Lockdown is finally ending soon for Sydneysiders, and we’re so here for it! After staring at the same four walls for months on end, many of us are ready to venture out to pubs, restaurants, retail stores and more from the 11th of October. But for those who are itching to get out of the house for more than a day, we’ve pulled together our pick of the best Airbnbs in Sydney so you can experience a little holiday close to home!

While we can’t explore further than metro Sydney until we hit the 80% vaccination target set by the NSW government, luckily there is so much to explore right here in our own beautiful city. Sydney really does have it all; the beach, the bush, and the bustling city life, with all the shops, restaurants and bars you could ever want. You can experience the best of the outdoors while enjoying all the luxurious necessities of home.

So, ready to finally get out of your LGA and relax on a staycation? Read on to discover your new favourite Sydney holiday haven.

1. Waterfront Home, Balmain

This luxurious pet-friendly family home is one of the best Airbnbs in Sydney, yet, with four bedrooms, it’s still large enough to house a whole family, plus your favourite furry friend! This home has everything; unforgettable views, a heated pool, and a backyard for entertaining.

Balmain is the perfect location, too, as it has that village-feel with plenty of local shops, bars, and restaurants. Yet it’s also close to Darling Harbour, Luna Park, and countless jaw-dropping waterfront bars, pubs, cafes, and restaurants.

2. Inner-City Penthouse, Sydney

This epic Sydney City rooftop penthouse really does have it all, starting with sweeping panoramic views across the city. Best of all, it sits smack-bang in the middle of Sydney, close to the Opera House and an endless selection of shops, bars, and eateries.

The apartment itself is extremely well-kept and tastefully decorated with luxurious interiors and modern Australian artworks. It’s perfect for a staycation for two couples or a small family getaway.

3. Bondi Cloud, Bondi

If you’ve never spent much time in the infamous Bondi Beach, you’re in for a treat. The Bondi Cloud is undoubtedly one of the best Airbnbs in Sydney and it’s also relatively affordable. True to its name, this spacious one-bedroom apartment sits right above Bondi with panoramic views of the beach.

Close to shops, the beach, and all other amenities, if you need somewhere convenient and cost-effective for a quick and easy Sydney staycation, this is the perfect spot.

4. The Sanctuary Bilgola, Bilgola Plateau

Step into paradise with this relaxing Bali-style retreat in Bilgola, on the other side of Sydney. This tranquil couples’ retreat features an outdoor spa and tropical water garden, so you can truly relax and soak away the worries of your week.

Bilgola lies near Palm Beach, about an hour’s drive from Sydney city, so it also feels as if you’re in a new city. If you get sick of relaxing, you’re still within reach of local iconic surfing beaches and Merivale venues The Newport and the famed Bert’s Restaurant.

5. The Boathouse Retreat, Elvina Bay

Looking to get away from it all? The Boathouse Retreat in Elvina Bay is truly unique and is the perfect place to disconnect and unwind. This peaceful hideaway sits on the edge of Ku-ring-gai National Park and offers spectacular views across Pittwater.

This airconditioned space has all the luxurious comforts of home, yet is far enough away that you’re forced to disconnect and simply enjoy the beauty of nature. The Boathouse is only accessible by boat, but the host offers a pick-up service so you can easily access it from Church Point.

What do you think of our list of the best Airbnbs in Sydney? If you’ve got a fabulous Airbnb apartment in Sydney to add to the list, let us know! To discover more about our fabulous city, get your regular Sydney news here.

Tolga Ozer, Principal & LREA

Hyde Park’s most highly acclaimed property expert, achieving record-breaking outcomes for owners and investors. Having become the most sought-after agency for Sydney’s inner suburbs and CBD, my team and I take pride in our ability to deliver outstanding results.

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