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MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VICTORIA

Merricks North Retreat

UP TO 13 GUESTS
7 BEDROOMS
4 bathrooms
5 acres
Welcome to Merricks North Retreat, a classic country home on five acres in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria's picturesque coastal wine region. Get away from it all in a stunning rural setting where large picture windows reveal horses grazing in rolling pastures.
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Offering a generous mix of indoor and outdoor living, the old orchard cottage has been lovingly renovated with a new bedroom wing to complement the original home and accommodates up to 13 guests. The Retreat has seven bedrooms, that look onto open paddocks or through French doors to a wisteria-covered courtyard.

Stay cozy during the cooler months by lighting a fire in the brick, open-fireplace or enjoy the atmosphere of a blazing wood burner as you sip a glass of wine and listen to music on the inbuilt SONOS system. The chefs in your group can get creative in the well-equipped kitchen that includes a five-burner induction stove-top, oven and steam oven. Or if that's too much effort, we can arrange catering or a private chef on request. Once the cooking is completed, enjoy your meal around the 14-seater Jimmy Possum dining table, next to French doors that open onto the courtyard - creating a flow of indoor/outdoor living.

Homely touches ensure that the Retreat is ideal for families. Enjoy the full-sized tennis court equipped with a basketball ring and hit up wall; with basketballs, tennis racquets and sports equipment available to you. For a rainy timetable, play a board game, read a book in the light filled sunroom or sit back and enjoy a movie on Foxtel.

During the warmer months, relax by the 12.5m tiled, solar-heated pool or warm up in the heated Swedish Hot Tub next to the large pool house. This separate entertainment area has a TV, comfortable furniture, air-conditioning and a generous deck, along with an outdoor fireplace. It overlooks the pool and garden, then back to the Retreat.

The owners firmly believe in a good night’s sleep and have ensured all rooms have quality Sleepmaker mattresses, made up with crisp linen along with plush towels for guests to use across three full bathrooms and two half bathrooms.

The Retreat's elegant, country styling will make you feel at home while the fresh country air will leave you rejuvenated and inspired. If you are keen on exploring the area, the Mornington Peninsula is a world-renown wine region with spectacular wineries, cellar doors, restaurants, cafes, galleries and food stores, all just a short drive from the Retreat. They include the area’s newest luxury hotel and restaurant, Jackalope, which is less than one minute away from the Retreat by car.

Merricks North Retreat is a favourite for families, small groups and corporate retreats and is less than one hour’s drive from Melbourne.

FROM $995 /NIGHT
NEW ENQUIRY

Key features

Bedrooms & Baths

Sleepmaker mattresses
Electric blankets
Crisp white linen
Plush towels
Built-in robes
Bedroom wing
Homely touches
3 full bathrooms
2 half bathrooms
7 bedrooms

Kitchen & Living

14-seater dining table
Induction stovetop
Oven and steam oven
Basic essentials
Nespresso Coffee Machine
Large BBQ
French doors
SONOS sound system
Games and books
Indoor open fire
Indoor wood burner

Outdoors

5 acres of land
Open gardens
Full-size tennis court
Basketball ring
Hit-up wall
12.5m solar-heated pool
Swedish Hot Tub (36C)
Pool House
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor heaters
Enclosed courtyard
Carport and ample parking

Staying in Merricks North

Merricks North is centrally located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, sandwiched between two bays, an hour south of Melbourne. Merricks North borders Red Hill, a wine region renowned for quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties. The Peninsula itself is home to more than 200 wineries and 50 cellar doors. The area has long been a getaway destination, famed for wines, artisanal food, beaches and coastal living. Everywhere you venture, you will find kitchen gardens, seasonal menus, stunning vistas and exciting activities including The Peninsula Hot Springs, golf courses, surf breaks, galleries and entertainment for the whole family.
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Merricks North is centrally located in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, sandwiched between two bays, an hour south of Melbourne. Merricks North borders Red Hill, a wine region renowned for quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay varieties. The Peninsula itself is home to more than 200 wineries and 50 cellar doors. The area has long been a getaway destination, famed for wines, artisanal food, beaches and coastal living. Everywhere you venture, you will find kitchen gardens, seasonal menus, stunning vistas and exciting activities including The Peninsula Hot Springs, golf courses, surf breaks, galleries and entertainment for the whole family.

Merricks North is at the centre of this, just minutes away from the charming village of Balnarring. Here you will find a supermarket, cafes, shops and restaurants. Further down the road are the rugged beaches of Merricks, Pt Leo and Flinders, where you can enjoy long walks, swimming, fishing and surfing.

