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Ian McDonald and Robert Wilhelm


Indented Head Beach




Starhaven Retreat is a perfect start or finish to a trip along the Great Ocean Road, ideally located in Portarlington, Indented Head on the Bellarine Peninsula.


It's a Bed & Breakfast unlike any you have ever experienced,  all suites have private ensuites, tea and coffee making facilities, 3D LED flatscreen TV’s with your own choice of on-demand movies.  The games room with a range of board games, full-size billiard table and 58" 3D TV is bound to give hours of fun.

Relax in the spa area with jet stream swim spa and Sauna. Or simply enjoy a cocktail in the bar lounge adjacent to the "Star class 15-seat cinema with starlit ceiling, showing a different movie every night.



For the gourmet in you, a fully cooked breakfast is served daily, while you sit on the terrace pondering over the view and decide what you should do for the day.

There is so much to see and do on the Bellarine Peninsula and everything is within easy access from Starhaven Retreat. The many wineries including  Jack Rabbit, Terindah Estate, Scotchmans Hill and Bellerine Estate winery, just to name a few, offer wine tastings and local produce. You can enjoy lunch or dinner with stunning Bellarine views at most of them.


For the golf enthusiast there are several golf courses nearby with Portarlington’s 18 hole only minutes away from the retreat. The Portarlington Golf Club Bistro is a favourite in the area.


Pamper yourself at Starhaven Retreatby booking a Spa / massage treatment with our massage therapist (prior booking required)


Charter a boat for superb fishing in and around the bay. Go Scuba diving on local ship wreck, the Ozone. Famous Queenscliff is a short 30 mins away with its many restaurants and quaint shops.


This luxury accommodation in Portarlington on Indented Head beach is the ideal Bed & Breakfast to stay, meet & relax with a difference.

There are a number of fantastic restaurants nearby, we can assist with recommendations and reservations if you wish. A full list with menus is available in our Bellarine section of our web site. So why wait for the perfect time? Packages are available to BOOK NOW.




"You should be here!"




"Honeymoon Bliss! All these reviews emulate what a fabulous place this truly is! It was the perfect place to get ready for my wedding - let alone spend our wedding night at! Every box is ticked at Starhaven... Gorgeous setting...yes...spectacular sevice...yes...and breakfast to die for...I could go on. Rob and Ian have provided a truly unique retreat where they have definitely gone beyond the moon and reached further than the stars! You have to go to Starhaven to experience it for yourself - you won't be disappointed!'

Ninjasintravel 29 Mar 2015 


"You must stay here! From the moment you arrive and you are greeted by Rob, Ian and Sparky you're transported to another world of indulgence and relaxation. The warmth and hospitality is second to none along with the amazing features of the accommodation. Rob and Ian are fabulous hosts and they went above and beyond to ensure our stay was enjoyable. I cannot recommend staying at Starhaven highly enough. We will definitely be back" 

Kylie Pascoe on Oct 29, 2014


"Quite simply an amazing place to stay. The room was excellent, the facilities were incredible, and the hosts were welcoming and very accommodating. Cannot wait to return. Best stay we've had for a long time. Thank you Rob and Ian"

Matt and Lauren on Jul 5, 2014


"WOW. Just home from the most relaxing short break at Starhaven Retreat. Ian and Rob (and Sparky) are incredible hosts - nothing was too much trouble. Their home is nothing but spectacular with massive windows and balconies that take in an incredible bay and city view. Extremely comfortable and with plenty of space for all guests - apparently they were fully booked, but we felt like were the only ones there. We came away with wonderful new friends! A definite must for anyone seeking style, comfort and wonderful hosts. We WILL be back."

Bruce and Chris on Jun 21, 2014


Just had the most fantastic Easter thanks to Ian , Rob & Sparky. Could not even begin to think how anything could be improved Very professional yet very warm & friendly. And those breakfasts Ian cooks are something else.Class from start to finish. You have set the bar high and achieved it. See you again soon .

Garry & Carmel Robinson on Apr 22, 2014


I can only echo the positive comments from so many people that have stayed at Starhaven. It was really great from the guided tour with Rob and Sparky to the candlelight dinner on the balcony on a balmy night enhanced by Ian's great dinner. The accommodation was a real treat and so sophisticated in layout and technical toys! And even more enhancements on the way. Loved the infinity spa and our deck overlooking Indented Head. Thanks Ian and Rob and Sparky and the little cat for a great two nights.

Chris & Amanda Grigsby on Jan 23, 2014

  • Free car parking

  • Free high-speed internet

  • Free Wifi access

  • Business services

  • Conference facilities

  • Tea & coffee making facilities

  • Star class style cinema

  • Free spa & sauna access

  • Apelles amenities

  • Free on-demand movies

  • In-room iPhone airplay

  • Iron & ironing board

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