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4.7 out of 5

"This property was an absolute dream of relaxation amongst the stunning lake & vines. We realized when we arrived that we actually didn’t want to leave ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 12 May 2021

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Melbourne awaits you at this villa. You'll be 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Foxeys Hangout and 4.4 km (2.8 mi) from Bald Hill Nature Conservation Reserve. Highlights at this family-friendly property include a winery, a restaurant, and in-room kitchens.

The villa is soundproofed and features a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, along with an indoor private spa tub, a washer/dryer, and free WiFi. A kitchen comes with a refrigerator, a microwave, and a stovetop, making in-room dining convenient, and the minibar provides refreshments. Nice touches to enhance your stay include a jetted tub and slippers, while a pillowtop bed and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. A fireplace, a furnished balcony, and a dining area are also available.

A day of pampering can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and detox wraps along with aromatherapy and mani/pedis. The restaurant, Stillwater at Crittenden, serves Modern European cuisine. Crittenden Wine Centre is the property's own wine bar. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, an outdoor tennis court, and a snack bar/deli. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Dromana property, you'll be 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from Pt Leo Estate Sculpture Park and 15.9 km (9.9 mi) from Mornington Racecourse.

Luxury Lakeside Villa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$480* Per night/room 13 Dec. - 14 Dec.

Lakeside Villas at Crittenden ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Lakeside Villas at Crittenden

Everyone (6) Couples (29) Family (4)
5 out of 5
This property was an absolute dream of relaxation amongst the stunning lake & vines. We realized when we arrived that we actually didn’t want to leave the accommodation & instead wanted to soak in the peaceful lake views. This accom would be beautiful all year around.

Posted by on 12 May 2021

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12 May 2021 by Linda

Thank you for your review. The Villas are great all year round- but I love the wood fireplace and spa in the colder months!! I hope you choose to return.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Sep. 2019

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10 Oct. 2019 by Linda

Thank you for taking the time to review us.

5 out of 5

Beautifully appointed unit overlooking lake

The only criticism is quality of crockery and not enough of it

Posted by on 27 May 2018

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18 Jun. 2018 by Linda

Thank you for taking the time to review. I have since replaced a lot of the pots, pans and utensils based on your feedback. I hope you choose to return to us.

4 out of 5

Beautiful setting and very comfortable

We had a very enjoyable stay, very comfortable and clean, appreciated all the extras, and just the most beautiful setting.

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2018

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30 May 2018 by Linda

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We hope you stay with us again in the future.

4 out of 5

Villa in rural setting with lake and vineyard.

Pros: Serenity, cleanliness and comfort.
Cons: The restaurant should have had some reserved tables for the Villa guests.
Location: Nice location. Bad weather hindered the chance for a good exploration of the area.
A very pleasant stay with good amenities. However, as a seasoned worldwide traveler, it did not represent value for money. Overpriced.

Posted by , from Hong Kong on 16 Apr. 2018

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1 Jun. 2018 by Linda

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We strongly urge all guests before arriving to book the restaurant (this is sent in 2 emails with a link). We offer a high-end product that represents very good value for money in comparison to most other offerings on the Mornington Peninsula.

5 out of 5

Relaxing lake side stay.

The lake side villas were very comfortable and clean. The breakfast provided was delicious and the view of the lake was amazing. Would stay again!

Posted by , from Melbourne on 1 Mar. 2018

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5 out of 5

peaceful, relaxing

Pros: Nice atmosphere and very comfortable.
Cons: Maybe the breakfast provided could be more substantial and varied.
Location: Winery and restaurant are on site.
Comfortable and relaxing right on the water with the ducks. Ideal to get away from everything and enjoy a wine on the deck. As there are only 3 villas and they are quite spacious, it was very calming.

Posted by , from Melbourne, Australia on 2 Oct. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Mar. 2016 by Owner/ manager

I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and found it calming. We provide breakfast for the first morning consisting of eggs, bacon, tomatoes, local muesli, bread with condiments, milk, local apple juice, a bowl of fruit, coffee machine and cereal.

4 out of 5

very relaxing, lovely view

Pros: the view of lake
Cons: wi fi , convection function to work of microwave
Location: The Mornigton Peninsula has lovely beaches and cafes. The winery surrounding the hotel is beautiful and convienent.
The facilities are excellent, The view of lake lovely. The convection microwave not easy to work. I could not log on the Wi Fi. I enjoed the stay very much.

Posted by , from Frankston on 15 Aug. 2015

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19 Mar. 2016 by Owner / manager

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. The convection microwave is a new model and instructions are available next to the unit. We do not have WIFI yet in the villas as we are not able to get broadband due to the remote location. We are working on this with Telstra.

5 out of 5
Gorgeous setting, comfortable bed, relaxing spa bath. Wonderful experience, Thanks Linda

Posted by on 10 Apr. 2015

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18 May 2016 by Linda

Im so glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope you return in the future.

5 out of 5
Pros: King size bed
Cons: Nothing. it was perfect
Location: Perfect
Facilities: State of the art; Value: Great deal; Service: Outstanding; Cleanliness: Immaculate;

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Melbourne on 3 Mar. 2015

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3 Mar. 2015 by

Thank you for the 5/5 review! Please come again soon to experience our amazing and super comfy king sized bed!!!

About the Lakeside Villas at Crittenden

Location 25 Harrisons Road, Dromana, VIC 3936

Property Features

A winery is on site. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and barbecue grills are also featured at the luxury villa. Self parking is free. This 4.5-star Melbourne villa is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 3 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 2008
  • Winery on site
  • Dining venue
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Express check-in
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Kitchen
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

This villa offers 3 air-conditioned accommodations with indoor private spa tubs and fireplaces. Rooms open to furnished balconies. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4.5-star villa have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Melbourne villa provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with DVD players. Additionally, rooms feature washers/dryers and minibars. In-room massages and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Private indoor hot tub
  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Separate bedroom
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Pillowtop beds
  • Jetted tub
  • Minibar
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Egyptian cotton linens
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Stillwater at Crittenden - This restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine. Reservations are required.

Crittenden Wine Centre - Onsite wine bar.

Spa Services

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Sports massage
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Number of hot springs - 1

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions and an access code prior to arrival. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

This property does not have a front desk. Guests will receive an email with check-in information and an access code prior to arrival. Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.


  • Check-out by 10:30 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at this villa


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession, within the meaning of article 155 of the French Tax Code. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve high chair. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Private entrance
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Hotel Names

  • Lakeside Villas Crittenden Villa Dromana
  • Lakeside Villas Crittenden Villa
  • Lakeside Villas Crittenden Dromana
  • Lakeside Villas Crittenden
  • Lakeside Villas At Crittenden Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
  • Lakeside At Crittenden Dromana
  • Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Villa
  • Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Dromana
  • Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Villa Dromana

You should know

  • Hot springs access available from 6:30 AM to 9:30 PM.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the villa before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.

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Frequently asked questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.