Top 10 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Bonny Hills, Australia - Updated 2024

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Located around twenty kilometres (12 miles) south of Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Bonny Hills used to be the home of the fishermen, north coast timbermen, and dairy farmers from nearby Wauchope and hinterland. Nowadays, Bonny Hills is famous as a holiday destination with many types of holiday accommodation ranging from the budgeted price to the luxurious price. In this article, we have chosen the top 10 Airbnb vacation rentals if you plan to spend a holiday in Bonny Hills, Australia. Enjoy!

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 22, 2024.

1. Bonny Hills Pottery bedsit

If you are looking for an authentic accommodation, check out this made from mud brick flat! It has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to four people. There is a private outlook area with access to a bush reserve, a solar heated pool, and a beautiful garden for you to enjoy. A fully equipped kitchen, a TV, and Wi-Fi connection are available on the property along with some family amenities like room darkening shades, a crib, and children’s books and toys. You can reach Rainbow Beach within walking distance where you will find the surf club, restaurants and cafés, shops, and a skatepark.

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Bonny Hills, New South Wales, Australia
200 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 5 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
needs some air con or decent fan felt a bit stuffy
a really lovely granny flat with its own courtyard pool and views into a nature reserve
the heater and electric heated blanket was perfect for the cold winter night as well
great little courtyard for outdoor eating or relaxing and a pool on property for use
very comfortable bed and space
very clean and super comfortable beds
relaxing clean and comfortable
pool was clean
friendly simple clean value for money
the accommodation was clean and tidy and had everything we needed
hosts made us very welcome
friendly hosts nice area of the coast
friendly hosts who were available but also respected our privacy
the hosts are so lovely and respect your privacy very well
friendly hosts and my kids loved the pool with swinging rope
easy walk to shops and 2 minute drive to beach
beautiful and well located
location and privacy is great
great accommodation within walking distance of a shop and beautiful beach
pool was fun and super close to beach
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2. Beachside Bliss Lake Cathie

This newly renovated beachside cottage is perfect for a couple’s holiday. It has one bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a standard fridge, oven and a cooktop. A combined lounge/dining area has a large TV and a DVD player while the sofa can be converted into a day bed. There is a small barbecue area for you to enjoy on your holiday. Within a short walk, you can reach the Rainbow Beach, the stunning lake, and also restaurants and shops.

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Lake Cathie, New South Wales, Australia
110 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire bungalow 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is modern and comfortable spacious and well equipped
fully equiped kitchen with washing machine was really nice and modern
the kitchen was well stocked and neatly labelled and in perfect condition
great space and decor comfortable and an easy walk to the lake beach shops and clubs
the accommodation was very clean & spacious
the accommodation was clean modern and very comfortable
it was clean quiet and comfortable
super clean and well appointed a great stay
its a very nice clean place for a small family
diana was a very nice host
diana was a wonderful host
diana is a great host
friendly and helpful hosts
diana was a prompt and generous host
location of the property is perfect
the location is perfectly set next to a beach and walking distance to a beautiful lake
it’s very neat and tidy and close to everything
everything was fantastic and the location was great
fantastic space in a great location
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3. Gumleaf Cottage

Gumleaf Cottage is nestled in 25 acres (10 hectares) of coastal forest, so birds and other native animals are your neighbours. It has one bedroom, air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen, TV, and Wi-Fi connection. There is a covered deck with a barbecue facility that you can use during your stay. Within a two minutes’ drive, you will reach the beautiful Lake Cathie and the Middle Rock surfing beach. Lake Cathie’s bowling club, tavern, cafes, shops, and supermarket are only two minutes away from the property.

