7 Best HomeAway/Vrbo Vacation Rentals In Melbourne, Australia

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The gorgeous city of Melbourne is the seashore capital of the state of Victoria, Australia. Known for its rich culture and mouth-watering cuisine, it is also an educational hub. Students from all over the world add color and diversity to its deep-rooted heritage. Also known for its stunning architecture and intrinsic art, it is a mystical city waiting to be explored. It has the tallest observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere (known as the Eureka Sidedeck) which gives an excellent bird’s eye view of the Melbourne city. Vibrating with age-old culture, it boasts of museums and galleries displaying artwork spanning thousands of years. The most substantial stained-glass ceiling can be seen in the National Gallery, an adventurous tourist destination for all to feel and enjoy. This is definitely a must-visit place. Please read further to find the list of some of the best HomeAway vacation rentals in Melbourne, Australia.

1. Luxurious weekend getaway (from USD 174)

This HomeAway holiday house is situated in Carlton at the heart of the city. It is almost a walking distance of less than half an hour to Parliament Station and Melbourne Central Station. It flaunts a perfectly manicured garden, pollution-free barbecue grills for the foodies and a fully working kitchen is a holidayer’s paradise and features two bedrooms and a balcony with a view. Queen Victoria Market and Her Majesty’s Theatre are located nearby. Freshly laundered linens and towels give a clean aroma to the surroundings. You can enjoy the fresh air sitting in the garden or have a drink watching the night lights from the balcony.

49 reviews  Wifi Available
House 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

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strong hot shower etc and sitting outside on the leafy balcony
It was bigger and nicer than the pictures
Plenty kithchenware big screen TV and comfortable furniture
The kitchen is very well stocked
modern and comfortable Lots of nice little touches like milk
Lovely house which had everything we needed Clean and attractive with two bedrooms and bathrooms
Arrangements went smoothly and the place was clean
so we didn't have to bring too many clothes with us
Katrina was very helpful both during the booking process and when we were there
Katrina made booking easy and kept in touch to ensure all was well
Everything in Meko pleased us comfortable and quirky decor efficient appliances good air con
All amenities so convenient and close Fabulous restaurants and transport
Really nice little place in a great location next to Lygon Street shops/cafes
it's a great location for access to the local bars shops and restaurants and enables easy access to Melbourne as the tram stop is just around the corner The house has everything you'll need for a ...
Beautifully maintained house every needed to spend several days in a lovely neighbourhood Close to the number 1 and 6 trams Incrediblely convienent and nicely urban location
The location to Lygon St was fantastic - right around the corner Lots of great little shops and restaurants (and some of the best gelato we've had anywhere in the world - and we spent a summer in ...
We enjoyed hanging out and the convenience of the location
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2. An exclusive stay at Southgate (from USD 669)

This HomeAway vacation property is located near Eureka Towers and is within walking distance from Melbourne Arts Centre. There is WiFi connectivity, three bedrooms, a flat-screen TV and a modular kitchen with the latest amenities. The star attraction is a fitness room or gymnasium which is free. The city’s tourist spots like Crown Casino and St. Paul’s Cathedral is pretty nearby for convenience. Toiletries and fresh linen and towels are provided for extra comfort. This holiday home gives the best value for money in the luxuries it offers. So it is a good bargain for guests in Melbourne.

Southbank, VIC, AU
29 reviews
Apartment 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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beautiful apartment great location and stunning views
great location fantastic views huge apartment with everything you could possibly want
clean modern and spacious (three blokes and we each had our own bedroom and big bed)
a clean comfortable apartment with amazing views and fantastic location
owner very helpful and accommodating
tony and janice your contacts for this property are extremely helpful and accomodating
great apartment and location was fantastic
the location is fantastic - just a short walk to the city and all the restaurants
loved our stay perfect location to all the city highlights
a great short business stay at southgate-perfect location for our conference at the convention centre
the views were amazing and the location was perfect and very central
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3. A classy apartment at Degraves St. (from USD 164)

This apartment is situated at Degraves Street in Melbourne’s CBD. This funky home is a two-storeyed structure, fashionable in a lovely historical mansion. Overlooking the city, it has a fascinating view of Flinders St. Station, Federation Square and the town lying in front in all its glory. Encircled by restaurants, theatres, and side lanes, it is bang in the hub of the city. The accommodation features two bedrooms with a queen-size bed and a double sofa cum bed can also be used for extra guests, almost up to six people can be accommodated. The modern kitchen with all amenities is a food aficionado’s delight.

