Destination guide

Relax in holiday homes to rent in South Yarra

South Yarra is a suburb of Melbourne offering a great deal to those looking for holiday homes to rent. It’s known for a shopping region with upmarket shops, great restaurants, nightclubs and a cafe culture unlike many others. This is a place where Victorian architecture and immaculate botanical gardens mix with the very best in modern living and amenities. Whether you’re looking to take a nature walk, experience swimming and sandy beaches or shop at high-end retail locations, South Yarra is the place to be.

History

Historic sites near South Yarra holiday rentals

Many heritage-listed buildings are near South Yarra holiday homes. The Manchester Unity Building, built in 1932, is a fine example of art deco Gothic design. The ANZ Gothic Bank, constructed in the late 19th century, is a Gothic Revival building with vaulted ceilings, stained glass and gargoyles you must see to believe. The Government House, part of the National Trust, was also built in the late 19th century and is a stunning example of that era’s Victorian architecture. The Royal Arcade was the first shopping centre in the city and opened in 1870.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around South Yarra

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes South Yarra a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Albert Park Golf Course (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • St Kilda Pier (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • St. Kilda Sea Baths (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of South Yarra

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

  • St. Kilda Beach (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Luna Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Albert Park Lake (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Birrarung Marr Park (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Alexandra Gardens (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around South Yarra

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 9.3 mi (14.9 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 (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 14.1 mi (22.6 km) away.

Consider catching a ride on the metro at South Yarra Station or Hawksburn Station and easily see more of the city.

How to get around

Getting to holiday rentals in South Yarra

Travelling to South Yarra is easy and starts with a flight into Melbourne. From there you can catch a bus, taxi or tram to the suburb and your holiday accommodation. Ride-share services are also a popular and convenient means of getting around the Melbourne and South Yarra region. Some people prefer more freedom and choose a car hire to drive themselves around. The neighbourhood is also highly walkable, so hiking is a great way to experience the streets and shops.

Food & drink 

Local cuisine to enjoy in South Yarra

One surprising dish the region is known for is dim sum, which was invented in Melbourne despite being known as Chinese. Coffee culture is ubiquitous in this area, and you’ll find outstanding brews with smoky, dark flavour in shops on nearly every block. Street foods like meat pies, made from ground beef with gravy and potatoes in a savoury pastry shell, must be experienced. Breweries and distilleries are also popular in the area, and you will want to sample great local rums, wines and craft beers near your holiday rentals.

Essential info

What to know about South Yarra holiday homes

South Yarra was originally inhabited by the indigenous Wurundjeri people and was first settled by Europeans in the 1830s. Today it’s an upscale suburb of Melbourne marked by a major commercial and retail district, high-end cafes, bars and a lively and active nightlife. South Yarra has been named among the best places to live around Melbourne and is known as a very safe place for holiday accommodation. Most of those who live here were born in Australia, and Australian English is the dominant language.

Where to stay near South Yarra?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,064 holiday rentals near South Yarra. From 351 Houses to 1,552 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 South Yarra is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Jam Factory: 2,191 holiday rentals
  • Prahran Market: 2,196 holiday rentals
  • Como Centre: 2,194 holiday rentals
  • Chapel Street: 2,229 holiday rentals
  • Como House: 2,211 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around South Yarra 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 South Yarra?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 351 Houses in South Yarra. Our other popular types of South Yarra holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,552 holiday houses
  • Villas: 8 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 South Yarra?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 646 holiday homes with pool available in South Yarra. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.