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.
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
Top guest reviewswe had a great stay with easy access to the property and plenty of room for 3 couples to stay with the snow fields not farThe kitchen is fairly well equippedThere was hot water again in the evening so not a problemthe house was clean and comfortable
Host:The check in system was excellent and made our arrival easefulGreat airconditioning for the hot summer daysthe booking was easy with the owners being very helpfulWe couldn't work out how to use the dryer and it would have been nice to have more than 2 pods for the coffee machineIt is a generous sized house with a few different living spacesRead more reviewsA very quiet lcation yet only a short walk into townA fabulous property in a beautiful locationThank you Carol and Michael for the late check outthe centre of bright was within walking distance which was helpfulreally good to stay inhad a wonderful time
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
Top guest reviewsJulia was great with contact in the lead up to the stay and everything went smoothlyMy family stayed at Glenview Getaway for 2 nights while enjoying the wonderful bushwalking the Grampians have to offerso did not get use the outside deckHad 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 againGlenview Getaway had everything we could have asked forCottage was immaculately clean and well stockedEverything is clean tidy and comfortablebut it was so lovely and homely and comfortableGlenview Getaway is a clean comfortable and beautifully decorated cottage which was perfect for the 2 of us for 3 nightsOnly wished we had more time House is very tastefully decorated and very clean and tidy
Host:Julie was very helpful and responded quickly to our inquiriesJulie was very quick in her communication with usJulie was very easy to communicate with and was very quick to reply to all our questionsVery 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 accomodationFrom the time we booked our stay to our departure and even beyond Julie could not have been more helpfulRead more reviewsits located conveniently at just a short walk away from the shops with easy access to hiking trailsAn 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 shoppingMany scenic walks can be done from here--the location and the attention to detailIt is centrally situated in Halls Gap within walking distance to the shops and has everything you need for a great stay
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
Top guest reviewsvery spacious comfortable and beautifulthe apartment even had a high-chair for themGreat area - plenty of room and a fantastic hostSwimming pool was a bonus as it was hotThe secure parking was great and there was extra parking around the corner for our other carsThe apartment is spacious and beautifully laid outclean and well equip apartment close to trams and amazing restaurants
Host:Owner is so kind and helpfulCommunication with the owner was easy Enjoyed our stayGreat 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 propertyWe had 2 babies with us andGreat 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...Read more reviewsThe location is also very close to some great restaurants and convenience storesdoes't matter since there are few cheap paid secure parking places near byPlus the Queen bed's were super comfyIt was away from the pace of the city centreWe stay at this property and its located at excellent location
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 Experience
Top guest reviewsenough room for our two families with outside entertainment areaThe property itself was great for the kids lots of room to run around and plenty to doThe house was cozy and welcoming and the night tour of the zoo was a real highlightWe stayed in the four bedroom lodge and found it very spacious and cleanhorses alpacas and breeds of kangaroosThe house was clean comfortable and just really niceA mixed group of adults teens and
Host:Night tour was very interesting and well deliveredthey let us come around with them to feed and pet the animalsWillow lodge was lovely Hosts very welcoming and kids loved the pool and the animalsThe nocturnal zoo and all the animals were greatThey went out of their way to get to know us and make sure our stay was a unique experienceRead more reviewsA Twist of Willow Lodge was a great stayProved to be ideal accommodation for eight of us attending a nearby weddingGreat for attending a near by weddingI cannot speak highly enough of the hosts taking so much time out of their day to ensure we had a wonderful stayThere's eggs to be collected and fruit to be found too
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
Top guest reviewsPlenty of room for a large extended familyWe needed a place big enough for 8 adults to sleep comfortablyplus a kitchen big enough to have extras over for dinnerComfortable bedding well equipped kitchen comfortable spaces and just a short drive to centre of townHard to find a five bedroom place and this house ticked all the boxesthe place was clean visually appealing warm and everything was within walking distance
