One of the well-known cities of Australia, just 4 miles (6 kilometers) to the southeast of Melbourne, Balaclava is a tourist’s delight. An excursion to neighboring Malvern East and its well-known attraction, Chadstone Shopping Mall, is fascinating. AAMI Park 3 miles (5 kilometers) North in Melbourne is the venue for the Melbourne Rebels, the Melbourne Victory, and the Melbourne Hearts soccer team matches. St Kilda Road, around 2 miles (3 kilometers) to the northwest, is home to the Governor La Trobe’s Cottage and St Kilda Mangrove Boardwalk. Abbotsford, only 5 miles (8 kilometers) away from Balaclava, has other spots to explore, including the Carlton and United Breweries, and Abbotsford Convent. Balaclava has more to offer, from the SkyHigh Mt Dandenong to William Ricketts Sanctuary and even Kokoda Trail Memorial Walk near Dandenong Ranges which is 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Balaclava. For the voracious traveler, salt and pepper squid and meat pie represent the flavor of the region. Planning a trip to Balaclava, Australia? Consider staying at one of these great vacation rentals below!
This spacious studio apartment located on a beautiful tree-lined street has a bedroom with a bed and a bath. The apartment is large and features two beautiful diamond leadlight windows, parquet floor, and lots of natural light. The space is very comfortable with a super soft queen bed fitted with luxury linen, a leather couch, Wi-Fi, Sony Bravia TV, a small kitchenette with fridge, microwave, toaster, and kettle. The retro-style bathroom, off the entry hall, has a shower over the bath and features 1950’s wall tiles with an odd compliment of 1970’s floor tiles. Entry to the apartment is via a private, sun-drenched courtyard and there’s off street parking at the gate. The location is wonderful. A gorgeous little village is close by with an independent supermarket, lovely cafes, wine bars, and a fabulous fruit shop. The apartment is in the middle of St Kilda, Balaclava, Elwood, and Elsternwick. Train and Tram travel options are less than a five-minute walk away.
St Kilda Vibe in Charming Ripponlea!Ripponlea, Victoria, Australia
Top guest reviewsthe bed was amazing with perfect pillows which allowed for a fantastic sleepit is extremely comfortable with more than ample space and furnishingsroom very warm and inviting ducted heating perfect and the bed is amazingly comfortableprivate space very comfortablethe room is just like the pictures and has a cool vibeeverything was clean and cozywe noticed it was very clean and well maintainedit was exceptionally clean comfortable and full of characterthe apartment was spotless and beautifully furnishedspotlessley clean in a beautiful house on a lovely street
Host:justin and manny were great hoststhey are great hostjustin and manny are friendly and helpful hostsjustin & manny were the perfect hosts great hospitalityowners very much welcoming and kindRead more reviewsthe location is perfectthe location was perfectthe location was also fantasticperfect location close to my friendsthe location was excellent and close to an event we were attending
This one-bedroom apartment featuring an open-plan kitchen/living room, and the courtyard is close to everything. The kitchen is fully stocked with a variety of cooking utensils, pans, pots, plates, and bowls. The accommodation has Wi-Fi, a dryer and free parking facilities. Breakfast is provided, and complimentary items include tea and coffee, milk, sugar, salt, pepper, cooking oil, vegemite cereals, butter, and snacks. The place is less than a five-minute walk to public transport. The beach, shops, cafes, restaurants and the St Kilda Sunday Market are within a short walking distance.
Perfectly Located, Gorgeous St Kilda ApartmentSaint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
Top guest reviewsso fast wifi and nice smart tv selectionsthe sofa bed and the main queen bed were amazingly comfortablethe pull out couch was amazing and very comfortable to sleep onthe sofa bed in the lounge is really comfortable (not like a sofa bed at all )nice touch to have breakfast suppliesclean and tidy apartmenta clean small 1 bedroom apartmentnice and clean with everything we neededawesome house and clean and well keptjonathan's apartment is small but fantastic and very clean for your stay at st kilda
Host:very welcoming and frientdly hostjonathan was a fantastic host who was on hand to deal with any questions i hadjonathan is a great hostjonathan is a great host and very quick to answer any questionshost contacted us to make sure we were able to check in with no issues which was niceRead more reviewsthe location is goodcute little apartment in a perfect location :)good location in st kildagreat location and nice flatgreat location and within walking distance to ackland street and tram
This stylish living space has a bedroom with a queen bed, two-seater sofa, wardrobe, plenty of storage space, a tall mirror, a kettle for tea/coffee making, and free Wi-Fi internet access. The main bathroom has a separate bath, spacious shower, toilet, large vanity, and essential toiletries. It has a large, modern kitchen, open-plan lounge, central heating, and stylish furnishings. The laundry has a washing machine and dryer, and there’s also an outdoor clothesline and indoor drying racks. In the lounge, there’s a HDTV with free-to-air and catch-up TV, a Fetch Movie Box, and DVD player. The place has easy access to all the attractions of Melbourne, the inner south, and St Kilda. There are many cafes and restaurants nearby.
