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Take in everything Phillip Island has to offer from the luxury of the perfect holiday home. With so many options across a wide range of sites, there's a home to suit everyone. From heritage cottages to waterfront homes, come back to paradise after a day of surfing, hiking or penguin watching.

Where to book holiday homes on Phillip Island

Stayz: Best for families
Make the most of the holidays or just the weekend with a plethora of holiday homes that can host the entire family with large entertainment areas and multiple bedrooms.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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HomeAway: Best for unique stays
Take your pick from farm stays, cottages, apartments, beach houses, bungalows and studios when you book Phillip Island with HomeAway.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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HomeExchange: Best for budget-friendly options
Don't break the bank when you book with Home Exchange. Swap homes with people across the country or pay using Guest Points.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You'll need to become a HomeExchange member which gives you unlimited stays for a year
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HotelsCombined: Best for price comparison
Lock in your next Australian getaway with Hotels Combined and get the best price for your holiday home.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
Book now Best for the whole package
Sort out your entire Phillip Island holiday from accommodation, flights, car rentals, airport taxis and even attractions with
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees are included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay on a date set by your host
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Airbnb: Best for seaside stays
Browse through a wide range of luxurious and budget-friendly houses from tiny homes to bungalows with Airbnb.
  • Free cancellations
  • Taxes and fees aren’t always included in the price
  • You’ll need to pay for your stay upon booking

How did we pick these Phillip Island stays?

Our editorial team selected these Phillip Island stays on this list based on price, location and real customer feedback from booking sites and review platforms. Where applicable, we used our own personal experiences in Phillip Island to make recommendations.

Where should I stay on Phillip Island?

  • Cape Woolamai, Surf Beach, Cowes or Smith's Beach for beaches: These towns wille give you direct access to the beach.
  • Ventor for penguin viewing: To see the penguins head back to land you'll be heading to Penguin Parade. Although small, Ventor offers a couple of farm stays close to the action.
  • Cowes for family-friendly activities: Cowes will give you access to the famous Phillip Island Wildlife Park within seven minutes by car.
  • Summerlands for hiking: Summerlands is one of the popular hiking destinations on the island, and so we recommend staying here or in Smith's Beach as there is one main road that leads straight to the reserve.
  • Smith's Beach for wineries: Smith's Beach is the most ideal location for you to make the most of both Purple Hen Winery and Phillip Island Winery.

Cheap holiday homes on Phillip Island

Save on your next Phillip Island getaway with homes in Ventor, Cowes, Newhaven and Surf Beach.

The great news is that you can still score accommodation that's close to the top attractions without spending a whole bunch. You'll find the cheaper stays usually don't have extras such as a private pool, jacuzzi or large dining areas. You'll also find caravan parks such as BIG4 that offer more affordable accommodation on the island.

Luxury holiday homes on Phillip Island

You're likely to find luxury homes in areas such as Cowes, Smith Beach and Surf Beach.

If you're after the best of the best, we suggest keeping an eye out for stays with large outdoor spaces, have uninterrupted views of the coast and feature a jacuzzi or pool. Subscription services such as Netflix should also be included in the package.

Pet-friendly holiday homes on Phillip Island

You don't have to leave your pets behind with a range of accommodation in Cowe, Smiths Beach, Surf Beach and Cape Woolamai.

We recommend these stays for their large, almost completely grassed backyards which allow for free roaming for your furry friends. It's also suggested you check for high fences on the property if you're bringing pets. Some pet-friendly attractions include Cowes Foreshore Tourist Park, San Remo Beach and Blue Gum Reserve.

Frequently asked questions

Is it legal to stay at a holiday home on Phillip Island?

Yes. Holiday homes on Phillip Island are open to visitors.

What do I need to bring to a holiday home on Phillip Island?

There aren't too many things that you'll need to check off your "to pack" list, but we do recommend bringing along:

  • Towels
  • Swimsuits
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Backpack (for hiking)
  • Camera (for the penguin viewing)
  • Reusable water bottles for hikes
  • Hats and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

What should I consider when I'm staying in a holiday home on Phillip Island?

A few things we recommend looking for in your stay include:

  • Central heating or air conditioning: Whether you're going down in the winter or the summer, having central air will make your stay a lot more comfortable.
  • Private parking spot: If you're intending to drive down to Phillip Island, save yourself any hassle and pick accommodation with a parking spot provided.
  • Extra towels: This may be a little more difficult to find, but booking accommodation that offers a couple of extra beach towels will save you from having to lug them in your bags.
  • Barbeque on site: Considering that you'll want to spend as much time outdoors as you can, a backyard barbeque is a great extra for breakfasts or dinners.
  • Cleaning or laundry supplies: With so many hikes and national parks ready to be explored, having detergents and a washing machine will come in handy.

How do I get to my holiday home?

Phillip Island does have an airport for anyone flying from interstate. We recommend taking your own car or hiring a car for your time on the island. Having a vehicle is not only the fastest way to get around but offers the easiest mode of transportation when visiting attractions such as national parks.

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