Set amidst the verdant surrounds of Sorrento in Victoria, is North Shore. This stunning holiday home features a modern, sleek design and is just 15 minutes to one of the best beaches on the Mornington Peninsula. With four bedrooms and large living spaces, this luxury retreat is perfect for families or group of friends looking to getaway from Melbourne.
It’s also the right spot to escape from the bustle of every day and immerse in a relaxing holiday where you’re surrounded by comfortable luxury, style, and contemporary sophistication. From a palette of orange, browns, and yellows inspired by the timber and earth surrounding the villa, to the pops of colour representing the vibrant Sorrento scenes, North Shore is as beautiful as it is welcoming.
And it all begins inside. As you step into North Shore, you will find two levels of living space that offer more than enough room for 10 guests. Everything here is designed to let you absorb the incredible views — the open-plan layout, wrap-around windows, and expansive deck — of the lush foliage unfolding to rolling hills and blue skies. It also allows for natural light to fill every room in the house.
The upper level houses the kitchen, dining, and lounge areas in one seamless layout, which is conducive to socialising or entertaining. The room is beautifully furnished with sleek, contemporary furniture that minimises usage of space. The dark wood floor and light wood paneling adds to the elegant, modern look of the room. It gives off a clean and minimalist vibe, but doesn’t take away from the feeling of being at home. A touch of bright colour here and there ensure that the space stays young and hip without being overly so.
In the fully equipped kitchen, you will find the stainless steel counter tops and appliances a joy to work with. And with glorious views to look at here, you certainly won’t find cooking a chore — or a bore. The window in the kitchen conveniently opens to an outdoor bar where food and drinks can be passed through to the table on the deck for dining al fresco or under the stars.
As you move to the living room, you’ll find a cosy fireplace as the centrepiece of the floor. Around it are intentionally mismatched pieces of furniture where you can settle down with an after-dinner drink or a good book.
On the lower level of the house is the family room. This larger and more inviting area is furnished with large couches and a flat-screen television, perfect for keeping the kids busy with a movie or cartoon. It has the added benefit of having direct access to the heated swimming pool, making it an ideal place for the adults to hang out, too.
Continuing the spirit of family fun and relaxation, North Shore has a games room where everyone in the group can play video games or a game or two of pool. This portion of the house also comes with its own balcony which frames the verdant countryside scene outside.
This luxury villa’s accommodation comprises of four bedrooms, all located on the first level, that can comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. The master suite is spacious — as are the rest of the rooms — and comes with a king-size bed and its own bath. The second bedroom is equally gorgeous and furnished with a queen bed and an ensuite bath. The third room has two single beds and a trundle, while the fourth comes with a bunk bed and a single bed. The last two rooms share a common toilet and bathroom.
North Shore’s bedrooms are private sanctuaries surrounded by nature and tranquility. A minimalist approach has been taken to ensure that each room feels airy but not empty. The main rooms are comfortably carpeted, while the two other rooms boast the wood flooring featured throughout the rest of the house.
The bathrooms, too, are places to unwind and soak away your cares. They are modern and designed in that uncluttered Zen style, and come with a separate shower area and bathtubs positioned by the window so you can enjoy the views.
Of course, a stay at North Shore is all about getting away and unwinding without having to leave behind the comforts and conveniences of home. As such, the house comes with laundry facilities, heating and air-conditioning, entertainment system, TV and DVD player, and parking.
This luxury holiday home also offers a host of pampering services so you don’t even have to lift a finger whilst on holiday. These services include in-house catering, private chef services, massages, babysitting, and food provisioning. Clearly, the reason for all this is so that you can relax by the pool all day without moving a muscle.
But for guests who wish to explore the area, local tours are also available. Of course, if you want to sightsee on your own, there’s no need to drive – the main street of Sorrento is an easy 15-minute walk from the house. Nearer still is the beach, which is only a short, scenic stroll away.
North Shore offers a luxurious family escape for up to ten people on the magnificent Mornington Peninsula.