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Destination guide

Find relaxing holiday homes to rent near Williamstown

Williamstown is a charming town along the coast south of central Melbourne where the Yaara River meets Port Phillip Bay. As the first port settlement in Melbourne, Williamstown offers fascinating colonial sites and beautiful seaside views. Williamstown is a coveted holiday spot, with quaint holiday homes to rent. Its popular beach is frequented by all types of travellers, from families to groups and couples to solo visitors.

History

Explore Williamstown’s heritage sites near holiday homes

Williamstown was established in the 1830s as Victoria’s central port and was important enough to be among the cities considered for the capital of the new colony. Toward the latter half of the century, the Victorian railway company’s main workshops were also in Williamstown. Due to the town’s maritime significance, one of the most popular heritage sites near holiday homes is the Williamstown Lighthouse that has been standing since 1855 and whose time ball still drops at 1 p.m. each day. Fort Gellibrand is an almost 3-hectare site with historic batteries and defensive bunkers. Many visitors appreciate a look into the large, late-19th-century maritime villa known as the Former Lawn House. One of the more architecturally significant historical sites in Williamstown is the 1873 stucco Williamstown Customs House.

How to get around

Transport to and around Williamstown holiday rentals

As Williamstown is less than 20 km from the heart of Melbourne, transport to and around holiday rentals is a breeze. Public transport is abundant and is widely utilized by locals and visitors alike. Melbourne has a major international airport and is connected to other areas by highways and rail lines. From Melbourne, you can get to Williamstown by the Metro train or one of the frequent buses. For a fun and scenic route, you can take the ferry from Melbourne to Williamstown. If you prefer the freedom of a car hire, Williamstown offers car leases, and parking is available by the major beach attractions.

Food & drink 

Taste delicacies of Williamstown near holiday homes

Your stay in Williamstown holiday homes isn’t complete until you’ve tried classic fish and chips, which are exceptionally fresh and delicious in this seaside paradise. Wine is a major staple of cuisine in Victoria as the soil and climate make for exceptionally suitable growing conditions, and you’ll find multiple wineries and vineyards only a short drive from Williamstown. The craft beer scene is quite strong here as well. Of course, Williamstown has more than one spot to find famous dim sum, a meat and vegetable dumpling often snacked on in the Melbourne region. Sometimes, nothing beats a classic barbecued snag.

Essential info

Key facts for your holiday accommodation in Williamstown

Before you book your holiday accommodation in Williamstown, it’s good to know some essential information to maximize your safety and enjoyment. Williamstown is surrounded on three sides by water and is well accustomed to seasonal holiday travellers. Most visitors come from the nearby Melbourne region, of which Williamstown is a suburb. It is a relatively small town with around 16,000 people. During the summer months, Williamstown averages 20°C and sees less precipitation than in the winter months. If coming from outside Victoria, Williamstown is in the Australian Eastern Standard Time zone and the phone area code is 03. As Williamstown thrives mainly on outside visitors, it’s a quaint town that remains very safe. Williamstown has its own hospital, and major medical facilities are nearby in Melbourne as well.

Where to stay near Williamstown?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,034 holiday rentals near Williamstown. From 289 Houses to 1,544 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 Williamstown is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Williamstown Beach: 2,448 holiday rentals
  • Williamstown Beach Station: 2,448 holiday rentals
  • Jawbone Marine Sanctuary: 2,443 holiday rentals
  • Williamstown Beach Station: 2,448 holiday rentals
  • Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park: 2,380 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Williamstown listed on HomeAway.com.au 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 Williamstown?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.com.au offers 289 Houses in Williamstown. Our other popular types of Williamstown holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,544 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 62 holiday houses
  • Studios: 1,594 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 Williamstown?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 589 holiday homes with pool available in Williamstown. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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