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Check In At 10 Of The Best Airbnbs In Surfers Paradise

By Danielle Read
23rd Sep 2022

Beyond the razzle dazzle of Cavill Avenue’s vibrant nightlife, Surfers Paradise offers the best of all worlds. Centrally located yet a stone’s throw from the water’s edge. Snaking eateries scattered along on-demand public transport routes. A plethora of entertainment options at your fingertips. A next-level Surfers Paradise Airbnb is your ticket in. 

We’re certainly spoiled with every type of Airbnb from Mediterranean villas and cosy coastal units, to luxury homes and high-rise rooms with panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Whether you’re a homegrown local looking for a seaside staycay or you’re visiting this iconic slice of paradise from out of town, we’ve rounded up the best Airbnbs in Surfers Paradise. All that’s left to do is pick up the keys.

Finn’s Nook

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For the lovers. The chefs. The aesthetic space admirers. This recently renovated Airbnb apartment is your perfect setting for a romantic hideaway in Surfers Paradise. Where modern meets coastal luxe interiors, this homely one bedroom, 1.5 bathroom unit offers everything you need to cosy up, explore or indulge in some much-deserved rest and relaxation. Located a mere 100 metre wander to the golden sands of one of the Gold Coast’s infamous beach’s shores, it’s well and truly stolen our hearts. Soak up the rays on your sun-drenched private balcony, curl up with a complimentary book or Netflix before plunging into a bed of fresh linen. With its timber accents, bright feel, kitchen featuring everything you need to whip up a swoon-worthy feast and a luxurious rain shower you’ll never want to leave, Finn’s Nook is one of the best Airbnbs Surfers Paradise has to offer. 

Paradise 31

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If your style could be described as extra-yet-cosy, we’ve found just the abode for you. Paradise 31 is the Airbnb Surfers Paradise thought it could keep secret. But with its neon pink glow, velvet lounges and greenery scattered interiors, it’d be rude not to lift the curtain on this alluring gem. Situated directly opposite The Island, this vibrant unit snuggles into one of Surfers Paradise’s few remaining original high rises. Featuring two airy bedrooms, a private balcony and communal pool, we’re getting serious Pink Hotel vibes. Comfortably sleeping five guests and featuring free onsite parking in the heart of Surfers, take the G-Link tram from your very doorstop or even visit the Surfers Paradise sign (you know the one). Dip in the tub, take a short two-minute wander to the beach or dine in at one of the best restaurants in Surfers Paradise. When in paradise, right?

Ocean View Home

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Even if you’re a local, you have to stay in a luxury Surfers Paradise Airbnb at least once. Housed inside a central high-rise residential tower, you’ll wake up to uninterrupted panoramic ocean views every morning. Situated on level 33 with a bird's eye view of Gold Coast’s infamous cityscape, it’s no exaggeration to say you’ll feel on top of the world at one of Surfers Paradise’s best Airbnbs. Take full advantage of the deep soak tub, or venture down to the building’s picturesque lap pool and inviting hot tub. Book the Ocean View Home for its breathtaking views and sophisticated minimalist charm. Stay for the premier perks, like free parking, its onsite café and a plethora of restaurants ready when you are. Sleeping six guests, we’re dubbing this the best Airbnb in Surfers Paradise for those who like the ocean, but not that much.

Surfers Paradise Mansion

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Sometimes you need to stay somewhere that’s a little—or alot—extra. Enter this drop-dead gorgeous $5 million Surfers Paradise mansion. Located on Millionaire’s Row in Surfers Paradise, this prestigious residence has spectacular 180 degree views of Surfers Paradise and the sprawling Gold Coast hinterland. The two-storey Versace-inspired building is decked out to the nines with a ping pong table, AirHockey table, massage chair, pool, BBQ, two kayaks and a fully-equipped kitchen. You’ll have enough room to host your whole squad (plus a few extras) with five bedrooms, seven beds, and five bathrooms. When you’re looking to seriously impress, this Surfers Paradise Airbnb mansion will do the trick. 

