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).
Caba Sands Beach Cottage
BOGANGAR | SLEEPS 6 | $700 PER NIGHT
Just minutes away from the crystal clear waters of Cabarita beach, Coba Sands Cottage is the getaway of your dreams. Ditch your worries at the door as you step into this beachside oasis, complete with its very own magnesium plunge pool to leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Caba Sands is pet-friendly, and better still, it’s just 5 minute stroll from Caba Cove beach, one of the region’s best kept secrets. You didn’t hear it from us...
The Beach Chalet
Sunshine Beach | Sleeps 8 | $357 Per Night
Bask in the beauty of coastal living by booking a getaway at The Beach Chalet. The four-bedroom home is just steps away from the heart of Sunshine Village, meaning you can grab a bite to eat on your way to the beach. An ode to laid-back coastal style, the pet-friendly chalet is perfect for anyone looking to lay back by the pool (cocktail in hand, of course).
Sunrise Beach | Sleeps 10 | $395 Per Night
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.
Mooloolaba | Sleeps 8 | $438 Per Night
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.
New Stylish Home With Pool & Creek Access
Bogangar | Sleeps 6 | $482 Per Night
Sitting just 20 minutes south of the border, this Bogangar home is the stuff of fairytales. The outside decor follows a classic Hamptons-style theme, and features a stunning plunge pool treated with magnesium and minerals from the Dead Sea. After treating your skin to a swim, head inside to take in the cool Moroccan vibes as you soak in a bathtub looking out over the gumtrees.
The Lodge By Sable Stays
Noosa Heads | Sleeps 6 | $450 Per Night
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.
The Banksia House
Kings Beach | Sleeps 4 | $500 Per Night
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.
The Mermaid Quarters
Mermaid Beach | Sleeps 5 | $341 Per Night
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.
Broadbeach Waters | Sleeps 9 | $261 Per Night
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.
Tropical Minimalist Architecture Villa
Palm Beach | Sleeps 4 | $234 Per Night
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.
Grounds Of Cabarita
Cabarita Beach | Sleeps 6 | $507 Per Night
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.
Tugun | Sleeps 7 | $220 Per Night
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.
Casuarina | Sleeps 8 | $695 Per Night
Straight up, OHI Beachhouse is pure holiday goals. This tropical paradise is perfect for all ages, with a clubhouse for the kids and daybeds on the deck for the adults. The glass walls and magnesium plunge pool add a touch of decadence to your stay, rivalled only by the freestanding stone bathtub and outdoor shower. It doesn’t get much better than this.
The Palm House
Mooloolaba | SLEEPS 4 | $222 Per Night
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.
Noosa Heads | Sleeps 10 10 | $735 Per Night
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.
Dreaming of an island getaway? Make the most of the warmer weather with a trip to Queensland’s best islands.
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