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Starhaven Retreat

13 Calimo Pl, Indented Head, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3223 Australia
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#1 of 1 guest house in Indented Head
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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)
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Beach
Game room
Taxi service
Street parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Indoor pool
Bar / lounge
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Snorkelling
Billiards
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Spa
Couples massage
Full body massage
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
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
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
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, German
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ADKEchuca wrote a review Feb 2024
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It was a wonderful stay from the very beginning. We were met by Rob who showed us around the beautiful house and its facilities which were second to none. We then went to our room which had everything that you could want including a very comfortable bed. The breakfast the next day was fantastic and well presented, the theatre room was fantastic including the icecream and popcorn that they gave us and the massage was a treat. We cannot recommend Ian and Rob and their beautiful home more.It is very well worth a trip to stay there and we look forward to going back soon.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank you for such an awesome review. It was such a pleasure meeting you and we certainly look forward to your next visit. Best Wishes Rob
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Danii E wrote a review Feb 2024
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We enjoyed our stay at Starhaven Retreat, Robert and Ian were very accommodating and Micky had the best hospitality skills you could ask for. It was lovely to stay somewhere so intimate where over the breakfast table you could share with the other couples their plans for the day and any recommendations from the day before. The massages were so relaxing as with all the facilities Robert and Ian have on offer. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us and we can’t wait to return in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Robert Wilhelm, Owner at Starhaven Retreat
Responded 4 weeks ago
We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us and thank you so much for your fantastic review. You do know that we try to achieve his awesome hospitality skills every day. We couldn't do it without his example. :) We look forward to your next stay until then safe travels.
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Chucky823 wrote a review Feb 2024
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Incredible stay. If it was possible to give Starhaven an 11/10 I would. Amazing home, superb hosts, wonderful breakfasts and sensational massages. Everything about the stay was first class. Rob & Ian were fantastic hosts who spent time interacting with the guests and just made the whole stay so great. We had only a couple of days here but I have honestly felt like I've had a weeks holiday, it was that good. I cannot recommend Starhaven highly enough. The wife and I have been on many 'weekenders' and this is definitely the best by a long way. We are very hopeful of getting back here again soon.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just book it and enjoy a fantastic home, hosts and location, simply superb.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your sensational review. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. We certainly look forward to your next visit. The bar is now quite high, we will have to stay on our toes. Thank you again, until net time. Kindest wishes Rob
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Gianna T wrote a review Jan 2024
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What a perfect short stay, bedrooms are a very good size, beds are comfortable and bathroom well equipped. Facilities were amazing, a very large indoor spa and a lovely hot outdoor spa, a cinema fit for a kind & queen with popcorn and an ice cream to finish of the evening. St Leonards & Port Arlington a short drive away.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your amazing review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and hope to see you again in the future for another movie night.
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Grantly P wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Starhaven retreat is one of the best accommodations I’ve stayed at. Me and my partner only left Starhaven to get dinner the rest of the time we spent enjoying the cinema, pool table, spa and sauna. Highly recommend this as a get away. Ian and Robert made us feel extremely welcome. Definitely will be returning soon
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Thank you for your amazing review and we can't wait to welcome you back soon. Best wishes Robert
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Gail W wrote a review Dec 2023
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It was pure indulgence with wonderful amenities and the antipasto platter prepared by Ian and Rob was delicious as was the breakfast. A real B&B. Most gracious hosts and certainly worth a visit. We will certainly return.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind words and we certainly look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes Rob
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NorthStar443958 wrote a review Dec 2023
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The stunning retreat offered you plenty to do within the premises itself. The beach being just across the road was fabulous. We enjoyed the spa room, “Gold Class” cinema, massage and delicious breakfast. The room offered everything you could wish for. The owners are absolutely adorable and so welcoming. Check out Robert’s artistic talent! We definitely will go again in the new year. Anyone visiting will not leave disappointed!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Everything was as we expected, and more. One of the best getaways we have experienced.
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Thank you for a fantastic review. So happy you enjoyed your stay at Starhaven Retreat and look forward to welcoming you back in 2024. It was such a pleasure getting to know you. See you soon... Rob
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Kim Kim M wrote a review Dec 2023
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions2 helpful votes
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Best getaway. Beautiful, relaxing, and clean. Everything in one place and the hosts takes care of everything. Definitely going back and recommend to anyone. You will not regret one second being in this beautiful place
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: You only need to pack change of clothes if you want
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Thank you very very much. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back. See you soon Rob
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Cassie F wrote a review Dec 2023
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Ian and Robert were perfect hosts ensuring we had everything we needed for a comfortable and pleasant stay! Breakfast was delicious with many options and freshly made coffee just the way you like it. My highlight was definitely the cinema experience with popcorn and an ice cream. All in all we had the most amazing time going for a walk along the beach, relaxing on the rooftop, enjoying a massage and finishing each day with a spa! We would love to stay here again :)
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book in a time to watch a movie in the movie theatre! It’s such an experience!!
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Wow what a 5 star review. Hope to see you again soon for another movie night and relaxing weekend away. Best wishes Rob
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Ian J wrote a review Nov 2023
Camperdown, Australia104 contributions62 helpful votes
Thanks, guys, for another great stay, it’s just so relaxing and thank you Robert for a really nice breakfast. Just thinking of all the great amenities, spa, theatre, etc, we’ve never ever used them, just seem to veg out and have a relaxing time. Had a nice meal at Jack Rabbit and the Portalington Hotel and the Chinese restaurant, we will be back. Thanks again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just enjoy
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Well, what can I say? You are a star and we can't thank you enough for your continued support. We are counting down the days to your next visit . I believe it will officially be a record stay. Look after yourselves until we see you again soon.
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AU$348 - AU$500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaCity of Greater GeelongIndented Head
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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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 Pier Street, The Little Mussel Cafe, and Pier Front Pizzeria.
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 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.