5 family-friendly property picks for your ideal Mornington Peninsula summer holiday

5 family-friendly property picks for your ideal Mornington Peninsula summer holiday

It’s summer getaway time! Still deciding where to take the family? Here are five of our top family-friendly homes for your beachside vacation.

Blue Water Beach House

The basics: In Rosebud, 5 guests, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 car spaces

Close to: 

  • 200m walk from Rosebud foreshore
  • A 15-minute walk from Rosebud Plaza shopping centre and main street, which is home to plenty of restaurants and cafes

This home in two words:  Cool and breezy


  • Swimming pool in the private yard! Heating for the pool is available from the September school holidays to the end of Easter break (so all through summer).
  • BBQ
  • 6-seat alfresco dining area 
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Fireplace 
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • Open-plan living space
  • Firelighters and enough kindling to start a fire provided (as long as it’s safe to do so!)
  • Portacot with linen available at no extra charge

Why rent Blue Water Beach House?

The private yard with a heated pool is perfect for uninterrupted family time. Those who aren’t swimming can stretch out on the outdoor lounge or fire up the BBQ. The alfresco dining area can be home to your family dinners or morning cups of coffee.

Feel like a swim in the real thing? You can walk to the bay in a matter of minutes. Indoors, the air conditioning will keep you cool, while the open-plan design helps keep the family connected.

Sunset Hill Beach House

The basics: In Rye, 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 4 car spaces

Close to:

  • 25-minute walk or a short drive to the Bass Strait ocean or Port Phillip bay
  • French reserve, great for a quick walk or picnic
  • 16th beach (our favourite)
  • Peninsula pantry cafe (a local gem)
  • Penni Ave distillery (att: vodka lovers)

This home in two words: Peaceful and scenic


  • Expansive balcony with hilltop views
  • Alfresco dining on the balcony
  • Jacuzzi
  • Air conditioning
  • Office space with desk
  • Large bedrooms

Why rent Sunset Hill Beach House?

This treetop retreat looks over stunning greenery. This luxury cabin is inspired by Scandinavian style and creates a chic Australian beach escape. Hopefully, you and your family can take a break here in Rye, but if anyone does need to study or work, the office space is a comfortable place to do so.

Oh, and there’s a jacuzzi, so that sells itself, right?

Valley Lodge Beach House 

The basics: In Rye, 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 car spaces

Close to:

  • 3-minute drive to Rye foreshore
  • Peninsula Hot Springs and Alba Thermal Springs nearby
  • Golf courses

This home in two words: Comfortable and character


  • Quiet street but still a short drive to the shops and restaurants
  • BBQ area
  • Patio seating
  • Beautiful mature garden
  • Espresso machine
  • Fully-equipped kitchen
  • Breakfast bench 
  • Dining servery 
  • Retro design
  • Wall heater and fireplace in living room
  • Air conditioning and mezzanine in master bedroom

Why rent Valley Lodge Beach House?

The mid-century style modern furniture and retro design of this home provide a welcoming and different environment for your holiday (unless your home has a very specific decor). Super close to some of Rye’s most popular activities, you’re close to thermal springs, golf courses, and so much natural beauty – yet the home is quiet and quaint. 

Blairgowrie Beach Cottage

The basics: 

In Blairgowrie, 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 3 car spaces

Close to: 

  • 800m walk from bay and ocean beach

This home in two words: Lush and entertaining


  • Tall gate for privacy
  • Sheltered alfresco area
  • Fire pit
  • Table tennis area
  • Bluetooth sound system in living space
  • Open plan design
  • Ceiling fans
  • Air conditioner
  • Heater 
  • Zero Co sustainable body and home cleaning products provided
  • Bottle of complimentary sparkling wine 
  • Coffee machine
  • Games shed
  • Dishwasher
  • Living area has tri-fold glass doors that open the space into the shaded pergola outdoor dining area

Why rent Blairgowrie Beach Cottage?

This home is surrounded by lush landscaping with a tropical flair. Wherever you look, there’ll be greenery and bursts of colour, really helping you relax into holiday mode. Your private garden is less than 1km from both bay and ocean beaches, so you’ve got the green and blue of nature all around you. 

