Sydney vacation rentals

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Sydney

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Guest suite in Bronte
Blissful Bronte
Your accommodation is a 5min walk to Bronte and Tamarama beaches & along the coastal walk to Bondi. Sculptures by the Sea October/November. Vivid Sydney Harbour -WOW light Show May /June. It's a newly renovated, private, self-contained apartment in the front section of my home. Your front entry leads into a spacious, open plan living area with fully equipped kitchenette, TV & comfy couch + reading nook. The bedroom features a top quality mattress. Bus Transport close by leads to everywhere!
Sep 1 – 8
$93 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 210 reviews
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Guest suite in Watsons Bay
Camp Cove Tropical Retreat at Watsons Bay
A spacious contemporary apartment with a large under cover verandah, and private tropical garden. The living area is filled with natural light and looks out to a beautiful and tranquil palm-filled garden. We are located 100m from beautiful Camp Cove Beach and just a 5 minute walk to the Watsons Bay ferry service accessing harbour suburbs and the CBD - just 20 minutes away. If you are attending a wedding or getting married we are a short stroll to all of Watsons Bay's wedding venues.
Jan 16 – 23
$195 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 219 reviews
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Apartment in Kirribilli
ICONIC SYDNEY HARBOUR & OPERA HOUSE POSTCARD VIEW
A spectacular apartment on the water edge with direct view of the iconic Opera house and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The apartment has designer furnishing, a modern kitchen and dining area. Ideal setting to immerse yourself into the stunning Sydney Harbour with a drink on the balcony. PLEASE NOTE: Available dates are as listed on the Airbnb calendar. Parking: Limited to 2hrs. Not ideal for guest with car. New Year's Eve and NY's Day of any year - sorry, it is NOT available.
Feb 27 – Mar 6
$271 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 202 reviews

Popular amenities for Sydney vacation rentals

Stay near Sydney's top sights

Taronga Zoo Sydney613 locals recommend
Sydney Harbour Bridge984 locals recommend
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney985 locals recommend
Top Ryde City Shopping Centre78 locals recommend
Parramatta Park63 locals recommend
Art Gallery of New South Wales891 locals recommend

Sydney apartment rentals

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Apartment in Coogee
ULTRA MODERN CoogeeBeachfrontApartmentw/Parking
Jun 12 – 19
$89 per night
4.84 out of 5 average rating, 604 reviews
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Apartment in Darlinghurst
Artistic, light-filled pad in fabulous location
May 14 – 21
$64 per night
4.79 out of 5 average rating, 196 reviews
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Apartment in Rushcutters Bay
Stylish, Modern Retreat in Central Sydney with Car Space
Nov 30 – Dec 7
$99 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 233 reviews
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Apartment in McMahons Point
Views of the Opera House - Modern Studio Apartment
Apr 23 – 28
$182 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 164 reviews
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Apartment in Chippendale
Modern self contained studio min walk to the city
Jan 22 – 29
$98 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 176 reviews
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Apartment in Potts Point
Designer studio, loads of extras, views and pool
May 22 – 29
$133 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 122 reviews
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Apartment in Waverley
BRONTE Garden Apt - FABULOUS UNIQUE DESIGNER APT
Jul 27 – Aug 3
$104 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 432 reviews
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Apartment in Potts Point
New York inspired city pad in Potts Point
Dec 14 – 21
$117 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 176 reviews
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Apartment in Potts Point
Contemporary Potts Point Apartment with a Rooftop Pool
May 21 – 28
$130 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 235 reviews
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Apartment in Bronte
Beach Bungalow Studio with Cozy Patio
Jul 12 – 19
$95 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 240 reviews
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Apartment in Surry Hills
Secret Courtyard Studio Apartment near Central Station
Apr 9 – 16
$148 per night
4.94 out of 5 average rating, 440 reviews
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Apartment in Sydney
Luxury Apartment Overlooking City and Darling Harbour
Aug 9 – 16
$326 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 138 reviews

