Our Best Mornington Peninsula Wine Region Accommodation
We’re already big fans of the Mornington Peninsula here at Wine Compass. Amazing wineries, stunning landscapes and an unbelievable variety of activities that stretch far beyond wine tastings. Our guests love the region as much as we do, but the thing that makes their tours and occasions that much better, is returning to some gorgeous Peninsula accommodation at the end of the day, without worrying about a long drive home.
We’ve picked-up guests for tours from so many amazing homes around the Peninsula, so we compiled a list of the 10 Best Mornington Peninsula Wine Region Accommodation that is sure to make any long weekend and tour that much more spectacular.
Butterfly Retreats, Red Hill – Best for country vibes
Open deck area with garden views at Butterfly Retreats
Well appointed country comfort at Butterfly Retreats Farm House
Escape the hustle and bustle of city life with this beautifully appointed farm house holiday rental. Equipped to accommodate couples, families or large groups of friends, the property is perfectly situated in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula wine country, walking distance to Red Hill Market. This farm house is spacious with plenty of outdoor areas to explore and enjoy, with large beautifully landscaped gardens, fruit trees and sprawling lavender bushes. Whether spending the day touring local cellar doors, wandering through the Red Hill market, galleries or simply a day at the beach, this accommodation promises a unique getaway, and a welcoming home away from home. See full property details here.
Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate, Dromana – best for a reflective stay
Crittenden Winery is home to not just some of the Mornington Peninsulas oldest vines (and best wines) but also three tranquil villas unique to the region. The three newly refurbished villas are constructed entirely over the vineyard lake providing a sense of floating among the vines. Each boutique villa comprises a fully self-contained experience with a well equipped kitchen adjoining a dining area and expansive living room. Large and stand alone, each separate king size bedroom has a large walk-in robe, including authentic wood fire, deep spa bath and a BBQ on your private balcony. The balcony extends over the lake, allowing you to enjoy breakfast listening to the local birdlife and water lapping beneath you. Cozy up by the fire with a bottle of Pinot Noir and listen to the rain hitting the tin roof in winter… or relax on the north facing deck with the BBQ fired up and a bottle of Rose in summer.
Nord House, Red Hill – Best sleek and modern
Modern Nordic designs at Nord House
Stylish designs flow beautifully to the outdoor area of Nord House
Contemporary Scandinavian style at its best, this is ideal accommodation no matter the time of year. Make yourself comfortable in front of a warm wood fire when it’s cold outside, or enjoy the gorgeous garden setting while sipping on some local bubbles after a day at nearby Point Leo Beach. Ideally located within walking distance of The Epicurean, The Long Table, and The Red Hill Cellar & Pantry. Or hop in the car for a short drive to Tucks Ridge, Montalto, Paringa Estate and much more! Check it out here.
Tussie Mussie Vineyard Retreat, Merricks North – Best for a big group getaway
Luxe outdoor entertaining area at Tussie Mussie Vineyard Retreat
Lavendar and vine views for days at Tussie Mussie Vineyard Retreat
Luxury vineyard accommodation like you’ve never seen, the Tussie Mussie Vineyard Retreat offers a one of a kind indulgent experience. With three separate accommodation options which can be booked individually or together, this property is perfect for large groups or that special celebration that requires just the right setting. With everything you could possibly need at your fingertips, from an outdoor wood fire pizza oven, to a full size all-weather tennis court complete with racquets and balls. Look no further for the perfect Peninsula getaway. See more on this amazing property here.
‘The Old Coolstore’ Jonathon Apartment, Merricks North – Best Bargain
Gorgeous gardens at your doorstep at The Old Coolstore
Relax with a bottle of something local amongst the beautiful garden setting of The Old Coolstore
Holiday accommodation doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg to have everything you need. The Old Coolstore – Jonathon Apartment was originally an apple coolstore room, but is now home to a spacious two-bedroom apartment with open plan living area. Located in Merricks North and only a short drive to some of our favourite local wineries including Quealy Winemakers, Merricks Creek and Paringa Estate among others, we know how and where we’d rather spend our money… More property details here.
Lionsgate, Red Hill – Best view
Everything you could want and more at Lionsgate, Red Hill
Take-in amazing sunsets poolside at Lionsgate
With breathtaking views from every angle of this property, Lionsgate is sure to make a lasting impression on you and your guests. Set on 5.2 acres, with 5 bedrooms, generous living and entertaining areas both indoors and out, this accommodation is large enough to enjoy with a few close friends, or when gathering the family over the holiday period. The property also features a resort-style heated pool and spa which enjoy private but vast views that stretch down to a man-made creek which flows into a natural spring-fed dam where you can try your luck and catch a yabbie or two. A great way to re-connect with nature and loved-ones. View more details on this spectacular home here.
