Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals Near Sydney Opera House - Updated 2022


Having fun in Sydney is not a complete experience without paying a visit to the architectural wonder Sydney Opera House. Located on Bennelong Point in a land that leads to Sydney Harbour, Sydney Opera House has been around for a long time and is the pinnacle of culture in the city. You may want to set one full day out of your vacation time to explore the vicinity by relishing in performances from Sydney Symphony Orchestra, pampering your taste buds by joining Opera Kitchen Tasting Backstage Tour, or having the breeze caress your hair while being on top of Sydney Harbour Cruise. Save yourself a great spot to reach all the famous attractions in the area by checking out our list of Airbnbs near Sydney Opera House.

1. Luxury waterfront apartment (from USD 467)

There is nothing that beats the view from the balcony of this beautiful waterfront apartment that overlooks the Sydney Harbour. The view includes a direct showing of the Sydney Opera House across the water; a priceless luxury to have when you wake up in the morning and have your morning coffee outside. The great location provides you with a three-minute walk to the ferry wharf and a five-minute walk to the closest train station. The facility has two bedrooms, where the first one is equipped with a king-size bed and the second one has a standard double bed. This apartment is also suited for a family with small kids and babies since there are baby chairs and crib provided for the tenants. There is a strict noise policy as it is situated in a quiet neighborhood, so it is best for travelers who are looking for a peaceful quality time.

Luxury waterfront & amazing views
Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia
608 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning views and apartment great value
a comfortable apartment with all the necessary amenities
awesome apartment with an unbelievable view
apartment was as promoted with spectacular views of harbour bridge and opera house
fantastic position amazing view and really comfortable beds
the apartment is very clean & quiet
apartment very clean and alastair communicated well with me
apartment was very clean and in perfect condition
very clean apartment with amazing views
the place was very beautiful and clean my family and i just booked again :)
excellent host and amazing place
on top of that the host was very helpful to make sure our stay was simply superb
the place was amazing and the host was very helpful
host needs to understand that airbnb doesn’t work like this
great thoughtful and communicative host
the location is wonderful
what a great location
amazing location very spacious and stylish apartment
this is the perfect place to spend a night in sydney great location and everything you need
but the apartment was in a brilliant location
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2. Great location at the heart of the city (from USD 194)

Located in George Street, this apartment may suit a variety of visitors ranging from tourists on vacation to professionals on business trips. The place is only minutes away from the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, as it is located in the Sydney central business district. Martin Place is close to the area, and so are the major office buildings and establishments. You will have full access to the apartment facilities which include the swimming pool, the spa, and the gym in the building. The owner forbids a party to be held inside.

In The Heart of Sydney CBD ! WIFI
390 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furniture and curtains a bit outdated but beds super comfy
the apartment is nice and stylish with amazing rooftop pool and views
mirko and his wife were great to deal with use of the pools and gym were great
rooftop pool has a great view and is great to cool off after an afternoon of walking
it was extremely well equipped including kitchen products
the apartment was clean and cosy
comfortable beds and clean apartment
we didn’t feel like the place had been cleaned property for quite some time very dusty
the space is clean and tidy and a decent size
the apartment is clean spacious and very comfortable
she is very friendly
mirko is a great host as well
the host was great as well and assisted us in many ways answering every question we have
mirko is a great host highly recommended for families
mirko was very helpful in accomodating my requests and responded really promptly as well
very good location which is a stone throw away from wynard station
the location is ideal
fantastic location in the heart of sydney
great location close to trains and walking distance from everywhere
great location with the sites minutes walk away
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3. Home with delightful floor-to-ceiling windows (from USD 112)

Wanting to splurge on your stay in Sydney? This private apartment will accommodate you nicely. The modern and stylish design greets you when you walk in with the sunlight streaming through the magnificent floor-to-ceiling windows in the spacious living room. The apartment is located in Potts Point where it is easy for you to find a variety of restaurants and bars. You can also stroll through the botanical garden in neighboring Circular Quay before visiting the Sydney Opera House. If you want to spend your afternoon sunbathing or taking a little dip, you can go up the floors to enjoy the rooftop pool that offers a view of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House. The apartment is a studio that may suit a couple of travelers.

Contemporary Potts Point Apartment with a Rooftop Pool
Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia
171 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

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Amenities & Room:
great view from the rooftop pool
amazing views from the apt and even better from the roof top pool
big tv flat screen and even better - a sonos hifi device/speakers with free internet-radio streaming
damien’s apartment is perfectly located with a beautiful view great amenities and thoughtful hospitality
amazing views and a cold pool that is perfect after a hot day of exploring
very clean and well designed
very clean and welcoming with nice touches and information
the apartment is clean functional and cozy
clean and cosy apartment in a fantastic location
the apartment was clean and had many amenities
damien was a great host with fast responses
damien is a great host
damien was a great host and responsive
hè definitly deserves super host
the host was very kind and accommodating
the location is nice everything is in walking distance
great location and excellent house
great location and comfortable apartments
the location and studio are excellent
a cosy place and a great central location
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4. Spacious balcony with a great view of the bridge (from USD 251)

The pictures are breath-taking, but the real deal is even better, based on raving reviews of the listing. This luxury apartment is at the top of a boutique 1950s building and offers a glorious view of the Sydney Harbour, especially Sydney Harbour Bridge. Witness the ferries and boats sailing across the water at any given moment while lounging around on the comfortable sofa in the balcony. The apartment provides two bedrooms and complete amenities. To reach the Opera House, take a ferry to the Circular Quay area where it is close by. The closest ferry wharf is only 300 meters (984.3 feet) away from this establishment. If you want to explore the area before going, you can also have a 30-minute walk and visit the local markets in Kirribilli Village. As it is a popular choice among tourists, it is advisable for you to book the apartment for months in advance.

Breathtaking Sydney Harbour penthouse apartment
Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia
193 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire condo 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
stunning view and comfortable accommodation
gorgeous apartment with unbelievable views
there was only one fan provided
an amazing apartment with a stunning view of the harbour highly recommended
great location and the views from the room and balcony were even more stunning in real life
clean and stylish accommodation
it’s spotlessly clean and incredibly comfortable
clean well equipped and with nice personal touches
not sparkling clean but not bad in general
sue the host was always available for questions and giving us great advice
sue is a superb host attentive to our endless questions
sue is very responsive to our questions
really good host communication
sue was a great host responding quickly to any queries we had
great location walkable distance to the station
it’s in a great location with very easy access to two ferry stops and train station
the fish shop was also great for fresh fish and salads
the neighbourhood is quiet and secure
the location is ideal for anyone wanting the best sydney has to offer
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5. Awesome rental with a view of the Opera House (from USD 290)

Dreaming of waking up to the sight of calm water and Sydney Opera House? With a waterfront view from the balcony, you can sit back and relax while planning your day with your friends at this accommodation. The place has a designer furnishing and modern kitchen appliances for you to swiftly cook dishes during your stay. It is important to note that this listing is not available during New Year’s Eve.

Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia
117 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
furnishings are comfortable including the over-sized couch
the place is well appointed and had excellent wifi
wow the views in the pictures don’t do the apartment justice
this is a fantastic apartment with incredible views of the opera house and sydney bridge
a stylishly furnished apartment with world class views - perfect for a special occasion
it’s clean and modern
the apartment was very clean and modern
the place was very clean and tastefully decorated
the house was extremely clean and modern
we loved our stay - the apartment was very clean and comfortable
richard was a great host
richard was a great host
richard was a great host
thanks to the hosts for making things easy
a super super host
the location of this flat is close to the train station with easy access of town center
sensational apartment in a perfect location
and the location is simply superb
amazing apartment in a great location
outstanding stay at an iconic location
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6. Lavish suite in the main tourist area (from USD 192)

If you do not mind going big on a budget to satisfy your comfort and need for a strategic location, this is the right choice for you. The suite is located close to Circular Quay, where you can walk to practically all the famous attractions ranging from Sydney Opera House to Royal Botanic Gardens. Your living quarter is tastefully decorated with a mix of modern art pieces, an ukulele, and piano for you to play. The place is also near a food court and The Rocks Market to fulfill your cravings for food and shopping.

