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The Esplanade Beach House

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Relax & Unwind

This beach front property will surpass your expectations so much so you'll want to call it home. Comprising an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and a master bedroom with unobstructed views across the bay to Melbourne.

The Space

Recently renovated, our beachfront home boasts a modern open-plan kitchen, dining and living space with floor-to-ceiling windows framing spectacular uninterrupted views of Port Phillip Bay. Relax on our large comfy sofa, basking in the warmth of the gas-log fire and watch the ships sail by.

Each bedroom is furnished to ensure comfort .

The master bedroom-

Enjoy spectacular views of the bay whilst curled up in a comfortable queen size bed. Sheer blinds offer privacy from the outside world.

The garden view room-

Relax in a queen size bed and enjoy views of the garden.

The children's bedroom-

This spacious room can sleep up to four with a set of bunks, a trundle bed and a fold out futon sofa. The room offers a wall mounted tv/dvd and retreat space for children to play games or watch movies.

The spaces have been designed with the family in mind, allowing something for everyone.

The backyard is the perfect setting for delicious barbecues on hot summer afternoons or you can relax on a deck chair in the front yard and watch the sun set.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the entire property fronting The Esplanade, with off street parking for two cars in the driveway. Guests have complete privacy during their stay but are asked to be considerate and respect our neighbours.

The Neighbourhood

Portarlington is a historic coastal township located on the Bellarine Peninsula, 28 km from the city of Geelong, in the state of Victoria, Australia.

The Bellarine Peninsula and Portarlington offer visitors a wide range of activities and experiences.

Some of the must do's include:

The whole family can experience the many water activities on the Bay, including fishing, swimming, snorkelling, jet skiing, kayaking or just playing in the sand and rock pools.

Explore the Portarlington village, enjoy coffee and cake at one of the many cafes or browse through the shops.

Buy fresh mussels at the pier and cook a beautiful meal with the knowledge you have the finest produce in the region.

Take a gentle stroll, ride or run along the foreshore track, which leads from the front door all the way into town. This is a magnificent way to explore the area and take in the fresh sea air.

Many award - winning food and wine producers are clustered in and around Portarlington so its an excellent base to enjoy a culinary tour. Visit local wineries such as Scotchmans Hill, Jack Rabbit Vineyard and Leura Park, Bellarine and Terindah Estates.

Try your hand at fruit picking at Tuckerberry Hill Blueberry & Strawberry farm. Pick up a jar of their delicious homemade blueberry jam, which goes perfectly with scones.

Visit the local townships of Queenscliff and Ocean Grove for great shopping and ice-cream.

Bring along your golf clubs and tee-off at the Portarlington Golf Club.

Family Fun

Enjoy hours of fun with the kids at A Maze'N Games. Get lost in the maze and perfect your putting at mini golf.

Spend a day at the Adventure Park, filled with water slides and amusement rides. Its sure to be a hit with the kids.

Portarlington also hosts a number of events:

The Portarlington Mussel Festival, held in Mid January, is a celebration of the famous local mussels and the rich regional produce. The day features music, great food, numerous stalls and activities for all the family.

The National Celtic Festival, held on the Queens Birthday long weekend, is a festival of Celtic folk music, dancing and cultural activities.

The Bellarine Agricultural show, held annually each March on Portarlington Reserve, features a variety of agricultural displays and family friendly activities.

Whatever your interests, Portarlington and the surrounding area is sure to have something for everyone.

Getting Around

There is a bus which stops next door and takes you to Drysdale, the Geelong train station or to St Leonards. Please check timetables as the service is less frequent on weekends,

House Rules

Pets are welcome provided they are house trained and well mannered. No pets are permitted on furniture or in bedrooms. Please introduce your pet to me upon your booking, so we can ensure feeding bowls and beds are left out for use.

The house is non-smoking and we ask smokers to assist us by using the smoking trays provided outside to ensure the property and environment are kept butt free for our pets and children.

More Details

Cathy Lombardo
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018


Portarlington House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 4 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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The Esplanade Beach House
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Great property

  • 4 of 5

Kids and dog loved the space and comforts, well located.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for providing a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience in our home. Most importantly thank you for looking after everything and leaving everything so clean.
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Newport, Victoria, Australia

Beautifully renovated low maintenance beach pad

  • 4 of 5

My family and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Esplanade Beach House in Portalington. It was old school fun collecting crabs, playing beach cricket, jumping over the sprinkler and lounging around reading books. The couch is the most comfortable one I have ever experienced accommodating all six of us for snuggly movies. I would definitely recommend it to others. Next time I would bring the bikes as it is away from town and the swimming beach.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words with us. We are honoured to receive your review of your time spent at our home and learn that your first experience was both a happy and enjoyable one. Bringing bikes would be a great idea to advantage of the foreshore path and it's beautiful serene views. We hope to welcome you and all the family back when you are next in Portarlington.
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Other Activities:

Bay views to Melb & You Yangs


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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