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Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Balaclava, Australia - Updated 2020

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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!

1. Spacious studio apartment (from USD 69)

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
224 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed was amazing with perfect pillows which allowed for a fantastic sleep
it is extremely comfortable with more than ample space and furnishings
room very warm and inviting ducted heating perfect and the bed is amazingly comfortable
private space very comfortable
the room is just like the pictures and has a cool vibe
everything was clean and cozy
we noticed it was very clean and well maintained
it was exceptionally clean comfortable and full of character
the apartment was spotless and beautifully furnished
spotlessley clean in a beautiful house on a lovely street
justin and manny were great hosts
they are great host
justin and manny are friendly and helpful hosts
justin & manny were the perfect hosts great hospitality
owners very much welcoming and kind
the location is perfect
the location was perfect
the location was also fantastic
perfect location close to my friends
the location was excellent and close to an event we were attending
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2. Gorgeous St Kilda apartment (from USD 42)

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, QN Beds. Gorgeous St Kilda Apt
Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
162 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
so fast wifi and nice smart tv selections
the sofa bed and the main queen bed were amazingly comfortable
the pull out couch was amazing and very comfortable to sleep on
the sofa bed in the lounge is really comfortable (not like a sofa bed at all )
nice touch to have breakfast supplies
clean and tidy apartment
a clean small 1 bedroom apartment
nice and clean with everything we needed
awesome house and clean and well kept
jonathan's apartment is small but fantastic and very clean for your stay at st kilda
very welcoming and frientdly host
jonathan was a fantastic host who was on hand to deal with any questions i had
jonathan is a great host
jonathan is a great host and very quick to answer any questions
host contacted us to make sure we were able to check in with no issues which was nice
the location is good
cute little apartment in a perfect location :)
good location in st kilda
great location and nice flat
great location and within walking distance to ackland street and tram
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3. Stylish house

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 House
Elwood, Victoria, Australia
64 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great tv and lounge chair
the room is spacious with a comfortable bed and couch
phil is very nice and your room you are sleeping in is great
wireless access private bathroom modern and stylish rooms/kitchen and a great location
the room is lovely and spacious giving lots of room to relax
the room was big clean and tidy
trust all the comments the room is huge and very clean
phil's place is beautifully decorated clean and quiet
the place is very comfortable and super clean
the room is exactly how it is portrayed was amazingly clean and i had my own bathroom
lovely place and lovely hosts
phil and sarah are wonderful hosts
phill was an outstanding host
phil and sarah are brilliant hosts
sarah and phil had friendly talk with me and offered great suggestions
the location is great with a tram stop and train station into the city just around the corner
superb place to stayripponlea station is an easy walk to find yourself in transit
it is close to public transport making access into the city easy
handy to trains and tram to city close to beach area great neighbourhood parking easy
it was comfortable well presented and a very convenient location
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4. Rental close to St Kilda beach

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 St
Balaclava, Victoria, Australia
60 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
room was very comfortable and the electric blanket made it super cosy for melbourne’s winter
the room is comfy and has a great work space which was handy for me
the room has a big laptop friendly desk with a chair and a big drawer and wardrobe
also the toilet was always kept clean which made me feel like living in a hotel
the premises was very clean and fantastic location cafe's trams & trains
the apartment is clean and spacious for 3 people easily
but overall the room is super cozy comfy and clean and i really like it
marcus is a great host
marcus is a great host
marcus is also a gracious host
marcus was a very friendly host willing to help out with any questions
marcus is a really great host
great location 3 mins walk to the main street or train station
location is close to public transportation also easy to park in the street
convenience great location and good value
the location is great close public transportation to central melbourne and a short bike ride from the beach
the location is perfect nearby the balaclava train station and the 3 tram line
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5. Colorful, sunlit apartment (from USD 30)

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 East
Balaclava, Victoria, Australia
87 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a wonderful view from his kitchen of the sunrise at breakfast time
the room itself is great - lots of shelves and storage and the bed is super comfortable
good amenities in the kitchen and if you are around jonno plays some chilled out music too
the room and double bed was very comfortable
the kitchen was very well-equipped which made it easy to cook
extremely clean and comfortable
super clean and friendly living
the place was clean and comfortable
jonno's place was clean quiet and welcoming
the room is clean and bed was comfortable
nice place and nice host :)
he is a really nice host
jonno was a great host
jonno was a great host
jonno has been a wonderful host
train station is a pleasant 3-4 mins walk away
the location was great too and walking distance to everything i needed
great location and walk to st kilda beach
jono's place is great value for the money located in an amazing location
also perfect location for everything you need
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6. Top-floor apartment (from USD 55)

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.

Ripponlea, Victoria, Australia
62 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it is well appointed & has everything needed to make for a comfortable stay
old apartment but clean and everything worked
a bright clean well -located place to stay
the flat was very clean tidy and comfortable bed and fresh linen
the apartment is simple but clean and practical
apartment was impeccably clean with thoughtful surprises (e
the host is receptive and friendly
to di’s credit she spoke to the owner and they brought around a brand new set
di was real helpful regarding check in and was flexible with checkout too
excellent place to stay and di was a great host
loved the little extras the host left and the place felt very homely
great location close to shops and train station too
great location with transport nearby
ideal location and easily accessible
the location is perfect close to train and tram station
di's place is situated in a great location very close to the train station
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7. One-bedroom ground floor unit

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
79 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests

8. Art deco apartment with courtyard

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 Courtyard
Elwood, Victoria, Australia
97 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

9. Boutique-style apartment

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 Secret
Saint Kilda, Victoria, Australia
94 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

10. Modern apartment room

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 Balaclava
Balaclava, Victoria, Australia
50 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
often it felt like an apartment rental as rayray is often working and out
it's been an enjoyable 3 nights stay at rayray's apartment
thanks rayray for allowing me to rent your room
house is clean and cleanliness is at top noch
the place was lovely and clean
very clean and well presented apartment with a very modern touch
the place is super clean (i can't stress how clean it really is) and well located
clean comfortable and well appointed rayray's place is the best
he was a great host with very quick responses and great tips
i have completed my stay in rayray's home and he is a superior host
lovely space - very well maintained and lovely host
rayray is such an amazing host
as always rayray's the perfect host
location wise very hand and close to everywhere
great apartment in a great location
great apartment in a convenient location
very easy walk to the heart of st kilda
rayray's apartment is well located and comfortable
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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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