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Best Melbourne vacation rentals

Most recommended vacation rentals in Melbourne

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Urban Apartments Melbourne on Elizabeth - Melbourne - Living room
Urban Apartments Melbourne on Elizabeth
7.8 Good
Melbourne CBD$172+
Free Wi-Fi
The Canvas Apartment Hotel - Melbourne - Bathroom
The Canvas Apartment Hotel
8.1 Very Good
Melbourne CBD$182+
Free Wi-Fi
Kula Docklands
8.3 Very Good
Free Wi-Fi
Reservoir 短租
4.7 Mediocre
Balwyn 短租房
4.7 Mediocre

Vacation rentals near St. Kilda Beach

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The Hamptons Apartments - St Kilda - Melbourne - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Davis Avenue Apartments - Melbourne - Living room
Davis Avenue Apartments
8.3 Very Good
South Yarra$147+
Free Wi-Fi

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When to book a holiday rental in Melbourne

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Top tips for finding Melbourne vacation rental deals

  • First-time visitors to Melbourne should look for accommodation in the CBD (Central Business District), such as Riverside Apartments Melbourne, so you can be within walking distance from museums, gardens and cultural events in the city centre.
  • Melbourne is a foodie’s paradise with hip cafes and restaurants serving excellent coffee and international cuisine. Book a stay at Quest Southbank to be a short stroll from upscale restaurants along the riverfront as well as cafes and eateries in the city’s laneways.
  • Visitors will find plenty of self-catering apartments if you are looking for Melbourne holiday rentals in the CBD. Further out from the city, you will find modern townhouses and luxury homes with swimming pools for rent, such as Inner Melbourne Luxury Holiday House in Kooyong.
  • Plan a trip to Melbourne with your family and stay at a self-contained apartment, such as Docklands Private Collection of Apartments - Digital Harbour. Take the free historic tram around the city, wander around Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, visit Melbourne Museum or head down to St Kilda Beach.
  • If you are looking for Melbourne holiday rentals close to the beach, you will find apartments, cottages and holiday parks along the coast to Mornington Peninsula. Rent a spacious holiday home near Rosebud Beach, or stay at the budget-friendly Beach Holiday Apartments Rye.
  • Arise the Eminence in Carlton offers spacious, modern apartments for solo travellers, couples and families within walking distance of University of Melbourne and RMIT University. There are also tram stops nearby offering easy access to other parts of the city.
  • Kitchen/kitchenette, wifi, and pet friendly are the most popular holiday rental property amenities in Melbourne
  • Holiday rentals in Melbourne are around 21% more expensive than hotels on average. Search here to compare prices for all accommodation types in Melbourne.
  • The best holiday rental properties in Melbourne are Melbourne Lifestyle Apartments - Best Views on Collins (9.5, 910 reviews), Bungunyah Apartments (9.4, 46), and Fawkner Executive Suites & Serviced Apartments (9.4, 250), based on ratings and reviews from real travellers.
  • South Yarra is the neighbourhood in Melbourne with the most affordable holiday rental properties (207 properties with an average price of $187 per night). MAC South Yarra by Melbourne Apartment Collection, District South Yarra and Davis Avenue Apartments are the most popular rental properties in South Yarra.
  • If you’re looking for a cheap holiday rental in Melbourne, you should consider visiting during the low season. The cheapest holiday homes in Melbourne can be found in May and January.
  • The cheapest night for renting a holiday home in Melbourne is Friday. In contrast, the most expensive is Sunday.
  • Book your Melbourne holiday rental at least 11 days before your stay begins to get the best price.
  • Holiday rentals are a popular choice for both long and short-term stays. KAYAK users usually book their holiday rental in Melbourne for 2 days.
  • The cheapest Melbourne holiday rental found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $95, while the most expensive was $167.

FAQs when booking a holiday home in Melbourne

  • How much is a holiday rental for a week in Melbourne?

    The average price for a weekly Melbourne holiday rental found by KAYAK users in the last 2 weeks is $1,938.

  • How much is a holiday rental for a month in Melbourne?

    The average price for a monthly Melbourne holiday rental found by KAYAK users in the last 2 weeks is $8,304.

  • What types of holiday rentals are available in Melbourne?

    There are loads of different property types that you can make your holiday home in Melbourne. You’ll find apartments, cottages, lodges, campsites, houses, caravans, villas, farm stays, campgrounds, caravan parks, homestays, houseboats, agritourism, cabins, luxury tents and condos.

  • What are some of the most-loved holiday rentals available in Melbourne?

    There are many types of properties available for Melbourne holiday rentals. If you’re looking for something special, holiday rentals most loved by KAYAK users are Urban Apartments Melbourne on Elizabeth and Tribeca Serviced Apartments.

  • What are the most popular Melbourne holiday rentals for a large group?

    If you’re a large group then you’ll need plenty of space. The highest rated holiday homes that can sleep 6 people or more by KAYAK users are Sunday Escape, Cobden Crest Cottages and Rocky Creek Art Garden B&B.

  • Are there any pet-friendly holiday rentals in Melbourne?

    There are a number of dog and pet-friendly Melbourne holiday rentals, with around 7% allowing you to bring your pet along with you.

  • How much is a holiday rental in Melbourne?

    KAYAK users have found holiday rentals in Melbourne for as cheap as $115 in the last 3 days. The average price is $277.

  • How much is a holiday rental in Melbourne for tonight?

    In the last 72 hours, users have found Melbourne holiday rentals for tonight for as low as $127. Search here for similar prices

  • Which are the most popular neighbourhoods to stay in Melbourne?

    Holiday rentals in South Yarra, Carlton and East Melbourne have the most searches on KAYAK. For more information about Melbourne's different neighbourhoods, check out our Melbourne's City Guide.

  • How can I find holiday rentals near me in Melbourne?

    Take a look at our holiday rentals map to find the best holiday rental homes near you.

  • Where can I find Melbourne holiday rentals with a view?

    Book a holiday rental by Yarra River in the CBD or Docklands area if you want a room with a view. Orange Stay at Melbourne Quarter has contemporary apartments with river and city views from the balconies. Available for short- or long-term stays, guests also enjoy access to the indoor pool, spa, sauna, gym and theatre room.

  • What is a good option for business travellers?

    If you’re travelling to Melbourne for a meeting or conference, Southbank is an excellent base for your trip, boasting a riverside location a short stroll from the CBD. Both Quest Southbank and Seasons Botanic Gardens each have a business centre and fax/photocopying facilities.

  • Where can I stay close to Queen Victoria Market?

    You can opt for Homely Getaways @ Queen Vic Market; it boasts a top location directly opposite the market in the city centre. Queen Victoria Market is Melbourne’s beloved open-air market, where you can purchase iconic hot jam donuts, freshly baked bread, organic produce, gourmet foods and quality meat. Visitors can also browse through stalls selling souvenirs, clothing and artisanal crafts.

  • What options are there for budget-friendly accommodation in Melbourne?

    Serviced apartments are an affordable choice for a short or longer stay in Melbourne. Aura on Flinders Serviced Apartments has one- and two-bedroom apartments with full kitchens. Located across the river from Southbank, the apartments are within walking distance of supermarkets, restaurants and popular attractions in the city centre, such as National Gallery of Victoria.

Where to stay in Melbourne?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Melbourne by showing you the exact location of each holiday rental.

Landmarks in Melbourne