Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In South Melbourne, Australia - Updated 2021

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South Melbourne, one of the most exciting and buzzing areas of the ‘World’s Most Livable City’, is home to the infamous South Melbourne Market, restaurants, and cool bars, and is slap bang in between the city and the beach. Grab yourself a metro card and the 96 tram will become your best friend. There is a ton to do in this part of Melbourne, visit the Melbourne Market and shop for some fresh produce and great finds for souvenirs, or spend a day at South Melbourne Beach getting some sand, sun, and fun. For those traveling with kids, explore Smart Artz Gallery for some entertainment. Stay close to the action and book one of these Airbnb vacation rentals in South Melbourne, to ensure that you are making the most out of this part of Australia.

1. South Melbourne apartment for resort living (from USD 116)

This centrally located apartment in South Melbourne is exactly what you need for a refreshing stay in this beautiful city. It’s 10 minutes from the CBD and 15 from the beach. This two bedroom, spacious, city apartment has views over Albert Park and out towards the bay. The apartment itself is self-contained, with a small kitchen and diner for those days when you don’t want to eat at one of Melbourne’s famous restaurants.

If you do want to go out, the Lucky Coq and Banff are only 2 km (1.2 miles) away in St Kilda, offering the most amazing 4 AUD (3.11 USD) pizzas. Take full advantage of the spa on the roof of the building, to grab a view of the impressive St Kilda sunsets, whilst relaxing in luxury.

Relax in the Rooftop Spa of This Sleek City Flat
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
87 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with great amenities
the apartment was perfect with all the necessary amenities to have a comfortable stay
finally a sofa bed that was comfortable
neat comfortable space wonderful view from 28th floor
the apartments full amenities made it easy to feel comfortable and at home
very clean with attractive decor
very clean easy instructions
so clean and exactly as pictured and described
such a great little city apartment very clean and nicely decorated
nice clean modern and the beautiful cozy apartment
kind regards mary & co :)
mark was a great host
mark was a wonderful host who responded immediately to my questions
mark was a great host and provided excellent recommendations for the city
i would highly recommend mark as a host
good location right near the tram & walking distance into the city
great location very close walk to domain tram interchange
great place in a fantastic location so close to city with convenient transport close by
such a fantastic central location
brilliant location and well equipped apartment
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2. Riverfront condo with Netflix (from USD 77)

Guarantee a pleasant stay in South Melbourne when you book a few nights in this charming one-bedroom apartment. It has one bathroom and a queen bedroom to accommodate up to four guests. There is a sofabed in the living room for guests to sleep on as well, with a flat-screen TV that gives guests access to Netflix for some entertainment. The kitchen and dining area is adequately spacious and equipped with cookware and electric appliances. The bathroom is clean and has toiletries for guests’ convenience. The property has a gym, an indoor swimming pool, and a patio area for guests to use. The property is close to many boat tour rentals and bike rental shops to help travelers explore the city more conveniently.

Riverside, Free Parking, A+ Location, Netflix
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
198 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tvs are easy to use and the wifi was great
the home is comfortable with nice furnishings decor and a fabulous bed and sofa
the apartment is so quiet and the views of the river are so peaceful
the apartment is beautiful and has everything you need to enjoy your stay with restaurants and amenities nearby
beautiful view and a large comfortable space that is immaculately clean
very clean and tidy
super clean modern apartment
very clean as well
the house is clean and well equipped
very clean secure well maintained
david was very responsive and accommodating to our requests
great communications from hosts
host is really nice and very quick response
lynda and david were the perfect hosts
lynda and david great host
great location and very reasonably priced
secure building and car park
the location is excellent with the tram into the central cbd right outside
supermarket very close which was great
fantastic apartment perfect location for exploring the city
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3. Modern, minimalist guest house (from USD 76)

Ideal for four guests, this two-bedroom minimalist-inspired home has two bedrooms with a queen bed, a double bed, and single bed guests will sleep on. There is one bathroom with a functional shower, toilet, and washing machine, as well as toiletries. The kitchen area is spacious, with a bar-type dining table that serves as a great breakfast nook. There is a flat-screen TV in the living room where guests can lounge and stay entertained after a long day exploring. A front porch and patio are available for those who just to sit back, enjoy the views of the lush green gardens, and have a cup of tea to end the day.

