13 Best Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Port Stephens, Australia - Updated 2023

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Sun, sand, and surf: these are the biggest selling points of Port Stephens. It features a number of beaches and waters, ranging from calm, family-friendly destinations and areas perfect for fishing and scuba diving, to those which feature waves huge enough for surfing and spots for dolphin, seal, and whale watching. Animal lovers can also visit the Tilligerry Habitat State Reserve to meet some koalas. The Worimi Conservation Lands (Stockton Bight Sand Dunes), meanwhile, features a number of land-based adventures including sandboarding and riding a 4WD or a quad bike. Tourists also have the option of riding camels if they want to explore the sand dunes. These are not the only things that you can do here, so experience all of it by making a trip down here yourself! For accommodation, continue reading to know more about the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Stephens, Australia.

1. Dog-friendly Airbnb with a stylish interior (from USD 256)

This house rental in Port Stephens happens to be one of the best dog- and pet-friendly accommodations in the area. So, if you are planning to visit with your pooch, it would be a good idea to book this Airbnb.

Exquisitely designed interiors will lure you in from the word go. Best suited for a family of four, the two-bedroom house comes equipped with king-sized beds that ensure a good night’s sleep. This baby-friendly rental also has a crib. Should new parents need some me-time, they can hire a babysitter as well.

A functional kitchen lets you fix meals when hunger strikes. Out in the backyard, you can spend a relaxing time while soaking up the sun and grilling barbeques. Bikes are also provided should you want to explore the neighborhood at your own pace.

Corlette, New South Wales, Australia
118 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
only thing that could be improved upon is the air conditioning in the rooms
a wonderfully comfortable bed/sleep fully equipped kitchen spacious rooms
very clean
great listing very clean and serene
spotlessly clean comfortable great balcony peacefully quiet and a only a few minutes walk to the beach
zoe was a wonderful host
excellent host and we’ll definitely be returning
zoe was proactive and a great host
thank you for hosting such a beautiful place
zoe was very helpful and quick to respond
cute little space in the perfect location
close to the beach and a peaceful private location
place was stunning and beautiful location
relaxing place close to the water and a short drive to nelson bay and salamander bay shopping areas
the house is beautifully decorated and walking distance to the beach
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2. Lovely rental for two in a cozy setting (from USD 163)

This Airbnb in Lemon Tree Passage is situated in a peaceful locality and is a great choice for a pair of lovebirds on a romantic getaway. A comfy bed in the air-conditioned interior promises a relaxing stay. The beautifully equipped kitchen has everything that you might need to make a flavorful meal for your loved one.

Steps away from the beach, the Airbnb ensures a great day by the water. Beach loungers are provided for a fun time in the sun.

Lemon Tree Passage, New South Wales, Australia
51 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
internet all the necessary appliances in the kitchen tv with netflix plus heaters/aircon for the cool nights
the bed lounge and chairs were all super comfortable
the bed was extremely comfortable and the air con very welcome
the water was so peaceful to look at from the balcony and inside rooms
very comfortable bed everything is straight forward and set out in an easy way
clean and tidy
very clean cottage with everything you could ask for
very cosy clean and relaxing
everything was nice and clean
the cottage is beautiful clean and well appointed
amazing host great relaxing place highly recommend staying
the owners were a delight to be with
lucy’s on the water is a delightfully peaceful retreat with amazing hosts
laurence as a hosts was amazing
lillian and laurence were amazing hosts done to every little detail
the location is wonderful
lovely place located in a great spot
superb property in such a convenient yet peaceful location
amazing location if you are looking for peace quite and relaxation
fantastic cottage in a great location everything was perfect
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3. Studio apartment at the edge of Islington Park

Located right at the edge of Islington Park, this cozy studio apartment features a tastefully decorated open space. Able to accommodate up to two people, it comes equipped with a kitchen and a bathroom. Restaurants, cafes, and pubs are within walking distance from this rental, as well as some vintage shops. Those planning to take public transportation to get around will appreciate the fact that the bus and train stations are also just a short way away from here. Islington Park, which features biking and walking trails, is available for those who want to surround themselves with nature.

