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Your Guide To The Best Airbnbs On The Mornington Peninsula

By Simon Cassar
6th Sep 2022

An infinity pool looking out onto an angular black house with trees covering part of the roof.

One of Victoria's finest treasures, the coastal and hinterland realm of the Mornington Peninsula welcomes many across weekends, public holidays and the summer season. To help make sure you land somewhere worth your crust we've rounded up some of the top spots to lay your head for a night or two. 

Here are the best Airbnbs Mornington Peninsula has to offer: 

Cape Schanck House 

CAPE SCHANCK

If you’re all about design then Cape Schanck House is the one for you. The award-winning stay took out best house at the Royal Australian Institute of Architects awards. Located in the quiet rugged region of Cape Schanck, this stay is only minutes away from pristine ocean beaches, wineries, and the famed lighthouse walk. Inside the white and black colour scheme let the surrounding tree life shine, the living room is centred around a waterdrop sculpture that extends from the room to the floor, and a curved leather lounge looks onto a wide fireplace. Its minimalist style provides the perfect backdrop for a quiet getaway, time to enjoy the simpler things. 

Red Hill Barn 

MAIN RIDGE

The converted Red Hill Barn is one of the most exquisite stays in Victoria, situated in the primo wine region you’re only ever a stone’s throw away from some of the state’s leading wineries. The barn has serious farm-style charm with a white and grey-painted weatherboard exterior and is flanked by the lush native bushland of Main Ridge. Inside has been fitted out to keep you comfortable and cosy with an open-style kitchen with a large island bench, spacious dining area, and lounge area for soaking in the hills that surround the property.

Tussie Mussie

MERRICKS NORTH

Tussie Mussie brings French-inspired design to a property a short drive away from the centre of the Mornington Peninsula's wine region. This sprawling estate covers three buildings that you can stay in, with sculpture and cottage gardens, a tennis court and even a seven-acre vineyard. Ditch the main wineries and play host at your own pace with stunning outdoor space perfect for a long lunch. Smaller groups are able to reserve one or two of the buildings (choose between the lodge, cottage or laundry) if needed, or kick back in full at one of the best Airbnbs on the Mornington Peninsula 

Log Box Red Hill

RED HILL SOUTH

Those longing for a romantic getaway needn't look further than this prime contender for the best Airbnb on the Mornington Peninsula. Situated in the hinterland of Red Hill South, Log Box is a serious charmer, the milking shed turned rustic, dreamy cabin serves a unique aesthetic, with cypress beams, distressed concrete floors and lux amenities. Watch the sunrise from a cosy king bed, gaze out at the Red Hill treescape from your private deck and live out your country getaway dreams.

Tulum 

BALNARRING

You’ve surely come across the incredibly aesthetic Tulum in your searches for a getaway. The pristinely curated stay has been architecturally designed and is the very definition of beach-chic. Located in Ballnarring on the Western Port side of the Mornington Peninsula, Tulum provides a romantic getaway like few others; nestled conveniently in one of Victoria’s best wine regions you’re only a short drive to award-winning wineries and cellar doors. The black-painted exterior opens up into a light-filled white-washed oasis, where each feature has been cleverly considered; crafting a perfect contrast of balanced shades and colours to keep you at ease.

Fairway Views

PORTSEA

Fairway Views is definitely one of the best Airbnb Mornington Peninsula has to offer. The stay in Portsea provides you with seriously boujee surroundings with an infinity pool and spa overlooking the property’s golden bushlands. While architecturally stunning this stay is also perfect for a group getaway with its multiple living spaces. The entire space is a design marvel with a sleek timber exterior and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that open up to the wooden deck with lounge chairs that look out across the pool to the hills beyond. Sleeping up to 8 guests is the perfect group summer escape, book in over here

The Bach

ST ANDREWS

If you’re after an Airbnb pool stay that’s also just a stone's throw away from the beach, look no further than The Bach. You can laze around the impeccably aesthetic heated swimming pool or head down to St Andrews or Rye beach for an ocean dive. The home comes complete with a sun-soaked alfresco deck featuring poolside chairs, a hammock amongst the trees and an outdoor fireplace, making it the ultimate summer oasis. The Bach can accommodate a crew of up to 6 book your pool and oceanside stay here.

Dromana Beach Apartment 

DROMANA

Views of the coast, tick. Under five minutes to the shops, tick. This vista-filled apartment in the central hub of Dromana absolute haven of a stay. It's suitably located far away enough from the main drag near the bordering bushland but close enough to access the beach and all the shops. This one easily falls into the best Airbnb on the Mornington Peninsula list due to its rooftop pool, spacious fit-out, and overall chill beachy vibes. Book in over here

Mornington Peninsula Tiny House 

RED HILL 

A tiny house and a tiny drive considering the bush surroundings. This quaint little stay is hidden amongst the bush with the farm-style surroundings of Red Hill set to help you feel like you're really getting off the grid. With one of Victoria's premier food and wine regions at your doorstep, this stay is worth its weight in gold; a homely refuge after several wine tastings and sitting through a degustation at any of the premium cellar doors in the area. Set on a sprawling property there are spectacular views of native bush and the stay is loaded with everything you could need including a hammock for that afternoon sun siesta. Book it here

Check out where to eat and drink on the Mornington Peninsula here

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