Area Info for your upcoming Rosebud Holiday on Australia’s magnificent Mornington Peninsula
Rye is the most eclectic coastal town in the region. You are sure to find something to suit everyone when you stay at one of Go Coastal’s Rye beach houses. Known for its luxury day spas, peninsula hot springs, and award winning public golf courses, but also live music and the foreshore carnival, Rye is the perfect holiday destination for families with kids.
Rye holiday rentals and holiday homes
Go Coastal properties are private, self contained entire home or apartment residences on the Southern Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Whether its views of the water, a private hot tub or swimming pool, alfresco dining with garden, air conditioning, modern luxury amenities or all of the above that you’re looking for, a Go Coastal Holiday rental can offer the perfect place in a fabulous location for your upcoming getaway.
Catering to groups of guests, families with children, couples, and even offering some pet friendly rentals. Our holiday houses have all the essentials for a fun filled beach holiday: from a fantastic kitchen to comfy beds and luxury linen, family sized lounge rooms with fireplace and free internet access to keep everyone entertained.
Long Stay Accommodation:
Long stay accommodation available through Go Coastal in Rye affords you time to settle in and fill your days at a leisurely pace. Give us a call to have a chat with us about our pricing options–the longer you stay the less you pay!
Working Holiday Accommodation:
Many Melbournites are leaving the rush of the city to escape into luxury and seaside charm while they work remotely. When searching Go Coastal for your next workation just add ‘desk’ to the available filters and peruse the options suitable for you. Choose from smart and comfy flats or breezy, lux holiday homes where you can go for a dip in the pool, play some golf on the weekend and treat yourselves to a meal at one of the Mornington Peninsula’s top restaurants.
Enjoy a monthly stays discount available through Go Coastal at our luxurious and family friendly Rye accommodation with a pool, free WiFi, comfortable beds, and Netflix to keep the kids entertained.
The Mornington Peninsula is the perfect place to hold a wedding and reception with plenty of luxury accommodation where guests can make a whole weekend of the celebration. Contact Go Coastal to organise group accommodation across several properties in Rye and enjoy a grouped stays discount! For some helpful hints see our article about getting married on the Mornington Peninsula.
Staying in Rye Accommodation affords you access to so many great things at your finger tips. A little pocket of culture rises out of an industrial estate in Rye where you’ll find Penny Ave, a vodka distillery with live music and DJs, and Moonah Arts Collective, a recording studio that has opened its gates to the community by putting on garage style gigs with local and Melbourne talent at the helm. Some other local entertainment staples are Ha Ba, Sound Bar, and the Rye Hotel, all on the foreshore.
If you’re visiting Rye, swimming at Rye Beach on Port Phillip Bay is a must. Centrally located across the road from the Main Street on Point Nepean Road, this beach is the heart of the Rye area and has plenty of parking to boot. Rye’s front beach shouts summer fun with white sands, calm water, the Rye foreshore with public bbq facilities, and a short walk to all the amenities guests might need.
The Back Beach in Rye is home to some of the best surf spots in Victoria. We recommend 16th Beach as a fantastic place to experience the wild wonders and rugged beauty of the Bass Strait coastline. Getting there: at the corner of Tasman Dr and Browns Rd you’ll find the carpark and access to walking tracks which lead to the beach or alternatively to dune walking tracks above the sandstone cliffs. We recommend grabbing a morning coffee at 16th Beach General Store opposite the carpark and walking along the track toward the famous Lizard Head Rock. Best to go at low tide so you can explore the rock shelf on the beach and walk the full length of the sandy shore. You can check the tides here.
The Main Shopping Strip in Rye has it all: ice cream, cafes, restaurants, supermarket, clothing stores, bait and tackle shops, pharmacy – everything you could possibly need! Running along Point Nepean Rd, right across the street from the foreshore reserve, public BBQ facilities and playgrounds, and of course the crystal clear waters of the Bay Beach.
How do you get to Rye?
Arriving at Airport:
It is possible to hire a car from either Tullamarine or Avalon Airport. Don’t forget to book ahead of time! We recommend Kangaroo Rentals. It is also possible to hire a car once you get to the Peninsula: Avis Car Hire in Rosebud is the closest place.
Rye is a breeze to get to by car from Melbourne. The quickest way (approx 1.5 hours) is to take the M11 (Mornington Peninsula Freeway). You can also take a scenic route out of Melbourne along the bay on State Route 33, then exit onto State Route 3 (Nepean Highway) and follow it until the Tyabb Rd exit (C782). Follow Tyabb to the end and then turn left onto Point Nepean Highway (C783).
It is possible to get to Rye from Melbourne via a train and then a bus. Take the train to Frankston and then the 788 bus from Frankston. To view a map of the bus route follow this link. To get around the peninsula, see the public transport routes.
Taxis and Ubers:
It is easy to catch a taxi from Melbourne to Rye but they are less available for getting around the peninsula than they are in the city.
Things to do in and around Rye
If you’re feeling adventurous give the Scuba Doctors a call and organise a dive trip accompanied by a professional and local expert or get kitted out with gear and snorkel around the rock pools. We recommend caution when snorkelling at the back beach. Please always stick to rock pools as the beach is unpatrolled and often hazardous due to strong rips and large waves.
Visit Hillock Downs Farm Gate in Rye: for over 100 years Hillock Downs has sat atop the rolling hills of prime farmland in Rye. Their dedication to sustainable and traditional farming produces delicious grass fed beef, preservative free products, and locally grown veggies. Eddie and Sally love and respect their animals and work tirelessly to promote ethically farmed beef.
Dundas Street Shops: near the Back Beach, the Dundas Street shops are a local stapple with Store 360 (artisanal products and fresh food in every direction); Hunter Vegan Cafe; the Corner Store with the best chips and gravy on the Peninsula, a Bottle shop, discount Surf and swimwear, and a Pizzeria.
Where to eat and drink in Rye
- Del Posto
- Steam Restaurant
- Sacrebleu French Cafe
- Ruby Modern Thai
- Sisco Pizza
- David Prosser Seafood
- Hunter Vegan Cafe
- Veraison (Tootgarook)
- The Hidden Kitchen (Tootgarook)
- The Kitchen (Tootgarook)
Booking holiday accommodation with Go Coastal is 20% cheaper!
Go Coastal Holidays makes booking Rye holiday rentals a walk in the park. We are a small, independent business and can guarantee fantastic customer service and prompt communication. Securing a reservation directly through us is up to 20% cheaper than third party platforms such as Airbnb and booking.com.
Go Coastal Holidays also offers a range of accommodation throughout the Mornington Peninsula. Check out all our Accommodation options here, pop in your dates and number of guests, with the option to filter your price range and amenities, such as pool or close to beach, then hit search! Or head to our Hot Deals section for deals, discounts and specials on selected holiday accommodation.
Send us an email or give us a call any day of the week. The staff at Go Coastal are locals with a wealth of knowledge to help provide guests with a fantastic beach holiday. See our Go Coastal Like a Local articles here for tips about the many activities and attractions to enjoy on your visit to this magnificent coastal area.