (plus a coffee machine) make a very special time away.

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13th Beach Golf Lodges

Luxurious and spacious, the 13th Beach Golf Lodges is the perfect stay for a weekend in Barwon Heads. Located a 12-minute walk from the beach, the Lodges features a restaurant, bar, garden and free wifi, while rooms include your own private patio area overlooking the stunning Beach Golf Course and Lake Murtnaghurt.

Now also offering family rooms, with two spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms, a lounge, a kitchen and a large patio, this is the ideal place for a family vacation, allowing guests to enjoy the many attractions on offer within the Bellarine area. But of course, it’s secluded and romantic if you’re on a special weekend away too.

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Accommodation at Curlewis

Accommodation at Curlewis is an architectural wonder shaking things up when it comes to pure vacation luxury and decadence on the Bellarine. This Curlewis accommodation complex is like no other in the region. Cool eco-suite installations are nestled amidst indigenous native landscape, flanking one of the region’s most revered golf courses. Sleeping up to 126, this is no ordinary sleepover, with a number of options suited to every type of traveller.

There are the boutique, luxury signature rooms that are deal for date nights, work trips and romantic weekend stays, complete with cool furnishings, contemporary art and a resort-style balcony; the Premium Bay View rooms boasting exhilarating views across fairways, bay and far away, can be inhaled from your private balcony or luxurious bedding; or if you prefer views of the green, Premium Fairway View rooms offer all the magic of the above, but with expansive fairways views from the comfort of your bed or balcony.

For those travelling with groups or families, the Eagle rooms offer everything you need, while still cocooning you with contemporary luxe. A wall inserted, fold-down bed ensures comfort and ease for a third guest and a slightly larger private bathroom (complete with all the essential amenities) delivers both comfort and finesse. Ensuring everyone feels welcome and at home, the accommodation also offers accessible rooms, fully fitted with adaptive design chic and contemporary style. A place for everything and everything in its’ place to ensure ease of mobility and guaranteed comfort.

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McGlashan’s Wallington Estate

Ever dreamt of waking up amongst the vineyards? Well, you can with McGlashan’s luxury eco villas in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula.

Guests will enjoy a complimentary bottle of award winning McGlashan wine with every booking, while overlooking the vines where it was made. The cellar door nearby, offers guests complimentary wine tasting and guest-rates on wine purchases. Inside the luxury eco villa, you will find stunning furnishings with quality appliances. Filled with natural light, the spacious area is perfect for your Bellarine getaway. Your fully covered private alfresco space overlooks the vineyard where you can enjoy the gas BBQ and outdoor heater.

Spend the day exploring the gourmet Bellarine taste trail, or take a short 5 minute drive to the local beaches of Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Point Lonsdale. Suitable for maximum 2 people only – no children sorry.

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Barwon Heads Resort at 13th Beach

Barwon Heads Resort is located on the southern shores of the Bellarine Peninsula and is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne, providing the ultimate stay within this picturesque seaside village. Barwon Heads Resort at 13th Beach is a five-minute drive from the township and a fifteen-minute drive to the historic township of Queenscliff. The resort offers King Bedroom apartments, superior two-bedroom apartments, and deluxe two-bedroom apartments, all boasting the spectacular views of the 13th Beach Golf Links.

Offering a home away from home, each apartment includes a full kitchen with refrigerator, oven, microwave, separate lounge, iron, tea and coffee making facilities, dining table, desk, full HD LED TV’s, DVD player and a private balcony or terrace with outdoor setting. You’ll find a restaurant open every weekend on Fridays and Saturday night for dinner and Saturday and Sunday for breakfast.

It’s the perfect getaway for couples, families or business travellers.

Book here.