Find the best place to stay — Cowes

Where to stay around Cowes?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,219 holiday lettings near Cowes. From 1,035 houses to 75 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cowes is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cowes?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cowes. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Phillip Island Ferry Dock: 2,034 holiday lettings
  • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit: 1,665 holiday lettings
  • Purple Hen Winery: 1,396 holiday lettings
  • Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens: 3,723 holiday lettings
  • Phillip Island Nature Park: 1,356 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cowes listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent houses in Cowes?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,035 houses in Cowes. Our other popular types of Cowes holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 75 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 23 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including lodges and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cowes?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 76 holiday homes with pool available in Cowes. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday villa in Cowes, Australia your home away from home

    Cowes is an attractive town and resort on Philip Island, sitting on the north coast, facing neighbouring French Island and the Mornington Peninsula on the Victoria mainland. Easily reached from Cowes holiday villas are lovely sandy beaches and an excellent variety of attractions and amenities for all the family.

    Things to do in Cowes, Australia

    Cowes holiday accommodation is set on Philip Island’s main town for commerce, with a variety of shops and restaurants including artisan studios and waterfront eateries to choose from. If you’re a golfer then there are two courses in the area, with Cowes Golf Course and Philip Island Golf Club both found on the edge of the town. Elsewhere there’s a bowling alley in the town, or for relaxation you could head to one of the day retreats and spas.

    From a Cowes self-catering holiday villa you’ll be able to get out and see more of Philip Island. The port of Rhyll would be a great place to take part in maritime activities, like sailing and angling. At Rhyll Inlet you’ll find a world-renowned site for migratory birds, with mangroves, salt flats and marshes. There are specially installed boardwalks here, along which you’ll be able to spot koalas in the trees. Further around the east coast of Philip Island is Newhaven a great spot for water sports – you could hire a kayak and head over to neighbouring Churchill Island. Meanwhile nearby Cape Woolamai is one of the most popular beaches for surfing in Victoria, and also boasts an abundance of avian wildlife.

    Elsewhere on the island around Cowes self-catering accommodation are a number of wineries, where you’ll be able to take part in tastings and enjoy lunch. For the freshest seafood you could head for the San Remo Fisherman’s Collective, where you’ll be able to buy fish straight of the boat.

    Places to visit on holiday in Cowes, Australia

    Cowes holiday accommodation is a short ferry ride from Mornington Peninsula, a lovely rural area, with farms and vineyards. The interior of the cape is home to numerous wineries, with ten options for tasting sessions and sophisticated lunches. The coastal landscapes here are also lovely, with spectacular cliffs and beaches to be found at Mornington Peninsula National Park.

    Weather in Cowes, Australia

    At self-catering holiday accommodation on Cowes you’ll encounter a temperate climate, which makes for moderately warm weather in summer, and mild winters, when temperatures only get close to freezing at night in June and July.

    Cheap flights to Cowes, Australia

    Qantas has flights to Melbourne (MEL) from London-Heathrow (LHR), and from this airport there’s a two-hour drive down to self-catering holiday villas in Cowes.

    Attractions in and around Cowes

    Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Cowes? Some of the area's family-friendly attractions for travellers include Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Nobbies Centre and Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Cowes Beach, and green spaces such as Forrest Caves and Penguin Parade. Activities around the area include Phillip Island Ferry Dock, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and Phillip Island Winery. Stop by Purple Hen Winery, Stony Point Rd Ferry Terminal and National Vietnam Veterans Museum while in the area. You may also want to visit Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, Phillip Island Nature Park or Stonier Winery.