Where to stay near Greater Melbourne?

Our 2018 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 5,031 house rentals near Greater Melbourne. From 2,871 Houses to 1,654 Studios, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Greater Melbourne is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Greater Melbourne?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Greater Melbourne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Melbourne City: 1,829 vacation rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 1,819 vacation rentals
  • Yarra Glen: 178 vacation rentals
  • Abbotsford: 1,785 vacation rentals
  • Sorrento: 1,933 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Greater Melbourne! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Greater Melbourne?

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

  • Melbourne City: 1,829 rentals
  • Yarra Glen: 178 rentals
  • Abbotsford: 1,785 rentals
  • Sorrento: 1,933 rentals
  • Frankston: 193 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Greater Melbourne?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Greater Melbourne are:

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL): 1,687 home rentals
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL): 1,765 home rentals
  • Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB): 1,903 home rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Greater Melbourne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Greater Melbourne. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Melbourne Central: 1,819 vacation homes
  • St. Kilda Beach: 1,849 vacation homes
  • Melbourne City Marina: 1,971 vacation homes
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1,938 vacation homes
  • Portsea Pier: 2,976 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Greater Melbourne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Why people love visiting exciting Melbourne

Come and experience Melbourne and its architecture, art galleries and museums. Travelers to this cosmopolitan city praise the shopping, restaurants and theaters. Local cultural sights include National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. With a vacation rental, you get a home away from home—many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.

Activities and attractions in Melbourne

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Melbourne a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • Puffing Billy Steam Train (22.5 mi / 36.3 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)

Exploring the natural landscape of Melbourne

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Melbourne is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park (21.4 mi / 34.5 km)
  • Flagstaff Gardens (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)