About an hour’s drive south of Melbourne lies the charming community of Red Hill. Sitting among hills layered with grape vines and olive trees, you will find the main attraction here is the many wineries and distilleries. Wine lovers will rejoice at the many wineries to visit and all of the local wines to sample. The three top wineries you won’t want to miss are Mont Rouge Estate, Polperro Winery and Peninsula Galleries. Mont Rouge is a great place to spend an afternoon with friends. Enjoy the view from the deck while you sample the local wines and tapas style menu. Enjoy a fine glass, or two, of wine with your dinner at Polperro, where the views are worth the visit. The Peninsula Galleries features a lovely cafe where they serve a proper afternoon tea and an art gallery featuring work by local artists.
If wine is not your thing, head on over to Mock Red Hill. For just $5 you can enjoy a tasting of their homemade ciders. Behind the store is a cafe where you can grab a bite to eat or just relax with a cup of coffee. Beer drinkers can visit Red Hill Brewery and order up a tasting paddle of some of the local beers. Relax on the patio and enjoy some of the BBQ meats, they go well with the beer. Families might prefer to visit some of the local farms, like Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm or the Red Hill Cherry Farm. Both farms give you the chance to pick your own fruit, if in season, as well as purchase some local jams, jellies, and ciders.
This private villa is the ultimate getaway for couples. Everything about this rental has been designed for romance. Enjoy the indoor and outdoor living areas that include a BBQ and spa with double sided fireplace. The villa has a full kitchen for romantic dinners in and the host’s will even throw in a bottle of bubbly. Located a short distance from downtown Mornington, you have easy access to the many restaurants and shops. Walk a little further and you will be at the pier where you can enjoy the views and sandy beaches.
Tantilize - No 1! Luxury Romantic Winter RetreatMornington, Victoria, Australia
One bedroom studio with beautiful views of the bay. A great place for a romantic vacation. Enjoy lounging around in the large living room, cooking up a meal in the fully-equipped kitchen, and enjoying the views from the outdoor patio. Stroll through the lovely gardens, or just relax in the beach chairs. Within walking distance of the villa are the beach, hot springs and some of the local wineries.
Beachside studio 300m beach, viewsMcCrae, Victoria, Australia
Enjoy stunning 300-degree views of the bay and marina in this large “tree house” perfect for families. Upstairs is the private master bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, and located downstairs are two other two bedrooms and a shared bath. The kitchen is stocked with cooking utensils and necessary condiments to get you started. Also included in this rental are plenty of items to keep everyone busy: frisbee, yoga mat, body board, kite and board games. The property is situated within walking distance of the beach, wineries, and restaurants.
MILLION DOLLAR VIEWMount Martha, Victoria, Australia
This large private apartment makes for the perfect couples getaway. The apartment is fitted with a arge bedroom and bath, indoor and outdoor living areas, as well as a small kitchenette. The host provides a complimentary bottle of wine as well as a tray of sweet and savory treats. Enjoy watching the sun rising from the comfort of the deck, with your favorite breakfast beverage. Also included is a gift voucher for one of the local spas!
McCrae Lighthouse RetreatMcCrae, Victoria, Australia
This studio apartment has everything you need for a romantic vacation. One bedroom, bath, open floor plan, private pool with outdoor BBQ area, and small kitchen. The rental is centrally located to enjoy the region’s many attractions. Nearby you will find Arthur’s Seat State Park, Peninsula Hot Springs, golf course, wineries, and shops.
Peninsula BreezesMcCrae, Victoria, Australia
Situated only a few steps away from Abelli Estate Winery, this modern and spacious house provides plenty of space for up to 14 people. The house features six bedrooms and eight beds along with modern facilities that include two bathrooms, two separate living areas and a modern kitchen, among others. As a guest, you can also enjoy the fast wireless internet connection and Netflix for free. Moreover, there is a wood fireplace that you can use to keep warm when you come during colder days.
Collins Street House in Red HillRed Hill, Victoria, Australia
Once owned by the church, this house that dates back to 1885 has been restored and renovated. The large home is great for families or groups traveling together. The house features 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, living room, full kitchen, and large yard for your four-legged friends. Right across the street is the Red Hill Market, open the first Saturday of every month. The market features over 300 vendors selling locally grown produce and handmade items. Just a short drive away you will find the beaches, wineries, and shops of Red Hill.
The Sunday School Red HillRed Hill, Victoria, Australia
This large home is ideal for extended families or large groups traveling together. With 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, living room, full kitchen, and a balcony, there is definitely plenty of room for everyone. On the grounds are beautiful gardens and a winery that you can access from the cellar door located downstairs. The house has almost everything you need, but if you want to head to town, it is just a short drive away.
Harry's Red HillRed Hill, Victoria, Australia
A great couple’s retreat that offers stunning views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Philip Bay, and the peninsula. The house features one bedroom, large bath, living area with flat screen TV and small kitchenette. Outside is a darling balcony fitted with a hot tub and sauna. The host provides a breakfast basket during your stay that includes cereal, bread, spreads, as well as coffee and tea. Within walking distance is Arthur’s Seat Eagle, where you can enjoy stunning views of the area from the summit and Sea Winds State Park.
DreamViews BnB. Secluded, private, romantic.Arthurs Seat, Victoria, Australia
Private and secluded, perfect for a couple seeking some alone time. Enjoy the large bed and bath, living room with stone fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, and an outdoor hot tub. Experience beautiful country views and the city lights at night. Luxurious bathrobes and slippers are even provided for you! If you want to leave the cottage, the central location makes getting to all of the best attractions super easy. Nearby are the hot springs, golf courses, day spas and restaurants.
The Cottage, a luxury couples retreat with spaRed Hill, Victoria, Australia
This cozy little house has everything you need for peace and relaxation. One bedroom, bath, small living room and a kitchenette. Surround by trees, you will feel as if you are secluded from everyone. However, just a short stroll away are the shops, restaurants, and wineries of Red Hill. The host goes out of his way to make his guests feel welcome, right down to the chocolates on the pillows.
Rest, relaxation and plenty of wine
If you are looking to unwind while on vacation, Red Hill just may be the perfect destination for you. The rural community sits on a peninsula giving you access to sandy beaches and is a water sport galore. However, what this area does best, is growing beautiful grapes and fruits in abundance. It would easily take you a full week, and you would still not be able to sample all of the local wines made in this region. And if wine is not your thing, no worries, you will find breweries crafting up beer and ciders. Don’t forget to stay at one of these charming Airbnb rentals when you are in the area.
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