Top 13 Airbnb Vacation Rentals In Sydney's Northern Beaches - Updated 2022

airbnb Sydney Northern Beaches, Australia

The natural beauty of Sydney lies in its pristine beaches, public gardens and, of course, in its world-famous port, all things worth seeing before heading out to explore restaurants and markets. Complete your tour with an excursion in the Blue Mountains, quite popular even among the locals. Here are some things you don’t want to miss if you’re going there: taking a dip in the picturesque beaches, discovering the most spectacular landscapes of Australia, having dinner in the best restaurants and booking one of our top Airbnb vacation rentals in the Northern Beaches in Sydney.

1. Upper-level beach house in Refuge Cove (from USD 154)

This top-story beach house offers one of the best views of Refuge Cove. Let the morning breeze cool unto you as you enjoy a cup of coffee on the balcony. Have a nice family night in the air-conditioned living room that also features a large TV with Netflix, so movie nights are also in order. Freshen up from your beach trip in the full-sized bathtub.

You can also easily have an intimate dinner party with your loved ones since there’s a fully equipped kitchen provided here.

Refuge Cove On Pittwater With Views
61 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 1 Bed 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed breakfast on the balcony each morning taking in the water view
although no air-conditioning generous cross breezes and ceiling fans were welcome
very quiet relaxing place with spectacular views and lots of room to unwind enjoying the scenery
lovely styling and attention to detail full kitchen and all the mod cons with beautiful water views
we particularly enjoyed the little attentions (freshly baked bread breakfast starter and chocolates)
clean and extremely comfortable
all clean and well presented
it was spotlessly clean comfortable and very tasteful
an truly warm clean and homely stay
it was very clean and comfortable and well stocked with kitchen supplies and linens
amazing hosts very friendly and helpful
helpful host who made us feel comfortable for our stay
robyn was such a friendly hospitable host who provided us with everything we needed
had a fantastic time - great apartment and very generous and helpful hosts
robyn and ian were gracious hosts and helpful an excellent choice for exploring the northern beaches
very close to the water and a beautiful location
a very nice quiet location in an established neighborhood on pittwater bay
access to town is very easy by bus or car and there are great beaches within walking distance
the house was very well appointed and perfectly located close to our son's family
this is a fantastic property in a beautiful location
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2. Private studio flat on Bungan Beach (from USD 199)

This private studio flat lies in the Northern Beaches’ most desired location: Bungan Beach. A grassy path will lead you to the beach and you won’t have to worry about the climate, as the flat is provided with both air conditioning and heating. You’ll be granted with full privacy, which makes this option particularly ideal for couples.

Beachfront - The Beach Shack
Newport, New South Wales, Australia
196 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 1 Bed 2 Guests 0 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wine coffee and other extras also great and the wifi is really solid
the bed was super comfy & the view is spectacular
the room was exactly as described and the beach is just gorgeous
the room was beautiful and comfortable
the flat itself is immaculately clean and tastefully appointed
the flat was beautifully clean comfortable and spacious
well equipped and very clean
the beach flat was also very clean and tidy
the space was gorgeous - clean calm bright and modern
janelle was a wonderful host
our hosts janelle and peter were so welcoming and friendly
delightful hosts very obliging and welcoming
great place and great host
janelle was a great host
an amazing location and beautiful private beach
the location is breathtaking we will be back
incredible location thoughtful touches around the house
the place was in a fantastic location
everything was perfect for a few days city break the beach was quiet and really close
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3. Pittwater apartment on Clareville Beach (from USD 142)

Yes, you’re not dreaming, this Pittwater apartment retreat really exists, and it’s waiting for you at Clareville Beach, with its lounge area looking out onto Pittwater’s stunning water views. An indoor fireplace contributes to making the atmosphere even more magical and this accommodation even comes with long board and kayaking facilities! You’ll have full access to the “kitchenette” and be welcomed by the Superhost owner.

