If there’s one thing we’re seeking in a Sunshine Coast getaway, it’s that one-of-a-kind roof over our head; the type of roof that separates our holiday from the next person’s, and maybe throws a little Insta-envy in the face of our social followers, too.
Whether it’s the ocean-view mansion or the hinterland homestead, when you’re looking for somewhere to fuel your Airbnb lust, you’ll want to have our list of the best 10 Sunshine Coast Airbnbs on standby. You can use the time we’ve saved you sifting through thousands of properties to pack those bags. We've got your summer staycay sorted.
The Cottage Of Conondale Station
Lovers of farm life, welcome to Conondale Station, a blissfully small but modern farmhouse cottage within one of the Sunshine Coast’s largest working cattle farms; 930-hectares to be precise. Praising minimalistic design in support of lush valley views, Conondale Station provides the perfect getaway solution with its use of natural linens, recycled timbers, cotton and wool rugs, Mukti bathroom supplies, and a fireplace for chilly nights. Rise, shine and inhale the fresh country air as you enjoy complimentary breakfast provisions of freshly-baked bread, milk, farm eggs and locally-sourced Montville coffee. We know what you’re thinking, and to confirm; yes, Conondale Station is as impressive as it sounds.
Noosa Treetop Eco Retreat
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.
Poinciana by name, and by nature, this four-bedroom abode sits beneath one of the most majestic looking Poincianas you’ll ever lay eyes on. If that isn’t enough to set the tone for your Sunshine Coast escape, the open-plan living area, tiled bathrooms and sun-kissed pool will have you kicking back in no time. Make use of the bodyboards, surfboards and stand-up paddle boards generously supplied by your hosts, and be sure to venture out to nearby Hastings Street to dine at some of the best restaurants in Noosa.
Shackpalace Noosa Home
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.
Mudjimba Beach House
A humble nook of the Sunshine Coast, Mudjimba is often overlooked when it comes to holiday planning time. A not-so-typical beach house, designed for ultimate chill, Mudjimba Beach House is a lead runner in the accommodation stakes. Think splashed white walls, polished concrete, loads of foliage, hip décor, turntables and an indoor ping pong table. *Breath* Then, there’s the massive deck, outdoor shower and BBQ. Clearly the hosts of this Sunshine Coast Airbnb want you to have a good time. Scrap that, they want you to have the best time.
It’s in Doonan where you’ll find yourself checking into Amity House, a 1.4-acre property surrounded by lush bushland between Noosa and Peregian. The stylishly appointed four-bedroom Queenslander caters for you and nine of your besties with its sweet living space, mod-con kitchen, wrap-around veranda and outdoor pool area. One thing’s for sure, it’ll be a trip full of smiles and big belly laughs; you know, the ones brought on from quality time playing cards, board games and toasting marshmallows by the fire. Ahh, life is bliss when Amity House exists.
The Pool House
When you plan to spend your Sunshine Coast holiday in Mooloolaba, you really want your home base to align with the cool-calm personality of the area, and one-bedroom coastal loft, The Pool House achieves exactly that with its internationally-curated furnishings from Morocco, Indonesia and the Greek Islands. Every nook of this Mooloolaba Airbnb boasts incredible character, from the lush forest green lounge, Armadillo rugs, SMEG appliances and natural bedlinen, through to the library loft accessible via ladder. The dining room overlooks a generously-sized pool, and further afield, the outdoor firepit sets the scene for sunset vinos and cheese.
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. The master bedroom is an absolute dreamboat of a space featuring a four-poster bed, whilst the double bunk bedroom features a fun layout bound to amuse peeps, young and old. With a bus stop across the street, 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.
The Barn At Hill House
Grab your best trackies and flannel, we’re taking you to the valley of Eerwah Vale where you’ll be nourished by the rustic charm of a restored 110-year old dairy. Life’s going to want to slow down as you soak in the courtyard bath house, forage for vegetables in the garden, or lose moments sharing stories by the outdoor fire, all amidst a backdrop of rolling hills and hinterland views.
Little Red Barn
Let the semi-rural vibes of Little Red Barn whisk you into a state of total relaxation with the epitome of a barn-styled, open-plan living area surrounded by lush Sunshine Coast hinterland. Located in ‘The Golden Triangle’ between Noosa, Eumundi and Cooroy, The Little Red Barn features three bedrooms plus a master with freestanding cast iron bath taking up space on the verandah; talk about wow factor. Spend the cooler months fireside with a bottle of wine and the warm seasons dunked within the concrete water tank swimming pool.
Feel like holidaying further afield? Here's our list of beautiful roadtrips you need to take from the Sunshine Coast.
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