Mornington Peninsula holiday rentals for making memories

Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a heady mix of wineries, windswept beaches and rejuvenating hot springs.

Whether you’re taking a short break from the city or a week to explore the area, there’s nothing like returning to holiday accommodation that makes you feel right at home. At these Mornington Peninsula holiday rentals, you can walk into your self-contained kitchen with your arms laden with wine, cheeses and other delicacies to put together a gourmet feast.

Sit out on your private balcony or courtyard and breathe in the fresh sea air after a day catching waves or basking by the pool. With ample space at our chosen stays for a memorable trip with friends or family, get ready to taste delicious local produce, hike through verdant national parks and see epic views across Port Phillip Bay.

Rye holiday apartments in the centre of town


Moonlight Bay Apartments are located in the heart of Rye, with self-contained accommodation ranging from spa studios to two-bedroom apartments. Designs are contemporary but homey, with fully equipped kitchens where you can whip up all your family favourites. Top off your first evening away with a movie night, selecting one of the DVDs from reception to watch on the flatscreen TV.

You can spend your days bushwalking in Point Nepean National Park, or stroll along the coastal path to Cape Schanck Lighthouse perched on jagged cliffs. If you need to cool off, back at your apartment you’ll find a sparkling pool for a refreshing dip. Stay down there for dinner when things get lively around the communal BBQ and outdoor dining table.

Moonlight Bay Apartments

Top rated
9.1 Excellent (613 reviews)

Spa baths and garden courtyards near downtown Sorrento


Embrace the Sorrento lifestyle with a stay at Oceanic Motel Apartments. From your open-plan living room, walk out to the private courtyard and sip on a glass of local pinot after a day touring the wineries. Head inside to prepare a gourmet charcuterie platter using artisan products from Sorrento Makers Market, or wander down to the BBQ area to grill up some local meat and veg.

If you’re travelling as a family or with a group of friends, you might like to opt for a two-storey apartment’s spacious design and freshly decorated interiors. For a little romance, steal away to a courtyard spa apartment and enjoy a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine while having a soak in the luxurious tub.

Oceanic Motel Apartments

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (1963 reviews)

Breezy boutique apartments by the sea


Shells Apartments is located in the centre of Sorrento, within walking distance of gourmet restaurants, the bay and the ocean. The coastal vibe extends from the village to your private space, which you’ll find dressed in calming, neutral tones. Large groups and squabbling kids can watch the programs of their choice when you want some downtime, with a TV and built-in DVD player in every bedroom.

Your fully stocked kitchen will make you feel right at home—prepare your favourite meal and carry it into the separate living and dining area. On balmy summer evenings, you can fire up your own BBQ on your north-facing balcony and grill while the sky turns pastel hues.

Feel like going out? Pop down for fish and chips and local café Fish Fetish, followed by handcrafted ice cream at Mubble Ice Creamery. When you’re finished, your apartment’s corner spa bath will be waiting to welcome you back.

Shells Apartments


Beachside Mornington Peninsula holiday rentals


From polished resin floors to sleek leather sofas, the units at Aquabelle Apartments have been meticulously decorated to complement the surrounding beauty of Port Phillip Bay. Sip your morning cup of coffee on the outdoor terrace before heading inside to cook up a gourmet breakfast in your modern kitchen. Or, you might send everyone off for coffee and croissants while you take a moment for yourself to soak in the freestanding stone tub.

When you fancy some sun, hire a bike or drive your way around the Mornington Peninsula’s wineries. Plan enough time to stop for cellar door tastings and farm-fresh produce, then wander the quaint streets of the coastal town of Rye. Catch the sunset on the sand while the tide rolls out, knowing your homey accommodation is just steps away.

Aquabelle Apartments

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (199 reviews)

Luxury villas in Red Hill’s wine region


Polperro Villas offers the unique opportunity to stay the night on a working vineyard in the heart of Red Hill. The 25-acre property is home to four villas, where you can choose between luxuriating in your king-sized bed or decadent spa bath. Gather your group on the private deck over the vines to watch dusk descend, a glass of local vintage in hand, before heading indoors to chill out around the open fireplace.

You can start each day with a continental breakfast featuring fresh bread, muesli and homemade preserves. When it’s time for lunch, order a gourmet picnic filled with goodies from the Polperro kitchen garden and surrounding producers, such as pressed beef terrine and spiced macadamia nuts. You’ll even receive a blanket, so your only job will be to find the best picnic spot.

Polperro Villas

Red Hill
9.4 Excellent (54 reviews)

Mountainside romantic accommodation at Arthur’s Seat


Just a 10-minute drive from Rye, Summit Views is a hilltop bed and breakfast with breathtaking vistas across Port Phillip Bay and the city of Melbourne. You can choose between two studios—the aptly named Skyview Penthouse and Eagle’s Nest. Cuddle up under a blanket in front of the fireplace or sashay out onto your personal balcony to drink in the 180-degree views.

For intimate meals in private, you can prepare your own fare in the well-stocked kitchen or tuck into a complimentary breakfast hamper before setting out for the day. Your location puts you close to numerous bushwalks and venues for scenic picnics and BBQs. For an easy day out, jump in the car to sample some wines from local producers like Main Ridge Estate and T’Gallant.

Summit Views

9.5 Excellent (93 reviews)

New York-style apartments in the ‘Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula’


Just 300 metres from the Frankston Foreshore, Quest Frankston on the Bay offers 81 self-contained, serviced apartments in the heart of the action. Modern, open-plan units have been modelled on New York lofts; book a two-bedroom apartment for your own private balcony on top of light-filled living spaces. For even more outdoor space, the shared terrace is a great spot for socialising, grabbing a bit of sun or tossing some prawns on the BBQ.

You’ll find Frankston is an easy base for exploring the Mornington Peninsula, being just a short drive from wineries and the Arthurs Seat Chairlift. If you’d rather stay closer to home, you can check out the local shopping and entertainment precinct’s cinema, library and major department stores. Head back to Quest’s American-style diner when you feel like munching on hot dogs loaded with pulled pork, caramelised onion or chilli con carne.

Quest Frankston on the Bay

8.3 Very good (2085 reviews)

Family-friendly apartments close to the Rye Foreshore


Beach Holiday Apartments has room for the whole family, with two-bedroom apartments sleeping up to six. Mum and dad can escape to their king room while the kids get to pile into two sets of bunk beds in their own private haven. Home cooks can make the most of a fully equipped kitchen, or take baskets of local fare out to the BBQ area. Set up your feast on communal picnic tables while the little ones play in the nearby sandpit.

If you’re after an adults-only getaway, you can book the Spa Suite and sink into your own open-air cedar spa bath. Continue your romantic stay with a walk along the beach, grabbing a table at one of the modern eateries along the shore. Tuck into Asian-style tapas at Steam Restaurant, or settle in at Del Posto 2409 for creamy, saucy Italian fare.

Beach Holiday Apartments

8.7 Excellent (635 reviews)