Clifftop Cottage
@ The Portsea Camp

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Perched on a private clifftop with stunning panoramic bay views, Clifftop Cottage is a historic gem built circa 1887. Originally serving as the residence for Fort Nepean’s Master Gunner, this property has played a crucial role in Australia’s military history during both World Wars. Now beautifully restored, it offers guests a unique and serene getaway in Portsea, enveloped by original bunkers and military fortifications.


5 guests (maximum 3 adults)
Ideal for families, history enthusiasts, and those seeking a peaceful retreat
Historic significance with modern comforts
Direct access to Portsea front beach and Shelley Beach via public beach paths

Clifftop Cottage in Portsea

Experience a slice of Victorian history with a stay at the Clifftop Cottage, offering unparalleled views and a tranquil setting on the Mornington Peninsula. This property is not just an accommodation; it’s a journey through time, providing a cosy retreat amidst historical surroundings.

All profits from stays at this property go to The Portsea Camp, who support disadvantaged and special needs children and their families.

Accommodation Features

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Kitchen & Dining

A restored kitchen with a large stove/oven and a dining room seating 6, perfect for family meals.

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With prior approval, your small, house-trained non-shedding pets are welcome.

Room Configurations

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Master Bedroom

1 x queen bed

2 Guests

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1 x tri-bunk with double on bottom, single on top

3 Guests

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2 Living Spaces

Main living area with large comfortable modular couch, open fireplace, air-conditioning and smart TV. Plus a separate kids lounge.


Viewing Deck & Beach Access

Uninterrupted panoramic bay views offer a serene backdrop for relaxation. Unwind in comfortable deck chairs, soaking in the peaceful ambiance, or take advantage of direct beach access for a leisurely stroll along the shore. This exclusive spot provides the perfect escape to nature’s beauty, right at your doorstep.

  • Uninterrupted panoramic bay views
  • Deck chairs for relaxation
  • Direct beach access
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Book Your Stay at The Cilltop Cottage

Join us at Clifftop Cottage for a unique stay that combines the intrigue of Victorian history with the serenity of Portsea’s coastal landscape. Contact Us today to plan your visit or to learn more about this one-of-a-kind property.

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