Max guests: 12

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 7


Double: 2

Queen: 3


Location: Williamstown

Metro: Williamstown Beach
13mins walk

Street: Ferguson St Williamstown VIC 3016

Level: (with lift)

Nearby: Williamstown Beach

Prices from

1 guest: 190.00 AUD/night

2 guests: 200.00 AUD/night

Minimum nights: 2

Max guests: 12

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Winner of many awards, in both tourism and hospitality, this beautiful, large, recently refurbished Victorian B&B is in a fabulous location in the beautiful historic, waterside suburb of Williamstown. Just one door from the water and walking distance to restaurants, shops and yacht clubs, it is no wonder that it has a very high rate of return of happy guests.

The charming old home with its somewhat chequered history, (including having been in the past a large private home, boarding house, nunnery and a brothel!), boasts beautiful decor, very comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms (3 with spas) digital televisions, gas fireplaces in most bedrooms and one suite even has it's own private lounge room! There is also a large guest lounge with fire and large north facing sunny guest balcony with a lovely view of the CBD lights at night and a view in winter across the rooftops to the Westgate bridge. The delightful, walled courtyard garden is also very special.

Melissa spent years renovating, restoring and refurbishing and today is delighted that guests love what has been done. Most people comment on how much larger the house is than it looks from the street and ‘what a lovely feel’ the home has when they walk through. There is free car parking on-site for those driving in.

This is a large house (6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 3 living rooms!) with a lovely outdoor courtyard garden so there is plenty of room if guests want to relax and rewind and because there is so much to see and do in Williamstown, guests who choose to stay in often have the large upstairs guest lounge and deck to yourselves.  Guests can choose between 6 lovely rooms/suites (all with ensuites) and all rooms have full access to the beautiful, large guest lounge with north-facing balcony, unlimited tea,coffee & home-made munchies and a delicious full cooked breakfast.

The beds are all Queen size and very comfortable with beautiful linen, fresh flowers, digital TV’s etc. – all things to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Breakfast  (your choice of cooked or continental) is included in the tariff and is served in the upstairs guest lounge or on the large sunny, rear balcony. If you require a very early breakfast they will just leave a self serve Continental breakfast out for you.

Booking/Deposit Payment:
  • A deposit is required to secure a booking and can be done via secure online payment using credit card. Simply enter your dates and click BOOK, you will be prompted to enter your details and checkout.
  • After booking, you will receive an instant booking email confirming your reservation.
  • Balance is due on arrival.


Check in and Check out:


  • One of the friendly Captains Retreat hosts will welcome you at the house.
  • Check-in time is any time after 2PM. Please let them know if you will arrive later than 9pm.
  • Guests may be able to have earlier access if they request it prior to arrival, This will be dependant though on how early other guests leave and so if you want an early check in guaranteed, you can simply pay an extra nominal fee and they will reschedule staff to ensure that your room is ready for you.
  • Early deposit of your bags is possible but please arrange a time prior to your day of arrival since, understandably, the hosts don’t want to interrupt the serving of breakfast to other guests.
  • Check-out time is 11 AM.

Additional Information:

  • Sorry no pets allowed. Melissa has two beautiful cats, Leo and Simba, who are not allowed in the guest part of the house but who love to interact with guests who want to.
  • The whole house, balconies and gardens are non smoking so Melissa has arranged a smoking point for her smoking guests right next door at the Strand restaurant.
  • The home is wifi equipped so if you have a laptop, mobile or other device you can connect to the internet and work from anywhere in the house.

Williamstown Cottage:


There is also the charming ‘Williamstown Cottage’ right next to the main B&B house if you prefer to self cater. It sleeps four in two Queen bedrooms and has one bathroom. Guests who book this also have full access to the garden, upstairs lounge and balcony of the main B&B house. A breakfast basket is provided for the first morning’s breakfast.


Williamstown has a good breakfast culture and so there are numerous good breakfast cafes within a few minutes walk.


  • General
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Heating
  • Lift or Ground floor
  • Digicode
  • Non-smoking
  • Private Entry
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • With a View
  • Baby friendly
  • Babybed (x1)
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Towels/Linens
  • Iron
  • Bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Ensuite
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Bathtub (with shower)
  • Shower (walk-in)
  • W/C
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries
  • Bedroom
  • Clothes Hanger
  • TWIN Beds
  • Luggage Rack
  • Shelves storage
  • Bedroom Balcony
  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Minibar
  • Tea/coffee Making
  • Bedroom Desk
  • Bedroom TV
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Use
  • Coffee Machine
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Living
  • Private Lounge
  • Shared Lounge
  • Sofabed
  • Desk
  • Host Languages
  • English Speaking
  • French speaking
  • Spanish speaking
  • Italian speaking
  • Portuguese speaking
  • German speaking
  • Dutch speaking
  • Japanese speaking
  • Korean speaking
  • Chinese speaking
  • Media & Technology
  • Computer/Laptop
  • TV
  • Cable
  • Radio
  • Phone - local calls
  • Free overseas calls
  • Printer
  • General Services
  • Airport transfer - $
  • Breakfast Delivery
  • FREE laundry service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Box
  • FREE Parking on-site
  • Cleaning INCLUDED
  • Cleaning - $
  • 24hr assistance
  • 24hr tea/coffee
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry - $
  • Parking - $
  • Car Hire - $
  • Breakfast INCLUDED
  • Breakfast delivery (1st morning only)
  • Specialty Services
  • Language lessons
  • Gourmet Tour
  • Friendly conversations (English)
  • Guide/Tour by Car
  • Wine on Arrival
  • Flowers and/or wine at arrival
  • Platters with wine or champagne
  • Home cooked meals
  • Cooking lessons
  • Guided walks
  • Art lessons
  • Yoga class


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About the Neighbourhood


Williamstown is an historic seaport situated on a small peninsula with delightful views of the city and Port Phillip Bay. Staying at B&B Melissa - Captains Retreat you will be:

  • 12-15 minutes (longer in peak hour) from the Melbourne CBD,
  • 30 minutes from Avalon Airport and Jetstar flights,
  • 35 minutes from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport, and
  • 40 minutes from the start of the Great Ocean Road.

Easy access to Science Works Museum, The Substation, Seaworks, the Jawbone Marine Reserve, the Western Ring Road, Altona, Yarraville and Geelong.

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