Forget booking into an unexceptional generic hotel room while travelling interstate. With the growth in popularity of home sharing, house swapping and sites like Airbnb over the past few years, there are so many amazing residences and interesting places to stay that allow you to become fully immersed in an area and truly live like a local.
With the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix coming up this month we thought we’d take a look at some of the fanciest short term unique accommodation options available in Melbourne.
If you’re flying in for the big event or planning to go on a staycation to be closer to all the F1 action at Albert Park, why not pool you and your friends resources and splash out on some swanky digs and take full advantage of all Melbourne’s inner south eastern suburbs have to offer?
How does taking in the sights and sounds of the F1 from your very own private rooftop hot tub sound to you? This stunning penthouse can accommodate you and seven of your closest mates for $1,200 a night. Just a stones throw from Albert Park, St Kilda Beach and the bustling restaurants and cafes of Acland Street, this would be the perfect luxury Grand Prix stay.
This apartment is so close to Albert Park Lake you won’t even need to buy tickets to the Grand Prix! For $1,200 a night you’ll have everything you could ask for to enjoy the Formula 1 as well as a relaxing decadent place to stay. Highlights include a massive balcony with 180 degree views over Albert Park, a BBQ area, 3 bedrooms, a wine fridge and access to the building’s heated pool, spa, gym, steam room and sauna facilities.
Just a stroll from Albert Park, fans of The Block TV series will be thrilled to stay in the winning apartment from season eleven. For $425 a night you and five friends can live it up in stylish South Yarra with access to an amazing cinema room, rooftop BBQ area and gym.
Just 4km from the CBD and 4km to Albert Park, this gorgeous fully renovated ocean fronted Victorian home would give you an unforgettable F1 experience. The home has every modern convenience you could hope for, including a 55-inch flatscreen TV, Bose surround sound and outdoor speakers, Apple TV, Foxtel HD, Play Station and a rooftop Jacuzzi. The residence can accommodate up to seven guests for $680 per night. Plus, you’ll enjoy a complimentary bottle of bubbly on arrival.
Situated approximately 6km from Albert Park, this amazing designer beachside home can be all yours for $880 a night. The residence includes a lush garden, swimming pool, three bedrooms, large open plan living and expansive deck area.
This classy home can cater to four guests for $473 a night and is approximately 6km from Albert Park. Other attractions include the 15m lap pool, it’s within walking distance to Chapel Street bars, High Street shops and restaurants, and a gourmet food hamper and complimentary bottle of sparkling.
Within walking distance to Prahran Market, Chapel Street shops, bars and restaurants, the Botanical Gardens, Fawkner Park and Albert Park you won’t run out of things to do during your stay that’s for sure. This charming home can accommodate four guests for $425 per night and provides all the comforts of home.
Situated a tad over 4km from Albert Park, this chic penthouse apartment boasts incredible views of the Yarra River and is located above ACDC lane with its buzzing bars, music venues and restaurants. The swish apartment can house four guests for $418 a night.
A short drive from Albert Park, is this amazing resort style townhouse. A great base to unwind with up to seven of your nearest and dearest when you’re not track side watching the F1. A stay here costs $1,350 a night.
Happy house hunting!