67 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

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The car park is awesome
It had everything you needed and more Step out the front door straight into the coffee strip
The Aquarium and the shopping
Everything possible was done to make our stay very comfortable
wonderful Apartment was surprisingly quiet given the location
It's actually quiet in the evening which surprised us
The apartment itself was clean
Anna was responsive when we had issues with the wifi and it was quickly fixed and worked well Tulip Coffee immediately below
Central spacious close to transport and great eateries Close to theatres and IMAX Easy access and dealing with Russel and Lexi was easy
Nice place and central location made the stay very good overall 100% would stay again
Anna is a delight to work with and we thoroughly enjoyed staying in her lovely unit
We had a fabulous few days in the city and the unit was extremely comfortable and spacious
Shopping central is a one minute walk away
In the middle of the city near everything
A great location for transport options shopping
The location allowed easy access to all Melbourne has to offer
and there were two supermarkets within a five minute walk
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4. Melbourne pad with park views (from USD 194)

This pad is close to the CBD with the Shrine of Remembrance and Royal Botanic Gardens located directly opposite. With gardens all around and a standing balcony, an excellent view of the Melbourne skyline and the sweet fragrant smell of the gardens below make a heady combination. There are new towels and linens, a working kitchen, one queen-size bed for two, a cot for infants if requested, toiletries, and free internet connection to ensure a comfortable stay. A local directory consisting of all tourist destinations assists in making an informed choice. Two guests Myki public transport cards are too good to be true. Tourist attractions are a walking distance away.

18 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 60
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
Spotlessly clean comfortable bed efficient air con
Everything you could possibly think of is in the apartment
Online listing was accurate and the stay was comfortable
Drum - highly recommend it - both the restaurant and the walk
The accommodation was everything we needed for a short break in Melbourne Often its the little details that make you go "
The apartment is centrally located spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated-all the creature comforts and
Lovely clean apartment with great view
we loved the welcome book with all the local information
Karen was extremely helpful and responsive
nice views and some nice touches like having milk juice cereal and sweets stocked up
and she was available to ask any question we had
Karen was a friendly host
stop right outside but in summer it would be a lovely walk into the city
And an easy and pleasant walk into the city
Perfect location for exploring Melbourne Amazing views of the park and the Shrine
The location was great within walking distance through the park to the Olympic Park precinct
Right across the road from the Botanical Gardens and with restaurants and grocery store within easy reach
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5. Apartment in Melbourne CBD (from USD 84)

This apartment in lovely Southbank, found in between the CBD and Crown Casino Entertainment, is a perfect getaway for families, friends and people out on business. Boasting a heated pool, spa and gymnasium and two bedrooms and one bathroom, it can sleep up to five people. At the center of Melbourne, there are Melbourne’s most important business and the financial activities district. So, for business travelers, it is the most sought-after location. Direct tram services are available to Airport Skybus and Melbourne CBD making commuting easy. Melbourne Convention center and the Sports and Aquatic Centre (home of the Grand Prix) are all easily accessible.

20 reviews  Wifi Available
Apartment 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

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Amenities & Room:
The carpark was easy to access and catered for our large 4WD
The fitness center hot tub/jacuzzi and lap pool were terrific to use afte full days in Melbourne
Little extras like body wash
Spotlessly clean and the little touches like bread
The apartment was very clean and well presented with all the comforts of a home away from home
The apartment presented well and was very clean
Very neat and clean unit for our family
Simon our host was very helpful and lovely to deal with
It was well appointed spotless and had so many nice touches
So close to the convention centre Nice clean 2 bedroom place with home comforts Hosts
The hosts were very helpful letting me in late at night and very approachable
We appreciated the comprehensive DVD collection on a rainy afternoon and had wonderfully refreshing swims in the pool
The apartment is located a short distance from the Crown Casino complex on Southbank with an easy walk to the city or South Melbourne area
and it is very convenient for the exhibition centre Southbank and South Melbourne
It was easy walking to many venues including Melbourne Park for the Australian Tennis Open
It is also a short walk from the free tram system which is great
Hosts are welcoming location was great - easy walking distance to the city but also with a tram stop on the front door step and restaurants supermarkets & bars both at South Bank or an easy walk ...
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6. A family apartment at a convenient location

