Top 10 Stayz Accommodations In Victoria, Australia - Updated 2022

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Although it’s Australia’s second-smallest state and is easily dwarfed by its neighbor, New South Wales, the southeastern state of Victoria has no shortage of offerings to any kind of traveler. Spectacular landscapes, whether inland or by the coast, await the outdoorsman. A hip, urban scene and a maze of streets lined with independently owned shops and restaurants can be found in Melbourne, the state capital - perfect for the city lover. A long string of beaches dot the Victorian shoreline for the beach enthusiast, and wildlife sanctuaries are available for the animal lover and budding conservationist. Foodies, coffee connoisseurs, and oenophiles will also find plenty to taste in Victoria. Convinced to visit this great region? We found the top Stayz accommodations in Victoria, Australia to get you started on planning your trip.

1. Spacious lakeside apartment with full access to amenities (from USD 177)

Ah, Melbourne! This capital of Victoria is brimming with young, hip, and modern energy. This lakeside apartment along Queens Road and near St. Kilda Road perfectly encapsulates what Melbourne is all about. Contemporary furnishings, plush beddings, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms make this the perfect home away from home for a large group of up to seven! This property has a minimum stay requirement of three nights, and with that, you get complete access to the complex’s amenities. These include a heated indoor swimming pool, a spa and a sauna, and a gym. Downtown Melbourne is about a 10-minute tram ride away.

Queens Lakeside Apartment
52 reviews
Apartment 7 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 7
Minimum Nights: 7
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very spacious comfortable and beautiful
the apartment even had a high-chair for them
Great area - plenty of room and a fantastic host
Swimming pool was a bonus as it was hot
The secure parking was great and there was extra parking around the corner for our other cars
The apartment is spacious and beautifully laid out
clean and well equip apartment close to trams and amazing restaurants
Owner is so kind and helpful
Communication with the owner was easy Enjoyed our stay
Great position Close to transport and eating out Great family unit with 3 bedroom and catered well also for small child in our case Would fully recommend this property
We had 2 babies with us and
Great property with everything you could need for a family with two teenagers Some easily available information re the pool location and the use of the TV would have assisted but the property man...
The location is also very close to some great restaurants and convenience stores
does't matter since there are few cheap paid secure parking places near by
Plus the Queen bed's were super comfy
It was away from the pace of the city centre
We stay at this property and its located at excellent location
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2. The ultimate lakeview country home (from USD 388)

From Yandoit, we’re traveling to Mountain Bay and then taking the drive to Ngurra, the next stop on our tour of the best Stayz vacation rentals in Victoria. The owners call it the ultimate country home and with good reason! First, it sits on a generously sized plot of land with gardens and paths to explore. Second, from any point in the property you can enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Eildon. Third, you have access to a plethora of outdoor activities, whether it’s skiing in the winter, boating down Goughs Bay on a hot summer’s day, or fishing in the lake. There are four delightfully appointed bedrooms in this country home and two bathrooms, ideal for a party of nine.

Ngurra Mountain Bay Mansfield
36 reviews  Wifi Available
House 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The drying cupboard was excellent for drying the snow gear
The location is superb - stunning views to the lake
Added bonus were the cots and kids toys Thanks again
Ngurra was (safety latches on kitchen cupboards safety gate on stairs)
It is the perfect place to just relax on the deck and take in the views
The house is spacious and clean
The house is large clean
it was clean and well maintained and the gardens were a lovely bonus
The house was well presented clean and the kitchen well stocked
and we had everything we needed
Gerard was a wonderful host and communication
Gerard was very quick to respond to our questions
a very positive experience and lovely
He even contacted us after we arrived to check if we were alright
The property was fantastic and the hosts were so accomodating
The whole check in process and communication throughout the booking and
Amazing house and views for a family getaway
It has a lovely garden which our 2 year old daughter loved exploring and a fantastic view of the lake
Telstra phone reception is good aswell
Everything in the house is well set up
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3. Bright and airy Edwardian cottage by the sea (from USD 443)

Bellarine Peninsula in southern Victoria is home to a gem of a coastal community: Queenscliff. This is where you can find the next top vacation rental, an Edwardian cottage dubbed the Light Keeper’s Cottage. This is a spacious property with five bedrooms and two bathrooms. It is perfect for a big party of up to 12 people. There are two living spaces where everyone can gather, and both of these areas enjoy beautiful views of Swan Bay. Stunning vistas continue upstairs to the open-concept dining area that flows into a gourmet kitchen and an outdoor deck where everyone can enjoy the sun and the sea breeze. On the ground floor, you’ll find a deck for afternoon barbecues.