The Retreat @ Main Ridge , Main Ridge – Best for a couple
Romantic setting for two at The Retreat @ Main Ridge
A secluded sanctuary awaits you at The Retreat @ Main Ridge
A private getaway in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula’s Main Ridge. Perfect for a romantic couples weekend away, this studio retreat boasts amazing views across to Bass Straight from the outdoor spa, almost designed to be enjoyed with a bottle of the Peninsula’s best local wines which are all within a short drive from this property…not that you’ll ever want to leave it. Get full details here.
Orchard Keepers, Red Hill – Best interior design
Inspiring designs and views at Orchard Keepers, Red Hill
Dine amongst nature at Orchard Keepers, Red Hill
Handpicked vintage pieces and antiques, mixed with modern designs and colour palette, the interiors of Orchard Keepers Red Hill are simply immaculate. Comprising of a main house with four bedrooms and a Workers Cottage with one queen bed, both living quarters are complete with fully equipped kitchens with state of the art appliances. This property is flooded with natural light, which beautifully highlights the love and effort that has gone into making this a unique and well thought out living space. Full property details here.
Merricks Stable Accommodation, Merricks North – Best for pets
Warm yourself by the outdoor fire-pit at Merricks Stable Accomodation
Gather the whole family for a memorable night-in at Merricks Stable Accomodation
Quality accommodation in a renovated stable. You heard right. This place used to be a horse stable but is now a three bedroom, rustic on the outside, modern and cosy on the inside home. There’s also a secure dog yard onsite this 10-acre property which is just as amazing on the outside as it is on the inside. Enjoy the outdoor bbq facilities while huddled around the most inviting fire pit, and feel all your city troubles just melt away. Head here for full property details.
Merricks Cottage, Merricks – Best cottage stay
Comfy country vibes at Merricks Cottage
Country kitchen at Merricks Cottage
An ideal retreat for a foodie and wine weekend! With Stonier Wines and Merricks General Wine Store as your neighbours, happiness is just a stone’s throw away from this quaint and quiet country lane cottage. Beaches, restaurants and markets are all also within easy reach. The property has two bedrooms, and amenities that can comfortably accommodate up to 5 guests. So what are you waiting for? See full details here.
Sandstone Estate, Red Hill – Best vine views
Vines as far as the eye can see at Sandstone Esate
No need to leave luxury behind at Sandstone Estate
With vine views at every turn, this stunning 24 acre estate is home to a vineyard and cellar door of Fenian Wines. This is luxury vineyard accomodation at it’s best. With four bedrooms and the capacity to sleep up to fourteen guests, this spacious home features open plan living areas, with a wood fire in the dining room that overlooks vines. The property also boasts exceptionally maintained gardens and an outdoor dining area. Located in the heart of the Peninsula’s wine country, Red Hill, so many of our favourite wineries are only moments away too, from Quealy, to Ocean Eight and Kerri Greens to name a few. This amazing property provides guests with a very unique and memorable opportunity to live amongst a vineyard. Sounds perfect to us. For full property details, click here.
Gooseberry Hill Olive Grove & Cottage, Mooroduc – best for getting amongst nature
A spot of tea in a country setting at Gooseberry Hill Olive Grove & Cottage
Country chic at Gooseberry Hill Olive Grove & Cottage
Set amongst 15 acres of olive trees and native bushlands, this is a true opportunity to unwind and connect with nature. If you’d rather your greenery come with a golf ball and clubs, the Devil Bend golf course is right next door to this stunning property. You’re also only a stones-throw from local wineries Moorooduc Estate and Yabby Lake if you feel like indulging in some premium wines or local produce in nearby Mornington. Goosberry Hill Olive Grove & Cottage can accommodate up to four guests, with open plan dining area, wood fire stove, and private deck area. This is the ideal accommodation that has all you need if you plan on staying in, but within close enough proximity to all the local attractions that the area is known for.