Put Yourself In This Picture
Avalon Beach, New South Wales, Australia
387 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
apartment is very private with great view towards pittwater
the apartment was surrounded by lush vegetation and water views - so relaxing
the views are sensational great walks comfortable bed and nice extras
all amenities provided and thoughtfully decorated with everything you could need for a comfortable stay
we didn't get to use the the cooking amenities but kitchen looked very nice
very clean place with nice touches
very clean and had everything we needed
it was modern clean and very comfortable
it was very clean and had very nice touches
it was very clean and equipped with everything we needed
great host as well
he was a great host
guy was a wonderful host
guy is a fantastic host
guy is an amazing host
easy walk to beach
so close to everything and perfect accommodation
amazing location on sydney's northern beaches
stunning place in a beautiful location
lovely pittwater location and guy is very welcoming
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4. A beach house with a yoga studio (from USD 860)

Escape from the busy life of the city and come to this beach house for a blissful time to reconnect with nature. The house features a tree house terrace with the views of Pittwater horizon and Clareville Beach. Or, take a break and let yourself practice yoga in the private yoga space. Whip up delicious breakfasts in the well equipped kitchen. Make memories with family or friends by spending quality time in the comfortable living room. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms that are excellent for eight people.

Relaxed Clareville Beach House & Yoga Studio
Avalon Beach, New South Wales, Australia
24 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 5 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
the rooms are spacious and clean
rafaela is a generous hosts with good tips for things to do
tommi and rafaela were perfect hosts
paradise beach at sunset is a must (just a short-walk from halcyon)
beautiful house with great vibe and close to cafe and local shops
close to plenty of shops and restaurants yet peacefully out of the way of the hustle and bustle
it is close to clareville shops beautiful bush walks and avalon village
tommi and rafaela’s house in avalon is an ideal place to spend a relaxing weekend on sydney’s northern beaches
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5. Pittwater Paradise (from USD 609)

A new home with direct access to Pittwater, you’ll be able to rent the whole house, including three double bedrooms with an ensuite bathroom in each, a pool, a BBQ area, and two car parks. A very large and modern place to help you live the most authentic Australian experience you could think of. Spacious, serene, artistic, relaxing and inspiring, this is ideal for friends and families who want to treat themselves to an unforgettable holiday.

Direct Water Access to Pittwater from a Creative Retreat
Newport, New South Wales, Australia
129 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the master room has a wonderful view to the sunrise or sunset
loved my early morning view from bed and evening view from the deck with a glass wine
comfortable home with all mod cons
we had a morning dip in the pool and enjoyed a nice long lunch nearby in newport
it was so peaceful being right on the water and having a pool was the cherry on top
clean spacious and comfortable
the house was also very clean and tidy
excellent clean and spacious property in a beautiful setting
the house was very clean just expect some bugs as it is in australia and on the water
host was helpful and responded promptly
doug was also a great host
doug is a great host and very helpful
doug was a friendly and accommodating host
doug was helpful and replied promptly to my questions
pittwater paradise is a beautiful house set in a stunning waterside location
a great location with loads of character
fantastic house in a great location
the location is amazing right on pittwater and central to all the northern beaches has to offer
great location close to 2 yacht clubs serving great meals
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6. Stunning beachfront gem (from USD 165)

This beach apartment, reachable by a walking trail, will make you feel like you’re on another planet. It opens up so much that it will feel like you’re living outside. Among the outdoor zones you’ll find a spa, and a dining and seating area around a fire pit. The amazing view and panorama is just the icing on the cake in this friendly and welcoming apartment fit for four guests.

Stunning 1-2 bedroom beachfront 'gem'
Warriewood, New South Wales, Australia
99 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable accomodation with amazing views
free wifi was a bonusthe road was busier than we though so a little noisy
well stocked kitchen appreciated special touches like the nespresso coffee and the wine and beer in the fridge
fabulous location and views very comfortable and had everything we needed during our stay
great little apartment in a lovely location with sea views
apartment is clean bright and you can hear the ocean at night
place was nice and clean
the apartment was modern clean private and quiet everything we wanted really
ali is a lovely host
ali is a great host
ali was a fantastic host
ali was a wonderful host and has a beautiful home
house was amazing and so were hosts
a perfect spot close to everything
the location is beautiful - a short walk to the beach
great location on the beach
fantastic location for a quiet get away
we enjoyed the location
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7. Private one-bedroom in chic designer home for two guests in Sydey'sLower North Shore (from USD 59)

What’s a better way to experience local culture than staying in a local’s homestay when visiting a lovely place like Willoughby, Australia. Consider Margie’s stunning homestay where two guests can enjoy a private king-size bedroom with luminous white interiors with touches of modern midcentury furnishings that extend throughout the living space and bathrooms. Guests have access to the whole house, with proper usage of superb amenities like Wifi, Netflix, the study, flatscreen TV, a fully decked kitchen enough for six people to cook together in, as well as free parking and the garden area. The living space is an open area extending towards the backyard and garden where guests can enjoy a great meal with the hosts and with other travelers in the area. This elegantly designed home is located just ten minutes away from city cafes, restaurants, and shops on foot.

