Are you hoping to spread a towel down on one of Gold Coast’s best beaches? Well, you might want to start by booking a Gold Coast Airbnb! I mean, you sure need to find a comfortable place to stay if you’re keen to ‘throw a shrimp on the Barbie’, mate!
Whether you’re looking for an Airbnb in Gold Coast for a peaceful getaway, a stay smack bang in the action of the city, or even a cozy cabin hidden in the hinterland, there is a growing repertoire of Airbnb listings on the Gold Coast suitable for all budgets – there are affordable (yet unique) nooks as well as glitzy Airbnbs where you can live it luxe, à deux or with your gang!
So while you explore new ways to enjoy your Vegemite, we’ve compiled a list of the best 15 Airbnbs in Gold Coast, many of which have jaw-dropping views and a pool to cool down on those hot summer days!
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|Best Luxury Airbnb in Gold Coast||Coastal Luxury Walk to Casino,Pac Fair,Broadbeach! | Entire Home (4BR, 3B)||View on Airbnb|
|Best Airbnb in Gold Coast For Couples||Beach View Studio Chateau Beachside Resort Surfers | Entire Home (1BR, 1B)||View on Airbnb|
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15 Best Gold Coast Airbnbs
Check out our top picks for the best 15 Airbnbs all over Gold Coast, Australia!
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
If convenience is on top of your wish list when it comes to finding a stay, then this little gem right here might be the ideal Airbnb in Gold Coast! Located in the heart of Broadbeach, you can walk over to the beach, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, an array of restaurants, cafes and entertainment spots within just minutes.
There’s room for two guests in the apartment which is located on the fourth floor and easily accessible by lift. The interior is modern, and comes with all essentials you’ll need: a well-equipped kitchen featuring a microwave and an induction hot plate for some quick meal prep. Luckily for you, there’s also free parking on the premises (and we all know how pricey parking spots can be in Aussie).
Guests also have access to the building’s shared amenities like the pool and spa. Should you be reaching the Airbnb a little late at night, why not request for a “Shopping Pack” and have your fridge filled prior to arrival? Talk about being thoughtful! They really go the extra mile to make you feel at home.
Why We Love It: Location, location, location!! (+ price).
What Past Guests Have Said: “Amazing location close to the casino and beach. Very clean space with stylish touches. Easy communication with the host. Would definitely stay again.”
“Can’t go wrong with this place. Provides everything you need with a budget but at a luxury level. The host responds fast”
“Leanne’s place is a cosy apartment in a PERFECTLY central location.”
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1B)
Location: Burleigh Heads
You can experience all the feels of an African manor combined with a safari adventure at this two-bedroom Airbnb in Gold Coast! Seriously though, the interiors here just scream “adventure time” to me! Decor is just on point and there’s a large wardrobe because you always need one, right? Even a working desk in the master room for digital nomads on the go.
In the living room, the couch can magically transform into a binge-watching bed for two, there’s also a large kitchen that’s equipped with simply everything you ever need while on a holiday on the Gold Coast (yes, there is a large-sized fridge to store your icy drinks)!
To bring you a little closer to South Africa, it’s also located next to a top-surfing spot – Burleigh Beach! Cape Town who?!
This little bohemian lodge sleeps up to four guests, and with full-on chilled out vibes, it’s the perfect place to drop your bags if you’re visiting with friends! Nearby, you’ll find the ever-so-popular James Street, filled with trendy restaurants, cool cafes, stunning rooftop bars and hipster boutiques. If you’re looking for familiar brands, head over to Stocklands Shopping Centre which is a short 5-minute drive from your stay!
Why We Love It: Refreshing stay with tons of natural lighting and lots of houseplants!
What Past Guests Have Said: “Beautifully styled, insta worthy modern interiors, yet warm and relaxed. Sparkling clean. Amazing location just a short walk to the beach, cafes and bars. The hosts were lovely to deal with and very helpful. Highly reccomend. Will be back.”