New modern privacy self contain entire unit
Kew, Victoria, Australia
399 reviews
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
saiphin's place is perfect with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay
bathroom had great washing machine & dryer
super well stocked kitchen with all sorts of condiments
beautiful and clean space to stay couldn’t ask for much else everything from tea/coffee to breakfast all available
i had a nice stay in her house with comfortable and soft mattress
very clean and well equipped
this place clean and tidy
their toilet is clean and well maintained
very nice and clean place
felt very homely and very clean
saiphin was an amazing host
very lovely home with a very kind guest
saiphin is an excellent host
saiphin is a great host
saiphin was very responsive and gracious host
located in a beautiful community and close proximity to cafes supermarket and wine store
so many thoughtful touches great location
the location is great and saiphin has made it very homely
amazing stay fantastic location just metres away from fantastic cafes
saiphin’s place is an ideal place to stay; convenient for access to city and other places
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4. Renovated retro apartment

This apartment is everything you will love about Melbourne: it is fresh, vibrant, hip and clean. There’s nothing about this one-bed apartment that won’t demand your attention as soon as you walk in: from the exposed brick walls, the saturated colours, the wooden floors and the open plan kitchen, fully equipped with modern appliances.

You’ll be based right next to the markets, ensuring that you can get fresh produce on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, to cook up in the gorgeous kitchen. If you don’t feel like cooking, you can rest in the knowledge that you’ll be close to great restaurants and bars, that offer some of the finest cuisine in the world.

Renovated Retro Apartment near South Melbourne Market
South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
136 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartmemt was very comfortable and had everything we needed
onsite parking is a bonus & there's a courtyard with table & chairs for outdoor dining
this is a terrific apartment
we had a lovely time staying at this apartment in south melbourne
nicely appointed with good appliances lovely courtyard for late afternoon drinks/dinner/breakfast
everything was very clean and nicely decorated
clean quiet and comfortable
place was very clean
the apartment was clean and the bed was comfortable and the communication was thorough
it's clean neat and homey
hosts were very responsive
host vera was kind to introduce us from beginning till ends
the hosts were responsive and very helpful
the host linton was extremely helpful
the owner was very responsive and communication was excellent
really near to our melbourne office it was in the ideal location
a perfect location with the market a stone's throw away and numerous restaurants in close proximity
nice place and great location
such a great central location tucked away in a private setting
gorgeous apartment in a great location
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5. Chic city pad with hot tub and park views

This outstanding apartment, with gorgeous park and ocean views, is yours to rent in the world’s most livable city. This two bedroom mega apartment is absolutely mesmerising from the moment you step into the building. It is bright and fresh with contemporary furnishings, whilst maintaining an elegant facade.

However beautiful the interior and the layout are, it’s nothing compared to the outside space - from your personal large balcony with adequate dining and seating to the exceptional rooftop communal space. The large deck and hot tub have park views out to St Kilda, which skirts the ocean. This apartment is everything you’ll need for a holiday in Melbourne and you’ll remember it for years to come.

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
184 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
amazing apartment with an amazing view and big balcony highly recommended :)
great apartment with beautiful view of the city lots of space good wifi and parking
apartment as pictured with lovely views
awesome views from apartment and rooftop
the roof deck views and plunge pool are amazing and a highlight of our comfortable stay
nice clean and chic
it was clean and had some beautiful little touches
the place is really clean and spacious
the apartment was clean and the building was quiet
stylish spacious clean apartment
great spot and a very nice host
and the host is always there to help you
june is a great host too
june was a great host very accommodating
june is a super host
good location and really close to transport
excellent apartment close to cbd
great location and neat apartment
good location and lots of parking
comfortable apartment in a good neighbourhood which is well connected and close to the botanical gardens
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6. Homey and sunny studio

This incredibly bright and airy apartment is up for rent in one of the most sought-after locations in South Melbourne. The glass windows surrounding half of the apartment ensure that natural light illuminates the rooms, for as long as possible. The decor is fresh and modern, creating an enjoyable environment to relax in.

You’ll love the open plan layout, the Scandinavian design and the amount of light that soaks into your city pad - it’s also good to know that pets are allowed so, if you want to bring your forever friend with you, you can rest assured they’ll be well catered to here.

Leopold – Homey Studio Apt In Scandinavian Design
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
79 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is quite small but was perfect for me for the weekend
really nice apartment with netflix sound system and kitchen
great big tv with netflix perfect for a night if not heading out
the bluetooth box and the tv with netflix as well as the kitchen are awesome
i really loved the place in terms of the style and how cozy it was
clean well organised
apartment very clean and well appointed
very clean and cool decor :)
extremely clean well coordinated colors and best of all things are really new
really nice apartment we really enjoyed it clean and modern
little stays staff professional and responsive
mario and his team are extremely professional friendly and communicative
had a small issue with the lights and host was so responsive and immediately resolved
littlestay is professionally run and responsive to answering your queries
the host was very responsive to my messages and my overall experience has been lovely
cute apartment with a great location
great location - ideal for a short stay / weekend break in melbourne
great place with great location
with the best location
beautiful place and super convenient location
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7. Spacious flat in vibrant neighborhood

Best for families and groups of friends making their way around Melbourne, this idyllic apartment with high ceilings is big enough for six guests. There are three bedrooms, with four beds and two bathrooms, and a spacious and functional kitchen, all decked with function and style in mind. The modern apartment features a great city view of Melbourne and provides guests with other amenities like WiFi access, laundry facilities, a flat-screen TV, shower essentials, and hot water in the bathroom. The property is situated in a vibrant neighborhood with private access to a nearby lake. It’s a three-minute walk to the nearest tram and bus stops and five minutes from the nearest cafes and restaurants.

