Dreamy holiday spots with idyllic water views.
12 of Australia’s Best Coastal Airbnbs to Book for Your Next Getaway
Dreamy holiday spots with idyllic water views.
Searching for your next weekend getaway? Look no further. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite coastal Airbnbs all around the country, so that no matter where you are based, you’ll find the perfect holiday spot for your next beachside weekend away. Each one boasts picturesque water views and plenty of coastal interior design ideas.
From rustic shacks to sprawling, sun-drenched dream homes, here are some of the best coastal Airbnbs in Australia for your next waterside getaway.
1. Beach House, Gerroa, NSW
With three main, ensuite bedrooms and enough beds for ten people, Beach House in Gerroa, NSW is a magnificent holiday home for the whole family. The real drawcard, besides a huge timber deck and thoughtful, minimalist design touches throughout the space, is the view: from every window, you can spot that beautiful, glittering water. Nothing is more tranquil than waking up here.
2. Little Black Shack, Mackerel Beach, NSW
We love the ramshackle, rustic design of this two-bedroom cottage perched right on the water in Mackerel, NSW. Everything has a fittingly nautical theme, from the books and ephemera crowding the living spaces to the porthole windows in the main bedroom, looking out over the ocean. The drawcard here is the outdoor space, with an outdoor shower and a beautiful deck for dining al fresco.
3. The Lake Haus, Smiths Lake, NSW
The 'Lake Haus' is the third Airbnb project that stylist Tim Neve has tackled. The property is located in Smiths Lake, on the Mid-Coast of New South Wales, an area that boasts a bush meets the sea landscape that's ideal for holiday goers. This home is everything you'd want from a vacation getaway; it's expansive, well-appointed, and exudes a laidback-luxe aesthetic. It's the type of accommodation you'd find hard leaving.
4. Beekeepers, Cape Liptrap, VIC
With room for 10 people, this stunning home in the middle of the Cape Liptrap national park in Victoria is just the right size for big groups and celebrations. The home itself is gorgeous, with views across the water and into the tree tops, and features a deck perfect for stargazing in the evenings. There’s also a pool and paths down to the beach for sunny summer days.
5. Vue de Vague, Lorne, VIC
With Lorne on the Victorian coast becoming a popular resort destination, it’s about time you saved an Airbnb like this one to your wishlist. Vue de Vague is a great luxury holiday home for the whole family, with the capacity to sleep ten, and space for everyone with a huge living room, a well-appointed kitchen and a deck for outdoor dining.
6. The Studio, Yallingup, WA
Small, but perfectly formed, this little apartment in Yallingup in Western Australia’s Margaret River region is a private getaway for two. You’ll have beautiful views of the Yallingup coastline from your vantage point, perched on the tree tops above the town. You’ll also be within walking distance from shops and cafes and, of course, the beach itself. There’s no better location than this one.
7. Bill’s Boathouse, White Sands, SA
How about something a little different? This tiny home is floating in the Murray, just outside of Adelaide, and is a self-contained little getaway for two. Check-in here and you’ll wake up surrounded by water and while you’ll have plenty of interactions with local wildlife, it’s unlikely you’ll cross paths with another soul during your stay. Perfect for those people wanting to check out for a little bit.
8. Camel Beach House, Venus Bay, SA
South Australia’s Venus Bay is a pristine headland on the state’s coastline and Camel Beach House feels like the cosiest hideaway there is. The sleek design makes it feel as if it is built into the coastline itself, and it is equally stunning both as a sunny, warm weather getaway as it is a rugged up, wintery bolthole.
9. Eyre Way, Eyre Peninsula, SA
The Eyre Peninsula in South Australia is one of our country’s most beautiful coastal destinations, full of stunning vistas and breathtaking sunsets (and sunrises!) You can take them all in from this white cottage, a beautiful little tiny home situated in one of the most pristine spots on the peninsula. It doesn’t get more isolated, or more incredible than this.
10. Thalia Haven, Little Swanport, TAS
It’s all about the outdoor bathtub at this gorgeous Airbnb on the wild, off-the-grid Tasmanian coast. Imagine perching yourself here with a glass of wine and a good book, while the whole world slows down around you. The rest of the house is just as gorgeous, with its big sandstone fireplace and well-stocked kitchen. The kind of place you simply won’t want to leave.
11. The Pod, Lewisham, TAS
Another left-of-centre Tasmanian spot, like Thalia Haven in Little Swanport, The Pod is a jewel box of an Airbnb overlooking Frederick Henry Bay. Design fans will be thrilled to stay in this thoughtful and expertly created home, which was even featured on Grand Designs Australia.
12. The Point, Shute Harbour, QLD
Infinity pool? Check. Jacuzzi? Check. Phenomenal views of The Whitsundays? Check, check, check. This Airbnb feels like staying in your own private resort, a wonderful destination for a romantic trip.
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