Accommodation in Melbourne Australia
How to Find, Pick and Rent

Square meter for square meter, renting a serviced apartment or a holiday accommodation in Melbourne Australia is much less than the price of a suite at a hotel. You have more privacy, too.

So if you travel with family or a group of friends you can almost be certain that you will get a cheaper option by renting a house or an apartment.

If you're looking for an economical Melbourne vacation, not only will you be saving on the price of accommodation, you save on eating too! Just stock up the fridge and enjoy your own terrace-top BBQs! These holiday rental houses come often with a full equipped kitchen as well.

Holiday accommodation in Melbourne ranges from serviced apartments in the inner city through to luxury beach-front holiday house.

Tips to Pick Your Holiday Accommodation

1) First look at the location on the map and see if it suits your needs.

2) You may want to make sure there is a full equipped kitchen as it can vary substantially between one owner to another one. (oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, etc)

3) The owners who manage well their holiday properties will usually leave plenty of useful information regarding tourist attractions, local restaurants and so much more.

4) A high-end villa or economical living, everything feels more flexible when staying in your own rent house. I always felt more "on our own" and enjoyed that independence.

The perfect option for me would be a warm welcome by the owner when I arrive. The owner can show me quickly the property and give me a note with some basic information and an emergency phone number.

5) I also like the "Home away from home" feeling that some owners manage to give to their property.

So What's Your Favourite Apartment or House?

There are plenty of websites with a huge list of rent house or villa in Melbourne.

I want to share some of my favourites on this page. 

Melbourne Inner City Stay

St Kilda is a vibrant, inner city suburb of Melbourne situated on Port Phillip Bay. Known for its picturesque beach, pier and foreshore area.

St Kilda makes a great base for a Melbourne holiday. St Kilda is linked to the Melbourne CBD by bus and tram links, with the journey into the city taking around twenty minutes.

Other popular attractions include Luna Park, the Palais Theatre and the St Kilda Botanic Gardens. St Kilda's Acland and Fitzroy streets are also known for their great pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Well located in a residential area, you can find two recently renovated one bedroom serviced apartments.

These two good size apartments are close to the beach and Acland Street's cafes and restaurants.

Each of these apartments can sleep up to 3 adults and is perfect for a couple with a young kid.

The rate vary between $150 to $200 per night and you need to stay minimum 2 nights.

The owner Glenn can also speak French and Italian with his European guests. He can also arrange some extra for you like airport transfers for instance.

Glenn likes for their guests to feel comfortable, right at home. He provides everything you need:





Spacious lounge room with a stylish new leather couch







Spacious lounge room with a stylish new leather couch







Kitchen with full size fridge and full cooking facilities





Kitchen with full size fridge and full cooking facilities





Nice light and good size balcony





Nice light and good size balcony





Separate spacious bedroom






Separate spacious bedroom

Sandy Point Stay

Sandy Point is small coastal community situated at the entrance of a narrow peninsula that fronts both Waratah Bay and Shallow Inlet with its adjacent wetlands. Located at the northern end of Wilsons Promontory National Park. About 2 hours drive from Melbourne, Sandy Point is a perfect and accessible base for exploring the beauty of Wilsons Prom or other natural attractions in the Gippsland area.

Experience the amazing comfort and quietness of this three bedroom family home, 5 mins walk to the beach and general store.

This Eco house has passive solar design, thick double glazed windows and doors, rooftop solar, heat pump hot water and a very large bladder water tank under house, 5 star WC, solid bamboo floor, and ceiling fans throughout.

Sleep up to 9 people. Two adult bedrooms with queen sized beds plus a kids' bedroom with 2 bunks, a single bed and extra cot sized mattress. Comfortable fold out double bed in settee in lounge for extra guests.

The rate vary from $155 to $205 per night and you need to stay for a minimum of 2 nights.

The owner has made an extraordinary effort to provide a "home away from home feeling".


Look at this fantastic fully equipped kitchen with fridge, additional under bench freezer, oven with separate grill, microwave, sandwich maker, bread maker, crepe maker etc, plus dishwasher to make for happy chefs! Classic Webber BBQ available,

Seriously you may find more stuff in her kitchen than in yours. 


fantastic fully equipped kitchen




Just Love to relax on the deck of this house.





relax on the deck of this house

Murray River Stay: "Macauley On The Park" in Albury

Well located in the centre of Albury, about 3 hours drive from Melbourne and accessible by train.

Macauley On The Park is  a beautiful three bedroom home with two Queen size beds and two single beds. Nicely designed with an amazing kitchen.

You will have everything you need in this perfect holiday accommodation.

Enjoy the famous Murray River and all the natural attractions of the area.

Rate for this holiday house is about $250 per night.

Macauley On The Park kitchen

Victoria Alpine Stay: "Bella Nicola" in Bright

In the beautiful Victoria Alpine Region you will find Bright - renowned for its beauty in every season and particularly in autumn with the natural beauty of the European trees changing colour before winter.

A nice 4 hours drive from Melbourne, Bright is a Walkers’ paradise! From short delightful family walks along the shady rivers to bush walking amongst the most spectacular scenery known to man at Mt Buffalo or Alpine National Parks.

Bella Nicola is ideally located in the centre of Bright near the river and a huge play ground for kids. Walk to the shops, restaurants and brewery of Bright.

Sleeping 8 in three bedrooms, with a queen bed and ensuite in the main bedroom, a trilogy bunk in the second and a bunk with a trundle in the third. All bedrooms have built in robes.

Rate of this holiday accommodation is about $220 per night.

Bella Nicola living room
Bella Nicola bathroom

Know about a great holiday rental property around Melbourne?
Write about it here!

If you own a holiday rental property in or around Melbourne, whether you live here year-round or primarily rent out your property, I'd love to share your story with others.

If you stayed in a great holiday house or serviced apartment. Everyone loves to read Melbourne holiday rental property reviews. Outstanding properties deserve the additional exposure and sub-par experiences tell owners what they need to do to improve.

Feel free to contact me if you need further information regarding the above accommodations or other Melbourne accommodations.

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