Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Barwon Heads, VIC, AU that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and air conditioning. Prices start at $114 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Barwon Heads. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Barwon Heads

The beaches and parks create a pretty picture of Barwon Heads. This welcoming city is known for its golfing, seafood restaurants and bars. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Activities and attractions in Barwon Heads

Do you want to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Barwon Heads a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Barwon Heads Golf Club (0.8 mi / 1.2 km)
  • 13th Beach Golf Links (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Adventure Park Geelong (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
  • Curlewis Golf Club (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Torquay Golf Club (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Sorrento Golf Club (14.1 mi / 22.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Barwon Heads

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Barwon Heads is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Point Impossible Nudist Beach (6.6 mi / 10.7 km)
  • Point Lonsdale Beach (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Torquay Beach (9.4 mi / 15.1 km)
  • Geelong Botanical Gardens (10.5 mi / 16.9 km)
  • Eastern Beach Swimming Enclosure (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
  • Kardinia Park (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
How to get there

Traveling to and around Barwon Heads

The nearest airport is in Melbourne Airport (MEL), located 46.2 mi (74.3 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Avalon Airport (AVV), which is 17 mi (27.4 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Barwon Heads?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to go on vacation. It's time to pack your bags and head for one of these top vacation rentals in or near Barwon Heads:

  • "Thebeach Great Ocean Road Waterfront Moggs Creek. Space And Luxury Just For 2" is popular with guests. Around 25 miles from Barwon Heads, it has 1 bedroom and plenty of amenities to help you feel at home, including a toaster and beach sun loungers.
  • "Tree Top Views - Family And Dog Friendly" also promises an awesome stay, offering 4 bedrooms, towels, a barbecue grill and more. It's around 16 miles from Barwon Heads.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Barwon Heads vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Barwon Heads?

You need only set foot inside one of our tiny house vacation rentals in Barwon Heads to discover that great things really do come in tiny packages. Sensibly designed to maximize every spare inch of space, these mini digs promise a big vacation experience:

  • Expect a simpler way of life at "Surf Beach Tiny House". Amenities at this getaway in Surf Beach include a toaster and a garden.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Tiny House Nestled In The Stunning Town Of Apollo Bay". Located in Apollo Bay, this petite abode comes with WiFi and free WiFi.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Barwon Heads?

From time to time, you just want to get away from the hurly-burly of daily life. That's where Vrbo comes in. We've got a fantastic selection of log cabin rentals in and around Barwon Heads where you can connect with nature. These are just for starters:

  • "Cartnoustie Log Cabin" is the ideal mixture of outdoor adventure and creature comforts. Make the most of handy amenities here including off-street parking options and spa and beauty services.
  • After a full day of outdoor adventures, rest and relax at "Woodfire Pizza, Bocce, Renovated Bush Log Cabin". This cozy retreat comes with a host of features, including off-street parking options and free WiFi.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Barwon Heads?

Clock out on Friday and then forget about your worries. If you're after some fun and relaxation, these rentals in and near Barwon Heads are the ideal weekend getaway:

  • Located 19 miles to the east of central Barwon Heads, "Rye Cottage - Winter Bonus 3rd Night Free Offer" is popular among adventurous types and nature buffs. Get out and see nearby outdoor attractions, such as Cowes Beach and Summerland Beach. If it's activities you're interested in, try water skiing or mountain biking.
  • "Short Stroll To The Beach, Shopping Village And Restaurants" is another great setting for a weekend getaway. Around 25 miles east of Barwon Heads, use it as a base to enjoy some snorkeling or hiking and biking. Saint Andrew's Beach and Seaford Wetlands Natural Features Reserve also have to be on your itinerary while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Barwon Heads?

Studio apartments are hard to match when it comes to convenience, character and location. Check out these studio apartments for rent in or near Barwon Heads and take in the local culture and vibe:

  • Explore the world around you and then sleep soundly at "Thebeach Great Ocean Road Waterfront Moggs Creek. Space And Luxury Just For 2". This property is a fantastic base for discovering the sights and comes with amenities including off-street parking options and a beach view.
  • Another awesome choice is "Le Petit Palais Du Port". Make the most of an iron and ironing board, a microwave oven and other conveniences during your stay.

