Discover a selection of 27 vacation rentals in Ocean Grove, 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 $126 per night, and houses and townhouses are popular options for a stay in Ocean Grove. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Ocean Grove
Destination guide

Enjoy a beach life in Ocean Grove

White-crested waves crash onto the sandy shores of Ocean Grove, a lively surf town known for its pristine beaches, golf courses, and first-class wineries. Located on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula, it is a family vacation hot spot with theme parks, snorkeling, and interactive museums only a short walk or drive away from many Ocean Grove vacation rentals. Prolific wildlife along the coast provide excellent bird and seal-watching opportunities, and adventurers can take to the skies in plane and helicopter rides. Nearby lakes provide sheltered swim areas, and the beaches are great places to linger and watch the sunrise over the glistening ocean.

Things to do

A sunken warship and flying foxes in Ocean Grove

In 2009, the HMAS Canberra warship was destroyed off the coast of Ocean Grove, and now attracts scuba divers to explore the wreck and its artificial reef. Adventure Park offers adventurous fun for the whole family. From flying foxes and a raft waterslide to go-karts, paddleboats, and an archery range, there is something to delight and thrill every age range. Ocean Grove vacation rentals are close to Koombahla Park Equestrian Centre where visitors can take riding lessons, and Buckley Park Foreshore where you can swim, explore the dunes, or find a secluded spot on the beach to take a snooze.


Water sports and sky high tours in Ocean Grove

Building sandcastles and beach shacks while seabirds soar overhead is a great way to start a vacation in Ocean Grove. The sand dunes provide a beautiful place to wander _ see if you can spot one of the historic shell middens built by aboriginals 100s of years. Helicopter tours offer spectacular views of the coastline, while horseback riding gives a ground level appreciation of the beauties of Ocean Grove. Divers can explore the wreck of a sunken warship, while water lovers can shriek down waterslides then return home to Ocean Grove vacation rentals to relax before planning their next excursion.


Temperate summers and mild winters

Compared to the rest of Australia, Ocean Grove has much lower daytime temperatures in summer, making outdoor activities a pleasure. With average summer temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s, visitors couldn't ask for better weather to swim, snorkel, dive, and explore the parks and beaches of Ocean Grove. Set on the Bass Strait, it also receives higher winds, so winter days can feel quite cold. Ocean Grove vacation rentals provide a welcoming oasis after days spent wandering a timber maze and playing mini golf in winter, or splashing with the kids at a water theme park in summer.

Natural features

Ocean Grove is a haven for bird watchers

The white-sand beaches of Ocean Grove sit facing the vast expanse of Bass Strait, only a 2-hour drive southeast around Port Phillip Bay from Melbourne, and half an hour southwest of Geelong. The Buckley Park Foreshore Reserve is a stunning vista of windblown sand dunes dotted with more than 90 historic shell middens, piles of shells made by aboriginals over centuries. Bird lovers will find an astounding array of birds to watch, from Fairy Penguins and Oystercatchers to Hooded Plovers and Short Tailed Shearwater Australasian Gannet.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Ocean Grove

The nearest airport is in Melbourne Airport (MEL), located 44.9 mi (72.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Avalon Airport (AVV), which is 16.7 mi (26.9 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Ocean Grove?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental in or around Ocean Grove that's a perfect match. Here are some of our faves:

  • Take advantage of conveniences like a beach and a garden at "Thebeach Great Ocean Road Waterfront Moggs Creek. Space And Luxury Just For 2". Situated around 30 miles from Ocean Grove, this unique option has 1 bedroom and is a hit with guests.
  • Alternatively, get comfortable at "Tree Top Views - Family And Dog Friendly". Located around 14 miles from the heart of Ocean Grove, it has 4 bedrooms and comes with a garden and heating.

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

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Ocean Grove?

For a unique vacation experience, book one of Vrbo's tiny house rentals in Ocean Grove. Be warned though — after you've experienced life in a tiny house, the temptation to move into one of thes mini digs will be hard to resist!

  • Expect a simpler way of life at "Surf Beach Tiny House". Amenities at this hideaway in Surf Beach include a dishwasher, a smart TV and more.
  • "Tiny House Nestled In The Stunning Town Of Apollo Bay" offers plenty of conveniences, including free WiFi and a fridge. Located in Apollo Bay, you'll be able to live big in this small yet comfy home.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Ocean Grove?

You'll find some awesome log cabins to rent in and around Ocean Grove. Get the rustic cabin experience while vacationing in nature at one of these impressive properties:

  • "Cartnoustie Log Cabin" has all the conveniences you need for a stress-free escape, such as an oven and a stovetop. After you've unpacked, get out and about and take in the amazing scenery.
  • Invite a few friends along or settle in with your honey at "Woodfire Pizza, Bocce, Renovated Bush Log Cabin". A garden and a fireplace are just some of the many conveniences you'll find at this tempting option.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Ocean Grove?

