Fairhills Retreat in Rye


This iconic Australian beach house offers holiday goers convenience, comfort, and effortless style. Positioned perfectly between beach and bay: only 2 minutes drive to the popular Rye foreshore and shopping strip, and 3 minutes drive to oceanside walking trails with spectacular views and beach access.

Tastefully refurbished with holiday escapes in mind, creating a sense of bright open spaces with sunny windows and natural textures, all with a fuss-free flavour. This elevated home catches stunning sunlight all day and romantic sunsets from the westerly facing balconies.

  • Location 1.7 km to the Bay, 2.6 km to the Ocean.

  • Close by: Bay Trail walking track, The Hidden Kitchen restaurant, Rye shopping strip, Rye Foreshore, St. Andrews Beach, Peninsula Pantry Cafe, The Dunes Golf Links, The Cups Estate, Peninsula Hot Springs.

  • Outdoor Highlights: Westerly facing balconies, established terraced garden with an orchard and lawn area up top, 8 seat alfresco dining setting and BBQ.

  • Indoor Highlights: Freshly renovated throughout; private studio on the ground level with lounge area, TV, Queen bed and ensuite; open plan layout with all 3 bedrooms positioned at the back of the house for ultimate privacy and beautiful garden views.

  • Kitchen: Fully equipped with plenty of kitchen- and cook-ware, 4-burner induction stove top, brand-new appliances, and a breakfast bench with 2 stools.

  • Dining: 8 seat dining table beside the kitchen, 8 seat alfresco dining set on the patio in the backyard.

  • Bedding: quality linen bedding and towels provided.

  • Entertainment: Free WiFi, Smart TV.

  • Climate Control: reverse-cycle air conditioning throughout, including all bedrooms and downstairs studio.

  • Bathrooms: The Main bathroom has a shower, hand basin and toilet, and the 2nd bathroom is the ensuite in the studio with shower, hand-basin and toilet.

Sleeping Arrangements:

Master Bedroom: Queen Bed, reverse-cycle AC, and built-in-robe.

2nd Bedroom: Queen Bed, reverse-cycle AC, and built-in-robe

3rd Bedroom:.Tri-Bunk Bed, reverse-cycle AC, and chest of drawers.

Studio: Queen Bed, TV, reverse cycle air-conditioning, L-shaped lounge, TV, ensuite with shower, basin and toilet.

Please be aware that the Mornington shire has strict guidelines that effect holiday rentals. These include restricting who can stay and the behaviour and activities of guests while occupying holiday rentals. We reserve the right to cancel any bookings that we feel don’t comply.

No Pets and No Schoolies or Party style bookings

If you book and disregard the above then we reserve the right to cancel the booking, or ask you to vacate the premises immediately.

Mornington Shire Registration ID: STRA0009/23


  • Air Conditioning
  • Backyard
  • Balcony
  • BBQ
  • Body Wash
  • Children Welcome
  • Clothing Storage
  • Deck
  • Deck / Patio
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Table
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Family
  • Free Wifi
  • Freezer
  • Garden Area
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Microwave
  • Monthly Stays Discount
  • Near The Ocean
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower
  • Smart Tv
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Toilet
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Wifi
  • Wine Glasses

Bedding Configuration

Bedroom 1
  • Queen Bed x 1
Bedroom 2
  • Queen Bed x 1
Bedroom 3
  • Tri Bunk Bed x 1
  • Shower
  • Toilet
Bedroom 4
  • Queen Bed x 1
  • Shower
  • Toilet



Amazing stay

Stephanie - 14th March 2024

Amazing stay! One of the cleanest and well kept airbnbs we have stayed in. We will definitely return.


Kate - 28th January 2024

One of the cleanest houses I have stayed in so far. Bed linen, towels, sofa throws and cushions were all very clean. Bedding configuration was great for our stay with separate private bottom floor accessible via external stairs. Kitchen was well appointed with abundant supplies (oil, salt, pepper, herbs, sauces, jam, glad wrap, foil etc). Was pleasantly surprised with complimentary local wine and beers. Kitchen crockery and utensils were of new and high quality. Location of house was approximately 20 minutes walk to the beach. House was very tastefully interior designed. We had a great time. Only thing I can recommend is to bring your own gas for the BBQ as there was none left when we tried to use the outdoor BBQ. Not a big problem for our stay as we decided to cook indoors. Thank you David for a very memorable stay at your lovely home.


Great place to stay

Adam - 3rd February 2023

Great place to stay. Very clean and comfy. Host was very good to deal with.