Top 15 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Sydney's Darling Harbour, Australia - Updated 2022

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Finding a place to stay in a city like Sydney, Australia can be difficult for even the most experienced traveler. With so much to do, so many places to see, and so many possible neighborhoods to stay in, narrowing things down can be tricky. No one wants to get stuck staying miles away from all of the things they want to see. Here are ten great Airbnb vacation rentals that are close to Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Stay at one of these centrally located apartments and you’ll be within easy walking distance of the Central Business District, Chinatown, the Sydney Opera House, and of course, Darling Harbour. The best of Sydney’s shops, restaurants, bars, and nightlife will be right outside of your door.

1. Luxury apartment in the CBD with city views

This elegant apartment in a secured, high-rise building is located on a lively street in the Central Business District. Large windows flood the apartment with natural light. Enjoy beautiful views of Sydney’s skyline and Darling Harbour through the floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. Hardwood floors bring a sense of warmth to the entire apartment. Darling Harbour, Chinatown, and The Rocks are a short walk away.

Sydney CBD Luxury 3B City Views
Haymarket, New South Wales, Australia
248 reviews
Entire apartment 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great view and great apartment
very spacious apartment with stunning views
kitchen amenities like coffee tea cooking oil were not provided
great space in a beautiful apartment with fantastic views
fantastic apartment very good city view 5 star
the unit was cleaned twice and still wasn’t very clean
it was certainly clean enough for us though not impeccably so
apartment clean and has everything you need for your stay
very comfortable stay and cleanliness
easily fixed with a more detail oriented cleaning crew; 2) the apartment could use a few hand towels
robert has been a great host accommodating to our requests
robert was a great host helpful and quick to respond to our requests thanks
definitely a super host
he was extremely helpful too
robert is a fantastic host and is always available when you require his assistance
very good location
the location is great and was close to everything
great location at the chinatown
great location and great value
the location was great everything we needed was close by
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2. Water-view CBD apartment (from USD 154)

Gorgeous views of Darling Harbour make this modern apartment in Sydney’s Central Business District worth booking for a night or two. The two bedroom apartment has room for four guests. Each bedroom has one queen-sized bed. A five-minute walk from Wynard Train Station, the apartment is an easy stroll away from the sights of downtown Sydney. The apartment has a balcony, a complete kitchen, and a washer and dryer. Guests have access to the building’s outdoor pool. A parking space is available for those arriving with a car.

Water view CBD apartment 4 beds & 2 bath 1 parking
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
203 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
excelent bed good kitchen wonderful balcony and view
extras like shower gel and shampoo tea and coffee were very welcome
the apartment truly had amazing views
very nice apartment with a beautiful view of darling harbour
a large well equipped 2 bed apartment with lovely views over darling harbour
kitchen was clean and well equipped
bathroom was also clean and shower pressure was good
nice flat clean and comfortable
the apartment was very clean and comfortable
everything was super clean and exactly as promised
host was most helpful and responsive
fiona was a great host who was very accommodating
beautiful attentive owners and home away from home
our host fiona was very helpful with check-in and advice
fiona was an awesome host and answered all of our questions timely
the location is perfect
the location is great and wynyard station is about 5 minutes walk away
excellent location overlooking kings wharf area
walking distance to cbd and darling harbour
the apartment was in an excellent location to shops and restaurants all within short walking distances
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3. Luxury city apartment overlooking Darling Harbour

This stunning apartment steps away from King Street Wharf offers weary travelers a tranquil home away from home in downtown Sydney. The two bedroom apartment has spectacular views of Darling Harbour. The accommodation is within easy walking district of the Central Business District and the Sydney Opera House. The lively neighborhood with a variety of restaurants and bars provides plenty of close by entertainment. Guests have access to the building’s pool and sauna. Parking can be arranged with prior notice to the host.