Four Seasons Apartment

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If location, location, location is your mantra when booking stays, this Airbnb is for you. Located in the elegantly sophisticated Soul Resort, this Four Seasons apartment can accommodate up to eight guests, boasts an indulgent spa bath, designer kitchen and luxe modern furnishings. However the jewel in the crown is the huge balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the beach, Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast hinterland. You’ll find us curled up here with a coffee watching sunrise Every. Single. Day. This top Surfers Paradise Airbnb is not only gorgeous but is also fully functional and is ideal for longer-term stays. 

Waterfront Villa

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It’s all about location with this stunning Waterfront Villa in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Enjoy a picnic on the deck overlooking the river before heading out for a paddle, then take a dip in the heated plunge pool to relax your muscles. The interior of the home is modern and oh so spacious, but be warned—you’re going to walk away with some serious kitchen envy. With three levels of luxury, this stunning villa promises a truly incredible stay for you and seven guests. Oh, and your fur baby too.

Casa De Estile

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The epitome of luxury, this sprawling four-bedroom Surfers Paradise Airbnb starts from a neat $1200 per night. With its marble bench tops, generous waterfront deck, sky-high ceilings and private walkway to the water’s edge, this is the best Airbnb to book when you’re feeling cashed up and spontaneous. Hosting up to eight guests, crisp white exteriors wrap this breathtaking luxury retreat. Did we mention there’s a pool all to yourselves? And a walk in wardrobe. Even your own cinema room. With a private gym, freestanding tub and 4.5 bathrooms to choose from. We recommend celebrating your excellent choice to book from the freestanding tub. Log into online work from the ergonomic office nook or take a bounce on the trampoline in the tropical backyard, because why the heck not? Hands down, one of the best Airbnbs in Surfers Paradise.

Mediterranean Villa

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Kick back in this Marie Condo-approved villa that will transport you to a more elegant time in history. Modern splash backs and arch-shaped design motifs frame this classy interpretation on Mediterranean styling. Marvel at colour pop interiors, or lounge beneath a calypso beach umbrella in the sprawling communal BBQ area featuring so-bright-it-hurts-your-eyes grass. The dining room nook is our favourite feature. Sounds dramatic, but there’s something about the sultry curve of an in-built wall chair that makes our pulses race. With living spaces downstairs and bedrooms above, it’s the one of the best Airbnbs in Surfers Paradise for a group of eight. Featuring a powder room, laundry and fit-out with SMEG appliances, make yourself at home or head down to the Star Casino, a mere 11-minute walk away. Just a short drive from Surfers Paradise’s city centre, this fresh Airbnb is even friendly for small pets. 

Modern Luxe Beach House

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Nestled within a small block of four townhouses, this freshly renovated Surfers Paradise Airbnb is an entertainer or family’s dream spot. Home to two bedrooms and two bathrooms, retreat to the upstairs sleeping quarters warmed by the golden hues of ambient lighting. While the sun’s shining, host a BBQ on the outdoor patio ft. lawn games or opt for an afternoon rugged up indoors with a board games cupboard brimming with all your favourites. The perfect Surfers Paradise escape for small families, a group of best friends or a double-date weekend away, take a short 80-metre stroll to Northcliffe beach. Conveniently fitted out with all your beach needs, bundle up the Cool Cabana beach shelter, picnic rug and two boogie boards before returning from the surf to rinse away your salty day under the outdoor shower. Furry friends are even invited, just touch base with the host before packing their bags. For those who love variety and privacy, this two-storey oasis is hands down one of the best Airbnbs in Surfers Paradise for you.

Retro Chic Apartment

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If you want to explore the area with the insight of a local, check out (and check into) this retro chic Airbnb in Surfers Paradise. The quaint apartment’s colourful boutique charm perfectly pairs with its friendly hosts. You’ll share the space with Jeff and his chonky cat, Tucker. Bonus points for Tucker Well-positioned halfway between Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise, take a precise 140 steps to the tram, where you’re a speedy one-stop from renowned bars and restaurants like Miss Money Penny’s, Social Eating House and The Roosevelt Lounge. Cosy up in your minimalist bedroom or splash out a few laps in the pool. It’s near impossible to not feel right at home.

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