10 Airbnbs in Sydney for a Taste of Life as a Local

If only we could always live just steps from the beach!

Let’s be honest — I’m sure most of us have dreamed of uprooting and starting a new life in Sydney at least once. It’s been named one of the world’s most liveable cities several times, after all! Plus, to live just steps from the beach and close to trendy coffee shops sounds like a dream come true to me. Are you an aspiring Sydneysider, too? Well, I recommend testing the waters by planning a visit and booking a stay at one of these Airbnb homes in Sydney!

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Best Airbnb rentals in Sydney

1. This vibrant home overlooking Bondi Beach

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Listing name: ★ Sub-Penthouse Beach View ★ by Sydney Dreams ★
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 3
No. of bedrooms: 1

Oh, what I wouldn’t give to live right by Bondi Beach! This bohemian-themed home is located in what’s quite possibly one of the most coveted areas to live around Sydney. Not only is it by the beach, but it’s also located near the famous Bondi Icebergs Pool and the entrance to the Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk. In addition, you’ll enjoy stunning beach views from the comforts of this Airbnb — even from the bathroom!

Trendy cafés, restaurants, and bars are also just within walking distance of this apartment. But if you do happen to be renting a car for the duration of your stay, you’ll be glad to know that your stay also comes with a free parking spot!


2. This artsy apartment in Coogee

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Listing name: Heritage Style, Right by the Beach
Listing type: Private room in apartment
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

Walking into this light-filled apartment will surely feel like stepping into a photoshoot for a magazine. Just look at how immaculate it is! Don’t you love its mix of crisp white interiors and nature-inspired paintings? To add to this, Airbnb Superhost Lucy also has a generous selection of books for guests to choose from. Art fans and bibliophiles will certainly enjoy staying at this home!

This charming Airbnb in Sydney gets points for its location, too. Located in the seaside town of Coogee, it’s situated close to the sea. You can easily head to the Coastal Walk to Bondi, and the central business district is just a short bus ride away!


3. This secluded home near Whale Beach

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Listing name: Whale Beach Escape Apartment with Leafy Ocean Views
Listing type: Entire apartment
Max. no. of guests: 5
No. of bedrooms: 1

Are you one to opt for somewhere off the beaten path? The trendy, underrated beachside neighbourhood of Avalon just might interest you! This serene home , a beautiful hideaway surrounded by trees, is just a short walk from Whale Beach. And as if that weren’t enough, the nearby beaches of Pittwater can easily be reached by car, too.

Much like a cabin in the woods, this hidden gem has a rustic vibe that invites guests to kick back, relax, and simply enjoy being around nature. With such a cosy atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to spend quality time with loved ones!


4. This heritage-listed home near the harbour

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Listing name: Divine Inner City Living
Listing type: Entire house
Max. no. of guests: 6
No. of bedrooms: 2

If easy access to Sydney’s spectacular harbour is your top priority, then this chic warehouse-style apartment is an ideal choice. Whether you’re travelling with family or friends, your group will certainly enjoy the amenities and conveniences of this well-appointed Sydney Airbnb! From here, you can easily explore the city's popular attractions on foot, such as the Rocks, Barangaroo, and the Sydney harbourfront.  

A heritage-listed home that dates back to 1916 , this apartment fuses cool vintage charm with contemporary style . But out of all the gorgeous features within this home, we’re pretty sure the picturesque courtyard will be your favourite!


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5. This charming home in a central location

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Listing name: Plan City Adventures from a Surry Hills Balcony
Listing type: Private room in house
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Another great base for exploring Sydney’s CBD and attractions like Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, this Surry Hills Airbnb is especially recommended for pairs or solo travellers. The gorgeous shores of Bondi and Manly are also within easy reach of this charming home.

As it’s a private room inside a home, expect to be greeted by your warm hosts, Bron and Bavin. According to reviews, these two go above and beyond to make their guests feel welcome. They’ll instantly feel like old friends or family!


