Twenty of the Most Blissful Waterfront Stays You Can Book in East Gippsland
This regional gem is filled with idyllic waterfront retreats offering the ultimate antidote to city life.
With international adventures off the cards for a while yet and many interstate borders still closed, 'tis the season to embrace all those primo travel destinations located right here in Victoria. And, if sun, sand and water are top of your post-lockdown holiday wish list, you don't need to look any further than the popular coastal stretch of East Gippsland. Just three hours east of Melbourne, this regional gem is primed for that warm weather getaway you've been dreaming of, filled with idyllic waterfront retreats offering the ultimate antidote to city life. We've done the hard work for you and rounded up 20 of the most blissful waterfront stays you can book in East Gippsland. Pick a favourite, pack those fishing rods and lock in some much-needed time lakeside.
Metro Melbourne's 25-kilometre travel limit is set to be ditched and holidays allowed from 11.59pm on Sunday, November 8, but group bookings will be restricted to members of a single household and two adults (plus dependents) or intimate partners. For more info on the state's COVID-19 restrictions, head over here.
WATERFRONT SANCTUARY, RAYMOND ISLAND
This cheery island retreat is set just metres from the shore, with peaceful surroundings, spacious interiors and a summer-perfect outdoor zone.
How much? From $393 a night, sleeps nine.
THE OAR HOUSE, METUNG
Surrounded by breathtaking nature, this coastal-chic stay is picture-perfect. Enjoy the sunny deck, pet-friendly yard and private walkway down to the beach.
How much? From $322 a night, sleeps six.
LAKESIDE HOUSE, PAYNESVILLE
There's a lot to love about this group-friendly lakeside pad, what with its sparkling pool, games room and sweeping water views. Plus, a private jetty.
How much? From $350 a night, sleeps 12.
Perched right on the canal, this roomy retreat boasts its own jetty, modern features throughout and some primo outdoor living spaces overlooking the water.
How much? From $220 a night, sleeps seven.
At this high-set coastal escape, you're in for blissful 180-degree lake views. The minimal cottage comes complete with an expansive deck for those sunset cocktails.
How much? From $214 a night, sleeps four.
HMA OCEANS 11, LAKES ENTRANCE
A relaxed, family-style holiday house with room to move. This one features great water views, spacious interiors and a lush garden setting that's perfect for sun-seekers.
How much? From $276 a night, sleeps six.
BEACH 2, PAYNESVILLE
This smartly-appointed waterfront villa makes for a breezy holiday retreat, complete with private jetty berth, fresh fit-out and a roomy entertainer's deck overlooking the canal.
How much? From $257 a night, sleeps six.
EAGLE POINT GETAWAY, EAGLE POINT
A waterfront paradise, with a huge lawn backing right onto Eagle Point Bay. This peaceful stay boasts private lake access, a jetty and a gorgeous natural setting.
How much? From $191 a night, sleeps six.
PRIVATE LAKE FRONTAGE, BAIRNSDALE
With lake frontage, a tennis court and its own natural hot springs tub, this tranquil waterfront escape is primed for laidback summer holidays.
How much? From $225 a night, sleeps eight.
CAPTAIN'S HIDEAWAY, PAYNESVILLE
A modern coastal getaway, overlooking the bay. This pet-friendly beach house features all the amenities you could desire, plus generous outdoor living and yard.
How much? From $229 a night, sleeps ten.
Sleek and spacious, this waterfront beauty is sure to impress. Enjoy light-filled open-plan living, jetty access, and a stunning canal-side deck and barbecue.
How much? From $445 a night, sleeps 10.
AMAZING VIEWS, METUNG
This revamped beach cottage will delight you with its water views, leafy setting and modern fit-out, all located just across the road from the jetty.
How much? From $295 a night, sleeps seven.
AQUARIUS WAY, PAYNESVILLE
Holiday vibes abound at this breezy canal-side escape, complete with idyllic views, full-sized pool table and huge entertainer's deck overlooking the water.
How much? From $302 a night, sleeps eight.
THE VIEW AT CC, PAYNESVILLE
Find this modern self-contained townhouse perched right on the canal, offering a blissful outlook, primo location and smart coastal styling throughout.
How much? From $289 a night, sleeps six.
CS HOLIDAY SHACK, LOCH SPORT
A bright, lofty coastal cottage, complete with summer-friendly sheltered entertaining space. All located just a quick hop from the lake and minutes from the beach.
How much? From $140 a night, sleeps seven.
BLUFF VIEW RIVER HOUSE, EAGLE POINT
You'll love this idyllic riverside retreat for its secluded setting, cracking views, and holiday-friendly features including a separate bungalow, outdoor pizza oven and tranquil jetty.
How much? From $254 a night, sleeps 12.
CABIN 6, NUNGURNER
This high-set, self-contained beach shack affords premium lake vistas, boasting charming retro styling, plus access to a jetty, barbecue facilities and kayaks.
How much? From $179 a night, sleeps five.
THE LOFT, PAYNESVILLE
A modern waterfront gem, complete with private jetty and pool. Expect generous, bright living areas, with space to sleep the whole gang.
How much? From $265 a night, sleeps ten.
CABIN 5, NUNGURNER
Prepare to be charmed by this cheery lakeside cabin, featuring lush grounds, dreamy views, and access to resort facilities including kayaks, barbecues and fire pits.
How much? From $179 a night, sleeps five.
SEAFARER'S REST, METUNG
With its tranquil bushland outlook, cosey living spaces and a sprawling entertainer's deck, this waterfront escape is primed for a relaxed summer stay. Private jetty berth included.
How much? From $249 a night, sleeps six.
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Published on November 05, 2020 by Libby Curran