14 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Nelson Bay - Updated 2023

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Nelson Bay is known for its many things to do and gorgeous sites, like the Tomaree National Park, Stockton Beach, and Port Stephens to name a few. One of the most visited attractions here is the Nelson Bay Golf Club amateur golfers and adventure seekers will enjoy. It is not only a place where you can play the sport but also where you can enjoy the beautiful sunset and interact with the many kangaroos around. Another scenic spot worth exploring in this area is its plethora of friendly, welcoming hosts and the homes they open to travelers and locals alike. In case you haven’t booked your holiday home in town, make sure you don’t forget to check out our list of the best Nelson Bay Airbnbs.

1. Peaceful guest suite with a private entrance (from USD 69)

Peaceful and convenience are the main keywords for this one-bedroom guest suite for up to two guests. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, this home features a sun deck overlooking the street, a kitchenette for making light meals, and even a clothesline for your laundry. The host also graciously provides several maps highlighting notable cafes, shops, and attractions in the area for your convenience. Speaking of attractions, this home is only 10 to 12 minutes away from several beaches, restaurants, cafes, clubs, and the marina.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
380 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bathroom is brand new and stunning
comfortable bed all the amenities i needed private and welcoming hosts
we didn't have time to use much of the amenities in the kitchen but they looked great
the bathroom is huge and the space is very well put together and modern
their place is amazing with a fully renovated room in the perfect location
very clean and cozy
very clean and comfortable place
clean well appointed studio apartment
nice little clean & bright place to stay
bathroom is very modern and clean
welcoming and helpful hosts
lesley is a great host and quick at replying
lesley and phil were great hosts
hosts are lovely and provide lots of tips
lesley and phil are great hosts and have an amazing place
location is also great
very convenient location in a nice street
great location we enjoyed staying here
would recommend walking distance to nelson bay & a quiet neighbourhood
it’s in a great quiet location and is close to the beach and restaurants
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2. Private room best for couples (from USD 67)

Located within walking distance to the Nelson Bay central business district, several beaches and travel offices, this private room is perfect for couples. The apartment comes equipped with a television, microwave, kettle, toaster and air conditioning. It also has free wireless internet, free parking, travel essentials, heating, and free breakfast.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
501 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful room with a lovely sea view
fabulous room with stylish furniture and a large modern ensuite bathroom
we were very comfortable with air conditioning and our own tv wish we could have stayed longer
the room is large with all the necessary one for a good breakfast
a beautiful room lots of thought went into decorating it and into adding amenities for the guest
the place was clean and tidy
very clean comfortable and well appointed
beautiful room very clean and well decorated
it is spotlessly clean
very nice & clean with good bathroom and shower
the hosts were very easy going friendly and helpful
ann was a lovely host
anne was such a great host
anne has been a lovely host during our stay
great place and great owner
fantastic location close to shops and within walking distance to the beach
in a great location
within easy walking distance of the nearest beaches and pleasantly close to nelson bay's shopping and restaurant district
accommodation in a good central location close to the foreshore walk and cbd of nelson bay
great accommodation and very close to the town/restaurants
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3. Family-friendly refuge with a shared pool (from USD 202)

Families will find refuge in this modern Nelson Bay holiday house rental. Even though it’s located in a private, quiet area, it’s still only a five-minute walk away from the beach and 10 minutes away from the town center, marina and restaurants. Guests can enjoy their own private view of the sea from their balcony, and six guests can be comfortably hosted here, with its two bedrooms and four beds.

This Airbnb also features a fully-equipped kitchen with cooktop, oven, fridge, dishwasher and microwave and it has a swimming pool with a shallow area, perfect for children. Other amenities include a television, wireless internet, free parking, a dryer, washer, heating, ironing facilities, and travel essentials.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
326 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful view from the living room balcony and the master room
the room the ocean view were so impressive
well maintained apartment with a fantastic bay view (and of the pool) from the private balcony
the apartment is very homey and the view is amazing
great location easy walk to local marina and beaches lovely views from apartment balcony
great communication perfect location and so clean
beautifully clean stylish and well appointed
very clean well appointed great for kids
we had a lovely but very brief stay at this spotlessly clean & well-decorated apartment
everything was as expected and the apartment clean and well appointed
amanda is a great host
very responsive and accommodating host
amanda was extremely helpful with suggestions to eat and more
they also prepared many helpful traveler’s guides at the place
good communication with host
great location near the beach
perfect location close to the beach but away from the hustle
great location too only a few minutes walk to the beach
great little place centrally located
beautiful location nothing to fault
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4. Romantic hideaway with a hot tub (from USD 92)

Traveling as a couple on a romantic getaway? This Airbnb can be the backdrop to your perfect vacation and is only a two-minute drive away from the Nelson Bay central business district, restaurants, the marina and several beaches, so if you want to fill your itinerary with things to do outside this Airbnb, you definitely can. But, if you want to simply unwind and relax at home, you can do this, too - this Airbnb features a 53-jet therapeutic massage spa, ready to pamper you.

