13 Best Holiday Accommodation & Holiday Houses In Adelaide, Australia - Updated 2021

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Maria Cristina
Maria Cristina

What can you do in 20 minutes? In Adelaide, Australia, that’s all the time you need to visit the beach, parks, and wineries, or watch a ball game in one of the ovals. All the trendy shops, cocktail bars, and restaurants are just within walking distance or a 10-minute drive by car. Sefton Shopping Plaza is where all major shops, banks, and stores are centered. This small but lovely city is also the food and wine capital of Australia. Its relaxing and eclectic lifestyle is the perfect city break from the stressful pace of big cities like Melbourne and Sydney, and it offers a vibrant nightlife, with plenty of fun things to do at night. Hang around for their Fringe Festival, the second largest in the world. Check out these 13 best holiday accommodations in Adelaide, Australia for an awesome vacation.

1. Charming cottage (from USD 131)

Stay for at least two nights in this charming holiday home in Adelaide, located in the southern CBD near Chinatown, Gouger Street, and Central Market. This one-story home with a two-car garage has an organic kitchen garden at the back. Dine al fresco under the shade of the gum tree or have your meals indoors in the casual dining area. Cook family meals in the fully equipped kitchen. In the living room, relax on the huge sofa while watching cable TV or listen to music from the iPod dock or browse the net using free WI-FI. The sofa can be spread out into a bed to sleep another guest. Two spacious air-conditioned bedrooms each have queen beds and a child bed so five guests can sleep comfortably. The bathroom contains a walk-in shower and free toiletries. Children and pets are welcome.

Central Market Cottage: an urban retreat for you and your furry family members
88 reviews
House 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very spacious living areas
you could feel the love the owners have put into it
immediate response from the owners when needed
very cozy and homely feel about it
we spent a cosy afternoon indoors on the comfy lounges during a spell of wild weather
clean heritage cottage with bright and airy rear aspect into private courtyard under a grand gum tree
helpful and easy communications with hosts
we really appreciated the environmental focus in the house as well
the cottage suited all our needs and craig was very helpful
thanks craig and andy xedxb8x80
a very grateful thank you to andy and craig for making our trip so comfortable and welcoming
a quiet area despite its closeness to the city
a well presented cottage in a perfect location
quiet location
the house is in a great central location close to the market, resturants and bars
the poor tree lost a few gum nuts that day
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2. Elegant Parkland Tower apartment (from USD 112)

South of Adelaide Parklands and outside city boundaries is an elegant apartment. Though the unit is very spacious, it’s ideally for two guests only. The stylish interiors showcase a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen with a two-seater dining area, a cozy living room, and one bedroom with a king-sized bed that can be separated into two single beds upon request. The luxurious bathroom is adjacent to a laundry area. Guests are entitled to free basement parking, free Wi-Fi, heating, air-conditioning, and elevator access. The property is a kilometer away from the city near the hills, restaurants, and cafes on Glen Osmond Road and Hutt Street.

Adelaide Parkland Tower Apartment
48 reviews
Apartment 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had trouble accessing the apartment
the apartment is fully furnished and equipped with all you'll need
lovely apartment that suited the two of us down to the ground
the view is beautiful with the adelaide hills beckoning
the apartment is really well presented with everything that you need when travelling
very clean, modern and spacious apartment
lovely clean modern apartment
the apartment was really very good - spotlessly clean and well equipped and extremely spacious
really clean, tidy with everything you need
apartment was clean and comfortable
very well appointed with allocated secure parking
i will definitely be staying again when travelling to adelaide for work
being so close to the city and with the fine winter weather we experienced, we walked in to meet friends on several occasions
the owner was a pleasure to deal with and made everything very easy
fantastic accommodation and very well appointed
close to the city, easy to get at but still quiet enough to avoid the stress of staying in the city center
great location with frewville supermarket and restaurants within 15 mins walk
the location is perfect, close to the city and the parklands
walking distance to the cipsal 500
close the city and parklands but lovely and quiet
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3. Gorgeous glass penthouse (from USD 301)

