We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments

19 Mitchell St, Paynesville, Victoria 3880 Australia
View all 11 deals
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
Traveller (103)
Room & Suite (14)
Pool & Beach (5)
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.


#1 of 2 hotels in Paynesville
Travellers' Choice
Beautiful absolute waterfront accommodation on the magnificent Gippsland Lakes & Paynesville canals. Captains Cove offers a unique, relaxing holiday. Tucked away on the Paynesville canals the choice of fishing, boating or just taking in the views is all you will have to contemplate. Spacious 3 bedroom apartments where you only pay for the number of bedrooms that you use. (Maximum of 2 guests per bedroom). 2 bathrooms, Fully equipped kitchen, BBQ on your own deck, super comfy beds, Private jetties, Tennis court, Indoor heated swimming pool, kayak & bike hire, Free Wi-Fi & a short walk to Paynesville's shops, cafes & Raymond Island ferry
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary instant cofffee
Bicycle rental
Tennis court
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Canoeing offsite
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Great View
Bay View
218Reviews0Q+A63Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 185
  • 23
  • 8
  • 2
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
BTSS wrote a review 15 Jul
Carrum, Australia25 contributions4 helpful votes
My friend & I stayed here for 5 days on a girls relaxing week away. We were on the first floor, so had a slight water view from our balcony which was nice & considering the time of year that we stayed, we were very lucky to have had fabulous weather the whole time! The hosts, Amy & Will were very amiable & easy to deal with. The apartment was bright, clean & spacious, with everything you need to accommodate our stay. Definitely worth considering if you’re down Paynesville way 👍🏻
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
A_Big_Bloke_Abroad wrote a review May 2021
Melbourne, Australia91 contributions36 helpful votes
My wife and I recently stayed at Captains Cove for a couple of nights. We stayed in one of the water front apartments and as the name suggests they are literally on the water, walk out the back door and you have a lovely water vista within the Paynesville canals. The apartment was very clean and tidy with all the provided amenities we needed for our visit. Large bedroom upstairs with a balcony and view of the canals was a perfect place for a morning coffee or night cap! The property is very well located, only a short walk into town and other tourist attractions. We took our boat on the trip and if you have one or access to one its highly recommended as there is so much to see and do on the water. The apartments have their own jetty for each of the waterfront units, so you can basically leave your boat parked in the canal for the duration of your stay. We definitely used the boat more for getting around then the car during our visit as within a couple of minutes your out into the Gippsland Lakes with so much to see and explore by water. Highly recommended place to base yourself for your holiday, we will be back!
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Waterfront apartments are highly recommended, sunset views are special!
See more room tips
Response from Tamara Cook, General Manager at Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments
Responded 13 May 2021
Many thanks for such a great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Sure is wonderful to visit and travel everywhere by boat. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Read more
richardlizkt wrote a review Apr 2021
Sydney, Australia139 contributions76 helpful votes
What a find! Paynesville is a bit off the interstate tourist trail but get down there! It’s lakes and canals are excellent and the koala trail delivers real koalas!! Lots of them! The villas were great and managed by a very friendly and helpful lady. Very clean, well appointed and with lovely views (ask for 14 or 15 for the best views) Full kitchen and laundry plus free undercover parking. Own jetty. Three bedrooms. Only drawback was rubbish wifi. Definitely will stay again.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Tamara Cook, General Manager at Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments
Responded 13 May 2021
Many thanks for sharing your experience Liz. So glad you enjoyed your stay. We re so sorry about our poor wi-fi... great news is that each apartment will have it's own individual internet connection & we are installing smart TVs in the next couple of weeks. We hope to see you back.
Read more
Stephen & Sue wrote a review Mar 2021
Canberra, Australia2016 contributions450 helpful votes
Paynesville is a strange mix of old holiday town, low income retiree village, and, more recently, sea change canal estate. Captain’s Cove fits firmly in the latter category, with beautiful, brand new, spacious apartments looking out on an artificial canal estate, just a short walk from town. If you have your own boat, or hire one for a week, this would be the perfect spot to tie up, and use as a base for the Gippsland Lakes. The apartments have a fantastic kitchen and all you need for an extended stay. The resort also has tennis courts and a small indoor pool, and bikes and kayaks to hire if you don’t have a boat and want to explore. A short walk away is the modern supermarket, cafes and the amazing Sardine Restaurant. But the best thing to do here is to walk down to the ferry, which is free if you walk or cycle, and head across to Raymond Island to see the koalas. If you don’t have a boat, there’s not much else to do here, but we enjoyed it as a nice, short break on the drive back from Melbourne to Canberra, and the chance to see koalas up close and eat at Sardine.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Work paying extra for the rooms on the waterfront
See more room tips
3 Helpful votes
Response from Tamara Cook, General Manager at Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments
Responded 13 May 2021
Many thanks for your review. Appreciate you sharing your experience. The great news is that Paynesville will shortly be home to a boat charter company who will enable our guests to explore the Gippsland Lakes. Thanks for visiting
Read more
TwoSheds57 wrote a review Mar 2021
Melbourne, Australia7864 contributions477 helpful votes
Can’t fault it. It’s a beautiful place to stay. Lovely location right on the water. Super villas here too which are very well appointed. It’s close to the main town and foreshore which is a short walk or drive away. Highly recommended.
Read more
Date of stay: March 2021
1 Helpful vote
Response from Tamara Cook, General Manager at Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments
Responded 25 Mar 2021
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back another time
Read more
USD 104 - USD 277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Paynesville Sunset Cove Walking Track (1.1 km), Paynesville Cenotaph (0.5 km), and The Floating Tin Shed (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include SARDINE eatery + bar, The Fig Licensed Cafe, and Cafe Toonalook.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments?
Yes, self serve laundry and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.
Is Captains Cove Waterfront Apartments accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.