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Best Airbnbs In Victoria (From Quaint Farm Stays To Extravagant Mansions)

By Simon Cassar

Although there are plenty out there, it's no easy task to find the best Victorian, perhaps it's the uniqueness, or possibly the location and the stunning vistas they provide, whatever it may be these are the ones that shine above the rest. For good measure, we've also selected a handful of Guest Favourite properties,  a brand new Airbnb filter that lets you search for top-rated stays. 

Before you think about locking in that next getaway, take a look at some of Urban List's expert choices for the best Airbnbs in Victoria for 2024: 

Mornington Barrington

Barrington is next-level luxe. If you find yourself ever needing five bedrooms, three indoor living spaces, a sprawling outdoor dining oasis, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a heated swimming pool, and private spa, this mansion is it. Every room has its own private ensuite attached, and the English coastal design with high-end finishes will have your jaw on the floor. No detail was overlooked when this exquisite stay was built last year, from SONOS speakers to Ralph Lauren chandeliers. If you’re lucky to snag the master bedroom, look forward to basking in a private coffee lounge, sweeping ocean views and a slick marble ensuite. 

Tucked away down the ‘ninch, Barrington’s prime location means you're just a short walk from Mills Beach and the main strip of Mornington. Sleeping up to twelve people, this pad guarantees an unforgettable stay.

Lauriston Honeysuckle Farm Cottage

A double sized bed sits in a small emerald green bedroom with a fireplace framed with white brick.
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If you're looking for the perfect base to explore the Macedon Ranges and Daylesford, Honeysuckle Farm Cottage is a no-brainer. This country getaway, infused with historic charm, sits on a working 104-acre farm and vineyard, which means when you arrive, you'll be greeted by a friendly bunch of Pygmy goats and sweeping views of vines. There's lots to love about Honeysuckle Farm Cottage, from the outdoor dining set-up, an indoor wood-burning fireplace, and a 'Guest Favourite' ranking on Airbnb—but the private outdoor antique claw foot bathtub and rain shower is something to behold

Walkerville ​Liptrap Loft

Liptrap Loft is the quintessential Victorian getaway, set amongst the leafy surroundings of South Gippsland just thirty minutes from the stunning Wilsons Promontory, this house has been crafted with recycled tin and timber, and keeps you comfy and cosy against those wintery elements.

It has retro features like a 1960’s style oven and stove but its crown jewel is the outdoor Japanese bathhouse with a tiled tub with exposed pipes and views of the surrounding valley. The entire house has an elevated sense of design, with second-hand materials and furniture it’s a place to escape with plenty of soul.

Cape Otway Sky Pod

The Sky Pod is maybe the most picturesque romantic getaway in Victoria. The off-grid pod has floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the queen-sized bed for you and your significant other to catch the sunset over the ocean and stargaze throughout the night. Here you can take movie night to the next level with the 100-inch projector that you can enjoy from the warmth of your bed.

This secluded hideaway means you can appreciate each other's company from the privacy of your pod while being just a stroll away from the Great Ocean Walk, Beach Station and Rainbow Falls.

Gruyere Yarra Valley Vineyard Cottage

This Yarra Valley Cottage in the town of Gruyere (yes just like the cheese) is a ripper getaway for those looking for some R&R as well as a little grapevine action. The perfect retreat after a hard day of wine tastings this rustic farmhouse with weathered timber is ideal for taking things slow. A big outdoor antique tub with copper taps sits on the wooden deck and looks out onto green hills in the distance.

Gariwerd ​Nook On The Hill

The Nook, situated on extensive privately-owned farming land in rural Gariwerd, makes up for its size with its innovative design and culturally rich location. Many hands came together to build this home for anyone seeking a rural getaway. 

The stunning Grampians getaway sleeps two adults. It’s complete with an outdoor bathtub and painstakingly restored native garden, bringing with it a whole lot of wildlife and further transforming The Nook into its own ecosystem of sorts. But for those who aren’t naturally outdoorsy, you’ll still have access to internet and only have to venture about ten minutes to the charming Halls Gap, the closest town. 

St Andrews The Bach

If you’re after the best Airbnb in Victoria, this 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.

Tarwin Lower Beekeepers Cape Liptrap

Looking like something straight out of a Bond film, Beekeepers is majestically positioned amongst the hills on its own 640-hectare private national park and looks out over the coast of Cape Liptrap. The house is immaculate and right up there for the best Airbnb in Victoria, it has a wide lounge dining area with wooden floors, as well as a pool that provides a massive panoramic view out onto the beach below.

This is a truly unique stay, the property has a three-kilometre driveway through beautiful bushland and even has its own private stretch of beach. It’s also literally off-the-grid, operating purely off solar power. 

Buninyong Sky Barrel

A short 20-minute drive from Ballarat and approximately 745m above sea level you'll find Mount Buninyong, a now extinct volcano in Victoria's goldrush region. Parked up alongside the hillside vantage point is the Sky Barrel, an ultra quaint and ever-charming spherical cabin designed perfectly to accommodate two.

With vistas of the 70m drop below and the surrounding valley, it's a stunning spot to take in the region, inside there's a fireplace in the high-ceiling lounge room, a full kitchen, and a free-standing wooden bathtub for those cosy nights.

Olinda Billabong Falls

You know what makes this one of the best Airbnbs in Victoria? Your own billabong and waterfall just a few feet away from your bedroom. Now, this might sound a little lofty but hang tight, just under an hour out of town in the lush bush surroundings of Olinda you'll find Billabong Falls, quite possibly one of the best Airbnbs in Victoria.

Surrounded by the breezy ferns of the Dandenong Ranges, Billabong Falls gets its name from the resident natural billabong and waterfall that circle the property. The tranquil body of water has been expertly landscaped with curving boardwalks and rock walls highlighting the views of the sunlit valley below. And yes you can swim in it. 

Beechworth Belmont At Beechworth

Escape to Belmont At Beechworth for the perfect Victorian getaway. This fully renovated miners' cottage offers up a quaint romantic retreat, from the double shower to a cast iron bath and the added warmth of open fires in both the bedroom and bathroom.

There's a full kitchen if you prefer to tackle things at home, otherwise, the local shops of Beechworth are just a short walk away. This Airbnb is also doggo-friendly if the thought of leaving your furry friend is too daunting.

Hoddles Creek Yarra Valley Homestead

Nestled among the bushland reserve of Hoddles Creek lies this dreamy hidden cabin. Secluded, serene and an outdoor spa; it definitely ticks all the boxes. The a-framed house is lined with ceiling-to-floor windows, making the most of the scenic Yarra Valley views.

For an even better glimpse, step outside onto the outstretched timber deck and spend a night curled up by the fire pit. Dip your toes in the spa built into the deck and relax to the sound of the native Australian bush that surrounds the property.

Newhaven ​Lakehouse Estate

How often can you and 14 of your closest pals secure your own private lake? Well, this Phillip Island located stay will give you just that. Set on a three-acre property Lakehouse Estate is a remarkable stay and a contender for the best Airbnb Victoria has on the go, it’s even equipped with its own basketball court, trampoline, and gym.

The house is only a short drive from Phillip Island's main drag but has everything you’d need to stay parked up including a lengthy dining table, fireplace, and front bedrooms that look out onto your own secluded body of water. 

Leading image credit: Lively Properties | Supplied

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