Discover a selection of 8,000 vacation rentals in Melbourne (and vicinity), 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 swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $95 per night, and houses and studios are popular options for a stay in Melbourne (and vicinity). Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Top rated rentals — Melbourne (and vicinity)
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Destination guide

Stay awhile in the world's most liveable city

Repeatedly voted to be the world's most liveable city, Melbourne operates as Australia's sporting and cultural capital. From the "Paris End" on Collins Street to a splash of New York-esque art deco high-rises in the business district, Melbourne manages to be warm and inviting while also decidedly cosmopolitan. Brush up on your AFL football (footy), cricket, and horse racing if you have any hopes of carrying on a conversation at the pub. Consider a Melbourne vacation rental with a view over downtown, or head out for a spot on the water, with views across Port Phillip Bay.

Things to do

See the city from above and the koalas up close

To get a true feel for Melbourne's size, head to the Eureka Skydeck and admire the expansive views from the 88th floor. Once you're back at ground level, visit the stunning reading room at the State Library of Victoria, or the Melbourne Museum for a look at through the city's natural and cultural histories. Take the animal lovers in your crew to Healesville Sanctuary for the day to get up close and personal with the koalas, dingoes, wallabies, and kangaroos, or take a day trip to Phillip Island, where you can watch the daily penguin parade at dusk.

Activities

Learn the ins and outs of the laneway scene

With over 230 laneways (back alleys), the best way to explore Melbourne is on foot, discovering local shops, restaurants, and street art. Visit Queen Victoria Market, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, or catch a show at the historic Astor Theatre. Take a walking tour, or align your trip with 1 of the city's many festivals and cultural events, celebrating Australian jazz, comedy, and film. Opt for a Melbourne vacation rental in any of the city's diverse array of neighborhoods, from the ritzier South Yarra to the hipster Fitzroy, and you'll feel like a true local in no time.

Weather

Every day is opposite day! Or at least opposite season...

March through May means fall in Melbourne, complete with changing leaves and crisp, cool weather. This makes September through November Oz's spring months—and these are the best times to visit Melbourne, thanks to moderate temps and smaller crowds. Visiting in the shoulder seasons also means lower prices, while Australia's summer months of December through February tend to be sunny, hot, and crowded. This means that Melbourne's winter falls in June through August, when the city quiets down but the rainy, cold weather picks up.

Natural features

The locals are fun, but the neighbors are wild!

The city of Melbourne wraps around Port Phillip Bay, with the low-lying Dandenong Range serving as the backdrop to the east. Some of the city's neighborhoods even feature their own sandy beaches, with a few surf spots available, too. Penty of wildlife is easily found just outside the city, with the penguins at Phillip Island among the most famous. A drive along the Great Ocean Road will introduce you to kangaroos and koalas along the way, if a true escape from your Melbourne vacation rental tickles your fancy.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Melbourne

Fly into Melbourne Airport (MEL), the closest airport, located 11.7 mi (18.9 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 7 mi (11.2 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Flinders Street Station, Southern Cross Station and Showgrounds Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Melbourne by jumping on the metro at Flagstaff Station, Melbourne Central Station or Parliament Station.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Melbourne?

The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it's craving a vacation. It's time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top vacation rentals in or near Melbourne:

  • Around 40 miles from the center of Melbourne, it's difficult to beat "Tree Top Views - Family And Dog Friendly". It has 4 bedrooms and handy features including a stovetop and children's toys.
  • "Rye Cottage - Winter Bonus 3rd Night Free Offer" also promises a memorable escape, offering 3 bedrooms, cookware, dishware and utensils, a toaster and more. It's around 40 miles from Melbourne.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Melbourne vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Melbourne?

For a unique vacation experience, book a tiny house rental in Melbourne. Do be warned though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the temptation to move into one of thes cute-as-a-button digs will be hard to resist!

  • Expect a simpler way of life at "Altitude - A Tiny House Experience In A Goat Farm". Amenities at this tiny house in Monegeetta include a stovetop, a fridge and more.
  • "Valley View Tiny House" offers convenient extras like a fireplace and a fridge. Located in Monegeetta, you'll be able to live big in this small but well-designed hideaway.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Melbourne?

There's something very enticing about hiding away in a log cabin where it's only you, the family and the glorious nature around you. Leave behind the busyness of the big city and bunk down in one of these wooden havens in Melbourne:

  • "Cartnoustie Log Cabin" in Melbourne proves you don't need to sleep in a tent to get back to nature. Swap camping for this cabin's creature comforts, which include a barbecue grill and a stovetop.
  • Let your inner Davy Crockett run free at "Woodfire Pizza, Bocce, Renovated Bush Log Cabin". This log cabin in Melbourne will immerse you in the great outdoors while offering comforts such as a garden and a barbecue grill.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Melbourne?

