Six of Victoria’s quirkiest Airbnbs to head to this summer
01.12.2020

Six of Victoria’s quirkiest Airbnbs to head to this summer

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WORDS BY BENJAMIN LAMB

There’s yurts, mansions, tiny houses, oh, and a lighthouse.

With restrictions all but gone, it’s time to get out and experience the best of what Victoria has to offer. There are hundreds of spots across our great state that offer unique stays. Whether you’re a beach bum or happy hiker, there’ll be something in this list for you.

There’s yurts, mansions, tiny houses, and basically anything that has four walls. All of the Airbnb’s listed still have some availability over summer, but they’re booking up quick so get on them now!

Loch Sport Tiny House

Nestled in the heart of the ‘Valentine Hills’ property in Lochsport, this tiny house was designed and built from scratch. The one-bedroom home is fully equipped with all the essentials, including hot water, a shower and toilet, kitchen, TV, and fridge, and it’s all off-grid! While you’re here, you can travel through the farm and see some beautiful animals, and pick some veggies for a self-sustainable dinner.

Sneak a peek here.

Lighthouse Lodge

Now, this is pretty bloody cool – you can stay in a lighthouse! Travel to the ornate Cape Otway Lightstation and discover a different type of relaxation, away from everybody else. The major selling point is the view – you can see across the ocean for miles upon miles. Located only a short drive from Apollo Bay and the 12 Apostles, this is the ideal spot for a getaway this summer.

Book it in here.

The Upstairs At Petticoat Creek

If it’s the weird and wonderful you like, ‘The Upstairs’ is the spot for you. A stone’s throw from Apollo Bay, this unique accommodation is perfect for those long beach days. But if you’re after some good old-fashioned downtime, chill at the villa – it’s got all the goods; a BBQ, wood fire, air conditioning, a bathroom, kitchen and a TV. There’s no need to leave!

Lock it in here.

Red Hill Ridge

Got 13 friends? Split this lodge 14 ways for a cheap taste of royalty. You’ll take in breathtaking views every morning with floor-to-ceiling windows, stunning architecture and classy European appliances. The A+ views will make a good company for your morning coffee. Not too far from the Mornington Peninsula, it’s a great place to come home to after a long day of beachgoing.

View it here.

Red Hill Yurt

Nestled in the Red Hill winery region in the Mornington Peninsula, only an hour’s drive from Melbourne, you’ll find the Red Hill Yurt. The traditional Mongolian Yurt is situated in a spectacular sculpture garden full of flowers in bloom year-round. With no TV, your nights will be spent birdwatching; the organic orchard close by is home to dozens of extraordinary birds. Did we mention it’s just a quick drive to the beach, too?

Have a peek here.

 

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Alpenglow

Ever wanted to stay at a barn? In the popular country town of Mansfield, you’ll find an accommodating barn called ‘Alpenglow.’ Hidden on the owner’s 12-acre property, this spot is a worthy visit year-round, housing a pool for those sweltering summer days and serving as a picturesque vantage point for snowfall in the winter months. There’s a bunch to keep you entertained, too, including DVDs, games, and a massive lawn that’s great for kicking around a ball.

Have a gander here.

Honourable mention; Naringal Station

This one isn’t for the faint-hearted, it’s literally like you’ve travelled to a mansion out of an old British spy novel. The homestead can house up to 16 people! It’s the perfect spot for the next family reunion, you could go days before seeing anyone else. The estate is ideal for the summer getaways, with a pool that you’ll never want to get out of and a drawing-room that gets the afternoon sun.

Check it out here.

 

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