Stunning QLD Airbnbs For Your Next Getaway
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With another sizzling QLD summer on the not-so-distant horizon, it’s well and truly time to slip, slop, slap, and start planning your next getaway in our beautiful Sunshine State. I don’t know about you, but I’m hanging out for sunset cocktails, ocean dips, and some serious max laxin’ poolside!
Sure, living it up in a swanky hotel room might be nice and all, but there’s nothing quite like the serenity and seclusion of shacking up in your very own private abode. Luckily, it just so happens that our very own state is home to an abundance of ultra-cool digs and oh-so-cosy cottages in some downright dreamy locations for you and your crew to enjoy this summer.
To help you discover the perfect home-away-from-home (minus the endless hours of searching, scrolling, and sorting through reviews), we’ve assembled the ultimate A-Z of South East Queensland’s finest Airbnb stays and experiences. From retro villas overlooking glistening coastlines to lush hinterland havens, these are our top picks for the most luxurious and Instagram-worthy homes on the market.
Oh, and the best part? They’re all just a hop, skip, and a jump out of Brissy!
Happy house hunting!
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The Palm and Pool House
If you’re a sucker for a little luxury, look no further than this aesthetic AF holiday retreat. This oh-so-stylish residence sleeps eight and is nestled amongst the sun-kissed streets of Mooloolaba, just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. Adorned with an array of hand-picked furnishings and deluxe homewares from Morocco, Indonesia, and India, the interior is sleek and sophisticated with a generous sprinkle of global character. Amongst its many assets, it’s no secret that the star of the show is the white-splashed lap pool. Did someone say Instagram photoshoot?
Soul Beach House
Moments from the glistening Alexandra Headland coastline lies Soul Beach House – an unforgettable luxury oasis. Sleeping six, this tranquil dwelling fuses effortlessly earthy tones, natural textures, calming greenery and global décor to create a picture-perfect interior. Slow down, unwind and lounge around in the stunning open pan living area, before heading out to a forest-surrounded timber deck to enjoy sunset drinks.
Beach House Neptune
Kick back, relax, and be transported to the joys of retro beach culture in this vibrant little beachside abode. Neptune is a freshly renovated vintage beach shack featuring two bedrooms, a charming exterior, eclectic mid-century furnishings and all-round good vibes. Just a short wander from the hidden gem that is Caloundra’s magnificent Moffat Beach, this colourful little shack is surrounded by cute brunch spots, coastal headland, and a killer surf break.
One step into this heavenly hideaway and you’ll be whisked away to the balmy tropics. Speckled with lush greenery, wooden furnishings, funky décor, polished concrete floors, and a private pool, this spacious four-bedroom sanctuary has all bases covered to provide the perfect coastal getaway. PSST! An in-house body balance mobile massage service is also available upon request, for those who need a little extra Zen in their lives.
Little Red Barn
Perched high on a hinterland hilltop just 15 minutes out of Noosa Heads, this real-life barn is quite possibly the most adorable lil’ home we’ve ever laid eyes on. The Little Red Barn is surrounded by picturesque countryside and offers a fairy tale-esque holiday experience like no other. With a rustic deep red exterior enclosing a freshly renovated, ultra-cosy, open air layout, it looks like it belongs on the cover of Architectural Digest. Some of its most striking features include a soaring vaulted wooden ceiling, a freestanding outdoor cast iron bathtub, divine plunge pool, and open fireplace, just to name a few. Swoon.
Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses
If there’s one thing we know for sure, it’s that you can’t get more Queensland than a quintessential Queenslander by the beach! Housing a whopping 16 guests and featuring two stories, an in-ground swimming pool, and luscious landscaped gardens, this cosy Marcoola abode is styled to perfection. As the name suggests, just hop across the road and you’ll feel the golden sand and crystal-clear water of Marcoola Beach between your toes. Perfection!
Perched elegantly beneath a majestic poinciana tree, this family-friendly slice of paradise is just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Noosa’s Hasting Street and is the perfect place to soak up the summer breeze and relish the laidback Sunny Coast ambience. The perfect base to return to after a warm summer’s day spent swimming, shopping, and soaking up that glorious Noosa sun, you’ll never want to leave! Featuring four spacious bedrooms, a breezy open-plan interior, and a picture-perfect palm-lined swimming pool, Poinciana House is truly a holidaymaker’s haven.
