What Makes The Perfect Beach House


With over 11 years experience providing luxury holiday accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula the team at Holiday Shacks have a pretty good idea what our customers are looking for in the perfect holiday retreat.  

Below are the key things they search for… 


We all dream of a house on the beach and this stunning property has direct beach access.  Anchor Beachfront Retreat will take your breath away from the moment you arrive and view uninterrupted water views and the beach from this charming two storey beach front house with coastal gardens. Located right on the beach, with access within only 20 metres via the adjacent beach path, your holiday will provide instant relaxation with no need for a car and only the sound of the waves and beach life before you.


The first request of every guest is that it has to have a pool.  Nothing says holiday escape more than to be able to relax by your own private pool, even if only for a couple of weeks.

The first properties to book every Summer are the ones with a pool, some even over a year in advance!!

This clifftop luxury paradise has extensive water views, a solar heated pool and jacuzzi.  Take in the views relaxing by the infinity pool at Casa di Mare in Mount Martha.


If you don’t have the space or the budget for your dream pool a house with a spa is always in demand.  The added advantage, especially in Victoria, is that it can be used all year round.

This stunning, newly installed spa at Mills Beach Retreat in Mornington has been the perfect addition to this beach-side property.  Check out fully details of the gorgeous property Mills Beach Retreat


The View….another top request on the wish list.  Whether you want to take in the view by the pool, watch the weather roll across the bay or check out the never ending stunning sunsets.  We have so many gorgeous homes with stunning views, coastal and landscape.  You really must see the view from the deck of Skyluxe Retreat in McCrae to believe it.


Our luxury holiday homes have space for everyone to move and relax.  The perfect places to get away with extended families or a couple of families of friends and not feel like killing each other after a few hours….not that you would.  This stunning house in Mount Martha has a solar-heated pool, separate 10-seater spa, flood-lit tennis court, a netted golf driving range and children’s playground.  Check out Newhaven in all its glory.

When you stay with us we can also arrange massages and even your own private yoga class in the comfort of your holiday home.   Speak to one of our friendly team to discuss your personal requirements for your stay.  We are only too happy to help make your stay the most blissful experience.


Our ideal holiday home has 4 bedrooms or more and the more beds the merrier.  Multiple families are looking to accommodate adults comfortably, in their own space, and rooms that house all the kids.  King beds that split into singles work perfectly for a group looking to host a yoga or ladies retreat and bedrooms with multiple bunk beds create a fun environment for the kids.  Of course all the creature comforts only add to the guest experience.  All of our properties have luxury linen for every guest stay.  This cosy retreat can be found at our newly listed Blakes End in Shoreham.


If there’s a room that deserves a little luxury its the bathroom.  Our luxury home owners have spared no expense creating modern, relaxing abodes for our guests to enjoy.  Our discerning guests look for multiple bathrooms when booking their ideal holiday escape.  Family is family, but space is the key to a successful holiday.  This stunning bathroom is the master ensuite at La Casa Rosa in Mount Martha.


‘It’s all in the detail’ may be a bit of a cliche these days, but its true.  It’s those little personal touches that make our properties stand out from the rest.  Our guests have beautiful homes and want to holiday in a beautiful home which is as welcoming as their home, if not more so.  Maison de la Mer in Mount Martha truly is a home from home.

Our guest concierge service goes that one step further and visits our homes prior to the guest stay, turning on the air conditioning the Summer or heating and lights in the Winter.  A complimentary bottle of wine also starts the holiday in the best possible way!


Complete comfort is a necessity to our Holiday Shacks guests.  All of our properties have both air-conditioning and heating to ensure our guests can completely enjoy their stay.  Though we would all agree that even the best systems can struggle on a Melbourne day in the 40s, we do make every attempt to ensure our properties are set up to maximise guest comfort.  Another modern necessity is the Wifi.  Though we could all probably do with switching off…especially on holiday, but really, who does?!  Complimentary wifi is something we ask for from all of our property owners.  Byron by the Beach in Mount Martha has heating and cooling throughout and outdoor patio heater built in!


Our holiday homes are the perfect locations to spend time with whole family, including the dog!  We specialise in multi-generation family get-togethers, multiple family bookings and group retreats.  Many of our owners will also consider pets on application so please do ask when you come to book.   

Speak to one of our team to discuss your needs for your next Mornington Peninsula escape.  We would be so happy to help you find that perfect escape. ENQUIRIES@HOLIDAYSHACKS.COM.AU