Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Phillip Island, Australia - Updated 2024

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If you’re looking for a nice day trip to embark on from Melbourne, don’t be surprised if an excursion to Phillip Island turns into something far lengthier. Residing just off Australia’s southern coast, Phillip Island is like a giant playground filled with exotic animals, sandy beaches, alluring tourist attractions, and so much more. Set amidst a spectacular landscape, Phillip Island showcases everything from delightful penguins and drowsy koalas in their natural habitat, to the hi-octane action of motor racing at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit. Whatever level of excitement you seek, Phillip Island can provide. And whatever level of comfort you crave, these top Airbnb vacation rentals in Phillip Island on this list are sure to satisfy!

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on June 25, 2024.

1. The Nautical Mile beach house - great for families (from USD 113)

Only moments from the surf, this three-bedroom beach house is ideal for families and the family dog. Equipped with a fenced-in yard, this house is secure for pets and young children. There’s even a kids’ playground and playroom on the property. Stylish in an understated fashion, this house boasts lots of natural light, gleaming hardwood floors, attractive decor, and striking glimpses of colour. Darts, table tennis, toys, TVs, DVD players, WiFi, and stereo are fun diversions found throughout the house. A washing machine, dryer, iron, and ironing board are available. A boat ramp and cafe is just a 2-minute car ride, and it’s a 5-minute stroll to a general store. For tourist sites, Penguin Parade is 12 kilometres (7.45 miles) away and only 6 kilometres (3.72 miles) from the Grand Prix Circuit. There’s also an off-leash dog beach close by.

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Cowes, Victoria, Australia
8.88 km (5.6 mi) from Penguin Parade
1013 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 7

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tastefully done up kids room has toys and a nice double decker bed
beautiful place and the little one loves the toys bunk bed and backyard
the kids room has a play area which is stocked with various toys for both boys and girls
comfy beds and great for big groups of friends or families
place was clean and cosy
clean & spacious cozy apartment
clean & tidy as well
very clean and nice place
it was clean and well furnished
kasia is a great host
kasia was a responsive host too
this host is recommended by a friend
kids friendly place and nice host
home was well equipped and family friendly
convenient location and thoughtful design
great location with lovely house
the place is quite central to the attractions
good sleep good location and easy to find
perfect location near to penguin parade
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2. Central beach shack; free WiFi & on-site parking (from USD 73)

Enjoy a splendid stay at this spacious five-bedroom beach house that’s pet-friendly. Conveniently-located, this house is 5 minutes from the popular Cowes and Smith Surf Beaches, as well as the Grand Prix Circuit. Watch the penguins at Penguin Parade, just 15 minutes away, and a nice local park is 2 minutes on foot. The outdoor space is an airy and nice place to gather, with a covered entertaining area that has a BBQ. The fenced yard has thick green grass, numerous fruit trees, and a vegetable garden. Guests are welcome to pick any ripe fruit or vegetables available. The indoor layout is open and comfortable. The bedrooms provide comfy beds and the furnishings are sparse but attractive. The kitchen is nicely equipped, with a time-saving dishwasher and a microwave.

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Phillip island, Victoria, Australia
8.25 km (5.2 mi) from Penguin Parade
601 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kids loved that there was wifi
good place with awesome amenities (cooking equipment shower facilities car park pouch etc) for those visiting phillip island
heater was working great finally sweated in the cold winter
comes with games dvds bbq pit kitchen amenities and more highly recommended
cute little space with lots of beds and separate areas
very great place and clean
very kid friendly and clean
beds and sheets were nice and clean
otherwise it’s all clean and nice
house is big and clean with a well equipped kitchen
andrea is an awesome host
the host was great promp reply
sandy is available over a call and she was very helpful
host was very prompt in responding we were definitely happy with her
the hosts are easy to communicate with and happy to resolve any queries
convenient but peaceful location
a well located property central to most attractions on the island
great house great location & great price
a huge house right in the middle of phillip island with all the sights etc close by
lovely place in a lovely location
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3. Homey suite at Back Beach Road, Phillip Island (from USD 60)