“This apartment was in a great location & so beautifully decorated, the beds are comfortable with nice linens, the kitchen had almost everything we needed including green bags to go to the shops. The bathroom was large, clean & well ventilated. A huge couch for those afternoon naps was also great.”
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1.5B)
Ocean view is one thing but nothing compares to a beachfront stay. At this Airbnb in Gold Coast, you can simply wake up and take a few steps before your toes get to touch the soft sand of Australia’s favourite playground! Check out The Blue House for a charming stay right by the ocean in Tugun – one of the most relaxed coastal suburbs on the Gold Coast!
The stay comes specially equipped for all the beach-bums out there: beach chairs, towels, an umbrella, sarongs and even beach bags are provided. You also have complimentary access to bicycles to wander along Gold Coast’s pathways and discover hidden gems.
Should you wish to eat in, there’s also a small private kitchen with microwave and other essential appliances to whip up something simple and quick!
Boasting one of the best beaches in the area, Tugun is known to be the perfect area for families with kids looking for a laid-back vacation by the sea. Along its streets, you’ll find a collection of charming beach cafes, fish and chips eateries and cute low-key shops.
Why We Love It: Super affordable for a beachfront stay!
What Past Guests Have Said: “Hilary’s place is a gem! Beautiful blue house just right in front of the beach. She even prepared a fresh and yummy sourdough bread for us! Thank you for the excellent hospitality, we really enjoyed our short stay at your warm and cosy place. Will definitely book again.”
“Great location. Friendly host. Highly recommended. Thanks for having us.”
“Would highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a very relaxing break.”
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Out of town in Mudgeeraba
A little piece of Bali has dropped on the Gold Coast, in Mudgeeraba Hinterland to be more precise. If you’re after an Airbnb that will give you plenty of opportunities to unwind, then this retreat cabin is where you might want to check in the next time you’re on holiday in Gold Coast.
Nestled on a vast 2.5 acres of land, Retreat Cabin is conveniently located 15 minutes from the beach and less than 10 minutes from shops, grocery stores and other entertainment outlets.
Past guests rave about the outdoor shower here, comparing it to the ones they’ve experienced in The Maldives and in Bali… it’s definitely a romantic feature! With lots of natural light, your stay comes with one bedroom where you’ll find a beautifully hand-crafted king-sized bed. There’s also a convertible sofa bed for extra guests (up to 4 pax in total). The spacious veranda is perfect to get some fresh air in the afternoon.
While restaurants are accessible within a short drive, you can always use the kitchen instead and enjoy the natural surroundings at dinner time. Microwave, hotplate and a fridge are at your disposal, while you can find a BBQ deck at the host’s main cottage which also sits on the same property.
Why We Love It: A nature retreat with tropical feels and an outdoor shower!
What Past Guests Have Said: “Lovely stay at the Gold Coast Hinterland. Felt very private. Lovely big bed!”
“My most favourite air bnb so far! Such a magical place surrounded by lush gardens and wildlife. The out door kitchen and bathroom was perfect and the retreat was very spacious and clean! Absolutely loved the comfy king size bed and floor to ceiling windows so you can really soak up nature anywhere you are. We will be back again, it honestly felt like a dream, thank you Catarina and Jose for being great hosts”
“Absolutely amazing. Will definitely be back”
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Surfers Paradise
If waking up to endless blues is your kind of scene, then you probably won’t ever want to leave this Airbnb in Gold Coast, located right in Surfers Paradise. From here, you can literally bask in views of the ocean while still being in the comfort of your bed!
Ideal for a couple, this studio features a kitchen which is somewhat minimal, with a mini-fridge, small oven, toaster and microwave, but will do a pinch. In the evening you can enjoy the sparkling city lights from your balconette or take a stroll to the nearby restaurants and shops at Cavill Avenue.