It also comes with wireless internet, a fully-equipped kitchen, free parking, a washer, ironing facilities, heating, a laptop-friendly workspace, television, and free breakfast during your stay.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
442 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful setting and so comfortable
bedding toiletries and the spa lisette was a pleasure to liaise with and very responsive
particularly loved the all natural toiletries in the bathroom
the spa was amazing & clean
clean and tidy and the spa is awesome
very clean great spa bath and wonderfully private
lisette’s airbnb was very clean and stylish
her place was sparkling clean and the spa was amazing
very delightful host with a lovely home
lisette was a wonderful host and made us feel completely at home
very welcoming host with a beautiful little house
lisette was a great host
lisette was very friendly and happy to accomodate us
great location with everything you need for a break
fantastic place in a great location
lovely location and a great spa
lovely place close to everything you need
extremely comfortable and a great location
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5. Spacious rental with a balcony (from USD 190)

With three beds and two bedrooms, this Airbnb can easily accommodate up to five guests. Aside from being a comfortable stay, this Airbnb is also conveniently located right across from the marina, several restaurants, cafes, shops and tourist activities. It also features a large balcony with BBQ facilities, so family bonding over a great BBQ is not hard to come by.

Other amenities included are a kitchen, wireless internet, television, free parking, air conditioning, heating, ironing facilities, a washer and travel essentials.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
312 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
lovely big balcony with table & chairs
nice air con to heat the apartment up
i would think that the actual apartment looks even better than the photos
chris and debbie made our stay very comfortable
lovely clean spacious apartment with everything you need including a huge balcony which is lovely to spend time on
very clean & tidy unit
very clean apartment
apartment clean and comfortable
clean and very comfortable
immaculately clean and very comfortable
the hosts were also wonderfully responsive
they are such a great host
the hosts are very helpful and made sure that we had a comfortable stay
chris and debbie were fantastic host and there home is lovely
such helpful extras such as laundry facilities milk etc
the location was brilliant - close to everything
great location close to everything
perfect location and very comfortable
brilliant location and fabulous apartment
great location close to shops and the marina
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6. Well-furnished rental with nature views (from USD 99)

A comfortable place to stay for couples or solo travelers in Nelson Bay is this fully furnished house hosted by Bronny. This contemporary rental is in a peaceful location while still being minutes away from the hippest restaurants, cafes, and entertainment centers in the township. Wake up to a view of the trees and lounge on the sofa while watching a movie and cuddling up with your loved one. This lovely home also features a spacious balcony with spectacular views of the outdoors.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
392 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a lovely apartment with quality furnishings decor and comfort
great facilities and views
this is a lovely apartment with great views from the veranda and living room
nice bathroom with lovely bath
we loved sitting on the patio in the morning sun eating breakfast :)
generally quite clean and modern
amazing place very clean & friendly
clean modern and great out door area
it was clean open and well equipped
great restaurant suggestions and clean modern interior
thx for the hosts quick reply
the host was amazing and generous
wal was very quick to respond kind and helpful
great place bronny was a gorgeous host
very responsive if you need any assistance and the home is very modern and pretty
excellent location to nelson bay
the location is ideally set within close proximity to several beaches and close to town
a great location we loved our time in nelson bay
great area close to beautiful beaches and walks
very peaceful and quiet location for those looking for a retreat
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7. Cozy garden studio near golf courses (from USD 121)

Travelers with an affinity for sleek and modern interiors will find a charming and lovable Airbnb in this apartment for rent in Nelson Bay. With one bedroom and one queen-sized bed, this apartment is perfect for couples. It’s situated in a quiet neighborhood, close to Nelson Bay, the marina, hotels, restaurants, golf courses and clubs.

