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12 Best Beach House Airbnbs in Australia

If you’re planning a trip to Australia, renting a beach house is a great way to take advantage of one of the country’s many spectacular beaches, with the sand and surf right out your door. Perfect for a relaxing retreat that offers a soundtrack of the waves while providing opportunities to swim, snorkel and enjoy other water sports, there is a wide range of beach house rentals available everywhere from Tasmania to New South Wales. Whether you’re looking for a cozy couples’ getaway or a luxurious home for a large family, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to land on this list.

Bass Lodge Luxury Escape - Loorana, Tasmania Bass Lodge Luxury Escape, Tasmania
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Bass Lodge Luxury Escape - Loorana, Tasmania

Bass Lodge offers a luxurious escape for up to eight in four bedrooms, complete with private beach access on a 35-acre property made up of private bushland inhabited by abundant native wildlife. It sits atop sand dunes and provides a breathtaking view of the Southern Ocean from its elevated perch. There are many enticing spaces indoors and out, including a deck for relaxing with a view. You’ll have a BBQ grill, a fire pit, a private hot tub and a private sauna. Cable TV, a high-end kitchen and laundry facilities are included too.

'Serenity on the Waterfront' Relaxed Coastal Life - Coledale, New South Wales Serenity on the Waterfront
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'Serenity on the Waterfront' Relaxed Coastal Life - Coledale, New South Wales

This beautiful rental is aptly named, providing the chance to immerse yourself in tranquility while enjoying the Coal Coast lifestyle in the small seaside village of Coledale, 70 minutes south of Sydney just a short drive north of Wollongong. Here the sea meets the verdant rainforest, offering the opportunity to relax with amazing ocean views from the veranda. It’s also a great place to enjoy visits from rainbow lorikeets, watch for whales and swing in a hammock. A small protected beach, an ocean pool and black rock pools filled with diverse marine life are right out your door. Just a bit further, you’ll find Coledale Beach, popular for surfing lessons. You’ll have a gas fireplace to cozy up to, a well-stocked kitchen, a TV and a washer/dryer too.

Shoreline 9 Penthouse with Ocean View - Hastings Point, New South Wales Shoreline 9 with Penthouse Views
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Shoreline 9 Penthouse with Ocean View - Hastings Point, New South Wales

This penthouse boasts an enviable beachfront location where you can watch for whales right from the balcony and enjoy swimming, kayaking and fishing just steps from your door. You’ll find plenty of eateries, pubs and clubs nearby as well. In addition to the spectacular ocean views from the balcony, you can look forward to enjoying them from every window in the living area and the master suite, which includes wrap-around windows. The unit accommodates six in three bedrooms and comes with a full kitchen, BBQ grill, TV, washer/dryer and Wi-Fi.

Argentea Beachfront House - Clifton Beach Argentea Beachfront House, Clifton Beach, Australia
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Argentea Beachfront House - Clifton Beach

Argentea Beachfront House is a two-bedroom beachfront home offering access to the unspoiled sands of Clifton Beach, a local’s beach where you can walk for miles in either direction. It was designed to take advantage of the gorgeous views and capture the sea breezes. Located on a secluded estate, you’ll be just a short stroll along a shaded boardwalk from the Palm Cove shops and restaurants. Enjoy the award-winning Magna pool and a sundeck for relaxation along with a spacious entertaining area, a gourmet kitchen with high-end appliances and full laundry facilities. Wi-Fi and a HDTV with Chromecast and Netflix are included too.

88South Boomerang Beach - New South Wales 88South Boomerang Beach
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88South Boomerang Beach - New South Wales

88South is a luxurious award-winning architectural beach home offering breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and hinterland, just a short walk down a private path to Boomerang Beach. Spread over four stories, it features five bedrooms and four bathrooms, accommodating up to 10 guests. Among the many high-end features are two separate living areas, polished concrete floors with heating, a fireplace and a chef’s kitchen with two full-size refrigerators and all you need to prepare your meals. The outdoor living spaces are a highlight, with an elevated lap pool, two outdoor showers, decks, a grassy lawn, manicured gardens, a fire pit with firewood supplied and much more. If you stay a week or more you’ll get a complimentary @wildfeastgrazingco platter and Mudgee region-showcased wine upon arrival.

Blu Peter Penthouse - North Coogee, Western Australia Blu Peter Penthouse
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Blu Peter Penthouse - North Coogee, Western Australia

Ideal for a romantic couple’s retreat, this one-bedroom penthouse apartment includes a private deck with a lounge area, hammock, a BBQ grill and a large private spa tub where you can relax with a panoramic ocean view. It sits on the top floor, with an elevator to get you there and includes access to the communal pool and gym. Access to the beach is provided via a footpath located right in front of the building. You’ll have a full kitchen with a Nespresso machine, laundry facilities, a TV, and a Sony Bluetooth speaker Bluetooth sound system too.

