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The Top Airbnb Northern Beaches Rentals in Sydney

Have you visited our beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney yet? Are you looking for your next Staycation in Sydney? Why not head to the Northern Beaches and enjoy a laid back vacation on one of our many beaches and dine in our fabulous cafes and restaurants.

With a shortage of hotel accommodation on the Northern Beaches, we have researched the top Airbnb Northern Beaches rentals along our coastal area from Manly to Palm Beach. Some we know personally and others have great reviews from guests.   We have also checked that the properties have adopted Airbnb’s 5 steps enhanced cleaning process.

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Top Location Manly Studio Apartment – 4 guests, 2 beds, 1 bath 

Christian's studio apartment Manly
Studio Apartment in Manly – image Airbnb


Just a short stroll to Manly’s famous Corso and its two beaches Christian’s studio apartment is close to many restaurants and bars. The apartment also offers a swimming pool, spa, a gym and there is parking available for a small car in the building. Free wifi is available.

Accommodation is in a studio apartment with a queen bed and a double sofa bed. The kitchen comes with a stove, oven and microwave. After a day on the beach return home and relax with cocktail or glass of wine on the balcony.

You can catch the Manly Ferry from Circular Quay for the 30-minute journey. We can recommend that you walk from Manly Beach to Shelly Beach – a scenic coastal walk with cafes to dine alfresco along the way.


You can book your stay here prices from AUD167 per night

Guest Review: 

“Awesome location! We loved getting fresh warm croissants from the bakery around the corner in the morning and being in the heart of Manly, close to absolutely everything…the beach, shops, great restaurants, café’s, ferry etc.. Christian is a great and attentive host and we felt very much at home. Thank you Chris!”


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Seabreeze 4 bedroom home 1-minute walk to the beach

Manly 4 Bedroom Home
4 Bedroom home in Manly – image Airbnb

Location, location, location. A 1-minute walk to Manly’s North Steyne Beach and a few minutes walk to Manly’s restaurants and cafes this 4 bedroom home offers a luxurious stay to families or groups of friends.

Facilities include:

  • open-plan kitchen
  • dining and lounge area that opens out to a sun-drenched deck and garden
  • BBQ
  • Outdoor shower
  • On-street parking, hosts will provide 1 parking permit for the duration of your stay

Super Host

Book your stay here prices from AUD899 per night

Guest Review:

“We stayed in Georgina’s beautiful house for just over 2 months. We loved it! It is a lovely house in a very convenient location, literally just outside your door you have everything you could need, restaurants, cafes, shops and of course beautiful Manly beach. Georgina has done a fantastic job at decorating the house, it feels like a 5-star hotel but with the convenience of your own kitchen and the extra space. The attention to details is amazing. Kitchen is very well equipped. The communication with Georgina was very fast and she is very helpful. I would definitely recommend this house to anyone. Thank you Georgina for everything!”


Dee Why Beach 

Dee Why Beachfront Boho Chic Style Apartment for 4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds and 1 bath.

Dee Why Beach Boho Chic Apartment
Just minutes from Dee Why Beach and the strip of restaurants and cafes – image Airbnb

One of our favourite areas in the Northern Beaches of Sydney is Dee Why Beach.  This apartment is located just a minutes walk from Dee Why Beach, its ocean pool and the many restaurants and bars along the strip.

Stylish boho chic decor greets you as you enter this one-bedroom apartment with a balcony where you can enjoy your morning coffee or a sundowner in the evening.  If you do not want to self cater in the well-equipped restaurant you can dine out at some of our favourites – Jah Bar, Stella Blue, JB & Sons just to name a few.

Book your stay here prices from AUD140 per night

Super Host

Guest Review:

“Chic modern decor, comfortable and well equipped, super close to cafes and the beach, great stay”

Collaroy Beach

Birdwood Cottage on Collaroy Beach – 8 guests, 3 bedrooms, 5 beds, 3 baths

Birdwood Cottage Collaroy
Birdwood Cottage Collaroy Beach – image Airbnb

Birdwood Cottage is a 1915 renovated cottage just metres from Collaroy Beach. Birdwood Cottage is the perfect accommodation for families or a group of friends getting away from it all.