Luxury City Apartment Overlooking Darling Harbour
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
70 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it was wonderful to have the swimming pool the balcony and an amazing coffee machine
the apartment was even better than the photos was spacious and had top notch amenities
kitchen had everything we needed with great amenities
very nice beds / linen - feels more like a 5 star hotel we will 100% be back
the apartment is very modern and clean and has all the amenities you need
beds were comfortable the apartment was clean with plenty of towels provided
spotlessly clean comfortable beds well stocked kitchen
susan's place was great - very clean and cosy
the apartment is spacious and clean with comfy beds fresh linen and towels and plenty of utensils
apartment was super clean and beds were very comfortable
an amazing and very accomodating host
susan was an excellent and very responsive host
susan and steve were great hosts and very responsive—both before and during
jason was so responsive and the apartment was wonderful
thank you for hosting us susan
the location is fantastic
location was great
best location ever
perfect location in darling harbour
easy walking distance to the pitt st
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4. Vibrant inner-city apartment near Darling Harbour

This stylish apartment in the Pyrmont neighborhood is a wonderful option for travelers looking for a vacation base in Sydney close to fashionable bars, restaurants, and cafes. The newly renovated split level one bedroom apartment is a five-minute walk from Darling Harbour. Chinatown and the Powerhouse Museum are extremely close to this attractively decorated apartment. The bedroom has a queen-sized bed and there is room for an extra person to sleep on the sofa in the living room. The apartment is on the third floor of a building without an elevator, so stairs are involved in getting to this charming apartment.

Vibrant 1 bdrm Apartment Darling Harbour + Parking
Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia
86 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment looks like the photos and all the amenities worked as expected
jennifer was extremely helpful & left a helpful guide to the apartment and local surroundings
very comfy bed and slept very well even though there is constant street noises
jennifer’s apartment was a great base for our stay in sydney
would recommend this apartment as it’s everything you need for a nice stay
the airbnb is clean and cozy
it is clean comfortable and nicely decorated
when we arrived the apartment was clean and set up well for guests
we found the apartment nice and clean the bed was super comfy
the apartment was very clean cutely furnished and had pretty much everything you need
jen is a super nice host and kind
host is very quick in responding and very helpful
jen is a great host
jennifer was a great knowledgeable and accommodating host
jen was a fantastic host we communicated for weeks ahead of the stay
super convenient location - there is a bus stop at the closest intersection
great location a short walking distance to the harbour
superb location in easy walking distance of the convention centre and the cbd
great location perfect size and perfectly present
fantastic location and lovely accomodation
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5. Funky two-bedroom house near International Convention Center and Darling Harbour (from USD 110)

This two bedroom house close to Darling Harbour is quirky and full of character. You’ll feel right at home in the warm and inviting rooms. Well-decorated with modern furniture, the entire house is brightened by natural light. The International Convention Center and Darling Harbour are both within a five-minute walk. The upstairs bedroom has a queen-sized bed. A second bedroom has a double bed with a trundle bed that can sleep two additional guests.

Hamilton Wiggles ICC Darling Harbour Sydney Fish
Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia
233 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 4 Beds 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
rooms have a/c which we did not use due to nice weather
on top of that the tv room is nicely separated and has a really nice and comfy couch
place is sparkling clean and spacious beds are super comfy and had all the amenities you need
you need to be slim enough to fit in the shower cube
it was nice to have a kitchen since we have young children
very clean and tidy
the house was clean and tidy
nicely renovated place sparkling clean bathroom and kitchen
house was clean and the water pressure of the shower is good
the unit clean and comfy with everything you could need
great host with quick responses
she is a great host
friendly host and cozy place
host was very nice and friendly with quick responses and tips were very helpful
host was attentive and helpful with local information
super cute pad nice and central ideal for 2 couples
this is the best location ever
location was very very good
value for money close walking distance to many attractions
nice house great location for icc
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6. CBD apartment with parking

This spacious apartment in the Central Business District is a wonderful option for larger groups. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, everyone in your group will have plenty of space. Darling Harbour is a quick two-minute walk from this nicely-located apartment. A nearby grocery store makes cooking a few meals at home easy to accomplish while staying at this well-equipped accommodation. The apartment has two queen-sized beds and one double bed. Free underground parking is included.

