The state of Queensland in the Cairns region of Australia is known for many things, from its layered culture to its stunning landscape. However, only a few people know of Clifton Beach, a beautiful coastal suburb on the shores of the Coral Sea. Perched in a very tranquil part of the city, this hidden gem boasts just enough serenity for those who wish to take a break from their daily routine. Relax under swaying palm trees and soak in the sun or take advantage of the sea and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef. You can also mosey on to Palm Cove and sample some of the area’s most exquisite dining and shopping venues. If you’re thinking about visiting this magical place, then a delightful space to call your own would be necessary. Here’s our list of the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Clifton Beach, Australia.
1. Modern home in a tropical setting
If you’re traveling in a large group, you might want to choose this modern house as your next home base for exploring the rest of the city. Thanks to five cozy bedrooms and two full bathrooms, it can host up to ten guests.
Expect a memorable and fun stay with this home’s proximity to the city center and the scenic beach. After a thrilling day out, you can make yourself at home and whip up a delicious meal in the fully equipped kitchen or take a dip in the pool and relax.
Clifton Beach HouseClifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:the space was stunning with a beautiful pool and deck area for entertainingthe kids enjoyed the pool and the adults the deck with long breakfasts and bbqslovely open space with a beautiful pool/deck outside and great kitchen and lounge for groupshad a lovely stay with two families - house was large modern and quiet with great pool areaour stay was great and we all enjoyed the modern open space with refreshing swimming pool and large deck
Cleanliness:wendy’s place is clean spacious and modern stylishthe house was modern clean & homelylovely place lots of bed clean sheets were appreciatedhost always quick to respond and place was clean and tidy when we arrivedthe house is spacious and clean and very suitable for a large family group to holiday
Host:the host was very responsive interaction and communication via email/phone a pleasurethe property owner is very friendly and welcomed us upon our arrival” “bear” the friendly neighbourhood staffy was an unexpected bonusthe hosts are also very gracious and friendly and communication was excellentthere have everything you would need very thoughtful host they areRead more reviews
Location:good walk to palm cove playground and beach easy walking distance and coles is so closewe enjoyed the location and exploringgreat house close to everything and beautifully modernnice house close to the beachabsolutely stunning house in a fabulous location
2. Onda Beach House
Treat yourself to the indulgence of luxury when you book a stay in this lavish apartment. Able to host up to two guests, this charming vacation home is suitable for couples. Likewise, you can rent it if you’re traveling alone.
Found stark in a serene residential area, you’ll only be a few minutes to both the beach and the shopping center. Amenities offered here include a fully equipped kitchen, a pool, and a barbeque grill.
Onda Beach House 1 Bedroom & 1 BathroomClifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Cleanliness:pool small but clean and good depth - so perfect for meonda beach house did not disappoint fab was great the location is perfect very clean with amazing views
Host:awesome host great place and locationRead more reviews
Location:great location neat and really good valuea wonderful house in beautiful location with everything you need for a relaxing staygreat amenities and wonderful location made our holiday to fnq one to remember
3. Quiet seaside hideout for two
If you’re traveling with your significant other, consider staying in this quiet seaside hideaway. Perfect for couples on the lookout for a relaxing retreat, this charming rental sits just a stone’s throw from the beach. You’ll be surrounded by a lush garden that exudes a tropical atmosphere, adding to the area’s serenity. Make yourself at home and lounge on the fluffy couch, or take advantage of the patio and soak up the area’s tranquility.
Beachfront Cairns Clifton Beach Pet friendlyClifton Beach, Queensland, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:there’s a private little courtyard outside to enjoy morning breakfastthis place so lovely peaceful and come for table
Cleanliness:the accommodation itself was clean and offered a lot of comfort featuresbathroom was clean and bed was big/comfyvery clean very private near beach near local supermarket
Host:super friendly and welcoming hostour accommodation supplied us with privacy an array of cooking ingredients a barbeque and helpful hostsRead more reviews
Location:great place location and valuegreat little hideaway close to beach loved the decor 10/10such a pleasant place and an amazing locationgreat quiet location with easy access to the beach and palm coveit was such a cute place would definitely stay there again
4. Clifton Beach home away from home
A beautiful home away from home, this spacious beachfront apartment can sleep up to eight guests, making it suitable for a large family. With three cozy bedrooms and eight beds, guests are guaranteed a good night’s rest.