Host:The owner was fantastic with her communicationOnly problem was the code we were given to obtain the key was wrongvery well equipped Easily accomadated 7 adult women and a babyWe had a wonderful weekend with family Plenty of bedrooms and great fireplace and viewsIt took awhile for the owner to get back to us with the correct codeRead more reviewsEasy walk to center of townThe house was in great condition and we loved the small touches from board games to the kids to supplying some basic kitchen essentialsfault front lawn was very messy and cleaner needs to clean out window sillsThe place sleeps 12 and we had the full amount on Saturday night Heaps of roomPlenty of lounge area bathrooms lovely kitchen huge and beds for 12
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
Top guest reviewshaving air conditioning and an en suite in each bedroom was greatgreat for big groups plenty of bathrooms and comfy lounges to sit onits an amazing house that was very comfortable in providing sleep for 15 peoplethe toilets and bathrooms were very clean and well keptfacilities are excellent clean and functional
Host:thanks to the owner who was easy to communicate withvery helpful property manager quick to respond toowe absolutely loved it thanks to the hosts for having usmaynoun has done a great job with his house and is very accommodatingowners are great - good communication and helpfulRead more reviewsfantastic property close to the beach and shops huge space for entertaining
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
Top guest reviewsThere was plenty of wood stacked outside the house & we had to find our own kindlingThe bedrooms were spacious and the beds and linen are comfortable and cosy Jennifer was a pleasure to deal with we will definitely be backthe property has everything you needGreat property close to the town and with excellent resources on site from the spa to the games room for days inBoth big and baby wave beaches close by Everything we needed in kitchen and plenty of car spaces Quiet no thru streetGood location neat and clean
Host:The owner was very quick to respond when I had questionsMy only negative is that the fire wasn't set when we arrived + only a few bits of wood in the basket & no fire lightersBeautiful property and Jennifer was lovely to deal with Great spot for the winter time the home was lovely and warmWell appointed Lovely wood fire for winter staysWe had a wonderful timeRead more reviewsThe location is ideal and very close to Sorrento shopsIdeal place for a getaway Close to shops beach and bay but set in peaceful quiet streetLovely accomodation in peaceful location can walk to everything Wonderful week awayFamily of adults and a toddler Its a lovely house Lots to do and walking distance on good path to shops and cafesThe house in general was very clean but it does need a bit of a spring clean lots of cob webs
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
Top guest reviewshad everything we wanted great kitchen areait is well designed with plenty of living spaceThe house was warm and comfortable despite the bitter weather outside bedsThe house is well equipped with everything you could need for a lovely relaxing time for people of all agesThe house is very spacious and comfortable with a well equipped kitchen perfect for entertaining
Host:great bathrooms good dreamThe fire was fabulous and kept us all lovely and warmVery accomodating the house is huge and the fire was very relaxingThe owner was very friendly and detailed when I need to ask questions Will definitely come backhave 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 restaurantsRead more reviewswalks around the property and lots of kangaroosProbably just needs a really good cleanthis was just a dream get away the family enjoyed every minute greatThere is a corner cupboard in the kitchen that needs a screwdriver to tighten by your house minderGreat house for a family getaway Plenty of space and lots to do if so desired
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
Top guest reviewsThe drying cupboard was excellent for drying the snow gearThe location is superb - stunning views to the lakeAdded bonus were the cots and kids toys Thanks againNgurra 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 viewsThe house is spacious and cleanThe house is large cleanit was clean and well maintained and the gardens were a lovely bonusThe house was well presented clean and the kitchen well stockedand we had everything we needed
Host:Gerard was a wonderful host and communicationGerard was very quick to respond to our questionsa very positive experience and lovelyHe even contacted us after we arrived to check if we were alrightThe property was fantastic and the hosts were so accomodatingRead more reviewsThe whole check in process and communication throughout the booking andAmazing house and views for a family getawayIt has a lovely garden which our 2 year old daughter loved exploring and a fantastic view of the lakeTelstra phone reception is good aswellEverything in the house is well set up
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
Top guest reviewsbasic bit clean and well presentedthe house was clean with everything we needed and the check in process couldn’t have been easier
Host:the host was very accommodating and helpfulsiobhan was incredibly responsive and accommodatingexcellent location and the hosts are kind and easy to deal withRead more reviewsgreat location everything you need :)quite a fair distance out nice and quiet locationthe beach is beautiful and only 15 minutes walk awayclose to the beach and central cowes great big yard for the kids and dog to run around
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