9 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Or Near Balgowlah, Australia - Updated 2022

airbnb Balgowlah, Australia

Balgowlah is a northern Sydney suburb in New South Wales, Australia. The suburb is situated 12 km (7.5 miles) from Sydney’s CBD, making it the ideal place to stay when visiting the exciting city. The suburb offers a variety of shops, including traditional “corner shops”, that date back to before the 1960s. There are also a variety of restaurants and cafés in the area.

Situated in the Northern Beaches area of Sydney, visitors can stroll in the North Harbor Reserve, which is a popular picnic spot. The reserve also offers scenic walks. Numerous public buses offer transport into the CBD. If you’re planning a trip to Sydney and are looking for affordable accommodation, outside the city center, you will enjoy browsing this selection of Airbnb vacation rentals in or near Balgowlah, Australia, below.

1. Self-contained studio apartment near North Harbour Reserve (from USD 122)

This self-contained studio apartment offers a peaceful retreat just steps away from the harbor. With its myriad of amenities, the studio promises you a luxurious retreat as you experience the calm waters of North Harbour Reserve. The terrace overlooks the park and the harbor and is a great spot to just sit back and admire the sights. The small kitchenette comes with a microwave and twin induction cooktop for your cooking needs. You can also request a portable baby cot should you need one.

Finally, this studio is only a 10-minute walk from the Stockland Balgowlah Shopping Centre and a 20-minute walk to the harborfront.

Harbour Hideaway by the waters edge and near Manly
Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
154 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the studio was extremely comfortable and the outside seating and view over the park made it feel more spacious
it was lovely being able to sit on the verandah for breakfast
we really appreciated the small touches like the breakfast platter and fruits
small touches also added to the stay with a lovely fruit platter and kitchen basics
the breakfasts provided we’re a welcome and nutritious treat
everything was immaculately clean
the accomodation was luxurious and modern and very clean and well kept
hosts proved a warm welcome and it is a clean and comfortable space
the apartment is spotlessly clean and has generous supplies for breakfast and having a wine on the balcony
the hosts are kind and attentive
david was a great host and provided some great advice and also a few surprises
the hosts david and elisabeth are wonderfully friendly and knowledgeable about the area
david was very kind and thoughtful
david and elisabeth were perfect hosts and the unit was very comfortable and well equipped
beautiful location and scenic walks
location is private and secure
this place is the best location location location
a lovely studio in a wonderful sydney location
an absolutely wonderful hideaway but yet so close to anything you desired
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2. Cozy and comfortable bedroom near Manly Beach (from USD 37)

This comfortable room is located in a private home in a quiet neighborhood of Balgowlah, a seven-minute bus ride or a 20-minute stroll to Manly Beach. Within an eight-minute walk, there are stores, a supermarket and a bus stop. The room features a double bed and one and a half bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi and a TV are provided and guests are welcome to use the kitchen, to cook daily meals. There is free parking available on the property.

Cosy and Comfortable Bedroom near Manly Beach!!
18 reviews  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
the apartment is beautiful and clean
the whole place was extremely clean with great facilities
galia' place is very clean and neat galia and her friend are both very friendly
the place is nice and clean with a good kitchen en shops nearby
galia is a lovely host
galia was a wonderful host and very friendly
the hosts are two lovely girls would stay again
galia is a lovely host who is very accommodating will definitely recommended anyone to stay here
the girls are very kind and helpful and everything in the house works very well
loved the location myself
fantastic room well located only 15 minutes walk to manly
beautiful house in a great location
great location i enjoyed my stay
really cute and flash little place
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3. Wyobie One - Minutes to Manly Beach (from USD 136)

This one-bedroom garden apartment shares the property with the main house. Off-street parking is provided and guests have access to the pool. Public transport is available close by and a shopping center and local restaurants are a short walk away. The apartment has its own private entrance and is well decorated. The living area features a flat-screen TV with Foxtel, Netflix and a Bluetooth sound bar. Free broadband Wi-Fi is also provided. The kitchenette comes fully-equipped for cooking daily meals and there is a barbecue in the garden. The spacious bedroom features a queen bed and luxury linen, while the bathroom comes with a shower. A welcoming breakfast basket is provided, on arrival.

