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Seaside fun at Sorrento holiday homes to rent

Grab your sunscreen and a good beach read – you're going to Sorrento! On Mornington Peninsula, between Port Phillip Bay and the Bass Strait, Sorrento's beaches, parks and golf courses are just a short drive from the arts, culture and commerce in cosmopolitan Melbourne. A popular summer vacation destination, Sorrento's ample coastline ranges from sandy beaches to rocky shoreline, and there are lots of Sorrento vacation rentals offering easy shoreline access. You can also find plenty of charming shops, eateries and bars along the bustling Ocean Beach Road, as well as numerous museums and galleries.

Things to do

Attractions near Sorrento holiday homes

Once you've seen every last inch of Sorrento's epic shoreline, you'll find plenty to do on terra firma, too. You can get a closer look at local history at the Sorrento Museum, where you can peruse the archives of the Sorrento Historical Society in a striking building from the 19th century. The museum also offers guided tours of notable sights throughout the town, including the numerous historic limestone buildings along Ocean Beach Road. In Point Nepean National Park, you can explore Fort Nepean, where you'll find military history exhibits in a preserved 18th-century fort.


Things to do near Sorrento holiday rentals

Waterfront recreation is the order of the day in seaside Sorrento. On the protected Port Phillips Bay side of the peninsula, you can find broad, sandy beaches with plenty of space for swimming and sunbathing. The area's surfers tend to flock to Sorrento Back Beach, on the other side of the peninsula. Here, you'll encounter rocky coastline along the Bass Strait between the Indian and Pacific oceans. Back on land, history buffs can get up close and personal with the region's past at the Collins Settlement Site, home to the site of the first European settlement in Victoria.


Local weather for your stay in Sorrento holiday rentals

Like much of the area, Sorrento has an oceanic climate, with warm-to-hot summers and cool winters with moderate rainfall. Average highs during the relatively dry summer months peak around 25 degrees in January and February, though highs can sometimes climb to 40 degrees and above. Autumn and spring are cool to warm. Winter temperatures range from 7 to 13 degrees in July, and most of Sorrento's rain falls between May and October. A popular summer destination, you'll generally have the best luck finding great rates for Sorrento vacation rentals during the cooler autumn and winter months.

Natural highlights

Pleased to beach you – Sorrento's wonderful waterfront

A short drive from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne, Victoria's capital city, Sorrento is a relatively laid-back town with plenty of leafy parks and residential neighborhoods. The city lies on the narrow Mornington Peninsula, separating the mild waters of Port Phillip Bay from the ocean currents of the Bass Strait. The peninsula's 2 sides are very distinct, with broad, sandy beaches lining the protected inner bay and plenty of rocky shoreline along the outer coast. Whatever your preference, you won't have any trouble finding Sorrento vacation rentals with killer views and easy access to the area's scenic waterfront.


Top beaches near Sorrento holiday homes

The beaches of Sorrento are one of its biggest draws. Holiday homes are available near places like St Pauls Beach, a tiny cove with a sandy beach and picturesque rock formations, and Diamond Bay, a sandy beach area with rocky bluffs and surf breaks. You’ll also like Sorrento Front Beach, a tranquil bayfront beach with calm waters and an expansive pedestrian pier.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Sorrento

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), located 26.3 mi (42.4 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 43.5 mi (70 km) away.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Sorrento holiday homes

Sorrento has many romantic places to explore on your trip. Holiday homes can be found near places like Millionaire’s Walk, a cliffside walk with beautiful homes and art displays, and Collin’s Settlement, the archaeological site with ruins of the first British colonization of Victoria. You’ll also like the Mud Islands, a reserve with hiking trails, secluded beaches and birdwatching.

Where to stay near Sorrento?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,977 holiday rentals near Sorrento. From 1,732 Houses to 109 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sorrento is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Sorrento?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Sorrento. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sorrento Golf Club: 3,169 holiday rentals
  • Searoad Ferry Terminal: 3,172 holiday rentals
  • Manyung Gallery at Sorrento: 3,171 holiday rentals
  • Sorrento and Flinders Fine Art Galleries: 3,173 holiday rentals
  • Sorrento Front Beach: 3,173 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sorrento listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Sorrento?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,732 Houses in Sorrento. Our other popular types of Sorrento holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 109 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 44 holiday houses
  • Villas: 25 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sorrento?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 406 holiday homes with pool available in Sorrento. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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