This is a three-bedroom and two-bathroom apartment which can conveniently house six people. Situated a few meters from Hanna Street and Albert Park Reserve, the home is lined by a wide array of new shops, cafes, restaurants, ATM’s – everything required for your daily needs. There is underground parking available and also an off-street parking space available. A trip to the CBD can be undertaken by hopping onto the quaint trams of yore, taking you back to some olden times. McDonald’s, Nando’s and the subway are a walkable distance. This is a perfect location to stay for an exuberating holiday.

Melbourne City, VIC, AU
22 reviews
Apartment 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
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super quiet and car space included
It is large warm quiet and comfortable with sufficient space and facilities for a 3 bedroom property We particularly like the location
They loaves the pool and the extra touches such as the basketball to use at the nearby park
It contained all the comforts needed and the styling was amazing
Lots of room for our 3 adults and 2 teenagers
The apartment is also great and just as described very neat & clean
the public transport (tram) is very close
Clean comfortable and had everything we needed
plenty of linen and storage Pool was great 2 bathrooms were clean and modern with a decent hairdryer and straighteners
plenty of linen and storage Pool was great 2 bathrooms were clean and modern with a decent hairdryer and straighteners
The hosts were amazing and extremely helpful and accomodating
Nikki was a fabulous host especially when I had a few technically glitches
From the moment I booked Nikki was very helpful and accomodating
It was easy to communicate with the hosts who responded to questions quickly and left easy instructions for collecting and returning keys
well positioned which made it so so easy to get out and about
Great location tram stop at the end of the street Handy to Prahnan for supermarket and trendy bars
Great location tram stop at the end of the street Handy to Prahnan for supermarket and trendy bars
We stayed for the Grand Prix and its a great location
A short tram ride to Flinders Street and you can get pretty much anywhere from there
Our 3 girls loved the pool
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7. An elegant boutique accommodation

This vacation house can sleep two with one bedroom and one bathroom. Built on the lines of the Victorian architecture, it has high ceilings and wooden floors and French windows. Sunlight seeping in from the windows gives it a golden halo. A modern kitchen, a launderette, and a walk-in shower in the bathroom provide the latest comforts. Right on the threshold are pubs, restaurants, joints and fantastic shopping. Centrally located with trams and train facilities nearby, it suits most of the holiday travelers. You can find some of the most remarkable brand luxury stores located close by, and it is the right setting to enjoy the Midsummer Festival, Spring Racing Carnival, and AFL Grand Final.

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
Amenities & Room:
The bed was especially comfortable
The large windows let in plenty of sunlight while double shades (one opaque one partially transparent) let us adjust this for sleep or daytime privacy
even a gorgeous little cafe downstairs for coffee
This is just as good as the other reviews have stated
Double windows in the bedroom kept things perfectly quiet at night despite the activity on Flinders Street below
Well equipped clean and comfortable
This was a clean and nicely organized apartment
Roger was a perfect host punctual and quick to respond to the few questions we had
At the time of arrival Rodger met us outside armed with an extra blanket as the Melbourne weather had turned a bit cooler on the day Rodger took time to show us around the unit and explained abou...
I received an immediate response from Rodger at the initial booking request stage when he was also indicated that he could be contacted at any time should more information be required
Fantastic location for CBD Host communication was good and welcoming at check in
Unit was very comfortable and well equipped
The location was very convenient near Flinders Street Station several art galleries
the river and botanical gardens plenty of CBD restaurants
This is a lovely apartment in a perfect location
that there is a supermarket close City street
( which by the way for the unannitiated are dulled right back by the incredible double glazing )
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A remarkable vacation in Melbourne

To experience the beauty of nature, Melbourne is a good place to visit. Sometimes the vagaries of all four seasons can be had in this beautiful city in a single day. What an awesome thing to experience. And with these lovely HomeAway homes, super efficient and modern with a touch of the classic, Melbourne is an easy catch. So have a lovely vacation in this beautiful destination.

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