About Us


Beach Holiday Homes Phillip Island is a holiday rental service with a home office in Newhaven, about 90 minutes form Melbourne.

  • Dianne Ray Realty was set up early 2015 on Phillip Island offering a small independent boutique real estate agency servicing Phillip Island and San Remo. As time progressed a number of holiday owners asked if we would do their holiday rental management for them. We started holiday rental in mid August 2016 and we have increased the number of holiday rental properties to manage. And of course always looking for more although we do say we would only have a small portfolio of properties to manage. It is very difficult to manage many
    properties. Our motto is “service with a smile, commitment and loyalty”.
  • We decided it was time to develop a separate website https://www.holidayhomesphillipisland.com.au. All holiday rental properties are
    listed on both web sites Beach Holiday Homes Phillip Island and Dianne Ray Realty plus holiday rental booking portals.
  • We started the holiday rental management because Dianne Ray the owner has been involved in the B&B and the accommodation
    industry for many years and understands what holiday rental is all about.
  • There was a need in the community to offer a very personal service and because we live locally we are able to service the property and
    guests 24/7.


  • Where possible we offer early arrivals and late departures so that our guests have time to relax and enjoy the local area.
  • We offer a 24/7 on-call phone service to address guests’ after-hours questions and needs.
  • This gives guests peace of mind and quality service.


  • Our Quality Properties:
    We recommend to the holiday home owner that we fully manage their property, so you can be sure that they are all clean, safe, maintained, well run and comfortable – with the Beach Holiday Homes Phillip Island quality tick of approval!
  • 24 Hour Contact for Guests:
    We have a 24/7 phone, sms and email contact service for guests staying in our property. So you can Rest Assured that we are always available for guests, neighbours and patrons in the event of any emergency.

Our Team

We are here to help you have a great holiday experience. We are locals, we can answer all your questions about our holiday properties and our holiday region. Pick up the phone and call us on +61408034080
Beach Holiday Homes Phillip Island is run by people who live on Phillip Island in Victoria. We want to introduce you to Phillip Island – The home of the Little Penguin and a place we think is one of the great destinations in the world. We can help you find the right Phillip Island Accommodation holiday rental property for your needs.

Dianne Ray
(Director, Principal, Licensee, Owner)

Dianne has experience in the accommodation industry, owning her own bed and breakfast in Noosa, also has consulted, conducted short courses and offered a relieving service to owners of boutique accommodation properties throughout Australia. As you can see Dianne is very experienced in the accommodation industry. Over many years Dianne has been involved in tourism, hospitality, real estate and teaching. For the last 16 years Dianne has had her own business in real estate selling accommodation properties, businesses and residential property. Dianne has a teaching degree and a full real estate license.
Personally Dianne is very involved in the local community;  a member of the Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo, a member of the Phillip Island Golf Club and the Newhaven Yacht Squadron.
Dianne is privileged to be a mother of four beautiful boys with their wives and partners and six grandchildren, a lovely completed family.
In December 2015 Dianne moved from Brisbane, Queensland back to Phillip Island to live after thirty seven years of being away from the Island. Dianne married a local island man and taught at Wonthaggi High School (in those days it was called this). Dianne had two boys on Phillip Island and the other two in the Gouburn Valley in Victoria. Dianne decided to return to Phillip Ilsand to be closer to her family. Dianne lives in Newhaven.

Desley Taylor
(Support Staff)

Desley has had a nursing background and nursed in Queensland and Victoria and in her main area of nursing was as a school nurse at a number of private schools in Toowoomba, Brisbane and Geelong. Desley decided to change her career path and operated a retail business in Sandgate, Brisbane for fourteen years. Desley moved from her home state, Queensland to live in Newhaven.
Personally Desley is very involved in the local community;  a member of the Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo, a member of the Phillip Island Golf Club and the Newhaven Yacht Squadron.

We also offer a thorough and professional cleaning and lawn mowing service. Contact us about this service.

We have a local team of expert plumbers, electricians, builders, maintenance people, interior designers and general trouble-shooters.
Together we bring to our business a friendly and personal service with first-hand knowledge of the hospitality and tourism industry as well as the local area. This ensures that our properties are well managed to the highest standard and that guests receive a warm, information welcome ahead of their stress-free holiday.

  • Personalised Service:
    Call and ask us questions about our properties - rates and availability, whether they are pet friendly, have beach views, do weddings or have wood fireplaces. We have visited all of our properties and know exactly what they offer.
  • Local Knowledge:
    Because we live on Phillip Island, you can ask us about the penguins, the surf, the koalas, the Phillip Island Nature Park reserves, local tours, markets, the best restaurants, what to do on the weekend, where to get a massage and where to hear the best local music.


