The Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is one of our teams all-time favourite destinations to explore in Australia with everything from wineries, beautiful countryside, extraordinary dining to the coast.  We are often working with our clients to find a house or villa for their bespoke weekend away, corporate retreats, family holiday or a special celebration tailored with curated itineraries.

With our shared value for the importance of the customer journey, we would like to introduce you to Holiday Shacks, a luxury accommodation business working with vendors and guests since 2008.

Founded by Andrea Wilson, Managing Director, the company was established to specialise in the management of self-contained luxury holiday houses and services.  Over the years the business has grown to focus on short stay executive and family retreats, with Andrea and her team now representing more than 60 fully managed luxury short stay country and coastal retreats in Victoria.

Andrea has 14 years’ industry experience in the Tourism and Leisure sector.  As a passionate advocate for the short stay and holiday rental industry, Andrea is currently an Accommodation Policy Committee member of the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), Past Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the national industry body, the Holiday Rental Industry Association (HRIA) and Committee Member of Victorian Accommodation Industry Association (VicAIA).

The Holiday Shacks vast portfolio has properties from Victoria’s beautiful South East Coast from South Frankston to Portsea.  Their properties are hand-picked luxury and unique retreats, designed to offer  guests the finest in Mornington Peninsula accommodation.

When we sat down with Andrea, we asked where did the name Holiday Shacks come from?

Holiday Shacks is a term given to Australian holiday houses almost a century ago. “The Shack” as it was soon referred to, soon became the treasured iconic symbol of family holiday memories.

In Victoria, the Mornington Peninsula began the trend for more up market holiday houses, beginning in Sorrento, the site of Victoria’s first European settlement in 1803 at Sullivan Bay. Sorrento and then Portsea fast became the established playground of the holidaying rich and famous showcased by the magnificent holiday mansions, which today remain along the southern shorelines.

In recent years, development and growth on the Mornington Peninsula has seen the emergence of luxury coastal and rural holiday homes.  Holiday Shacks  is extremely honoured to be able to offer guests the very best holiday rental and short term accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is an exclusive world-class region offering a soothing majestic environment, coupled with healing properties of the region, a number of world class outdoor pursuits and award-winning establishments to offer the perfect destination for the discerning traveller.

Holiday Shacks pride themselves on not just providing their guests with five-star accommodation, but exclusive experiences.  Experiences to be included into their stay include a personal gourmet chef, blissful pampering packages (spa days), yoga/meditation classes, trusted nannying services, luxury airport transfers for interstate travellers to belly dancing and psychic readings! We can also plan itineraries and day trips to make sure our guests are making the most out of their stay in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula!

It was Andrea and her teams five star approach to taking care of their guests that opened the conversation for a unique and special collaboration.  With Holiday Shacks offering a premium portfolio of luxury houses and villas and Essential Solutions approach to bringing to life experiences and premium services, that we have partnered for a complete beginning to end experience.

Once you have found the perfect property for your getaway, our team will work with you to talk about what you would like to experience during your time in the Mornington Peninsula. With our combined knowledge and experience of the region, our teams can organise everything from caterers, wine tasting, restaurants, pampering at home to specialised services.  The list is endless….

C0ntact our Lifestyle Team so that they can help you to find your summer getaway or plan for your trip in to the picturesque regional Victoria as we all enjoy exploring our homeland.