10 Best Holiday Houses In Melbourne, Australia - Updated 2021

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The beautiful city of Melbourne is situated in the Australian state of Victoria. It is the home to many of the famous landmarks of Australia which include the World Heritage Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Cricket Ground, National Gallery of Victoria, and many others. The city is also known as the coffee capital of Australia and you can certainly find great coffee in any cafe you visit here. Melbourne has a funky vibe, lain with cool architecture, stylish cafes, unique street art, and majestic gardens. You can travel around with a budget and still see the best of what Melbourne offers. Get the best experience in Melbourne–which of course comes hand-in-hand with the best place to stay in. Continue reading to find the best holiday houses in Melbourne, Australia.

1. Chic home perfect for couples (from USD 150)

If you are looking for a chic holiday home with a convenient location, this is a good choice for you. It is situated in the historic Shocko House which is close to many shopping centers, theaters, bars, and restaurants. This New York-style apartment has a modern style and features big windows that allow the space to be filled with natural light. It is also fully equipped with a kitchen that includes a dishwasher, stove, microwave, and stone bench. Lounge in the living room that has comfy leather couches, television, Bose speakers, and unlimited WiFi.

Shocko 1 - Boutique Accommodation - CBD
34 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
11/10 for this beautiful apartment
the apartment is beautiful with high ceilings
well maintained modern apartment with a lot of charm in an older building
we spent 4 nights in this apartment rodger welcomed us personally and even helped with our luggage
Cleanliness:
apt is clean and simple
very comfortable and clean
was very happy with our stay spotlessly clean well equipped
it was clean and tidy and in a fantastic location
very clean and comfortable (the best bed we’ve had on vacation)
Host:
the owner is pleasant and responsive
owners very nice great info supplied on arrival
our friendly host met us on arrival and made sure we were settled in
Location:
fantastic location centrally located in cbd
excellent property in amazing location
great location to stay close regent theatre next road over
china town short walk the location makes it an easy job get around the city
a great place to stay in terms of location and the apartment itself was lovely
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2. One-bedroom apartment located in the heart of the city (from USD 120)

Located in front of Federation Square is this holiday home that accommodates two guests. This apartment has large windows which allows natural light to fill in the room. It is equipped with a queen-sized bed that is perfect for couples who are on a trip to Melbourne. The kitchen is complete with high-quality European appliances that you can use to prepare delicious meals. The living room is simple yet comfortable. You can lounge on the brown Italian leather sofa or on the Series Seven chairs while watching shows on the Samsung smart television to keep yourselves entertained. You can also wash your own clothes in the laundry area.

Oliver Lane - Boutique Accommodation - CBD
35 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
well equipped clean and comfortable
had a great stay in the sparkling clean unit
this place is wonderful very clean right in the city center and rodger is very nice
this property is sleek clean comfortable easily accessible and in the heart of melbourne
Host:
rodger was a great host
rodger was an excellent host
roger answered any questions right away and was very welcoming and informative upon our arrival
host communication was good and welcoming at check in
Location:
fantastic location for cbd
great location with everything you need
awesome location and a great place with all the essentials
great that there is a supermarket close
location is brilliant it is warm and comfortable and fantastically well equipped
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3. Holiday home with spacious terrace (from USD 140)

This lovely two-bedroom apartment has a spacious terrace where you can enjoy panoramic views of Melbourne. You can either dine indoors or out in the terrace where there is a dining table for four and a relaxing spot for two as well. If you enjoy walking around town, then this apartment is perfect for you. It has a great location which is close to free trams, cafes, parks, restaurants, and markets. It will only take you a few minutes to get to the world-renowned Queen Victoria Market where you can buy high-quality goods. After strolling around town, you can rest comfortably in the king- and queen-sized beds that can accommodate up to four people. You can also prepare your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen.

City Edge Apartment, Spacious Terrace, Views to Melbourne City
47 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the espresso machine won my heart and my partner loved the balcony views plus king size bed
we had a very enjoyable stay at this apartment
Cleanliness:
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
the apartment itself is very comfortable super clean and loaded with amenities
great hosts very clean and perfect location to all melbourne has to offer
Host:
val our host was delightful and helpful
val was a wonderful acmmodating host and responded quickly to any questions
owner was there to greet us and get us situated
val is a great host for whom nothing is too much trouble
val was extremely nice and very helpful in getting us settled in and oriented
Location:
close to excellent restaurants and shopping
the location is great
the location was great
we liked the location adjacent to the central business district
this apartment is in a perfect location for visiting melbourne
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4. Two bedroom-accommodation with pool (from USD 174)

