Less city grind, more beach time with a stay at one of these NSW Airbnb rentals.
Fed up with the four walls of your home? We hear you. Even though travelling interstate is a hard basket to predict with the constant flicker of border closures, consider the NSW coast for a grand escape instead. From mansion-like houses and eclectic quaint coastal finds, there something for everyone to your beach-bound mood.
So get the invite list ready as we list the top NSW Airbnb rentals to let you feel that ocean breeze morning, noon and night.
Nevermind listening to a Spotify playlist of coastal sounds when you can relax with crashing waves as background music from the stylish and secluded Pacifico Beach House. Nestled in the hills of Sapphire Beach (10 minutes north of Coffs Harbour), the property offers blissful ocean views with only a two-minute walk to the beach. This unique home feels like a private estate, protected by a lush nature reserve while being only a short drive from local amenities.
2. Umi Boomerang Beach, Boomerang Beach
Up your coastal postcode stay with a stay at Umi Boomerang Beach. Located along Boomerang Beach just three hours north of Sydney, the house boasts spectacular ocean views and private access to Boomerang Beach. Seriously, you will be relaxing in no time at this airy home. Just slide the doors open to feel the ocean breeze sweep you away while you tucker into the complimentary grazing platter provided. Perch yourself on a chair to watch the surfers, dolphins and whales at play whilst eating delicious local fare and soak up the buzzing coastal vibes.
Book: Umi Boomerang Beach
3. The Lookout @ Killcare, Killcare Heights
Looking for a stay that fits the coastal chic category? Head to this award-winning architecturally designed holiday home overlooking the stunning Bouddi National Park. The views are all-encompassing, extending over the Pacific Ocean past Lion Island and all the way to the Sydney’s North Head. With attention to detail in design and decor, this smart home set up will meet all your holiday needs for all seasons. Enjoy the ever-changing ocean vistas, sun and moon risings, whales and storm fronts. The beach and cafes are only minutes away, making this the perfect getaway with friends and family.
Book: The Lookout @ Killcare
4. Greenhouse Retreat, Green Point
This waterfront retreat is a five-bedroom plus studio/games room home perfect for big family gatherings or long overdue friendly catch-ups. This spacious abode has its own gym, pool and games room and of course, a large kitchen to cater for the big travelling crew. It also encourages you to live a healthy life, even when on holiday with its many wellness features including aromatherapy, organic spa products and healthy pantry supplies.
Book: Greenhouse Retreat
5. Loves Bay, Kiama Heights
This newly renovated guesthouse is filled with a lot of character that is easy to fall in love with. Open the front doors wide open to reveal uninterrupted views of the bay, the ocean and the rolling hills, perfect for wooing your romantic partner (or holiday mate with a mighty fine beach locale). It’s a top spot to relax or base yourself to explore around the south coast.
Book: Bask at Loves Bay
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6. Beach House, Gerroa
Call on your mates to join you at this luxe Hamptons-style residence along the Gerroa beachfront. The house was made for socialising with its multiple lounge rooms, living areas, two open sandstone fireplaces, and massive balcony with an inbuilt barbeque, lounge and dining areas. You can also have a spa under the stars with its balcony jacuzzi overlooking the coast so really, how could you and crew not stay entertained?
Book: Beach House Gerroa
7. Cliffside Penthouse, North Bondi
This top floor absolute waterfront luxury apartment is truly a ticket to living the Australian dream for your stay in Sydney. Flooded with morning light reflecting off the crystal blue waters, and fresh air passing in from the Pacific Ocean, every single window allows you to wake up early and enjoy the most incredible sunrise or walk to the ocean in two minutes for your morning swim at the ever-bustling Bondi Beach. This penthouse is also proudly powered by 100% green electricity, appropriate with living along the big blue.
Book: Cliffside Penthouse
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8. River Song, Pambula Beach
Talk about a little romantic getaway! This self-contained eclectic coastal haven features views over both the ocean and the crystal river mouth. The seaside getaway has plenty of quality touches such as a complimentary late checkout, and locally produced breakfast supplies, cheese and wine to ensure you make the most out of your great escape.
9. Cape Mackerel Cabin, Great Mackerel Beach
Can’t get enough of all shades of the sea? Head to Cape Mackerel cabin, a treehouse-type stay nestled in a tranquil bushland setting where Ku-ring-Gai National Park meets Pittwater. Better yet, its only a short boat trip away from Palm Beach. Cruisy as.
Book: Cape Mackerel Cabin
10. Atra, Jervis Bay
This comfortably modern beachfront home is in prime position along the white sands of Callala Beach, Jervis Bay. Peaceful, luxurious and majestic, the homes’ front deck is the perfect place to go into a snapping frenzy, taking pictures of the amazing sunsets. Spend your days frolicking in the pristine waters of world-renowned Jervis Bay in the spring and summer. In the wintertime, add heat to your stay unwinding by the outdoor fire pit overlooking the sea: now that’s a perfectly balanced holiday.
Book: Atra, Jervis Bay
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