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Holiday homes to rent in Point Lonsdale

Located in Victoria, Point Lonsdale is a coastal retreat where you’ll find plenty of holiday homes to rent. The bay beach, lighthouse views and quiet mom-and-pop cafes make this a well-loved destination among travellers. When you visit Point Lonsdale, you’ll find many things to see and do, as well as scenery that will remain in your memory for a long time to come.

History

Enjoy the history near your Point Lonsdale holiday rental

Point Lonsdale is known primarily as a beach destination, but it’s also packed with heritage sites that history buffs can enjoy near holiday rentals. You might start a history-centred visit with the Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, an early 20th-century lighthouse offering a heritage museum and tours tailored to suit all age groups. You might also try the Bellarine Historical Society, where you can find out about the historical sites nearby, such as historic homes. If you are interested in genealogy or the history of the city of Geelong, the Geelong Historical Records Centre may be a point of interest for you.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Point Lonsdale

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Point Lonsdale a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lonsdale Golf Club (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Queenscliff Golf Course (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • McGlashan's Wallington Estate (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Adventure Park Geelong (6.2 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Barwon Heads Golf Club (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
  • Thirteenth Beach Golf Links (7.9 mi / 12.6 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Point Lonsdale

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 24°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Point Lonsdale

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Point Lonsdale is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Point Lonsdale Beach (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Raffs Beach (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary (6.6 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Point Nepean National Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Portsea Back Beach (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Point Lonsdale

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 18.1 mi (29.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 40.7 mi (65.5 km) away.

How to get around

Navigating your holiday accommodation in Point Lonsdale

Most travellers fly into Point Lonsdale from Melbourne Airport, where they then journey to their holiday accommodation. You can take a train or night bus, or depending on distance, use a shuttle. Once in Point Lonsdale, the locals recommend a lot of walking. In particular, travellers and locals generally agree that a walk from Queenscliff to Point Lonsdale Beach is a must. The walk is entirely flat and offers miles of sea views. If you prefer, bus and train stops can be found to and from Point Lonsdale and surrounding locations.

Food & drink 

Eat like a Point Lonsdale local near holiday homes to rent

Part of enjoying holiday homes to rent in Point Lonsdale is the great local food. Point Lonsdale and surrounding beach towns are probably best known for their small cafes and coffee shops. In these, you can get favourites like Vegemite or Marmite on toast and chocolate coconut lamingtons or berry-laden Pavlova. If you’re a coffee fan, you can find cold brews or ‘pour-overs’ in the local coffee shops. For something a bit more substantial, you might try grilled shrimp or sausages. If you haven’t before, you might try grilled kangaroo, a lean and healthy meat best ordered rare.

Essential info

Key facts for your holiday home in Point Lonsdale

When renting a holiday home in Point Lonsdale, it’s good to have some essential information. Always pack a light scarf and other layers, even if you are visiting during the warmer months, as the weather can change and indoor locations may be cool. Lip balm and sunscreen will help save your skin’s moisture and keep you from burning when you transition from cool to hot areas, including going from indoor to outdoor locations or if you spend the day by or in the water. Always carry some spare cash to pay for WiFi and other incidentals at your accommodation or to pay for souvenirs from local vendors in case they don’t take cards. Emergency services and a non-emergency medical group are nearby, as well as emergency services in Queenscliff.

Where to stay near Point Lonsdale?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,237 holiday rentals near Point Lonsdale. From 1,043 Houses to 90 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Point Lonsdale is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Point Lonsdale?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Point Lonsdale. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lonsdale Golf Club: 2,825 holiday rentals
  • Sorrento Front Beach: 3,034 holiday rentals
  • Mornington Peninsula National Park: 2,946 holiday rentals
  • Portarlington Waterfront: 1,476 holiday rentals
  • Portsea Back Beach: 2,909 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Point Lonsdale listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Point Lonsdale?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,043 Houses in Point Lonsdale. Our other popular types of Point Lonsdale holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 90 holiday houses
  • Villas: 10 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 26 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Point Lonsdale?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 228 holiday homes with pool available in Point Lonsdale. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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