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HomeAway is one of the world’s largest online travel sites that allows house owners to rent out a bed, room or their entire house to visitors.
It is fast becoming many people’s preferred way to find accommodation when travelling both domestically and internationally.
Travel Therapy has picked out some of our favourite listings from all around the country.
From wilderness retreats to inner city pads, 360 degree views and beach backyards, here are the best on HomeAway right now.
1. Beachfront Heaven - Collaroy Beach, NSW
Anchored to the sands of Collaroy Beach with ever-changing ocean scenes forming a tantalising backdrop, is this meticulously renovated residence of undeniable lifestyle appeal. Crafted to facilitate the perfect blend of relaxed coastal luxury and free-flowing indoor/outdoor living and entertaining with top quality inclusions throughout.
Min stay 1-7 nights
From $868 per night
2. Family Friendly Winter stay
Picturesque and peaceful, Killcare and Hardys Bay offer an idyllic coastal lifestyle. Residents have beaches and bushland at their disposal and they take maximum advantage of both. Putty Beach is a firm favourite, and the Bouddi Coastal Walk, which stretches all the way to Macmasters Beach, is a local go-to. Bouddi National Park is a natural delight, with walking trails, mountain biking tracks, fishing spots and beautiful beaches that are a world away from the daily grind.
Min stay 1-7 nights
From $515 per night
3. Artistic Opulence in the Dandenong Ranges
This 100 year old grand villa is located conveniently behind Sassafras Village. Apart from shopping and dining at your fingertips you are surrounded by amazing walking trails, waterfalls and native wildlife. For our foreign guests this is the ultimate Australian experience and for our local visitors this is the luxury getaway you need.
Sassafras and the Dandenong Ranges offer an abundance of opportunities to unwind and relax with award winning restaurants and experiences at you doorstep. At the end of our street you can walk into an endless forest full of native wildlife.
From $550 per night
4. Sydney Harbour Views
Wake to the beautiful sounds of boats on the water in this gorgeously appointed, chic apartment with hardwood floors it's perfect for a weekend getaway or even a longer celebration stay. It's even great for a girls shopping trip.
With direct Harbour Bridge view, there is no better spot for New Years and Australia Day Fireworks, with panoramic water views from the comfort of its own private balcony.
Min stay 1-3 nights
From $383 per night
5. Blue Mountains Village traditional splendour
Balancing traditional period elements with modern comfort, our beautiful home is a perfect getaway.
Enjoy beautiful Leura village, a short 500 metre stroll, or world famous lookouts and bushwalks, all close by.
This house offers warmth, and charm which flow seamlessly throughout, with three separate living areas, a new designer kitchen with luxury appliances, and all the comforts to make your stay special.
From $529 per night
6. Walters Beach House, Coles Bay
Situated at Swanwick, a short drive to Coles Bay, Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay this is a idyllic apartment to enjoy all The East Coast of Tasmania has to offer.
Min Stay 1-7 nights
From $267 per night
7. Beach House to the Famous, Byron Bay
Echoes Beach House is located on a magnificent 1074m2 private beachfront block on Tallow's Beach, this is ideal for the perfect family Byron Bay beach holiday. Set amidst green lawns and tropical gardens, the spacious four bedroom three bathroom, fully refurbished beach house is absolute luxury throughout.
Min stay 1-7 nights
From $766 per night
8. Gold Coast waterfront mansion
The Beach House mansion provides you with a relaxing getaway whilst ensuring you have all you need to stay in style. Just a short walk to Broadbeach beach, The Star, Casino and Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, you'll enjoy staying right in the heart of Gold Coast heaven.
Min stay 1-2 nights
From $936 per night
9. Princess House, Margaret River
The beautiful formal gardens set on 8 acres that sweep down from the terrace, past the pool deck and onto the lawns below all with a view across the Leeuwin Ridge to the Indian Ocean provide the spaces and ambience for a beautiful relaxing and memorable getaway.
The house was architecturally designed and built about 15 years ago for a Balinese princess, striking minimalist design, glass floor to ceiling windows everywhere accentuated with Balinese design and décor. The second floor hosts the Master bedroom with ensuite marble bathroom, shower & bath with views to the Indian ocean. Two guest bedrooms with ensuites each with views across the estate to the Leeuwin Ridge.
From $1,757 per night
10. Tropical Rainforest Retreat, Palm Cove
Designed from a Traditional Papua New Guinea Long house, you are so close to nature, with common sightings of native wildlife just off the doorstep with wallabies, quoll and the musky rate kangaroo regular visitors. The Rainforest is right on your doorstep.
From $650 per night
11. Million dollar luxury 90ft yacht
This luxury multi million dollar 4 bedroom vessel is available for 5 Star accommodation . book your luxury getaway on even exploring places like Tangalooma, Bryon Bay , Noosa or Fraser Island.
From $1536 or only $170pp per night
12. Billabong Falls Olinda, Yarra Valley
International award winning landscape designer Phillip Johnson opens his home and garden to you for a weekend of pure luxury among towering Mountain Ash trees and lush natural bushland in the beautiful Yarra Valley.
Escape to peace and quiet and reconnect with nature, listen to cascading waterfalls and watch the abundant birdlife from the comfort of this two bedroom retreat.
Min stay 2 nights
From $608 per night