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“BEST holiday house in Victoria”
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Close to town, the ferry and the bay..... time to relax and enjoy!
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7 reviews
Close to town, the ferry and the bay..... time to relax and enjoy!
Herbs from the garden
Be warm and cozy at the press of a button
Outdoor living in all seasons
Watch the sunset from the end of the street
Fairy lights in the apple tree
#by the bay Would love to see your Instagram photos
Outdoor blinds for all year round entertaining
Light and airy
Perfect escape for Foodies and Wine Lovers
Lots of room to relax
Lots of room for little seafarers
Queen size comfort
2nd Queen size comfort
Kitchen facilities open to the outdoor deck area
Compact bathroom and laundry
Gus agrees to an enjoyable pet friendly holiday!!
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 8
Portarlington, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria

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Excellent - based on 7 reviews
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kityeecha...
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“BEST holiday house in Victoria”
Reviewed 5 February 2018 for a stay in December 2017

It is definitely the BEST holiday house I have ever stayed in Victoria. The holiday house is super comfy and clean to stay! The location is amazing! Walkable distance to the beach and the town! I will definitely come back again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
6 Feb 2018
Thankyou Kitty! It was a pleasure to welcome you and your mum visiting from Hong Kong. What a wonderful part of the world to visit!! So pleased you enjoyed your time here! Thankyou!
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Ash_vid
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing holiday home close to the Bay!”
Reviewed 19 September 2017 for a stay in March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and this beautiful holiday house. The house was fully equipped with everything you need and more. We had 3 chefs staying with us for the weekend and generally they struggle to work their magic in holiday houses but defiantly not the case here with every utensil and even fresh veg and herb in the veggies garden. The house was situated close to the town as well as the bay which was perfect for the dogs they loved going for a swim in the calm bay. Sitting out the back under the apple tree having a beautiful BBQ just topped out holiday off! Jennifer the owner couldn't have been easier to deal with super helpful.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
20 Sep 2017
Thankyou so much for taking time to review! So very pleased that you all enjoyed the accomodation and our wonderful Portarlington. Look forward to seeing you back again soon.
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loveachar...
Melbourne Australia
Level 6 Contributor
169 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Absolutely loved this place!”
Reviewed 17 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

We had a weekend here and will absolutely be going back to this house! So much love in the decor, comfortable beds, everything you need, fantastic outdoor area and barbecue, the deck is built around fabulous tree which is filled with fairy lights so is magical at night. It was cold when we were there so we sat in front of the gas log fire and had a glass of wine... it was just the best! You can walk to town so no driving needed if you like a drink in one of the great restaurants or bars in town. A 10 min walk to the beach. Absolutely would recommend this property to anyone wanting a wonderful stay at a casual relaxing home that is very well appointed in all aspects.

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Management Response
18 Sep 2017
So pleased you enjoyed your stay at ByTheBay Portarlington and your visit to the Bellarine. We would look forward to welcoming you back at anytime. Thank you.
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Amber W
Au
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful little property”
Reviewed 8 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We had a fantastic short stay at this little property. It was perfect for 2 and had enough space for a few extra visitors if need be (not suitable for large groups - only one very small toilet/bathroom). The house was clean and quite modern and had everything we needed, e.g. linen, towels, blankets, heating/cooling, tv, Wi-Fi, kitchen 'stuff', coffee machine, nice shower, fenced yard, etc. We took our dog with us and he had a lovely time running around the garden and exploring the place. The owners were wonderful, our questions were answered very promptly and they made it easy for us to access the property. The house was in a great location, close to the main shops and the beach. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay, it was like a little home away from home!

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Liked best: Everything we needed was provided and the owners reponded to our questions promptly
Liked least: On quite a busy road.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
11 Nov 2016
We are very pleased that you and your 'pup' enjoyed your stay at ByTheBay Portarlington. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and would love to welcome you back anytime.
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1 review
“Excellent”
Reviewed 24 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

A great place to stay for a short trip or extended stay. Enough room for a group comfortably to sit and entertain or just stay the night. Excellent communication from owner from confirmation to random questions. Highly recommend!

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
25 Oct 2016
Thankyou! So pleased you enjoyed your stay.... ByTheBay Portarlington will welcome you back anytime!
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