Set in a quiet neighbourhood, this cozy guest suite is attached to the main house but still provide privacy. With its own entrance, this suite offers a warm double bed with expert bedding. Fresh towels, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee/tea preparation area, TV, WiFi, air conditioning, and a clean private bathroom complete the space. There’s a breezy patio area at your doorstep that offers an intimate table for two. Bicycles are available to guests, and there are bike paths that lead to Cowes Beach. This lodging locale is packed with everything from tourist attractions, like Penguin Parade and Koala Conservation Centre to touristy diversions, like boutique breweries and wineries.

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Sunset Strip, Victoria Australia, Australia
10.06 km (6.3 mi) from Penguin Parade
366 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice room with all the essential amenities
all spaces were very clean and comfortable and most amenities that we needed (e
there is also apple tv in the room which provided for great entertainment at night
the bathroom was well equipped and had a great shower
the room was cosy and clean with sufficient heating and hot showers
really clean and comfortable place
clean and nice room with own bathroom
the room was very clean and nicely presented
the apartment is spotless clean and the bed is very comfy
the room is clean comfortable and exactly as pictured
both hosts were lovely
the host is friendly too
very welcoming friendly kind helpful & curtious
vic and deb were wonderful hosts
vic & deb were great and friendly hosts
location of the apartment is near to all attractions
great location to stay not far from most attractions
the location is also ideal if you wish to visit the penguin parade
good location good accommodation and good people
check in was simple and the location was fabulous
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4. A modern house close to the beach (from USD 167)

Situated within walking distance to Cowes Beach, this modern house guarantees a pleasant stay. For a start, the house is huge enough for up to 10 people. There are four bedrooms with comfortable beds of different sizes available. You can also enjoy two bathrooms, a hot tub and a fully equipped kitchen where you are free to prepare and cook some light meals for your breakfast. The living area offers comfortable seating where you can relax and refresh.

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Cowes, Victoria, Australia
8.82 km (5.5 mi) from Penguin Parade
217 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great house perfect for 2 families or with teenagers as has spa pool table 2 living rooms etc
the accommodation is beautiful large spacious lounge room and a kitchen with all the utilities we needed
super comfortable beds and couches kitchen was well stocked and the hot tub was brilliant
a great place for a large group plenty of room to move
i loved that there were two living room and the fireplace is amazing
fantastic clean and thoughtful space
beautiful and very clean house perfect for a group
everything was clean and tidy and had a fantastic weekend
clean and very spacious with everything you need included
house is very spacious and clean
bec is a wonderful host and always responded quickly to any questions or concerns
bec was a great host from start to finish
bec is a great host
fantactic host really made life easy
bec was a great host and lovely to deal with
perfect location for beach and location
excellent location 2min walk to beach
amazing location and size of house
great location close to beach and town
the location is fantastic very close to the beach and an easy walk into the main street
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5. "Beachview" private space, close to Phillip Island attractions (from USD 80)

In this apartment, you may get lucky and hand-feed a variety of birds that include kookaburras, lorikeets, or the lodging’s backyard chooks! Along with feathery encounters, head to the local park and you might see a wallaby. Guests can relish ocean breezes by strolling to nearby Ventnor Beach, just 5 minutes away. The Grand Prix Circuit and Penguin Parade are only 5 minutes by car. This lodging has top-notch furnishings and vertical windows that offer lots of sunlight. Apart from the microwave, there’s no indoor cooking facilities, but guests are welcome to prepare coffee or tea, use the fridge, and enjoy the light breakfast items that include fresh fruit. A separate bathroom is provided for guests, and the living room offers a retreat to lounge while watching TV. A washing machine and dryer are available for a nominal fee.