Islington, New South Wales, Australia
455 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
was a bit hot at night but the fan provided helped
the beds comfy the place was really cute and the wifi is good
i love the little kitchenette on the deck and the bed was super comfy
the space was super comfortable and stylish
king size bed was a highlight clearly a new mattress i slept so well
very clean and a great bed
a gorgeous and clean comfortable studio
very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable
the place was clean and jzhonnie was fantastic
the place super clean and super cute
jzhonnie was a wonderful host
host was very helpful suggesting local eateries and attractions
thanks for being a great host
jzhonnie was a great host
quite a stylish place and the hosts were just lovely
cute studio close to public transport
excellent location great food and restaurants in walking distance
great studio room and location
this is a very cute room in a great neighbourhood
jzhonnie's place is so well located
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4. Beautiful view from a private room (from USD 67)

Able to accommodate up to two people, this Airbnb accommodation in Port Stephens is a bed and breakfast that is just a short walk away from the beach. It comes equipped with the furnishings you can expect in a hotel and even features a private balcony where you can enjoy great views of the surroundings. Rates are inclusive of a continental breakfast. The room itself comes equipped with a TV, microwave, kettle, toaster, and air-conditioning. The bus station is easily reached on foot from here.

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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5. Ocean retreat

Staying at this suite will not only provide you with views of the ocean right from the yard, it also allows you to have easy access to a secluded beach where you can enjoy a number of water-based activities, including swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, and even dolphin and whale watching. Able to accommodate up to 4 people, the rental comes equipped with a basic kitchen. Guests are requested to bring their own toiletries and beach towels. Wi-Fi is available on-site.

Fishermans Bay, New South Wales, Australia
328 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 3 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
full kitchen for those who love to cook
we had a really great stay at eleanor's apartment albeit short
a spacious and very clean 2 bedroom apartment with a spotless kitchen
very clean quiet and nice place
good points: - the linen was very clean- empty and clean road nearby
nice clean place great for the family
our living space was very spacious and clean as well
eleanor was a great host
hosts were very welcoming and warm
eleanor was a lovely host and made us feel welcome
eleanor was very friendly
the hosts are very friendly
the location is definitely the big plus
very cute little place super close to the beach
great location quiet neighborhood very close to various beautiful beaches
great location definitely worth the value
wonderful location and will defiantly come again
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6. One-bedroom unit with a view (from USD 67)

One of the best Airbnbs in Port Stephens, this room for rent, which fits up to 3 people, is located just a 10-minute walk away from the beach, and it’s also just a short distance away from the Nelson CBD. Guests have access to the washing machine, as well as to the kitchenette. While they may not be able to do full cooking during their stay, restaurants are just nearby so they won’t have trouble in terms of finding dining options. Breakfast is already included in the rates.

Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia
509 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in bed and breakfast 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoy the breakfast next day and the view throughout the window is just gorgeous
can fit 4 people comfortablely and had free breakfast
the fit out of the unit is lovely bed is very comfortable
it's stylish comfortable with loads of space we actually can't wait to go back
very comfortable bed in pretty room on access road to town but has views over to the bay
beautiful place very clean and comfortable
very clean practical and comfortable
clean and private place
it was spotlessly clean with a comfortable bed
room was clean tidy and spacious
host is very helpful
fantastic host and lovely place
surely a super host
anne is very friendly and the service was lovely
anne is a wonderful host and she ensured our stay was comfortable
the location is beautiful
great unit in an ideal location
the location was great too as it was close to shops and beach
great location easy check in and out
the location was also great and easy to get around
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7. A stylish apartment with stunning views

Everywhere you look, the view is going to be stunning. Don’t you want to stay in a place that can promise you that kind of pleasure? This stylish apartment is what you are looking for. Boasting the view of Port Stephens and situated close to the beaches, cafes and restaurants, this apartment is perfect for six people. The living room comes with a TV and a DVD player to keep you entertained. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you need to cook a delicious breakfast. Stand by the glass windows to admire the views and soak up the natural light in the morning.