Nestled in a convenient spot, you’ll be just minutes away from the beach and all the trendy restaurants and shops at Palm Cove. Still, you can choose to stay indoors and enjoy the tranquility of the garden or take a dip in the pool and soak in the sun.
Clifton Beach House, Pool, BBQ short walk to beachClifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Amenities & Room:nice place with aircon and pool short walk to beach
Cleanliness:fantastic place to stay very clean and family friendlyplace is clean quiet great pool and bbq area
Host:hosts were amazing and even allowed us to extend our stayRead more reviews
Location:it's a nice place close to the beach and plenty of roomthe location on clifton beach is a nice one beach is a nice walkclean comfortable and relaxing outdoor entertainment area was my favourite location is perfectwe had a lovely stay with our two small children especially being such a short walk to the beach
5. The Hideaway
Discerning guests on the lookout for affordable accommodation with plenty of privacy should check out this cozy apartment near the beach. Perfect for couples and solo travelers, this rental offers a queen room with plush beddings and a clean bathroom. Feel free to take advantage of the fully equipped kitchen, where you’ll enjoy the freedom of making your own recipes. Also available is a stunning pool and a furnished patio where you can relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Beach House Hideaway, POOL SIDE, stroll to beach!Clifton Beach, Queensland, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:i love these people and dobby and the whole perfect beach house pool and trev of the frog
Cleanliness:gorgeous very clean place with thoughtful touchespremises are spacious well apponted and very cleanamazing little place clean quiet comfortablejuliana’s place is very clean and comfortablelots of nice little touches super clean and a great pool
Host:the hosts are very knowledgeable and helpfulhelpful friendly knowledgeable hostsjools and gav are super nice hostshosts and dobby very friendly and welcomingjules and gav are such gracious hostsRead more reviews
Location:excellent location and an excellent pricefantastic stay close to the beach and in walking distance of a anything neededsituated in a quieter area but only a short walk to palm cove and some really nice restaurantsgreat location v cleanvery good location - close to the beach and restaurants just 10min with car
6. Cairns Northern Beaches Holiday Retreat (from USD 196)
Rent out this charming two-bedroom abode and enjoy the serenity of this gorgeous seaside village. Able to host up to four guests, you and three of your friends can enjoy a comfortable stay here.
Moreover, this genial vacation home sits in a central location, granting you easy access to many of the area’s amenities such as shops and restaurants. Inside, it boasts elegant furniture in the living room and a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances.
Cairns Northern Beaches Holiday Retreat.Clifton Beach, Queensland, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:it's very beautiful with various decorations and comfertable with well-equitted facilities as well
Cleanliness:airbnb very clean quiet and pleasanther place is clean and stylishwe loved the cleanliness of the unitlovely clean newly furnished place in a nice areathe airbnb was always as clean i still recommend it
Host:hosts were both very helpfultania is a superb hostgood address on site and the hosts are very nicevery kind and helpful in accommodating our needswe are very grateful to tania and rob for being such gracious hostsRead more reviews
Location:nice house in a great locationfantastic location - nice and close to the local beachit is an ideal place to stay with close family and friends on a trip to cairnsquiet peaceful location not far from the beacheasy walking distance to the beach and local supermarket
7. Modest rental close to the beach
Make this delightful vacation home your own and enjoy a pleasant stay just moments away from the beach. Able to host up to five guests, this modest rental offers an ideal retreat for a small family or group of friends.
From here, you’ll also enjoy proximity to the shopping center, restaurants, and cafes. Step inside to find a bright and cozy interior that comes fitted with a snug couch and a flat-screen TV. You’ll also have access to the balcony, which overlooks nature and the pool.
"Sweet azz" luxury 2 bedroom - walk to beachClifton Beach, Queensland, AustraliaSuperhost
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Amenities & Room:the complex has some lovely pools to cool off after a day of exploringdee's space is great - very spacious comfortable and homeylovely apartment all the comforts of home
Cleanliness:very cleanthe beds has clean beddingssuper clean and has everything that you needdee's place is extremely comfortable perfectly clean and well fitted outa lovely apartment very clean and tidy perfect for a family holiday
Host:she was an amazing host and so accommodating allowing us to check out latedee was very helpful and made sure everything went smoothlydee is a great hostdee was helpful and responded quickly to any questions we haddee is a wonderful host we really enjoyed our stayRead more reviews
Location:great place and good locationclose to beautiful clifton beach and a short walk to coles for grocerieslocation was perfect for usgreat location near the beach and shopsmodern house and a great location
8. Calpyso Corner
You and your loved ones can escape to this beautiful villa, where you’ll enjoy a splendid stay near the city center. Suited for a large family or group of friends, this home boasts 6 bedrooms with 11 beds that can sleep up to 14 guests.
