Discover a selection of 2,000 vacation rentals in Melbourne City, AU that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $115 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Melbourne City. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Buzzing Melbourne City

It might get the cooler weather, but Melbourne is one darn hot destination _ figuratively speaking, at least. Bohemians and artists, fashionistas and liberals of all shapes and sizes have long been colonizing its outward neighborhoods. From sandy St Kilda to the green bends of the Yarra River, they've nurtured quirky cocktail bars and gritty live music haunts by the bucket load. Elsewhere and ethnic enclaves bustle _ find Neapolitan pizza joints on Lygon and Levant mezze in Balaclava. Melbourne City vacation rentals also tout the roaring Docklands sporting stadiums _ a shrine to AFL _ and the elegant Victorian relics of the historic center to boot.

Things to do

Melbourne City is bursting at the seams with attractions

The Yarra River is always a good place to start in Melbourne. Snaking through the center, it's lined with pretty parks and al fresco barbecue spots _ Australia wouldn't be Australia without the grills, now would it? Follow its courses to wide Federation Square, where the cutting-edge Australian Centre for the Moving Image has silver screen exhibits and digital art. Going even further will take you to the Royal Botanic Gardens of Victoria, to see blooming rainforest houses and lanky palm trees. Melbourne Zoo and the historic Luna Park in St Kilda are top choices if you've got the kids in tow.

Activities

Discover energetic Melbourne City

Sportsters will have it that this is the epicenter of the AFL world, and you could catch a game at one of the colossal urban stadiums, even if the rules remain a mystery. Then there's the eclectic, electric medley of grunge and Latin jazz that issues from the clubs in cool Fitzroy and St Kilda, not to mention the menagerie of Italian, Chinese, Jewish, Turkic, and Japanese gastronomy in the center _ a lesson in sashimi platters anyone? Melbourne City vacation rentals can also be your ticket to safaris in the wilder side of Victoria state.

Weather

Melbourne City offers 4 seasons of fun

Melbourne City might not enjoy the same year-round sun as some of Australia's tropical cities to the north, but it's certainly a year-round magnet for travelers nonetheless. Summertime _ from November to March _ sees neighborhoods like St Kilda come alive with backpackers and those eager to tan their bodies on the sands. Other times see the more rainy-day attractions come into their own. August is great for museum going. March has beautiful fall colors. October sees the bloom in the botanical gardens.

Natural features

Melbourne City is close to lush national parks

Some of Australia's most acclaimed national parks lurk just on the peripheries of Melbourne. You could get Melbourne City vacation rentals on the south side of the metropolis, where good access to the coast means days exploring the sandy beaches and granite mountains of the Wilsons Promontory National Park. Others will be close to the surfing spots and whale watching outposts of Phillip Island. Others will give way to the Dandenong Ranges _ a land of koala bears and curious lyrebirds.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Melbourne

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 7 mi (11.2 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 11.7 mi (18.9 km) away.

It's easy to get around Melbourne by catching a ride on the metro at Melbourne Central Station, Flinders Street Station or Parliament Station.

How many vacation rentals are available around Melbourne City, AU?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,151 vacation rentals around Melbourne City. From 1,591 condo and apartment rentals to 328 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a city-center property in City of Melbourne?

If you like the idea of rolling out of bed and walking straight into vibrant shops, bars and cafes in minutes, then you've got to stay in the main central area. Vrbo has 431 centrally located vacation rentals available. Alternatively, you might prefer to try a different vibe. Vrbo has a wide range of properties to pick from, including:

  • 100 golf-front vacation rentals.
  • 72 shore-front vacation rentals.
  • 69 seaside vacation rentals.

Can I rent an apartment in City of Melbourne?

Forget about bland hotel rooms. Take in this destination from the comfort of your own apartment. You'll be able to take your pick from 2,520 different options with the help of Vrbo. If you get in quick, you could be spending as little as $32 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after lodging types, like:

  • House: 521 vacation homes. Prices start from $25 per night.
  • Townhome: 98 vacation homes. Prices start from $70 per night.
  • Studio: 38 vacation homes. Prices start from $46 per night.

Can I stay in City of Melbourne in a large group?

It can be hard finding the time to spend with your nearest and dearest. A trip away is an ideal opportunity to reunite and unwind. If you were hoping to stay under the same roof, Vrbo has places for you. 405 apartment vacation homes are listed. Currently, they're the leading choice here for large groups. Properties for rent around the area that are perfect for large groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we have 577 vacation homes appropriate for that size. Stay a night for as little as $57.
  • If you've got 5 in your crew, you'll be pleased to discover that there are 340 vacation homes suitable. Prices begin at just $70 per night.
  • Going away with 8 guests? We offer 149 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices start from $85 per night.

So never fear! When you travel with us you can bring along your uncle, your cousins and all your pals to City of Melbourne.

Where are the cheapest rentals in City of Melbourne?

Vrbo is here to help you reunite with your relatives and friends. Offering a great selection of economical rentals, it won't be tricky to find a fabulous den to house you all comfortably. When it comes to finding an amazing deal, your first port of call should be Middle Park. Here, Vrbo has 65 rentals at an average price of $126 a night. Albert Park is another place to consider. We have 217 rentals here, and the average price is around $132 per night.

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