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Rippingale in Moorooduc

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rippingale is the perfect rural retreat, located in Moorooduc - a beautiful pocket of natural beauty often overlooked within the heart of the Mornington Peninsula and within easy access of the City. Relax and unwind in our comfortable one bedroom cottage, renovated to retain its cosy rustic character and charm, set amongst nine acres of native vegetation and wonderful bird life.

Rippingale is a self-contained one-bedroom cottage with separate bathroom, living, dining, and kitchen. A wood fired coonara and split system air conditioning/heating provide comfort in all conditions. A flat screen TV, DVD and stereo provide entertainment throughout the day, and the espresso coffee machine will get you off to a good start. The Bedroom features a king sized bed and a child size single bed with spectacular views across the valley. An infant cot is also available. Enjoy the outdoor balcony overlooking rural hinterland with BBQ facilities. Internet access is available on request.


Milk, tea and coffee and eggs (if our chooks are laying!) will be provided. Guests will however need to cater for themselves. We have a fully equipped kitchen which includes an electric oven, microwave and espresso coffee machine. A BBQ is located on the balcony outside. Alternatively, you may choose to dine out at Ciao Bella pizzeria in Balnarring or a host of award winning local wineries. For an unbeatable breakfast option, drop into Lilo Cafe by Fisherman's Beach in Mornington and say hello to our friends Maryke and Mark. Moorooduc Estate vineyard is across the road and provides gourmet sandwiches between 12 pm and 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.


Take a walk in the idyllic countryside or play a few holes on the Devilbend golf course located nearby, before heading off to the bustling sea-side town of Mornington for an evening meal or winding down and watching the sun set with a bottle of wine on Mills beach. We are 15-20 minutes from Red Hill, Balnarring Village and Mornington Peninsula's best beaches. Take a stroll at dusk through the woods at the end of Woodlands Road only 2 kms away. You may be lucky enough to spot a kangaroo or two. Visit Red Hill Community Market, or one of the 23 other markets that the Mornington Peninsula has to offer. There are many antique stores and vintage sheds nearby where you're sure to find something you just have to buy - Tyabb Packing House Antiques and The Vintage Shed are a good local start. And finally, what better way to spend an afternoon than pampering yourself at the Peninsula Hot Springs. Entering the bathing area is like stepping into another world, a sanctuary where the mind and body are calmed by the steam, the sound of running water and the casual banter of bathers. It's a place where time is forgotten.


This has recently been opened up to public access and is approximately 500 meters or a 10 minute walk away. The reserve has toilets and picnic facilities and lovely walking tracks through the native vegetation and along the waters edge. There are several fishing pontoons and waters edge access for fishing also (with a permit).


Travelling from Melbourne along the Monash then Eastern freeways, take the Peninsula Link freeway exit and continue until you reach Mornington-Tyabb Road. Take this exit and turn right onto Mornington-Tyabb Road. Continue 700 meters to Derril Road and turn left. Continue along Derril Road when it becomes gravel, past Moorooduc Estate Vineyard and Rippingale is a further 100m on the left with a wooden letter box and an electronic gate. When you enter the driveway, Rippingale is directly in front of you.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017


Moorooduc Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • surfing


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Rippingale in Moorooduc
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Quiet peaceful place 55 minutes from Melbourne

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable cottage beautifully decorated in vintage style with an amazing view. All appliances working, instructions and everything you need for a restful stay. Proper wardrobe with hanging space, drawers and mirror. Wood fire, heating and cooling. Hosts are very helpful.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Stayz
Owner's Response: Dear Sandra, we are so sorry to hear about your fall in our cottage. We hope that your eye is mending quickly and that you're able to enjoy your husband's birthday celebrations with the family. Thank you for your kind review, we do hope that we see you again sometime down the track. Warm regards, Tim and Amanda
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Great getaway lovely homey cottage

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay, and enjoyed all the little extras which were supplied free of charge.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

Small cottage in quiet setting with view over valley

No spa

But don't need it


  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cosy cottage stay with great service

  • 5 of 5

We stayed one night in June as a little mini-break away from the city.

The cottage is basic but very cosy, with a warming open fire, contained kitchen and bathroom, and everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable escape.

Tim and Amanda are great hosts, getting the fire going for our arrival and leaving some eggs from their farm.

The view from the balcony over the farm is superb and with nothing to do but sit with a book and a coffee it was very relaxing.

Thanks and we'd recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: Stayz
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Other Activities:

Vineyards, beaches, hotsprings


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • For this property:
    ‘Weekend Night’ refers to Friday night and/or Saturday night (per night)
    The ‘Nightly’ rate refers to Sunday night through to Thursday night (per night average)
    The ‘Weekly’ rate is for a full 7 day week
    Rates listed based on 2 guests. Property has 2 beds and can sleep a maximum 2 guests

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