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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.


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.

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 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,844 holiday rentals near Sorrento. From 1,613 Houses to 100 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? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Sorrento. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sorrento Golf Club: 3,021 holiday rentals
  • Searoad Ferry Terminal: 3,023 holiday rentals
  • Sorrento and Flinders Fine Art Galleries: 3,025 holiday rentals
  • Manyung Gallery at Sorrento: 3,037 holiday rentals
  • Mornington Peninsula National Park: 3,070 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sorrento listed on 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. offers 1,613 Houses in Sorrento. Our other popular types of Sorrento holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 100 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 46 holiday houses
  • Villas: 17 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 347 holiday homes with pool available in Sorrento. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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