ECO Friendly, Bright and Peaceful Oasis near Manly
Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
111 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
they have pretty much thought of everything from morning coffee capsules to breakfast amenities
we appreciated the generous breakfast provisions foxtel tv and wifi
from the beer and prosecco to the timtams and extra blankets hand cream great shampoo comfy bed
really appreciated the added extras of bubbles and tim tams and the breakfast supplies
the patio is a great place to have breakfast
the space was clean comforting and beautifully decorated
the place is modern clean and very comfortable
it was private clean and had everything you would need
spotlessly clean and tidy and recently renovated it was a great space to stay in
beautifully decorated and sparkling clean
jill was a great host
jill was very hospitable and made us feel very comfortable
jill is an excellent host who has taken great care and thoughtfulness to make my stay extra special
jill and her husband pat are wonderful hosts doing everything to make you feel at home
she is very kind attentive pleasant caring and a genuin person
great location and close to everything
a wonderful place to stay located on the outskirts of manly
it is at a perfect location easy to get to the manly ferry by bus or walking
the neighbourhood is great and close to gorgeous manly
the location is so convenient in a lovely suburban street
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4. Bright pool house near Manly, the beaches and the harbour (from USD 89)

This guest suite is in a private home, a short bus ride away from Manly Beach. There is a separate private entrance and guests have access to the pool, an exercise bike and the garden of the property. Buses and the ferry offer transport into Sydney’s CBD. There is a small, basic kitchenette for cooking meals and a queen bed and small bathroom. A TV and free wireless internet are also provided.

Bright Pool House near Manly, Beaches & Harbour
Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
79 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great to have so much space to spread out including a lounge with dining table & sofa
fantastic stay with kristelle lovely art deco space with comfy bed and living space
very relaxing looking out over the pool & garden
very clean and convenient
the apartment was clean quiet and comfortable
lovely clean space and great location
the studio was clean well-equipped and had some fun quirky features
great location clean place with privacy and the bed is amazing
lovely retro flat with pool amazing host with fast responses
the owner was very helpful and quick to respond to questions
fabulous and respectful hosts
easy going helpful hosts
kristelle was a helpful host
nice and close to manly
great location not far to get to manly beach
great location and great value for money
great stay close to the beach
fantastic location - manly wharf is only minutes away by bus and there are lots of shops nearby
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5. Elegant one-bedroom house near the beach (from USD 192)

This Airbnb vacation rental is a lovely one-bedroom house in a bushy cul-de-sac in Balgowlah. It’s everything you wish your real home could be; stylish, elegant, and well-organized. You will find yourself lounging in the comfortable living room or having coffee in the alfresco dining area. You will also love the fully functional kitchen with modern cooking wares and appliances. One of the perks of living here is you’ll be just minutes away from the beach, which will make your holiday more fun, and maybe you’ll get that sun-kissed skin you always wanted.

The Ranger's Cottage Manly Bush View Beach House
Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
55 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
tv and wifi works great
the cottage is lovely and comfortable
we loved the fantastic breakfast in the courtyard so quiet and beautiful
the cottage is cosy comfortable and quiet
it is spacious immaculately clean with comfortable bed and sofa new bathroom and tv/dvd and wifi
the rooms are a good size and nicely decorated in clean contemporary style
what a wonderful place to stay modern clean and very quiet
it's exactly as pictured and was so clean
the cottage was clean and comfortable and had everything they needed
the cottage was clean and quiet and i felt at home the whole time i was there
the host was most welcoming
great place fantastic host highly recommended
beautiful accommodation and an amazing host
she is a very special host and her kind thoughtful touches will not be forgotten
beautiful cottage fantastic area wonderful host we will be back for sure :)
we also loved the location
it's in a lovely location with the msw walk nearby
great apartment fantastic location highly recommended
what an amazing location especially great for accessing the marina
free local bus was a great way to get to manly
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6. A peaceful hideaway - One-bedroom vacation apartment

This spacious, one-bedroom apartment is located in the center of Balgowlah, a few minutes’ stroll to the cafes, restaurants, the Stockland Shopping Center, gyms and the North Harbor Reserve. The reserve is at the start of the Manly to Spit walk, as well as the beaches and ferry. The living and dining area features a TV and free parking is available. The kitchen comes well-equipped with everything necessary to cook daily meals. The bedroom has a queen bed and there is one bathroom.

Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
8 reviews
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a light comfortable apartment with all the amenities you need
beds were comfy and anne gave some great instructions on the area
highly recommend anne’s place - stylish the most comfortable bed very hand to manly
great clean and modern apartment
the apartment is great for two people clean and tidy
apartment was very clean and bright and had a lot of amenities like blankets towels and toilet paper
very easy to communicate with host
good communication with the host
close to manly and lots of beautiful walks
place was in a perfect location for us as we didn’t want somewhere too busy
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7. Spacious studio apartment in a convenient location

This basement studio is located in a private home with its own entrance. The property is close to the harbor, beaches and a number of beautiful walks. There is easy access to buses into the city and shops and restaurants are close by. On-street parking is available. The studio offers a living area, a kitchenette with basic appliances and a bathroom with a shower.