This holiday home is a combination of style, fun, and comfort. It is situated on the top floor of the Boyd Building in Melbourne. Given its location, you will have stunning views of Port Phillip harbor and you also have access to a wide array of restaurants, cafes, and shopping centers. There are two bedrooms and bathrooms, making the accommodation good for five people. You can lounge in the living area and balcony or you can also visit the outdoor pool and gym that is open for all guests. Cook your food in the fully equipped kitchen or have a barbecue outdoors. Don’t worry about your laundry since there are laundry appliances available for use. Lastly, enjoy hassle-free parking in the undercover parking lot.

Ballantrae Docklands Apartment 2BD 2BA free WiFi and under cover parking
56 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our apartment was clean and had amazing water views and of the melbourne star
great apartment in fantastic location on top floor with amazing views across the marina
close to downtown very nice view clean comfortable
the apartment was perfect had everything we needed and the beds were comfortable
Cleanliness:
the condo was clean and well maintained
the property was fantastic very clean access to everything we needed an amazing view
lovely clean tidy unit great location and views will stay again thank you for a great stay
Host:
owners were great to deal with and were quick to reply
our stay in docklands was great the property manager was amazing friendly and efficient
fantastic location very friendly and helpful host and manager
Location:
great apartment in a fantastic location
good location easy access to city and convention centre
the location is wonderful and the free tram to the city center is less than a block away
we had a great stay and the location was unbeatable
quiet well presented and comfortable - great with our kids
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5. Classy two-bedroom apartment with indoor pool and spa (from USD 223)

This two-bedroom apartment has amazing interior design. It was designed by a famous Melbourne architect, Nonda Katsalidis. This home is very spacious and is equipped with Italian and Australian furniture that give a dainty and classy vibe. Both bedrooms have king-sized beds that can comfortably accommodate four people. Prepare your meals with comfort in the well-equipped kitchen. Aside from the gorgeous interior, one of the best features of this apartment is the indoor pool. You will also have access to the gym and spa. For your laundry needs, you can avail their services with an additional fee.

The Gill 201 - Boutique Accommodation - CBD - with Car Park
47 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful modern apartment with all the amenities you could hope for
excellent apartment to rent very convenient
another enjoyable stay at this fabulous apartment
Cleanliness:
the apartment was clean and spacious
it was clean well-equipped and spacious
it had everything we needed and was beautiful and clean
Host:
the host was accessible and very helpful with handy tips for restaurants
thank you rodger for being so helpful
rodger met us and did a quick run through of the apartment which was helpful
rodger was wonderful and accommodating
Location:
great location to everything we wanted to do in the cbd
overall a fantastic property including location
fabulous accommodation in a great location
what an amazing space great location
loved being so central and close to trans train qv market etc
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6. Charming holiday home with excellent location (from USD 240)

This holiday home called Cumnock Stables is situated next to the largest park in Melborune, Royal Park. Its excellent location will definitely make your vacation worthwhile. You can explore the inner-city of Melbourne with the whole family. This home used to be a double-storey brick stable, which is why it got the name Cumnock Stables. Now, it is a charming three-bedroom pad that can accommodate up to six guests. Have a unique cooking experience in the stone kitchen and enjoy the spectacular views from the alfresco terrace.

Charming 'Cumnock' Stables – Parkville/Brunswick
Parkville, VIC, AU
8 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
5 family members shared this beautiful clean and well-located space
Host:
ange was very helpful and kind
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7. Luxurious and ideally located house (from USD 182)

This luxurious house is stationed in a quiet neighborhood near Lygon Street Carlton where you can find a wide range of cafes, restaurants, cinemas, and boutiques. Feel at home in this fully stocked house complete with a kitchen, dining area, living room, bedrooms, bathrooms, and lovely terrace. Each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and air conditioning for maximum comfort of guests. The living room has comfortable sofas where you can relax while watching your favorite shows on the television. You can also choose to enjoy the scenery from the terrace which is next to the living room as well.

