Bookings are open to all families and groups over 27yrs old.
Set in rolling countryside with panoramic views across Pt Phillip Bay, this newly renovated retreat is breathtaking and tranquil.
The architecturally designed farmhouse and adjacent cottages have a relaxed contemporary feel and are beautifully presented. All three dwellings are set in a native garden surrounded by magnificent exotic trees. The farm is a nature lovers haven, offering over 100 species of birds, kangaroos, wallabies, and numerous walks through the bush and wetlands. On warm days, guests can cool off in the lake or relax on the pontoon which is positioned 700m to the North East of the main buildings.
Centrally located between Dromana, Merricks, and Red Hill, Red Hill Ridge is an ideal base for exploring the Peninsula.
** The Farmhouse **
An amazing setting offering stunning views designed to capture the light and capitalise on the magnificent setting. The floor to ceiling glass windows and soaring roofline give the dining-kitchen zone real drama and style. A cutting-edge kitchen with European appliances is well equipped for long, lazy gatherings. The lounge area with its comfy lounges, banquette seating, and wood-burning fire has a relaxed comfortable feel just perfect for curling up with a glass of red. The adjacent terrace is complete with an outdoor dining setting that can accommodate up to 14 guests, a barbecue, and a million-dollar view. Simply breathtaking!
The Farmhouse sleeps up to 8 guests across three bedrooms. The master bedroom has a Queen Size bed and a stunning modern en-suite bathroom. Bedroom 2 consists of 2 x King-Single beds and can be set up as a King bed if required. Bedroom 3 consists of 4 x Single beds. A modern and sleekly designed central bathroom is again absolutely stunning.
** The Cottage **
Sophisticated and spacious, with quality soft furnishings this cottage is tranquil and stylish. Fully self-contained, it offers a well-equipped new kitchen, complete with oven, dishwasher and induction cooktop. A Queen size bed is separated from the living zone, providing a relaxing, private retreat. Adjacent a very spacious ensuite that is cleverly designed for any guests requiring assistance with a safety rail. The gorgeous living zone once again brings the outside in. Vaulted ceilings, large couch, and easy chair, table setting for 4 guests, TV, and an ottoman which can be used as a single bed if required for an additional child, makes this a versatile space.
An outdoor terrace with a table and 4 chairs is absolutely ideal for taking in the majestic landscape. The perfect setting to kick back and start your day with a long lazy breakfast.
** The Dairy (AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT AN ADDITIONAL FEE ONLY) **
Originally the old dairy, hence the name, has also been transformed into another fully self-contained cottage with a separate bedroom including a Queen Size bed. Again, it is obvious that this space has been architecturally designed. It includes a kitchenette, stunning en-suite bathroom, and spacious living area, tastefully furnished and offering a single trundle which can accommodate a child if need be. The entrance deck features an outdoor setting, ideal for watching the sunset on the bay in the distance.
** Please note: if you have more than 11 guests staying at the property and require The Dairy, an additional $75 per extra person, per night will be charged. **
Red Hill Ridge is truly a unique property delivering the best of both worlds. Total seclusion and tranquility yet only a few minutes drive to the Peninsula's many beaches, cafes, wineries, restaurants, galleries, markets, spas, local artisans, and nature reserves.
This will suit the most discerning travellers and guarantee your stay will be a memorable one.
The property has a lake, therefore supervision is required for guests with small children. While the lake is accessible by car, it can get very slippery in winter, so it is recommended that you walk down during the wetter months.
Please note there are several CCTV cameras at the property. However, they are for surveillance purposes, when the property is vacant, only. Therefore, these will NOT be switched on during your stay.
Booking open to groups 25 years and over.
Rosalea by the Bay is in an amazing location with the shops, restaurants, cafes, and the brilliant blue waters of Port Phillip Bay and Dromana Pier approx 350 meters away. This immaculate townhouse is perfectly positioned to enjoy all the spoils of coastal living. Situated at the rear of the complex, this double story townhouse is sure to impress the most discerning traveller. With its light-filled, spacious design and sun-drenched alfresco deck which sets the scene for outdoor entertaining or relaxing after a long day at the beach.
**Living Zone - Upstairs**
Warm and inviting throughout, the upstairs living zone will certainly delight. Featuring a spacious well-appointed kitchen with a breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and an open-plan living/dining area that flows onto a large private balcony, perfect for alfresco dining. This living zone is light and airy and beautifully furnished to suit its coastal ambiance, with plenty of options to entertain, have casual drinks around the kitchen island bench, or perhaps a dinner party for 10 guests. Or, if outdoors is more your style, the alfresco area features a stunning outdoor setting for 10 guests complete with BBQ. Also for your convenience, a guest powder room is located off the kitchen.
**Bed & Bath - Downstairs**
Rosalea comfortably sleeps 6 guests with an option to accommodate an additional 2 guests on a sofa bed.
Bedroom 1 - Master Suite with King Bed, ultra-modern with television, walk-in robe and sleek designed ensuite.
Bedroom 2 - 2 x King Single beds
Bedroom 3 - Queen-size bed
*Adjacent to Bedroom 2 & 3 is a sofa bed that will comfortably sleep an additional 2 guests if required.
Central bathroom, spacious with a modern sleek design.
Other features include heating and cooling throughout, laundry, rear courtyard, and parking space for 2 vehicles in the driveway. Please note: the garage is not available for guest use.
Rosalea by the Bay is the perfect holiday escape any time of year! Simply park your car and relax. Everything you could possibly want for is only a few minutes’ walk away.
Pets – welcome subject to owner approval.