Carmel at Sorrento – Sorrento

If you’re searching for that indulgent seaside stay, surrounded by galleries, cafes, and beautiful stretches of beachfront, then take the drive down to Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. And what better place to enjoy your getaway then at the luxurious apartments at Camel at Sorrento. Located just 90 minutes’ drive from Melbourne’s CBD, Camel at Sorrento in in the heart of the bustling seaside town, surrounded by cultural attractions and pristine nature reserves.

The property boasts seven expansive luxury heritage apartments, each designed with spectacular style. Apartments boasts three bedrooms comfortably accommodating up to six guests, with every modern convenience you could ever need. The self-contained apartments feature a kitchen with separate dining area, fitted with a dishwasher, butler’s pantry, and European appliances. Cook up a delectable dish either inside in the kitchen or outside on the expansive BBQ, to be enjoyed on the al fresco dining settings.

Style and charm are the theme of the apartments, each tastefully decorated with fashionable colour and touches, and designed in a modern, sleek style. Chic wallpaper and tasteful colour palettes compliment the luxurious apartment amenities, while intelligent design allows for hidden smart TVs and fitted stereo sound systems. To make the most of the expansive sea view, the Penthouse apartment is ideal. This ultra-luxurious space has restricted access, and boasts a vast terrace featuring built-in seating surrounding a cosy firepit.

Explore Sorrento’s rich history, arty culture, and seaside charm with a stroll from the apartment. The beach is just a short wander away, perfect for swimming and snorkelling. For a holiday of indulgence and serenity, head to Camel at Sorrento and experience luxurious coastal living at its finest.

www.carmelatsorrento.com.au

The Woods – Ocean Grove

Sometimes, it’s the little touches that make a holiday. Local, fresh flowers on the table, chocolates on the pillows, and picture-perfect stylings. Discover simple, relaxed, and homely accommodation at The Woods in Ocean Grove.

The property is just an hour and a half drive from Melbourne CBD, and just half hour’s drive from Geelong. Cottages are tucked away in the secluded bush yet close to the coast, meaning you can still catch the fresh sea air. There are just two cabins to choose from, ensuring your stay is as peaceful and quiet as possible. Both cabins are self-contained, making sure there’s everything you could ever need available at hand.

Cabin One is decorated in earthy hues, designed for couples looking for a romantic break. The luxurious queen-sized bed is fitted with soft French linen, while the leather couch dotted with pillows is the perfect place to take a nap. In the evening, snuggle up on the couch and relax with a movie, or prepare a delicious platter to enjoy on the veranda.

Cabin Two is ideal for friends or family members, with space to sleep four. The cottage is filled with light and bright décor, and is fitted with a queen bed, single bed, and roll-out trundle. Swing among the trees on the cottage’s hanging chair, ideal for reading a book and drifting away. The veranda also features a daybed, meaning you can spend quality quiet time with your loved one and relax among nature.

The property boasts a beautiful lagoon pool, perfect for cooling off on a hot summer’s day, along with a spa if you just want to dip your feet in. Try your hand at golf on the mini-green or have a game of tennis with your travel companions. The quiet, humble abodes have spectacular attention to detail in a simple, relaxed setting. Let time pass at a different pace and unwind with a delightful stay at The Woods in Ocean Grove.

www.thewoodsoceangrove.com.au

Lighthouse Olive Oil Cottage – Mannerim

Located on the Bellarine peninsula, the property is just a 20-minute drive from Geelong’s esplanade, or an hour and a half from Melbourne’s buzzing CBD.

The cottage is perched on a working olive grove, with locally produced and estate grown olive oil available for sampling or purchase. Oakdene vineyards don’t just offer sensational sights, but delicately crafted reds, white and sparkling, available for sampling at the nearby cellar door. The home is yours to enjoy exclusively, with four bedrooms and room to sleep nine comfortably. With four bathrooms, an expansive living and dining area, and acres of space in front of the property, there’s space enough for everyone to spread out and relax.

Prepare a feast to feed a family in the huge kitchen. Meals can be served on the large rustic wooden dining table, at the breakfast bar or of course in the expansive open areas. Shaded by hanging grape vines and a wooden awning, the al fresco dining settings begs for an afternoon of good conversation, great wine, and fresh produce. When your stomach starts growling, fire up the barbecue to cook up a storm. In the morning, enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee on the veranda, overlooking the endless views. Guests can also wander down to the idyllic on-site restaurant, Merne at Lighthouse. Enjoy a chef-selected menu, bursting with flavour and farm-to-table produce.

