10 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Clifton Beach, Australia - Updated 2024

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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.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 07, 2024.

1. Modern home in a tropical setting (from USD 358)

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.

Stayed at this property?
Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
10.05 km (6.3 mi) from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
100 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 7 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the space was stunning with a beautiful pool and deck area for entertaining
the kids enjoyed the pool and the adults the deck with long breakfasts and bbqs
lovely open space with a beautiful pool/deck outside and great kitchen and lounge for groups
had a lovely stay with two families - house was large modern and quiet with great pool area
our stay was great and we all enjoyed the modern open space with refreshing swimming pool and large deck
wendy’s place is clean spacious and modern stylish
the house was modern clean & homely
lovely place lots of bed clean sheets were appreciated
host always quick to respond and place was clean and tidy when we arrived
the house is spacious and clean and very suitable for a large family group to holiday
the host was very responsive interaction and communication via email/phone a pleasure
the property owner is very friendly and welcomed us upon our arrival
” “bear” the friendly neighbourhood staffy was an unexpected bonus
the hosts are also very gracious and friendly and communication was excellent
there have everything you would need very thoughtful host they are
good walk to palm cove playground and beach easy walking distance and coles is so close
we enjoyed the location and exploring
great house close to everything and beautifully modern
nice house close to the beach
absolutely stunning house in a fabulous location
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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.

Stayed at this property?
Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
10.24 km (6.4 mi) from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
23 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
pool small but clean and good depth - so perfect for me
onda beach house did not disappoint fab was great the location is perfect very clean with amazing views
awesome host great place and location
great location neat and really good value
a wonderful house in beautiful location with everything you need for a relaxing stay
great amenities and wonderful location made our holiday to fnq one to remember
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3. Quiet seaside hideout for two (from USD 57)

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.

Stayed at this property?
Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
9.97 km (6.2 mi) from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
143 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there’s a private little courtyard outside to enjoy morning breakfast
this place so lovely peaceful and come for table
the accommodation itself was clean and offered a lot of comfort features
bathroom was clean and bed was big/comfy
very clean very private near beach near local supermarket
super friendly and welcoming host
our accommodation supplied us with privacy an array of cooking ingredients a barbeque and helpful hosts
great place location and value
great little hideaway close to beach loved the decor 10/10
such a pleasant place and an amazing location
great quiet location with easy access to the beach and palm cove
it was such a cute place would definitely stay there again
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4. Clifton Beach home away from home (from USD 236)

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.

Stayed at this property?
Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
10.01 km (6.3 mi) from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
56 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice place with aircon and pool short walk to beach
fantastic place to stay very clean and family friendly
place is clean quiet great pool and bbq area
hosts were amazing and even allowed us to extend our stay
it's a nice place close to the beach and plenty of room
the location on clifton beach is a nice one beach is a nice walk
clean comfortable and relaxing outdoor entertainment area was my favourite location is perfect
we had a lovely stay with our two small children especially being such a short walk to the beach
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5. The Hideaway (from USD 89)

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.

Stayed at this property?
Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
9.65 km (6.0 mi) from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
359 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i love these people and dobby and the whole perfect beach house pool and trev of the frog
gorgeous very clean place with thoughtful touches
premises are spacious well apponted and very clean
amazing little place clean quiet comfortable
juliana’s place is very clean and comfortable
lots of nice little touches super clean and a great pool
the hosts are very knowledgeable and helpful
helpful friendly knowledgeable hosts
jools and gav are super nice hosts
hosts and dobby very friendly and welcoming
jules and gav are such gracious hosts
excellent location and an excellent price
fantastic stay close to the beach and in walking distance of a anything needed
situated in a quieter area but only a short walk to palm cove and some really nice restaurants
great location v clean
very good location - close to the beach and restaurants just 10min with car
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6. Cairns Northern Beaches Holiday Retreat (from USD 209)

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.

Stayed at this property?
Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
9.69 km (6.1 mi) from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
69 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it's very beautiful with various decorations and comfertable with well-equitted facilities as well
airbnb very clean quiet and pleasant
her place is clean and stylish
we loved the cleanliness of the unit
lovely clean newly furnished place in a nice area
the airbnb was always as clean i still recommend it
hosts were both very helpful
tania is a superb host
good address on site and the hosts are very nice
very kind and helpful in accommodating our needs
we are very grateful to tania and rob for being such gracious hosts
nice house in a great location
fantastic location - nice and close to the local beach
it is an ideal place to stay with close family and friends on a trip to cairns
quiet peaceful location not far from the beach
easy walking distance to the beach and local supermarket
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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.

Stayed at this property?
Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
9.14 km (5.7 mi) from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
45 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the complex has some lovely pools to cool off after a day of exploring
dee's space is great - very spacious comfortable and homey
lovely apartment all the comforts of home
very clean
the beds has clean beddings
super clean and has everything that you need
dee's place is extremely comfortable perfectly clean and well fitted out
a lovely apartment very clean and tidy perfect for a family holiday
she was an amazing host and so accommodating allowing us to check out late
dee was very helpful and made sure everything went smoothly
dee is a great host
dee was helpful and responded quickly to any questions we had
dee is a wonderful host we really enjoyed our stay
great place and good location
close to beautiful clifton beach and a short walk to coles for groceries
location was perfect for us
great location near the beach and shops
modern house and a great location
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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.

Stayed at this property?
Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
10.07 km (6.3 mi) from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
65 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire villa 11 Beds 14 Guests 6 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 14

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
hope it had wifi
small suggested improvements: wifi not stable and no laundry powder
it provided plenty of space super comfortable with the best pool
lots of space lots of bedrooms and loved having 4 bathrooms
so please keep this in mind when booking if wifi is must for your party
other then that it was clean and plenty of towels and linen
the house was very clean and well presented
the property was so beautiful the place was clean and welcoming and the pool was awesome
it has plenty of room and every room and bathroom were very clean
beautiful spacious comfortable house great pool and grounds
the host is very kind
the host dave is very friendly
great place to stay and the hosts were really helpful with everything would recommend anyone to stay here
the location is also ideal
wonderful location with a 5 minute walk to grocery store restaurants etc
what a fabulous house in a great location
great private location near shops and beach
calypso corner is a beautiful house only a few minutes from the beach by a short walk
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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.

Stayed at this property?
Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
9.22 km (5.8 mi) from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
26 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic view of the water can hear the waves from your apartment
very clean and comfortable
our place was immaculately clean and well furnished
it's a clean and spacious apartment
the apartment was spacious clean and comfortable
the apartment itself was clean quiet and very well lit which is important to me
karen was a perfect host
karen our host for our stay was really friendly and helpful
we had a great stay at clifton beach great host & lovely apartment
karen was nice and helpful and made us feel welcome
overall a really great choice with a warm and caring owner--would return again
we loved the location and spaciousness of the apartment
perfect location right across from the beach
perfect location on the beach close to cairns and all things to do
argosy was perfect excellent quiet location right on the beach
we felt very safe and secure in our place
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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.

Stayed at this property?
Clifton Beach, Queensland, Australia
9.94 km (6.2 mi) from Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
23 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 10 Guests 5 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
it was beautiful lots of space very clean beds were comfy kitchen well stocked
clean well decorated and close to the beach
the house was spacious clean we enjoyed cooking in the kitchen and having use of the bbq
thank you for being so kind and understanding
amazing host very thoughtful would stay there again
i highly recommend this place the house was absolutely beautiful and the hosts we very accommodating
great size location and perfect place to holiday for a family
great location close to mall half way between cairns and port douglas and rain forest
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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!

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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