These 6 Byron Bay Airbnbs will add coastal luxury vibes to your getaway

From eco-friendly beachfront homes to acreage retreats.
Sway Airbnb in Byron BaySway via Airbnb

There’s no denying Byron Bay’s laidback, left-of-centre magnetism, even when there are whispers of it not being what it used to be. 

There is stunning natural beauty in this northern New South Wales hotspot, where bush meets the sea on a rugged coastline of unspoilt beaches. It’s attracted people from all walks of life, and there is an abundance of creative community spirit, local markets, alternative eateries and wellness spaces to experience.

As the most easterly point of the Australian mainland, it’s a haven all-year-round for those seeking a dose of nature and eclectic spoils.

From hidden sanctuaries tucked in the centre of town to the real-life retreat used as a set for the Nicole Kidman-starring movie Nine Perfect Strangers, read on for our curated edit of luxe Airbnbs within Byron Bay and its rolling hinterlands.

Architectural and pet-friendly Airbnb in Byron Bay

The Eco Lodge, Broken Head is an Airbnb property in the Byron Bay area.

The Eco Lodge, Broken Head

Tucked into the beachfront rainforest of Broken Head, the Eco Lodge is designed by award-winning architect Harley Graham to have a minimal environmental footprint. It boasts contemporary open plan living, thermal mass concrete floors, a fully-equipped chef’s kitchen and a pool.

It’s also short walk to Broken Head beach and Tea Tree Lake, and just a 10-minute drive to Byron Bay town. With lush rainforest and treetop views, this north-facing and pet-friendly home is ideal for the eco-conscious gourmet.

Key details:

  • Sleeps: 8 guests
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Includes: Private pool, shared beach access, breakfast, snorkelling gear

Luxe beachfront Airbnb, Byron Bay

Sway is a Byron Bay Airbnb rental property with impressive beach views.
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Sway, Byron Bay

In the hillside across from The Pass – a legendary surf break that’s primely positioned for strolling to Cape Byron lighthouse or into town – is Sway. With five bedrooms, bikes and surfboards for guest use, it’s the ideal stay for those who are partial to an active holiday. Then again, you could just sit back and relax by the infinity pool, which has incredible panoramic views of the bay.

Key details:

  • Sleeps: 11 guests
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Includes: Infinity pool, beach access, bikes and surfboards, parking and wifi

Stylish and central Airbnb in Byron Bay town

Cactus Rose Villa is an Airbnb right in Byron Bay town.

Cactus Rose Villa, Byron Bay

Seamless indoor-to-outdoor living and eclectic décor will charm you in this hidden gem located in town, above the iconic designer store Spell. It features 1 bedroom, a light-filled kitchen and outdoor dining areas for your own private oasis. Enjoy a dip in the private pool or lounge on the daybed with a good book before strolling 10 minutes through town to Clarkes Beach for sunset.

Key features:

  • Sleeps: 2 guests
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Includes: Private pool and outdoor area, self check-in, heating and cooling, wifi

Luxe, spacious and famous Airbnb in Ewingsdale

Soma in Ewingsdale is an impressive Airbnb just outside of Byron Bay, which was featured in the series "Nine Perfect Strangers".

Soma, Ewingsdale

If Soma seems eerily familiar to you, it might be because it was used as a primary filming location in the 2021 series adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s Nine Perfect Strangers. Located on 22 acres of rainforest just outside of Byron, Soma is an ideal group retreat. It features an open concept layout with floor-to-ceiling windows, a freshwater pool, yoga dome, infrared sauna, three treatment rooms and a magnesium ice bath. With the option for breathwork sessions, massages and meditation courses, as well as catering and laundry services, you can’t get more luxe than Soma.

Key features:

  • Sleeps: 16 or more guests
  • Bedrooms: 11
  • Bathrooms: 11.5
  • Includes: Private, heated infinity pool, sauna, fire pit, parking for up to 10 cars, optional relaxation treatments, wifi

Luxe Airbnb in Suffolk Park

The Arbour in Suffolk Park is an Airbnb that's just a 10-minute drive from Byron Bay town.

The Arbour, Suffolk Park

The Arbour is architecturally designed with luxury touches, just a short drive to Byron Bay town. There’s also plenty to see and do on your doorstep, with Tallows Beach and Suffolk Park’s cafes within walking distance. Spend the morning in the tropical garden or by the pool before wandering to the beach for the afternoon sun.

Key features:

  • Sleeps: 6 guests
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Includes: Pool, parking, wifi, Netflix

Luxe Airbnb in the Byron Bay hinterland

Temple Farmhouse in the Byron hinterland is a luxe Airbnb for up to 9 guests.

Temple Farmhouse, Nashua

Perched on 75 rolling acres of hinterland, Temple Farmhouse is a secluded Airbnb that’s perfect for relaxing and exploring. It boasts panoramic views, a lap pool, herb garden and fire pit, with enough room for 9 guests. It’s also just an eight minute drive from the neighbouring town of Bangalow and 20 minutes from Byron Bay. 

Key features:

  • Sleeps: 9 guests
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Includes: Pool, fire pit, herb garden, handmade swing, wifi

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