Meko - Luxury Carlton House in Melbourne golden inner city
48 reviews  Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
plenty kithchenware big screen tv and comfortable furniture
everything is just a little nicer from the furnishings kitchen supplies etc
the two large beds were very comfortable
it was very comfortable well presented and had everything you needed
Cleanliness:
clean and attractive with two bedrooms and bathrooms so we didn't have to fight over showers
previous reviews are quite clear - super clean very convenient to tram lots of food within an easy walk
the apartment was spotless the rooms were bright and airy and katrina could not have been more helpful
Host:
great friendly communication with owners
Location:
location is perfect two minutes from lygon street cafe strip and trams
the property was in a great location
fantastic location and experience for our family of 5
the location is wonderful: it's in an italian neighborhood with excellent restaurants a stone's throw from the unit
the location to lygon st was fantastic - right around the corner
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8. Resort penthouse with private spa (from USD 93)

You will surely feel relaxed all throughout your stay in this trendy New York-style penthouse. It is located in the heart of Melbourne, giving you full access to boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. At the apartment, you will be able to get spectacular views of Lygon Street, Swanston Street, Bourke, and many more. Relax in the private spa with a hot tub or in the wide pool while having a drink or two. Do not worry about skipping a day of exercise since you have full access to the gym available. Everything about this apartment is modern, from the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms.

City central modern 2Bed/2SpaBath Resort Penthouse apartment with Skyline Views
22 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we were a group of 3 ladies staying at the apartment and were very happy with all the amenities
the apartment is quiet and with a peaceful vibe
Cleanliness:
the apartment is very well equipped and was clean
the aprtmt was well set out and in good clean condition
simply the best the apartment is clean and comfortable with tvs in each room plus very comfortable beds
Host:
with an amazing owner/managers
great property great hosts
the owners were very easy and friendly to deal with
very friendly helpful and quick to reply to any enquiries
angela was so hospitable and very friendly
Location:
the location was the best we have experienced in melbourne
the buildung has a good location
everything is so close and everything was so beautiful
close to restaurants and free trams for transport
the cbd location is outstanding we hope to stay there again soon and for longer
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9. Beautiful apartment with fun amenities (from USD 214)

This apartment has everything you are looking for in a holiday home. It is perfect for families who are looking for fun activities while on vacation. You can be active in the gymnasium and tennis court, relax in the swimming pool, and get cooking in the outdoor barbecue area. In the apartment unit, there are three huge bedrooms and one bathroom. The bathroom has both a shower and a bath, plus a laundry area. The living room area is perfect for relaxing while watching movies on the big screen. You can also relax in the terrace while overlooking Melbourne. Experience hassle-free cooking in the fully stocked kitchen with high-quality appliances.

Rivergarden Apartment
84 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 4
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was so nice to also have a washer and separate dryer to do a little laundry
a very comfortable apartment with plenty of space
we stayed in this lovely apartment for 7 nights
Cleanliness:
it was clean and well-presented
a very comfortable clean and spacious apartment with modern ameneties
the apartment was clean and the kids loved all the toys and movies that were there
Host:
i also want to say thank you to owner julie who responded immediately when i had questions
the property was very well described and the host was very helpful
fantastic apartment great location and friendly attentive service from the owner
Location:
fantastic property in a good location
i would highly recommend it for its location and it’s comfort
location is excellent with crown and all the restaurants along the water to choose from
it was so close to the cbd and the public transport system is fantastic
lovely property close to everything that melbourne has to offer
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10. Stylish abode with indoor pool and massage room (from USD 178)

Situated on the right side of the Yarra River, is Freshwater Place Apartments. It is close to the heart of Melbourne where you can visit various famous attractions and essential shops. If you are looking for a place where you can have wonderful views of the city, this is the best place for you. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom that can accommodate up to five guests. You can cook your own meals in the fully equipped kitchen and wash your own clothes in the laundry area. Explore Freshwater Place Apartments and you will find an indoor heated pool, spa, and sauna which are perfect after a long day of roaming around Melbourne.

Luxury Apt in Southbank
107 reviews
Apartment 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was nicely designed with great views and the pool and gym areas with high standard
Cleanliness:
the apartment was clean and included everything we needed
very nice and clean
the unit was clean and comfortable and in a good location
Host:
julie was a very helpful host who communicated promptly and thoughtfully
we had a efficient and friendly check in with great support for our additional requests
the owners communication and friendliness was also fantastic
owner communication was excellent
Location:
ideal location for a weekend getaway
great location 2 min walk to the free tram and so close to so many things
fantastic apartment in the perfect location
the location is fantastic walking distance to the city crown casino restaurants and public transport
great location general place was great to stay
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Enjoy the fun city of Melbourne

Get the best of your time in Melbourne and stay in one of the best holiday homes. Each accommodation mentioned in the list offers unlimited access to excellent destinations and attractions. Make sure to book one of the best holiday homes in Melbourne, Australia.

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