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Vacation rentals in Sydney

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Top-rated vacation rentals in Sydney

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Blissful Bronte
SUPERHOST
Entire guest suite · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Blissful BronteYour accommodation is a 5min walk to Bronte and Tamarama beaches & along the coastal walk to Bondi. Sculptures by the Sea October/November. Vivid Sydney Harbour -WOW light Show May /June. It's a newly renovated, private, self-contained apartment in the front section of my home. Your front entry leads into a spacious, open plan living area with fully equipped kitchenette, TV & comfy couch + reading nook. The bedroom features a top quality mattress. Bus Transport close by leads to everywhere!

Luxe Studio Minutes Walk to the City
SUPERHOST
Entire rental unit · 2 guests · 2 beds · 1 bath

Luxe Studio Minutes Walk to the CityAdd a bit of luxe to your Sydney stay. Stylish, clean, comfortable and convenient this self contained studio is surrounded by fantastic cafes, restaurants and galleries, as well as transport and shops. It has been fitted out with all you need to make your stay as pleasant as possible. All the pictures you see are of your private studio which is accessible via a main stairwell.

Quiet and private 5 minutes walk rail, shops
SUPERHOST
Entire bungalow · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 bath

Quiet and private 5 minutes walk rail, shopsLindfield Cottage 5 mins walk (470 metres) rail Stn, restaurants, newly opened Harris Farm market, bakery, new supermarket. Very Quiet and private. Air con, heating, free Wifi, DVD, coffee machine, Nth facing deck overlooking fishpond and landscaped gardens, outdoor seating. Two burner cooktop, microwave, fridge, toaster ect. Ensuite, parking on the street at all times. White towels/ linen provided, quality queen size bed . Leather settee Entire place with privacy. Landlord pays for cleaning

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Popular amenities for Sydney vacation rentals

  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great vacation rentals in Sydney

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  2. Maianbar
Magical Maianbar Retreat
ﺩ.ﺇ809 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Dulwich Hill
Private cottage on the park
ﺩ.ﺇ432 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Paddington
Private Granny House with Air Con&Private entrance
ﺩ.ﺇ297 per night
PLUS
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Darlinghurst
Urban Luxe Terrace Loft Apartment near Sydney's City Edge
ﺩ.ﺇ304 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Annandale
Modern and Self contained studio in Annandale
ﺩ.ﺇ165 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Sydney
Top location city skyline one bedroom apartment
ﺩ.ﺇ224 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Marrickville
Inner West Oasis
ﺩ.ﺇ270 per night
PLUS
  1. Entire serviced apartment
  2. North Sydney
Huge Designer Studio Next to Lovely Park
ﺩ.ﺇ297 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Darlington
Studio "Dos", the place you want to stay!
ﺩ.ﺇ162 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. McMahons Point
WORK FROM HOME WITH A VIEW
ﺩ.ﺇ308 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Glebe
Leafy garden chalet in InnerWest with water views
ﺩ.ﺇ235 per night
SUPERHOST
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. North Bondi
The Mitchell Garden Apartment 3
ﺩ.ﺇ458 per night

