Nelson By The Sea

Pool or Hot Tub, Sorrento

80% Pawsome
3 Bedrooms
8 People
2 Baths

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everything you hope for in a beach house

we love this because…

As a family when we think if a beach holiday house we hope for white weatherboards, porthole style windows and timber boardwalks.  So when we arrived at NELSON BY THE SEA we knew we had found the perfect escape.

Tucked away in a quiet pocket close to Sorrento and the beach it was an easy 15-minute walk to the Sorrento Sailing Club and a little longer to walk into Sorento townships itself.

We stayed with extended family and teenage kids.  there was space for everyone inside this contemporary house with its high cathedral ceilings, wooden floorboards and contrasting beams.

The grandparents sat and read outside, the kids played billiards downstairs and watched movies but everyone came together on the huge deck with hydrotherapy spa.  There is a beautiful Peppercorn Tree in the garden and the grassed lawn was perfect for a bit of backyard cricket and safe for our pooch.

We took a short walk to the private (shared) tennis court close by, popped our name down on the list to reserve it for a friendly game and even had a bbq close by with drinks while we competed in our tournament.

We walked the dog to the Koonya Dog Beach which only takes about 20 minutes and he loves the shallow waters that go out for miles.

For dinner, “The Baths” is our favourite restaurant and is only a 30-minute walk away.  We watch the Sorrento/Queenscliff ferry dock on the hour and the weather change across the bay.  For something special, we love Loquat and its only a 20-minute walk from Nelson by the Sea.


What fun! a new house to visit that lets four-legged friends like me sleep inside.

Yay! a garden with tall fences to keep me safe.  Love the trees and bushes, there are lots of interesting smells.  Are those possums in the trees?

The beach nearby is fine for me to walk on a lead but my hoomans take me to the many leash free beaches and parks in the area.

And there’s a special basket just for me. No way!  What’s in there?   Ooh, ooh! a treat from PAWDINKUM.  I LOVE THIS PLACE.

Short Stay Certificate No. STRA0161/20

Bedding Configuration

1 x
King Bed
1 x
Queen Bed
2 x
Bunk Bed


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Tub
  • BBQ
  • Coffee Machine - Breville Nespresso
  • Dishwasher
  • Ducted Heating
  • Fire - Wood Log Fire
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen provided
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool Table
  • Smart TV
  • Spa (Outdoor)/Hot Tub/Jacuzzi
  • Tennis Court (Communal)
  • Wifi Internet



We had a wonderful family holiday staying at Nelsons by the Sea. The property was very clean, spacious and well equiped. My kids really enjoyed having the spa and games room. We’re already looking forward to our next stay!

Liz, April 2022

Property was a terrific central location - less than a 5 min drive from the Sorrento/Queenscliff Sea ferry - a great way to kick start our break away! The secure and spacious yard was perfect for our dog who was happy to watch us relax in the deck spa each day. Flowing open plan living area onto the wrap around decking was a great feature and really kept guests connected during the stay - even during yoga on the sun drenched deck! Would recommend as a comfortable, functional, spacious and central stay

Elizabeth, Mar 2023

Excellent house in a fabulous location supported by friendly and efficient customer service. Enough space for everyone to either play or relax. The teens enjoyed the games room, everyone loved the spa, really easy to rest and relax with the whole family including the dogs.

Naomi, January 2024

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Minimum stays

Standard 2 night
Long weekends: 3 night
Melbourne Cup weekend: 4 night
Easter: 4 night
Premium (Vic School Summer Holidays) : 7 night

Longer Stay Discounts are automatically applied for 5+ nights (excludes Premium, Easter and Public Holidays)

*prices listed include all booking, service, linen and cleaning fees