Spacious 3 Beds 2 Bath apartment High floor View
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
106 reviews
Entire apartment 4 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with amazing view
beautiful modern apartment with great views
very nice apartment great views and location amenities were good tea coffee and milk and even a chocolate
and we like the view of the apartment too
beautiful apartment with an amazing view
cleanliness of the place can be improved as some areas were abit dusty
there was plenty of clean towels soap and shampoo
the apartment was clean spacious and had everything we needed
the place is very new clean and modern
it was tidy and clean when we arrived and had everything we needed
the host was very helpful and friendly
bill is very hospitable and a friendly host
host was easy to contact and readily available
the host was very thoughtful and very helpful
the host was very responsive with communications about the late check in
great location and in the heart of melbourne near spencer street station
good and safe location - conveniently located close to city and southern cross station
this place was near perfect
good location and value for money
nice apartment good location near to tram stop
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8. Bright, sunny house

This beautiful apartment is set within a lush area, full of green flora and fauna. The large floor to ceiling windows allow nature and light to infiltrate the rooms, creating a fresh atmosphere. This double ensuite is based in a three-storey townhouse, which boasts views over the bay and CBD, from this ideal location in South Melbourne.

Your hosts will go the extra mile to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible: you’ll be greeted with fresh flowers upon arrival and have two happy dogs to hang out with. When you’re done exploring South Melbourne Market or the surrounding areas, this is the perfect place to rest your head.

Bright sunny house

9. Modern home

Would you like to stay in a comfortable apartment, set within a luxurious building in the most livable city in the world? Of course you would! Step right into this one-bed self-contained, city apartment. The first thing to grab you is the exterior chill out zone, located within a modern cube, with contemporary seating by the hot tub and swimming pool.

The apartment itself is more comfortable than modern, with soft furnishings, a comfortable bed and a fully equipped kitchen - including a coffee machine for those mornings before you head out to explore the city.

Modern home

10. Boutique luxury home

This large, beautiful apartment is every bit your Melbournian dream home and its spacious, modern layout, with wooden finishings, make you feel like you’re in a luxurious Scandinavian cabin, instead of an inner-city apartment.

This fully furnished, self-contained home is in one of the most sought-after areas of Melbourne. South Melbourne is home to some of the trendiest cafes and restaurants this side of the Yarra - that’s for when you’re not chilling out in this amazing apartment.

Boutique luxury home

11. Loft with outdoor decking area

This sun-soaked, recently renovated apartment is set in a converted horse stable, which encompasses the history and charm of this old building. The large space has stripped back walls and exposed beams throughout - from the open plan kitchen, diner and living space to the thoughtfully decorated bedrooms.

The interior opens up to a large, sunny courtyard and an attached entertainer’s kitchen, to ensure that everyone gets included in the good times. FYI: you’re also close to a small English pub, for when you want a cold pint and to tell the locals about the awesome place you’re staying in.

Loft with outdoor decking area

12. South Melbourne home

This clean, large apartment is the perfect hideaway for yourself and five of your favourite people. It is located within the South Melbourne region, which is a thriving hub of activity, full of people enjoying the famous South Melbourne Market, as well as local restaurants and bars - you won’t be stuck for things to do in this beautiful part of town.

The apartment itself looks over the glistening CBD from most rooms within the house, with large floor to ceiling windows in the open plan living area, so you can scope out this beautiful city from all angles.

South Melbourne home

13. City view apartment

Would you like to drift off in a luxurious apartment, with the glowing lights of the world’s most livable city behind you? Well, now you can when you stay in this beautiful one-bed apartment, based in one of Melbourne’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. This apartment is close to the beach, close to the CBD and with views to write home about.

The apartment itself is compact and clean, the kitchen leads into the living areas whilst the apartment opens onto an impressive balcony, which showcases the city below. Insider tip: head up to the spa on the roof at sunset - the views won’t disappoint you.

City view apartment

Enjoy Melbourne

Melbourne hasn’t won the title of the ‘Most Livable City in the World’ for seven years running for nothing. The city has so much to offer visitors - from the amazing cuisine, right down to the funky street art, there’s so much to see in this mesmerizing city that you’re sure to have the time of your life.

Pro tip: Go to the Shrine of Remembrance, only at sunset.

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