About this listing
Your home away from home!
Billie's Holiday is a bright one bedroom unit - lovely & spacious for two people, or for a solo getaway.
Open plan lounge/dining area with a modern fully-equipped kitchen.
Large separate bathroom with bath and shower!
One queen sized bed - fantastic four poster bed, with overhead fan.
Linen and towels supplied.
Fully furnished and very comfortable.
Hydronic heating and air conditioning.
Private - with own garden, decked area, great for an al fresco breakfast on a sunny morning.
Internet access - WiFi.
Located in a quiet semi-rural area.
Short 1km walk to shops, beach, golf club and bus stop.
Great restaurants, wineries and festivals.
Fish, or buy mussels from the pier - plus there's a Mussel Festival in January.
Enjoy the National Celtic Festival in June.
Produce market on Friday.
Note: I work full -time, so might not be able to answer your enquiry immediately. Please be patient, as soon as I get home & kick off my shoes I check my messages. Cheers!
No smoking inside - seated area set outide for smokers. No pets.
This unit caters for 2 people only - visitors okay, sleepovers not so okay.
This was a convenient base for us to visit friends and Janine was a lovely host and very hospitable.
Wonderful and relaxing weekend away. Like always the unit is spotless. Janine is easy to deal with and response to any requests promptly. My husband & I love staying there.
Billie's Holiday is a quiet and cosy little retreat, perfect for two people, conveniently situated just a short walk from the centre of Portarlington and an easy drive to the rest of the Bellarine and Geelong. Janine is a great host and we enjoyed the treats that she left for us. The unit is spotlessly clean and has cooking facilities, and a lovely little sunny courtyard. We also really appreciated the huge shower head - what a treat that was! The bathroom is deliciously warm thanks to a generous Tastic heater. Thoughtful touches like shampoo were appreciated, and a cosy sofa rug ensured we were comfortable while we watched a DVD from the collection. Thanks Janine, we'll be back and we'll tell others!
What a wonderful find. The place was clean, the bed magnificent and the little touches of champagne, Easter eggs & toiletries just wonderful. And I loved the deep bath. Very nice & I would definitely recommend.
Janine's place was a little gem tucked away in Portarlington and perfect for a weekend away. The four poster bed, chocolates, fully equipped kitchen, heating & selection of DVDs made it a very comfortable place to stay. Janine herself was so helpful prior to our stay, recommending some great eateries ( Portarlington Bakehouse a must!) and even helped me with finding a beauty salon. Thanks so much for having us, we wouldn't hesitate to come back!
Billie's Holiday was absolutely perfect for our needs in Portarlington, everything was as described by Janine, only it was even better than that!
Finding the place was easy and there was no fuss with our checking in - the door was left open for us - it's that safe there!. Everything that was needed for a 29 day stay was there. It took about an hour and a half to feel that we had lived there for a very long time.
The first thing we saw was a very nice note welcoming us and a big box of tea bags with milk in the 'fridge - just the job for us Brits after a long journey.
The place was immaculately clean - something that would have put us off immediately if it had been otherwise.
Janine proved to be a superb host. We knew that she was around (she lives next door) but she gave us complete privacy, just popping around to check that we had everything that we needed and when she left clean linen (on Sundays) there was always a little thoughtful gift left on top - she really is a lovely lady.
Whenever we went sight seeing or visiting during our stay we would always regard our return to the apartment as 'coming home' we really did feel comfortable there and now that we are back home in Wales we really miss Billie's Holiday and Janine. We'll be back for sure - as long as our kids remain in Portarlington!
Thanks Janine for making our fabulous holiday just perfect! xx
We absolutely loved staying in Janine’s place. It was spotless and had everything we needed for the weekend. She had a collection of brochures of things that you can do in The Bellarine and also menus from the local eateries to help us out. We were pleasantly surprised with the chocolates, too. We hope to stay in this accommodation again the next time we are in Portarlington as it is well-located – quick drive to the shops and the beach. Thanks again, Janine!
About the Host, Janine
Hi! My name is Janine, and Iive in the Victorian coastal town of Portarlington, near Geelong in Australia. I love music, and have an interest in songwriting, poetry and art. Add to this an appreciation of natural beauty and a love of comedy!
I work with vintage fabrics and reclaimed fashion. I'm a traveller who also offers holiday accommodation.
I value honesty, respect for all living things (including our planet) and seek to learn and understand about EVERYTHING (except physics, because it makes my head hurt!).
My life motto - 'Be brave'.