Sydney Holidays

If you’re thinking of renting a holiday house in Sydney, the first thing to do is decide where to stay in this fabulous city. Are you a beach bum or a city slicker? Do you want to be in the centre of the action or are you hoping for a relaxing short break? Would you be happy in a serviced apartment in the CBD, or would you prefer a beach house near the ocean? These are all things to think about when you’re looking at Sydney holiday rentals.

Circular Quay & Sydney Harbour

If you’re in Sydney to see the famous sites of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, then staying on Circular Quay, the Opera Quays or in The Rocks really does put you in the middle of the action. In contrast, if you wish to have a view looking over the Harbour towards these well-known sights, you should investigate property rentals in Neutral Bay, Kirribilli and Milson’s Point, as these are on the north side of the water.

Sydney CBD

Giving you easy access to both the shops and restaurants of Sydney whilst leaving you within walking distance of Sydney Harbour in one direction and the delights of Oxford Street, Cockle Bay and China Town in the others, renting somewhere in Sydney’s CBD gives you plenty of entertainment options. However, be aware that this is very much high-rise territory and hotel rooms and serviced apartments are the most common form of accommodation. So if you’re hoping to rent a house, you’ll need to move further out.

Eastern Suburbs

Renowned for their surf and sun, Sydney’s eastern suburbs have loads to keep you occupied if you’re looking for a seaside holiday. Spots like Bronte, Coogee, Clovelly, Maroubra and the iconic Bondi Beach attract thousands of visitors each year and many choose to rent a holiday house or beach apartment so that they can fully immerse themselves in the laid back lifestyle.

If you don’t want to be right on the water, but would like to be close to it, check out rentals in Bondi Junction. The ‘Junction is the central hub of the city’s east and prices for units and houses can be much cheaper here then in the coveted beachside locations.

Northern Beaches

Stretching from Seaforth all the way up to Palm Beach, Sydney’s northern beaches are as varied as they are plentiful. Spots like Manly, with its famous surf beach and thriving bar, café and restaurant scene, rival Bondi for its trendiness and ‘must see’ factor. If you want a Sydney holiday with beach life and loads to do in the evening, Manly is a great place to stay.

As you move up the coast, the vibe changes and suburbs like Dee Why, Curl Curl, Collaroy, Newport and Avalon offer a totally different, more laidback, family feel. These communities are ideal for a more relaxed, family holiday and there are some wonderful apartments and holiday houses for rent within walking distance of fabulous ocean beaches.

If you fancy a short break enjoying the lifestyle of the rich and famous, then take a rental property in swish Palm Beach or neighbouring Whale Beach. These are where many wealthy Sydneysiders have their ‘weekenders’ and some of the real estate is stunning.

Southern Beaches

Cronulla is the heart of Sydney’s southern beaches and apart from a long, sandy beach, it is only a short distance to the beauty of the Royal National Park and lovely, picturesque settings like Bundeena.

The Blue Mountains

To the west of Sydney lies the astonishing Blue Mountains – an enormous area of mountains, valleys, cliff faces and excellent bushwalks, dotted with charming little towns and villages and some of the most arresting scenery you’ll see anywhere in the world. Favourite destinations include Bilpin, Leura, Katoomba, Blackheath and Lithgow, whilst the Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls and Scenic World are amongst the top tourist attractions.

If your Sydney vacation allows, it’s well worth spending a few days in the Blue Mountains enjoying the quaint villages, rural lifestyle and gorgeous landscapes. There is accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, but particularly popular are the bed and breakfast and cottage style, which compliment the tranquility of the natural surroundings.