It’s impossible not to fall victim to the charms of Sydney, Australia’s largest city. Days are spent roaming historic neighborhoods – flat white in hand – or chasing waves at the local surf beaches. At night, picture yourself diving into ocean-fresh rock oysters by the quayside or clambering up Harbour Bridge to see Sydney illuminated. Known as much for its livability rating as its landmarks, the accommodation scene gives you a peek into the life of a Sydneysider. Taste the Harbour City lifestyle at one of these beautiful Sydney Airbnb rentals close to beaches, the Rocks, and laid-back suburbs.
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Wake to the sound of waves at this beachfront pad steps away from Australia’s iconic surf destination. Curated with a Mediterranean theme, the serviced apartment comes with a covered terrace laid out for relaxing and dining. The master bedroom and lounge have views of the beach with a nifty breakfast bar doubling up as a workspace or games table. Interiors mimic the landscape with seaside hues.
Live like a “rockstar” at this ultra-modern Airbnb near Sydney Opera House. Sitting pretty on the 15th floor, panoramic windows in both the lounge and bedroom sweep over the CBD with a sly glimpse of Harbour Bridge. The sumptuous marble bathroom features a soaking tub plus a separate shower. During your stay, you’re welcome to use the property pool and gym.
Situated on a row of fishermen’s cottages, this recently renovated guest house consists of one king bedroom, a sleek fitted kitchen, and a separate lounge. This opens out to a fully enclosed yard with a fire pit and outdoor shower. Stocked with luxury products, the bathroom features raw brass fixtures and terrazzo floor tiles. Adjacent to Little Manly Point Park, this is the ideal couples’ Airbnb for a romantic getaway in Australia.
With soaring ceilings, a private courtyard, and designer amenities, this loft in a converted warehouse is one of the coolest properties in Australia. Notable touches include a Bose sound system, a rainfall shower, and a chef’s kitchen. A 10-minute drive from the airport yet a mere three stops to the CBD on the metro, the apartment works equally for flying visits and longer leases.
Settle into this one-of-a-kind terraced house spread over two floors in leafy Paddington, Sydney’s fashion capital. Lavishly appointed with ornate fireplaces, upholstered beds, and chandeliers, the three-bedroom home strikes a balance between the olde-worlde and the needs of a modern traveler. In addition to the street-facing balcony on the upper level, this family-friendly Airbnb has a garden patio for al fresco dining.
Beautifully outfitted with whimsical wallpapering and art deco homeware, this apartment occupies the ground floor of a period property. One room functions as either a nursery or office and overlooks the garden while the window seat in the master suite is the perfect book nook. Convenient for the village as well as Bondi Beach, this Airbnb is suitable for couples and families seeking a peaceful vacation in the Sydney suburbs.
A deluxe five-bedroom villa at Palm Beach, this Sydney Airbnb unfolds over multiple terraces that capitalize on the ocean views. The top-floor suite has its own rooftop hang-out furnished with a tub for bathing under the stars while the communal deck off the lounge has a grill. Offering absolute privacy, the vacation home is within walking distance of the beach, surf club, and brunch cafes.
Located in Sydney’s bouge-iest neighborhood, this sophisticated open-concept studio contains a wood-paneled kitchen and hotel-standard bathroom. Sip your morning flattie with treetop views on the sunny balcony hanging over the quiet residential street. Handy for connections into Sydney Central, this pet-friendly Surry Hills Airbnb is a stone’s throw from Centennial Park.
Two guests, one bedroom (studio) Price: $220 per night
Views of Harbour Bridge don’t get better than this. Located across the bay in Kirribilli, the two-bedroom apartment is furnished with two balconies where you can sip a glass of shiraz and watch Sydney transform into night. Recently remodeled, the entire space is spotless with a spanking-new kitchen for throwing together a meal. A scenic 10-minute ferry ride drops you downtown – or stroll across the bridge.
This family-friendly vacation rental is carefully decorated to feel like a sanctuary in the heart of the Sydney CBD. The kitchen is well-stocked for cooking your own meals to enjoy on the balcony with skyline and harbor views – plus, you can expect a welcome hamper from the host to start you off. Although not pictured, guests have access to the rooftop pool and hot tub. Not that you’ll need to drive, but one complimentary spot is provided in the secure parking lot.
Right off King Street, this bohemian bungalow in Newtown puts you moments from Sydney’s top restaurants and bars. The enclosed backyard is teeming with plants where you can fire up the barbie for a real Aussie feast. There’s also a proper office unit indoors, making this a good fit for remote workers. As the personal home of the host, the cottage is lovingly maintained with eclectic furniture and trinkets adding a cozy charm that only an Airbnb can achieve.