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The 10 Best Airbnbs For A Stay-Cay

By Phoebe Lee - 19 Apr 2016

When it comes to taking a holiday, there are times when your boss and your bank account just don’t agree with you. When this awful situation happens, there’s only one thing for it! A good old-fashioned stay-cation. To help you plan your next stay-cay, we’ve sourced 9 of the best Airbnbs around Brisbane.

Rose Blossom Escape in Maleny

For the most stunning views of Maleny, you have to organise a stay at Rose Blossom Escape. This gorgeous 2 bedroom cabin is fully self-contained, offering uninterrupted views of the Glasshouse Mountains that will take your breath away. You’ll be spoilt with a gift basket packed full of breakfast goodies and plenty of places to sit and breathe in the fresh mountain area, especially on the deck. With nothing but acres of bushland, and a few cows, around you, it’s hard to believe you’re so close to all the action of nearby Maleny.

Wirui Estate in the Gold Coast Hinterland

The Wirui Estate Guest House sits atop an award-winning coffee estate high up in the Gold Coast Hinterland. With expansive views that take in the Gold Coast across to Stradbroke Island, a paddock, library, lap pool and Balinese-style interiors, you'll be so relaxed you'll be asking yourself if this is real life.

Spiddal Cottage at Tamborine

Sweet Spiddal Cottage is nestled beside a lake, set on 500 acres of land at the base of Tamborine Mountain. It’s fully self-contained and comes kitted out with all you could need for your stay-cay including a pot belly stove. This quaint cottage will have you stepping back in time and escaping the busy day-to-day life of Brisbane with its rustic charm.

Beachside Apartment in Surfers Paradise

For a weekend getaway with a bit of glamour, set yourself up in the gorgeous one bedroom Beachside Apartment in Surfers Paradise. Recently refurbished, it’s decked out with all the modern luxuries, offering a balcony with ocean and city skyline views too. This spacious pad also offers up one heck of a swimming pool, if all that beach time gets a bit too much for you.

Panoramic Views at Ocean View

Just an hour north of Brisbane, past Dayboro, you’ll find Ocean View. Owners, Steve and Glenys, offer up a luxury unit with incredible views of the Glasshouse Mountains and surrounding areas, including Moreton Island. This stunning retreat will have you getting back to nature, feeling relaxed and recharged as you set on the deck at sunset and let it all soak in. The unit itself is totally decked out, with everything you could need for a good old fashioned stay-cay.

Quiet Cottage on Somerset Dam

For a blissful retreat away from the coastline, head directly to Quaint Cottage on Somerset Dam. It’s recently been renovated, offering up a warm and welcoming space perfect for long days spent relaxing. Chill out in the swing, sit outside with a few cold drinks and be sure to explore the local area as much as possible. Just make sure you’re back in time for dinner and drinks, while the sun sets over the dam.

Rainforest Retreat in Beerwah

Take yourself out to this self contained, open plan cabin in beautiful Beerwah. It’s a chance to unwind and recharge, immersed in nature. Rainforest Retreat is decked out with a king size bed, claw-foot bathtub and even a fire place, not to mention all the other usual ammenities. You’re surrounded by forest and farm-land, including a few curious cows. If you’re lucky, the welcoming host may even let you help out with feed time.

Rustic Hinterland Retreat in Diamond Valley

For an escape to a gorgeous cabin in the hinterland, take a trip to Diamond Valley. This two bedroom space is a rustic wooden wonderland, tucked in the bushland of the Sunshine Coast. It was built over 30 years ago from locally sourced stone and timbers, being transformed into the ultimate retreat for weary city-slickers. With a kitchen, comfortable bedrooms and many a cosy chair to curl up on, you’ll find it the perfect place to escape the world for a few days.

Lorikeet Studio in Maleny

The stunning Lorikeet Studio apartment is situated up high, treating you to amazing views of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. The private studio looks out onto the owners native garden, a crowd favourite with the local native birds. Simple, comfortable and decked out with all the essentials, the apartment is a short 15 minute stroll from Maleny’s main street, making it the perfect base for your stay-cay adventures.

Waterfront House in Broadbeach

If you’ve got some cash to splash and want to live like a Gold Coast King, this incredible Waterfront House is the spot for you. With four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a pool, this beauty takes up two levels right on the water. This place is beautifully designed, it’s modern and gorgeous and absolutely the best place to spend days swimming, eating, drinking and watching the sunset over the water each day. The ultimate stay-cay spot!

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