Destination guide

Experience Frankston in holiday homes to rent

Frankston is the entryway to the Mornington Peninsula and offers a range of historic sites, entertaining events, arts and cultural venues and beachfront fun. Whether you want to relax on the beach, marvel at artwork or shop to your heart’s content, there’s something for everyone near Frankston holiday homes to rent.


Activities and attractions in and around Frankston

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see while you're in the area? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Frankston a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mornington Country Golf Course (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • B'Darra Estate Vinyard (7 mi / 11.2 km)
  • Barmah Park Wines (7.6 mi / 12.2 km)
  • Devil Bend Golf Club (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Dromana Estate Winery (9.8 mi / 15.8 km)
  • Woodlands Golf Club (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Frankston

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Frankston is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Mornington Park (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Karrawingi Park (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
  • Rm Hooper Oval (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Half Moon Bay (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Sandringham Beach (14.6 mi / 23.5 km)
  • Police Paddocks Reserve (14.7 mi / 23.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Frankston

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 31.3 mi (50.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 36 mi (58 km) away.

If you'd prefer to travel by train, the main station serving the city is Melbourne Leawarra Station. Catch a ride on the metro at Frankston Station for ease of access to the rest of the city.

Food & drink 

Sample delicacies in Frankston

From high tea to upscale wineries and eclectic cafes, the Mornington Peninsula is a premier destination for foodies. The chefs in the area revel in fresh produce, home-raised meats and seasonal vegetables and herbs that give their dishes a unique flavour and appeal. Some of the most common ingredients in the area include Port Phillip Bay whiting and flathead, Flinders mussels, aged beef and lamb, free-range eggs, fresh-picked truffles and homegrown apples, cherries and vegetables. The many cellar doors in the area also provide cool-climate wines such as pinot noir, Arneis, Sangiovese and Gewürztraminer to pair with meals. If you want to try out the flavours of the Mornington Peninsula during your stay in Frankston, visit a restaurant or bar near your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun near Frankston holiday rentals

Frankston has numerous activities for fun and education for children of all ages. Holiday homes can be found near places like Ballam Park Homestead, the former home of the prominent Liardet family of settlers that was built in 1854 and features period furnishings and artefacts, and the National Trust-listed Mulberry Hill, the former residence of author Joan Lindsay that features a local history museum. Kids will also enjoy the Frankston Regional Foreshore Playground, a fun beachfront play area for walking, biking and sports, and the Frankston Nature Conservation Reserve, a natural area with an abundance of native wildlife to see.

Good for couples

Romance in Frankston holiday homes

The relaxed environment and rich cultural scene of Frankston make it an ideal destination for a couple’s retreat. Romantic holiday homes are available near places like Frankston Arts Centre, a cultural centre that promotes art in the area with exhibits, shows and workshops, and the George Pentland Botanic Gardens, a beautiful botanical garden with tropical plants and colourful blooms. You could also visit the Frankston foreshore boardwalk and Landmark Bridge and pier, offering numerous beachfront restaurants and shops, or the Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve, a nature reserve with exotic plants and animals.

Where to stay near Frankston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 258 holiday rentals near Frankston. From 169 Houses to 37 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Frankston for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Melbourne Leawarra Station: 1,092 holiday rentals
  • Frankston Arts Centre: 1,145 holiday rentals
  • Frankston Visitor Information Centre: 1,176 holiday rentals
  • Frankston Station: 1,052 holiday rentals
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park: 813 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Frankston 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 Frankston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 169 Houses in Frankston. Our other popular types of Frankston holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 37 holiday houses
  • Villas: 6 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 15 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 Frankston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 66 holiday homes with pool available in Frankston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.