Deluxe suite in Circular Quay
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
186 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

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also free wifi modern kitchen and bathroom
well appointed kitchen and wonderful coffee and espresso maker
great quality furnishings and the tv was great
breakfast food and coffee was provided and much appreciated
lots of natural light secure & private building and very comfortable furnishings
really clean and nice additional touches
it is also very clean
the apartment was immaculately clean stylish and very comfortable
the accommodation was stylish clean comfortable and secure
the apt itself was clean stylish nyc decor
nice host and reasonable price
amazing host judy always answered my questions anytime
host was so considerate & accommodating
thirdly the host jen is one of the most lovely people you will ever encounter
love the piano and also an amazing host
great location very comfortable apartment
outstanding location with circular quay train and ferry station just 5 min walk away
amazing apartment in perfect location
the location was great as well
very nice apartment located in the heart of sydney just a walk away from circular quay
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7. Quiet and homely abode for four

Spending your days of vacation without hearing noises is sheer bliss that sometimes we take for granted. You do not have to worry about that in this apartment, as it has a quiet and calm neighborhood but is still within walking distance to various public transportation. The place has a large bedroom and a spacious living area with a nice view of Sydney Opera House. This apartment may not be friendly for the elderly or individuals with special needs as the building does not have an elevator and you need to take the stairs to reach the quarter.

Wake up to the best view in Sydney!
Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia
187 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from the apartment is amazing
the view from the apartment is breathtaking
gorgeous view from the apartment everything was just as described
very comfy apt with a fantastic view of the opera house and sydney bridge
you cannot beat the view from the apartment and the neighborhood was lovely and quiet
the apartment itself was clean and spacious and had nice touches
it's tastefully decorated and clean
the bathroom is very clean and we loved the sitting area in the bedroom
apartment was neat and clean and is located near a train station deli bws and lots of restaurants
the best hospitality cleanliness and location
appreciate the host checking us in person
the management company is very professional and responsive
stephen is a gracious host
stephen is a great host who was helpful and informative
excellent host - who was kind enough to accommodate our late arrival
absolutely amazing location loved it
beautiful location and amazing wildlife friends
beautiful unit in a very quiet location so close to the centre of sydney
this is a great apartment in a great location
lovely place great location ferry and train so close excellent local restaurants
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8. Art Deco-style space close to main attractions

Traveling with a group of friends means that you will need more space. This Art Deco-style flat can comfortably house six people while still remaining great on other accounts such as location and facilities. Strategically located at Kirribilli, you will find lots of cafes and restaurants lining the area with special mentions of Foys on McDougall street for its waterfront view and Garfish on Broughton street for its delicious seafood. The dining area has windows that face Sydney Opera House. It is advisable to use the ferry as a transportation choice since the wharf is only five minutes away.

Harbour Bridge views and just minutes to City!
Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia
226 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable furnishings and everything provided
amenities in the apartment are good
great apartment in kirribilli with stunning views of the opera house and harbour bridge
very cool apartment with amazing views on the sydney opera
the views from the living room and bedrooms were priceless and made our holiday
place is a little dated but clean and tidy
lucia kept the place very clean and tidy
two comfortable bedrooms with super comfortable beds and crispy clean linen
was very clean excellent location and great size for us all
clean and comfortable space with all the amenities
great facilities and wonderful hosts
the host is very accommodating and responsive
highly recommend this place and the hosts rob & tanya were lovely and easy to chat with :)
self check in instructions were really helpful
great hosts who were very helpful hope to be back thank you rob and sam :)
the location is terrific
great location for a sydney stay
wonderful location very good value
ferry ports and train station easy distance
location is fantastic with easy access to rail and ferry
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9. Cushy home perfect for solo travellers

If you are in town for a solo escapade, this studio apartment near Sydney Opera House is the right one for you. Located in the neighboring suburb from Sydney Harbour Bridge, you are 50 meters (164 feet) away from a ferry ride that will take you across the harbor to explore Circular Quay. The quiet retreat provides you with standard amenities with a dining area, a full kitchen set, and a private balcony. There are hairdryer and straightener in-store if needed for quick styling. The building has an elevator so you do not have to worry about jogging up the stairs after hitting the bars around the area. When you feel like exploring the city a little further, you can also take a train from Milsons Point Station which is within walking distance from your place.

Stylish Studio - Kirribilli Sydney
42 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. Modern apartment with a postcard view of the harbour

Do you have a preference for a modern type of accommodation? Look no further as this apartment is painted all white and kept squeaky clean. All the windows offer a great view of Sydney Opera House, which is located just minutes away from your facility and is a perfect route to go on a morning jog. The building features a private access for tenants, making you feel secure and comfortable. You are also allowed to smoke in the patio area.

World Class Opera House & Harbour Bridge Views. ??
Kirribilli, New South Wales, Australia
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Enjoy the calm atmosphere of the harbour

Whether you are looking for a peaceful vacation or a fun trip with close friends, Sydney has everything you need to cover. Sip your favorite drink while enjoying a view of Sydney Opera House by booking one of the best Airbnbs near it!

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