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Brisbane is the ultimate city getaway with culture, family-friendly attractions, dining and active nightlife, so it makes a perfect destination to visit for a short or long stay. If you are looking for Brisbane holiday homes for your stay, look no further!
We have put together the ultimate list of the best Airbnbs in Brisbane and holiday houses, CBD apartments and vacation rentals to set up base while you get out and explore the Great South East in Queensland!
Brisbane doesn’t have quite as much of the hustle and bustle many other large cities have so you can easily spend a relaxed few days wandering around, exploring the many museums, galleries and parklands in the CBD.
But first, let’s get your accommodation sorted!
The Best Brisbane Holiday Rentals
Whether you are looking for Brisbane city accommodation or something close to the airport, an Airbnb in Brisbane is a great starting point for planning your stay.
The best part about an Airbnb holiday rental is you can often find a cheaper price accommodation for longer stays compared to hotel accommodation options in the heart of the city.
Plus each of these Brisbane vacation rentals are self-contained to help you cut down on your other travel expenses, such as food and dining.
Why We Love Holiday Homes For Family Travel (And How To Avoid A Dud)
Airbnb can be a great option when travelling with kids because many are self-contained and more spacious than a typical hotel room. They also can cater for larger groups, rather than the typical 2 adults and 2 kids family rooms most hotel accommodation offers.
When choosing an Airbnb in Brisbane, there are some simple tips that can help ensure you pick the perfect holiday home or apartment rental for your Brisbane visit! These tips will make it easier to avoid a dud that isn’t quite what it advertised.
Check the reviews – These are your best way to find out what other people’s experiences with that property have been like.
Superhost – An Airbnb Superhost is an experienced, highly-rated host.
Check the details – While a property may advertise capacity for a certain number of people, check the details to determine if this is actual bedrooms/beds or the option of an inflatable mattress on the floor (We’ve been there!).
Extra charges – Airbnb rentals will have cleaning charges on top of daily rates so make sure you check the final total before booking to make sure it suits your budget.
Or to save you time, simply choose from one of these curated top Airbnb Brisbane properties instead! Check them out below:
This Brisbane city Airbnb is the perfect accommodation to enjoy views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge from your private apartment balcony. With 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this Brisbane accommodation is perfect for large families or groups travelling together, with room for up to 10 guests.
Located on the 24th floor, there is an open plan kitchen and living area, with 2 balconies and an easy walk to the many Brisbane city attractions, restaurants and entertainment precinct.
Highlights: Central location with Brisbane River and Bridge views, use of swimming pool, spa and sauna.
Enjoy the best of Brisbane in this beautifully decorated and perfectly positioned apartment Fortitude Valley apartment, within the iconic 5-star FV By Peppers Resort. You can easily walk to Brisbane’s best nightlife, the CBD, Chinatown, Fortitude Valley train station & endless cafes & restaurants.
Guests have access to the beautiful heated swimming pool overlooking the city, as well as a massive gym and sun decks.
Highlights: 5-Star resort apartment with swimming pool, close to everything.
This spacious and bright Airbnb South Brisbane apartment has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom, a full kitchen, air-conditioning and a parking space. Enjoy spending time on your balcony or make use of the gym, pool, tennis court or spa during your stay.
The apartment is within walking distance to Southbank Parklands along the Brisbane River. It is also very closely located to the Mater Private Hospital and Children’s Hospital, the Maritime Museum and many other convenient locations.
Highlights: Central location within walking distance to transport & restaurants.
Perfect For: Couples, small families, business trips, Convention Centre & QPAC
The perfect South Brisbane location on level 18 just moments away from South Bank Parklands and some of Brisbane’s most popular attractions – Queensland Museum, QPAC, State Library, GOMA and Brisbane Convention Centre.
Enjoy views of Brisbane city from your balcony or make the most of your Brisbane Airbnb apartment facilities with a swimming pool, BBQ area, heated spa and outdoor areas.
Highlights: Located in cultural centre of Brisbane, swimming pool, balcony with city views.
