/Five original Bellarine Peninsula beach houses for under $500,000

Five original Bellarine Peninsula beach houses for under $500,000

175 Newcombe St, Portarlington.

THEY’RE among the last of a generation of original beach shacks that made summer holidays memorable for families on the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast.

For anyone farewelling their summer holiday but wishing to say hello to a realistic budget holiday home by the sand, these might be the perfect spot.

While there are a countless list of beachside homes will price tags approaching the million dollar mark, there are still coastal pockets surrounding Geelong where families can check in without breaking the bank.

All priced under $500,000, these currently listed properties are within an easy stroll to the water, and have the potential to earn their keep as a short-term rental.

Inside 17 Newcombe St, Portarlington.

Address: 175 Newcombe St, Portarlington

Price: $395,000-$410,000

This doesn’t strictly fit the bill as original because the sellers have done the work needed inside the two-bedroom unit.

It creates the perfect world — original character outdoors with a light-filled open plan kitchen and dining space and built-in-robes in the bedrooms.

You can imagine the relaxed summer days at the beach or as a ready-made rental property when you can’t get the time off.

44 Mercer St, Portarlington.

Address: 44 Mercer St, Portarlington

Price: $479,000

Split your time between the beach and the golf course in this traditional beach house.

It features three bedrooms, an original kitchen and dining area and a cosy lounge room with a wall heater.

The 674sq m block offers plenty of space for extra cars, the trailer or boat or an eye on future development.

The beach is four blocks of flat walking from the door.

Inside 44 Mercer St, Portarlington.

71 Henderson St, Indented Head.

Address: 71 Henderson St, Indented Head

Price: $395,000-$430,000

This 1960s beach house is in the zone within 1km of Half Moon Bay and the Indented Head General Store.

Located in the quiet backstreets of old Indented Head, this two-bedroom gem features a recently renovated central bathroom with a spa and a separate shower.

The open-plan kitchen, dining and living area features electric appliances and ample storage. Gas heating ensures the home is comfortable on those colder evenings.

Inside 71 Henderson St, Indented Head.

27 Seaview Ave, St Leonards.

Address: 27 Seaview Ave, St Leonards

Price: $450,000-$475,000

The three-bedroom original beach house is a short stroll to the beach or St Leonards jetty and boat ramp for a spot of fishing.

The open-plan living area gets plenty of summer sun, with original polished timber floorboards throughout the entire cottage.

A wood heater is on hand in the living area, while original features include the kitchen and bathroom.

Inside 27 Seaview Ave, St Leonards.

3/20 Fernald Ave, Anglesea.

Address: 3/20 Fernald Ave, Anglesea

Price: $320,000

This affordable weekender is located in the heart of Anglesea, close to the main beach, surf club and river and a short walk to the shops and cafes.

Secluded at the back of the property, it has an open-plan living space and kitchen, with two bedrooms and a central bathroom.

Perhaps the ultimate lock up and leave opportunity.