Relaxing Weekend Getaways in Australia

Escape and Relax on the Mornington Peninsula

When you want to get away from it all and relax in stunning surrounds, the Mornington Peninsula delivers. Beaches, vineyards and historic townships are the perfect combination to create the holiday haven you’ve been looking for. Featured by Bupa Life Insurance as one of Australia’s most relaxing retreats for a weekend getaway, Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats offers self-contained holiday rentals for families, couples, groups, and those wanting to bring their furry friends along.

You can choose from a range of properties in Rye, Sorrento, or Blairgowrie. All of them include everything you need, from bedlinen and towels to kitchen provisions and highchairs. This makes packing a breeze, so you can focus on the important things, like which vineyard you’d like to visit first!

It’s the little extras at our properties, like toys, games and books for children, and bowls, kennels and towels for pets that ensure that everyone is catered for on family holidays. St Ives Cottage, for example, sits within the natural beauty of Rye, with an outdoor garden, log fire, spa bathroom and that classic beachside style that evokes instant relaxation.

Couples can indulge in romance and enjoy the privacy of cosy cottages or luxurious, modern homes. Picture a long stroll on Whitecliffs Beach, before returning to The Nest, a weatherboard beach house, elevated among the trees with beautiful décor and romantic spaces for sipping wine and spending time alone together. Or, you could choose one of the Blue Moon Cottages, which include indoor spas and character-filled, original features.

If you love holidaying with a large group of friends, Ocean Blue Coastal Retreats makes it easy for you, with some of the properties within walking distance of each other. For a holiday with a difference, you can even take up to eight people out on the pristine waters of the Gippsland Lakes, on a yacht, or motor cruiser.

To top it off, you don’t even need to lift a finger to arrange exciting activities in the area. Here at Ocean Blue Coast Retreats we’re proud to offer special packages, including accommodation with Peninsula Hot Springs Bath House entry passes and a bottle of sparkling wine. The Bath House is the ultimate pampering experience, with a cave pool, Turkish steam bath, sauna, cold plunge pools, thermal mineral showers and a hilltop pool with 360 degree views. Talk about indulgence!

You can also go dolphin sightseeing, play 18 holes of golf, recharge with a massage, spoil yourself with a breakfast hamper, or surprise your loved one with red roses. With all the ingredients to make your holiday dreams come true, chances are you’ll be planning the next one, even before you leave.

See our recent inclusion in the article by Bupa Life Insurance with 10 of the most, ‘Relaxing Weekend Getaways in Australia‘.