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The best holiday rentals in Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay is renowned for its laidback, bohemian lifestyle that attracts visitors (and celebrities) from around the world.

If you’re planning a holiday here, you can stay in a self-catering rental property and temporarily live the local way in this magical part of Australia.

Stay in the heart of downtown Byron for easy access to independent shops, cafés and restaurants focusing on fresh, local produce and handicrafts. Or, head down towards the lighthouse for a more mellow holiday among the trees and just steps from the beach.

Byron is the most easterly point in Australia, so you can be among the first people in the world to welcome the new day with the sunrise over the ocean. Since you’re awake, you can head up to The Pass for a morning surf with the locals. If you’re lucky, you might even spot local celeb Chris Hemsworth!

Adults-only holiday rental in central Byron Bay

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Byron Bathers on Jonson Street in downtown Byron Bay has king suites ideal for a romantic getaway. Your beach house paradise comes with timber walls painted lemon yellow and a white tin roof, and you can look forward to a view of the saltwater pool set amid tropical gardens. Settle into your suite with polished hardwood floors, flick on a film on the flatscreen TV or take a welcome drink onto your private outdoor seating area. If you’re travelling with a group, you can book the two-bedroom Residence to enjoy an open living room and sunny patio with a luxurious daybed. Your fully equipped kitchen also comes stocked with breakfast treats, so you can kick start your day with local granola, fruit and yoghurt.

Highlights

[Bed Double Line Dark] Three king suites and a two-bedroom Residence
Individually appointed suites come with spa baths and European mattresses.

[Map Line Dark] Located in central Byron Bay
Steps from the best in Byron dining and nightlife and a 5-minute walk to the beach.

 

Byron Bathers

Byron Bay
9.5 Excellent (162 reviews)

Idyllic Byron Bay Hinterland accommodation for adults

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A trip to Cape Byron Retreat is for those looking to get back to nature. Located just 5 minutes outside of Byron Bay, this verdant three-acre property is surrounded by rainforest and offers breathtaking views of Mount Warning. With accommodation options ranging from Queen Rooms in the main house to self-contained two-bedroom apartments, you can expect to find private outdoor spaces and elegant, fresh interiors. King Villas are set among lush gardens and have their own private entrance for total seclusion, while apartments have separate living areas and kitchens. Bask in the sun beside the sparkling pool, or soak in the open-air hot tubs and watch as the sun paints the sky pink.

Highlight

[Restaurant Line Dark] Gourmet, organic breakfast available daily
Menu includes seasonal fruit, eggs with all the trimmings and natural yoghurt and muesli.

[Spa Line Dark] Wellness facilities
Guests can enjoy massage treatments, restorative yoga and meditation.

Cape Byron Retreat

Byron Bay
9.1 Excellent (129 reviews)

Byron Bay holiday rentals in an enviable location

Beaches Apartments is a boutique resort just moments from Byron Bay town and an easy 20-minute walk from Belongil Beach. With a choice of stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments, here you get all the comforts of home in a tropical setting. The luscious, leafy pool area is complemented by a barbecue gazebo, perfect for an alfresco evening meal with the family. If you’re not one for cooking when on holiday, you can walk 5 minutes to the heart of the restaurant precinct where succulent seafood, burgers and vegetarian favourites abound. Retire to your apartment’s intimate balcony or patio area after dinner for sundowners as evening falls, or you can take advantage of the free DVD hire and Foxtel movie channel for a family movie night.

Highlights

[Pool Line Dark] Saltwater pool surrounded by tropical gardens
Pool area shaded by palm trees and perfumed by sweet hibiscus flowers.

[Bed Double Line Dark] One and two-bedroom apartments
Fully self-contained holiday stays with equipped kitchen and laundry facilities.

Beaches Apartments

Byron Bay
8.9 Excellent (712 reviews)

Family-friendly holiday rental by the beach at Byron Bay

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Waves Byron Bay offers affordable holiday apartments a stone’s throw from the ocean. With five styles of accommodation available, there is something to suit all requirements – from a trip away with the kids to a romantic weekend escape. For an extra special stay, you can book one of the Penthouses and cook up a storm on the barbecue on your private rooftop terrace. Generous hosts welcome guests with a range of complimentary goodies, including a light breakfast of homemade muffins and free evening wine tastings on the weekend. If you’ve come with kids in tow, set them up with free WiFi or beach toys and boogie boards provided by the house to keep them entertained.