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Lake Cathie, New South Wales, Australia
603 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
breakfast included was an added bonus
gum leaf cottage was comfortable and cosy
it is was so comfortable staying and ambience was nice
basic yet comfortable cabin in a lovely bush setting on norma and darryl's property
nice cabin with everything you need for a comfortable stay
the bed was very comfy and it was all extremely clean
darryl and norma's place is clean and basic
the cottage was clean & neat
neat and clean little cottage in a lovely quiet bush setting
the cottage was very clean and comfortable and the setting so quiet and peaceful
thank you to our hospitable host darryl & norma
lovely quite restfull place and welcoming hosts
darryl and norma are very friendly hosts
they were friendly and genuine people
norma and darryl were wonderful hosts and we really appreciated their generous hospitality
wow i wish we could live this close to nature
perfect place in a great spot close to town
the location of cabin was amazing
a beautiful location quiet and calm
perfect location from which to explore the region around lake cathie and port macquarie
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4. Tallowood beachfront cottage (pet-friendly) (from USD 144)

This pet-friendly beachfront cottage is located right across the road to the Rainbow Beach. It has three bedrooms, a queen-size bedroom and another room with one queen-size bed and two bunk beds. A fully equipped kitchen with a dining area is available on the property along with air conditioning, TV, and Wi-Fi connection. There is a fully enclosed back patio for you to relax and a large garden space for boats and caravans. There are lots of wall art from local artists and surf memorabilia decorated with beautiful colours.

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Bonny Hills, New South Wales, Australia
173 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house has all the amenities you need for a comfortable beach weekend or holiday
very well appointed plenty of kitchen wares supplies and condiments provided
susan's beach cottage was immaculate; clean comfortable and contained all the handy comforts of home
place is perfect with basic condiments and ingredients plenty of bedding and bathroom stuff
freshly painted and beautifully decorated the cottage was comfortable quiet with everything you need
spacious clean & dog friendly
a beautifully clean property with so many extras
comfortable beds couches very clean
everything was easy/clean/per friendly huge bonus
clean and nicely styled would happily stay again
the owner made the property very welcoming
hosts are very helpful highly recommended
hospitable hosts who left a lovely little hamper of local products & information
the hosts were kind and generous with their gorgeous cottage
susan is a fantastic host the house is immaculate and inviting and the neighbourhood is lovely
great location and lovely place
awesome location with outstanding beach house decor
nicely renovated and close to the beach
very comfortable and amazing location
great location steps from the beach
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5. Apricari - oasis by the sea (pet-friendly) (from USD 14449)

If you are planning to have a small intimate family event, or just having a great family time with a bit of luxury, this accommodation is your choice to stay. This property has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, and can accommodate up to 12 people. On the ground floor, there is a common space with a ping pong table, perfect for a family game. The balcony has amazing views of the beautiful beach and you can relax and enjoy your meal and coffee there. Within a short walk, you will reach the beach and also restaurants and cafes. On certain months of the year, you can even watch the whales passing by from the balcony!

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Bonny Hills, New South Wales, Australia
58 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 12 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
house was well equipped with modern kitchen huge couch and a great selection of board games and books
fantastic place to stay kitchen amenities are amazing and very well equipped
little issues with the wifi but other than that was awesome
perfect place for large families or extended family or friends plenty of room for all
kitchen is well stocked we spotted a whale from the house as well
all the beds were comfortable and linen was clean and stylish
the place is neat and clean and were provided with extra towels and blankets which came in handy
the place was clean and in excellent condition
modern and well appointed and very clean
very clean and great little touches everywhere
and our hosts even provided some special treats to help us celebrate my husbands birthday
susan was a great host everything was better in reality
susan is a lovely and helpful host
thanks to susan for hosting us
the walk to a beautiful beach close by was spectacular
the location is great too
beautiful home great location relaxing atmosphere
great location close to a nature reserve and beaches
beautifully presented home in great location
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6. Bonny's Retreat Villa

This self-contained villa is located only within a short walk from the stunning Rainbow beach. It has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to five people. Along with a fully equipped kitchen, the property comes with a Wi-Fi connection, cable TV, heating, and a washer. There is a private courtyard with a four-burner hooded barbecue for a barbie night. Within a short walk, you will reach the park, supermarket, and the surf club nearby.

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195 reviews  
Entire villa 3 Beds 5 Guests

7. The Shack

“The Shack” has everything you need for your holiday at Bonny Hills. It is situated across the Bonny Hills headland and it has a beach access, which is only a short stroll away through the littoral rainforest. With approximately 60m2 of living space, the property has one spacious bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining and lounge area, TV, Wi-Fi connection and essentials. It also has a small courtyard with barbecue and seating.

