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Melbourne Short Term AccommodationAbout Us:

Ivydale Short Stay Accommodation offers quality short term accommodation to visitors and holiday makers in the niche market of serviced accommodation which is family and pet friendly. Properties are available for rent on a short term basis, from 3 nights to 3 months stay.


Our Story:

My name is Liz Cronin. This is the story of how Ivydale Short Stay Accommodation came about.  I was a working professional with a husband and 3 children. My work required traveling across Australia for various business commitments then when we had a break, my husband and I would take our 3 kids away on holidays. We flew to Cairns and checked into our rooms, only to find it overpriced, outdated and cramped. There was nowhere I could unwind after a hard day at work, nor anywhere near enough space that we could enjoy our holidays. After this draining 'holiday' the idea of providing family friendly, quality accommodation came about - offering an entire house for guests to relax and unwind or space to enjoy with your family while on holidays. I personally hand select our properties to ensure the expectations and requirements of our guests are exceeded. 

The unusual name ‘Ivydale’ was chosen for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I wanted a name that was unique, memorable and stylish - so customers could easily remember who they stayed with then effortlessly find our website to rebook their next visit. Secondly, ‘Ivydale’ was the name of the family property that I was first bought home to from hospital as a baby. A sentimental name to remind me that our business is firstly about our guests who want to


Why stay with us?

Ivydale is the perfect fit for professional working people with children or pets. Unlike hotels, motels or rooming houses, the rates we advertise are offered to rent for the entire property for your private use during your stay. Our homes are maintained at a high standard to ensure consistency for guests. Our properties are located in residential areas on the fringe of the city’s CBD, so you can enjoy the peace and privacy of staying in a home, yet be close to the city. You will find our kitchens have all the modern appliances and utensils you would expect to find in your own kitchen, so you are able to cook as you would in your own home. 

For our guests that can't part from their pets, you don't have to worry - we love our guests to bring their fur-children with them. We understand that pets are a valued member of your family and have provided properties with secure yards to meet your pets’ needs.

For those guests relocating, we understand that moving to a new city can be daunting, take the stress out of relocating by staying at one of our properties during the transition from your old home to your new. Corporate guests on long term work assignment are also very welcome, with High speed broadband and a work station provided.

Our rates are advertised as nightly, weekly and monthly rates for each property. Simply enter your dates in our search and we will provide you with a quote and availability. Contact us to see how we can best meet your needs.

We hope you enjoy your stay with us

Short Stay Accommodation Melbourne


Warmest Regards,
Liz Cronin