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Top-rated vacation rentals in Sydney

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Apartment in McMahons Point

Views of the Opera House - Modern Studio Apartment

Welcome to my bright and airy studio located in one of Sydney's most tranquil suburbs. Enjoy AMAZING views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House while prepping meals in the modern, fully equipped kitchen or unwind on the balcony with your favourite beverage. You'll have a comfortable queen bed as well as internal laundry facilities to enjoy. Two minutes from Harbour ferries, my place is perfect for guests who want to stay close to the city, but looking for a quiet studio with fantastic views.

Apr 16 – 21

$184 per night$1,010 total
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Apartment in Kirribilli


A spectacular apartment on the water edge with direct view of the iconic Opera house and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The apartment has designer furnishing, a modern kitchen and dining area. Ideal setting to immerse yourself into the stunning Sydney Harbour with a drink on the balcony. PLEASE NOTE: Available dates are as listed on the Airbnb calendar. Parking: Limited to 2hrs. Not ideal for guest with car. New Year's Eve and NY's Day of any year - sorry, it is NOT available.

Aug 15 – 22

$260 per night$2,192 total
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Apartment in Chippendale

Self contained studio overlooking Central

Discover your ultimate city getaway in Sydney's creative hub, Chippendale! This private room is designed with your comfort in mind and comes equipped with all the essentials you need for a comfortable stay. With its own kitchenette and bathroom, you'll have the privacy and convenience you need, whether you're here for work, study, or just for a visit. Relax and unwind in style with a smart TV, air conditioning, and all the necessary amenities.

Jan 12 – 19

$92 per night$733 total

Popular amenities for Sydney vacation rentals

Stay near Sydney's top sights

Taronga Zoo Sydney613 locals recommend
Sydney Harbour Bridge984 locals recommend
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney985 locals recommend
Top Ryde City Shopping Centre78 locals recommend
Parramatta Park63 locals recommend
Art Gallery of New South Wales891 locals recommend

Sydney apartment rentals

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Apartment in Potts Point

New York inspired city pad in Potts Point

Oct 20 – 27

$92 per night$771 total
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Apartment in Potts Point

Designer studio, loads of extras, views and pool

May 8 – 15

$133 per night$1,143 total
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Apartment in Darlinghurst

Artistic, light-filled pad in fabulous location

May 14 – 21

$65 per night$574 total

Apartment in Potts Point

Contemporary Potts Point Apartment with a Rooftop Pool

May 14 – 21

$132 per night$1,140 total
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Apartment in Rushcutters Bay

Stylish, Modern Retreat in Central Sydney with Car Space

Jun 22 – 29

$100 per night$871 total

Apartment in Paddington

Light-filled apartment in top Paddington Location

Mar 12 – 19

$118 per night$1,014 total

Apartment in Kirribilli

Reflections - World Class 360° Harbour Views!

Jun 16 – 23

$605 per night$4,353 total

Apartment in Kirribilli

Heatherbrae I - World Class Harbour Bridge Views!

Jan 20 – 27

$737 per night$5,359 total
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Apartment in Elizabeth Bay

Iconic Sydney Views

Jan 30 – Feb 6

$126 per night$1,102 total

Apartment in Lavender Bay

Harbourside Studio with Stunning Views

Aug 26 – Sep 2

$173 per night$1,527 total
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Apartment in Sydney

Central l Pool l Rooftop Harbour Views

Oct 15 – 22

$105 per night$893 total
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Apartment in Bronte

Beach Bungalow Studio with Cozy Patio

Jul 22 – 29

$96 per night$839 total

Sydney home rentals

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Home in Alexandria

Studio 54x2

Aug 10 – 17

$77 per night$612 total

Home in Seaforth

World Class Villa HarbourView Sauna Private Beach

May 30 – Jun 6

$570 per night$4,689 total
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Home in Woolloomooloo

2 Bedroom Terrace In The Heart Of Woolloomooloo

Jan 18 – 25

$219 per night$1,639 total
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Home in Mosman

