Find the best place to stay — Melbourne

Where to stay around Melbourne?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 574 holiday lettings near Melbourne. From 293 condos to 168 houses, 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 Melbourne is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Melbourne?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Melbourne:

  • Atlantic Gardens: 15 holiday homes
  • The Cloisters: 19 holiday homes
  • Canova Beach Vacation Homesites: 27 holiday homes
  • Ocean Side Village: 38 holiday homes
  • Canova Beach: 45 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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

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

  • Brunswick Harbor Lanes: 974 holiday lettings
  • Melbourne Greyhound Park: 960 holiday lettings
  • East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame: 930 holiday lettings
  • Port Canaveral: 853 holiday lettings
  • Cocoa Village: 896 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Melbourne 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 condos in Melbourne?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 293 condos in Melbourne. Our other popular types of Melbourne holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 168 self catering accommodations
  • Apartments: 35 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 15 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Melbourne?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 357 holiday homes with pool available in Melbourne. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Make a holiday apartment in Melbourne your home away from home

    Holiday accommodation in Melbourne is perfectly positioned centrally to access many of the attractions Florida has to offer. has a whole host of holiday apartments to choose from, most with access to a pool or the beach, and almost all air-conditioned. Holiday apartments and villas in Melbourne also typically come with washer/dryer, dishwasher, BBQ facilities, satellite or cable TV and a DVD player. Only an hour outside Orlando, Melbourne is convenient for transportation but, more importantly, all the central Florida theme parks.

    Things to do

    -Beaches: With more beaches than you can shake a bucket and spade at, Melbourne holiday apartment guests are really spoiled for choice. Melbourne Beach itself is a separate municipality lying on the far side of the barrier island across the intervening Intracoastal Waterway.

    -Historic sites: Melbourne has a history dating back to freed slave pioneers founding the settlement just after the civil war in 1867. There's a number of listed historic buildings dating from the turn of the 20th century and even earlier, which are positively ancient by American standards.

    -Nightlife: Melbourne's nightlife runs the gamut from laid back fishermen's hangouts, to cool beach joints and brewpubs, to high energy late night dance clubs, live music venues and cigar bars. Dining-wise, you can trough down at a crab shack or dress up for fine dining. There's so much variety there's something for everyone.

    -Theme parks: Nearby Orlando (about an hour's drive away) is well known for its theme parks. While Epcot, Disney's Magic Kingdom, and Universal Studio's Islands of Adventure are the big three, Legoland deserves a mention, as does Discovery Cove, where only 1,300 guests per day can interact with dolphins, rays, tropical fish and sea otters.

    -Space coast: The entire coast around here is often referred to as the Space Coast, thanks to the proximity of Kennedy Space centre. There's many sites to explore, but particular favourites close to your Melbourne holiday rental are the Rocket Garden, the Atlantis Exhibit, the Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Complex, and the Kennedy Spaceport Launch Complex.

    -Blue Cypress Conservation Area: For some recreational diversity, you can make an enjoyable day excursion to Blue Cypress Conservation Area. Activities include fishing, boating, airboating, hiking and mountain biking among many miles of levees, and canoeing. If you want to stay longer than a day, there are primitive campsites available, which means no electricity or running water.

    Weather in Melbourne

    With a humid subtropical climate, Melbourne can get fairly hot in the long summers, but not unmanageably so. Temperatures in the mid 30s Celsius can be common, but the drop into the low 20s during the short, mild winters. The wet season is the summer, however, but precipitation is mostly of the intense thunderstorm variety, so doesn't really interfere too much with your holiday.

    Travel to Melbourne

    Melbourne has its own international airport and Greyhound station, though flights into Orlando are particularly convenient at just an hour's drive away, they fly directly in from Europe, whereas to get to Melbourne International Airport, you' have to change planes (the 'international' moniker is earned from flights to the Bahamas). Orlando also has the nearest Amtrak station, though it's far more convenient to fly and drive in Florida.

    Attractions in and around Melbourne

    Have time to spare and looking for things to do around Melbourne? Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can spend an enlightening afternoon at The Maxwell C. King Center, East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame or Dinosaur Store and Museum. To appreciate the outdoor scene, make time for beaches such as Alan Shepard Park, and green spaces such as Wickham Park and Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. You could easily spend a day shopping at Melbourne Square Mall and The Avenue Viera. Discover Andretti Thrill Park, Brunswick Harbor Lanes or Melbourne Greyhound Park while exploring the city during your stay. Also while in town, consider a visit to Brevard Zoo and Space Coast Stadium.