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Ventnor, Victoria, Australia
6.0 km (3.8 mi) from Penguin Parade
145 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room in floor 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and with light breakfast
comfortable beds great amenities and super clean
and the breakfast corner was amazing
the room was beautiful and the bed perfect
the house was proper nicely rooms and good beds to sleep
very clean and tidy house
house so clean and bed super comfort
clean cosy and stylish home
very well appointed clean and comfortable
house was spotlessly clean
the hosts are friendly and unobtrusive
hosts was very friendly & helpful
neptune and her husband are very nice hosts
hosts very welcoming and friendly
very friendly hosts with great recommendations for the area
what a lovely location & venue
perfect location to explore phillip is
ideal location for penguins and all phillip island attractions
amazing place near beach and mid of wildlife
the location of noeline's place is great it's nearby the beach by walk
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6. Seahaven escape (from USD 105)

Stroll just 100 meters (328 feet) and you’re at the water’s edge of Ventnor Beach, a safe swimming beach, and one of Phillip Island’s few dog-friendly beaches. Gleaming hardwood floors, comfy furnishings, and lots of room to roam comprise this two-storey, two-bedroom house. Relish entertaining with a fully equipped galley kitchen that features everything to cook a four-course meal. Step out onto the balcony, where there’s a BBQ and lovely glimpses of the water. Sleeping options are plentiful, and so are the entertainment choices. While WiFi is not available, there is TV, DVD, Wii console, movies, games, toys, two adult bikes, table tennis, and beach and sports equipment. Smoking is allowed outdoors.

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Ventnor, Victoria, Australia
4.68 km (3.0 mi) from Penguin Parade
214 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
modern bathroom and kitchen with full amenities made the stay very accessible and comfortable
in the family room there is a tv along with lots of entertainment for the kids
clean bathroom and beds
beds were a bit dusty (we rewatched the sheets) and some pots and pans weren’t that clean
only downside is it wasn’t as clean as we would’ve liked
very clean lots of fun games to play and great facilities
property was neat and tidy but with a few extra cleaning things to be improved
karen is a superb host
karen is a lovely host with a quick response time and a very well spoken and understanding manner
she was thoughtful and kind to offer us an early check in and late check out
karen is an excellent host who quickly responded to all of my inquiries
karen was really kind and helpful
great location for a quiet getaway near the beach
nice location and comfortable stay
gorgeous location and beautiful home
great place in a great location
location is great with a beach just a stone throw away
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7. Stellar family seaside getaway (from USD 55)

Another great island getaway is this spacious three-bedroom house that’s only 15 minutes on foot to the beach and 2 kilometres (1.24 miles) from the main street. Surrounded by beauty, this accommodation’s locale has a wetland down the road, and there’s a wonderful children’s playground, with public access solar-powered barbecues, within walking distance. The master bedroom offers a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, and a walk-in wardrobe. The other bedrooms also offer cozy comfort in a sunny atmosphere. The inviting outdoor sun deck with a spot to enjoy a meal alfresco is the real highlight. The kitchen is ultra modern and spacious. Off-street parking is available for at least four vehicles. Extra inclusions at this lodging are linen, towels, hand soap, tea, coffee, and sugar.

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Cowes, Victoria, Australia
8.45 km (5.3 mi) from Penguin Parade
102 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi and playstation and games for children was a bonus
the kitchen was stocked with every utensil necessary to entertain including tea and coffee
the house is set up to fit 2 families and has a separate games/tv area for kids
house was immaculate with lots of space and a great kitchen and two bathrooms
adrian and nina's house on phillip island is extremely comfortable and well-appointed with modern furnishings and decor
clean and modern
sparkling clean and well positioned
exceptionally clean & wonderfully comfortable beds
very clean neat and tidy spaces
the house was very modern clean and spacious
the owner was friendly and polite too
a lovely home and incredible hospitality from the hosts
adrian is responsive and helpful
nina and adrian are awesome hosts and made our end of year celebrations highly enjoyable
the hosts were helpful and easy to communicate with
great location and immaculate house
location was great being very close to cowes township
the location was quite central to all of the attractions
a very peaceful location as well
beautiful house in a quiet location
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8. Quiet garden studio in heart of Cowes (from USD 81)