Luxurious Harbour-Side Studio Apartment in Mosman

Jan 27 – Feb 3

$118 per night$1,006 total

Home in Upper Colo

Laguna Sanctuary

Oct 1 – 8

$205 per night$1,671 total
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Home in Balmain East

House with the pool on the edge of Sydney Harbour

Aug 30 – Sep 6

$660 per night$5,658 total

Home in Darlinghurst

Studio#5 in Darlinghurst

Jul 24 – 31

$86 per night$703 total
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Home in Camperdown

Stylish Victorian Terrace in cultural heart

Jun 25 – Jul 2

$86 per night$773 total
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Home in Chatswood

Quiet Private Independent

Apr 26 – May 3

$68 per night$578 total
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Home in Fairlight

Fairlight Maison

Aug 2 – 9

$351 per night$2,919 total
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Home in Church Point

Palm Pavilion: architectural rainforest retreat

Apr 12 – 19

$624 per night$5,280 total

Home in Avalon

Private Luxury Apartment Sitting atop Pittwater

Jun 10 – 17

$201 per night$1,677 total

Other great vacation rentals in Sydney

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Guest suite in Bronte

Blissful Bronte

Sep 11 – 18

$102 per night$852 total
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Guest suite in Watsons Bay

Camp Cove Tropical Retreat at Watsons Bay

Jan 30 – Feb 6

$197 per night$1,646 total

Guest suite in Kurraba Point

the attic • luxury harbourside suite

Aug 20 – 27

$125 per night$1,052 total
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Loft in Darlinghurst

Modern City Pad

Jul 26 – Aug 2

$135 per night$1,157 total
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Guest suite in Darlinghurst

Close to it all

Aug 5 – 12

$61 per night$512 total
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Loft in Kensington

Kensington Sydney, 'The Studio' Private Entrance

May 14 – 21

$79 per night$652 total
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Guest suite in Glebe

Private, well lit Studio Loft w/kitchenette

Aug 12 – 19

$62 per night$526 total
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Guest suite in Marrickville

Massive Warehouse Loft Apartment

May 12 – 19

$71 per night$604 total
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Guest suite in Randwick

Rest and Relax in a Private, Modern Guest Suite

Jun 13 – 20

$94 per night$807 total
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Guesthouse in Glebe

Leafy garden chalet in InnerWest with water views

Jan 30 – Feb 6

$108 per night$894 total
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Apartment in Kirribilli

Panoramic view of Sydney Harbour, Kirribilli

Feb 1 – 8

$160 per night$1,397 total
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Guest suite in Forest Lodge

Great 'apartment', minutes to city

Jan 13 – 20

$77 per night$654 total

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sydney

Total rentals

30K properties

Rentals with dedicated workspaces

9.8K properties have a dedicated workspace

Rentals with a pool

5.2K properties have a pool

Pet-friendly rentals

4.4K properties allow pets

Family-friendly rentals

13K properties are a good fit for families

Total number of reviews

677K reviews

Your guide to Sydney

Welcome to Sydney

Booming Sydney, the biggest and oldest city in Australia, is a stunning, sprawling metropolis. The global city is a buzzing economic, cultural, and culinary hub with architecture mixing classical, Gothic, and modern styles. Visitors to this storied port are welcomed visually by two iconic landmarks: the grand Sydney Opera House, with its high-flying sails that jut into the sky, set against the dramatic arch of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Beyond its urban appeal, Sydney is networked with expansive parks, gardens, and hiking trails. Pack a beach bag and follow the crowds to beautiful Bondi Beach, where Sydneysiders (as locals are called) stroll on the sand and surf the deep blue waters year round. This is a place where urban sophistication and casual fun coexist naturally: You may even find yourself at a five-star restaurant with a bit of beach sand on your heel.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sydney

Thanks to Sydney’s waterfront locale, it experiences fairly mild temperatures year round. Summers (December through February) are sunny and warm. Expect crowds during this time, especially on the beaches. Summer is also high time for festivals. The Sydney Festival, a citywide arts celebration, takes place in January. New Year’s Eve’s epic fireworks celebration above the Sydney Opera House draws throngs of onlookers, and is followed by the city’s premier music event, Field Day Music Festival, the next day. Temperatures and crowds dip in fall, and winter brings the city’s coolest temperatures and rain. Spring may be the perfect shoulder month to book an apartment for rent, as the temperatures rise while humidity remains low.