Roya on Mission Beachfront Wongaling Family - Wongaling Beach, Queensland Roya on Mission - Beachfront - Wongaling
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Roya on Mission Beachfront Wongaling Family - Wongaling Beach, Queensland

A private three-bedroom beachfront home on Wongaling Beach, this tropical retreat provides accommodation for up to six while offering magnificent indoor and outdoor spaces. You’ll have your own private path that will bring you to Mission Beach where you can gaze out at the Coral Sea and Dunk Island. Enjoy beachcombing for shells, sunset strolls and exploring the local restaurants within walking distance. There are many luxe features right here too, including a pool with sun loungers. A BBQ grill, full kitchen, TV with a DVD player and foldable beach chairs with a table are all included too.

Palm Trees Forever - Holloways Beach, Cairns, Queensland Palm Trees Forever, Holloways Beach, Australia
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Palm Trees Forever - Holloways Beach, Cairns, Queensland

Located in the suburb of Holloways Beach in Cairns, this rental offers one of the few true beachfront locations in the region. The ocean will be just steps from your private deck and you can look forward to falling asleep to a soundtrack of the waves. It boasts many special touches throughout, like an essential oil diffuser and Turkish-style beach towels along with all the modern comforts. The very hospitable hosts have thought of everything to ensure guests have an enjoyable stay. A full kitchen with a Nespresso coffeemaker, TV, Wi-Fi and BBQ grill are all included. They’ve also provided an umbrella, beach blanket and snorkeling gear.

Sally's at Harbour Masters by the Sea - Beachport, South Australia Sally's at Harbour Master
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Sally's at Harbour Masters by the Sea - Beachport, South Australia

A three-bedroom that sits on the site of the Historic Harbour Masters House, the only property in the area with absolute beach frontage, Sally’s at Harbour Masters by the Sea accommodates up to six guests while providing access to Rivoli Bay with its calm waters for swimming. You’ll have an outdoor shower for rinsing off afterward, along with a private furnished outdoor space with a BBQ grill for cookouts, alfresco dining and relaxation. Board games and books, TV and Wi-Fi are all included for entertainment and you’ll have a full kitchen and washer/dryer as well.

Humbugs Bay of Fires Deluxe Waterfront Beach House - Binalong Bay, Tasmania Humbugs Bay of Fire
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Humbugs Bay of Fires Deluxe Waterfront Beach House - Binalong Bay, Tasmania

This beach house is right across from a beach and includes two en-suite bedrooms, perfect for two couples traveling together, providing plenty of privacy for both. The master has doors that open onto a private patio for unwinding with ocean views. There are high-quality details throughout, including the beds, which come with luxurious linens, while the open-plan living/kitchen/dining area features a wood-burning fireplace and includes doors that open to two large decks with awe-inspiring views of Binalong Bay Beach. You’ll have a TV and washer/dryer too.

RiverSong: 200 Meters Atop the Ocean & Crystal River - Pambula Beach, New South Wales RiverSong Atop the Ocean
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RiverSong: 200 Meters Atop the Ocean & Crystal River - Pambula Beach, New South Wales

This honeymoon-worthy retreat is ideal for couples, providing an eclectic sea haven. While it can accommodate up to four, it’s not suitable for little ones due to the safety risk with a high glass veranda and a loft. You’ll be treated to all sorts of special extras like wine, chocolates, nuts, gourmet cheese and specialty cookies along with high-quality breakfast provisions. It’s spread over two stories and includes a small deck along the sea with a BBQ grill and picturesque views of the ocean and the mouth of the Crystal River. You’ll have a gourmet kitchen with a dishwasher, well-stocked with condiments and basic herbs along with a wide range of teas, coffee, and hot chocolate. An espresso machine and grinder for fresh beans are supplied. For indoor entertainment, you’ll have access to unlimited Wi-Fi, streaming services, DVDs, games and books.

Wake Up to the Ocean at LegaSea - Shellharbour, New South Wales Wake Up to the Ocean at LegaSea
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Wake Up to the Ocean at LegaSea - Shellharbour, New South Wales

A self-contained guest house, LegaSea overlooks Shellharbour’s historic boat harbor and the coast, with the feel as if you’re directly over the water. A luxurious one-bedroom for up to four guests, the bedroom includes a luxurious king-sized bed while the open-plan lounge room has a Smart TV and a leather couch that opens to a queen-sized sofa bed. You’ll have all the modern comforts, including a/c, Wi-Fi, TV, a full kitchen and a washer/dryer. The shared deck that overlooks the water is a fabulous place to unwind and there’s a private stairway leading to the village park and harbor.

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