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13 Airbnbs Around Brisbane With The Most Incredible Pools

By Sofia Matthews

a pool in front of a white house

Summer is fast approaching and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a poolside vacay, so we’ve lined up 11 of the most aesthetically pleasing Airbnbs with pools around Brisbane, from the coasts to the hinterlands, and everywhere in between. So, whether you prefer to take a dip in an infinity pool overlooking the ocean or lay around in the sun surrounded by rolling hills, we’ve found a pool for everyone. 

Pineapple House

Byron Bay | Sleeps 10 

Escape to the Caribbean—without actually having to escape to the Caribbean—in this beautiful coastal home located in the heart of Byron Bay. Complete with a swimming pool the colour of the Caribbean Sea, a hot spa, sun lounges, a swing and a downstairs media room, Pineapple House has everything you need for the perfect beachside holiday. Leave your worries at the door as you settle into the fresh and airy interior, the perfect combination for any relaxing vacay. If you’re looking to squeeze in a few extras, add on the studio or cottage properties to make a group of 16 in total. Head here to book now.  

Barnes Hill Retreat

Karana Downs | Sleeps 4 

Luxury isn’t far away this summer thanks to Barnes Hill Retreat, just a quick 30 minute drive from Brisbane. With panoramic views of the river, here you can soak up the sun in a natural mineral ‘sky pool’ which extends out over a hill with views of the river below—you’ll literally feel like you’re swimming in the sky. Finish your day with a movie night in the entertainment room with a 120” screen, karaoke speakers, pool table and dart board—or just in the massage chair with a good book. Book your weekend away here

Palm Springs Luxury Hilltop Resort-Style Villa 

Brookfield | Sleeps 10 

Relaxation lies close ahead on this hilltop in Brookfield, where cool waters and warm fires await you. Just outside the city centre, you’ll enjoy all round mountain views by the pool, which overlooks nothing but lush bushland. Multiple outdoor entertaining spaces ensure you’ll definitely want to bring your whole crew, so you can finish each day with a barbecue and sunset drink. Do we even need to mention the luxe designer interiors? We thought not. Book your stay here

Beautiful New Home Only Minutes from the Beach 

Miami | Sleeps 6 

Nothing says holiday like waking up to the sounds of waves and the smell of salt water in the morning. This new home in Miami offers a place to stay just minutes away from the beach where you can slip right into vacay mode. The fun doesn’t stop at the beach though—there’s also the gorgeous curved pool right outside your luxe home-away-from-home, complete with daybeds, rattan lounges and even an outdoor TV so you can watch a movie outside with a wine in your hand. Book your stay right here

Luxury Cabin At Round Hill Retreat

Obi Obi | Sleeps 2

a woman in a pool overlooking the countryside

Nestled in the hills of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, this romantic getaway is designed to be a place for you to hit the reset button and connect with your loved ones. With a circular above-ground pool overlooking the lush forest and paddocks, you’ll instantly drift away into your own world of peace and serenity—it doesn’t get much better than that. After a dip in the pool, end the night with a relaxing bath or a rain shower—and a drink or two—to fully immerse yourself in the experience. Ditch the electronics and book your stay now. 

Parrearra Paradise On The Water

Parrearra | Sleeps 13

a pool with a waterslide

Let us introduce to you the ultimate holiday fun-house featuring its very own waterslide and pool. Yep that’s right, this epic five bedroom, four bathroom house is complete with a spiral waterslide to make any kid—or adult—go crazy, alongside a games room and outdoor deck perfect for entertaining. Spend the day slipping and sliding as you soak up the sun, before continuing the fun into the night as you make use of the heated pool. If you were looking for your next group stay to keep the entire family entertained, then your life just got a whole lot easier. Head here to check it out. 

Sunshine Beach Family Retreat

Noosa | Sleeps 8

a pool in front of a white house

The name doesn’t lie, this is certainly one hell of a family retreat. Entirely surrounded by vibrant greenery, this fully renovated, newly furnished holiday home will have you living like you’re in a luxury resort. Featuring a massive undercover alfresco area, built in BBQ, day beds overlooking the stunning in-ground heated pool, and a separate child friendly wadling pool, you’ll find yourself never wanting to leave. If you decide to take a trip into town, Sunrise Beach is ideally located within a 10 minute walk or venture into Noosa Heads to check out the famous Hastings Street shopping and restaurant precinct. Book here now. 

Point Lookout Townhouse

Stradbroke Island | Sleeps 7

a pool overlooking the ocean

Take a trip to the iconic North Stradbroke Island and enjoy a stay in one of five luxury townhouses perched high on the hill overlooking the Coral Sea. The property perfectly captures the summer breezes with bi-fold doors, two spacious decks, and a large patio off the master bedroom. But the infinity-edged pool is the real star of the show, featuring sweeping views of Moreton Island to Cylinder Beach; you'll be dreaming of island life all trip long. So if you’re ready to flee the city, secure your stay here now. 

Hillie Pool House

Ashmore | Sleeps 2

a pool with comfy deck chairs and umbrellas around it

Did someone say a trip to the Hamptons? Well this beautifully decorated Hamptons/Mediterranean style property is a hidden gem on the Gold Coast and features everything you need for a true Hamptons stay. Laze around the pool surrounded by the lush palm trees or read a book on the outdoor lounge and sunbeds as you catch some rays—the house is decked out in trendy umbrellas for those who value their shade. Fit for two, this is the perfect couple’s retreat to enjoy with your someone special. Head here to book now. 

Luxico’s Sedona 

Byron Bay | Sleeps 10

a pool seen from the sky

When we say this is luxury, we mean luxury. This breathtaking five-bedroom home features its very own private garden, outdoor swings, three different sporting courts and fields, multiple entertaining venues, and one hell of a swimming pool to relax the day away in. Situated only 10 minutes from the centre of Byron Bay, this private resort-chic home guarantees you’ll be staying in style. Comfortably sleeping 10, this is the perfect place for a large group or the whole family to enjoy—with enough space to ensure no one gets on each other's nerves. Book here now.

Tropical Byron Bay House

Byron Bay | Sleeps 6

a pool in front of a black house

What could be better than diving into a chlorine free mineral swimming pool before heading into an infrared sauna to warm yourself up? Nothing in our opinion. But this tropical escape takes the term ‘kids friendly’ to a whole new level, featuring a huge decked out play area with a trampoline and Funky Monkey Bars ninja warrior gym to keep them entertained all day long. Adults can relish the opportunity to have some much needed alone time with a separate adults area and pool deck. To embark on this ultimate holiday experience, book here now. 

The Plot 

Binna Burra | Sleeps 6

a circular pool overlooking some trees

This stunningly renovated original Queenslander is here to put the picturesque Binna Burra on the map. Located just 20 minutes from Byron Bay, this is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and get amongst the great outdoors. Featuring a heated mineral salt plunge pool, outdoor fire pit, beautiful indoor fireplace, wide verandas, and over an acre of land for the children to run around on, you’ll be sold the moment you take a look at the sensational views that line the property. Head here to book now. 

Firefly Luxury Cabin

Grevillia | Sleeps 2

looking out through an a-frame cabin door to a pool surrounded by hills

Now this is what we mean when we say ‘let's go camping’. This luxury A-frame cabin located in-land of Byron Bay, was named Firefly after nature’s luminous wonders which make their special appearance each spring, as well as the iridescent colours that transform the sky at sunset. Surrounded by windows, it’s practically impossible to miss the breathtaking surroundings and sparkling pool that will have you thanking your lucky stars you landed this getaway. To make the trip, head here now. 

Looking for more summer staycation options? Check out these beautiful beach houses around Brisbane

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