Top 10 Homely rentals saved to Collections this month

James Lowther
9 min read

The Australian dream means different things to different people. Here at Homely, we specialise in zeroing in on what our users need to call a house a home. As an experienced renter, I know what I want: inner city, head-to-toe black and a decent selection of cafes and bars with the words “organic”, “artisanal” and “microbrew” in the title. Just please don’t ask me what those latter two words actually mean.

For my parents, longtime suburbanites, are now feeling the “call of the wild” so to speak – or as wild as Castlemaine,with its antiquing and art galleries, can get. I’m only half kidding – you can check out the amazing nature reserves in Castlemaine and surrounds here.

Searching for your perfect rental is exactly what Homely was designed for: finding your perfect place to put your feet up, relax and escape from the day-to-day.

Read on to explore the most saved rental properties in our Homely Collections, and get inspired for your next chapter in your Australian rental dream.

Paddington, New South Wales: OK, this Melbourne snob sometimes feels like he’s living a lie backing the Victorian side in the so-called Sydney-Melbourne feud. As my aunty says “Melbourne is the Duchess and Sydney is the showgirl”. But let’s be honest, who would you rather hang out with on a Saturday night? Who am I kidding, the inner city Sydney suburb of Paddington, NSW is the epitome of urban charm with its Victorian architecture, leafy streets, and boutique stores. Nestled close to Sydney’s CBD, it offers convenience and a vibrant lifestyle. Residents enjoy trendy cafes, art galleries, and weekend markets, creating a lively community atmosphere.
20 West Street, Paddington NSW 2021, Nathan Francica, NF Property Management, $1300 Per Week

Nestled on a serene, tree-lined avenue, this chic two-bedroom terrace seamlessly blends classic charm with contemporary comforts. Enjoy a secluded courtyard retreat bathed in sunny northwest light, moments from the CBD and Bondi Junction, with Five Ways’ vibrant hub, cafes, cinemas, boutiques, and transport just a stroll away.

To explore all that Paddington has to offer, check out listings here and join the conversation on Homely now


St Kilda, Victoria: Don’t despair dear readers, you know Sydney has my dreams but Melbourne has and always will have my heart. Who says we don’t have beaches? Just ask the British and Irish expats lining the streets of Acland Street. St Kilda, Victoria is so much more than a vibrant beachside suburb. It’s the bustling culture, the eclectic charm, the multiculturalism and of course that iconic esplanade. Lined with cafes, bars, and live music venues, catering to diverse tastes with stunning views of Port Phillip Bay and a bustling atmosphere, St Kilda offers a dynamic lifestyle.

101/34 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda VIC 3182, Coco Ledgar Stefan Joannides Belle Property – South Melbourne, $1,800 per week

Welcome to a world of refined style and exceptional living. This grand revival, featuring three bedrooms, an office, lift access, garage parking, and a prime beachside location, was transformed by contestants on The Block 2018. It boasts opulent living and dining zones, a chef-worthy kitchen, a custom-fitted study, and an enclosed terrace for year-round enjoyment.

One Homely user calls St Kilda the “Perfect location, [the] Best suburb in Melbourne, beach, bars and cafes surround you. Super close to the city too.” Join the conversation and search for your dream St Kilda rental here.

West End, Queensland: I hear you Queenslanders! I know there’s more to Aussie than Sydney and Melbourne, and boy, Brisbane does not disappoint. Get in quickly before all the best rentals are snatched up for the pending Olympic Games. Among the best that Brissy has to offer, West End is a melting pot of cultures, reflected in its diverse food scene, markets, and street art. Close to Brisbane’s CBD, it offers convenience alongside its bohemian charm. Renters enjoy an array of trendy cafes, boutiques, and green spaces, fostering a vibrant community spirit.
512/77 Jane Street, West End QLD 4101, CBS Property Group, CBS Property Group – Brisbane, $750 per week

Embrace the West End lifestyle with a central location near Boundary St. Situated within the catchments of West End State School and Brisbane State High School, and close to Southbank Institute of Technology, QUT, and the University of Queensland. Stroll along the Brisbane River or enjoy the vibrant nightlife of West End and South Brisbane. You’ll be near Brisbane’s parklands, Southbank, and the West End Markets. Enjoy an easy commute to the CBD via CityGlider, CityCycle, and the CityCat network.

