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Stunning retreat with solar heated swimming pool, gas heated spa and tennis court!


Bookings are open to all families and groups over 27yrs old.

Portsea Ponderosa, recently renovated is without a doubt one of the best properties in Portsea and represents amazing value! This is a spectacular residence that backs onto the Portsea Golf Course and has expansive gardens that blend with the surrounding landscape. The long meandering driveway frames the stature of this beach residence. Portsea Ponderosa is an ideal property for an extended family and for those who love to entertain. Not only does the property spread itself across 2 blocks of land, it generously houses up to 18 guests. There is plenty of space across 6 bedrooms and 3 living zones. The tennis court is a fabulous feature, as is the beautiful pool and heated spa. An easy walk to the Portsea Village and the bay beach!

Living & Dining

The generous proportions of Portsea Ponderosa aim to please all guests. The central living zone is located on the ground floor and incorporates a large-sized kitchen that will even satisfy the most fastidious chef. The modern edge design combines the kitchen with an informal living area to create an open plan living zone. The formal living room is also located in the same area and both of these living zones have a gorgeous view of the alfresco area and garden. The lower level has a Rumpus/Games room and is complemented with a full-size billiard table and a flat-screen TV. On the upper level is yet another living zone that has magnificent views over the rolling hills and the golf course. From here you can access a large deck that is basked in the sun. Portsea Ponderosa has plenty of space to entertain or to find a place to hideaway and enjoy the solitude. Whilst this property is centrally located in the heart of Portsea, you actually feel somewhere serenely secluded and remote!

Bed & Bath

Portsea Pondersosa comfortably accommodates 18 guests. This property is ideal for family gatherings or special occasions.

Lower Level

Bedroom 1 – with Queen bed with ensuite

Bedroom 2- with Queen bed with ensuite

Bedroom 3 – with Queen bed

Bedroom 4 – with 2 x Sets of Bunk beds (sleeps 4 guests, ideal for children)

The lower level also hosts a central bathroom and powder room.

Upper Level

The upper level has 2 bedrooms and a second living room which doubles as a 3rd upstairs bedroom.

Bedroom 1 – with a Queen bed

Bedroom 2 – with 2 x Sets of Bunk beds (sleeps 4 guests, ideal for children)

The upstairs living room also offers 2 additional Single beds

The upper level also has a central bathroom. All Queen rooms feature flat-screen TVs.

Please note: if you have more than 14 guests staying at the property, an additional $50 per extra person, per night will be charged.

Pets: On request only (owner approval required)



  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Bath Tub
  • Bathroom
  • Bedrooms
  • Big Screen TV
  • Boat Parking
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Child Friendly
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Machine
  • Covered Outdoor Area
  • Dining Room
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Electric Heating: Reverse Cycle
  • Fireplace
  • Furniture Outdoor
  • Games Room: Billiard Table
  • Gas BBQ
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and Board
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Linen
  • Lounge
  • Microwave Oven
  • Multiple TVs
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Shower
  • Sound System
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • Tennis Court
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Wi-Fi





The property was great!


Had a great stay at this Verve Vacation Property in Portsea, they were very easy to deal with and responsive. The property was great too, just as described and in the pictures.

Beyond Perfect!


Portsea Ponderosa delivers on every level you could hope for and is perfect for every season!

Fantastic place


We had a fantastic stay here. Great spot. Nice and quiet and secluded yet not far to walk to Portsea shops. Massive house that can easily fit 3 families. Really well set up with everything you need and we had no desire to leave once here - apart from getting some bike riding and running in. Kids loved the court, hot tub and games room. Adults enjoyed a couple of wines by the open fire. We would definitely love to stay here again.

Amazing luxury property!


Amazing luxury property with a welcoming homely feel. Extremely spacious for our girls weekend with 18 people. Very well appointed kitchen, stunning grounds and very clean. Re-booking for next year without hesitation - thank for having us!

A sensational property!


What an amazing stay @ a sensational property!! The bedroom set up, lounge layout and outdoor entertainment were all absolutely perfect. No improvements whatsoever - just fabulous. Highlight for us was the spa and tennis!Furniture and appliances were incredible. Absolutely everything was available and the big dining table was perfect for families. Thank you .

An amazing weekend!


Thank you so much for an amazing weekend! Sparkling clean, thoughtful touches, quick responses, amazing amenities, stylish space.

The perfect place!


This was the perfect place for me and my work team to have a retreat and planning session. We loved the location, lay out and our host was responsive and flexible.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!


We can't thank you enough for allowing us to hold our management team meeting at your property.

