Portland, home of the first European settlement in Victoria, Australia, is among the best fishing destinations in the world. It offers beautiful beaches with matching breathtaking views of its wharves and marinas. Portland Bay’s blue waters are bountiful, with the world’s best Blue Fin Tuna making it a fisherman’s favorite fishing ground. Its deep-water seaport is the only one between Melbourne and Adelaide, making it the hub of trading through sea transport. Its European roots are visible in its cable tram and antiquated architecture, of which 200 historical buildings are recognized by the National Trust. Aside from its amazing parks, landscapes, and beaches, Portland offers a variety of heart-pounding touristy activities. Watch fur seals during mating season as you hike to the top of Cape Bridgewater. To find a place to stay, here are the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Portland, Australia.
1. Pretty on Palmer
This pretty two-bedroom, one-bathroom home is conveniently near shops, cafes, and beaches. Its interior is warmed by a fireplace. There’s a cozy living room where you can watch Netflix all day and an expandable dining table that seats six.
You can pick fruits from the mini orchard, harvest herbs, and vegetables in the garden, and cook your own meals in the fully equipped open kitchen. There’s a shaded patio in the garden, where you can have barbecues or relax and read a book. A free jar of honey harvested from the beehive in the garden is given to guests.
Quaint Coastal Cottage | Close to beaches & cafesPortland, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:beautiful bed linen decor and possibly the cleanest air bnb i had ever stayed init was such a pleasure to stay somewhere so stylish and comfortableeverything is next level from interior design incredible garden super comfy beds well organised kitchenit is a warm beautiful inviting and cozy cottage
Cleanliness:everything was spotless and cleanvery clean and tidyeverything was clean comfortable and homelythe house itself is clean and well decoratedhighly recommend clean set out nicely and has all the perks
Host:nicole is just a perfect host and we would definitely recommend this delightful accommodation for anyone visiting portlandnicole was a thoughtful host with attention to all the small details that make a stay comfortablenicole is a beautiful host with a gorgeous propertyRead more reviews
Location:great location as welllocation is great and it is an easy walk into town or the seacosy fire as well as central heating make it an ideal stay for mid-winterhouse has a good central heating unit and kept us toasty warmthe house is a great base walking distance to main street and lovely walks along the coast
2. Tammy’s Place
This 1950s home is refreshed with all-white interiors and minimalist modern furnishings providing luxurious accommodations for four guests. Guests can relax on the loungers while watching cable TV, with a jaw-dropping Portland Bay view seen through the bay windows. You have the same amazing views from the picture windows of the enclosed sunroom and the queen bedroom.
The open kitchen and a second bedroom offer backyard views. This self-catering home offers several dining areas such as the dining table, kitchen counter, and in the sunroom; a laundry area; a lovely front lawn with driveway and parking; and a functional bathroom.
Tammy’s Place Ocean Views Portland VictoriaPortland, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the view from the sunroom and the living room was spectacular we enjoyed watching beautiful sunrise every morningthe views from the front two rooms are fantasticthe kitchen was fully equipped heater cosy bed comfy and great wi-fia beautiful view and a comfortable base for enjoying portland and the regionthe view from the living room is stunning great to have all the tourist information at hand very helpful
Cleanliness:place is sparkling clean self containedbeautiful clean house with everything you needthe place is very beautiful clean and comfortableit’s very clean and well set upthe house is cosy and clean beds are super comfortable
Host:tammy was an excellent hosttammy is also a great hosttammy is a wonderful and thoughtful host and gave us great recommendations of what to see whilst theretammy was very responsive and generous with giving us heaps of local tipstammy was very helpful and accommodating when plans had to be changed due to the covid restrictionsRead more reviews
Location:close to town and good valueit’s a great locationgreat location and property highly recommendedportland is a great holiday location and tammy's place is well situatedlovely house in a great spot very close to town
3. Mezzanine apartment with harbour views
This one-bedroom apartment is in The Old Bond Store building across from a cafe near the main street in the town center. It’s perfect for couples out on a holiday or those who want a quiet place to work remotely.
The bluestone building may look old, but the interiors of this unit are modern and chic. It features high ceilings, tiled and carpeted flooring, and a rustic stone wall covering the entire main floor. The mezzanine bedroom features a cozy queen bed and a huge wardrobe. It overlooks the expansive main floor living room with plush sofas facing a flat-screen TV and a furnished balcony with clear harbor views. Catch up with your online work at the work desk on the side. Take a break with a sumptuous meal prepared in the fully stocked galley kitchen.
Harbour ViewsPortland, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:easy check-in wifi comfy bedit’s very comfortable quite spacious and has a lot of amenitiesthe apartment was fantastic we only stayed a night but it had wonderful views and was very cleanthe bed is super comfortablewe stayed at the harbour views apartment it is a great location cosy comfortable place to stay
Cleanliness:really clean with great amenitieswe had such a good stay here the apartment was spotless and so nicely decoratedvery clean and would stay again if in this part of the worldperfect location clean and amazingly stylishappartment was amazing so comfortable clean & stylish
Host:lou was a very obliging and friendly hostmany thanks to our hosts and we definitely recommend this placelou was very responsive and full of info on the arealou was so helpful and accommodating too - highly recommendRead more reviews
Location:easy walking distance to restaurants and the shopping districtin an awesome location and everything close byeasy walking distance to eateriesa terrific location to explore portland and close to cafesthis is a great location and space
This cozy historic 1850s cottage still has its intricate trimmings on the front doorway and at the back entrance leading to the backyard garden. It doesn’t have an ocean view but there’s a well-preserved structure with a furnished sunroom where you can watch Netflix. It’s within walking distance of the port, piers, and beach.
