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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.


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.

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.


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 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 2021 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,666 holiday rentals near Brighton. From 347 Houses to 1,230 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? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Brighton. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Brighton Beach Station: 1,882 holiday rentals
  • Middle Brighton Station: 1,874 holiday rentals
  • North Brighton Station: 1,874 holiday rentals
  • Gardenvale Station: 1,876 holiday rentals
  • Green Point: 1,874 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Brighton listed on 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. offers 347 Houses in Brighton. Our other popular types of Brighton holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,230 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 69 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 Brighton?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 402 holiday homes with pool available in Brighton. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.