Huge Room in Stylish Period HouseElwood, Victoria, Australia
Top guest reviewsgreat tv and lounge chairthe room is spacious with a comfortable bed and couchphil is very nice and your room you are sleeping in is greatwireless access private bathroom modern and stylish rooms/kitchen and a great locationthe room is lovely and spacious giving lots of room to relaxthe room was big clean and tidytrust all the comments the room is huge and very cleanphil's place is beautifully decorated clean and quietthe place is very comfortable and super cleanthe room is exactly how it is portrayed was amazingly clean and i had my own bathroom
Host:lovely place and lovely hostsphil and sarah are wonderful hostsphill was an outstanding hostphil and sarah are brilliant hostssarah and phil had friendly talk with me and offered great suggestionsRead more reviewsthe location is great with a tram stop and train station into the city just around the cornersuperb place to stayripponlea station is an easy walk to find yourself in transitit is close to public transport making access into the city easyhandy to trains and tram to city close to beach area great neighbourhood parking easyit was comfortable well presented and a very convenient location
This private room has a desk and storage area, including a hanging rail for clothes. The bathroom is shared, and other amenities include an indoor fireplace, a kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a laptop-friendly workspace. The place is five minutes from Balaclava station and tram stops. Good cafes are there in Carlisle Street within a 10-minute walk, three supermarkets including one organic, and a food market are there in Alma Park, and the beach is also nearby.
Balaclava,close to city,St Kilda beach & Chapel StBalaclava, Victoria, Australia
Top guest reviewsroom was very comfortable and the electric blanket made it super cosy for melbourne’s winterthe room is comfy and has a great work space which was handy for methe room has a big laptop friendly desk with a chair and a big drawer and wardrobealso the toilet was always kept clean which made me feel like living in a hotelthe premises was very clean and fantastic location cafe's trams & trainsthe apartment is clean and spacious for 3 people easilybut overall the room is super cozy comfy and clean and i really like it
Host:marcus is a great hostmarcus is a great hostmarcus is also a gracious hostmarcus was a very friendly host willing to help out with any questionsmarcus is a really great hostRead more reviewsgreat location 3 mins walk to the main street or train stationlocation is close to public transportation also easy to park in the streetconvenience great location and good valuethe location is great close public transportation to central melbourne and a short bike ride from the beachthe location is perfect nearby the balaclava train station and the 3 tram line
This modern apartment room has a comfortable queen-size bed, lots of wardrobe space and a private bathroom. The accommodation has a big open-plan living, and kitchen space and guests have access to the kitchen/living areas as well as the outdoor patio. Other amenities include cable TV, Wi-Fi, a hot tub, and free parking. The place is close to St Kilda and within minutes of the St Kilda Beach. Balaclava train station is a four-minute walk away, and two major tram lines are right on Carlisle St.
Chic,quiet modern apt room in heart of BalaclavaBalaclava, Victoria, Australia
Top guest reviewsoften it felt like an apartment rental as rayray is often working and outit's been an enjoyable 3 nights stay at rayray's apartmentthanks rayray for allowing me to rent your roomhouse is clean and cleanliness is at top nochthe place was lovely and cleanvery clean and well presented apartment with a very modern touchthe place is super clean (i can't stress how clean it really is) and well locatedclean comfortable and well appointed rayray's place is the best
Host:he was a great host with very quick responses and great tipsi have completed my stay in rayray's home and he is a superior hostlovely space - very well maintained and lovely hostrayray is such an amazing hostas always rayray's the perfect hostRead more reviewslocation wise very hand and close to everywheregreat apartment in a great locationgreat apartment in a convenient locationvery easy walk to the heart of st kildarayray's apartment is well located and comfortable
Close to Carlisle St. the apartment has two rooms and a shared bath. The apartment has huge windows, good ventilation, and a plush carpet. It also has Wi-Fi, a kitchen, an iron, and a washer. The apartment’s location is within a walking distance to shops and cafes, and public transport is just one minute away.
