Point Lonsdale Guest House, a lovely old weatherboard building across the road from the Light House, was the perfect accommodation for our overnight beach getaway. I'd come across it on a booking site and couldn't resist the urge to stay someplace different to the usual cabins and motel rooms we normally book.
The former lighthouse keeper’s residence became a guest house in 1902 and has been lovingly restored to keep its original feel.
We stayed in the rear building, which I think was built in the 1980s and has the quirky feel of a ship interior.
Our adjoining rooms shared an in-between bathroom and views over the verandah to the tennis court, pool and communal kitchen/games room.
Too cold to swim, we did play tennis and table tennis during our stay.
We didn't use the kitchen facilities, but did grab some breakfast items from the IGA down the road, made a coffee in our room and had a breakfast of cereal, juice and muffins on our balcony, before taking a walk along the beach.