Destination guide

Ocean airs on Rye's 2 sides

Rye straddles the southern edge of Victoria, between the blustery ocean and the calmer waters of Phillip Bay. The beaches it has on the 2 sides of the Mornington Peninsula are what magnetize Melburnians from the city streets during the summer months, even if some braver folk come in the winter to don the wetsuit and ride the waves during the winter. Most of the coveted Rye vacation rentals cluster above the bay side of the town, many offering gorgeous panoramas over the white sands and multicolored beach shacks. Others dot the inland, hiding between eucalyptus groves and local cafes.


Victoria beach life in Rye

Rye's really great at offering a taste of bona fide Aussie beach life just a stone's throw from the inner city of Melbourne. In the summer months, folk come to hit the frothing waves that roll in from the wild Bass Strait in the south _ surf rentals and windsurf outfitters dot the streets by the bucket load. Others come to hit the glowing white beaches on the bay side of town. You could even bag a Rye vacation rental with doorstep access to the picture-perfect shores there, to get you straight to the top sunbathing spots in the morning.


Right through the seasons in Rye

The time of year you decide to book those Rye vacation rentals should depend on what it is you really want to do in this corner of coastal Victoria. For the best weather on the shimmering beaches of the Port Phillip shores, you're best off coming in summer _ between November and March down here in the Southern Hemisphere. For whale watching, some of the wildest surf on the Mornington Peninsula, and lower rates in the local rentals, you could consider a trip in the winter. That's between May and September each year.

Natural features

Rye's place on the ocean

Rye enjoys a place on both the open ocean, where the Bass Strait crashes into the rugged, rocky shores of the Mornington Peninsula, and the glowing blue bay of Port Phillip. That gives it a medley of dramatic coastal vistas where whales splash in the swells on one side, and a patchwork of sandy stretches perfect for swimming and sunbathing on the other. The Mornington Peninsula National Park is the main showcase of the region's beauty, coming complete with bushland that tumbles down to the sea, muscular rock formations at Cape Schanck, and wave-washed beaches for the surfers.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Rye

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), the closest airport, located 30.4 mi (49 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 44.6 mi (71.8 km) away.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Rye?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Rye. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Pennisula Hot Springs: 3,032 vacation rentals
  • Sorrento Front Beach: 3,268 vacation rentals
  • Portsea Back Beach: 3,165 vacation rentals
  • Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park: 3,062 vacation rentals
  • Heronswood Garden: 3,726 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Rye listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Rye?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 1,874 Houses in Rye. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Rye include:

  • Cottages: 48 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 140 rentals available
  • Townhouses: 34 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Rye?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 391 vacation rentals with pool available in Rye. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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