6 luxe Airbnbs in Brisbane to book for a wintry sunshine state escape

Where blues skies and riverside nonchalance abound.
Boolarong via Airbnb.

Waterfront dining, biophilic design, riverside ease and blue skies abound year round in Brisbane – making it a getaway to consider come the frost of winter.

After a packed day of exploring the River City’s cultural and culinary spoils – be that at Howard Smith Wharves or the 2023 Gourmet Traveller’s Queensland Restaurant of the Year ESSA – you’ll want somewhere luxe to rest your head.

From high-rise luxury apartments to hidden acreages, we’ve curated an edit of some of the best Airbnbs in Brisbane to unwind within. Read on for our top picks of the sunshine state’s capital.

The best loft Airbnb in Brisbane

Vintage loft, Spring Hill

On the doorstep of the Brisbane CBD lies this hidden gem of a warehouse apartment with pool and garage access. Architecturally designed and flooded with natural light through oversized windows, this loft is all but a 10-minute stroll to Eagle St Pier, Botanic Gardens and Howard Smith Wharves. An inner-city stay of possibility.


The best Brisbane Airbnb in Fortitude Valley

Resort apartment, Fortitude Valley

Located in the premium Valley House building just a stone’s throw away from Brisbane’s best nightlife, Chinatown and CBD, is this lavish apartment boasting primo city views and modern interiors. With access to the five-star resort’s gym, deluxe spa, heated pool and plush cinema, you won’t even have to leave the building to lap up luxury in its finest form.


The best Airbnb in Brisbane City

Apartment with city and river views, Brisbane City

After a long day of hitting the pavement, why not indulge by way of a trip to the sauna or pool conveniently located in the building of this luxury high rise apartment? As this stay can sleep up to six, it’s an ideal pick for business families or groups.


The best Brisbane Airbnb for families

Fox House, Burbank

Hidden in a koala-protected acreage and sleeping up to 10 people, Fox House is a modern retreat bathed in sunlight and surrounded by eucalyptus. Equipped with spacious alfresco dining areas, a spacious kitchen, rolling lawn and an opulent pool area, it’s a getaway that epitomises the more, the merrier.


The best Airbnb on Stradbroke Island

Boolarong, Point Lookout

If you’re in need of a return to nature that’s not too far from the riverbanks, this Stradbroke Island stay is one to consider. An award-winning contemporary home designed by architect Shane Thompson, Boolarong exemplifies breezy coastal Queensland living across three cross-ventalilated levels.


The best Brisbane Airbnb in New Farm

Architecturally designed townhouse, New Farm

In the heart of New Farm lies this architecturally designed townhouse featuring an open plan design, a bounty of natural light and a fully equipped kitchen, private pool and hot tub. A water lover’s delight.


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