Where to stay around Cowes?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,241 holiday lettings near Cowes. From 1,044 houses to 79 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: 1,993 holiday lettings
  • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit: 1,660 holiday lettings
  • Purple Hen Winery: 1,402 holiday lettings
  • Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens: 3,696 holiday lettings
  • Phillip Island Nature Park: 1,362 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 1,044 houses in Cowes. Our other popular types of Cowes holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 79 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 21 self catering accommodations
  • Lodges: 6 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cowes?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 78 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.

    Activities and attractions in Cowes

    Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Cowes a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
    • Purple Hen Winery (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
    • Penguin Parade (6.4 mi / 10.2 km)
    • Churchill Island Heritage Farm (6.4 mi / 10.3 km)
    • Nobbies Centre (8 mi / 12.9 km)
    • Stonier Winery (9.2 mi / 14.8 km)

    Seasonal weather averages in Cowes

    If you're hoping to enjoy some warm-weather activities on your holiday, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

    Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Cowes

    Travellers enjoy Cowes for its island views and wildlife. Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Cowes is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

    • Cowes Beach (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
    • Phillip Island Nature Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
    • Rm Hooper Oval (12.7 mi / 20.4 km)
    • Karrawingi Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
    • Redhill Recreation Reserve (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
    • Arthurs Seat State Park (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)