The Light Keeper's Cottage
106 reviews
House 12 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
Plenty of room for a large extended family
We needed a place big enough for 8 adults to sleep comfortably
plus a kitchen big enough to have extras over for dinner
Comfortable bedding well equipped kitchen comfortable spaces and just a short drive to centre of town
Hard to find a five bedroom place and this house ticked all the boxes
the place was clean visually appealing warm and everything was within walking distance
The owner was fantastic with her communication
Only problem was the code we were given to obtain the key was wrong
very well equipped Easily accomadated 7 adult women and a baby
We had a wonderful weekend with family Plenty of bedrooms and great fireplace and views
It took awhile for the owner to get back to us with the correct code
Easy walk to center of town
The house was in great condition and we loved the small touches from board games to the kids to supplying some basic kitchen essentials
fault front lawn was very messy and cleaner needs to clean out window sills
The place sleeps 12 and we had the full amount on Saturday night Heaps of room
Plenty of lounge area bathrooms lovely kitchen huge and beds for 12
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4. Classic farmhouse with spectacular countryside views

From the coast, we’re traveling back inland and northwest of Melbourne to the small village of Yandoit, another Victoria destination that’s off the beaten path for most tourists. For a time, it was settled by many Swiss Italians, and one of their lasting legacies include the stone buildings scattered around town. When you’re here, stay at Arda Cluggen, a two-story timber farmhouse with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It sits on the heart of a sprawling property you can explore. Simply perfect if you’re looking for a change of pace and scenery!

Arda Cluggen - Near Daylesford
guildford, VIC, AU
44 reviews
farmhouse 13 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
had everything we wanted great kitchen area
it is well designed with plenty of living space
The house was warm and comfortable despite the bitter weather outside beds
The house is well equipped with everything you could need for a lovely relaxing time for people of all ages
The house is very spacious and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen perfect for entertaining
great bathrooms good dream
The fire was fabulous and kept us all lovely and warm
Very accomodating the house is huge and the fire was very relaxing
The owner was very friendly and detailed when I need to ask questions Will definitely come back
have relaxing afternoons doing not much at all roam the beautiful property and see the birds and the kangaroos pop next door to the winery and duck into Daylesford for good restaurants
walks around the property and lots of kangaroos
Probably just needs a really good clean
this was just a dream get away the family enjoyed every minute great
There is a corner cupboard in the kitchen that needs a screwdriver to tighten by your house minder
Great house for a family getaway Plenty of space and lots to do if so desired
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5. Family-friendly luxury retreat in Bright

Planning on going on a trip with your friends or family to the northeastern town of Bright? This luxury retreat might be perfect for your needs. You’re renting an entire house, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, accommodating a party of six comfortably. There’s a spacious living area where you can all gather around and socialize, while each of the bedrooms guarantee a good night’s sleep. Outside, there’s a deck and a BBQ area. The location is also great - from here, you’re only a short drive away from a plethora of gourmet food and wine options. What’s really great about this property, however, is that it’s environmentally friendly. The house uses low-energy lighting and solar energy to provide hot water. There’s a rainwater collection tank and a filtering system to make sure you’re using clean water.