A barbecue is available for an additional charge. There is one queen bed, one single bed and two fold-out chairs, that can accommodate another two guests, for a total of five. Free Wi-Fi and cable TV are provided for guests’ use.

Studio convenient to CBD, beaches, street parking.
Balgowlah, New South Wales, Australia
104 reviews
Entire guest suite 4 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

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8. Studio Yindi in Mosman, Sydney (from USD 112)

This open-plan studio apartment in Mosman opens up onto a large garden on a private property in a Sydney suburb, a 15 to 18-minute drive or bus ride into the CBD. The apartment sleeps four in one bedroom with a queen bed and two single beds in the living area. There is a basic kitchen for cooking daily meals and a variety of restaurants and cafés within a 15-minute walk or five-minute drive from the apartment.

The area is surrounded by natural bush, where kookaburras and lorikeets are often spotted. A 10-minute drive takes visitors to Balmoral Beach. Free Wi-Fi and an ethernet connection are provided.

Studio Yindi @ Mosman, Sydney
Mosman, New South Wales, Australia
315 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment was nice and spacious with plenty of natural light
john's apartment was quite comfortable to stay in with a beautiful view
good heating and comfortable beds
it had everything we needed and was comfortable and economical
the space was compact simple and very comfortable
nice clean and private studio
it was super clean too
very clean and comfortable accommodation and will definitely book again
the accommodation is in a beautiful location private self contained and very clean and tidy
the bed linen was old and didn’t feel clean
john was a great host
john and pam were excellent hosts
the hosts are very knowledgeable and thoughtful
john was a great host that was very helpful
john and his wife were brilliant hosts
lovely quiet location in mosman
it is a brilliant location
great place great location and great bloke
easy walking distance to the buses to the city
you can easily travel with the bus from there to the different interesting points around
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9. Cosy Cammeray vacation home near Crows Nest

This vacation home is located near to Cammeray, a five-minute drive from Harbor Bridge, in Sydney. The Crows Nest cafés, restaurants and pubs are close by. It should be noted that the owner stays in a studio behind the house and their access is via the home. Free parking is available in front of the house.

One bedroom features a queen bed while the second has a double and a single bed. Both rooms feature ceiling fans. The kitchen comes equipped with all necessary utensils and appliances for preparing daily meals. Free wireless internet and a TV are provided for guests’ use.

Cosy Cammeray near Crows Nest, house & garden
Cammeray, New South Wales, Australia
236 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire residential home 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds and comfortable lounge and outside patio area
it was clean and lovely comfortable with all amenities and more already in the house
we had a very comfortable stay at leonie's place
the bed was super comfy
very comfortable cosy and a delight
very clean and comfortable beds
clean spacious and convenient
the house is clean cosy and homely
everything was clean tidy and super comfortable
very clean well furnished and very comfortable
leonie is a great host
leonie is an amazing host and her home is simply stunning
the host is friendly and respectful of her guests privacy
leonie was a great host
leonie was a fantastic host
great spot close to the city
although i think the location is not very central it is quite and safe
the house has a lovely character and was very quiet despite its location not far from the freeway
great location perfect for our work trip and had all we needed
great location and wonderfully accommodating host
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10. Great value - Self-contained studio apartment

Located in Allambie Heights, this studio apartment is on a private property, just a 10-minute drive from Manly Beach. Guests have access to the swimming pool, deck with a barbecue and the garden, where they can relax and listen to the birds or watch TV. The nearest stores are a two-minute walk away and the studio offers views over the pool and ocean and on-street parking.

The kitchen comes equipped with a microwave and fridge, while the living area features a TV and wireless internet. There is​ a bathroom and washing machine available and the bedroom offers a queen bed. Collection and drop-off at Sydney Airport are available, if required.

Quiet and Private Guest Suite a Short Drive to Manly Beach
Allambie Heights, New South Wales, Australia
345 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Stay close to Sydney's exciting CBD

When visiting Sydney, stay a little out of town in a northern suburb, with easy access to the CBD, while relaxing in a great Airbnb vacation rental in Balgowlah, Australia.

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