Staying the region? Whether you’ve booked yourself in for a luxury escape, family camping trip, or a group holiday, there’s no better way to relax over the summer months than a dip, a cold drink and relax by the pool. Luckily our region has several on offer.
Pack your swimmers and book your stay.
If a luxe private retreat is what you’re after, you’ve found it here. Located in Olinda, here you’ll go one better than a swimming pool, your own private waterfall/ billabong to laze around during your exclusive stay. The two-bedroom luxury home once belonged to international award-winning landscape designer Phillip Johnson and the attention to detail is impeccable. Every single room offers incredible views.
This beautifully appointed homestead has two options for overnighters. The villa apartments are perfect for couples, but if you’re after access to the pool, gather your friends or family and book into the homestead. The original 1975 homestead has been beautifully restored into a private retreat where you can unwind and enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest.
Enjoy a stunning contemporary space overlooking the pool area, native gardens and the distant hills to the west. The homestead features 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 8 people. With the added bonus of the winery pouring award-winning wines and an onsite restaurant, you’ll never want to check out.
A short drive from Yarra Glen into Steels Creek Valley and you’ll come upon this gorgeous property with three self-contained villas and four lodge-style rooms. The perfect retreat for a getaway where you’re perfectly placed to explore the Yarra Valley. During your stay, a dip in the outdoor solar-heated swimming pool is a must.
Budget and Family Friendly
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Bursting with options for travelling with children, here kids can blow off steam with a splash in the pool while the adults kick back and relax. There’s also a playground, a games room, tennis court, walking trails, a giant jumping pad and so much more. There’s a variety of options from cabins to caravanning and camping sites, even options for glamping in gorgeous belle tents. For families looking for a great holiday option that won’t break the bank, you found it.
Enclave at Healesville
Located in Badger Creek, this holiday park offers a range of accommodation from cabins to campsites where pets are welcomed! Spend an afternoon relaxing next to the pool, let the kids enjoy the onsite playground or enjoy an afternoon browsing the main street of Healesville with its shops, cafes and more. It’s maximum holiday that’s family-friendly.
Looking for a luxe resort-style holiday? How about a gorgeous Victorian mansion with sweeping views across the heritage garden? A stay at Chateau Yering offers on-site access to the winery, a restaurant, and an outdoor garden swimming pool. Accommodation is suite-style with expansive private balconies and the pool, well, it’s a pretty glamourous place to soak up the sunshine.
Grab a sun lounger, a good poolside read and your sunscreen because the pool at Peppers Marysville is a pretty sweet place to lose track of time. Marysville offers plenty to do including impressive waterfalls, plentiful tracks and trails, all set against the backdrop of the Yarra Ranges. When you stay here, you’ll also have access to all the best of the surroundings before you return to the hotel for a lounge, a swim, maybe a drink at the bar and dinner onsite.
If adding fine dining, a visit to the winery cellar door and luxury spa treatments all go hand-in-hand with your poolside holiday, book at Balgownie Estate. Wine and dine against a backdrop of vineyards and enjoy their brand-new restaurant and bar. The pool here is really just the tip of the luxury iceberg and you’ll be centrally located to explore the best of the Yarra Valley in between pool laps.