Are you searching for the best and most unique Airbnbs in Sydney, Australia? You’ve come to the right place!
I had the pleasure of living in Sydney, New South Wales a few years back, and I miss it every day! (Especially on the days when it’s below freezing here.) Sydney is one of those cities, where it’s honestly better to get a bit outside the city center to truly enjoy it. I used to live right in the CBD and, while that was convenient and a great experience, it’s really NOT what Sydney is about.
Sydney is home to incredible beaches, like Bondi and Manly and the Blue Mountains and Featherdale Wildlife Park are just a train ride away. So, when looking for a cool Airbnb in Sydney… I highly recommend booking one that lets you experience the incredible beaches and natural landscapes here. However, there are still plenty of incredible Airbnbs within the CBD too!
This list of awesome Sydney Airbnbs ranges from apartments with incredible city views to luxury treehouses and yacht stays, to private beach houses and bungalows! Enjoy!
The Coolest Airbnbs in Sydney!
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Airbnbs with Cool Views of Sydney
Luxury waterfront & amazing views – Kirribilli
A truly unique waterfront apartment that overlooks the beautiful Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. The apartment boasts a large modern kitchen & dining area, great for entertaining guests with an unbeatable waterfront view. It’s located in a vibrant neighborhood just minutes away from the CBD and many of Sydney’s famous tourist attractions.
- Click here to book this luxury waterfront Airbnb.
On Top Of The World Views – Bondi Beach
This cool Airbnb is perched atop an iconic building, with expansive views of the world’s most famous beach. Walk to the ocean in 2 minutes for your morning swim. Wake up early and enjoy the most amazing sunrise. This fully equipped apartment is near cafes, bars, amazing restaurants —all a lazy stroll across the street. Plus, Australia’s most Instagrammable pool is just out your garage door!
- Click here to book this Airbnb in Bondi.
Spacious Luxury Loft + 3 Outdoor Living Zones – Sydney CBD
This glass-fronted split level Penthouse is in the heart of the CBD. Light-filled and spacious with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a large living and dining area and 3 outdoor living zones. The apartment and its balconies each have a city skyscraper vantage, so your group can kick back, relax and enjoy the best of CBD living. With Haymarket and Darling Harbour on your doorstep, there are plenty of dining options nearby as well as local attractions to keep you busy.
- Click here to book this spacious luxury loft.
On the edge of the best Harbour in the world! – Balmain East
This Airbnb has amazing views along with a heated pool! Enjoy your glass of wine or cup of tea on the balcony while watching boats going by. Plus, you are just a short stroll to Balmain Village, or you can easily catch the Sydney Ferry to Darling Harbour, Luna Park or Circular Quay and the Opera house.
- Click here to book this Airbnb in Balmain East.
NYE on Cockatoo Island – Sydney Harbour
Get some of the best views of Sydney’s NYE fireworks from your very own two-bedroom, private apartment on Cockatoo Island – which is located in the Sydney Harbour. As someone who spent New Year’s Eve in Sydney fighting for a spot on Mrs Macqauries Point – I highly recommend watching the fireworks from a better vantage point either on a boat in Sydney Harbour or on Cockatoo Island!
- Click here to book this Airbnb on Cockatoo Island.
Tree top escape – Bundeena, NSW, Sydney
A treetop cabin in Bundeena with stunning views of the Royal National Park. It’s also west facing with spectacular sunsets. Close to local shops, beaches, ferry and walking tracks. This unique property offers a truly relaxing experience. (Note this is about 1 hour away from the CBD.)
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The TreeHouse – Grays Point
Come breathe, rest and nurture yourself at this award winning treehouse getaway nestled in the trees overlooking the Royal National Park. Just 40mins from the center of Sydney. Here you’ll also find world-class mountain biking, kayaking, fishing and bushwalking just outside the door.
- Click here to book this luxury treehouse in Sydney.
The Dome Seaforth near Manly – Seaforth
The Dome was designed by Stan Symonds and features two story windows, with a unique Mezzanine design, overlooking Middle Harbour and surrounding bushland. The Dome has been featured in Architecture Publications and exhibitions, such as Form To Formless at Sydney’s Customs House. Tim Ross has performed one of his “Man About The House” shows at The Dome. It’s 10 minutes from Manly and it’s beaches, 30 minutes from Sydney CBD.
- Click here to book this dome house.
Magical Yacht Stay Sydney Harbour – Lavender Bay
For a truly unique experience in Sydney, spend a night on the water aboard this 2014 Beneteau Oceanis 38. Located adjacent to Luna Park and the Harbour Bridge, you will be able to fall asleep to the sights and sounds of Sydney Harbour in the background.
