Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your The Basin getaway

Learn about the unique charm of The Basin with a stay in a private vacation home. This city has something for everyone. Dandenong Ranges National Park and Puffing Billy Steam Train are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Activities and attractions in and around The Basin

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in town? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes The Basin a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Puffing Billy Steam Train (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Monbulk Winery (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • 100 Acres Reserve (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Payne's Rise Wines (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • The Eastern Golf Club (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
  • Killara Park Estate (10.7 mi / 17.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in The Basin

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in The Basin. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dandenong Ranges National Park (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • SkyHigh Mount Dandenong (2.5 mi / 4.1 km)
  • 1000 Steps Kokoda Walk (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • National Rhododendron Gardens (3.1 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Alfred Nicolas Gardens (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Olinda Falls (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around The Basin

The nearest airport is in Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon), located 24.4 mi (39.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine), which is 28.4 mi (45.7 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around The Basin?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 243 vacation rentals near The Basin. From 104 Houses to 23 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near The Basin for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to The Basin?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in The Basin. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Monash University: 2,004 vacation rentals
  • Royal Melbourne Golf Club: 2,033 vacation rentals
  • Monash Medical Centre Clayton: 2,014 vacation rentals
  • Chadstone Shopping Mall: 1,958 vacation rentals
  • SkyHigh Mount Dandenong: 588 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around The Basin listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in The Basin?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 104 Houses in The Basin. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in The Basin include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 23 rentals available
  • Villas: 13 rentals available
  • Cabins: 56 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in The Basin?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 16 vacation rentals with pool available in The Basin. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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