Sydney home rentals

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Home in Alexandria
Studio 54x2
Aug 8 – 15
$76 per night
4.95 out of 5 average rating, 372 reviews
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Home in Mosman
Luxurious Harbour-Side Studio Apartment in Mosman
Sep 23 – 30
$107 per night
4.83 out of 5 average rating, 545 reviews
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Home in Woolloomooloo
2 Bedroom Terrace In The Heart Of Woolloomooloo
Jan 21 – 28
$213 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 104 reviews
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Home in Kingsgrove
Cozy Granny Flat
Jul 2 – 9
$117 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 176 reviews
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Home in Seaforth
World Class Villa HarbourView Sauna Private Beach
Apr 27 – May 4
$565 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 105 reviews
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Home in Darlinghurst
Studio#5 in Darlinghurst
Jun 18 – 25
$85 per night
4.79 out of 5 average rating, 108 reviews
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Home in Millers Point
Heritage Terrace with City & Park on your doorstep
Mar 18 – 25
$509 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 107 reviews
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Home in Dawes Point
Victorian Rocks Terrace Retreat with Backyard Patio
Jan 7 – 14
$236 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 133 reviews
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Home in Camperdown
Stylish Victorian Terrace in cultural heart
Jun 4 – 11
$85 per night
4.86 out of 5 average rating, 119 reviews
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Home in Balmain East
House with the pool on the edge of Sydney Harbour
Jul 23 – 30
$661 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 126 reviews
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Home in Chatswood
Quiet Private Independent
May 10 – 17
$68 per night
4.87 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Home in Church Point
Palm Pavilion: architectural rainforest retreat
Sep 30 – Oct 7
$615 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 109 reviews

Other great vacation rentals in Sydney

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Loft in Kensington
Kensington Sydney, 'The Studio' Private Entrance
May 6 – 13
$79 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 289 reviews
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Guest suite in Forest Lodge
Great 'apartment', minutes to city
Jan 14 – 21
$77 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 175 reviews
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Guest suite in Kurraba Point
the attic • luxury harbourside suite
Aug 14 – 21
$125 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 238 reviews
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Bungalow in Lindfield
Quiet and private 5 minutes walk rail, shops
Aug 12 – 19
$87 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 276 reviews
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Guest suite in Birchgrove
Modern Studio, Minutes to City Ferry
Jun 21 – 28
$85 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 219 reviews
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Loft in Darlinghurst
Modern City Pad
Feb 6 – 13
$136 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 371 reviews
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Guesthouse in Enmore
Modern heritage: The Stables in Enmore
Jul 21 – 28
$78 per night
4.9 out of 5 average rating, 373 reviews
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Guest suite in Mosman
"Perfect Base" - Spacious One Bed Apartment Mosman
Jul 1 – 8
$95 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 125 reviews
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Loft in Beaconsfield
Convenient,private studio close to airport and cbd
Oct 20 – 27
$87 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 224 reviews
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Guest suite in Glebe
Private, well lit Studio Loft w/kitchenette
Feb 12 – 19
$57 per night
4.81 out of 5 average rating, 140 reviews
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Guesthouse in Glebe
Leafy garden chalet in InnerWest with water views
Oct 3 – 10
$107 per night
4.93 out of 5 average rating, 240 reviews
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Tiny home in Malabar
Beach side private house with pool access
Aug 4 – 11
$96 per night
4.88 out of 5 average rating, 195 reviews

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sydney

Total rentals

30K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

9.8K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

5.2K properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

4.4K properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

13K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

677K reviews

Your guide to Sydney

Welcome to Sydney

Booming Sydney, the biggest and oldest city in Australia, is a stunning, sprawling metropolis. The global city is a buzzing economic, cultural, and culinary hub with architecture mixing classical, Gothic, and modern styles. Visitors to this storied port are welcomed visually by two iconic landmarks: the grand Sydney Opera House, with its high-flying sails that jut into the sky, set against the dramatic arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Beyond its urban appeal, Sydney is networked with expansive parks, gardens, and hiking trails. Pack a beach bag and follow the crowds to beautiful Bondi Beach, where Sydneysiders (as locals are called) stroll on the sand and surf the deep blue waters year round. This is a place where urban sophistication and casual fun coexist naturally: You may even find yourself at a five-star restaurant with a bit of beach sand on your heel.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sydney

Thanks to Sydney’s waterfront locale, it experiences fairly mild temperatures year round. Summers (December through February) are sunny and warm. Expect crowds during this time, especially on the beaches. Summer is also high time for festivals. The Sydney Festival, a citywide arts celebration, takes place in January. New Year’s Eve’s epic fireworks celebration above the Sydney Opera House draws throngs of onlookers, and is followed by the city’s premier music event, Field Day Music Festival, the next day. Temperatures and crowds dip in fall, and winter brings the city’s coolest temperatures and rain. Spring may be the perfect shoulder month to book an apartment for rent, as the temperatures rise while humidity remains low.