Ideal for up to two people, this studio is located in a quiet neighborhood but is walking distance to nearby local shops, cafes, and stunning beaches. The studio has a comfortable bed, a seating area, a private bathroom, and a fully-equipped kitchen. Head to the private deck and enjoy the views of the garden, while sipping coffee or a cup of tea. Private entrance to this Airbnb vacation home means you have full privacy during your stay here.

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Cowes, Victoria, Australia
9.31 km (5.8 mi) from Penguin Parade
498 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
awesome and nice place to stay spacious room and fully equipped with all needed
the bed was really comfortable and it was great to have a "kitchen" with a sink
nice place shower door was a little problematic but everything else was very good
a very nice and clean house
jen’s place was very clean tidy and amazing
the place is very clean and warm
jen’s place was really clean nice and cosy
it is quiet and very clean
jen was a wonderful host
jen is a very nice host
jen was a great host
great host too :)
jen was an amazing host
perfect location on philip island
good location on the island
her place is located in a wonderful location
fantastic location and amazing accommodation
great stay and great location
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9. Peaceful studio in lush area (from USD 105)

This studio for two people is surrounded by greenery and offers a relaxing stay for guests. The rental has a cozy queen bed, a kitchen area, and a bathroom. Breakfast is provided to guests during their stay. The large veranda is ideal if you want to spend some lazy time indoors during your stay. Cape Woolamai Nature Reserve is a short stroll away from here for those who wish to explore some local attractions. Head to the nearby Colonnades Beach and witness some of the best scenic views of the region for a memorable trip.

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Cape Woolamai, Victoria, Australia
16.14 km (10.1 mi) from Penguin Parade
488 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bathroom amenities is great
great wifi great patio great sunrises
the view from the room was incredibly relaxing
it’s a lovely studio with all amenities that make a comfortable stay
the studio apartment is well set up and peaceful with a lovely view of the bush
very clean and comfortable
nice clean and cozy place
beautifully clean and kept space
studio was clean and comfortable
also the room was sparklingly clean and spacious
great host and lovely space
the host is very kind and helpful
a wonderful and responsive host
self checkin is easy and lisa is very responsive to my questions
we loved the location and what was near by
good location close to bridge and beach
beautiful studio in a prime location
beautiful studio in a fantastic location
location was convenient to attractions and food
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10. Brand new home with stylish room, 10 minutes' walk to main street

This smartly decorated private room in an equally chic home is just right for couples, solo or business travellers. This room features a cozy bed with eye-catching bedding, roomy shelves, towels, linen, and heating. Guests have a pristine, shared bathroom next to the room. The backyard area offers a covered outdoor deck with a fun and funky seating area, and cozy hammock. Smoking is allowed in this space. Television is available in the living room area, and there’s speedy WiFi. Enjoy the bright kitchen with its spacious counter tops and roomy breakfast bar. Some of the most popular tourist attractions, Penguin Parade, Phillip Island Wildlife Park and A Maze ‘N Things are within 15 minute’s driving distance.

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8.74 km (5.5 mi) from Penguin Parade
72 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

11. Cozy Bluestone Haven B&B near everything

Provided with a key upon arrival, guests can come and go as they please at this comfy one-room apartment in a lovely bed and breakfast-style lodging. Guests have access to the entire ground floor that looks out over green farmland. Pastoral and pretty, this apartment has a queen-size bed, private bathroom with handy washing machine, lounge with toasty fireplace, dining area, and kitchen area with fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, and kettle. Provisions for a continental-style breakfast are supplied. This apartment is just a few kilometres from Cowes, the Grand Prix, and the Wildlife Park. The Penguin Parade, Koala Park, beaches, and so much more are also near. The hosts offer two bicycles and helmets for use, so guests can take advantage of the biking, or walking, track leading into Cowes from one direction and San Remo in the other.