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16 reviews  
Entire place 1 Bed 2 Guests

8. Akama Vista

Located just at the end of the Rainbow Beach, this one-bedroom accommodation is perfect for those who are looking for a calm retreat place to stay. There is an enclosed fenced garden and the property is situated in the quiet residential area. Wi-Fi connection, a TV, AC, and a washer are available on this property. A fully equipped kitchen, a barbecue and pizza oven are some of the great features this property offers. You can even make a pizza party during your holiday! Pets are welcome here, too.

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Bonny Hills, New South Wales, Australia
95 reviews  
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
really nice split level apartment great amenities and ocean views
otherwise coffee making facilities excellent and a well stocked kitchen
house was quite modern and comfortable
on the plus side the bedroom and bathroom were comfortable and as expected
great place for walks swims and relaxing
spotlessly clean and thoughtfully designed
very clean and stylish and our dog was most welcome
the place was clean and tidy
great space clean and comfortable
the place was clean roomy and well equipped
the response was quick and friendly
great host who was easy to communicate with
owners in the front were very friendly and quiet
susan was helpful when responding to my questions
as the owners of the main home appeared to have a business being run from home/joinery or the like
nice location for long weekend
great location if you a wanting a secluded trip away
the location was nice and quite and close to some coastal walks
great location and a awesome town perfect little get away
close to the beach very friendly neighborhood
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9. Dolphin View

This beautiful beach house is located right across the road to the Rainbow Beach. It has two double bedrooms and it can accommodate up to four people. There is a front balcony in one of the bedrooms and there is a back courtyard with a barbecue facility for you to enjoy after a day of surfing and swimming. A fully equipped kitchen, TV, and Wi-Fi connection are available on the property.

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Bonny Hills, New South Wales, Australia
173 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with stunning sea views
very comfortable and with a beautiful view of the water off rainbow beach
we loved having breakfast on the balcony looking at the beach
sensational view of the sea comfortable beds great cooking great shower all-in-all i  recommend it to anyone
very lovely apartment overlooking the sea
very clean and bright
place was clean and comfortable
wonderful clean and comfortable flat
impeccably clean comfortable and lovingly looked after
the place was very clean and nice
welcoming and pleasant host
the hosts were very welcoming
our hosts were great very genuinely lovely people
thanks for your kind hospitality
hosts were approachable and very helpful
great location with a quick walk to the beach
such a perfect location
fantastic place in a great location
leanne’s place is very well located just a few minutes walking from the beach
a beautiful spot so close to the beach
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10. Abundance by the Lake

Not only famous for its stunning Rainbow Beach, Bonny Hills is also located near Lake Cathie and this accommodation is located right there too! This one-bedroom accommodation is perfect for a weekend retreat or longer and is equipped with a queen-sized bed for two people, a TV, a microwave and a toaster, a fridge, and air conditioning. There is a barbeque overlooking the garden and a swimming pool for you to relax on hot days. You can enjoy kayaking, cycling, fishing, swimming, or just relaxing!

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Lake Cathie, New South Wales, Australia
185 reviews   Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the air-conditioning and fan were necessary and we were thankful for them
a good table and study lamp were also provided
nice quiet room and zen surroundings
wonderful room and fantastic surroundings
the room was comfortable and a private area
everything is clean and comfortable
very clean very comfortable
catherine's place was totally lovely the place was spotless and clean
their space sparkling clean with thoughtful little extras
the room was very clean and tidy and the outdoor garden setting was beautiful
hosts we're accommodating and helpful
our hosts were friendly and welcoming
the hosts were great and gary was always around to provide us with tips or directions
great pool and really nice hosts lovely room
the hosts were prompt and efficient
the location is great
convenient location and comfortable bed
nice central location for the area
excellent flat in a great location
ideal place for business travellers
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Beach break at Bonny Hills

Take a break from your work and drive to the picturesque beach town of Bonny Hills during the spring and summer season. Enjoy a picnic or fire up the barbecue with the kids playing on the shady shores. There is nothing boring about having a beach break at Bonny Hills.

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