Our Award-Winning accommodation reveals a unique eye for detail and design, creating an incredible space inside and out. Affordable luxury, comfort and total privacy was the mantra for this excellent apartment sited only 200m from the McCrae beach.
From the moment you arrive at The Gallery Accommodation and stroll through the fragrant garden you make the blissful transition from every day life and step into a stylish, private world. As you walk past your own art gallery, you realise that we offer something very personalised and special. This Award Winning business is nestled in a quiet location close to wineries, shops, beaches and restaurants. The Mornington Peninsula has just been named by National Geographic Traveler magazine as one of only twenty MUST SEE locations in the world, so stay with us and see what lies on your doorstep.
The Gallery has free parking, continental breakfast daily, book library, DVD collection, board games, private art gallery, two Queen sized bedrooms, quality linen, towels and toiletries, intimate outdoor entertainment area in a delightful garden setting, quality hooded gas BBQ, microwave, toaster, sink, two flat screen TVs, Blu Ray DVDs, iPod dock, two toilets, a bathroom and separate powder room, tourism and local business brochures, refrigerated air conditioning, ceiling fans in all rooms and hydronic heating.
We provide a discreet, personalised service and can assist guests with their individual requirements. You will only see us if you need our assistance but we are always available should you want our help or advice.
The McCrae district is a quiet, relaxed sea-side environment for most of the year with a range of restaurants, wineries, and attractions all within a short distance of The Gallery. During January it becomes a vibrant holiday resort with seasonal fruit farm-gates, circuses, carnivals and a host of other nearby attractions . The neighborhood is safe and secluded with The Gallery situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac street with no through traffic.
Whilst there is a public bus service, a car is the most convenient form of transportation on the Mornington Peninsula. There is direct access from Melbourne via freeways and the trip only takes just over an hour by car.
The Gallery is fully insulated with double glazing, acoustic insulation, bamboo flooring, pure New Zealand wool carpets and art work for sale (ceramics, sculpture, painting, drawing and photography). We also offer your choice of complimentary Melbourne newspaper, bread and milk.
Guests have the entire accommodation to themselves, including the secluded garden and outdoor entertaining area. There is no-one else to share with so you can enjoy peace, quiet and privacy.
The owner/managers are available for assistance and suggestions to make your stay more rewarding and enjoyable, including advice on attractions, beaches, restaurants, wineries and other activities.
Our discerning guests appreciate the tranquility and exclusive retreat nature of the environment and respect that smoking and cooking (other than toaster and microwave) are not permitted inside the villa apartment. There is a maximum of four guests and one infant up to 2 years old (for whom there is no charge).
I am an experienced fine art educator and practicing artist with a university degree and sound engineering qualifications who loves music, gardening, swimming, scuba diving, kayaking, fishing, making art and meeting people. I enjoy travelling with my wife, Sue, and have built a business based on our holiday experiences and what we would want and need in accommodation with an emphasis on style, comfort, privacy and value for money. Our favourite cultural destinations are those with iconic art galleries such as Spain, Mexico and New York. For a relaxing holiday, we tend to visit South Pacific and Indonesian dive locations, staying in dedicated dive resorts.
We both have intimate knowledge of our locale, being residents of The Mornington Peninsula for many years and can recommend to our guests a range of wineries and restaurants to visit, through to the best places to shop, swim, fish or explore.
Our garden is a sanctuary for guests and we have provided a small private, exclusive art gallery for them to view. Reflecting our interests in culture, movies and reading is a great library of books and DVDs. We do everything possible to make guests relaxed and looked after, but provide them with discreet service and privacy. The Gallery Accommodation has been a finalist and award winner in the Excellence In Business Awards, winning the 2014 Mayoral Special Recognition Award for the best business on The Mornington Peninsula.