Drift House

Room or Suite

98 Gipps St, Port Fairy
  • 1-8 Guests
  • 1-4 Bedrooms
  • 1-4 Beds
  • 1 Bathrooms

A boutique beauty with unique abodes, within towel-flinging distance of the beach

Property reviewed by Sarah Gamboni

Behind a graceful heritage façade of wrought iron and stone lies one of Victoria’s best-kept secrets. In the laidback coastal town of Port Fairy, three hours’ drive west of Melbourne, Drift House is a designer beach house with serious style cred. This adults-only retreat is home to four ultra-luxe suites, each with a distinct personality.

Sprawling over the entire ground floor of the original homestead, suite One boasts an open fireplace, contemporary kitchenette, sleek all-black bathroom, and a deep stone soaking tub in the corner of the bedroom.

On the floor above, suite Two works a chic aesthetic of dove grey and sage green, enhanced by large-scale abstract canvases. Soakers may want to look elsewhere, as there’s no tub here: the payoff is the expansive verandah, ideal for alfresco dining à deux.

Decked out with reclaimed timber and rugged stone, and sporting a private courtyard with outdoor fireplace, suite Three is a natural beauty. Light-filled suite Four is our pick for movie buffs, thanks to its projector screen. It also has a king-size bed and bathtub.

While the styles may change between suites, one thing remains a constant: intuitive service and a host of luxury extras that ensure you need not leave your room, including sumptuous breakfast hampers and a ‘Maxibar’ packed with pasta, sauces, wine, sweets and everything you’ll need for an indulgent in-room meal.

If you do slip out of your room, Port Fairy’s relaxed cafes, restaurants and walking trails are on your doorstep. Wander to Griffiths Island or take a dip in Port Fairy Bay, or jump in your car to explore the region’s pristine wildlife reserves.

Just don’t drift too far… that Maxibar awaits.


  • Swimming pool
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Crockery/utensils
  • Breakfast provisions
  • Minibar
  • Pantry items
  • Internet
  • TV
  • DVD/Blu-ray player
  • iPod dock
  • Sound system
  • Books
  • Fireplace
  • Bath
  • Toiletries provided
  • Laundry facilities
  • Iron
  • Parking

Perfect for...

  • Couples
  • Luxury
  • Beach
  • Unique
  • Spa & relaxation


Five-minute walk to the beach at Port Fairy Bay. 20-minute walk to Griffiths Island. 10-minute drive to Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve. 30 kilometres from Warrnambool train station. 40-minute drive to Mount Eccles National Park. Four-hour drive from Melbourne airport.

Price & Availability

This property can be booked instantly by credit card. Online bookings incur a 4.5% service fee, which is added to the total on the check-out page once you select a room to book.

Cancellation policy

All bookings made on Beautiful Accommodation are subject to a cancellation fee of 12.5% (of the total transaction value), in addition to the existing cancellation policy of the property:

For cancellations more than 28 days prior to the arrival date a full refund less an $80 administration fee will be made. If cancellation occurs less than 28 days prior to the arrival date Drift House will retain 50% of the accommodation fee. No shows and cancellations within 24 hours prior to arrival will result in 100% full tariff charge being deducted from your credit card.

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Cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the arrival date will be charged 100% of the total accommodation fee. No shows and cancellations within 24 hours prior to arrival will result in 100% full tariff charge being deducted from your credit card.

Check-in policy

Check in: 15:00
Check out: 11:00