Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Ballarat, Australia - Updated 2024

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The largest city in Central Highlands, Australia is blessed with a rich cultural heritage reflective of the great Victorian era. The lovely city of Ballarat boasts of several interesting attractions that unfailingly draw in tourists, including the nostalgic town of Sovereign Hill where you can actually pan gold, witness street theater, and interact with costumed characters. Then there’s the legendary Kryal Castle, the historic Art Gallery of Ballarat, and the award-winning Wildlife Park. Indeed, there’s so much to see in this beautiful city. Staying over for a long weekend does sound like a fancy vacation plan for you and your loved ones. Check out the top Airbnb vacation rentals in Ballarat, Australia for your next leisure or work travel.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 20, 2024.

1. Vintage cottage with designer kitchen and solar power (from USD 111)

Artisan cottage provides guests with a taste of the quintessential Ballarat living, starting from its beautiful Victorian design. It accommodates up to four guests and features two separate baths and a designer kitchen. Not all Airbnb vacation rentals in Ballarat are sustainably powered by solar energy, but this cottage is. Unique features include a mini library and a walk-in closet. Staying here will feel like living in a home away from home.

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
1.26 km (0.8 mi) from Sovereign Hill
501 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
john’s cottage is comfortable and luxurious
beds were lovely and with electric blankets lots of great pillows extra blankets and doona's
the quaint cottage was well appointed and really comfortable
we slept on the most comfortable bed with the softest sheets i have ever experienced
although "old (1860's)" the cottage is totally modern extremely comfortable scrupulously clean with a marvellously artistic interior décor
from cleanliness to super comfy beds
so clean and stylish - loved it
clean warm and homy would recommend to everyone
the house is beautiful and clean
wonderful taste in everything squeaky clean and great smelling fluffy bed and bath towels
john was a great host
the host john is welcoming and very helpful
john was so helpful
wonderful hosts with great local knowledge and exceptional service
john is a lovely host and makes you feel at home
perfect location to all ballarat has to offer
neat & tidy in a good location
great location wonderful host
very comfortable and close to all the tourist spots of ballarat
great period space and location to ballarat centre
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2. Elegant Ballarat Central home with full kitchen, spacious lounge, and a courtyard garden (from USD 117)

The House at No. 10 is nothing short of exquisite and elegant. Besides complete facilities, it offers delightful sceneries such as a courtyard garden with a rustic fountain and outdoor dining area. For a house that fits six guests, this Airbnb vacation rental is far from cluttered, thanks to its high ceilings, large French doors, and tastefully decorated fixtures and furniture. The host is, indeed, into thoughtful details. Plus, it is within walking distance to Lake Wendouree and several restaurants and cafes.

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Ballarat Central, Victoria, Australia
2.05 km (1.3 mi) from Sovereign Hill
171 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the rooms were amazing and the couch comfy
had everything we needed and a piano room which was lovely
beautiful and clean and so much space
the house was very clean and well stocked with essentials
beautifully done and clean made our stay in ballarat perfect
stylish clean brilliant location super comfy beds fabulous decor quality linen and furnishings
nicely renovated home with everything you need the house was very clean and in a great location
alan was so accommodating and easy to communicate with
alan is a fantastic host i recommend this home to anyone whom enjoys a little luxury
but don't tell everyone because i want to go back also excellent communication and super friendly host
perfect location with shops within walking distance
it's location was also fantastic
short walk to the main street and lake - great location
the location was great centrally located to all amenities
perfect location close to sturt street easy to find
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3. Contemporary self-contained studio with a balcony view (from USD 84)

This Airbnb vacation rental has access to a balcony where you can quietly unwind anytime. It is tastefully decorated and regularly cleaned for comfortable stays. Its central location gives guests plenty of dining and entertainment options. Art precincts are within walking distance, too. All facilities - kitchen, wash area, and air-conditioned rooms - are provided.

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Ballarat East, Victoria, Australia
1.4 km (0.9 mi) from Sovereign Hill
321 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it’s very spacious and made for an extremely comfortable and ‘homely’ stay
the kitchen is wonderfully equipped with any utensils you could need all very neatly organized in drawers
the kitchen was very well equipped and cecilia had left some very thoughtful supplies for breakfast
thanks cecilia for your lovely apartment which made such a great base for our time in ballarat
this is such a beautiful apartment cecilia went above and beyond to make sure we had a lovely time
clean spacious and beautiful
really comfortable self contained space and spotlessly clean
beautifully clean and well presented
the accomodation is modern and clean
wonderful place extremely clean and homely
she was friendly and helpful
the host was very kind and welcoming
delightful hosts friendly without being intrusive
this place was gorgeous host was lovely right there if we needed anything extra
cecilia was a great host and has a wonderful attention to detail her studio
great location walking distance to shops and restaurants
the location was also great walking distance to shops and restaurants
beautiful spacious apartment very close to central ballarat
) it's very central and an easy walk to everything
also the location is fantastic
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4. Homely accommodation with free breakfast and barbeque area (from USD 115)

Eureka Views sleeps six people, suitable for families and cliques. It’s a very cozy house that offers free continental breakfasts to fuel up your day. Like most Airbnb vacation rentals in Ballarat, Eureka Views is equipped with the basics - kitchen, laundry, lounge, parking, and even a pergola area for barbeque Sundays. It is situated in a quiet neighborhood and within close proximity to the renowned Sovereign Hill.

