Luxury Accommodation in Victoria for the Perfect City Escape
You don’t have to venture too far from home to find luxury accommodation in Victoria, complete with stunning surrounds.
In need of an escape? Sometimes the chaos of modern life gets a little too much; even when you’re lucky enough to call Melbourne home. Fortunately, you don’t need to travel too far from the city to discover some truly spectacular accommodation options. Indeed, within a few short hours, you can find your very own slice of Victorian paradise. Make the most of this stunning landscape we call home with our list of the best luxury accommodation in Victoria.
Gorgeous views across the sprawling Grampians National Park are just the start of what this boutique resort has to offer. The intimate lodge is cosy yet grand, with an illustrious restaurant, day spa, outdoor swimming pool and warming fireplaces. A perfect example of luxurious accommodation in Victoria, Meringa Springs welcomes a maximum of 10 guests at a time, ensuring your solitude and privacy amidst the region’s finest landscapes. Each room is kitted out with couples in mind boasting double shower and spa baths, robes, slippers, and flat-screen TVs.
This elegant French Provincial stay called ‘The Tower’ was originally built in 1903 and has since undergone a luxurious transformation. Set within Mount Ophir Estate, an exclusive property in the rural district of Rutherglen in northern Victoria, this truly unique Airbnb stay around Melbourne features three levels with a spiral staircase that leads to a private sitting room on the second floor and a bedroom suite at the top. Stay here to fully immerse yourself in an extraordinary architectural landmark in Australian winemaking history.
Situated between Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, Vintage House is a charming, two-bedroom property surrounded by willow, pine and fruit trees. It's one of our favourite unique Airbnb stays around Melbourne because it was originally an 1860s miner's cottage. This home has been lovingly restored and beautifully decorated, with many standout features including three-meter high ceilings, an open fireplace, and large arched windows. There are perfect spots throughout to relax, including not one, but three baths, and an outdoor table on the veranda that seats twelve, for alfresco entertaining.
If a taste of Tuscany is more up your alley, then you and your loved one will revel in a stay at The Timber and Stone Retreat, nestled in a quiet little pocket of the quaint township of Malmsbury. Located just over an hour’s drive outside the city, this Tuscan-inspired hideaway features striking timber trusses and majestic arched windows, salvaged from an old villa in Italy. One look at the home’s light-filled interiors, charming French doors and lush surrounding gardens, and you’ll fall instantly in love.
If you thought you’d seen some spectacular views before, just wait until you look out from the awe-inspiring floor to ceiling windows at the number one rated holiday home in Australia. Set overlooking mountainous bushland dotted with wildflowers, this luxury retreat nestled atop a sheer cliff face is as beautiful as it is unique. Needless to say, this isn’t one for those who are afraid of heights.
With nearby snowfields, national parks and some of the best local food and wine producers in the state, Bright is a thriving regional town no matter what time of year. Tucked away amidst 40-acres in the serene Buckland Valley, The Buckland Studios are a wine lover's dream. Five luxurious studios have been designed with couples in mind with decent spacing between to ensure maximum seclusion. When exploring means working your way through the many vineyards in the area, you don't have to ask us twice.
If you like your accommodation signed in neon and infused with some serious California cool, then Daylesford’s achingly hip Dollywood has you covered. A chic touch of Americana nestled within the spoils of regional Victoria, this stylish four-bedroom home is custom created for lovers of music and the arts. So get in line for a place so glamorous that you won’t want to leave the house.
Reconnect with nature in one of Victoria's most sought after destinations, Hepburn Springs. Boasting 360-degree views of lush rolling hills, you really don't get much more private than this. Redefining what it means to go off the grid, Breakneck Gorge Oikos is the ultimate stay for nature lovers and those looking for a romantic weekend retreat. Relax and rejuvenate at one of the nearby natural mineral springs or take a long, uninterrupted soak in the freestanding tub with hella views.
Set in breathtaking seaside Port Fairy, Drift House isn’t about 5-star extravagance. Rather, this Victorian beauty is about the bespoke touches that stay with you long after you check out. A boutique hotel that brings its very own brand of “sexy luxury” to the table, the four stylish private suites offer up a unique stay that’s rich in both comfort and character.
Nestled amongst the unique beauty of the alpine region, the Kiln Houses are a sleek, contemporary take on the tobacco kiln houses that once dominated the area. Not only do these lovely retreats offer incredible views of nearby vineyards and mountain ranges, but they’re kitted out with a spa, wood fire and sauna. There are even designer bikes on offer if you’re in the mood for an adventure.
A beautifully restored three-bedroom federation house set amongst lush gardens just an hour from Melbourne, The Estate Trentham promises the ultimate weekend escape. A lesson in stylish simplicity, the interior boasts the clean lines of Scandinavian design complemented by plush mid-century furniture while just outside lie herb gardens and a mini orchard. You can almost hear the fire crackling.
Set on a towering stilt overlooking the ocean, the architecturally designed Pole House is arguably one of the country’s most iconic stays. Towering above the Great Ocean Road in seaside Fairhaven, this minimalist luxury home comes complete with a floating walkway and floor to ceiling retractable glass walls. Needless to say, it offers up the kind of views you can only dream about.
Housed amid the beautiful Mornington Peninsula wine region, Jackalope is a luxury design hotel that comes complete with a touch of the unique. Coupled with the equally unusually named Doot Doot Doot and Flaggerdoot (the restaurant and bar respectively), here you’ll find a heritage homestead alongside an infinity pool and a host of daring artworks. Perfect for those who like their home away from home a little different.
The accommodation arm of one of Australia’s top restaurants, Brae’s six luxury suites are a lesson in effortless modern chic. Recycled red bricks, corrugated iron, blackbutt timber panelling, and above bed windows made for stargazing combine to create a setting that is arrestingly beautiful in its simplicity. Nestled in charming Birregurra, the only thing left to do is snag a table in the dining room.
When it comes to luxurious lodgings, it’s all in the details and this adults-only escape doesn’t miss a beat. Less than a kilometre from the beach, The Oak & Anchor Hotel is a favourite of couples looking to do a whole lot of nothing. Living up to its 5-star status, everything you need to eat, drink, relax and be merry can be found on site. Robe up and get ready to zen out because these six stunningly serene suites have been designed with relaxation in mind.
Dreaming of Europe’s stunning snow-capped mountains? When hibernation mode is in full swing, this charming European-inspired chalet has your next ski trip covered – no passport required. Just thirteen kilometres from Mount Hotham, Pension Mauritz oozes cosy cabin charm. Accommodating up to ten guests, it's ideal for families or groups of friends looking to hit the slopes by day and cuddle up by the fire at night.
Right down to the name, this seaside haven screams beach escape. With more than enough room to accommodate 14 of your nearest and dearest and too many luxurious amenities to count, it's safe to say you will never get bored at Sandy Shores. If the games room, tanning deck, swimming pool, and garden gazebo complete with a firepit don't keep you entertained, Rye Ocean Beach is just a few minutes away by foot too.
To say that Daylesford is having a moment would be an understatement. Then, there’s the Lake House. A tranquil retreat nestled on the waterfront by the splendour of the Wombat State Forest, this beautiful property offers up luxury accommodation complete with an award-winning cellar and renowned restaurant. And if all that wasn’t enough, it even has its very own treetop mineral water spas. Because, why not.
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