A luxury living room in a Sydney Airbnb with large floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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The 7 best luxury Airbnbs in Sydney for a true taste of the high life

Planning a trip to Sydney? Take your trip to the next level with a stay in one of the city's most luxurious Airbnbs.

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Craving a taste of pure luxury? How about jetting off to one of Australia’s hotspots and crashing at a place so swanky, saying goodbye will be the hardest part?

Imagine sinking into sheets with thread counts that could reach the thousands, flipping lights on and off with just a clap, and leisurely floating around a pool that’s bigger than your entire bedroom back home. Trust us, Sydney is packed with properties so luxurious it’s like stepping into an alternate universe.

To help you plan your perfect VIP stay, we've searched through Sydney's Airbnb scene to dig up only the fanciest stays for you. From penthouse apartments overlooking the harbour to coastal mansions with killer ocean views, there’s a little something for everyone on this extensive list. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to live the high life. Just don’t forget the bubbles, they're a must for the full-on experience.

Updated April 2024: We regularly spice up our lists with Australia's most unique and on-trend stays, and this time we're coming for Sydney with this ultra-relaxing abode 10 minutes from Curl Curl Beach, or this luxury cabin in South Maroota

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts, and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The best luxury Airbnbs in Sydney

1. The Kambala in Bellevue Hill

Located in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, this mid-century retreat exudes old-world charm and effortless sophistication. Glide through the expansive French doors to discover the inviting pool area and tranquil courtyard. Perfect for families, it features a baby-friendly nursery and plenty of yard space for little ones to play. The perks are pretty top-notch too - a personal welcome, a gourmet basket filled with treats, housekeeping services, and a concierge at your beck and call. It's like having a hotel experience but within the private, expansive space of a home.

Rooms? Four bedrooms. Sleeps up to eight guests.
The mood? As classy as it gets.
Location perks? Enjoy easy access to numerous downtown destinations, including the Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Opera House.
Budget range? Top dollar.

2. The glass house in Darlinghurst

This award-winning architectural gem in Darlinghurst is no joke. A glass house Airbnb that’s the epitome of luxury from start to finish. With its top-tier furnishings and expensive materials, it's perfect for rounding up your crew and indulging in a few days of pure opulence. The cherry on top? The entire place is a smart home, so you can boss around the lights, music, heating, and more using just your voice (ideal for us lazy folks). Think marble floors, a crackling fireplace, and an effortlessly sleek and alluring vibe – once you're in, you might never want to leave.

Rooms? Three bedrooms. Sleeps up to six guests.
The mood? Unparalleled luxury.
Location perks? A 10-minute walk away from the heart of the city.
Budget range? Expensive but you can bag a discount for week-long stays.

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3. The Moroccan retreat in Bilgola

Transport yourself to a slice of Marrakesh right here in Sydney's north. This Airbnb is a real stunner, taking inspiration from Moroccan architecture and style. Crafted in 2002, the house is a blend of Hebel-aerated concrete and three layers of lime, straw, and mud sourced from the rich red clay of Bilgola plateau. Take in the scenic vistas overlooking the plateau and the stunning Angophora Reserve, rich with native banksias and lush trees. It's a mini Moroccan oasis Down Under.

Rooms? Four bedrooms. Sleeps up to eight guests.
The mood? A sensory experience, full of energy and richness of other worlds.
Location perks? A peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney's centre. Enjoy five local beaches, just 3-10 minutes away by car. 
Budget range? Your wallet may shed a tear.

4. The waterfront apartment with an expansive harbour view

Blending modern comforts with a touch of tradition, this impressive apartment is designed to create lasting memories for both couples and families. As you walk through the door, you'll be blown away by the iconic Sydney Harbour view that greets you. Kickstart your day with a cuppa on the recently renovated balcony, soaking in those iconic vistas. Then rustle up a scrumptious brekkie in the well-equipped kitchen before diving into city exploration. Take our word for it, this place is hard to beat.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps up to two guests.
The mood? A memorable property in one of Sydney's most exclusive suburbs.
Location perks? Views, views, and more views.
Budget range? Slightly more reasonable when split between four.

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5. The oceanfront getaway in Manly

This airy property is flooded with natural light, offering breathtaking ocean vistas from almost every angle. Cosy up by the bay window, the perfect spot to unwind with a good book or simply marvel at the crystal-clear waters below. As if that’s not enough, you'll have access to a sprawling rooftop terrace boasting panoramic views of the entire Northern Beaches coastline stretching all the way to Palm Beach.

Rooms? Two bedrooms. Sleeps up to five guests.
The mood? Clean, bright, and airy.
Location perks? The ocean is right on your doorstep and  Manly is a scenic 7-minute stroll away.
Budget range? Reasonable for a luxury stay.

6. The modern apartment with views of Sydney Harbour Bridge

Get ready to be blown away by this breathtaking apartment. While the interior is undeniably stunning, the real star of the show is the unparalleled view of Sydney’s most iconic landmarks—the majestic Opera House and the iconic Harbour Bridge. Whether you're lounging in the living room, dining with a view, relaxing in the bedrooms, or soaking in the scenery from the balcony, you’ll be captivated by these awe-inspiring panoramas. They're the kind of views that will stick with you and make your Instagram feed envy-inducing of course.

Rooms? 
Two bedrooms. Sleeps up to four guests.
The mood? Paradise overlooking the water.
Location perks? The pictures speak for themselves. Go on, take a little look.
Budget range? Unsurprisingly, you're paying for that view.

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7. Bali-Moroccan-inspired retreat in Curl Curl

Sort of Balanese. Sort of Morrocan. Whatever your take on this place is, we think you'll love it. Combining the tropics with contemporary design, this four-bedroom home is the perfect vacation spot for a large group of friends or a relaxing beach getaway for the fam. From lounging beneath the palm trees to cuddling up on the swing chairs to bouncing on the trampoline, there are plenty of opportunities to kick back and enjoy the sunshine. When you want to venture into town, you'll have a wealth of restaurant options, cafes and galleries to enjoy.

Rooms? Four bedrooms. Sleeps eight. 
The mood? Warm and elegant. 
Location perks? Just a 10-minute stroll from curl-curl beach. 
Budget range? A pretty penny.

8. The wilderness cabin in South Maroota

If you're looking for a farm stay with a sprinkling of luxury, we'd get on reserving this gorgeous cabin if we were you. Perched on 25-acre private land with stunning views of the surrounding forest. Inside, the cabin is decorated with a spiced pumpkin vibe - think lots of warm neutrals and brassy tones - that makes this place feel like a second home. if a romantic evening is on the cards, grab the bubbly and head outdoors to enjoy the firepit, or indulge in a loooong soak in the hot tub. 

Rooms? One bedroom. Sleeps two guests. 
The mood? Sexy cabin in the woods. 
Location perks? The nearby wineries, markets, fruit pick and bush walks really sweeten the deal. 
Budget range? Not too bad for a mini-break or honeymoon. 

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