Discover a selection of 1,500 holiday home rentals in Melbourne City, VIC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Stayz holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including pool and parking. Prices start at AU$ 148 per night, and flats & apartments and holiday houses are popular options for a stay in Melbourne City. Either way, you'll find holiday accommodation for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Enjoy Australia's cultural capital from Melbourne vacation rentals

With a winning foodie and nightlife scene, a raft of historical and cultural attractions, and an unusually European vibe, Melbourne's one of the most instantly loveable cities in Australia. Melburnians are proud of their city and rightly so – it's consistently voted as the most liveable city in the world. Melbourne vacation rentals are mostly downtown apartments that would suit couples and single travellers, but there are also plenty of larger properties in Melbourne's charismatic suburbs – just a quick train ride from the bustling city centre – that would be perfect for families and larger groups.


Melbourne's rich past is inextricably tangled up with the Victoria gold rush of the 1850s. There's a whole load of handsome properties dotted about, of which the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building is one of the most eye-catching. Not everyone during Victoria's golden era was on the right side of the law, however, and at the Old Melbourne Gaol you can see what a cheerless life awaited those who didn't play by the rules, including legendary outlaw Ned Kelly, who breathed his last here. For something a bit different, head from your Melbourne vacation rental to Fitzroy Gardens, where you'll find the reconstructed boyhood home of Captain James Cook.


Activities and attractions in Melbourne

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Melbourne a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Melbourne City Baths (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Melbourne Star Observation Wheel (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • State Netball Hockey Centre (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Melbourne

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Melbourne is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Luna Park (3.8 mi / 6.1 km)
  • Flagstaff Gardens (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • Treasury Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Melbourne

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 7 mi (11.2 km) from the city centre. 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 to get around

While the car generally reigns supreme in Australia, the sheer volume of traffic in Melbourne can make it a tiring way to get around. If you're not planning on venturing far outside the city during your Melbourne vacation rental, you probably won't need to rent your own car, because the public transport round here is top-notch. There are heaps of buses and trams, and an extensive suburban rail system makes accessing the Melbourne suburbs a total breeze. A treat for visitors is the free city circle tram – a cute heritage route that runs between several major sites in the city centre.

Food & drink

Melbourne's got the kind of foodie scene that most other cities can only aspire to. Its multicultural background means you're as likely to find Thai street food and Korean BBQ as you are to get burgers and pizza. There's almost no nation on earth that takes their coffee as seriously as Australia does, and you'll see this in Melbourne. As for the harder stuff, the city's home to some well-known breweries – and it's got a killer cocktail bar scene too – but it's the local wines that get the real rave reviews. Try and make some time for a trip out to do some wine-tasting in the Yarra Valley.

Essential info

Covering nearly 10,000 sq km, and home to 4.9 million people, the Melbourne metropolitan area is Australia's second biggest city. Stock your pockets with Aussie dollars and make sure you pack the sunscreen because temperatures in Melbourne can get pretty ferocious in the summer months. It's a safe enough place, but as with any big city you'll want to be reasonably careful in certain areas, and if anything does go wrong, the emergency number is 000. The legal drinking age is 18, and you'll be able to tell you're in Victoria because most places in Melbourne serve beer by the pint rather than the schooner.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Melbourne City?

Our 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,696 holiday rentals around Melbourne City. From 1,227 flats & apartments to 377 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Melbourne City is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Melbourne City?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Melbourne City. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Melbourne Central: 1,841 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne's GPO: 1,842 holiday rentals
  • Queen Victoria Market: 1,840 holiday rentals
  • RMIT University: 1,842 holiday rentals
  • Rod Laver Arena: 1,854 holiday rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Melbourne City?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,227 Condos/Apartments in Melbourne City. Our other popular types of Melbourne City holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 377 holiday houses
  • Studios: 1,264 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 9 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Melbourne City?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 412 holiday homes with pool available in Melbourne City. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.