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Stay in the heart of the city with Sydney CBD luxury escapes

Sydney CBD is the heart of the city and an ideal place for luxury holiday rentals in Sydney. The Central Business District has many of the top attractions, such as the waterfront bars of Darling Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens, malls and shopping districts and a promenade that connects the Rocks area with the majestic Sydney Opera House. If you intend to see all the sights of the city, luxury holiday rentals in Sydney CBD serve as an excellent base camp. Best of all, you can find rentals that offer unrivalled views of the skyline and Sydney’s most impressive features, such as the opera house and bridge.

Things to do

Tourist attractions near Sydney holiday homes

With Sydney CBD vacation rentals, there's no shortage of attractions. Why not start with a stroll down to Darling Harbour, home to big-hitters like Madame Tussauds and Sea Life Sydney? It's also got the Australian National Maritime Museum, which features a number of museum ships, including a replica of Captain Cook's legendary Endeavour. Sydney's CDB is also home to the gorgeous parkland surroundings of the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and the Domain (where you'll also find the Art Gallery of New South Wales), or you could head across the Harbour Bridge to the old-school amusements at Luna Park.


Things to do near Sydney holiday accommodation

Love your sightseeing? Then get an eyeful of this lot. Central Sydney has some iconic landmarks like the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, and among the best ways to see them is to take a trip on 1 of the ferries that ply Sydney Harbour. The area's full of great restaurants, shopping and cultural attractions, and another great thing about Sydney CBD vacation rentals is the transport connections for those all-important excursions. Without much trouble you can be over on the coast exploring legendary beaches like Bondi and Manly, or out west hiking in the Blue Mountains.


Local weather for your stay in Sydney holiday rentals

We're not gonna lie – Sydney's CBD can get a little on the warm side. During the summer months, both the temperature and humidity can sometimes climb uncomfortably high in the heart of the city, but if it gets too much, you've got a great excuse to grab a towel and join the rest of Sydney on the beach. Just make sure you throw the sunscreen in too. Come winter, the weather gets a bit cooler, and many travellers find spring or autumn the ideal time to take a trip to Sydney (autumn's slightly wetter, if that'll swing your decision either way).

Family friendly

Kid-friendly holiday homes near Sydney CBD

Sydney CBD is filled with fun attractions for kids of all ages. Holiday homes are available near places like Taronga Zoo Sydney, a zoo with native and global species like giraffes and koalas, and Featherdale Wildlife Park, a destination with hundreds of birds, mammals and reptiles in beautiful habitats. You’ll also like Luna Park Sydney, an amusement park and entertainment venue with thrill rides, a big top and a Ferris wheel.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Sydney CBD holiday homes

Couples looking for a romantic retreat will love Sydney CBD. Holiday rentals are available near places like Hyde Park, a large city park with historic buildings and statues of famous Australians, and Queen Victoria Building, a landmark 19th-century building with Romanesque architecture that’s home to a variety of stores. You’ll also like the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, a cutting-edge Australian and International modern art museum in a waterside art deco building.

Where to stay near Sydney CBD?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,906 holiday rentals near Sydney CBD. From 1,259 Condos/Apartments to 460 Houses, 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 Sydney CBD is on HomeAway.

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

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 CBD:

  • Collaroy Beach: 28 holiday homes
  • Chatswood CBD: 60 holiday homes
  • Spit Junction: 146 holiday homes
  • Victoria Cross: 84 holiday homes
  • Hyde Park: 361 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 CBD? offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Sydney CBD. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sydney Central Station: 3,780 holiday rentals
  • Sydney Town Hall: 3,819 holiday rentals
  • Australia Square: 3,898 holiday rentals
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station: 3,963 holiday rentals
  • Cockle Bay Wharf: 3,818 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Sydney CBD listed on 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 Condos/Apartments in Sydney CBD?

Yes, of course. offers 1,259 Condos/Apartments in Sydney CBD. Our other popular types of Sydney CBD holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 460 holiday houses
  • Studios: 1,342 holiday houses
  • Townhouses: 27 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 Sydney CBD?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 421 holiday homes with pool available in Sydney CBD. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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