Flowers, chocolate, jewellery and gifts are all tried and true ways to show that you care. But, if you’re looking for something different to celebrate your loved one, a little trip away from home is always a good idea. Nestle up in a charming cabin, gaze up at the stars and forget the troubles of day-to-day life with a sweet couples escape. Victoria has no shortage of romantic getaways, and you can find plenty of them on Airbnb. Find inspiration on this list, book a trip for two and find romance and adventure around our beautiful state.
1. Little Yarra Tiny House, Gladysdale
Escape to the Yarra Valley and nestle in this sustainable tiny house. You’ll enjoy sweeping views, a deck for alfresco dining and a queen size bed. As far as romantic getaways go, this tiny house has plenty of privacy, as it’s situated on a 30 acre organic farm. Connect with nature by swimming in the nearby Little Yarra River and by cuddling the resident donkeys, Izzy and Bella.
2. Kirkness Sanctuary House, Kalorama
This gorgeous house is great for an escape all year round, with a lovely flat lawn for picnics in summer, and a cosy fireplace for winter. There’s room for eight guests, with three bedrooms, but you can enjoy a romantic getaway by booking just one room. The bathroom includes a luxurious claw-foot bath that looks out to wonderful views, as well as a walk-in shower. Cook a romantic meal in the contemporary kitchen and enjoy a refreshing drink on the deck. Let some energy out by playing on the swings and trampoline. Dogs are welcome to tag along.
3. The Chapel, Villa Maria Circa 1890, Beaconsfield
Ever thought about spending the night in a chapel? This open air chapel was added to the homestead 100 years ago. This peaceful little hideaway features an indoor fireplace, a bathtub, and a patio that’s perfect for relaxing. Enjoy garden views and read a book on plush, comfy chairs. Located close to Old Princess Hwy, it’s the perfect pitstop on the way to Gippsland.
4. Wirruna Lodge, Wallington
This studio is just 15 minutes away from Geelong, and a five minute drive to Ocean Grove. The lodge is set on 11 acres, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and shady trees. Enjoy a tranquil and romantic getaway, with a queen size bed, kitchenette, shower and comfortable chairs overlooking the lush gardens. Sip on tea or a glass of wine, and enjoy an electric BBQ on the deck.
5. Spudkinn House, Mortlake
This restored Victorian-era studio is a cosy space set in the historic township of Mortlake. Only 30 minutes away from Warrnambool, and 45 minutes away from Port Fairy, you’ll find everything you need in this one-room apartment. Rest on a luxurious king sized bed, admire the exposed bluestone wall and relax by the indoor fireplace. The studio is perfect for a pit stop on a road trip, or as a secluded and romantic getaway on its own.
6. Under a Peppercorntree, Castlemaine
As you might’ve guessed from the name, this farm stay is nestled under an ancient peppercorn tree. The bright, newly renovated studio oozes plenty of rustic charm, with wooden furniture, comfy couches and a queen size bed. Unwind in this tranquil space, and listen to the sound of chirping birds.
7. Unplug & Relax in the Macedon Ranges, Baynton East
This newly restored cabin is tucked situated on a two-acre property between Kyneton and Lancefield. Located among rolling hills and granite outcrops, the cabin features lovely wide windows for you to take in the view. Relax with a campfire or BBQ under the glow of twinkling fairy lights. The cabin itself is spacious, and includes an indoor fireplace, kitchen and queen size bed.
8. The Rocks Studio, Pyalong
Looking for romantic getaways with spectacular views? This off-grid studio is perched high among granite boulders, offering picturesque views across the Great Dividing Range. Just an hour away from Melbourne, you’ll find plenty of privacy on the hundred acre property. Find the studio through a terraced, walled garden and enjoy a bit of stargazing when darkness falls. You’ll find everything you need, with a fully equipped kitchen, TV, indoor fireplace and queen bed.
9. Stylish Belmont Cabin, Belmont
This home away from home is a private, boutique cabin in Geelong. It includes a secluded courtyard garden and deck, with plenty of outdoor furniture and barbeque. Relax indoors with a queen bed, TV, kitchenette and plenty of complimentary nibbles. Dogs are welcome to come along too, as they can relax in the fully fenced outdoor space, or rest indoors on the pet bed.
10. Serenity, Mornington
Mornington is perfect for romantic getaways, and this villa is a truly tranquil escape. Just five minutes away from the beach, this haven includes a four poster bed, double sided fires, a double shower and outdoor spa. After a day exploring the Peninsula, return to this haven and relax with a complimentary bottle of bubbly. There’s also an outdoor area, complete with a BBQ grill.
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