Private Room in Elegant Design Home with Back Deck
Willoughby, New South Wales, Australia
441 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Private room in home 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we had a good sleep with a heater to keep us warm when needed
margie was kind enough to iron our clothes and also offered us breakfast
the room en-suite and little study are just wonderful
beautiful breakfast comfortable bed and warm conversation
the complimentary breakfast was a nice and healthy touch
communication was great and the house was clean and beautiful
clean and tidy comfortable bed
the room is clean and comfortable
clean quiet fabulous place to stay
very clean tidy and comfortable house
the hosts were very warm and friendly
delightful hosts warm and welcoming
fantastic place and great host
very nice place with very very nice hosts
great bed lovely hosts
location was fantastic close to city and chatswood offering food options and conveniences just a short walk away
5 star accommodation great location
really good location to get around - close to chatswood crows nest and sydney cbd
excellent location close to public transport and very comfortable space
great location very peaceful and accessible
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8. One-bedroom air-conditioned garden unit

A hidden garden retreat surrounded by beautiful landscapes and in a very convenient location. Sit back and relax in the garden, or use the outdoor table and chairs to share a meal in this homely but exotic atmosphere. Perfect for families, friends, couples, and furry friends are welcome too!

1 Bedroom Private Air Conditioned Garden Unit.
North Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia
161 reviews
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable linen and coffee provided
when the wifi wasn't working she helped me straight away which was lovely
easy drive to finest beaches ever with beautiful rock swimming pools as well
the mattress on the double bed is of high quality - very comfortable
it has all the necessities for a comfortable stay my favourite was the coffee machine and pods
comfortable clean and recently remodeled
it was clean and comfortable
it is clean and well appointed
we found the flat very clean and tidy
comfortable and clean excellent value
spencer & susan are great hosts
spencer and susan were great hosts
lovely place and lovely hosts
host was quick and helpful with queries
great place and really nice hosts
a lovely quiet location very close to rsl
in a fantastic location
awesome location at a greg price
location was great for the beach and lagoon
awesome place very close by to a local bar
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9. Romantic, private, stylish cabin for two

If you’re a couple, check this one out. This secluded cabin for two offers a romantic view of Pittwater and the national park. You’ll be able to relax on the lounge chairs in the covered veranda or in the separate terrace equipped with a day bed and fireplace. This peaceful hideaway is accessible only by water and will surely make you feel like you’re part of a fairytale.

Romantic, private stylish cabin for two
90 reviews
Island 1 Bed 2 Guests

10. Beachside cabin

Close walking distance to Avalon and Whale Beaches and Avalon village, this seaside style cabin will steal your heart. You’ll be provided with an ensuite bathroom with shower/toilet and basin. Whether you’re here to surf, have a swim or just to relax, this will make your holiday dream come true by providing a very quiet space far away from touristy and crowded locations, but close to wonderful beaches.

Beachside cabin northern beaches
Avalon, New South Wales, Australia
679 reviews
Entire cabin 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
also mattress was comfortable
the bed was comfortable and the cabin had all the amenities you would need for a short stay
we had a little bit of trouble with the wifi range but otherwise we really enjoyed our stay
beautiful little private cottage well presented and very comfortable for an overnight stay (or longer)
the bed was comfortable good coffee and food just a few minutes drive away
very clean and spacious
clean cosy and comfortable
really nice and clean cabin
extremely clean & the bed was so comfortable
the shower is also very clean and spacious
great place really nice host
beautiful place & awesome host
receptive host and cool personal touches
hendrika is a truly amazing host
she was very hospitable and welcoming and we had a great time
cute little place great location
the location was brilliant
great location and very private
good location and privacy
wonderful cabin location is excellent
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11. Stylish, comfortable beach haven

Here comes a real luxury retreat that will make your experience unforgettable… are you in? This super stylish cabana soaked in nature will make your dreams come true and you’ll never want to leave. Surrounded by exotic flowers, tropical palms, and garden art, this haven perfectly combines wood, wicker, and bamboo accents with antique styling in a comfy, sunny home. Needless to say, this Airbnb Plus accommodation will provide you with all the facilities that you’ll need to have a perfect stay.