There’s something entertaining for the whole family here; the table tennis area and games shed can provide hours of fun. The chic kitchen and dining area and the sheltered alfresco dining area mean you can enjoy a family meal rain or shine.

Stocked with Zero Co body and cleaning products, you can also enjoy a more sustainable holiday here.

Shimmering Sands 

The basics:

In Tootgarook, 6 guests, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car spaces

Close to:

  • Just a block away from Tootgarook beach
  • 5-minute drive or 30-minute stroll to Rosebud Plaza shopping centre and main street with bakery, butcher, restaurants, cafes and more

This home in two words: Welcoming and relaxing


  • Two storeys
  • Just a block from the beach
  • Master bedroom with ensuite 
  • All bedrooms on first floor
  • Fire pit
  • Backyard with retractable awning
  • Open-plan design
  • Modern style, very comfortable
  • Very plush sofas
  • Fully equipped kitchen

Why rent Shimmering Sands?

This home begs you to relax. The plush sofas and backyard awning set you up for comfort indoors or out. Just a block from the beach, you could get there with your eyes closed (though please don’t try). Forgot your book back home? No worries, dash back to grab it to spend the arvo reading on the sand.

Ready to book your family beach holiday?

If you’re interested in any of these properties, you can check their availability on our availability map. Or, check out more from our diverse holiday homes to find what you’re looking for here.

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  • Arden Monte Vista
  • Baroda Abode Cosy Rosebud beach holidays
  • Bayside Mansion w Pool Spa and Ultimate Alfresco
  • Beach House by the Bay
  • Beaches Peninsula Escape
  • Beachy Bay Haven
  • Blairgowrie Beach Hideaway
  • Blairgowrie Beauty Luxury by the Beach
  • Blue Haven Pet Friendly Retreat
  • Boneo Beach Shack renovated and affordable
  • Canterbury Jetty Luxury Escape
  • Cedar Escape by the Bay
  • Coastal Beach Escape
  • Coastal Harmony Peaceful Retreat
  • Diamond Bay Getaway stroll to the beach
  • Elegant Bayside Classic 300 metres to the beach
  • Escape to Blairgowrie 500m to beach cafes
  • Fairhills Retreat in Rye
  • Florence House Sunny Entertainer
  • Frimmel Way Portsea spacious luxury holidays
  • Harbourside On the Water
  • Hilltop Getaway, Stunning Sunsets, Close to Beach
  • Holiday Escape Pool and Alfresco
  • Illyria with Pool Spa and Relaxation
  • Karma Seas luxurious poolside retreat
  • Kingfisher Retreat
  • La Plage Como Retreat
  • Majestic McCrae Luxury Pool Views to the Bay
  • Monte Carlo @ Martha’s Cove
  • Nyland Beach House on Mornington Peninsula
  • Oasis on Grange peaceful and stylish
  • Ocean Beach Retreat Walk to the Beach
  • Oceans 84
  • Ossett Oasis Sorrento
  • Peninsula Holiday Cottage 10 minutes walk to the beach
  • Pool Haven on Leah
  • Red Beauty on the Hill
  • Rosebud Beach House
  • Rye Family Friendly Retreat
  • Rye Serenity and Style walk to beach shops Wifi
  • SALT 17 Spacious 3BR Luxury Penthouse
  • SALT 18 Luxury Sorrento Penthouse
  • SALT 19 Sorrento Luxury by the beach
  • Salt 4 Getaway Luxury for 2
  • SALT 5 Sorrento walk to beaches shops cafes and restaurants
  • SALT 7 Spacious Luxury in Sorrento walk to the beach
  • Sand Sea & Sunsets St Andrews Beach
  • Sea N Candy 100 meters to the beach
  • Seabreeze Retreat
  • Seashells Stays
  • Seaside Haven Cottage
  • Seaside Sanctuary on St Andrews Beach
  • Somers Haus and The Studio – Seaside Luxe
  • Spectacular Bayside Views Spa Rooftop
  • St Andrews Beach apartment 4 01
  • St Andrews Beach apartment 4 02
  • Stunning Home Alfresco Entertainment Jacuzzi
  • The Barn Canterbury Homestead Peaceful Holidays
  • Tranquil Shore Holiday Home
  • Tranquility Rye Short stroll to the Beach