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
1.88 km (1.2 mi) from Sovereign Hill
139 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air conditioning was most appreciated given the heat during our stay
the decor is divine with quality furniture linens and towels and the beds were amazingly comfortable
beds were great and heating worked well given the cold nights
we especially enjoyed the playstation and slept soundly in the sumptuous beds
jo’s cottage was wonderful to stay at we were very comfortable and at home
very clean and modern
a very clean and comfortable stay
beautiful clean house perfect for families
clean warm & with thoughtful touches
good communication fresh and nice sheets and clean bathroom
outstanding host & accommodation
jo is a wonderful host
jo was very helpful with our urgent phone call
great place super helpful host
jo was very quick replying to our questions and was very welcoming and helpful
great location when visiting sovereign hill close to supermarket
close to everything and an easy trip to sovereign hill
very good location and great outlook
lovely and central to the city as well we became very familiar with the location very quickly
great location in ballarat east with very short drive to everywhere
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5. Sunny two-bedroom apartment with nice city views

Waking up to treetop views of the city is a luxury to enjoy when staying at this Airbnb vacation rental in Ballarat, Australia. It is spacious, bright, and warm even during winter, owing to its solar orientation. This two-bedroom, well-equipped apartment fits four guests comfortably. Guests love the friendly hosts just as much as they adore the historic surroundings of the apartment. It’s close to commercial establishments, too.

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Ballarat Central, Victoria, Australia
1.94 km (1.2 mi) from Sovereign Hill
334 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE CONDO 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable bed and beautiful view
love the original features but the updated kitchen and flooring double glazed south-facing windows make it really liveable
such a gorgeous apartment with a beautiful view
fantastic atmospheric apartment with amazing light and contains a bath and chefs kitchen
light-filled spacious apartment in a very interesting historic building
very clean and tidy
very clean nice personal touches
very clean & comfortable apartment
apartment was clean & comfortable
old apartment but nice and clean
host is very responsive
hosts are very friendly
the hosts are also lovely and very communicative
very easy check in host is very quick to answer any questions
host is very friendly and quick to respond
very central location excellent place
great location and cute deco apartment
great central apartment in the heart of town
comfortable well equiped and ideal location
fantastic location and well equipped kitchen
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6. Upscale penthouse with heated floors and air-conditioning unit

Rooftops on Lydiard is appropriate for big traveling groups, six guests maximum. You have the entire floor all to yourselves, you are free to move around as you please. It is located in the city center, right next to the iconic Ballarat Art Gallery so you practically don’t run out of places to explore. The modern minimalist design of this Airbnb vacation rental always leaves a good impression on guests. It features heated floors, hot tub, air conditioning, and Apple TV in addition to gorgeous city views and stylish interiors. The place follows strict cleaning and disinfecting protocols for increased health safety.

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Ballarat Central, Victoria, Australia
1.83 km (1.2 mi) from Sovereign Hill
200 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty of bathroom amenities coffee machine and great music system
a great heater so its snug and warm
we used the fans and air conditioning to help with the stuffiness
loved the main bathroom and the toasty gas heater in the lounge room
a stunning & incredibly cosy loft apartment
very clean and newly renovated
very modern and clean
the apartment is beautiful sparkling clean and everything is there
stylish clean and central
marty’s place was amazing freshly renovated super clean and very stylish
marty was the perfect host
marty was a great host
marty and rachel were wonderful at communicating and very understanding as hosts
marty was an excellent host who provided an easy check in and great local tips
marty was a great host and very quick to respond to any queries
great location and amazing apartment
great location and beautiful place
perfect location right in the middle of town
good location as near to many restaurants
so beautiful and close to everything
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7. Luxurious self-contained apartments with outdoor dining and pet-friendly policies

This Airbnb vacation rental in Errard Street North, featuring modern Australian art, is a favorite among leisure and corporate travelers. Lascelles Terraces is close to the central business district (even to Kryal Castle and Sovereign Hill), has free on-site parking, and offers an outdoor dining area for about eight guests. It is pet-friendly, too. Your fur babies can likewise enjoy the stunning Ballarat views and stay inside a luxurious air-conditioned apartment with modern kitchen and entertainment amenities (e.g., smart TV).