Soldiers Point, New South Wales, Australia
228 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi connection was absolutely great too
the view is amazing and the furnishings are extremely comfortable
a hugely spacious apartment with stunning views and a large balcony
a really beautiful apartment with stunning views
very nice apartment with beautiful harbour view
very clean nice apartment
place was clean and spacious
we have white thick clean towels
very spacious and clean place
the place is very clean and tidy
great communications with the host
carmen was an excellent host who went out of her way to accommodate our requests
he was an easy host to communicate with
owners jim and darrell were friendly and very helpful too
such welcome and helpful hosts
great location with short walk to the water
great location the marina next door and close to many different options
this is the great location
building well located close to all areas of interest
it is close enough to all the beautiful areas and far enough away for tranquility
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8. Room for rent in Salamander Bay (from USD 68)

This private rental in Port Stephens is a room in a guesthouse, which can fit up to two people, is completely separate from the main house and comes with its own private entrance, allowing guests to enjoy their privacy throughout their stay. Additional mattresses may be provided for those traveling with children. Guests are spoiled in this accommodation. The room is equipped with a fan and air-conditioning to keep visitors cool even during the summer months, as well as a refrigerator to keep drinks chilled. Continental breakfast is included, and guests are provided with beach towels if they want to spend some time by the shores.

Salamander Bay, New South Wales, Australia
440 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Private room in guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great breakfast amenities too
air conditioned room with comfortable bed
the room was as described and natalie was great with the check in
room (with a backyard too) was great and exceptionally clean filled with amenities breakfast
basic breakfast and toiletries were also provided which was a nice surprise
a very clean self contained bedroom with ensuite
beautiful place very clean and tidy
the space was very clean and comfortable
easy instructions/communication and the place was so clean and comfortable
clean and tidy enclosed yard for a dog
the hosts were really friendly and helpful
david and natalie were great hosts
natalie and david were wonderful hosts
they are the best host and every helpful
super recommended everything was excellent beautiful apartment very preserved super service hosts
good location easy drive to attractions
location great would recommend
great location relaxing and great for the price
nice and relaxing good location easy drive to attractions
cosy space and in a good location
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9. Shoal Bay hideaway

This Port Stephens Airbnb accommodation is a detached cabin that can accommodate up to 3 people. It comes with a small but lovely garden that guests can relax in. Located just a short walk away from the bay, this rental is also within close proximity to the bus station and the airport, as well as restaurants, bars, and shops. The room comes with a refrigerator, a microwave oven, and a TV. Parking is available on-site.

Shoal Bay, New South Wales, Australia
404 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tiny home 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the fan is sufficient for some air circulation when it’s hot
great little courtyard to sit & read have breakfast or a glass of wine
the bed was useful to my family and warm because of a heater
the room was lovely and warm which was good on a chilly july day
the cabin was clean and cozy and had all the amenities one would need
very clean & tidy
the house was clean and tidy
very friendly very clean nice quiet spot
house is tidy and clean :)
clean accommodation with a very comfy bed
great spot hosts were very kind
hosts were very welcoming available and helpful
hosts were great and also let us have our space
they are very nice hosts i recommend
great place and extremely helpful hosts
perfect location close to everything
great place close to town
the location is perfect too
great location - easy walk to surf beaches through national park
a great little place in a great location
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10. Two-bedroom apartment with a prime location in Nelson Bay (from USD 190)

This rental, a two-bedroom apartment, is located just a short distance from the attractions of Nelson Bay, including but not limited to its beaches (where guests can enjoy a number of water-based activities) and the marina, as well as a number of restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops. The apartment is furnished with a kitchen, a barbecue, and free use of washing machines. Bedrooms are equipped with air-conditioning and fans. Basic toiletries are provided, as well as linens and towels.

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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11. Two-bedroom cottage with fabulous views and direct beach access

Dubbed Sea Eagle Village, this two-bedroomed cottage, which fits up to 4 people, offers guests amazing views of the sea and is just a few steps away from the beach. This rental is a great choice among families on holiday who still want to enjoy a homey vibe, as this property comes equipped with all the modern amenities that they could ever want from their accommodations, including but not limited to a kitchen, a barbecue, and laundry facilities. If that’s not enough, it’s also quite close to cafes and restaurants.

