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The Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate have been featured in Broadsheet Melbourne. See article below…


Where the Lake Meets the Vines: After a Charming Refurb, Crittenden Estate’s Villas Reopen With a New Look.

They’re decked out with freestanding spa baths (with lake views) and cosy wood fireplaces. And if you don’t want to leave, there’s an option for in-room massages, picnic hampers and even a three-course dinner. Weekend away?

The Mornington Peninsula is home to some of Victoria’s best all-in-one winery, restaurant and luxury accommodation options. Among them is the sprawling Crittenden Estate, a longstanding spot in the seaside suburb of Dromana. After a charming refurb, its lakeside villas have reopened and are ready to book for your next wine-country-meets-coastal retreat. 

There are three self-contained villas on 27 acres of vineyards and natural bushland. They now have cosy log fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, luxury bathrooms with underfloor heating, and freestanding spa baths with lake views. A fresh coat of paint means earthy shades of sage (and natural timbers) enhance the surroundings, and there are no shared walls with neighbouring guests, so you can relax in privacy.

“We’ve gone with earthy and organic tones to bring the beauty of the nature outside inside the villas,” says Linda Crittenden, who runs the accommodation, while her husband, Rollo (the son of winery namesake Garry Crittenden), manages the wine operations. 

You’ll also find comfy king-size beds and a deck made for picturesque breakfasts. Plus, in-room massages and three-course dinners – and picnic hampers – can be added to your package. A complimentary wine tasting is also on the cards with every stay.

On the other side of the estate, a stellar dining experience is also available at Stillwater – a restaurant run by Zac Poulier with a menu focused on locally sourced produce.

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The Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate proudly acknowledge the Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of the land on which Crittenden Estate is built. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future.