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Enjoy Saint Leonards holiday homes to rent

The small coastal township of Saint Leonards offers a serene and memorable holiday experience. It’s perhaps best known for its surrounding salt-marsh wildlife reserve, but there are plenty of things to do for families, couples and even individual travellers to this region, where the locals like to proclaim that ‘every day is Sunday’. You’ll find opportunities for sailing and water sports, wildlife viewing, fishing, educational excursions and even countryside rides on railways. Whatever your holiday travel goals are, you’ll meet them with Saint Leonards holiday homes to rent.

Things to do

What to do near Saint Leonards pet-friendly accommodation

You’ll find plenty to enjoy outside your pet-friendly accommodation. Edwards Point State Faunal Reserve offers natural wildlife in its native habitat. It’s also dog-friendly, making it a lovely place for a stroll with your four-legged family friends. The St Leonards Salt Lagoon is a hypersaline lake covering about 50 hectares that serves as another wildlife and nature reserve. The Swan Bay - Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve is a nature preserve along the coast where you can walk in the woods and view a magnificent coastline with deep, blue waters. Duck Island is a barrier island and part of a national marine park.


Sightseeing in and around St Leonards

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes St Leonards a fun place to get away to. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Portarlington Golf Club (3.9 mi / 6.3 km)
  • Queenscliff Golf Course (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Lonsdale Golf Club (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • McGlashan's Wallington Estate (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Adventure Park Geelong (9.5 mi / 15.3 km)
  • Sorrento Golf Club (10.8 mi / 17.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of St Leonards

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, St Leonards is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Portarlington Recreation Reserve (5 mi / 8.1 km)
  • Portarlington Waterfront (5.1 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Point Lonsdale Beach (7.7 mi / 12.5 km)
  • Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Point Nepean National Park (9.8 mi / 15.7 km)
  • Portsea Back Beach (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around St Leonards

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon), the closest airport, located 15.5 mi (25 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), which is 33.2 mi (53.5 km) away.

How to get around

How to get to and around Saint Leonards holiday rentals

Most people who visit Saint Leonards will begin by flying or otherwise travelling into Geelong. From there, you can secure bus, taxi, car, ride-share or train services. Within town, you’ll find that many of the areas are quite walkable or bicycle-friendly, so these can be great ways to get around. A car hire allows you to drive yourself wherever you like. Bus services run regularly, so public transport isn’t an issue, and ride-share and taxi services also operate in the area. Overall, you’ll have little trouble getting to and around Saint Leonards holiday rentals.

Food & drink 

Food and drink to try near Saint Leonards holiday homes

You’ll find all manner of dishes and cuisine to sample just outside of Saint Leonards holiday homes. If you like Chinese food, you might be surprised to discover that dim sum was invented right in Victoria and has a flavour all its own. Victoria is also a renowned wine region, and a sampling of local vintages should be on your agenda. You can also try a dark-roast coffee from a quaint local cafe. Finally, don’t pass up the chance for street food like a meat pie with spices, potatoes and gravy in a pastry shell.

Essential info

What to know about Saint Leonards holiday accommodation

As a small town of just around 2,500 people, Saint Leonards is a safe, walkable place to visit. You’ll want to exercise basic cautions just as you would anywhere that isn’t home, but overall you should have an enjoyable and safe time here. As part of Victoria, Saint Leonards features a temperate coastal climate, with February temperatures averaging around 19.2°C and July temperatures averaging around 9.7°C. The wettest month is September, which sees around 64 mm of rainfall. It’s quite a welcoming community and offers all the amenities you need for a memorable time from your holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly fun near Saint Leonards holiday homes to rent

Tons of fun, educational experiences the kids will love are located just a few miles from holiday homes to rent. An adventure swim among majestic dolphins is an exciting experience for kids of all ages. The Fort Queenscliff Museum is in a 19th-century coastal artillery fort with artefacts and historical objects. The Blues Train offers a combination of great dining, outstanding music and countryside views in a classic steam train. Fort Nepean is another historic fortification from the Victorian era and the centrepiece of Fort Nepean National Park.

Where to stay near Saint Leonards?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 938 holiday rentals near Saint Leonards. From 776 Houses to 80 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 Saint Leonards is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Sorrento Front Beach: 3,049 holiday rentals
  • Mornington Peninsula National Park: 2,995 holiday rentals
  • Portarlington Waterfront: 1,492 holiday rentals
  • Portsea Back Beach: 2,942 holiday rentals
  • Point Impossible Nudist Beach: 1,622 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Saint Leonards 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 Saint Leonards?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 776 Houses in Saint Leonards. Our other popular types of Saint Leonards holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 80 holiday houses
  • Villas: 10 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 22 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 Saint Leonards?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 186 holiday homes with pool available in Saint Leonards. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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