This two-bedroom holiday rental in Adelaide offers top views of the city. The unit is in one of the prestigious residential areas south of the city near restaurants, entertainment, and theaters. The luxurious interiors feature floor-to-ceiling glass windows with stunning views of the cityscape from every corner of the condo. Chic, contemporary furniture decorate the two bedrooms, the mezzanine, and the balcony making it perfect for hosting a business trip or housing a traveling family of four. The two bathrooms contain enclosed rainfall showers, vanity sinks, a toilet, and free essentials. Your obligatory one to two-night stay entitles use of free Wi-Fi, free parking, an outdoor pool, a pool deck, and a gym.

VUE Penthouse on King William
17 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view is stunning
the property is a top floor two bedroom apartment looking west towards the gulf of st vincent
plenty of room for two couples
the penthouse is well equipped and offers plenty of space
amazing views out to the west, unfortunately also a slight downfall as facing west made the 2 outdoor areas to hot to utilise in the afternoons
stunning views, excellent location, very clean and comfortable
the views are fantastic and it is located on the south side of the city, so everything can be easily reached
unit was great
very impressive apartment! owner joseph was very helpful and great to deal with
very fresh, new and well equipped
great spot, handy to tram, markets cbd
immaculate presentation
you need to organise a time to check in as the owner does not live nearby
this property is perfectly situated just a short walk from gouger st and the cbd, if you don't want to walk the free city trams are at your door
this penthouse did not disappoint, extremely content with my choice of accommodation
this penthouse lives up to its billing
not too much of a problem in early october but in summer it could take a while for the air conditioner to cool it down
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4. Historic heritage cottage (from USD 194)

Stay for at least three days in this historic 1900’s cottage. The owners retained the high ceilings and polished flooring adding new ducts for heating and cooling and a new smeg stove. The three spacious bedrooms have queen-sized beds to sleep six guests. The living room and dining area have minimal contemporary furniture while the kitchen in a separate room is fully stocked. The house is surrounded by a well-kept garden that’s perfect for drinking wine while entertaining guests. The cottage is at the city’s edge, 200m (0.12miles) away from Dulwich bakery, IGA grocery store, walking distance to the Norwood Parade entertainment and shopping district lies this lovely cottage. Enjoy unlimited internet, air-conditioning, Netflix, heating, free parking, and free use of the bikes during your stay. Children and pets are welcome.

A Rose Among The Thorns
37 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had everything we needed, netflix, wi-fi etc
chris was very accommodating to our requests and we appreciated the extra little touches like the use of netflix, the coffee machine and the bottles of water alongside each bed
large rooms, comfortable living/dining spaces and a nice yard to sit and enjoy the fresh lemons in our coronas
a charming cottage that makes you feel right at home
great location, comfortable beds, wi-fi and netflix keep the kids entertained in the evenings
the addition of apple tv and netflix was also perfect for our family
the host chris is very accommodating - even provided us with local information about shopping etc
our host, chris could not have done anymore to make our stay enjoyable
do not expect l'occitane bathroom products or luxurious bath towels, but expect wonderful help and hospitality from your host who goes above and beyond to be helpful and accommodating
the host, chris was so accommodating, friendly and respected our privacy
best stay top location very welcoming with food in the fridge pantry heating and wifi and netflix great for the kids and great to bring the dog
beautiful location
property in a great location and a bonus we could take the dogs
the property is in a great location, walking distance to local shops and not much further to the cbd
a great location that was good for parking, close to city and nice local shops and cafes
cafes and restaurants close by and only 10mins to the city centre
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5. The multi-awarded beach house (from USD 330)

Spend two to seven days in this Adelaide beach house notable for its excellent view of Henly beach with opulent accommodations. It’s 15 minutes by car from the city center and the wildlife and wine county regions. The stylish interiors can admit 12 guests and sleep them comfortably in the five spacious bedrooms. The rooms are furnished with queen-sized beds, cable TV, air-conditioning, thick linens, and a small lounge with sliding doors opening to either a balcony or the backyard garden. There are three luxurious bathrooms with a spa tub complete with bath essentials. The open plan features a gourmet kitchen, dining area, and cozy living room with access to a furnished roof deck where guests can dine al fresco. Guests have complimentary bottles of wine, beach essentials, free vouchers for bike hire, guest invitations and discount vouchers to the nearby outlet shopping center, and free mid-stay cleans.