By staying here, you’ll only be a stone’s throw from the beach and a few moments away from the trendy restaurants and bars at Palm Cove. For homebodies, you can remain indoors and take advantage of the resort-style pool.
calypso cornerClifton Beach, Queensland, AustraliaSuperhost
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:hope it had wifismall suggested improvements: wifi not stable and no laundry powderit provided plenty of space super comfortable with the best poollots of space lots of bedrooms and loved having 4 bathroomsso please keep this in mind when booking if wifi is must for your party
Cleanliness:other then that it was clean and plenty of towels and linenthe house was very clean and well presentedthe property was so beautiful the place was clean and welcoming and the pool was awesomeit has plenty of room and every room and bathroom were very cleanbeautiful spacious comfortable house great pool and grounds
Host:the host is very kindthe host dave is very friendlygreat place to stay and the hosts were really helpful with everything would recommend anyone to stay hereRead more reviews
Location:the location is also idealwonderful location with a 5 minute walk to grocery store restaurants etcwhat a fabulous house in a great locationgreat private location near shops and beachcalypso corner is a beautiful house only a few minutes from the beach by a short walk
9. Spacious apartment on the beachfront
Rent out this beautiful apartment and enjoy a relaxing stay on the beachfront. Ideal for a small family, this lovely rental can comfortably sleep up to four guests, thanks to the two cozy bedrooms it offers.
Sitting on the beach and away from the mainstream tourist crowds, what you get here is a vibrant space to wind down and enjoy the tropics. Inside, it boasts an open floor plan with a fully equipped kitchen and a spacious living room. You’ll also have access to a large balcony where you can laze around and take in the pristine ocean views.
Top Floor Two bedroom beachfront apartmentClifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
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Amenities & Room:fantastic view of the water can hear the waves from your apartment
Cleanliness:very clean and comfortableour place was immaculately clean and well furnishedit's a clean and spacious apartmentthe apartment was spacious clean and comfortablethe apartment itself was clean quiet and very well lit which is important to me
Host:karen was a perfect hostkaren our host for our stay was really friendly and helpfulwe had a great stay at clifton beach great host & lovely apartmentkaren was nice and helpful and made us feel welcomeoverall a really great choice with a warm and caring owner--would return againRead more reviews
Location:we loved the location and spaciousness of the apartmentperfect location right across from the beachperfect location on the beach close to cairns and all things to doargosy was perfect excellent quiet location right on the beachwe felt very safe and secure in our place
10. Villa Bella
Yet another charming accommodation close to the beach, this exquisite rental offers the perfect spot for beach lovers. It’s a five-bedroom villa that can accommodate up to ten guests. A mere 40-minute drive gets you to Port Douglas, where there are various restaurants and cafes.
A wonderful space to call your own, this rental offers homely facilities amidst a serene environment. It features a well-equipped chef’s kitchen for those planning to cook their own food. You’ll also get a snug living space and a spectacular swimming pool in case you want to go for a private swim.
Villa Bella - 850m to Clifton Beach. Free WIFIClifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:it was beautiful lots of space very clean beds were comfy kitchen well stockedclean well decorated and close to the beachthe house was spacious clean we enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and having use of the bbq
Host:thank you for being so kind and understandingamazing host very thoughtful would stay there againi highly recommend this place the house was absolutely beautiful and the hosts we very accommodatingRead more reviews
Location:great size location and perfect place to holiday for a familygreat location close to mall half way between cairns and port douglas and rain forest
Relax at Clifton Beach
Clifton Beach is a beautiful destination with lots of charm to woo the modern traveler. From spectacular adventures in Atherton Tablelands to snorkeling in the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, there’s hardly ever a dull moment here. So plan your trip and choose any rental from the list above to get the ball rolling!
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