It also has BBQ facilities, for your late-afternoon cookouts. Aside from all this, this Airbnb also boasts several amenities, like wireless internet, a kitchen, free parking, air conditioning, heating, ironing facilities, cable television and travel essentials.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
321 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the apartment is just perfect it has beautiful furniture and several nice details
there were extra touches like cereal fruit and coffee the kitchen was very well equipped for cooking
clean everything you would need netflix aircon great wifi
nice touches included breakfast supplies incl some milk in the fridge
beautiful and very clean garden house with every creature comfort
the place was super clean & cosy
sparkling clean and well equipped
great place very clean and spacious
the place was spotless and gorgeous
our host was very friendly and helpful
amazing host who is very welcoming kind hearted and thoughtful
she was also very welcoming and helpful with restaurant suggestions
beautiful place and an amazing host
thanks to our host lina
good location with town just a short walk away
close to many local attractions
great location within walking distance of main part of nelson bay
this little gem in nelson bay was fabulous great location with the marina only a few minutes walk away
a very nice place and great location
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8. Heart of Nelson Bay - Teramby Court

Located just a stone throw’s away from many recreational activities, bars, clubs, fishing areas, beaches and dolphin-watching areas, this Airbnb is suited for travel groups who are more on the adventurous side. It has two bedrooms, three beds and one bath, making it comfortably fit groups of five people.

It also has other amenities such as a kitchen, television, free parking on the premises, a washer, ironing facilities, air conditioning, heating and travel essentials.

142 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 5 Guests

9. Studio apartment with great views

A fresh, modern studio, located right above Bagnalls and Dutchies Beaches - complete with stunning views - is the best way to describe this Airbnb. With a full-length glass wall offering breathtaking views of Port Stephens, it feels as though you’re right by the port, even when you’re just lounging in this Airbnb.

Aside from great views, this Airbnb also features a number of amenities, such as wireless internet, a kitchen, air conditioning, heating, laptop-friendly workspaces and travel essentials.

50 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. The flat at Nelson Bay - Beach & water views

If colorful and lively is what you’re looking for, look no further. This charming, self-contained, private one-bedroom flat doesn’t only have eye-catching interiors, it has eye-catching views of the beach and bay, too. It’s just a few steps away from the sand and sea, as well as the town center, which has several cafes, bars restaurants and supermarkets, so it’s pretty accessible.

During your stay, enjoy whale-watching, charter cruises, surfing, diving, fishing, parasailing, paddle boarding, kayaking, Stockton Beach & Sand Dune Adventures and more. Other amenities include WiFi, a kitchen, free parking, gym access, laptop-friendly workspaces, a television, ironing facilities, heating and other travel essentials.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
373 reviews  
Entire apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view from her apartment is very amazing
good comfortable bed and efficient wi-fi
a very comfortable space with lovely views thoughtful touches & a warm welcome
the view from the apartment to the beach is wonderful
was easy to make a simple one pot breakfast and dinner with the electric frypan
the place was clean and tidy
it was spotlessly clean & well presented
super clean and had everything we needed
very clean thanks tricia for having us
a lovely clean flat with breathtaking views
tricia is a wonderful host
tricia is a lovely host
tricia is an amazing host with great recommendations of nelson bay
thanks tricia for being a lovely host
host was super helpful with local tips and hospitable
super close to everything
great location & very comfortable bed
great walking distance to everywhere local
great location beautiful walk into town
great location too will definitely come back again :)
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11. Paradise on the beach - Only 10 minutes walk to centre

With breathtaking views and a strategic location close to the beach, town center, parks, cafes, restaurants and shops, this Airbnb is perfect for families of up to four guests, with its two bedrooms and three beds. A balcony overlooks the beach, perfect for late afternoon sunset dinners or early morning sunrise breakfasts. The house also features a kitchen, television, free parking, a washer, heating, ironing facilities and laptop-friendly workspaces.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
127 reviews  
Entire apartment 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
fantastic balcony to have breakfast from with the water view and utensils to cook for a night in
the apartment has a small balcony with park & water views with friendly kookuburra & lorikeet bird visitors
the sunsets from the balcony were amazing and the apartment was very clean
the location is excellent and the apartment very comfortable with beautiful views from the balcony
the unit was comfortable and had lovely views of the park next door and the bay
the apartment was very clean and well maintained
biljana's place was clean and organised
clean and cosy and easy access to everything
the apartment was well laid out and very clean
the unit is lovely clean & well equipped
biljana was a great host helpful and responsive
biljana is willing to help with any questions and is very accommodating
she is so helpful and answering all our queries
biljana was very responsive and well organised
biljana was very responsive in her messages
great location for the weekend
great location comfortablerelaxing and central
excellent location for the property
excellent location and setting
great apartment in excellent location
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12. Picture-perfect holiday home