With the moolah you save on your studio apartment, you can afford to explore even more of Barwon Heads. Cultural sights like Palais Theatre and Melbourne Arts Centre will help you better understand the personality of this destination.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Barwon Heads?

Whether you're after a simple cabin or a house big enough to fit the family, you'll find the ideal place on Vrbo. Enjoy a mini break at one of these escapes in or near Barwon Heads:

  • If you can only spare a few nights, "Pine Hill - Located At Olinda" is a terrific choice. It's close to central Barwon Heads, so you'll have easy access to all the top sights.
  • "The Cottage At Highfield Park" is also well located. Settle in here and find out why guests rate this property highly.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Barwon Heads?

Whether spent in a cabin, an apartment or a lodge, a romantic weekend getaway is an excellent way to spice up your relationship. Whisk your honey away for a couple of leisurely days at one of these sought-after escapes in or near Barwon Heads:

  • Located around 25 miles from Barwon Heads, "Thebeach Great Ocean Road Waterfront Moggs Creek. Space And Luxury Just For 2" is a perfect place for starry-eyed lovebirds. Beach sun loungers and air conditioning are some of the many amenities you'll find here.
  • "Tree Top Views - Family And Dog Friendly" is another wonderful option that's sure to impress. It's approximately 16 miles from Barwon Heads and has winery tours and air conditioning.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Barwon Heads?

Big groups mean gigantic fun. They also mean finding someplace that'll easily fit your whole crew. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Barwon Heads and get everyone together under the same roof:

  • There's plenty of room to spread out at "Family/pet Friendly Home With Free Wifi". Around 18 miles east of Barwon Heads, this expansive property has 4 bedrooms that sleep up to 12 guests. Quality amenities include a fireplace and a garden.
  • "Serenity Torquay Ocean View: Luxury Beachfront" is another option that'll fit the whole crew. It's around 9 miles to the west of Barwon Heads, has 4 bedrooms and welcomes up to 12 guests. A fireplace and a nearby waterfront are among the things designed to make your group vacation more comfortable.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Barwon Heads?

Nothing screams good times like a pool does. Dig out your inflatable unicorn and check out these houses in or near Barwon Heads that come with this vacation necessity:

  • Pack your swim gear and make yourself comfortable at "Ocean Grove Holiday House Spacious Relax Large Deck". There are also lots of other convenient amenities here, including a barbecue grill and a separate dining area.
  • "Oceania Beach House / Large Gas Log Fire And Smart Tv" is the kind of place you go to get away from everything and enjoy your surroundings, starting with its awesome pool. Nearby whale-watching activities and a kitchen are also on hand to make your visit comfortable and convenient.

Wondering what the weather is like in Barwon Heads? It has an oceanic climate, with average temperatures in summer ranging from 55 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're searching for a little more inspiration on places to stay in this popular destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire selection of Barwon Heads vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Barwon Heads?

It's always more fun to share the great times with the folks closest to your heart. Whether you're organizing a family break or getting away with close friends, we'll have a large vacation rental that's perfect for you. Here are two of our best in and around Barwon Heads:

  • Sleeping as many as 10 guests in 4 bedrooms, "Tree Top Views - Family And Dog Friendly" is the perfect place to enjoy some family time. This popular getaway is 16 miles to the east of Barwon Heads and has amenities that include a toaster and a barbecue grill.
  • "Rye Cottage - Live Like A Local…scandi Style" is another good option. It's around 19 miles to the east of Barwon Heads, has 3 bedrooms and accommodates up to 8 guests. Useful amenities here include towels and a stereo.

If you'd like to do some sightseeing, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby to put on your to-do list. SEA LIFE Melbourne, Eureka Tower and Luna Park are great places to start.