Where to stay near Greater Melbourne?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,951 holiday rentals near Greater Melbourne. From 1,923 houses to 1,493 apartments, find unique holiday house for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Greater Melbourne is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Greater Melbourne?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Greater Melbourne. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Mornington Peninsula: 2,824 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City: 1,858 holiday rentals
  • Rye: 1,262 holiday rentals
  • Sorrento: 1,223 holiday rentals
  • Rosebud: 1,425 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Greater Melbourne! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Greater Melbourne?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Greater Melbourne with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Melbourne City: 1,858 holiday homes
  • Rye: 1,262 holiday homes
  • Sorrento: 1,223 holiday homes
  • Rosebud: 1,425 holiday homes
  • Blairgowrie: 1,224 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Greater Melbourne?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Greater Melbourne are:

  • Melbourne Airport (MEL): 1,832 holiday houses
  • Melbourne Essendon Airport (MEB): 1,927 holiday houses
  • Melbourne International Airport (MEL): 1,844 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Greater Melbourne?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Greater Melbourne. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Melbourne Central: 1,972 holiday rentals
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park: 653 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City Marina: 1,965 holiday rentals
  • Sorrento Front Beach: 2,093 holiday rentals
  • Mornington Peninsula National Park: 1,814 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Greater Melbourne listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

G'day in Greater Melbourne – good times are calling

As the capital city of the south-eastern state of Victoria, Melbourne buzzes with activity. The bustling big city boasts towering skyscrapers, but you'll find the real treasures in its narrow alleyways filled with scores of trendy restaurants and bars. Melbourne also features a thriving arts scene, complete with major museums and galleries. Set on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, and featuring the Central Business District intersected by the Yarra River, Melbourne offers a watery landscape. As a result, Greater Melbourne vacation rentals typically place you near a host of outdoor, water-based activities, from fishing to swimming.

Jiminy Cricket and plenty of wickets!

It's no secret that Australians love cricket – sports enthusiasts make pilgrimages to the capital city just to watch a cricket match or take a tour of the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground. If you'd rather participate in sports, Melbourne's beaches provide opportunities for swimming, fishing, kitesurfing, boating, waterskiing, kayaking, canoeing and scuba diving. After a vigorous workout, treat yourself to some goodies at the Queen Victoria Market, a Victorian-era building stuffed with food stalls. Enjoy some retail therapy in the city's cosy shopping arcades lined with galleries and boutique shops.

Museum madness throughout magnificent Melbourne

Culture vultures rest easy – Melbourne offers plenty for you. Take in a ballet, opera or theatrical performance at the Arts Centre Melbourne, or visit the National Gallery of Victoria to view fine Australian and indigenous works of art. History comes alive at the Melbourne Museum and the Royal Exhibition Building, where exhibits explore the city's storied past. For those who prefer to spend their days outside, the Royal Botanic Gardens offers more than 10,000 plant species. If you have kids staying in your Greater Melbourne vacation rental, they'll love seeing the dazzling collection of animals at the Melbourne Zoo.

Mild Melbourne – not too cold, not too hot, but just right!

No matter what time of year you book a Greater Melbourne vacation rental, comfy conditions are on tap. Summers in Melbourne are warm but mild, with top temperatures rarely exceeding 26 degrees. Even the dry heat is often mellowed by cool breezes off Port Phillip Bay. You'll probably need to bundle up during the crisp winters, but even in the coldest months – namely June and July – highs hover around a tolerable 14 degrees. Spring brings colourful flowers and warmer weather, but you'll need to prepare for the rainfall, particularly in October, which is Melbourne's wettest month.

Wet and wild – splash down into Melbourne

Don't let those skyscrapers fool you – Melbourne offers a lush and watery landscape, from the winding path of the Yarra River to the calm waters of Port Phillip Bay. Nature is also on display in the city's parks and gardens, such as the beds of vibrant annuals and roses at the Queen Victoria Gardens. You can look to the skies for a glimpse of feathered friends – Melbourne is home to scores of rosellas and lorikeets – but you'll find plenty of birds, including black swans, cockatoos and kookaburras, throughout the grounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens.