Byron Bay is one of Australia's most famous beach destinations—and if you've been to this idyllic spot, you'll know it's not hard to see why. From its sparkly surf beaches to its neat collection of top-tier restaurants, Byron is a little slice of paradise loved by locals and celebrities alike.
Whether you're planning a Byron trip for festival season or you're keen for a cute coastal escape, here we've rounded up the region's best Airbnbs.
Temple Farm House
A super private hacienda set in the Byron Hinterland that sleeps up to nine guests, Temple Farm House oozes charm with a touch of global spice. With intimate outdoor areas for that stylish soiree complete with oversized outdoor troths to bathe in, this property is as authentic as it is stylish. The added touches and detail are what makes Temple Farm House extra special, like the quirky handmade cubby house and chook pen. A magical place that embraces its natural surrounds and where you’ll often find kangaroos roaming the property, Temple Farm House is one of the finest Airbnbs in Byron Bay. Book your stay here.
Sitting pretty in the Byron hinterland, The Treehouse is an award-winning one-bedroom home nestled into a 10-acre property about 10 minutes away from Byron's Main Beach. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows look out onto the surrounding rainforest; there's a large deck and BBQ area, a breezy open plan lounge and dining area, a king bed, Aesop products in the bathroom, and a grassy track that meanders through the property. Perfect for a very chill Byron getaway. Book your stay here.
Our favourite thing about this studio apartment in the heart of Byron Bay has to be the private outdoor tub. Made of copper and walled in with flowers, you'll find us here soaking away with a good book and a glass of red. We also love the sleek designer furnishings, fully kitted-out kitchen, communal fire pit, and veggie garden. Perfect for couples or even a solo workation. Book your stay here.
Keen for a Byron Bay glamping experience? Take a peep at Howling Wolf, a stunning 4-metre Lotus Belle tent set on 12 private acres, complete with sun deck, ensuite bathroom, and undercover kitchen with a gas stovetop. Howling Wolf is located just outside of Federal village, about 20 minutes outside of Byron Bay proper—and being west-facing, gets some absolutely spectacular sunsets. Book your stay here.
Lovers of farm life, welcome to Paddock Hall, a blissfully small but modern guesthouse located in Tintenbar in the lush Byron Bay Hinterland. Praising open-plan design in support of rural views over the working macadamia nut farm, Paddock Hall provides the perfect getaway solution with its use of sustainably-sourced timbers, exposed beams, vintage claw foot bath on the veranda, tranquil pool, and a fireplace for chilly nights. Rise, shine and inhale the fresh country air as you enjoy a breakfast catered by Newrybar’s Harvest (optional) or a wander to visit the resident sheep, goat, and chickens. Book your stay here.
Cactus Rose Villa
For Tulum vibes in the heart of Byron, you can't go past Cactus Rose. This breezy holiday villa for two is set above the Spell and the Gypsy store and features a luxurious covered all-weather outdoor space, a dreamy loft-style bedroom, and—best part—a private in-ground pool complete with sun loungers. Book your stay here.
If you are prepared to splash some cash—and your Byron Bay getaway wish list includes acres of tranquil forest, a freshwater infinity pool, a geodesic yoga dome, and wellness add-ons—you’ll want to take a look at Soma. Set on 22 hectares of rolling green hills and lush bamboo forest, Soma is a quick 10-minute drive from the centre of Byron, boasting maximum hinterland privacy. As well as being listed for rent on Airbnb, Soma is a wellness retreat run by technology entrepreneur Peter Ostick and sought-after wellness and meditation practitioner Gary Gorrow. As well as its wellness facilities—the infinity pool, yoga dome, fire pit, zen garden, infrared sauna, and magnesium ice bath—there are 10 luxury guest rooms, each fitted with a king-size bed and rain shower. Book your stay here.
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Image credit: Howling Wolf, Temple Farm House, The Treehouse, Friday Hut, Howling Wolf, Paddock Hall, Cactus Rose Villa, Soma
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