Adelaide Luxury Beach House, Multi-Award, Sea Views & Sunsets
49 reviews
villa 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i was there by myself and it is a large space for one however you can shut off all of the unused bedrooms/bathrooms (4 in total) and the master upstairs is gorgeous
the only thing i would add is if there was another comfy armchair or second couch in the lounge area, it was hard for 6 of us to all get comfy
we loved being able to have our adelaide friends around for meals or a catch up, and being able to entertain them while overlooking the beach from the comfort of the lounge/dining room, while all o...
parking directly off of the road into the auto roller door garage to the rear of the property is also great, especially when it is raining
plenty of room for bigger groups
lovely place, lovely owner, lovely city
lovely place, lovely owner, lovely city
we have just returned from spending another 6 nights there, and we were equally impressed
amy was very friendly and accomodating, meeting us on arrival and making a follow up call on leaving
and expect third time round next year to be even more somost of all
love adelaide
we loved the spa, the terrace, the breakfast and the delicious meal delivered to our door
the warm and friendly welcome by amy on arrival and farewell on leaving made our overall holiday so pleasant
luxury at its best
beach front, cafes, wine store all within walking distant
really lovely lying in bed looking at the surf
the position of the house is great as its right next to henley beach hotel which is convenient and henley beach square is only minutes away
fantastic property - excellent location and great service and communication
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6. Luxurious two-bedroom apartment with pool access (from USD 150)

This two-bedroom Airbnb Plus accommodation promises a stay as convenient and luxurious as a hotel booking. Both bedrooms come with comfortable queen beds and air conditioning. A full kitchen with an espresso machine and convection oven allows guests to prepare basic meals during their stay. The best part about this rental is that you also get access to the building’s amenities, including the shared swimming pool, gym, and spa. With no traffic, Adelaide Airport is less than a 15-minute drive away.

Luxury Oaks Horizons Apartment with a Pool
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
296 reviews
Entire apartment 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
well equipped apartment excellent wifi
great little touches such as chocolates in the fridge coffee pod machine extra towels to use swimming pool
the colour scheme is green and vibrant bringing the room to life
very stylish space with very comfortable bed very quiet main bedroom and a stunning bathroom
modern well lit spacious and comfortable
the apartment is very clean and stylish
the place is clean and tidy
the apartment was clean and comfortable and thoughtfully decorated
everything is impeccably clean and the main bedroom is so very comfortable
the house itself is very clean and very comfortable
she drove us around and gave us helpful recommendations
she is warm friendly and knowledgeable
lovely host who made everything so easy
trudi was a wonderful host who was always available to answer any questions
the host was very helpful and a good communicator
great location in the heart of adelaide close to the river and rundle mall
great location and facilities
great place the location is perfect everything you need close
the location is perfect with all the main attractions of adelaide cbd within walking distance
great location comfortable and good value
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7. Well-furnished studio in Adelaide's CBD (from USD 75)

This cozy studio is perfect for couples visiting Adelaide as it’s conveniently located in the Central Business District. Some amenities include an equipped kitchen, WiFi, air conditioning, and a laptop-friendly workspace. Previous guests loved how clean and well-furnished the studio is. Attractions such as Adelaide Oval and Adelaide Festival Centre are located nearby.