Colourful sunlit apartment in St Kilda EastBalaclava, Victoria, Australia
Top guest reviewsthere is a wonderful view from his kitchen of the sunrise at breakfast timethe room itself is great - lots of shelves and storage and the bed is super comfortablegood amenities in the kitchen and if you are around jonno plays some chilled out music toothe room and double bed was very comfortablethe kitchen was very well-equipped which made it easy to cookextremely clean and comfortablesuper clean and friendly livingthe place was clean and comfortablejonno's place was clean quiet and welcomingthe room is clean and bed was comfortable
Host:nice place and nice host :)he is a really nice hostjonno was a great hostjonno was a great hostjonno has been a wonderful hostRead more reviewstrain station is a pleasant 3-4 mins walk awaythe location was great too and walking distance to everything i neededgreat location and walk to st kilda beachjono's place is great value for the money located in an amazing locationalso perfect location for everything you need
The apartment is located on the top floor of a quiet block of units and has a bedroom with a bed and a bath. It has a kitchen, a TV, a washer, and free parking facilities. The only disadvantage is that there isn’t internet connectivity, but it’s a lovely place, super close to public transit. The apartment is just across the street from the train station, 200m (0.12 miles) from the tram lines.
POSITION PERFECT!Ripponlea, Victoria, Australia
Top guest reviewsit is well appointed & has everything needed to make for a comfortable stayold apartment but clean and everything workeda bright clean well -located place to staythe flat was very clean tidy and comfortable bed and fresh linenthe apartment is simple but clean and practicalapartment was impeccably clean with thoughtful surprises (e
Host:the host is receptive and friendlyto di’s credit she spoke to the owner and they brought around a brand new setdi was real helpful regarding check in and was flexible with checkout tooexcellent place to stay and di was a great hostloved the little extras the host left and the place felt very homelyRead more reviewsgreat location close to shops and train station toogreat location with transport nearbyideal location and easily accessiblethe location is perfect close to train and tram stationdi's place is situated in a great location very close to the train station
This one-bedroom ground-floor unit with an outdoor courtyard is found in a quiet location close to all transport options. The accommodation has Wi-Fi, a T.V, reverse cycle cooling/heating, and free street parking. The kitchen is fitted with an oven, a microwave, and a gas cooktop. Breakfast, including fruit, butter and spreads, tea, coffee, and milk is provided by the host. The location is next to many shops and cafes. Tram, train, and bus stations are within a five-minute walk from the unit.
Affordable Arthurs in Balaclava
This beautifully decorated apartment with a lounge has two bedrooms, a dining, a full kitchen, and a semi-ensuite bathroom. The main bedroom has plenty of storage space. The second bedroom has a double bed. The kitchen is well equipped with a microwave, a cooktop, an oven, a dishwasher, and a full-size fridge/freezer. There are fast Wi-Fi Internet, a flat-screen TV, and a DVD player available. There is also a separate Euro laundry with a washer and dryer. Other amenities include an iron, a hairdryer, and an ironing board. The place is central to all the key attractions of St Kilda and the city. The beach (approximately 20 mins) restaurants, shopping, supermarkets are nearby. The tram, , which runs right into the city, is directly outside the apartment.
Sophisticated Art Deco Apartment with CourtyardElwood, Victoria, Australia
This boutique-style apartment, recently renovated, has a bedroom and a bath. The accommodation has a flood-lit BBQ deck with both outdoor lounge and dining area. The kitchen has a bar-fridge, Westinghouse appliances, and a breakfast bar. The room has a TV, DVD player, and internet. The bedroom has a built-in closet and is also air-conditioned. The ensuite bathroom has a waterfall shower and complete laundry facilities including a combination washer-dryer. Other amenities include breakfast and secure parking on site. The St Kilda Botanical Gardens is a few steps across the road, and at the end of Blessington Street, funky cafes and eateries including Iddy Biddy, Lentil as Anything, Big Mouth and Claypots Seafood Bar are found.
Hotel M+Co – St Kilda’s Best Kept SecretSaint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
A destination worth visiting
Balaclava is a destination worth visiting when you’re in Australia. Its array of fascinating attractions are ones that leave visitors enchanted, and you’ll definitely be allured by this region’s beauty. Go ahead and book a vacation rental from the list above and kick-start your holiday plans.
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