Put in your two cents on West End here and find your dream West End rental on Homely now.

Battery Point, Tasmania: To those who know, Tasmania is the jewel in Australia’s crown. Uniting the best of what the mainland has to offer into one iconic island state, the air is just cleaner and things can just seem clearer across the Tasman. Battery Point, TAS, transports residents back in time with its quaint cottages and cobblestone streets. Nestled near Hobart’s CBD, it offers a charming escape from city life. Renters appreciate its historic ambiance, waterfront views, and proximity to parks and amenities.

6 Hampden Road, Battery Point TAS 7004 Allen Ong, Brick & Castle, $1,500 per week

This property is situated in the heart of Battery Point, offering easy access to cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and parks. The house combines classic architecture with modern amenities, featuring a beautiful facade, large windows, and a welcoming entrance. Inside, you’ll find four bedrooms and two bathrooms, providing ample space for comfortable living. The backyard is a private oasis, ideal for hosting BBQs, relaxing with a book, or enjoying quality time with loved ones.

Find your perfect breath of truly fresh air on Homely here and find out why Battery Point is a “Fantastic location with all the amenities and more…”.

Albert Park, Victoria: Heading back north, albeit not too far, Albert Park, VIC is where “serenity meets urban sophistication” and is synonymous with lakeside tranquility and upscale living. Its leafy streets and Victorian architecture create an idyllic setting near Melbourne’s CBD. Renters relish in its proximity to Albert Park Lake, trendy cafes, and boutique shopping, offering a sophisticated urban lifestyle.

33 Withers Street, Albert Park VIC 3206, Simon Jones Amanda Wilson, RT Edgar – Albert Park, $700 per week

This free-standing Victorian home boasts a period profile and engaging spaces, enhancing its exceptional appeal in a sought-after setting just moments from Albert Park College, Victoria Avenue cafes, and scenic beach walks. Traditional exterior aesthetics set a classical tone for two double bedrooms that share a bright, modern bathroom. The central dining area leads to a contemporary kitchen with a dishwasher. The rear living room opens to a private, paved courtyard featuring pedestrian right-of-way access and a storage shed.

Find your Albert Park rental on Homely.

Bondi Beach, New South Wales: Does it get any more iconic than Bondi Beach? Long before the groundbreaking series Bondi Rescue and Bondi Vet, (surely their International Emmy nominations got lost in the mail?) Bondi Beach has represented the quintessential Australian ideas of sun, surf and beauty. Australia’s most celebrated beach destination, renowned for its golden sands, surf culture, and vibrant atmosphere. Just a stone’s throw from Sydney’s CBD, it offers a laid-back coastal lifestyle with trendy cafes, boutiques, and outdoor activities.

Unit 6/4 Francis St, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Daniel Somorjay, Ron Danieli Real Estate, $1550 per week

Perfectly located just moments from the world-famous Bondi Beach, this fully furnished penthouse-style apartment has undergone a stunning renovation throughout. Enjoying a northeast corner position, it boasts bright interiors and captivating beach views. The apartment features two well-sized bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and a large open-plan kitchen with stone countertops and European appliances. A wrap-around balcony provides the perfect spot to relax. Public transport is conveniently located just a 2-minute walk away, offering the ultimate beach lifestyle.

Find your own slice of Bondi paradise on Homely now.