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
2.17 km (1.4 mi) from Sovereign Hill
230 reviews  
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable bed and sofa
this place is oozing with quirkiness and charm it has everything you need for a comfortable stay
beautifully furnished apartment with amazing coffee and breakfast literally across the road (the turret cafe)
super stylish place super comfortable beds and lovely backyard garden
thank you and it's a beautiful apartment with a touch of modernity
clean homely and stylish
the flat was very clean and comfortable
sparkling clean and very stylish
great communication no hassles clean and super stylish
the whole apartment was spotlessly clean which is a big factor for me
outstanding stay with wonderful hosts
maryann david and martin were really helpful
the hosts had lots of great tips and recommendations for eating out
david and martin are wonderful hosts easy to communicate with and quick to respond to queries and needs
the hosts are very helpful with local tips etc
great house in a great location
excellent location and cool ambience
great location fantastic atmosphere comfortable and relaxed and close to supermarket restaurants
great stylish accommodation within walking distance to ballarat city centre
a beautiful property in a great location
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8. Modern cozy apartment with high-speed WiFi and free parking

This cozy apartment has a large open plan home design, beautifully curated to become vacation havens for couples. It is located in Ballarat Central with easy route access to major tourist attractions and shopping centers. This Airbnb vacation rental has a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious living room, and a free parking area. Altogether, the open spaces, quiet neighborhood, and high-speed WiFi create a conducive atmosphere for relaxation or even for work productivity.

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Ballarat Central, Victoria, Australia
2.25 km (1.4 mi) from Sovereign Hill
313 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we very much enjoyed watching the tv (complete with netflix) from the comfortable king size bed
aesthetically it looks stunning very comfortable modern & stylish
such an amazing find beautiful apartment with its own netflix login which was a great little addition
super clean and stylish
nice modern and clean unit
the apartment was incredibly clean and comfortable
super clean - am i am very fussy
very clean & comfortable apartment looking forward to my stay again next month :)
amazing apartment hosts were incredibly hospitable and kind
hosts communicated promptly and were helpful in every way
shane and leah were wonderful hosts
we walked in and we were instantly impressed with everything the hosts have done here
leah and shane are generous hosts; their communication was exceptional
great location amazing apartment
super handy location too
convenient location and a great homely vibe
convenient location and easy check in process
great location for a weekend getaway in ballarat
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9. Spacious and charming four-bedroom house with two outdoor dining areas

Casa Ballarat, a cozy family home, comfortably sleeps 10 guests. It is styled beautifully and equipped fully with all the necessities. It is newly renovated to cover more entertainment areas for social gatherings. This Airbnb vacation rental also boasts of a large open-space kitchen and an indoor wood fireplace. The ambience does get cozier with the fire on. Plus, this 1920 Spanish-inspired house lies within walking distance to Ballarat Central which makes exploring places easy.

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
1.7 km (1.1 mi) from Sovereign Hill
184 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we especially enjoyed the decor baths kitchen amenities and fireplace
the kitchen is also terrific for home meals
the beds were very comfortable
the mud room has been a lifesaver as we went during winter and needed to dry off
plenty of beds perfect for a family
the property was very clean and spacious
very comfortable and clean
the house was very clean on arrival and good quality linen provided
the house was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed for our stay
amazing facilities style cleanliness and space
friendly hosts who were speedy with responses
host are awesome and have done an amazing job on this place
fantastic property great hosts very informative and punctual
beautiful home and outstanding hosts
these were the best hosts i’ve ever had and were so pleasant to interact with
perfect location too so close to everything
perfect location in the heart of the city
the location was close to everything and many of ballarat’s top attractions
superb house with a great location
it is beautifully renovated close to everything
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10. Cozy private apartment with bright interiors and secure parking

Located in Ballarat Central, right above a quiet office space, this apartment offers guests comfortable stays either for work or vacation. This cozy and sunny Airbnb vacation rental is perfect for couples who wish to stay close to the central business district. Corporate travelers love the laptop-friendly spaces, convenient access to restos, fast WiFi connection, and secure parking. It has a kitchen, too, for those who favor homecooked meals.

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Ballarat Central, Victoria, Australia
2.49 km (1.6 mi) from Sovereign Hill
272 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
bed was comfy and the entire space was great for my overnight stay
pro’s: friendly welcoming host great location excellent heater for the cold nights
excellent stay again in comfortable and spacious apartment
clean and tidy place
very clean and comfortable
the unit is very clean and comfortable
very clean apartment nice touches
very quiet clean and comfortable space
vaughan is a great host
vaughan was a wonderful host
charming place with great helpful host
vaughan was a great host and i enjoyed my stay
easy check in and host was very helpful
great location for exploring ballarat
great location and great value
nice place with central location and covered car parking
great place well located and quiet
great value for money in a central ballarat location
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Take pleasurable vacations when in Ballarat, Australia

Ballarat is a gorgeous city filled with cultural wonders meant to be enjoyed languidly. The historic scenes and interesting arts housed are meant to be experienced in their fullness. The same goes for the beautiful lakes and wildlife centers. So stay for a little while in Ballarat. Book Airbnb vacation rentals that suit your accommodation needs. Let the city take you back through the spirited Victorian period, if only for a day or two.

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