Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Ballarat Townhouses - walk to the lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy a break at Ayrvale House or Phoenix House, self contained accommodation in delightful double storey town houses in Lake Gardens Ballarat. Perfect for executive stays or family holidays. Long and short term options are available.

Ayrvale is a 3 bedroom, two bathroom home with central heating and cooling, with a formal sitting room, a large open plan living area, a fully equipped kitchen, a fully functional laundry, private courtyard and double lock up garage.

Bedding configuration is 1 king size bed (or two single) 1 queen size bed and one double with a sofa bed that can be made available. Guest rooms are made up with crisp, white linen and thick, plush towels.

Phoenix House is also a centrally heated and cooled 3 bedroom, two bathroom home , with a formal sitting room, a large open plan living area, a fully equipped kitchen, a fully functional laundry, private courtyard and double lock up garage.

Bedding configuration is 2 queen size beds two single beds. Guest rooms are made up with crisp, white linen and thick, plush towels.

Ayrvale and Phoenix are 900 metres from Ballarat's Premier Recreational Facility, the Ballarat Aquatic Centre and the Prince of Wales Park

Lake Gardens is serviced by a bus service making travel all around Ballarat easy

What you may like to do while staying at Ayrvale House or Phoenix House


Visit the Ballarat Tramway Museum near the Botanical Gardens, take a ride on the tourist tram, enjoy a peddle boat ride on the lake and of course not to be missed is the Botanical Gardens dating back to trees planted in 1863. Whilst at the Botanical Gardens view the statuary including the Prime Minister's Avenue featuring bronze busts of every Australian Prime Minister. In the historic statuary pavilion you will see the marble statues including the famous Flight From Pompeii. All this a short stroll from Ayrvale House.

Why not join the many people who take a six kilometre walk around Lake Wendouree with many eateries / bars to stop for a coffee or ale along the way. While strolling through from Lake Gardens to the lake, stop off at the famous begonia pavilion. If you are out of season for begonias you can always be assured of other magnificent floral displays.

Discover the range of upmarket eateries dotted throughout the city's tree lined streets, the colonial history on the Heritage Walking Trail. Spend time pottering through antique shops, picnic in the gardens, check out the cemeteries with graves of Stockade heroes and early pioneers. A fascinating Chinese graveyard can be found in the cemetery at the top of Lydiard Street. Whilst staying at Ayrvale why not explore Ballarat's historic buildings, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery which houses the country's largest and finest regional collection of art, visit her Majesty's Theatre circa 1858, and mainland Australia's oldest continuously operating theatre where concerts, plays, live shows and the famous South Street competitions are held.


The Ballarat Aquatic Centre (swimming pool and gymnasium) 900 metres with baseball, hockey and croquet all in the same location at Prince of Wales Park. A very easy walk.

A stones throw is the commencment of the Ballarat-Skipton Rail Trail is a 53km, upgraded trail along the old Ballarat-Skipton Railway line with new signage, seating and rest huts. Passing through farmland, historic towns, bushland as well as areas of conservation and historic significance, it is suitable for cyclists, walkers, and horse riders of all levels of experience. There is a gentle maximum gradient of 2% along the length of the trail. With a host of food, and visitor attractions along the route, the trail provides a unique opportunity for visitors to discover the region. Beginning at Blind Creek Rd (Opposite Mars on Ring Rd, Ballarat West).

Must See Attractions

Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum

Eureka Centre

'Blood on the Southern Cross' Sound & Light Show (Sov Hill)

Wildlife & Reptile Park

Ex Prisoner of War Memorial

Adam Lindsay Gordon Cottage (crafts shop)

Robert Clark Conservatory

Fine Art Gallery (home of the original eureka flag!)

Lydiard Street Heritage Walk (historic buildings)

Walk the Eureka Trail and Gold Trail

Sculpture and Coffee walk

Ballarat Wildlife Park (enjoy 10%discount on entry)

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


Ballarat Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Outdoor Grill
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

100% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Ballarat Townhouses - walk to the lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
Noble Park North, Victoria, Australia

Great place for a family

  • 5 of 5

Great home for a family, very clean and close to the lake, shops and only a short drive to many great attractions. Thank you to Pam and Tom!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments Sean. So pleased you were able to enjoy Ballarat's attractions, it really is a great place.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Phoenix. Excellantly decorated and very comfortable. Close to excellant walks at the lake. A wonderful place to stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Les thank you for your comments. Great that you could take advantage of the closeness of the lake and enjoy the walks. Pam
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Modern, Comfortable and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

We had a great weekend at Ayrvale (despite the AFL result). The house could not be faulted and met our needs perfectly. Thanks for the opportunity to stay here Pam.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Stayz
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Excellent accomodation.

  • 5 of 5

Tastfefully furnished. Kitchen provided everything we needed fo cater for a big family Christmas dinner. Quiet location.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Margaret we are so pleased that you could provide a family Christmas dinner at Phoenix. It is always harder away from home but we are delighted that Phoenix could provide enough for you to do that. Many thanks for your comments.
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
South Australia, Australia

Phoenix - great stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in the Phoenix, clean and comfortable property close to gardens, sports facilities and Main Street. Slept 6 people comfortably and was spacious enough that we weren't on top of each other. A wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Albury NSW

Very comfortable for family of 4

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ayrvale - An excellent townhouse , clean & spacious . Quiet area , close to lake & botanical gardens . We really enjoyed our stay .

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


Other Activities:

Lake Wendouree, gardens


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 3 beds and can sleep a maximum 8 guests

    Mandatory Costs
    One night stay: $40 per stay

You might like these similar properties