Stylish Comfortable Beach Haven
Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia
90 reviews
Entire villa 3 Beds 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
carparks were easy to find just outside the apartment
the bali-inspired yard is a great touch that adds to the magic of this open-plan living apartment
it was a comfortable stay for 5 adults
the place was great very comfortable with a really well equipped kitchen and a lovely sunny garden
the townhouse was clean and comfortable breakfast was lovely and communication has been prompt
it was very spacious clean and inviting
such a beautiful house and perfectly clean
the apartment was very clean and inviting which made it feel like home
dale was very friendly and the house was clean and well presented
dale is a friendly host
dale was a great host very friendly with wonderful hospitality
dale was a kind and helpful host
the host was great with communication
dale was also very responsive and attentive
the property and location were perfect
and a fabulous walking distance to the beach
very good restaurants a walk away
great stay - comfortable convenient and wonderful location
beautiful home great neighbourhood really close to beach and cafes
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12. Lovely waterfront cabin on Pittwater

If you imagined all boat sheds as very rustic huts with the only purpose of storing boats, then think again! This Superhost managed to turn his boat shed into a beautifully designed home for the adventurous types among you. This location surely doesn’t lack activities: paddle a kayak and explore if you feel energetic, or relax and go for a bush-walk in the National Park to a lookout overlooking Pittwater, visit the dam, explore the creeks or go further afield… discover the West Head peninsular, reachable within walking distance, or simply sit, relax and watch the world go by while you enjoy the view.

The most beautiful boatshed on Pittwater.
Morning Bay, New South Wales, Australia
197 reviews Superhost
Entire guesthouse 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
everything you need is available with a fully equipped kitchen and space to swim eat drink and relax
we also loved the simplicity of showering outdoors and and enjoying the view whilst at it
we cooked two delicious meals both nights and the kitchen was well equipped for our needs
the loft (and very comfortable bed) is a real highlight
the boathouse is beautiful very minimalistic clean and tidy
the accomodation itself is clean and tidy with everything you could think of
tim & grace were wonderful hosts
tim was a fantastic host
tim was a fabulous host
lovely hosts who went out of their way to make us feel welcome
tim and grace were wonderful communicative hosts
wonderful location and very quiet comfy boatshed
the boathouse is an amazing location absolutely ideal if you want to get away from it all and relax
tranquil and peaceful amazing location and beautiful boatshed
amazing place so close to sydney and yet you feel so far away
wow - what an incredible location and home
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13. Cosy beachside retreat on Narrabeen Beach

Are you a beach lover, but you really dislike touristy over-crowded areas? Have a look at this quiet two-bedroom unit: no neighbours on either side, a short walking distance from cafés and restaurants and, of course, located on the beach! Ideal for both short and long stays, you’ll find all the amenities you’ll possibly need to have a comfortable stay. This is also a perfect option if you have very high standards of cleanliness. The sheets and towels that are used are high quality hotel standard linens, which are guaranteed to be clean, fresh and pressed at your arrival. Cleaning personnel are hired before the arrival of each guest, making sure the accommodation will live up to your standards.

Surf & Swim at this Secluded Narrabeen Beach Stay
Narrabeen, New South Wales, Australia
47 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 4 Beds 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the sunrise view from the comfortable family room is incredible
we also appreciated the juicer in the kitchen the wifi and the car space
our family of four were very comfortable for our week in narrabeen
apartment is a nice layout with plenty of space and had pretty much everything we needed
the apartment was full of mold and the refund ellie promised was not paid
100% clean and tidy
the unit was very clean and tidy and had everything required for a short or longer stay
if you like it clean this place is not for you
with the cleanliness issues being addressed it is great
very nice host swift responses and great cooperation
jonathan was friendly and attentive
jonathon responded quickly to any questions which was very helpful
i was immediately impressed by jonathon's prompt responses and helpful advice
i would definitely stay there again jonathan the host was super friendly
good location and very relaxing
a great location and excellent accomodation
close to great facilities
the location of this sweet place is awesome
a beautiful in an amazing location highly recommend
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Have fun in the Northern Beaches!

Reaching these locations won’t be a problem: Sydney Airport is served by direct flights from the main international airports and it’s located only twenty minutes by taxi or train from the city centre. Often considered the “gateway to Australia,” you’ll have the chance to relax on the sunny beaches, have dinner at an award-winning restaurant and enjoy some shows while you’re in this beautiful city. Make the most of these Airbnb offers and live an authentic Australian experience!

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