Georgian Retreat Bright
8 reviews
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a great stay with easy access to the property and plenty of room for 3 couples to stay with the snow fields not far
The kitchen is fairly well equipped
There was hot water again in the evening so not a problem
the house was clean and comfortable
The check in system was excellent and made our arrival easeful
Great airconditioning for the hot summer days
the booking was easy with the owners being very helpful
We couldn't work out how to use the dryer and it would have been nice to have more than 2 pods for the coffee machine
It is a generous sized house with a few different living spaces
A very quiet lcation yet only a short walk into town
A fabulous property in a beautiful location
Thank you Carol and Michael for the late check out
the centre of bright was within walking distance which was helpful
really good to stay inhad a wonderful time
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6. Contemporary luxury home in the beautiful Grampians

While you’re in Victoria, it’s an absolute must to visit Grampians National Park. Because of its sheer size, it’s best you spend a couple of nights in the area. For that, we have a recommendation: Glenview Getaway in the town of Halls Gap. This luxury vacation home has two bedrooms and a bathroom, just about right for a group of four. There’s a lounge area that overlooks the courtyard, and down there, you can enjoy majestic views of the mountains, as far as the Pinnacle lookout. This area is such a highlight that the owners have put up outdoor dining here.

Glenview Getaway , Halls Gap. Victoria .
Halls Gap, VIC, AU
43 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
Julia was great with contact in the lead up to the stay and everything went smoothly
My family stayed at Glenview Getaway for 2 nights while enjoying the wonderful bushwalking the Grampians have to offer
so did not get use the outside deck
Had everything we needed and all excellent quality Easy walking distance to the local eateries shops and walking paths that we rarely had to use our car Would highly recommend and stay again
Glenview Getaway had everything we could have asked for
Cottage was immaculately clean and well stocked
Everything is clean tidy and comfortable
but it was so lovely and homely and comfortable
Glenview Getaway is a clean comfortable and beautifully decorated cottage which was perfect for the 2 of us for 3 nights
Only wished we had more time House is very tastefully decorated and very clean and tidy
Julie was very helpful and responded quickly to our inquiries
Julie was very quick in her communication with us
Julie was very easy to communicate with and was very quick to reply to all our questions
Very centrally located clean & comfortable Our host Julie was very helpful & promptly replied to all my questions I would most definitely recomend staying at this lovely accomodation
From the time we booked our stay to our departure and even beyond Julie could not have been more helpful
its located conveniently at just a short walk away from the shops with easy access to hiking trails
An ideal location in Halls Gap because it is far enough from the shops and campground to avoid the hustle bustle and noise but close enough to walk for shopping
Many scenic walks can be done from here--
the location and the attention to detail
It is centrally situated in Halls Gap within walking distance to the shops and has everything you need for a great stay
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7. Rustic farm property with a petting zoo

rustic farm property with a petting zoo
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If you’re after a more rural and rustic experience in the greater Melbourne area, head to Mount Evelyn up in the suburbs and stay the night at this farm lodge called A Twist of Willow. It can sleep eight, with four bedrooms and a bathroom on offer. At the kitchenette, you’re treated to some tea or coffee any time of the day. The main highlight here, however, is the interactions you can enjoy with all the farm animals that live on the property. These include fluffy alpacas and cute miniature horses! This accommodation is also home to Wilbur the Wombat, two gentle kangaroos called Milly and Rubin, Quinton, a spotted quoll, and several species of owls. Enjoy the rest of the great outdoors at the orchard or in the salt swimming pool.

A Twist of Willow Zoo Experience
Yarra Valley, VIC, AU
18 reviews
lodge 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
enough room for our two families with outside entertainment area
The property itself was great for the kids lots of room to run around and plenty to do
The house was cozy and welcoming and the night tour of the zoo was a real highlight
We stayed in the four bedroom lodge and found it very spacious and clean
horses alpacas and breeds of kangaroos
The house was clean comfortable and just really nice
A mixed group of adults teens and
Night tour was very interesting and well delivered
they let us come around with them to feed and pet the animals
Willow lodge was lovely Hosts very welcoming and kids loved the pool and the animals
The nocturnal zoo and all the animals were great
They went out of their way to get to know us and make sure our stay was a unique experience
A Twist of Willow Lodge was a great stay
Proved to be ideal accommodation for eight of us attending a nearby wedding
Great for attending a near by wedding
I cannot speak highly enough of the hosts taking so much time out of their day to ensure we had a wonderful stay
There's eggs to be collected and fruit to be found too
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8. Modern and luxurious island home with outdoor heated spa

modern and luxurious island home with outdoor heated spa
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When you’re in Victoria, make sure to dedicate some time to Gippsland, where you can find Phillip Island and its main township, Cowes. It’s a completely underrated destination that often flies under the radar. While you’re here, you might want to stay in this modern luxury home with six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Yes, it’s that big - so much so that it can accommodate up to 16 people! There’s a two-car garage if you’re traveling with a convoy, a fully equipped kitchen, three balconies, two living areas, and a spacious yard with a huge outdoor table for alfresco meals. There’s also an outdoor heated spa to escape the crowd and practice some mindful self-care.

