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 euro/night

2 guests: 200.00 euro/night

Minimum nights: 2

Max guests: 12

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Just one door from the water and walking distance to restaurants, shops and yacht clubs, B&B Melissa - Captain’s Retreat, is a beautiful, recently refurbished Victorian in a fabulous location.

This charming old home with its somewhat chequered history, (including having been a nunnery and a brothel!), boasts beautiful decor, very comfortable beds, ensuite bathrooms (3 with spas) digital televisions gas fireplaces in most bedrooms and two suites even have their own private lounge rooms! There is also a large guest lounge with fire and guest balcony with a lovely view of the CBD lights at night, and courtyard enchanting manicured garden to relax and enjoy the various flora. It’s a big house!

When Melissa, your lovely and attentive B&B owner and hostess first saw the beautiful old home in this fabulous location, she decided that ‘this was it’. Built originally as a single 4 room cottage (1862) and then extensively extended in 1880 for a ship Captain and his family, the house at number 2 Ferguson St. has also been a nunnery, a brothel, accommodation flats and administration offices – all part of its rich history!

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 it is than it looks from the street and ‘what a lovely feel’ the home has when they walk through.

This is a large house (7 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 3 living rooms!) 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, you will often have the large upstairs guest lounge and deck to yourselves! You can choose between 5 lovely rooms/suites (all with very comfortable Queen beds & ensuites) and you also 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 new and very comfortable with beautiful linen, fresh flowers, tea and coffee when you  want (with home-made munchies) digital TV’s etc. – all things to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.

The description for each guestroom can be found by clicking on the above room images.  

About Breakfast:

Breakfast is served upstairs in the kitchen downstairs, or the upstairs guest lounge or on the large rear balcony. If you prefer a very early breakfast we can just leave everything out ready for you to help yourself. 

Your choice of continental or cooked breakfasts are served.

Booking/Deposit Payment:

  • Booking Service fee is required to secure this apartment via secure online payment using credit card or Paypal. 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 to your host Melissa.
Check in and Check out:
  • Your B&B owner Melissa, or her representative will welcome you at the apartment.
  • Check-in time is generally after 12PM. Guests may have earlier access if they request it prior to arrival, if there are no prior guests and cleaning has been completed.
  • Arrival and deposit of your bags is possible anytime if you let your host know and you can have immediate access to the apartment if there is no departure of other guests and if the room has been cleaned/ prepared for you. Otherwise, you can access it in the afternoon after cleaning.
  • Check-out by 10AM
Additional Information:
  • Melissa does not accept pets in the apartment.
  • The apartment is non smoking.
  • This home is wifi equipped if you have a laptop, mobile or other device you can connect to the internet.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Gourmet Tour


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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