Lots of people give chocolate, roses, or a fancy lunch or dinner. But an even better Valentine’s Day present is a gift that you can do together like the gift of adventure. Here are ten Airbnb getaway experiences to try out.
Situated on a picturesque 30-acre organic farm in the Yarra Valley. With sweeping views of the farm, guests can swim in the nearby Little Yarra River, or enjoy the farm from the large deck. Built with sustainability in mind and 100% rainwater usage. Access is via a separate driveway, and the dwelling is far enough away from the main homestead so guests can experience privacy and seclusion. There is also a fire pit for guests to light for a cosy night outside
The house has been lovingly renovated using Passivhaus principles. All doors/windows are double-glazed (some handmade). Completely insulated and air sealed. The wood fire heats the whole house easily. Split system cooling, if needed, in summer (house designed to cool from cross-ventilation). Ideal year-round retreat romantic getaways and larger family groups alike. Winters fireside and in the big claw-foot bath. Board games and twinkly city lights Summers relaxing on an enormous deck and flat lawn, shaded by a majestic elm. Kid friendly with trampoline and swings on site.
Villa Maria Beaconsfield Circa 1890 is a charming old homestead and country chapel, 100 metres from the Old Princess Hwy (train station 15 min walk, Monash Fwy close by) and is ideally located on the gateway to Gippsland. This open aired chapel added to the main homestead 100 years ago, is attached to the main house. It is a beautiful relaxing space with its own parking and private entry and is locked separately from the main house. Situated on the rise, in a quiet court with open garden views.
Located in Wallington, a semi-rural location, only five minutes drive to Ocean Grove & Barwon Heads and 15 minutes to Geelong. Enjoy the Bellarine Wineries and restaurants, and beautiful beaches or relax with a book overlooking the expansive lush gardens within the property. The studio is set on 11 acres, surrounded by greenery, vineyards, olive groves and established trees. The open-style modern studio is suitable for couples. It has been thoughtfully decorated and comprises a large queen-size bed with quality linen, and an ensuite with a shower. The kitchenette is compact but has everything you need for a short stay. An electric BBQ is also available on the deck, where you can enjoy a glass of Wirruna wine as the sun sets.
Spudkinn House Mortlake Victoria. A beautifully restored Victorian-era studio that will wrap its arms around you and you won’t want to leave! Features parquet floors, exposed bluestone wall and a luxury King sized bed. Set in the beautiful historic township of Mortlake, you are 30 minutes from the seaside town of Warrnambool and 45 minutes from Port Fairy.
Nestled under a large, ancient peppercorn tree, this gorgeous self-contained studio will house you just fine for a couple of nights or longer. Newly renovated and with meticulous attention to detail. A four-minute drive into Castlemaine and 25 minutes to Daylesford, you will enjoy the stillness of the country whilst being close to everything.
Located amongst the rolling hills and granite outcrops of the Macedon ranges this two-acre country property is located between Kyneton and Lancefield. The newly restored cabin includes modern kitchen facilities, an indoor wood fire, split system heating/cooling, an outdoor campfire, and BBQ. Just over an hour from Melbourne, 20mins from Kyneton, 15mins from Lancefield.
Just an hour from Melbourne is the perfect redoubt from the city grind. Completely off-grid, The Rocks Studio is perched high amongst giant, granite boulders on a 100-acre, working sheep property. It enjoys truly spectacular views– near and far– across the Great Dividing Range. The superb landscape is a magnet for artists and photographers. Far from city lights, The Rocks is also a star gazers paradise. It is accessed via six steps and through a terraced, dry-stone walled garden. The property has beautiful views across open paddocks strewn with huge granite boulders. A perfect place to experience a sense of vastness under an endless sky.
This private and boutique cabin tucked away in the suburbs of Geelong is a real delight. Belmont Base is for you if you’re looking for a home away from home or a comfortable escape from the hustle and bustle.
Chillax and unwind in the spa with overhead heating & afterwards snuggle up in a four-poster bed with the flickering fire at your feet. Indulge in the romantic, intimate double shower. The perfect haven to spend an idyllic break after a Peninsula day out exploring. Serenity is only two minute’s walk to fabulous Main St and five minute’s more to the beach. Rejuvenate in your own private zen oasis for two.