Discover a selection of 6,000 vacation rentals in Melbourne, VIC, 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 $110 per night, and condos and houses are popular options for a stay in Melbourne. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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

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

If you prefer to travel by train, Southern Cross Station, Showgrounds Station and Spotswood Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Melbourne by catching a ride on the metro at Flagstaff Station, Melbourne Central Station or Flinders Street Station.

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

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 6,374 vacation rentals around Melbourne. From 1,640 condo and apartment rentals to 4,560 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Melbourne?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Melbourne:

  • Rye: 711 vacation rentals
  • Southbank: 529 vacation rentals
  • Sorrento: 511 vacation rentals
  • Blairgowrie: 563 vacation rentals
  • St Kilda: 203 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Melbourne?

Vrbo offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Melbourne. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Melbourne Central: 1,852 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne's GPO: 1,861 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne City Marina: 1,847 vacation rentals
  • Southern Cross Station: 1,854 vacation rentals
  • Monash University: 1,987 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Melbourne listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Melbourne?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 1,640 Condos/Apartments in Melbourne. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Melbourne include:

  • Houses: 4,560 rentals available
  • Studios: 1,636 rentals available
  • Cottages: 233 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Melbourne?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,081 vacation rentals with pool available in Melbourne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Explore destinations around Melbourne

Rye
711 vacation rentals
Southbank
529 vacation rentals
Sorrento
511 vacation rentals
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243 vacation rentals
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