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Geelong and The Bellarine has a range of unique and luxurious boutique accommodation venues. Just one hour from Melbourne, these properties offer privacy, wide open spaces and bespoke experiences. Here are our top picks, with a couple of special opening offers to nab if you’re quick!

Lon Retreat and Spa allows guests to slow down and relax. Set on 200 acres overlooking the ocean, the adult only exclusive retreat features seven luxurious suites and a mineral spa. The property is set to re-open for guests 1 July. To celebrate there is a special Ocean Escape offer for July and August, which includes a two night stay, with 50% off the second night. Depending on which suite you select there is a saving of between $195 and $425. Suites at Lon are spread throughout the sandstone retreat, each individually designed with its own unique character and connection to the ocean, lakes and surrounding farmland. Each is a personal sanctuary combining earthy tones with contemporary luxury.

Campbell Point House is an ultra-private luxurious waterfront boutique hotel accommodating a maximum of 30 guests at any one time. Set on the banks of Lake Connewarre on 37-acres, Campbell Point House has been modelled on the famously extravagant chateaus of rural France. The property includes eight luxurious suites, each with private en-suite, sitting areas and stunning views. The property is offering a special ‘Discover your Backyard’ package for bookings made between now and 31 July 2020, for travel from July 9th – September 30th 2020. The packages include two nights accommodation, daily breakfast, nightly chef’s selection dinner, a bottle of sparkling and $50 spa voucher. Depending on which suite you choose there is a saving of between $599 and $999.

The Nest is located just outside Point Lonsdale. Offering panoramic views from Portsea to Port Phillip Heads, Barwon Heads to the distant Otways. The Nest offers three luxurious, modern and purpose built ‘pods’ ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway, or a solo place to retreat, soaking in the stunning views. Each Nest has been built sustainably and features a king size bed, bath robes, Bluetooth music, smart television, a coffee machine, along with quality fittings and furnishing and a balcony spa bath to make for a very special time away.

Nestled in the vines at McGlashans Estate are new luxury eco villas. The stylish villas are filled with natural light and accommodate two guests. They are spacious and relaxed and offer the perfect place for a Bellarine getaway. Each villa has a fully covered private alfresco space that overlooks the vineyard. Spend the day exploring the Bellarine Taste Trail or enjoy a wander along the nearby beaches of Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Point Lonsdale. There are discounts for multi-night stays, a complimentary bottle of award winning wine on arrival, complimentary guided wine tasting in the cellar door and 15% discount of all take away wine purchases.

Located in Indented Head, Starhaven offers guests a luxurious bed and breakfast experience with fantastic views across Port Phillip Bay. Accommodation includes use of the jet stream swim spa, rooftop terrace, games room, 15 seat theatre room and a gourmet cooked breakfast. The property featured on the first series of Grand Designs Australia when it was first constructed and has continued to gain accolades for its fantastic customer service and attention to detail.

Located in central Geelong Vue Apartments is located across the road from beautiful Eastern Beach and a swathe of the city’s waterfront restaurants and cafes. Choose from studio, one or two bedroom apartments or family rooms. Vue Apartments is currently offering specials to stay 2 nights and save 10% or stay 3 nights and save 30% (conditions apply).

Nomads Nest is a new property that offers private, luxury accommodation for couples and singles a few steps away from the heart of Geelong. This gorgeous small-scale boutique property is the perfect place to rest and explore the city of Geelong and surrounds. Perched high on the hill the unique interiors of Nomads Nest studios and apartments are both warm, uplifting and inviting.