Boasting free WiFi, free breakfast, a bar and a cinema, Starhaven Retreat offers guests the perfect adults only escape, 2 minutes’ walk from Port Phillip Bay beaches. All accommodations features a private balcony. The Sky deck has sun lounges with sea views. The 15-seat cinema is a great place to enjoy a movie each night with a drink from the bar or enjoy it on the rooftop Sky deck, or play billiards in the games room. Your comfortable room is equipped with flat-screen satellite TV, an iPod dock and a radio. The private bathroom offers free toiletries and fluffy bathrobes. Starhaven Retreat Portarlington is 5 minutes’ walk from Portarlington Golf Club and Portarlington Historic Mill. Ocean Grove Nature Reserve and Geelong town center are within 35 minutes’ drive.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
and
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2

This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.9
Facilities
9.7
Cleanliness
9.7
Comfort
9.8
Value for money
9.6
Location
9.9
Free WiFi
10
High score for Portarlington
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Oliver
    MaltaMalta
    Everything was perfect.Hosts Rob and Ian were great.
  • Adrian
    AustraliaAustralia
    Room well appointed with very comfortable bed. The other shared rooms were also beautifully appointed. Hosts Rob and Ian were engaging and helpful. Had a very relaxing time. Highly recommend this location.
  • John
    AustraliaAustralia
    The impeccable service and hospitality of Ian & Rob made our visit to the Bellarine most enjoyable. We were very impressed by the way both of you made out one week stay comfortable and relaxing.

Managed by Ian and Robert

Company review score: 9.9Based on 37 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

Both Ian & Robert have extensive and varied hospitality backgrounds and enjoy making guests visits to the Bellarine Peninsula special. We can help you with recommendations and reservations if required. Just ask we are here to assist.

Property info

Starhaven Retreat is the #1 luxury Bed & Breakfast accommodation on the Bellarine Peninsula and in Victoria. Ranked #3 in Australia. This internationally acclaimed home in Indented Head, Portarlington, was featured on Foxtel's Lifestyle Channel on Grand Designs Australia, in Season 1 Episode 9. Now a luxury Bed & Breakfast, Starhaven Retreat’s beachside location near Portarlington, offers stunning surrounds with fantastic views across Port Philip Bay to Melbourne from the balconies and rooftop terrace.

Neighborhood info

There is so much to see and do on the Bellarine Peninsula and everything is within easy access from Starhaven Retreat. The many wineries including Jack Rabbit, Terindah Estate, Scotchmans Hill and Bellerine Estate winery, just to name a few, offer wine tastings and local produce. You can enjoy lunch or dinner with stunning Bellarine views at most of them. For the golf enthusiast there are several golf courses nearby with Portarlington’s 18 hole only minutes away from the retreat. The Portarlington Golf Club Bistro is a favourite in the area. Pamper yourself at The Bellarine Day Spa just down the road. Charter a boat for superb fishing in and around the bay. Go Scuba diving on local ship wreck, the Ozone. Famous Queenscliff is a short 30 mins away with its many restaurants and quaint shops. This luxury accommodation on Indented Head beach is the ideal B&B to stay, meet & relax with a difference. There are a number of fantastic restaurants nearby, but should you wish to spend the night in “at home”, you can join your hosts for a gourmet three course dinner.

Languages Spoken

German,English,French

Area info

Amenities of Starhaven Retreat
Great facilities! Review score, 9.7

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Free parking
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
Outdoors
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Movie nights
  • Temporary art galleries
    Off-site
  • Beach
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Snorkeling
    Off-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Pool table
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • iPod dock
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Accessibility
  • Raised toilet
  • Wheelchair accessible
Indoor swimming pool
Free!
  • Open all year
  • Adults only
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
Spa
  • Yoga classes
  • Massage chair
  • Full-body massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa
    Additional charge
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French

House rules

Starhaven Retreat takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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

Check-out

From 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

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 not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Groups

When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

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Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

FAQs about Starhaven Retreat

  • Check-in at Starhaven Retreat is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

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

  • Starhaven Retreat is 3.1 miles from the center of Portarlington. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Starhaven Retreat offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Snorkeling
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Water park
    • Beachfront
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Beach
    • Spa facilities
    • Movie nights
    • Massage chair
    • Swimming pool
    • Bicycle rental
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Couples' massage
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Yoga classes
    • Back massage
    • Full-body massage

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Starhaven Retreat on this page.

  • Room options at Starhaven Retreat include:

    • Suite

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Starhaven Retreat. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.