6 luxe Airbnbs on the Gold Coast to escape the bite of winter

A curated edit for the sun-bound traveller.
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When the wintry bite of Tasmania, Victoria or even New South Wales proves too sharp, the unequivocal path is already lain: head to the Sunshine State.

Balmy and blithe, the Gold Coast on Queensland’s southern border transcends seasonal boundaries as a getaway destination, and boasts a trove of surf spots, elaborate waterways and surrounding rainforests.

From high rise accommodation in Surfers Paradise to farm stays in the Currumbin Valley, we’ve curated an edit of some of the best Airbnbs in the Gold Coast region for the sun-bound traveller.

Luxe waterfront Airbnb on the Gold Coast

Absolute Beachfront Luxury

Location: Mermaid Beach

Sleeps: 12 guests

Bask in the sea breeze from dusk to dawn and dawn to dusk at this palatial stay right on Mermaid Beach. Architecturally designed, the lawn and alfresco dining space seamlessly blends beach, home and entertaining.

Reasons to stay:

  • Beachfront location
  • Master suite with luxe ensuite
  • Vintec wine fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Barbecue
  • Available for longer-term rental

Luxe Airbnb in the Gold Coast hinterland

Hillview Dairy

Location: Currumbin Valley

Sleeps: Six guests

Overlooking Mt Tallebudgera and Currumbin Creek, tucked into a small ridge line of Currumbin Valley lies the rustic Hillview Dairy. Situated on a 1887-established dairy farm and boasting a plunge pool and acres of surrounding national parks, this retreat is a breath of fresh air from any big smoke.

Reasons to stay:

  • Magnesium deep plunge pool
  • Indoor and outdoor fireplaces
  • Retro cruiser bikes available
  • Pizza oven and barbecue
  • Orchard, fruit trees and vege patches
  • Pet-friendly (must be prearranged)
  • 20 minutes to Gold Coast airport

Luxe Airbnb in Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast

The Jewel

Location: Surfers Paradise

Sleeps: Six guests

No Gold Coast getaway list is complete without a mention of Surfers Paradise. If you prefer high rise living, this luxury apartment in a prime location is just a stone throw away from ocean dips and fresh seafood offerings.

Reasons to stay:

  • Shared pool and hot tub
  • Exercise equipment
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Espresso machine
  • Free parking

Luxe pet-friendly Airbnb on the Gold Coast

Jefferson Beach Cottage

Location: Palm Beach

Sleeps: Six guests

Can’t bear to lap up the sunny spoils of the Gold Coast without your dog? This Palm Beach waterfront stay is pet-friendly and has its own private access to the shore. With a fully equipped kitchen, Jefferson Beach Cottage a treat for holiday gastronomes.

Reasons to stay:

  • Private beachfront access
  • Barbecue
  • Wall-to-wall bifold doors
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Double shower and large bath
  • Hammock
  • Beach essentials provided
  • Pet-friendly (enquire when booking)

Luxe Airbnbs on the Gold Coast with pools

Resort-style oasis

Location: Burleigh Heads

Sleeps: Eight guests

With a thoughtful light-filled open plan design, sprawling outdoor space fit with a pizza oven and a solar-heated pool, this contemporary coastal stay is the epitome of luxury. A resort lover’s delight if you’re wanting to stay around Burleigh Heads and the Gold Coast for a few months.

Reasons to stay:

  • Flowing open plan living
  • Private resort style pool
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Barbecue grill

Villa De Palms

Location: Palm Beach

Sleeps: Eight guests

Boasting an open floor concept complete with an alfresco entertaining space, outdoor shower and plunge pool, Villa De Palms offers a slice of down-to-earth seclusion – while still close to local cafes, walking tracks and the sea.

Reasons to stay:

  • Northerly facing
  • Beachside location
  • Alfresco entertaining area with barbecue
  • Plunge pool
  • Open floor concept
  • Fully equipped kitchen

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