in Lorne

from $365
per night
Car parks
 4.71/5 (26 Reviews)


Welcome to Valetta. This absolutely charming, renovated period cottage is ideally located in the highly sought after Fern Avenue. BYO linen - hire available


This absolutely charming, renovated period cottage is ideally located in the highly sought after Fern Avenue. Located just 5 minutes walk from Lorne shops, restaurants and beaches, Valetta is a simple yet spectacular family beach home. Enjoy the character and ambience of 12 foot high ceilings, polished wooden floorboards and wrap-around verandah with ocean views. Set in sprawling private gardens, multiple outdoor sitting/dining areas and paved courtyard. The combined lounge/dining area is flanked by glass doors bringing the outdoor spaces inside and vise versa. Other features include open fire, gas heating, spacious rear yard, separate bungalow with ensuite. Valetta is simply an idyllic beach house for 2 couples or a small family, within a stroll from the many delights of Lorne. Come see for yourself.

Strict no party policy (schoolies, hens, bucks etc.) See terms and conditions.

Forced move in days may apply over peak times. See terms and conditions

Linen not provided-hire available

Just a few general words about the property.

It is important to understand this property is a holiday rental, not a shared space or principle place of residence, which ensures you privacy and quiet enjoyment. It is also professionally managed, giving you peace of mind of 24/7 support by a local, just around the corner.

Pricing is based around seasons, length of stay and number of guests. It is important all bookings reflect the exact number of guests. If this changes, you must contact us. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the published rates across all booking platforms, however Great Ocean Road Real Estate Holidays reserves the right to correct pricing errors.

Unless otherwise previously agreed, all stays must only be used for private residential usage and to accommodate the number of guests stated on your booking. Unless ‘Pets Welcome’ is advertised, the property is strictly no pets.

All holiday accommodation bookings are accepted on the basis that all occupants will treat the property with the same respect as their own home in accordance with the “House Rules”. Noise audible outside the property is prohibited between 10pm and 8am.

We love professionally managing holiday homes and guest experiences and look forward to welcoming you to our backyard.

Great Ocean Road Holidays


Air Conditioning: Split system
Pets Friendly
Washing Machine

Extra Features

Bath Tub
Big Screen TV
Cooking Basics
DVD Player
Enclosed Yard
Hot Water
Linen Not Provided
Microwave Oven
Pets Welcome
Shower Outdoor
Smoke Alarm

Bedding Configuration

Room 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Room 2
  • Single Bed x 1
  • Bunk Bed x 1


3 Fern Avenue, Lorne



 4.71/5 (26 Reviews)

Home away from home

Jo a - 22nd April 2024

Valetta is very much to our lifestyle. Valetta has the old world character of beach houses of the past apart from being a homely dwelling . We especially appreciated the open fire , just as we enjoy at home !

Reply 25th April 2024

Hi Jo and Mal, Your review made our day! It's wonderful to hear that Valetta has exceeded your expectations. We are pleased that you found comfort and familiarity during your stay. It has been an absolute pleasure hosting and serving you!


Mimi S - 9th April 2024

"Great stay."

Reply 11th April 2024

Wow! It's the best thing we could hope for. Thank you for choosing our accommodation, Mimi.

Great Place by the beach

Bilal T - 9th April 2024

Great cosy place by the beach and the shops. We had a nice time and hope to come back again soon 😊."

Reply 11th April 2024

Thank you, Bilal! That's what we exactly hope for. We look forward to your return.

Dog friendly Cottage

Shelley P - 8th April 2024

Valetta is a great location to enjoy central Lorne and we loved finding a dog friendly place to stay for our much needed getaway. The cottage itself is rustic and nicely styled, however it's a tad tired and we arrived to no hot water, the manual said to turn of fthe hot water at departure.. So we thought it would be hot on day 2, but it got colder. I mentioned this upon checkout and the person i spoke with said it was a known issue. The cottage could have done with a clean pre arrival too.

Reply 11th April 2024

Hi Shelley, Thank you for sharing your experience. We apologise for any inconvenience your stay has caused, especially with the hot water. We encourage our guests to report issues immediately for assistance. Rest assured that we are on top of this as we strive to improve our service for our future guests. We hope to welcome you back for an even better experience.

Great location, amazing views

Milosh M - 11th September 2022

Really great house for the family. So close to all the Lorne city restaurants and shops, and such a fantastic view from the house.

Lovely place in an amazing location

Jannet D - 22nd April 2022

Great location with amazing view. Cosy house that has everything you need. Open fireplace and pet friendly- what more could you ask for?

Doggy Heaven

Sophie B - 17th December 2021

What a lovely cottage. We really appreciated the kitchen having everything you need, especially great knives. The outdoor shower was brilliant for the dogs. Have booked for next year.

Another comfortable stay

Sonja J - 11th December 2021

Our fifth stay at this property, it has such a good vibe.

Cute Cottage so close to the beach

Michelle S - 5th December 2021

We had a lovely time at Valletta, so close to everything with a fully equipped kitchen and cosy house, with a beautiful garden. Thanks again Kacey, Liz and the team at Great Ocean Road Holidays, they always make the process so easy.

A great escape

Jay M - 28th May 2021

This was the second time this year staying at the beautiful old cottage. Fantastic location and a great view. I want to say a big thank you to the owners for installing reverse cycle aircon. It kept the place toasty and warm. Look forward to coming back again.

