Why the Studio?

Once a rundown beach shack, became an artist’s studio, then rescued as a comfortable home and holiday escape.

The Studio is reminiscent of summer holidays that felt they would go on forever, long days on the beach and late nights sharing good times with families and friends or cozy winters curled up in front of the fire with a book.

A wonderful quiet spot to stop and relax or a retreat to return to after a day adverturing. Somers itself is a little off the beaten track but is well placed to explore the local eateries, wineries and other delights of the Mornington Peninsula and the secrets of Westernport.

For many years my daughter Jess divided her time between  US ski fields and Australia. She long dreamed of a rundown beach shack where she could keep her Australian belongings, live during the Australian winter and share with guests in our summer while she was away.
With nearly 35 years welcoming guests to our stone cottage, No.1 William St in Port Fairy we had experience in this style of accommodation. Jess hadn’t considered my studio close to home.

During 2013 and 14, I downsized and moved my studio home. We undertook extensive work to save the building from demolition and although Jess’ visits home are limited she has a place here …. and I still get enormous pleasure welcoming guests to a place we love.

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The Studio Somers

The Studio Somers Accommodation

Everything you need for a comfy, quiet stay.

Sleeps two.
Tariff $145 per night  (min 3 nights)

… a third can sometimes be accommodated
but please ask

You’ll have the house to yourselves.

  • 1 double bed,
  • 1 cot and highchair if needed,
  • Wood heater,
  • Full kitchen,
  • Bathtub and shower,
  • TV dvd and sound system,
  • Plenty of wifi,
  • Set up for outdoor eating including bbq,
  • Breakfast provisions to get you started,
  • Onsite parking with room for a boat,
  • Pets allowed.

We have introduced a time buffer between bookings to allow for extra cleaning and airing of the cottage and have committed to a new cleaning regime that is more stringent than was necessary in the past.

Our regular cancellation policy can be found on our booking page.

With COVID restrictions we offer understanding and flexibility so please speak with us if unwell or unable to travel due to Government restrictions.

Airbnb 4.9 star overall rating.

Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

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From the spacious open plan living and dining room double glass doors open to a large north facing deck which catches the winter sun, summer shade and sea breezes. The kitchen also has a door to the deck making alfresco dining a must.

Open space and mature trees ensure that birdlife is abundant. To sit on the deck with your preferred beverage in hand and watch the birds take turns at the bird bath is a delight.

You dog is welcome to come on holiday with you but please let us know at time of booking.

Built in the early 50’s perhaps the Studio has absorbed memories of summer holidays that felt they would go on forever, long days on the beach and late nights sharing good times with families and friends.

The beach is close by and is perfect for long strolls, watching the sun set, or rise, and exploring rock pools.

Somers itself is a little off the beaten track but is well placed to explore the local eateries, wineries and other delights of the Mornington Peninsula and the secrets of Westernport.

Whether you are looking for a nostalgic beach holiday, a romantic retreat, or to just relax and unwind we’re confident that the Studio will work its magic.

… and only just an hour from Melbourne.

Around The Studio – Photo Gallery

Individualistic place in a nice quiet spot close to the beach and more worldly pleasures of the southern Mornington Peninsula. Our idea of a beach shack with all the modern amenities that you need (and none of the extras that you’ll miss). Keeps it simple and uncomplicated. Induction cooking was faultless (maybe we’ll have to get one!). We appreciated the style of decoration – so right for a beach cottage and short on cliché. Bronwen is very easy to talk to. I’d like to think that we’ll come back here.

It is an actual studio, with gentle beautiful artworks to gaze at. We loved our visit. It had everything we needed plus extra kind touches, very quiet and relaxing. Nice size block for our dog to roam securely and parking for car and boat.

This is the ultimate home away from home for a relaxing weekend getaway. We loved switching off and settling in next to the wood fire heater, reading books, walking down to the beach with our dogs, enjoying the outdoor bath in the evenings while drinking local wine, and waking up to the sound of kookaburras then using the amazing outdoor shower. Bronwen was an absolute delight, she was lovely to chat to, and left so many special touches throughout the house for us to enjoy. We hope to visit again very soon!

One of our best airbnb experiences, what a gem! The suburb or Somers was delightful and The Studio a place we didn’t want to leave. We spent cosy nights around the fire, sunrise bathing in the garden, and were even lucky enough to meet a resident koala. Browen takes that extra care to make the stay memorable, the coffee roasted by her son was particularly delicious. We felt right at home. Thank you Bronwen and family

My partner and I wanted to have a relaxing escape from the city, and Bronwen’s gorgeous place just made it perfect. The studio was beautiful and thoughtfully styled, with some extra special touches which made us feel very welcome. We loved the fire place and cooking in the well stocked kitchen. We sadly didn’t get to make use of the outdoor bath, but it is spectacular. Bronwen was a fantastic host and she and her beautiful abode definitely lived up to all the amazing reviews. We highly recommend staying here.

Private, quiet, leafy & a short walk to the beach. Lots of thoughtful touches & treats were a generous & enjoyable suprise. Lots of lovely art, photography & knick knacks to look at, books to read & DVDs to watch. Property is safely fenced so my dog had a blast exploring the property & greeting passers by. Great reception with Optus. Bronwyn was warm, generous & went out of her way to ensure my dog and I were welcomed & comfortable! The perfect re charge!

We had a lovely stay with our puppy over the labour day long weekend recently. Browen’s place was true to picture and had an elegant rustic feel to it. We were very pleasantly surprised by the outdoor shower and bath! The place is also truly pet friendly. Our puppy had a swell time in the backyard. We were already missing it before leaving. Would definitely be visiting


The coastal village of Somers sits on the South Eastern corner of the Mornington Peninsula on the shores of Western Port Bay. Not on the way to anywhere so a quiet and peaceful spot. The beach at Somers is around 3 km long and continues for a further 6km to the east, past HMAS Cerberus, to Sandy Point. The historic Coolart Homestead and wetlands is located at the west end of Somers.

The Studio is close to the beach with more walking paths than are shown on the map. It is also an easy walk along the beach or foreshore to the Somers General for lunch or breakfast or simply coffee and cake.

The closest shops and restaraunts are in Balnarring 5km to the west. A wide variety of wineries, restaurants and farm gates are found a little further afield. We are happy to give advice and information that suits your taste and interests.

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House Rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am

Sleeps 2 – min 3 nights
tariff $145 per night.
A young child may be
accommodated on request.

No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed, but let us know