Holiday houses in Glenelg

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Popular amenities for Glenelg holiday rentals

Stay near Glenelg's top sights

Watermark Glenelg31 locals recommend
Stamford Grand Adelaide Hotel10 locals recommend
GU Film House52 locals recommend
Moseley Square31 locals recommend
The Grand Bar19 locals recommend
Coles Glenelg60 locals recommend

Other great holiday rentals in Glenelg

Guest favourite

Apartment in Glenelg

4.92 out of 5 average rating, 110 reviews

Walk To The Beach From A Bright, Modern 2brm Pad!

29 Apr – 6 May

$1,319 AUD total

Apartment in Glenelg East

4.82 out of 5 average rating, 171 reviews

Boutique, Stylish Space close to Glenelg Beach

22 – 29 Aug

$984 AUD total
Guest favourite

Apartment in Glenelg North

4.92 out of 5 average rating, 203 reviews

Edison Lodge Homette ☀️ 🐚 🌴

31 July – 7 Aug

$1,297 AUD total
Guest favourite

Apartment in Brighton

4.93 out of 5 average rating, 186 reviews

Beachside upstairs studio apartment

30 Dec – 6 Jan

$1,050 AUD total
Guest favourite

Apartment in West Beach

4.97 out of 5 average rating, 117 reviews

Sandy Shores: Beachfront Escape, steps to the sand

9 – 16 Oct

$1,409 AUD total
Guest favourite

Apartment in Glenelg

4.95 out of 5 average rating, 78 reviews

Glenelg Getaway, light, bright, great location!

11 – 18 Aug

$1,074 AUD total
Guest favourite

Apartment in Glenelg East

5.0 out of 5 average rating, 13 reviews

Cosy unit in peaceful area

28 Oct – 4 Nov

$1,046 AUD total
Guest favourite

Home in Glenelg

4.95 out of 5 average rating, 44 reviews

Private courtyard. King bed. Car space. Luxury.

30 May – 6 June

$1,579 AUD total

Quick stats about holiday rentals in Glenelg

Total rentals

250 properties

Rentals with a pool

60 properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

10 properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

150 properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

14K reviews

Nightly prices starting at

$31 AUD before taxes and fees

Your guide to Glenelg

Welcome to Glenelg

A suburb of Adelaide, Glenelg was the favoured summer retreat for South Australia’s wealthy families in the mid-19th century, and it has retained an easy grandeur even as it was slowly absorbed into Adelaide’s urban sprawl. Here, 1870s sandstone terraced houses stand next to 1960s apartment buildings in the streets lining its famous beach, and grand Victorian mansions are dotted around the neighbourhood.

Glenelg Jetty, which extends beyond the beach into Holdfast Bay, is the focal point from which everything else radiates. From the jetty, the palm trees and tall pines of Moseley Square and the heritage-listed Glenelg Town Hall mark the start of Jetty Road, the main road leading back to the city centre. The beach portion of Jetty Road is packed with hip shops and cafés, with even more hidden away on the side streets near the water. To the north of the jetty there’s a marina and restaurant strip, and to the south you’ll find more lovely beaches at Somerton, Brighton Beach, and Seacliff.

The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Glenelg

Adelaide is the driest capital city in the country, and experiences little rain during the city’s hot summers. You’ll have plenty of company on Glenelg Beach from late spring to early autumn. The beach will get super-busy from mid-December, when schools break for summer, until late January. Away from the water, the city has an influx of visitors during festival season, which kicks off in mid-February with Adelaide Fringe. The biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere, due to its policy of letting anyone and everyone register an event, the Fringe runs until mid-March. The Adelaide Festival of performing arts also takes place in March, as does the four-day WOMAdelaide world music festival. When the month-long party is over, Glenelg settles in for bracing autumnal days that are perfect for long walks along the coastal paths around the bay.

Top things to do in Glenelg

Bay Discovery Centre

This fascinating social history museum is housed in Glenelg Town Hall, facing the jetty on Moseley Square. Here you’ll find galleries detailing the stories of the local Kaurna people and celebrating Australian beach culture. Don’t miss the great collection of retro bathing suits dating from the 1950s.

Historic mansions

Many of the impressive summer residences built by local families in the 19th century are still standing around Glenelg. You’ll find most of them along South Esplanade, south of the jetty. There are more mansions in the streets leading away from the beach. Grab a copy of the Mansions of Glenelg guide at Glenelg Town Hall.

Coast Park Path

The promenade along Glenelg Beach is just one part of a long walking and cycling path up and down the bay. From Glenelg the path runs 24 kilometres north along the coastline past Henley Beach to North Haven, and almost 14 kilometres to Port Stanvac to the south.

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