You can always make use of the building’s amenities too. There’s a large pool, hot tubs, a gym, sauna, games room, BBQ area and more to keep you entertained!
Why We Love It: Comfortable beachview studio for two.
What Past Guests Have Said: “The place is amazing, the view is lovely! it’s in the middle of surfers paradise. There is everything what you need. I really fall in love. a little minus and bad point is that the owner want that you have to clean up the apartment like a cleaner, complaining about sand. i mean it’s on the beach of course there gonna be sand in the apartment..”
“Beautiful place, perfect location in walking distant of everything you need. 110% would recommend”
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Out of town in Austinville
This Gold Coast Airbnb is the kind of stay that makes you want to pack your bag, leave your 9-5 day job, and live life with the flow and on the go! Seriously though – take a peek at Palmer & Gunn for unique accommodation in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
Perfectly nestled in the Austinville Valley, this tiny house is bound to transport you to another era. It lacks WiFi or TV but is decked out with charming antique furniture… Even a clawfoot bathtub!
This is also a sustainable stay with a composting toilet, powered by solar energy and river water. There’s a USB port to charge your phone, however, there are no plug-in appliances or power points. Throughout the day, cows roam around the garden while you soak it all from the spacious veranda. If you’re looking to get off the grid, this is the place to do it.
And though a tiny house, you still get your high-quality queen-sized bed and an outdoor kitchen equipped with a gas stove, small oven, fridge and basic cooking utensils.
While you’re here, don’t miss out on visiting the surroundings that hide a gazillion natural wonders – impressive waterfalls and rainforests are only a few of them!
Why We Love It: Peaceful location to truly unwind.
What Past Guests Have Said: “Such a well thought out and stylish tiny house. The plunge bath is incredible, and the tiny house makes such efficient use of the small amount of space. The creek is right there if it gets too hot and it’s an adventure in itself exploring up the creek. A brilliant stay for a break from the loud and busy city life.”
“This Tiny House is delightful. If you need time away from the hustle and bustle of the daily busy grind – this place is definitely worth considering. It is such a cute little house set amongst farms and natural bush/forest. It is totally “off the grid” – so you are really forced to relax and enjoy each other’s company. The wood-fired Plunge Cedar Tub is amazing. Highly recommended. :-)”
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Surfers Paradise
I mean, have you really been to the Gold Coast if you haven’t stayed at an ocean view Airbnb?!
Sitting on the 27th floor, this Airbnb apartment in Gold Coast has some killer views on offer, and before anything else – it is located in the center of Surfers Paradise, offering stunning vistas of both the ocean (best enjoyed at sunrise) and the backcountry. Both Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Mall are within a 100 meter walk.
On the inside, you’ll find a spacious living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving you an upscale penthouse feel. The kitchen comes fully-equipped with a full family-sized fridge, oven, dishwasher and more to make you feel right at home. And as if you needed a little more pampering – there’s even a bathtub!
You’ll also find a shared indoor and outdoor pool for those evenings where you feel like a quick dip would do the trick! Besides, you also get access to other facilities like the tennis court, gym, games room and BBQ area.
Why We Love It: Amazing location and views for an unbeatable price!
What Past Guests Have Said: “Derek responded within minutes even late at night. Check in/out was very easy. Very nice apartment, comfy furniture with smart TV and open space. Close to the beach and shops. Amazing view.”
“Loved my stay! Check in was easy. The views are just like the photos! We enjoyed having sunset cocktails facing the hinterlands and over broadwaters. There’s a really good Mexican only two blocks away so walking to yummy dinner options is easy! Make sure to catch sunrise over the ocean from the balcony with a coffee – so magical! The bed was comfy and we felt safe and sound. Would definitely recommend!”
Type: Entire Home (1BR, 1B)
Location: Out of town in Mudgeeraba
Did you know that the Gold Coast had so much more to offer than just ocean views? If you’re keen on getting close to natural wonders other than the beach, you’ll love a stay at this Gold Coast Airbnb that sits in the middle of a Japanese-style garden.