For golfers, Flinders Golf Course is the top public course in the area, with expansive views over Bass Strait. Serious golfers can't go past The National and Moonah Links, both private clubs not far away (tee times can be arranged). Neighbouring Merricks are the popular suburbs of Flinders, Red Hill, Main Ridge and Shoreham, where you will stumble upon gorgeous cafes, food stores, cellar doors and world-class wineries; Montalto, Port Phillip Estate, Red Hill Estate, Ten Minutes by Tractor and Pt Leo Estate and many others, are all under 10-minutes’ drive away. The newest is popular Jackalope, just one minute away, and offers three fabulous venues - the down-to-earth food and wine store Rare Hare, the fine-dining restaurant Doot Doot Doot and the flashy cocktail bar, Flaggerdoot.

If you feel the need to venture out, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Things to do

  • Wineries
    Pt Leo Estate
    Restaurants
    Cook Street Collective
    Galleries
  • Pt Leo Beach
    Beaches
    Bushrangers Bay
    Nature
    Kangaroos
    Widllife
  • Peninsula Hot Springs
    Hot Springs
    The National Golf Club
    Golf
    Flinders Pier
    Explore

Things to know

Check-in: 16:00 Check-out: 10:00
Earlier check-in and later check-out times may be available
Bedrooms
1: King bed — Master
2: King split — Twin on request
3: Double
4: Double
5: Double
6: Double
7: Single
Bathrooms
1: Full — Toilet, bath, shower and dual sinks (Master ensuite)
2: Full — Shower and dual sinks
3: Full — Shower, toilet and sink
4: Half — Toilet and sink
5: Half — Toilet and sink (kitchen area)
What's included
GST
Cleaning fee
Bed linen, bath and pool towels
Tea towels and basic kitchen essentials (salt and pepper, oil, paper towel, dishwashing tablets etc.)
Tea, coffee and some Nespresso Pods
Restrictions
No pets
No extra guests/visitors
No events or functions

We hold a $1500 security bond, charged as a pre-authorisation at check-in which is released within 24 hours of check-out. Terms and conditions apply
Add-on services
Private chef
Delivered meals
Catering
Local transfers

Terms
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A deposit of 25% is due to confirm your stay.
The balance is due 30 days before check-in

Over peak period (end of Dec to early Jan), the required deposit is 50%. All payments are non-refundable

Reviews

  • A brilliant family vacation home

    We had the most fabulous 2 weeks in this gorgeous home with our large family. The house was perfect, large enough for our family of 5 together with our extended family members, including young children and grandparents. Plenty of space for everyone with 3 separate living areas and very comfortable bedrooms, although we spent most of our time in the gorgeous garden as the weather was perfect. The location is perfect, an easy drive to the wineries and towns of the peninsula, the tennis court and swimming pool made staying at home ideal. The owners were a real pleasure to deal with and we would definitely love to rent this home again.
    Julie via Stayz, 2020
  • Peaceful, relaxing, enjoyable

    Spacious, very well equipped property. Fantastic pool/hot tub area. Plenty of outdoor seating. Tennis court on site. Good location. Bright bedrooms with varying degrees of comfort on the beds. Good kitchen plus outside BBQ. Three sitting areas inside, so plenty of room for large families. Three bathrooms plus one extra toilet. Showers lack decent water pressure so a little disappointing if you like a good shower. The property uses tank water so if you go at the end of a long, dry summer that could possibly be an issue. There is an office on site which was staffed by several members Monday to Friday. This is seperate to the house next to the tennis court. We only had one small issue with the gas running out on our first night which was dealt with quickly and efficiently the following day. Overall, comfortable, great stay and would recommend for a large group.
    Andrea via Stayz, 2020
  • Perfect for Girls Getaway

    The property is clean and tidy with so much natural light! It had everything we needed from vases to platters and all the right utensils. Very well laid out with bedrooms and lounge/dining opening to central courtyard. We enjoyed the grounds (lots of lovely lavender) and pool area. Great location and spacious home with games and books and pretty good amenities. The Stayz website incorrectly stipulates that all rooms have queen/double beds but the owner was very responsive and helpful with my queries and confirmed one of the bedrooms is only a single bed. The house is very homely with lots of detail to furnishings and ornaments etc. This was a 7 girl vacay for 5 nights and we all thoroughly enjoyed it and will certainly book again. Thank you George :-)
    Tracey via Stayz, 2020
  • Incredible

    The house was incredible! With 7 people staying, we had the best time lounging around in the many living areas, playing tennis, swimming, and having a soak in the hot tub! Will definitely be returning soon I think.
    Victoria via Airbnb, 2020
  • Perfect stay

    Great place! Location was perfect. close to the beach and cafe's and everything else you could need was there at the house. Would definitely stay again!!
    Hannah via Airbnb, 2020
  • Friends retreat

    Beautiful country house, well fitted out and lots of space for our group of 12 friends wanting to relax and play tennis. We will be back!
    Lee-Anne H via HomeAway, 2020
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