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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

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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.

Highlights

Heated outdoor pool with Jacuzzi

Poolside loungers are ideal spots for soaking up some sunshine.

Close to Peninsula Hot Springs

Award-winning natural springs are a 10-minute drive away.

Moonlight Bay Apartments

Top rated
8.7 Excellent (706 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.2 / 10
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Spa baths and garden courtyards near downtown Sorrento

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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.

Highlights

Close to Sorrento Beach

Walking distance to the surf and Sorrento village boutiques.

17 apartments with private courtyards

Courtyard studios are ideal for romance, while two-storey apartments sleep up to five people.

Oceanic Motel Apartments

8.2 Very good (988 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.8 / 10
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Breezy boutique apartments by the sea

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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.

Highlights

One, two and three-bedroom apartments

Large apartments are kept cool with air con and sea breezes from the balcony.

Neighbouring 10 championship golf courses

Daily transfers take guests to courses a 20-minute drive away.

Shells Apartments

8.3 Very good (205 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.9 / 10
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Beachside Mornington Peninsula holiday rentals

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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.

Highlights

Seven stylish apartments

Configurations range from spacious one-bedrooms to family-friendly three-bedroom apartments.

Convenient location

Within easy reach of the Peninsula’s food and wine trail.

Aquabelle Apartments

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (325 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
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Luxury villas in Red Hill’s wine region

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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.

Highlights

Restaurant serving seasonal local produce

The sunny terrace is the place to feast on slow braised Wagyu beef cheek or pine mushroom tortellini.

Cellar door showcasing Polperro and Even Keel wines

Daily tastings take place in the cellar door to sample local vintages.

Polperro Villas

8.6 Excellent (45 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.1 / 10
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Mountainside romantic accommodation at Arthur’s Seat

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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.

Highlights

Located within Arthur’s Seat State Park

Melbourne and Port Phillip Bay can be seen from heights of up to 314 metres.

Romantic spa baths

Spa baths in both studio suites look out across the bay.

Summit Views

8.9 Excellent (34 reviews)
Excellent Service 8.9 / 10
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New York-style apartments in the ‘Gateway to the Mornington Peninsula’

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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.

Highlights

On-site restaurant

American-themed eatery plates up diner favourites and classic panko-crumbed parma.

Fully-equipped fitness centre

On-site gym comes complete with treadmills, bikes and weight machines.

Quest Frankston On The Bay

8.1 Very good (1566 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.7 / 10
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Family-friendly apartments close to the Rye Foreshore

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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.

Highlights

Accommodation for families or couples

Guests have their choice of two-bedroom apartments or an intimate spa suite.

A 10-minute walk to Rye Beach

The beach spans from White Cliffs Lookout to Rye Pier, with kid-friendly Foreshore Playground along the way.

Beach Holiday Apartments

8.1 Very good (488 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.7 / 10
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