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

In the lead-up to summer of 2020, one thing is for sure: you need a holiday. There's never been a better time to spend your summer holiday close to home.

Whether you prefer ocean proximity or bush surrounds—or both—there are so many stylish Airbnbs along the east coast of Australia to choose from. Whether you're looking to luxuriate in a waterfront cabin or a cosy cottage or an artfully updated 1960s beach shack, add these seven stylish Airbnbs to your maybe list and await the most relaxing summer holiday of your life. 

The Repose

Where? Dubbo, New South Wales
Why? It's no secret we are a little bit obsessed with this country holiday home. You may recognise the tranquil cottage as the setting for one of this year's 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 summer 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. "Enjoy the comfort of an intentional pause, a state of quietude, a reset for the senses."

Captains Rest

Where? Strahan, Tasmania
Why? 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.

The Grounds of Cabarita

Where? Cabarita Beach, New South Wales
Why? 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.

Room + Board

Where? Daylesford, Victoria
Why? 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.

The Little Black Shack

Where? Great Mackerel Beach, New South Wales
Why? This fisherman's cottage in a particularly secluded part of Pittwater, this Northern Beaches holiday home marries beach with 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.

Clifftop at Hepburn

Where? Hepburn Springs, Victoria
Why? Built on the site of an old pine forest, the interiors at this spectacular property are as impressive at its panoramic views. And it's just one hour from Melbourne. Spend the day in the renowned mineral springs or visiting nearby Daylesford, then recharge in luxury while you marvel at the spectacular bush that surrounds.

The Beach House

Where? Gerroa, New South Wales
Why? 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.

Little Red Barn

Where? Noosa, Queensland
Why? 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.

The Palm House

Where? Mooloolaba, Queensland
Why? This relaxed cottage is anything but quaint. 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.

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