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Find comfortable holiday homes to rent in Brighton

Brighton is one of the most vibrant, fun-filled suburbs of Melbourne and is a top destination for travellers in need of a seaside holiday. In Brighton, you’ll find several white-sand beaches near holiday homes to rent where you can spend hours soaking up the sun or frolicking in the waves, and there are a number of other exciting outdoor activities that will help you enjoy a fun, memorable holiday. Thanks to the wide array of holiday rentals in the area, you should have no trouble enjoying the best of Brighton, from gorgeous outdoor spots to world-class restaurants where you’ll eat some of the best meals of your life.

History

Historic sites near Brighton holiday rentals

The story of Brighton begins in 1840, when Henry Dendy purchased the land that would later become the city. Because of its location on Port Phillip Bay, the area near holiday rentals was originally known as Waterville but later became known as Brighton in honour of Brighton Estate, Dendy’s original home in the city. Brighton is home to a number of historic sites you can visit including St Andrew's Brighton, one of Victoria’s first churches, and the beachside bathing boxes that have been a fixture on the city’s coastline since 1862.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Brighton

Do you want to find attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Brighton a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (6.5 mi / 10.4 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • St. Kilda Sea Baths (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • St Kilda Pier (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Albert Park Golf Course (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Royal Melbourne Golf Club (4.6 mi / 7.5 km)
Outdoor activities

Enjoy outdoor activities near Brighton holiday rentals

Visiting the beach isn’t the only way to spend time outdoors in Brighton. Just outside of the city’s top holiday homes you’ll find ample opportunity to connect with nature. In addition to its sandy shore, Elwood Beach features a lush green space where you can while away the hours under the shade of one of the many leafy trees. If you want a little exercise, you can go for a run on the Foreshore Trail, a paved promenade that winds its way along the blue coastal waters. While you’re out and about, be sure to stop by the Middle Brighton Pier, a spacious fishing pier where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the glittering waters of Port Phillip Bay.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Brighton

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

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Brighton

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Brighton. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (3.1 mi / 5 km)
  • Luna Park (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (5.7 mi / 9.1 km)
  • Brighton Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Green Point (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Elwood Beach (1.6 mi / 2.7 km)
Beaches

Beaches near Brighton holiday homes

If your idea of the perfect holiday includes spending as much time on the beach as possible, travelling to Brighton is an excellent decision. The area near Brighton holiday homes features several gorgeous, sand-swept beaches where you can enjoy as much fun in the sun as you want. If you’re visiting for the first time, you should be sure to visit Dendy Street Beach, which is lined with colourful beach boxes that harken back to Melbourne of yesteryear. When you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll along the sand, you can take a trip to Elwood Beach, a vibrant seaside location that provides convenient access to some of the city’s best dining.

How to get there

Transport options to and around Brighton

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 13.6 mi (21.9 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 18.3 mi (29.5 km) away.

It's easy to get around Brighton by catching a ride on the metro at Middle Brighton Station, North Brighton Station or Brighton Beach Station.

How to get around

Transport to and around Brighton holiday accommodation

Flying into Melbourne Airport is the easiest way to visit Brighton, and once you’ve arrived, you’ll have several options for getting around the city. Four train stations are available in Brighton, with each providing multiple stops for your convenience near holiday accommodation. You can take advantage of the public bus system that features numerous routes throughout the city, and there is also a tram that runs from Brighton East to Melbourne University. A car hire will give you more freedom to explore the city, or you can hire a taxi if you’re not familiar with the area and prefer that someone else drive you around.

Where to stay near Brighton?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,982 holiday rentals near Brighton. From 337 Houses to 1,496 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Brighton is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Middle Brighton Station: 2,218 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 2,175 holiday rentals
  • St. Kilda Beach: 2,189 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 2,178 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City Marina: 2,169 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brighton listed on HomeAway 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 Brighton?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 337 Houses in Brighton. Our other popular types of Brighton holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,496 holiday houses
  • Villas: 9 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 13 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Brighton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 639 holiday homes with pool available in Brighton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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