Destination guide

Find the perfect holiday rental for your Balaclava getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Balaclava with a stay in a holiday home rental. This city has something for everyone. St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Cricket Ground are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or trip with friends, holiday rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Balaclava

Do you want to discover top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Balaclava a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • SEA LIFE Melbourne (4 mi / 6.4 km)
  • Melbourne Zoo (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • St. Kilda Sea Baths (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • St Kilda Pier (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Albert Park Golf Course (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Balaclava

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Balaclava. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • St. Kilda Beach (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Luna Park (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Elwood Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Albert Park Lake (2.1 mi / 3.3 km)
  • South Melbourne Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Balaclava

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 11.2 mi (18.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 16 mi (25.7 km) away.

You might consider catching a ride on the metro at Balaclava Station to easily navigate the city.

Where to stay around Balaclava?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,074 holiday lettings near Balaclava. From 362 Houses to 1,557 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Balaclava is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Balaclava?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Balaclava. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Melbourne Central: 2,233 holiday lettings
  • St. Kilda Beach: 2,224 holiday lettings
  • Melbourne City Marina: 2,224 holiday lettings
  • DFO South Wharf: 2,226 holiday lettings
  • Eureka Skydeck 88: 2,234 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Balaclava listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Balaclava?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 362 Houses in Balaclava. Our other popular types of Balaclava holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 1,557 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 10 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 16 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Balaclava?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 581 holiday homes with pool available in Balaclava. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.