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Stones Throw Mornington Tour & Guide (First-Hand)

After two long lockdowns in Melbourne we wanted to get out of the city, so decided to book ourselves a bit of luxury down on the Mornington Peninsula.

We found Stones Throw Mornington on Stayz.com and were lucky to find a gap of a few days in the middle of the week we had off. Outside of this, they were booked up for months!

This guide will show you around Stones Throw at Mornington and give our opinion based on our four-night stay at the property.

Stones Throw Mornington Features

There were a number of reasons we booked this property, but also some additional features we really enjoyed whilst staying here.

BASIC INFO:

  • Four bedrooms (including poolhouse) which would suit 2 1/2 families. Two rooms had bunk beds with pull out trundle bed
  • Fully featured kitchen with oven, microwave, espresso and Nespresso machine plus all the basic utensils you’d expect
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Gas BBQ and seating area
  • Apple TV box making sharing programs from an Apple device easy
  • Board games

REASONS WE BOOKED:

  • The location so close to a great beach
  • The pool and outdoor area
  • Enough bedrooms that our little girl didn’t have to sleep in the same room as us

BONUS FEATURES:

  • It was useful having the washing machine and tumble drier with a toddler around!
  • A gas Weber BBQ for the evenings
  • The garden seating area was amazing, catch the morning and evening sun with lots of lorikeets coming to roost in the big tree in the next garden
  • Very little local light pollution meant we got some great nights’ sleep in the kind of darkness we don’t get in Melbourne
  • The hot, powerful showers
  • A ‘smart’ house, with speakers built into each room and the pool area plus Apple Airplay on the TV
  • Lilo Cafe at the end of the road had a great menu
  • Luke the owner was attentive, friendly and communicated brilliantly throughout the booking and stay

The Pool Area

stones throw mornington pool area

This was the reason we booked Stones Throw Mornington in the first place. Having been locked down for so much of the last year we wanted a place with a bit extra space and somewhere we could spend time helping our little girl build on her swimming skills.

The pool itself was clean and well looked after, with some floatation aids stored around the side to help kids with their swimming. It was fairly cool, which was good for us on the hot days, but probably needed another degree or so of temperature to feel a bit more luxurious.

Watching our daughter play here was one of the highlights of the trip (along with the petting shed at Rain, Hayne & Shine) and made the extra money well worth it.

pool through kitchen window at stones throw mornington
Pool through the kitchen window

To the left of the table was a Weber BBQ which we used on a couple of occasions and then a lovely soft seating area in the corner which was in the shade most of the day.

This was the highlight of the house and we spent a lot of time out here. I enjoyed my morning coffees as the first sun hit the tiles and we also sat out here until late listening to the local birds come back to roost and watching the sunset over the house.

You can also see in this photo the poolhouse which had a double bed, small kitchen area and bathroom, perfect for someone staying who wants a bolthole to escape to.

Bedrooms & Bathrooms

stones throw mornington bedrooms
The master bedroom

There were three main bedrooms in the property, with an additional in the poolhouse making four in total.

The photo above is the master bedroom, which also had a walk-in wardrobe and a huge ensuite with a shower.

stones throw mornington layout2

The photo above shows the layout of the house taken from the master bedroom and looking down to the main entertaining area and kitchen.

The two spare rooms had a double bed, with a single bunk above plus a trundle which pulled out from underneath, meaning the room could sleep an entire family or a few kids comfortably.

Recommended Reading: My Complete First-Hand Guide to the Mornington Peninsula [What To Do, Where To Stay & More]

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The family bathroom

The above photo shows the family bathroom, but the master ensuite was very similar. A huge shower with a warm and powerful shower, heated towel rails and big sinks. The only thing really missing from the whole house is a bath, which is part of the evening bedtime routine for our toddler, but the sink in the utility room was big enough to use as a makeshift bath.

Whilst I’m mentioning the utility room it was an added bonus to have both a washing machine and a drier in the house so we could get the washing done after trips out to the beach and local farms which meant our little girl got through clothes quicker than expected!

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Kitchen

stones throw mornington kitchen

The kitchen was beautiful and looked out on the pool area.

It had everything we needed, including essential cooking items such as oil and sugar plus tea bags, coffee pods and a few other bits to save you popping out.

There were all the gadgets including an oven, microwave, dishwasher, Nespresso machine and even an electric carving knife if you book for a winter roast weekend.

If you’re looking for somewhere local to shop then we’d recommended the fantastic local butcher Bells Meats in Mount Martha, which also has an IGA beside it to pick up the other bits.

Living Room and Dining Area

living room stones throw mornington

The living room had lots of space, with a big TV and Apple TV which made it easy to stream from our devices. There was also huge speakers built into the wall which made family movies great fun.

seating area at stones throw mornington

The main seating area beside the kitchen and dining table also had a big fireplace, which we didn’t need to use thanks to the 34 degree weather but would be perfect for one of Victoria’s cold winter days.

I didn’t grab a photo of the dining area, but the table when fully extended could seat 12, and there was also a highchair for the smaller kids.

Conclusion

We loved our stay at Stones Throw Mornington.

If you’re wanting to book somewhere close to an amazing beach, with space for anything up to 12 people and want lots of space to share together then I’d say it is perfect and, from our research, was the best in the area.

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