Beyond laneways: A peek into some of Melbourne's most luxe Airbnb stays

From a South Melbourne 1920s worker's cottage to a Fitzroy penthouse on Gertrude.

By Jessica G. Lynch
Whether you're heading down for the latest NGV exhibition or it's a mere stop on your Great Ocean Road trip, there's a bounty of Melbourne hideaways to be retreated to.
From Fitzroy penthouses to CBD minimalism, read on for our curated edit of Melbourne Airbnb gems to rest your head in between meandering through gardens, shorelines and Brunswick coffee haunts.

Luxe art deco Melbourne Airbnb

Martini suite in Majorca building, Melbourne
On the fourth floor of the Majorca is the Martini suite that pays ode to the old glitz of the iconic 1930 art deco building. Pour yourself a pre-dinner cocktail and people watch from the balcony before heading up the lane to Gimlet or a jazz bar – if you're really wanting to lean in.

Luxe Melbourne CBD Airbnb with a pool

Minimalist apartment, Melbourne CBD
Right in the thick of it lies a minimalist apartment in the Melbourne CBD sharing five-star facilities with the Ritz Carlton. Boasting city skyline and harbour views; gym, sauna and indoor pool access; as well as a long-term stay option, you're all set to stay grounded in Victoria's big smoke.

Luxe South Melbourne Airbnb

100-year-old worker's cottage, South Melbourne
Featuring bespoke interiors of vintage pieces, soaring ceilings, timber and fabric accents, and a Japanese staircase this early 20th-century worker's cottage marries contemporary with cosy. Just across the road from South Melbourne Markets, a stroll to Albert Park Lake and a short tram ride to the CBD, the unassuming stay is in a prime spot for lowkey holidaying.

Luxe Collingwood Airbnb

Converted warehouse, Collingwood
With eclectic furnishings and a floor-to-ceiling collection of books with a sliding ladder, this converted Collingwood warehouse is an avid reader's delight. Oozing Melburnian charm in its industrial architecture, high ceilings and polished timber flooring, this Airbnb features two generously-sized bedrooms and is a short walk to buzzing Smith St.

Luxe Melbourne warehouse Airbnb

Jungle warehouse, Abbotsford
An inner-city escape bathed in green, this Abbotsford hideaway offers upstairs loft living, a modern indoor fireplace, and a courtyard home to a five-metre tall Illawarra flame tree and a custom-built bathtub. After an outdoor soak, luxuriate on the couch watching a film projected onto the wall.

Luxe Fitzroy Airbnb

The Penthouse on Gertrude, Fitzroy
Overlooking the street whose reputation precedes itself, the Penthouse on Gertrude designed by Kerstin Thompson is primely located for some of the city's best eateries, bars and creative spaces. The 1880s converted warehouse boasts industrial and mid-century furniture and lighting and – perhaps, most notably – a private rooftop terrace perfect for observing Fitzroy's going-ons.