Destination guide

Holiday homes to rent in Saint Kilda

A desirable destination for backpackers, families and couples, Saint Kilda offers boom-time mansions, historic sea baths, fine-dining restaurants and striking shoreline for limitless adventure and fun. Whether you want to relax on the sand or explore historic sites and attractions, Saint Kilda holiday homes to rent offer a little something for everyone.

History

Heritage sites near Saint Kilda holiday homes

The rich culture of both indigenous people and the settlers of the Victoria area are reflected in various historic sites throughout Saint Kilda. Holiday homes are available near unique sites like the Ngargee Tree, a red gum tree that was once an aboriginal meeting area, and the Eildon Mansion, a landmark home with elaborate architecture and vast gardens. The Melbourne Museum, a natural history and cultural museum with prehistoric and regional history exhibits, and the Old Melbourne Gaol, a museum and former prison with guided tours and notorious former inmates, are also interesting for history buffs. For a mix of nature and history, visit the Carlton Gardens, a historic Victorian-era park with museums and immaculate landscaping.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around St Kilda

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes St Kilda a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • St. Kilda Sea Baths (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • St Kilda Pier (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Albert Park Golf Course (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather averages in St Kilda

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, February, January, March and December are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 25°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in St Kilda

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, St Kilda is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (0.3 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Luna Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (2.6 mi / 4.2 km)
  • Elwood Beach (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Albert Park Lake (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • South Melbourne Beach (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
Beaches

Beaches near Saint Kilda holiday rentals

In addition to the urban sites in Saint Kilda, the proximity to the coast gives it some of the best beaches in the whole region. Holiday rentals are available near such locations as Luna Park, a sandy beachfront area with a promenade and seaside amenities, and Saint Kilda Beach, a famed city beach with a lively boardwalk and gentle waters for families. Brighton Beach, an iconic beach with Victorian bathing boxes and an energetic atmosphere, and Elwood Beach, a pristine beach with walking areas and recreation areas for kids, are also popular.

How to get there

How to get to and around St Kilda

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 10.6 mi (17.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 15.3 mi (24.7 km) away.

How to get around

Saint Kilda transport to holiday accommodation

Located near Melbourne Airport, Saint Kilda is easily accessed by plane, taxi, car or shuttle bus. Rental cars and trams are popular ways to get around Saint Kilda from your holiday accommodation, though many destinations are close enough for walking or biking. For a more natural mode of transport, boat tours, horseback riding, ATVs and nature trails can give you a view of the landscape and a little adventure along the way.

Food & drink 

Cuisine in Saint Kilda

From authentic Australian favourites on summery outdoor terraces to quick bites in moody wine bars, Saint Kilda offers a range of cuisine to suit every taste. The ethnic cuisine is a balanced fusion of Chinese, English, Japanese and Malayan trends with local seafood, organic meats and home-grown produce, offering creative twists on the classic. Fine wine and craft brews pair with this cuisine perfectly, creating a full dining experience for your holiday. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find a restaurant or eatery with delightful menu options near your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near St Kilda?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,985 holiday rentals near St Kilda. From 355 Houses to 1,473 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near St Kilda for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

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

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

  • Acland Street: 2,201 holiday rentals
  • Jewish Museum of Australia: 2,205 holiday rentals
  • Linden Arts Centre & Gallery: 2,202 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,189 holiday rentals
  • St. Kilda Beach: 2,201 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around St Kilda 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 Houses in St Kilda?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 355 Houses in St Kilda. Our other popular types of St Kilda holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,473 holiday houses
  • Villas: 12 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 72 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in St Kilda?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 576 holiday homes with pool available in St Kilda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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