Fantastic House!


Portsea Ponderosa is a fantastic house! Highly recommended!

Pretty special!


Property was pretty special and fantastic layout, big rooms and perfect for big groups. So many activities - we had the best weekend. Thank you!



Ponderosa was amazing - so clean, spacious and so much to do. We thoroughly enjoyed the house and will definitely be back.

Fantastic property!


This is a fantastic property. It is warm, stylish and spacious to say the least. It is fairly expensive compared to other large properties, although work the extra money given the quality of the place. Great for a large group. We would definitely stay again.

The house was amazing!


Thank you so much for the lovely hospitality. The house, view and location was amazing. I would highly recommend!

Clean and well laid out!


Highly recommend this property. Very clean and well laid out. Will be back!

Amazing house!


Amazing house, everything you need for a getaway. I would stay in this beach house again.

Fantastic property!


Portsea Ponderosa is a fantastic property ideally suited for families to share. It had great spaces that enabled our large group to congregate as one or separate into different areas. We loved the tennis court, spa, pool, entertainment room and the fireplace. The kitchen was large and well equipped with everything we needed. It was great that the pool towels were also provided, and that all the sporting equipment was there- no need to bring anything else! We had a fabulous time and would love to visit again sometime!

Great layout and facilities!


The property was ideal for our multi-generational family celebrating our mothers 80th birthday. Great layout and facilities.



Please get better toilet paper and toiletries. Everything else was great.

Portsea Perfect


A wonderful family friendly and entertaining home with loads of room to accomodate a large family group. Facilities are great and property is well maintained. We were lucky enough o have a long weekend for family from across Australia to come together. Highly recommended.

Fantastic outdoor area


This was a great house to stay in. the outdoor area had a great seating area along with a pool and tennis court and was private and comfortable. The only downside was no split systems in the bedrooms. And the pool cues had no tips to play pool.

Excellent accommodation!


Best experience and location for our 50th Wedding Anniversary. 13 of us, including 5 children, had a ball. Loved the amenities of swimming pool, tennis court, games room, excellent accommodation. Best service from the staff at Verve 24/7. Fantastic property with all facilities -A1!

Outstanding facilities!


An absolutely beautiful house with outstanding facilities and the location is perfect for exploring the region.

Fantastic property!


Fantastic property. The cleanliness was 5 star. The property was so well equipped. We had a great weekend.



The Portsea Ponderosa place was amazing and perfect for the group we had.

What more could you want?


Great golfing weekend in Portsea. Loved all the amenities!

It had everything we could have needed!


We had a wonderful time at Portsea Ponderosa, it had everything we could have needed and more for whilst we were there. It was very comfortable, warm and seating/space for our whole party of 14. Everything was excellent and the welcome pack was a lovely touch.

Had everything we needed!


We had a fantastic stay for my mum's 70th Birthday. The facilities were just perfect for us - had everything we needed and we all left having had the best stay. Thank you very much.

Great for a few families


Great house with lots of different living areas and outdoor spaces. Great place to stay with a few families. Thanks for a lovely stay.

Pool and tennis court a big hit!


Great celebration for my mothers 70th. Such a special weekend and perfect that we could all be in the one location. Pool and tennis court big hit with everyone.

Can't think of a better place to relax!


Another great girls' weekend away at the Ponderosa - we have been coming there for years, and can't think of a better place to relax and enjoy each others company.

No hesitation in recommending your accommodation!


Many thanks for the stay at your beautiful property. We had a great time and would have no hesitation in recommending your accommodation and services, also please pass on our absolute thanks to the chef for the amazing BBQ we had last night, amazing quality and the team were suitably impressed!

Had everything anyone would ever need!


Thanks Verve, the Ponderosa was awesome had everything anyone would ever need.

Great home for a large group or a few families.


Great home for a large group or a few families. Lots to do: tennis court, spa, pool and billiard table. Lots of beds and rooms and very comfortable. Walking distance to the Portsea Pub too. Brett the chef cooked up a feast and was exceptional.

5 star holiday accommodation!


Our whole family enjoyed our stay - it was a perfect venue to host my husbands 80th birthday. All 16 of us - family and extended family had a fantastic and most relaxing time in an environment that was so warm and welcoming. The property was clean and so well presented with spacious living areas, comfortable bedrooms, well equipped kitchen, a dining area with the huge square dining table which accommodated all 16 of us. We happily made use of some of the facilities provided...the billiard room, tennis court, spa, fireplace. It was too cold to get into the swimming pool at this time of the year. Parking for our 7 cars was more than ample. It was a great pleasure dealing with the VVR Guest relations team who were always so professional and helpful with all our queries from the time we showed interest in renting the property in late January 2017. From the wonderful experience we have had, all of us will have no hesitation recommending a stay in Portsea Ponderosa to all our friends. It is definitely a 5 star holiday accommodation.