Lighthouse Olive Oil Cottage is the perfect for family and friends to come together and bond over good food, great wine, and cherished memories.

www.lighthouseoliceoil.com.au

Peppers Moonah Links Resort – Fingal

If spending your day playing golf on the green, being pampered in a luxury day spa, and enjoying fine food and wine sounds like an ideal getaway, then we’re found the perfect property for you here at Peppers Moonah Links Resort.

Peppers Moonah Links is less than an hour and a half from Melbourne’s CBD, nestled between iconic surf beaches, roaring waves, and beautiful bushland. The resort offers 70 deluxe rooms and suites, each boasting spectacular views over the rolling green golf course and putting green. The rooms are each designed with natural materials, clean lines and earthy Australian tones. Rooms make the most of the sun-filled landscape and spectacular sights, and each feature a balcony to sit in and soak up the sun.

Whether you’re just trying your hand or a seasoned pro, the golf course is perfect for getting a game in while away. The Open course is designed for national championships, allowing pros to practise with the greats, while the Legends course offers a friendly game for all ages and abilities. To perfect your swing head to the gym, with personal trainers available to motivate and educate you on reaching your goals. There’s also a dedicated recreation lawn with volleyball and badminton.

After a long day working up a sweat, take a dip in the shimmering pool or head to the day spa for some massage and beauty therapy. With customised packages, you can find the pampering that’s right for you.

Pebbles Restaurant promises a fine dining experience with impeccable local and international wine pairing, prime seasonal ingredients, and service like no other. Enjoy a pre-dinner drink or nightcap at the Spike Bar, offering beautiful views in a stylish setting.

For a holiday that promises to truly treat yourself, head to Peppers Moonah Links in Victoria. A stay at this luxurious resort will make any other choice pale in comparison.

www.peppers.com.au

The Bay Motel – Safety Beach

Nestled among the stunning beaches and beautiful coves of Port Phillip bay lies this absolute gem of a property – The Bay Motel on the Mornington Peninsula is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and wonderful areas to explore.

Located on the Mornington Peninsula, The Bay Motel is easy to get to at just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD. The property is ideally located, just a short stroll from the beachfront, close many walking and hiking spots, and just a short drive away from the award-winning wineries of Red Hill.

The property boasts a combination of air conditioned one- and two-bedroom suites, each modern and newly renovated. With just 26 rooms, Bay Motel is accessible yet boutique. Rooms are decorated in soothing, natural tones with brown hues and warm wicker lamps. They’re fitted with a kitchenette and fridge, microwave, and tea and coffee facilities so there’s always time for a cuppa. The rooms come in a variety of sizes and prices, ensuring there’s something for every trip type and traveller requirement. Family suites feature a queen and two single beds, or separate room for bunk beds in the dived suite, ideal for families with between four and six members. Queen suites can sleep two, with an additional single bed available in the Queen Single suites, which offer access to the well-manicured courtyard. Indulgent Premium Queen suites boast a deep soaking spa bath, perfect for a bit of pampering.

Just a block away from the beach, seaside fun is sure to be on your agenda. Safety Beach is Dromana’s most family-friendly beach, with lifeguards overseeing the sheltered turquoise waters.  There’s plenty of cute café’s, bustling bars, and even a drive-through cinema to check out too.

www.thebaymotel.com.au

Johanna River Farm & Cottages – Johanna

Idyllic, indulgent, and picture perfect: Johanna River Farm and Cottages is surrounded by some of Victoria’s most spectacular sights and is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Nestled in the Otway Ranges, the property is a scenic three-hour drive from Melbourne along the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road. Less than four kilometres from the beach yet surrounded by lush greenery, the farm is perfect for nature lovers.

Cottages are dotted across the expansive 180 acre working farm, with plenty of furry friends to visit and feed. The friendly dogs, donkeys, ponies and alpacas love a good scratch, and are great playdates for kids. The cosy two-bedroom cottages feature a combustion fireplace, perfect for keeping toasty, and elevated balconies offering unparalleled views of the shimmering sea and rolling countryside. With fully equipped kitchens, laundry facilities and a TV and DVD player, there’s all the creature comforts of home. The three main cottages can be booked together, perfect for large groups of families and friends. Surrounded by a beautiful garden and lawn, along with BBQ facilities, there’s plenty of space to spread out in the great outdoors.