Two Bay Cottage, Red Hill – best for beach goers
A beachy bush escape at Two Bay Cottage
All the comforts of home at Two Bay Cottage, Red Hill
Ideally located within minutes of beaches that span either side of the Peninsula, Two Bays Cottage is the perfect beachside getaway for a large family or group of friends. If the weather isn’t quite right for taking a dip, you’ve still got plenty to occupy your time with local wineries Eldridge Estate, Lindenderry, and Port Phillip Estate close by to tempt you. The property is also located on the Red Hill to Merricks trail, a picturesque off road 7km track to wonder through on those lazy afternoons. The cottage sleeps up to eight guests with a lovely homely feel and everything you need to make your stay a comfortable one.
Arthurs Views, Arthurs Seat – best for couples
Standing tall amongst the Arthurs Seat Forest , Arthurs Views
Bubbles by the bay at Arthurs View
Perfectly situated within the Arthurs Seat Forest, Arthurs Views is an exclusive couples retreat on the Mornington Peninsula. Perched just below the peak of the Arthurs seat summit, you can expect spectacular bay views and even catch a glimpse of the city skyline from the balcony of one of four private and luxurious suites. Chose from the extravagant Flinders Penthouse, one of two relaxing spa suites, or the self-contained and private Bowen suite. You can expect nothing but the best from Arthurs Views, with special luxury touches that are guaranteed to make your stay all the more memorable.
Shirley Avenue, Sorrento – best for the sublime/ridiculous
This is the Rolls Royce of private Mornington accommodation. With amazing access to Sorrento Beach, not to mention the rest of the peninsula, this is the central hub that you won’t want to leave. Five bedrooms, four bathrooms, spa and outdoor pool with perfectly manicured furnishings, kitchen and dining spaces. For the family that lives large, or the bridal party who want to do it right, there is no better spot on the peninsula.
Summerhill Farm, Main Ridge – best for alpaca photo opportunities
For an authentic B&B style accommodation, the Summerhill farm offers two cosy options. The Blue Cottage is “a little retro” with a queen bed, a cute paint job and kitchen and bbq facilities. The Edwardian Suite is a bit more glam, with space for additional guests. You’ll want to spend as much time out in the farm with the adorable alpacas, as well as other full-time farm residents.
Tulum Sands, Balnarring – best for ideal beach location
Merely steps away from the beach, and with access to the countryside, wineries and destination restaurants, there is no better place to park up than Tulum Sands. The house at Tulum Sands offers four bedrooms, each equipped with an ensuite, making it ideal for larger groups. The stylish and well-equipped interiors centre on a large open-plan living and dining, flowing onto a huge deck and lush garden.
Bay Motel, Safety Beach – best for a lively berth
Located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula and only 200 meters to the stunning Dromana beach, this newly renovated affordable and friendly motel is just a few minutes’ walk from shops and restaurants. Offering spacious, modern standard, deluxe and family rooms be delighted with the comforts this motel has to offer. The Bay Motel – Safety Beach’s combination of one- and two-bedroom units is perfectly located within walking distance (250mt) to one of Port Phillip Bays finest family friendly beaches, and a wide variety of Dromana’s cafes, restaurants and bars. Its central Mornington Peninsula location also makes it the perfect accommodation base to explore the myriad of fine wineries, golf courses, national parks and art galleries the region has on offer.
Mornington Peninsula Seastays – best for the tailored stay
Mornington Peninsula Seastays is central spot to look for that tailored, quirky accommodation that might not be offered elsewhere. The listing site includes a range of different holiday houses, units, apartments, B&BS or large group accommodation. Many are dog and pet-friendly. If you’re not quite sure what style of accommodation you’re looking for, you’ll find something inspiring here.
Peninsula Group Stays – best for booking a large group
Peninsula Group Stays is a leading provider of large group accommodation with a selection of impressive and enticing properties at stunning locations such as Dromana, Red Hill, Rye and Sorrento, all specifically for group getaways. Peninsula group stays also offers tailored group stays, packages to suit all styles that can include an in-house chef or external catering, hampers, transport, personal training, beauticians, yoga, winery tours, spa visits and more. With houses that can sleep up to 25 people, Peninsula Group stays will have a big group accommodation option to suit most requirements.
Portsea Accommodation – best for refined search for the perfect spot
Portsea Accommodation can offer you a wide range of holiday rental accommodation to suit all budget requirements, from the moderately priced beach cottage to a luxury cliff-top home with pool and/or tennis court. This site allows you to search for, locate and book holiday accommodation to suit your needs. The Portsea Accommodation site covers an area from Portsea to Rye and a few select properties at Dromana, and Martha Cove at Safety Beach.
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