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18 Of Noosa’s Best Airbnbs For Your Summer Vaycay

By Urban List Writers
14th Dec 2022

With the mercury quickly rising, we’re well and truly ready to start our summer vacay. And what better way to kick off the start of summer 2022 than with a trip to the Noosa?

Lovingly dubbed Queensland’s answer to Byron Bay, this Sunshine Coast hotspot is home to some of the state’s best beaches, most exclusive shops, divine restaurants and seriously top-notch Airbnbs. Whether you’re aching for a staycation somewhere nearby, or you plan on holidaying from interstate, we’ve found the best Airbnbs in Noosa for your browsing (and staying) pleasure. 

Sparkling Pool Oasis 

Noosaville | Sleeps 2

If you’re looking for a getaway with your special someone then look no further than this picture-perfect guest suite in the heart of Noosa. The two bedroom guest suite offers not just a stunning outdoor bath tub where you can relax under the stars, but a full private pool and outdoor shower. There are plenty of hammocks and day beds to soak up the sun and leave all the stress of work behind for the weekend. We’re about two seconds away from booking this top Noosa Airbnb out for the next three months so you better hurry if you want to beat us to it. Book here.

Babar House 

Noosa Heads | Sleeps 6 

Featuring stunning Grecian mosaics and a glam outdoor pool, Noosa’s Babar House is the must-stay on your Airbnb bucket list. We promise you've never seen anything like it. The boutique-style accommodation has everything you need for the perfect summer vacay, with interiors designed by none other than iconic interior designer Anna Spiro—so you know it will look good on the 'gram. We recommend swinging by Hastings Street to pick up a good book, and spending your days lounging by the pool for some much needed rest and relaxation. Book here.a lounge room with everything in a busy, colourful print

Sabi Suite

Noosa Heads | Sleeps 2 

Searching for the perfect place for your next couples retreat? Look no further—Sabi Suite is a winner. The newly-renovated coastal Airbnb getaway combines sandy, neutral tones with modern design touches, plus plenty of windows to make the most of the home’s natural light. If you dare drag yourself away from the suite’s stunning interiors, make the most of it with a five-minute walk to Hastings Street and a quick dip at Noosa’s Main Beach. With hundreds of five-star reviews, the only question left is: when can we check in? Book here.a spa in a bathroom with natural furnishings

Eh Frame

Sunshine Beach | Sleeps 4 

Can’t wait to get overseas? Neither can we—which is why Eh Frame caught our eye. The mid-century style A-frame draws on Canadian inspiration (Eh Frame—makes sense now?) to immerse guests in a secluded retreat in the heart of the rainforest. Walk through a winding forest path bordering on national park, and you'll reach the stunning Eh Frame. This unique Airbnb boasts exposed timber beams, a beautiful sleeping loft bedroom, top-of-the-range appliances and vintage decor. Nestled in Noosa National Park, you'll be surrounded by the resident koalas and feel like you're immersed by nature, while still being close to the sleepy Sunshine Beach village. Eh Frame hosts two queen beds, so it's perfect for a two-couple getaway or even just an adventure with your pals. Hands down, one of Noosa's best Airbnbs.a triangle shaped house

Noosa Treetop Eco Retreat 

Sunrise Beach | Sleeps 2

Ever wanted to stay in a treehouse? Now’s your chance. The Noosa Treetop Eco Retreat promises a stay unlike any other. The bedroom is enclosed with glass, timber and bamboo and sits high above the ground, giving you incredible views of the sunset from the comfort of a king size bed. Guests are treated to an outdoor candlelit bath, and can even book an in-house professional massage or yoga class.The beach and shops are all within walking distance, and on Wednesdays and Saturdays you can make the drive to Eumundi to visit the famous Eumundi Markets. Book here.a bedroom in a treetop terrace

Hale Douglas

Sunshine Beach | Sleeps 2 

Tiny houses are all the rage right now, and thanks to Hale Douglas, it’s no wonder why. The home has a retro Hawaiian surf theme, so prepare for plenty of pineapples, surfboards and hula skirts. Highlights include a well-placed skylight, adorable kitchen and plenty of top-range modern appliances to match the green colour theme. Trust us, a stay at Hale Douglas is just what the doctor ordered—provided they’re prescribing a mid-week vacay in a tranquil summer oasis. That’s what’s on our scripts, anyway. Book here.a deck in front of a tiny house

Little Red Barn

Doonan | Sleeps 6

Breathe in a lungful of fresh country air with a stay at the Little Red Barn in Noosa’s Hinterland. The home comes complete with towering A-frame ceilings, a heated swimming pool, and a luxurious cast iron outdoor bathtub. Featuring fantastic views out over the surrounding countryside, the Little Red Barn is the perfect way to get a taste of Noosa's inland offerings, all from the comfort of a rustic holiday home. Book herea read, barn like house

