Whether you’re new to the River City or you’ve long called Brisbane home, Airbnb is showing holidaymakers a whole new side to life in south-east Queensland. With homes to suit every style, from old-timey charm to inner city luxury, we’ve got you covered with the trendiest stays in town. Check out Brisbane’s best Airbnbs below.
Edgecliffe Treehouse Escape
For a truly unique getaway of epic proportions, be sure to put Edgecliffe at the top of your list. The open, airy one bedroom apartment is an actual treehouse located in sunny Highgate Hill, and is perfect for guests wanting to use their vacay as a chance to get back to nature. The escape gives off some serious Byron Bay vibes thanks to the natural light and plant decor, and comes at a price that won’t break the bank. The high ceilings provide beautiful views of the tree canopy above, as does the large outdoor deck that truly immerses you in the natural world. There’s no doubt about it, Edgecliffe is a must-stay for anyone wanting to just switch off.
As we come to the end of what has been yet another scorching Queensland summer, The Vale is giving us all those cosy winter vibes that make us eager for the cooler season. Packed with antique pieces and old-school charm, the location is popular with photographers and filmmakers looking for a trip back in time without having to leave the city. Even better, the cottage courtyard opens onto a 1870s grocer-turned-cafe, meaning you’re never far from a great feed.
Hidden in the heart of Brisbane’s party district, Warehouse 54 is a unique, modern getaway brought to us by the owners of Lightspace. The space has hosted several TV productions, so you know its style is on-point, and the tranquil Japanese-inspired courtyard is a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of city life. From the outside the home may look a little compact, but one step in and the space expands to accommodate up to six guests, with three beds, one bath and even an outdoor deck. But the best part of staying at this urban Valley retreat? It’s pet-friendly! And let’s face it, the doggos need the vacay just as much as you do.
Inner City Haven
For the eco-friendly traveller, Spring Hill’s eco-pod is the perfect urban retreat. But don’t be fooled—just because this home is green, doesn’t mean it skimps out when it comes to luxury. This striking architectural feat comes with its own plunge pool, as well as a library packed with games, novels and even travel books to inspire your next international adventure. While the space caters for up to four guests, it’s the perfect place for a romantic getaway; guests rave about its open-plan design, which filters natural light so you wake up bathed in the gorgeous glow of the morning sun. Adding to the appeal, the bathroom is stocked with products from Appelles Apothecary, so prepare to get your pamper on.
Brisbane’s Best Rooftop Pool
If you’re the type that thinks a holiday just isn’t complete without breathtaking city views, a rooftop pool, and a deluxe cinema, book yourself in for a stay at Brisbane’s Flatiron building. This Airbnb puts you right in the middle of it all, just steps away from Chinatown, the city’s most popular nightclubs and the trendiest brunch joints in town. The pool comes equipped with sunken lounges, and a heated rooftop spa, so there’s a good chance that once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave.
Vintage Urban Loft
For vintage-vibes that will no doubt fill your insta-feed, check out this urban loft located in Spring Hill. Exposed brickwork, natural light and spacious, airy rooms will transport you to the streets of Brooklyn, so be prepared to embrace your inner hipster. Aspiring photographers will be sure to find inspiration under the gorgeous arched windows and exposed trusses, which is why the loft is a popular choice for photoshoots and wedding-day prep. The loft sleeps up to six guests, so get your gal pals together and make a reservation ASAP.
Fairy House Suite
If staying in the middle of Brisbane city just isn’t your cup of tea, Bardon’s Fairy House is a beautiful alternative. Dating back to the ‘50s, the suite is heritage-listed, and its historic charm has won the hearts of locals who consider the house somewhat of a landmark. Hidden in the Bardon hills, the suite is surrounded by greenery, treating guests to a breathtaking view of the tree canopy from the bedroom window. Internally, the home’s modern styling makes for an incredibly comfortable stay, so you know you’re getting the best of both worlds.
Boutique Valley Apartment
Pegged as a luxury boutique apartment with a “New York loft” feel, this Airbnb Plus home goes above and beyond to give guests the ultimate vacay experience. With tasteful designer touches including statement furniture and artwork, the apartment comes with rave reviews from guests who just can’t get enough. If location is everything, then this place has it all: the apartment sits in Brisbane’s James St precinct, so be prepared for great eats and some serious shopping. If you’ve got some cash to splash, this is the place for you.
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