Excellent property!


5 star quality property, excellent location and comfort

Love the property!


Can't think of anything that can be made better...

Had a great time!


We had a 60th birthday lunch for mum here and had a great time. Facilities were in good working order and the house overall was very tidy. Owners were very accommodating.



Stayed here for my Wedding weekend. Had 16 people from both sides of the family and of all ages. I can't fault this house one bit. It is set up to bring your food and drinks and never have to leave. It really does have it all and can't wait for my next visit!!! 10 out of 10

Perfect house for our long weekend away!


We stayed here for 3 nights over the weekend of my sister's wedding, and it was perfect. There were 14 of us and we all fit very comfortably as there is so much space and it is such a well-planned house. The pool and tennis court were fantastic and the only thing that could have improved our stay was Wi-Fi. A very comfortable walking distance from the main part of Portsea. Would definitely recommend this place to a family or group like ours!

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We have stayed at Portsea Pondoerosa quite a few times, and keep going back because of the great location and facilities there.

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Excellent sales service and booking process. Excellent location and property cleanliness.

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Brilliant house, pool and outdoor area! Amazing place, we all loved our stay.

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Portsea Ponderosa is a fantastic, spacious property with every facility you could ask for. The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable, the bathrooms very generous and the living areas were wonderful to relax in after long days on the golf course. This property was very much a home away from home and cannot be faulted. Thank you to the owners for sharing such a fantastic property and we look forward to returning for another enjoyable stay very soon.

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The facilities were amazing and the layout fantastic.

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Thanks so much. The Verve and Beach house experience was all excellent.

Absolutely Amazing


We all loved the house. It was so accommodating and catered for everyone. Thank you so much for providing such a beautiful home to enjoy our conference. We all wished we could have stayed longer.

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Awesome house, fantastic for an extended family with lots of adults and kids. Heaps to do on the property for everyone so no need to leave. We'll be back! Thank you!

Top Class Facilities


Our whole family had the best long weekend for our reunion on the occasion of our parent's 60th wedding anniversary. Mum and Dad couldn't have been happier. The facilities were top class - loved the pool, spa and the younger ones loved the tennis court too. The open fire was a great place to relax in the evenings too. The kitchen catered extremely well for a large group and all 16 of us enjoyed many meals together around the large table.

Perfect getaway for the family!


Portsea Ponderosa is the ideal accommodation for a family get together. The amenities it provides will suit most peoples needs from the pool and tennis court to board games and DVDs. The kitchen is complete with all crockery and cooking utensils and the dining table will sit 12 very comfortably. The sleeping arrangements catered for our group of 14 very easily. The staff at Verve are there to help in anyway and make the whole process very easy and enjoyable. I was very impressed with the response time to any query I may have had including arranging a massage for all the adults in our party. My family and I have no hesitation in recommending Verve and Portsea Ponderosa!

Perfect Ponderosa


The Ponderosa at Portsea was the perfect place for our 2015 family get together. The amenities are first class with everything you could wish for. Naturally the property was very clean and well presented. The swimming pool was fantastic for the grandchildren and the older folk made good use of the spa, games room and tennis court. Our 4 1/2 year old granddaughter is insisting we return as she had "so much fun". Arranging our stay was very easy thanks to the professional team at "Verve" who were also able to arrange massages for all the grown ups. We would certainly be keen to return to the Ponderosa.

Fantastic property


Portsea Ponderosa was the absolute perfect property for 4 families. The property has everything you could possibly want - tennis, swimming pool, pool, comfortable living areas in a well kept but nonetheless warm, welcoming environment. Close to both front and back beaches - high levels of satisfaction all around.

A fantastic house!

Minas Lettas

A fantastic house - works really well for a large group of people inside and outside. We loved it.

Excellent property for large families!

Sallyann Darvell

Excellent property for large families - everything you could need is at your fingertips. Close to everything and tennis court was a favourite.

Wonderful House!

James Carr

Wonderful house with lots of amazing social areas. Great location. Excellent service.

Bedding Configuration


  • Queen Bed x 1


  • Queen Bed x 1


  • Queen Bed x 1

Upstairs Living

  • Single Bed x 2


  • Queen Bed x 1


  • Bunk Bed x 2


  • Bunk Bed x 2