Soldiers Point, New South Wales, Australia
238 reviews  
Entire cottage 3 Beds 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
what a great spot to swim paddle board and sit on the deck barbecuing
loacation amenities excellent and extremely comfortable the cottages are a unique accommodation option
the views were great accommodation neat and comfortable and a perfect spot for a family getaway
the cottage was cosy and clean with the ocean view from the living room
you have everything you need in the cottage great layout and modern facilities
the place was spotless clean
the cabin was spotlessly clean and the beds very comfy
very clean and well laid out little cottage
overall good cleanliness and well maintained
great cottage clean and equipped with everything one would need
great hosts and lovely spot
host have quick response to help our stay smoother too
awesome host & excellent cottage
the host is excellent in communication
this is my second time stay and cant wait to come again noleen was a lovely host
great location easy going very close to everything
a beautiful location on the waters edge
amazing location and great for families
beautiful picturesque location right on the beach
a perfect location to rest rejuvenate and create beautiful memories
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12. Fully furnished house with swimming pool (from USD 235)

Located in a gated property with a garden, outdoor seating, and a swimming pool, this Airbnb vacation rental in Port Stephens will make sure you have everything you needed and more during your stay. It is a two-story house with three bedrooms that can accommodate up to six guests comfortably. It also features an open-plan living space that comes with a modern kitchen, a lovely dining set-up, and a cozy sitting area. Another great thing about this property is its proximity to many points of interest, like the Anchorage Resort, the beaches, and the local shopping center.

Corlette, New South Wales, Australia
64 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a fabulous apartment with amazing views and stunning scenery
it's beautiful gorgeous view of the bay very well appointed comfortable and peaceful
the living room and the backyard are our favorite
every room had a great view of the ocean with very comfortable and great rooms
determined to get use of that lovely pool and admire the gorgeous views
sparkling clean and full of lovely little touches
clean and everything you need with lots of little touches
we highly recommend renzo's apartment; it was very spacious spotlessly clean and well presented
paul's house was so clean and everything was perfect
house is impeccably clean and tidy and has everything you would need for a relaxing holiday
paul and helen were amazing hosts
paul is a very welcoming host
delightful hosts and beautiful property
hosts were fantastic too
what a wonderful place with great hosts
beautiful location and great place
location was spot on plenty of privacy comfortable and relaxing :) would definitely recommend
beautiful property perfect location and lovely hosts
the perfect place to getaway
a beautiful place in gorgeous surroundings that you can tell they take a lot of pride in
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13. Ripples on the Bay (from USD 105)

Ripples on the Bay is a waterfront accommodation in Port Stephens with a garden that provides guests a place to stay in a tropical paradise, making this a great choice for couples on a romantic holiday. The property comes furnished with Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, and a barbecue. Keeping their eyes peeled will also allow guests to spot dolphins and koalas. Fishing, kayaking, and other water activities are only some of the activities that they can enjoy in this area.

Lemon Tree Passage, New South Wales, Australia
320 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything is there that you need-very comfortable living amenities and a beautiful garden complete with frogs no less
a cozy space in an absolutely beautiful spot
super clean great space and comfy bed amazing view what more could you want
beautiful outlook simple rustic accommodation comfortable bed and all you need for a couple of days
comfortable bed and everything we needed
excellent place very clean n natural
the apartment is very clean and private
beautifully equipped and immaculately clean can’t wait to return
the accommodation was lovely very clean quaint and private
clean and stylish space with an amazing view
friendly and attentive hosts
linda is a wonderful host
linda is a lovely host
great host and facilities
lovely place and great hosts
great location for a very relaxing break
a lovely place situated perfectly
amazing location quiet and peaceful
what a beautiful peaceful location
quiet & relaxing close to the water
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A place to sleep in Port Stephens

It’s not hard to imagine that guests will have a fun yet exhausting time while exploring Port Stephens, given its sheer number of attractions. Instead of compromising comfort or burning a hole through your wallet, you can simply book one of these Airbnbs in Port Stephens, Australia, so you can be sure of having a homey place to stay while you’re adventuring in the area. Also, if you are planning to visit with your furry friend in tow, there are plenty of pet-friendly cabins for your accommodation needs.

Frequently asked questions about Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Stephens

1. Which are the cheapest Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Stephens?

If you’re looking for budget accommodation for your travel in Port Stephens, then do check out this beautiful view from a private room and this one-bedroom unit with a view.

2. Which Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Stephens are good for families?

There are a lot of things to consider when traveling with family - one of them is accommodation. In case you need help choosing one, check out this dog-friendly Airbnb with a stylish interior.

3. Which are the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Port Stephens with a pool?

In case you’re in search of a holiday home with a private or shared pool, you can look at this fully furnished house. It has a solar-heated pool that you’ll surely enjoy.

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