Top things to do in Sydney

Royal Botanic Garden

Established in 1816, this waterfront park is home to native and global flora. Wander the Australian Rainforest Garden to see rare palm trees, ferns, and orchids or explore the Calyx, a grand glass complex with a massive living wall. The garden is also home to the city’s largest colony of flying foxes — large, googly-eyed bats who fly around the park dining on fruit.

Art Gallery of NSW

One of Australia’s finest art collections is housed in a 19th-century building designed to resemble a classical temple of art. There are rich assemblages of Aboriginal and contemporary art alongside paintings by European masters. The gallery hosts exciting traveling exhibitions throughout the year, as well as talks and performances. Best of all, admission to the gallery and most of its exhibitions is free.

Cockatoo Island

Explore Australia’s complicated history as a penal colony at this UNESCO World Heritage site, accessible via a short ferry ride. Those sentenced endured harsh conditions on the island, which began operating as a prison in 1839. Later, it was an important naval and shipping dock. Today Cockatoo Island is a historical site that’s also been reimagined as an arts destination, with three distinct events venues; it hosted the Biennale of Sydney in 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Sydney?

    Sydney experiences a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. Temperatures in summer, from December to February, average 73-79°F (23-26°C). Winter, from June to August, sees average temperatures of 48-64°F (9-18°C). Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest month typically being June.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Sydney?

    In Sydney, you can explore the iconic Sydney Opera House, stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden, or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For beach enthusiasts, surfing at Bondi Beach is a popular activity. Additionally, the Taronga Zoo and the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium are top attractions for animal lovers.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Sydney?

    Sydney is a year-round destination, but many visitors choose the summer months of December to February. During this time, you can enjoy events like the Sydney Festival, a major arts festival, and Australia Day celebrations. The Vivid Sydney light festival in May and June also draws large crowds.

  • What are the best places to stay in Sydney?

    Sydney has many neighbourhoods that appeal to different types of travellers. The Central Business District is close to major attractions, while Darling Harbour has a lively waterfront scene. For beach lovers, Bondi and Manly are often recommended. Glebe and Newtown are known for their bohemian vibe and local markets.

  • What are the best places to visit in Sydney?

    Sydney is brimming with noteworthy sights. The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach are frequently visited landmarks. Other popular places include Darling Harbour, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Paddington Markets. For a unique experience, explore The Rocks, a historic area with narrow lanes and colonial buildings.

  • What are some hiking trails in Sydney?

    Sydney has numerous hiking trails for all skill levels. The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk offers stunning ocean views, while the Spit Bridge to Manly walk takes you through lush bushland. For a challenging hike, try the 45-kilometre (28-mile) long Great North Walk, which starts in Sydney and ends in Newcastle.

  • What are some family activities to do in Sydney?

    Families in Sydney can spend a day exploring the interactive exhibits at the Powerhouse Museum, have fun at Luna Park, or visit the animals at Taronga Zoo. Beaches like Manly and Bondi are perfect for swimming and sandcastle building, while the Royal Botanic Garden offers plenty of space for a picnic.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Sydney?

    For day trips from Sydney, consider exploring the Blue Mountains National Park, famous for its dramatic landscapes, or visiting the wine region of Hunter Valley. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cockatoo Island is also a unique destination, offering a glimpse into Sydney's convict and shipbuilding history.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Sydney?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Sydney. From over 8,820 house rentals to over 16,340 apartment rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • How much does it cost to stay in serviced apartment rentals in Sydney?

    Experience the best of Sydney with our serviced apartment rentals, starting at about $10 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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