Modern CBD Studio Apartment
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
176 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both the air conditioning and wifi worked great
both the air conditioning and wifi worked great
nice little touches including shampoo/conditioner and complimentary wifi and soft drink
fabulous apartment with a lovely view
apartment was clean good amenities and fast internet
very clean comfortable beds great shower
a clean and comfortable studio apartment to stay in
very clean and easy to find things
clean accommodation appreciated welcome drinks
sparkling clean and very well laid out
very obliging and helpful host
lok is a great host
lok has been a wonderful host
his communications were always quick and helpful
lok is an excellent host
nice place close to everything
great location in the city
great facilities close to town
excellent location in adelaide
great location and apartment
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8. Delightful apartment in the city center (from USD 193)

This two-bedroom apartment is in the city center near Hindmarsh Square beside City Mall, Pullman Hotel, and the posh East End. Its luxurious interior is perfect for a romantic getaway or shelter for the holidays. The two bedrooms have thick cushioned beds that sleep four guests and each has air-conditioning, double glazed windows, and a balcony overlooking Hindmarsh Square and the city. Outside the rooms is an open plan featuring an elegant kitchen with marble counters, a small dining area for four, and a luxe living room for watching cable TV. During the required two night stay, guests enjoy the use of air-conditioning, laundry facilities, a gym, spa, steam room, and sauna.

City Delight Adelaide at your doorstep
Adelaide, SA, AU
20 reviews
Apartment 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it has good and fast wifi which was important to us and the central a/c was nice
extra kudos for having a pool and a gym
really great apartment well furnished with all neccesities and some nice extras not usually found
we loved the extras with the breakfast pack
comfortable bed with all the mod cons required
so spotlessly clean and very spacious
we loved our stay as the apartment was absolutely beautiful clean comfortable and tastefully done
clean and tidy in a central location
owners are extremely helpful
great personalized and friendly service from owners
the owners are very accommodating and a pleasure to deal with
anne was a wonderful host and we hope to return
fantastic location so close to everything
close to excellent restaurants and bars and the rundle mall shopping precinct
great location only minutes to rundle mall etc but quiet and peaceful
great location close to shop parks restaurants all within walking distance
such a great location and well set out apartment
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9. Luxurious home on Hudson

On Hudson street in Prospect is a luxurious single level brick house 5 kilometers (3.10 miles) away from the Central Business District and five minutes away from Sefton Shopping Plaza. The well-decorated dwelling is surrounded by a landscaped garden with an oval-shaped outdoor pool. Eight guests will sleep comfortably in four spacious bedrooms, furnished with thick cushioned beds, carpeting, hardwood flooring, high ceilings, and wide windows. The open plan features an ultra-modern kitchen, casual dining area, and a cozy lounge with a flat-screen TV. Sliding glass panels open to a covered wooden deck with loungers for relaxing while getting a tan or after swimming all day. Dine al fresco out on the deck. This award-winning rental also provides air-conditioning, free parking, heater, free Wi-Fi, free linens and essentials, and laundry facilities with a required stay of two to five nights.

No longer taking bookings as of March 2020
46 reviews
House 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the listing description was accurate
double remote controlled garage to park your car off the street with direct access to the back deck
very comfortable living spaces - well equipped kitchen - great outdoor area - very comfortable lounge area
so accessible to everything
the beds were very comfortable, the showers were amazing
the property is great with full facilities and very spacious
we were a group of 6 visiting from ireland in march and we really enjoyed this spacious house
the property was clean and kids love the big area
we appreciated the security, bbq and outdoor entertainment areas
no request was too big or small to make our stay enjoyable
great pool and communal areas
would definitely recommend to anyone travelling to adelaide
every one was very happy
great pizza shop just around the corner
located in a leafy street well shaded and quiet area
location is great, not far from the city
not even 10 min drive to city or bus just round the corner
there are good supermarkets nearby (a few minutes walk) and excellent restaurants in prospect
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10. Lovely Halifax home

Looking for holiday houses in Adelaide? This villa is near the Adelaide Festival of Arts or Fringe, Clipsal 500, AFL football, Festival Theater, and steps to the Hutt Street precinct. This lovely, single-level abode has all white interiors and an open layout featuring a fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and lounge. Bi-folding glass doors open to a spacious wooden deck for dining al fresco with garden views. Three huge bedrooms with wide beds and windows decorated with colorful accents, a chest of drawers, an indoor fireplace, and a mix of old and new lighting fixtures can host six guests. The private bathroom features a timber-lined skylight with natural lighting to highlight luxurious baths in the spa tub and glass enclosed shower. Another toilet is in the laundry area near the deck. Guests have free street parking and are required to stay for at least two to four nights.

