Halfway between the crashing surf of Sorrento Back Beach and the gentle waves of Port Phillip Bay is this revamped weatherboard beach cottage, just 500 metres from both.

Despite maintaining a heritage-listed charm, this cottage has all the mod cons – Foxtel, an outdoor spa set in manicured gardens, iPod docking station, and three spacious bedrooms; each decked out in the requisite nautical-inspired décor.

Aside from the cottage’s close proximity to beaches, it’s also conveniently located on café-strip Ocean Beach Road. Among them is a fabulous family pizza bistro, as well as Koonya general store – an old-fashioned gas station that’s been converted into a sweet little hot dog store.

And if you’re bringing youngsters, check out Bridgewater Bay – there, they can mingle with local kids, climbing up the rockface and jumping into a little swimming hole below.
From $200 per night (low season); $450 per night (high season). Sleeps eight. greataccommodation.com.au/site/so_cottage

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