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The Waves Apartments

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On the beach
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Pillow-top beds, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of The Waves Apartments

The Waves Apartments

4.5 star property
Cowes luxury apartments with kitchenettes
9.0 out of 10 Superb
9.0/10 Superb

626 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking
The price is AU$219
Price available on 7/6/2023
1 The Esplanade, Cowes, VIC, 3922
Main amenities
  • 28 smoke-free apartments
  • On the beach
  • Terrace
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 119 min drive
  • Melbourne Airport (MEL) - 124 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 143 min drive
  • Melbourne Baxter Station - 73 min drive
  • Melbourne Somerville Station - 75 min drive
  • Melbourne Tyabb Station - 76 min drive


  • G'Day Tiger - 6 min walk
  • Hotel Phillip Island - 4 min walk
  • Gulliver's Eatery - 7 min walk
  • Bani's kitchen - 6 min walk
  • The Jetty Restaurant - 5 min walk

About this property

The Waves Apartments

Enjoy your visit to Cowes with a stay at The Waves Apartments. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. Apartments feature conveniences such as kitchenettes, along with balconies and pillowtop beds. Fellow travellers say great things about the family-friendly amenities and spacious guest rooms.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Prior to arrival, you must complete online registration via a secure link

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free covered self-parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking


  • Fridge
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Bed sheets provided
  • Pillow-top mattress


  • Separate bath and shower
  • Jetted bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Free toiletries


  • 52-inch plasma TV with premium channels
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue


  • Laundry facilities

Climate control

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible (with limits)
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe at front desk
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Location highlights

  • On the waterfront
  • In the shopping district
  • In a rural location
  • On the boardwalk

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • 28 rooms

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for AUD 15.0 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds


  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned, and disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Contactless check-out is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Waves Apartments Apartment Cowes
Waves Apartments Apartment
Waves Apartments Cowes
Waves Apartments
The Waves Apartments Hotel Cowes
Waves Apartments Hotel Cowes
The Waves Apartments Phillip Island/Cowes
The Waves Apartments Cowes
The Waves Apartments Aparthotel
The Waves Apartments Aparthotel Cowes

Frequently asked questions

Does The Waves Apartments offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Waves Apartments does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Waves Apartments?
As of 6 June 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Waves Apartments on 7 June 2023 start from AU$219, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Waves Apartments?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Waves Apartments?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Waves Apartments?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Waves Apartments?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Does The Waves Apartments have private hot tubs?
Yes, each apartment has a jetted bath.
Does The Waves Apartments have a kitchen or kitchenette?
Yes, there is a kitchenette, which also includes a stovetop, a fridge and a microwave.
Does The Waves Apartments have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, each apartment features a balcony.
What's the area around The Waves Apartments like?
The Waves Apartments is a short 1-minute walk from Cowes Beach and 4 minutes' walk from Phillip Island Ferry Dock. Travellers say that this aparthotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Ross, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Would stay again
The room was clean ,operators friendly and happy to answer any queries
Paul, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

The property was across the road from the beach that was a plus but for the money i paid and that i did not get what i requested was the let down
Mary, 2-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

No outdoor flyscreen door to the outdoor area, so couldn’t keep door open for fresh air. Carpets old & need updating. Excellent location.
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay. Was quiet even though it was the start of Schoolies. Great location. Room and facilities were wonderful. Will stay here again.
Kim, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Réjean, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Clean, tidy, so easy to check in.
Catherine, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

check in was super super easy, reception was absolutely lovely and very accommodating. Our room was spotless and were lucky enough to catch the amazing beach views. And of course, the jetted spa bath is a bonus Thank you Waves Apartment, we will be back again!
Amira, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Anurag, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great location, comfortable room. East contactless check in with simple steps to follow.
Paris, 1-night romance trip
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