For more than a century, the sublime beaches, serene rural setting and cool coastal climate of Rye have been attracting visitors from Melbourne and across the globe. Sitting at the heart of ever-popular Mornington Peninsula, Rye’s enduring appeal has created a diverse range of inspiring architecture from grand country houses that traditionally provided the city elite with respite from Melbourne’s searing summer, to quaint fishermen’s cottages. These sit alongside traditional family homes, sparkling new townhouses and relaxed beachside weekenders that have played host to memorable summer holidays for generations of Victorians.
Just over an hour from the city, and easily accessible via the Mornington Peninsula Freeway, Rye is not simply a vacation escape. It is a modern residential and commercial hub that cleverly balances beachside charm with the needs and desires of sophisticated modern life.
From the sweeping white beaches where families splash in the safe Port Phillip waters to the rolling surf of the ocean beaches, the challenges of the myriad of nearby golf courses, the mix of smart dining and casual eateries and, of course, the attraction of the iconic Peninsula Hot Springs, Rye is a small town that delivers on a huge scale.
The recently updated Arthurs Seat chairlift whisks wide-eyed tourists up to one of the region’s most spectacular vantage points, before visitors tackle the confounding Enchanted Maze nearby. Horse treks, coastal hiking trails and the chance to swim with dolphins attract the actively minded, while those seeking calmer pursuits make a bee-line to the fine dining of the Manhattan restaurant, the unmatched seafood of Loquat and the casual local fare enjoyed at Buckley’s Chance, Captains, Bahas and God’s Kitchen. Then, suitably wined and dined, there is a host of fashion boutiques to explore as well as galleries, homeware stores and of course all the everyday services residents could need.
Whether you’re looking for holiday home, a sea-change, a place to retire or one to raise a growing family, Rye must certainly sit close to the top of any list. Feel free to visit our Rye office today to discuss your Real Estate needs with our friendly staff.