Featuring an all-white interior, from walls up to furniture and decors, with only touches of earth tones, this Nelson Bay accommodation Airbnb looks like the ones you see on Pinterest. It is a two-story beach shack with three bedrooms and a lounge on the ground floor that can accommodate up to five guests. On the second floor, you’ll find an open-plan living space that comes with a dining set-up, kitchen, a cozy living area, and a balcony with a view of Nelson Bay that will make guests’ stay a pleasant one to remember.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
52 reviews  
Entire house 5 Beds 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it did get a little warmer upstairs but the ceiling fan helped most of the time
the bed in the master bedroom was huge and really comfortable
very clean and stylish
stylish clean and very comfortable
the bayhaus is super stylish spacious and immaculately clean
tim place is very clean we loved staying there wish it was longer very stylish and yet comfortable
the host is so helpful
so close to beautiful nelson bay and shoal bay although we barely wanted to leave the gorgeous accommodation
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13. Luxury penthouse with a hot tub (from USD 123)

This Airbnb vacation rental in Nelson Bay is a luxury penthouse that features modern furnishing, charming decors, up-to-date appliances, and stunning furniture. The house comes with three comfortable bedrooms that can sleep up to eight guests. Also, it comes with a bright open-plan living area, with a kitchen and dining area, as well as a spacious seating area. Another great feature of the property is its huge covered balcony and sun-drenched terrace that is complete with outdoor sitting, hot tub, and a spectacular view of the outdoors.

Nelson Bay, Australia
90 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 3 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beautiful space plenty of room and amazing views from the balcony and rooftop
beautiful apartment with beautiful views
a wonderfully modern and stylish apartment with all the required amenities an amazing view from the rooftop terrace
if the beds weren't so hard we would definitely return
such a treat to stay somewhere with a spa pool and beautiful views
very clean and the roof top was unreal
the place was very clean and well set out
such a beautiful apartment immaculately clean beautiful decor
we found it very clean tidy and fully equipped as per the description
great local tips from the host
owners are nice and down to earth and quick to respond to any msgs
easy check in and friendly hosts
michelle and shane are very friendly efficient organised and responsive property managers
great service from the hosts the property was stylish and very clean aswell
wonderful house in a great location-walking distance to everything you need
great place - good location
great location well fitted out
fantastic apartment and top location a++
excellent location with stunning accomodation
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14. Centrally located apartment with water views

With two bedrooms and two beds, this home can easily house six guests looking for an affordable option that’s worth every penny. This Airbnb is located right in the heart of Nelson Bay central business district, making it an easy walk to the beach, shops, clubs, a cinema, restaurants and several other attractions. The dolphin and whale-watching area is only a five-minute walk away.

The space itself is filled with various amenities, like a large balcony, bathroom, a lounge area, a kitchen, a laundry area and a garage. Other amenities include a television set, dryer, heating, ironing facilities, laptop-friendly workspaces, a washer, travel essentials and complimentary breakfast.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
475 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment views and convenience
balcony is very comfortable and big
very spacious apartment with lovely views of the bay
comfortable and spacious lounge / dining area and balcony with views over nelson bay
lovely large and sparkling clean apartment in the center of nelson bay with a sea view from the balcony
sparkling clean and spacious
clean comfortable tasteful
clean apartment with fresh linen
place was sparkling clean and very spacious
it was clean tidy & felt very homely
shirlie-ann was a very accommodating and helpful host
shirlie-ann is a great host and communicates well
shirlie-ann was a great host and quick to communicate
shirlie-ann is an excellent host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay
excellent host super friendly responsive and kind
great location walking distance to everything
great location in the heart of port stephens
very good location nice appartment
great location excellent communication
the location is great in the middle of town and right next door to woollies
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Relax and unwind in Nelson Bay

Whether it’s a hearty BBQ in your Airbnb backyard or dipping your toes in the sand - relaxation is guaranteed here, in Nelson Bay. Enjoy the marina, the sandy beaches or even the nearby restaurants during your stay.

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