More often than not, your choice of accommodation can make or break your holiday. If you are looking for a luxurious self-contained home-away-from-home, our Top Holiday Homes in Australia in 2024 are guaranteed to add a touch of style and indulgence to your next getaway. We have compiled some of Australia’s best holiday rentals and private luxury villas that are architectural masterpieces, lavishly appointed, and located in some of the most desirable holiday locations. Enjoy!

Alkina Lodge

12. Alkina Lodge, Great Ocean Road, VIC

Consisting of not one, but three self-contained residences surrounded by unspoilt nature, Alkina Lodge offers families and groups a unique holiday experience on the Great Ocean Road. When staying in one of these architect-designed, 4-bedroom homes, you’re only a 20-minute drive from the awe-inspiring 12 Apostles and endless deserted beaches where you can enjoy the majestic Southern Ocean.

11. The Roozen Residence, Margaret River, WA

Located in Margaret River region, overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Roozen Residences is recognised as one of Australia’s best beach houses. This luxury holiday home offers a contemporary style of accommodation, open-plan architecture, and unsurpassed 180-degree ocean views from every room. Whatever the occasion, this retreat is simply breathtaking, with spaces perfect for just vibing out and tuning into the tranquillity of the vast seascape.

10. Hepburn Escape Villa, VIC

How would you like to escape to an intimate 75-square-meter free-standing villa? Hepburn Escape Villa along the banks of Mineral Springs Reserve is a luxurious modern getaway that will treat you to a king-sized bed, marble spa bath, an indulgent fireplace, and your own balcony overlooking Spring Creek.

Calabash Bay Lodge

9. Calabash Bay Lodge, Berowra Waters, NSW

Surrounded by pristine eucalyptus bushland and offering breathtaking views over the Hawkesbury River, Calabash Bay Lodge is a luxurious retreat located in the exclusive Berowra Waters. Accessed only by boat or a scenic seaplane ride, this waterfront escape is ideal for those seeking a secluded spot for a weekend getaway. Seek out secluded bays by boat, take a dip right in front of the lodge from your own private pontoon, or explore the area’s rich Aboriginal culture and history.

8. Mandalay Luxury Retreat, Whitsundays, QLD

Boasting a relaxing coastal setting, Mandalay Luxury Retreat is an exquisite resort-style home located at Shute Harbour in Mandalay. This tropical-inspired abode is nestled in a sprawling garden overlooking views of Airlie Beach Lagoon and the surrounding landscape. The interiors feature an open plan layout, with cosy furnishings and large full-length windows all around, taking advantage of the awe-inspiring scenery.

7. Ocean Farm, Gerringong, NSW

Set on the coastline of Gerringong, Ocean Farm is a stunning getaway nestled amongst the hills of NSW’s South Coast. This 4-bedroom holiday home has a fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room, and boasts absolute privacy and expansive ocean views making it an ideal choice for a family getaway or a relaxing break with friends. We especially love the decks outside the bedrooms and the infinity pool!

6. Rocky Hills Retreat, TAS

A one-bedroom holiday home perfect for an intimate getaway in Tasmania, Rocky Hills Retreat is a serene hideaway surrounded by 250 acres of bushland. Its single-space open-plan design lends the interiors a feeling of freedom and sets the mood for relaxation. It has a luxurious king-sized bed, modern bathroom, fully-functional kitchen, and a living area with gas heating and wood fire too. What we love is how everywhere you turn, the glass windows spoil you with calming ocean views.

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5. Coorum24, Mooloolaba, QLD

Looking for a holiday home in Queensland? COORUM24 is a 4-bedroom holiday home on the Sunshine Coast. With lots of open spaces like its patio with river views, garden, and multiple sitting areas inside, it’s a wonderful choice for a family holiday. Its great location also makes it convenient to explore cafes and restaurants which are walking distance, while local attractions such as Aussie World and Australia Zoo are a short drive away.

Avalon Coastal Retreat

4. Avalon Coastal Retreat, Rocky Hills, TAS

If you love beachside getaways, minimalist contemporary décor and light-filled spaces, you’ll love Avalon Coastal Retreat. This coastal getaway overlooks the Great Oyster Bay and you’ll be steps away from a secluded beach. Whether you choose to relax by the fire in the living room, on the deck, or in one of three calming bedrooms, you’ll feel recharged after a stay at this getaway.

Crane Lodge

3. Crane Lodge, Palm Beach, NSW

Crane Lodge is a modern, luxury villa that is surrounded by lush angophora bushland. Featuring 5 bedrooms and located just moments from some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches, here you can relax by the pool, find a hammock nested between palm trees or share a story around the open fire pit that looks across the canopy.

2. Bina Maya Yallingup Escape, Quedjinup, WA

Bina Maya Yallingup Escape is a luxurious hidden escape with two gorgeous self-contained villas surrounded by over 7 acres of native bushland. Its two villas, the Luxury Villa and The Residence, have Scandinavian interiors with wide windows and floor-to-ceiling walls that allow you to take in the serene views. Enjoy chic furnishings, a fully-equipped kitchen, a Morso fireplace, locally sourced organic toiletries, and a relaxing dip in your own tub at this luxury getaway.


1. 88SOUTH, Boomerang Beach, New South Wales

Overlooking the golden sands of Boomerang Beach, 88SOUTH is an architecturally designed home that is perfect for a family or group of friends. Featuring 5 bedrooms and multiple living spaces decorated with modern furnishings, you’ll instantly feel the ‘beach-vibe’ the moment you arrive. Spend your days lazying around the 13-metre lap pool or at the beach. It’s a hard life.

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Image credit: Ocean Farm, Gerringong

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A lover of the finer things in life, Mat is a travel junkie who is addicted to the excitement and sense of wonder you experience when visiting a destination for the first time. His passions include music, good food and fine wine, but his epicurean tastes don't get in the way of enjoying life's simpler pleasures like gardening, bush-walking, and exciting street food flavours.