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Drift House

Victoria, Australia


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Luxury Holidays At Drift House

The brainchild of owners John and Colleen, The Drift House lies in the heart of Port Fairy, just a short distance from the western end of the spectacular Great Ocean Road and is the perfect base from which to explore the inland paradise of the Grampians National Park. Featuring reclaimed timbers, smooth concrete, and local stone, this beautiful retreat features just six suites boasting simple and clever architecture which has brought new life to a heritage building in a thoughtful and exciting way. Each suite has its own character and unique features, complimented by stunning bathrooms, spacious living and sleeping areas, and a small kitchenette with a well-stocked minibar. There’s no in-house restaurant, however, breakfast is served each morning in The Salon, featuring the finest local produce and three times a week a fabulous a la carte menu is available for guests who’d like to dine in. Mingle with fellow guests over pre-dinner drinks if the mood takes you. This adults-only haven is peaceful and tranquil, restrained yet playful, and brings a unique retreat to Port Fairy.

  • Type: Boutique Hotel
  • Summary: Boutique, adults-only accommodation in Port Fairy
  • Feature: Six bespoke and individually designed suites
  • Rooms: 6 Suites
  • Nearest airport: Mount Gambier
Location and transfer

Approximately 100 minutes by private car transfer


No two suites at the Drift House are the same, each offering a unique and intriguing place to stay and brimming with character and personality. Whichever you choose, you can be assured of eye-catching design, superior comfy beds, and spectacular bathrooms.

   Suite One:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 47m²
  • Room View: Peaceful street views
  • Facilities: Taking the whole ground floor of the original bluestone building, this elegant suite boasts an open fireplace, king-size or twin beds, and an elegant bathroom with black tiles and a rainfall shower. A standalone stone bath occupies one corner of the bedroom and guests can also enjoy exclusive use of the private veranda which runs the length of the suite.
   Suite Two:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 47m²
  • Room View: Port Fairy Views
  • Facilities: Suite Two occupies the entire first floor of the original building and is a light and vibrant suite; the perfect representation of coastal style. Original artwork creates natural divisions between the living and sleeping spaces while the beautiful bathroom features a soothing walk-in shower. A private balcony offers a place to relax and soak up the vibes of Port Fairy.
   Suite Three:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 67m²
  • Room View: Private courtyard
  • Facilities: Large and modern with a design that showcases a plethora of natural, recycled materials, this suite is heaven. The creative use of space, polished concrete, and reclaimed timbers combine to offer a gloriously rustic-luxe suite with a private walled courtyard, complete with a huge open fireplace.
   Suite Four:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 63m²
  • Room View: Moyne River Views
  • Facilities: Sitting within a modern extension, this stunning suite is a masterclass in contemporary design. The architects were given free reign with this suite and the results are spectacular. Floor-to-ceiling louvre blinds enable you to adjust the light according to your mood and the spacious bathroom features a walk-in rain shower, large bath, and stretches the whole length of the suite.
   Suite Five:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 42m²
  • Room View: Garden Views
  • Facilities: Suite Five comprises half of the Edwardian Villa and is filled with light. Tactile fabrics and soft linens create a sumptuous and warm place to stay, the stunning bathroom has a rainfall shower and a standalone bath, and there’s a front veranda perfect for afternoon snoozes.
   Suite Six:expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 44m²
  • Room View: Private courtyard
  • Facilities: Mute colours, natural light and a private courtyard come together to create a space which puts relaxation centre stage. Original features such as the open fireplace sit shoulder to shoulder with modern design and the gorgeous, tiled bathroom boasts a walk in-shower and large bath. The private courtyard is a place to ease into the day gently with a coffee in hand.

There is no restaurant as such, however ,The Salon is the heart of Drift House and this beautiful garden pavilion offers a stunning dining and lounge space. Start the day here with a delicious breakfast, drift over as the sun sinks over the yard arm for carefully curated cocktails and tempting pre-dinner snacks. Dinner is usually available Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings, but may change subject to demand. There’s also an honesty bar.

The Salon:expand_more
  • Cuisine: Modern global cuisine
  • Setting: Garden Pavilion
  • Dress Code: Casually elegant
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Option: Yes
  • Reservation Required: Yes
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Luxury Beach

Set alongside the Moyne River, Drift House is approximately 5 minutes' walk from the picturesque East Beach. While East Beach is a public beach, it is well maintained and is patrolled by lifeguards. Relax, unwind, and get comfortable on Port Fairy’s main beach, perfect for swimming in the blue waters or enjoying a stroll down the sandy shore.


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