Best Accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula

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The Mornington Peninsula is wonderfully versatile. There's the beaches, which – depending on what side of the Peninsula you're on – involve either excellent surfing or excellent swimming. Then there's the wine country. The Peninsula's rolling hills and cool climate produce some of Australia's best pinot noir and chardonnay. Not to mention some of the best cellar doors and winery restaurants.

So it can be hard to figure out where to stay – there's a lot to choose from, depending on what kind of holiday you're looking at having. Whether you’re spending a weekend in Red Hill wine country or you’ve having a coastal retreat in Portsea and Sorrento, there's something here for you.

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  • Since opening in 2005, this spa retreat has been one of the best spots in Victoria for a steam and soak. Now that it's added luxury glamping to its services, it's a true escape.

  • An elegantly-restored country estate. The boutique hotel has 40 rooms, a farm-to-table diner, an indoor pool and picnic basket lunches to enjoy by the lake.

  • A world-class winery hotel with 45 glamorous rooms, an infinity pool, countless surreal artworks and a destination fine diner. Named after a mythical jackrabbit with antelope horns, this is one rabbit hole you’ll want to fall down.

  • This converted 1950s holiday home on a working vineyard comes with three bedrooms, a roomy bathtub, and an outdoor firepit. It’s the perfect recipe for a weekend getaway with family or that special someone.

  • An ultra-modern hotel with its own eighteen-hole golf course It’s set among dunes and bushland, with plenty of walking trails that’ll take you right down to the beach.

  • Hidden in the Mornington hinterland, each of these five self-contained villas is designed to emulate a 17th-century farmhouse. Private plunge pools, outdoor concrete baths and lush vineyard views are just some of what awaits.

  • A grand beach-shack out of a futuristic dream. Its award-winning design is inspired by the elements, and there’s a sprawling yard for entertaining on balmy nights.

  • Created with Japanese and Nordic design elements in mind, this two-bed cabin is perfect for exploring all the peninsula has to offer – or just staying in with the selection of vinyl records, Aesop products, and a log burner to keep you toasty.

  • The rustic exterior belies the delightfulness inside this former milking shed, where you can soak up the sunrise from a king-size bed. Some of the Mornington Peninsula’s absolute best eating and drinking is only minutes away.

  • This restored 1940s weatherboard cottage is the luxury on-site accommodation for one of the Mornington Peninsula’s best restaurants. And it overlooks 27 acres of Red Hill farmland.

  • Crittenden Estate's charming on-site accommodation is decked out with freestanding spa baths (with lake views) and cosy wood fireplaces. And if you don’t want to leave, there’s an option for in-room massages, picnic hampers and even a three-course dinner.

  • This secluded beach house is right on the shoreline of Mount Martha. Its interior offers a stunning illusion of a Mediterranean getaway.

  • Some of the finest food, wine and views on the entire Mornington Peninsula, which is saying something. And the accommodation is no slouch either, with a range of beautiful king-sized suites to choose from.

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  • Come for the location, stay for the view at this bucolic homestay. The spa – an undeniable selling point of this property – is expertly positioned on the deck, which affords elevation and views of the rolling countryside and the Bass Strait in the distance.

  • A boutique luxury stay on a 10-hectare working farm. There’s a studio that’s made for weekends away, with an optional adjoining living area that looks out onto the olive groves.

  • A Hamptons-style summer house that's just a short walk to Mount Martha beach.

  • An iconic limestone pub with five bars, a stunning rooftop, restaurant and on-site accommodation with bay views.

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  • This huge Tudor-style pub is a summer destination, reliably beset by crowds every day of the season. With views like this, we can see why.

  • This artfully renovated beach house, just 50 barefoot paces from Blairgowrie’s back beach, boasts coastal views, an indoor and outdoor bathtub, and an abundance of space for groups.