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These Are The 20 Most Popular Holiday Homes In Australia, So Time For A Holiday

These Are The 20 Most Popular Holiday Homes In Australia, So Time For A Holiday

Stayz has announced the finalists in their annual Holiday Homes of the Year Awards – and it confirms we’ve all been thoroughly embracing the road trip this year.

After crunching the numbers from the last year, the Stayz shortlist showcases the country’s most popular stays based off the most booked and best reviewed properties.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of holiday homes (95 percent) are located in regional Australia or outside city centres, proving how popular road trips are this year. Among the top 20, Victoria and New South Wales both take out seven spots; Queensland and Tasmania are home to two finalists; and Western Australia and South Australia each claim one.

Stayz are yet to drop the major winner (that’s next week), but in the meantime these 20 shortlisted properties will provide you with plenty of inspo and options for a sweet regional getaway – from a floating shipping container ‘cube’ on the Murray River to a health retreat in Daylesford.

New South Wales

55 on Horatio, Mudgee

This simple, modern two-bedroom cottage in wine-loving Mudgee has a two-night minimum stay and prices start from $140 per night.

Number 96 at Pretty Beach, Killcare

Killcare on the Central Coast is a lovely spot, with nearby and aptly named Pretty Beach popular with weekenders. This group-friendly house has water views and sleeps up to eight across three bedrooms. Prices start from $317 per night with a three-night minimum stay.

Bondi Beach Penthouse, Sydney

This huge two-bedroom apartment (1200sqm) has ridiculous views from your large terrace across Bondi and out to the Pacific ocean. Sleeping up to five, there’s a minimum two-night stay, starting at $500 per night.

Pineview, Bundeena

Nestled in the Royal National Park, Bundeena feels miles away while only an hour from Sydney’s CBD. This beachside studio starts from $195 per night with a minimum two-night stay.

Water’s Edge in Scarborough, Wollongong

Perched high on a dramatic rock shelf, this five bedroom, four bathroom house just south of Stanwell Tops serves ocean views aplenty. There’s no minimum stay and prices start from $900 per night.

Elanora, Gerroa

If you struggle to choose between rolling green hills and ocean views, then the South Coast is made for you. This four bed, three bath house is the perfect affordable group stay with seriously gorgeous vistas from most rooms. Minimum stays are between two to seven nights, starting from $823 per night.

Bantam Cottage, Berry

This two-bedroom cottage charmer in beautiful Berry is pet friendly with a lovely backyard. Prices start from $210 per night with a minimum two-night stay.


Amaroo Retreat, Halls Gap


Halls Gap is the Gateway to the Grampians National Park. This modern two bedder offers views of Mackeys Peak plus an established garden and backyard with fire pit. Prices start at $210 per night with varying minimum night stays.

Algona Views, Halls Gap

Another renovated Halls Gap option, Algona Views is a two-bedroom red cedar cottage that really makes you feel like you’re in the heart of the Grampians. Stays are from $158 per night with a minimum two+ night stay.

The Little White House, Dandenong Ranges National Park

In the quaint town of Emerald you’ll find this beyond charming home-meets-luxury-BnB with pitched rooflines and lush views. Prices from $264 per night with no minimum stay.

Otways Loft, Forrest

If you’ve always wanted to stay in a three-storey, three-bedroom log cabin that’s part-tree house and part-train carriage, then today’s your lucky day. And yes, that’s a claw-foot tub in the master bedroom. Stays are from $326 per night with a varying night minimum stay.

Arinya Retreat, Daylesford

This architecturally eco-friendly designed home constructed of rammed earth is nestled in the Hepburn Regional Park just 10 minutes from Hepburn Springs and Daylesford. It’s focussed on wellbeing and even has its own mineral spring on site. Sleeping up to 10 across four bedrooms, there’s a two-night minimum stay and prices start from $201 per night.

Capel Breeze, Mornington Peninsula

This comfortable two-bedroom apartment is located in the heart of Capel Sound, literally across from the beach. Minimum stay limits vary and prices start from $181 per night.

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The Pole House At Fairhaven, Aireys Inlet

Built by Frank Dixon in the 70s, The Pole House instantly became a landmark, described as “a sentinel guarding the eastern gate to The Great Ocean Road”. The two-bedroom house has just been redesigned by Franco Fiorentini from F2 Architecture. Prices start from $837 per night.

South Australia

‘The Cube’ Murray River, Murray Bridge

‘The Cube’ on the Murray River is a modern concept floating eco pod that accommodates two people and promises you can sit on the deck and dip your toes in the water. Starts from $261 per night with a two-night minimum.


Bellbird Studio, Kenilworth

This log cabin sheltered beneath a riparian forest canopy situated at the base of Kenilworth Bluff in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland is only 20 minutes away from the famous Eumundi Markets. Sleeping two, prices start from $155 per night.

Frangipani Whitsundays, Hamilton Island

This top floor, single-level apartment is opposite Catseye Beach with uninterrupted island views. With two bedrooms and two bathrooms, this offers a modern, more affordable option to the ultra-luxury resorts the area is known for, without skimping on heavenly vistas. Prices average from $435 per night with a three-night minimum stay.


Belle Vue Beach House, Binalong Bay

Stay in a 60-year-old Tasmanian cray fisherman’s shack (that’s been beautifully renovated, of course). The three-bed, two-bath home with its own pizza oven is smack bang opposite the famous Binalong Bay swimming beach, with sweeping views. Minimum two-night stays from $263 average per night.

No 41 Dennes Point, Bruny Island

This home on Bruny Island is nestled right above Nebraska Beach, Dennes Point. Sleeping up to five, there’s a two-night minimum stay with prices from $200 per night.

Western Australia

Nautrally Kinfauns, Busselton

In the Yallingup Hills, this architecturally-designed home offers a gorgeous base to explore this beautiful region, only minutes away from wineries, bakeries and more. The four-bed, two-bath house has a minimum three-night stay and averages $400 per night.

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