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Wimbledon Heights, Victoria, Australia
8.29 km (5.2 mi) from Penguin Parade
50 reviews  
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

12. The Bach; cozy hidden gem

With only a 10-minute drive to the Penguin Parade and Grand Prix Circuit, this three-bedroom house is in a great locale for exploring tourist hot spots. This house is within a 5-minute drive of the beach, delicious restaurants, and charming shops. The large outdoor fenced area is a secure place for kids and furry friends in your travelling party to frolic. With an outdoor balcony, patio space, BBQ, picnic tables, not to mention parking areas for motorsport and boating vehicles, this accommodation is also great for adult merriment. For indoor entertainment, this house has a 106.6 centimetre (42 inch) flat screen TV with every local channel, DVD player and a variety of DVDs, board games, and books. The three bedrooms include one queen-size bed, two single bunk beds, and two pull-out single beds, respectively. Towels and linens are provided.

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Cowes, Victoria, Australia
7.83 km (4.9 mi) from Penguin Parade
199 reviews  
Entire house 6 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
loved the outdoor table and quietness of the neighbourhood
the house was very comfortable and included all of the essentials
clean and well kept
clean and everything we needed
generally very clean and tidy inside
the house was spotlessly clean on arrival
great clean place with all the facilities
rosanna was such a great host she always replied very quickly to any questions i had
rosanna is a great host and she response very quickly whenever we have any queries
rosanna is a great host and check in was incredibly easy
family friendly can host six children comfortably
rosanna is a lovely host with prompt communication
the location was great it was close to many of the attractions
great location nice and peaceful
close to the main shopping area and some nice cafes
great place to stay in a very handy location
lovely place and in a great location
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13. Private room close to Penguin Parade (from USD 83)

The entrance to this private spacious room is dazzling. Through an alluring garden filled with potted plants, art pieces, and a calm vibe, this ground-floor room is stuffed with homey furnishings. Guests will also find a TV, comfy bed, private en-suite bathroom with a washing machine, hairdryer, and a soothing shower. A simple breakfast of tea, coffee, milk, juices, bread, yoghurt, cereals, and fruits is provided. Guests have access to a fridge, microwave, and bottled water. WiFi, bath essentials, shampoo, and free parking are also available. This appealing accommodation is near attractions, such as the Grand Prix Circuit, and a safe beach. The Penguin Parade is only a 5-minute drive away, and one of the hosts is a Parade Ranger, who can assist you with planning a visit.

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Ventnor Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
4.92 km (3.1 mi) from Penguin Parade
694 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
manny and heather were also extremely generous with their breakfast condiments
room is huge with all the amenities a home away from home
love the garden view from the room and her beautiful art pieces
i rate this place a 11/10 fantastic room with everything you need
temperature in philip island is slightly lower but not to worry there is heater to keep you warm
the room was clean and well decorated
room was very clean with a comfortable bed
the place was clean and breakfast was great
the place is quiet and clean
great accomodation clean cosy and has everything you need
the host is very nice
the host is helpful & friendly
they were very friendly patient and hospitable
super friendly welcoming and hospitable host
heather and manny are wonderful hosts
very strategic location and amazing house
great location around 10 mins drive to penguin parade
the location was excellent 10mins drive from penguin parade
would recommend the place if you wish to stay in phillip island
excellent place to stay expert knowledge and delicious breakfast
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Phillip Island...set mood to blissful

When you visit Phillip Island, expect to take a walk on the wild side. Whether you check out the penguins on their nightly sunset waddle from the sea to their burrows or get your adrenaline pumping behind the wheel of a race-prepared vehicle, Phillip Island always unleashes a torrent of feel-good vibes. To keep those good vibrations flowing, be sure to book your reservation at one of these incredible Airbnb accommodations, and experience a memorable adventure in Australia from start to finish!

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