6. This treetop home close to Sydney’s CBD

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Listing name: Tree Top View Warehouse Apartment
Listing type: Entire home
Max. no. of guests: 4
No. of bedrooms: 1

This beautiful warehouse Airbnb just outside Sydney’s city centre is like a childhood dream come true, but with a twist. A spacious apartment surrounded by trees, its location will have you feeling like you’re staying in a modern-day treehouse! Take advantage of the outdoor patio — it’s the perfect spot for reading a book or enjoying your morning cuppa!

Despite being situated in a quiet downtown neighbourhood, you’ll find that everything is either a leisurely 20-minute walk or a 15-minute bus ride away. Thankfully, this home provides guests with easy access to public transportation!


7. This penthouse with incredible views of Bondi Beach

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Listing name: The Bondi Penthouse Studio with Incredible Water Views
Listing type: Entire rental unit
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

Beach babes (and guys) will love the tropical vibes at this tastefully decorated studio . From here, you can take in incredible views of Bondi Beach just while lazing around in bed! Well-equipped with all you’ll need for a comfortable stay, it’s also ideally located close to everything: the beach, restaurants and cafes, malls, and public transportation.

On top of everything else, we’re certain you’ll love having your very own balcony overlooking one of Sydney’s most popular beaches! Set your alarms and make sure to watch the sunrise — getting up at the crack of dawn will be worth it.


8. This beachy studio away from the city centre

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Listing name: Stunning Pittwater Views Offered from Cosy Palm Beach Studio
Listing type: Entire guest suite
Max. no. of guests: 2
No. of bedrooms: 1

A serene Palm Beach escape situated in the Northern Beaches of Sydney , this self-contained seaside studio offers travellers a not-so-typical Sydney experience. If you’re the type of person who dreams of living in a quiet suburban area, then this Airbnb will give you a taste of just that!

A cosy cabin with idyllic views of Pittwater Bay from the king bed and charming patio , this home has all the makings of a romantic stay. And with delightful details like nautical-inspired decor , you’ll be tempted to simply stay indoors. But make sure to take advantage of this home’s location and explore the surrounding parks, trendy cafes , and beautiful beaches!


9. This Bondi Beach villa for large groups

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Listing name: Jet Flamingo: Rockstar Villa
Listing type: Entire villa
Max. no. of guests: 16
No. of bedrooms: 6

Steps away from the famous shores of Bondi Beach, this colourful villa is the picture-perfect setting for your next group getaway. Rockstar Villa is big enough to host up to 16 guests, with 6 spacious bedrooms and a restaurant-style commercial kitchen where everyone can swap stories after an eventful day at the beach.  

Rowdy parties are a no-no, but that doesn’t mean this home isn’t primed for good times. Whether you’re hanging out in the backyard or watching movies in the media room, you’ll love bonding with pals in this Airbnb in Sydney. Guests even enjoy free use of the villa’s bicycles and surfboards. 


10. This luxurious retreat fit for VIP guests

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Listing name: Luxury Warehouse Home
Listing type: Luxury stay
Max. no. of guests: 10
No. of bedrooms: 5

This luxury Airbnb in Sydney proves that travellers don’t need to book big-name hotels for a five-star experience. Luxury stays come with high-end amenities and customised services. A dedicated trip designer will personally oversee your entire getaway, from arrivals and tours to professional help like babysitters. 

An exquisitely renovated candy warehouse, this beautiful home in Sydney’s Inner West creates an inviting atmosphere for travellers Down Under. Multiple indoor and outdoor spaces guarantee ample space to relax, from the eye-catching great room to the sunny courtyard gardens. Groups will definitely end up spending a lot of time lounging on the pool deck, too. 


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Here’s a tip for choosing the perfect Airbnb in Sydney: Find one that feels most like home. Perhaps it’ll help you better imagine what it would be like to move there permanently. If you’re also considering exploring more Australian stays , you may want to check out our list of Airbnbs in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth, as well. Happy hunting!

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