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Planning a Summer Holiday? Try These 9 Stylish Airbnbs Around Australia

In the lead-up to the end of the year, one thing is for sure: you need a holiday. Airbnbs are a great accommodation option for travelling as they act as a relaxing home away from home and can offer you plenty of design inspiration for your own abode.

Australia is lucky to boast a diverse and beautiful landscape. Whether you prefer ocean proximity or bush surrounds—or both—there are a plethora of stylish Airbnbs across the sunburnt country to choose from that will cater to your holiday needs.

If you're looking to luxuriate in a waterfront cabin, a cosy cottage, or an artfully designed home, add these stylish Airbnbs from New South Wales to Western Australia to your maybe list and await the most relaxing holiday of your life. 

14 Of the Best Airbnbs in Australia

New South Wales

1. The Repose

You may recognise the tranquil cottage as the setting for one of our most popular home tours, and the location for our Bathe. by Bed Threads campaign shoot. Five hours drive from Sydney CBD you'll find this lovingly restored historic cottage in the beautiful Macquarie Valley, owned and run by Jemima and Bede Aldridge and their friends, Ric and Moir Jones.

It's the perfect spot for a peaceful getaway. Picture yourself: sampling the local cuisine by day, recharging with a good book in the afternoon, and enjoying a home-cooked dinner with your favourite few people in the evenings. Rinse and repeat, as many times as budget and annual leave allows. 

2. The Grounds of Cabarita

Just about as far as you can get before crossing the border into Queensland, Cabarita Beach is home to this renovated '60s beach shack. Stylishly updated with a touch of modern minimalism, this holiday home offers the luxury of a resort without the hassle or pretension. The interior is designed to spark zen, but the highlight has got to be the pool. All that, and you're only a quick walk to the secluded beaches that surround this dreamy home.

3. The Little Black Shack

This fisherman's cottage in a particularly secluded part of Pittwater marries the beach and the bush. Swim, walk, then be calmed by the terrifically kitschy and yet stylishly elevated fisherman-inspired décor. The outdoor rain shower and hammock, not to mention the private sandstone terrace overlooking the water, will likely top any overseas resort holiday you've banked in years past.

4. The Beach House

This impressive retreat is perfect for group trips, sleeping up to 10 guests. It's also perfect for beach lovers, with each of the four bedrooms overlooking Gerroa Beach and a sizeable waterfront deck for entertaining en masse. Inside, a refined colour palette of white and blonde wood, with accents of sky blue and cliffside grey echoing the coastal vista.

5. Heartwood Farm

Located in the Byron Bay Hinterland, this cottage farm stay is the ultimate luxury country accommodation. While away your time admiring the glorious country views from the round swimming pool or luxuriate with a cheese platter and glass of wine in the the freestanding bath. This secluded retreat accommodates four guest and is an idyllic place to relax and recharge. 


6. Room + Board

This modern barn in country Victoria was purpose-built by hotelier Lynda Gardener for couples and solo guests. As you'd expect, it truly is the ultimate in modern country style. Beyond just cosy, this artfully updated home is packed with stylish touches and filled with natural light—the ideal setting for a much-needed recharge.

7. The Wensley

This architectural timber house built from recycled Oregon and Ironbark is an escape from the everyday into the rustic luxury of the Surf Coast Hinterland. Housing up to ten guests it's the perfect sanctuary for families or groups of friends to unwind and bask is rolling country views and beautiful architecture. It's located a 30 minute drive to The Great Ocean Road and 20 minutes to Brae restaurant.


8. Little Red Barn

Three words: open air bathroom. This luxurious barn is surrounded by countryside and boasts a freestanding bathtub *on the veranda*. Vaulted ceilings inside, open sky outside, this is the perfect place for a group holiday that balances relaxation with celebration. The cosy décor celebrates the abundant natural light and country style.

9. The Palm House

This relaxed cottage is anything but quaint, and that's meant in the best way possible. Country-style details updated with a modern minimalist aesthetic make this a sophisticated spot for a quiet getaway. Located about 90 minutes north of Brisbane, the home has been stylishly dressed with furnishings and homewares from Morocco, Indonesia and India.

Western Australia

10. Blue Peter Penthouse

Western Australian is renowned for its pristine coastline with crystal waters and white sand. This apartment takes full advantage of the offerings with an expansive deck area that boasts uninterrupted views of the ocean. Styled by Blu Peter Homestore, this apartment is tastefully decorated and is great for a couples getaway or for a special occasion. 

11. Lakeside at Ryans Rest

The list of things to do while staying at this off-grid tiny home is endless. For the adventurous, there’s canoeing to explore the dam, fishing for trout, cycling the Munda Biddi trail, taking a farm tour, birdwatching and exploring the cattle trails, to name a few.

For those who are after pure relaxation, there’s stargazing from the hammock, meditating on the outdoor deck and cooking up a meal made from Southern Forest produce up for offer. 


12. Captains Rest

This waterfront cabin built for two on the western coast of Tasmania is the ultimate in quiet seclusion. The décor is all muted greys against fresh white, with antiques and vintage curios dotted throughout.

Upon waking up expect to gaze out at the old jetty and the still water, then enjoy a morning brew outside and await, perhaps, a local fisherman to approach to say hello or even sell you tonight's dinner.

13. Slow Beam

Design lovers will relish this exquisite Airbnb that's nestled in the bush and offers expansive views across Hobart city. The moody exterior and interior are juxtaposed by brightly coloured, iconic furniture pieces and decorative tiles.

Created to showcase Australian art and design, this home is one of Australia's most design-led Airbnb options. They provide complimentary Market Lane Coffee, Taylor & Smith cocktails and Le Labo toiletries to the lucky two guests. 

South Australia

14. Ode to the Orchard

This charming country home in the Adelaide Hills wine region is one of the original stone homes of the area. The property, which houses four guests, boasts front and back porches to enjoy sunrise and sunset over the scenic Adelaide Hills area. 

For the ultimate relaxation experience we recommend soaking up the picturesque views or the stars at night from the outdoor bath, with a glass of red in hand.


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