Honeymooners and romantics can indulge in one another’s company in the one-bedroom cottage. Situated on a separate part of the property, this suite is secluded and serene, ideal for reconnecting. It even features an indulgent corner spa, perfect for a bit of pampering.

Spend your day wandering around the property, fly-fishing in the damn and at night, admiring the starry sky and gully illuminated by glow worms.  Explore the best of the Otway Ranges with the Apollo Bay, the 12 Apostles, and the Otway Fly Treetop Walk under an hour’s drive from your relaxing retreat.

www.johanna.com.au

Mirador Springs – Trafalgar South

We all need a break from the stresses of city life, and escape on our own for a little peace of quiet. And there’s no better place for escape than the beautiful Gippsland ranges in the quiet surroundings of Mirador Springs Retreat located just two hours from Melbourne, it’s a short drive to the heart of serenity.

The property is located on 15 acres of botanical gardens, with bright flowers and lush greenery. Meandering paths spiral across the acreage, making it the perfect place to get lost and let your mind wander.

Elegance and luxury is the emphasis of the retreat, with three spectacular suites to choose from. The Cottage accommodation combines the comfort and charm of a rustic farmhouse with indulgent luxuries, making it the perfect home away from home. Snuggle up by the French fireplace, relax in the private garden, or unwind with an on-demand movie in the expansive living room.

Romanticists will love the glamping experience, full of sweet charm. The secluded bell tent is fitted with dangling plants, atmospheric fairy lights, and lounge chairs. The tent features a private bath house, complete with a deep oval tub and natural bath salts, overlooking the surrounding tropical gardens.

For those looking for a truly indulgent experience, The Residence is the place to feel like royalty. This historic manor home has been superbly renovated, ensuring the finest amenities and touches of luxuries in every corner. Ideal for a large family holiday or wedding party, the picture-perfect property boasts six bedrooms with three ensuites, a sauna, open plan living and dining area along with an outdoor entertaining area with valley views.

Spend your days reading by the babbling natural spring, wandering through the gardens, or visiting the character-filled miniature donkeys.

www.miradorsprings.com.au

King Parrot Cottages and Event Centre – Pennyroyal

The property overlooks the stunning Pennyroyal Valley and is located near the Great Ocean Road and Lorne in the Otway Ranges, just two hour’s drive from Melbourne.

Cottages are self-contained and available with different room sizes and configurations to suit each group. They’re architecturally designed and face north, the Lodge & Hall affording breathtaking views across the valley, from sunrise to sunset. For those wanting to get back to nature, King Parrot is the perfect place to stay, especially the campground with three cabin tents multiple camping sites.

King Parrot is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, a family gathering or celebration, a retreat or conference, or a wedding. The entire property can be booked exclusively by you and your guests. The cottages can accommodate up to 45, the campground another 30 approximately.

There is no shortage of things to do, King Parrot is an expansive property, there is plenty of bushland to explore. There is the children’s playground, the swimming pool, mini-golf course and the Games Room with table tennis, fuse ball, air hockey and darts for the children at heart. If it is cold, light the fire, grab a good book and get cosy.

King Parrot invites you to escape the city, leave behind the noise, hustle and bustle. Let the bush and the birds be your background for relaxation.

www.kingparrottcottages.com.au

Mornington Motel – Mornington

Mornington is just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne and is known for its beautiful beachfronts and trendy hotspots. Just a short stroll from the shoreline, Mornington Motel is in the thick of it all.
You wouldn’t know you’re surrounded by the lively hubbub of the town’s offerings from inside the apartments, with each room more tranquil than the last. Mornington Motel offers a variety of accommodation options, ranging from king suites to entire cabins. Each suite is modern and clean, boasting quality linen, fast and free WIFI, flat screen TVs and kitchenettes in each of the air-conditioned apartments. Ideal for groups and families, the property offers rooms for anywhere between two and eight adults. Kick back and relax by the sparking poolside on your long days away from worries and responsibilities. The seasonal outdoor pool is ideal to beat the heat, while the nearby communal barbecue is the perfect place to satisfy your family’s hunger.
Each apartment is as secure as it is sleek, with the large complex secured by remote control gates which shut at 8:30 pm every night. Each guest is issued with a remote control, making late night access easy while keeping the property secure. There’s also free on-site parking to keep your car close.

www.morningtonmotel.com.au