CBD apartment with parking

7. Luxury Sydney apartment

Located in the middle of Sydney’s vibrant Chinatown, this comfortable apartment is one street away from Darling Harbour and minutes from the energetic atmosphere of the Central Business District. The apartment has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each bedroom has a spacious queen-sized bed. You won’t have to go far to find restaurants and nightlife if you stay at this conveniently located apartment. Everything you could want or need is just outside the door.

Luxury 2B Sydney City (Haymarket)
Haymarket, New South Wales, Australia
127 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
air conditioning washer/dryer and internet all worked great spacious bathrooms with new showers
the apartment is suuuuper roomy and the balcony is huge
very nice two bedroom two bath private apartment in a modern building with modern amenities
couch is good and there was chromecast with the tv which was a nice touch
both bedrooms have a nice sized bed and bathroom and the master has access to the balcony
very modern and clean apt
the place was very clean and very well kept
the apartment is quite spacious clean modern and comfortable for us
stylish clean and central
the place was very comfortable and clean
rob was a great host who was very helpful
great host we would recommend him to everybody
rob was a great host very welcoming and helpful
rob was an excellent host very friendly and helpful
the host is very friendly and met us when we arrive
great house with convenient location
great location and nice apartment
good location in chinatown
loved the location in chinatown
tidy and great location
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8. Water-view executive two-room suite in Darling Harbour

This stunning two bedroom apartment overlooks Darling Harbour. A five-minute walk will bring you to the restaurants, cafes, bars, boutiques, and nightlife of the harbour. A large balcony with furniture is perfect for enjoying the stunning view of the water. With one king-sized bed in one bedroom and two single beds in a second bedroom, the accommodation is perfect for a family vacation. Guests have access to the building’s heated rooftop swimming pool. Enjoy magnificent views of Sydney from the swanky rooftop terrace. Active guests and those with children will love this apartment’s washer and dryer.

Waterview Executive 2-room Suite in Darling Harbour

9. Luxury city living whole apartment

You can’t go wrong with this cozy one bedroom apartment right in the heart of Darling Harbour. The accommodation is a one-minute walk from the harbour. Chinatown is almost right next door. The apartment has a charming balcony perfect for eating dinner under the stars. The bedroom has one queen-sized bed. A two-person sleeper sofa is located in the living room. You’ll find a number of convenient shops just steps from the door. The building has an elevator, making this a great option for those who have trouble navigating stairs.

Luxury City Living Whole Apartment

10. Apartment near Sydney Town Hall Station

A lovely apartment close to Town Hall Train Station, this one bedroom apartment is perfect for couples looking for a place to stay during a trip to Sydney. Centrally located in the lively Central Business District, the apartment is a five-minute walk from Darling Harbour. The accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, Apple TV, and comes with a nice selection of movies for guests to enjoy. The apartment has one queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a couch in the living room. A balcony complete with comfortable wooden patio furniture adds to the charm of this adorable apartment.

Apartment near Sydney Town Hall Station

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11. A cozy home (from USD 704)

Settle in this country house accommodation built back in 1883 and which still retains some of its beautiful old features such as the wooden floors and iron-bark columns. Known as Australia’s main export industry landmark, this building is always a favourite abode for tourists who want to settle in a tranquil environment that is a walkable distance to the city’s best attractions. The kitchen is fully equipped, not only with facilities but with sumptuous food recipes, tea and coffee, and snacks. The living and dining room are decorated with your comfort in mind fitted with three-seat sofa-bed, flat-screen TV, laptop desk, dining table and more. The bedroom is also furnished with a premium queen-sized bed, armchair with mattress and more. This home is designed to give you the best stay in Sydney. Don’t forget to explore the Taronga Zoo with the two passes that will be handed to you on your arrival.