Reply 9th June 2021

Looking forward to seeing you again Jay! GORH

Beautiful views

Lauren C - 25th May 2021

The views far better than the photos show. We were blessed with gorgeous weather (in late May!) and spent a lot of time on the verandah relaxing while the kids and dog played in the great size garden. If you have a little dog like ours there are escape spots which we blocked up with the fire wood - front fence and driveway fence. One of the swings out the front looked a bit too thread bear. The cottage is totally charming, comfy and well equipped. We'd definitely stay again.

Practically perfect in every way

Melanie R - 18th April 2021

Beautiful old home, great location, gorgeous garden setting. One of our favourites.

Lovely outdoors

Chloe M - 23rd November 2020

Thank you for our stay at this property. The house was great, the garden lovely & perfect for our weekend away. Just a note about the gas heater in the living area, my husband is a gas plumber and said that this heater would absolutely be leaking carbon monoxide and needs to be disconnected right away as it is a serious risk. This type of heater is illegal now days. Also, the house is due for a good spring clean. The walls, in the corners, on shelves & under chairs/beds was exceptionally dirty.

Anonymous - 4th July 2020

We had a lovely stay at the beach house with our little dog. It's a block away from cafes and the beach. Lovely and cosy with great views.

Couldn't be happier!

Rosalind - 22nd March 2020

We had such a lovely stay, full of character and great for the family including the four legged one!

A very comfortable stay

Sonja - 22nd September 2019

This is our 4th visit to Valetta and again it did not disappoint. The location is brilliant, the home is very comfortable and is perfect for all the family, including the dog. Well be back!

Terrific Home

Chris - 17th September 2019

'This is a terrific home with views, and very well located only a few minutes walk to the main street in Lorne

We loved our stay!

Anthony - 19th July 2019

A big thanks to the owners of Valletta... Great position in Lorne, great views of Aireys lighthouse from the deck... close to all you need. Also, thanks for providing a place to have pets, so convenient in Lorne, our guy loved the yard to roam around and spending time on the deck in the sun. Great open fire and split wood provided - quite handy on the cooler nights. Many thanks again, we loved our stay....

Excellent Location!

Alison - 21st April 2019

Excellent location- close to everything. Everyone felt comfortable and at home. Will definitely be back!

Well keep and comfortable holiday home

Stephen - 26th February 2019

This holiday home is located within walking distance to Lorne's central shopping strip and main beach. It was so nice to leave the car in the driveway for a few days. The house is complemented by a beautiful garden settings (both front and backyard) and well equipped with a range of outside seats and sun umbrellas. We had a very relaxing stay and would highly recommend this property

The best location!!!

Bridey - 17th December 2018

The location is absolutely perfect! Not only is Lorne a great destination but the house was better than I could have hoped for and suited our needs to a tee. The weather sat in the mid twenties during our stay and we felt very comfortable for my family and our two dogs. Did I mention the garden? Wow. It even came with stunning views of the beach. The Great Ocean Road Real Estate team were just wonderful and were so lovely to deal with that I wouldn't hesitate booking with them again. Thank you for a great holiday.

perfect for a family seaside stay

Amanda - 21st November 2018

We had a fantastic stay and really appreciated all the thoughtful touches that made everything easy to find and enjoy. Our 15 month old had an absolute ball, this is a holiday home that is as lovely to spend time in along with the beautiful Lorne beaches, cafes and parks. So comfy for grown ups, kids and pets.The Great Ocean Road Real Estate team were also really lovely too and very helpful. Thank you and we would

Great location, great views

Sonja - 5th November 2018

This is our second stay at Valetta and it didn’t disappoint. The house is well appointed and has everything for a comfortable stay. The views are great and there’s always a sunny spot to be found around the garden.

Great Location and Views

DozersHumans - 11th June 2018

The Good .. It's Old, quaint and comfortable. A true beach house experience. Great location, awesome views from the large decks, walking distance to all Lorne has to offer. The dog loved the big secure yard and open fire. Kitchen very well equipped with all you need for an extended stay. The Bad,, It's Old,Has all the quirks of an old property. Difficult to heat, bathroom could be updated, has shower over bath with a curtain. We stayed 15 nights, 2 humans and a dog all had a great time and would be happy to return.

Right in the heart of town!

NathanIman - 13th June 2017

We loved the classic feeling of this gorgeous Victorian home. The land is huge, so there was plenty of room for our dogs to run around (and plenty of room for those that have kids too I imagine). The home was clean, inviting and we LOVED the open fire, it was so gorgeous on a cold winters night. Great kitchen with everything you need. The location is incredibly central, you can literally walk everywhere. We particularly liked the views and the big balcony to relax on. Awesome house.

Relax on the verandah

Rosie - 10th March 2017

Valetta is a Victorian-era house situated in Lorne, one street back from the main street. It's been very attractively renovated, is light and airy but done without spoiling many of the original features. The two bedrooms still appear to be original and the main bedroom has a very comfortable Queen sized bed.The second bedroom is meant for children but is ok for adults, with 2 bunk beds and a single bed. There is a bungalow at the back with its own bathroom and a sofa bed. The living area is very comfortable with a long sofa, TV and DVD etc. If you sit at the end of the sofa, you can look out at the view of the sea, which is also available from the veranda. There are several outdoor areas to sit, and a pleasant garden - great for the dog to run around in. The kitchen was well-supplied - good chopping knives, dishwasher etc. The bathroom is quite basic but attractive enough. Our favourite activity at the house was sitting and relaxing on the veranda looking out at the view of the ocean, beautiful even at night.