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Merricks North Retreat — country home on 5 acres

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7 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Outdoor pool, a heated pool
Outdoor pool, a heated pool

Overview of Merricks North Retreat — country home on 5 acres

Merricks North Retreat — country home on 5 acres

4.6/5 Wonderful

Entire home

7 bedrooms5 bathroomsSleeps 13

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays
Melbourne, VIC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPort Phillip Estate5 min drive
  • Popular LocationStonier Winery5 min drive
  • Popular LocationParadigm Hill6 min drive
  • AirportMoorabbin, VIC (MBW)43 min drive

Space details

7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps 13
20000 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
Bedroom 3
    1 king bed
Bedroom 4
    1 single bed
Bedroom 5
    Bedroom 6
      1 king bed
    Bedroom 7
      1 double bed
    Bathroom 1
    Bathroom 2
    Bathroom 3
    Bathroom 4
      No shower or bath
    Bathroom 5
      No shower or bath

    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Merricks North Retreat — country home on 5 acres

    Adults-only Melbourne holiday home in Merricks North with outdoor pool
    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.

    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.
    Air-conditioned accommodation at this holiday home offers private pools and fireplaces. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.

    Bathrooms include baths or showers and hairdryers. Televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.

    An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness centre.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    George Hedley
    Speaks English

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property


    Contactless social distancing
    Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Beach sunloungers
    • Beach towels


    • Private pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Heated pool
    • Hot tub


    • WiFi available

    Parking and transport

    • Limo/town car service
    • Car required

    Family friendly

    • Stair gate
    • High chair
    • Toys
    • Children's games


    • Fridge
    • Hob
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Toaster
    • Electric kettle
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Spices


    • 7 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 5 bathrooms
    • Bath or shower
    • Soap
    • Hairdryer
    • Towels provided
    • Shampoo
    • Toilet paper

    Living spaces

    • Fireplace
    • Dining room
    • Wood stove


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Games room
    • Video games
    • DVD player
    • Games
    • Stereo
    • Books
    • Video library
    • Music library

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony
    • Barbecue
    • Garden
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Firepit


    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Near a laundromat


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • No pets allowed


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Concierge services
    • Chef
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Location highlights

    • In a rural location
    • Near a health or beauty spa
    • Near a hospital
    • Near the bay

    Things to do

    • Fitness centre
    • Fitness facilities nearby
    • Water sports equipment
    • Tennis on site
    • Swimming nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Cycling nearby
    • Jet skiing nearby
    • Hiking nearby
    • Birdwatching nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
    • Horse riding nearby
    • Snorkelling nearby

    Safety features

    • Fire extinguisher
    • First aid kit
    • Smoke detector
    • Deadbolt lock


    • Sleeps 13
    • Unit size: 215278 sq ft (20000 sq m)
    • Property does not allow children

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    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 10:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    This property welcomes adults only

    Important information

    You need to know

    This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
    Long-term renters welcome
    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a first aid kit and a deadlock
    This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

    We should mention

    A car is required for transport to and from this property

    Property is also known as

    Merricks North Retreat House
    Merricks North Retreat
    Merricks Retreat — On 5 Acres
    Merricks North Retreat Country Home on 5 Acres
    Merricks North Retreat — country home on 5 acres
    Merricks North Retreat — country home on 5 acres Melbourne

    About this area


    Located in Melbourne, this holiday home is in a rural area. Port Phillip Estate and Paradigm Hill are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Campbell Court reserve and Redhill Recreation Reserve. Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens and Mornington Park are also worth visiting. Make sure you get close to the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests love the property's location for the sightseeing.

    What's nearby

    • Port Phillip Estate - 5 min drive
    • Stonier Winery - 5 min drive
    • Paradigm Hill - 6 min drive
    • Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park - 7 min drive
    • Foxeys Hangout - 12 min drive

    Getting around

    • Bittern Station - 6 min drive


    • Fontalina - 4 min drive
    • Le Bouchon French Cuisine - 4 min drive
    • Orita's 2 - 4 min drive
    • Barn & Co - 4 min drive
    • Port Phillip Estate - 5 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Overall score and ratings



    Rating 5 - Excellent. 16 out of 23 reviews
    5 - Excellent 70%
    Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 23 reviews
    4 - Good 22%
    Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 23 reviews
    3 - Okay 9%
    Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 23 reviews
    2 - Poor 0%
    Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 23 reviews
    1 - Terrible 0%

    5/5 Excellent

    Amazing family getaway
    We had an excellent stay with 2 other families with children. Can't fault a thing. We will be back!

    5/5 Excellent

    Fabulous Stay
    Beautiful, spacious, well-located, and has all the home living details you could want. We’d love to come back!

    4/5 Good

    Great Location
    This house is in the perfect location to explore the Mornington peninsula. It’s also the perfect place to stay and relax and enjoy the well equipped house with beautiful views from all windows. The only negative was that there wasn’t any central heating but the wood fire soon kept the whole house warm and electric blankets and heaters are provided in some bedrooms. Would definately return and stay longer.

    5/5 Excellent

    So much fun
    We had amazing time with friends celebrating our anniversary . Such a great property for a large group... thanks for a wonderful stay

    5/5 Excellent

    Great place for large group getaway
    We had a fabulous time at the property, beautiful house with plenty of amenities. Hope to go back in summer to make use of the fabulous pool! Would definitely recommend.