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Ocean front retreat.
Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Ocean front retreat.This lifestyle unit, is absolute water front apartment. The self contained apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom with shared unground pool is your perfect place to stay in Sydney. Located in Vaucluse, with 1 secure undercover parking and quick and easy bus access to the famous Bondi Beach, Watson Bay and not far from Sydney City. You can walk to Rose Bay Coles for essentials or far a meal or massage.

Fogo @ Ethel & Ode’s
Entire guesthouse · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Fogo @ Ethel & Ode’sSelf contained studio for two, bath, kitchen, private deck, Tesla charger ... This gorgeous seaside escape is an adults only retreat for singles or couples wanting to escape from the world. Tucked away on the E&O property, Fogo offers absolute waterfront views and privacy. Equipped with kitchen, ensuite and its own private deck - you will never want to leave! Tesla charger is available.

Private Luxury Apartment Sitting atop Pittwater
Entire residential home · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Private Luxury Apartment Sitting atop PittwaterEscape to a beautifully located modern design apartment with a private pool and sauna. Scan the panoramic views above Pittwater from an open walk-out living room, or head down to the water to watch the boats before sunset.

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Popular amenities for Sydney vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great vacation rentals in Sydney

  1. Entire loft
  2. Darlinghurst
Modern City Pad
$73 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Kurraba Point
the attic • luxury harbourside suite
$97 per night
  1. Entire place
  2. Bundeena
Bundeena Treehouse The Royal National Park Sydney
$124 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Bundeena
Bundeena Beach Shack with view.
$127 per night
  1. Entire residential home
  2. Maianbar
Magical Maianbar Retreat
$264 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Mona Vale
Seabreeze - Carefree Absolute Beachfront Living
$173 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Annandale
Modern and Self contained studio in Annandale
$44 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Scotland Island
Chinook Boatshed
$145 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Sydney
The perfect place to getaway.
$84 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Cronulla
Beautifully renovated quiet unit in Cronulla.
$99 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Marrickville
Inner West Oasis
$73 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Darlington
Studio "Dos", the place you want to stay!
$49 per night

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.

How do I get around Sydney?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) is the major airport serving the city, located less than 20 minutes’ drive from downtown. Once on the ground, there are options for public transportation, shuttles, taxis, rideshares, and rental cars to get you where you need to go. You don’t need a car to get around the city, though. Sydney has a comprehensive public bus, light rail, train, and ferry network that will take you all over town. Buy an Opal Card at the airport or in convenience stores, supermarkets, and other locations throughout the city to ride all four transit options.

When is 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, as the temperatures rise while humidity remains low.

What are the 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.

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