Our 5 night stay at Cornwall Cottage was the perfect family get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our two young children loved playing outside in the safe and secure yards whilst we enjoyed the BBQ amongst the peaceful atmosphere. The cottage was very well equipped and very comfortable both day and night. We had need of nothing. Lots of light, well decorated, central kitchen and a front balcony to sit, eat and drink all made for a great relaxing stay for the family. Then there is the beach. Only a few steps away for the perfect morning swim, midday sandcastle building with the kids and then the evening stroll to watch the sun set. Overall a great place to stay in a great quiet location. We had a fantastic time (kids didn’t want to leave) and look forward to coming back.

- Kosta ( January 2017 )

We really did have the best time at Cornwall Cottage! It was so clean and had everything supplied you could ask for. It is beautifully decorated- the ultimate beach house! The hot outdoor shower was just an added bonus to wash sand off our feet from the beach-which is literally just outside the front gate.The garden was gorgeous and the backyard is massive! We did not want to leave! Thanks!

- Michelle ( December 2016 )

A-mazing property. Location is fantastic Beach access is literally across the road. The property itself is exceptional. The house is well planned and beautifully decorated. A lovely big backyard which is also well maintained with a generous covered patio. It truly is a very special place to visit.

- Kellie ( January 2017 )

Gorgeous house, loved the wall art! Nice clean, spacious home with plenty of room to lounge around and enjoy a weekend away! Loved the little note left by the owner, really appreciated the hospitality. 🙂

- Puneet ( January 2017 )

Accommodation very comfortable and quiet, (away from the noisy nightlife of Cowes itself). Our host Dianne was very helpful and a wealth of local touristy information. Bike riding around Phillip Island is pretty good and Diane's house at Newhaven was a secure and great base to start from. We had a really enjoyable three nights here taking in as much of what Phillip Island had to offer as we could fit in. Would like to have stayed a couple more days if leave time had allowed.

- Peter ( January 2017 )

Looking for a beautiful, modern pet friendly holiday escape close to a beautiful quiet beach and 5 mins drive to everything Phillip Island has to offer? Stop looking!!! This place really is a home away from home and you'll be wowed at what Dianne has to offer! Thanks again for an amazing stay and keep up the great work!

- Steve ( January 2017 )

Amazing place. Fully enclosed yard for dogs to play in. Short walk to a beach. Very comfortable place. Thank you. We had a great time staying there. Was such a great place to take our dogs. Thank you again!

- Kris ( January 2017 )

Beautiful house so close to the beach. Spotless and our little dog loved roaming around the large enclosed yard. Thank you so much. We had a lovely stay.

- Renee ( January 2017 )

A great holiday house for a family holiday with air conditioning, comfy beds and plenty of space. Thanks for everything Dianne. It is a lovely holiday house and we enjoyed our stay very much. The house is about 8 min drive away from the restaurants in Cowes but central so great for seeing the penguins and other attractions.

- Gosia ( January 2017 )

A central location in Newhaven that was easy to find, accessible and quiet. The room was set up in a lovely ambiance with great air-conditioning which was fantastic for the 30plus days we experienced. Dianne was welcoming and engaging about the local tourist sites and made suggestions about what to do and places to eat. The ensuite included a microwave, fridge, toaster and kettle which was a pleasant surprise. We loved Phillip Island and will definitely be back! Thank you!

- Louise ( January 2017 )

Nice & cosy, they provide everything (bbq, kitchen utensils). Great host. We had amazing time & place had everything. Well done & hope we can stay again in near future. Many Thanks!

- Tekno ( January 2017 )

Great holiday house mid-way between Cowes and San Remo. Close to the surf beach (unpatrolled). Perfect for a family get away and dog friendly. House is clean and comfortable with everything that you need.

- Andrew ( January 2017 )

Diana's place is just amazing. Her house is impeccable and beautifully furnished. Diana was happy to show us around and help us get settled in. Bailey her labradoodle was really cute too. Diana even went to the trouble to organise some assistance with electrical problems we were experiencing in the car. It was well above our expectations. To round things off, we were given a fantastic itinerary for our day of driving as Diana is also a tour operator for Philip Island and knows the area intimately. It was a lovely holiday experience and we have Diana to thank for this. Don't stay anywhere else if you come to Philip Island.

- Gita ( January 2017 )

Dianne is an excellent host and made us really feel at home on Christmas Day by inviting us for a real Australian Christmas Lunch. Much appreciated!! Good basis for visiting Phillip Island, Dianne can help you with bookings for the Penguin Parade, so no need for queuing or disappointment of fully booked shows.

- Sjoerdtje ( December 2016 )

Dianne was a very kind host. She gave us a lot of recommendations for activities. The room is nice and great for a vacation. It was clean and came with towels. I would highly recommend this place.

- Ramona ( December 2016 )

We stayed in this house 2 years ago and loved it so we booked it again this year. As always, it was spotless and the layout of the house is perfect.

- Carla ( November 2016 )

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Dianne Ray – Director/ Owner
M: +61408034080 / T: +61 3 5956 6837
E: dianne@holidayhomesphillipisland.com.au
ABN: 62 568 144 579

Office Address: 8 Wencliff Court, Newhaven, Vic. 3925

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