Destination guide

Find the perfect vacation rental for your Balaclava getaway

Learn about the unique charm of Balaclava with a stay in a private vacation home. You'll find plenty to explore during your stay in the area. St. Kilda Beach and Melbourne Cricket Ground are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Balaclava a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 highlights

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 vacation in Balaclava. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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)

Traveling to and around Balaclava

Fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), the closest airport, located 11.2 mi (18.1 km) from the city center. 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 2,072 holiday lettings near Balaclava. From 348 Houses to 1,559 Condos/Apartments, 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:

  • Rod Laver Arena: 2,255 holiday lettings
  • Elwood Beach: 2,275 holiday lettings
  • Fawkner Memorial Park: 2,218 holiday lettings
  • University of Melbourne: 2,250 holiday lettings
  • Box Hill Hospital: 2,363 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 348 Houses in Balaclava. Our other popular types of Balaclava holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,559 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 11 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 13 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 651 holiday homes with pool available in Balaclava. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.