Historic Sandstone Home
Historic Sandstone Home
Historic Sandstone Home
Left your holiday planning to the last minute? Don’t worry, we’ve scouted through every Airbnb listing around Australia, to find some of the most stunning properties still available to book over the Christmas and New Year period. Discover beautiful homes deep in the regions and others right on the beach, some made for boisterous big family gatherings and others made for secluded loved-up getaways.
Wake up to stunning views of the water from the mezzanine bedroom of this modern dwelling on Avalon Beach. Rooming up to four people, it’s perfect for peaceful family getaways – you can spend the days fishing off the jetty with rods from the boatshed, picnicking on the beach with meals prepared by an in-house chef or simply kicking back in the sun as the birds and boats pass by.
Sleeps 4, from $570/night
Avalon Beach, NSW
Situated in the quaint township of Winnaleah, this beautifully transformed church boasts unencumbered views of the valley – you can even spot wallabies grazing among the rolling hills. Sleeping up to 10, it offers mod cons like a large flat screen TV, Bose sound system and unlimited wireless internet, but why would you need those things when there are endless bike trails, trout fishing, white beaches and lakes at your fingertips?
Sleeps 10, from $339/night
You’ll be greeted with a bottle of local sparkling on arrival at this lovingly renovated property, that dates right back to 1865. Housing up to eight, it’s made for families, featuring a rumpus room for kids, barbecue in the garden, fresh herbs for meals and one of Orange’s best cafés located next door. They’ll even provide a babysitting service if you’re looking for a break.
Sleeps 8, from $519/night
This ultra-luxe, Hamptons-inspired residence puts you within breathing distance of the Coral Sea’s brilliant blue waters and pristine white sand. Discover over four levels and room for 15 a grand-scaled open plan interior, pool, cinema room and beachfront terrace, offering the best of the Gold Coast in one neat package.
Sleeps 15, from $3768/night
Main Beach, QLD
Featuring guest bedrooms on the lower level and a master bedroom on top, these luxury villas for four offer stunning views over Laguna Bay or Noosa National Park as you relax on the balcony. You’ll also be treated to inclusions including a hamper of local produce and complimentary transfers into town.
Sleeps 8, from $1850/night
Noosa Heads, QLD
Offering breathtaking views of the ocean from 50 metres above, this 10-person property is an architectural marvel that feels otherworldly. With the open-plan space inviting both light and panoramic vistas of the coastline, it’s the perfect place to feel a million miles away from the worries of normal life.
Sleeps 10, from $998/night
Wye River, VIC
Combining Federation-period character with slick modern touches, this elegant property close to Balmoral Beach is made for fun family holidays. With plenty of open and shared spaces, a swimming pool, TV room and pool table, there are endless places to enjoy each other’s company.
Sleeps 10, from $1563/night
Only one hour from the hustle and bustle of Sydney, this charming heritage house in the rural village of Kurrajong is a peaceful country oasis. Offering everything you need for a restful break, end each day by settling onto the deck and sharing an alfresco meal as the sun sets.
Sleeps 11, from $536.69/night
This architecturally-designed rammed earth house is located between Apollo Bay and the Twelve Apostles, on an untouched clifftop overlooking Johanna Beach. Its isolated location ensures privacy while floor to ceiling windows give full breadth to the property’s mesmerising views.
Sleeps 8, from $1456/night
Recharge in this restored 1860s sandstone home that fuses vintage elements like a rustic farmhouse dining room with modern fixtures such as a private plunge pool in the courtyard. Only 10 minutes away from Manly Beach and its abundance of cafes, bars and restaurants, it’s an ideal option for a group getaway with friends.
Sleeps 4, from $899/night
How often can you say you’ve stayed at a house that’s been on the cover of an interior design magazine? The rooms are filled with antique furniture sourced from all over the world – the dining table is from 18th -Century England, the cast iron fireplace is from 19th-Century France, and even the cushions are made from vintage French linen. In your spare time, explore the acre of land surrounding the property, or head to nearby Hepburn Springs for an indulgent spa treatment.
Sleeps 6, from $799/night
Truly embodying the concept of “glamping”, this spacious and comfortable tent arrives with luxe linens, a private bathroom, air-conditioning and a stocked bar fridge. Made with couples in mind, you can stargaze the desert skies, go for bushwalks and quadbiking, or simply enjoy the serenity of the outback.
Sleeps 2, from $1484/night
Kings Canyon, NT
This classic 1960s beach shack has been restored with a keen designer’s eye, resulting in a family and pet-friendly getaway spot that’ll make city life feel like a distant memory. The light-filled house features vintage European furniture, a Bang & Olufsen sound system, toys and games for the kids and complimentary whisky, port and St Ali coffee for the grownups.
Sleeps 4, from $733/night
Venus Bay, VIC