We Bet Sydney's Elite Book These Luxury Airbnbs
We are major fans of the mini-holiday. It’s a chance to get away and take a breather, without needing to spend your monthly salary on flights. Because a holiday to another city doesn’t need to be the only way to feel like you’ve had a chic vacation, there are many local (and luxurious) holiday rentals in NSW providing beautiful spaces for you to put your feet up in. And when your hosts have thought of every single element, from the sheets you’ll be sleeping in, to the robes you’ll be lounging with, you’ll wonder why you ever stayed in a hotel to begin with.
See below for our selection of the most luxurious stays in NSW. And, we suggest you start booking in leave with your boss, stat, because the available spots fill up fast.
The Enchanted Cave, Bilpin, NSW
It’s hard to imagine how living in a cave can be a relaxing experience, but The Enchanted Cave feels like a home straight out of Hobbiton (from The Lord of the Rings). Overlooking lush greenery of a national park, and housing it’s own in-ground bath, you’re bound to get your money’s worth at this sanctuary.
Surf & Stables, Milton, NSW
Sitting at number one of the "Top 100 Places You Haven’t Been to Yet" list in Australian Traveller, The Stables is a classic abode that has a beautifully refined aesthetic—it was designed by Collette Dinnigan after all. A former stable, the south coast residence sits perched among a serene backdrop and is perfect if you’re looking for a getaway with a bigger group of friends.
The Shed, Gerroa, NSW
Sitting atop rolling green hills and almost kissing the coastline, The Shed gives a chic nod to Australian farm life. Think: Tin walling and a classic fireplace. With an open-plan kitchen and living room, and a freestanding bath, this is the perfect weekend getaway, particularly for families. And for bonus points, it's not too far out of Sydney.
The Chalet, Byron Bay, NSW
In true Byron-Bay style, The Chalet offers travellers the ultimate coastal digs, using our favourite features (white marble, cacti garden, egg-shaped bath, and textured walls) to create an oasis too good to leave. Sitting within a short walking distance from both the beach and town centre, whip out the Birkenstocks, because you’ll feel like a local in no time.
Heritage Coach House at The Rift, Bowral, NSW
It’s not often you get to step into heritage-listed homes, and with this stay, you’ll be treated to an imperial-like experience. There’s plenty to do at Heritage Coach House: Choose between croquet and badminton on the lawn, or wander through the fruit and vegetable gardens. With vintage-inspired furniture peppered throughout the house, you’ll leave your mini-respite feeling like you’ve stepped out of an entirely different world.
Treehouse Blue Mountains, Bilpin, NSW
Most childhood fantasies include building a treehouse of some kind, hidden far away from busy streets and other people. Thankfully, our dreams can come to fruition with the Treehouse, which provides panoramic views around the Blue Mountains, and sits high above anyone else.