Luxury Living on Island Time
cowes, VIC, AU
27 reviews
House 16 Guests 6 Bedrooms 8 Bathrooms
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Amenities & Room:
having air conditioning and an en suite in each bedroom was great
great for big groups plenty of bathrooms and comfy lounges to sit on
its an amazing house that was very comfortable in providing sleep for 15 people
the toilets and bathrooms were very clean and well kept
facilities are excellent clean and functional
thanks to the owner who was easy to communicate with
very helpful property manager quick to respond too
we absolutely loved it thanks to the hosts for having us
maynoun has done a great job with his house and is very accommodating
owners are great - good communication and helpful
fantastic property close to the beach and shops huge space for entertaining
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9. Beautiful resort-style coastal home a few steps from the beach

Victoria is home to many gorgeous coastal communities. Take Sorrento in the Morningside Peninsula, for instance. It boasts stunning beaches, not to mention a dazzling collection of luxury homes, including this resort-style coastal home that is open to vacationers like you. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, it can accommodate up to eight people in total bliss. Inside, there’s a well-appointed and open-concept living space and dining area that opens out to the outdoor deck. From this point, you can access the outdoor spa, take a nap on the hammock, or cook up some BBQ. The beach is a short walk away, and so are the coastal trails you can take for early morning or late afternoon hikes.

Coastal Spa Retreat - Hamptons in Sorrento
79 reviews
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
There was plenty of wood stacked outside the house & we had to find our own kindling
The bedrooms were spacious and the beds and linen are comfortable and cosy Jennifer was a pleasure to deal with we will definitely be back
the property has everything you need
Great property close to the town and with excellent resources on site from the spa to the games room for days in
Both big and baby wave beaches close by Everything we needed in kitchen and plenty of car spaces Quiet no thru street
Good location neat and clean
The owner was very quick to respond when I had questions
My only negative is that the fire wasn't set when we arrived + only a few bits of wood in the basket & no fire lighters
Beautiful property and Jennifer was lovely to deal with Great spot for the winter time the home was lovely and warm
Well appointed Lovely wood fire for winter stays
We had a wonderful time
The location is ideal and very close to Sorrento shops
Ideal place for a getaway Close to shops beach and bay but set in peaceful quiet street
Lovely accomodation in peaceful location can walk to everything Wonderful week away
Family of adults and a toddler Its a lovely house Lots to do and walking distance on good path to shops and cafes
The house in general was very clean but it does need a bit of a spring clean lots of cob webs
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10. Cute beach house with great outdoor living space

cute beach house with great outdoor living space
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For the final stop in our grand tour of the best Stayz homes in Victoria, it’s back to Cowes in Phillip Island for this cozy little beach house with two bedrooms and a bathroom. The heart of the home is the outdoor living space, where you can find plenty of seating, a BBQ grill, and the perfect location to watch the sunset over the horizon - and the Cowes Golf Course. From here, Red Rocks Beach is about a 10-minute walk away, which makes it the ideal base if you’re staying on the island for whale watching tours.

Central location for Whale Watching
Cowes, VIC, AU
41 reviews
House 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
basic bit clean and well presented
the house was clean with everything we needed and the check in process couldn’t have been easier
the host was very accommodating and helpful
siobhan was incredibly responsive and accommodating
excellent location and the hosts are kind and easy to deal with
great location everything you need :)
quite a fair distance out nice and quiet location
the beach is beautiful and only 15 minutes walk away
close to the beach and central cowes great big yard for the kids and dog to run around
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Book early before somebody else beats you to it

These top Stayz accommodations in Victoria, Australia never stay vacant for long, so it’s best that you plan your trip and make all the reservations ahead of time. To move on to the next stage of planning, explore our website for more travel guides to Victoria, Australia.

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