The rental offers two spacious country-themed bedrooms with queen beds that are cozy for four guests. You can serve family-sized meals in the country-style dining room beside the fully equipped U-shaped kitchen. Guests can play board games or read books in the cottage garden.
Cozy Historic CottagePortland, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the cottage was very well stocked with extra bits and pieces the kitchen very well equippedwifi was good and there is sufficient kitchen equipment to cook mealscozy clean and with all the amenities you needbeds were very comfortablea lovely cozy well appointed close to town cottage that we have thoroughly enjoyed as a retreat
Cleanliness:spotlessly clean and beds very comfortablevery clean tidy and well appointed cottageclean and comfortable with excellent beds and linenwhat a great cottage clean and comfortablethe space was clean comfortable and had everything you could ask for
Host:with owners like this we're sure it will be a pleasure to staycheck in was easy and hosts super responsive and lovely to deal withthroughout the week as we headed towards portland bronwyn and wayne were responsive and communicated readilybronwyn and wayne are very responsive to any questions we hadcomfortable convenient and welcoming hosts - we’ll be backRead more reviews
Location:location was ideal close to everything in towncute little house in a great location we had an amazing timegood value comfortable place in a great location just a short walk away from town centergreat cozy place and great locationgreat house with everything you need and the location is ideal
5. Country cottage in Maryland
This country cottage brings heartwarming memories of your grandparent’s house. The old-fashioned home is in Maryland, within walking distance of shops, the beach, a hospital, and the marina.
Let your kids and pets run freely while you picnic under a tree in the huge fenced-in backyard. The separate garage is for parking your car, boat, and trailer. The main house admits six guests comfortably in its two bedrooms and two and a half baths. With high-speed Wi-Fi accessible anywhere in the house, a smart TV in the living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a laundry area, and two dining areas, this rental is ideal for short and extended stays.
Marylands Cottage in the heart of PortlandPortland, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:excellent accommodation and facilities with amazing space in the backyardcomfortable beds and great yard with plenty of spacesuch a comfortable house with plenty of space inside and out (great yard ) and many extra thoughtful touchesthe beds are all comfortable and there is tonnes of linen if needed
Cleanliness:very clean and has everything neededits clean spacious dog friendly and in a great locationit was very clean and well stocked with consumablesa very clean and cosy homethe place is dog friendly with a secure large yard and it’s extremely clean
Host:the hosts are very responsive and friendlyamazing hosts and a very nice place super clean and very thoughtful hostsRead more reviews
Location:enchanted forest walk is a musteasy to walk to town centerthe house was really well presented in a great location close to townthis is a lovely house in a perfect location for couples and families to staylovely garden and a great location walking distance to main street and shops
6. Flinders Park cottage (from USD 203)
The cottage is 1.5 km (0.93 mi) from Portland center and within walking distance to Nuns Beach, Tourist Tram, and Whale Viewing Platform. It’s close to the shores and a park, with a barbecue area making it a great lodging option for a fishing trip.
There are four spacious bedrooms and one and a half baths to host eight guests, and a capacious open living area featuring the dining, lounge, and kitchen. If you’re not indoors watching TV or having a family meal, you can dine al fresco on the wide deck overlooking the well-manicured garden. The fenced-in yard is a safe place for kids and pets to play.
Flinders Park CottagePortland, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:had everything we needed for a comfortable stay plenty of space inside and a sunny living areathis was a beautiful big house for me and two other work mates plenty of room
Cleanliness:very clean and well laid outnewly renovated comfortable and clean staythe place is very cleanbeautifully renovated house clean and well presentedso clean and everything you could need and more
Host:sally was a great hostsally is a very friendly and nice hostsally was kind enough to inform me straight awayexcellent facilities and very family friendlyRead more reviews
Location:very good location within few minutes drive to citywalk to town solid/good distance to enjoy the coastgreat location close to town and parksclose to parks and a short trip into town this was the perfect location for uslocated close to town made it a very pleasant walk along the beach and into town
7. Hanlon Haven
This rental is a newly remodeled Art Deco home with its original structures kept intact but updated with a mix of revived vintage furniture and modern facilities. It’s a cozy home for six guests, featuring three spacious bedrooms and a modern bathroom with a walk-in shower.
It offers breathtaking ocean views from the sofa, the queen bedroom, or the front terrace. At the back of the house, there is a secluded garden offering al fresco dining. The house is near a whale viewing platform, bowling club, and cable tram stop.