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Romantic Yacht Stay in Manly
Spend a very special night together with your loved one, alone onboard this beautiful yacht. Watch the sunset from the deck together and fall asleep to the sound of water gently lapping at the boat in the romantic front cabin. Everything you need including a fully fitted kitchen.
- Click here to book this romantic yacht in Manly.
Cool Airbnbs Just Outside of the City (1+ hours away from the Sydney CBD)
Spiral House| Luxury Couples Retreat – Robertson, New South Wales
The Spiral House at Cloudfarm should be on every couple’s “bucket list”. This unique home is perched on the highest point of the Illawarra escarpment, in a totally private and idyllic location immersed in nature. Wake up to breathtaking views towards the escarpment and ocean. Relax in the open-air bathtub, take in the night sky and twinkling lights on the coast. Go for a stroll on the 33-acre property. Relax, rejuvenate, reconnect.
- Click here to book a stay at the Spiral House.
The Oyster Shed, a rustic retreat on the Pittwater – Lovett Bay
This rustic studio sits on the southern shore of Lovett Bay. Access is by water-only, a short 10-minute boat ride from Church Point. You can arrive by water taxi, local ferry or a prearranged pick-up by your host. Your private studio is perched over the water with uninterrupted views down Salvation Creek. The surrounding walking tracks of the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park are a stone’s throw away.
- Click here to book this overwater barn stay.
Hideout Cabin – Luxury Tiny Home – Moss Vale
The first of its kind in the Southern Highlands. Hideout is an exclusive luxury tiny home in an idyllic farm setting. This tiny home is set on a beautiful dam of a working horse farm, situated on over 150 acres. Guests are able to interact as much or as little as they like with their surroundings.
- Click here to book this luxury tiny home.
Kates Paddock | Tiny Home w/ Kangaroos & Gumtrees – Moss Vale
Kates Paddock is the perfect country escape away from city life! This completely off-grid tiny home is located in the centre of Kates Paddock, a green paddock surrounded by nature, yellow flowers and kangaroos! The moment you drive up to this tiny home, you are greeted with head to toe windows that overlook the lush paddock and beautiful native gum trees. This tiny home is the perfect romantic escape and is only 90 minutes from Canberra & Sydney!
- Click here to book this off-grid tiny home.
The Moroccan Retreat | A secluded private oasis. – Bilgola Plateau, New South Wales
This home takes you on a journey to faraway places, a different time and space, and away from every day worries. The organic nature of stone, mud and rough wood, creates a spirit and ambiance that makes you instinctively want to run your hands across the earth walls, and walk barefoot across the floorboards. It’s a sensory experience, full of energy and richness of other worlds, a place you would love to happen upon while traveling. This house is for families and those wanting a low key holiday.
- Click here to book the Moroccan Retreat.
The gumtree lodge with outside bath & woodfire – Grose Vale
This 30 acre privately owned property is surrounded by forests, flawless landscaping, engulfed by spectacular sunsets and sunrises. Only one hour plus North West of Sydney, you will enter a different world when you drive through the secured gates into this 30 acres of paradise. You can explore & enjoy scenic drives, great hikes, breathtaking views, swim in rivers and fresh waterholes, waterfalls, markets and all these are close to this location.
- Click here to book a stay at this cottage.
100-year-old Railway Carriage – Minto Heights, NSW
Have a unique stay in a 100-year-old railway carriage! Comfortable but compact and set in beautiful bushland. 10 minutes from shops, restaurants and railway station. 50 minutes from Sydney Airport.
- Click here to book a stay in this railway carriage.
Glamping “Luna Belle Camp” – Scarborough, New South Wales
Luna Belle Camp is set on 70 acres of private bushland. Relax within a beautiful 5m Lotus Belle tent, equipped with all your creature comforts, adorned in eclectic soft furnishings. Just an hour from Sydney, you can switch off from the outside world, look out over the ocean and feel the sea breeze. Luna Belle Camp is equipped with a kitchen shed with all the necessities for preparing dinner under the stars. Cool off in the outdoor shower with hot and cold functions.
- Click here to book a stay at Luna Belle Camp.
Luxury Glamping Bell Tent in Narrabeen – North Narrabeen, New South Wales
This deluxe 5m Bell Tents are fully built and furnished for you with stunning luxury interiors. The hosts use high-quality foam mattresses, 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton linens and they even have custom remote-controlled mood lighting so that you can set your own colour scheme when the sun sets!
- Click here to book a stay at this luxury tent.
Which of these Airbnbs in Sydney looks the coolest to you? Let me know in the comments!
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