6 Sunshine Coast Airbnbs to backdrop your luxuriation in the salt and sun

From beachfront penthouse apartments to an architecturally-designed hinterland retreat.

By Jessica G. Lynch
Stretching for more than 60km along Queensland's southern east coast, the Sunshine Coast is alive with primed surf spots, luxury resorts, national parks and idyllic hinterland – making it a favoured summer escape among easternsiders.
Whether you're planning to spend your Sunshine soujourn swimming in Noosa National Park or retreating to the quiet of the hills, you'll want somewhere to backdrop your luxuriation.
From a beachhouse with a swimming pool oasis to an architecturally-designed hinterland cabin, we've curated an edit of some of the most luxe Sunshine Coast Airbnbs. Read on for our top picks to book.

Luxe Airbnbs in Noosa Heads

Noosa beachfront penthouse, Noosa Heads
This Noosa beachfront penthouse overlooks Laguna Bay and Main Beach – the best seat in the house for sunset over the ocean. Fully-airconditioned across two levels, boasting a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, and offering access to the complex's heated pool and spa, it's a coastal delight.
Poinciana House, Noosa Heads
Just a 10-minute stroll to Noosa's Main Beach and the heart of Hastings St is this open living house named after the majestic tree in the backyard. A sunny stay for up to 10 guests, lounge in the reading room after a morning spent dipping in and out of the pool.

Luxe Airbnb in Alexandra Headland

Soul Beach House, Alexandra Headland
This tropical oasis lies between Alexandra Headland and Mooloolaba Beach with pristine beaches, parklands and boutique eateries just a stroll away at the end of the street. With a Palm Springs-inspired pool area, green meets blue in natural luxury.

Luxe Airbnb in Sunshine Beach

Whale Drive luxury stay, Sunshine Beach
Just a few minutes on foot to the beach and national park, this impressive stay boasts a prime location for a spring or summer stint away by nature. Featuring an equipped kitchen, four generously-sized bedrooms, a media room and a sweeping deck and pool area, there's no need to even leave the house if you're feeling particularly homey.

Luxe Airbnb in Coolum Beach

Coolum beachfront studio, Coolum Beach
Perfect for the minimalist couple, this beachfront Coolum studio offers unrivalled ocean views of First and Second Bay. Wake up to sunrise and walk the natural reserve trail to a hidden beach, or kick up your heels at Point Perry to whale and turtle watch before heading home and sharing a sunset drink on the balcony.

Luxe Airbnb in Sunshine Coast hinterland

Kurui Cabin, Cooroy
If green is more your scene, the architecturally-designed Kurui Cabin at the base of Cooroy Mountain is an ideal spot. Featuring sustainable hoop pine joinery, a heated plunge pool, fire pit, deck and panoramic views – while being just 25 minutes from Noosa – it's a recluse's pick.