Absolute beachfront luxury at Hearns Beach Villas

Hearns Beach Villas

The Great Ocean Road had been long and winding during our Victorian road trip, but as we drew towards its end we were encouraged by locals to keep going – “Don’t miss Port Fairy!”  they said…so on we went, past Warrnambool and continued on down the coast for another 20 minutes to the gem of Port Fairy, and the indulgence of our accommodation – Hearns Beach Villas…

Hearns Beach Villas are quite deceptive when you first approach them. Just a couple of minutes away from the quaint fishing village of Port Fairy, we had decided to go and inspect them before committing to stay. They sat huddled together at the end of a peaceful farming road, curious cows stationed along either side.

Hearns Beach Villas are nestled into the sand dunes

Hearns Beach Villas are nestled into the sand dunes

I knew that, thanks to their name, there must be a beach there somewhere… I left the family sitting in the car as I looked for a path to get around the side of the villas and up over the low dunes that were blocking my view. Thinking back, I suppose it may have looked a little odd to my waiting family, but I was determined to take a look! After I managed to get to the point where I could finally see, I paused for a moment before returning to the car and blurting out,  “Okay, we have to stay here!”

The view from Hearns Beach Villas is quite simply, spectacular

The view from Hearns Beach Villas is quite simply, spectacular

The secret these beautiful villas were concealing was the most incredible absolute-beachfront views. Beautiful, wild, wave-breaking ocean that looks as thought it could sweep right up into the Villa without too much trouble at all – but of course it doesn’t, as there are dunes below, and then a thin line of black basalt boulders between you and the sea.

Although the view alone is more than enough reason to want to stay at Hearns Beach, the charms of these secluded and very private villas don’t end there.

Open plan and oh-so-stylish - Hearns Beach Villa's elegant interior

Open plan and oh-so-stylish – Hearns Beach Villa’s elegant interior

Hearns Beach Villas are the height of modern luxury. A huge open-plan living area encompasses the dining area sweeping down to the kitchen, then large lounge area. The lounge is furnished with comfy leather sofas and a rocking recliner – all interior decoration is stylish and minimal – easy on the eye. A flat screen TV is mounted above the gas-fire, which charmingly flickers between both lounge and large master bedroom for chilly evenings. In addition to the gas fire is a split-system dual climate control unit to effectively heat or air condition.

There’s a DVD player for movie nights and a great CD stereo system tucked away in the cupboard.

Both the lounge and master bedroom feature floor to ceiling glass windows and sliding doors to take advantage of that incredible view – you can literally wake up in the morning in the massive King bed, staring at the beautiful Southern Ocean crashing against the rocks – just to remind you of where you are staying!

The master bedroom has a gas fire, TV & window to the Jacuzzi - and its views are unsurpassed

The master bedroom has a gas fire, TV & window to the Jacuzzi – and its views are unsurpassed

There is a good-sized second bedroom at the other end of the villa which has two single beds and built-in wardrobes containing the various essentials – an iron and ironing board, clothes airer and ducted vacuum cleaner.

The second bedroom is roomy and bright with built-in wardrobes

The second bedroom is roomy and bright with built-in wardrobes

In the voluminous luxury bathroom between the two bedrooms you’ll find a separate toilet, a hairdryer in the vanity, an inset glass shower and huge Jacuzzi-spa-bath separated by a large glass viewing window from the master bedroom – again to access the ocean view. Make use of the supplied bathroom accessories for a scented holiday bath from heaven!

The enormous bathroom Jacuzzi is opulent luxury with a great view!

The enormous bathroom Jacuzzi is opulent luxury with a great view!

The kitchen is central, with a large bench-table, and houses every top-quality convenience you could wish for. Concealed away behind cupboard doors you’ll find a super-quiet LG combined washing machine and dryer, full-size Fisher & Paykel fridge, dishwasher and microwave. Tea and coffee facilities, including a plunger and UHT milk are all supplied, and you’ll find lots of handy appliances hiding in the kitchen draws and cupboards, including a wine chiller, electric frypan, sandwich maker, and of course, toaster.

This kitchen looks sleek and slimline, yet it's hiding lots of state-of-the-art appliances!

This kitchen looks sleek and slimline, yet it’s hiding lots of state-of-the-art appliances!

From both the lounge and master bedroom you can access the large ocean-front deck. The deck is furnished with twin wooden deck chairs and a small table and chairs – perfect for those relaxed morning coffees or beach-side dinner – with a contemplative local wine, perhaps!

The deck is where you're going to spend a lot of time at Hearns Beach...

The balcony is where you’re going to spend a lot of time at Hearns Beach…

It’s not difficult to spend a lot of time on the ocean-front deck at Hearns Beach Villas, simply taking in the sea view. I found myself quite mesmerised by the ocean and its ever-changing currents.

The children found it fun to follow the sandy path down from the deck to go exploring in the small dunes or close to the seashore, waving up at me now and then until I would join them.

Exploring the villa's "backyard" - paths to the beaches are just seconds away!

Exploring the villa’s “backyard” – paths to the beaches are just seconds away!

In clear weather you can see a distant table-top island we were told was a large seal colony, and the way this part of the coast is positioned means that you have those spectacular sunsets into the sea.

At the entrance to the Villa from the car park you’ll find another large entertaining deck complete with BBQ and dining setting. You certainly won’t run short of eating area options!

If you can tear y0urself away from the villa, go exploring in the beautiful historic fishing village of nearby Port Fairy

If you can tear yourself away from the villa, go exploring in the beautiful historic Port Fairy

With only two minute drive to Port Fairy, these villas are ideally situated to be within easy reach of the pubs, restaurants, galleries and surf beaches of Port Fairy, an idyllic fishing village and historic whaler and sealer port, now famed for its beauty, culture and history.

It’s also just a ten minute drive from the villas to the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve for koala spotting, and only twenty minute to Warrnambool, a large city centre with lots of shops and other tourist attractions, including the Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village – a must for families.

A Hearns Beach Villa video tour…

To get a feel for Hearns Beach Villas, you might like to take a stroll with me through the one we spent two nights in, in this short walk-through video…

 Hearns Beach Villas are located at 13-17 Thistle Place, Port Fairy in Victoria. Phone +61 3 5568 3150. You can view the official Hearns Beach Villas website here for more information and to book a Hearns Beach Villa.

Hearns Beach Villas location on Google Maps…

You can read all of the Let’s Go Mum! Victorian road trip blogs as we meander along the Shipwreck Coast of the Victorian Southern Ocean here.

Have you been to Port Fairy or Hearns Beach? Tell us in the comments below…



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