Destination guide

Enjoy Sydney in holiday homes to rent

Sydney boasts a great deal of natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens, splendid attractions, fine restaurants and ancient culture. Whether you’re on holiday with family, friends or on your own, holiday homes to rent in Sydney offer everything you need for a memorable trip.

Things to do

Attractions near Sydney holiday rentals

From museums and iconic landmarks to beautiful beaches and natural spaces, Sydney has a little something for everyone. Holiday homes can be found near places like the massive Sydney Harbour Bridge, with a lookout point and the iconic BridgeClimb, and the Sydney Opera House, a landmark, skyline-dominating arts centre for opera, theatre and dance. You’ll also enjoy Darling Harbour, a waterfront destination with many of Sydney’s major attractions and prominent events, and The Rocks, a historic district with pubs and markets.


Best beaches near Sydney holiday accommodation

The beaches of Sydney are one of its biggest draws. Holiday homes are available near locales like Bondi Beach, an iconic surf beach with reliable waves and seaside amenities, and Manly Beach, a recreational area and surfing destination with excellent waves and seaside shops. You could visit Shelly Beach, a tranquil beach with colourful marine life for snorkelling and scuba diving, and Wattamolla Beach, a lagoon area and park with a calm, sandy shoreline and shaded picnic areas.

Food & drink 

Sample New South Wales cuisine in Sydney

The cuisine in Sydney exhibits the multicultural makeup of New South Wales and features dishes from Vietnam, Japan, Greece, Italy and Thailand, as well as gourmet food and wine trails throughout the state. As Sydney is a harbour city, fresh-caught seafood is found on most menus, particularly snapper and barramundi, though Sydney rock oysters are one of the most sought-after dishes. Fine wines from the Hunter Valley are commonly found in restaurants and perfectly complement the meals. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find a range of authentic New South Wales dishes and multicultural fare in restaurants and eateries near your Sydney holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Family fun near Sydney holiday homes

Sydney is an ideal place for a trip with the kids. Holiday homes can be found near kid-friendly attractions like the Taronga Zoo Sydney, a large zoo with koalas, giraffes, bears and other animals, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, a harbourside haven for city wildlife with a fernery and Jurassic Jungle for kids. Kids will also enjoy the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, an aquarium with viewing tunnels, and Featherdale Wildlife Park, an area with mammals, reptiles and birds in naturalistic habitats. The WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, featuring native animals in walkthrough habitats, is another fun place for kids.

Good for couples

Romantic retreats in Sydney holiday rentals

If you’re looking for a romantic retreat, Sydney has a range of locations to enjoy with your significant other. Holiday homes are available near places like Hyde Park, a large city park with significant buildings and statues of famous Australians, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, a cutting-edge Australian and international museum of modern art in a grand art deco building. Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, a bush area with protected indigenous sites and sandy beaches, and the Chinese Garden of Friendship, a lush ornamental oasis with a teahouse, pavilions, exotic plants, ponds and waterfalls, are also good for couples.

Where to stay near Sydney?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,131 holiday rentals near Sydney. From 909 Houses to 1,985 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Sydney for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Sydney?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Sydney:

  • Sydney CBD: 2,031 holiday homes
  • Hyde Park: 346 holiday homes
  • Balmoral: 140 holiday homes
  • Chatswood CBD: 60 holiday homes
  • Collaroy Beach: 30 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

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

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

  • Darling Harbour: 1,378 holiday rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,746 holiday rentals
  • Market City: 3,651 holiday rentals
  • The Domain: 3,716 holiday rentals
  • Harbourside: 3,683 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sydney 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 Sydney?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 909 Houses in Sydney. Our other popular types of Sydney holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 1,985 holiday houses
  • Villas: 16 holiday houses
  • Studios: 2,083 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Sydney?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 781 holiday homes with pool available in Sydney. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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