Hanlon Haven - Ocean view / garden retreatPortland, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:there were fresh herbs in the garden (basil and chives) that we used for breakfast
Cleanliness:a beautiful clean well equipped houseeverything was clean and they put notes for everything that we may have neededvery well maintained clean and awesome locationgreat location house was very clean & comfortablenice people great location fantastic view clean spacious property
Host:the hosts were easy to communicate with gave local sightseeing infothe hosts were great to deal with and helpful for finding places to eat in townsteve and debra were very welcoming and helpfulthe lounge room dining and kitchen is a wonderful family friendly spaceRead more reviews
Location:easy walk into towna great location within walking distance of town centre with relaxing sea viewsspacious rooms outstanding ocean views in a quiet location within walking distance to townthe location was great the house was spacious but cosy and spotless the garden was lovely
8. Clark’s Shed
This is the perfect homestay if you want to be near Portland’s famous surfing and fishing areas, as well as trail parks like the Great South West Walk. This single-level home hosts four guests and pets. You have full access to the property, which features two bedrooms and a bathroom with two showers. At this self-catering home, you can cook your own meals in the galley kitchen and serve them in the adjacent family dining area.
Relax on the plush sofas in the living room or hang out on the outdoor deck to get some sunshine. The deck overlooks a lush garden where pets can run free, and koalas or birds are playing in the trees. The in-house parking is large enough to park a car and a boat.
Clark's ShedPortland, Victoria, Australia
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Amenities & Room:the high ceilings are a showstopper and the renovated bathroom is greatsuper comfy beds great kitchen and bbq fantastic and private sun soaked deckcomfortable and stylish accommodation in a beautiful setting
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortableclean and stylish place to stayspacious clean accommodation in beautiful garden settingstunning place stylish peacefull sparkling clean modernhighly recommended great clean facilities
Host:sharon was a great hostsharon and richard are wonderful hostsshe was helpful and always ready to answer any questions we hadhosts are friendly and accommodatingsharon is fantastic host and we will be back againRead more reviews
Location:quiet location and easy walk into townthe location was very easy to findawesome place in a great location a quick drive to main streeteasy access to lagoon walk and into townthe place is beautiful everything you need and in a great location
9. Studio 55
This studio may be surrounded by a bushland setting but you have modern amenities inside the home. It’s near a gym and the beachfront. Enjoy the sight of Koalas in the trees, and natural greenery while sipping coffee on the shaded patio of your private verandah.
This studio offers guests a cozy place to sleep, lounge, cook a simple meal, and dine on a bistro set for two. The bathroom is separated from the living area by a sliding barn door. The free off-street parking can fit small boats and cars.
Studio 55, Comfort, Convenience & CharacterPortland, Victoria, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the couch was very comfortable as was the bedlovely nest for 3 days soft bed all amenities you can think of and moreincredibly comfortable place to stay and all the details have been thought of
Cleanliness:the place is really clean and nice decoratedclean convenient comfortable and a lot of fun very quirkycozy clean and comfortable will be going backgreat place clean good location10 out of 10 accommodation just beautifully decorated spacious garden area clean and well equipped and very private
Host:jo was a wonderful hostextremely friendly and helpful hostsjo and roly were friendly hostsyou are well on your way to super host statusjo was great to communicate with & gave helpful directionsRead more reviews
Location:great place good location quiet most comfortable bedclose to the town centre too would recommend to otherseverything you could want was there and great walking distance from all the shops etcvery comfy warm bed too great location plenty of parkingbeautiful and quaint place near the cbd of portland with a webber to cook with
10. Lovely home with a sprawling garden
Built to house large families, this single-level home offers home-style amenities for comfortable extended stays. The property is surrounded by a fence and a manicured garden. The sprawling back garden offers parking space for boats, trailers, caravans, and cars. It has a shaded outdoor patio for barbecues, and a pebbled laundry area.
The interior is divided into the living and sleeping areas. The left side features three carpeted bedrooms with enough cozy beds for eight guests. The right side is the open-concept living area with loungers, where you can chill and watch Netflix beside a fireplace. Whip up a gourmet dish in the kitchen and enjoy your meals in the chic dining area or at the tiny breakfast nook with garden views.
BlueFin Tuna ⭐️ Fishermen, Whale Watching, ⭐️ Great Family Holiday Location, ⭐️ Hike the GrampiansPortland, Victoria, Australia
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Amenities & Room:great house with all the amenities required for a comfortable staygreat nights sleep super comfortable a great place for families girls weekend or fishing trip
Cleanliness:the house is clean and comfortablegreat place to stay around portland quiet clean and with all the facilitieswe had a lovely stay at this spotless 3 bedroom home in portlandthe house is extremely well renovated inside and was perfectly clean with great amenitiesit is clean extremely well renovated throughout has great amenities and a great hostRead more reviews
Host:the host was very friendlyoverall i recommend this host
An exciting experience
With a wide range of rental options, you’ll find lodging whether you are traveling alone, with a partner, or with the whole family, pets included. Though not all homes offer breathtaking beach views, some compensate with a beautiful backyard garden and indoor family-friendly amenities. Choose the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Portland, Australia, to complete an exciting experience in this Victorian city of Australia.
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