Best rooms with a view

The Sorting Shed Kilns

The Sorting Shed Kilns

Relax on the balcony overlooking vineyards, recline and enjoy expansive ocean views or appreciate the stunning natural forest and mountain surrounds. Here are some of Victoria’s best rooms with a view.

The Arthouse is tucked away in the sand dunes of St Andrews Beach and ticks all the right boxes for a romantic rendezvous. Quintessential luxury accommodation with sweeping ocean views, contemporary architecture and an eclectic mix of mod cons and antique furnishings, guests can fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. With stunning artworks, a 23 jet spa bath and a beautifully crafted fireplace, The Arthouse is close to The Peninsula Hot Springs, the historic village of Sorrento and wineries at Red Hill. Paradise Drive, St Andrews Beach +61 3 9775 4015

Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa in the Yarra Valley is a boutique, luxury resort set on 30 hectares surrounded by vineyards and breathtakingly beautiful views. An hour’s drive from the city, this picturesque resort is a one-stop country paradise with its very own restaurant, spa, winery, conference and events centre and cellar door. The luscious views of the rolling hills and pinot noir vines can be enjoyed from multiple locations around the property, including the accommodation suites – many of which boast private balconies; the perfect place for a glass of wine as the sun goes down. 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen +61 3 9730 0700

Chris’s Beacon Point Restaurant and Villas is set high in the Otways above the Great Ocean Road. Chris’s has become a mecca for gourmet travellers and luxury seekers. Floor-to-ceiling windows give visitors a birds eye view over gently-undulating hills dotted with ferns and manna gums, and a sparkling sea spanning Cape Patton to Apollo Bay. Recently renovated, the villas are contemporary and well equipped. 280 Skenes Creek Road, Skenes Creek +61 3 5237 6411

Lonsdale Views  offers a range of luxury suites and a deluxe apartment, all with expansive rural and water views. This is the perfect beachside escape in Point Lonsdale, an easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne. The property offers 360 degree views of the ocean, surrounding farmland and the adjacent Lonsdale golf course. 25 Gill Road, Point Lonsdale. +61 3 5258 2990

Mountain Dreaming – stay at one of these self contained apartments in Mt Hotham and  enjoy one of Australia’s best, uninterrupted alpine vistas. Nestled behind well-known bar and restaurant,  The General, the apartments are six-star energy-rated and feature stylish designer interiors and modern furnishings. A private haven on top of the world. Lot 1 Great Alpine Rd Mt Hotham +61 3  5759 3523

DULC Halls Gap Holiday Cabins offers architecturally designed treehouse accommodation and cabins that blend into the bushland environment and provide stunning mountain views. Think rough-sawn timbers, polished concrete, wooden floors and floor to ceiling windows, with each cabin linked by raised walkway. Thryptomeme Court, Halls Gap +61 3 53564711

The Chocolate Lily Bed and Breakfast  is an award winning B&B located in Sedgwick, Central Victoria on 10.5 acres of rural land. The property is nestled in the Axe Creek Valley with stunning views of the North Harcourt hills and Mt Alexander. 55 Tarrleah Drive,  Sedgwick +61 (0) 418 214 627

The Kilns offers a unique experience for visitors where contemporary luxury and design is combined with the stunning beauty of the Ovens Valley. Three houses – Cavedon’s Kilnhouse, Chinaman’s Kilnhouse and The Sorting Shed – are each in a separate part of a working Angus cattle stud. All of the houses fit naturally within the local rural environment and boast spectacular views of Mount Buffalo, Feathertop and Bogong framed by huge glass windows or enjoyed from The Sorting Shed’s generous decks. Cavedons Lane, Porepunkah +61 (0) 400 733 170

Arnica Views offers stunning views of the Melbourne City Skyline and surrounds.  Located on the summit of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne city, the property is set amidst two acres of magnificent 80 year old English gardens. Arnica Views offers boutique style accommodation with magnificently appointed private retreats and exceptional service. 10 Observatory Road, Mount Dandenong Ranges +613 9751 0610

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