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13 Calimo Pl, Indented Head, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3223 Australia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Indented Head
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Starhaven Retreat, an internationally acclaimed child free bed and breakfast, as seen on Grand Designs Australia, offers stylish accommodation. The ideal choice to explore & relax the Bellarine Peninsula with a difference. Its beachside location offers stunning surrounds with fantastic views across the bay to Melbourne. Relax in the spa & sauna or simply enjoy a drink & movie in the starlit cinema. "Starhaven Retreat Greater > than staying at home."
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Street parking
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Game room
Board games / puzzles
Couples massage
Full body massage
Adults only
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
On-demand films
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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John W wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia80 contributions42 helpful votes
The hosts make guests welcome from the first arrival and throughout the stay with their relaxed but well practices know how. This is not a place for kids or for anyone not wanting to soak up the hospitality and uniqueness of the place. Come prepared to enjoy and relax. Even Mickey the dog seems to know how good it is.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
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ritawbool wrote a review Mar 2021
warrnambool59 contributions33 helpful votes
Starhaven is not your quaint bed and breakfast accommodation. From the point of arrival we knew we were on for a treat..the house opens up to two beautiful and expansive lounge rooms, large indoor spa, dedicated theatre room. delightful courtyard and equally enchanting pet dog This is a place to just hang out and relax for a couple of days or explore the surrounding townships. Our bedroom was smallish but well appointed however we had access to our own balcony overlooking the bay which was such a bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed the impeccable hospitality of our hosts and they truly run an amazing and beautifully designed property ...highly recommend
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MattE217 wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne339 contributions100 helpful votes
Now here is a place worth visiting. Think of a combination of hospitality, ambience, luxury, peace and quiet, and not to mention the bay views - that is what Starhaven is all about. Ian and Rob have done a wonderfull job to bring this together and make it a real destination experience. The house at Indented Head is not too far from all the major attractions of the Bellarine, so you can use it as a base for exploring the local area. The rooms are great and the house itself is a real feature for its design and fitout. The breakfast is excellent and Ian's cooked mushrooms are a standout - ask him for his secret recipe ..! Well done guys
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
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Joseph Tesoriero wrote a review Mar 2021
Ashburton, Australia1 contribution2 helpful votes
Simply a delight from start to finish. We were so warmly welcomed by Ian and Rob ( and Mickey the dog) From the moment we arrived, they could not have done more to make our stay a memorable one. The Haven suite was luxurious, expansive and pure relaxation. After the steam room, the infinity spa and a glass of red overlooking the ocean from our own private balcony, we soon forgot about the stresses of the weekly grind. As it was a long weekend, we were having difficulty finding a winery venue for lunch. Ian to the rescue. And within minutes, had a booking for us. Breakfast was scrumptious and the conversation with both our hosts and other guests, was a great start to the morning ( you MUST have the mushrooms) Evenings were spent in the magnificence of their starlit movie cinema, in our recliner chairs. Unbelievably, they have their own Gold Class What a wonderful place !! We will definitely return. Joseph & Helen
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Date of stay: March 2021
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emelian wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia1,042 contributions483 helpful votes
Interesting when you drive into a small housing Estate and park in front of what looks like a house. A house it is but what a house. From the moment you arrive Rob and Ian treat you as part of the family. Rooms are great. Little cinema with pop corn and ice cream, small bar, huge roof terrace with fabulous views accross the bay. Balconies everwhere and lounge sitting areas. Also had massages and the 2 ladies we had were great, actually best deep tissue massage i had ever had. Very good position to have a trip to Port Arlington and Queenscliff. We had lunch at jack rabbit Winery which was excellent. Also just a kilometre from Port Arlington golf club, which also has good food. Highly recommend and we will definately be back as there is plenty to see on the Bellarine.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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USD 196 - USD 447 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
AustraliaVictoriaCity of Greater GeelongIndented Head
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Frequently Asked Questions about Starhaven Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Starhaven Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Portarlington Pier (5.2 km), Portarlington Beach (6.0 km), and Portarlington Mill (5.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Starhaven Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Starhaven Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Starhaven Retreat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Starhaven Retreat?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Starhaven Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Little Mussel Cafe, Pier Front Pizzeria, and Saints & Sailors.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Starhaven Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Is Starhaven Retreat located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Indented Head.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Starhaven Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Does Starhaven Retreat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Starhaven Retreat accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.