Top-rated things to do in Sydney

Unique activities hosted by local experts vetted for quality

  • Meet and Draw a llama
    Learn to draw a llama. This activity suits all drawing levels. We will be drawing together step by step, at your level. You will meet Cadbury the amazing llama. Practise your observational skills to notice what makes llamas unique. See you he moves, how he eats. Meet his best friends as we take a tour of his paddock and learn about llamas. We will then start drawing. You will learn some conventions of animation, that allow your llama to show different emotions. Use your imagination, to draw your llama doing activities you may never have thought possible! You will learn easy ways to draw complex poses. Other things to note You will need to hold your work up to the camera on your device, for me to see it. Drawing with a texta or soft lead pencil (2B) works best for this reason.
    From Price:ﺩ.ﺇ106 / person
  • It's Time to Write Your Book
    What better thing to do in social isolation than start writing the book you’ve always wanted to? *Please note: this is a private ‘1:1’ session, just for you & your ideas* (Once you book by yourself, no one else can join your session - it’s just for you :) As your personal writing 'whisperer', I’ll help you organize and focus your ideas in a unique, individualized session - specially tailored just for you. Whether you’re new to writing or a seasoned pro, we’ll explore a plan for you, plus brainstorm ideas & practical 'take-away' techniques to help you create & publish your masterpiece. Write what you’ve always dreamt of - any genre & style - from fiction to non-fiction. Tangible outcomes include a personalised writing process & schedule for your style & genre (as well as your personal writing routine), plot arcs & outlines, book title & summary, character development, chapter structure & titles, cover artwork & layout design, motivational methods, confidence building & much more… Plus, tips for traditional, hybrid & self-publishing on Amazon, including eBooks & AudioBooks, & promotion/public speaking & sales techniques. This is an 'online' version of my ‘in-person’ experience, which has been called the “best combination of a master class and a coaching session.” You can also have a peek at some additional reviews below... It also makes a lovely gift for someone special :)
    From Price:ﺩ.ﺇ122 / person
  • Lets Go Surfing: Bondi Beach!
    Awaken the surfer within you during this 2-hour introductory surf lesson at the only official surf school in Bondi, with over 25 years of experience and history. Even if this is your first time around a board, we’ll have you safely up and onto your first wave before you’ve had time to worry about falling off. We surf in small groups (maximum 5), starting with important surf and safety rules and covering all the basics from warm-up to paddling, catching waves and standing. Caught the surfing bug? Try out our three lesson package Other things to note Please bring your swimmers and a towel. We will provide all other equipment including; board, wet suit, sunscreen and zinc.
    From Price:ﺩ.ﺇ230 / person
  • Polish Genuine Australian Opal
    We take precautionary measures to keep everyone healthy; everything is disinfected after each workshop and masks will be worn at all times by anyone teaching a workshop. We are still be taking up to four people per workshop but everyone must be from the same family bubble, so even if only one person books, all other bookings for that workshop will be closed. The workshop starts with a short talk about opals - where they're found, how they're created, how to see if a stone holds any precious opal - which will help when it comes time for you to choose your own parcel of opals. We have examples to look at and handle so that you are knowledgeable about which parcel of opals are valuable and have potential. Then you get to choose a parcel of three opals per person, ranging in size from 6 - 12ct. We then learn how to polish them to a high shine and release the gorgeous fire within the stones, which takes approximately two hours for all three stones. This gives people the unique experience of polishing genuine Australian opal. There is nowhere else where you can polish opals and it is very likely that the opals you leave with will be worth more than the money you spen Other things to note No experience is required and it is suitable for children 12+ with adult supervision. There are no refreshments for sale on site.
    From Price:ﺩ.ﺇ513 / person
  • Self-drive Speed Boat Adventure
    The Sydney Harbour Bridge towers above like a cathedral of steel. The sun shimmers on the water. Breathe the fresh, salty air and gaze at the curved seashell shape of the Opera House and the glassy downtown skyscrapers reflecting the sky. You’re exploring the world famous Sydney Harbour on a boat. Even better, you’re the one behind the wheel. Yup, that’s right. You’re the captain on this unforgettable adventure. This is a fantastic way to see the main highlights of the harbour in a short amount of time - without having to share a boat with hundreds of others or listen to pre-recorded commentary. It’s an authentic, small-group experience with a knowledgeable local guide - giving you an up-close-and-personal glimpse of Sydney’s coolest spots. If you’ve never driven a boat before - don’t panic. The speedboat is safe and easy to operate and I’ll be right there to help you! No experience or licence is required. This two hour self-drive boat tour is perfect if you are short on time. However, if you have time for our three hour journey (https://www.airbnb.com.au/experiences/693197) - the upgrade is definitely worth it. When you factor in time for the safety briefing and preparation, the three hour trip actually gives you nearly twice as much time on the water! It’s a great value way to explore even more of the legendary Sydney Harbour. Other things to note Please wear casual clothes and shoes and bring sunscreen and a hat/cap. I will provide you with a life vest, and a waterproof bag for all your valuables. There are ponchos available if required.
    From Price:ﺩ.ﺇ268 / person

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.


How do I get around Sydney?

Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD) is the major airport serving the city, located less than 20 minutes’ drive from downtown. Once on the ground, there are options for public transportation, shuttles, taxis, rideshares, and rental cars to get you where you need to go. You don’t need a car to get around the city, though. Sydney has a comprehensive public bus, light rail, train, and ferry network that will take you all over town. Buy an Opal Card at the airport or in convenience stores, supermarkets, and other locations throughout the city to ride all four transit options.


When is 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, as the temperatures rise while humidity remains low.


What are the 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.

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