Winter is well and truly upon us, but if you’re not in a position to escape the cold weather for a European summer, don’t fret because you can have just as much fun on a cosy holiday in your own backyard.
As the cold weather kicks in, you can fight the winter blues by escaping to a cosy holiday rental for a bit of R&R.
Whether you’re keen for a solo getaway, a romantic escape, or just a fun weekend away with friends, you’re in luck because we’ve rounded up the best cosy holiday rentals across Australia.
The Wensley, VIC
Just 1.5 hours from Melbourne’s CBD, The Wensley offers a slice of rustic luxury on the Surf Coast Hinterland.
Set amongst the rolling hills on a massive rural property, with breathtaking views, The Wensley is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life.
Additionally, you can access massage services, private dining and catering, and creative retreats, if you fancy a more luxurious experience.
The property sleeps up to 10 guests with five beds total.
Linnaeus Farm Estate, NSW
If the Sydney city life is getting a bit much for you, escape to Linnaeus Farm Estate on the NSW South Coast — located between Berry and Seven Mile Beach.
Set on 8.4 acres with 360 degree views, the property is the perfect place to kick back and relax with the whole crew without travelling too far from home.
The property sleeps up to 10 people.
Hideout Cabin, NSW
If you’re seeking something more intimate, the Hideout Cabin — a tiny home in Moss Vale could be perfect for you.
With dam views, a fire pit, and the option to ride the horses on the property, this is the perfect space for a romantic retreat.
Not to mention, you’re located just 10 minutes from the Centennial Vineyards, if you fancy a drink or two during your stay.
The property sleeps two.
Thalia Haven, TAS
Looking to escape the mainland but not quite ready to jetset overseas? Consider Thalia Haven on Tasmania’s east coast.
Fitted with a stunning outdoor bathtub that overlooks crystal clear water, this secluded, off-the-grid getaway is the perfect way to bask in the glory of Great Oyster Bay.
The property sits on a huge 130-acre block with its own private beach access, making it the perfect escape from reality. Not to mention, the accommodation is filled with games, puzzles, and yoga mats so you can truly enjoy the off-the-grid life, turn off your phone and fully relax.
Thalia Haven includes four separate buildings and sleeps up to eight people, so gather up your mates for a weekend trip.
Hillview Dairy, QLD
Heading up to the Gold Coast but don’t want the city vibe? Look no further than Hillview Dairy in the hinterland.
With a cute and cosy homestead vibe and a view of stunning national park, this restored barn will let you live out your best Farmer Wants A Wife dreams in absolute luxury.
The property features two bedrooms and sleeps up to eight guests.
Ode To The Orchard, SA
Located in the breathtaking Adelaide Hills, Ode To The Orchard is the perfect place to relax and unwind with a glass of wine in hand with views of some of the region’s best wineries.
After a long day of exploring the Adelaide Hills, you can kick back and relax in a claw-foot bathtub overlooking the sunset in the hills.
Or, if you’re feeling inspired, you can cook up a delicious apple crumble (ingredients and recipe provided) in the vintage wood-fired Aga for a one-of-a-kind experience.
The property is the perfect romantic getaway for any wine-loving couple. Don’t believe us? Ode To The Orchard is listed as South Australia’s most wish-listed AirBnB!
Ode To The Orchard sleeps four.
The Burrows, TAS
This restored 1860s stone cottage offers stunning views of picturesque Great Oyster Bay wherever you look.
Enjoy breakfast (and gin) provided on arrival so you can taste the best bits of Tasmania, then relax in one of The Burrows‘ many great reading corners. Or, if you’re feeling like a soak, you can unwind in the claw-foot tub overlooking the bay, before dashing out to one of the nearby restaurants or wineries for a delicious dinner.
The property sleeps four.