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Best Places to Stay in Mornington Peninsula: Discover Food, Farm Gates, and Fine Wine

By June 22, 2023No Comments
Best places to stay in Mornington Peninsula |

With an estimated 24,000 holiday homes and a long history as a getaway destination for Melbournites, it can be a minefield trying to find the best places to stay in Mornington Peninsula.

This jam-packed sliver of land, flanked by the waters of Port Phillip Bay, Bass Strait and Western Port, is so loved in part because it’s a jack of all trades. Beaches, national parks and wilderness reserves all cosy up to small-scale food producers, wineries, and the best places to stay in Mornington Peninsula.

Whatever you’re looking for, these 4 slow and soulful stays are the bread to your butter, so to speak.


Blairgowrie, VIC

Camillo House outdoor bath | Slow Stays by Life Unhurried
Camillo House | Slow Stays by Life Unhurried

Like a private art gallery designed for intentional getaways, Camillo House is a retreat where slick design and relaxation gently collide. The Blairgowrie bolthole is nestled into the dunes of this beachside haven on the Bass Strait. One of the best places to stay in Mornington Peninsula as recommended by Alba Thermal Springs & Spa, it’s the perfect location for thermal hot spring hopping.



St. Andrews Beach, VIC

Coastal Luxe 068

Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. It’s the spirit – the joie de vivre – that’s ever present as soon as you cross the suspended bridge. Because while this beautiful getaway may be hidden from plain sight, once you step inside, you’ll feel seen like you never have before. The design, the layout, the location – it’s enough to make you want to stay forever. Add to that, almost as much outdoor space as indoor, Coastal Luxe will likely reach family ritual status immediately.



Red Hill, VIC

Cassis Red Hill
Cassis Red Hill
Cassis Red Hill

Whisk yourself away to the south of France – only two hours from Melbourne’s crowded streets. Francophiles and lovers of mindful escapes alike will say oui, oui. Transformed from a restaurant to a set of rustic yet refined villas, Cassis at Red Hill is set against tangled grape vines and rolling hills. Check in and bliss out is the modus operandi here. Soak in an outdoor bath or plunge pool or relax inside the modern and minimalist accommodation. Then, gorge on a platter laden with local goodies or explore the region’s best hikes and hot springs.



Shoreham, VIC

Harts Farm Mornington Peninsula
Harts Farm Mornington Peninsula

It may be adults only but your inner-child will be giddy with glee at this sustainable farmstay in Shoreham. Casting out oodles of laid-back country charm from a 10-acre family-run farm, Harts Farm entices busy city folk with bucolic bliss from sunup to sundown. Sample freshly fermented cider and olive oil made onsite. Take your included brekkie hamper out for a picnics with the kangaroos. Ramble across the property for a hit of nature. Or, for something entirely different, make your way to Honeysuckle Beach for a surf session.

Desta Cullen

Desta Cullen is a writer and editor who crafts stories of food, culture and travel with a particular love of sustainability, slow fashion, creativity and conscious lifestyles. When she's not working, she spends her time digging in op-shops for pre-loved treasures, attempting to garden and turn the family home into a bright, art-filled junglescape.

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