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Your Guide To The Best Airbnbs In Victoria For 2021

By Simon Cassar
17th Sep 2021

An airbnb on a hill overlooking the ocean.

Who doesn't love a good getaway, there's nothing quite like ditching your place and parking up in some nice digs for the weekend. We're lucky to have some absolute ripper stays right in our backyard, from spots with their very own private national park and beach to century-old castles.  Sure you could opt for the more cost-effective and supremely less-memorable motor lodge or caravan park, but a couple of nights away at these spots are holidays that you'll never forget. 

Here are some of the best Airbnbs in Victoria for 2021: 

Mount Ophir Estate 

RUTHERGLEN

What’s more memorable than parking up a 100-year-old French castle tower? Not bloody much. The converted accommodation began its life as a grape processing facility for the surrounding vineyard. Nowadays you can stay in the Victorian-style brick building with adoring French tower and enjoy its modern-day makeover, the multi-level stay has a spiral staircase that connects each light-filled dining, lounge, and bedroom space. Being smack bang in wine country, you’ve also got some of the best vino and produce on your doorstep, book in here

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The Wensley

WENSLEYDALE

Wensley’s self-described ‘rustic luxury’ couldn’t be more accurate, the worn wooden farm-style building conceals one of the most carefully curated spaces you’ll find, a big contender for the best Airbnb in Victoria. Inside you’ll experience a country-style aesthetic with dark stained timber flooring, exposed beams, with leather and cane furniture throughout. The indoor fireplace and surrounding lounge look out onto the fields and a wide dinner table leads into the refined yet state of the art kitchen with thoughtful additions that add to The Wensley’s overall laid back feel. 

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Clifftop At Hepburn 

HEPBURN

An Airbnb with plenty of awards to go with it, Clifftop At Hepburn is an absolutely stunning stay out in the northern-country side of Victoria near Daylesford. With floor to ceiling windows that look out onto the native bushlands, it’s the perfect spot for parking up on the infinity daybed and watching the world go by. The architecturally designed house looks like something straight out grand designs and features an indoor fireplace, as well as a spa and stone bath. It also has its own outdoor viewing platform with a swinging daybed. Is it the best Airbnb in Victoria? We’ll let you decide.  

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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 region of Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula, 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. 

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Red Hill Barn 

RED HILL

This converted barn in Red Hill 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-painted weatherboard exterior and verandah that look out onto the property with its very own olive grove, vines, and dam. 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 rolling hills that surround the property. 

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Vue De Vague 

LORNE 

This takes a room with a view to a new level, the Vue De Vague in Lorne is a one-of-a-kind stay. This multi-level stay is the absolute pinnacle of a getaway, easily one of the best Airbnbs in Victoria with an ultra-modern design and views of the coast throughout the entire house. The house has an almost futuristic look, with curved triangular windows and exposed steel beams, the bedroom and deck are both surrounded by the lush hinterland bush and look out onto the beach that stretches all the way to the point. With a giant feature fireplace and large dining space, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend away with friends. 

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Pebblebank On Morses 

Wandiligong

Tucked away in the secluded Valley of Wandiligong just a short drive from Bright, Pebblebank is a sanctuary away from home, set deep within the high country of Victoria. With a mid-century design with heavy wood features, the stay has a winter cabin feel but with plenty of space, it even has heated concrete floors for frosty nights. Throughout the house, there are several spots to park up and take it easy, with a bay window that looks out onto the surrounding valley and a bathtub that looks provides views of the hills. 

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Beekeepers Cape Liptrap

TARWIN LOWER 

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. 

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Image credit: 
Cape Schank | Tasha Tylee 
Beekeepers | Roger Thompson 

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