You’ll definitely find it soothing to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city and to check into this cute eco-cabin that has amazing views over the Gold Coast. Rumour has, even the outdoor composting toilet offers an unobstructed panorama!
And talk about convenience. This Gold Coast Airbnb is only 20-30 minutes to both the beach (closest is Burleigh Heads) and the rainforest (Springbrook National Park), 7 minutes to the local historic village and 15 minutes to a train station and Robina Town Centre, which is a major shopping/entertainment hub. You truly get the best of both worlds here!
When signing up, you also get to enjoy plenty of fresh air along with a kitchenette and a deck with BBQ pit (time to put the shrimps out!). There are also several sitting areas for you to enjoy and bask in endless views!
And if ever you wonder, the cabin is equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi, so you won’t have to rough it out.
Why We Love It: Sustainable stay slightly out of town!
What Past Guests Have Said: “Was a great experience.”
“If you’re thinking about booking this beautiful place- do it!”
“Would 100% recommend and book it again!”
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 2B)
Location: Burleigh Heads
If you’re looking for opportunities to amp up your Insta game, then this Airbnb in Gold Coast will do just right! “Stylish” would be too basic a word to describe The Coconut Crib. Tropical interiors, popping neon colours and ultimate Aloha vibes are what reign here!
And while this is probably far from your generic luxurious hotel in glitzy Gold Coast, this boutique waterfront apartment overlooking Burleigh Beach has so much to offer besides aesthetically pleasing interiors.
Grab your girlies and come in to find a spacious crib featuring two big bedrooms, a balcony to take in the views and excuse us while we enjoy the bathtub with some vino. There’s even a minibar, an adorable pink fridge to store your cocktails and *drumroll* … both an indoor heated tub, as well as an outdoor pool!
When you’re ready to step out, find Burleigh Beach within walking distance, work on your tan, and don’t miss out on hitting the nearby James Street for an avo on toast!
Why We Love It: Feels like you’ve just walked into one of Bali’s Insta-worthy cafes!
What Past Guests Have Said: “Beautiful space with beautiful amenities & touches in a perfect location with a fantastic view. We Loved it.”
Type: Entire Home (4BR, 2B)
This four-bedroom Airbnb in Gold Coast is pretty much Pinterest dreams come true! With its soothing minimal Earth tones, rattan-everything, a fair amount of houseplants, lots and lots of airy spaces, this stay seems to put you in an instant peace of mind! I mean, it’s not rocket science – we could all do with some unwinding right now.
The precious little abode comes with a fully-equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV with Netflix (I repeat, WITH Netflix), while both master bedrooms have an attached bathroom. And it’s not like you’ll have to share the bed with your little one, there’s a cot and high chair too!
There’s no need to overpack as checking into this Airbnb in Gold Coast also means you get complimentary tea, Nespresso coffee machine, toiletries and even a sneaky beer or wine! However, you’ll have to give up on the pool here. But hey, who really needs one when the beach is just a mere stroll away?
Also, according to locals, breakfast at the nearby Good Day Coffeeshop is always a good idea (ham and cheese toastie for the win!) before hitting Currumbin Beach for the rest of the day.
Why We Love It: Amazingly convenient and comfortable for a group vacation!
What Past Guests Have Said: “We were a group of 4 women catching up for 3 nights. This place was absolutely perfect for us. The bedding and linen were lovely as was the overall decor. The position of the house is great and we had a nice swim each morning close by. We loved the outdoor shower and the overall facilities. Would definitely recommend to others wanting a quality air BNB in a great location.”
“Location is fantastic. Only a few seconds walk from Currumbin Beach (which is a secluded beach on the Gold Coast). Lots of great food options nearby. Property is clean and fairly modern and nicely presented. We had a fantastic stay and foundTim very responsive. Would highly recommend.”