Shackpalace Noosa Home

Noosa Heads | Sleeps 2

When you imagine architectural perfection, what comes to mind is probably something close to Shackpalace in Noosa Heads. Inside these modern walls are the sleekest interiors you’ll ever see. The dark wooden furniture and liquorice-coloured walls create a truly immersive holiday experience where you’ll feel calm, cosy, and disconnected from the world. You can also admire the mountain views from the connecting deck and open-air showers. Shackpalace—aka dreamy beachside sanctuary—embodies zen, which is exactly what the doctor ordered for your holiday. Book here.a dark apartment

Central Dream Pad

Noosa Heads | Sleeps 2 

Those seeking a more modern getaway will delight in a stay at Noosa’s Central Dream Pad. The accom combines plant-life with industrial-style concrete designs, for an edgy, contemporary take on your typical guesthouse. Take a dip in the star-studded pool (we’re talking actual stars, not celebs) before drying off with a drink beneath the gumtrees—aka, the ultimate Aussie vacay. This one easily deserves a top spot as one of Noosa's best Airbnbs. Book here.a stone bathroom

The Sunshine Bungalow 

Sunshine Beach | Sleeps 2 

Tucked away in the heart of Sunshine Beach with room for just you and your beau (or bestie), The Sunshine Bungalow is nothing short of the ultimate summer oasis. Home to an incredible outdoor patio, luxe designer furnishings and a stunning outdoor pool, you’ll have everything you need to switch off from the work week and soak up those summer rays. And when it comes time for the sun to go down, turn on the outdoor lights and keep the party going with a poolside BBQ out on the deck. Soon enough, you too will be singing about those magical summer nights. Book here.

​​Dark Moon Cottage

Yandina Creek | Sleeps 2 

Book yourself in for more luxury, relaxation and more relaxation at Noosa’s ​​Dark Moon Cottage. Nestled in the midst of the northern Sunshine Coast, the cottage was designed with couples in mind, so expect plenty of romantic touches to really set the mood. Enjoy a good night’s sleep on a sprawling king size bed, not to mention a black Marrakesh ensuite complete with custom steampunk fittings for some of that luxe after-dark aesthetic. Of course, our sights are set on the outdoor bath, surrounded by pot plants and wood grain so you can score yourself some well-deserved Insta envy. BRB, just have to make a quick booking at this top Noosa Airnb. Book here.a dark, Moroccan-inspired bedroom

The Lodge

Noosa Heads | Sleeps 6 

For classic coastal vibes coupled with a modern, minimalistic aesthetic, look no further than The Lodge, our go-to pick in the heart of Noosa Heads. The home’s beachy decor, luxurious bedding and filtered natural light make it the perfect stay for beach lovers looking to make the most of their Noosa stay. The laid-back beach house is regularly listed as one of the best beach shacks in Australia, so be sure to snap plenty of shots of your new (temporary) digs while you kick back by the pool, or snuggle up next to the indoor fireplace. Book here.a boho kitchen and living space

The Woods

Sunshine Beach | Sleeps 4 

Treat yourself to a luxurious four-person rainforest retreat courtesy of The Woods, a goregous dog-friendly Airbnb home on the edge of the Noosa National Park. Spend your days curled up in the reading nook or exploring the nearby walking trails, before stretching out for a nap in the dangerously comfy king size bed. Since the Airbnb is surrounded by plenty of plant-life, be sure to say hi to the koalas and kangaroos that come for a visit during your stay—just keep the doggos away for their own safety. Book here.

The Lake Shack

Wyeba Downs | Sleeps 2 

Trade in sandy shores for lakeside adventures with a stay in this renovated two-person fisherman’s cottage just south of Noosa Shire. The Lake Shack is an romantic ode to whimsical Australiana, featuring hardwood floors, an old-school cooktop and sweeping views of the surrounding wildlife. Push open the huge handcrafted doors and wander out onto the poolside deck, pull up a stool and enjoy a cuppa as you watch the setting sun set the bush aglow. Book herea kitchen with a bar window

The Beach Bungalow

Sunshine Beach | Sleeps 4 

A sleekly renovated unit planted in the heart of Sunshine Beach, The Beach Bungalow is the perfect base for a laid-back beach holiday. The stylish Airbnb combines thoughtful touches with artful design, resulting in a welcoming getaway that feels just like home. Soak up the polished concrete floors, designer fittings and furnishings and VJ timber features, before heading out to the private deck and backyard and toasting over homemade margs. Take a walk along the pristine sands of Sunshine Beach and enjoy a taste of life in paradise. Book here.

Wildflower House

Sunshine Beach | Sleeps 12

Okay, you want sleek contemporary design that’s two minutes from the crashing waves and sandy shores of Sunshine Beach. Well, you’ve got it at Wildflower House in Noosa. It’s fresh, light, airy and exactly the kind of dwelling you’ll wanna return to following a day of Sunshine Coast adventure. Boasting five bedrooms, this stunning Noosa Airbnb easily sleeps twelve people and is perfect for a big family Christmas getaway. Typically you’ll find yourself meandering Hastings Street boutiques, but it won’t be too long before finding yourself at home, wine in hand, for a sunset session on the back deck while the little ones play in the sandpit.

Looking for more summer vacay inspo? You’ll find Queensland’s best Airbnbs here.

Image credit: Airbnb 

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