More often than not, your choice of accommodation can make or break your holiday. If you are looking to have a luxurious self-contained home away from home, our exclusive collection of the Top 10 Holiday Homes in Australia in 2018 is guaranteed to add a touch of style and indulgence to your next getaway. We have compiled some of Australia’s finest homes and private luxury villas that are architectural masterpieces, lavishly appointed, and located in some of the most desirable holiday locations.

1. Picadilly House, Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW

1. Picadilly House - Top 10 Holiday Homes & Villas

If you’re searching for a luxurious getaway on a grand scale, then Picadilly House is the holiday home for you. Located only 12 minutes outside of Byron Bay, in the lush secluded hinterland, Picadilly House offers 6 large bedrooms and an exorbitant amount of living space, making it ideal for large groups or two families travelling together. Read more.

2. South Hampton Luxury Retreat, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

2. South Hampton Luxury Retreat - Top 10 Holiday Homes & Villas

Situated on the scenic Mornington Peninsula, South Hampton consists of the main residence, a cottage and a loft – each with views of the pristine surrounds of Red Hill all the way to the bay. This gorgeous retreat also provides easy access to world-class wineries, amazing restaurants, and delightful entertainment, making it an ideal escape for a group of friends or family. Read more.

3. Racquet Retreat, Sunshine Coast, QLD

3. Racquet Retreat - Top 10 Holiday Homes & Villas

Nothing says luxury and indulgence quite like Racquet Retreat in Noosa Heads on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. A recipient of the ‘House of the Year’ by the Master Builder State Housing & Construction Awards, this beautiful, waterfront 6-bedroom holiday home combines modern architecture and stylish interiors that deliver absolute privacy and supreme comfort. Read more.

4. Wolseley House, South Coast, NSW

4. Wolseley House - Top 10 Holiday Homes & Villas

Set upon 50 secluded acres in one of the South Coast’s most desirable locations, Wolseley House is a grand luxury manor with four elegantly appointed bedrooms, ideal for families or groups who are looking for a relaxed countryside getaway or weekend escape. Meticulously designed with incredible attention to detail, this amazing home boasts landscaped gardens with spectacular views of Harley Hill to the North and Coolangatta Mountain to the South. Read more.

5. Sophie’s Vineyard, Margaret River, WA

5. Sophie's Vineyard - Top 10 Holiday Homes & Villas

Enjoy a stress-free and tranquil escape with a stay at Sophie’s Vineyard, a luxuriously chic 5-bedroom retreat located on the doorstep of some of the Margaret River region’s best sights, towns and beaches. Its spacious living areas, large bedrooms and fantastic location make this the perfect holiday home for large families. Read more.

6. Seidler House, Southern Highlands, NSW

6. Seidler House - Top 10 Holiday Homes & Villas

Designed by Australia’s architectural master, the late Harry Seidler, this stunning contemporary 4-bedroom masterpiece with views over the New South Wales Southern Highlands is the perfect luxury accommodation for sophisticated holidaymakers and wine buffs. The Seidler House is also dramatically positioned on the edge of a rugged sandstone escarpment, boasting breath-taking panoramic bush views over the deep picturesque gorge of the Wingecarribee River. Read more.

7. Wilburra, Kangaroo Valley, NSW

7. Wilburra - Top 10 Holiday Homes & Villas

Stylish, exquisite and sumptuous are just some of the words that best describe Wilburra Executive Retreat. Set within 40 hectares of private bushland, filled with kangaroos, wallabies and other native wildlife, this classic yet modern 5-bedroom home is one of Kangaroo Valley’s most prestigious properties with plenty of options for recreation, lounging and entertaining. Read more.

8. Cetacean, Whale Beach, NSW

8. Cetacean - Top 10 Holiday Homes & Villas

Situated within easy reach of one of Sydney’s most popular shores, Cetacean promises a unique experience for families or groups seeking a breezy and tranquil holiday. Boasting panoramic views of the sand, surf, and sky, this gorgeous property makes for an idyllic location to enjoy whale and dolphin watching at certain times of the year, as well as allowing you to bask in delightful relaxation, modern luxury and the bounty of nature all at the same time. Read more.

9. Narringa Ridgeview, Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW

9. Narringa Ridgeview - Top 10 Holiday Homes & Villas

Located just a stone’s throw away from Byron Bay, Narringa Ridgeview is an architecturally designed luxury retreat perfect for families or group of up to 12 people. This amazing luxury hideaway is only a few minutes’ drive from Byron Bay’s pristine beaches and town centre, providing easy access to a great selection of superb dining experiences, shopping venues, and top attractions. Read more.

10. Alinghi Beach House, Central Queensland, QLD

10. Alinghi Beach House - Top 10 Holiday Homes & Villas

Alinghi Beach House is an architect-designed five-bedroom grand residence located within an exclusive estate on a pristine stretch of coast, 6 km’s south of Agnes Water in Queensland. Boasting sun, sea, sand and strikingly modern architecture, this amazing retreat offers the ultimate in luxury beach accommodation and is perfect for an indulgent family vacation or an escape with friends. Read more.

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