We’re still weeks away from the sweltering, thong-melting heat that us Aussies know as summer, but Queensland’s beaches are already filling up with bikini-clad babes and surfers eager to make the most of the warmer weather. And after a quick scroll on Insta, it’s easy to see why—we’re talking strips of golden sand, a shimmering blue ocean and all the hot chips you can ask for.
We can all agree that beaches make for a top-notch day trip destination, but let’s be real—nothing compares to a beachside vacay. Picture you and your mates downing a few drinks in the comfort of a boho beach house, just steps away from the surf. Sounds like paradise, right? Book yourself the ultimate coastal vacay with a little help from these ultra-luxe AirBnbs, and don’t forget to pack the snacks (or the sunblock).
ISLE Mudjimba Beach
Mudjimba | Sleeps 8
This four-bedroom boho beach house is made for unwinding. Less than a kilometre from the beach you can really take in the beautiful surroundings on a leisurely stroll to the crystal-clear water. If you’re somehow growing weary of the stunning beach views you can instead take a bush stroll at the nearby conservation reserve and hopefully make a few kangaroo sightings. A bonus we never knew we needed is the cute lap pool and covered outdoor dining space perfect for a group of friends or extended family trip. Book here.
The Banksia House
Kings Beach | Sleeps 4
Think you’ve seen the Sunshine Coast? Think again. The Banksia House is a newly built, architecturally-designed home that has transformed Kings Beach from a run down tourist trap to an ultra-luxe holiday destination. Live like the royals do with an outdoor bathing room (yes, an entire room), a pool and bocce court, TWO fireplaces, and TWO outdoor showers. And to top it all off? The house is fully stocked with Aēsop amenities. Halle-freakin-lujah. Book here.
The Salty Palm
Mooloolaba | Sleeps 4
Beach shack but make it chic, is really the only way to describe this coastal sanctuary in the heart of Mooloolaba. Decked out with modern furnishings and a very Insta worthy bathroom you’ll have all the comfort and style needed for a luxe vacation. If you’re not feeling like hitting the beach, take a dip in the gorgeous pool or lounge on the nearby sun beds. There’s two bedrooms, an epic retro Smeg fridge, and all the bathroom essentials a guest could ask for. Book here.
Sunrise Beach | Sleeps 10
A modern take on classic beachside living, Akoakoa is the kind of holiday home that makes it hard to return to everyday life. This luxe coastal beach house comes complete with an infinity pool, ocean views and plenty of natural light, so you can soak up some sun without risking a burn. Akoakoa has dream vacay vibes, so lock in your dates before it’s all booked out. Book here.
Mooloolaba | Sleeps 8
Book yourself in for a tropical escape with a vacay at La Vida. Nestled up north in sunny Mooloolaba, the open-plan home is the perfect place for a little R&R. Take a dip in the resort-style pool, or treat yourself to a morning coffee in the alfresco dining area. The star of the show has to be La Vida’s outdoor bath retreat, perfect for unwinding after a long day out in the surf. Book here.
The Lodge By Sable Stays
Noosa Heads | Sleeps 6
Far from the minimalist style we’ve come to associate with coastal AirBnBs, The Lodge is a stylish home packed with plenty of thoughtful touches. Just one minute’s walk from Noosa Junction, this laid-back luxury accom is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and high-end boutiques, making it the perfect place to splash some cash. Fire up the barbie and go for a dip at dusk for a truly magical getaway. Book here.
The Mermaid Quarters
Mermaid Beach | Sleeps 5
Throw on your best shell bikini, you’ll need it for a stay at The Mermaid Quarters. Decked out in stunning aqua and turquoise tones, this stunning space will take you under the sea. The 1960s-style beach house is big on barefoot charm, with a heated pool and massive cubby house to keep the kids entertained while the adults drink and dine on the patio. With the beach and Bam Bam bakehouse just a short walk away, The Mermaid Quarters is nothing short of a beachside paradise. Book here.
Broadbeach Waters | Sleeps 9
When it comes to accommodation, location is everything—and this Broadbeach home has it all. Just a few minutes’ walk from Pac Fair, Broadbeach, and the casino, you’ll need to stay a few nights if you want to see it all. Enjoy alfresco dinners in the beautiful backyard, and morning coffees soaking up the sun. The house oozes Hamptons charm, balancing simple furnishings with sophisticated design to give guests a taste of the high life. Book here.
Tropical Minimalist Architecture Villa
Palm Beach | Sleeps 4
Escape to a stunning beachside retreat with a little help from this tropical villa. The space has its own private pool, rain shower, and adorable breakfast nook—all the essentials for a dream weekend away. The open-plan living area makes for easy breezy coastal living guaranteed to put your worries at ease. Book here.
Luxe Noosa Heads Townhouse
Noosa Heads | Sleeps 6
Embrace a sophisticated beach lifestyle for the weekend at this unique home. The interiors are truly to die for with dark furnishings and lots of wooden features. Considering we thought the inside was special, the outdoor dining area, plunge pool and garden is truly something to behold. Need evidence? The home won an outdoor contemporary landscaping award so, point proven. The townhouse is a short walk from Hastings Street main beach which also doubles as a hub for fine dining and splurge-worthy boutiques. Book here.
Grounds Of Cabarita
Cabarita Beach | Sleeps 6
The perfect venue for a girls’ weekend away, or even a family holiday, Grounds of Cabarita is a little slice of paradise. The newly-renovated 1960s home is all about life’s little luxuries, with sparkling water on tap, rain showers, king-sized beds and gorgeous manicured gardens. Laze away the afternoon getting lost in a good book underneath the pandanus trees at Cabarita Headland, before firing up the outdoor oven for pizza by the pool. Book here.
Tugun | Sleeps 7
A bright, colourful cottage just 80m from the beach, the Tugun Beach House is the perfect place for a no-fuss holiday. Everything you need is at your fingertips, with a fully stocked kitchen, family-size BBQ, and the shops just a short walk away. Stretch out for an afternoon nap on the King size bed, or go for a dip in the brand new in-ground pool. End the day with a glass of champers under the shade of the frangipani tree...or maybe make it two. You’re on holiday, after all. Book here.
The Palm House
Mooloolaba | SLEEPS 4
Styled with furnishings and homewares from everywhere from the ancient cities of Morocco to the shores of India and Indonesia, The Palm House will provide the perfect getaway for those looking for coastal vibes. Sip cocktails as you longue by the pool and admire the cottage’s boutique charm, courtesy of its European oak floors and French doors. This stunning abode is the perfect place to relax and rejuvenate. Book here.
Noosa Heads | Sleeps 10
The luxurious Poinciana House is the perfect base to explore everything Noosa has to offer. Lay back with a book in the reading room, or laze around the pool surrounded by towering palm trees. When evening comes, dine al fresco under the shade of the majestic Poinciana tree and enjoy a relaxing dip in the pool before bed. The house is filled with thoughtful touches, like Saya Skincare products that will make your skin sing. Book here.
Dreaming of an island getaway? Make the most of the warmer weather with a trip to Queensland’s best islands.
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