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1B)
No list of the best Airbnbs in Gold Coast would be complete without this star. Step inside and fall in love with Hillview Dairy. Located in Currumbin, surrounded by national parks and just 30 minutes from downtown, this two-bedroom Airbnb oozes an undeniable amount of rustic charm, inside and out!
Best of all, you can bring along your furry friend as this Airbnb in Gold Coast is dog-friendly. Sleeping up to eight guests, it’s definitely a fun option for a family vacation.
This stay sits on a dairy farm and has been transformed into this stunning sustainable retreat using an abundance of recycled materials. Take a peek out the window and you may be able to spot herds of cows migrating from one end of the property to the other.
With such a fully-equipped kitchen you’ll have no problem whipping up meals at dinner time, which is just as well because this stay is thirty minutes from downtown. Inside, everything you come across will just remind you that you’re on a farm – cow prints adorn cushions, lounge chairs and even the rug!
Add to that, an amazing semi-outdoor bath takes in lots of inviting sun rays! Whip up some mulled wine and end the night by the fireplace, maybe to the sound of crickets too.
Why We Love It: Incredibly unique way of enjoying the Gold Coast!
What Past Guests Have Said: “A great air Bnb. Lived up to expectations and all the other great reviews. It’s a perfect spot to go away for the weekend and not do much. But close enough to plenty of things if you want to get out. The design of the place is perfect. And the plunge pool is great for cooling down. Would love to return.”
“The Hillview Dairy was nothing short of superb. When you walk in the front door, it’s like stepping into a home interiors magazine shoot. Everything had its place. The amenities were endless (and exceeded our expectations) and the scenery was second to none. I highly recommend the Hillview Dairy. It is a truly off the grid experience and you will be sure to leave feeling completely rejuvenated. Thank you Simone and family”
Type: Entire Home (2BR, 1.5B)
Location: Gold Coast Hinterland
Slightly off the main town, sitting right in the Gold Coast Hinterland, check out this unique Airbnb where you get to be Tarzan and Jane up in a treehouse!
It’s at this Airbnb in Gold Coast that your childhood dreams come true – the eco-retreat is made out of a bunch of recycled materials, powered by solar and battery energy. For those of you who enjoy plenty of wild adventures, the area is littered with natural attractions like hiking trails. Post tramp, you can always slide in the communal pool for a refreshing dip.
If you fancy an even-more-intimate experience, you can book their amazing jetted hot tub (at an extra cost).
With two bedrooms, the treehouse spreads over three levels, with the first one being wheelchair-friendly. Come colder months, you’ll be provided with a kerosene heater to keep you warm and cosy above the clouds.
Why We Love It: A comfortable treehouse where you don’t have to rough it out!
What Past Guests Have Said: “INCREDIBLE STAY! We are so stoked! Abolsutlely magical! This place is a fairytale! Thank you”
“Beautiful scenery and equally beautiful treehouse. So serene and very relaxing. The wonderful animals where a highlight. Very clean and very welcoming. The vibe was great. Would recommend!”
“We throughly enjoyed our stay at Jessica’s place! It is the perfect place to relax and unwind for a few days. We loved being out in nature, but still a convenient drive away from the Gold Coast and the beach. We will definitely be back!”
Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3B)
Location: Mermaid Beach
This is not your average Airbnb. There’s a reason (or many, in fact) that it’s listed as an Airbnb Plus. This cute, not-so-little three-bedroom beach cottage in Mermaid Beach is just waiting for your sandy feet! Simply put, this Airbnb reflects Gold Coast’s beach-loving style.
It’s almost as if you could smell the sea breeze from inside, thanks to the coastal-inspired decor and calming punches of pastel colours, in addition to an 80’s-style swimming pool. Throw in an old-school sink and vibrant tile work, and boom, you’ve just been transported to another era!
The neighbourhood is home to some amazing cafes, restaurants and shops, and even the beach is within walking distance from your stay.
Why We Love It: Beach vibes both in and out of the stay!