Not available since 09/May/2022.
Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia
227 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both the bed and the sofa bed were extremely comfortable
the amenities across the apartment are perfect for a comfortable stay
seating bed books sydney travel literature kitchen amenities; all perfect
thank you michael awesome stay beautiful home great amenities loved the pool and the spa
the beds were very comfortable
very clean and comfortable
place was clean and tidy
it was quiet clean and comfortable
so quite and clean
the apartment was awesome really clean and a nice space
the host was very quick with responses and the zoo passes are a wonderful added bonus
michael was a great host and responded quickly with any questions i had
thank you for hosting us for past one week
michael was an excellent host quick responses and communication
michael is very helpful and swift in his responses
the location was great
the location is perfect
michael’s place is very well located
well located sweet little place
the location is quite good near to darling harbour
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12. A stylish one-bedroom villa (from USD 61)

This stylishly designed one-room accommodation which has an interior courtyard sits in the archaic Goldsborough Mort Hotel Pyrmont. This remarkable dwelling has an indoor spa, sauna, gym, and heated pool to give you a luxurious vacation. The bedroom contains a queen-sized bedroom, a fold-out baby bed, a modern leader sofa bed and can comfortably sleep, four people. The kitchen has all the necessary cooking facilities, and also food, and coffee/tea recipes. This apartment has free WiFi, dining table, large lounge, laundry facilities, an indoor balcony, and a flat-screen TV to give you a fulfilling trip.

Darling Harbour: 1 bedroom apartment Pool /Gym
Pyrmont , New South Wales, Australia
157 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good sized rooms quality furniture and loads of thoughtful touches
the apartment is stylish and comfortable with great amenities
the bit i enjoyed most about the apartment was the small courtyard where we could seat and chat
the washer and dryer were helpful kitchen and bathroom facilities excellent
it was really nice to step into bettina’s apartment after a long journey
it was very clean
the apartment was clean bright stylish and vibrant
the apartment itself was very clean and very nicely set up
bettina’s place is amazing super clean and stylish
clean cozy and well equipped; we instantly felt like home in sydney
bettina was a great host
bettina was very helpful throughout our stay
bettina is an excellent host
bettina is an excellent host
bettina is a great host with patience
great location very close to darling harbour
nice place to stay near to harbour town and central
great location would stay again
fantastic location short walk to darling harbour
the location was amazing too
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13. A luxurious home

This is a newly built apartment with modern features specially designed for a romantic getaway. This apartment has everything in store to give you a memorable vacation and is just a six-minutes stroll to the Darling Harbour where you catch all the fun night activities with your partner. The bedroom has a comfortable queen-sized bed and wardrobe with access to the private bathroom, a shower and a bath. The building also features a dining area, a full-facility kitchen, laundry, and a decorated balcony. Other features include a barbecue area, gym, sauna, a vast swimming pool, and hot tub. Bear in mind that pets, parties, and smoking are not allowed in the property to keep it clean, comfortable and favourable for everyone.

Ultimo, New South Wales, Australia
25 reviews
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the room and amenities were great and modern very clean
the room was lovely with beautiful view of the garden and close distance walk to darling harbour
the apartment looks exactly like the pictures and i have enjoyed every bit of my stay :)
the apartment was absolutely stunning great peaceful views and perfect location in the heart of sydney city
nice little café ultra bites next door for breakfast
the place is clean and check in and check out was a breeze
nice and clean place to stay but not close to amenities
the place was clean full equipped toiletries in the bathroom and things in the kitchen for tea and coffee
everything was great and the apartment is very clean and centrally located and met all our needs
marissa is an amazing host and the apartment is beautiful and clean
great stay convenient location really enjoyed my time there
with free fireworks every weekend within a short distance walk to darling harbour is a top notch
pleasant stay in marisa’s place
i would highly recommend this place for a weekend away
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Sweet dreams in Darling Harbour

With so much to do in Sydney you’re going to need a good night’s sleep. If you take our advice and stay in one of these great Airbnbs, you’ll sleep well, and you won’t have far to go to see the rest of Sydney in the morning. And some of these places have such great views, you might not even want to leave the house.

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