This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. 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 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Starhaven Retreat has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 2, 2013

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American, Buffet

Free Private Parking Available On Site


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4 reasons to choose Starhaven Retreat

  • Prices you can't beat!
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  • The staff speaks English
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Hosted by Ian and Robert

9.9
Host Review Score

Ian and Robert
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.
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.
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 *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Queenscliff Harbour
    9.4 miles
  • OneDay Estate Winery & Function Centre
    11.2 miles
  • Adventure Park Geelong
    11.7 miles
  • Fort Pearce
    12.4 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Portarlington Golf Club Bistro
    1.9 miles
  • Restaurant Tandoori Mahal
    3.7 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Portarlington Bakehouse
    3.7 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Cafe Indulge
    3.7 miles
  • Cafe/Bar Wildings Kitchen Store
    3.7 miles
  • Restaurant Bouchon French Restaurant
    6.2 miles
Natural Beauty
  • Ocean/Sea Port Phillip Bay
    0 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Portarlington Beach
    3.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Avalon Airport
    14.5 miles
  • Moorabbin Airport
    24 miles
  • Essendon Fields Airport
    29.9 miles
How to get to Starhaven Retreat from Melbourne Airport
    Public transportation
    Free parking is available.
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Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of Starhaven Retreat
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
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Movie nights
  • Temporary art galleries Off-site
  • Beach
  • Yoga classes
  • Full-body massage
  • Couples' massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Open-air bath
  • Beachfront
  • Snorkeling Off-site
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Pool table
  • Massage
  • Spa Additional charge
  • Game room
  • Fishing Off-site Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
  • Sauna
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • 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).
  • Accessible parking
  • Street parking
Services
  • Shared lounge/TV area
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
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Indoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • Adults only
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
Spa
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Pool/Beach towels
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French
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House rules Starhaven Retreat takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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

Check-out

8:00 AM - 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

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Groups

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

Mastercard Visa American Express Starhaven Retreat accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking

Smoking is not allowed.

Quiet hours

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

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property currently isn't accepting guests from certain countries on dates where such guidelines exist.

In accordance with government guidelines to minimize transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property may request additional documentation from guests to validate identity, travel itinerary, and other relevant info on dates where such guidelines exist.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

It's not possible to stay at this property for coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

Please inform Starhaven Retreat 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.

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.

FAQs about Starhaven Retreat

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

  • 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)
    • Beachfront
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Open-air bath
    • Spa facilities
    • Movie nights
    • Full-body massage
    • Swimming pool
    • Back massage
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Yoga classes
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Beach
    • Couples' massage

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

  • The nearest beach is 150 feet from Starhaven Retreat.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Starhaven Retreat by:

    • Car 1h 50min

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

  • Guests staying at Starhaven Retreat can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • Buffet

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

  • Starhaven Retreat is 3.1 miles from the center of Portarlington.

  • Room options at Starhaven Retreat include:

    • Suite