Perfect For: Couples, business trips, small groups.
Situated on level 34 of an inner-city Brisbane apartment building, you will have incredible views of the Brisbane River, Story Bridge and city from your Brisbane Airbnb. Enjoy dining on your balcony with nighttime views of the city, or head out and enjoy the nightlife.
There are 2 balconies, a fully equipped kitchen and large living areas to make the most of your self-contained apartment stay. There is an allocated parking space plus guests have the use of the pool, gym and sauna as well.
Highlights: Walking distance to city, incredible views of river and Story Bridge
This large, standalone, air-conditioned eco-pod has a king bed master suite, ensuite, lounge room, separate entrance and plunge pool for you to enjoy. Considered one of the “Greenest homes in Brisbane”, this is a unique Airbnb Brisbane experience.
There are library shelves packed with travel books, contemporary novels and family games. In the bathroom, you will find luxurious Appelles products, which all use certified organic oils, and native Australian extracts. The apartment is less than a one-kilometre easy stroll to the city centre or the pumping nightlife of Fortitude Valley and Chinatown.
This 2 bedroom apartment is situated on the 34th-floor of Skyline Apartments – A skyscraper in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in the CBD residential precinct known as Petrie Bight. The complex has a tennis court, gym, steam room and heated swimming pool for guest use.
The Story Bridge and Brisbane River is viewable from the balcony and is just a short walk from the apartment, along with the many Brisbane attractions nearby.
Highlights: Suited to larger groups, city views and central location
This 5-star contemporary Brisbane Airbnb apartment presents the ultimate in lifestyle and convenience with spacious open plan living and balcony area. The beautiful apartment has exceptional facilities with plenty of greenery, a stunning rooftop infinity pool with sundeck chairs and use of the gym.
Located in the centre of Brisbane’s CBD, it is a short walk to Brisbane’s best shopping, dining and entertainment districts, including Eagle Street Pier, Southbank Parklands, Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley, and South Brisbane
Highlights: Central location, 5-star apartment building, infinity pool.
LOCATION: Highgate Hill, approximately 1KM to Southbank and 2KM to Brisbane CBD
Type of property:Entire house
Perfect For: Families, groups
Relax in the beautiful Queenslander holiday home, just a 10-15 minute walk away from South Bank and Brisbane’s Entertainment Precinct. The home has a private pool, spa, backyard and incredible views of the Brisbane City skyline from your own viewing Deck.
The 3 bedroom house is in a quiet residential street with space for two cars in the garage. there are plenty of amenities for children and infants, to keep the whole family entertained.
Highlights: Large space, great views, swimming pool and quiet location
Experience the afternoon breeze and great views from the spacious deck of this unique Queensland home, complete with a private garden oasis in the city. This Brisbane Airbnb has a superb location – minutes walk from Southbank, West End, CBD.
This light-filled heritage Brisbane holiday home has been fully renovated with hardwood floors, joinery, and uninterrupted inside-outside living with wide bi-fold doors. Access with separate entry to the entire worker’s cottage (1890) on the top floor.
Highlights: Self-contained with views and large deck, great location.
LOCATION: Paddington, approximately a 15 minute drive from Brisbane CBD
Type of property:Entire house
Superhost: Yes and Airbnb Plus
Perfect For: Couples, small groups
Enjoy the quaint modernised worker’s cottage with understated, mid-century style makes for a cosy, contemporary retreat. This Paddington holiday home is around 15 minutes from Brisbane city, if you are looking for a quieter location outside of the CBD.
Take a stroll for Sunday brunch at one of the nearby cafes or enjoy relaxing at your holiday home retreat during your stay.
Highlights: Entire home close to cafes and restaurants.
Heading to Brisbane soon? Not only will you need the perfect Brisbane Airbnb location for your city trip, but you will also want to make sure you don’t miss any of the highlights in and around Brisbane and South East Queensland.
Here is everything you need to plan the ultimate Brisbane trip: