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8 of the most quirky Airbnbs in Victoria

Whether you're looking for glamping, a cosy cabin or a century-old tower, you'll find something epic in one of these quirky Airbnbs

Written by
Cassidy Knowlton
Alex Floyd-Douglass
Camila Karalyte

Heighten the experience of a fun city like Melbourne and stay in a quirky Airbnb for a wholesome, charming trip away in Victoria. From gorgeous gypsy wagons to rustic retreats, there's something out there for everyone. Victoria has so much on offer that captures the essence of the state. Fun, quirky, charming, you name it. The hardest part? Trying to pick an Airbnb to stay in, it's going to be a hard choice. Our two cents? Kick it with nature and forget the world for a little while. It's bliss. These are the quirkiest Airbnbs in Victoria. 

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Quirky Victoria Airbnbs

1. The eco glamping retreat in Emerald

You want quirky? How about a straw-bale yurt? The cleverly designed eco-friendly accommodation is cool in summer and warm in winter, thanks to smart airflow. You'll feel very close to nature with the outdoor kitchen and outdoor seating area, and the property has a toilet and shower in a separate shed. Friendly cows will be your only neighbours, and Emerald is a great base to visit Puffing Billy, the Kokoda Track and 1,000 Steps, and more bushwalking in the Dandenongs. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Eco-glamping at its finest.
Location perks? In the heart of the countryside and ideal for local adventure.
Budget range? A well-priced romantic getaway for two.

2. The architectural luxury retreat in Hepburn Springs

A pure stunner of a property. This award-winning Airbnb in Hepburn Springs, Victoria, is luxury and off-grid, allowing you to relax in style. The architectural marvel sits on a massive 18-hectare property of Breakneck Gorge. The cleverly designed sculptural Airbnb sleeps two guests in a cozy queen-sized bed, where you can wake up to views of the rolling landscape. Bliss. The interior is sexy, sophisticated, and modern to ensure a comfortable stay in peace. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Design meets nature.
Location perks? As remote as it gets – and as charming as you'd expect.
Budget range? A mid-range price for a high-end stay.


3. The sea gypsy wagon in Mornington Peninsula

The Sea Gypsy caravan can be set up at any of the campgrounds on the Mornington Peninsula for you, so you can stay beachside and listen to the waves lapping the shore from your own glamping caravan. The Sea Gypsy includes a queen-sized bed, kitchenette, running water, outside furniture and a funky, hippie design.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Straight outta Woodstock.
Location perks? In the heart of a rustic farm, complete with stunning sea views and a real chance to disconnect.
Budget range? A great (mid-range) price for a truly unique experience.

4. The steam train carriage in Forrest

It took nine months to renovate this genuine steam train carriage into accommodation that can sleep six (or four, more comfortably). The steampunk-inspired aesthetic inside matches the carriage's surroundings, and it includes an open-plan living room, a wood-burning fire and a full kitchen. Pets and children are welcome. All aboard!

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps six guests.
Mood? A step back in time.
Location perks? The unique marriage of the 1920s and the present day in the heart of nature.
Budget range? A little spenny but worth every penny.


5. The rustic converted barn in Belmont

The host's own wooden carvings adorn the rooms in this post-and-beam barn, which has been converted to comfortable a two-bedroom accommodation. The Geelong suburb of Belmont is within a few minutes' drive from the start of the Great Ocean Road, as well as a few minutes from the famed Geelong fine dining restaurant Igni. The property includes fancy rustic touches like stone vanities, as well as a deck and gazebo.

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps six guests.
Mood? Crystal queen energy.
Location perks? Rustic crystal barn meets green, green gardens – while the nearest surf beach is a little over a 10-minute drive away.
Budget range? A well-priced stay for a spiritual retreat.

6. The tower at Mount Ophir Estate in Rutherglen

If you want to pretend you're staying in a French castle instead of the Victorian town of Rutherglen, this could be the one for you. The 1903-built property spans three levels, connected by a spiral staircase. It's designed for a couple, with the queen bedroom and a marble bathroom on the top level, and a sitting room and library on the first floor. Downstairs is a dining area. It's on the property of Mount Ophir Estate and within easy reach of many of Rutherglen's other wineries. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? A slice of French history. 
Location perks? A 1903 tower considered an architectural landmark. What's not to love?
Budget range? A pretty pricey ordeal but it's all about the experience here.


7. The little cottage in Balnarring Beach

A two-minute stroll from Balnarring Beach, this one-bedroom cottage is the perfect seaside getaway. The light-filled space is a study in greys and whites, giving it a very contemporary luxury feel. The wineries, beaches and restaurants of the Mornington Peninsula are just a short drive away.

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests.
Mood? Minimalist aesthetic meets romantic getaway. 
Location perks? Lovingly known as "Tulum at Balnarring Beach", it's all about the aesthetic here. And they are truly gorgeous.
Budget range? An incredibly affordable weekend escape.

8. The sheltered glamping tent on Phillip Island

If you want to get off the grid completely, this Airbnb on Phillip Island could be a good choice. It's entirely solar-powered, but don't worry – you'll still have hot showers, ambient lighting, tea and coffee, a wood fireplace, clean water and music. The tent has two beds, a queen and a king, so it's good for couples, families or groups who don't mind sharing a space. You can bring your dog, and it's close to all the natural attractions (yes, including the penguins) the island has to offer. A wood-fired outside hot tub is provided on request – which is a no-brainer, right? 

Rooms? One. Sleeps four guests.
Mood? Reconnecting with nature.
Location perks? Think cozy fires, fairy lights, homecooked meals and a whole lot of relaxing in the surrounding nature. In one word: bliss. 
Budget range? On the pricier end but worth it.

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