Your Monday to Friday will be easier to get through if you've got something exciting organized for the weekend. Give yourself something fun to look forward to by arranging a stay at one of these top weekend getaways in or near Melbourne:

  • Book a few nights or longer at "Galoglen Farm Cottage", around 25 miles to the northeast of Melbourne, and you've got yourself the best kind of weekend break. You'll have nature hotspots like Gembrook G203 Bushland Reserve and Temple Ridge Bushland Reserve nearby and amenities like towels and free toiletries to make the most of.
  • Another excellent option is "Le Petit Palais Du Port", which is around 25 miles southwest of Melbourne. When you're not cozying up in your rental making use of a nearby bay and a garden, check out some of the area's highlights like Clarke Road Streamside Reserve and Lawson Reserve.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Melbourne?

Immerse yourself in the culture and atmosphere of Melbourne from the privacy and comfort of your own studio apartment. Whether you're eager to escape on your own or have fun with a few buddies, we'll help you find the perfect studio apartment for rent in and around Melbourne:

  • Throw your suitcase down at "Le Petit Palais Du Port". Amenities including air conditioning and nearby birdwatching activities will make you feel at home here.
  • Another excellent choice is "Pasadena Top Floor 1bedroom W Balcony + Free Wifi + Parking". Take advantage of a washing machine, WiFi and other handy amenities during your vacation.

When it's time to walk out of your studio apartment and discover the highlights, there's loads to keep you on the go around Melbourne. Into art and culture? Pencil in a visit to Forum Theatre and Gallery 40.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Melbourne?

Whether you're seeking a compact apartment for two or a vacation home with room for the whole family, short-term rentals are easy to find in and around Melbourne. These properties make the perfect base for a quick trip:

  • For a wonderful night or two away, it's tough to beat "Peaceful Accommodation Daylesford". It's close to the center of Melbourne, in addition to countless things to see and do.
  • "The Cottage At Highfield Park" is also ideally located. Settle in here and discover why lots of guests rate this getaway as one of their favorites.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Melbourne?

Nothing says "I love you" like planning a romantic weekend together. If you're longing to spend a couple of relaxing nights away with your honey, we've got some romantic getaways in and around Melbourne that will whisk you off your feet:

  • Put on some relaxing music and kick back together at "Luxury Apt In Southbank". Around 1 mile from Melbourne, this property has everything you need for a couple's weekend away, including winery tours and beauty services.
  • Otherwise, spend your escape sipping on bubbly and canoodling at "Pine Hill - Located At Olinda", around 25 miles from Melbourne. A balcony and a dining table will help set the scene for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Melbourne?

If you're in search of somewhere to reconnect with loved ones this vacation, why not a place with a little glitz and glamour? These mansions for rent in or around Melbourne will easily accommodate the entire gang while doing it in style:

  • Character, style and charm — "Staycentral - Luxurious Mansion - Rosanna" has it all, and then some. Approximately 7 miles northeast of Melbourne and offering a restaurant dining guide and free WiFi, this lovely place is hard to beat.
  • With golf, a fireplace and loads of other top-notch amenities, "A Grand Mansion Close To The Cbd With Off Street Parking" will get your guests' tick of approval. This sleek retreat is roughly 4 miles to the west of Melbourne.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Melbourne?

Vacation with others and double the fun. Whether you're planning an action-packed getaway with buddies or a family reunion, you'll have your pick of large group vacation rentals in and around Melbourne:

  • A wealth of amenities including a nearby river and a swimming pool make "Top Of The Trees In The City" a top pick. This retreat has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 13 guests. From the center of Melbourne, it's around 3 miles away to the east.
  • Nothing's more important than spending time with the people you love, and "Inner City Oasis On Buckingham" is the ideal place to do that. Located around 4 miles to the west of Melbourne, as many as 12 people can stay in this vacation rental which has 3 bedrooms. A kitchen and a garden are among the various amenities on offer here.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Melbourne?

A pool is often an all-important amenity when deciding where to stay on vacation, especially if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Melbourne and spend your days splashing around:

  • Pack your swimsuit and book a few days or more at "Collins House I · Deluxe Collins St Apartment With City Views + Gym". There are plenty of other appealing amenities here, including a microwave oven and a TV.
  • "Historical Terrace House In The Middle Of Fitzroy" is the type of place you go to escape the everyday and make the most of your surroundings, starting with its pool. A microwave oven and a kitchen are also on hand to make your stay as comfy as possible.

Melbourne has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures fluctuating between 55 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summertime to visit. Check out the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Melbourne vacation rental and organize your getaway for whatever season you like.