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Boasting a beautiful garden with 2 cats and native wildlife, Kismet offers country style bed and breakfast accommodations.

Kismet B&B is 2 minutes' drive from Ponds Town and Country Shopping Center. It is 12 minutes' drive from the center of Geelong.

Guests can help themselves to breakfast in the morning at any time. A TV area, fireplace, an outdoor BBQ and an eating area are available. Guests have access to a large, shared bathroom with a deep bathtub.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Kismet B&B has been welcoming guests since Feb 24, 2015

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Asian, American

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English

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About Kismet B&B

Welcoming guests since Feb 24, 2015

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  • Hi how far are you from airport please in Avalon what is easiest way public transport please im 61 female coming from ballarat on public transport

    God Morning, KismetBnB is 22.7kms from Avalon Airport. Door-to-Airport service is $25 one way via My Bus Geelong. V Line is best option travelling from Ballarat. Take train to Waurn Ponds Station & I'll pick you up. Blessings Melinda @ KismetBnB

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    Answered on March 12, 2021
  • Good morning, May I please ask if the room is upstairs or downstairs? Kindest regards Aaron

    Downstairs Aaron. Blessings Melinda

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    Answered on February 2, 2021
  • Hello, are you pet friendly? We have a little Australian Terrier, 1.5 years old. We would bring all her bedding & are happy for her to sleep outside.

    Hey Guys, Apologies - we are NOW not. Our precious Tsar Tsar (cat) was mauled by a guest's dog last year and have had to revoke this option. Trust you will find somewhere else. Blessings Melinda @ KismetBnB in Geelong

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    Answered on March 17, 2021
  • I understand lock down will mean you are not able to have any guests for next week. Is my understanding correct? Colin

    Yes Colin that is correct - I would be happy to have you here but husband is not......What a load of codswallop this whole fiasco is....God bless you, Bud. Melinda

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    Answered on July 30, 2021
  • Hey, I’ve gotta go to Geelong on the 15th of April. I was wondering if it’s still open for people to stay at? Kind Regards, Simon

    Simon, God bless you, at this stage - maybe. If there is just the 1 of you - yes it's more likely. However, with tighter Gov. Restrictions on Social distancing this could change. However, if will be a day by day decision making answer. Book anyway and you can cancel or I will cancel as necessary free of charge. Blessings in Jesus Mighty Name Melinda

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    Asked about: Standard Double Room • Answered on March 30, 2020
  • Hi to you two, do you have any room for 3 days? I’m working night duty at SJOG Hospital on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Warm Regards Julie Bird

    Yes we do Julie - Look forward to your booking. Blessings Melinda

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    Answered on February 2, 2021
  • How far are you from Kardinia Park?

    5 minutes drive, 10 mins bus - 25 mins walk

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    Answered on June 26, 2021
  • pet friendly? can i bring in my pets? thanks

    Hey there - Yes - we used to be Pet-Friendly. Unfortunately, one of darling cat's was mauled by a guest's dog - so no more...Hope you can find somewhere else suitable. Blessings Melinda @ KismetBnB in Geelong.

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    Answered on October 21, 2021
  • Is it available for 4 adults and 4 kids on 27th or 28th Dec?

    Hmmm - We've 2 bedrooms available WITH Queen bed in 1 and Double in other - 1 shared bathroom. Depending on kids ages - you could pitch tent in back-garden for 2 kids & have 2 kids on double mattress in lounge-room OR single mattress & on the couch.

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    Answered on November 28, 2021
  • Hi, Do you offer kitchen use for cooking lunches/dinners? Thanks, Annette

    Absolutely Annette - Our home is Your Home whilst you are here. Blessings Melinda

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    Answered on December 19, 2021
  • Hi! During my stay is it possible to catch the train to places pls? Ie. to Ballarat? Will the rooms be saparate for myself and my son for privacy pls

    The train is a good 15mins walk from our home however there are regular buses to connect. The rooms are double rooms and you weould have to purchase 2 rooms if you want privacy from your son. Blessings Melinda

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    Answered on June 11, 2021
  • Hi this might not be a smart question but do you stay with anybody or will it just be us in the house? Thank you!

    Detailed description of KismetBnB clearly states this is a shared BnB. Pls read some reviews to get greater insights. Depending on date u travel, u may have bottom half of house to yourselves after 9pm however our son is in room downstairs as well.

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    Answered on November 16, 2021

Hosted by Melinda @ Kismet

Host Review Score 9.6
Melinda @ Kismet

Melinda @ Kismet

Large, comfortable Home. 10 mins to stunning Surf Beaches 30 mins to Great Ocean Rd Fun family of 3-Big Hearts/Appetites Warm Welcome to All who desire True-Blue Aussie Break. Tranquil, chemical-free, outdoor-living/gardens - both front and back gardens available to guests. Slinky, minky Antonio da Cat resides here (he thinks he shares the house with us?!) We have a very friendly doggie called Isla - she keeps our guests safe whilst sleeping inside at night. Isla will greet our welcomed guests with a friendly bark, have a lick and a sniff and then be outside all day until 6pm. Blackie the brightest, friendliest blackbirds + his wife Brownie are often spotted teasing Antonio.... :) They have had an addition to their family - Blackie Junior - plump little creature!