What Past Guests Have Said: “This house was so beautiful and stylish! I highly recommend staying here. Great pool and location”
“Adorable. Perfection in every way. Highly recommend. Thank you.”
“My friends and myself had a great weekend away staying at the Chippewa Cottage. The cottage has a lot of character with unique styling. I would defiantly return and recommend to family & friends.”
Type: Entire Home (4BR, 3B)
If you tend to Google search “ways to live like an Australian billionaire”, then this Airbnb in Gold Coast might just give you a taste of what it’s like. With all the perks of a luxury villa, this one right here is located within walking distance to the nearby Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, with Broadbeach, Kurawa, and Mermaid Beach lying ahead.
Besides being ultimate retirement house goals, you’ll enjoy the pleasant outdoor dining table for an al-fresco meal in the backyard… right after a dip in the pool! With four bedrooms sleeping up to nine guests, this Airbnb in Gold Coast is perfect for families with teenagers or a group of friends. And no fighting for the bathroom as there are three of them.
All rooms come with air conditioning, the kitchen is fully-equipped (yes, even wine glasses and a coffee machine), bathrooms come with a hairdryer (essentials!!) and you even get the convenience of a washing machine, dryer and iron! This Airbnb in Gold Coast is definitely your new home-away-from-home!
Why We Love It: Dreamy celebrity-house feels and perfectly situated.
What Past Guests Have Said: “Loved the pool. Great space. Comfortable beds and so close to pac fair”
“Absolute gem!! The only upsetting thing about staying here is when it’s time to pack up and go home, thanks again for having us!!”
“The accommodation was great, quiet location, pool nice and amenities great. We would not hesitate to stay here again!”
Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3.5B)
Location: Surfers Paradise
49th floor apartment… need we say more? Ocean views marry the skyline panorama at this Gold Coast Airbnb that sits right in Surfers Paradise. While the location is a major draw, this hideaway has plenty to offer on the inside too!
There are three bedrooms, and the master offers a 180° view of the Pacific Ocean. With a convertible sofa bed in the living room, the apartment fits up to eight guests. You’ll also find a large kitchen and dining area with a table that seats six.
Back outside, you’ll not only find the beach walking distance but you’re also in the live action of the forever-loved Surfers Paradise – tons of cafes, rooftop bars, restaurants and shops await!
Why We Love It: High-rise with unbeatable views, right in Surfers Paradise!
What Past Guests Have Said: “Gabel is an exceptional host. He responded rapidly and was amenable to our requests. The apartment was in such a great location, the amenities were easy to access. We were so impressed we will definitely stay again! Thanks Gabel for your hospitality!”
“Lovely accomodation with great amenities. Host is very responsive and happy to help when possible. Will come back 10/10”
“Really amazing space in fantastic location close to everything you could possibly need. Will definitely book again. Next time we are looking for accomodation in the area.”
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Things to do in Gold Coast, Australia
If you’re looking for things to do in Gold Coast. You might be happy to know that there’s more than just going to the beach! These are some local Airbnb experiences we recommend you to check out!
- Best surf school in Coolangatta– Head to the suburb of Coolangatta for a two hour beginner’s surfing class in Gold Coast’s shallow waters! During this experience, instructors will teach you all techniques of surfing. You will start on the sand before plunging into the sea to catch some good waves!
- Gold Coast Brewery Experience Suburb Sip – Nothing beats the feeling of an icy cold grog on a hot summer day on the Gold Coast and with this experience, you get to visit a total of four breweries within six hours. Sip and learn about the region’s local craft beers and enjoy the amazing surroundings of laid-back Tugun.
- Sip and Paint Workshop – Paint brush in one hand, vino in the other. Sounds like you? Sign up for this 3-hour sip and paint workshop where you’ll learn the basic brush techniques, the use of colour and how to have endless fun with art. Simply bring along a friend, a bottle of your favourite drink and your good mood!
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