Family-Friendly Getaways: Top Accommodations for a Memorable Mornington Peninsula Vacation

Time to get on that holiday road? With summer just around the corner, you’re probably dreaming of a beachside getaway with the whole fam. The Mornington Peninsula is an obvious choice – where else do you get access to some of Australia’s best beaches, golf courses and wineries within a few hundred meters of each other?

But before you’re building sand castles and teaching your kids a thing or two about backyard cricket, you have to find some top quality accommodation for a family-friendly getaway. In this post, Mornington Peninsula’s expert team in holiday homes, Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats, tells us about top accommodations for a memorable MP experience.

Barrawarn (The Magpie)

Where did the classic Australian beach shack disappear to? Have we traded in timber slats, outdoor showers and board games for McMansions, heated tiles and iPads? Have we become that precious? Absolutely not. The Barrawarn is anything but precious. Comfortable? Of course. But this no-fuss beach shack was meant to be enjoyed barefoot and beer-in-hand. Located in southern Rye, Barrawarn is a 3-bedroom stay which is 15 minutes’ walk from Number 16 Beach, even closer to cafes, and has easy access to a range of wineries.

Bay Lyf Beach House

An iconic Aussie beach house – just not as you know it. Bunk beds, board games and backyard cricket… what more do you need? With an amazing location right on the waterfront of Tootgarook, this is one of our most-booked family-friendly getaways. Along with the beach as your front yard, cafes, restaurants and shops are also on your doorstep. With space for 12 people, Bay Lyf invites you, your family, your friends and your cousins along for the summer holidays.

The Aston

Glamour and luxury meets relaxed ocean-view realness. The Aston is a truly special family-friendly accommodation spot which boasts a prime pozzie on the waterfront in Dromana. Having the beach right there in front of you is great, but it’s even better when you’ve also got a rooftop terrace to enjoy it from, and a pool to get refreshed in. With three generously-sized bedrooms, get ready for a luxurious summer experience at the Aston.

Capri House

A beautiful, modern and open-plan take on the iconic Aussie beach house. Capri House is comfortable, nature-filled and unpretentious, with 3 big bedrooms making it the perfect family getaway. In winter you can snuggle up in the leather lounge in front of the roaring fire, and in summer it’s all about the beach! A 9-minute walk to the surfy Rye Ocean Beach, Capri House will be remembered as the place your kids learned how to surf.

Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats boast the region’s best holiday homes, with a variety of listings that are perfect for couples, families or groups of friends. Discover boutique and luxury beachside accommodation just an hour’s drive from Melbourne.