I'm a Christian woman. Our Guests @ Kismet are treated like extended family - Kismet is opened up as a Home to the World! My Boss has enabled me to safely + securely manage Kismet under His Wonderful Guidance, Leadership & Direction. Praise God in the Highest Heavens. We are an easy, breezy, come & go as you please, household. Our Home is Yours whilst you are here - feel free to make yourself 'At Home' whilst respecting other guests! We like to inform each other where, when & how long we may be gone during the day. We appreciate cleanliness, organization, courtesy, respect & friendliness. We love our pets! Isla our Kelpie-Border Collie loves our Guests. Antonio the Cat, Blackie + Brownie (his wife) are Resident Blackbirds. We make sure everyone does their fair share of duties within our household. We appreciate cleanliness, organization, courtesy, respect and friendliness. We love our Guests + try to cater to individual needs. A Queen size bedroom is kept exclusively for our Guests. However, we've a Double Room for budget conscious travelers. It's our daughter's room when she's home! We'd love to meet you one day soon @ Kismet - God's Pre-destination for YOU!

Visit Geelong & the Bellarine! Here are some personal reasons as to why Geelong is such an AMAZING place to visit. By the time you've finished exploring G-Town - you're bound to have a bunch of reasons all of your own. It's like that down here on The Bellarine, The Surf Coast, The Golden Plains and beyond. Here's one to start with: – it's less than an hour's drive from Melbourne to Geelong. A day away after lockdown is like a holiday. But we recommend a weekend because: Walking trails which connect with The Rail Trail are a hop, skip, jump away. You can bike from our home directly to Geelong City via these Walking/Bike Tracks. An amazing Family Swimming & Gym Centre - Leisure Link in Geelong just 5mins walk from - KismetBnB in Geelong on The Bellarine. We are 5 mins drive from the beginning of The 12 Apostles Gourmet Trail Highway. The 12 Apostles Food Artisans and the gourmet trail provide a feast for your taste buds - what a way to complement the scenery! We've the largest Floating Christmas Tree in The Southern Hemisphere in our City of Geelong. It’s supported by a program of free family activities across Geelong designed to delight people of all ages.

Languages spoken: English

What's nearby
  • Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre
    0.6 miles
  • Geelong Racecourse
    3.1 miles
  • Little Creatures Brewery Geelong
    3.2 miles
  • Simonds Stadium Geelong
    3.4 miles
  • Kardinia Park
    3.5 miles
  • Geelong Performing Arts Centre
    4.1 miles
  • Geelong Art Gallery
    4.2 miles
  • The Workers Club Geelong
    4.2 miles
  • Market Square Shopping Centre
    4.3 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Town & Country Pizza & Pasta
    0.6 miles
  • Restaurant Peter St - Fish & Chips
    0.6 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Panache
    0 miles
Top attractions
  • Geelong Train Station
    4.3 miles
  • Westfield Geelong
    4.3 miles
  • Deakin University
    4.5 miles
  • Bay City Marina
    4.5 miles
  • Royal Geelong Yacht Club
    4.5 miles
  • Mt Duneed Estate
    4.5 miles
  • The Carousel
    4.5 miles
  • Waterfront Geelong
    4.5 miles
  • National Wool Museum
    4.5 miles
  • North Geelong Train Station
    5.7 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Eastern Beach
    4.5 miles
Public transit
  • Train South Geelong Station
    3.5 miles
Closest Airports
  • Avalon Airport
    14.1 miles
  • Moorabbin Airport
    44.8 miles
  • Essendon Fields Airport
    45.1 miles
How to get to Kismet B&B from Avalon Airport
    Public shuttle
    Free parking is available.
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Amenities of Kismet B&B
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Shared toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Dining table
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Badminton equipment
  • Tennis equipment
  • Water park Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Dining area
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate/Cookies
  • Fruit
  • Bottle of water
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Parking garage
  • Secure parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Fan
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English
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Sustainability initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules
Kismet B&B takes special requests – add in the next step!


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


5:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 12 years
Extra bed by request

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Payments by takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 10:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Please note that check-in is at 17:00 unless by prior arrangement with the property.

Please note that this is a home-style bed and breakfast and facilities are shared with other guests and some on-site residents.

Please note that a cat, dog and 2 chickens lives on site and other pets are not allowed.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform Kismet B&B of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Kismet B&B

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Kismet B&B (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private Parking
    • Parking
    • Secure parking
    • Parking garage
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking

  • Guests staying at Kismet B&B can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Asian
    • American

  • Check-in at Kismet B&B is from 6:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • Kismet B&B offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Water park
    • Tennis equipment
    • Walking tours
    • Badminton equipment
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • Kismet B&B is 3.7 miles from the center of Geelong.

  • Room options at Kismet B&B include:

    • Double

  • The prices at Kismet B&B may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Kismet B&B by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 30min