The Best Australian Airbnbs by the Sea

The weather’s heating up and with the Christmas holidays right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to book a long-overdue beach holiday. Spend warm summer mornings at the beach, long afternoons exploring a new coastline and balmy evenings watching the sunset, all from a luxurious Airbnb.

Featuring swimming pools, sea views, architecturally-designed spaces and firepits, these mansions, oceanfront penthouses and revitalised beach shacks provide the ultimate base to explore Australia’s many coastal towns. Offering unparalleled luxuries in some of the most picturesque locations across Australia, these high-end Airbnbs promise the ultimate family holiday.

One Airlie Beach

Positioned by pristine Shingley Beach and the Bicentennial Boardwalk, this opulent stay in Airlie Beach takes in sweeping Coral Sea views. Perfect for a summer family holiday, this Airbnb boasts four bedrooms, an undercover swimming pool, a large alfresco space and a media room with surround sound for cosy movie nights.

Providing the perfect base from which to explore Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays, this five-star stay is priced at around A$890 per night, excluding cleaning and service fees.

Whale Song, Falmouth

When it comes to Australian beach escapes, Tasmania’s breathtaking coastline is often overlooked. And although the island state has a much colder climate than the rest of Australia, a cosy Airbnb like this one welcomes relaxing afternoons spent whale spotting and wholesome evenings spent by the crackling fire.

Situated in the small rural town of Falmouth, Whale Song is a luxurious residence that accommodates four guests and captures impeccable views of the Tasman Sea. Guests are able to enjoy private oceanfront decks, a fire pit and outdoor tub. This Falmouth cottage is listed on Airbnb for A$800 per night, excluding cleaning and service fees.

Whitehaven Beach House, Yaroomba Beach

Situated in Yaroomba Beach, this lavish beach house lies a leisurely 20-minute stroll from the scenic coastal pathway and within easy reach of esplanade shops and cafes. The Airbnb features a gourmet kitchen, light-filled living zone, a swimming pool with a deck and four bedrooms, ensuring plenty of space for the whole family.

Surrounded by lush tropical gardens on the edge of a dune reserve, Whitehaven Beach House balances modern comforts with coastal tranquillity. The Airbnb is priced at around A$828.60 per night.

Little Black Shack, Great Mackerel Beach

Filled with knick-knacks and plenty of coastal character, the Little Black Shack in Great Mackerel Beach whisks its guests into a cosy and secluded oasis. Located a mile off the mainland, guests must take the old timber ferry at Palm Beach to arrive at this quaint former fisherman’s cottage, which sits overlooking the sandy beach and surrounding national park.

This characterful two-bedroom, two-bathroom Airbnb is listed at A$1,170 per night, excluding cleaning and service fees.

Villa Salina, Callala Beach

Inspired by the tropical aesthetic and timber palette of Balinese retreats, Villa Salina is a beachfront sanctuary located mere steps from Callala Beach on the New South Wales coast. The Airbnb offers light-filled living zones, an expansive garden and deck area and can sleep up to 10 guests in four bedrooms, making it the ultimate family retreat.

Villa Salina is listed on Airbnb at A$1,265 per night, excluding cleaning and service fees.

Blu Peter Penthouse, North Coogee

Endless ocean views and chic coastal decor awaits at this Airbnb in Perth’s beachside suburb of North Coogee. Perfect as a couples getaway, Blu Peter Penthouse boasts a private deck with BBQ, lounge area, hammock and a spa.

Inside, guests can enjoy a king-sized bed, a modern kitchenette and an ensuite. The Airbnb is listed for around A$525 per night, excluding service fees.

Bayview Beach Home, Eagle Bay

Located just a stone’s throw from the beach, this two-storey oceanfront home captures dreamy sea vistas from almost every room. Perched on the hillside in serene Eagle Bay in WA’s South-West, this Airbnb is perfect for enjoying family beach days and balmy evenings on the balcony.

Great for large groups, the property has four bedrooms, two with king beds, one with a queen and another with a bunk bed and single. Adjoining Meelup Regional Park, the Airbnb is surrounded by stunning natural scenery and lies within easy driving distance of wineries and eateries. Bayview Beach Home is listed at A$661 per night excluding cleaning and service fees.

The Arbour, Byron Bay

Featuring a plunge pool, tropical landscaping and open-plan living, this architecturally-designed holiday home is the ultimate base to explore Byron Bay from. Situated within walking distance to cafes and Tallows Beach, and easy driving distance from the heart of Byron, The Arbour is perfectly positioned for a relaxing coastal escape.

Exuding mid-century modern-style luxury, the home offers three chic bedrooms, accommodating up to six guests. The Arbour is listed at A$850 per night, excluding cleaning and service fees.

If you’re looking for the crème de la crème of holiday accommodation, you need to check out the most luxurious Airbnbs in Australia.

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