Destination guide

Double Bay is doubly perfect for shopaholics and sun worshippers

If you're looking for a taste of the high life, move at double time to Double Bay, an upscale suburb of Sydney. First developed after the European settlement of 1788, it was originally used as a shelter for fishermen in the harbour, then cultivated as a farm, before finally embracing its destiny as the ritzy resort town you've been waiting for. Double Bay vacation rentals are in close proximity to the most fashionable shops in the region, not to mention one of the prettiest beaches and one of the most tranquil islands.

Things to do

A quaint escape with big city perks right next door

The thing that attracts most people to Double Bay is the town's good looks. A prime example of its impressive beauty is Blackburn Gardens, a restored heritage garden that has great views of Sydney Harbour, a secret garden and a manicured lawn. You're also a hop, skip and a jump from Sydney itself, and a day trip to Royal Botanic Gardens and the adjacent Art Gallery of New South Wales is an easy one. Check out the rose gardens at one, then peruse the modern, contemporary and indigenous collections next door.


The ideal double header in Double Bay: shop and swim

Start your perfect Double Bay day at Redleaf Beach, a sandy escape from all your worries. It's home to Murray Rose Pool, a tidal enclosure on the harbour that provides swimmers of all ages a safe place to splash around. When you're ready to dry off, walk along the pool's lovely wrap-around pontoon and hit the shops. You'll find the chicest designer wear, not to mention accessories, home furnishings and everything else, at some of the most luxurious stores in the Sydney area, plus fine dining and romantic rooftop bars.


A tropically perfect paradise by the bay

Double Bay has a humid subtropical climate and provides warm summers, cool winters, tons of sunshine, and moderate rainfall throughout the year. There's actually less rain during winter and spring, which is the least popular travel season in Double Bay. You may find lower rates on Double Bay vacation rentals, plus avoid the biggest crowds in the shops and along the harbour. Low winter temps are in the teens, and the warmest summer days top out around the mid-20s. There really isn't a bad time to double back to Double Bay.

Natural highlights

A dollop of tree-covered heaven is just offshore

Double Bay vacation rentals are set in the midst of one of Sydney's hippest commercial districts, but that doesn't mean you have to give up on peace and tranquility. The town is bounded on the west by Darling Point, and just off its shores is Clark Island, a stunning spot of land less than a hectare in size. Once cultivated as a giant vegetable garden by Lieutenant Ralph Clark, the island is now reserved for relaxation and fun, with bushland pathways that offer breathtaking views of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Double Bay

Fly into Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.), the closest airport, located 6.1 mi (9.9 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Double Bay?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,801 holiday rentals near Double Bay. From 897 Houses to 1,676 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Double Bay is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Double Bay?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Double Bay. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Darling Harbour: 1,290 holiday rentals
  • Sydney Harbour Bridge: 1,248 holiday rentals
  • Coogee Beach: 3,243 holiday rentals
  • Centennial Park: 3,368 holiday rentals
  • Circular Quay: 3,584 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Double Bay listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Double Bay?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 897 Houses in Double Bay. Our other popular types of Double Bay holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,676 holiday houses
  • Villas: 12 holiday houses
  • Cabins: 26 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Double Bay?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 706 holiday homes with pool available in Double Bay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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