Be the star of your own fantasy retreat when you stay at The Orion. Rising from the large manicured grounds, this glamorous, Art Deco-inspired grand country house is the perfect setting for a family gathering, a girls weekend retreat, group golfing weekend or the ideal beach getaway with family and friends.
The Orion combines an outstanding location and private grounds with striking architecture to deliver a stylish, contemporary furnished retreat with flair and distinction. Secluded and private, The Orion is regularly inhabited by families and groups as luxuriously comfortable accommodation, right in the heart of the Peninsula in sought-after Blairgowrie.
The open plan living room provides contemporary elegance with comfortable and luxurious furnishings with three sofas, massive 65 inch Panasonic TV with Blu-ray home theatre system and Foxtel HD (includes the Entertainment pack, Sports pack, Movies pack and Kids pack plus High Definition channels and iQHD to store your programs). Enjoy a coffee in the fully equipped kitchen or dining area (please note the fireplace is not available for use), or relax in the spacious gardens, sunken lawn area or outdoor dining area with a modern barbecue.
Quiet and secluded with spacious grounds, The Orion is ideally situated just a short stroll from the back (ocean) beaches (800 m away) and bay beaches (1200 m away) at Blairgowrie. An easy evening stroll to watch the sunset over the water is a must.
The popular Blairgowrie shopping centre, with its stylish cafes and eateries, is at your doorstep. With the newly made paths to the bay beach, it's a very pleasant way to take in the Peninsula lifestyle. Returning through the grand front gates to your weekend getaway, it feels like you are leaving the world behind.
The magic of The Orion is that it can be what you want it to be, with manicured grounds and 80 meters of balcony for entertaining, and photo opportunities abound. Or you can simply admire the view or sunset, glass in hand, from the expansive upper balcony.
Create your stories and memories at The Orion. This sought after venue for milestone birthdays, anniversaries, and groups of friends gathering together for special occasions is waiting for you on the Mornington Peninsula.
Maybe what you need is a base for a special girls retreat. At The Orion, settle back and watch your favorite chick flick in style, or organise for yourself a visiting beauty therapist or massage for true indulgence. Forget cooking it is only a 12-minute drive to the Portsea Hotel or less to the stylish cafes and buzzing nightlife in Sorrento. Maybe plan a leisurely visit to the local Peninsula hot springs in the afternoon, or a trip to local wineries.
The Orion has two substantial bedrooms for couples (one with an ensuite and one with a 32 inch Panasonic LCD TV and DVD player with Foxtel HD with the Entertainment pack, Sports pack, Movies pack and Kids pack and with an iPod/iPhone connection). These bedrooms feature Queen size beds. Two other bedrooms feature two and three single beds respectively, and there is a separate large bathroom with shower and separate bath.
Golf and boating weekends. Weekend or long stays for families and friends.
Plan a weekend away with your mates at The Orion - the golf courses of the Peninsula are close by, and a large boat can be easily accommodated on the forecourt of the Orion. Relax in the garden and enjoy a barbecue. An afternoon drive to the local wineries is a must, and the pubs in Sorrento and Portsea are sure to be on the agenda.
For a relaxing holiday at the beach The Orion has donnas, doona covers, pillows, pillow protectors and mattress protectors; just bring your own fitted and flat sheets, pillowslips and towels. There are enough bedrooms and living areas to share the adventure with friends and their children, too. The large gardens will keep the tribe busy while you relax. The front and back beaches are just a short walk away, and supermarkets, icecream shops and foreshore entertainment in Rye is only a few minutes drive away.
Enjoy a short break with the family or take advantage of the full laundry facilities and delightful surrounds for an extended stay. The Orion is the perfect Peninsula holiday retreat for families in summer. With a laundry, top loading washing machine, iron and board and outside clothesline, you are ideally set up for a relaxing stay with all the amenities of home. The bedroom set up means you can easily share the house with friends and their children, too, to make this the luxurious, well-located and cost effective holiday you deserve.
At a glance
Bedroom 1: Queen size bed with ensuite, built in robes and private balcony. This bedroom is separated from the others in its own section of the house with its own stairway.
Bedroom 2: Queen size bed with built in robes and balcony, 32" Panasonic LCD TV with DVD and Foxtel HD (includes the Entertainment pack, Sports pack, Movies pack and Kids pack plus High Definition channels) and ipod/iphone connection. All cabling HDMI.
Bedroom 3: Two single beds with built in robes and balcony
Bedroom 4: Three single beds with balcony
Bathroom 1: Ensuite to Bedroom 1 with toilet, vanity and shower
Bathroom 2: Near Bedrooms 2, 3 and 4 with toilet, vanity, shower and bath
Powder room: On ground floor with toilet and vanity
Doonas, doona covers, pillows, pillow protectors and mattress protectors are provided. You must bring fitted and flat sheets and pillow cases for every bed to be used and towels for each guest (these can be provided for the additional cost of $62 for a single bed and $72 for a queen size bed).
Check-in is from 2:00 PM and Check-out is 10:00 AM. Late check-out of 11:00 AM is available for Sunday departures provided you check our Availability calendar the night before your check-out and confirm there is no other booking beginning that Sunday (our Availability calendar is at the top right corner of this page: click in the Check in date box to see a pop up calendar with greyed out dates indicating booked dates).
For quiet enjoyment
The Orion is available for quiet enjoyment. Please note that we do not allow parties or the entertaining of large groups at The Orion, and smoking is not allowed in the house. We also do not allow pets at The Orion.
We do not allow weddings or receptions at The Orion.
There is a security bond equal to 50% of the total price for your stay, up to a maximum of $500 that is refunded provided the property is returned in the condition it is found, and the above conditions of rental are followed. The bond is charged against your credit card 7 days prior to arrival.