Wander down a winding forest path in the depths of the Sunny Coast hinterland and you’ll stumble upon the fairy-tale-like Eh Frame. Nestled in the Noosa National Park, this Canadian inspired modern mid-century A frame cabin boasts exposed timber beams, top-notch appliances, a modern bathroom, a beautiful sleeping loft, and some cute and cuddly resident koalas! Indulge in ultimate seclusion and immerse yourself in the great outdoors whilst enjoying quality comfort and luxury. It’s the best of both worlds!
Magical Malindi and its breath-taking panoramic views, idyllic birdsong, and 32 acres of tranquil privacy is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet. Straddling the Obi Obi Valley and the wilderness of the Mary Valley, this is the magic of the ever-so-elegant Malindi. Just a stroll from the charmingly quaint town of Montville, this colossal glasshouse is a countryside sanctuary of truly magnificent proportions, featuring four bedrooms, awe-inspiring floor-to-ceiling windows and impeccable luxurious décor and furnishings.
With carefully curated interiors reminiscent of a retro beach retreat, this quirky coastal cottage is the prime spot to set up camp and catch some rays over the scorching Queensland summer. Whether you’re a GC local wanting a stunning staycay or a city slicker searching for the quintessential seaside experience, this quiet, sheltered space is bound to serve up ultimate relaxation. Just one block back from the beach, this stay sleeps six and includes a charming outdoor pool, pop-up garden bar, and a barbecue area perfect for alfresco meals with friends.
Sitting pretty amongst the clouds in the luscious Gold Coast Hinterland, Clouds Safari is an outdoor lover’s dream destination. Taking glamping to a whole new level, this luxe tent offers spellbinding panoramic views of the Springbrook Mountain and Numinbah Valley, and is just a short drive from superb walking trails and the world-renowned Killarney Glen waterfall. Complete with timber furnishings, balmy tropical ambience, and a stunning bathtub overlooking the hinterland vista, this is the perfect spot for a soul-soothing solo expedition or romantic getaway with your main squeeze.
Villa De Palms
A peaceful Zen den with a chic coastal feel, Villa De Palms is designed to give you the ultimate beachside relaxation experience. Just steps from the glistening waters of Palm Beach, this blissful abode sleeps up to eight beachgoers and features an open floor concept, plunge pool, and outdoor entertainment area, bordered by luscious greenery and a Balinese inspired exterior.
At Avalon Abode, comfort is key. Uniquely positioned in the heart of Currumbin, this freshly renovated home is a leisurely stroll from a suite of restaurants, cafes, and quality surf spots. With abundant natural light, spacious vaulted ceilings, double glazed windows and soothing minimal colour palette, guests are warmly invited to rest, relax, revive, and rejuvenate in style. Thoughtfully decorated with a curation of beautiful and unique homewares from local businesses, the space is complete with two master bedrooms, flat-screen TVs, and a selection of complimentary tea, a Nespresso coffee machine, toiletries, and even a cheeky tipple to settle you right in.
With vistas spanning to the sparkling ocean horizon and city skyline, this architecturally designed cabin promises a truly magical hinterland getaway. Positioned on the edge of Springbrook Gorge, Heartwood Cabin features a sleek modern interior, cosy fireplace, crackling outdoor fire pit, and fully equipped kitchen. Immerse yourself in the mountain’s lush forest and wildlife and soak up the natural beauty of the world heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforest.
Hamptons-Style Waterfront Masterpiece
For a spectacular stay that mimics the idyllic luxury of the Hamptons, look no further than this exquisite, primely located Broadbeach estate. This opulent waterfront home encompasses multiple entertaining spaces, a private boat ramp, a wide wraparound deck, and a stunning swimming pool on the fringe of the river. Its open plan living is flooded in natural light and features a high-end chef’s kitchen, four bedrooms, and three designer bathrooms, promising a sumptuous stay in the heart of the Gold Coast.
Mysa Motel’s Hilton Archway Room
Looking ever-so-pretty in all its peachy glory, this colourful retro abode is housed in the Mysa Motel – a dreamy, refurbished vintage accom’ in the heart of Palm Beach. Available to rent through Airbnb, the Hilton Archway Room is our pick of Mysa’s seven stylish self-servicing rooms on offer. Featuring some seriously aesthetic peachy tones, a comfortable queen bed, stylish ensuite, quaint courtyard and kitchen, this one is a content queen’s dream!
P.S. if motels are your thing, be sure to check out our round up of the most stylish motel stays here!