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Paynesville and Gippsland Lakes Escapes

At Paynesville and Gippsland Lakes Escapes, we delight in creating the perfect “escape” for you with our unique range of holiday accomodation. From stunning riverfront homes and luxury canal villas to affordable family homes with pet-friendly backyards and peaceful island retreats – there is something for everyone!

All our holiday homes are fully equipped with the basic necessities for a perfect stay, including: guest linen, kitchen amenities, BBQs, car parking, TV, outdoor eating areas and a welcome guest hamper complete with fresh bread and milk from our local bakery, along with buttter, jam, tea and coffee.

Our guests have direct access to the Gippsland Lakes, Paynesville, Raymond Island, Lakes Entrance, Metung and Lochsport, as well as being close to Paynesville’s bustling esplanade with cafes, restaurants, boutique shops and supermarkets along the foreshore. With wide stretches of calm lakes, deep rivers, mountainous areas and 300km of coastline including the famous 90 Mile Beach, the Gippsland Lakes could become your next favourite vacation destination. The High Country, the Great Alpine Road with snow skiing at Dinner Plain and the snow destination Mt Hotham are only about two hours away as well – making this area an endless opportunity to explore and adventure for the entire family.

There is something for everyone!

Swimming Pools

Cool off in summer with our selection of properties with private pools!

Private Jetties

Bring your boat, water-sport equippment and your fishing rod and enjoy your own personal jetty during your holiday in the Gippsland Lakes

Island Retreats

Stunning island retreats set by the water or in peaceful bush on the renowned Raymond Island

Pet Friendly

Bring your furry friends along and know they will be safely secured in these pet friendly properties

Wheelchair Access

Ideal for those who need welcoming spaces equipped to accommodate any kind of need


Keep warm over winter with hot chocolates around a crackling fireplace


Direct lake access from your back door – could it get any better than this?

We have stayed with Gippsland Lakes Escapes for 2 years and it is just as good the second time around! Lovely, clean and bright with everything fresh and clean. The view across the lake is wonderful. Staff at are very helpful and friendly – be back next year!

Sharon P.Lakeview

Thank you very much for a clean and comfortable stay. It was very cozy and we all had a wonderful time. We wouldn’t hesitate to stay again!

Hesara W.Katisha Cottage

Excellent stay and accomodation, thank you!

Matt S.Pelican Landing

This is our 4th year we have booked houses with GLE – we hope to continue booking with them!

Ian and CorinaBarnibynong

A great entertaining house for a getaway!

Steph R.Elevation

This place is a beautiful slice of paradise that feels like a home away from home.

Jessica G.Tanjil

Thank you so much for the welcome package – it was lovely!

Erin and JamesThat’s Amore

Wouldn’t hesitate to stay at this house again. Lovely property and very comfortable, family friendly.

Natalie B.The Loft

Lovely atmosphere – everything we wanted and more!


Well equipped with a wide range of facilities from kitchen to laundry. We would recommend this property to anyone without any hesitation. We had the best holiday experience!


Gippsland Lakes Escapes

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People come to East Gippsland for many reasons, including the sunny stretches of white sandy beaches, incredibly beautiful and unique lakes and river systems and untouched wildlife in the national parks. But there are some amazing local secret spots that we love to tell our guests about, and we’ve compiled 9 of our favourites for you!

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