South Yarra, Victoria: South Yarra, VIC, has long been a stylish and cosmopolitan suburb located close to Melbourne’s CBD. Known for its upscale boutiques, fine dining, and leafy streets, it attracts renters seeking a sophisticated urban lifestyle with easy access to amenities and cultural attractions. Check out the best that Chapel Street has to offer from the nightlife to the iconic complex that is the Jam Factory and find out why one Homely user calls South Yarra “Melbourne’s most fashionable suburb”.

3/97 Caroline Street, South Yarra VIC 3141, Simon Jones, Amanda Wilson, RT Edgar – Albert Park, $635 per week

Situated in a prime location near Toorak Rd, Chapel Street, and the Botanical Gardens, this secure 2-bedroom apartment offers a spacious lounge and dining area leading to a balcony with great views. The kitchen is equipped with a dishwasher and plenty of storage. Both bedrooms have built-in robes, and there’s a central bathroom with a bath. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enjoy the vibrant lifestyle of South Yarra.

Head south of the river and find your South Yarra rental on Homely.

Subiaco, Western Australia: Now it’s time to give the West Coast a bit of attention. Not that Subiaco needs it, as the suburb simply commands attention in and of itself, blending historic charm with modern conveniences, offering a vibrant mix of cafes, shops, and entertainment venues. Located near Perth’s CBD, it boasts leafy streets, heritage buildings, and a strong community spirit, making it an appealing choice for renters.

347 Roberts Road, Subiaco WA 6008, Brad Irving, Irving & Keenan Real Estate, $790 per week

This charming character home features two spacious bedrooms with large built-in robes, a formal living area with a fireplace, and a modern kitchen with plenty of cupboard space. The elegant, spacious bathroom adds to the appeal, while the well-presented rear courtyard is perfect for entertaining.

Head out west and give the Eagles a bit of love. Find your best Subiaco rental here.

Thebarton, South Australia: There’s something inherently classy but welcoming about South Australia. With the charm of Melbourne and the weather of Sydney, Adelaide is a thriving city, with the best art gallery and friendliest people in Australia, at least in this humble blogger’s opinion. The inner city suburb of Thebarton is an emerging suburb with a diverse cultural scene, trendy cafes, and historic architecture. Situated close to Adelaide’s CBD, it offers a unique blend of urban living and community charm, attracting renters looking for a dynamic yet affordable lifestyle.

11 Neville Road, Thebarton SA 5031, Sherrie Van Den Brink, Turner Real Estate – Rentals, $550 per week

Experience an exceptional lifestyle in this sought-after inner-West city fringe location, just 4km from the Adelaide CBD. This charming character maisonette offers a neat and low-maintenance living environment with a host of attractive features.

Join the Thebarton community here on Homely.

Teneriffe, Queensland: Your humble correspondent recently experienced a Prosecco themed tour of Teneriffe, and must agree that the suburb truly is a stunningly historic, riverside suburb with vibrant cafes, heritage warehouses, parks, river walks, and a trendy, cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Add to the Teneriffe conversation on Homely and find out why our users love the suburb for the its clean, green parks and safe and sound community spirit.

59 Chermside Street, Teneriffe QLD 4005, Amy Avery Ben Vine Place – Ascot $1750 per week

This home truly stopped me in my tracks and made me dream and wish for the umpteenth time that they made Queenslanders in North Melbourne. Welcome to this home, where luxury meets convenience in the heart of Brisbane’s most desirable neighbourhood. This stunning double-storey residence offers an unparalleled living experience, boasting traditional charm and modern amenities.

The Takeaway

Navigating Australia’s rental market amidst ongoing challenges may seem overwhelming. However, Homely excels in uncovering ideal residences, showcasing vibrant, competitive neighbourhoods conducive to family well-being. Identify your key priorities in a home and community, and jumpstart your quest with Homely.

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James Lowther
James is passionate about Homely and real estate. A 2017 graduate from the University of Melbourne where he honed his love of writing, he is thrilled to bring property news and lifestyle content to Homely readers across Australia.

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