The 11 Best Airbnbs in Bondi, Australia

Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the world
Bondi Beach is one of the most famous beaches in the world | © Jrstock / Alamy Stock Photo
Photo of Mandi Keighran
24 September 2020

From architect-designed family homes to romantic bohemian apartments, Culture Trip has put together a list of Airbnbs in Bondi that covers it all, with plenty of photogenic ocean views and top local hang-out recommendations. You’ll be living like a local and feeling at home in one of the most famous beaches in the world in no time at all.

Bondi boheme

Bed and Breakfast
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Courtesy of Luxico Holiday Homes / Airbnb

It’s hard to know what to admire first in this light-filled, three-bedroom condo – the panoramic city and ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows or the enviable assortment of designer furniture. Unwind in the morning on the private balcony, or get active in the shared pool and gym. When the weather heats up, head downstairs to Gelato Messina, which serves some of the best gelato in Sydney, and then wander over to the beach just 300m (984ft) away.

Sea Wood

Bed and Breakfast
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Courtesy of Luxico Holiday Homes / Airbnb

If you’re travelling in a large group, this six-bedroom, architect-designed home in North Bondi has everything you need. The striking timber-clad house sleeps up to 12 guests and is the ideal chill-out pad, with an outdoor pool, a huge kitchen and dining room and a TV room that opens out to a terrace and firepit via a dramatic hinged timber panel. There will even be a bottle of bubbles and a gourmet welcome hamper waiting for you on arrival.

Hip designer apartment

Bed and Breakfast
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Courtesy of Petrit / Airbnb

This cool black-and-white one-bedroom apartment is filled with indoor plants, pops of bright colour and quirky designer touches, such as the black-and-white film still that occupies an entire wall in the dining room. It’s also just a five-minute stroll from the bars and restaurants of Hall Street (check out Bills for breakfast) and 10 minutes from the beach. The stylish hanging fireplace and the deep soaking bathtub make it a top pick, no matter the season. There’s also a plunge pool that transforms into a Jacuzzi at the touch of a button.

Peaceful beach haven

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Pack your flip-flops and suntan lotion; this quiet two-bedroom flat sits only a short amble from Bondi Beach. Inside, every corner is flooded with natural light – wake up to warm rays streaming through your window and sink into plump pillows while the sea breeze blows softly through the room. There are two queen beds, so why not bring your favourite couple for a double-date-style getaway? After a windswept day riding the waves, you’ll be fighting over who gets to rest their weary legs in the hammock chair, and who gets to have a candlelit soak in the plant-fringed bath.

Jet Flamingo beach house

Short-term Rental
Courtesy of Jet / Airbnb

With its bright, highlighter-pink facade, it’s hard to miss this six-bedroom beach house. However, the interior is contrastingly stripped back, with pale linens and fringed macramé-style cushions. It can sleep up to 16 people, so round up your family and friends and be prepared to draw straws on who gets the floor mattress. You’ll rarely wander from the backyard anyway; its barbecue and long dining table – set in the dappled shade of a crooked tree – is an open invitation for dinners al fresco. Also, if you ever fancy digging your toes into powdery white sand, you’re just metres away from Bondi Beach.

Local surfer-designed ocean-view apartment

Bed and Breakfast
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Courtesy of Matt / Airbnb

Want to live out your surfer dreams? Book a stay at this sleek three-bedroom apartment designed by a local surfer. As it’s steps away from Tamarama Beach – locally known as Tama – the views are hard to beat, and it’s just a scenic 30-minute walk over to Bondi along the Bondi to Coogee Walk. The interiors are all chic neutrals and timber and look straight from the pages of a design magazine. There’s a spacious timber deck with lounge chairs and a dining table overlooking the beach, so you’ll be able to make the most of the long summer evenings. Wander over to Three Blue Ducks in neighbouring Bronte for a taste of modern Australia.

Bondi Beach chic retreat

Bed and Breakfast
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Courtesy of Bidnstay / Airbnb

This bright white one-bedroom apartment with a gorgeous slate-grey spa shower is in Bondi’s first six-star green boutique apartment block on Gould Street – where you’ll find some of Sydney’s best fashion boutiques. Stock up on luxurious cashmere and linen at Jac + Jack, playful pizza-themed jewellery at Playa by Lucy Folk and local designer labels at Bondi institution Tuchuzy. When you’re done with shopping, it’s just a five-minute walk across Bondi Park to the beach.

Minimalist beachfront apartment

Bed and Breakfast
Courtesy of Bondi Beach Holiday Homes / Airbnb

Unbeatable ocean views are the star feature in this one-bedroom apartment, and with vistas like these, it’s no wonder the rest of the interior is kept stylishly minimal. Bright white walls and whitewashed timber floors set the scene for a relaxing beachside retreat, while colourful details – including an orange surfboard – keep things fun. It’s so close to the beach that you’ll be able to check the morning waves from the breakfast table. It’s also just a short walk to the Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, the famous beachside pool club.

Bondi penthouse studio

Bed and Breakfast
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Courtesy of Erika / Airbnb

This cute studio apartment might be small, but it’s certainly not short on character or convenience. It still fits a comfy queen-size bed. Get ready for the day with a coffee at the breakfast bar with ocean views, or take a dip in the rooftop pool. It also has a mirror wall and a balcony, which features bar seating. When you’re ready to hit the beach, it’s a 20-minute walk away.

On-top-of-the-world Bondi penthouse

Bed and Breakfast
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Courtesy of James / Airbnb

An eclectic mash-up of new and old fills this comfortable one-bedroom apartment with panoramic views of Bondi Beach. It features a dining table handmade from 100-year-old timber, a vintage fridge, retro cane armchairs, plenty of cacti and a guitar. It’s just across the road from Bondi Massive Cafe, which makes excellent coffee, and its location makes it easy to explore the neighbouring beaches on the Bondi to Coogee Walk. If you still need convincing, check out the video tours of the apartment on its Instagram account, @bondicloud.

Beachside apartment with stunning ocean views

Bed and Breakfast
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Courtesy of Nick / Airbnb

The elegant white walls and light timber floors of this two-bedroom apartment are a backdrop to playful, offbeat designer furnishings, such as the enormous penguin beside the television or the monkey holding up a side table by the sofa. There are also references to the nearby beach (just a two-minute walk away), with seashells and pieces of coral decorating the living room. Settle in on the private balcony for sunset cocktails, or wander down to one of the nearby bars, such as local favourite Rosenbaum & Fuller, which specialises in local Aussie spirits.

Additional reporting by Chloe Byrne.

These recommendations were updated on September 24, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.