Halifax House CBD City Sensational Character Villa
23 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it felt like home!
beds so unbelievably comfy, all of my children slept so well
the house is spacious and comfortable
bedding is of a high standard; comfortable mattress, pillows and a little luxury in the linen
the house is just gorgeous, spacious and airy and cosy all at the same time
clean and well maintained
lovely area, cute house, clean and tidy
the house was clean and had all the necessary amenities
all communication with owner/manager was clear, responsive and helpful
great house all round
rebecca was a lovely host with personal touches
the owner went out of her way to make our stay enjoyable
beautifully appointed home with incredible attention to detail
conveniently located near good cafes, etc
fantastic location to visit the sights of adelaide
the location is convenient to restaurants, bars and shops on hutt street and also to the cbd
quiet location with parking
returning to the property from the city is a great break, the quiet, leafy area is beautiful
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11. Funky apartment

This funky one-story apartment can host up to eight guests with its three spacious bedrooms. One room has a queen bed while the other two rooms have two single beds each that if put together, transform into a king bed. Additional fold up beds and an extra bunk bed can sleep more guests. The living area and the fully equipped kitchen share the open plan. These areas are decorated with a 70s-themed leather sofa, cable TV, and dining bench. Glass panels along the living area open to the rear entertainment area where guests can enjoy barbecues and al fresco dining under the shade of trees. It’s a walking distance to Rundle Mall, King William St where trams are stationed, the Central Food Market and China Town precinct.

Stay on Gray - stylish period house in the city
30 reviews
House 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

12. Deluxe townhouses in the city (from USD 68)

Up for rent are two townhouses near Gouger Street Central market, restaurants, Rundle Mall, Adelaide Oval, Botanical Gardens, Zoo, The Casino, Convention Center, and more. The two-story units have the same layout with a garage on the ground floor. The all-white interiors are decorated with posh furniture and an open layout containing a lounge, dining area, and a fully fitted kitchen. Sliding doors open to a furnished conservatory with a perimeter garden. The two bedrooms and private bathroom are on the second floor. The master suite has a king bed that sleeps two and the other has a double bed to sleep two more. Enjoy city views from the master bedroom balcony. Guests are required to stay for at least two to three nights.

St Luke's Townhouse in the CBD
12 St Lukes Place
41 reviews
townhome 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

13. Renovated cottage with bespoke finishes

A well-rated Airbnb Plus accommodation, this renovated cottage is just right for a small family. With two bedrooms and one bathroom, there’s enough space to accommodate a group of four. This rental is bright and airy, with white curtains, walls, and linens. Both bedrooms have queen beds, but the second room also includes a travel crib in case you’re traveling with an infant. There’s a laundry area conveniently located outside the full bathroom, and the kitchen is fully equipped so you can prepare meals during your stay.

Beautiful Cottage
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
288 reviews
Entire cottage 2 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
light roomy and very comfortable
the beds were comfy and kerri was very responsive
the bed was so comfortable and the back courtyard is perfect for enjoying a glass of wine
the cottage was comfortable and super clean with great cooking facilities and a gorgeous sunny courtyard
convenient location good facilities lovely older style cottage with some modern touches
clean comfortable and lots of room inside
it was sparkling clean
neat clean and a great space
a great little sparkling clean cottage in a fabulous area
house was clean and host very responsive to enquires
lovely accomodation and friendly host
very kind host
kerri is a wonderful host
kerri is a great host
the host kerri is lovely helpful and considerate
the location is excellent for exploring central adelaide
convenient location to enjoy adelaide
great location as well
it’s also close to a cute pub
kerri’s place was ideal for our recent quick trip to adelaide
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Fabulous homestays

The holiday accommodations in Adelaide are stylish and spacious, whether it is hosting a couple of guests or a huge group of 12. Choose any of these rentals and you are guaranteed luxurious accommodations plus all the modern conveniences. These will make you want to stay a few days longer in the “20-minute city”! Book them on your next visit!

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