Clock out on Friday afternoon and then forget all your worries. If you're up for some relaxation and fun, these escapes in and near Ocean Grove promise an amazing weekend getaway:

  • Escape the daily grind at "Rye Cottage - Winter Bonus 3rd Night Free Offer", which is around 18 miles to the southeast of Ocean Grove. There's plenty of nature and adventure to keep you occupied here. Try mountain biking and surfing and boogie boarding or simply explore the sights of Seaford Wetlands Natural Features Reserve and Dromana Bushland Reserve.
  • "Short Stroll To The Beach, Shopping Village And Restaurants" is another great property to consider. Around 20 miles east of Ocean Grove, use it as a base to do a little windsurfing or fishing. Lake Lorne Reserve and Australian Royal Botanic Garden should also be on your to-do list while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Ocean Grove?

Appreciate the culture and energy of Ocean Grove from the comfort and privacy of your own studio apartment. Whether you're looking to kick back on your own or have a good time with friends, you'll find the perfect studio apartment in and around Ocean Grove:

  • Get out and explore from the comfort of "Thebeach Great Ocean Road Waterfront Moggs Creek. Space And Luxury Just For 2". This vacation rental is a superb base for discovering the sights and features amenities including an ocean view and WiFi.
  • Another inviting option is "Le Petit Palais Du Port". Make the most of an iron and ironing board, golf and other handy amenities during your vacation.

There are many highlights around Ocean Grove to put on your to-do list. Satisfy your inner culture fan and visit Linden Arts Centre & Gallery and Gallery 40.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Ocean Grove?

From chic studio apartments to sprawling vacation homes, Vrbo has your quick escape sorted. Here are some of our favorite picks in and around Ocean Grove:

  • If you can only spare a night or two, "Pine Hill - Located At Olinda" is a fantastic choice. It's close to central Ocean Grove, so you'll be within easy reach of lots of attractions.
  • "The Cottage At Highfield Park" is also ideally located. Settle in here and find out why many guests rate this property as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Ocean Grove?

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic weekend escape. If you're eager to spend a couple of evenings away with your other half, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Ocean Grove that will set your heart aflutter:

  • Put on some soothing music and chill together at "Thebeach Great Ocean Road Waterfront Moggs Creek. Space And Luxury Just For 2". Around 30 miles from Ocean Grove, this property has everything you need for a romantic getaway, including a music library and air conditioning.
  • "Tree Top Views - Family And Dog Friendly" is another wonderful option that's guaranteed to impress. It's around 14 miles from Ocean Grove and comes with winery tours and air conditioning.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Ocean Grove?

Big groups mean a whole lot of fun. They also mean finding a place that'll easily fit your whole gang. Browse our large group vacation rentals in or around Ocean Grove and get your favorite people together under the same roof:

  • Providing comfort, space and privacy, you'll get your guests' stamp of approval at "Family/pet Friendly Home With Free Wifi". Up to 12 people can be accommodated at this escape which has 4 bedrooms, a fireplace and a garden. This top pick is around 16 miles to the southeast of Ocean Grove.
  • Nothing's more important than being with the people you love, and "Serenity Torquay Ocean View: Luxury Beachfront" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 12 miles to the west of Ocean Grove, as many as 12 guests can stay in this vacation rental which has 4 bedrooms. A nearby waterfront and a garden are among the numerous amenities at hand here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Ocean Grove?

A pool is often a must-have when deciding where to stay on vacation, particularly if you've got kids in tow. Browse these houses with a pool in or near Ocean Grove and fill your days with splashing good fun:

  • Pack your swimming gear and book a few days at "Ocean Grove Holiday House Spacious Relax Large Deck". There are also lots of other appealing amenities here, including outdoor furniture and a stair gate.
  • Spend laid-back days swimming or just unwinding by the water at "Oceania Beach House / Large Gas Log Fire And Smart Tv". This vacation home is also a firm favorite and offers a balcony, a toaster and more.

Not sure what the weather is like in Ocean Grove? It has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 55 ºF to 75 ºF. If you're searching for more inspiration on places to stay in this amazing destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to check out our entire selection of Ocean Grove vacation rentals.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in or near Ocean Grove?

You'll always have more fun sharing those special memories with the ones that are closest to your heart. Whether you're planning a family reunion or reuniting with friends, we'll have a large vacation rental to suit your style. These are two of our best in and around Ocean Grove:

  • Invite your nearest and dearest to "Tree Top Views - Family And Dog Friendly", which has 4 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 guests. This retreat is located 14 miles to the southeast of Ocean Grove and comes with amenities such as a garden and a separate dining area.
  • "Rye Cottage - Live Like A Local…scandi Style" also offers the space you need to reconnect with loved ones. This property is around 18 miles to the southeast of central Ocean Grove and accommodates 8 guests in its 3 bedrooms. Childrens activities and a living room will help keep everyone happy and comfortable.

If you're hoping to visit some family-friendly attractions in the area, you're spoiled for choice. SEA LIFE Melbourne, Eureka Tower and Luna Park promise lots of fun for both kids and grown-ups.