The open plan living area and modern kitchen is just right for entertaining.  Head to the front balcony for stunning views over Collaroy Beach where you can enjoy a BBQ whilst relaxing around the large outdoor dining table.  There is a wood-fire pizza oven and outdoor entertaining area in the back courtyard.

Super Host

Book your stay here prices from AUD650 per night

Guest Review:

“Best Airbnb ever! A Dream Beach House with 5 star hospitality. Location is amazing, beach and rock pool all within walking distance including a modern kids playground. The house is magnificent with ocean views that will blow you away. Jenny is a great host, fast communication and lovely touches throughout the house. I loved the freshly baked cake – very homely addition. I highly recommend Birdwood Cottage!”

Mona Vale

Seabreeze – Beachfront Living in Mona Vale 4 guests 2 bedrooms 3 beds 1 bath

Seabreeze Apartment Mona Vale
Seabreeze Apartment Mona Vale – image Airbnb

With direct access to Basin Beach in Mona Vale Seabreeze is a popular apartment in Mona Vale.  Make sure you book in advance to secure accommodation in this modern apartment with an open plan fully equipped kitchen, dining and lounge area.

Free parking is provided on-site and free wifi is available in the property.

Super Host

Book your stay here prices from AUD220 per night

Guest Review

“Fabulous apartment with ingratiating views, classy and pristine. The service was impeccable and seamless. Would definitely come back to this place.”


Stunning Views to Pittwater – 6 Guests, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Beds, 4 Baths

3 Bedroom House Newport
Stunning 3 bedroom house that backs onto Pittwater – image Airbnb

A luxurious 3 bedroom home situated on Pittwater just perfect for families or friends weekend getaway.  You will not want to leave.  The 3 bedroom home offers guests a hot tub, swimming pool, an outdoor entertaining area as well as a fully equipped kitchen if you want to self-cater. The artwork throughout the home is stunning.

Airbnb Plus

Book your stay here prices from AUD757 per night

Guest Review:

“AMAZING! Would highly recommend, from the beautiful view to the trendy art and decor, this place is a must stay!”


Beautiful Albert Cottage on Avalon Beach 5 guests 2 bedrooms 3 beds 1 bath

Avalon Cottage
Albert Cottage on Avalon Beach – image Airbnb


The unique free standing cottage just a 5-minute drive from the restaurants and cafes of Avalon Village offers guests:

  • 2 bedrooms with built in robes.
    Queen bed in Master b/room and 2nd with one double and one single bed.
    Gas/electric cooktop/oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
    Modern bathroom/toilet with shower (no bath).
    LCD TV, DVD Player, WiFi
  • Off-street parking

Imagine yourself enjoying an evening drink on the balcony after a day of sightseeing on the Northern Beaches or taking the ferry around Pittwater.

Super Host

Book your stay here prices from AUD200 per night

Guest Review:

“Generous hospitality from friendly hosts. Thoroughly enjoyable stay at this cottage. Margie and Ross go beyond the usual in providing for their guests. Extremely well presented and provided for in the way of inclusions. Very comfortable bed, ample cupboard space, spacious bathroom. Very well fitted-out kitchen with quality implements, and including a gas range, oven and dishwasher. Roomy dining, living area with reliable wifi. Evening drinks on the veranda with the setting sun is sublime. We immediately tried to book another stay but it’s obvious others are onto such a delightful place. Immortal words spring to mind; We’ll be back!”

Palm Beach

Entire Guest Suite in Palm Beach – 5 Guests, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Beds, 1 Bath

Palm Beach Accommodation
Palm Beach Accommodation 2 bedrooms 5 guests – image Airbnb


This downstairs unit is a private 2 bedroom space across a quiet cul-de-sac from Careel Bay, Palm Beach and although it is part of the host’s home, you’ll have all the privacy you need. Facilities include:

  • a fully equipped kitchen
  • patio
  • free Wifi
  • free parking on the premises and on the street.

Within a 500m walk are plenty of eating options, or a slightly longer walk is Avalon village with shopping, restaurants, club and cinema.

Super hosts Tina and Gavin are happy to show you around, give you a kayak to paddle or they can give you all the space you want.

Super Host

Book your stay here prices from AUD331.43 per night

Guest Review

“We had a great stay! The apartment is bigger than the photos. With modern furnishings and a beautiful view of the water. All linen and beds were immaculate super comfortable. We would definitely come back! Thanks for extending our stay for another night. ”

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