Highlights

[Bed Double Line Dark] 20 boutique suites
Stylish rooms with modern, tasteful decoration can sleep up to four guests.

[Beach Line Dark] 60 metres from Main Beach Byron Bay
Visitors can wander the coastline up to Cape Byron Lighthouse or take a surfing lesson.

Waves Byron Bay

Top rated
Byron Bay
8.6 Excellent (1429 reviews)

Byron Bay holiday apartments on the Cape

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Cape Apartments Byron Bay provides an authentic Australian experience, with all apartments furnished with a balcony and barbecue area for grilling up jumbo prawns under the sun. Inside, the open-plan living areas will draw you in with all the mod cons of home, including a well-stocked kitchen and sparkling laundry facilities. You can sit outdoors on balmy evenings with a refreshing drink, or head to one of the nearby cafés and restaurants for a bite of local flavours. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, Raes Dining Room is only a short stroll away and is considered one of Byron’s premier restaurants. It’s worth stopping by even just for dessert, what with melt-in-your-mouth creations like Daintree chocolate cocomisu served with espresso jelly and coconut cream.

Highlights

[Map Line Dark] Near Cape Byron Lighthouse
Ideally placed for a stroll along the Cape Byron Walking Track up to Fisherman’s Lookout and the iconic lighthouse.

[Beach Line Dark] Close to two spectacular beaches
Within an easy trip to Clarkes Beach and Byron’s Main Beach.

Cape Apartments

Byron Bay
8.7 Excellent (136 reviews)

Affordable family fun between the shore and downtown

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The Wollongbar Motel is in an ideal location, with direct beach access and within walking distance of the town centre. The motel offers a range of traditional twin and double rooms – choose the family room so the kids can sprawl in their own twin bedroom while you whip up a cold lunch in the kitchenette. Meanwhile, the three-bedroom apartment lets larger groups spread out over two floors, including two spacious living areas and a separate dining space. On hot afternoons, head down to the furnished deck around the glittering saltwater pool. Here you can toss a juicy steak on the communal barbecue, or just take it easy with a cold beer after a day in the surf. The expansive lawn is a lovely spot for a family picnic of takeaway fish and chips.

Highlights

[Bed Double Line Dark] Air-conditioned rooms and a three-bedroom apartment
Fully self-contained holiday stays with equipped kitchens and laundry facilities.

[Beach Line Dark] Private access to Main Beach
Golden sands are just moments away from the property.

Wollongbar

Byron Bay
8.4 Very good (1629 reviews)

Byron Bay holiday rental big enough for the whole family

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You’ll find #11 at James Cook Apartments across from Captain Cook Lookout, famous for its sunset vistas and whale watching. This three-bedroom holiday townhouse is split over two floors and features sleek, contemporary furnishings like a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The dining table is big enough to seat even large broods, or you can bring your plates to the outdoor dining area on the covered terrace if you prefer meals alfresco. You’ll also get access to a communal saltwater pool lined with palm trees – that is, if you don’t just prefer to sink into a comfortable daybed in your living room, windows thrown open to let the fresh sea breeze float through the house.

Highlights

[Bed Double Line Dark] Three-bedroom apartment with ocean views
Sleeping up to seven, the apartment features open-plan living areas and an outdoor terrace.

[Beach Line Dark] Two beaches on your doorstep
Tidal pools of Clarkes Beach and the patrolled sands of The Pass are within easy reach.

11 James Cook Apartments

Byron Bay
8.3 Very good (13 reviews)

Byron Bay holiday rental just moments from the action

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Byron Quarter in central Byron Bay lets you stay in a 4-star self-contained apartment right by the town’s coastal heartbeat. Choose between one or two bedrooms, or splash out on a newly renovated Superior apartment if you you’re after an extra swanky holiday. You’ll have all the comforts of home here, including an equipped kitchen for when you feel like staying in for a homecooked meal. Every apartment has its own private balcony or courtyard, so you can put your feet up and watch the sunset as you tuck into dinner. Alternatively, venture out into the vibrant town centre for seaside fish and chips or fine dining restaurants within a 10-minute walk.

Highlights

[Pool Line Dark] Heated tiered plunge pool
Located on the ground level with a wading step for little ones.

[Map Line Dark] Downtown Byron Bay location
Just 500 metres from Byron Beach and surrounded by shops, cafés and restaurants.

Byron Quarter Apartments

Top rated
Byron Bay
8.9 Excellent (848 reviews)