Top things to do in Sydney

Royal Botanic Garden

Established in 1816, this waterfront park is home to native and global flora. Wander the Australian Rainforest Garden to see rare palm trees, ferns, and orchids or explore the Calyx, a grand glass complex with a massive living wall. The garden is also home to the city’s largest colony of flying foxes — large, googly-eyed bats who fly around the park dining on fruit.

Art Gallery of NSW

One of Australia’s finest art collections is housed in a 19th-century building designed to resemble a classical temple of art. There are rich assemblages of Aboriginal and contemporary art alongside paintings by European masters. The gallery hosts exciting traveling exhibitions throughout the year, as well as talks and performances. Best of all, admission to the gallery and most of its exhibitions is free.

Cockatoo Island

Explore Australia’s complicated history as a penal colony at this UNESCO World Heritage site, accessible via a short ferry ride. Those sentenced endured harsh conditions on the island, which began operating as a prison in 1839. Later, it was an important naval and shipping dock. Today Cockatoo Island is a historical site that’s also been reimagined as an arts destination, with three distinct events venues; it hosted the Biennale of Sydney in 2020.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Sydney?

    Sydney experiences a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters. Temperatures in summer, from December to February, average 73-79°F (23-26°C). Winter, from June to August, sees average temperatures of 48-64°F (9-18°C). Rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the wettest month typically being June.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Sydney?

    In Sydney, you can explore the iconic Sydney Opera House, stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden, or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. For beach enthusiasts, surfing at Bondi Beach is a popular activity. Additionally, the Taronga Zoo and the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium are top attractions for animal lovers.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Sydney?

    Sydney is a year-round destination, but many visitors choose the summer months of December to February. During this time, you can enjoy events like the Sydney Festival, a major arts festival, and Australia Day celebrations. The Vivid Sydney light festival in May and June also draws large crowds.

  • What are the best places to stay in Sydney?

    Sydney has many neighbourhoods that appeal to different types of travellers. The Central Business District is close to major attractions, while Darling Harbour has a lively waterfront scene. For beach lovers, Bondi and Manly are often recommended. Glebe and Newtown are known for their bohemian vibe and local markets.

  • What are the best places to visit in Sydney?

    Sydney is brimming with noteworthy sights. The Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Bondi Beach are frequently visited landmarks. Other popular places include Darling Harbour, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Paddington Markets. For a unique experience, explore The Rocks, a historic area with narrow lanes and colonial buildings.

  • What are some hiking trails in Sydney?

    Sydney has numerous hiking trails for all skill levels. The Bondi to Coogee coastal walk offers stunning ocean views, while the Spit Bridge to Manly walk takes you through lush bushland. For a challenging hike, try the 45-kilometre (28-mile) long Great North Walk, which starts in Sydney and ends in Newcastle.

  • What are some family activities to do in Sydney?

    Families in Sydney can spend a day exploring the interactive exhibits at the Powerhouse Museum, have fun at Luna Park, or visit the animals at Taronga Zoo. Beaches like Manly and Bondi are perfect for swimming and sandcastle building, while the Royal Botanic Garden offers plenty of space for a picnic.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Sydney?

    For day trips from Sydney, consider exploring the Blue Mountains National Park, famous for its dramatic landscapes, or visiting the wine region of Hunter Valley. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed Cockatoo Island is also a unique destination, offering a glimpse into Sydney's convict and shipbuilding history.

  • What types of vacation rentals are available in Sydney?

    Uncover the perfect home-away-from-home with our diverse selection of vacation rentals in Sydney. From over 16,340 apartment rentals to over 8,820 house rentals, we've got you covered. For even more variety, explore our Airbnb Categories to find the ideal space for your getaway.

  • How much does it cost to stay in tiny house rentals in Sydney?

    Experience the best of Sydney with our tiny house rentals, starting at about $20 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

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