7 luxe stays in Victoria for your next weekend getaway

An edit of spaces outside of the big smoke – from hobby farms to onsite Japanese bathhouses.
Airbnb Victoria interior featuring open-plan living room with fireplace and adjacent dining room, with views out to rolling hills
Wensley Airbnb Victoria

From secluded beaches on rugged coastline to awestriking hiking trails in alpine regions, Victoria boasts a wealth of distinctive drawcards based on its natural world. While the cultural and culinary melting pot of Melbourne is a grand place to kick your heels, sometimes going beyond the city’s reach does wonders for R&R.So when it comes to booking an Airbnb in regional Victoria, you’ll want to ensure it hits all the right high notes. 

We’ve rounded up some of the best Airbnb Victoria stays to escape to during the cooler months, from romantic getaways to creative retreats to off-grid cabins immersed in nature.

The best romantic Airbnb in Victoria

Wensley, Wensleydale

Just an hour and a half by car from the capital, The Wensley is a bespoke recycled timber house set on rolling hills of 80 acres that was a Best Design Stay finalist in the 2022 Airbnb Host Awards Australia. With high ceilings, a cosy fireplace and a gourmet chef’s kitchen, this countryside stay is one of pure luxe.

Notable features:

  • Sleeps 10
  • Built from recycled Oregon and Ironbark bespoke timber
  • Floor to ceiling windows
  • Fans and air conditioning
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Concrete chimney
  • Bose sound system
  • Gourmet chef’s kitchen
  • Natural stone tub
  • Sunset deck
  • Outdoor shower and galvanised French bath tub
  • Loft bedroom
  • Weber barbecue
  • Fire pit

The best designer Airbnb in Victoria

Cape Schanck House, Cape Schanck

A critically-acclaimed architectural design escape on the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula, Cape Schanck House boasts sustainable foundations and a killer location. Receiving Best House at the Royal Australian Institute of Architects Awards, this unique stay is one for the whimsically-inclined.

Notable features:

  • Sleeps six
  • Barbecue
  • Sustainable design – water tank and floor fans
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Nespresso machine
  • Netflix and Apple TV
  • Pet-friendly for $50 per dog

The best Victorian Airbnbs with outdoor baths

Liptrap Loft, South Gippsland

Set on five acres of bushland two hours out of Melbourne, Liptrap Loft is a handmade home of recycled materials with Japanese-influenced architecture. With its own bathhouse, this stay is a true oasis that is also not too far from the secluded beaches of Wilson’s Promontory National Park.

Notable features:

  • Sleeps six
  • Outdoor Japanese bath house
  • Wood-fired heater
  • Basic pantry essentials
  • Outdoor dining table and chairs
  • Outdoor hammock
  • Outdoor shower
  • Two mountain bikes
  • Pet-friendly

Acreage stay, Hoddles Creek

Overlooking Hoddles Creek and the Yarra Ranges, you’d be absolutely spoilt with a vista sharing a bottle of vino in this outdoor spa. Potter about the four acres of rugged nature on which this property is set, or head to the waterfall or red wood forest for an afternoon of awe.

Notable features:

  • Sleeps six
  • Outdoor spa
  • Onsite therapeutic massages and beauty treatments can be arranged
  • Indoor fireplace
  • 2km down a dirt road
  • Mountain, valley and vineyard views
  • HD TV with Chromecast and Apple TV

The best off-grid Airbnb in Victoria

Tiny Home, Mansfield

Ideal for adventurers, this off grid cabin is located in the wilderness 45 minutes from the top of Mount Buller and five minutes from the centre of Mansfield. Made from converted containers, this tiny home has limited resources and is intended for those who wish to ignore the call of the big smoke.

Notable features:

  • Sleeps two
  • Off grid
  • Indoor and outdoor cast iron fireplaces
  • Made up of two separate containers
  • Hammock

The best Airbnb with ocean views

Jacky Winter Waters, Walkerville

Luxuriously minimal, this creative refuge encourages connection to the natural world and is set among the limestone cliffs of South Gippsland Coastline. Overlooking the beaches that served as inspiration for Alison Lester AM’s classic picture book Magic Beach, this retreat is a nostalgic treasure.

Notable features:

  • Sleeps two
  • Large deck with ocean views
  • Dog-friendly
  • High speed internet
  • Small footprint design
  • Ocean and mountain views
  • Outdoor shower
  • Sonos Move sound system
  • Air conditioning
  • Fire pit
  • Hammock 

The best farm stay in Victoria

Alkira Eco Glamping Retreat, Emerald

Located on a hobby farm an hour’s drive from Melbourne’s CBD, this adults-only stay is fit with rustic charm offering an escape from the hustle and bustle. In-house massages, facials, picnic and breakfast hampers and animal feeding sessions can be organised onsite to further elevate your time away.

Notable features:

  • Sleeps two
  • Outdoor bath
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Animals on the hobby farm
  • Barbecue
  • Mountain, valley and vineyard views
  • Electric indoor fireplace
  • Central indoor conditioning
  • Fire pit

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