Airbnb is home to some truly unique properties and Queensland has more than its fair share of hidden gems waiting to serve during your next weekend adventure.
We’re talking everything from rainforest-enveloped treehouses to country studios set next to gurgling brooks to a Balinese-inspired eco retreat where you can watch the sunset from bed. Oh and did we mention they’re all located in our good ol’ sunshine state (or just over the border)?
Ready to drop everything and feed your wanderlust? Scroll down for Queensland’s best Airbnb properties.
Luxury Mountain Villa
Been dreaming of the ultimate weekend getaway with your favourite people but can’t bear to drop your precious dosh on a run of the mill hotel? Boy have we got the ultimate luxury villa for you. This property, nestled on stunning Mount Nathan, features a 25m pool, hot outdoor spa and extensive deck all overlooking the rolling green hills of the surrounding valley. The villa itself has six beds and can accommodate up to ten guests, so you can pack in all your squad for a weekend you won’t soon forget. Oh and did we mention the ten acre property is also home to more than a few horses? Be still our beating heart.
Noosa Treetop Eco Retreat
Yogis and general fans of treetop relaxation, this one was made for you. This Balinese-style thatch-roofed treetop retreat features bedrooms enclosed fully in glass, timber and bamboo, private indoor/outdoor covered bathrooms, an in-house massage service and a yoga studio. Guests are able to watch the sunset over the Noosa hinterlands from the comfort over their very own king sized bed, while those looking for some true R&R can kick back in a hammock on their private deck and take in the glorious views. Whatever your style of retreat, we promise you won’t want to leave. One day we’ll be able to live in a place like this permanently. One day.
Swiss Family Robinson-Style Treehouse
Built for the intrepid at heart, the entrance to this Swiss Family Robinson-style treehouse is only accessible by those willing to traverse a creek via stepping stones or hike their way through the forest. Overlooking the stunning waters of Crystal Creek, this treehouse features wooden décor set to leave your rustic loving heart a flutter, a wood-fired stove and enough off the beaten track walking trails to keep even the most avid hiker busy. While technically not in Queensland, this just over the border property is located only 30 minutes away from Natural Arch and an hour away from Springbrook National Park. We figure if it’s closer to Brisbane than Sydney then it totally counts. Plus who wouldn’t want to claim this wanderlust-inducing property as their own.
Forest Retreat In The Heart Of Brisbane
Whoever said you needed to leave Brisbane for an authentic rainforest retreat had obviously never heard of this stunning property. Nestled in the heart of Red Hill and backing on to a 100 year old inner-city forest, this house, dubbed Eastdean, is perfect for those looking to retreat from the bustle of the city without actually leaving its loving embrace. The property features two bedrooms, the first a cottage style room inside the house itself, while the other, referred to as the bird cage, on the upper level deck lets you sleep amongst the trees. With the CBD only three kilometres away, you could easily pop into town for a foodie feast to remember before retreating back to your very own forest paradise. Uh, yes please!
Luxury Glamping On Private Land
Another just-over-the-border gem, this solar-powered, self-contained eco glamping tent might just blow all other glamping spots out of the water. Located on private property only a short drive across the border from Lamington National Park (and you guys know how much we love Lamington National Park), the tent itself sits on an elevated hardwood deck in a fruit tree grove. A queen bed with Egyptian cotton sheets will greet you upon arrival and an indoor fireplace serves as the perfect cosy accompaniment to the outdoor amenities. A private bathroom with shower and toilet is also provided in the nearby main house, where your hosts reside. Did anyone say roasting marshmallows over an open fire AND getting to sleep in a proper bed? Sign us the heck up!
Off-The-Grid Log Cabin in Nature
Okay, we’ll stop with the sneaky NSW gems, but first we need to tell you about this log cabin in the middle of the gorgeous Cambridge Plateau. This tiny cabin is as rustic as rustic gets with its entirely off-the-grid nature. We’re talking solar panels, composting toilet, spring water and no Wi-Fi. But the view of the stars at night is entirely worth a few days being disconnected from your phone. The cabin borders a world heritage rainforest, built for those keen hikers amongst us, and overlooks the gorgeous Theresa Creek Valley. On clear days you can even see all the way to the Byron Lighthouse and the peak of Mount Warning. Looking to escape from everything for a few nights? Go on, it’s waiting.
Rainforest Studio Retreat Near Eumundi
You guys, when we think of dream studio accommodation this country property is pretty much what we mean. Situated ten minutes from the iconic Eumundi market, this studio boasts its very own burbling brook, complete with platypuses and turtles, and open plan living that makes even the best city apartment look cramped. Totally secluded from any neighbours while still remaining only a twenty minute trip to Noosa, this property is just begging for you to have a lazy brunch on the deck overlooking the lily-pond studded creek. Weekend plans are totally sorted.
Rustic Hinterland Retreat
Guys, this property takes country cabin chic to a whole new, breathtaking level and we are so on board. Constructed entirely from locally soured stone and timber, this rustic-cabin-come-perfect-getaway is located in the scenic Diamond Valley, only 25 minutes from the gorgeous townships of Maleny and Montville. The house boasts two double bedrooms, making it the perfect couples getaway or even just the perfect solo retreat if you want to pretend you’re rich AF and sleep in a different bed each night. Skip the hotel this time and make this property your base for any future Sunshine Coast exploring. Trust us, you definitely won’t regret it.
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